Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Hexer conjures up new trailer, screens from Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Atlus comes through with another trailer and batch of screenshots for Etrian Mystery Dungeon, this time for the Hexer. The curse-casting class can debuff enemies, bind limbs, and poison. As long as they’re tucked away safely in the back row, they can curse until their little dark heart is content (or they run out of mana). For more on the other classes, as well as trailers and screens, check out the dancer, gunner, medic, runemaster, and protector.

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3DS

Nordic Games to assist in physical distribution of Shadowrun Online

Shadowrun Online (PC) Nordic Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nordic Games will be working with Cliffhanger Productions to distribute Shadowrun Online, including a physical boxed version. The tactical team-based role-playing game is currently available through Steam Early Access. In the game, players live in a cyberpunk-infused 2076, after the destruction of Boston by a dragon whose escape led to the poisoning of its inhabitants, turning them into killers. Elves, Dwarves, and other mythical races live in this new world, where corporations rule the land. The final version of the game will feature 50-plus enemies, hacking, over 60 combat and noncombat skills, and five races.

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PC News

Fable Legends to be free-to-play for Xbox One, Windows 10 PC

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Lionhead’s Fable Legends will be a free-to-play release for Xbox One (Xbox Live Gold required) and Windows 10 PC, according to Microsoft. The game will feature regular rotation of heroes (four-character sets, with saved stats and heroes permanently attainable through progression or by purchase), earnable in-game silver but purchasable gold, the ability to lay traps, and the option of purchasing the allegiance of creatures. A FAQ was posted with additional details, and for the especially curious, a video with the game’s director, David Eckelberry, explains the development team’s design philosophy.

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PC News, Xbox One News

Dozen-plus new Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae- screens released

Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae (PS4, Xbox One) Demo Screens Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new set of screenshots has been released from Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae-. The 13 shots show more of the Duscae region as well as the game’s camp system, the job board, and some of the missions that Noctis and his friends will undertake.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Haemimont’s action-RPG Victor Vran now on Steam Early Access

Victor Vran (PC) Steam Early Access Announcement - Screenshot 1

Tropico developer Haemimont has released a new title through Steam Early Access, Victor Vran. The isometric action role-playing game features multiple weapon types, demon powers, destiny cards, evasive maneuvers, and game-modifying Hex items. The Early Access version includes four weapon types, two regions, keyboard and mouse as well as controller support, Hex items, destiny cards, and the option to create custom character builds. The current build is said to offer an estimated six-plus hours of gameplay, and more weapon types are being prepared for future updates.

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PC News

Omega Quintet translated screens, opening cinematic released

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Idea Factory has released the first set of translated screenshots as well as the opening cinematic from Omega Quintet. The upcoming hybrid role-playing game and idol simulator follows a group of five singing idols, the Verse Maidens. The heroines, along with their manager, must use sound to fight an evil that has started to spread across the land. For those wanting to hear the idols’ original vocals, players will also be able to go through the game using the Japanese voice track.

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PlayStation 4 News

The dancer twirls up a buff in Etrian Mystery Dungeon screens, trailer

The dancer is getting its time in the spotlight in Atlus’ latest round of media for Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The trailer and screenshots offer a better look at the series’ version of a bard, as dancers buff up their teammates with their mesmerizing moves. To see more about the other classes, in addition to more trailers and shots, have a look at the gunner, medic, runemaster, and protector.

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3DS

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 story trailer debuts new content

Atlus has released a new story trailer for the upcoming Devil Survivor 2 re-release, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2. The 3DS role-playing game will feature voice tracks for the original and new content, extra StreetPass and SpotPass features, and an estimated 40 hours of new content that includes extra characters, bosses, and settings. Returning players can skip the original content entirely and start on the added material. The trailer reveals some of the new portion, the Triangulum arc.

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3DS

Square Enix Collective offering Anachronox, Fear Effect, and Gex IPs

Gex (PC, PSX, Saturn) PC version, courtesy of GOG.com

Square Enix is offering three Eidos IPs for independent developers to try their hand at through the studio’s Collective platform. Anachronox, Fear Effect, and Gex are all on offer for developers to submit game ideas, and new project pitch submissions have also been reopened. A previous submission, Goetia, a point-and-click adventure from French developer Sushee, recently passed its Kickstarter goal with 48 hours to go. According to the release, it was the latest campaign’s success that inspired them to open up the Eidos IPs.

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PC News

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy pushed back to June

Operation Abyss New Tokyo Legacy (PS Vita) Updated Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS America has announced that their upcoming dungeon crawler Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy has a new release date. Originally scheduled for release on April 14, the Experience Inc.-developed role-playing game will now be launching for PS Vita on June 9. A few new screenshots showcasing character creation and item creation were also released and posted below.

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PlayStation Vita News