I still have my steel case edition of the Valkyria Chronicles HD Remaster on PlayStation 4 and ever since the PSP days this has been a series that is fond to me. For those who are unfamiliar with the franchise, I have three words for you “turn based shooter” but implore further investigation as to the strategic pleasure one can find in such a genre you may have never known existed.
As Valkyria Chronicles 4 heads to release this month, Atlus and SEGA have now revealed that the original Valkyria Chronicles alongside all of its DLC will also become available for Nintendo Switch this Fall. Leading up to these product launches, Atlus and SEGA have released a number of art assets, screenshots, and detailed just what we can expect in terms of key features for the two new releases.
Recently PlayStation Network had a massive sale on various titles including Rainbow Moon and I took this as an opportunity to check out a unique looking turn-based SRPG (strategy role playing game) which I normally might not have given a chance to. I selected hard mode and an adventurous start, which in this game means you literally embark on a new world with no items other than the most basic sword to begin with. The resulting hours of gameplay were fascinating and left me wondering why I haven’t heard more about this game before.
Blackguards 2 is the sequel to Blackguards, a turn-based strategy role playing game (loving referred to as SRPG by some of the sub-genre’s longest running fans). As you may recall, our Blackguards Review contained mostly praise for the game, which comes out of a studio that takes a lot of pride in their work, but we also noted many areas of improvement we wanted to see addressed. Daedalic Entertainment released Video Overview #1 for the upcoming sequel a couple of weeks ago opening the dialogue with gamers as to what is changed in the new title. Today we get the second edition of that which talks about the monsters found in the new game while showing off some gameplay as well. Developer diaries are often the best way to gain the vision behind a franchise or even an individual game mechanic. If you’re any amount of interested in SRPG games or Blackguards 2 itself, we highly recommend hearing what the team behind the series has to say about its latest incarnation.
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**UPDATE** The game has also been announced to have a release date in Europe and North America during 2014 at some point, most likely Early 2014.
The Strategy RPG from Tecmo Koei was detailed recently in anticipation for its expected release date of February 27, 2014 for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in Japan. TheVitaLounge reports that Siliconera and Famitsu have dropped the bomb on the world that players will finally be able to set more than three traps (a first for the series) and the names of the 3 ‘psychic’ mediums in the game “the magnificent Kaelia, Lilia of humiliation, andVerza of cruelty”. The game will feature a plot based off of a rescue plan for the ‘decendants of the saints‘.
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For those who are looking for a next-generation Strategy RPG experience on the PlayStation 4, Natural Doctrine will be released for PS4 as well as PS3, and PlayStation Vita this February by publisher Kadokawa Games. Fear not Japanese-speaking gamers, there is still hope that a North American and / or European release could be announced, though none has surfaced at this time.
However, If you are really hard pressed on the gameplay aspects of this single / multiplayer experience you can even import it. PlayAsia opened up their line for importing / exporting of the PlayStation Vita version today listing a February 22, 2014 release date and since Vita games are region-free this will be playable on your Vita no matter which region you live in. Check out the PlayAsia Listing Here and take a look at the Official Trailer in High Definition below.
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