Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance launching Oct. 6, screens released

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Word has been sent from NIS HQ that Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance will be available on October 6. A Launch Day Edition will hit store shelves for pre-orders and first-run buyers. The set will include a 32-page art book, collector’s box, original soundtrack, and reversible cover. Over a dozen new translated screenshots were also released, give them a look below.

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PlayStation 4 News

PS4 version of Tropico 5 gets its first DLC add-on, Waterborne

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El Presidente is taking to the seas today in a new expansion for the PlayStation 4 version of Tropico 5, Waterborne. The add-on, the first for the PS4, features a six-scenario campaign, four new sandbox maps, nine offshore buildings, including floating apartments and power facilities that generate energy from waves, two avatar costumes along with six accessories, and submarines. The emphasis on water also adds new events and mechanics.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News

E3 2015: Bethesda – Fallout 4, Doom, Dishonored 2, and more

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Bethesda had a number of surprises at their E3 presentation. Not only is Fallout 4 coming out this November, less than four months away, but a new Fallout game is also out for iOS. Additionally, Dishonored Definitive Edition and Dishonored 2 were revealed, and more was shown from their upcoming free-to-play PC arena action title BattleCry and id’s latest efforts on Doom. Check below for details and extra media on each title.

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The Red Solstice gets single-player campaign, final launch date

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Ironward has announced that they have added a single-player campaign to The Red Solstice. The studio also revealed that the title will be leaving Early Access and launching fully on July 9. The campaign is in addition to the eight-player online co-op mode already implemented, and is estimated to last anywhere from seven to 30 hours, depending on the player’s skill level. Publisher Nkidu describes it as “part horror, part strategy, all heart-pounding action,” as players lead their squads against hordes of enemies. A new trailer has been released with in-game footage to showcase the tactical, squad-based gameplay that players will find when they reach Mars.

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PC News

Act of Aggression slated for Sept. release, new faction trailer out

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Eugen Systems has released a new faction trailer for their upcoming strategy title Act of Aggression. The Chimera is highlighted in the new video, a UNO-funded task force that is designed around being prepared for any situation by having multipurpose or specialized units who’ve been upgraded for specific roles. The US Army was featured in a previous trailer, while the final group, the Cartel, a stealth-focused private military company, is up soon. Eugen has also announced that the game will be available this September.

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PC News

Chaos Black Crusade appears in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada screens

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Tindalos has released new screenshots from their upcoming digital adaptation of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. The game takes place during the Gothic War, as the Imperium battles the traitor Abaddon the Despoiler after Chaos launches surprise attacks against the empire’s naval bases. The screenshots showcase the Chaos Black Crusade, which consists of everything from small raiders to Abbadon’s capital ship, The Planet Killer.

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PC News

GOG.com kicks off 2015 DRM-Free Summer Sale

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GOG.com is jumping the gun on summer by launching their 2015 DRM-Free Summer Sale today. The event will include free games, daily bundles, giveaways, and themed discounts. This year, the service will be offering rewards for games purchased, and buyers have the chance to score three free games. Everyone who spends at least $1 will receive a free copy of SimCity 2000, while $20 nets a free copy of Stalker: Clear Sky and $50 a free copy of Xenonauts. The offer runs for the duration of the sale, which is set to end on June 21. New deals will appear every 12 hours, which will add up to over 700 games. Today’s highlighted deals are bundle discounts for LucasArts adventure titles, D&D enhanced editions, Heroes of Might and Magic series, and the first two Stalker releases.

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PC News

Tropico 5 to go cloak-and-dagger route with Espionage DLC

Tropico 5 (PC, PS4, Xbox 360) Espionage DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Tropico 5 will be spending some time in the shadows in the newly announced expansion Espionage. Scheduled to launch on May 28 for PC, and later this year for PS4 and Xbox 360, the expansion will add a new six-mission campaign, The Maltese Toucan, which will pit the player against the machinations of foreign agents who are after the regime’s secrets. The pack will also include nine spy- and military-themed buildings, such as security checkpoints, a spy academy, dungeons, and the Ministry of Information; four avatar costumes; six avatar accessories; four island maps; four music tracks; sandbox tasks; and spying mechanics, which will also be available in all multiplayer modes and current Sandbox maps.

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Swords & Soldiers II grabs its banners, marches onto eShop for Wii U

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Ronimo has returned with a new 2D side-scrolling strategy game for Wii U, Swords & Soldiers II. As Viking Chieftain Redbeard, players will embark on a 15-mission campaign alongside Kebab salesman Al’Yucaneet to the Netherworld in order to conquer the residing demonic hordes. Three factions in total are playable: Demons, Persians, and Vikings. In addition to the story is a local multiplayer mode, score-based challenges, and skirmishes. Off-TV play is also supported with the GamePad.

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Wii U

Ten Project X Zone 2 characters revealed, new screenshots up

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Bandai Namco has release new screenshots from the upcoming tactical-RPG Project X Zone 2. The images reveal 10 of the characters to make up the latest cast, which will include many returning from the original as well as some new faces. Those featured are Ken and Ryu from Street Fighter, Maya Fey and Phoenix Wright from Ace Attorney, Gemini Sunrise and Sakura Shinguji from Sakura Wars, Axel Stone from Streets of Rage, Ciel Alencon and Nana Kazuki from God Eater 2, and Aty from Summon Night 3. Over a dozen shots in all have been posted, covering combat and dialog sequences.

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