Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Screenshots

Zen Studios takes on the Xenomorph threat in Aliens vs. Pinball

Aliens vs Pinball (Mobile, PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Avengers, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, and now Aliens. Zen Studios will be tackling the iconic sci-fi franchise on April 26 with the release of Aliens vs. Pinball. The three-table set will have one based on the 1986 sequel Aliens with Ellen Ripley, another based on Alien: Isolation that centers on Amanda Ripley on the Sevastopol Space Station, and the last on Alien vs. Predator, where players take on the role of a young Yautja warrior. Leaderboards and other social features will be supported across all tables.

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Android, Apple Handheld, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Atlus bringing The King of Fighters XIV to PS4 in North America

The King of Fighters XIV (PS4) Atlus Publishing Deal Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus is once again seeing a King of Fighters to store shelves. The upcoming, PS4-exclusive entry, The King of Fighters XIV, is scheduled to launch later this year, and Atlus will be handling publishing duties. The game will retain the series’ traditional three-versus-three setup but feature several enhancements, including streamlined controls with simplified inputs for newcomers, updated Combo and Max Mode mechanics, a training mode that will allow veterans to help new players, and a new Party Battle mode where two teams of three fight it out online. There will be 19 new characters for a total of 50 at release, all available in-game, and a design that will “bring hardcore fans and newcomers the most competitive, but accessible, game in KOF history.” The announcement also notes that the game will sport “vastly improved netcode for competitive level multiplayer.” Also, for those feeling burned by Street Fighter V, there will be a single-player story mode that follows after the events of KoF XIII.

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PlayStation 4 News

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness headed stateside, LE detailed

Psycho-Pass (PC, PS4, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has announced that they will be bringing Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness to North America.The Mages-developed visual novel is in development for PC (Windows and Steam), PS4, and PS Vita, with the console version launching first on September 13. The story follows two new detectives who have been assigned to Tokyo’s MWPSB Criminal Investigation Department Division 1. In 2112, amnesiac, calm-headed inspector Nadeshiko Kugatachi struggles to regain her memories, while her partner, temperamental enforcer Takuma Tsurugi, searches for a childhood friend. The game will also be released as a limited edition with a softcover artbook, a soundtrack, three pencil boards, a themed microfiber cloth, and a collectible box.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

The Eldar joining Battlefleet Gothic: Armada multiplayer beta

Battlefleet Gothic Armada (PC) Eldar Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

Next week, the Eldar will be accessible in the ongoing multiplayer beta for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. The high-tech Eldar man a powerful, fast, and maneuverable fleet that are designed for hit-and-run attacks. Their speed comes at a cost, however, as their ships lack heavy armor and most lack a shield. To get beta players up to speed on their release, a new trailer has gone live showing the Eldar in action.

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PC News

Crowdfunded PC RPG Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan dated

Aurion Legacy of the Kori-Odan (PC) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan, a Kickstarter-funded 2D action-RPG from Kiro’o Games, will be released on April 14. Plug In Digital has teamed up with the studio to launch the game on Steam. Aurion will take players through a 20-hour adventure inspired by the culture, myths, and lore of Africa—a fitting approach, given that Kiro’o is Central Africa’s first game studio–with combat said to be partially inspired by the Tales series. As the young prince Enzo, players find themselves exiled on the eve of both their coronation and wedding. Now Enzo, along with his new wife Erine, must fight to defeat the usurpers and take back the throne.

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PC News

Assault Suit Leynos launching stateside this summer for PC, PS4

Assault Suit Leynos (PC, PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rising Star Games will be bringing over Dracue Software’s updated version of Assault Suit Leynos. After hitting store shelves last year in Japan, the side-scrolling action title will finally be making its way to North America this summer for PC and PS4. The series is better known over here as Target Earth, which was released for the Sega Genesis in 1990 by DreamWorks. The updated version is said to follow the original closely but with improved visuals. As a bonus, the physical release for PS4 will come with a double-sided poster that features the art from this version as well as the original 16-bit Japanese release, which is hands down one of the best covers of that era.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Grand Kingdom unit types revealed, free Noble DLC announced

Grand Kingdom (PS4, PS Vita) Class Announcement - Screenshot 1

Grand Kingdom’s unit roster is being detailed with new information on the official website and a host of new screenshots. There are 13 units types spread across four classes: Magic, Melee, Ranged, and Specialists. Players will be able to command—deep breath—fighters, blacksmiths, gunners, shamans, dragon mages, medics, arcanists, witches, hunters, rogues, lancers, and challengers. The North American lineup will also be getting a little help with the addition of a unit that has been download-only in Japan, nobles. Check the site for more details and below for the screens.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s Cornelius gets new trailer, screenshots

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Cornelius Announcement - Screenshot 1

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s character roster is being given its time in the spotlight with a new look at the heir of Titania, Cornelius. Unfortunately for Cornelius, a curse has turned him into a Pooka in the form of a hare. His diminutive size doesn’t stop him from jumping into combat, though, as his increased agility allows him to quickly slice through enemies, attack off of walls, and unleash bolts of electricity with the Lightning Saber. Check him out in action below.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Degica porting action-RPG beat ’em up Code of Princess to PC

Code of Princess (3DS, PC) Steam Announcement - Screenshot 1

Degica will be taking a break from their shooter streak later this month to release the beat ‘em up Code of Princess for PC. Originally released for 3DS, the Studio Saizensen-developed hybrid action-RPG and brawler will launch on Steam on April 14. As Princess Solange Blanchefleur de Lux, players will lead a group of four upgradeable warriors through a campaign playable solo or online with friends. Online versus will also be supported.

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PC News

Halo 5 – Ghosts of Meridian update to add new weapons, maps

Halo 5 Guardians (Xbox One) Ghosts of Meridian Announcement - Screenshot 1

343 Industries has detailed their next free update for Halo 5, Ghosts of Meridian. Slated to go live next week, the new drop will add customization items, maps, vehicles, and weapons. The maps will add one to Warzone (Skirmish at Darkstar) and another to Arena (Tyrant). One of the new weapons is a Legendary gravity hammer dubbed Tartarus’ Gavel, which causes kinetic explosions as well as increases speed, jump height, and shield strength. 343 will be demonstrating the new content on Tuesday, April 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CST) on their Twitch channel and on Halo Channel.

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DLC, Xbox One News