Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Turn-based Strategy

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance announced for PS4, coming 2015

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Disgaea will be making a return in 2015 with a new entry for PS4, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance. The new story follows the rebel leader Killia, a young demon who is at war with the Overlord Void Dark to stop his enslavement of the Netherworlds. Additions include new areas of the Netherworlds to explore, the stat-boosting Revenge Mode, and Alliance Attacks with those characters who the players has formed strong bonds.

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PlayStation 4 News

Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition coming to Android, iOS, PC

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A new updated version of Heroes of Might & Magic III has been announced for Android and iOS tablets as well as for PC. Scheduled to launch on January 29, Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition will feature wide-screen support, seven campaigns, 48 skirmish maps, local multiplayer, a new online multiplayer Steam lobby, and a PC-exclusive map editor. HD Edition is currently being developed by DotEmu.

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Android, Apple Handheld, PC News

Valkyria Chronicles launching with all DLC for PC in November

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Sega has followed up Monday’s tweet with an official announcement regarding Valkyria Chronicles for PC. The game is indeed in development, and in addition to the base game, PC gamers will also be receiving four DLC packs. The add-ons include Hard EX Mode, two side-story campaigns (Edy’s Enter the Edy Detachment and Selveria ‘s Behind Her Blue Flame), and six challenge missions, Challenge of the Edy Detachment. The bundle is priced at $19.99 and scheduled to launch online on November 11.

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PC News

Sega to open a new front, Valkyria Chronicles to deploy for PC

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Sega has revealed via a tweet that Valkyria Chronicles is currently in development for PC. The turn-based strategy has, until now, been exclusive to PS3. The fantastic original spawned two sequels for PSP, the first of which was published in North America in 2010, but the other, the last of the trilogy, remains an untranslated Japan-only release. Fingers crossed this represents a continued interest in the series on Sega’s part.

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Age of Wonders III gets new units, modes, more with Golden Realms

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Triumph Studios has released the first expansion for Age of Wonders III, Golden Realms. The add-on includes a little of everything. In addition to the three-scenario campaign Golden Realms, the pack adds the Halfling race, wild magic, new map locations, guerrilla warfare skills, 20-plus units, 50 artifacts, and two scenarios. Additional features added to the regular maps and randomly generated maps include empire quests, mystical city upgrades, defensive city upgrades, and a new ‘King of the Hill’-type victory condition.

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DLC, PC News

Fallen Enchantress – Legendary Heroes gets ‘Adversaries’ update

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Stardock has released a new update titled Adversaries for Fallen Enchantress – Legendary Heroes. Version 1.7 adds class-specific items for all hero types as well as improvements for AI (now upgrades outposts, more inclined to declare war), economy balancing (towns provide more money per turn, harbors cheaper to construct), pathfinding (fixed rive-navigation bug), and more. The full change log can be found here.

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PC News

The gang is back in new Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited screens

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A new crop of screenshots from Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited has been released by NIS America. The new pics show a few of the new scenarios that are being added to the PS Vita re-release as well as the older character models in their new high-res forms. In addition to the new content, A Promise Revisited will include all of the original PS3 version’s post-launch DLC.

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DLC, PlayStation Vita News

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited coming this summer for PS Vita

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NIS announced that they will be bringing back Disgaea 4 later this summer in a new updated version for PS Vita. A Promise Revisited, scheduled to launch on August 12 in stores and on PSN, will include the original game, A Promise Unforgotten, as well as all downloadable content. NIS will also be adding new scenarios, characters, job-specific abilities, music tracks, and a new spell tier as well as high-resolution sprites.

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DLC, PlayStation Vita News

Age of Wonders III version 1.09 patch released, detailed

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Age of Wonders III received its first patch today. Triumph Studios noted that their goal with the update was to improve performance, fix hardware-specific issues, address problems with registration, adjust balance, and improve the AI. The full change log can be found below, but some of the highlights include the ability to adjust difficulty when restarting on the campaign map, lowered difficulty on squire, guest profile settings are now saved, and tactical AI is less likely to sally when defending. Quick saves and native high-resolution support were also added.

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PC News

Chaos: Reborn Kickstarter campaign passes $100K at halfway mark

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As Julian Gollop’s Kickstarter campaign for Chaos: Reborn, a reboot of his 1985 turn-based strategy game Chaos, passes the halfway mark, it’s been announced that over $100,000 has been raised so far. As designer of Laser Squad and co-designer of X-Com, Gollop is looking to return to the genre after a stint on the Assassin’s Creed series with a now-fantasy-themed version of his turn-based hit. Planned features include versus and co-op play, procedurally generated realms, and a grand campaign. Strategy fans can find out more at the campaign page

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