Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-RPG

Final Fantasy XV launches in store, online for PS4 and Xbox One

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Square Enix has released the long-awaited fifteenth entry in the mainline Final Fantasy series today. The delayed release is being described as the “next evolution of the world renowned video game series, featuring visceral action-packed battles, a fantasy world based in reality, and colossal wonders to behold.” Players take on the role of Crown Prince Noctis, as he and his friends go on a quest within the lands of Eos to discover his destiny amidst an ongoing war with the Niflheim empire. Check out the launch trailer below.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Sword Art Online -Hollow Realization- launches for PS4, PS Vita

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Players can once again get super meta with Sword Art Online -Hollow Realization-. The virtual MMORPG, based off the popular anime, returns with a new entry for PS4 and PS Vita. As Kirito, players adventure around the digital realm of Ainground. Similar to actual online role-playing games, players will take on quests, fight monsters, and gain loot. Other users also run around tackling objectives, with some being AI-controlled players and others characters from Sword Art: Origins. Players can also team up with their friends for four-player co-op alongside a four-player AI-controlled team. Reki Kawahara, series creator, supervised a new storyline that finds non-playable characters mysteriously being deleted from the servers.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel goes live for console, PC

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It’s time to dive back into Dark Souls III with the release of Ashes of Ariandel. The downloadable expansion finds players exploring the mystery behind an ancient cursed painting. Their journey will take them inside the painting to an area that hosts new enemies, lore, armor, spells, and weapons. A new multiplayer mode is also being added, Undead Matches. The versus mode allows players to battle other Cursed Undead, team up to face off against other teams, and go all in with others in matches of up to five combatants.

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(PC Review) Zombasite

(PC Review) Zombasite

“… a unique action role-playing game that offers a dynamic sandbox, varied combat, an expansive class system, and even clan management.”

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PC Reviews

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, The Dwarves, We Sing dated

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THQ Nordic has announced the release dates of three of their upcoming titles: Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, The Dwarves and We Sing. Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, a remastered version of the original, will ship on two dates, with the PS4, Wii U (digitally), and Xbox One versions first on November 22, and the PC version on November 29. A physical version for Wii U will be released at a later date. The Dwarves, an action role-playing game from King Art Games, is set to launch digitally and physically on December 1 for Linux, Mac, Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Lastly, We Sing will be available on November 22 as a standalone release and as a bundle with two mics.

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New Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel trailer highlights multiplayer

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Souls fans are getting a chance to see more of Dark Souls III’s upcoming downloadable pack, Ashes of Ariandel. As the add-on closes in on its release date, October 25, FromSoftware offers a closer look at the multiplayer covenants and Undead Matches. The new player-versus-player mode allows players to battle their friends in duels or against up to five others in free-for-all and team-based matches.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Mount & Blade: Warband

(PlayStation 4 Review) Mount & Blade: Warband

” … a rough-around-the-edges action role-playing game that succeeds where it counts, making for a unique, highly addictive experience akin to a warlord simulator.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Medieval action-RPG Mount & Blade: Warband now on PS4, Xbox One

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Mount & Blade: Warband Releases has made its way to PS4 and Xbox One. The console version features the same hands-on combat as its older PC counterpart, including archery, melee, and horseback, as well as the ability to take on quests and lead troops into battle. It also sports improved effects, more detailed textures,and support for 32-player multiplayer across several modes (Conquest, Deathmatch, Siege, etc.). As an upstart warrior, players are tasked with building a following to take control of Calradia.

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Arc System Works goes adventuring in Inferno Climber for PC

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Arc System Works’ action role-playing game Inferno Climber has launched for PC. As one of eight playable characters, including the Forest Hunter, Popular Merchant, and Royal Knight, players must gather five stones from five different kingdoms. In addition to having to avoid traps, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and acquire loot, players must also maintain a steady supply of food. The estimated 50-hour adventure is said to host over 90 enemy types.

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PC News

Titan Quest turns 10, Anniversary Edition hits Steam, free for owners

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THQ Nordic is celebrating Titan Quest’s 10-year anniversary with the new Anniversary Edition for Steam. First, the best part: Anniversary Edition is free for everyone on Steam who owns any version of Titan Quest, and those that don’t can grab it during launch week for $4.99. Now, the specifics. The latest version is an updated bundle of the fantastic mythologically tinged action-RPG that includes the main game and its expansion, Immortal Throne. The full changelog can be found here. Highlights include bug fixes, restored and improved multiplayer (with built-in voice chat), options for higher resolutions, support for mods and Steam Workshop, higher stack limits, and dozens of new heroes and bosses. Steam achievements and trading cards are also supported.

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