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

Ryu, Akira, and more return in Project X Zone 2 launch trailer

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Bandai Namco has released the launch trailer for Project X Zone 2. The 3DS-exclusive tactical role-playing game features characters from numerous titles across properties from Bandai Namco, Capcom, and Sega. Characters from .hack//, Megaman X, Strider, Tekken, Tales of Vesperia, Virtua Fighter, and more all make an appearance, teaming up to once again save the world.

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3DS

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered coming digitally, physically to PS4

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Sega is following up their PC re-release of the PS3 tactical role-playing game Valkyria Chronicles with a new Remastered version for PS4. Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is set to launch digitally and physically this spring for $29.99, and as a bonus for early buyers, first-run and pre-order copies will come with a Squad 7 Armored Case that features the main characters. In addition to the main campaign, which tasks players with leading Gallia’s Squad 7 against the invading forces of the Empire, the game will also include all downloadable content. The DLC will add Hard EX Mode, Challenge of the Edy Detachment, and missions for Edy and Selvaria. The game will also feature support for 1080p at 60fps, dual audio tracks, and trophies.

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PlayStation 4 News

Project X Zone 2 dated for Feb. 16, new characters, screens released

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Bandai Namco has announced that Project X Zone 2 will be launching on February 16. Alongside the release date, several characters were also revealed. Joining the roster of the crossover turn-based strategy game are June Milliam from Star Gladiator and Captain Commando, courtesy of Capcom; Leanne, Vashyron, and Zephyr from Resonance of Fate and the one and only Segata Sanshiro, courtesy of Sega; and Heihachi Mishima from Tekken. New screenshots for the latest additions can be found below.

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3DS

GOG, Games Workshop bring three Warhammer titles to service

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The Emperor is pleased! GOG.com has inked a deal with Games Workshop to add Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 titles to their library. Three titles are making their ‘good old’ debut today: Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate, and Warhammer 40,000 Epic: Final Liberation. Shadow of the Horned Rat ($5.99) is the oldest of the bunch, a tactical strategy game with perma-death, while Chaos Gate ($9.99) is a turn-based strategy title with light customization elements and Final Liberation ($5.99) is another turn-based title. All three have been updated to run on modern systems and include their original soundtracks.

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PC News

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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