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Legal Dungeon launches for Switch today, 10% discount available

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Legal Dungeon makes its way to Switch today, providing a rather unique experience. Sort through documents, piece together a case, and then help convict or free the accused. You can read a very detailed explanation of the game below!

Game publisher PLAYISM (http://playism.com) (owned and operated by Active Gaming Media Inc.) is proud to announce that Legal Dungeon, by indie developer Somi, was released to the Nintendo Switch on February 25th, 2021. Also, in commemoration of the release, it will be available at a 10% discount until March 3rd.

Legal Dungeon Overview

Parse through investigation records, use evidence and the law to battle the accused, and submit your recommended verdict.
This title is the second installment in South Korean indie game developer Somi’s ”Guilt Trilogy” (the first being Replica; and the third The Wake). While it is set against a “police” backdrop, it is extremely unique in that you progress through the game by “creating and organizing verdict documents for submission to the prosecution”.

Jane Blue

Lieutenant, Central Police Station Criminal Division

A lieutenant, and the main character of the story. A career-oriented woman, she was recently assigned the position of Team Leader. Her conversations are not displayed in the game.

AI: Mini Jane

The AI assistant of the “CIS program” document creation system who helps Jane to process and create her documents.

George Vetta
Sergeant, Central Police Station Criminal Division
Age: 55

An older coworker of Jane’s, close to retirement age, who often pokes his nose around in Jane’s affairs. His son also became a cop this year. Played baseball in high school.

Frank Rivers
Officer, Central Police Station Criminal Division
Age: 29

Unsatisfied with the police force’s “Performance System”, this officer cares passionately about “justice” and “upholding general sentiments and morals”. Considered a bit of a problem child on account of his tendency to ignore orders and act on his own.

Frank Rivers
Officer, Central Police Station Criminal Division
Age: 29

Unsatisfied with the police force’s “Performance System”, this officer cares passionately about “justice” and “upholding general sentiments and morals”. Considered a bit of a problem child on account of his tendency to ignore orders and act on his own.

Patrick Moon
Corporal, Central Police Station Criminal Division
Age: 41

The longest-serving member on the force. His performance speaks for itself. Has a wife and child, and seeks promotion next year.

Captain Goldstein
Captain, Central Police Station Criminal Division

Close to retirement, he has given up on being promoted to Chief Superintendent, but places the utmost importance on improving performance results and helping his subordinates to rise up through the ranks.

Chairman Jack Bright

Founder of Mandy Hope Hospital, and known as the “Lord” of the Central Police Station area. Has been serving as Police Support Committee Head of the Central Police Station for the past two years. His son is suspected of aiding and abetting a suicide.

Peruse statements and precedents, and create your documents in the dungeon

Taking on the role of rookie female lieutenant Jane Blue, the player must read through the text of statements and legal precedents. Then, using keywords selected from the text, head into battle with the accused in the “dungeon”, and complete “verdict documents” for submission to the prosecutor. Whenever you get overwhelmed or confused with the heavy load of legal/courtroom text, your AI assistant – “Mini Jane” – will be there to help guide you along. Additionally, Jane has a set amount of “HP”, and once that HP hits zero during battle in the dungeon, or if time runs out for a timed battle, the game will end.

To prosecute, or not to prosecute? It’s up to you!

Jane will handle all sorts of crimes – from contempt of court, to robbery and even murder. It’s up to the player to decide whether to recommend that the accused be prosecuted or let go. Also, these decisions will not only affect the lives of the accused, but Jane’s as well, leading into varying story branches.

Your decisions directly affect your “evaluation”

The more perpetrators prosecuted, the higher your “Performance Level” will rise, earning you respect from the police. Also, depending on the laws applicable to each respective case, your will receive a score, which will affect the police department to which you belong as well as Jane’s evaluation.

However, the decision whether or not to prosecute will be made by the prosecutor, based on the documents you submit. Even when the prosecutor decides to indict, there are times when the court will reach a verdict of not guilty. When these decisions fail to match up, causing your “Precise Legal Execution Level” (i.e.: how you are viewed by the court/prosecutor) to drop.
When your respective reputations among both the police and the courts fall too low, the game will end. Will you fight for truth and justice, or will you attempt to make a name for yourself? You’ll find yourself plagued by various forms of guilt as you advance through each investigation, pressured to make a decision.

