Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart screens, trailer released

Idea Factory has released a new trailer and a set of screenshots from their upcoming strategy-RPG Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart. The media focuses on the combat system, and for fans of the Hyperdimension series, a few the new characters are shown action. Additional details, along with the new screens, are posted below.

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PlayStation Vita News

NIS bringing new roguelike to PS3, The Awakened Fate Ultimatum

The Awakened Fate Ultimatum (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has revealed another upcoming role-playing game, the story-driven roguelike The Awakened Fate Ultimatum. The PS3 exclusive is slated to hit store shelves and online outlets on March 17. The game takes place several years after a revolution, with devils on the verge of winning their war against the angels. To gain the upper hand, the angels create the Fate Awakening Crystal to turn a human into a God. Players take control of just such a person, who finds himself in Celestia after being attacked by devils. Crystal in his chest, he and his new powers, unlocked through a skill tree filled with abilities used by both factions, are sent to battle the devils in randomly generated dungeons as well as face difficult narrative-driven choices that affect Earth and Celestia.

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PlayStation 3 News

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy coming to North America in 2015

NIS has announced that they will be localizing and publishing Experience’s dungeon crawler Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy. Scheduled to launch for PS Vita next spring, Operation Abyss is a sci-fi-themed role-playing game set in a near-future Tokyo under siege by genetically engineered monsters known as Variants. Players will take control of the Xth Squad, a group of modified teenagers who belong to the Code Physics Agency, whose job involves venturing into a dimension known as the Abyss to investigate its origins and battle monsters. The story is estimated to last over 40 hours, and teams will consist of customizable characters from 10 different classes.

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PlayStation Vita News

Physical version of Divinity: Original Sin now on store shelves

Divinity Original Sin (PC) Physical Release Announcement - Screenshot 1

Larian has released a boxed copy version of Divinity: Original Sin. Players who prefer physical copies can find the game at Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and Wal-Mart. The Kickstarter-backed role-playing game features a 50-hour-long campaign, interactive environments, multiple dialog paths, and support for online co-op. The retail version is also fully patched and includes the Source Hunter DLC, all for $39.99.

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DLC, PC News

Final Fantasy XIII-2 launches on Steam, SE Online store for PC

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix has released the PC version of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Available for $19.99 on Steam and the Square Enix Online Store, the PC version features support for 60 frames-per-second, Japanese voiceovers with English subtitles, and several resolutions (also added today in Final Fantasy XIII). The downloadable content from the console versions, including new enemies, missions, and outfits, detailed below, are also included. Some content from the console versions are missing, though, such as the Lost Report side story episode and any collaborative pieces with other series (e.g., Assassin’s Creed and Mass Effect).

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PC News

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker coming for 3DS

Atlus will be releasing an enhanced version of 2011’s Devil Survivor 2 for 3DS, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker. The new version will feature relocalized dialog, an English voiceover track, new abilities, and a new epilogue episode that introduces the mysterious Miyako Hotsuin. The epilogue will be available to play from the start via the main menu or as part of the original story and is estimated to double the length of the original release. In addition to the announcement trailer above, a batch of new screenshots have been posted below.

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3DS

Soldak tackles the undead with new game, Zombasite

Zombasite (PC) Announcement - Soldak Logo

Drox Operative developer Soldak Entertainment has announced their next release, Zombasite. As with previous Soldak titles, the game will be an action RPG set in a dynamic world that’s populated by warring factions and potential allies. There will also be a dash of fantasy, though, as the dead are brought back because of a parasite created by the accidental fusion of a spell cast by a necromancer and the magic of dark elves. The infected retain some of their former skills while also developing new powers as the parasite attempts to spread itself to others. Players will take on the role of a clan leader, alone or with a friend in co-op multiplayer, trying to survive the undead hordes as well as maintain their clan’s numbers by keeping its members from becoming infected. As the leader, players will also be able to negotiate with, trade with, and raid other clans in a constantly evolving game world.

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PC News

PlayStation Experience 2014 Highlights – Suikoden II, Street Fighter V

Some big news came out today from Sony’s PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas. The biggest of which is arguably the reveal and announcement of console exclusivity of Street Fighter V. Sony and Capcom have partnered up to release it for PS4, and to make it cross-platform compatible with PC. To keep gamers occupied until then, Capcom is also releasing Ultra Street Fighter IV for PS4. Another surprise came out of Konami, who announced that the highly acclaimed Suikoden I and II will be available on PSN for PS3 and PS Vita next week, on December 9. Sega wasn’t to be outdone, however, with the reveal that Yakuza 5 will be a downloadable release for PS3 in 2015, nor Atlus, who gave Persona fans more to look forward to in 2015 the news that Persona 5 will be available for PS3 and PS4.

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Articles, Convention, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Atlus and Spike Chunsoft team up for Etrian Mystery Dungeon for 3DS

Etrian Mystery Dungeon (3DS) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Etrian Odyssey is once again finding itself paired with another role-playing game, this time Spike Chunsoft’s Mystery Dungeon. Announced today for 3DS, Etrian Mystery Dungeon will feature Etrian Odyssey’s character-leveling system and the random-heavy design and third-person, fixed-perspective view of Mystery Dungeon. Players will begin their journey as a Landsknecht, but they will eventually gain access to 10 different classes. Combat will be turn based and navigation will utilize a hub system, with players returning to and stocking up in the village of Aslarga before setting out for the nearby randomly generated dungeons.

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3DS

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt now up for pre-order on PSN

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) PSN Pre-Order Announcement - Screenshot 9

CD Projekt has announced that they’ve added The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt onto PSN for pre-order. Geralt of Rivia will be setting out on his next journey early next year when Wild Hunt launches for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. For those who missed the recent reveal, players will be able access 16 free DLC packs regardless of whether or not they pre-order.

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PlayStation 4 News