Category Upcoming Releases 2014

Starlight Inception

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Game: Starlight Inception
Developer: Escape Hatch Entertainment
Publisher: Escape Hatch Entertainment
Release: April 22nd – 2014 (NA), April 23rd – 2014 (EU)
Genre: Space combat

 

Starlight Inception is the rebellious stepchild of Wing Commander, X-wing and Freespace2, taking a fresh approach to the classic space combat genre.

 

 

 

 

 

Starlight Inception was Kickstarted by US developer Escape Hatch Entertainment in 2012. The game will be released on PC (Steam) and PS3 and PS Vita (PSN).

If you remember the old space combat sims that used to run under DOS, then you know what to expect. You will serve as a fighter pilot for the United Star Force and participate in World War IV. Battles can be fought in 1st or 3rd person view. There will be a campaign with a storyline as well as a casual mode where you defend your capital ship from enemies, and multiplayer.

UPDATE: Game will be released now in April!

 

Starlight Inception on Kickstarter.
Escape Hatch Entertainment.
United Star Force website.

 

 

 

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Frozen Synapse Tactics

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Game: Frozen Synapse Tactics
Developer: Double Eleven
Publisher: Mode 7
Release: TBA 2014
Genre: Strategy

 

Both teams commit their plans for each turn, we call this ‘Priming’, and the outcome of that turn is then played out, resulting in awesome fire-fights, exploding walls and cinematic kill cams.

 

 

 

 

 

Frozen Synapse Tactics is a new version of the critically acclaimed PC game Frozen Synapse. It will be released on PSN for Vita and PS3. Frozen Synapse Tactics is a simultaneous turn-based tactical game. What this means is that you and your opponent plot your moves when the game is paused, and then when you both hit the "Execute" button your moves are played out on the screen. The players take control of a futuristic strike team, either in single player campaign mode or in multiplayer. The game has recieved a complete overhaul and has both new features and graphics compared to the PC version. You can read more here in this Playstation blog post and also check this gameplay trailer out.

 

 

 

 


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BlazBlue: Chronophantasma

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Game: BlazBlue: Chronophantasma
Developer: Arc System Works
Publisher: Aksys Games
Release: Summer 2014 (NA)
Genre: Fighting

Ever wonder what Noel, Ragna, and new characters Celica and Kagura would do if they hung out at a beach? Wonder no more because BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for the PlayStation®Vita system offers just that: a completely new story featuring your favorite characters at the beach! Did we mention bathing suits?

 

 

 

 

BlazBlue: Chronophantasma is the latest game in the BlazBlue series. It has been released in japan on the PS3 already and will be localized for North America in March, with the PS Vita port coming out a bit later in the summer. The storyline picks up where BlazBlue: Continuum Shift ended. There are seven new characters of which two are downloadable. There has been several game mechanics upgrades as well plus some balancing. Character sprites and music has been revamped too, and there will be a few new songs. More detailed information about changes to the mechanics can be found here, and if you feel like watching some anime carnage to the sounds of power metal, check this trailer out.

 

 

 

 

 


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