Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-RPG

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, HD remake of Odin Sphere, coming 2016

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

Atlus has announced that they will be releasing an HD remake of Odin Sphere. Vanillaware is set to update the 2007 PS2 action role-playing title for PS3, PS4, and PS Vita as Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The new version will feature redrawn art, enhanced effects, and upgraded leveling and combat mechanics. The story will still contain the five protagonists and their associated storylines, but it will also be livened up with new monsters and fully voiced cutscenes.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Victor Vran leaves Early Access, now officially available for PC

Victor Vran (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Demon hunter Victor Vran has set off from Early Access to track down even fiercer monsters in the full release of, er, Victor Vran. The action-heavy role-playing game from Haemimont Games features a gear-based progression system, over 400 challenges, dynamic difficulty, a campaigned estimated to last 20 hours, and four-player online co-op. Players can also expect two-player local co-op and three DLC packs in the coming months. The free packs are currently in development and will add a new weapon type that expands spellcaster abilities (The Tome of Souls), a new character-build-expanding outfit (The Highlander Outfit), and a map with a random layout and daily challenges (The Cauldron of Chaos).

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PC News

Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder dated

Evoland 2 A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder (PC) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Shiro Games will be releasing Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder, the follow-up to their era-spanning homage to role-playing games Evoland, on August 25. The download-only release will be available through Steam. As with the original, Evoland 2 will be heavily referential, with winks and nods to numerous classic and contemporary titles, and frequently switch gameplay as well as art styles. Eight new screenshots have also been released, showcasing the various play styles that will be on offer, from platforming to top-down shooting.

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PC News

E3 2015: Square Enix – Nier, Star Ocean, Final Fantasy

Nier New Project (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

To a few (dignified) squeals from the staff, Square Enix announced that Nier is returning for PS4. The working title is Nier New Project, and as with the previous titles in the universe, including the Drakengard series, the game will be an action-heavy role-playing game. Only this time, PlatinumGames will be assisting by “amplifying the action-oriented combat and building a beautifully diverse visual experience that will fully harness the graphical power of the PlayStation 4 system.”

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Dark Souls III announced for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

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

Bandai Namco has officially revealed FromSoftware’s next title, Dark Souls III. The “dark and brooding fantasy adventure” is scheduled to launch in early 2016 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Not much else was revealed about the upcoming journey, other than it will be similar to the previous games, with players traveling throughout an interconnected world, avoiding traps, searching out secrets, and battlings monsters and beasts. Though there is a bit of a twist this time around, as players are trying to avoid a looming apocalypse.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Dragon Quest Heroes launching Oct 13, two limited editions detailed

Dragon Quest Heroes The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below (PS4) LE Announcement - Set

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below will be released on October 13 as a Day One Edition and a Slime Collector’s Edition. The Day One Edition will come bundled with a code for downloadable equipment, and the Slime Collector’s Edition will add to the Day One’s downloadables a slime plushie, slime keychain, slime lanyard, and even more downloadable content, including bonus quest items and Slime-themed goodies. A full list is available below. The Day One Edition is the standard retail price of $59.99, while the Slime Collector’s Edition is a Square Enix Online Store exclusive for $99.99. To see more of the game itself, see below for fifteen new screenshots.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News

Killing for a cure, The Weaponographist now on Steam

The Weaponographist (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Puuba and Mastertronic’s newest action title, The Weaponographist, is now available on Steam for Mac and Windows PC. As demon hunter and jerk extraordinaire Doug McGrave, players must fight their way through five dungeons and slay as many demons as possible in order to lift a curse brought on him after refusing to help a poor village. The curse quickly destroys any weapon he touches, so players must adapt and extend their combos for as long as possible to earn as much demon goop as they can to unlock the upgrades necessary for him to survive long enough to be cured.

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PC News

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now available for console, PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 6

The complete version of Dark Souls II, Scholar of the First Sin, is now available for console and PC. In addition to all three download packs (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King), Scholar of the First Sin also includes the new Forlorn invader, a higher multiplayer count, different enemy placement, additional in-game events, expanded item descriptions, interface improvements, and more. New buyers can purchase the game for $49.99, while current owners with the download packs can buy the game for $19.99 and those without the packs for $29.99.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

First six screenshots released from dynamic PC RPG Zombasite

Zombasite (PC) Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Soldak has released the first set of screenshots from their upcoming open-world role-playing game Zombasite. The shots are from an early build but give a look at the dynamic world that’s currently in development, featuring some of the environments and factions that remain after an infection has caused the dead to rise. As a clan leader, players must guide their people alone or with a friend in co-op to battle the undead while dealing with the other survivors.

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PC News

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now available on Steam for PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has launched for PC. Available through Steam, Scholar of the First Sin features support for DirectX 11 with updated graphics along with the new Forlorn invader, new enemy placement, an increased multiplayer count, extra in-game events, expanded item descriptions, and more. The release also includes all three download quests, Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King. Newcomers can purchase the game for $49.99, while current owners with the download packs can buy the game for $19.99 and those without the packs for $29.99.

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DLC, PC News