Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy-RPG

Get the traps! Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters released for PS3, PS Vita

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters (PS3, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1 (PS3)

Aksys has released a new hybrid visual novel and strategy role-playing game for PS3 and PS Vita, Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters. Up for download on PSN and en route to store shelves, Aksys’ latest has players take on the role of a new student at Kurenai Academy who suddenly finds themselves helping to protect Tokyo from evil spirits as a ghost hunter. Players must undertake 13 missions, planning their strategy and laying traps beforehand, and communicate with other characters to forge relationships that impact the storyline.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Worlds of Magic goes goooold for PC, announced for PS4

Worlds of Magic (PC, PS4) PC Gold Announcement - Screenshot 1

Wastelands Interactive has sent word that their 4X strategy title Worlds of Magic has gone gold for PC and will be available on March 19. Additionally, the studio has partnered up with Polish publisher Teyon to release a version for PlayStation 4 with plans on releasing it later this year. Wastelands noted that the console version will feature the same content as the PC version, which includes 80-plus units, three gameplay modes, over 400 spells, and eight races: High Man, Unhallowed, Gray Elves, Draconians, Orcs, Dwarves, Dark Elves and Myrodants.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Chilled Mouse brings Warhammer Quest to PC, now on Steam

Warhammer Quest (PC) Steam Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Chilled Mouse has released Warhammer Quest for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. The turn-based strategy game is based on Games Workshop’s board game, which pits a team of heroes against hordes of enemies scattered throughout the dungeons that dot the border of the Empire. Players can control and level up the Marauder, Wood Elf Waywatcher, Dwarf IronBreaker, and Grey Wizard as they battle Orcs, Night Goblins, River Trolls, and Skaven. Two versions are available, a $14.99 standard edition and a $27 expanded edition.

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PC News

Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart screens, trailer released

Idea Factory has released a new trailer and a set of screenshots from their upcoming strategy-RPG Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart. The media focuses on the combat system, and for fans of the Hyperdimension series, a few the new characters are shown action. Additional details, along with the new screens, are posted below.

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PlayStation Vita News

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance announced for PS4, coming 2015

Disgaea 5 Alliance of Vengeance (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Disgaea will be making a return in 2015 with a new entry for PS4, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance. The new story follows the rebel leader Killia, a young demon who is at war with the Overlord Void Dark to stop his enslavement of the Netherworlds. Additions include new areas of the Netherworlds to explore, the stat-boosting Revenge Mode, and Alliance Attacks with those characters who the players has formed strong bonds.

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PlayStation 4 News

Hamilcar marches, Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord out for PS3

Tears to Tiara 2 Heir of the Overlord (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord, a new strategy-RPG for PS3. The sequel’s storyline is standalone, so no knowledge of its predecessor is necessary to jump into this one. As father of the famed Hannibal, Hamilcar Barca, players wage war against the Divine Empire after he witnesses the burning of an innocent girl. In his pursuit of vengeance, Hamilcar learns that he has an inner rage that can result in everyone’s destruction if he cannot control it. The US release comes with an estimated 80-plus hours of gameplay and visual-novel-style cutscenes, the original Japanese audio, and a first-run bundle that includes a 31-page art book.

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PlayStation 3 News

Natural Doctrine release date now September 30

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NIS has announced that they are bumping back their upcoming strategy title Natural Doctrine to September 30. Judging by comments about the import version, the weeklong delay should offer gamers the chance to better prepare for the pain that Kadokawa Game has in store for them in their quest to clear out the lands near the fortress city of Feste.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Kasedo to publish new PC strategy-RPG Crowntakers

Kasedo has added another strategy title to their line-up, Crowntakers. The strategy-RPG is being developed by Bulwark Studios and scheduled to release later this year for Android and iOS tablets, Mac, SteamOS, and Windows PC. The game will feature procedurally generated environments and enemies, item crafting, recruitable allies, and multiple endings. Players will undertake a mission to save an abducted king by hiring mercenaries and leading them in turn-based battles against barbarians, bandits, and of course, the king’s foes.

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Android, Apple Handheld, PC News

Atlus bringing Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord to North America

Tears to Tiara 2 Heir of the Overlord (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

The strategy-RPG series Tears to Tiara will make its official North American debut with Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord. Fighting fans might recognize the name from Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match, the Examu-developed crossover brawler also published by Atlus, but Heir of the Overlord marks the first time the series has had a full localized release. Atlus is translating the text to English but noted that they are leaving the Japanese audio as it is. The campaign is said to last over 80 hours, mixing turn-based combat with visual-novel-style storytelling elements. The plot is … unique: Hamilcar Barca, father of the famous Hannibal, throws off the yoke of the Divine Empire and sets out on a path of revenge to retake the kingdom of Hispania, guided by a goddess and harnessing the strength of a malevolent demon that awakens within him.

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PlayStation 3 News

The gang is back in new Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited screens

Disgaea 4 A Promise Unforgotten (PS Vita) Character Screens Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new crop of screenshots from Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited has been released by NIS America. The new pics show a few of the new scenarios that are being added to the PS Vita re-release as well as the older character models in their new high-res forms. In addition to the new content, A Promise Revisited will include all of the original PS3 version’s post-launch DLC.

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DLC, PlayStation Vita News