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Homefront: The Revolution, Shadow of the Beast, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, more added to PlayStation Store
Unconventional warfare is the linchpin that holds many of the biggest titles in this week’s PlayStation Store update together.
First up is Sega’s Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, a PS4 re-release of the highly-acclaimed strategy RPG. Originally released for the PS3 in 2008, Valkyria Chronicles captured the hearts and minds of gamers everywhere with its blend of magical abilities and tactical modern warfare.
Speaking of modern warfare, Deep Silver’s Homefront: The Revolution is also now available to download for the PS4. In this sequel, history repeats as the North Korean invasion of the US continues, and players are forced to fight for their independence on the streets of Philadelphia. History also repeats in Shadow of the Beast, a PS4 remake of the popular side-scroller originally released for the Amiga.
Finally this week, NIS America’s Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice makes its PlayStation Store debut more than eight after the game was originally released for the PS3. If you’ve been waiting all this time to pick it up, now you don’t even have to leave your couch.
More information on all of these titles (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And don’t forget, the PlayStation Blog recently published a complete rundown of this week’s new add-ons and discounts. (more…)
The month of May continues to lumber forward, as just two games will be added to retail store shelves this week.
Japanese strategy fans have received two more entries in the Valkyria Chronicles series since Sega stopped publishing the games in North America in 2011. But the publisher might be having a change of heart, as First up is Valkyria Chronicles Remastered will be released for the PS4 this week. The new version of the game will include enhanced graphics, a new set of Trophies, and all of the previously released downloadable content.
Also available this week is Homefront: The Revolution, Deep Silver’s alternate history first person shooter for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Starting life at THQ, Homefront: The Revolution shifted to Crytek, and then finally to Deep Silver, in a whirlwind development process that many are amazed is finally over. But after all that time… the idea of North Korea invading and occupying the US seems as far-fetched as ever.
We’ll be back to look at the latest digital releases on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop throughout the rest of the week.
Sega has announced that Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, a remake of the underappreciated turn-based strategy game from 2008, will be available for the PS4 on May 17.
Part of Valkyria Chronicles’s appeal (and part of the reason why it flew under the radar for so long) is its unique battle system, which Sega has chosen to highlight in the trailer embedded above. Newcomers and veterans alike will be able to familiarize themselves with the game’s BLiTZ System, which Sega describes as “part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time third person shooter.”
With its jump to the PS4, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered will receive a full graphical overhaul, along with every piece of downloadable content (“Hard EX Mode,” “Edy’s Mission,” “Selvaria’s Mission,” and “Challenge of the Edy Detachment”), dual Japanese and English audio, and Trophy support. The first print run will also “come protected” in a collectible metal “Squad 7 Armored Case.”