Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy

Grand Kingdom to come with free character, campaign DLC

Grand Kingdom (PS4, PS Vita) Campaign and Classes Announcement - Screenshot 1

Grand Kingdom is getting grander for its North American release. NIS has sent word that they are bundling in the for-pay character and campaign downloadable content that was sold in Japan. The freebies will add new characters, a trailer for which can be found below, as well as four nine-chapter campaigns that span all factions. And for those looking to grab it at a discount, the game is now up for pre-order on PSN for 10% off. Pre-orders also come with an exclusive theme and four scrolls that allow players to re-customize the four mercenaries’ appearance and stats.


DLC, PlayStation 4 News

Gallian calls! Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, themes out for PS4

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (PS4) - Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Art 1)

Squad 7 has been called up with the release of Valkyria Chronicles Remastered. The Second Europan War has kicked off with the Empire’s surprise attack on the Alliance and breach of Gallia’s borders, and now players are being summoned to save their homeland. The new version of the action-heavy tactical strategy title features support for 1080p at 60fps, updated visuals, dual language options, and all previously released downloadable content. Four different system themes have also hit PSN for $1.99 each.


PlayStation 4 News

Phantom Brave PC heading to Steam this July for Windows PC

Phantom Brave (PC, PS2, PSP, Wii) PC Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS will be porting their 2004 PS2 tactical role-playing game Phantom Brave to PC. Scheduled to launch this July on Steam, the PC version is based off the later Wii release, We Meet Again, which includes the extra content that was added for the PSP version, The Hermuda Triangle. Basically, it’s the definitive version. Gameplay revolves around a turn-based battle system that features over 400 skills and spells, as well as the ability to bind phantom souls to objects for use in combat.


PC News

The Banner Saga 2 launching for PS4, Xbox One on July 26

The Banner Saga 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Console Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Stoic has announced that Versus Evil’s role-playing strategy title slash Viking epic The Banner Saga 2 will be making its way onto consoles on July 26. For those returning to the trail, you will be able to continue the journey taking into account the choices made in the original. However, new players do not need experience with the series. A (spoiler-heavy) trailer highlighting some of the first game’s tougher choices has been posted to kick off the release of the sequel.


PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered avatars now available on PSN

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (PS4) - Pack - Art 1 (Header)

Sega is looking to spruce up some profiles with the help of Squad 7. A new set avatars have hit PSN featuring the cast from Valkyria Chronicles Remastered. A dozen are on offer, with the whole crew being represented, from Alicia to Maximilian, and can be purchased for $.49 each or as a bundle for $3.99. All funds will go to support the ongoing Gallian war effort.


PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

(PlayStation 4 Review) Valkyria Chronicles Remastered

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered

“… as great a title today as it was when I reviewed the original release nearly eight years ago, but now there’s more of it.”


PlayStation 4 Reviews

Relic, Sega unveil Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War III for PC

Dawn of War III (PC) Announcement - Header

Sega and Relic have heard the call of the Emperor and have responded in unison with Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III. The latest entry will feature a three-faction campaign and is said to be a combination of the first two titles, with the customizable hero units of the second along and the larger armies and base-building of the first. The Eldar, Orks, and Space Marines were all revealed in the newly released announcement trailer.


PC News

Turn-based strategy title Battle Worlds: Kronos out for PS4, Xbox One

Battle Worlds Kronos (PC, PS4, Xbox One) PS4 and Xbox One Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nordic Games has released Battle Worlds: Kronos on PSN for PS4 and on Live for Xbox One. The turn-based strategy game is said to be inspired by Battle Isle, with players battling for control of a planet on hexagonal-segmented battlefields. Two sides square off over three campaigns, estimated to last over 60 hours, with 50-plus unit types, from infantry to aircraft, for the succession of the next emperor. The console version also include the downloadable campaign Trains.


DLC, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News begins new bundle-centric promotion, Bundleopolis Sale

GOG (PC) Bundleopolis Announcement - Header has kicked off a new promotion, the Bundleopolis Sale. New bundles will go on sale every six hours, with some titles being discounted over 80% off. The week-long promotion will feature over 20 DRM-free bundles, and a few of …


PC News

The Eldar joining Battlefleet Gothic: Armada multiplayer beta

Battlefleet Gothic Armada (PC) Eldar Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

Next week, the Eldar will be accessible in the ongoing multiplayer beta for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. The high-tech Eldar man a powerful, fast, and maneuverable fleet that are designed for hit-and-run attacks. Their speed comes at a cost, however, as their ships lack heavy armor and most lack a shield. To get beta players up to speed on their release, a new trailer has gone live showing the Eldar in action.


PC News