Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy

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.

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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.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered avatars now available on PSN

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

GOG.com begins new bundle-centric promotion, Bundleopolis Sale

GOG (PC) Bundleopolis Announcement - Header

GOG.com 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 …

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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.

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Grand Kingdom unit types revealed, free Noble DLC announced

Grand Kingdom (PS4, PS Vita) Class Announcement - Screenshot 1

Grand Kingdom’s unit roster is being detailed with new information on the official website and a host of new screenshots. There are 13 units types spread across four classes: Magic, Melee, Ranged, and Specialists. Players will be able to command—deep breath—fighters, blacksmiths, gunners, shamans, dragon mages, medics, arcanists, witches, hunters, rogues, lancers, and challengers. The North American lineup will also be getting a little help with the addition of a unit that has been download-only in Japan, nobles. Check the site for more details and below for the screens.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Get the story behind Valkyria Chronicles Remastered in new trailer

Valkyria Chronicles (PC, PS3) PC Announcement - Screenshot 4

Players who missed out on Valkyria Chronicles the first time out can get up to speed in a new story trailer. Sega has released a video for the upcoming PS4 version, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, detailing the events leading up to the Second Europan War and the current conflict between the Empire and Gallia. The trailer details the Empire’s army as well as the members that make up the player’s forces, Squad 7.

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PlayStation 4 News