Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse launch copies getting emblem set

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Atlus is continuing their trend of pre-order and launch-day bonuses with Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. The game’s premise is on the player being resurrected by the god Dagda and choosing to do his bidding while taking the path of Anarchy or Peace. Early buyers will receive a three-emblem set designed around this them, with each piece representing a possible path.

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3DS

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts Shadow Knight Oswald in new trailer

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s fourth character has been revealed: Oswald. The red-eyed Shadow Knight is described as “the most powerful soldier in the Ringford army” and an unhinged sort that’s prone to violence. Initially on the side of the usurper Melvin, Oswald switches his allegiance to the ruler of Netherworld, Queen Odette, in hopes of attaining a cure for a strange illness. He has access to a cursed Psypher sword, Belderiver, and can call on Rising Void to create a flame that pulls in enemies. Check him out below in a new trailer and set of screenshots.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Mods now in open beta, available in-game in Fallout 4 for PC

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New details have been released from Bethesda about Fallout 4 mods and the Creation Kit. The modding suit is currently downloadable for PC, and with the tools, players can add characters, weapons, outfits, environments, dialog, and entire quests. As part of the latest game update, players can now browse and search for user-created mods, post feedback, and install them from within the game. For those who want to try their hand at making a mod, the Creation Kit can be downloaded from the Bethesda.net launcher. Instructions on how to access the 1.5 update in Steam can be found below. Console users will get a chance to try mods in June.

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PC News

Stranger of Sword City now available in stores, online for PS Vita

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It’s time to head to Escario. The mysterious city calls handheld adventurers with the release of Stranger of Sword City for PS Vita. Players find themselves stuck in another realm after surviving a plane crash. After coming into contact with others, they discover that three factions of fellow Strangers are trying to get home and view the newcomer as the Chosen One. Players must use melee and magical powers to hunt powerful monsters to gather their embedded crystals in order to gain enough strength to make their way home.

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PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation Vita Review) Stranger of Sword City

(PlayStation Vita Review) Stranger of Sword City

“… an all-around solid dungeon crawler.”

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PS Vita Reviews

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine screens, PAX info posted

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Blood and Wine Screenshots 1 - Screenshot 1

A handful of few new shots have been released from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s upcoming expansion Blood and Wine. The screens cover a little of everything, from giant monsters to some of the surreal new environments. CD Projekt also announced a PAX East 2016 panel about the in-game card game Gwent, titled Gwent-Ception: Does a Game Within a Game, Make a Game a Better Game, which will take place on Saturday on 2 p.m. (EST) and stream on Twitch.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

I Am Setsuna launching July 19, new trailer, screens released

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I Am Setsuna, the debut title from Square Enix’s new Tokyo RPG Factory imprint, will be launching on July 19 for PC and PS4. Inspired by 16-bit RPGs, and featuring a battle system similar to Chrono Trigger, I Am Setsuna follows a young woman named Setsuna who sets out from her hometown with a band of bodyguards on a quest to save her people. The new media highlights one of her bodyguards, Endir, who is also the main playable character.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

(PlayStation 4 Review) Dark Souls III

(PlayStation 4 Review) Dark Souls III

“…sees the series return in fine form.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Stranger of Sword City headed to Steam this June for Windows PC

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NIS has announced that their upcoming PS Vita dungeon-crawler Stranger of Sword City will be hitting Steam. Scheduled to launch this June, the PC version will feature a new mode, Picture Gate. The mode will allow players to upload an image to be used in-game for a character portrait. An example was sent along to show off a Prinny that’s been added using the feature. Players awake to find themselves in the city of Escario, the sole survivor of a plane crash. And not only that, but according to the three ruling factions, also the Chosen One. They must use their newfound power to hunt monsters through various labyrinths in order to gather rare crystals that will make them stronger as well as help them find a way home.

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PC News

Watch nearly 7 minutes of gameplay from The Technomancer

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Spiders has released a new video for their sci-fi-infused role-playing game The Technomancer. The gameplay trailer features the protagonist Zachariah from character creation and on, as he levels up, unlocks talents, takes on side quests, and makes allies. As a Technomancer, he has access to four skill trees, three combat stances, and special powers, all of which he will use as a representative of an embattled corporation that is at war over the remaining water on Mars. A moral code will also allow players to turn themselves into a hero or into someone slightly less reputable.

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