A “social mystery” game that forces players to come face to face with actual issues

The most amazing part of the game is the way the story unfolds among the unique and intricately interwoven systems described above. Once all the mysteries of the game have been solved, the story’s various plotlines perfectly converge into one, bringing with it an unexpected twist. It’s also composed in a way that will definitely strike a chord with hardcore fans of social mystery and suspense. What is the “dungeon”? What exactly is a “true criminal” in the context of Legal Dungeon? When it’s all over, you too will feel what developer Somi felt – be it “prayer” or “pain”.

Comment from Petit Depotto:

Legal Dungeon is a game in which you create and organize documents. The main character is the leader of a police investigation team, and must read through investigators’ reports, statements, etc., and put together “verdicts” providing your opinion on whether or not the accused should be prosecuted.

“Documents are free of ‘personality’ and ‘emotions’.”

However, these documents will have a profound effect on the accused and those around them, as well as on the fate of the main character. Developer Somi actually works in a law enforcement-related field, and the “power” given to the portrayals of the various cases and people in the game by real-life experience can really be felt when playing.

On top of that “power”, this game has also been instilled with a “prayer” from Somi. Having touched on this “prayer” ourselves, we decided to offer our assistance with the localization in hopes that we could help to ensure that this wonderful story is expressed as faithfully as possible. It’s not that anyone had asked us for help; we simply felt that it’s what we needed to do. Our time localizing Legal Dungeon was an extremely fruitful and fulfilling one.

Legal Dungeon Nintendo Switch Release Commemorative “Somi Sale”!

To commemorate the release of Legal Dungeon on the Nintendo Switch, we will be holding a sale until March 3rd, during which you can purchase the game at a 10% discount. Additionally, the Nintendo switch version of the first installment in Somi’s “Guilt Trilogy” – REPLICA –is also on sale at a 30% discount. Don’t miss this chance to lose yourself in the world of the works of Somi!

REPLICA Overview

You have been trapped in an unfamiliar location, and you find yourself in possession of a mobile phone, the owner of which is unknown. Under coercion by the regime controlling the government, you must search through the contents of this mobile phone to find and report evidence supporting the accusations of terrorism that have been placed upon the phone’s owner. Of course, you don’t even know the password to unlock the phone at first. Check out the various clues and hints present in the phone, such as SMS messages, phone records, etc., and use them to deduct the owner’s social media account names and passwords, and push your way through the investigation into the accusations of terrorism.

Octopath Traveler hits 2.5 million units sold

Forging a path to victory

Square-Enix has announced that Octopath Traveler has hit another milestone. Since launch, the game has managed to sell 2.5 million units worldwide. That means the game sold another 500k in about a year's time. Octopath Traveler debuted on Switch back in July 2018, but then moved over to both PC and Stadia.m in June 2019 and Stadia in April 2020.

Listen to Post Malone's Pokemon collaboration song, "Only Wanna Be With You (Pokémon 25 Version)"


In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Pokemon franchise, The Pokemon Company International has teamed up with singer Post Malone to create special commemoratory music. Post Malone has created a pop song that samples music from Pokemon Gold & Silver, and the song is now available on music-streaming services.

Gloria Union: Twin Fates in Blue Ocean FHD Edition hits Switch in Japan on March 18th, 2021

Well isn't that glorious?

The tactical RPG Gloria Union: Twin Fates in Blue Ocean FHD Edition was announced for Switch at the end of 2020, and today news on the game's Japanese release as come in. The Switch version of the game is set for launch on March 18th, 2021, and will be priced at 2,200 yen.

This version of the game adds the playable character Yggdra and the “Crusade” card, “Easy” and “Night Mare” modes, additional voice-overs, character introduction movies, priority item display, the ability to remove (not just replace) equipment, New Game+, item acquisition hints, a rewind function, battle speed adjustment feature, auto-save, conversation log and auto progression, cloud backup saves, dot filter effect feature, battle stance switch feature, widescreen support, cheats, smartphone controller support, and free save.

Dragalia Lost updated to Version 2.5.0, "Gala Dragalia (February 2021)" trailer released

Dragalia Lost has been updated to Version 2.5.0, and along with that, a new Gala Dragalia trailer has been released. Check out the trailer above, and read full patch notes for today's update below.

■Update Details (version 2.5.0)

▼New Feature: Shapeshifting in Auto-Play

If both the Auto-Play and Shapeshift buttons are toggled on, adventurers will automatically shapeshift into their dragon form during quests as soon as they are able to do so. The Shapeshift button can only be toggled on while auto-play is enabled and is also available when using auto-repeat.

