Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sega

(PlayStation 3 Review) Valkyria Chronicles

(PlayStation 3 Review) Valkyria Chronicles

“… ends up being infuriating and exciting, coming across as both polished and not quite done.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

CA details approach to Alien: Isolation in new developer video

A new behind-the-scenes trailer has been released from Total War creator Creative Assembly’s upcoming Alien: Isolation. The nearly three-and-a-half-minute video features several members of the development team discussing their plans to recreate the feelings of isolation and powerlessness that were so prevalent in the 1979 original film. One way the studio hopes to achieve this is by breaking from the trend of basing gameplay around scripted events and opting for a more reactive design.

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Total War: Rome II to get Hannibal at the Gates, free DLC this month

Total War Rome 2 (PC) Hannibal at the Gates DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Creative Assembly will be following up their Caesar in Gaul downloadable expansion for Total War: Rome II with a new add-on, Hannibal at the Gates. Scheduled to launch on March 27, the new pack will focus on the Second Punic War with a new 19-province campaign map, three new playable factions (Arevaci, Lusitani, and Syracuse), 12-turn years, and new diplomacy-centric civil tech trees for Carthage and Rome. Free DLC was also announced, but no details were given. Additionally, a tenth patch is currently in beta and should also be out soon.

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DLC, PC News

Creative Assembly releases beta Assembly Kit for Total War: Rome II

Total War Rome II (PC) Beta Mod Kit Release Announcement - Screenshot 1

Creative Assembly has released a beta version of their new Assembly Kit for Total War: Rome II. The suite of mod tools is a free download from Steam’s Tools section, and has been designed to allow for easier modification of Rome II’s databases as well as graphical assets—animations, models, textures—and initial campaign starting positions. The download comes packed with example data, including animation sets and soldiers, as well as the game’s entire database backend. Completed mods can then be uploaded to Steam’s Workshop, and are subsequently available for download from the game’s launcher. The release noted that there are already over a thousand mods.

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PC News

Company of Heroes 2 DLC and free maps released, original patched

Company of Heroes 2 (PC) CoH Patch and Southern Front DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Relic’s Turning Point campaign to provide additional content for Company of Heroes 2 continues today with the release of the Theater of War pack Southern Fronts as well as a general update. The patch includes bug fixes and gameplay tweaks, two free maps (Hill 331 and Don River), and the ability to upload user-created World Builder maps to Steam’s Workshop. The original Company of Heroes is also being updated with new Steam functionality, such as secure leaderboards and servers for battle and arbitration. More info on the premium drop is available below.

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DLC, PC News

Typing of the Dead: Overkill gets Shakespeare DLC, multiplayer

The Typing of the Dead Overkill (PC) Shakespeare of the Dead DLC and Patch Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Enjoy Shakespeare? Enjoy typing zombies to death? Sega already knows the answer. Seeing the obvious connection, they took it upon themselves to combine the two in earnest and satisfy theatre-loving zombie hunters twice over with the launch of Shakespeare of the Dead DLC. As its title suggests, the $2.99 release replaces the original dictionary with lines from several of Shakespeare’s plays. Additionally, a free patch has launched that adds two-player competitive story mode and mini-games.

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(PC Review) The Typing of the Dead: Overkill

(PC Review) The Typing of the Dead: Overkill

“… the most balls-to-the-wall typing game on the market. If that sentence does nothing for you, then neither will Overkill.”

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PC Reviews

Company of Heroes 2: Victory at Stalingrad DLC launching next week

Company of Heroes 2 (PC) Victory at Stalingrad DLC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

After announcing a free download earlier this week for Company of Heroes 2, Sega has revealed a new for-pay download set to launch next week. The upcoming release, Victory at Stalingrad, will be available on November 12 for $9.99 as part of the Turning Point update. The drop will include one Co-Op Scenario, Kalach Pincer; two Solo Challenges, Tatsinskaya Raid and Bridge Defense; and three AI Battles, Stalingrad Encirclement, Stalingrad Resistance, and Winter Storm. Details for each are posted below. Also available in Turning Point are premium commanders for $2.99 and skins for $1.99.

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Tommo and Sega to release Genesis, Saturn, Game Gear iPhone kit

Tommo Sega (Periph) iPhone Accessories - Sega Saturn Duo

Tommo will be releasing a line of themed iPhone 5 and 5s covers, along with a Bluetooth speaker and Power Partner battery charges, based on several Sega systems. The cases will launch later this month and include a Genesis System-themed case, along with a Genesis Controller case, Game Gear Classic case, and a Saturn Classic case, each for $24.99. Following in December is the $89.99 Bluetooth 4.0-compatible Sega Genesis Speaker, which will feature “stereo sound, NFC, AptX, and Multi-paring support, a built-in rechargeable battery, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.“ Around the same time, Tommo will launch the Genesis and Saturn Power Partner battery chargers, which will have a laser-engraved hardware-themed design, dual charging ports, a bonus retro-style protective case, and a custom travel pouch, each for $69.99.

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Apple Handheld

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f set to rock PS Vita in early 2014

Hatsune Miku Project Diva f (PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 6

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F’s Western debut on the PS3 is being followed up with a digital release for PS Vita. Due to the successful retail release, Sega will be releasing the handheld version early in 2014. Any details about possible extras were not revealed, but gamers on the go should expect the same digital dance fest as PS3 gamers.

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PlayStation Vita News