Hover: Revolt of Gamers Kickstarter Launched ~ Steam, PS4, Xbox One & Wii U



Hover: Revolt of Gamers on Kickstarter






Hover: Revolt of Gamers

Open world futuristic freerun / parkour game inspired by great games like Jet Set Radio and Mirror's Edge.

Key points of the game

• Crazy sensations of freedom and movement
• In a 100% explorable openworld inside a vast futuristic extra-terrestrial city
• Colorful cartoon HD graphics
• Numerous characters to unlock and play
• An experience system and a skill grid per character
• join various clans
• A dynamical scenarisation without interruptions
• Non linear adventure and missions
• The game can be switched to multiplayer at any time
• Ability to create real time multiplayer events
• First and third person view
• Compatible and particularly adapted to the Oculus Rift
• Gameplay technique through a quick and intuitive handling

Short description

Under development since october 2013, created and developed by 3 young independant developers, "Hover: Revolt of Gamers" is a futuristic 3D parkour game in an openworld.

Halfway between the crazy universe from Jet Set Radio, the interactivity of a Mirror's Edge and inspired by movies like the 5th Element or Star Wars, "Hover: Revolt of Gamers" places itself on another world and puts you in charge of a band of Gamers revolted against opression and the anti-video-games laws that rules the city.

You'll have to free the citizen restrained by the autorities, localise and then infiltrate into control centers of the anti video games propaganda, retrieve gaming consoles confiscated from the population to dethrone the new Mayor, who is the cause of all that mess. Beware, some new security drones are patroling the city and you'll have to be vigilent at the cost of being chased and having to shake them off.

Gamers being recruited by your team will be playable and you'll have the ability to gain experience in order to improve each of their statistics.

Particularly adapted for the Oculus Rift, the game offers an exceptional immersion as well as totally new breathtaking sensations.

Whatever your favorite controler might be (mouse and keyboard or joypad), the game is designed for a quick handling with a minimal amount of buttons without lacking technique.

The base goal completed, the game is planned for PC/Mac/Linux, XboxOne/PS4. A specific version for the Wii U including asymetric gameplay and local multiplayer modes will be developed if the WiiU stretch goal is completed.

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Sony Computer Entertainment America files trademarks for 'Entwined' & 'Kill Strain'



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Enhanced version of Akiba’s Trip 2 coming to PS4 according to japanese retailer



Update: Confirmed

All the upgrades translated

• Those that will purchase the first print of the game will get a “Character Variation Set” download code.

• Overall graphics will be improved and load times reduced. The number of NPCs on the street will also be increased, making the environment closer to the real Akihabara.

• A “Visual Editor” will be included, for instance you can create a “cyberspace” wireframe version of Akihabara or change the atmosphere to Summer Dusk, enjoying unusual versions of Akihabara.

• Almost all DLCs will be included: the Swimwear set for the heroines will be included from the beginning. In addition to that, almost all paid DLCs distributed for the PS3 and PS Vita versions will be part of the package. “Chibi Mode” will be unlocked after clearing the game.

• Interactive streaming will be implemented to enjoy the game together with viewers. When the players is in a pinch and the viewers enter “help,” the main character’s sister equipped in super-powerful gear will come to the rescue. Moreover, funny elements will be available, like “panty jump,” that will make it rain panties on the city.

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Skullgirls Encore’s Big Band Coming to PlayStation 3 on April 22










Big Band Coming to Skullgirls Encore Tuesday

He’s almost here: Big Band, Skullgirls Encore’s first male character, arrives for free next Tuesday, April 22nd!

Once a regular beat cop known as Ben Birdland, he fell flat when he got on the wrong side of New Meridian’s corrupt police force. Birdland was broken and bent out of shape by his former colleagues, but was tuned up by Dr. Avian and ASG Lab 8. Now he is armed with a full ensemble of pneumatic weaponry, transforming him into the full fortissimo instrument of justice: “Big Band.”

Thanks to the incredible support of Skullgirls’ fans, Big Band is the second of 5 additional characters funded by Lab Zero’s Indiegogo campaign to be added to Skullgirls Encore. Big Band is Skullgirls’s first male character, and lives up to his name with unique gameplay mechanics that take advantage of his tremendous size and musical motif.

Big Band’s a high risk / high reward sort of character – he has a versatile and powerful moveset for just about any situation, but many of his attacks will leave you vulnerable if you miss or misjudge your opponent.

Big Band’s “Bagpipe Blues” taunt actually powers up two of his supers: Super-Sonic Jazz and Tympany Drive. So if you can end a combo and squeeze in a taunt while your opponent is knocked down, the next time you hit could lead into some really huge damage.

Big Band is also the only member of the Skullgirls Encore cast who can parry incoming attacks. He’ll still take a little damage when parrying, but it will give you the opportunity to retaliate against your opponent with a special move or combo.

