Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-RPG

Final Fantasy XV gets gunplay heavy with Episode Prompto DLC

Final Fantasy XV has received a new drop today, Episode Prompto. The character-specific add-on introduces a new storyline from the perspective of photographer Prompto Argentum. Lost in the wilderness, he must fight his way through Imperial forces as he makes his way home. Along the way, he’ll come across a new snowmobile and find himself joined by Commodore Aranea Highwind. A free update has also gone live that includes “various fixes,” new themed tracks in the Regalia, and also allows players to upgrade the Regalia to the off-road Type-D model at Hammerhead.

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Action role-playing game Elex releasing this fall, new trailer released

Piranha Bytes’ sci-fi-themed action role-playing game Elex has been officially dated for October 17. The open-world adventure will be set in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by several warring factions. To offer a better look at what’s in store, from character progression to potential alliances, the studio has released a new CG trailer. A Collector’s Edition was also revealed, which will come with a figurine, amulet, soundtrack, artbook, and cloth map.

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Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD now on PSN for PS4

Arc System Works’ mech-heavy action role-playing game Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD has been released for PS4. The digital-only title is set after World War IV, with much of humanity living in underground shelters after the betrayal of the mech suit Gear units. After the survivors attain their own customizable Gear suits, they set out to destroy the traitorous Rage units. The story mode follows humanity’s last stand, while an arena mode allows players to duke it out with the AI. The North American release bundles all previous downloadable packs, which includes additional armor, missions, weapons, and the Old Hero and Broken Gears of Time drop.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) The Surge

“… a solid sci-fi-styled take on the third-person action genre that succeeds largely due to its addictive, varied combat system.”

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana dated for September 12

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be released in stores and online on September 12 for PS4 and PS Vita, and digitally for PC. The new adventure, the first in eight years, will once again find Adol battling his way throughout a dangerous land. His latest outing finds him shipwrecked alongside fellow passengers on a cursed, isolated island that also happens to be crawling with beasts. After creating a makeshift village, Adol must set out to uncover the mysteries of the land. For players who prefer the original voice tracks, the game will sport both English and Japanese audio tracks.

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May update adds community photos, recipe to Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix has released the May update for Final Fantasy XV. The free download adds a recipe that was voted on by players from Taiwan, Stinky Tofu, and winning community photos that can be found in the Hammerhead restaurant. The team also added an in-game survey to get feedback on future updates and downloadable packs. Looking ahead, beginning next Tuesday, players can grab the freebie Trendy Outfit for Noctis off Live and PSN.

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Warren clocks in with the release of The Surge out for console, PC

Deck13’s gritty action role-playing game The Surge has been released in stores and online. As CREO’s latest new hire, the everyman Warren, players find themselves in a world where robots have gone crazy. Donning an exosuit, Warren can go for all-in attacks or target specific limbs with the chance of a clean cut providing a new piece of kit to attach to his suit. Gear can also be crafted from salvaged parts, allowing for those less precise (or skilled) to still enhance get some swanky upgrades.

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Launch trailer kicks off upcoming release of The Surge

A week out from release, and Deck13 has a new launch trailer prepped and ready to go for The Surge. Players get another look at Warren, an unfortunate new hire at the megacorporation CREO who finds himself fighting for survival against killer robots. The upside is that those same robots can be repurposed to his benefit, as their severed limbs serve as upgrades to his exosuit.

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Piranha Bytes introduces Elex’s The Berserkers in new trailer

The Berserkers are getting a proper introduction in a new faction trailer for Elex. The group shuns technology in favor of Medieval-era technology and magic, making them one of the stranger groups in Magalan. They can transmute Elex into Mana, which allows them to transform the world’s wastes into thriving woodlands. From their capital city, they plant their seeds to bring life back to the planet. Check below to see them in action.

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Dragon Quest Heroes II receives first of five free content updates

Square Enix has released a free content update for Dragon Quest Heroes II. This marks the first of five updates that will add extended character-specific sidequests, Slime weapons, and extra multiplayer content. Today’s patch adds two sidequests, Episode Torneko and Episode Maribel & Ruff. The remaining updates and their content can be found listed below, along with a few new screenshots.

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