- Gundam Versus debuting stateside this fall for PS4
- Forza Horizon 3 – Hot Wheels to be available on May 9
- Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception’s healer, Nekone, in the spotlight
- Call of Duty returns to 1940s this November with Call of Duty: WWII
- Dragon Quest Heroes II now in stores, online for PS4 and PC
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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy
THQ Nordic’s upcoming real-time strategy, tower-defense-style game Lock’s Quest has been pushed back from April 25 to May 30. The original version was developed by 5th Cell for Nintendo DS, while the latest, developed by Digital Continue, will be available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. As in the handheld version, players must protect their village during a 75-day-long war. The updated re-release will feature remastered music, remapped controls for keyboard/mouse and gamepad, an updated interface with new art and customized for higher resolutions, an additional map for Antonia Defense Battles, and Endless Mode. A new progression system will also unlock turrets at specific plot points.
Strategy gamers who went with the standard release of Halo Wars 2 can try their hand at battling the Covenant in the game’s predecessor with the launch of Halo Wars: Definitive Edition. The enhanced re-release is now available as a standalone purchase on Steam, Xbox Store, and Windows Store. The latest version features updated graphics, extra Achievements, all downloadable content, and support for Play Anywhere. Play Anywhere allows PC and Xbox One owners to access both versions for a single purchase.
Amplitude Studios’ sci-fi-themed 4X title Endless Space 2 will be leaving Early Access on May 19. The sequel features eight factions, each with their own storyline and ship types, along with support for solo and multiplayer. To celebrate its impending release, the studio has lowered the price of the original Endless Space to $1 on Steam. From today through next Monday, players will not only receive the base game but also the downloadable expansion Disharmony. After the period, the only way to purchase the original will be as the Endless Space Collection for $19.99.
Killia and Seraphina are getting their time to shine in a new trailer for Disgaea 5 Complete. Future trailers are set to feature Usalia, Red Magnus, and other support characters. The upcoming Switch version will include the base game and all post-launch content, which adds eight bonus scenarios, four extra characters, and three additional character classes.
The Prinnies are on media duty this week with the release of new screens and the opening cinematic from Disgaea 5 Complete. They’ve apparently been brushing up on their web design skills, too, as the game now has an official website. The bundled re-release features the original game along with eight bonus scenarios, four extra characters, and three additional character classes.
The Valkyria are returning this summer when Valkyria Revolution launches on June 27 for PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One. Players will command the Vanargand anti-Valkyria squad, an elite force from Jutland, against the Ruzi Empire. Armed with mana-infused weapons and schooled in ragnite-fueled spells, the squad, led by Jutland’s Princess Ophelia, must free those suffering under the empire. A trailer and handful of screenshots were also released, along with information on the Vanargand Edition. Pre-orders and first-run copies will come with a themed pin, a 12-song soundtrack by Chrono Trigger’s Yasunori Mitsuda, and a collectable outer box.
NIS is delaying the release of their upcoming tactical role-playing game God Wars Future Past. The PS4, PS Vita launch date is being pushed back from March 28 to June 20. The announcement noted that the extra time will provide for “additional development and in-game balancing to ensure the best possible experience for gamers.”