Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Dragon Age: Inquisition – Jaws of Hakkon debuts for PC, Xbox One

Dragon Age Inquisition (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

New single-player downloadable content is now available for Dragon Age: Inquisition, the Jaws of Hakkon. The $14.99 add-on, available first for PC and Xbox One as a timed exclusive, supplements the original game with a new story arc surrounding the last Inquisitor’s quest to hunt down a dragon. Players will be able to explore a new area, Thedas, as well as acquire new legendary armor and weapons.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Etrian Mystery Dungeon free and for-pay DLC detailed, media released

Atlus has more in store for Etrian Mystery Dungeon than another character reveal with news about upcoming free and for-pay DLC. From release date until May 5, buyers will be able to download five new quests for free, with each requiring that players track down missing adventurers. After May 5, the quests will cost either $1.49 or $1.99. Details for each are available below. A paid theme will also be available on March 31; the $0.99 download, demonstrated here, will feature scrolling 3D and hand-drawn character art, custom folders, and the theme song. And of course, a new trailer was released along with new screenshots for the latest class reveal, the Wanderer. These sword-wielders are experts at attacking animals, clearing paths, and escaping dungeons, capable of getting the party to safety without sacrificing their items.

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3DS, DLC

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD now available for PS4, Xbox One

Final Fantasy Type-0 (PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy Type-0 has made the leap from PlayStation Portable to next-gen today. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD features support for remote play with PS Vita, enhanced visuals, dual language options for voice overs and subtitles, and for Day One edition buyers, a download code for Final Fantasy XV –Episode Duscae-. For those non-importers out there, that being most of you, this action-heavy entry follows Class Zero, 14 cadets from the Dominion of Rubrum military academy, who are embattled against the invading Militesi Empire.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy gets dozen-plus new shots

Operation Abyss New Tokyo Legacy (PS Vita) March Screenshots Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new batch of screenshots has gone live from NIS and Experience Inc.’s upcoming dungeon crawler Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy. The new set focuses on combat, with the player’s party battling a variety of the Variants that are running amok in Tokyo.

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PlayStation Vita News

Etrian Mystery Dungeon gets fancy with the highfalutin Sovereign

Etrian Mystery Dungeon’s Sovereign class makes its debut today. Following the Ninja with a new batch of screenshots and a new trailer, the Sovereign wears heavy armor, allowing for them to take large amounts of damage, and bestows buffs on their fellow party members. Sounds like a Bard-style tank—a winning combination.

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3DS

SMT: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker’s SpotPass, StreetPass detailed

Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker (3DS) StreetPass, Spot Pass Details Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has revealed details about SMT: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker’s SpotPass and StreetPass functionality. The company plans on releasing SpotPass content in waves, with the first set to release after the game is available, consisting of new demons and skill add-ons. The feature will also allow players to get a magic skill, normal skill, and a recommended physical skill for their skill pool to assign to their characters. StreetPass will assign random stat and skill bonuses to the player’s demons. And to show a bit more of what’s in store, new screenshots have been released, and a new Twitch stream is planned to go live today at 4:30 p.m. (CST). Note that the stream will contain spoilers for those who haven’t played the original version.

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Atlus bringing PS3, PS Vita tactical-RPG Lost Dimension stateside

Atlus has announced a second new title this week, a new tactical role-playing game from Lancarse, Lost Dimension. The sci-fi-tinged mystery pits players and their 11-character party, the Special Forces outfit Sealed, against an alien known as The End. Throughout the game, players must form relationships and psychic links with their squadmates in order to enter their minds to find out if they’re a traitor. Those that seem guilty will be put on trial at the end of the link, but players won’t know if they ferreted out the guilty parties until the last battle, at which point they will turn and join The End for the final battle. Traitors are randomly determined at the beginning of each new game, ensuring that no two games are alike.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Get the traps! Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters released for PS3, PS Vita

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters (PS3, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1 (PS3)

Aksys has released a new hybrid visual novel and strategy role-playing game for PS3 and PS Vita, Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters. Up for download on PSN and en route to store shelves, Aksys’ latest has players take on the role of a new student at Kurenai Academy who suddenly finds themselves helping to protect Tokyo from evil spirits as a ghost hunter. Players must undertake 13 missions, planning their strategy and laying traps beforehand, and communicate with other characters to forge relationships that impact the storyline.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight coming this summer

Atlus has announced the release date of the North American version of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight. The follow-up to last year’s Millennium Girl follows in its predecessor’s footsteps as a reimagined version of one of the earlier titles, Etrian Odyssey 2. As before, the game will feature a classic mode and a story mode. Classic mode will have greater party customization and little plot, but it will also include interface improvements, new dungeon designs, and an improve Grimoire system. Story mode will follow a group of pre-made characters in an adventure surrounding Princess Arianna of Caledonia and her protector, the Fafnir Knight, which features animated cutscenes and voiced dialog. Story mode does have one exclusive, and it’s the new Fafnir class, which allows the character to transform into a demonic form.

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Atlus adds decals to SMT: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker LE

Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker (3DS) Preorder and Launch Edition Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Art 1)

Not content with a soundtrack and slip cover, Atlus has decided that the launch edition of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker needed just one more extra to be complete: decals. Now, gamers who pre-order or pick up a launch copy will also receive sheets of decals featuring the main characters, including the protagonist, Daichi, Io, and others, plus a few logos of JP’s and Nicaea.

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