Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Screenshots

XBlaze Code: Embryo on PSN, ships to stores for PS3 and PS Vita

XBlaze Code Embryo (PS3, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys has shipped XBlaze Code: Embryo, a visual novel set in the BlazBlue universe, for the PS3 and PS Vita. Set 150 years before the events of BlazBlue, XBlaze follows high school student Touya Kagari as he battles wizards, psychos, and secret groups for control of the power behind creation. Players will guide Touya to one of several different endings by their choice of what information he collects. Curious gamers can try before they buy with a new demo, also on PSN.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain E3 demo footage released

Update! The livestream of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s E3 theater demo from Kojima Productions’ Twitch Channel that was previously here has been replaced with a Youtube video. Those who missed the streaming event can now check it out, and for those who tuned in, see it again in 720p. The demo playthrough runs at just over half an hour long.

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Wasteland 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition adds Bard’s Tale, now on sale

Wasteland 2 (PC) Bards Tale and Sale Announcement - Screenshot 1

inXile has announced that the Early Access version of Wasteland 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition is part of the Steam Summer Sale, and that they have added a copy of the 2004 reimagined Bard’s Tale to the package. Other extras with the Digital Deluxe include beta access to Wasteland 2, a copy of the first Wasteland, a soundtrack, an artbook, and two novellas. The 15% discount currently running on Steam will be good throughout the Summer Sale. Additionally, all of the Kickstarter and late backers now have access to the Wasteland 2 beta through Early Access.

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PC News

Abyss Odyssey launching online this July for console and PC

Abyss Odyssey (360, PC, PS3) PC Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ace Team’s 2D side-scrolling action title Abyss Odyssey will be available online on July 15 for PC and PS3, and on the following day for 360. Atlus also announced that the official website has gone live at AbyssOdyssey.com, and that they are running a pre-order program for the PC version through Steam offering 33% off the suggested price of $14.99.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Princess Plume takes to the field, Battle Princess of Arcadias on PSN

Battle Princess of Arcadias (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Battle Princess of Arcadias, a side-scrolling beat ‘em up action RPG from NIS, has launched on PSN. As Battle Princess Plume, players must save the Kingdom of Schwert by destroying waves of invading monsters. The princess is capable of recruiting soldiers, upgrading her skills, and building a varied arsenal that includes axes, swords, spears, and even guns.

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PlayStation 3 News

Shadowgate closed beta begins for pre-orders, Kickstarter backers

Shadowgate (PC) Closed Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Kickstarter-funded updated re-release of Shadowgate has entered closed beta. Adventure fans wanting to try it out can access the beta alongside campaign backers by pre-ordering the $24.99 Hero tier at the official site. Those interested in grabbing their virtual copy at a discounted price but would prefer to wait until launch to play it can still pre-order the game for $14.99, 25% off the regular price of $19.99.

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PC News

Suda51 working on PS4 exclusive Let it Die, official website launches

Let it Die (PS4) E3 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Let it Die has officially been announced by GungHo Online Entertainment. Previously known as Lily Bergamo, Let it Die is a gory action-survival title that was unveiled during Sony’s press conference and is currently in development at Grasshopper Manufacture. The game’s website has just gone live—the link for an English translation is at the top right—and as befitting a title being helmed by Suda51, there are hidden messages for readers to discover.

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PlayStation 4 News

E3 2014: Activision – Destiny screenshots, trailer released

Activision has released some new screenshots alongside a new trailer for Bungie’s upcoming shooter Destiny. The seven-minute-long video features Bungie co-founder Jason Jones detailing more about what gamers can expect from both single player and multiplayer. Topics covered, and shown in the screenshots, include the campaign, character-customization options, classes, skills, and wheeling and dealing in the hub city. Of particular interest is The Director, which alerts players as to what quests are available and their associated rewards. Gamers itching to give the game a go can take part in an upcoming public beta, set to kick off on July 17.

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E3 2014: Square Enix – Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, Hitman

Final Fantasy Type-0 (PS4, Xbox One)

Square Enix has announced a number of new entries across several series, including Final Fantasy, Hitman, and Tomb Raider. One of the biggest surprises is that Final Fantasy Type-0 and Final Fantasy Agito are both coming to North America. Type-0 was released for PSP in Japan in 2011 and will be brought over as an HD remastered release for PS4 and Xbox One. Agito is a free Android and iOS title (supported with in-app purchases) that features characters from Type-0 and allows players to make changes that affect others within the in-game community. As a cadet in the Dominion of Rubrum, players attempt to become Agito, the savior of Orience, and will have access to a variety of character-customization options, crafting options, and missions that feature large-scale co-op battles involving the entire community. No release dates were announced for either title.

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Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX hits Live

Dead Rising 3 (PC, Xbox One) Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 AR HE EX DLC Release Announcement - Header

Capcom has released a new download pack for Dead Rising 3, the incredibly named Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + alpha. The new pack adds an arcade mode with support for four-player co-op, new Capcom-themed costumes, and all previous Dead Rising protagonists as playable characters. The costumes, cribbed from Final Fight, Street Fighter, Vampire Savior, and other series, also bestow the original owner’s powers onto the Dead Rising crew. Shadow bosses, giant super zombies, and unlockable bonus characters are also included.

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DLC, Xbox One News