Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

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

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD combat trailer, Episode Duscae clip released

Square Enix has released a translated video of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD from their recent Active Time Report presentation. The three-minute-long trailer starts with a bloody man begging for help and subsequently follows Class Zero as they argue about duty and battle a variety of monsters. The last minute is a clip from Final Fantasy XV – Episode Duscae – of Noctis and crew also battling enemies, as well as doing a bit of giggling. Episode Duscae will be available with the Day One Edition of Type-0 HD.

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3DS, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Etrian Mystery Dungeon Gunner blasts away in new screens, trailer

The Etrian Mystery Dungeon roster rollout continues today with the Gunner. Not only do they have powerful firearms for long-range attacks, but they can also bind enemies, paralyzing them from attack or casting spells. They made their return in Millenium Girl and proved to be a valuable (re)addition. And as before, the latest reveal gets its own batch of screenshots and gameplay trailer.

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3DS

Etrian Mystery Dungeon site goes live, plus Medic screens and trailer

Etrian Mystery Dungeon now has an official website. The site hosts a few goodies, including new media, a breakdown of the story and mechanics, and character-creation pages. And to go along with other recent class reveals, some new screenshots and a new trailer have been released to showcase the Medic. Keep those potions handy!

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3DS

Shiro’s mini-RPG Evoland ventures onto Android and iOS

Evoland (Android, iOS, PC) Android and iOS Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Shiro Games has ported its referential epoch-spanning role-playing game Evoland to Android and iOS. Originally released for PC, the game follows a young adventurer through the various ages of role-playing and adventure games as he levels up from the 8-bit era to the 32-bit. Gameplay also changes, with exploration and combat shifting from the over-the-top, on-the-spot action of The Legend of Zelda to an overhead system with bitmap backgrounds and turn-based combat as in Final Fantasy 7.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Criminal Girls: Invite Only launches online, in stores for PS Vita

Criminal Girls (PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has released a new dating-sim-style role-playing game for PS Vita, Criminal Girls: Invite Only. Originally released for PSP in 2010, the new version includes new scenarios, two new playable characters, updated art, and support for PS TV. As the guardian of seven delinquents, players must guide the girls through four trials of the Redemption Program in one-on-one encounters in order to save their souls from being damned to Hell and give them a second chance on Earth.

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PlayStation Vita News

New The Awakened Fate Ultimatum trailers, screenshots released

The Awakened Fate Ultimatum (PS3) Jan Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has released several trailers along with a handful of new screenshots from The Awakened Fate Ultimatum. The new media focuses on the different attack types accessible from the game’s angel-devil skill tree, the story, and two prominent characters, the devil scientist Ariael and angel assistant Jupiel. The upcoming role-playing game follows the adventures of a young boy who is attacked by devils and reawakens in a new realm, after having the powerful Fate Awakening Crystal implanted into his chest by angels. Players must help him make his way between the warring factions.

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PlayStation 3 News

New Etrian Mystery Dungeon screens, trailer reveal the Runemaster

Atlus has released some new screenshots and a new video showing off another class in Etrian Mystery Dungeon, the Runemaster. The master of elements uses staffs to cast area-of-effect spells to attack multiple enemies at once or concentrated blasts to deal heavy damage to single units. As with most casters, they are susceptible to melee damage, but Etrian veterans will already know that the best place for a Runemaster to be is behind a wall of (well-armored) muscle.

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3DS

BioWare releases 10 free tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age Inquisition (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Free Tavern Song Announcement - Header

Fans of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s ballads can take them on the go today with the release of several of the game’s tavern songs. All 10 of the tracks, performed by Elizaveta and composed by Raney Shockne, are being made available for free. Additionally, BioWare has released the sheet music from each track, which musicians can also use to enter a recently launched Fan Celebration Contest. The songs can be downloaded from the official site and will be free until February 9.

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Contests, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

(PlayStation Vita Review) Citizens of Earth

(PlayStation Vita Review) Citizens of Earth

“… has a promising premise, with its modern-day setting and emphasis on humor, but it suffers from strange design decisions, poor pacing, and over-reliance on combat.”

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PS Vita Reviews