▼New Feature: Equipment Sets

When editing a team, players can register individual equipment sets that determine which weapon, dragon, and wyrmprints an adventurer will equip. Once registered, a set can be applied to a particular adventurer to have them automatically equip the specified loadout.

▼New Feature: Team Copy

Players can duplicate their team setups and overwrite existing setups with copied ones.

▼New High-Difficulty Quest: Rise of the Sinister Dominion

A new series of high-difficulty quests, Rise of the Sinister Dominion, arrives 03/05/2021 at 00:00. In certain difficulties of these quests, the player’s current team will be swapped out mid-battle with another one, so they must prepare two teams of differing elemental attunements beforehand. Drop rewards include wyrmprints that can be equipped in new slots on weapons and the materials required to unbind and add copies of those wyrmprints. Players must complete Chapter 16 / 4-6 (Normal) of the main campaign, Setting Off, in order to play. Further details will be provided in a separate notification.

▼Updated System: Wyrmprints

With the addition of the first Rise of the Sinister Dominion quest, arriving 03/05/2021 at 00:00, special slots in weapons, and wyrmprints that can only be equipped in those slots, will become available. Depending on the weapon, up to two of these wyrmprints may be equipped, and the slots for them may be unlocked using materials that drop from Rise of the Sinister Dominion quests. Affinities from these new wyrmprints will count toward affinity bonuses in the same manner as those from existing wyrmprints.

Wyrmprints that may be equipped in these new slots are different from existing wyrmprints in that, in addition to holy water and consecrated water, they can also be upgraded using special items that drop in place of duplicated wyrmprints. These wyrmprints may be unbound and copies may be added with said special items as well as materials that drop from Rise of the Sinister Dominion. However, they may not be unbound with silver keys or golden keys.

▼New Mechanic: Overdrive Counter

A new mechanic, the overdrive counter, will appear in Rise of the Sinister Dominion quests. When (and only when) an enemy in the overdrive state attacks with a red action marker, players can reduce that enemy’s overdrive mode gauge by an amount greater than normal if they use an attack skill to inflict damage (in other words, counter). We plan to include this mechanic in more quests in the future.

■Other Changes

・The logic that determines how AI-controlled adventurers dodge certain action markers will be adjusted.
・The dragon Gala Reborn Poseidon’s abilities (Water) Fury of the Seas I and (Water) Fury of the Seas II will be adjusted to also affect enemies with no elemental attunement.
・The dragon Gala Reborn Zephyr’s abilities (Wind) Wrath of the Plains I and (Wind) Wrath of the Plains II will be adjusted so that they also affect enemies with no elemental attunement.
・Adventurers wielding rapid-fire manacasters will be able to move while performing their force strike.
・If auto-play is enabled and both the skill Hound Shot and Ace Operator are available for the adventurer Formal Joachim to use, he will use Ace Operator first and Hound Shot directly afterward.
・The appearance of certain objects in quests will be adjusted.
・The user interface will be adjusted in various places.

■Issues Addressed

・While playing Tartarus’s Wrath on Standard, Expert, or Master difficulties, when the adventurer Dragonyule Lily performs an upgraded force strike after being granted the Saint Starfall Lily effect, if the team member that is most in need of healing is in a portal zone, their HP may not be restored and their max HP may not be increased.
・Certain normal endeavors for Advanced Dragon Trials and The Agito Uprising are able to be completed despite their names appearing as “???.”

Debut trailer for The Wicked King and the Noble Hero released, story and gameplay info shared

Something wicked this way comes

The official website for The Wicked King and the Noble Hero has opened, and it's given us our best look at the upcoming RPG yet. You can watch the debut trailer for the title above, and check out a ton of screens and art here.

Along with that, the official site offers up details on the game's story, characters, gameplay, and more. You can read that information below.

This game is an RPG starring the human child Yuu, who longs to become a “hero,” and the dragon “overlord” who fosters her.

It is a completely new title by Sayaka Oda, the planner and character designer for The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, which rose to popularity with its warm, hand-painted-style graphics and heartrending story of interspecies communication. The same atmosphere players enjoyed The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince returns with even further evolved graphics.

With line art-esque graphics that look as charming as a picture book, players can enjoy a heartwarming story born from the interspecies communication between dragon and human.

■ Story

The world was ruled by the dragon Overlord, who possesses great power. However, a brave young Hero brought an end to his reign.

“I do not want to take your life,” said the Hero. So he instead cut off one of the Overlord’s horns—the source of his power—and let him live.

