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Stiq Figures, April 21 – 27: Games ruined by lost saves edition

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Video games are great and all, but it’s amazing how many hours some of them can drain from your life. It isn’t tough to get interested in a well-developed…
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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star launches in Europe and Australia today, coming to North America April 29

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, quite possibly the most fabulous fighting game of all time, is now available in Europe and Australia exclusively for the PlayStation 3 via retail and download on the PlayStation Store, and will be seeing a North American release on the 29th of this month. Based on the manga of the same name, the 3D fighting game is brought to you by CyberConnect2, who is perhaps best known for developing the Naruto fighting games, as well as Asura’s Wrath. If nothing else, this is certainly a developer who can nail aesthetics, and this game most certainly delivers, with each frame of animation playing out like a panel in the original manga.

Next, you’re gonna say “what features are there?” Good question. There are multiple modes for you to muda and ora your way through. In addition to the standard versus mode, the game comes with an eight chapter story mode, an exclusive arcade mode, a customisation mode where you can customise your own flamboyant character to your liking, and a highly challenging campaign mode. The game features a cast of thirty-two characters (forty-one in total with DLC included) from the eight parts of the ongoing manga, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, with fourteen being playable from the start. In addition to the above mentioned modes, you can also beat your friends with horse combos and steam roller special attacks. Though it may not be the first game to feature such an attack, it may be the most stylish.

Yare yare daze.

Japanese players got their hands on this Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure: All Star Battle last August, and European and Australian fans can now purchase it via PlayStation 3 retail or download it from the PlayStation Store. North American players will have to wait a few more days until launch, but if you want to check out the game before launch, you can download the demo right now, which gives you access to a limited three match arcade mode with three playable characters: Jotaro Kujo, Caesar Zepelli, and the villain himself, Dio Brando.

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The Games Of April: Comparing Five Years Of Releases

April isn’t typically a hotbed of big game releases, but there are usually a couple diamonds in the rough each year. We were curious about how this month’s offerings stacked up to Aprils from the past, so we’ve assembled the most notable releases from 2011 to 2014 to find out. In addition, we’ve also included NPD rankings on the 2010-2013 pages (these rankings are based solely on physical US sales).


April Releases

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition (Wii U, PS3, 360, PC)
Mercenary Kings (PS4)
MLB 14 The Show (PS3, Vita)
Ragnarok Odyssey ACE (PS3, Vita)

FTL: Advanced Edition (iOS, PC)

The Elder Scrolls Online (PC)

Kinect Sports Rivals (Xbox One)
Lego The Hobbit (PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, 360, 3DS, Vita, PC)
Titanfall (360)
Strike Suit Zero (PS4, Xbox One)
The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 (PS3, 360, PC)

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (PS3, 360)
War of the Vikings (PC) 

Trials Fusion (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC)

Dark Souls II (PC)
NES Remix 2 (Wii U)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PS4, Wii U, PS3, 360, PC)
Daylight (PS4, PC) 

Child of Light (PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, 360, PC)

For a full list of 2014 releases, check out our story here. To move onto past Aprils, head to the next page. – The Feed

PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD free to PS+ members on April 22

PlayStation Plus subscribers with Vitas in hand, tomorrow is going to be Ultimate. Beginning April 22, PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD for the Vita will be added to the PlayStation Instant Game Collection.

From developer Q-Games, PixelJunk Monsters…
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Stiq Figures, April 7 – 13: Best opening numbers edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don’t matter.

If you’re going to send me on a 30-plus hour adventure, you’ve gotta sell me on the time investment first. Creating an opening that compels players to…
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Everybody suspects Octodad: Dadliest Catch hits PS4 on April 22

Octodad: Dadliest Catch lands on PS4 on April 22 in North America and April 23 in Europe for $ 15 (€14 / £12). The game has had a good, flailing run on PC, Mac and Linux, selling more than 90,000 copies since its launch on January 30.

Octodad on…
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Pinball Arcade Season 3 tables coming to PS4 April 22

FarSight Studios will launch a pair of new tables for the PlayStation 4 version of Pinball Arcade next week, bringing it up to speed with recent PlayStation 3 and PS Vita table releases.

Williams’ Fish Tales and Bally’s Black Rose are next in line…
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Japan gets Niconico PS4 streaming on April 30

PlayStation 4 owners in Japan will have the option to stream gameplay to Niconico, a site that lets users upload, view and share video clips, starting April 30, Sony announced (as translated by Gematsu). Those visiting the Nico Nico Super Conference…
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The Blackwell Epiphany demo launches ahead of April 24 release

A demo for The Blackwell Epiphany is available now, just ahead of the independent adventure game’s April 24 release date. Developed by Wadjet Eye Games, Epiphany is the fifth and final game in the Blackwell series, which first began in 2006.

As a…
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Terraria 1.2 update lands April 17; adds new bosses, sunnier sun

On April 17, Terraria will receive a “massive and free” update on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Vita. Update 1.2 makes numerous tweaks to the console version and adds plenty of fresh content, including four new bosses, additional NPCs, new pets, and…
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