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04. Aug, 2015 12:17 (HKT)

WEEKLY SPECIAL: Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires, Bladestorm: Nightmare, Sengoku Musou Chronicle 3, & MORE!


DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 EMPIRES

PlayStation®4

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires is a standalone expansion to Dynasty Warriors 8/Xtreme Legends.  

As well the addition of the new character Xun Yun, the entire Xtreme Legends roster will appear in Empires. Empire Mode will now include all new dramatic events while the Fame system has been tweaked to allow the option to explore different play styles.

The 3rd iteration of Dynasty Warriors 8 brings the player all the hack and slash action we've grown to love, along with precise expansions on gameplay and graphics. Features from previous installments will be returning, such as all the previous game modes as well as the multiple weapon types, while also including many expansions on these existing concepts. 

The many available stratagems from the previous Empires title will be making their way into the lastest version but with enhanced features. One of the most notable inclusions are the new grand-scale strategems that take much longer to enact but impact the battlefield in a much more meaningful way. Adding a healthy dose of immersion (and all around a cool feature) is the introduction of weather conditions and time itself - which can affect the effectiveness of certain stratagems and change the appearance of the battlefield.

Players can keep and reuse their previous edit characters since the same edit features return in this title. You can also edit the appearances of your banner, soldiers, horses, and even create scenarios to upload for online sessions. 


Dynasty Warriors 8 EmpiresPlayStation 4™US US$ 27.9924h


BLADESTORM: NIGHTMARE

PlayStation®4 XboxONE™

Koei Tecmo are bringing the Bladestorm series back, and along with it comes many enhancements to the game as well as the introduction of fantasy creatures and themes in what is being referred to as Bladestorm: Nightmare!

With new fantasy elements at Koei Tecmo's disposal rumor has it that the legendary Joan of Arc will be leading an army of monsters in the Nightmare sections of the game. You don't need to have studied European history to realize Koei Tecmo Games are straying from the source material, but who can say no to dragons and a giant cyclops?

If you are unfamiliar with Bladestorm: Hundred Years' War it is an action/strategy musou game developed by the likes of Akihiro Suzuki, best known for his work on the world famous Dynasty Warriors series.

As you move throughout the battlefield players can join different squads, like calvary or spearmen, essentially changing your class on the go. Described by Koei Tecmo as "a strategy game at its core" it would not be surprising to see gameplay additions made to the game that distinguish it further from others within the hack and slash genre.


Bladestorm: NightmarePlayStation 4™US US$ 28.9924h
Bladestorm: NightmareXbox One™US US$ 23.9924h


SENGOKU MUSOU CHRONICLE 3

PlayStation®Vita

Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 is the latest Chronicles entry which uses Samurai Warriors 4 as its base.

Creating and maintaining relationships with officers and warriors is a very important part of Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3, as it allows players to listen in on their thoughts and plans, and affect them to their desired result. In that way, the game takes a different turn as the story mode is completely in the player’s hands and the outcomes of battles, alliances, and ultimately the conclusion of the game, are altered by their actions.

The story mode of the game that follows the Protagonist as the major events of the Sengoku era unfold. The layout is similar to historical mode in Samurai Warriors 3, with events littered between the battles on a scroll timeline. Alternate histories are offered this time around as well, serving as side stories and what if scenarios.


Sengoku Musou Chronicle 3PlayStation VitaJPN sold


ASSASSIN'S CREED III: LIBERATION

PlayStation®Vita

The year is 1765, events leading up to the American Revolution are heating up in the north whilst Spanish forces plan to seize the Louisiana territories in the south.

Standing in their way is Aveline, a deadly Assassin who will use every weapon and well-honed skill in her arsenal to gain liberty for her land and her people. Whether silently eliminating her enemies with lethal chain kills or luring them into deadly traps, Aveline strikes mortal fear into the hearts of those who stand in her way.

As an Assassin, Aveline soon finds herself on an unforgettable journey that will take her from the crowded streets of New Orleans to voodoo-haunted swamps and ancient Mayan ruins. Aveline will play a pivotal role in the turbulent birth of a new nation as she fights not just for herself, but for her fellow citizens.


Assassin's Creed III: LiberationPlayStation VitaUS US$ 29.991-2w


SONIC & ALL-STARS RACING TRANSFORMED

PlayStation®Vita

Considered to be one of the best racing games by critics for 2012, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a mascot based kart racer featuring 29 playable characters from a plethora of Sega franchises.

The line up on the Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed grid sees SEGA favourites – including Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr Eggman and AiAi – return to battle against newcomers that include Gilius Thunderhead of Golden Axe and Vyse of Skies of Arcadia

The brand new dynamic environments and tracks in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed are once again inspired by SEGA’s illustrious gaming history. When the road falls away beneath you on Super Monkey Ball’s Temple Trouble track your car transforms into a boat and speeds down the rivers and rapids, whilst the Panzer Dragoon inspired track, Dragon Canyon, takes you into the sky in complete control of your plane, barrel rolling to out-manoeuvre rivals and obstacles before transforming back in to a car and racing to the finish line.


Sonic & All-Stars Racing TransformedPlayStation VitaUS US$ 24.991-5d


FIFA 15

PlayStation®4

EA SPORTS has FIFA 15 warming up and ready to go! Players can expect huge differences in gameplay and details unheard of in a Football game thus far:

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - taking AI a step further, this new feature will change the game forever. With over 600 emotional reactions, players will react accordingly to the context of the game as they would in real life!

TEAM TACTICS - Teammates and opponents will quickly adapt to the match and will adjust their tactics accordingly like real players. Park the Bus, In The Mixer, and Time Wasting are some of the Team Tactics you'll see!

AUTHENTIC PLAYER VISUALS - With incredible detail, player models will change with accordance to the environment; mud and dirt as well as grass stains will adorn the photo realistic faces of your team and the opponents.

DYNAMIC MATCH PRESENTATION - Improved commentary will highlight gameplay as well as fan reactions in real time; the chants and behaviors from the stands will make for an even more realistic experience. New animations also include bench reactions, side line character animations, and even 10 man goal celebrations!

AGILITY & CONTROL - Evolved ball handling physics means extremely precise controls; players explode into the pitch with improved balance giving greater responsiveness and personality to the game’s superstars. Also, ball physics are authentic with better accuracy in the spin, curl and flight of the football.

MAN-TO-MAN BATTLES - FIFA 15 fundamentally changes the way you compete for the ball. Intercept and keep the ball with new shoulder barges and possession tackles; with big fall physics, feel the impact. And with enhanced cloth technology, minute deatils like shirt pulling will extremely visible. 


FIFA 15PlayStation 4™US US$ 29.9924h


YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z

PlayStation®3

Directed by Keiji Inafune and developed in tandem by heavy hitters Comcept, Spark Unlimited and Team Ninja, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is a highly anticipated entry into the universe of Ninja Gaiden.

Taking a dramatic turn with context, Yaiba is a hybrid of genres. As a horror action adventure game, take on the role of Yaiba Kamikaze, a slain foe of Ryu Hayabusa revived through cyborg technology and the passion of vengeance. 

With incredible cel-shaded graphics, twitch action gameplay, zombies, zombies and more zombies.

 

 

 


Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden ZPlayStation 3™US US$ 11.9924h


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