Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action-RPG

(PlayStation Vita Review) Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

“The numerous changes accentuate and expand on what made the original so good…”

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

“… a fantastic update to an already wonderful game.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Piranha Bytes debuts pre-alpha footage of upcoming RPG ELEX

Gothic creator Piranha Bytes is working on a new open-world role-playing game, ELEX. Coinciding with the announcement is the launch of the official website and reveal trailer, linked and posted below, which offer an early look at what the studio will be bringing to this year’s E3. The action-heavy role-playing game will be set in a post-apocalyptic world that mixes science fiction and fantasy. The design will revolve around player agency and consequence with “interesting characters, mutant creatures, deep moral choices and thrilling action.”

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Exoskeleton-tastic combat featured in new shots from The Surge

Not much has been revealed about Deck 13’s upcoming action role-playing game The Surge since it was announced last December. That looks to change soon, as the Lords of the Fallen developer will be taking their current build to E3. Until then, four new screenshots were released showing off the exoskeletons that factory employee Warren wears for work, and which he’ll eventually customize for combat. How he customizes his suit will depend on how players decide to take down their enemies, as they will be able to target specific limbs to take for themselves as interchangeable upgrades.

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Velvet sets out to stop the apocalypse in Odin Sphere Leifthrasir

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s character reveals end today with a new trailer and some screenshots for the chain-wielding forest witch Velvet. She is connected with royalty umpteen different ways as the granddaughter of King Valentine, princess of the now-destroyed Valentine Kingdom, older half-sister of Gwendolyn, and twin sister of the Demon Lord Odin’s daughter Ingway. Okay, four or so different ways. Velvet is on a mission to stop the end of the world, but after escaping the destruction of Valentine, finds herself caught in the middle of a war between the kingdoms of Erion. She is an agile fighter and armed with the Graveryl, a red Psypher chain, with which she can fling enemies backwards and shoot out flames. Check her out below.

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MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune vs Zombies out now for PS Vita

The hack-and-slash Neputinia spin-off, MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune vs Zombies, is now available for PS Vita. In the new adventure, co-developed by Tamsoft and Compile Heart, players must wipe out a host of undead at Gamicademi Academy. To get attendance back up at the school, Blanc and others decide to drum up interest by filming a zombie movie on the campus, but as it tends to happen, they end up attracting actual zombies. Players can go through the game alone or with up to three others online, and digital squads can also tackle daily multiplayer quests.

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New video series kicks off for Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr

There’s a lot of movement on the Warhammer front these days, especially the 40K line. From real-time strategy games to first-person shooters, the Emperor is very active as of late. NeocoreGames is stepping in to do their part with their upcoming action role-playing game Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr. The title was announced last summer, but today, the studio is delving into more detail with the debut of a new monthly video series detailing the game’s mechanics. The Inquisitorial Log will cover a variety of topics throughout the development process, with the first episode using in-game footage to discuss environmental destruction and how it affects cover.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts Shadow Knight Oswald in new trailer

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s fourth character has been revealed: Oswald. The red-eyed Shadow Knight is described as “the most powerful soldier in the Ringford army” and an unhinged sort that’s prone to violence. Initially on the side of the usurper Melvin, Oswald switches his allegiance to the ruler of Netherworld, Queen Odette, in hopes of attaining a cure for a strange illness. He has access to a cursed Psypher sword, Belderiver, and can call on Rising Void to create a flame that pulls in enemies. Check him out below in a new trailer and set of screenshots.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Dark Souls III

“…sees the series return in fine form.”

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Two Ghostbusters games announced for PC, console, and mobile

Activision has announced that they are teaming up with Sony Pictures to release two new games based on the upcoming Ghostbusters film. Both will take place after the events of the film. Ghostbusters is a PC and console title that focuses on a team of rookies who are called on to save the city after ghosts turn up while the main crew tours the country. It’s a third-person action role-playing game, designed for single player or four-player local co-op, with players leveling up their four-character squad’s abilities and gear. This version is slated to be released on July 12, a few days before the film hits theaters on July 15. The other game is a mobile title also set to launch in July, Ghostbusters: Slime City. It will feature asynchronous co-op, leaderboard support, and the ability to craft proton packs as players take on waves of enemies.

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