Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Tactical-RPG

NIS bringing Spike Chunsoft tactical-RPG Grand Kingdom stateside

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

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.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Grab your axe! The Banner Saga out now for PS4, Xbox One

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Stoic’s tactical role-playing game The Banner Saga is now available for PS4 and Xbox One. Console players can now lead their own band of Vikings, just as PC gamers have been doing since 2014, guiding them through dangerous environments and in their interactions with various tribes. The choices made during the trek alter the storyline, from how the group responds to other factions to actions during combat.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

The Banner Saga heading to PS4 and Xbox One in January

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Stoic has announced that they will be releasing their tactical role-playing title The Banner Saga for PS4 and Xbox One on January 12. As the leader of band of Vikings, players must guide their people through a variety of hazards that range from precarious paths to roaming wild beasts. The choices made during the trek, from how the group responds to other factions to actions during combat, affect the storyline.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Stella Glow now available in stores, online for 3DS

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Atlus has released Imageepoch’s tactical role-playing title Stella Glow. As Alto, a small-town boy turned adventurer, players will join the 9th Regiment of Regnant Knights in their attempt to prevent Hilda, the Witch of Destruction, from eradicating humanity. Alongside her Harbingers, she is attempting to save the planet by removing mankind from it. Not cool. Alto and the Regiment must track down and convince four other witches to help them stop Hilda before it’s too late. Players will be able to form bonds with their allies, explore during ‘free time’, and ‘tune’ the Witches’ hearts to make them stronger in a campaign estimated to last 40 to 60 hours.

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Disgaea: Hour of Darkness hitting Steam in 2016 as Disgaea PC

Disgaea PC (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has announced that their long-running tactical role-playing series Disgaea will be making its PC debut next year. Set to release in February, a revamped port of the first game in the series, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, titled Disgaea PC will launch on Steam. The new version will include all of the content from the PSP re-release Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness as well as an updated interface, improved textures, support for controllers (and keyboard and mouse), and Steam goodies (achievements, badges, cloud saves, and trading cards). The story will take series newcomers back to the beginning, as Laharl, the son of the recently deceased Overlord Krichevskoy, sets off with his vassal Etna and angel trainee Flonne to take control of the Netherworld.

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PC News

Watch the first 15 minutes of gameplay from Hard West

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CreativeForge has released the first 15 minutes of gameplay from Hard West. The tactical role-playing game, set to launch next week, puts players in the spurs of Follow Warren, a man trying “to survive in a world full of hard choices and even harder consequences.” The footage highlights the strategic map, heavy use of narration, and a few of the unlockable skills. These are just a handful of the 40 missions he’ll have to undertake as he battles cannibals, cultists, and henchmen.

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PC News

Stella Glow trailer reveals Hilda, digital owners to get exclusive theme

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Atlus has announced a new digital bonus and released a new trailer for Stella Glow. The latest footage of the Imageepoch-developed tactical role-playing game shines the spotlight on the game’s protagonist, Hilda, the Witch of Destruction. She has a tough job, leading her Harbingers on a war to crush humanity, but bless her (wicked) heart, she gets up every day and does it to the best of her ability. Also, for players who purchase the digital version, Atlus is throwing in an exclusive 3DS theme that features a scrolling collage of all five Witches as well as Bubu, Popo’s pal.

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Hard West holsters its six shooter until November 18, trailers released

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CreativeForge’s upcoming tactical, supernatural-tinged role-playing game Hard West has been delayed a few weeks to November 18. Originally scheduled to release on November 4, lead designer Kacper Szymczak stated that the additional time is necessary due to recent developments revealing “some excellent opportunities for improvements.” Instead of releasing a day-one patch, the studio decided to give themselves a bit more time to make sure the game’s up to snuff at launch. Two new trailers were released alongside the announcement, one touching on the new release date and the other, the second posted, featuring eight minutes of gameplay.

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PC News

Shadowrun Chronicles – Infected now available for PC

Shadowrun Chronicles (PC) Infected Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Infected, the first add-on for Shadowrun Chronicles, has gone live. Continuing the storyline from Boston Lockdown, Infected begins with a disease spreading throughout the city, infecting not only the local cyborgs but the player themselves. Players must battle headcases, fanatic technomancers, and rival teams in their hunt for a cure. In addition to balances for the single-player portion, the expansion also adds new cyberware, enemies, missions, skills, and weapons.

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PC News

Stella Glow’s Harbingers revealed in new trailer, screenshots

Stella Glow (3DS)Witch Tuning Harbinger Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Stella Glow’s Harbingers are getting their time in the spotlight in a new trailer and batch of screenshots. The henchmen to Hilda, Witch of Destruction, will need to be defeated before the player can complete their quest. The squad consists of master spearman Dante, second to Hilda, along with chainsaw-wielding lunatic Dorothy and brute Hrodulf. Check below to get a better look at what Alto and the Regnant Knights’ 9th Regiment will be up against.

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