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Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live, 3rd Stage now available


Hatsune Miku's virtual performance in Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live has its 3rd Stage - the third piece of content - and is now available for purchase, or download for Season Pass holders. Exclusive to PlayStation VR, Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live is a VR experience like no other, letting players fully explore the world of a live concert performed by the world's most famous digital singer! The 3rd Stage is available a la carte for $14.99 or as part of the Season Pass which includes all 21 songs from the three Stages.

The 3rd Stage contains the following tracks:  

  • Raspberry * Monster  - by HoneyWorks
  • Amazing Dolce - by Hitoshizuku & Yama△
  • Sweet Devil - by Hachioji P
  • Erase or Zero - by Crystal P
  • Beginning Medley - Primary Colors - by OSTER project
  • Name of the Sin - by ryo (supercell)
  • and special encore performance of The First Sound - by malo

Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live is now available as a free download on PlayStation®Network, but players will need to purchase Stages in order to play any content. All three stages can now be purchased à la carte for $14.99 or as a season pass bundle for $39.99 (you're saving money with the bundle, just saying) in the Americas. European prices will be commensurate.

There's also a demo available for Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live, which contains a tutorial and one song (Weekender Girl by kz & Hachioji P) that will give you an exciting look at what it's like to watch the world's most popular digital diva perform in virtual reality. 

Check out the website here: http://miku.sega.com/vrfuturelive/


Valkyria: Revolution - New name, launch info update

Previously Known as "Valkyria: Azure Revolution, The Game Will Come to the West for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox One

Irvine, Calif - Dec. 13, 2016 - The Valkyria, the embodiment of death is returning to the battlefield in Valkyria Revolution and players will have to do - and sacrifice - whatever is necessary to seek out their vengeance. Previously reported as "Valkyria: Azure Revolution," the newly titled Valkyria Revolution will release in the west both physically and digitally for the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One™, and as a digital-only title for the PlayStation®Vita. Valkyria Revolution is also in a sense a revolution from the traditional Valkyria Chronicles universe, as it's set in an alternate timeline based on the European industrialization era and eschews the traditional turn-based strategy gameplay for a new hybrid of real-time combat and tactical strategy across battlefields. Valkyria Revolution will be available in Q2 of 2017.

All it takes is a single spark to start the inferno of war, and in the story of Valkyria Revolution, players will experience that firsthand. Five lifelong friends consumed by personal revenge plunge an entire continent into a terrible war, sacrificing the lives of countless innocents for a cause based on twisted half-truths and outright lies. This "Circle of Five" use their combined influence in their political and military positions to motivate their small, economically blockaded homeland to rise up and become a powerful resistance against its imperialist oppressors. Will the Circle of Five be remembered as heroic liberators, or will their selfish motives expose them as traitorous conspirators who sacrificed untold lives just to carry out a personal vendetta? Players will watch this history unfold in Valkyria Revolution and find out the truth behind the events...

Valkyria Revolution Features:

  • A Brush with Death - Turning the tide of battle in Valkyria Revolution is Brunhilde, one of the last of the ancient and powerful Valkyrur, magical beings with near limitless power. She's bound by oath to the enemy forces and players will have to figure out how to defeat her.
  • Prepare for LeGION - Valkyria Revolution has a brand new battle system that mixes real-time combat and tactical strategy. Players can take control of the battlefield using brazen combos or cunning tactics and finding a balance between them is the key to excelling in skirmishes.
  • The Ingenuity of War - Through adversity comes great engineering, and with a besieged homeland, players will have upgrade their existing weapons through branching customization paths.
  • A New Painterly Look - Valkyria Revolution has a refined look thanks to the new Gouache rendering engine, giving the graphics a unique canvas texture.
  • Classic Composer - Valkyria Revolution has a vibrant soundtrack brought to life by the incredibly talented composer Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Stella Glow)

Valkyria Revolution is not just a new chapter in the legendary Valkyria series, but a whole new entry with new characters, a new world, and new gameplay mechanics. The static, turn-based battlefield has become an action-oriented stage for devastating melee combos, lethal ranged attacks, and strategic shifts to turn the tide of battle, all while exploring the incredible history of the Circle of Five. Valkyria Revolution will be released on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox One in Q2. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB. For more information, please visit valkyria.sega.com


Styx: Shards of Darkness - Gameplay Trailer 2, press release


Styx: Shards of Darkness is Cyanide Studio's upcoming Stealth Adventure game arriving March 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Today, discover 3 minutes of brand new gameplay footage featuring a slew of Styx's new tools and abilities in three different locations - Wildoran the hunters' village, the secret Sanctuary of the Dark Elven city Korrangar, and Thoben, the city of thieves.

Styx's second adventure builds upon the foundations laid in the tower of Akenash, with more fluid movement and climbing abilities, a richer story told with cinematics including an enhanced bestiary, side-missions to complete, as well as new and improved sneaking and assassination skills.

