Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Stranger of Sword City now available in stores, online for PS Vita

Stranger of Sword City (PS Vita) Delay and Trailer Announcemnt - Screenshot 4

It’s time to head to Escario. The mysterious city calls handheld adventurers with the release of Stranger of Sword City for PS Vita. Players find themselves stuck in another realm after surviving a plane crash. After coming into contact with others, they discover that three factions of fellow Strangers are trying to get home and view the newcomer as the Chosen One. Players must use melee and magical powers to hunt powerful monsters to gather their embedded crystals in order to gain enough strength to make their way home.

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PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation Vita Review) Stranger of Sword City

(PlayStation Vita Review) Stranger of Sword City

“… an all-around solid dungeon crawler.”

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PS Vita Reviews

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine screens, PAX info posted

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Blood and Wine Screenshots 1 - Screenshot 1

A handful of few new shots have been released from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s upcoming expansion Blood and Wine. The screens cover a little of everything, from giant monsters to some of the surreal new environments. CD Projekt also announced a PAX East 2016 panel about the in-game card game Gwent, titled Gwent-Ception: Does a Game Within a Game, Make a Game a Better Game, which will take place on Saturday on 2 p.m. (EST) and stream on Twitch.

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I Am Setsuna launching July 19, new trailer, screens released

I Am Setsuna (PC, PS4) Endir Announcement - Screenshot 9

I Am Setsuna, the debut title from Square Enix’s new Tokyo RPG Factory imprint, will be launching on July 19 for PC and PS4. Inspired by 16-bit RPGs, and featuring a battle system similar to Chrono Trigger, I Am Setsuna follows a young woman named Setsuna who sets out from her hometown with a band of bodyguards on a quest to save her people. The new media highlights one of her bodyguards, Endir, who is also the main playable character.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Dark Souls III

(PlayStation 4 Review) Dark Souls III

“…sees the series return in fine form.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Stranger of Sword City headed to Steam this June for Windows PC

Stranger of Sword City (PS Vita) PC Announcemnt - Screenshot 1

NIS has announced that their upcoming PS Vita dungeon-crawler Stranger of Sword City will be hitting Steam. Scheduled to launch this June, the PC version will feature a new mode, Picture Gate. The mode will allow players to upload an image to be used in-game for a character portrait. An example was sent along to show off a Prinny that’s been added using the feature. Players awake to find themselves in the city of Escario, the sole survivor of a plane crash. And not only that, but according to the three ruling factions, also the Chosen One. They must use their newfound power to hunt monsters through various labyrinths in order to gather rare crystals that will make them stronger as well as help them find a way home.

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PC News

Watch nearly 7 minutes of gameplay from The Technomancer

The Technomancer (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Gameplay Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Spiders has released a new video for their sci-fi-infused role-playing game The Technomancer. The gameplay trailer features the protagonist Zachariah from character creation and on, as he levels up, unlocks talents, takes on side quests, and makes allies. As a Technomancer, he has access to four skill trees, three combat stances, and special powers, all of which he will use as a representative of an embattled corporation that is at war over the remaining water on Mars. A moral code will also allow players to turn themselves into a hero or into someone slightly less reputable.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse arriving this summer for 3DS

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, released in Japan as Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final in Japan (changed so that we “understand the game’s epic nature”), has been officially announced for North America. The storyline intersects with the events of 2013’s Shin Megami Tensei IV, and has a few of the same characters, but Atlus notes that no experience with the original is required. Instead of being based on the previous protagonists, Apocalypse is centered on the humans that live within what’s left of Tokyo. As a recently deceased Hunter, players find themselves resurrected after swearing allegiance to the god Dagda. Two paths are open to progress, either anarchy or peace, as Dagda schemes against other gods. Demon fusion returns, and there are plenty to fuse too, as the game features over 450 of them. Fusion is further augmented by skill affinities. In addition to their three demon companions, players are also joined by one of seven partners. Look for Apocalypse this summer.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir trailer, screens introduce Queen Mercedes

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Mercedes Announcement - Screenshot 1

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s Mercedes is showcased in a new trailer and batch of screenshots. The Fairy Queen of Ringford, Mercedes is on a quest to avenge the death of her mother at the hands of Demon Lord Odin. Her position is fragile, however, as an ambitious cousin is also eying her throne. Fortunately, despite being a bit clumsy, she is an agile fighter who has allies to call upon during combat and is armed with Tasla, her mother’s Psypher crossbow.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness – Star Log #2, screens posted

Star Ocean Integrity and Faithlessness (PS4) Star Log 2 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix has released the second installment of the ongoing livestream series The Star Log for Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness. The latest stream focused on the battle system, which included a new battle system trailer and a message from producer Shuichi Kobayashi. Gameplay was also debuted that showcased combos, character swapping, and long-range attacks. Other topics covered are the Collector’s and Day One editions, the Kingdom of Langdauq, and characters Fiore and Victor. Check below to view the archived stream and 10 new screenshots.

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