Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Tactical-RPG

Gallian calls! Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, themes out for PS4

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.

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PlayStation 4 News

Phantom Brave PC heading to Steam this July for Windows PC

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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PC News

The Banner Saga 2 launching for PS4, Xbox One on July 26

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

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

“… 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

Langrisser Re:Incarnation -Tensei- marches to stores, eShop for 3DS

The Langrisser series returns today with the release of Langrisser Re:Incarnation -Tensei- for 3DS. The latest entry in the long-running tactical role-playing series was developed in conjunction with creators Masaya Games and released digitally and physically by Aksys. It’s been 15 years since the last release, and players are once again being summoned to a land at war as three factions vie for control. A branching path will open new storylines based on the player’s decisions, as they serve the Armies of Light, Forces of Darkness, or the Empire in a campaign estimated to last over 100 hours.

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3DS

Grand Kingdom unit types revealed, free Noble DLC announced

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

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

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

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