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Friday, January 20, 2017

New Games: MOTO RACER 4, YAKUZA 0, GRAVITY RUSH 2 and More

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The new video games released on the week of 16-22 January, 2017 include the racing game "Moto Racer 4", the action games "Yakuza 0", "Gravity Rush 2" and "Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star", the strategy game "Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach", and the adventure games "2064: Read Only Memories" and "The Flames in the Flood: Complete Edition".

Find out more about all the new video game releases after the jump.





MOTO RACER 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

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Product Description: Finally! High-octane arcade racing is back in action. Master two racing styles: the all-out speed and aggression of road bike racing combined with the stunt-fueled trickery of dirt bike action. Stricly zero boring "simulation elements", oh no! This is 100% about speed, fun and raw challenge and energy. If you have fond memories of no frills arcade racing, then Moto Racer 4 will deliver the hit of adrenaline you've been craving!

Purchasing Links: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Artefacts Studios

Developer: Microids

Rating: E for Everyone

Game Features:
  • Experience the game in standard and with two levels of VR
  • 100+ motocross and asphalt challenges combining extreme speed and freestyle
  • Use your best driving skills (slipstreaming, drifting, landing, balancing, swerving...)
  • 10 charismatic pilots with their own personalities and racing styles
  • 18 spectacular races in 3 gorgeous open environments

System Requirements (PC):

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E6550 at 2.33GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Video card must be 1 GB or more and should be a DirectX 11 - compatible
  • Storage: 12 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection






YAKUZA 0 (PlayStation 4)

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Product Description: The glitz, glamour, and unbridled decadence of the 80s are back in Yakuza 0. Fight like hell through Tokyo and Osaka with protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and series regular Goro Majima. Play as Kazuma Kiryu and discover how he finds himself in a world of trouble when a simple debt collection goes wrong and his mark winds up murdered. Then, step into the silver-toed shoes of Goro Majima and explore his “normal” life as the proprietor of a cabaret club. Switch between three different fighting styles instantaneously and beat up all manner of goons, thugs, hoodlums, and lowlifes. Take combat up a notch by using environmental objects such as bicycles, sign posts, and car doors for bone-crunching combos and savage take-downs. Fighting is not the only way to kill time in 1988’s Japan: from discos and hostess clubs to classic SEGA arcades, there are tons of distractions to pursue in the richly detailed, neon-lit world.

Purchasing Links: PlayStation 4

Genre: Action

Publisher: SEGA

Developer: SEGA

Rating: M for Mature (Blood, Intense Violence, Sexual Content, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol)

Game Features:
  • A Hard Boiled Crime Drama: The story follows Kazuma Kiryu as a junior yakuza member who finds himself in a world of trouble when a simple debt collection goes wrong and his mark winds up murdered.
  • Fight Like Hell: Kiryu and Majima can each switch between three brutal hand-to-hand combat styles on the fly to create the most fluid beatdowns ever experienced in a Yakuza game.
  • Kiryu and Majima will find themselves interacting with many of the colorful denizens of Tokyo and Osaka in some of the most absurdly comedic and heartwarming tales from the red light district.
  • Languages: Enjoy the original Japanese voices and new English text.






GRAVITY RUSH 2 (PlayStation 4)

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Product Description: Another mind-bending adventure awaits gravity queen Kat as a new danger emerges to threaten the fabric of the universe itself. Still searching for clues behind the mystery of her origin, and with the powerful Raven at her side, Kat must master three unique gravity attack styles as she takes on enemies and massive bosses.

Manipulate gravity and soar the skies in an open world. Another mind-bending adventure awaits gravity queen Kat as a new danger emerges to threaten the fabric of the universe itself. Still searching for clues behind the mystery of her origin, and with the powerful Raven at her side, Kat must master three unique gravity attack styles as she takes on enemies and massive bosses.

Purchasing Links: PlayStation 4

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America

Developer: SCE Japan Studio

Rating: T for Teen (Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, Blood, Partial Nudity, Use of Alcohol

Game Features:
  • Brand new story with more story missions than ever, in a richly detailed open world 2.5 times larger than before
  • Manipulate gravity and soar through the skies at the touch of a button with the DUALSHOCK 4 motion sensors
  • Seamlessly switch between three gravity attack modes to string together devastating attack combos
  • Perform powerful new tag-team attacks with the AI-controlled Raven
  • Unique visuals blending Japanese and French comic book styles to create stunning characters and environments






2064: READ ONLY MEMORIES (PC, PlayStation 4)

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Product Description: Neo-San Francisco, 2064 AD. Your life as a struggling journalist is interrupted by the world’s first sapient machine, a ROM (Relationship and Organizational Manager) named Turing. Together, you and the quirky robot will encounter a colorful cast of locals and overcome challenges as you uncover the city’s secrets behind the overlapping futures of technology and humanity. 2064: Read Only Memories is a new cyberpunk adventure that will take you on a journey of puzzle-solving and exploring as you investigate the mysterious world and characters of Neo-San Francisco.

