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Resident Evil 7, Yakuza 0, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8, more added to PS Store

It’s a big week for the PlayStation Store as developers and publishers plan to add more than a dozen new games to the digital storefront this week…

Let’s start things off with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, the latest game in Capcom’s long-running zombie saga. Resident Evil 7 promises to switch things up on the PS4 and many of the franchise’s most familiar characters won’t make an appearance in the game. However, there is a deranged family of cannibals to deal with, and full PlayStation VR support for the first-person horror title.

PS4 owners interested in a different sort of wild ride might want to look into Yakuza 0, which will travel back to the beginnings of Sega’s gangland tale. Players will learn all about how Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima got their start in the Yakuza, and they’ll experience the “unbridled decadence” of Tokyo in the 1980s.

Also available this week is a trio of RPGs that will most likely offer more uplifting stories. Square Enix has remade Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (previously a 3DS exclusive) for the PS4 as Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue. Bandai Namco will expand the Tales series with the pirate-themed PS4 adventure Tales of Berseria. And Snowcastle Games will bring their retro-inspired RPG, Earthlock: Festival of Magic, to the PS4 later this week.

More information on all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Resident Evil 7, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8, Yakuza Zero, More

We’re finally kicking off 2017 in style with a big batch of new releases that’ll be available to purchase this week…

Capcom will resurrect the Resident Evil franchise once again with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Utilizing a brand new first-person perspective (and PlayStation VR support on the PS4), the latest Resident Evil game will mark a fresh start for the series.

Also available this week is Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue, a high definition remake of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, which was originally released for the 3DS in 2012. The PS4-exclusive package will also include a movie-length retelling of mobile title Kingdom Hearts Unchained X and a brand new epilogue to Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep.

Speaking of prologues, Sega will go back to the beginning of the Yakuza series and reveal the story of how Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima originally climbed the ranks of the crime syndicate in Yakuza Zero for the PS4. Players will be able to battle it out with rival gangs, or indulge in “all the vices 1988’s Japan had to offer.”

You won’t find any gangsters in Bandai Namco’s Tales of Berseria, but you will find plenty of pirates in the PS4 RPG. The latest game in the Tales franchise will star Velvet, a young woman who has to defeat her own inner demons while sailing the seven seas of Midgand in search of adventure.

Finally this week, Milestone will release Moto Racer 4, another motorcycle racer, for the PS4 and Xbox One.

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Learn about “The Calamity and The Blade” in this new Tales of Berseria trailer

Bandai Namco has provided fans with another extended look at Tales of Berseria, this time zooming in on the game’s demon-heavy backstory in a new trailer titled “The Calamity and The Blade”:

A mysterious disease known as Daemonblight is devouring the kingdom, it infects humans, plants, and animals, turning many of them into violent creatures. Take on the role of Velvet Crowe, a woman who some years ago lived a normal life in her village but is now infected with Daemonblight. She narrowly escapes death and is instead imprisoned for three years. Take part in her tale of vengeance!

The publisher has also opened digital pre-orders for Tales of Berseria and fans who purchase the game before release will receive the following bonus items:

PS4 Digital Pre-Order Bonuses

  • Tales of Berseria Theme (Illustrated by Ufotable)
  • 15 Minute Exclusive Dramatic Chat Skit – Hosted by Bienfu with Velvet and the complete cast discussing a plethora of topics about the Tales of series
  • Mini Music Selection from Tales of Berseria

Steam Digital Pre-Order Bonuses

  • $10.00 Loyalty Discount – If you have previously purchased Tales of Zestiria or Tales of Symphonia through Steam

Tales of Berseria will launch early next year for the PS4 (on January 24) and Steam (on January 26). If you’d rather try it out first, a demo will also be available on January 10.

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Tales of Berseria will be released in North America on January 24

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Bandai Namco has announced that Tales of Berseria, the latest RPG in their popular Tales series, will be released for the PS4 in North America on January 24, 2017. A PC launch will follow on January 27 through Steam.

If you’re thinking about purchasing Tales of Berseria for the PS4, Bandai Namco also wants you to be aware that they’re producing a Collector’s Edition for the game, which will be limited to 10,000 copies. Priced at $149.99, the Collector’s Edition will include:

Tales of Berseria Collector’s Edition

  • Tales of Berseria Game Disc
  • SteelBook Case (Exclusive)
  • Starter Strategy Guide Artbook
  • Special Selection Music CD
  • Velvet and Laphicet Chibi Kyun Chara Figures
  • 8-Bit Retro Keychain Set (Exclusive)
  • “A Witch’s Tale: A World Full of Daemons” – Hardcover Prequel Novel
  • Tales of Berseria Trading Cards

You can get a closer look at the Tales of Berseria Collector’s Edition after the break. (more…)

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Bandai Namco officially announces a US release for Tales of Berseria

Six months after the debut of its Japanese announcement, Bandai Namco is finally ready to confirm that Tales of Berseria will also be released in North America for the PC and PS4. There’s still no release date for the next Tales title, but we do know it’ll be the first game in the series to feature a female main character:

In Tales of Berseria players embark on a journey as they assume the role of Velvet, a young woman whose once gentle nature has been replaced and overcome with a festering anger and hatred after a traumatic experience three years prior to the events within Tales of Berseria imbued her left hand with a special ability. Velvet will visit a wide range of breathtaking environments as she travels the world in an all-new adventure developed by the celebrated team behind the Tales of series. Along her journey, Velvet will meet a whole cast of characters, including a young boy named Laphicet. If Velvet is the embodiment of “darkness,” then Laphicet is created in the image of “light” and will be an important ally to Velvet.

While Bandai Namco is being rather secretive about Tales of Berseria, the publisher did reveal a new trailer at this weekend’s Jump Festa, which has been embedded above. They also said that they’ve recruited several Tales veterans (Mutsumi Inomata, Kosuke Fujishima, Minoru Iwamoto, and Daigo Okumura) to create the characters and creatures for the game.

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First Tales of Berseria Japanese-language trailer released by Bandai Namco

Gamers got their first look at the next entry in the Tales series, Tales of Berseria, over the weekend when Bandai Namco released the game’s first Japanese-language trailer.

As of right now, there’s not much to go on. The trailer cuts through a number of different locales including a wintry village, a sunny beach, a dense forest, and the high seas. The final image before the title card is that of a determined-looking dark-haired woman.

Tales of Berseria is currently in development for the PS4 and PS3, though a North American/European launch date hasn’t been announced. However, Bandai Namco has a good reason, it doesn’t have a release date in Japan either.

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The next Tales game will be Tales of Berseria for the PS3, PS4

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Bandai Namco hosted the annual Tales of Festival this past weekend, and used the convention to announce the next game in the long-running RPG franchise. The next Tales game will be titled Tales of Berseria and it will be released for the PS3 and PS4 sometime in the not so distant future. According to Destructoid, the main character will be a woman named Velvet, but that’s about all we know. Bandai Namco also opened up an official website for the game, but aside from a nifty logo, it’s currently pretty bare.

The publisher probably isn’t ready to say much about Tales of Berseria because the most recent game in the series, Tales of Zestiria, still hasn’t been released in North America or Europe. It’s been available in Japan since January, but the rest of the world will have to wait until sometime this Fall.

A western release for Tales of Berseria wasn’t announced, but Bandai Namco has been very interested in widening the franchise’s popularity outside of Japan, so it’s probably only a matter of time.

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