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Sega has released a new trailer for Puyo Puyo Tetris to announce its official release date. Puzzle fans will be able to grab the crossover title on April 25. The game will feature a single-player Adventure mode that includes characters from both Puyo Puyo and Tetris, and Solo Arcade mode against CPU opponents. Multiplayer will also be supported with Big Bang, Fusion, Party, Swap, and Versus. Get a better look at the modes below in a handful of new screenshots along with the trailer.
It’s time to hit the streets of Kamurocho and Sotenbori with the release of Yakuza 0. The action-adventure thriller lays down the groundwork for an upcoming remake of the original this summer and Yakuza 6 early next year. The prequel, set in 1988, follows a young Kazuma Kiryu on a quest to beat a murder wrap and fellow brawler Goro Majima as he attempts to earn his way back into the underworld. In addition to playing through the story, players also get to run a real estate company, battle endless thugs in the street, practice at batting cages, race model cars, go on dates, try their hand at bowling, and hit the arcades for some OutRun.
Sega has posted a video detailing all of the goodies that come with Yakuza 0. The pre-order and first-run edition comes with several extras, including a business card holder and three business cards. The cards allow players to properly present themselves as Kazuma Kiryu, Goro Majima, or a variety of hostesses. The Business Edition costs the same as the standard edition ($59.99).
Sega has announced the crossover puzzler Puyo Puyo Tetris. The fast-paced, four-player title will feature a ten-stage Adventure mode, Puzzle League, and Arcade with five modes (Versus, Swap, Fusion, Big Bang, and Party) for single and online multiplayer. An in-game shop also allows players to unlock characters and skins for both Puyos and Tetriminos. The game is scheduled to release this spring for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, the latter of which will also be available as a special launch edition.
Digital idol Hatsune Miku has returned to get the glow sticks moving in Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone for PS4. The PSN exclusive features over 200 songs that are broken down as either a Future Sound track or a Colorful Tone tune. The former are centered on the Diva games, while the latter are related to the Project Mirai games and arcade tracks. The packs are available separately for $29.99 or together for $53.99, with the bundle also coming with an exclusive survival course add-on. Future Tone sets itself apart from previous entries with a new control scheme that accommodates a faster pace. Songs can be tackled in five difficulty levels. Additionally, players also have access to new customization items that highlight other Sega properties, including Sonic, Virtua Fighter, Valkyria Chronicles, and Space Channel 5.
Yakuza 0’s early run, dubbed The Business Edition, is making Sega’s Marketing and Production team embrace their inner American Psycho. A new video has gone up of the crews embracing the holiday spirit by giving one another business cards. Not just regular business cards, but fancy business cards. They also happen to be housing them in the sleek holder that comes with The Business Edition.
Hatsune Miku’s third stage has opened up in Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live. The PSVR-exclusive entry receives seven additional songs today, for $14.99: Raspberry * Monster by HoneyWorks, Amazing Dolce by Hitoshizuku & Yama?, Sweet Devil by Hachioji P, Erase or Zero by Crystal P, Beginning Medley – Primary Colors by OSTER project, Name of the Sin by ryo (supercell), and a special encore performance of The First Sound by malo. A demo is also available on PSN.
Kiryu and Majima will be cracking plenty of skulls in Yakuza 0, and Sega has released a trailer showing the two in action. Each has three unique fighting styles with which to dispatch rivals and thugs. As in previous entries, players can improve their fighting prowess by upgrading and expanding their move sets. Of course, everyday objects can also be used as weapons, if fists and feet aren’t getting the job done. As an added twist, players can throw money to distract their enemies, though there’s a chance Mr. Shakedown will appear to clear them out.
The Valkyria series is continuing stateside next year with the release of Valkyria Revolution for PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One. Released in Japan as Valkyria: Azure Revolution, North American players will be able to purchase the game digitally and physically for PS4 and Xbox One as well as digitally for PS Vita. Neither strictly a sequel or a spin-off, Revolution is set in an alternate timeline from the main series, now based on Europe’s industrial revolution rather than WWII, and replaces the turn-based combat system with a hybrid setup. Combat is in real time, but players will also engage in tactical strategy across multiple battlefields. The story follows five vengeful friends, the Circle of Five, who use their influence to push an isolated nation to fight against imperialist neighbors. As the game plays out, the group will come to be viewed as brave liberators or traitorous murderers. One of the remaining Valkyrur, Brunhilde, is a wild card in the struggle.