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Free DLC For Valkyria Revolution & Dark Rose Valkyrie To Help You Beat The Heat

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

What’s the best way to beat the summer heat? Surprisingly we’ve had two major RPG releases this season – Dark Rose Valkyrie and Valkyria Revolution and both games have a whole trove of free downloadable content on the PlayStation Store. When the thermometer breaks one of the best ways to pass the hot days is to immerse oneself in an RPG. 

Fans of Idea Factory International’s recent RPG produced by development staff known for the ‘Tales of’ franchise, Dark Rose Valkyrie, can nab extra missions, a couple of costumes for party members and crafting resources.

Available Free DLC (Dark Rose Valkyrie) 

  • Founding Commemoration Set 
  • Special Boot Camp Set (x 3) 
  • Special Provisioning Set (x 3) 
  • Amusement Variety Set 
  • Dark Heart Pounding Set 
  • Dengeki Exciting Set 

Perhaps visiting SEGA’s re imagining of the Valkyria series is more your style when it comes to summer time RPGs. SEGA has provided Amleth & Co with quite a few resource packs and special missions available through the PlayStation Store to aid them on their quest to free their home from the influence of the Ruzi Empire. 

Available Free DLC (Valkyria Revolution) 

  • Special Issue: Spinning Squall+  
  • Special Issue: Veteran Pouch+ 
  • Special Issue: Smash Blaze+ 
  • Special Issue: Ragnite Shards 
  • Special Issue: Burn Field+ 
  • Scenario Pack: Princess & Valkyria (extra missions) 
  • Scenario Pack: Maxim & Remembrance (extra missions) 
  • Scenario Pack: The Circle of Five 
  • Scenario Pack: Vanguard Bundle (extra missions) 

There you have it – two collections of DLC to extend your summer RPG experience and all of it is available for free. Let us know in the comments if you found this reminder post useful and I’ll try to highlight other low cost or free game add-ons in the future. 

I have both Valkyria Revolution and Dark Rose Valkyrie loaded onto my PlayStation 4 and I am planning to delve deeper into my opinions on both later this summer, having just finished both an Elder Scrolls Online expansion and Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood – I need a bit of an RPG break before launching into another 50 hour+ quest. 


Dark Rose Valkyrie Releases On June 6th In North America For PS4

Posted on April 19, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Veteran developers known for the “Tales of” franchise – Takumi Miyama (scenario writer) and Kosoke Fujishima (character designer) – bring JRPG fans a brand new title with the upcoming release of Dark Rose Valkyrie on PlayStation 4 this coming June.

Dark Rose Valkyrie casts the player in the role as the leader of an elite military unit known as ACID (anti chimera interception division) who must protect humanity from horrifying creatures – once human, but now transformed due to a mysterious virus.  The game’s narrative takes us to an alternate 1929 when a massive meteorite crashes into Earth – unleashing the Chimera Virus which wipes out 3% of the planet’s population. Players must lead their squad through the main story to solve the mystery of the Chimera Virus, the Black Meteorite and prevent another pass eradication of humanity.

We originally brought you news of Dark Rose Valkyrie back in November of last year. The full version will be available in both physical and digital formats on June 6th with the European release set for June 9th.

Along with the announcement of the release date for Dark Rose Valkyrie publisher Idea Factory Internationalism released some brand new screenshots:



IFI Announces A Trio of RPGs For PlayStation Systems

Posted on November 11, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Last night in San Francisco California Idea Factory International announced three brand new games coming to PlayStation 4 or PlayStation Vita in Spring / Summer 2017. The three brand new games will be released in North America, Europe and Japan next year and surprisingly none of them are entries in the long running Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise. Say hello to Mary Skelter: Nightmares, Idea Factory International Announces A Trio of RPGs For PlayStation Systems, Hauoki: Kyoto Winds, and Dark Rose Valkyrie.

Dark Rose Valkyrie

In this brand new action RPG players take the role of Asahi the leader of Japan’s covert military organization ACID as they try to defend 1929 Japan from the outbreak of the horrifying Chimera virus. This deadly infection has the potential to wipe-out 3% of the world’s total population, in response to its emergence Japan has closed off its borders and formed the ACID agency to take care of the Chimera infection within its territory.

Featuring veteran “Tales of” character designer Kosuke Fujishima and “Tales of” scenario writer Takumi Miyajima this action RPG / Visual Novel hybrid is certainly one to keep an eye on. Check out the debut trailer below.

Mary Skelter: Nightmares


Mysterious dungeons and vicious monsters await players in the dungeon crawler Mary Skelter: Nightmares for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV. Featuring the ability for players to lay down traps and fight monsters in turn based combat using special blood transformations Mary Skelter: Nightmares looks to offer players a lot of tactical options.

Here are some of the key features courtesy of IFI:

  • Walking Nightmares The dungeon-crawling RPG genre gets a twist when special enemies can chase you through the dungeons! Lay traps to make your escape, or try to face them down!
  • Blood-drenched Transformations! Characters can transform with stronger stats and extra skills, but if they fight too much they may enter Blood Skelter Mode, where they go completely berserk!
  • Everyone’s got a Job Strategize your dungeon battles by assigning different classes to your characters, unlocking new skills, stats, and character portraits!

Hakuoki: Kyoto Wind


Lastly bringing up the rear is Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds for the PlayStation Vita & PlayStation TV. This remastered version of the 2008 visual novel weaves the tale of Chizuru, a girl who is determined to find her father. Along the way she’ll have the option to romance the samurai Shinsengumi through a plot that twists and turns with unexpected events. Set at the end of the Japanese Bakumatsu period , this visual novel looks very compelling for both Japanese history fanatics and VN fans alike.

Here are some of the key features as provided in IFI’s press release:

  • 12 Handsome Bachelors Fall in love as these 12 bachelors battle for your heart in this historical fantasy!
  • Over 80 Hours of Romance With over 30 different endings, immerse yourself in the world of Hakuoki through its compelling tale of romance, friendship, and betrayal!
  • Beauty at Your Fingertips Fluid animation and vibrant art breathes life into this climatic era in Japan’s history! Then, view all of the art in a gorgeous photo gallery.


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