Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness launches for PS4

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tri-Ace’s long-running role-playing series Star Ocean returns today with Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness. The PS4-exclusive adventure is set between The Second Story and Till the End of Time, and centuries after mankind has left Earth for the Faykreed star system. As swordsman Fidel Camuze and Miki Sauvester, his longtime friend, players must protect the Kingdom of Resulia from civil unrest while avoiding a potential war with neighboring realms.

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Get to Mars! The Technomancer launches tomorrow, trailer today

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Home Focus has released the launch trailer for Spiders Studio’s The Technomancer. The science-fiction-themed role-playing game has players take on the role of a cybernetically enhanced warrior, Zachariah. Trained from a young age and capable of harnessing the power of electricity, the initiate is about to finish his training and explore the planet as a full Technomancer. On the run from the Secret Police, he will be able to call up three different fighting styles, tricks, diplomacy, and agenda-driven allies during his dangerous trek.

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The Abbey’s Melchior and Shigure join Tales of Berseria

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Two newcomers to the Tales series have been introduced in new screenshots from Tales of Berseria. Members of the clergy, Melchior and Shigure Rangetsu, are joining the adventure. The two are from the Abbey, experts at exorcism, with Melchior being an elder who is experienced in alchemy and knowledgeable about ancient legends. Shigure is described as being more carefree and known for taking on tough tasks, but also as not being very popular in the organization.

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Atlus localizing PS Vita RPG Caligula, launching next spring

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Atlus has announced that they will be localizing FuRyu and Aquria’s role-playing game Caligula. The game will be a digital-only release for PS Vita and is scheduled to launch next spring. Not much else is known about the North America release, aside from a note that the game will retain the original Japanese audio. That said, an attack on the English Channel or a horse becoming a consul doesn’t seem likely. Maybe next time. On a positive note, some screenshots from the Japanese version were sent along to liven the news.

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PlayStation Vita News

Nier: Automata to launch in early 2017, gets new E3 trailer

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During E3, Square Enix released a new trailer for Nier: Automata alongside news that it will be launching in early 2017. Currently in co-development with Platinum Games, Automata will take place in the far future after alien ‘machine lifeforms’ have overrun the world, forcing mankind to escape to the moon. Players will follow the androids 2B, 9S, and A2 in their quest to destroy the machines. 2B is the main character, a sword-wielding battle droid built for the infantry squad YoRHa that is backed by a Pod support system for long-range combat. (Aside: *Squeeeeeee* Nier!)

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(Xbox One Review) The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine

(Xbox One Review) The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine

“… is as good a send-off to one of this generation’s best role-playing games as players could have hoped for.”

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Xbox One Reviews

E3 2016: Bethesda – Doom, Fallout, Prey, Quake, Skyrim

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Bethesda had several titles on show, a few of which feature the return of several properties that have been absent for a few years, including Prey and Quake. Doom will be receiving free content, Fallout 4 three new downloadable packs, and Fallout Shelter a PC release as well as quests in a new update. Dishonored 2 got a new trailer, screens, and details about its Limited Edition. One of their bigger reveals was Skyrim Special Edition for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Cyanide’s Call of Cthulhu gameplay debuted in E3 trailer

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Cyanide Studio’s Call of Cthulhu, an upcoming adaptation of Chaosium’s pen-and-paper role-playing game, just received a new trailer. Created for E3, the video highlights what is in store for players in a macabre 1920’s Boston. As private investigator Edward Pierce, players will look into the murder of Sarah Hawkins on Darkwater Island. Cthulhu’s influence will gradually grow stronger as Pierce pokes his nose around the island and the Hawkins Family Mansion, and the closer he finds himself to the Great Old One’s influence, the more his sanity will be tested.

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GOG kicks off its 2016 Summer Sale with events, free games, more

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GOG.com has officially begun its 2016 Summer Sale. Slated to run for two weeks, the promo will feature over 1,000 deals along with activities and an XP system that awards points for use towards free games. New deals will be added every 24 hours. To kick things off, the service is giving away a free copy of System Shock 2 through their GOG Galaxy client for the first 48 hours. The recently updated Homeworld Remastered Collection is also on sale for 50% off. For those wanting to see some of the games in action, GOG staff will be streaming Stardew Valley and Grim Fandango Remastered tomorrow on their Twitch channel. As a bonus, anyone who tunes in will receive an XP boost.

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E3 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue screens, trailer out

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A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. The video features one of the original Keyblade wielders, Aqua, in her war against the Heartless. The battle highlighted is in a new playable episode of Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary passage-, which is included in the compilation. The episode will also offer a glimpse at what’s in store in Kingdom Hearts III. E3 attendees will get a chance to try Final Chapter Prologue for themselves next week at Square Enix’s booth.

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