Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy

Grand Kingdom LiteDEMO, second character trailer released

Grand Kingdom (PS4, PS Vita) Lite Demo Announcement - Header

Grand Kingdom’s characters are further detailed in a new character trailer. The video features the Fighter, Hunter, Medic, and Witch classes. Even better, players are getting a chance to try the classes for themselves in a new ‘LiteDEMO’ trial that also launched today. The demo includes chapters 1 and 2 from story mode, the ability to fight one war per day, and rollover support that carries player progress over to the final version.


PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

GOG launches GOG Connect to link supported Steam titles

Shadowrun Returns (PC)

GOG has introduced GOG Connect, a new feature to link Steam versions of certain titles to their service. The feature adds DRM-free versions of the games to the user’s library, along with digital extras, and the option to use GOG Galaxy or a standalone installer. The release notes that “these are limited-time opportunities from participating developers and publishers, with more to come.” Some of those studios include Deep Silver, TaleWorlds, and Harebrained Schemes. To kick things off, select supported titles, including System Shock 2 and The Witness, are available for up to 85% off until June 6. Check out a list of some of the supported titles below.


PC News

Character creation, historicity in new video for Expeditions: Viking

Expeditions Viking (PC) Character Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

The character design to Logic Artists’ Expeditions: Viking is being highlighted in a new video by art director August Hansen. In the upcoming historical role-playing game, players take up the banner of their dead parent, a village elder, as their son or daughter. The short two-minute-long feature delves into some of the research and motivations behind the look of the characters, and it shows a bit of the character-creation system. There’s also a peek at a few of the authentic outfits.


PC News

Wargame: Red Dragon – The Netherlands now available on Steam

Wargame Red Dragon (PC) Netherlands DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Wargame: Red Dragon has been out for a while, but Eugen is still cranking out content, and today a new downloadable pack has gone live. The third add-on is based on the Netherlands, adding 80 high-end units, including variants of other countries’ units and their own Special Forces, the KCT. Additionally, the entire Wargame franchise is currently on sale for 70% off during a weekend-long promo on Steam.


DLC, PC News

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

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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.


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