Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-RPG

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir dated for June 7, official site now live

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Art 1

Atlus has announced that the upcoming Odin Sphere re-release, Leifthrasir, will be released on June 7. Coinciding with the news is the launch of the official website. Give it a look to learn more about the game’s five intertwining plot lines, mechanics, and more importantly, to oogle Vanillaware’s art.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

New Kingdom Hearts video features HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, III

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4) Jump Fest 2015 Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix released a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue at Jump Festa 2015 in Japan. Included in the packed five-minute-long video are new scenes from the extra Birth by Sleep playable episode A Fragmentary Passage, the HD movie Back x [chi] Cover, and remastered gameplay from Dream Drop Distance. And squeezed in at the end is a snippet of new combat footage from Kingdom Hearts III.

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PlayStation 4 News

New art released for console, PC RPG The Surge

The Surge (PC) Artwork Reveal - Screenshot 1 (Art 1)

Focus Home has released new art work from Deck 13’s upcoming action role-playing game The Surge. The new pieces showcase the game’s dystopian setting, on an Earth that’s on its last legs, home to people relying on cybernetics to earn a living and crumbling overpopulated cities. After being overshadowed by technology, mankind has turned to using exoskeletons in order to perform labor for the wealthy. By augmenting these skeletons, players will be able to improve their character, and as shown in the art, will be able to turn their skilled hands to crafting new weapons and upgrades after acquiring blueprints.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Deus Ex, Fable III, Halo: Reach, more now compatible with Xbox One

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360, PC, PS3) Gold Announcement - Header

Microsoft has rolled out the next batch of Xbox 360 titles for Xbox One. The backward compatibility list grows by 16 today, with Braid, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Halo: Reach, Iron Brigade, and Portal: Still Alive joining the library. The full list is below. To let Microsoft know which titles you would like to be added to future updates, head over to Xbox.UserVoice.com.

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Xbox One News

Otherside Entertainment developing System Shock 3

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Underworld Ascendant developer Otherside Entertainment has announced that they are currently working on System Shock 3. The studio was able to secure the System Shock trademark from Night Dive Studios after nabbing IP rights to all future versions. A teaser site is already up, with SHODAN, who is once again voiced by Terri Brosius, making an appearance. Members of the two previous development teams have signed on to lend a hand, including Paul Neurath, System Shock 2 senior artist Nate Wells, and series lead concept artist Robb Waters.

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PC News

The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition gets new media

The Witch and the Hundred Knight Revival Edition (PS4) Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has released a new trailer and screenshots from The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition. The upcoming PS4 re-release will feature improved visuals; a new dungeon, The Tower of Illusion, which generates enemies and loot depending on the weapon sacrificed to enter; and as revealed in the trailer, a new quest to summon the Great Witch of the Swamp: Master Metallia as a playable character.

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PlayStation 4 News

Acttil bringing PS4 action-RPG Fallen Legion stateside next summer

Fallen Legion (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

YummyYummyTummy’s upcoming side-scrolling action role-playing game Fallen Legion will be coming to North America, courtesy of Acttil. Slated to launch next summer for PS4, Fallen Legion tasks players with saving the Kingdom of Fenumia. As the recently crowned Queen Cecille, players must quash a rebellion to restore the safety of the realm. The queen has to not only lead her soldiers into battle, with up to four characters engaging in real-time combat, but also rule her subjects by making administrative decisions.

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PlayStation 4 News

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir gets Storybook Edition for PS4, extra for all

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Story Book Edition Announcement - Header

Atlus has announced a Storybook Edition for Vanillasoftware’s Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The $79.99 limited edition will be exclusive to PS4 and come packed with a 64-page hardcover art book with work by George Kamitani and Vanillaware, a soon-to-be-revealed art print, a potion recipe t-shirt, a metal slipcase for the game, and an outer box. Standard version buyers won’t be completely left out, as those will come bundled with a 64-page softcover art book. A release window was also revealed: spring 2016.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Zombasite gets patched to .906 with multiplayer, stability fixes

Zombasite (PC) .906 Update Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new patch has been rolled out for Zombasite, 0.906. The update addresses over 90 issues, including pets no longer getting kicked out of the party when entering or ending a raid, Riposte skill walking players into range, and the character menu pausing the game when open. Two notable fixes concern the speed of the Mac version and multiplayer stability. The full list is available below and can also be found here, and the patch can be downloaded here.

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PC News

Zombasite updated to version 0.905 with over 70 changes

Zombasite (PC) Media Announcement - Screenshot 2

Soldak has released a new patch for Zombasite. The latest update brings the game up to version 0.905 with over 70 tweaks. Some of the changes include empty towns spawning less monsters, traps triggering faster, nights turning darker, and clans being limited to starting rumors about only those with whom they’ve had contact. The patch can be downloaded here, while the entire change list can be found below.

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