Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

(PlayStation 4 Review) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

“… a great buy for new players and a surprisingly refreshing revisit for returning adventurers.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Persona 5’s Ryuji Sakamoto revealed, voice actor interviewed

A new Persona 5 character trailer introduces another of the squad, Ryuji Sakamoto. The former track star is looking for revenge against adults after Shujin Academy’s harsh coach, Kamoshida, pushed him too hard, leading to a severe injury. Now, he’s a rebel, fighting against everyone in society he deems as corrupt alongside his friends in the Phantom Thieves. As with the previous cast intros, Altus has also posted an interview with the character’s voice actor, Max Mittelman.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition out now for console, PC

Bethesda is bringing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to the current generation today with the release of Special Edition. The lengthy original adventure is supplemented by all of the expansions, including Dawnguard, Dragonborn, and Hearthfire, which have been graphically updated with remastered art and effects, volumetric rays, reflections, and new shaders for snow and water. PC mods can also be played on consoles.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Persona 5’s Ann Takamaki, voice actor get the trailer treatment

A new Persona 5 trailer shines the spotlight on another member of the Phantom Thieves, Ann Takamaki. She’s the target of a nasty rumor at school, but instead of getting depressed about it, she channels the negative energy into something positive by using it to fight harder for her friends. As a bonus, a video has also gone live with Takamaki’s voice actor, Erika Harlacher.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel goes live for console, PC

It’s time to dive back into Dark Souls III with the release of Ashes of Ariandel. The downloadable expansion finds players exploring the mystery behind an ancient cursed painting. Their journey will take them inside the painting to an area that hosts new enemies, lore, armor, spells, and weapons. A new multiplayer mode is also being added, Undead Matches. The versus mode allows players to battle other Cursed Undead, team up to face off against other teams, and go all in with others in matches of up to five combatants.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

World of Final Fantasy now available online, in stores for PS4, PS Vita

Following last week’s demo release, the full version of World of Final Fantasy has hit store shelves and digital outlets. The story follows two siblings, Reynn and Lann, who are on a quest throughout the world of Grymoire to restore their lost memories. Along the way, they will meet old series favorites, and 200-plus creatures, called Mirages, that can be captured and evolved through training. The Day One edition includes an exclusive Sephiroth summon as well as the option to choose the Japanese voice track.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Persona 5 voice cast, protagonist trailer and VO Q&A video posted

Atlus has revealed the English voice cast for Persona 5. In the process, the studio also detailed the in-game cast. Players will take on the role of Shujin Academy’s latest transfer student, “Joker,” who doubles as the leader of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts when he’s not attending class, going out with friends, or practicing at the batting cage. His mission is to steal the hearts of corrupt adults. Along with the case list, two new videos can also be found below, one centered on the protagonist and another that features a Q&A session with the protagonist’s voice actor, Xander Mobus.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky launches for PS4, PS Vita

Aksys Games has released a new role-playing game for PS4 and PS Vita, Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky. Co-developed by tri-Ace (Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile) and Spike Chunsoft (999), the game is said to feature 50 hours of gameplay that is focused on a combo-heavy combat system that players will need to master against “unspeakable horrors and vicious bosses.” As with previous tri-Ace titles, moves are mapped to face buttons, making combat more hands-on that other titles, while combo effectiveness is affected by the squad’s chemistry. English and Japanese audio tracks are also included, for the purists out there.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

World of Final Fantasy demo released on PSN for PS4, PS Vita

Square Enix has released a playable demo of World of Final Fantasy. The trial offers players the chance to try the active battle system, capture monsters to raise as companions, and unlock skills by customizing and upgrading Mirage Boards. Cloud and Faris also make an appearance. As a bonus, players who finish the demo will receive Magitek Armor P in the Coliseum in the full version.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off The Witches Festival

The Elder Scrolls Online is getting into the season today with the commencement of The Witches Festival. Conjurors, demonologists, and other nefarious sorts will meet in secret throughout Tamriel from now until the end of the month. Through their magical incantations, players will be able to turn themselves and others in their group into the Undead, earn event achievements, gain a 100% experience boost, and score themed loot, including exclusive masks. To join, players will need to get the free Crow Caller from the Crown Store, then blow it to engage The Witchmother’s Bargain, a quest that will reward the Witchmother’s Whistle. Using the whistle will summon a cauldron that morphs players into the undead for two hours, during which time, they will be able to gain Festival loot by killing bosses for Plunder Skulls.

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