Rollers of the Realm


Game: Rollers of the Realm
Developer: Phantom Compass
Publisher: Atlus
Release: November 2014
Genre: Pinball RPG




 Rollers of the Realm combines the frantic physics of classic arcade pinball with the character-driven adventure of fantasy role-playing games. Bounce, spin, and battle through scenes of an epic storyline with a band of medieval misfits tasked with reclaiming the world from dark and ancient magic.


So you think there are not enough Pinball role playing games on the PS Vita? Well the joke is on you, because the upcoming Vita game Rollers of the Realm is about to be released. The game is played like a pinball game with different tables where your characters are represented by the ball. Each table is a level you need to pass through and you need to use the party members that are best suited for the task. The party members/balls have different abilities. For example, the rogue has a dog (another ball) that can join the table and the Knight is a heavier ball that can crush walls etc. There is of course treasure to be found and abilities to gain, as in any RPG.  There is a long and excellent video made by Joystiq where they play through the first tables together with the developers. This article over at Polygon is also pretty good if you want more information.


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Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus


Game: Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus
Developer: Tamsoft
Publisher: Marvelous / XSEED
Release: October 14, 2014 (NA) – October 15, 2014 (EU)
Genre: Action





Have you ever dreamed of your perfect game? Does it include a huge cast of lovably quirky shinobi girls whose fighting skills allow them to mow down armies of opponents? Can they unleash special attacks that crush their foes with giant pancakes?

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is coming up for Vita as a sequel to Senran Kagura Burst. The girls at Hanzō National Academy is still fighting their enemies at Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy, but now there is also a third group called Gessen Girls’ Academy. The Senran Kagura games are action fighting games where girls battle eachother until their clothes fall off… I know you want to see it so here’s a gameplay video. Usually the games are in 2D but this time you fight in full 3D. There are also four-player multiplayer battles available, either free for all or 2vs2. Another cool thing is that the japanese voiceovers are intact with english subtitles. So, if you like shinobi girls and 110% fanservice, now you know which game to get.

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Hand of Fate


Game: Hand of Fate
Developer: Defiant Development
Publisher: Sony
Release: Q1 2015
Genre: RPG, Card game



An infinitely replayable series of quests – earn new cards, build your deck, then try to defeat it! In a cabin at the end of the world, the game of life and death is played.







So you think there are not enough Australian developed Action RPG / Card game hybrids? Well it's your lucky day! The kickstarted indie-game Hand of Fate will soon be released on PS4 and Vita. For the Vita it is one of very few western RPG's, making it even more rare. The card part of the game takes place in a room with a scruffy looking dealer, who puts cards on the table that act like encounters. Each time he flips a card something happens, for example you get to fight a bunch of bandits or goblins. If you succeed, you are given reward cards that give you better weapons, more health etc. It is also possible to build decks to customize your encounters. Check this Gameinformer video out for some gameplay, or why not play the game right away on Steam early access.





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