Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-RPG

(Xbox 360 Review) How to Survive

(Xbox 360 Review) How to Survive

“… might not have the most exciting cast, but it can certainly deliver some satisfying zombie-slaying combat.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

The arena awaits! Action RPG Forced now available on Steam

Forced (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Indie developer BetaDwarf’s latest action RPG Forced has hit Steam for Mac, Linux, and Windows PC. In an arena with up to four players or solo in a single-player campaign, players will be able to choose one of four distinct gladiators to battle waves of enemies and navigate trap- and puzzle-filled arenas. Players can also mark their targets, allowing them to later consume the marks to activate skills or deal more damage.

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PC News

Update 1.029 launches for Drox Operative

Drox Operartive (PC) Update Announcement Oct - Screenshot 1

Work continues on Soldak’s excellent space-based action-RPG Drox Operative, and now players can download the latest update: patch 1.029. Recent updates have continued to refine the base system as well as add support for controllers, and the latest patch follows suit. Some of the tweaks include trap damage increased by 50%, new warnings for mandatory quests, and Trade Pacts visible when race icons are highlighted. The full list of changes is available below, and the patch can be downloaded here.

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PC News

Drakengard 3 coming to PS3 in 2014 for PS3, new media released

The Drakengard role-playing series will return next year with Drakengard 3 for PS3. Square Enix has announced that the next entry will take place in a medieval world that is in chaos after its protectors, six goddess sisters, turn on one another. Players will uncover the truth behind why the eldest sister attempted to murder the youngest in a journey filled with hack-and-slash ground combat and aerial combat on the back of a dragon.

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PlayStation 3 News

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII screens, Outerworld revealed

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII (360, PS3) October Screenshots - Screenshot 1

A new set of screenshots for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII shows more of the crew in action as well as more of the formerly chipper Oerba Dia Vanille. Vanille is a key figure in the upcoming spin-off, as her newfound ability to hear the voices of the dead is prized by the Order, who watches over her in Luxerion. In addition to the new images, Square Enix also revealed the Outerworld service, an online feature that will allow player to submit battle scores, messages, and snapshots to social media sites.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Cross-Play coming to Atlus beat ‘em up Dragon’s Crown

Dragons Crown (PS3, PSVita) April Screens Announcement - Screenshot 2

Atlus has announced that a new Cross-Play-enabling update for Dragon’s Crown will be launching in North America as well as Japan. Vanillaware’s beat ‘em up was released on both PS3 and PS Vita, but until now, gamers haven’t had a way to venture forth into the wilds with one another. That will all change soon, but just how soon is unknown as a release date for the patch wasn’t revealed. To celebrate the news, Atlus is knocking off $10 from either version for this week only.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut shipping to retail Oct. 22

Square Enix has announced that Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut, the one-time Wii U exclusive, will launch on October 22 for 360, PC, PS3, and Wii U. A Mac OS X version is slated for release “in the near future.” The Director’s Cut adds Miiverse integration and GamePad support for the Wii U version, Smartglass support for the 360 version, and PS Vita touchscreen support for the PS3 version. A host of general improvements and extras are slated to be included as well, such as the Missing Link DLC, developer commentary, overhauled boss fights, and refined graphics, control, and AI.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News

(PlayStation 3) Diablo III

(PlayStation 3) Diablo III

“… worth the wait.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Death to the Titans! Ascend: Hand of Kul launches for 360

Ascend Hand of Kul (360) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Microsoft has released a new free-to-play action-RPG for 360, Signal Studios’ Ascend: Hand of Kul. As creations and servants of the gods, players control the massive mighty warriors known as Caos to do battle against the immortal Titans. Not a good spot to find oneself in. But in addition to battling the Titans, players must also defend against attacks from other players to establish themselves in the wider battle that takes place on multiple planes. Caos troops can interfere in the worlds of their rivals with Crusade Spells, and even sacrifice themselves to create a new, stronger character.

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Xbox 360 News

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII trailer reveals a touch of FFX

Square Enix released a new video for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. The latest footage showcases Lightning’s Spira’s Summoner gear, the same outfit worn by Final Fantasy X’s Yuna, one of the 80-plus different costumes planned for launch. This isn’t the first series-inspired costume, either: a special Cloud Strife outfit pack was announced earlier this summer as a pre-order bonus.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News