Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-RPG

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

The Witch and the Hundred Knight (PS3) Dec Screenshots - Screenshot 5

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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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

Drakengard 3 interview posted, Wave Two pre-order extras revealed

Drakengard 3 (PS3) Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 8

Square Enix has announced the second wave of pre-order bonuses for their upcoming role-playing game Drakengard 3. The first set of extras included a voice-over pack that featured the original Japanese track, and now, it’s been revealed that players who pre-order before April 8 will receive the Nier Costume Pack. The set features Kainé and Nier Replicant costumes as well as the Emil Hat for the dragon. For series fans, an interview with Takamasa Shiba, producer for all three Drakengard games, is available below and goes into detail about the world, characters, and eight-year gap between titles. Also, to flesh out events leading up to D3, the first chapter of a prequel novella also released on the game’s official site.

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PlayStation 3 News

Grim Dawn updated on Steam Early Access to include Act II

Grim Dawn (PC) Act II Steam Early Access Announcement - Screenshot 1

Crate Entertainment’s action-RPG Grim Dawn has been updated on Steam Early Access to include the second act, Old Arkovia. The addition features an estimated 10-plus hours of gameplay, which includes a host of new material: 10 enemy types, 23 bosses, 35 character levels, 106 items, and a region. Players must choose carefully in how to proceed in Act II, as there is now a greater emphasis on consequences and innocent lives will be caught between their party and a new enemy, the Four Hills gang.

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PC News

Deep Silver to release Sacred 3 this summer for consoles, PC

Sacred 3 (360, PC, PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Digital adventurers will be able to delve once again into the wilds of the Sacred universe this summer with the release of Sacred 3. The latest installment will feature the same action-RPG gameplay as its predecessors, a cast of unique fighters, who each have access to their own skill trees, and a new character, Malakhim. All versions, console and PC, will also feature drop-in/drop-out co-op multiplayer for two players offline and up to four online.

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