Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy-RPG

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited coming this summer for PS Vita

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NIS announced that they will be bringing back Disgaea 4 later this summer in a new updated version for PS Vita. A Promise Revisited, scheduled to launch on August 12 in stores and on PSN, will include the original game, A Promise Unforgotten, as well as all downloadable content. NIS will also be adding new scenarios, characters, job-specific abilities, music tracks, and a new spell tier as well as high-resolution sprites.

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DLC, PlayStation Vita News

New Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness screenshots released

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Because every day could use a little more Disgaea, NIS has released a handful of new screens from the upcoming PS3 tactical-RPG Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. (More) Prinny mayhem awaits!

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PlayStation 3 News

NIS releases new screenshots from Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness

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Some new screens have been released from Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. D2 sees the return of Laharl, Etna, and Flonne, and as a bonus, early buyers will be able to snag three extras: a two-disc sountrack, a graphic print, and a costume DLC pack for the three main characters. The costume pack is actually a freebie for everyone that will be available to download at no cost for the first 30 days from launch. The latest batch shows more of the turn-based wackiness that’s in store for gamers when D2 launches on October 8.

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PlayStation 3 News