Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years launching next month for PC

Final Fantasy IV The After Years (PC) Steam Announcement - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years will be hitting Steam on May 12, according to Square Enix. The After Years is a direct sequel to Final Fantasy IV, set almost 20 years later and spanning ten chapters, but wasn’t available in English until 2011. The PC version is based on the mobile phone release that went live in Japan in 2008, which came out stateside for PlayStation Portable. The Steam version will include achievements, trading cards, and updated visuals.

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PC News

Omega Quintet’s combat highlighted in new screenshots

Idea Factory has released a new batch of screenshots from Omega Quintet. The new screens showcase two key mechanics of combat, the Voltage meter and the associated Live Concert Mode. Voltage level determines the music that plays during Live Concert Mode, which engages buffs or debuffs, and when the crowds grow, the group will keep the music going. The shots also give a quick look at the combat bonuses that can be earned by breaking an enemy’s magnetic field and achieving an Overkill.

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PlayStation 4 News

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight gets Classic Mode trailer

Atlus has released a new video showcasing Classic Mode from Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold. Classic follows the series’ traditional formula, with players capable of selecting their own party members, accessing all character-customization options, and tackling dungeons without cutscenes. Untold also features redesigned dungeon layouts and an optional orchestral score.

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3DS

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt goes goooooooold for console, PC

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Opening Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 2

Geralt’s return is nearing with news that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold. The upcoming role-playing game will differ from its predecessors in that it will take place in an open world, rather than connected hub areas. All of that space is being put to use, as CD Projekt estimates that Wild Hunt contains over 200 hours of gameplay. His latest adventure will see Geralt tracking down the Child of Prophecy. And if that wasn’t enough, two downloadable expansions were also recently announced, with one estimated to be over 10 hours long and the other over 20.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

SMT: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker free, for-pay DLC detailed

Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker (3DS) StreetPass, Spot Pass Details Announcement - Screenshot 5

A few free, as well as some for-pay, downloadable packs will be hitting Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker. All of the downloads are Free Battles, skirmishes that don’t affect the in-game clock that ticks down during story events and battles. The two freebies are Beginner’s Brawl and Lost Demon Rescue. The former will be up at launch and allow new players to level easily and bank some macca, as it won’t have scaling difficulty, while the latter will go live on May 12 and feature a recruitable demon that will join the party if it’s saved from two approaching enemy hordes. The for-pay battles run $0.99 each and switch things up by offering different scenarios, such as chasing down demons toting tons of macca. Full details for all are available below.

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3DS, DLC

Atlus to bring PS Vita RPG Dungeon Travelers 2 stateside shortly

Atlus will be bringing a new role-playing game to the PS Vita this summer, Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal. The PSTV-compatible dungeon crawler will follow Royal Library apprentice Fried as he finds and recruits a band of female adventurers to assist him in stopping a monster uprising in the outlands of Romulea. The game will feature a first-person perspective and turn-based combat as well as five classes, a sub-class system, 16 recruitable characters, and unique sub-events for all party members.

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3DS

Spiders announces new cyberpunk RPG The Technomancer

The Technomancer (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Focus Home and Spiders are teaming up once again for a new role-playing game for console and PC, The Technomancer. The post-apocalyptic, cyberpunk adventure puts players in the shoes of a Technomancer on Mars during the War of Water. The Technomancer will have access to three fighting styles, four skill trees, recruitable companions, and crafting options for arms and armor. Dynamic conversations will also affect how characters engage players, and subsequently, how the story unfolds. The player’s actions during their time on Mars, conversing with others, battling the various tribes, and eluding the Secret Police, will also determine their ending out of the five available.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt trailer gives world, gameplay overview

CD Projekt has uploaded almost five minutes of gameplay footage from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The snippet is from the campaign’s main quest, which sees Geralt of Rivia on a mission to track down the powerful Child of Prophecy throughout the Northern Realms. The trailer gives a broad, narrated overview of the game’s mechanics, including side activities (horse racing, gambling), the ability to join cults, dialog options that alter your stance in the world, the gradual repopulation of lands cleared of monsters, and combat.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD ships a million, FFXV feedback in focus

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (PS4, Xbox One) Feb Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 4

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD has shipped over a million units, according to Square Enix. The studio also announced that they will be hosting a player feedback special about Final Fantasy XV on an upcoming Active Time Report with director Hajime Tabata based on community feedback from Episode Duscae. Scheduled to begin on 1 p.m. (CST) April 27, the new episode will discuss the type of comments received and the development team’s plans on how they will address concerns and suggestions. Feedback can still be submitted here, until May 19.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided announced for console and PC, trailer up

Square Enix has revealed Eidos Montreal’s follow-up to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The sequel is in development for PC, PS4, and Xbox One and will take place two years after the events in Human Revolution, with humanity split between those with and those without augments. Players will once again take on the role of Adam Jensen, who is now an anti-terrorist agent with even more powerful augments, as he tries to navigate and uncover the mysterious forces who are attempting to manipulate the divided public.

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