Sega has released the details on their DLC release schedule for Valkyria Chronicles 4, allowing us to finally get a complete view of how much all the content for the game will cost. It was reasonable to assume that Sega wouldn’t offer a considerably better deal than what fans in Japan have been offered, but it’s not just the pricing that stands out here. The release dates for the DLC are surprisingly far apart given that this is the localized version of the game and all of the game’s DLC has long been available in Japan. In particular, the DLC included in the game’s premium edition will be playable at launch, but will be only be made available separately in December for those who bought the regular or digital version of the game. One has to question if most won’t have lost interest in the game by the time the DLC is actually released.
SEGA of America have released the 3rd “Encore pack” for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone on the PlayStation Store. Like the previous packs, it costs $9.99/€9.99/£7.99 and includes new songs, modules, accessories and Extra Extreme charts. There’s also a DLC Season Pass that includes all three packs and an exclusive bonus avatar set for $24.99/€24.99/£19.99. You can find an overview of the contents of the 3rd pack below.
In what is ultimately a surprising move, SIE Japan Studio have ended up releasing a set of free DLC for Gravity Rush 2 in the West, which includes the Phantasy Star Online 2 collaboration content that was previously released in Japan. It’s surprising because Phantasy Star Online 2 still hasn’t been released in the West, despite being announced back in 2012, and it seems unlikely to happen at this point. The good news is that this DLC is free, and Gravity Rush 2 itself is an excellent game that offers a gameplay experience unlike anything else out there. It’s well worth checking out, and a free demo is available on the PlayStation Store.
Sega have released the first “Encore Pack” for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone (PlayStation 4), which is a DLC pack that includes 4 additional songs, 13 modules, new accessories and bonus EX Charts. The Encore Pack costs $9.99 / € 9.99, but there’s also a Season Pass available that costs $24.99 / € 24.99 and offers access to all 3 of the scheduled “Encore Packs”, as well as an avatar bundle. The remaining two Encore Packs will release in March and April respectively.
Atlus has announced that they will be launching a special campaign to celebrate their victory in the recent Playstation 2016 Awards. As part of the campaign, a new set of Persona 5 DLC for Japan, titled the “Persona 5: Christmas Costume Set” will be made available in Japan. Starting on December 21 (Wednesday) around noon, the DLC will be available for free for five days, and includes Christmas costumes for the game’s main characters.
We previously talked about the Gravity Rush 2 costumes that were being added to Phantasy Star Online 2, and now Sony has revealed the Phantasy Star Online 2 content that will be included in Gravity Rush 2. First of all, Gravity Rush 2‘s main character Kat will be able to wear the “Crazy Kitten” costume (as shown in the featured image of this article). We also included an image below of the original costume as it appeared in Phantasy Star Online 2.
The SEGA feat. Hatsune Miku Project has revealed the 2nd DLC pack for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone (the PS4 version of Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone). Previously, the company had already released the first DLC pack for the game in Japan. The second DLC pack will be released on December 22 for the price of 1,500 yen (excluding tax), and contains the following content:
Along with the launch of the demo today, SEGA has revealed the details for the DLC that is scheduled to be released for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X. The DLC will be cross-buy, meaning you only have to buy it once for either the PS4 or PS Vita version. For now, three batches of DLC are planned, the majority of which will be available from day one. Unlike in Japan, it appears the DLC songs Sharing The World and Hand in Hand will not be included for free in the PlayStation 4 version. The Snow Miku 2010-2015 Pack on the other hand will be offered for free for the first month following the release of the game, just like in Japan. And surprisingly, the flight cabinet modules for Hatsune Miku actually made it to the West, and will be available for free!
Overall, the DLC prices are lower than in Japan, similar to how it was for the Project DIVA F games. You can view the entire list of DLC below! While the prices are for the US, SEGA notes that other regions will have comparable prices. Note that the screenshots we included below are from the Japanese version of the game.
Earlier on during the Japanese release of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X, SEGA included an exclusive air hostess module (named “CA Style A”) for Hatsune Miku as a preorder bonus for the game. A variation of the module, named “CA Style 39”, was included with Famitsu. These two modules were part of a deal with Japanese airline company Air Do, and they will now be made available for free for both the PS4 and PS Vita version in Japan on August 25, the same day as the PS4 version is released.
Whether or not this DLC will make it to the West remains to be seen, since the Air Do partnership is not particularly relevant outside of Japan. At this point, there’s no news yet regarding Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X DLC for the West. But that’s probably only a matter of time.
AtlusUSA has released the English character trailer for Yukiko Amagi. Her style and mannerisms are meant to project poise and demureness. She’s a character who balances her own passions and the feelings of others; it’s a delicacy that can be conveyed through her dancing. It appears that for this game she’ll be retaining her voice actress, too.
In addition, the swimsuit DLC (for Rise, Naoto, Chie, and Yukiko) has been confirmed to be free for one week following the September 29 release in North America. A schedule detailing release periods should be expected for other pieces of DLC; as it stands, the specific DLC that will be on offer haven’t been announced yet, so stay tuned for more information on this subject.
Meanwhile, check out the Yukiko trailer after the break.