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Corpse Party Launches October 25 for 3ds

Looking for a scary game to play before October is over? Well XSeed Games has announced that Corpse Party will be releasing for the 3DS October 25.

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Corpse Party for Nintendo 3DS will be released physically for the first time in English through a limited ‘Back to School Edition’ priced at $49.99, which will include high-quality miniature figurines of characters Naomi Nakashima and Seiko Shinohara, as well as a soundtrack CD containing nearly 80 minutes of music from the game not previously featured on the ‘Songs of the Dead’ compilation, including three tracks exclusive to this Nintendo 3DS version. In addition to the limited ‘Back to School Edition’ physical release, Corpse Party will also see a digital release on the North American Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS for $29.99. The title will also see a digital-only release on the European Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS for €29.99/£24.99, as well as in Australia for $49.95 AUD.

Here is a quick overview:


In the cult hit horror adventure Corpse Party, players take control of a group of Japanese high school students who inadvertently engage in a pagan ritual and find themselves inexplicably transported into a whole other space: an inescapable echo of a long-since demolished school building where a series of gruesome murders once took place. Remastered from the 2011 PSP (PlayStation®Portable) system release, the Nintendo 3DS rendition of Corpse Party will feature redrawn, high-resolution character sprites, newly arranged music tracks in binaural 3D audio, and 3D art stills, as well as four new Extra Chapters exclusive to this version that provide insight into lesser-shown characters and plot elements previously left unexplained.


Be sure to check out the screenshots below.

Exile’s End will Launch October 25 for PS4 and PSVita

XSeed Games has announced that the 2D side-scroller Exile’s End that is currently on Steam, will be launching on Playstation 4 and PSVita October 25 for $9.99. More information on the North American Wii U™ digital release, as well as European release details, will be provided at a later time.

Here is a quick overview of the game:


Exile’s End is a dark and futuristic 2D sidescroller offering adventure-style puzzles, tightly-controlled platforming, and dangerous extraterrestrials. The game was developed as an homage to early ’90s action-adventure PC games, drawing heavy gameplay inspiration from classics of the genre as well as thematic influence from ’80s sci-fi films and anime. Boasting uniquely stylized cutscenes, multiple endings, and an atmospheric soundtrack by Keiji Yamagishi of Ninja Gaiden and Tecmo Super Bowl fame, Exile’s End will have players investigate a massive, interconnected alien world and experience a story filled with ancient riddles and modern-day hubris. Backed by Japanese publisher Marvelous Inc. and originally released for Windows PC, Mac and Linux via Steam, Exile’s End is a collaboration between Tokyo-based indie game developer Matt Fielding and many talented local industry veterans, including art by staff from titles such as Secret of Mana, Mother 3 and more.

Be sure to check out the trailer below.


Review: Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity(PS4)

Touhou titles have been making a big appearance in 2016 with Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity is being the latest to be localized. Published by XSeed Games, and released on the Playstation 4, Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity takes a blend of an action swordplay JRPG’s of the Ys series, platformers, and combines them with the bullet hell shoot’em up genre that Touhou is  known for. Players will take on the role of the titular vampire Remilia Scarlet or her devoted maid, Sakuya Izayoi, as they explore a wide variety of environments and battle aggressive creatures.

Story

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Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity begins with the “Scarlet Devil” Remilia Scarlet, who, at 500 years old, is desperately searching for something new to end the monotony of immortality. After stumbling upon a newspaper article about a powerful and mysterious monster terrorizing the countryside, she rushes out to see if this could finally be the excitement for which she yearns. Unfortunately, not only is she unsuccessful in her search for the monster, but she returns to find her manor in ruins. It would seem the monster has come to her! With a renewed sense of determination (and a much-needed respite from her boredom), she vows to take revenge on this fiend and make it pay!

Visuals

Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity has the normal anime look with  hand drawn characters for the dialog sequences and looks wonderful with its 3D models for game play. When playing the, players will notice how magical girls look somewhat dated but the environments look beautiful with fantastic lighting effects from battle and background. Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity is a light show of different magical colors and and will have players watching with awe. maxresdefaultplay-doujin_07-24-15_001

 

 

 

Audio

Touhou games always have a superb soundtracks, and Scarlet Curiosity is no different. The music from Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity will have players drawn to the environments with its matching tone and mystical feel, but there will be a few times the music can sometimes be ill-fitting for the scene. Aside from that, I feel like the music selection stands strong for itself and will help attract players to the game. I would even recommend players listen to the soundtrack before playing the game.

Gameplay

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Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity has a Falcom-inspired action hack and slash feel to it, but with its own touch. Mixing the top down action JRPG’s elements with platforming, players will be going though each level attacking foes to grind their level up, solving puzzles to proceed the well crafted stages, and equipping items found along the way to build up your characters stats.

When first entering the game players will notice is there is no difficult setting to the game. This leaves the players not knowing what to expect. All players have to go off of is that you have projectile attacks and slashing attacks for each character, but these skills can be changed to even more powerful attacks as you level up. I found this to be one the well done aspects of the game and had me wanting to kill everything in sight. But, as I mentioned, there is no difficulty setting. Players will notice right off the bat, this game is not that hard and as you make your way further in the game it starts to get repetitive with the same enemies on every map. This is where the game lacks, it just needed more diverse enemies to fit each maps theme. But not all of the combat was  it makes up for it in its boss battle.

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Boss Battles felt like the game went up in difficulty, adding plenty of deaths just to have you try over again. This is where the game shines by having the boss attack’s bringing in the bullet hell genre to the game. You will find yourself dodging tons of projectiles, figuring out each bosses shoot patterns, and different ways to counter attacks. This is where players will find the more intense aspect of the game.

Verdict

Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity is a beautiful looking game with a fantastic soundtrack and a decent story, but the gameplay lacks in some areas. The boss battle were very enjoyable, and the puzzles were entertaining, but I would recommend this game to fans of the Touhou Projects, and maybe fans of the Ys style games, otherwise this game is developed purely by the fans, for the fans.

Fate/Extella The Umbral Star Recieves a Limited Edition Package, and New Trailer

XSEED Games/Marvelous USA Inc. has announced that Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star will receive a special Noble Phantasm Edition for Playstation 4 and PSVita on its release in early 2017.

This package will include a 7.5” by 6.3” hardcover art book featuring over 100 pages of high-quality artwork from Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star, a pack of sixteen collectible 3” by 5” cards depicting each of the game’s Servants, and a 24” by 17” cloth poster, all housed in a custom box.

Along with the announcement of the Noble Phantasm Edition, XSEED Games/Marvelous USA Inc has also released a new trailer and screenshots showcasing the action-pack gameplay players can look forward to in Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star.

Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star is planned for launch early 2017 for PS4 and PSVita systems. The Noble Phantasm Edition will retail at $69.99 for PS4 system and $59.99 for PSVita system, while the standard edition of the game will be available for $49.99 and $39.99.

Will you be picking up this title?

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Akiba’s Beat Receives a New English Trailer

XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today unveiled a brand new, full-length trailer for AKIBA’S BEAT, developer ACQUIRE’s highly-anticipated satirical JRPG headed to PS4™ and “PS Vita”. The trailer comes as a follow-up to seven character-specific videos recently released via the XSEED Games YouTube channel, and highlights the game’s Akihabara-centric narrative and gameplay while showcasing the game’s uniquely challenging party-based action battle system.