Genies, Time Travel, Demons, and RPGs abound! [Pixlbits Holidays!]


Tons of Holiday News has popped up, so let’s not waste any time!

Life is Strange gets first trailer, release date!

Life is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionize story based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future. As Max you must uncover the disturbing truth behind your premonitions and learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.

Life Is Strange will be released digitally January 30th 2015 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

Capcom Confirms DmC Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 4 for Next Generation Consoles

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SAN MATEO, Calif.December 15, 2014 — Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that DmC Devil May Cry™: Definitive Edition will be available to purchase as a digital download and at retail across Europe and North America for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, starting March 17, 2015 for an MSRP of $39.99 / €39.99. Devil May Cry® 4 Special Edition will be available for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in Summer 2015.

Developed by Ninja Theory, DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition will include the original stylish action game, all previously released downloadable content, including the “Vergil’s Downfall” campaign as well as brand new modes and additional gameplay features, making this the ultimate offering forDevil May Cry® fans.

New to DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition, players will be able to play as Dante’s twin brother himself in Vergil’s Bloody Palace Mode. For an extra depth of challenge, players will be able to try out the added Gods Must Die difficulty level and Must Style Mode as well as Hardcore Mode, which has been designed to play more like the classic Devil May Cry series. DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition players will also receive new Dante and Vergil costumes inspired by classic Devil May Cry character designs. The game’s high quality production values will run at a stunning 1080p and smooth 60 fps across both next-gen consoles.

Balancing and improvements based on fan feedback from DmC Devil May Cry™ are being implemented into DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition, as well as modifiers that can be turned on at various stages, including Turbo Mode which allows players to increase the speed of play for even faster, more intense combat. Additional leaderboards, trophies and achievements will be included, as well as social features, taking advantage of both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One functionality.

DmC Devil May Cry sees Dante’s origin story being retold against a contemporary backdrop. Dante is a young man with no respect for authority or society in general. He knows that he is not human, but also that he is not like the demons that have tormented him throughout his life. Caught between worlds, he feels like an outcast. Thanks to his twin brother Vergil, leader of the anti-establishment group “The Order”, Dante is now discovering and coming to terms with what it means to be the child of a demon and an angel. Combat and movement throughout the game are influenced by Dante’s ability to call upon both angel and demon abilities, dramatically affecting the gameplay style.

STEINS;GATE coming to Europe and North America in 2015

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PQUBE, Bristol (Tuesday, 16th December 2014) PQube are pleased to announce that MAGES., 5pb. and Science Adventure Team’s critically acclaimed STEINS;GATE will be coming to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems in 2015, for both Europe and North America.

STEINS;GATE is the award-winning time travel science-fiction interactive visual novel developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus. STEINS;GATE was awarded Famitsu magazine’s coveted annual Game of Excellence award, and was voted one of the most emotionally charged “tear-inducing games” ever made, in a Famitsu poll. It is widely considered to be the finest Visual Novel ever made.

STEINS;GATE follows a rag-tag band of tech-savvy young students who discover the means of changing the past via text message, using a modified microwave. Their experiments into how far they can go with their discovery begin to spiral out of control as they become entangled in a conspiracy surrounding SERN, the organisation behind the Large Hadron Collider, and John Titor – a mysterious forum poster who claims to be from a dystopian future.

Interaction with the game takes place through the “phone trigger” system, where the player can receive calls and text messages and decide whether to reply to them or not, changing the outcome of the game’s plot.

STEINS;GATE is a gripping and moving Visual Novel, which has already spawned manga and anime adaptations. PQube is excited to be bringing the original Visual Novel experience to fans and newcomers in North America and to Europe for the first time.

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Wii U Launches 12/25/14!

Valencia, Calif. – 12/16/2014— WayForward is pleased to announce that Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse will be available on December 25th, 2014 on the Nintendo North American eShop for $19.99.

Wii U features include:

• HD character portraits by Mega Man developer IntiCreates!
• Off-TV play
• Classic Controller Pro and Wii U Pro Controller support
• Unlockable Pirate-Mode
• Multiple endings
• Epic original soundtrack by Jake “Virt” Kaufman

The original indie darling is back in her biggest adventure yet!

Critics are calling Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse as the pinnacle of this fan-favorite series! The sequel to Metacritic’s *handheld game of 2010: Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, boasts more than double the content and acclaim from fans and press alike!

Disgaea 5, Operation Abyss, and The Awakened Fate Ultimatum coming in 2015!

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Disgaea 5: 

Santa Ana, Calif. (December 16, 2014) – NIS America is happy to officially announce that the next entry in the long-lived Disgaea series, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance will be arriving in North America and Europe in the fall of 2015, exclusively for the PlayStation®4! This title will be available as both a physical and digital release.


About the game:
The sixth home console entry to the legendary Disgaea series tells a tale of revenge, and of rebellion. As a new and terrible Overlord named Void Dark seeks to enslave the countless Netherworlds, one young demon has stood to end his reign—Killia. In Disgaea 5, lead Killia and his tenacious army of rebels on their dark and dangerous path to vengeance. Filled with more over-the-top action and hilarious writing than ever before, Disgaea 5’s damage numbers are surely headed for the record books.

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Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy:

Santa Ana, Calif. (December 16, 2014) – NIS America is excited to announce that the dungeon crawler RPG, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, is arriving in North America and Europe in spring of 2015, exclusively for PlayStation®Vita! The title will be available as both a physical and digital release.


About the game:
From the studio that made Demon Gaze comes Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, a scifi dungeon crawler RPG set in a near future Tokyo. With the city under the constant threat of Variants—genetically engineered monsters—and the emergence of portals leading to a mysterious dimension called the Abyss, the government has established the Code Physics Agency to investigate these mysterious phenomena. The Xth Squad—a unique group of teens modified by the CPA’s Code technology—must evade traps, face down powerful monsters, and investigate the mystery behind the Abyss.

The Awakened Fate Ultimatum:

Santa Ana, Calif. (December 16, 2014) – NIS America is excited to announce that the story-driven roguelike RPG, The Awakened Fate Ultimatum, is arriving in North America on March 17, and Europe on March 20, 2015. The title will be exclusive to the PlayStation®3 entertainment system, and available as both a physical and digital release.

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About the game:
Several years after a certain revolution came to pass, and the powerful Satanael was defeated, the devils were still dominant in their constant war against the angels. Meanwhile, a certain Celestia was resorting to guerilla warfare to survive. The angels focused on researching a way to create a “God” to use as their ultimate weapon against the devils. After creating the “Fate Awakening Crystal,” which can turn a human into God, the angels awaited the day to find someone who would be compatible.

Walking home from school in the human world, a boy is attacked and stabbed through the heart by a group of devils. As he lay dying, his life is saved by a mysterious girl. He wakes up in an unfamiliar location—Celestia. As if guided by the Fate Awakening Crystal implanted in his chest, he finds himself thrust into the middle of the war between angels and devils. He must harness his newly awakened powers, choose how to use them, and ultimately decide which of the two new girls in his life he will do anything to save…