After, the Hero went to the lonely Overlord, who was healing in solitude, and spoke to him. And thanks to the days spent with the Hero, his terrifying nature as the Overlord gradually grew more peaceful, and before he knew it, he and the Hero were close friends.

One day, the Hero appeared before the Overlord with a life-threatening injury and said, “Please raise my daughter well in my stead, for I will soon die.” In his arms he held a baby.

“It is for this moment that I was able to survive,” the Overlord thought.

After, the Hero’s daughter was raised by the “King Dragon” and former Overlord. Hearing about her father’s adventures from the King Dragon, she too longs to become a hero. The time had come, the King Dragon thought. He would raise the girl to become a noble hero like her father.

—Even if she has to defeat him one day.

If you want to check out a character breakdown along with another round of gameplay info, you can find that content here, as translated by Gematsu.

3DS eShop charts for Feb. 25th, 2021

You know how it goes by now

Not much to write home about in the latest 3DS eShop charts, as they're pretty much in step with last week's, and the week before, and the week before... Still though, if you're curious how things are going, you can see the rundown for Feb. 25th, 2021 below.

Software

1. Pokemon Crystal
2. Pokemon Yellow
3. Tomodachi Life
4. Pokemon Red
5. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
6. Pokemon Gold
7. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
8. Pokemon Omega Ruby
9. Pokemon Silver
10. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
11. Super Mario 3D Land
12. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
13. Pokemon Blue
14. Super Mario Bros. 3
15. Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
16. Zelda: Oracle of Ages
17. Pokemon X
18. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
19. EarthBound
20. Pokemon Ultra Sun

Videos

1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
3. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
4. Mario Kart 7 Video
5. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
6. Super Mario 3D Land Video
7. IronFall Trailer
8. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
9. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
10. Pokemon Bank Trailer
11. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
12. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
13. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
14. Pokemon Yellow Trailer
15. Super Mario World Trailer
16. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
17. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
18. Tomodachi Life Direct 4/10/14
19. Introducing Tomodachi Life
20. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo

Atlus releases Persona 5 Strikers Digital Wallpaper Collection

Spruce up your smartphone

Atlus is celebrating the release of Persona 5 Strikers with some serious content. The company has released 33 different wallpapers for fans to pick through. There's all sorts of designs included, featuring fan favorite characters and more. You can have a look at the full lineup here.

Fire Emblem Heroes "Legendary Hero (Claude: King of Unification)" trailer

Well look who's here

The Legendary Hero Claude is making his way to Fire Emblem Heroes. To see what the character is bringing with him, check out the trailer above.

Uncharted Waters IV with Power-Up Kit HD Version gets new screens, details on gameplay and the 30th Anniversary Edition

Set sail for adventure!

The official Japanese website for Uncharted Waters IV with Power-Up Kit HD Version has opened, and it brings with it a wealth of screens and details. You can check out screens both here and here, and read on below for gameplay information and a breakdown of the 30th Anniversary Edition.

The game itself is given a detailed breakdown, which you can read below.

In Uncharted Waters IV with Power-Up Kit HD Version, players will travel the Seven Seas—including the Mediterranean Sea, East Asia, New World, and more—with their own fleet in the Age of Discovery. Buy and trade while gaining shares at the harbors in each sea, and come out victorious in naval battles against adversaries with the goal of becoming the ruler of the Seven Seas.

Uncharted Waters IV with Power-Up Kit HD Version includes Uncharted Waters IV: Porto Estado and its Power-Up Kit version, as well as the additional elements featured in the handheld port Uncharted Waters IV: Rota Nova, all remastered in high-definition as a new release. This is the culmination of Uncharted Waters IV.

Uncharted Waters IV with Power-Up Kit HD Version features seven protagonists to play as from various backgrounds including Rafael Castor, the son of nobles in Lisbon, Portugal; Hodrum Joachim Bergstrom, admiral of the Swedish navy; Maria Huamei Li, a Chinese female general who fights to save others; and Kyoutarou Saiki, a Japanese man wrapped up in family troubles. The characters you do not select as your protagonist will still appear in the main story, and color the world of the Age of Discovery through various events.

For those who are big fans of the franchise, a 14,080 yen 30th Anniversary Edition will be offered. This package includes a 10-disc soundtrack that includes all 245 songs from the series. There are 154 tracks from Uncharted Waters I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and Gaiden across six discs, and then music from Uncharted Waters Online 10th Anniversary BOX on the other four.

If you'd like to read even more gameplay details and see some Switch-specific features, you can check out the information here, courtesy of Gematsu.