Inspired by classics like Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father and Snatcher, 2064: Read Only Memories is a retrofuturistic take on the point-and-click adventure genre that features a rich mature narrative and unique gameplay challenges hidden within the beautiful interactive pixel scenes. The deeper you delve into the life of your missing friend, the further you get entangled into this tale about the dark side of technology.

Purchasing Links: PC (Steam), PlayStation 4

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: MidBoss, LLC.

Developer: MidBoss, LLC.

Rating: T for Teen (Violence, Drug Reference, Blood, Mild Language, Use of Alcohol)

Game Features:
  • Dynamic narrative defined by player choices, with over 10 hours of dialogue, exploration, and gameplay challenges with multiple solutions.
  • Voice acting from a unique and diverse professional cast of talent, including Austin Creed (aka WWE Superstar Xavier Woods), Todd Bridges, Melissa Hutchinson, Jim Sterling, voices from Telltale’s “The Walking Dead”, and many more!
  • New and revamped puzzles, an even deeper story and new expressive animations for the lively citizens of Neo-SF.
  • “Endless Christmas”, an extended epilogue giving you the opportunity to hang out with your favorite Neo-SF locals!
  • Even more Hassy than ever before!

System Requirements (PC):

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz with SSE2 instruction support
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Direct X or Open GL 2.0 compatible card
  • Storage: 200 MB
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: one that goes boop and beep

Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7






FATE/EXTELLA: THE UMBRAL STAR (PlayStation 4, PS Vita)

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Product Description: xperience lightning-fast battlefield action across an epic story! In the digital realm of SE.RA.PH, the Holy Grail War is over, but the land’s new ruler faces challenges and threats from all sides. Those Servants who survived the war now find themselves drawing up tense and unlikely alliances, preparing for a conflict that may tear SE.RA.PH apart...or destroy it entirely.

Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star brings together renowned scenario writer Nasu Kinoko, original creator Takashi Takeuchi & character designer Aruko Wada, a TYPE-MOON original music soundtrack, and accompanying Japanese-language voice acting provided by the likes of Sakura Tange, Mamiko Noto, Ayako Kawasumi, Rumi Okubo, Maaya Sakamoto and many, many more. Characters from Fate/stay night, Fate/Apocrypha and Fate/Grand Order appear, each with their own skill set and play style, ready to engage in frantic, powerful combat, deploy breathtaking 'Noble Phantasm' attacks, and welcome both newcomers and returning fans.

Purchasing Links: 'Noble Phantasm' Edition - PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita

Genre: Action

Publisher: Xseed Games

Developer: Marvelous Entertainment

Rating: T for Teen (Alcohol Reference, Fantasy Violence, Language, Partial Nudity, Suggestive Themes)

Game Features:
  • Noble Phantasm Edition contains a hardcover art book with over 100 pages of artwork from the game, sixteen collectible cards, and cloth poster, all housed in a custom box
  • A Variety of Fate Universes Collide - Not just Fate/EXTRA Servants, but characters from Fate/stay night, Fate/Apocrypha, Fate/Grand Order and other Fate continuities make their appearances here
  • Brand-New Story from Acclaimed Series Author, Nasu Kinoko - As original creator of Fate/stay night and scenario writer of Fate/EXTRA, Nasu Kinoko has created a completely new scenario for Fate/EXTELLA
  • Large Story Told from Different Perspectives - The story is told from the independent perspectives of three heroine Servants, augmented by various side stories that help supplement the main storyline
  • New Way to Battle - As the first action game in the Fate series, players will finally be able to control a Servant and perform various moves, including a powerful form change ability






THE FLAME IN THE FLOOD: COMPLETE EDITION (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

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Product Description: The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition is a wilderness survival game in which a girl and her dog travel on foot and by raft down a procedurally-generated river. Scrounge for resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, evade the vicious wildlife and, most importantly, stay healthy in a dangerous wilderness. This Complete Edition includes various gameplay enhancements and a Director’s Commentary mode.

The Flame in the Flood also features an original soundtrack by acclaimed Alt-Country rocker Chuck Ragan featuring The Camaraderie, The Fearless Kin and other special guests.

Purchasing Links: PlayStation 4, PC (Steam), Xbox One

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: The Molasses Flood

Developer: The Molasses Flood

Rating: T for Teen (Violence, Blood)

System Requirements (PC):

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 64 bit (requires 64 bit OS)
  • Processor: Dual Core Processor, 2.5 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DX11 compatible video card
  • Storage: 2 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11






PRO BASKETBALL MANAGER 2017 (PC)

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Product Description: The most complete basketball management game is back! Take on the role of coach of your own team with Pro Basketball Manager 2017.

Start your career as head of the team of your choice, be they rookies or legends, and lead your players to victory! For this, you must not only recruit and train your players, but you must also take part in live games, giving on-court instructions. You must also ensure successful day-to-day operations by managing club finances or by improving your stadium.

All global competitions have been faithfully transcribed: the North American league, European Championships, and even the World Cup.

