Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy-RPG

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness coming this October

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 7

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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PlayStation 3 News

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

Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS) Fire Emblem Promo Offer Announcement - Screenshot 1

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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3DS

(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

Project X Zone (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

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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3DS

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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3DS

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

Divinity Dragon Commander (PC) GOG Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

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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PC News

Project X Zone launching in June, LE announced, new media released

The upcoming crossover strategy role-playing game from Namco Bandai, Project X Zone, will be hitting store shelves on June 25. The coloration features over 50 characters from Capcom, Namco Bandai, and Sega franchises, including Street Fighter, Tekken, and Valkyria Chronicles, trying to seal a rift that’s merging their universes. Namco Bandai also announced that launch copies will be Limited Edition releases with a free mini-art book and soundtrack.

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3DS

(PlayStation Vita Review) Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection

(PlayStation Portable / Vita Review) Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection

“… priced right for the casual strategy fan looking for something a little different.”

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PS Vita Reviews

(PlayStation Portable Review) Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection

(PlayStation Portable / Vita Review) Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection

“… priced right for the casual strategy fan looking for something a little different.”

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PlayStation Portable Reviews

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness to be released this fall for PS3

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS America announced at their latest press event that Disgaea will be returning to the PlayStation this fall with Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. To celebrate the series’ 10-year anniversary, A Brighter Darkness will bring back Etna, Flonne, and Laharl from the very first entry, 2003’s Hour of Darkness. The new storyline will find a disgruntled Laharl as a disrespected Overlord seeking to earn the fear of his minions. The Item World, Master/Pupil System, and the Geo elements will be returning, as well as an overhauled character-creation system.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News