Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Persona 5 to release with SteelBook Launch Edition

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Persona 5 is less than half a year away, and Atlus is already getting primed for its North American release. Today the studio revealed the SteelBook Launch Edition. The themed pack will feature a portrait of the cast on the outside, and a second design featuring the Phantom Thieves on the inside. Prepare your shelves accordingly.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse in stores, on eShop for 3DS

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Shin Megami returns today with a skewed take on the endgame of Shin Megami Tensei IV. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse shifts things a bit, with the player going through the same world but as a new protagonist, Nanashi. The recently deceased, now-resurrected Hunter is the servant of the god Dagda, who plans to take advantage of the ongoing war between man, angel, and demon. Players must decide whether to do his bidding or cut their own path, choosing anarchy or peace, as they undertake quests, explore, and battle (as well as fuse) over 450 demon types.

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(Nintendo 3DS Review) Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

” … delivers a strong twist on what began in Shin Megami Tensei IV.”

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3DS Reviews

Divinity: Original Sin 2 now on Steam Early Access for Windows PC

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Less than a year after Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition’s release and Larian Studios has launched Divinity: Original Sin 2 on Steam Early Access. The Early Access version features the campaign’s first act, estimated to last eight to 12 hours, online co-op, four playable races (Dwarf, Elf, Human, and Lizard), eight skill and spell schools, four optional origin stories (co-written with Chris Avellone), and an arena for versus play. The sequel will gradually develop to expand on the original’s formula with four-person multiplayer, dedicated player-versus-player support, additional combat mechanics, and an expanded elemental system.

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PC News

Digimon World: Next Order arriving for PS4 in early 2017

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Digimon World: Next Order is coming stateside for PS4. Scheduled to launch early next year, digitally and physically**, players will find themselves in a Digital World under assault by Machinedramons. After being rescued by two Digimon, the newcomer, now male or female, must set out with their two heroes to repay the favor by uncovering the origins of the Machinedramons while also searching for a way home. Over 200 Digimon will be roaming about for players to recruit, train, and lead.

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PlayStation 4 News

A god beckons in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse launch trailer

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Atlus has released the launch trailer for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. The video introduces players to Nanashi, the new, recently resurrected protagonist. Now beholden to the god Dagda, the player must choose whether to do his bidding or attempt to make their own way. For those new to the series, experience with Shin Megami Tensei IV isn’t necessary; however, as the two games overlap, having gone through the original will definitely help to flesh out ongoing events.

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Learn what’s what about Dragon Quest Builders in new video

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Dragon Quest Builders received something of a 101 trailer today. Titled What is Dragon Quest Builders?, the video covers a little of everything in the hybrid RPG-builder. The footage goes over the backstory as well as the quests that players will undertake, characters they will meet, enemies they will battle, and buildings they will construct.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition released for console, PC

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Bethesda has released The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The bundle includes the main game and all four major downloadable packs. The full set allows players to take on new quests in Skyrim, Daggerfall, Cyrodiil, Imperial City, and the Gold Coast. The packs also add the Thieves Guild as well as the Dark Brotherhood. Current players can downloadable all of the packs in a new downloadable set, Guilds and Glory, for 5,500 Crowns.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander available for PC, launch trailer up

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The Kickstarter-backed hybrid strategy and role-playing game Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander has launched for PC. Developer Massive Damage’s latest is said to offer a “a unique blend of base building, exploration, and a deep tactical JRPG style combat system.” As a commander of the New Terran Federation, players take control of an ancient alien starbase in an effort to defeat the invading Chruul.

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PC News

Arc System Works goes adventuring in Inferno Climber for PC

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Arc System Works’ action role-playing game Inferno Climber has launched for PC. As one of eight playable characters, including the Forest Hunter, Popular Merchant, and Royal Knight, players must gather five stones from five different kingdoms. In addition to having to avoid traps, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and acquire loot, players must also maintain a steady supply of food. The estimated 50-hour adventure is said to host over 90 enemy types.

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