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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana dated for September 12

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be released in stores and online on September 12 for PS4 and PS Vita, and digitally for PC. The new adventure, the first in eight years, will once again find Adol battling his way throughout a dangerous land. His latest outing finds him shipwrecked alongside fellow passengers on a cursed, isolated island that also happens to be crawling with beasts. After creating a makeshift village, Adol must set out to uncover the mysteries of the land. For players who prefer the original voice tracks, the game will sport both English and Japanese audio tracks.

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Horror-themed vertical shooter Castle of Shikigami headed to Steam

Degica has announced that they are currently working on porting another shooter to PC, Alfa System’s Castle of Shikigami. Later this summer, players will be stepping in to assist Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Force in their attempt to take down a murderous cult. The game will feature six playable characters, five multipart stages, two-player local co-op, and support for achievements, leaderboards, and trading cards. In addition to the game, which will launch at $11.99, Degica is also going to offer the game’s soundtrack for $4.99.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 officially dated for September 14

Divinity: Original Sin’s expansive follow-up will be released before the summer is out. Larian Studios has revealed that Divinity: Original Sin 2 launch online and in stores on September 14. The sequel will feature Game Master and player-versus-player modes at release, allowing players to create tabletop-style adventures or battle against one another in an arena. To celebrate the announcement, Larian has released a patch for the Steam Early Access version. Early buyers can now access two additional areas, try out a new companion relationship system, and experiment with updated character-creation and item-crafting mechanics. A trailer highlighting the changes can be found below.

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To the stars! Endless Space 2 now available for PC

Amplitude Studios’ space-based 4X strategy title Endless Space 2 has been released digitally for Mac and Windows PC. The sequel features eight civilizations for players to lead against a new AI in single player or against others in multiplayer. Newcomers as well as veterans will find a host of tutorials to get them up to speed, and to ensure that everyone eventually gets access to the planet-destroying end-game superweapon. Supported Steam features include achievements, cloud saving, and Workshop for mods.

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Time to eXterminate your enemies in new Endless Space 2 trailer

After covering three of the four Xs, Amplitude is tackling eXterminate today in the last entry of their 4X series for Endless Space 2. Previous videos have demonstrated how players will eXplore, eXpand, and eXploit as faction leader, but now, it’s all about war. Head below to check out some sweet ship-on-ship action.

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Learn how to eXploit in new trailer for Endless Space 2

Amplitude continues their 4X video series for Endless Space 2 with the third entry, focusing on exploitation. This element sits on the administrative side. Players must maintain their population’s happiness, productivity, and stability while holding onto power. If they push too hard, or pass too many unpopular laws, the people might rise up, causing the society to descend into anarchy. But if they are too lax, the faction will fall behind technologically and economically.

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Endless Space 2 video series moves into week two with eXpansion

Amplitude has released the second in their 4X video series. After covering exploration last week, today, the studio is tackling the expansion elements found in Endless Space 2. The video follows the factions as they grow from small, struggling colonies to galactic empires. After finding habitable worlds, players must send out ships to colonize their new holdings, establish economic links to make them profitable, and secure them with warships. Of course, our description isn’t quite the same as seeing it in action.

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Degica to bring visual novel Symphonic Rain to PC this June

An updated version of the rhythm visual novel Symphonic Rain is set to hit PC this June. For its English debut, original character artist Shiro returned to update all 100-plus pictures. As Chris Vertin, players are a student at the Piova Communal School of Music, and cause a stir when they play a magical instrument in harmony with a fairy’s singing. The game, set in a city that never stops raining, features a story written by Maoto Nishikawa, music by Ritsuko Okazaki, and multiple endings that are determined by the player’s choices as well as their performance during recitals.

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See what there is to eXplore in Endless Space 2

Amplitude is delving deeper into each X of their upcoming 4X strategy title Endless Space 2. The first in a new video series covers explore. Or, eXplore. The footage showcases the alien races, ancient ruins, and strange signals that players will run across as they lead one of the game’s eight factions. Scroll down to check it out.

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Nier: Automata adds costumes, sidequests, boss fights with CEOs

Nier: Automata’s first round of downloadable content has gone live. The drop, titled 3C3C1D119440927, costs $13.99 and includes three colosseums along with extra sidequests. The latter bestow costume rewards, with several from Nier: Replicant (Revealing Outfit for 2B, Young Man’s Outfit for 9S and Destroyer Outfit for A2), records for the jukebox, equipment and cosmetic accessories (color-changing hairspray for 2B and A2), stat-boosting masks, and special bullets that alter the enemy’s appearance. To cap it off, the colosseum battles will pit players against Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda and PlatinumGames CEO Kenichi Sato.

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