Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-RPG

Bandai Namco released opening cinematic from Dark Souls III

Dark Souls 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Opening Cinema Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dark Souls III’s intro has been released by Bandai Namco. FromSoftware’s upcoming action role-playing game will once again pit players against streams of diabolical traps and deadly, though quite nice-looking, enemies. The video highlights the characters that players will run across as they fight their way throughout the land of Lothric.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir art book sample, English trailer released

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) English Trailer Art Book Sample Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released a new English trailer for Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The video gives a quick overview of the game as well as shows off Vanillaware’s newly hand-redrawn artwork. A sample of the art book that’s being packed with first-print copies and the Storybook Edition has also been made available via Issuu, and posted below.

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Get a look at Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – Storybook Edition’s steel book

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Steel Book Art Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Art 1)

Atlus has revealed some more artwork from the Storybook Edition of Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The art print of Alice and Socrates was released last week, and today the studio has sent the art of Valkyrie Gwendolyn that will appear on the metal slipcase. More VanillaWare art is never a bad thing.

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PlayStation 4 News

Final Fantasy Explorers now available for 3DS

Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy’s latest handheld adventure, Final Fantasy Explorers, hits stores and digital outlets today for 3DS. The action-heavy role-playing game features over 200 quests that can be tackled solo or online with up to three other players. As players seek the Grand Crystal in the midst of an energy crisis, they will have to face 12 eidolons, but to do so, they can access 20-plus customizable jobs and transform into such series legends as Cloud, Squall, and Tifa.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Storybook Edition’s art print released

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Art Reveal Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Art 1)

Atlus has revealed the art print that will be included with the Storybook Edition of Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The print will feature Alice along with her cat Socrates and measure 7.25”x10”. The remaining goodies will include a 64-page hardcover art book, a ‘potion recipe’ T-shirt, and an outer box to store everything. The Storybook version is limited to PS4.

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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen now available digitally for PC

Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom’s open-world action role-playing game Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen has launched for PC. The expanded re-release of Dragon’s Dogma, released in 2013 for PS3 and Xbox 360, has been updated with Steam support, including Achievements and additional controller options, updated visuals, and support for 4K. Dark Arisen includes all of the content from the original game as well as a new area, Bitterblack Isle, that adds new enemies, quests, weapons, and armor.

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Rebel Galaxy now available on Live for Xbox One

Rebel Galaxy (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Xbox One Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Double Damage Games’ space-based action role-playing game Rebel Galaxy has launched for Xbox One. Already available for PC and PS4, Rebel Galaxy is described as a “swashbuckling space opera” that allows players to explore a sandbox-style open game world as they acquire ships, upgrade their crafts’ capabilities, and interact with aliens. Players can take on the role of a merchant, privateer, or resident celestial good guy as they negotiate, trade, and hunt pirates.

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Xbox One News

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir dated for June 7, official site now live

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Art 1

Atlus has announced that the upcoming Odin Sphere re-release, Leifthrasir, will be released on June 7. Coinciding with the news is the launch of the official website. Give it a look to learn more about the game’s five intertwining plot lines, mechanics, and more importantly, to oogle Vanillaware’s art.

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New Kingdom Hearts video features HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, III

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4) Jump Fest 2015 Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix released a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue at Jump Festa 2015 in Japan. Included in the packed five-minute-long video are new scenes from the extra Birth by Sleep playable episode A Fragmentary Passage, the HD movie Back x [chi] Cover, and remastered gameplay from Dream Drop Distance. And squeezed in at the end is a snippet of new combat footage from Kingdom Hearts III.

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PlayStation 4 News

New art released for console, PC RPG The Surge

The Surge (PC) Artwork Reveal - Screenshot 1 (Art 1)

Focus Home has released new art work from Deck 13’s upcoming action role-playing game The Surge. The new pieces showcase the game’s dystopian setting, on an Earth that’s on its last legs, home to people relying on cybernetics to earn a living and crumbling overpopulated cities. After being overshadowed by technology, mankind has turned to using exoskeletons in order to perform labor for the wealthy. By augmenting these skeletons, players will be able to improve their character, and as shown in the art, will be able to turn their skilled hands to crafting new weapons and upgrades after acquiring blueprints.

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