Of course, Big Band’s also great on a team. He has a number of powerful options for Ensemble Attacks, and one particularly great Blockbuster Attack to use in concert with his comrades in arms.

Finally, he has a Blockbuster attack that allows him to play a custom trumpet solo, which some people have used to create some great videos from the PC beta already!

Coming Soon to PS3: Fukua

On April Fool’s Day, we revealed a “new” character, Fukua.

Now, character reveals on this most hallowed and despised of internet holidays are hardly new, but… we actually added her to the PC version of the game. The joke was that Fukua wasn’t a joke.

Fukua’s name began as a typo of “Filia,” so she’s been built entirely from repurposed Filia frames. But don’t let this fool you, because she plays completely differently from her artistic forebear.

We let our fans decide if they wanted to keep a “clone” character like Fukua in the game, and the answer was a resounding “Yes!” So since her April Fool’s debut, we’ve been testing her in the PC beta, tuning and improving her, and preparing her for primetime.

So in the coming weeks, PS3 Skullgirls Encore players can expect another update, which will add Fukua to the game, completely free!

Sneak Peek: Eliza

The next free DLC character coming to Skullgirls Encore is Eliza, a blood-manipulating, Egyptian-themed lounge singer with a dark secret. While no Skullgirls character lacks for ambition, Eliza may be our most ambitious yet.

Eliza’s concept is that she is a “mummy of flesh” – in place of a skeleton, she hosts a Parasite named Sekhmet, who can even leap out of her body and fight in her stead.

Eliza’s blood control powers lead to some really creative attacks, with blood hippos erupting from the ground to sanguine wings carrying her into the air. Eliza’s attacks and animations are brimming with references to Egyptian mythology, such as her summonable bodyguards, Albus and Horace, who are based on the Egyptian gods Anubis and Horus.

Eliza is still in pre-production, but these rough animations should give you a sense of what you can expect. She’s going to be something special.

Here’s a look at Eliza’s bathhouse, one of the new stages coming in her update.


In Closing…

So there you have it: Skullgirls’ cast grows again next week with Big Band, completely free! And a few weeks after that, we’ll be adding our April Fool’s character, Fukua, as well!

And don’t forget: the previous DLC character, Squigly, is free until May 6th!

With two free characters currently out now and more on the way, now is a great time to join the Skullgirls community!

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Danganronpa 2, Fairy Fencer F & Disgaea 4 Vita dated for North America



Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair - September 2

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, the sequel to the highly popular mystery adventure game Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, will be making its way to the PlayStation Vita in North America and Europe this fall in both retail and digital form. As in the first game, players will take on the role of a high school student as they are thrust into a life-or-death situation, and must use their wits and teamwork to survive. Each student was chosen for a special ability they possess, making them the “ultimate” example of something. Characters in this title are also designed by Rui Komatsuzaki for a unique and darker take on the anime style.

Deadly Island Vibes

Murder is the only means of escape when you’re trapped on this island paradise. As your fellow classmates start dropping like coconuts, you’ll need to delve into each murderous incident, forage for clues, and interview your classmates to reveal the opportunity, motive, and means behind each killer case!

All New Minigames!

You’ll go head-to-head in all new minigames with the other students during the Class Trial, shooting down their false truths and using your evidence to uncover what really happened. But watch out! If a student is unconvinced, they'll challenge you to a one-on-one Rebuttal Showdown and force you to defend your argument!

Survival of the Keenest

Match up your evidence with your fellow classmates’ arguments and determine who’s really telling the truth. Once you’ve got a suspect in your sights, turn up that tropical heat in a variety of timing- and reflex-based game systems to reveal the ultimate truth and escape with your life!

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Fairy Fencer F - September 23

Long ago, a dreadful war was fought between the Goddess and the Vile God. Because they were equally matched, they both created a vast number of special weapons imbued with their godly energy, each containing the life force of a fairy. Armed with these weapons, the deities continued their conflict until they finally sealed each other away into the great unknown. A long time has passed since this ancient conflict, and the weapons created by the Goddess and the Vile God have since been scattered across the world. These weapons—now known as “Furies”—are highly sought after by warriors who call themselves “Fencers”. It is said that whoever collects a Fury will be granted one wish. When a young man named Fang decides to rashly pull a Fury from a stone, he inadvertently becomes a Fencer himself, forever altering the course of his destiny.

Maxed out levels

Battles aren’t the only way to boost your stats! Have characters complete certain tasks put forth by the “Challenge System” like jumping 100 times or achieving 10 preemptive attacks on enemies to achieve maximum stats!

Artistic pedigree

Soundtrack by renowned composer Nobuo Uematsu, who has written the scores for most of the Final Fantasy titles. Character designs by Tsunako (Hyperdimension Neptunia ), and gods designed by Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy I-VI ) strikes a balance between cute and evil.

Flock of fairies

Collect mystical weapons called “Furies” that contain the essence of fairies. Use the Furies to grant your characters powerful abilities that change the tide of battle. You can even use the “World Shaping” feature to customize dungeons to include more or fewer enemies, different types of materials, and more!

