Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Huh?Ah!! Ninjas! in new Etrian Mystery Dungeon screens, trailer

After spending an appropriate amount of time lurking in the shadows, the Ninja is ready to make its Etrian Mystery Dungeon debut. Ninja focus on weakening and confusing enemies with the ability to create a copy of themselves as well as bind and trick their foes. Their increased agility allows them to take advantage of an encumbered enemy and deliver heavy damage. Plus they are awesome. Fact. Well, in general, hopefully in the game, too. Check out the new screenshots and trailer to see them in action.

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Lords of the Fallen: Ancient Labyrinth out now for console, PC

Lords of the Fallen (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Ancient Labyrinth Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Lords of the Fallen’s first downloadable content add-on, Ancient Labyrinth, is now available on PSN, Live, and Steam. The $7.99 expansion adds new enemies, armor, and shields, as well as a new storyline that follows the criminal Harkyn in his quest of redemption. He must defeat demons residing in an abandoned library situated in a nether realm, the Ancient Labyrinth, which will need to be explored and its guard The Keeper defeated several times for everything to be found.

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Shadowrun Online drops “Online” for “Boston Lockdown”, dated

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Cliffhanger has sent word that they have renamed Shadowrun Online to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown. The name was chosen with the assistance of the game’s current community as well as its Kickstarter campaign backers. The change was stated to be in large part to clear up any potential confusion for future players, especially those picking the game up in stores, about its single-player content. The shift away from “Online” is said to move away from the idea that they game is an MMO instead of a single-player game that also supports four-player co-op. Cliffhanger’s managing director Jan Wagner offers additional details in a letter to the community, posted below. To go along with the name change, the studio also announced that they have a release date for the final version: April 28.

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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster heading to PS4 this May

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Square Enix has announced that they will be bringing out last year’s Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for PS4 on May 12. In addition to the two previously Japanese-only extras added to the original collection, the Final Fantasy X: Eternal Calm cinematic and Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission playable mission, the game will also feature cross-save support with the PS3 and PS Vita versions, support for remote play, and the ability to switch between the original soundtrack and the remastered version. A physical pre-order bonus was also revealed, a calendar featuring artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.

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PlayStation 4 News

TSI developing multi-game character export/import system Gateway

Seven Dragon Saga (PC) Character Transfer Announcement - Header

TSI is looking to link role-playing games together with a new character import/export system dubbed Gateway. The studio plans on rolling it out with their next title, Seven Dragon Saga, with features that will allow for the importing and exporting of player-created characters between it and games from other developers. The high fantasy, party-based adventure is a digital version of a pen-and-paper game created by SSI veterans Keith Brors and David Shelley. So far, Harebrained Schemes and inXile have announced their support for the initiative. Long-time fans of the genre will recall a similar system used in previous role-playing games, such as Bard’s Tale, Ultima, and Wizardry.

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Hexer conjures up new trailer, screens from Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Atlus comes through with another trailer and batch of screenshots for Etrian Mystery Dungeon, this time for the Hexer. The curse-casting class can debuff enemies, bind limbs, and poison. As long as they’re tucked away safely in the back row, they can curse until their little dark heart is content (or they run out of mana). For more on the other classes, as well as trailers and screens, check out the dancer, gunner, medic, runemaster, and protector.

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Nordic Games to assist in physical distribution of Shadowrun Online

Shadowrun Online (PC) Nordic Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nordic Games will be working with Cliffhanger Productions to distribute Shadowrun Online, including a physical boxed version. The tactical team-based role-playing game is currently available through Steam Early Access. In the game, players live in a cyberpunk-infused 2076, after the destruction of Boston by a dragon whose escape led to the poisoning of its inhabitants, turning them into killers. Elves, Dwarves, and other mythical races live in this new world, where corporations rule the land. The final version of the game will feature 50-plus enemies, hacking, over 60 combat and noncombat skills, and five races.

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Fable Legends to be free-to-play for Xbox One, Windows 10 PC

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Lionhead’s Fable Legends will be a free-to-play release for Xbox One (Xbox Live Gold required) and Windows 10 PC, according to Microsoft. The game will feature regular rotation of heroes (four-character sets, with saved stats and heroes permanently attainable through progression or by purchase), earnable in-game silver but purchasable gold, the ability to lay traps, and the option of purchasing the allegiance of creatures. A FAQ was posted with additional details, and for the especially curious, a video with the game’s director, David Eckelberry, explains the development team’s design philosophy.

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Dozen-plus new Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae- screens released

Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae (PS4, Xbox One) Demo Screens Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new set of screenshots has been released from Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae-. The 13 shots show more of the Duscae region as well as the game’s camp system, the job board, and some of the missions that Noctis and his friends will undertake.

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Haemimont’s action-RPG Victor Vran now on Steam Early Access

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Tropico developer Haemimont has released a new title through Steam Early Access, Victor Vran. The isometric action role-playing game features multiple weapon types, demon powers, destiny cards, evasive maneuvers, and game-modifying Hex items. The Early Access version includes four weapon types, two regions, keyboard and mouse as well as controller support, Hex items, destiny cards, and the option to create custom character builds. The current build is said to offer an estimated six-plus hours of gameplay, and more weapon types are being prepared for future updates.

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