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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy bundle revealed

Bandai Namco will be launching a Naruto Shippuden collection on August 25 for console and PC. The compilation will feature all four titles from the Ultimate Ninja Storm series. The first three entries will be remastered for the current console generation, while all of the games, including the fourth, will have all of their respective major downloadable packs. The physical release also comes with a Steelbook case, art book, and at select retailers, bonus anime.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Path Out, PC JRPG, finds players fleeing from Syrian Civil War

A new retro-style role-playing game is in the works based on an exile’s flight from Syria to Turkey, Path Out. Developed alongside Causa Creations, the autobiographical adventure follows the game’s creator Abdullah Karam on his 2014 journey to safety. A demo has been released that includes around an hour of gameplay, downloadable here, and a trailer can be found below.

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PC News

Tales series goes mobile this summer with Tales of The Rays

The Tales series is getting the mobile treatment with Tales of The Rays. The free-to-play role-playing game will be a 3D entry for Android and iOS devices. In the portable adventure, players will take on the role of Ix and Mileena, who set out on a journey filled with dungeons, monsters, and treasure in an effort to revive the world. Several characters will also return to help the new heroes. The game is said to offer “console-quality graphics and gameplay, including the all-new Linear Motion Battles system, with simple controls optimized for mobile devices” along with new Mirrage Artes.

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Android, Apple Handheld

NIS announces two new titles, updated release dates for two others

NIS has sent word that have announced two new games as well as updated the release dates for two others. First up is the dungeon-crawler Demon Gaze II, which has been scheduled to launch this fall for PS4 and PS Vita. Next up is Penny-Punching Princess, an isometric brawler for NS and PS Vita, set to be released on March 20. The Longest Five Minutes, a retro-style role-playing game, will go live in early 2018 for NS, PC, and PS Vita. Lastly, Yomawari: Midnight Shadows has been dated for October 25 for PC, PS4, and PS Vita. Trailers for all of the games can be found below.

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Nintendo Switch News, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution launching July 6 for PS4

Infinity Ward is prepping to release Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s third downloadable pack, Absolution. As with prior drops, the add-on will introduce four new maps for multiplayer along with a new zombies storyline. The maps, detailed below, will feature golf courses, a frozen city, a shantytown within a wrecked ship, and a remake of Resistance from Modern Warfare 3. The zombies addition, Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, is set in a 1950s-era beach town after a government experiment has gone awry. Paul Reubens returns as director Willard Wyler who has once again trapped four characters within a film, now based around the famed Creature Features. The Scientist (Seth Green), the Rebel (Ike Barinholtz), the Soldier (Jay Pharoah), and the School Girl (Sasheer Zamata) are joined by narrator and horror icon Elvira as they utilize new traps, weapons, and powers against the undead hordes.

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Culdcept Revolt bumped back to October 3, new trailer up

NIS has sent word that Culdcept Revolt has been delayed until October 3. It’s not all bad news, though. A new a trailer has also gone live, Way to Win, that teaches the crafting basics necessary for victory. Decks are created by combining three different card types (creature, item, and spell) from over 400 cards. To see the system in action, check out the how-to video below.

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3DS

RPG Maker Fes released for 3DS, Disgaea DLC to launch soon

RPG fans can try their hand at creating their own adventures today with the release of RPG Maker Fes for 3DS. The app allows players to create and customize ready-to-play role-playing games with a suite of tools suited to the handheld. Stats, descriptions, color pallets, objects, and more can be accessed, modified, and placed. Owners can also download the Maker Player app for free to try out other work put out by the community. Players can grab the game digitally or physically, and soon, owners will be able to download Disgaea-themed drops that add characters from Disgaea 5.

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Sega Forever to launch free-to-play classics on mobile tomorrow

Sega is launching a new mobile initiative tomorrow dubbed Sega Forever. The new program allows gamers to download older Sega titles for free on their mobile devices. Described as “a re-awakening of archetypal gaming” the collection is billed as “an ode to the deep and diverse Sega catalogue.” The free-to-play games will be ad supported but also playable offline, and include extra features, such as cloud saves, controller support, and leaderboards. Ad-free versions are also available at a reduced rate of $1.99 per title. The company plans to add official emulations and ported games from every console era, retaining the originals as faithfully as possible while updating them for mobile platforms. The inaugural set includes Altered Beast, Sonic the Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon, and Phantasy Star II. Gamers will find them on Google Play Store for Android devices and on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. New titles are set to be added every two weeks.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Endless Space 2 update improves AI, adds heroes, planets, quests

Amplitude Studios has released a new update for Endless Space 2, Stellar Prisoner. The 4X grand strategy’s free download adds the Neutron Star battle arena, providing perks to those who hold the node, along with an associated quest involving a strange prisoner trapped within. Also included are new heroes, one Endless Virtual hero and a Cravers Prime hero, two unique planets, and improvements to the modding system for editing textures as well as story and hero visuals. The base game is also being improved with “numerous general performance and AI improvements.” The studio will be showcasing the update today at 10 a.m. (CST) on their Twitch channel.

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PC News

Cave Story+ released digitally, physically for Switch

The hit PC indie platformer-style action title Cave Story+ has entered the latest generation with a new version for Switch. Publisher Nicalis has released the title digitally and physically for $29.99. As a young hero, players awaken in a strange, dangerous world, where they must uncover clues about their past while helping the oppressed inhabitants of the land, the rabbit-like Mimiga. First-run physical copies come with several extras, including a 32-page manual, a Famitracks soundtrack mini-CD, and for those who purchase their copies at GameStop, a randomly inserted chibi keychain of one of the three characters.

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Nintendo Switch News