The titular goblin's aerial abilities have been improved and expanded. Swing from ropes and attack from above with a slew of new tools such as the crossbow, with a range of different bolts such as the non-lethal poison bolt. The crossbow can be used not only to kill or disable enemies, but also to detach environmental objects crushing those below.

Cloning is one of Styx's signature abilities, and they've received a major upgrade. One of the new upgradeable abilities is the cocoon, which is a craftable item that you can throw to spawn your clone at a distance. Another new ability is called Rebirth, which teleports Styx to his clone's location, killing it in the process. It can be used in a number of ways - to travel to spots that are difficult to reach, or to get out of danger when things get dicey.

You will need to use all of Styx's tools and abilities to get to your goals. If you choose to specialize in crafting, Styx gets access to another craftable contraption, the Acid Trap, which dissolves enemy corpses after they step on them. This is particularly useful against enemies whose armor cannot be penetrated by Styx's dagger, and enemies whose body is too heavy to carry.


Chrono Trigger - two new fan albums

Piano? Hip hop? Yes (one of each)!


SEATTLE - December 9, 2016 - Materia Collective is thrilled to present Piano Collections: Chrono Trigger, a musical journey back in time to Squaresoft's classic SNES-era RPG, Chrono Trigger. Re-imagined on piano in the classical and jazz traditions by arranger and performer Trevor Alan Gomes, Piano Collections: Chrono Trigger is the first in a series of piano arrangement albums planned from game music label Materia Collective, with this debut installment's obvious nod to Square Enix's own Piano Collections albums. Piano Collections: Chrono Trigger is licensed and available wherever digital music is sold.

Featuring ten unique performances that span the timeline, listeners will enjoy dynamic performances that hit many fan-favorites including the determined main theme, "Chrono Trigger," the reflective and memorable "Yearning of the Wind," the brave and regal "Frog's Theme," the rambunctious "Jolly ol' Spekkio," the ominous "Magus Confronted," the moving ending theme, "To Far Away Times," and the warm and tender "Distant Promise."

The full Piano Collections: Chrono Trigger track list is as follows:

  1. Chrono Trigger
  2. Peaceful Days
  3. Yearning of the Wind
  4. Frog's Theme
  5. End of Time
  6. Jolly ol' Spekkio
  7. Magus Confronted
  8. Black Omen
  9. To Far Away Times
  10. Distant Promise

"Piano Collection: Chrono Trigger takes the same pristine, crafted quality of the Piano Collections: Final Fantasy albums to a beloved classic that had not yet been explored on the piano to such an extent," notes arranger and performer Trevor Alan Gomes. "The vibrance and creativity of Chrono Trigger translates to a piano album that is dynamic and versatile, with a fusion of classical, jazz, rock, Japanese pop and more, but in such a way that feels organic and essential. Each track has been carefully selected to create the most complete picture of the game possible in ten tracks."

Learn more on the official website: Materia Collective - Chrono Trigger: Piano Collections



Phoenix, Arizona - December 9, 2016 - Random Beats Music is thrilled to release Hero Muzik Vol. II by K-Murdock, a hip hop tribute to the lovable cast of characters from Squaresoft's legendary Super Nintendo RPG, Chrono Trigger. Over the course of 12 tracks, K-Murdock and friends give voice to all the key protagonists as well as other memorable characters including tracks dedicated to Spekkio, Lavos, and mysterious gurus, Belthasar and Gaspar. Hero Muzik Vol. II is available now from Bandcamp.

"This album was a true labor of love, taking over two years to complete," reflects K-Murdock. "Personally, this has been the most rewarding project I've ever produced and engineered given my childhood affinity for the game and its' memorable soundtrack. The underlying goal with Hero Muzik Vol. II was to showcase the breadth of amazing music and musicians featured."

Fans will appreciate hearing their favorite Chrono Trigger melodies slowed down, chopped up, and re-arranged, offering a new spin on Yasunori Mitsuda's most popular compositions. Hero Muzik Vol. II offers several instant classics, including a catchy ode to Lucca called "Big Brains" featuring Sammus, a touching narration from Magus and his younger self, Janus, as they describe the troubles of the Kingdom of Zeal from their unique perspectives and worry for the safety of their sister in "Schala & I," and a smooth closer featuring Richie Branson.

Hero Muzik Vol. II's track list is as follows:

  1. Chronos (Crono)
  2. Timeline (Marle)
  3. Big Brains (Lucca)
  4. Robo
  5. I Got A Form (Spekkio)
  6. A Change of Scenery (Frog)
  7. Focus Management (Magus)
  8. Arm's Length (Ayla)
  9. Schala & I (Schala and Zeal)
  10. Remember it All (Lavos)
  11. The Gurus of Meaning (Belthasar, The Guru of Reason)
  12. Bring Crono Back (Gaspar, the Guru of Time)

Hero Muzik Vol. II follows up the original Hero Muzik album, which was a tribute to Nobuo Uematsu's soundtrack to Final Fantasy VI. Hero Muzik Vol. II is released in collaboration with Random Beats Music, Mega Ran's music label aimed at showcasing some of the biggest names in nerd core and chip hop.


