Koei Tecmo announced today the upcoming digital-only North American release of Atelier Escha and Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky for the PlayStation Vita on January 19th. Atelier Escha and Logy Plus is the second standalone installment in developer GUST’s latest Atelier trilogy: the trilogy of Dusk.
The PlayStation Vita version of Atelier Escha and Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky comes with new content, including brand new event scenes inspired by the Escha and Logy anime, which released in Japan in celebration of developer GUST’s 20th anniversary. Additionally, Atelier Escha and Logy Plus includes all DLC from the PlayStation 3 version, a new playable character, new costumes, and a series of new and more challenging missions and ‘boss’ enemies. GUST has also incorporated Vita-specific features into Atelier Escha and Logy Plus alongside minor balancing fixes.
Wargaming today announced the free-to-play multiplayer game World of Tanks on PlayStation 4 will offer a three-day Open Beta, running December 4–6. The Open Beta coincides with the PlayStation Experience weekend, taking place December 5 and 6 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.
Exclusive in-game items await those taking part in the three day Beta event. All players who login during the Beta period will receive a PlayStation 20th anniversary exclusive M22 Locust US light tank, adorned in a tribute PlayStation grey color scheme honoring the original PlayStation along with a special emblem. Pre-Release bundles will become available in the PlayStation Store which include a free T1E6-PS US Premium light tank with exclusive camouflage and four Founder’s Packs with special Premium tanks available for a limited time.
Jonathan Blow and his team at Thekla have released a brand new video for their upcoming open-world puzzle game, The Witness, giving viewers a bird’s eye view of the mysterious island. The Witness is coming to the PlayStation 4 and PC on January 26th.
XSEED Games today announced that both new entries in the third-person action series, Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space for the PlayStation Vita and Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair for the PlayStation 4, have gone gold and will be available for retail and digital purchase on December 8th.
acttil today announced the new PlayStation Vita title, Ray Gigant for the North American market. Originally released by Bandai Namco in Japan and developed by Experience, this dungeon crawler RPG will be available exclusively for digital download from the PlayStation Store this coming Spring.
GungHo Online Entertainment America is partnering with Atlus U.S.A. in a North American retail distribution deal for the episodic stealth action game République for the PlayStation 4. Previously available on PC, PS4 players will be able to experience the entire season – including the fifth and final episode, Terminus – in one complete package when it releases early 2016 on the PlayStation Store and in participating retail stores for $24.99 USD / $34.99 CDN.
Electronic Arts, in partnership with Twitch and the NFL, is inviting fans to participate in the EA Sports Madden NFL Live Challenge for their chance to prove their mastery over the competition and potentially win big prizes. Starting today, anyone in North America who participates in the new Draft Champions Ranked mode in Madden NFL 16 will be automatically entered for a chance to compete in the next round in their effort to take home the title. Everyone will have a chance to play, as a worldwide free trial of the full game of Madden NFL 16, including Draft Champions Ranked, will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 20th – 23rd.
Throughout November and December players are encouraged to climb the Draft Champions Ranked leaderboards, and the top 64 players on Xbox One and the top 64 on PS4 will be invited to compete in the next round. Throughout January these competitors will continue to battle, culminating in the top four heading to San Francisco Super Bowl week for the finals, with the championship game taking place at the Madden Bowl venue immediately before the NFL players’ tournament. The tourney winner will take home $20,000, and the remaining prize money will be split among the other finalists.
Visit http://www.maddenchallenge.com/rules for complete rules.
Ubisoft today announced that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is now available for PC at both retail and for digital download.
Telltale Games shares the trailer and release date for ‘The Last Place You Look,’ the third of five episodes in Minecraft: Story Mode: A Telltale Games Series.
The episode will be available digitally starting November 24th on PC from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, on the PlayStation Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The episode will also be available the same day for season pass disc owners via online update.
In Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, launching for the Wii U on November 20th, up to four players of all skill levels will be able to volley, slice and lob with some of Nintendo’s classic characters using some outrageous powered-up moves. Jump high into the air and send the ball screaming down the court with the new Jump Shot, grab a Mega Mushroom to gain a huge advantage over opponents in Mega Battle (a mode new to the series) or use Chance Areas to execute an Ultra Smash, a devastating volley that can be difficult to return. You can even take your skills online and partner up with one of many compatible amiibo in online doubles matches.