Basketball fans, manage your team from your PC with the greatest possible realism, thanks to Pro Basketball Manager 2017!

Purchasing Links: PC (Steam)

Genre: Sports, Simulation

Publisher: Cyanide

Developer: Umix Studios, Cyanide

Rating: E for Everyone

Game Features:
  • Rosters for the 2016/2017 season with more than 70 competitions and 20,000 players worldwide!
  • Fuller immersion with end-of-day reports, more detailed messages, information on records (records broken, records of the best players in the history of each competition etc.)
  • More realistic recruiting: player and team recruiting AI has been completely redesigned in order to generate more realistic behavior.
  • An overhaul of scout reports and player notations: your scouts now provide a comprehensive review of each player to help you with your recruiting.
  • Graphical improvements to 2D and 3D games for greater on-court immersion.
  • Integration of the Steam Workshop allowing players to share their databases and to customize the game!

System Requirements (PC):

Minimum:
  • OS: WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8/WINDOWS 10
  • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.5 GHZ
  • Memory: 3072 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 768 MB 100% DIRECTX 10 AND SHADERS 4.0 COMPATIBLE ATI RADEON HD 5670/NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 260 OR HIGHER
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DIRECTX COMPATIBLE






WARHAMMER 40,000: SANCTUS REACH (PC)

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Product Description: Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach brings you to a dark era of carnage and endless war. There is no peace among the stars: the Imperium of Man is beset on all sides by all kinds of threats. Among them is the Orks, a barbaric and warlike xeno race. One of their fiercest leaders, Grukk Face-Rippa, leads his Red Waaagh! in the Sanctus Reach system. Worlds after worlds fall to billions of Orks, until only one last planet resists the green tide: the Knight World of Alaric Prime. This is where a brave company of Space Wolves makes its stand to defend the last bastion of mankind in the system…

Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach is a 3D turn-based strategy game like you’ve never seen before: fast, immediate, deep, impressive to look at and incredibly fun! Lead the Space Wolves in their struggle against the Orks through two uncompromising and long story-driven campaigns: Stormclaw and Hour of the Wolf. Command several dozen different authentically crafted units and heroes, with unique and extremely detailed 3D models that bring the universe of Warhammer 40,000 to life.

The gameplay is rich and varied: spend your points, make your list, choose your deployment, and fight! Units at your disposal have different abilities, strengths and weaknesses, can level up and are carried over between scenarios. Choose among many different types of weapons, watch your flanks and make a wise use of the terrain: any tactical choice will be vital.

With a campaign system, a skirmish mode, a map generator and multiplayer PBEM++ support the game offers endless replaybility.

Purchasing Links: PC

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Slitherine Ltd.

Developer: Straylight Entertainment

Game Features:
  • Lead either the Space Wolves Space Marines in the campaign or the green tide of the Orks in skirmish battles!
  • Two campaigns: Stormclaw (over 20 missions and skirmishes!) and Hour of the Wolf (over 25 missions and skirmishes!)
  • Play as the mighty Space Wolf heroes Krom Dragongaze, Ragnar Blackmane and their Jarl, the High King of Fenris, Logan Grimnar as well as the Ork Warbosses Grukk FaceRippa and Mogrok da Mangla
  • 30 Space Wolf units from packs of Blood Claws to the fearsome Predator – And lead the legendary Imperial Knight Gerantius!
  • 30 Ork Goff units including the formidable Gorkonaut!
  • Unit experience level progression though campaigns which unlock new abilities and tactical options
  • Generated skirmish maps on many different types of terrain and environment
  • Addictive multiplayer modes using Slitherine’s online PBEM++ server and a ranking system

System Requirements (PC):

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: 2GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512Mb DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
  • Storage: 2 GB
  • DirectX: Version 9.0






RISE & SHINE (PC, Xbox One)

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Product Description: Rise & Shine is a true "think and gun" that combines elements of arcade shooters, bullet hells, and puzzle platformers to create a new blend of strategy and viscera. Switch between Shine's add-ons to solve puzzles that redefine what bullets can do. Guide projectiles through intricate mazes, electrify damaged equipment to discover new pathways, and juggle 8-bit fruit because why not?

Purchasing Links: PC (Steam), Xbox One

Genre: Action

Publisher: Adult Swim Games

Developer: Super Mega Team

Rating: M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Language, Violence)

System Requirements (PC):

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB of Video Memory
  • Storage: 4 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: Integrated audio interface
  • Additional Notes: Microsoft XBOX360 controller or compatible






MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: MEGA BATTLE (Xbox One, PS4)

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Product Description: Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle provides a creative and modern re-imaging of the classic multiplayer beat-em-up genre. Level up your rangers, team up with friends, summon the Megazord, and fight your way through levels stylized after classic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers episodes!

Purchasing Links: Xbox One Digital Code, PlayStation 4

Genre: Action

Publisher: Bandai Namco Games

Developer: Bamtang Games

Rating: E for Everyone 10 and Older (Fantasy Violence)










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