- Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath launching this Thursday for Xbox One
- Battlefield 1: Revolution bundle out for console, PC
- Bungie releases launch trailer for Destiny 2
- Yakuza 6: The Song of Life editions detailed, new gameplay trailer up
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance story trailer released for gamescom
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Solstice Chronicles: MIA, follow-up to The Red Solstice, has gone live on Steam. Available for the discounted price of $19.99, the spiritual successor finds humans living on Mars, after having fled from a disease running rampant on Earth, facing a fresh outbreak in the colonies. The Corporation and insurgents are now fighting to find a cure and return home. The tactical-RPG is also one of the first games to have been funded through crowdfunding platform Fig.co, courtesy of 500-plus backers and investors.
The Valkyria series receives its fourth entry today with the launch of Valkyria Revolution. The spin-off shares some similarities with the original trilogy but is entirely separate from them, taking place in a different universe and timeline. The combat has changed, too, from being turn based and tactical to more free wheeling, similar to systems found in action role-playing games. As leader of the Vanargand Squad, an elite anti-Valkyria unit, players set forth to defeat the Ruzi Empire in order to end a devastating blockade that is slowly strangling the kingdom of Jutland. Their squad will fight throughout Europa using swords, guns, and ragnite-fueled powers.
NIS is letting players battle alongside the gods today with the release of God Wars Future Past. The strategy-heavy role-playing game puts players in the shoes of an escaped sacrifice, Princess Kaguya, who must fight her way through the lands of Mizuho. The story is steeped in Japanese mythology, and will introduce players to gods from Japan’s pantheon. Three free downloadable items were also detailed, with the debut release being Kaguya’s Equipment Set, which will add the God Bow, God Hood, and God Robe on June 20. Following the next week, on June 27, is Additional Scenario 1 with an extra story battle that becomes accessible after finishing the main story. Lastly is Additional Scenario 2, on July 5, which will add another post-campaign story battle that ties into the aftermath of Additional Scenario 1.
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.
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.”