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

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance launching Oct. 6, screens released

Disgaea 5 (PS4) Release Date and LE Announcment - Screenshot 1

Word has been sent from NIS HQ that Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance will be available on October 6. A Launch Day Edition will hit store shelves for pre-orders and first-run buyers. The set will include a 32-page art book, collector’s box, original soundtrack, and reversible cover. Over a dozen new translated screenshots were also released, give them a look below.

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PlayStation 4 News

GOG.com kicks off 2015 DRM-Free Summer Sale

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GOG.com is jumping the gun on summer by launching their 2015 DRM-Free Summer Sale today. The event will include free games, daily bundles, giveaways, and themed discounts. This year, the service will be offering rewards for games purchased, and buyers have the chance to score three free games. Everyone who spends at least $1 will receive a free copy of SimCity 2000, while $20 nets a free copy of Stalker: Clear Sky and $50 a free copy of Xenonauts. The offer runs for the duration of the sale, which is set to end on June 21. New deals will appear every 12 hours, which will add up to over 700 games. Today’s highlighted deals are bundle discounts for LucasArts adventure titles, D&D enhanced editions, Heroes of Might and Magic series, and the first two Stalker releases.

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PC News

Ten Project X Zone 2 characters revealed, new screenshots up

Project X Zone 2 (3DS) Character Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has release new screenshots from the upcoming tactical-RPG Project X Zone 2. The images reveal 10 of the characters to make up the latest cast, which will include many returning from the original as well as some new faces. Those featured are Ken and Ryu from Street Fighter, Maya Fey and Phoenix Wright from Ace Attorney, Gemini Sunrise and Sakura Shinguji from Sakura Wars, Axel Stone from Streets of Rage, Ciel Alencon and Nana Kazuki from God Eater 2, and Aty from Summon Night 3. Over a dozen shots in all have been posted, covering combat and dialog sequences.

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3DS

Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon – Angels of Death out for PC

Warhammer 40,000 Armageddon – Angels of Death (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Blood Angels are joining the fight for Armageddon with the release of the Angels of Blood expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon. The Steel Legion’s battles against the Ork warlord Ghazghkull has ground to a halt, and the angels have been sent in to open a new front. Players will guide the Space Marines in a campaign against both the Orks and the remaining Hive cities for control of the resource-rich planet.

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DLC, PC News

Age of Wonders III: Eternal Lords, V1.5 update now available

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Age of Wonders III is bulking up today with the release of the free V1.5 update as well as its second expansion pack, Eternal Lords. The latest add-on includes a new story that follows the struggles of Arvik, heir to the Kingdom of Frostling, who turns to necromancy to reclaim his power. He must choose to either fight alongside his fellow Frostlings or devote himself entirely to necromancy. The pack also adds a new class (Necromancers), two races (Frostlings and Tigran), three leader specializations, diplomacy options, cosmic events, and the Race Governance mechanic.

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PC News

Bandai Namco reveals Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul, Project X Zone 2

Project X Zone 2 (3DS) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has officially revealed Project X Zone 2 and Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul. Saint Seiya is heading to PC, PS3, and PS4, while Project X Zone will follows its predecessor to 3DS. While we don’t have a lot of details, we do have plenty of screenshots and two new trailers posted below.

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3DS, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Age of Wonders III: Eternal Lords arriving April, plus Linux, Mac ports

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Triumph will be releasing a new download pack for Age of Wonders III, Eternal Lords, on April 14. The second add-on will feature a new story, a new class, new races, and more. The new story centers on a battle between Arvik, heir to the Kingdom of Frostling, who turns to necromancy to reclaim his power. To sit on the throne, he’ll have to decide whether to fight alongside his fellow Frostlings or fully embrace necromancy. Joining the classes are the monster-summoning Necromancers, who can also convert towns to undead cities. Two new humanoid races also join the ranks, the seafaring Frostlings along with a new feline humanoid race, the fast, desert-dwelling Tigran.

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DLC, PC News

NIS reveals Danganronpa Another Episode, Rodea the Sky Soldier

Rodea the Sky Soldier (3DS, WiiU) Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS held their press event recently and released new trailers and screens for four upcoming titles, two of which were revealed at the show. In addition to a new trailer for Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, a new Danganronpa was debuted, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, and a new action-adventure title for 3DS and WiiU from Sonic creator Yuji Naka, Rodea the Sky Soldier. Check below for additional details and media.

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3DS, Articles, PlayStation 4 News, Wii U

Worlds of Magic goes goooold for PC, announced for PS4

Worlds of Magic (PC, PS4) PC Gold Announcement - Screenshot 1

Wastelands Interactive has sent word that their 4X strategy title Worlds of Magic has gone gold for PC and will be available on March 19. Additionally, the studio has partnered up with Polish publisher Teyon to release a version for PlayStation 4 with plans on releasing it later this year. Wastelands noted that the console version will feature the same content as the PC version, which includes 80-plus units, three gameplay modes, over 400 spells, and eight races: High Man, Unhallowed, Gray Elves, Draconians, Orcs, Dwarves, Dark Elves and Myrodants.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Might & Magic III – HD Edition released online for Android, iOS, PC

Heroes of Might and Magic 3 HD Edition (Android, iOS, PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Heroes of Might & Magic series returns today in Ubisoft’s Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition for Android and iOS tables as well as Windows PC. The DotEmu-developed entry features updated graphics, seven campaign scenarios, 48 skirmish maps, and support for local multiplayer. The PC version also allows access to a map editor and a Steam lobby.

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Android, Apple Handheld, PC News