Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Screenshots

Gauntlet delayed until Sept. 23, pre-order bonus and PAX info detailed

Gauntlet (PC) Delay Announcement - Screenshot 1

Gauntlet, the upcoming reboot of the classic top-down action title, has been pushed back to September 23, according to Warner Bros. Interactive. The additional time is needed to ‘fine-tune’ the multiplayer component. To thank those who have pre-ordered for their patience, the studio has added a new in-game bonus, a special Wizard’s Robe made from dead imps that is known The Spawn of Kerthull (pictured below). For those attending PAX Prime 2014, a four-day tournament is being held with several notable personalities, including Jerry and Mike, that will be livestreamed on the official PAX Prime Twitch channel, the details of which can be found below.

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PC News

Grab some friends and swords, Dragon Age: Inquisition gets co-op

A new co-op dungeon-crawler multiplayer mode has been announced for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Up to four players will be able to work with one another to complete special cooperative quests that are separate from the storyline. While in the dungeons, players will be able to salvage items, craft new armor and weapons, gather loot, and unlock up to 12 characters. Each of the characters will be from one of three classes: Mage, Rogue, and Warrior. PAX attendees will get a chance to try the multiplayer first hand at the Xbox Booths in North Hall, Booths 412, 422, and 432 on the fourth floor, from August 29 to September 1.

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Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition out for 360 on Games on Demand

Under Defeat HD Deluxe Edition (360, PS3) Live Arcade Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rising Star Games has released Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition onto Games on Demand. The top-down shooter was originally released for Dreamcast and later re-released in its Deluxe Edition form for PS3 in stores and online via PSN, and now 360 gamers are getting their chance to try it for themselves for $19.99. The Deluxe Edition features dual-stick compatibility, improved textures and shadows, new upgrades, and two modes (Classic Arcade Mode and New Order Mode, which supports 16:9).

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PlayStation 3 News

Reinforce the ramparts! Stronghold Crusader 2 delayed three weeks

Stronghold Crusader 2 (PC) Delay Announcement - Screenshot 1

Stronghold Crusader 2 is being bumped back from September 2 to September 23. Firefly Studios announced that the real-time strategy title will be given a few more weeks of development time after the closed beta highlighted that some additional time would be needed for “extra polish, optimization and bug fixes,” according to studio creative director Simon Bradbury. Veteran strategy fans will remember Crusader as the spin-off to the original Stronghold, a unique castle-defending strategy title released in 2001, which featured Frank and Saracen forces squaring off in a series of famous encounters, including the Siege of Antioch and the Siege of Jerusalem.

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Fairy Fencer F gets over a dozen combat-centric screenshots

Fairy Fencer F (PS3) Late August Screenshots - Screenshot 1

As Fairy Fencer F’s September ship date nears, NIS has released more screenshots from the upcoming turn-based role-playing game. The latest batch includes over a dozen shots of combat, with an emphasis on the special Fairize merging technique. The Compile Heart-developed title will feature players vying for the weapons of the gods, along with character art by Tsunako, characters based on concept art by Yoshitaka Amano, and music by Nobuo Uematsu.

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PlayStation 3 News

Wasteland 2 development wraps, final version to launch next month

Wasteland 2 (PC) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

The post-apocalyptic role-playing game Wasteland 2 will launch on September 19, according to developer inXile. The crowd-funded title has been available for several months to early backers in test form, but next month marks its final release in both digital and physical formats. The announcement also noted that the studio has used earnings from early sales, as well as some dosh chipped in by CEO Brian Fargo, has allowed the studio to double the title’s budget to over $5 million.

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Upcoming Wii U RPG Alphadia Genesis detailed, screens released

Alphadia Genesis (Wii U) Cast Detail - Screenshot 1

Natsume has detailed the cast from their upcoming Wii U role-playing game, Alphadia Genesis. This entry marks the series debut in North American, and is currently available for Android and iOS, and to get everyone up to speed, a detailed list of the primary players has been released along with some screenshots of everyone in action. The storyline picks up 15 years after the end of the Energi Wars, a series of battles that saw the introduction of clones as weapons, as the two belligerents, Augustine and Archleign, continue to work together for peace.

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Wii U

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment now on PSN for PS Vita

Sword Art Online Hollow Fragment (PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, the MMORPG-styled adaptation of the manga and anime series of the same name, has launched on PSN for PS Vita. Players can start on Floor 76 of Aincrad and fight to free themselves in Hollow Fragment or from the beginning with an HD version of the game’s predecessor, Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment. Players can also team up with up to three other adventurers via ad-hoc multiplayer. A free downloadable costume pack launched today as well and will be available through November 18. Buyers can also look forward to a downloadable content pack slated to hit PSN next month.

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DLC, PlayStation Vita News

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late up for pre-order, official site launches

Under Night In-Birth Exe Late (PC) Website and Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys Games’ upcoming 2D fighter Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is now available for pre-order. And to get the pre-order ball rolling, the official site has gone live, as has a batch of new screenshots. Slated to launch in 2015, Under Night In-Birth was co-developed by Arc System Works and French Bread and is being primed for home release with the same features as the Japanese arcade version as well as some console perks, including streamlined inputs for easier acclimation, a storyline for each character that fits into a larger arc, temporary offensive abilities that are bestowed during combat, and BlazBlue’s netcode.

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PlayStation 3 News

Grand Theft Auto Online update adds missions, modes, and more

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3) Online Flight School Launch Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Grand Theft Auto Online received a hefty content update today, the San Andreas Flight School Update. The pack, detailed below, includes 10 new solo aerial missions, and new versus Mission Modes, as well as new races, contact missions, capture jobs, vehicles, and customization options. There are a few payout changes as well, with difficult missions now offering higher rewards and rewards now being time scaled. The update is packed with automatic update 1.16.

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