Tecmo Koei Announces Early 2014 Titles

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Tecmo Koei America has announced some new titles slated for release in early 2014 on PlayStation platforms: Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemist of the Dusk Sky, Toukiden: The Age of Demons, and Deception IV: Blood Ties.

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky

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The latest installment in the long-loved Atelier series, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, is a direct sequel to Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk and will be released in North America in early 2014 for the PlayStation 3 console.

For the first time on PlayStation 3, Atelier series players can choose if they will follow the story of Escha or Logy, a novelty that offers a unique story perspective and gameplay experience. Escha’s story is a delightful tale of the everyday adventures of an alchemist that Atelier series’ fans love, whereas Logy’s story follows a darker approach filled with traditional RPG elements and focused on world exploration.

Toukiden: The Age of Demons

Toukiden The Age of Demons

Following a ground breaking success in Japan where its current sales stand well over the 400,000 mark, an impressive feat for an original IP, Toukiden: The Age of Demons is now being localized for release in North America for the PlayStation Vita handheld system.

In Toukiden, players can customize characters, weapons, and armor and form a group of hunters to take down the destructive Oni- demons of varying strength and size who have invaded the world through cracks in space and time. This visually stunning game boasts an extensive character creation mode, six non-player characters beautifully designed by Atelier Ayesha artist Hidari, and six different weapon types, each of which can be forged and upgraded to the player’s preferences. Toukiden: The Age of Demons, is set against a backdrop inspired by various historical periods of Japan, while it also features 200 characters based on both fictional and historical Japanese figures, whose souls help players strengthen their team and defeat their enemies.

Deception IV: Blood Ties

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From the producer of Fatal Frame comes the “re-imagining” of the classic Tecmo title, Tecmo’s Deception, first released in 1996 on the original PlayStation. The Deception series uniquely focuses in giving players a taste of what it’s like to play on the side of evil by using a wide variety of imaginative traps to exact revenge on their adversaries.

Deception IV: Blood Ties is being developed for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita and is, much like its predecessors, a strategy focused action series where players control a main character that defeats enemies by luring them into imaginative traps. Deception IV: Blood Ties is set to release in North America and Europe in early 2014.

It’s always exciting to see Eastern developers localizing titles for Western release. So, what do you think? Are you going to pick up any of these titles come 2014? Let us know in the comment section below.

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  • andyscout

    Woo. Buying Atelier Escha to Logy day one!

    • Nick_Light

      Me too. Which character are you going to play as first?

      • andyscout

        I love the alchemy in the series, so probably Escha. I’m entirely sure what it changes, but I think playing as her is supposed to be more alchemy based.

        • Nick_Light

          Yeah I’m probably going to do the same thing. Stay with what I know first, then explore this new character to see how things change.