Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

BioWare releases 10 free tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age Inquisition (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Free Tavern Song Announcement - Header

Fans of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s ballads can take them on the go today with the release of several of the game’s tavern songs. All 10 of the tracks, performed by Elizaveta and composed by Raney Shockne, are being made available for free. Additionally, BioWare has released the sheet music from each track, which musicians can also use to enter a recently launched Fan Celebration Contest. The songs can be downloaded from the official site and will be free until February 9.

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Contests, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

NIS releases nine new Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy screens

Operation Abyss New Tokyo Legacy (PS Vita) January Screens Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS America has released the first set of translated screenshots from Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy. The PS Vita RPG dungeon crawler is from the team behind Demon’s Gaze, and challenges players with saving a near-future Tokyo that finds itself besieged by genetically engineered monsters known as Variants. The shots show some of the enemies that will be faced, combat, and bits of dialog.

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PlayStation Vita News

Etrian Mystery Dungeon LE, Protector detailed, contest announced

Etrian Mystery Dungeon (3DS) LE Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Set)

Atlus has revealed the goodies that will be bundled with the first-run copies of Etrian Mystery Dungeon. As with previous launch copies, this one will come with a six-track soundtrack sampler, a 28-page art and info book, and a cardboard outer box to hold the extras alongside a copy of the game. A new trailer and screenshots were also released of the Protector, a tank class that can soak up damage behind its tower shield after provoking enemies. Atlus is also running a contest that will award random contestants who share the new video on Facebook or Twitter with the Etrian Mystery Box, a package filled with random items from around the company’s store rooms (and desks).

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Elder Scrolls Online dropping for-pay model, console release dated

A lot of news out of Bethesda today in regards to the upcoming revamp of their Elder Scrolls MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. First up, console gamers were given a set launch date of June 9 for both PS4 and Xbox One. The biggest announcement, impacting all players, is that the game is dropping its for-pay model on March 17. Instead of a monthly subscription fee, players will only have to pay the one-time purchase price whenever they first buy the game. The Tamriel Unlimited release includes all of the content from the original game as well as new Justice and Champion systems, plus support for optional for-pay content and an in-game Crown Store for item customization. Former and current accounts will all be upgraded to the new version for free. To entice more players to Tamriel, a new 23-plus-minute ‘supercut’ cinematic video was also released, featuring all of the game’s factions battling it out.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Citizens of Earth now available online for console and PC

Citizen of Earth (3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 3

The Vice President of the World is setting out to quell the rioting masses today in Citizens of Earth. After returning home for a vacation after a rough election, he awakens to find that a large part of the world has gone mad. Players must help the VP gather 40 different types of citizens around him to shield him from the unwieldy hordes as he undertakes his quest to find out what’s going on in this (goofy) retro-style RPG.

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3DS, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Wii U

GOG.com adds X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter, X-Wing Alliance, and more

GOG (PC) More LucasArts Releases Announcement - Screenshot 1 (X Wing vs Tie Fighter)

Flight sim fans rejoice! When GOG.com added X-Wing and Tie Fighter to their library, the service noted that there were plans to add more of LucasArts’ popular but neglected catalog to the service in the near future. It seems that those plans are now coming to fruition with the announcement that six Star Wars titles have been added today, several of which are making their long-awaited digital debuts: X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter, X-Wing Alliance, Galactic Battlegrounds, Battlefront II, Dark Forces, and Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. If one of your old favorites wasn’t mentioned, fear not, 12 more titles are scheduled to go live over the next ten days.

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PC News

Etrian Mystery Dungeon gets a release date, new trailer and screens

Atlus has released a new video, screenshots, and art from their upcoming Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon hybrid roguelike, Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The latest batch of visuals focuses on the elite swordsmen of the game, the Landsknecht. The offensive-heavy fighter’s melee and area-of-effect attacks are highlighted, and players can look forward to utilizing the moves themselves when the game launches on April 7.

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Citizens of Earth going live on Jan. 20, plus new screens, discounts

Citizen of Earth (3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released some new screenshots from their upcoming retro-styled role-playing game Citizens of Earth. Set to launch on January 20, the game puts players in the role of Vice President of Earth and tasks them with drumming up support amongst the populace to help him investigate the reason behind why so people have gone crazy, and to protect him in the process. The studio also sent word that there will be several discounts during launch week, with Steam, PSN (for PS Plus members), and eShop all offering 20% off.

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(PlayStation Review) Suikoden II

(PlayStation Review) Suikoden II

” … one of the best role-playing games that I have ever played and worth every word of praise that it’s received.”

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Legacy Reviews, PlayStation 3 Reviews, PS Vita Reviews

New gameplay trailer, box art released for Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Atlus has released a new trailer for their upcoming roguelike role-playing game Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The next hybrid release following Persona Q, EMD combines Atlus’ Etrian Odyssey with Spike Chunsoft’s Mystery Dungeon for an isometric roguelike with the former’s leveling system and the latter’s combat and randomly generated dungeons. The trailer shows off how the styles are being merged together for the new spin-off. It was also announced that first-run copies and pre-orders will come packed with a soundtrack CD. Check out the recently released final box art below.

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