Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Bandai Namco released opening cinematic from Dark Souls III

Dark Souls 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Opening Cinema Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dark Souls III’s intro has been released by Bandai Namco. FromSoftware’s upcoming action role-playing game will once again pit players against streams of diabolical traps and deadly, though quite nice-looking, enemies. The video highlights the characters that players will run across as they fight their way throughout the land of Lothric.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Megadimension Neptunia­ VII launches in stores, online for PS4

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Neptune and Nepgear return today in a new adventure for PS4, Megadimension Neptunia­ VII. Players will guide the duo after they are transported to Zero Dimension, a world that is nearing its end, and help the remaining CPU Uzume Tennouboshi in its battle against the Dark CPU. The game features three worlds along with three different storylines, a new transformation mode, a new dungeon minigame, and a revamped battle system. Day-one free and for-pay DLC is available available, with the original Japanese voice track, Histy’s Item Trial Set, and Histy’s Item Beginner Set downloadable for free and the Nightwear Pack priced at $2.75.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News

RPG 7th Dragon III Code: VFD coming stateside this summer for 3DS

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Sega’s localization campaign continues with the announcement that 7th Dragon III Code: VFD is bound for North America. The self-contained entry will offer its dungeon-crawling adventure to would-be heroes digitally and physically. Set in the near-future, humanity is being ravaged by invading dragons. As the hero, players link up with gaming company Nodens Enterprises to hunt down the beasts. In their quest, Nodens will send the player’s party to three different time periods: ancient Atlantis, future Eden, and contemporary Tokyo. The squad will be fully customizable with eight classes, including God Hand, Rune Knight, and Samurai, 40 voice options, and 96 outfit pieces. The team will also be able to improve Nodens’ HQ to access more services.

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3DS

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth now available for PS4 and PS Vita

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth (PS4, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has released Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth for PS4 and PS Vita. After strange portals open on Earth, the digital realm begins to merge with the real world. During the process, dangerous Digimon cross over on a mission to destroy our world. To stop them, players become cyber detectives to investigate and close the rifts. Over 200 Digimon can be raise, trained, and evolved, with players taking on the AI as well as each other online in turn-based combat.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir art book sample, English trailer released

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) English Trailer Art Book Sample Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released a new English trailer for Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The video gives a quick overview of the game as well as shows off Vanillaware’s newly hand-redrawn artwork. A sample of the art book that’s being packed with first-print copies and the Storybook Edition has also been made available via Issuu, and posted below.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Stranger of Sword City delayed, gets new in-game art option, trailer

Stranger of Sword City (PS Vita) Delay and Trailer Announcemnt - Screenshot 1

NIS and Experience Inc.’s latest collaboration, Stranger of Sword City, has been delayed a bit and will now launch on April 26. The upcoming dungeon-crawler will also feature a new art option, offering players the choice of two art styles for their in-game graphics. In addition, a new trailer, posted below, was released highlighting some of the characters that the player will meet as they defend the land of Escario.

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PlayStation Vita News

Torment: Tides of Numenera enters Steam Early Access

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inXile’s crowdfunded role-playing game Torment: Tides of Numenera, the spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment, is now available on Steam Early Access. Designed in the style of the Infinity Engine games of old, using an isometric view and a similar interface, the game will feature a combination of 2D and 3D graphics and an emphasis on narrative. The setting is based on Monte Cook’s Ninth World from the Numenera pen-and-paper game.

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PC News

Get a look at Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – Storybook Edition’s steel book

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

Atlus has revealed some more artwork from the Storybook Edition of Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The art print of Alice and Socrates was released last week, and today the studio has sent the art of Valkyrie Gwendolyn that will appear on the metal slipcase. More VanillaWare art is never a bad thing.

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PlayStation 4 News

Final Fantasy Explorers now available for 3DS

Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy’s latest handheld adventure, Final Fantasy Explorers, hits stores and digital outlets today for 3DS. The action-heavy role-playing game features over 200 quests that can be tackled solo or online with up to three other players. As players seek the Grand Crystal in the midst of an energy crisis, they will have to face 12 eidolons, but to do so, they can access 20-plus customizable jobs and transform into such series legends as Cloud, Squall, and Tifa.

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3DS

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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PlayStation 4 News