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GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2 RELEASE DATE REVEALED
Check out the GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2 opening here:
REV 2 is the return of the gold standard of 2D fighting games – the gorgeous and technically sublime GUILTY GEAR Xrd. New characters join the fray in REV 2, with the inclusion of Baiken, a long-time fan favourite, and Answer, playable for the first time in GUILTY GEAR. It will also feature new moves, rebalanced cast, new stages and revamped online functionality.
Many -REVELATOR- epilogues are included in REV 2. ‘Subsequent stories’ for all characters except Sol will be available to upgrade to for free.
GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2 is the perfect fighting game for genre newcomers. Featuring the most comprehensive tutorial in any fighting game to date, in addition to the critically acclaimed Stylish Type control system, GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2 sets a new standard for fighting game accessibility.
GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2 will be available as a stand-alone physical release for PS4 and digitally for PS4, but it will also be available as a digital upgrade via PSN for Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- for both PS4 and PS3.
Check out the previously released GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2 reveal trailer:
GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2 is coming to PS4 and PS3 in Europe on May 26, 2017!
FINAL “MEET THE HEROES” VIDEO SHOWCASES COLORFUL CAST OF DRAGON QUEST HEROES II
Today’s release of the “Meet the Heroes” trailer rounds out the 15 playable characters that appear in the action-RPG, DRAGON QUEST HEROES™ II, which launches on April 25th. The latest entry in this video series features DRAGON QUEST® IV’s rogue trader and newcomer to the series, Torneko Taloon, and his array of unconventional weapons that plow through hordes of enemies. The video also showcases fan-favorites and returning heroes from DRAGON QUEST IV, Alena, the vivacious martial artist, and Kiryl, her steadfast defender.
The “Meet the Heroes, Part VII: Alena, Kiryl & Torneko” trailer is available to view on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-v9wssYHH6Y.
The entire “Meet the Heroes” video series is available on the official Dragon Quest YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/DQH2Hero), where fans can familiarize themselves with heroes both old and new:
Lazarel, Teresa & Healix – Watch dedicated military cadets and new characters Lazarel and Teresa, along with the helpful healing slimekick Healix, lead a band of powerful heroes on a quest to defeat evil and save the war-torn world.
Desdemona & Cesar – Meet the dashing axe-wielding envoy of the High King, Desdemona and the cool and powerful Prince of Dunisia, Cesar, who are both new and original characters in DRAGON QUEST HEROES II.
Maribel & Ruff – Maribel and Ruff, the young heroes from DRAGON QUEST VII, have been mysteriously transported to the world of DRAGON QUEST HEROES II and must fight to prove themselves as valuable additions to the party.
Carver & Terry – DRAGON QUEST VI’s Terry and Carver join the enemy’s side and unleash their devastating brawling power upon the heroes, raising questions around whose side they are actually fighting for.
Meena & Maya – While these sisters from DRAGON QUEST IV may look alike, the similarities end with their looks. With completely different tastes in weapons, spells and fashion, the siblings meet the heroes and reveal their powerful abilities in battle.
Jessica & Angelo – Meet two powerful heroes from DRAGON QUEST VIII, returning character Jessica and newcomer Angelo, as the two sling arrows, cast spells and toss sexy beams to take down hordes of monsters.
BARE YOUR FANGS WITH CODE VEIN
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe today announces CODE VEIN for release on major home consoles in 2018. Feast on the blood of enemies through a journey across a massive interconnected world to unlock its mysterious sanguine past in this gruelling action-RPG.
In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world, as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity’s past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the centre of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. This final stronghold is where the remaining few fight to survive, blessed with Gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity.
In this challenging action-RPG, CODE VEIN finds players assuming the role of a Revenant. After stumbling into Vein, players are tasked to embark into the world with a companion picked from the various residents of Vein to uncover lost memories and an exit out of this new demented reality. The world of CODE VEIN is dangerous, full of vicious enemies and monstrous bosses to put players’ combat skills to the test.
Revenants also have access to Blood Veils, devices capable of draining the blood of their enemies in order to enhance their own abilities. Exploiting these enhanced abilities known as Gifts, players can change their form to increase their strength, weaken enemies, and utilise new weapon abilities with overpowered attacks. Utilising the vast array of weaponry along with each character’s Gift, players can adapt and strategize to a variety of battle conditions that suit their play styles.
