Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Spike Chunsoft

Danganronpa 1•2 Reload dated, to be released next March

NIS has revealed that Danganronpa 1&2 Reload will be available on March 14. The PS4 collection bundles both of the PS Vita visual novels Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. The official site has also gone live.

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PlayStation 4 News

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games launching spring ’17 for PS4, PS Vita

A new bundle is in the works for Spike Chunsoft’s Zero Escape visual novel series. Aksys Games will be releasing a two-game set next spring for PS4 and PS Vita, Zero Escape: The Nonary Games. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (999) will be included along with its sequel, Virtue’s Last Reward, with the former being updated with remastered graphics and a dual audio track with English and Japanese. The adventure-style puzzler has players attempting to navigate their way through trap-filled environments as they attempt to solve the Nonary Game alongside a group of strangers.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky launches for PS4, PS Vita

Aksys Games has released a new role-playing game for PS4 and PS Vita, Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky. Co-developed by tri-Ace (Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile) and Spike Chunsoft (999), the game is said to feature 50 hours of gameplay that is focused on a combo-heavy combat system that players will need to master against “unspeakable horrors and vicious bosses.” As with previous tri-Ace titles, moves are mapped to face buttons, making combat more hands-on that other titles, while combo effectiveness is affected by the squad’s chemistry. English and Japanese audio tracks are also included, for the purists out there.

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Danganronpa 1•2 Reload announced for PS4, to be released early 2017

Danganronpa will be returning next year with Danganronpa 1•2 Reload for PS4. The bundle will include the visual novels Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, previously exclusive to PS Vita. In both games, players must survive the maniacal machinations of a killer bear, Monokuma, as they attempt to find who among their fellow students is a murderer, before they become a victim. A collector’s edition was also announced with a 40-page hardcover art book, two-disc soundtrack (16 tracks on disc 1, 11 on disc 2), Monokuma sunglasses and coin, a sticker, and a collector’s box.

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PlayStation 4 News

Shiren The Wanderer: Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate out now

Aksys has released Spike Chunsoft’s roguelike Shiren The Wanderer: Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate for PS Vita. In the new adventure, Shiren sets out to tackle the ever-changing Tower of Fortune to challenge the god of Destiny, Reeva. The Eternal Wanderer Edition, an Aksys Store and Video Game Plus exclusive, is also available. The premium set comes with a 64-page 20th Anniversary art book covering the Shiren series, a 10-song soundtrack CD, and a Zero Escape-themed Deluxe Nonary Bracelet inside a Nonary Display Box. The former can be found in the game, while the latter features art from the tower.

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PlayStation Vita News

Shiren The Wanderer – Eternal Wanderer Edition announced, detailed

Aksys and Spike Chunsoft’s upcoming roguelike Shiren The Wanderer: Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate will be available as a limited version, the Eternal Wanderer Edition. The set is available for pre-order exclusively on Askys’ online store and comes bundled with several goodies, including a few tied to another Aksys series, Zero Escape. The bundle comes with a Deluxe Nonary Bracelet, a Nonary Display Box, a 64-page 20th Anniversary art book celebrating the Shiren series, and a 10-song soundtrack CD.

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PlayStation Vita News

To war! Grand Kingdom now available on PSN for PS4, PS Vita

NIS has begun the struggle for Resonail with the digital release of Grand Kingdom. As a mercenary captain, players will lead a squad of soldiers as they navigate four factions that are battling for control of the realm. As a bonus, everyone who buys the tactical role-playing game before July 21 will receive the Lord’s Set DLC bundle as a free download. Collectors take note that the physical edition will launch on June 28.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Arcanist, Challenger, more revealed in new Grand Kingdom trailer

Four more classes from Grand Kingdom are getting the trailer treatment. The latest gameplay footage covers the Arcanist, Blacksmith, Challenger, and Dragon Mage. The previous classes trailer introduced the Fighter, Hunter, Medic, and Witch. Currently, a demo is available on PSN that allows players to try their hand at the first two chapters from story mode.

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Grand Kingdom LiteDEMO, second character trailer released

Grand Kingdom’s characters are further detailed in a new character trailer. The video features the Fighter, Hunter, Medic, and Witch classes. Even better, players are getting a chance to try the classes for themselves in a new ‘LiteDEMO’ trial that also launched today. The demo includes chapters 1 and 2 from story mode, the ability to fight one war per day, and rollover support that carries player progress over to the final version.

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Grand Kingdom to come with free character, campaign DLC

Grand Kingdom is getting grander for its North American release. NIS has sent word that they are bundling in the for-pay character and campaign downloadable content that was sold in Japan. The freebies will add new characters, a trailer for which can be found below, as well as four nine-chapter campaigns that span all factions. And for those looking to grab it at a discount, the game is now up for pre-order on PSN for 10% off. Pre-orders also come with an exclusive theme and four scrolls that allow players to re-customize the four mercenaries’ appearance and stats.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News