Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy-RPG

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness launch copy extras announced

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The next entry in the Disgaea series is getting the first run premium treatment with a host of extras set to ship with pre-order and launch copies of Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. Set to hit store shelves on October 8, the PS3-exclusive strategy-RPG will include three bonuses for early buyers: a two-disc sountrack, a graphic print, and a costume DLC pack for the three main characters (Laharl, Etna, and Flonne). The costume pack is actually a freebie for everyone, and will be available to download at no cost for the first 30 days from launch. Some new screens were also released, so check them out below.

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Divinity: Dragon Commander now available in stores, online for PC

Larian Studios’ latest action strategy-RPG title, Divinity: Dragon Commander, has launched online and in stores. As the Dragon Commander, players will control a struggling emperor as he strives to battle back usurpers and unify his fractured empire. From their headquarters onboard of a massive airship, players will recruit units, build structures, mobilize their troops, and consult with representatives from the world’s five races. To top it off, players can lead the charge personally by morphing into a jetpack-wearing dragon during combat. (Insert a dragon roar, the sounds of flames scorching earth, and the screams of the fleeing enemy here.)

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NIS releases new screenshots from Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness

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The Prinnies have returned from the screenshot mines with eight new shots from Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. Just in time for the weekend.

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PlayStation 3 News

New Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness trailer released

NIS has released a new trailer for the next release in the Disgaea series, Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. The two-minute video (re)introduces the cast and covers many of the gameplay mechanics, including mounted skills and geo elements, with footage from the Japanese version.

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PlayStation 3 News

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness coming this October

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Disgaea, NIS’ long-running strategy-RPG series, will be returning this fall when Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness launches on October 8 for PS3. A Brighter Darkness will be celebrating 20 years of NIS and 10 years of Disgaea by bringing back Etna, Flonne, and Laharl from the first game in a new storyline about a disgruntled and disrespected Overlord. The Item World, Master/Pupil System, and the Geo elements will be returning, as well as a revamped character-creation system.

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Buy Fire Emblem, Shin Megami Tensei IV, receive $30 in eShop credit

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Atlus and Nintendo are teaming up to give owners of Fire Emblem Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV a special bonus: $30 in eShop credit. The only things owners need to do after purchasing both titles is register them at Club Nintendo and fill out a short web survey before August 31. The credit can be spent on anything, from DLC to full games. The promo kicks off when SMTIV launches on July 16, and both physical and digital copies are eligible for the credit.

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(Nintendo 3DS Review) Project X Zone

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Project X Zone

“… a satisfying, if at times trying, outing.”

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3DS Reviews

Worlds collide today with release of Project X Zone for 3DS

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Namco Bandai has released Project X Zone, a cross-over strategy-RPG exploding with fan service. After a rift tears open the borders between time and space, 200 characters from over 25 franchises from Capcom, Namco Bandai, and Sega find themselves teaming up and battling new villains in an attempt to restore order. Characters from Street Fighter, Tekken, Resonance of Fate, Dead Rising, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Virtua Fighter, and more will pair off and assist each other with such fighter-styled moves as Cross Hits, Support Attacks, and Special Attacks.

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Namco Bandai launches Project X Zone demo on eShop

A new demo has launched on eShop for Project X Zone, Namco Bandai’s upcoming studio-crossover strategy-RPG for 3DS. The game will feature 200-plus characters from 27 different titles from across various Capcom, Namco Bandai, and Sega series.

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GOG.com begins Divinity: Dragon Commander pre-order, hosts Q&A

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GOG.com has kicked off pre-orders for Larian’s upcoming strategy-RPG Divinity: Dragon Commander. As an incentive, GOG is knocking off $5 for gamers who pre-order, lowering the price to $39.99. For those wanting to learn a bit more—and who doesn’t, given there are dragons with jetpacks—the crew at GOG held a Q&A with Larian. The nearly hour-long discussion (!) covers the studio’s influences, the game’s backstory, unit upgrades, and how the council of advisors will function. We recommend sitting through the entire video—the game sounds awesome.

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