Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-RPG

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, The Dwarves, We Sing dated

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

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

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

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

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

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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Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel announced, launching early 2017

Bandai Namco has detailed the first downloadable add-on for Dark Souls III, Ashes of Ariandel. The first of two expansions, Ashes of Ariandel will send players to the frozen realm of Ariandel to uncover the evil behind the land’s woes. The journey will feature new armor sets, enemies, magic, weapons, and (undetailed) multiplayer features. Events will also expand on the overarching storyline. A batch of screenshots, along with a trailer, were released to offer an early look at the new quest.

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Dynamic RPG Zombasite launches in full for Linux, Mac, and Windows

Soldak’s latest open-world action role-playing game, Zombasite, is now available for PC. The full version has left early access and can be purchased for 25% off during launch week for Linux, Mac, and Windows. As the leader of a struggling group of survivors, players must navigate a dynamic land that is succumbing to the Zombasite parasite. They will have to make sure their clan is fed, protected, and happy. Clan members will also need to be heavily armed, in the event that negotiations with nearby factions devolve into open warfare. The game features eight main classes, hybrid classes, 24 specialties, co-op multiplayer, and numerous options to customize sessions.

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Learn the story behind Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom in new trailer

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom’s Gamescom trailer has gone live. The video highlights the story of Enigami’s upcoming action role-playing game. In it, players take on the role of Chado, a young Waki who goes on a quest to find the Land of Life as a war rages between the kingdoms of Adorya and Adorn. Along the way, he learns how to interact with a mysterious, magical spirit named Shiness.

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Nier: Automata to launch simultaneously in 2017 for PC via Steam

Square Enix has announced that their upcoming action role-playing game Nier: Automata will be released for PC. The computer version is slated to launch on Steam alongside the PS4 version in early 2017. A batch of new screens were also released, and can be found down below. In Automata, players will follow the droids 2B, 9S, and A2 as they attempt to free future-Earth from alien ‘machine lifeforms’ that have forced mankind to the moon. 2B is a sword-wielding battle droid built for the infantry squad YoRHa, and the main character, but she is backed by a Pod support system offering options for long-range combat.

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