Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-RPG

Devolver, Kitty Lambda to debut action-RPG Paradise Never at PAX

Paradise Never (PC) PAX East Announcement - Screenshot 1

Devolver Digital is set to debut a new action RPG from Kitty Lambda Games at PAX East, Paradise Never. The game will take place on a French island colony in 2027, during the outset of a revolution. Players must relive the same three days in order to free the island while keeping as many of their friends and fellow rebels alive. Said to utilize a “sophisticated NPC behavioral system,” players will be able to learn more from characters by talking to them at different times of the day and on different days. Characters left alone will continue on their regular routine. The ultimate goal is to stop the days from restarting, but that will only happen when enough people survive the revolution.

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Convention, PC News

Lords of the Fallen: Ancient Labyrinth out now for console, PC

Lords of the Fallen (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Ancient Labyrinth Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Lords of the Fallen’s first downloadable content add-on, Ancient Labyrinth, is now available on PSN, Live, and Steam. The $7.99 expansion adds new enemies, armor, and shields, as well as a new storyline that follows the criminal Harkyn in his quest of redemption. He must defeat demons residing in an abandoned library situated in a nether realm, the Ancient Labyrinth, which will need to be explored and its guard The Keeper defeated several times for everything to be found.

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New Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin video debuts Forlorn NPC

A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. The latest footage showcases the new NPC invader, the Forlorn. The video runs a little over three minutes and shows what players have come to expect from Dark Souls II: pain. Beset by regular enemies, a player desperately tries to get the upper hand as the Forlorn closes in and proceeds to harass them throughout the encounter.

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Fable Legends to be free-to-play for Xbox One, Windows 10 PC

Fable Legends (PC, Xbox One) Free-to-Play Announcement - Screenshot 1

Lionhead’s Fable Legends will be a free-to-play release for Xbox One (Xbox Live Gold required) and Windows 10 PC, according to Microsoft. The game will feature regular rotation of heroes (four-character sets, with saved stats and heroes permanently attainable through progression or by purchase), earnable in-game silver but purchasable gold, the ability to lay traps, and the option of purchasing the allegiance of creatures. A FAQ was posted with additional details, and for the especially curious, a video with the game’s director, David Eckelberry, explains the development team’s design philosophy.

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PC News, Xbox One News

Dragon Quest Heroes coming stateside for PS4, dated for 2015

Dragon Quest Heroes (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

In a surprise announcement, Square Enix has revealed that they will be bringing over Dragon Quest Heroes later this year. The Dynasty Warriors-style brawler is releasing this week in Japan and was co-developed by Omega Force and Koei Tecmo, who were recently involved in the development and publishing, respectively, of Hyrule Warriors. The action role-playing game will feature similar gameplay, with players facing hordes of enemies as they gain experience and new gear.

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PlayStation 4 News

Mastiff to release Falcom’s Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure for PC

Gurumin A Monstrous Adventure (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Mastiff has announced that they will be publishing Falcom’s PC action role-playing game Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure on March 30. As Parin, players will control a young girl who is invited to a Monster Village after befriending one of its inhabitants, shortly before it’s invaded by Phantoms. After hearing about a powerful weapon known as the Legendary Drill, she sets out to acquire it and drive out the Phantoms. The game will feature over 30 stages, real-time combat, unlockable characters, mini-games, multiple endings, and voiced dialog.

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PC News

Haemimont’s action-RPG Victor Vran now on Steam Early Access

Victor Vran (PC) Steam Early Access Announcement - Screenshot 1

Tropico developer Haemimont has released a new title through Steam Early Access, Victor Vran. The isometric action role-playing game features multiple weapon types, demon powers, destiny cards, evasive maneuvers, and game-modifying Hex items. The Early Access version includes four weapon types, two regions, keyboard and mouse as well as controller support, Hex items, destiny cards, and the option to create custom character builds. The current build is said to offer an estimated six-plus hours of gameplay, and more weapon types are being prepared for future updates.

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PC News

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin patch, media released

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer, the box art, and 10 new screenshots for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. A new patch has also gone live, which adds the new non-playable character The Scholar, who offers additional insight into the story, plus improvements to online matchmaking, expanded item descriptions, the Agape Ring, and other adjustments and changes to solo as well as online play.

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Shiro’s mini-RPG Evoland ventures onto Android and iOS

Evoland (Android, iOS, PC) Android and iOS Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Shiro Games has ported its referential epoch-spanning role-playing game Evoland to Android and iOS. Originally released for PC, the game follows a young adventurer through the various ages of role-playing and adventure games as he levels up from the 8-bit era to the 32-bit. Gameplay also changes, with exploration and combat shifting from the over-the-top, on-the-spot action of The Legend of Zelda to an overhead system with bitmap backgrounds and turn-based combat as in Final Fantasy 7.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin screenshots, details released

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

New screens from and info about Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has been released by Bandai Namco. More details about what will be added and changed were also announced. And away we go: item descriptions will be expanded, the new Agape Ring will be added to store souls absorbed during online play, matchmaking will be improved with the top three most-active bonfires highlighted, white phantoms will stay in worlds longer and remain if time runs out during boss battles, enemies will have new behavior, the Imitation spell will affect normal enemies, and members of the Covenant of Champions will have to face continually respawning enemies. Those are in addition to updated graphics, new enemy placement, and an increase in the online player count.

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