‘Valkyria Revolution’ launches stateside for PS4, Xbox One, Vita in June

Sega’s military-themed brawler Valkyria Revolution will hit North America for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita in June, promising a new action-oriented focus for a series with turn-based origins.

Valkyria Revolution is the latest entry in Sega’s Valkyria Chronicles series, and marks the first stateside release for the franchise since 2010’s Valkyria Chronicles II for the PlayStation Portable.

Valkyria Chronicles, released for the PlayStation 3 in 2008, offered a unique mixture of third-person shooter gameplay and turn-based strategy. Taking control of a small squadron of troops, players approach each level in the original Valkyria Chronicles as a puzzle that requires careful planning, positioning, and execution of ranged attacks among an allied group of snipers, assault infantry, and engineers.

2010’s Valkyria Chronicles II featured similar gameplay, but shifted its setting to a military academy. Neither Valkyria Chronicles nor its sequel were a sales success in North America, and the PSP follow-up Valkyria Chronicles III remained exclusive to Japan in the years following its 2011 debut.

A remastered PlayStation 4 version of the original Valkyria Chronicles reignited interest in the series in 2016, leading Sega to localize the recent spinoff Valkyria Revolution. Though it features a familiar cast of characters and a similar setting as previous games, Valkyria Revolution ditches the turn-based gameplay of its predecessors in favor of hack-and-slash mechanics reminiscent of the Dynasty Warriors series.

In Valkyria Revolution, players take down enemy troops with weapon-based melee strikes in real time, while ranged weapons are reserved for special attacks. The new format promises a drastic shift for the series, and fans are eager to see how an action-oriented approach affects the overall experience.

Valkyria Revolution launches digitally and at retail for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 27 alongside a digital-only PlayStation Vita release.

Gaming

‘Blockchain gaming’ startup gets $16 million in Series A funding

A gaming startup, Mythical Games, has raised $16 million in Series A funding to work on their concept of blockchain gaming. The aim is for the startup to develop games for the PC, console, and mobile markets.
Gaming

Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.
Gaming

These are the best Xbox One games available right now

More than four years into its life span, Microsoft's latest console is finally coming into its own. From 'Cuphead' to 'Halo 5,' the best Xbox One games offer something for everyone.
Gaming

Feeling nostalgic? Here are the 25 best Sega Genesis games

Although the company has since fallen into obscurity, Sega was an indisputable titan throughout the '90s. That said, here are 25 best Sega Genesis games that helped define its fabled decade.
Deals

The best cheap-but-awesome PS4 game deals under $20

The PlayStation 4 has hit its stride in recent years and is now more affordable than ever. If you have a PS4 or are thinking of buying one, we’ve collected some must-have games. The best part? Each of these is just $20 or less.
Gaming

‘Fortnite’ named Ultimate Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick awards

This year's Golden Joysticks, the gaming awards handed out by GamesRadar, have been announced and Fortnite has been named the Ultimate Game of the Year. It beat out Red Dead Redemption for best game, but Red Dead was named critics' choice.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: A.I. selfie drones, ‘invisible’ wireless chargers

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Gaming

Want to gift a Steam game so you can play with a friend? Here's how to do it

The holidays may have passed, but it's always a good time to give the gift of gaming (especially when there's a Steam sale)! Here's our quick guide on how to give a Steam game as a gift.
Gaming

‘Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers’ to launch next summer with gunblades, Viera

Square Enix revealed that Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers will be released in summer 2019. The third expansion of the MMORPG will include new story content, dungeons, and raids, in addition to gunblades and the Viera.
Gaming

The Fix PUBG campaign is over: What’s next for ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’?

The PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds development team declared that the Fix PUBG campaign was over. Here are the results of the three-month campaign, as well as the future plans for the multiplayer Battle Royale shooter.
Deals

Cyber Monday 2018: When it takes place and where to find the best deals

Cyber Monday is still a ways off, but it's never too early to start planning ahead. With so many different deals to choose from during one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, going in with a little know-how makes all the…
Gaming

Get an Xbox One S or PlayStation 4 for just $200 at GameStop starting Sunday

GameStop is currently running an early Black Friday sale that offers an Xbox One S or a PlayStation 4 slim model for just $200 apiece. Both consoles come with a free game, and other games are also on sale.
Gaming

Original ‘Diablo’ developer calls out Blizzard for disrespecting its employees

In a Twitch rant, an original creator of Diablo has said that Blizzard is more interested in caring for its shareholders and the elite one percent of the company than looking after its workers.
Gaming

These are the coolest games you can play on your Google Chrome browser right now

Not only is Google Chrome a fantastic web browser, it's also a versatile gaming platform that you can access from just about anywhere. Here are a few of our favorite titles for the platform.