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Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited - Ausgust 12

The original game had a cast and story that was widely praised as one of the best in the series, and this PlayStation Vita version offers players a chance to relive that adventure on the go, and with brand-new content! Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisitedcomes packed with in-depth gameplay, everlasting value, and the great sense of humor you’ve come to love. The graphics engine truly brings Takehito Harada’s characters to life with fluid animations and high definition details. Create your own political party and take advantage of a slew of new battle and strategic features expanding upon the already staggering replay value. Grab your PS Vita and stop the Corrupternment’s evil doings with the power of…sardines?

Tons of Bonus content added!

Tons of bonus content, including brand-new scenarios exclusive to this release, adding more backstory to some of your favorite characters, all in hi-res sprites.

New and Familiar Characters and Gameplay Systems!

New characters, as well as cameo appearances by characters from previous Disgaea games. A new tier of spells, job specific techniques, as well as other gameplay enhancements.

DLC

Includes all of the downloadable content that was available on the PS3 version.

Languages

Enjoy English in-game text and English & Japanese in-game voices.

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Cel Damage HD Coming to PS4, PS3 & PS Vita next week


Cel Damage HD Driving onto PS4, PS3 and PS Vita Tuesday

Hello PlayStation Fans! Mark April 22, 2014 in your calendar — next Tuesday, Cel Damage HD comes out on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita, for just $9.99.

That’s $9.99 for all three systems, because this game is Cross-Buy! Purchase once and you can download and play it on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita.

We’re also offering a 10 percent discount for PlayStation Plus members during launch week! So get ready for some classic couch-based multiplayer action.

Don’t forget to follow Finish Line Games on Facebook and Twitter to get all the latest news and updates. Game on!

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Tales of Hearts R Localization Confirmed



Octodad: Dadliest Catch launches next week on PS4




Octodad: Dadliest Catch Flails to PS4 Tuesday

Hello octopus fans, I’ve got great news! Octodad: Dadliest Catch is launching on Playstation 4 next week!

For those of you unfamiliar with Octodad, he’s a normal everyday father with an adoring family, but he just so happens to be an octopus! Life for him is a neverending struggle to control his wobbly limbs and to conceal his cephalopod secret from his loved ones. In Dadliest Catch, Octodad and his family take a disastrous trip to the aquarium, putting him at odds with marine biologists, a manic sushi chef, and his wife’s ever rising suspicions…

We started Octodad as a ragtag group of students, and it’s been a long and crazy ride getting our silly game on the PS4. This is our first foray into consoles, and we’re proud to be here. We released Octodad on PC back in January, and since then we’ve taken the time to improve it based on feedback from our players. The latter third of the game in particular has gone through some radical changes, with added challenges like deck swabbing, jig dancing, and new disguises to wear!

The PS4 version also has support for new controller configurations like PlayStation Move, double PlayStation Moves, and our personal favorite, PlayStation Move plus Nav controller! Let’s not forget local co-op mode, where you and your friends each take control of one of Octodad’s limbs and collectively cause chaos!

Octodad: Dadliest Catch will be $14.99, discounted 20% off for PlayStation Plus users for the first week, making it $11.99 through April 29th. In Europe, Octodad will be €13.99 and releases 23rd April.

Thanks for checking out Octodad, we hope you have fun!

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Bound by Flame Screenshots




Images of the Heroes in Bound by Flame!

Bound by Flame, the new RPG developed by Spiders studios, is set for release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on May 9, and a series of exclusive images now provides another tantalizing glimpse of what’s in store! The game hero takes center stage in these screenshots, and players can create and play him before launching into an epic quest in pursuit of the Ice Lords. All your choices in Bound by Flame will therefore impact on your adventure and also on your hero’s appearance!

You therefore play a mercenary of the Freeborn Blades, who is possessed by a flame demon at the start of the adventure. When you start a new game, you are free to choose your character’s look: gender (which will affect some of the dialog, particularly with companions and potential romances), facial features, ethnicity and hairstyles.

But your character customization doesn’t end there; you will find and create new items of armor during your quest using the ingenious in-game crafting system. Not only will this have an impact on your combat tactics using the bonuses you have been granted but it will also alter your appearance, because each armor item can be customized with various extras, i.e. shoulder pads, knee pads and a range of other protective features, each having a particular style. The combinations are infinite, so each character will be unique!

Last but not least, you will be faced with many choices and dilemmas during your adventure. Depending on your decisions, you can perform heroic actions to reject the demon’s influence or be consumed by the power of the flame by allowing yourself to be controlled by the demon’s will. This demonic influence will be shown in the different stages of your transformation, and you will become increasingly demonic and less human! These screenshots illustrate all this using a selection of characters you can create and play in Bound by Flame!

Square Enix Bringing Final Fantasy III 3D remake to PC?



Final Fantasy III for PC rated by USK for Germany