- Star Ocean: Till the End of Time returns to PlayStation, now on PSN
- Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap headed to PC on June 8
- Red Dead Redemption 2 bumped back to 2018, new screens released
- Shadow Warrior 2 launches digitally for PS4, Xbox One, with a freebie
- To the stars! Endless Space 2 now available for PC
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The concert continues with the 3rd Encore Pack for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone. As with the previous encores, the latest adds more goodies, tunes, and Extra Extreme Charts for Future Sound and Colorful Tone. Included are 21 accessories, 18 modules, eight charts, and four songs. The tracks featured are Piano × Forte × Scandal by Oster project, Hibikase by Giga and Reol, Amatsu Kitsune by marasy, and 1925 by T-Pocket Manipulated and Ordinal P. Full details can be found below, and as a heads up, there are a few Persona 5 tie-ins.
The Valkyria are returning this summer when Valkyria Revolution launches on June 27 for PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One. Players will command the Vanargand anti-Valkyria squad, an elite force from Jutland, against the Ruzi Empire. Armed with mana-infused weapons and schooled in ragnite-fueled spells, the squad, led by Jutland’s Princess Ophelia, must free those suffering under the empire. A trailer and handful of screenshots were also released, along with information on the Vanargand Edition. Pre-orders and first-run copies will come with a themed pin, a 12-song soundtrack by Chrono Trigger’s Yasunori Mitsuda, and a collectable outer box.
The 2nd Encore Pack has gone live for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone. The $9.99 add-on comes bundled with new accessories, modules, songs, and for those with Future Sound and Colorful Tone, Extra Extreme Charts. The lengthy list of everything that’s included can be found below, along with pictures of three new themes that also launched today. Each theme runs $3.99, and there are three on offer, two dynamic (Future Sound Theme, Colorful Tone Theme) and one static.
Puyo Puyo Tetris is a new mixture on these shores, and Sega is seeing to it that players get off to a good start. A new Back to Basics trailer gives a look at how several modes will offer players the chance to practice creating Puyo chains and stacking Tetriminos until they become a pro. Six Challenge Modes will provide a variety of scenarios to tackle, including Endless Fever, Endless Puyo, Tiny Puyo, Sprint, Marathon, and Ultra. Up to four players will also get the chance to test themselves against each other in a Versus mode featuring two dozen characters.
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.