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Mass Effect: Andromeda, Zero Escape: The Nonary Games, Freedom Planet, more added to PlayStation Store

After Mass Effect 3‘s ending divided fans, BioWare wiped the slate clean for the fourth entry in the franchise, Mass Effect: Andromeda. Now available to download for the PS4 through the PlayStation Store, players will explore the uncharted Andromeda galaxy in a search for humanity’s new home.

Also available to download this week is Zero Escape: The Nonary Games, a two-game collection featuring Nine Hours Nine Persons Nine Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward. Launching on the PS4 and Vita for the first time, The Nonary Games follows two groups forced to compete for their lives in a deadly game. One group is trapped on a sinking boat, and the other is locked in a facility, but can they all escape?

Another well-liked game making its PS4 debut today is Freedom Planet, a retro-themed side-scroller that was inspired by Sonic the Hedgehog’s heyday on the Genesis.

And finally this week, Sony is kicking off their “Play Collective” promotion with the release of Everything, a PS4 game that the developers are pitching as “an interactive experience where everything you see is a thing you can be.”

You can learn more about all of these games (and nearly a dozen other new releases) after the break. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Mass Effect Andromeda, Mario Sports Superstars, Zero Escape The Nonary Games, More

Venture into new worlds with this week’s new retail releases…

BioWare will help Mass Effect fans explore the unexplored this week thanks to the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Leaving behind the rest of the universe, players will visit the Andromeda galaxy and discover “rich, alien worlds in the search for humanity’s new home.”

Mario and friends will also get to try new things this week in the biggest “Mario Sports” game ever. Coming to the 3DS on Friday, Mario Sports Superstars will include Mario-themed versions of baseball, golf, tennis, horse racing, and soccer. The game will also feature support for a new line of Amiibo Cards that’ll power up your favorite athlete in the Mushroom Kingdom.

Oculus VR owners will be able to become a different kind of superstar this week with the release of Rock Band VR. Harmonix’s latest rhythm game will offer “unprecedented stage presence” in virtual reality and a brand new soundtrack.

But if you’re worried about stage fright and would much prefer to battle giant beasts, Koei Tecmo and Omega Force will release Toukiden 2 for the PS4 and Vita. And if you’d rather explore a more familiar world, Aksys Games will bundle together Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward for the PS4 and Vita in Zero Escape: The Nonary Games.

You can find even more new releases after the break. (more…)

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Aksys will release 999 and Virtue’s Last Reward collection on PS4, Vita in Spring 2017


Over the Summer, Aksys Games announced plans to bring Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (999) and Virtue’s Last Reward to “other platforms” in the near future. Today, the publisher confirmed that both games will be bundled together in Zero Escape: The Nonary Games for the PS4 and Vita.

Aksys delivered this news through the PlayStation Blog, where they also confirmed that 999 will receive a complete graphical overhaul:

What’s that? You’ve already managed to escape the clutches of death and played both games through to completion? Fear not! 999 has been rebuilt from the ground up and now features HD graphics, as well as English and Japanese voice acting. Prepare to experience 999 as it was intended, and lose yourself in unparalleled immersion.

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games will be released in Spring 2017.

UPDATE: Late last night, developer Spike Chunsoft tweeted that Zero Escape: The Nonary Games will also be released for the PC next Spring.

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Aksys has plans to port Virtue’s Last Reward and Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors to new platforms


Fresh off the successful launch of Zero Time Dilemma, Aksys Games has announced that the first two games in the series (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward) will be ported to “other platforms” soon. The news was revealed during the Aksys Games panel at this weekend’s Anime Expo (via Destructoid).

Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors was originally released for the DS in 2009, and it was followed by the 2012 launch of Virtue’s Last Reward on the 3DS and Vita. It’s unknown which platforms the titles will be coming to, but a 3DS and Vita release for 999 seems like a safe bet, as does a PC port for both.

But I guess we’ll find out for sure soon.

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