Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-RPG

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Storybook Edition’s art print released

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Art Reveal Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Art 1)

Atlus has revealed the art print that will be included with the Storybook Edition of Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The print will feature Alice along with her cat Socrates and measure 7.25”x10”. The remaining goodies will include a 64-page hardcover art book, a ‘potion recipe’ T-shirt, and an outer box to store everything. The Storybook version is limited to PS4.

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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen now available digitally for PC

Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom’s open-world action role-playing game Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen has launched for PC. The expanded re-release of Dragon’s Dogma, released in 2013 for PS3 and Xbox 360, has been updated with Steam support, including Achievements and additional controller options, updated visuals, and support for 4K. Dark Arisen includes all of the content from the original game as well as a new area, Bitterblack Isle, that adds new enemies, quests, weapons, and armor.

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Rebel Galaxy now available on Live for Xbox One

Rebel Galaxy (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Xbox One Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Double Damage Games’ space-based action role-playing game Rebel Galaxy has launched for Xbox One. Already available for PC and PS4, Rebel Galaxy is described as a “swashbuckling space opera” that allows players to explore a sandbox-style open game world as they acquire ships, upgrade their crafts’ capabilities, and interact with aliens. Players can take on the role of a merchant, privateer, or resident celestial good guy as they negotiate, trade, and hunt pirates.

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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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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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New art released for console, PC RPG The Surge

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

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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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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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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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