Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Tactical-RPG

Grand Kingdom unit types revealed, free Noble DLC announced

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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

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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

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered website now live

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The upcoming enhanced re-released of Valkyria Chronicles now has a full website. Character profiles, artwork, a brief history of the game world, and info on the game’s Blitza battle system are all covered. Additional art, screenshots, and videos are slotted to be added later.

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PlayStation 4 News

Blackguards – Definitive Edition hitting PS4, Xbox One this summer

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Kalypso has announced that they will be releasing a console version of Daedalic’s role-playing game Blackguards. The tactical-heavy title will be available for PS4 and Xbox One as the all-in-one Definitive Edition that includes the original game and the downloadable pack Untold Legends. The drop adds new battle maps, quests, and weapons. After being falsely accused of murder, players set out for Ascania on a quest for revenge, but as an outlaw, their only company is a set of rogues with potentially menacing motives. As a hunter, mage, or warrior, they will have access to over 90 spells and 40 skills to see them through the 60-hour adventure.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered releasing May 17, combat trailer up

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Valkyria Chronicles Remastered will be deploying on May 17, according to Sega. The re-release will feature updated visuals for 1080p at 60fps, improved textures, Trophy support, dual language tracks, and all downloadable content. A new combat trailer has also gone live. All launch copies will come in a metal case with art featuring Squad 7.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News

Hard West gets new downloadable scenario The Scars of Freedom

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Hard West has taken a macabre turn with its new downloadable add-on, The Scars of Freedom. The $2.99 scenario adds seven missions, 10 playable characters, and a storyline following an escaped slave named Libertee. After becoming a vigilante, Libertee falls into the hands of a demented surgeon who experiments on her. Now with supernatural abilities and a mangled body, she is on the hunt for revenge as she scours the land for the man responsible.

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DLC, PC News

Grand Kingdom to hit stores, digital outlets in June for PS4, PS Vita

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NIS has sent word that their upcoming tactical role-playing game Grand Kingdom will be launching on June 21. Players will be able to lead their mercenary squad on either the PS4 or PS Vita, but it was also revealed today that PS4 owners will be able to do so in style with a launch edition and a limited edition. The launch edition will include a 32-page art book, soundtrack in a cardboard sleeve, and a collector’s box. The limited edition will beef things up a bit with an 128-page art book, soundtrack in a jewel case, poster, decal sticker sheet, and larger collector’s box. The goodies, along with some new Japanese screenshots, are viewable below.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Disgaea PC: Digital Deluxe Dood Edition up for pre-order on Steam

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NIS has unlocked Disgaea PC: Digital Deluxe Dood Edition for pre-purchase on Steam. The Steam version runs $19.99 and includes a digital art book and a digital soundtrack. There are actually two versions on offer, however, with the other being a $29.99 physical version through NIS’ online store, Disgaea PC: Deluxe Dood Edition. The physical version includes a collector’s box, digital copy of the game with a digital art book and soundtrack, a 32-track physical soundtrack, and a 44-page hardcover art book.

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PC News

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered coming digitally, physically to PS4

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Sega is following up their PC re-release of the PS3 tactical role-playing game Valkyria Chronicles with a new Remastered version for PS4. Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is set to launch digitally and physically this spring for $29.99, and as a bonus for early buyers, first-run and pre-order copies will come with a Squad 7 Armored Case that features the main characters. In addition to the main campaign, which tasks players with leading Gallia’s Squad 7 against the invading forces of the Empire, the game will also include all downloadable content. The DLC will add Hard EX Mode, Challenge of the Edy Detachment, and missions for Edy and Selvaria. The game will also feature support for 1080p at 60fps, dual audio tracks, and trophies.

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PlayStation 4 News

NIS bringing Spike Chunsoft tactical-RPG Grand Kingdom stateside

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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