Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Omega Quintet translated screens, opening cinematic released

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Idea Factory has released the first set of translated screenshots as well as the opening cinematic from Omega Quintet. The upcoming hybrid role-playing game and idol simulator follows a group of five singing idols, the Verse Maidens. The heroines, along with their manager, must use sound to fight an evil that has started to spread across the land. For those wanting to hear the idols’ original vocals, players will also be able to go through the game using the Japanese voice track.

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PlayStation 4 News

The dancer twirls up a buff in Etrian Mystery Dungeon screens, trailer

The dancer is getting its time in the spotlight in Atlus’ latest round of media for Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The trailer and screenshots offer a better look at the series’ version of a bard, as dancers buff up their teammates with their mesmerizing moves. To see more about the other classes, in addition to more trailers and shots, have a look at the gunner, medic, runemaster, and protector.

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3DS

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 story trailer debuts new content

Atlus has released a new story trailer for the upcoming Devil Survivor 2 re-release, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2. The 3DS role-playing game will feature voice tracks for the original and new content, extra StreetPass and SpotPass features, and an estimated 40 hours of new content that includes extra characters, bosses, and settings. Returning players can skip the original content entirely and start on the added material. The trailer reveals some of the new portion, the Triangulum arc.

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3DS

Square Enix Collective offering Anachronox, Fear Effect, and Gex IPs

Gex (PC, PSX, Saturn) PC version, courtesy of GOG.com

Square Enix is offering three Eidos IPs for independent developers to try their hand at through the studio’s Collective platform. Anachronox, Fear Effect, and Gex are all on offer for developers to submit game ideas, and new project pitch submissions have also been reopened. A previous submission, Goetia, a point-and-click adventure from French developer Sushee, recently passed its Kickstarter goal with 48 hours to go. According to the release, it was the latest campaign’s success that inspired them to open up the Eidos IPs.

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PC News

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy pushed back to June

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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