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Idea Factory Press Event 2017

Last week our friends at Idea Factory held their annual press event where they “iffy-cially” revealed three new titles to grace our shores this coming year! Between an Action RPG, a visual novel, and a dungeon crawler, there might just be something for everybody. Oh, and did we mention a classic title for upcoming Steam release?

Dark Rose Valkyrie (PS4)

The first game of Iffy’s upcoming line-up is Dark Rose Valkyrie. This Action RPG allows its characters to tap into alternate personalities, opening up new possibilities mid-fight. Depending on choices made during the game, however, a traitor may arise within the team itself. It is up to the player to discover the identity of the traitor and affect the very outcome of the game.

    “This Spring 2017, defend humanity from the Chimera Virus as the new leader of Japan’s covert military agency (ACID) in Dark Rose Valkyrie! Featuring work from “Tales of” scenario writer Takumi Miyajima and “Tales of” character designer Kosuke Fujishima, this real-time combat, action-packed RPG will have you battling enemies that change in form and strength as darkness sets. But that’s not all, a traitor is in your midst! Use a visual-novel interview system to find them out and strengthen the Valkyrie Force and save the world!”

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Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds (PS Vita)

Continuing the recent spike in Adventure titles for the PS Vita is Hakuoki. Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds offers players over eighty hours of romance between a total of twelve bachelors.

    “Experience the world of Hakuoki in a whole new way with this remastered telling of the beloved, visual novel Hakuoki series first developed and released in 2008. As the Bakumatsu period in Kyoto ends, the young Chizuru, determined to find her father, will romance the famous samurai of Shinsengumi through a series of engaging stories and dramatic events. Now, experience new characters, love interests, and episodes in the world of Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds this Spring 2017!”

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Mary Skelter: Nightmares (PS Vita)

Last, but certainly not least, comes the highly anticipated dungeon crawler Mary Skelter: Nightmares. When first announced in Japan, Mary Skelter: Nightmares turned a few heads to say the least. Nightmares come to life as they pursue the player as they progress each dungeon. Only by laying traps in wait or confronting these fears may any hope to survive. Characters may even power up via powerful transformations. The cost may be great however as doing so may very well cause their characters to go berserk.

    “Beware! The Nightmare monster stalks you as you navigate this dungeon-crawling RPG. Stand your ground, or use traps to slow down the insatiable monsters and escape to fight another day. You’ll fight in turn-based battles and can boost up your allies with blood transformations. If you solve the dungeons’ mysteries and satisfy the prison’s desires, you just might make it out alive in Mary Skelter: Nightmares this Summer 2017!”

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Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force (Steam)

That’s right folks, everyone’s favorite unmotivated protagonist is making his way back to Steam! With two new fully playable routes, the game promises a memorable experience to fans and newcomers a like.

    “Fairies, Fencers, and the fantastic rebirth of an unforgettable RPG await you!
    Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force travels to the PC with improved graphics and will release for Steam in North America, Europe, and Japan Early 2017 in glorious 1080p! Complete with Japanese and English voices, Japanese and English subtitles, and a Steam-exclusive Deluxe Pack, this is our first worldwide Steam release!”

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