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

Sega bringing Valkyria Revolution over for PS4, Xbox One

The Valkyria series is continuing stateside next year with the release of Valkyria Revolution for PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One. Released in Japan as Valkyria: Azure Revolution, North American players will be able to purchase the game digitally and physically for PS4 and Xbox One as well as digitally for PS Vita. Neither strictly a sequel or a spin-off, Revolution is set in an alternate timeline from the main series, now based on Europe’s industrial revolution rather than WWII, and replaces the turn-based combat system with a hybrid setup. Combat is in real time, but players will also engage in tactical strategy across multiple battlefields. The story follows five vengeful friends, the Circle of Five, who use their influence to push an isolated nation to fight against imperialist neighbors. As the game plays out, the group will come to be viewed as brave liberators or traitorous murderers. One of the remaining Valkyrur, Brunhilde, is a wild card in the struggle.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox One News

Disgaea 2 PC launching January for OS X, Steam OS, Windows PC

NIS is set to expand their PC footprint next year with Disgaea 2 PC. The port is being described as the definitive version and will include content from both the PS2 version, Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, and the later, expanded PSP version, Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days. Additionally, three characters previously exclusive to the Japanese version of Cursed Memories will make their North American debut: Dark Eclair, Gig, and Miabel. And as a bonus for those who own Disgaea PC, four characters from the sequel—Adell, Rozalin, Zetta, and Pleinair—have been added today in a new patch.

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PC News

Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon – Da Orks out for iOS, PC

Slitherine has released a new campaign set during the Second War for Armageddon. Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon – Da Orks tackles the war from the perspective of the Orks in a standalone three-act campaign. The game features a revamped interface as well as a new tutorial and skirmish mode. The tutorial is a mini-story in itself that follows the battles of the warlord Ghazghkull Thraka. Players can also utilize cross-platform play via PBEM.

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Apple Handheld, PC News

GOG kicks off its 2016 Summer Sale with events, free games, more

GOG.com has officially begun its 2016 Summer Sale. Slated to run for two weeks, the promo will feature over 1,000 deals along with activities and an XP system that awards points for use towards free games. New deals will be added every 24 hours. To kick things off, the service is giving away a free copy of System Shock 2 through their GOG Galaxy client for the first 48 hours. The recently updated Homeworld Remastered Collection is also on sale for 50% off. For those wanting to see some of the games in action, GOG staff will be streaming Stardew Valley and Grim Fandango Remastered tomorrow on their Twitch channel. As a bonus, anyone who tunes in will receive an XP boost.

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PC News

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

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

Turn-based strategy title Battle Worlds: Kronos out for PS4, Xbox One

Nordic Games has released Battle Worlds: Kronos on PSN for PS4 and on Live for Xbox One. The turn-based strategy game is said to be inspired by Battle Isle, with players battling for control of a planet on hexagonal-segmented battlefields. Two sides square off over three campaigns, estimated to last over 60 hours, with 50-plus unit types, from infantry to aircraft, for the succession of the next emperor. The console version also include the downloadable campaign Trains.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One 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