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[Vita Review] Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is a 2.5-D game developed by Armature Studio that brings the Batman Arkham experience for the first time to Nintendo and Sony handheld systems. A companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, players can continue the storyline of the console version and discover more details of the Dark Knight’s past.

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[PS3/Vita Double Review] CastleStorm

The clouds bring rumors of war… It’s Knights vs. Vikings in CastleStorm, where medieval warfare meets 2D physics-based destruction! Controlling the battle in real time, players will harness the power of medieval artillery, manage a fearsome ground attack, and cast powerful spells! CastleStorm features a story-driven solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes, and more. Building castles and knocking them down has never been so much fun!

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A 16-bits JRPG for the PSN is getting Kickstarted!

Zeboyd Games is a small independent studio that specializes in retro J-RPGs, and their latest game is getting Kickstarted. Cosmic Star Heroine, their new project, will be a 16-bits “Sci-Fi/Spy RPG” for the PSN (Vita and PS4), and PC/Mac.

New turn-based RPG from the creators of Cthulhu Saves the World. Inspired by Chrono Trigger, Phantasy Star & Suikoden. PC/Mac/PS4/Vita.

I played all of their previous games on Steam, and (being a retro J-RPG lover) I enjoyed all of them, A LOT! Here is a quick wrap-up of their portfolio:

  • Breath of Death VII: Their first game, a 8-bit JRPG in the veins of Dragon Warrior I.
  • Cthulhu Saves the World: A 16-bits JRPG in which you incarnate Cthulhu, but instead of being an evil guy, you’re actually saving the world (hence the game name)!
  • Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3: A 16-bit JRPG in which you are a detective.
  • Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4: The follow-up to Rain Slick 3.

The Kickstarter is live, and the public response is already very impressive: almost half of the requested $100,000 has been funded in the first few hours!

If you’re interested in this game genre, you can definitely help this project. Pledging as little as $10 nets you the game when it’s released on the platform of your choice! You do have to consider that, for now, only the North American PSN will be seeing a release for the game.

Cosmic Star Heroine Kickstarter

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[PS3/Vita Review] Dragon Fantasy Book II

Join Ogden and the heroes of Westeria in this classic JRPG epic, Dragon Fantasy Book II. Travel through the frozen wastelands of Tundaria, experiencing action packed battles without random encounters, using spatially aware Area-of-Effect attacks and power moves. Travel by a pirate ship, defending against enemies in thrilling ship-to-ship rock monster combat! Defeat oncoming hordes of demons and huge bosses that threaten the entire world of Dragon Fantasy.

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