Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-RPG

The President needs you! Bombshell announced for PC, PS4

Bombshell (PC, PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rise of the Triad (2013) creators 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment have announced a new action title, Bombshell. The top-down action role-playing game is scheduled to come out early next year for PC and PS4. As Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, players will fight their way across four planets to save the US President from aliens. Those damn dirty ap—aliens. Aliens. Damn dirty aliens.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Battle Princess of Arcadias to wage war on PSN this June

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NIS has announced that they will be bringing the side-scrolling beat ‘em up Battle Princess of Arcadias to North America this summer. The PSN–exclusive action RPG will launch on June 17 for PS3 and feature “an extensive upgrade system” that will allow players to unlock new weapons, characters, skills, and abilities through combat. As Battle Princess Plume, who is undoubtedly as vicious as her name, players will recruit soldiers and destroy the hordes of monsters that have overrun the Kingdom of Schwert. Vae victis!

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PlayStation 3 News

Linux gamers invited to save Jorvik with release of Depths of Peril

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Soldak’s action RPG Depths of Peril is now available for Linux. As the protector of the city of Jorvik, players must set out into the dangerous countryside to secure the town. Players must compete against other leaders for rule of the city by completing quests that will have them battling dangerous monsters and seeking out infamous villains. Faction leaders will help or get in the way of the player’s progress as their relationships evolve throughout the campaign.

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PC News

Natural Doctrine coming to North America for PS3, PS4 and PS Vita

Natural Doctrine (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) NA Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has added a new strategy role-playing game to their 2014 line-up, Natural Doctrine. The Kadokawa Game Studio-developed release will send players into the caves and ruins near the fortress city of Feste to battle a new evil while collecting a valuable material known as Pluton. Physical and digital releases are planned for PS3, PS4, and PS Vita with dual voice tracks and support for both cross-play and cross-save.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

(PlayStation 3 Review) Dark Souls II

(PlayStation 3 Review) Dark Souls II

“… a must for any action fan who enjoys testing their mettle.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Duty calls! The Witch and the Hundred Knight out now for PS3

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The witch has sent her summons, and it’s time to take up your battered arms and head into battle. As the Hundred Night in NIS’ latest action RPG for PS3, The Witch and the Hundred Knight, players must fulfill their contract with the swamp witch Metallia by expanding her domain throughout the lands of Medea. Would-be heroes must be defeated, protective pillars crushed, and nearby villages raided if her toxic realm is to spread.

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PlayStation 3 News

The Angel of Death nears with launch of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

Diablo III Reaper of Souls (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 5

Evil forces are once again in need of smiting today with the launch of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. The expansion adds the new Crusader hero, who joins the Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Monk, Witch Doctor, and Wizard from the original release, a new increased level cap (70), randomized Bounty challenges, the Mystic artisan for more loot customization, randomized dungeons within the Nephalem Rifts, and a new Adventure Mode for free exploration. Act V will have players facing off against Malthael, the Angel of Death. In anticipation of Reader of Souls, a new update went live for the base game, which revamped the loot system, increased the number of options for forming Clans and Communities, and expanded the Paragon progression system.

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PC News

Sacred 3 hitting console, PC on August 26, gameplay trailer released

Deep Silver has announced that their upcoming hack-and-slash RPG Sacred 3 will be launching on August 26 for 360, PC, and PS3. A new trailer also features some co-op action with a few of the available character classes. Free character and scenario DLC will be included as well, with the Malakhim class being added to the roster and the Underworld Story pitting players against their old Sacred 2 enemy the Black Seraphim.

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

WB calls in Arrowhead Game Studios to bring back Gauntlet

Warner Bros. Interactive will be bringing Gauntlet back to life for PC by way of developer Arrowhead Game Studios. Gauntlet will kick off a new direct-to-digital line under WB Games Vault, and will retain the action-RPG, multi-class setup of its predecessors. Players will be able to venture around procedurally generated dungeons and battle against demons, ghosts, and other monsters as an Elf, Warrior, Wizard, or Valkyrie.

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PC News

New The Witch and the Hundred Knight screens, gameplay footage

NIS has rolled out some new screenshots and videos from their upcoming action role-playing game The Witch and the Hundred Knight. With its release is only a few weeks away, players can get a better look at the trials that await the poor knight who, as a hapless servant, must fight to expand the swamp witch Metallia’s corrosive lands. The videos and shots show the skills he can call upon, as well as the perks and perils of raiding the homes of nearby towns.

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PlayStation 3 News