Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Dragon Quest Builders Day One Edition detailed, new screens up

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Dragon Quest Builders, Square Enix’s upcoming hybrid sandbox construction and role-playing game, will be launching as a Day One Edition. Pre-orders and first-run copies will come with several exclusive in-game recipes: Gold Block, Slimy Block, and Springtide Sprinkles. The North American cover art was also released along some new screenshots showing off the bonus goods.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Digital RPG I Am Setsuna launches on Steam and PSN for PC, PS4

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Tokyo RPG Factory’s debut title, I am Setsuna, has launched digitally for PC and PS4. Inspired by Square Enix’s 16-bit catalog, the game follows Setsuna and her bodyguards—Endir, Kuon, and Yomi—as they set out from her hometown on a mission to save her people. In keeping with the studio’s focus on the past, the game utilizes a combat system inspired by the classic Chrono Trigger.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

7th Dragon III Code: VFD now available in stores, on eShop for 3DS

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Sega has released imageepoch’s latest role-playing game, 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. Players take a squad of heroes through three different time periods to stop dragons from destroying ancient Atlantis, present-day Tokyo, and future Eden. For those wanting some hands-on time, a demo is available on eShop, complete with a host of starting items that carry over to the full version. The first of three DLC waves is also available, adding two new quests. The packs are free for the first week of release, but there’s a slight hiccup on eShop, as they’re currently listed as for-pay. Sega noted that they are currently addressing the problem.

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(Nintendo 3DS Review) 7th Dragon III Code: VFD

(Nintendo 3DS Review) 7th Dragon III Code

” … a time-jumping adventure for the role-player that prefers a good battle system over an engaging story …”

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3DS Reviews

7th Dragon III Code: VFD full, free DLC plans announced, trailer up

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Sega has released a new trailer as well as their DLC plans for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. The upcoming role-playing game will be hitting online outlets and store shelves next week, but for today, players can see more of what’s in store with the new video, titled Full Trailer. A demo’s also up on eShop, for those wanting some hands-on time. The game follows a party of heroes as they hunt dragons throughout three different time periods: ancient Atlantis, present Tokyo, and future Eden. Also, all of the download packs will be free for the week following their release, which will add new quests, characters, and weapons. The release schedule can be found below.

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3DS, DLC

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse launching Sept. 20, new trailer up

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse has been officially dated for September 20. To celebrate the announcement, Atlus has released a new trailer. The video focuses on the cast of characters that players will run across on their adventure, including the protagonist’s childhood friend and Hunter Association member Asahi, Eastern Kingdom samurai Navarre, and masked Ring of Gaea assassin Toki. And for those wanting to relive the original, two of the studio’s newer employees will be trying their hand at SMTIV today at 2:00 p.m. (CST) on the official Twitch channel.

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Deep Silver to publish Persona 5, more Atlus, Sega titles in Europe

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Good news for our European readers out there—you are out there, right?—from Atlus and Sega. The studios have teamed up with Deep Silver to release several of their titles throughout Europe. The slate of games includes some heavy hitters, namely Persona 5 and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. Sega titles in the deal include 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. The deal is for both digital and physical releases. No dates were announced, though it was noted that 7th Dragon will be shipping after the North American release.

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3DS, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

7th Dragon III Code: VFD demo now on eShop for 3DS

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Sega has released a demo for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. The upcoming role-playing game tasks players with hunting down dragons throughout different eras, and the demo allows eager adventurers to get an early start by offering demo save transfers. The trial offers a pre-made squad with a level cap of 10. However, players who carry over their save will be able to customize the party as well as reassign all skill points in the full version. There’s also a special reward for those who try the demo, but Sega is being tight-lipped about the details.

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3DS

System Shock remake Kickstarter campaign, PC demo launches

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Nightdive Studios has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a full reboot of the classic role-playing and shooter hybrid System Shock. The 1994 original is being updated from the ground up for Windows PC and Xbox One, with original development members giving a hand, including concept artist Robb Waters. Linux and Mac versions are currently stretch goals. Physical copies are available for $75 and up, with digital rewards dominating lesser reward tiers. On the other end of the spectrum, gamers with deep pockets can get a multiple copies, digital goodies, and custom System Shock-themed Razor gaming laptop for $5,000. To help alleviate any fears about investing in the campaign, Night Dive has released a fully playable demo that can be downloaded from the campaign page.

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PC News, Xbox One News

I Am Setsuna character, environment watercolors released

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While not screenshots, Square Enix has released some new media for their upcoming role-playing game I Am Setsuna. A handful of watercolors were sent out to offer players a first look at some of the environments that Setsuna will explore alongside her bodyguards Aeterna and Nidr. The duo, along with a few other characters, are also subjects of a few pieces themselves. Additionally, the studio announced pre-order incentives, with PS4 players receiving two dynamic system themes (Kuro for nighttime and Shiro for daytime) and an exclusive digital track, Eternal Winter, by composer Tomoki Miyoshi. PC players will receive a different track, The Warmth of Hope, through Steam.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News