Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Nier: Automata adds costumes, sidequests, boss fights with CEOs

Nier: Automata’s first round of downloadable content has gone live. The drop, titled 3C3C1D119440927, costs $13.99 and includes three colosseums along with extra sidequests. The latter bestow costume rewards, with several from Nier: Replicant (Revealing Outfit for 2B, Young Man’s Outfit for 9S and Destroyer Outfit for A2), records for the jukebox, equipment and cosmetic accessories (color-changing hairspray for 2B and A2), stat-boosting masks, and special bullets that alter the enemy’s appearance. To cap it off, the colosseum battles will pit players against Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda and PlatinumGames CEO Kenichi Sato.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Atlus, iam8bit team up for Persona 5 soundtrack vinyl release

Atlus and iam8bit are linking up for a vinyl release of Persona 5’s soundtrack. Two editions are currently available for pre-order, Essential and Deluxe. The Essential Edition is $100 and includes four records containing selected tracks curated by the Atlus Sound Team. The Deluxe Edition takes it up a notch with six records comprising the full soundtrack for $175, and is limited to 1,000 pressings. iam8bit will also be documenting the process, showing how the music is mixed at Infrasonic’s studios, presses are tested, and the packaging is created. The finale will feature the reveal of the artwork. The sets will ship in the fourth quarter of this year.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

(PC Review) Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition

“… the most easily playable and palatable version of one of the very best games of all time.”

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PC Reviews

Nier: Automata to get challenge, costume, and sub-quest DLC

Nier: Automata will soon be receiving its first round of downloadable content. Appropriately titled 3C3C1D119440927, the drop will add three colosseums, sub-quests, and rewards that add costumes from the Japan-only release Nier: Replicant. The additions include music tracks to the player’s jukebox, bullets that change enemy appearance, effect-inducing masks, and equipment and cosmetics to adjust A2’s and 2B’s hair color.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News

The Surge goes goooold, day-one PS4 Pro updates detailed

Deck13 has sent word that their upcoming action role-playing game The Surge has gone gold for console and PC. The studio also announced that they have PS4 Pro updates scheduled for release, which will offer Dynamic 4K at 30fps or 1080p at 60fps. A subsequent update will add HDR support at a later, unspecified date.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

(PlayStation 4 Review) Persona 5

“… delivers on every level with a rebellious, quirky cast; an engaging and unusual storyline; and a fast-paced, finely tuned combat system.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Atlus announces, details The Caligula Effect – Digital Deluxe Bundle

Atlus has revealed a Deluxe Bundle for their upcoming role-playing game The Caligula Effect. The $39.99 set comes with the game, co-developed by FuRyu and Aquria, along with several digital extras that include 19 avatars, a swimsuit costume pack, and a theme featuring myoo and other characters. As a group of students at Kishimai High School, players must battle a virtual idol and its Digihead minions to break free of a virtual reality world known as Mobius.

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PlayStation Vita News

THQ Nordic announces Battle Chasers: Nightwar, Sine Mora EX for NS

THQ Nordic has announced two new titles for Nintendo Switch. The studio will be publishing both this summer, with the role-playing game Battle Chasers: Nightwar hitting later this summer or early fall for $29.99, and the time-bending side-scrolling shooter Sine Mora EX this summer for $19.99. The latter will be expanded with additional challenges, three new modes (Race, Tanks, Dodgeball), and 4K support for PC and PS4 Pro. Trailers and screenshots for both have been posted below.

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Nintendo Switch News

Nameless One returns! Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition out

Beamdog has expanded their enhanced role-playing catalog with the release of Planescape: Torment. Developed in collaboration with Chris Avellone, lead designer of the original release, Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition features an updated retelling of The Nameless One’s journey around the city of Sigil. Improvements include a revamped interface, tab highlighting, quick looting, area zooming, a combat log, and a remastered soundtrack. Added gameplay updates are also optional and can be turned off to revert the game back to its original release.

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Android, Apple Handheld, PC News

The Phantom Thieves prove to be a hit, Persona 5 ships 1.5+ million

Atlus has announced that the company has shipped over 1.5 million copies of Persona 5. This marks the second role-playing game, following Nier: Automata, to push over a million units. The numbers cover two console releases in this case, PlayStation 3 and 4. In honor of the global launch, a Persona live concert has been scheduled for August 2 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News