Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

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.


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.


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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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.


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.


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.


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.


PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

The Phantom Thieves are on the loose! Persona 5 out for PS3, PS4

Years of waiting (impatiently) have (finally) come to an end with the release of Persona 5. Atlus’ latest finds a group of students at Tokyo’s Shujin Academy joining together to expose the corruption around them. To do this, they must join forces as the Phantom Thieves and travel to the Metaverse to battle shadows, solve puzzles, negotiate with Personas, and change the hearts of the wicked. They can’t blow their cover, though, and must continue to go about their everyday lives. Don’t be late for class!


PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Persona 5 DLC detailed in full date, price list for PS3, PS4

Atlus has sent along a complete list of the downloadable content for Persona 5. Note that not all downloads, notably themes, are compatible across the PS3 and Ps4. Highlights include Catherine-themed clothes and a set inspired by the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado from Shin Megami Tensei IV. Also note that it’s a lengthy table and kind of messy in our layout. But sometimes life’s messy, am I right?


DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Beamdog developing Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition

Beamdog has announced that they are updating another classic PC role-playing game, Planescape: Torment. Longtime fans should also be happy to hear that the studio is also teaming up with Chris Avellone, the original title’s lead designer, for Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition. The 50-hour-plus journey will be spruced up with a 4K interface, tab highlighting, quick looting, area zooming, a combat log, and a remastered soundtrack. Lingering bugs will also be addressed, and added gameplay updates will be optional for those that prefer the original release.


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