Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy

Hard West gets new downloadable scenario The Scars of Freedom

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Hard West has taken a macabre turn with its new downloadable add-on, The Scars of Freedom. The $2.99 scenario adds seven missions, 10 playable characters, and a storyline following an escaped slave named Libertee. After becoming a vigilante, Libertee falls into the hands of a demented surgeon who experiments on her. Now with supernatural abilities and a mangled body, she is on the hunt for revenge as she scours the land for the man responsible.


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Ryu, Akira, and more return in Project X Zone 2 launch trailer

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Bandai Namco has released the launch trailer for Project X Zone 2. The 3DS-exclusive tactical role-playing game features characters from numerous titles across properties from Bandai Namco, Capcom, and Sega. Characters from .hack//, Megaman X, Strider, Tekken, Tales of Vesperia, Virtua Fighter, and more all make an appearance, teaming up to once again save the world.



Kingdom sim Dungeons 2 heading to PS4 with all DLC this April

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Kalypso will be releasing their hero-slaying kingdom sim Dungeons 2 for PS4 later this year. The console debut, set to launch on April 26, will include all previously released downloadable content on the disc. Four packs in total will be included: Pixieville, Morningwood, A Chance of Dragons, A Song of Sand and Fire, and A Clash of Pumpkins. The add-ons introduce new missions, enemies, and skirmishes. To show the game in action, Kalypso will be hosting a livestream today at 10:00 a.m. (CST) on their Twitch channel.


DLC, PlayStation 4 News

Grand Kingdom to hit stores, digital outlets in June for PS4, PS Vita

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NIS has sent word that their upcoming tactical role-playing game Grand Kingdom will be launching on June 21. Players will be able to lead their mercenary squad on either the PS4 or PS Vita, but it was also revealed today that PS4 owners will be able to do so in style with a launch edition and a limited edition. The launch edition will include a 32-page art book, soundtrack in a cardboard sleeve, and a collector’s box. The limited edition will beef things up a bit with an 128-page art book, soundtrack in a jewel case, poster, decal sticker sheet, and larger collector’s box. The goodies, along with some new Japanese screenshots, are viewable below.


PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News gets into early access with Games in Development

GOG (PC) Games in Development Announcement - Header has kicked off a new curated pre-order program, similar to Steam Early Access and Xbox’s Game Program, called Games in Development. They will be offering select, in-development titles that they deem promising. The titles will come with a 14-day refund, be DRM-free, and implement GOG Galaxy’s rollback feature. Five titles have been chosen to begin the program and discounted up to 40% off: Ashes of the Singularity, Curious Expeditions, Project Zomboid, Starbound, and TerraTech. The discounts will end on February 2.


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Valkyria Chronicles Remastered coming digitally, physically to PS4

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Sega is following up their PC re-release of the PS3 tactical role-playing game Valkyria Chronicles with a new Remastered version for PS4. Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is set to launch digitally and physically this spring for $29.99, and as a bonus for early buyers, first-run and pre-order copies will come with a Squad 7 Armored Case that features the main characters. In addition to the main campaign, which tasks players with leading Gallia’s Squad 7 against the invading forces of the Empire, the game will also include all downloadable content. The DLC will add Hard EX Mode, Challenge of the Edy Detachment, and missions for Edy and Selvaria. The game will also feature support for 1080p at 60fps, dual audio tracks, and trophies.


PlayStation 4 News

The Gaalsien declare war in new Homeworld: Desert of Kharak trailer

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Blackbird has released a new enemy trailer for Homeworld: Desert of Kharak. One of the factions that Rachel S’jet and the Coalition of the Northern Kiithid’s expedition will run across in their quest to save the planet is the Gaalsien. After ignoring the coalition’s previous transgressions, the Gaalsien fleet declares war on the trespassers.


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NIS bringing Spike Chunsoft tactical-RPG Grand Kingdom stateside

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NIS America is once again teaming up with developer Spike Chunsoft. This time around, the duo will be releasing a new tactical role-playing game for PS4 and PS Vita, Grand Kingdom. Slated for release this summer, Grand Kingdom will put players in the boots of a mercenary commander who must guide their troop to glory while four great nations battle it out for control of Resonail. In addition to a single-player campaign, online play will also be supported. An announcement trailer and batch of Japanese screenshots have been posted below.


PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak story trailer released

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A new story trailer has gone live for Blackbird Interactive’s upcoming entry in the Homeworld series, Deserts of Kharak. The video reveals that a mysterious object has been found that is believed capable of saving the desert planet of Kharak, and that an expedition has been formed to find it. The party in search of the object is headed by chief science officer Rachel S’jet, who represents the Coalition of the Northern Kiithid.


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Ashdar kicks off Stars in Shadow’s Steam Greenlight campaign

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Stars in Shadow, a new 4X strategy title from indie studio Ashdar Games, has begun its Steam Greenlight campaign. In it, players will be able to control everything from individual ships to entire fleets in turn-based combat, with a design that is said to be fast paced with minimal micromanagement but still large in scope. In addition to more hands-on combat, there is a shift in planet management, as now, instead of managing build chains, races are chosen to change the worlds as they inhabit them. The general flow of the game remains the same, however, as players begin with a single planet and use their resources to colonize worlds, research technologies, and build up their armed forces.


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