Archive for December 2nd, 2013

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS) – Artwork & Screenshots

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Source: AllGamesBeta

Europe – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WU) – Box Art & Possible 4th Playable Character

It appears that Cranky Kong may possibly become a playable character in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii U, as he is included on the updated European box art for the game as seen on AllGamesBeta & Amazon Italy.

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Source: AllGamesBeta & Amazon Italy (Google Translated)

Rumor – Desert Strike Sequel In the Works?

Electronic Arts has filed a trademark for something Desert Strike-related according to the screen capture below from AllGamesBeta. Could EA be developing a true sequel to the 1992 Shoot’em Up? Or will it perhaps be another pseudo-related title in their Strike series (which had its last entry in 1997′s Nuclear Strike)?

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Source: AllGamesBeta

Persona 4: Dancing All Night (PSV) – Artwork & Screenshots

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Source: AllGamesBeta

Natural Doctrine (PS3, PS4, & PSV) – Artwork & Screenshots

Source: AllGamesBeta

Batman: Arkham Origins (Multi) – Initiation DLC – Artwork, Concept Art, Trailer, & Press Release

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Tomorrow, Dec. 3, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be releasing the Initiation Challenge Map Add-On for Batman™: Arkham Origins on the PlayStation®Network, Xbox LIVE online entertainment network from Microsoft, Steam and Nintendo eShop for £5.49.  The Initiation Add-On focuses on Bruce Wayne before he donned his cowl, and introduces a new challenge campaign with four unique challenge maps and two original skins –  Initiation Bruce Wayne and Vigilante Bruce Wayne.  Players who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass and are connected to the Internet will have instant access to the content.

Set high in the Paektu-San Mountains of North Korea, the Initiation Add-On follows a young Bruce Wayne as he faces his ultimate test.  Players will embark upon a series of challenge maps that test their martial arts training across exotic locales, including a bamboo forest and a mountain top monastery. Fans will face fresh enemies along with an epic final test to prove their worthiness to Bruce’s greatest and most pitiless teacher, Kirigi.

Source: GamesPress (1, 2, & 3) & WB Games

FIFA 14 (PS4 & XO) – Pro Instincts Producer Series Video

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Source: EA Sports FIFA

Total War: Rome II (PC, LIN, & STM) – Caesar in Gaul DLC – Artwork, Screenshots, & Press Release

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Caesar in Gaul is the first campaign expansion for ROME II, and brings Caesar’s Gallic war to life in thrilling detail. Offering a tighter scope in terms of time and geography than ROME II, the Caesar in Gaul campaign map offers an expanded, more detailed vision of Gaul and the south coast of Britannia.

Players can choose from four playable factions in this conflict: the Gallic Arverni, the Germanic Suebi, the Belgic Nervii and Rome; in a campaign inspired by Caesar’s Commentarii de bello Gallico (Commentaries on the Gallic war).

“We’ve released a number of DLC packs and free content updates for ROME II, but this is our most substantial so far”, said Mike Simpson, Creative Director of the Total War series. “We’ve always planned to focus more closely on some of the key conflicts of the ancient world, and Caesar’s war in Gaul is the ideal place to start.
“We’ve also improved the game considerably since launch, and that process continues as we move onto substantial feature and gameplay improvements”.
Further information can be found here: http://download-store.sega.com/eshop/total-war/rome-2-3418.html

Caesar in Gaul will be available to purchase and download on December 12th 2013 for $14.99/£9.99/€14.99.

Caesar in Gaul brings a number of new features to ROME II:

New campaign map: The expanded map of Gaul and southern Britannia brings 18 provinces to conquer, fully detailed with resources, settlements, capitals, and new environmental effects.
Greater focus on characters: Play through the campaign with faction-leading avatars such as Caesar and Vercingetorix.
24 turns per year & seasons: A shorter campaign timespan (58-51BC) means each in-game year is split into more turns. As the calendar changes, so do the seasons, bringing seasonal gameplay effects and stunning visual alterations.
New mid-game challenge mechanics: Caesar in Gaul replaces ROME II’s civil war with different, conflict-appropriate mechanics. As barbarian players progress, they’ll begin to feel the mailed fist of Rome as heavy intervention forces are sent to Gaul. Likewise, Roman players will see the tribes rebelling and forming alliances.
Compact, focused multiplayer campaign: With a tighter geographic scope and faction-roster, 2-player campaigns are more focused and less time-consuming than the full ROME II campaign.
New historical battle: Surrounded and outnumbered, take on the role of Caesar as he fights the last desperate, decisive engagement of the Gallic War: the battle of Alesia.
New Total War: ROME II playable factions: Alongside the factions playable in Caesar in Gaul, several playable factions are also unlocked in the full ROME II campaign: the Nervii, the Boii and the Galatians.
New units: A raft of new battlefield units is unlocked for the Boii, the Galatians, the Nervii and the Gallic tribes, plus new auxiliary and mercenary units.

Source: GamesPress (1, 2, & 3)

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (360 & PS3) – Artwork, Screenshots, & Press Release

Paris, FRANCE – December 2nd, 2013 – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced their upcoming title for the Ultimate Ninja STORM Series: NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM REVOLUTION! This new game will be available in 2014 for Playstation®3 computer entertainment system and for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft. This new opus created by CyberConnect2, the masters of the Anime-fighting genre, will contain tons of new techniques, a never-before-seen number of playable characters and a new character designed by NARUTO’s author: Masashi Kishimoto!

With this new game, the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM series is reaching a new threshold of playability and perfection: astonishing animation and visual effects, dynamic ninja-fighting battles and tons of characters! Thanks to the new gameplay mechanics, players will perform shattering Combination Ultimate Jutsu attacks and combine powers to create un-equalled techniques! Topping all those amazing features and enhancements, gamers will enjoy a roster of 100 playable characters!

We’re excited to continue in the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM tradition, and bring a new game with such a rich and renewed content to fulfil all of our fans’ expectations!” said Mathieu Piau, EMEA Marketing Director for NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe, “Boasting an unprecedented number of characters, plus a Kishimoto-sensei exclusive, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM REVOLUTION will have a lot on offer for fans of the NARUTO series!”

For more information regarding NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM REVOLUTION, the  NARUTO video game series and NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. please visit: www.NamcoBandaiGames.eu and www.facebook.com/NarutoGames.

Source: GamesPress (1, 2, & 3)

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U (WU) – Daily Screenshot For December 2nd, 2013

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In today’s screenshot for Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, we see Mega Man and the Animal Crossing Villager fighting it out. The Villager is using his Turnip ability, which could be similar to Peach’s Vegetable move from previous games.

Sakurai-san wrote the following regarding today’s screenshot:

Pic of the day. Turnips are used in the Villager’s up-air and down-air attacks. Perhaps because the turnip prices fluctuate depending on the day’s market, the number of turnips that appear changes …

Source: Smash Bros. Official Site & Smash Bros. Director’s Room Miiverse