- Dead Rising 4 now available for PC, Xbox One, plus a how-to video
- Persona 5 digital pre-orders up, Story and Confidant trailers released
- PSX 2016 – Bandai Namco: Ace Combat 7, Ni No Kuni II
- PSX 2016 – Activision: Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, Destiny The Dawning
- PS4 getting Yakuza Kiwami in 2017, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life in 2018
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Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s final download pack, Salvation, has launched for PC and Xbox One. Salvation wraps up Origins Zombies, with the squad squaring off against Doctor Monty in The House, as well as adds four new maps: Citadel, Micro, Outlaw, and Rupture. Full details on all of the maps can be found below.
Ace Team has updated the PC version of their quirky action title The Deadly Tower of Monsters. The latest patch adds Survival Mode, which will have players alternating between staging and combat platforms. The former allows them to pick and outfit one of the three playable characters before they proceed to the latter, which hosts progressively tougher waves of enemies. Defeated enemies drop coins that can be used to purchase abilities, health, and weapons. The game is also a part of Steam’s Midweek Madness promo, and can be purchased for 66% off until October 7.
NIS has begun the countdown to the release of their upcoming survival-horror title Yomawari: Night Alone. And they are kicking it off with a new trailer appropriately titled Countdown to Nightmare. The video offers a short look at what players are in for as a young girl searching for her sister and dog in a strange, dangerous dimension filled with monsters.
Degica is continuing their shooter run on PCs with Cave’s DoDonPachi Resurrection. Scheduled to launch on October 14, the 1995 bullet-hell-style horizontal shooter will launch on Steam with eight modes. Prepare yourself, it gets a bit word soup-y: Novice, Normal 1.5 (original game), Normal 1.51 (different scoring system and controls), Arrange A (ver L) (mechanics and a ship from DDP Blissful Death), Arrange B (ver B) (customizable single-stage sessions), Black Label (new attack and final boss), Black Label Arrange (international release with Tigerschwert from Ketsui), and Black Label Novice. Local two-player co-op play is also supported. As a pilot trying to stop time-traveling Elemental Dolls from altering history, players will have access to three ships and the Counter Laser system.
Messhof has revealed that they are working on Nidhogg 2. The acrobatic fencing title is set to return next year for PC. The game will feature 10-plus levels, overhauled environments and animations, local and online play, a single-player campaign with challenge rounds, and a soundtrack with music by Mux Mool, Daedelus, and others. TwitchCon attendees will be able to try a hands-on demo at Booth 104 in the Indie District from September 30 to October 2. Those unable to make it can catch a livestream of a demonstration on Saturday, October 1 at 5:15 p.m. at TwitchCon’s Indie channel.
A new trailer has been released for the space-exploration title Osiris: New Dawn. The game, which launched today on Steam Early Access, features a heavy emphasis on survival elements, as players attempt to establish a colony on a far-flung planet. Settling will require battling alien creatures, researching new technologies, growing food, prospecting for materials, and establishing outposts in space. Multiplayer also allows for players to work together to build a base or to attack other colonies.
Zen Studios has released two packs of tables featuring heroes and villains for Marvel Pinball. The tables are available across their console and PC lines, with the mobile versions getting them on Thursday. Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, Squirrel Girl, and others make appearances. On one table, Black Widow and Madame Masque must keep the Cosmic Cube balls from breaking to avoid an alternate reality dominated by the Soviet Union. On another, Bombshell and Ms. Marvel duke it while Squirrel Girl and Spider-Gwen assist from the sidelines.
Street Fighter V received a significant update today, adding a new character, daily targets, and some long-awaited features. Urien, first and last seen in Street Fighter III, returns as the sixth post-launch character for the year, bringing his slow projectiles and hard shoulder charge. He’s downloadable for 100,000 in Fight Money or $5.99. Fortunately, it’s now easy to earn Fight Money with daily targets. These are time-limited trials that offer rewards ranging from 100 and 5,000 FM. These join two other additions, eagerly anticipated for months: environmental stage KOs for all launch levels and Versus CPU. Players no longer have to go through story or survival for solo play. Other changes include updated fighter profiles, live stat tracking, and Colors 3-10 on default. On the topic of customization, battle costumes for current DLC characters are now included with the Season Pass. Color bundles can also be purchased for ‘original default’ and ‘story’ packs ($4.99 each) and for DLC ‘character default’ and ‘story color’ packs ($1.99 each).
Pyramid, Inc. is passing on development duties of DariusBurst Chronicle Saviours to G.rev. The move is accompanied by the announcement of two new themed downloadable packs—each for $4.99 or as two $11.99 bundles—and a physical release for PS4. The third DLC set will feature three Cave properties: Dodonpachi Resurrection, Deathsmiles, and Ketsui. The fourth set will highlight the works of 8ing: Battle Garegga, Sorcer Striker (Mahoudaisakusen), and Terra Diver (Soukyugurentai). All will be available for PC, PS4, and PS Vita. And good news for physical fans, a limited-edition release is in the works for PS4. No release dates were revealed, but details should be along in the near future.