Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-RPG

Nier: Automata to get challenge, costume, and sub-quest DLC

Nier: Automata will soon be receiving its first round of downloadable content. Appropriately titled 3C3C1D119440927, the drop will add three colosseums, sub-quests, and rewards that add costumes from the Japan-only release Nier: Replicant. The additions include music tracks to the player’s jukebox, bullets that change enemy appearance, effect-inducing masks, and equipment and cosmetics to adjust A2’s and 2B’s hair color.

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The Surge goes goooold, day-one PS4 Pro updates detailed

Deck13 has sent word that their upcoming action role-playing game The Surge has gone gold for console and PC. The studio also announced that they have PS4 Pro updates scheduled for release, which will offer Dynamic 4K at 30fps or 1080p at 60fps. A subsequent update will add HDR support at a later, unspecified date.

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Learn the ropes in Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku! intro trailer

A new trailer has gone live for Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku! NIS’ upcoming retro-styled action role-playing game tasks players with helping the souls of the deceased right the wrongs of their lives before they reincarnate. The video offers an introduction to the combat system, world, and lingering denizens.

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Learn about the cast of Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom in new trailer

A new character trailer has gone live for Shiness. Enigami’s action-heavy role-playing game is fast approaching its ship date, so to get players ready, Focus Home has released a trailer to introduce the cast. Five characters band together to explore the world of Mahera, including the mercenary Askel and engineer Poky. Players control the party when navigating the world but engage in combat one on one, in the style of a traditional fighter, though their allies can cast spells from the side and get tagged in to lend a hand.

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Dragon Quest Heroes II demo now live on PSN for PS4

Players can get an early start in restoring peace to the Seven Realms today with the release of a demo for Dragon Quest Heroes II. The trial allows players to try four of the 15 playable characters in unique quests that require them to defend Greena Pastures from an invading army of monsters and a giant boss. To grab the demo, head to the PlayStation Store.

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Dark Souls III – The Ringed City out, The Fire Fades Edition revealed

Dark Souls III’s final piece of downloadable content, The Ringed City, has been released for console and PC. In their last adventure, players pursue the Slave Knight Gael as he hunts down the Dark Soul of Humanity. The world is ending, and as the player journeys through a land in chaos, they will fight ancient beasts, find new armor and weapons, and encounter strange characters in the fabled city. An update to Undead Match, downloadable for owners of either DLC pack, also adds two maps and the ability to link up with two other players. Also announced is an all-in-one physical release for console, Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition. Launching on April 21, The Fire Fades will include the base game along with both Ashes of Ariandel and The Ringed City for $49.99.

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Final Fantasy XV – Episode Gladiolus, March Update released

Final Fantasy XV’s first character-focused downloadable pack has been released. Episode Gladiolus adds a new storyline from the perspective of Noctis’ friend Gladiolus, set during the period when he disappears from the main campaign in a new area of Eos. He has access to a Valor and Rage system that utilizes a style based around blocking and counterattacking, and gains access to special items that can be carried back over to the main game. After completing the episode, players will also be able to access two new modes: Final Trial and Score Attack. A second, free update adds cutscenes to improve Chapter 13 as well as an additional route for players to take, along with new magic and extra areas.

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Nier: Automata launches on Steam for Windows PC

Square Enix and PlatinumGames’ co-developed entry in the Nier series has been released for PC. Battle androids 2B, 9S, and A2 are being sent to Earth to reclaim it for humanity after a devastating invasion by aliens and their machine army has led to mankind fleeing to the Moon. An extensive look at the game was released prior to the launch of the PS4 version with Exploring Earth’s Distant Future – 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Gameplay. The PC version is available through Steam.

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The Surge gets combat-heavy CG trailer, Stronger, Faster, Tougher

After last week’s 14-minute-long gameplay trailer, The Surge is getting the CG treatment. Deck13’s action role-playing game is set to go live in May, and the latest video, titled Stronger, Faster, Tougher, features gory combat in scripted encounters set throughout the CREO complex.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Ys Origin

“… delivers a thoroughly satisfying adventure with fast, addictive combat and a surprisingly engaging story.”

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