Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

New Tales of Hearts R screenshots reveal the Xerom, Spiria Nexus

Tales of Hearts R (PS Vita) November Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Tales of Hearts R is fast approaching for PS Vita owners. As its release closes in—just one week to go—Bandai Namco has released a new batch of screenshots. Additional details were also revealed about the story, which will have players take on the role of Kor Meteor in a battle against the Despir epidemic. Kor must purify the Spiria Core of those affected by venturing into their Spiria Nexus and defeating the feasting Xerom. The new images reveal what these Spira Nexus environs look like as well the invading Xerom.

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PlayStation Vita News

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition launches for Android, PC

Icewind Dale (Android, PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Beamdog has followed up their Baldur’s Gate re-releases with another Infinity Engine-powered title, Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition. This new version features remastered high-res art, cross-platform multiplayer support, spells and kits from Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, and both expansions, Heart of Winter and Trials of the Luremaster. All of the improvements from Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition are also included, plus new and restored content cut from the original Icewind Dale.

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Android, PC News

Action-RPG Lords of the Fallen launches for PS4, Xbox One

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Bandai Namco has released CI Games’ new action role-playing game Lords of the Fallen for PS4 and Xbox One. As a cleric, rogue, or warrior, players will guide the battle-hardened and marked sinner Harkyn in his battle against a demonic army and their powerful lords. His adventures will take players through a world dotted with dangerous catacombs, dilapidated monasteries, and abandoned villages, ravaged by a god imprisoned for his cruelty and greed.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

GOG.com adds Tie Fighter, X-Wing, Monkey Island, and more

GOG (PC) LucasArts and Disney Deal Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Tie Fighter)

Several of us here have been waiting years for this news: GOG.com has added Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition and Star Wars: Tie Fighter Special Edition to their library. Actually, the service added six games in total as part of a new deal with new license holders Disney Interactive, including Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Sam & Max Hit the Road, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. All are fantastic, but the two space-based combat flight sims in particular have been sorely missed. And this isn’t all. This batch represents only the first wave of a 20-plus-title deal.

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PC News

CD Projekt Red releases The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt intro cinematic

The opening cinematic to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released by developer CD Projekt Red. Titled The Trail, the video is over three minutes of decapitation, impalement, magic, and hunting. And it looks fantastic. Amidst flashback sequences, Geralt and Vesemir track down the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Festivals, marriage, and more in Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley trailer

Natsume has released a new trailer for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. The video is focused on the festivals in which players can participate, including an Egg Hunt and a Horse Race, as well as glimpses of a variety of other events. Players will be able to spy married life and parenthood, a few of the animal types that can be raised, and the Harvest God and Goddess.

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3DS

Square Enix details Las Vegas Fan Festival 2014 Live Stream

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn (PC, PS3, PS4) Fan Festival 2014 Stream Announcement - Header

Details for accessing the upcoming Las Vegas Fan Festival 2014 Live Stream have been released by Square Enix. Two packages are on offer, with a free version streaming in standard definition and showing most events, except for the opening keynote and closing ceremonies. For $20, viewers get to see the opening keynote on what the studio has in store for the game by producer and director Naoki Yoshida, closing ceremonies, and extra bonuses. The full list of extras included with the premium package is available below. For those wanting to go with the free version, bookmark Square Enix’s official FFXIV Twitch channel.

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Convention, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Persona Q finalized box art, new character videos released

Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS) Final Box Shot Announcement - Art 2

The final covers have been released for the Premium Edition and Limited Standard Edition of Persona Q. New videos for Persona 3’s Ken Amada and Persona 4’a Naoto were also released and are viewable below. The Persona and Etrian Odyssey hybrid will come as a first-run Limited Standard Edition bundled inside a cardboard box with a pack of tarot cards, the second set of a deck that matches a set released with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and as a Premium Edition, which costs more but also comes with a music CD, 38-page art book, and 3DS XL case.

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3DS

Hamilcar marches, Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord out for PS3

Tears to Tiara 2 Heir of the Overlord (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord, a new strategy-RPG for PS3. The sequel’s storyline is standalone, so no knowledge of its predecessor is necessary to jump into this one. As father of the famed Hannibal, Hamilcar Barca, players wage war against the Divine Empire after he witnesses the burning of an innocent girl. In his pursuit of vengeance, Hamilcar learns that he has an inner rage that can result in everyone’s destruction if he cannot control it. The US release comes with an estimated 80-plus hours of gameplay and visual-novel-style cutscenes, the original Japanese audio, and a first-run bundle that includes a 31-page art book.

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PlayStation 3 News

Tales of Hearts R gets bonus pre-order costumes, to support PS TV

Tales of Hearts R (PS Vita) Pre-Order Announcement - Screenshot 1

Some new Tales info today from Bandai Namco. Pre-orders for the upcoming Tales of Hearts R will come with access to six extra costumes, each taken from a different entry in the series: Tales of the Tempest, Symphonia, Dawn of the New World, Graces f, and Vesperia. The physical copy, which will only be available at GameStop, will come with a voucher to download the costumes, while the downloadable version, the Digital Limited Edition, will be bundled with them. The Digital Limited Edition will be available to purchase on release day, November 11, until the end of the month.

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PlayStation Vita News