Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy

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

Shields up! Total War: Rome II – Wrath of Sparta DLC now on Steam

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War has erupted across the Mediterranean and Aegean in the new downloadable campaign for Total War: Rome II, Wrath of Sparta. In the $14.99 expansion, players will be able to lead Athens, Corinth, Sparta, or the Boeotian League during the nearly three-decade-long Peloponnesian War. Each faction has their own unique units, while a Hellenic focus influences a new technology tree with mathematics and philosophy as well as the various events, which center on the regions’ athletic competitions and festivals.

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Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition coming to Android, iOS, PC

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A new updated version of Heroes of Might & Magic III has been announced for Android and iOS tablets as well as for PC. Scheduled to launch on January 29, Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition will feature wide-screen support, seven campaigns, 48 skirmish maps, local multiplayer, a new online multiplayer Steam lobby, and a PC-exclusive map editor. HD Edition is currently being developed by DotEmu.

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Android, Apple Handheld, PC News

PlayStation Experience 2014 Highlights – Suikoden II, Street Fighter V

Some big news came out today from Sony’s PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas. The biggest of which is arguably the reveal and announcement of console exclusivity of Street Fighter V. Sony and Capcom have partnered up to release it for PS4, and to make it cross-platform compatible with PC. To keep gamers occupied until then, Capcom is also releasing Ultra Street Fighter IV for PS4. Another surprise came out of Konami, who announced that the highly acclaimed Suikoden I and II will be available on PSN for PS3 and PS Vita next week, on December 9. Sega wasn’t to be outdone, however, with the reveal that Yakuza 5 will be a downloadable release for PS3 in 2015, nor Atlus, who gave Persona fans more to look forward to in 2015 the news that Persona 5 will be available for PS3 and PS4.

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Articles, Convention, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Eugen Systems reveals Act of Aggression factions, concept art

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Eugen has released new details about their upcoming real-time strategy title Act of Aggression. The Wargame creator detailed the game’s three playable factions: the high-tech, stealth-focused Cartel; the veteran US Army, who are limited to current technology but can level up in specific roles; and the Chimera, a UNO-funded force that can either specialize in specific roles or be reasonably skilled in all. The studio said it is designing Acts of Aggression to be more accessible than the Wargame series. In addition to more traditional RTS elements, such as resource harvesting and base building, the game will also emphasize maintaining supply lines, holding key locations for extra resources and gathering prisoners, and developing super weapons.

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PC News

Total War: Rome II – Wrath of Sparta to add Peloponnesian War

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The nearly three-decade-long Peloponnesian War is making its way into Total War: Rome II later this month in Wrath of Sparta. The downloadable campaign will go live on December 16 and cover the earliest period of any Total War title to date over a 78-region map that focuses on Greece, the Greek islands, and the Ionian coast. Players will have access to new tech trees, land- and sea-based units, wonders, and heroes as they wage war as Athens, Boeotian League, Corinth, or Sparta.

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The Sassanids appear in new trailer for Total War: Attila

A new trailer for Total War: Attila highlights Rome’s formidable Eastern foe, the Sassanid Empire. New features were also revealed. To highlight the other dangers of the times, players will have to contend with mutinous generals who can convince worried characters to mutiny, triggering a civil war, and limited supplies. A new mechanic, decimation, will help to bring some relief as the harsh punishment temporarily stamps out resistance in the ranks.

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Total War: Attila dated for February, DLC and Special Edition revealed

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Sega has detailed their release plans for Creative Assembly’s Total War: Attila. The upcoming Rome II sequel will be available in physical as well as digital formats on February 17. Pre-orders are also open today, and those who put their cash down now will receive the first download pack, The Viking Forefathers Culture Pack, for free. The pack will also be available separately at launch for $7.99 and add three playable factions: The Danes, The Geats, and The Jutes. It will also come bundled with a Special Edition, along with Attila The Hun Biography by Nic Fields and a reference guide poster. More details for the pack-in items, and screenshots from the DLC pack, are available below.

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DLC, PC News

Total War: Rome II gets free faction, Black Sea Colonies Culture Pack

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Creative Assembly has released a new update containing a new faction as well as new for-pay DLC for Total War: Rome II. The free faction is the state of Massilia, a city founded by Greek colonists on the northwest coast of Mediterranean that has since adopted Gallic culture and combat tactics. The rest of the update includes a host of unit balance tweaks. Additionally, a for-pay DLC pack, the Black Sea Colonies Culture Pack, adds three new factions for play in the Grand Campaign, custom battles, and multiplayer: Cimmeria, Colchis, and Pergamom. Each was founded by Greek colonists, so their units and buildings are a combination of Hellenistic and regional influences. A full breakdown is available below.

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PC News

Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991 compilation now on Steam

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Cinemaware has announced the launch of Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991, a collection of some of their biggest titles. The $9.99 digital release includes 13 games, and for those released on multiple operating systems, the option to play either the Amiga version or PC MS-DOS version. All of the included games have been updated to run on Windows 7 or 8 and will come with a digital version of their original manual and soundtrack in MP3 format. The full list of titles is available below.

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