Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire, Flames of Rebellion out now

YummyYummyTummy’s debut PlayStation title, Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire, has gone live for PS4, while its sister title, Flames of Rebellion, has also launched for PS Vita. The two platforms host different games that share one storyline, with PS4 owners siding with Princess Cecille’s loyalists and PS Vita players throwing in their lot with General Legatus Laendur’s rebels. Both titles can be purchased separately for $19.99 each. Each allows players to control up to four characters simultaneously, utilizing counters and combos during combat, while directing the evolution of their empire by making decisions that alter the storyline.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom delayed until January

Ni no Kuni II won’t be making it out this year. Bandai Namco has sent word that Level-5’s upcoming role-playing game has been delayed for several weeks, pushing it back into early 2018. According to Akihiro Hino, CEO and President of Level-5, the decision was made because “more development time is required in order to deliver the full Ni no Kuni II experience to our fans,” and that the studio apologizes for the delay. Role-playing fans can now look forward to it releasing on January 19.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age launches in stores, online for PS4

Role-playing fans can revisit Ivalice today with the release of Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age for PS4. The PS2 entry, originally released in 2006, has been updated with high-definition graphics, an improved soundtrack, and a modified combat system. In addition to the gambit system, combat now features the new Zodiac Job System, which is said to overhaul the License Board System while allowing characters to develop two of 12 jobs. General improvements include a new speed mode, auto-save functionality, and shorter loading times. The story, however, remains the same, with players following the princess Ashe and thief Vaan in their quest to liberate the kingdom of Dalmasca.

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PlayStation 4 News

Path Out, PC JRPG, finds players fleeing from Syrian Civil War

A new retro-style role-playing game is in the works based on an exile’s flight from Syria to Turkey, Path Out. Developed alongside Causa Creations, the autobiographical adventure follows the game’s creator Abdullah Karam on his 2014 journey to safety. A demo has been released that includes around an hour of gameplay, downloadable here, and a trailer can be found below.

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PC News

Tales series goes mobile this summer with Tales of The Rays

The Tales series is getting the mobile treatment with Tales of The Rays. The free-to-play role-playing game will be a 3D entry for Android and iOS devices. In the portable adventure, players will take on the role of Ix and Mileena, who set out on a journey filled with dungeons, monsters, and treasure in an effort to revive the world. Several characters will also return to help the new heroes. The game is said to offer “console-quality graphics and gameplay, including the all-new Linear Motion Battles system, with simple controls optimized for mobile devices” along with new Mirrage Artes.

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Android, Apple Handheld

NIS announces two new titles, updated release dates for two others

NIS has sent word that have announced two new games as well as updated the release dates for two others. First up is the dungeon-crawler Demon Gaze II, which has been scheduled to launch this fall for PS4 and PS Vita. Next up is Penny-Punching Princess, an isometric brawler for NS and PS Vita, set to be released on March 20. The Longest Five Minutes, a retro-style role-playing game, will go live in early 2018 for NS, PC, and PS Vita. Lastly, Yomawari: Midnight Shadows has been dated for October 25 for PC, PS4, and PS Vita. Trailers for all of the games can be found below.

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Nintendo Switch News, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Final Fantasy XV gets gunplay heavy with Episode Prompto DLC

Final Fantasy XV has received a new drop today, Episode Prompto. The character-specific add-on introduces a new storyline from the perspective of photographer Prompto Argentum. Lost in the wilderness, he must fight his way through Imperial forces as he makes his way home. Along the way, he’ll come across a new snowmobile and find himself joined by Commodore Aranea Highwind. A free update has also gone live that includes “various fixes,” new themed tracks in the Regalia, and also allows players to upgrade the Regalia to the off-road Type-D model at Hammerhead.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Sega Forever to launch free-to-play classics on mobile tomorrow

Sega is launching a new mobile initiative tomorrow dubbed Sega Forever. The new program allows gamers to download older Sega titles for free on their mobile devices. Described as “a re-awakening of archetypal gaming” the collection is billed as “an ode to the deep and diverse Sega catalogue.” The free-to-play games will be ad supported but also playable offline, and include extra features, such as cloud saves, controller support, and leaderboards. Ad-free versions are also available at a reduced rate of $1.99 per title. The company plans to add official emulations and ported games from every console era, retaining the originals as faithfully as possible while updating them for mobile platforms. The inaugural set includes Altered Beast, Sonic the Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon, and Phantasy Star II. Gamers will find them on Google Play Store for Android devices and on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. New titles are set to be added every two weeks.

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Android, Apple Handheld

.hack//G.U. trilogy getting HD treatment with Last Recode for PC, PS4

Role-playing fans received some good news today with word that Bandai Namco will be releasing .hack//G.U. Last Recode for PC and PS4. Last Recode bundles together updated versions of three titles: Rebirth, Reminisce, and Redemption. In addition to updated graphics, with support for 1080p, 60 fps, and 16:9 widescreen, the games will sport balance tweaks and extra features. The CyberConnect2-created franchise follows players as they work their way through an in-game MMORPG called The World. G.U. picks up where the first .hack series left off, with players tracking down a Player Killer named Tri-Edge.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Cyanide Studio releases new Call of Cthulhu trailer for E3

The Sleeper of R’lyeh nears in a new trailer for Call of Cthulhu. The upcoming procedural role-playing game puts players in the shoes of private investigator Edward Pierce. His latest assignment is a case involving the death of a family on Darkwater Island. As he gets to know the strange locals and bizarre environs, his sanity will start the slip, as his investigation draws him closer to Cthulhu.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News