Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy-RPG

Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time gets new screens, July release date

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Atlus has sent along some new screenshots from their upcoming strategy-RPG Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time. Along with the new shots, the wily publisher also announced that the fourth entry in the series will be available for the PSP on July 31 in stores and through PSN.


PlayStation Portable News

Gungnir now available in stores and on PSN for PSP, PS Vita

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Even though the PS Vita is out, the ol’ PSP is still getting some much-needed attention. Fans of strategy-RPGs have another reason to break out the workhorse with the launch of Atlus’ Gungnir. The latest in Sting’s Dept. Heaven series, Gungnir follows the 2009/2010 shooter-RPG hybrid Knights in the Nightmare. And fear not Vita owners, you should be able to scratch that strategy itch as well because the PSN version “is also expected to be compatible with PlayStation Vita.”


PlayStation Portable News, PlayStation Vita News

New Little King’s Story heading to Vita this summer

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In a bit of did-not-see-this-coming news, Konami has announced that they will be published a sequel to the 2009 Wii monarchical sim Little King’s Story. Scheduled to launch this summer for the PS Vita, New Little King’s Story will be a download-only release, offering players the chance to rule as King Corobo in his fight to reclaim his kingdom from the nefarious Devil King known as The Nightmare. Players will lead the king’s Royal Guard in combat, expand his territory, and journey throughout the land’s seven kingdoms.


PlayStation Vita News

Aksys announces, details Record of Agarest War 2 Limited Edition

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PlayStation 3 gamers looking to scratch that strategy-RPG itch will be able to get their fix soon, courtesy of Aksys Games and Record of Agarest War 2. Not only that, but the company is looking to make an impression with a Limited Edition version that includes an array of unique extras, including an inflatable doll of Felenne, compressed 8 x 12″ hand towel*, and artbook.


PlayStation 3 News

Gungnir gets official website, new screenshots

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The Atlus Machine is kicking into high gear as Gungnir nears its June 12 release. In addition to the game getting its own slice of the web, a new batch of screenshots have been released for the Sting-developed strategy-RPG. This is the second batch from the English version, with the first released earlier this month.


PlayStation Portable News

(PlayStation Vita Review) Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention

(PS Vita Review) Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention

“… not only the definitive version of Disgaea 3, but a great game.”


PS Vita Reviews

SpellForce 2 – Faith in Destiny delayed until June

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Nordic Games has bowed to the power that is Diablo and delayed the launch of SpellForce 2′s second standalone add-on, Faith in Destiny. Originally scheduled to launch on May 15, Nordic has acknowledged that gamers, and they themselves, will be too busy slaying the minions of hell in Blizzard’s Diablo III and felt it best to hold off the release until June 19. While Nordic would like to launch sooner, they state that their internal schedule did not allow for an earlier release.


PC News

Atlus gets fancy with first shots from localized version of Gungnir

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The first localized shots of Atlus and Sting’s upcoming tactical role-playing game, Gungnir, have been revealed. Scheduled to launch on June 12 for the PSP, Gungir features turn-based combat, decision points with branching progression paths, and 12 recruitable class types.


PlayStation Portable News

Total War: Shogun 2 gets two new DLC packs, Hattori and Blood Pack

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It seems as though Creative Assembly’s been busy lately. Just after the recent announcement of the upcoming Fall of the Samurai standalone expansion, Sega has sent word that there are two new DLC packs available for download today. Now, all players will be able to play as the formerly Limited Edition-exclusive Hattori clan, as well as dismember and decapitate their foes’ armies with the Blood Pack DLC.


DLC, PC News

Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai DLC announced for 2012

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Sega will be seeing the samurai off with an upcoming standalone expansion for Total War: Shogun 2, Fall of the Samurai. Set to launch next March, the DLC will see six new playable clans fighting alongside the Emperor or Shogun as Japan faces a turning point with the arrival of America, Britain, and France. A larger and “improved” campaign map will host new island provinces, while new building and tech trees will introduce railways and naval bombardments to the series plus 39 new units, 10 new ship types, and three new agent types.


DLC, PC News