Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Screenshots

World of Final Fantasy dated for October 25, trailer, screens released

World of Final Fantasy (PS4, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix has announced that World of Final Fantasy will be available on October 25 for PS4 and PS Vita. Coinciding with the news is the release of a new localized trailer, which shows more of the escapades of twins Reynn and Lann. In the game, the duo will explore Grymoire in search of a cure to their amnesia. Along the way, they will fight monsters so that they can capture and raise them. The game is said to combine “classic RPG gameplay mechanics with fresh and imaginative toy-like visuals to welcome both fans and newcomers to the series.”

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Remastered Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age heading to PS4 in 2017

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

North America will be getting an updated version of the previously import-only Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System. The PS4 exclusive will be available next year, and feature improved visuals, with remastered characters and cutscenes, 7.1 surround sound, shortened load times, a new soundtrack with an option to switch back to the original, and a new trial mode of 100 back-to-back battles. The Zodiac Job System is a 12-job progression system that was exclusive to the international version.

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PlayStation 4 News

Degica bringing Triangle’s Shmups Skill Test to Steam on June 9

Shooting Love 20XX (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Degica introduced PC gamers to Triangle Services’ catalog last year with DeltaZeal and XiiZeal, and they’re looking to expand it throughout 2016. Starting on June 9, the go-to publisher for shooters will begin rolling out the four titles that comprise the Shooting Love 20XX collection with the release of Shmups Skill Test. The collection of mini-games will evaluate the player’s skill based on several criteria, including dodging, shooting, and judgment. In addition to a score, the game will also return a gamer age. Up to four (local) players will be able to try their hand at the trials, which can be played individually or at random. The collection’s remaining titles—Minus Zero, TriZeal Remix, and ExZeal—will be released in the near future.

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PC News

All Points Bulletin Reloaded launches for Xbox One

All Points Bulletin Reloaded (PC, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The free-to-play action MMO All Points Bulletin Reloaded has been released for Xbox One. The near-future, open-world title takes place in San Paro, where players sign on as either an Enforcer or a Criminal. Up to 100 players, in teams of up to 50, can participate in various missions types (deathmatch, hunting VIPs, etc.) and timed events. Characters are customizable with player-created designs, items earned for free, and kit purchased with cash. Items are available for gear, clothing, vehicles, and more. User-created items can also be put up for auction. To welcome new players, every Xbox One player who logs in within the first 30 days will receive the Xbox One Founders Pack, which includes weapons and vehicles. Players who manage to put in over 10 hours within the same timeframe will also receive the title XB1 Founder and special weapon skins.

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Xbox One News

Crimson Room Decade announced for Mac, Windows PC

Crimson Room Decade (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Degica will be releasing Dream Holdings and Takagism’s Crimson Room Decade next week. Set a decade after the original, Inspector Jean-Jacques Gordot finds himself stuck in the Crimson Room that he was investigating. Players will have to combine items, solve puzzles, and collect diary entries to figure out the purpose of the room and how he can escape before time runs out.

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PC News

Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder announced for console, PC

Rock of Ages II Bigger and Boulder (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Deadly Tower of Monsters developer Ace Team is returning to world of rolling boulders for the good of mankind with Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder. The epoch-spanning tower-defense-styled title will continue in its predecessor’s footsteps by having players crush whatever is in their path. After Atlas misplaces an item necessary to keep the world running smoothly, rulers throughout history have decided to run amok. Various periods of art history are being used to represent the struggle, from Surrealism to Late Gothic, as players attempt to defend their resource nodes and destroy enemy castles. New to the series is a four-player competitive co-op mode where two teams of two try to gather resources and build defenses while destroying their rivals.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst demo on EA/Origin Access for PC, Xbox One

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Closed Beta Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Players who’ve been anticipating Faith’s return are getting a chance to try Mirror’s Edge Catalyst today. A demo has been released for members of EA Access and Origin Access for PC and Xbox One. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Play First Trial is playable for up to six hours and includes 10 missions set within two districts of Glass city. The asynchronous multiplayer mode Social Play is also included, allowing players to challenge friends to their Time Trials and hide Beat L.E. within Glass for them to find. Progress will carry over to the full version.

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PC News, Xbox One News

This War of Mine – The Little Ones DLC now available for PC

This War of Mine (PC) The Little Ones Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

11 bit studios has released a new downloadable pack for This War of Mine, The Little Ones. The drop shifts the player’s perspective to a group of adults that are tasked with taking care of children. Stuck in a besieged city, players must once again guide a beleaguered group through the chaos of war. Caring for the children will require a different approach from the base game, as adults will need to build toys and play games with them. The studio also announced that they’ve helped to raise over $137,000 for the War Child charity, and that every dollar from the pack will go towards the fund.

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DLC, PC News

Orcs Must Die! Unchained open beta gets new map, heroes, tweaks

Orcs Must Die Unchained (PC) Patch Update - Screenshot 1

Robot Entertainment has updated the open beta for Orcs Must Die! Unchained. The patch affects Survival mode, with minion waves rebalanced to offer a tougher challenge to high-level players as well as making them faster but weaker to attacks. Heroes also now have greater damage bonuses for both melee and magic, and their ranks are being bolstered by a new addition, Bloodspike the Brutal. Lastly, a new battleground similar to levels from the first two Orcs Must Die! has been added, Banquet Hall Survival. Other changes were made to crafting and traps, which have been detailed in a new blog post.

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PC News

Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – Dark Brotherhood launches

The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited  (Mac, PC, PS4, Xbox One) Dark Brotherhood Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Dark Brotherhood has moved into Tamriel. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited’s new expansion adds the pugnacious assassins, along with a passive skill line, repeatable bounty quests, contract kills, sacrament quests, and two cities, Anvil and Kvatch. A new storyline finds the guild on the defensive as they seek to find a black-armored warrior that is tracking down and killing their members.

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