KOEI TECMO AMERICA INTRODUCES NEW COMBAT ELEMENTS FOR SAMURAI WARRIORS: SPIRIT OF SANADA
KOEI TECMO America revealed today exciting details on new battle features, playable characters, and other new gameplay additions available in the upcoming action title set in Sengoku Era Japan, SAMURAI WARRIORS: Spirit of Sanada. An action-packed trailer was released today to showcase the game’s latest take on the Warriors series’ signature combat system, and a freshly baked batch of screenshots introduce the newly playable character Sasuke – a young man trained in the ways of the ninja by Hattori Hanzō who, despite detesting Samurai, becomes close to Yukimura and the Sanada Clan. SAMURAI WARRIORS: Spirit of Sanada is scheduled to release on May 23, 2017 for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and digitally on Windows PC via Steam.
SAMURAI WARRIORS: Spirit of Sanada features the time-tested “one versus thousands” gameplay style of the Warriors series with a plenitude of new additions. For example, combat will now occur over a longer period of time across multiple battlefields with the inclusion of Multi-Stage Battles. Through these intense conflicts, players will be able to experience historical events like never before and witness situations develop first hand. On Secondary Battlefields, players will be able to engage in battles where the Sanada family did not play a major role, and earn extra experience and items for participating while witnessing key historical events from another perspective.
Outside of combat, players can enjoy a variety of activities in the Castle Town, such as gathering information, interacting with townspeople and completing Feats – tests of combat that reward players with coins. When six coins are accumulated, these Sanada Six Coins can be used on the battlefield to trigger Stratagems – special strategies which will alter the flow of battle. The effect of a Stratagem will differ each time it is used, allowing for unique opportunities to change the tide of battle, and these strategies can be further enhanced by utilizing the newly implemented passage of time features to one’s advantage. During the day, Officers will appear on the battlefield more frequently and players will be able to see the entire map and enemy locations, whereas at night enemy placements will not be visible and Ninjas will appear to stealthily attack their opponents.
SAMURAI WARRIORS: Spirit of Sanada weaves the tale of the Sanada Clan through its fascinating characters as it follows the footsteps of fan-favorite SAMURAI WARRIORS figure Yukimura Sanada. As players journey from boyhood and rise to the title of “The Crimson Demon of War,” they gain a deeper perspective on Yukimura’s motives, struggles, and upbringing. Although his honesty and devotion to the Sanada Clan initially cause him to question the schemes of his father, Masayuki, Yukimura’s training and travels teach him his father’s true intentions, eventually allowing him to discover his own reasons for fighting as he masters the ways of the spear. When his father and brother join opposing factions, Yukimura must make a difficult decision – and determine his own destiny.
Historical RPG ‘Expeditions: Viking’ Goes Gold, Price Announced
Logic Artists is pleased to confirm that its much-anticipated release of Expeditions: Viking is on schedule for April 27, 2017. The studio announced this morning that the Gold Version milestone has been reached. To celebrate, Logic Artists is running a Free Weekend on Steam for its first title in the Expeditions Series – Expeditions: Conquistador on April 21 at 10 a.m. PDT.
Watch the teaser trailer on YouTube:
With the game now out in the hands of the media for review access, the path is set and Expeditions: Viking will be available for purchase in stores and online next week. Logic Artists Producer Ali Emek says, “After two years of development, we are on track toward our studio’s best release so far.
Expeditions: Viking is now feature complete and we’ll be spending the last month of development tightening the screws and polishing the release build, improving on our performance capabilities, and (with the assistance of a large community of closed beta testers) squashing the remaining bugs.”
Creative Director Jonas Waever adds, “It’s been a real journey, and with the positive feedback from our recent trip to PAX East and from our closed beta, we’re excited to get Expeditions: Viking into our players’ hands. And to celebrate the coming release of our second game in the Expeditions Series we’re giving players a free weekend with Expeditions: Conquistador to get ready for Viking.”
Expeditions: Viking releases April 27, 2017 and will cost 29.99 USD/29.99 EUR/24.99 GBP/499 RUB
The Deluxe Edition includes a digital artbook, the original soundtrack by award-winning composer Knut Avenstroup Haugen (Age of Conan, Lords of the Fallen), and the Blood-Ice DLC. The Deluxe Edition will cost 34.99 USD/34.99 EUR/28.99 GBP/650 RUB
More information about the game can be found on the game’s Steam page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/445190/
Reference Research for American Truck Simulator
SCS Software brings short authentic video report from a new game DLC under development.
We’re trying to discover even the smallest details about the new areas we’re working on. We don’t hesitate to go down the roads less traveled. Our researchers are digging hard, maybe too hard and too deep this time!?
Video report link
On the heels of this initial teaser, our blog and other social media will now start bringing our fans more information about the new state we are building for the game.
American Truck Simulator official page
That’s all for today!