Vostok Inc. - First screens




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Vostok Inc. - Announcement trailer and press release

Twin stick shooter coming to PS4 and Vita in 2017


If you’re a fan of ‘80s cheese, this trailer will make your day :)

Published by BadLand Games, Vostok Inc. lets you play as a corrupt, narcissistic yuppie setting out to make as much money as humanly possible in this greed-driven twin-stick shooter without a conscience.

As the newly-appointed CEO of Vostok Inc., you have one goal: to become filthy, stinking rich. Piloting your very own ship, explore and exploit more than 40 planets across six different solar systems in your quest to earn ludicrous amounts of MOOLAH! Start by landing on any planet to begin colonization, build factories, and rake in the big bucks. Once the MOOLAH starts flowing, you’ll be able to upgrade your ship’s weapons and augmentations. Increase profits even further by finding and recruiting managers, consultants, and executives scattered throughout the galaxy.

Of course, Vostok Inc. wouldn’t be much of a shooter if there weren’t enemies to blast on the way to untold riches. You’ll encounter a variety of different alien races (each with their own agenda) with assets ready for “liquidation.” Each dead enemy, defeated boss, and vanquished environmental hazard drops loot, making every encounter a ripe business opportunity.

Need to take a break from all the mayhem? Kick back and enjoy one of Vostok Inc.’s retro-inspired 13 mini-games. Even the most (money hungry) hard-working CEOs deserve a rest!

DEVELOPER QUOTES

“Vostok Inc. started life as a game jam, but given how addicted the team all got to the prototype, we knew it was something we needed to turn into a full-blown game. I often find myself torn between wanting to play stuff while watching TV and having a proper sit down session with a game. Vostok Inc.’s blend of idle clicker metagame and twin-stick arcade action means I can play how I want and enjoy it as much in short bursts, like during a commercial break, as I can in long gaming sessions.” --Andreas Firnigl (Managing Director & Designer, Nosebleed Interactive)

“Working alongside Nosebleed Interactive is an absolute pleasure. Vostok Inc. is unlike anything else out there. We’re confident that the game will make quite an impression when it launches in 2017.” --Luis Quintáns (CEO, BadLand Games)

Vostok Inc. players will be able to use the same save file across multiple devices, seamlessly looting alien ships and managing moolah while relaxing on the couch, or using a handheld console during a bus ride to work.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Explore more than 40 planets over 6 solar systems.
  • Land on any planet to begin extracting resources.
  • Craft and upgrade an arsenal of 40+ diverse weapons and ship augmentations.
  • Collect loot from fallen enemies, bosses or environmental hazards.
  • Find and recruit managers, consultants, and executives scattered throughout the galaxy, and keep them happy to boost planetside production.
  • Play 13 minigames to unlock massive ship and weapon upgrades.
  • Enjoy an adaptive audio system, with music that constantly evolves as you play!
  • Use the same save game across a variety of devices.

PRICING & AVAILABILITY:

Vostok Inc. will launch in 2017 on Steam, PlayStation 4, PS Vita and Xbox One as digital and physical editions.* Pricing and exact launch date to be confirmed in 2017.

*Physical release details to be announced at a later date.


The Surge - gameplay trailer and press release


Deck 13's new hardcore action-RPG The Surge today unveils a few minutes of unedited gameplay, showing the visceral, uncompromising combat, the limb-cutting system, and a few of the brutal enemies prowling the dysfunctional CREO Complex.

While some of the earlier enemies encountered while exploring the complex - namely, your former fellow workers - have erratic behavior and may be defeated easily if you are not reckless, others are much more "combat-ready", and will hunt you down relentlessly.

Result of unspoken experiments, volatile prototypes built from secret nano-technology, or simply efficient death machines built for maintaining security in high-risk environments, these enemies leave no room for mistakes during combat. The slightest misstep, or moment of hesitation, will certainly mean death for you. However, these enemies wear some of the best equipment, weapons and implants you can claim for your own use. You'll have to decide if you wish to secure a victory, attacking their weak spots, or make your life a bit harder and aim for their armored parts, hoping to recover this precious equipment that will make you stronger, faster, tougher.

Balance the need for better equipment versus your own survival... but remember, you'll definitely need to power yourself up when you inevitably face the world's bosses, that will put your skill to the test!

Make the most of your exo-suit, armors, and almost limitless armament combinations to survive CREO when The Surge slices its way onto PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017.