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Video game releases: ‘Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition’, ‘Chuchel’, ‘Vermintide 2’

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A compendium edition of 2016’s well praised “Final Fantasy XV” goes on sale; co-operative action adventure “Warhammer: Vermintide II” arrives on console and PC; “Scribblenauts Showdown” proposes party game wordplay; “Chuchel” scrabbles in search of his favorite snack, and “Fear Effect Sedna” provides a genre switch for a turn-of-the-century cult hit.

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition/Royal Edition
For Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
From March 6

Having waited over a year for the console conversion, this lavish, very well-received action fantasy adventure arrives on PC as a collected edition, also available on PS4 and XBO as the Royal Edition.

Scribblenauts Showdown
For PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
From March 6

Marking a franchise debut on PlayStation and Xbox, the Nintendo and PC series, this collection of minigames has players using their word power to conjure up objects with which to get one over opponents. For one to four players.
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Fear Effect Sedna
For PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC
From March 6

Third in the “Fear Effect” series and reviving the franchise after an 18-year absence, “Fear Effect Sedna” hails from small French studio Sushee (“Goetia”), retaining the series’ cel-shaded visual style and core characters but opting for a standardized isometric viewpoint for its more action-oriented squad-based outing.

Chuchel
For PC and Mac
From March 7 (iOS and Android edition to follow)

Curious, hat-wearing hairball Chuchel sets off to obtain a precious cherry, but has to deal with competition from rival Kekel in the process, accompanied by comic humor and an expressive soundtrack. From the award-winning Czech studio behind “Machinarium”, “Samorost” and “Botanicula”.

Warhammer: Vermintide II
For PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC
From March 8

Building on the successes of its hectic 2015 multiplayer predecessor, “Vermintide II” plunges up to four players back into a medieval fantasy world overrun not just by rat-like Skaven but the mighty Chaos army with five customizable heroes standing in the breach. JB

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