Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-RPG

E3 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue screens, trailer out

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4) June Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. The video features one of the original Keyblade wielders, Aqua, in her war against the Heartless. The battle highlighted is in a new playable episode of Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary passage-, which is included in the compilation. The episode will also offer a glimpse at what’s in store in Kingdom Hearts III. E3 attendees will get a chance to try Final Chapter Prologue for themselves next week at Square Enix’s booth.

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PlayStation 4 News

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir now available for PS3, PS4, and PS Vita

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) The Shadow Knight Announcement - Screenshot 6

Gwendolyn, Oswald, Mercedes, Velvet, and Cornelius have returned after a decade away with the release of Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The enhanced remake of Vanillaware’s PS2 action role-playing game takes players back to the war-torn lands of Erion, as kingdoms battle …

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(PlayStation Vita Review) Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

(PlayStation Vita Review) Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

“The numerous changes accentuate and expand on what made the original so good…”

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PS Vita Reviews

(PlayStation 4 Review) Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

(PlayStation 4 Review) Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

“… a fantastic update to an already wonderful game.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Piranha Bytes debuts pre-alpha footage of upcoming RPG ELEX

Elex (PC) Announcement - Header

Gothic creator Piranha Bytes is working on a new open-world role-playing game, ELEX. Coinciding with the announcement is the launch of the official website and reveal trailer, linked and posted below, which offer an early look at what the studio will be bringing to this year’s E3. The action-heavy role-playing game will be set in a post-apocalyptic world that mixes science fiction and fantasy. The design will revolve around player agency and consequence with “interesting characters, mutant creatures, deep moral choices and thrilling action.”

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PC News

Exoskeleton-tastic combat featured in new shots from The Surge

The Surge (PC) New Screens Reveal - Screenshot 1

Not much has been revealed about Deck 13’s upcoming action role-playing game The Surge since it was announced last December. That looks to change soon, as the Lords of the Fallen developer will be taking their current build to E3. Until then, four new screenshots were released showing off the exoskeletons that factory employee Warren wears for work, and which he’ll eventually customize for combat. How he customizes his suit will depend on how players decide to take down their enemies, as they will be able to target specific limbs to take for themselves as interchangeable upgrades.

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Velvet sets out to stop the apocalypse in Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

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

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s character reveals end today with a new trailer and some screenshots for the chain-wielding forest witch Velvet. She is connected with royalty umpteen different ways as the granddaughter of King Valentine, princess of the now-destroyed Valentine Kingdom, older half-sister of Gwendolyn, and twin sister of the Demon Lord Odin’s daughter Ingway. Okay, four or so different ways. Velvet is on a mission to stop the end of the world, but after escaping the destruction of Valentine, finds herself caught in the middle of a war between the kingdoms of Erion. She is an agile fighter and armed with the Graveryl, a red Psypher chain, with which she can fling enemies backwards and shoot out flames. Check her out below.

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MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune vs Zombies out now for PS Vita

MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune vs Zombies (PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The hack-and-slash Neputinia spin-off, MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune vs Zombies, is now available for PS Vita. In the new adventure, co-developed by Tamsoft and Compile Heart, players must wipe out a host of undead at Gamicademi Academy. To get attendance back up at the school, Blanc and others decide to drum up interest by filming a zombie movie on the campus, but as it tends to happen, they end up attracting actual zombies. Players can go through the game alone or with up to three others online, and digital squads can also tackle daily multiplayer quests.

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PlayStation Vita News

New video series kicks off for Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr

Warhammer 40K Inquition - Martyr (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Log Debut Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Art 1)

There’s a lot of movement on the Warhammer front these days, especially the 40K line. From real-time strategy games to first-person shooters, the Emperor is very active as of late. NeocoreGames is stepping in to do their part with their upcoming action role-playing game Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr. The title was announced last summer, but today, the studio is delving into more detail with the debut of a new monthly video series detailing the game’s mechanics. The Inquisitorial Log will cover a variety of topics throughout the development process, with the first episode using in-game footage to discuss environmental destruction and how it affects cover.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts Shadow Knight Oswald in new trailer

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

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s fourth character has been revealed: Oswald. The red-eyed Shadow Knight is described as “the most powerful soldier in the Ringford army” and an unhinged sort that’s prone to violence. Initially on the side of the usurper Melvin, Oswald switches his allegiance to the ruler of Netherworld, Queen Odette, in hopes of attaining a cure for a strange illness. He has access to a cursed Psypher sword, Belderiver, and can call on Rising Void to create a flame that pulls in enemies. Check him out below in a new trailer and set of screenshots.

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