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

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness launch copy extras announced

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The next entry in the Disgaea series is getting the first run premium treatment with a host of extras set to ship with pre-order and launch copies of Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. Set to hit store shelves on October 8, the PS3-exclusive strategy-RPG will include three bonuses for early buyers: a two-disc sountrack, a graphic print, and a costume DLC pack for the three main characters (Laharl, Etna, and Flonne). The costume pack is actually a freebie for everyone, and will be available to download at no cost for the first 30 days from launch. Some new screens were also released, so check them out below.

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PlayStation 3 News

Two new downloadable pre-order extras announced for Space Hulk

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Full Control has announced some new pre-order bonuses for their upcoming Warhammer 40,000-based strategy title Space Hulk. The download-only release is set to launch on Steam next month, and gamers who pre-order ahead of time will receive two exclusive DLC items: a personal banner for multiplayer and a Genestealer skin for single player.

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DLC, PC News

NIS releases new screenshots from Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness

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The Prinnies have returned from the screenshot mines with eight new shots from Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. Just in time for the weekend.

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PlayStation 3 News

New Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness trailer released

NIS has released a new trailer for the next release in the Disgaea series, Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. The two-minute video (re)introduces the cast and covers many of the gameplay mechanics, including mounted skills and geo elements, with footage from the Japanese version.

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PlayStation 3 News

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness coming this October

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Disgaea, NIS’ long-running strategy-RPG series, will be returning this fall when Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness launches on October 8 for PS3. A Brighter Darkness will be celebrating 20 years of NIS and 10 years of Disgaea by bringing back Etna, Flonne, and Laharl from the first game in a new storyline about a disgruntled and disrespected Overlord. The Item World, Master/Pupil System, and the Geo elements will be returning, as well as a revamped character-creation system.

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PlayStation 3 News

Buy Fire Emblem, Shin Megami Tensei IV, receive $30 in eShop credit

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Atlus and Nintendo are teaming up to give owners of Fire Emblem Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV a special bonus: $30 in eShop credit. The only things owners need to do after purchasing both titles is register them at Club Nintendo and fill out a short web survey before August 31. The credit can be spent on anything, from DLC to full games. The promo kicks off when SMTIV launches on July 16, and both physical and digital copies are eligible for the credit.

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(PC Review) Fallen Enchantress – Legendary Heroes

(PC Review) Fallen Enchantress – Legendary Heroes

“… a good game that is a patch away from being a great one.”

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PC Reviews

Might & Magic Heroes VI Shades of Darkness now on UPlay, Steam

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The new standalone expansion for Might & Magic Heroes VI, Shades of Darkness, has launched for PC. The download-only release is available on Ubisoft’s UPlay store and Steam. Shades of Darkness brings back Raelag, introduced in Heroes V, and the Dungeon faction. The two included campaigns, set centuries after Heroes VI, follow The Dark Elves and the Necromancers. Raelag must unify the Dark Elves before they descend into civil war, and the vampire Vein needs to find a cure for the Necromancers’ queen before she dies from a magical disease. A new portal has launched online to coincide with the release, offering additional insight into the history, mythology, and characters of the universe.

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DLC, PC News

Slitherine gets Warhammer 40,000 license, title in development

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Games Workshop has signed a deal with strategy game developer and publisher Slitherine for a new title set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. No details were revealed as to the features, however, JD McNeil from Slitherine did state that it will be turn based, and the announcement also noted that Slitherine have already begun development “on multiple platforms.”

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Slitherine’s Legion now bringing civilization to iOS barbarians

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Salvete, fellow Romans! Today, the legions march forth from beautiful Italia to subdue the savages that tear at our borders … from our iPads. (To handheld glory!) So yes, Slitherine’s turn-based strategy game Legion has launched for iOS. Originally released for Windows by Strategy First, the newest version includes all 100-plus nations, seven campaigns, units, resources, and difficulty levels from the PC original.

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