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Namco Bandai Bringing Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day on PS3 West This Spring, Ace Combat Infinity Beta on February 4th

January 30, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Namco Bandai (who you can start calling Bandai Namco now if you like) showed off their 2014 lineup of games earlier this week, where known games like Lords of the Fallen, Dark Souls 2, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution were all featured.

Besides those games, the company also had a few new pieces of information to show off during the showcase, which you can read about below:

Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day

Platform: PS3 (PSN only)

Release Date: Spring 2014

Other: A rep told Polygon that Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day can be beaten in about 2 hours, but it will take longer if you want to unlock all the costumes and art.

Description

High school girl by day, assassin by night. The perfect setup for this frantic side-scroller directed by Suda 51 of Grasshopper fame. This PS3 exclusive follows the story of the titular Ranko Tsukigime as she evades the clutches of a shadowy power that’s clawing at her heels.

Each level is a race to outrun Ranko’s enemies while also dodging obstacles and defeating baddies who get in her way. Fall behind, and Ranko will be swallowed up by darkness before beginning the level anew.

Longest Day is an explosion of movement and color, where players never rest in their mad dash from one side of the stage to the other. Slashing through enemies will unleash debris that in turn can defeat other opponents. Longest Day caters to gamers who obsess over perfecting their run through a level, eliminating every superfluous jump and missed attack.

Clearing missions will eventually unlock new costumes for Ranko, and unlockable art is scattered throughout the campaign.

Ace Combat Infinity

Platform: PS3 (PSN only)

Release Date: 2014

Other: A free worldwide beta (except Japan) for Ace Combat Infinity runs from February 4th – February 11th. If you play the beta, you’ll be given a unique emblem.

Description

The latest in the Ace Combat series is going free-to-play on PS3, and the development team wants gamers to try out the fast-paced arcade combat for themselves in a beta that launches next week.

Ace Combat Infinity celebrates the fun of dog fighting, and chasing down other players through the skies while hunting for that perfect shot. The beta will include a new co-op multiplayer mode that allows teams of four players to face an opposing team of four in aerial combat. Although teammates will be working together to take down the opposing jets, they’ll also be competing for the best score among their own group.

Ace Combat Infinity will also be built with customization in mind, enabling players to create unique looks for their jets. There’s even a climbable tech tree for unlocking useful upgrades to be unleashed during fights.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle

Platform: PS3 (PSN + Online Retail Exclusive at Amazon.com and ClubNamco.com)

Release Date: Spring 2014

Description

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is developed by famed Japanese developer CyberConnect2, best known for their hit Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja series of games and has been widely praised for delivering an authentic and high quality anime experience to video games. The studio now sets its sights on one of the most prolific and influential manga series ever with JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, bringing the beloved manga straight from the page to the TV screen in an action-packed fighting game. Players will be able to choose from an impressive cast of characters spanning the entire series.  Each character comes with their signature moves punctuated by dynamic camera angles to capture every highlight of the fight against computer AI or human adversaries.

The Western release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will feature a brand new mode not seen in the original Japanese release as well as balance changes applied to the game post-launch in Japan. The new Arcade Mode lets players fight through eight AI controlled opponents through a series of battles. On rare occasions, the Arcade Mode icon will switch to Harvest when connected online allowing players to earn more gold when they complete matches. 

A few more pieces of information show that Enemy Front on PS3 is scheduled for a June 2014 release date, with these videos for Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (out next month) on PS3 brought out:

Will you be participating in the Ace Combat Infinity beta? Let us know in the comments below.

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