Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles launching tomorrow, trailer released

Namco Bandai has released a new trailer for the release of Tales of Symphonia Chronicles. The PS3 set includes the GameCube entry Tales of Symphonia and its Wii follow-up, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World. Chronicles adds the original Japanese voice-overs, new art during Mystic Artes attacks, and new costumes as well as a new casino area for Tales of Symphonia.

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Divinity: Original Sin delayed, Larian now targeting spring 2014

Divinity Original Sin (PC) Spring Delay Announcement - Screenshot 4

Role-playing fans will need to wait a little longer to return to the lands of Rivellon. Larian Studios has announced that the Kickstarter-funded Divine Divinity prequel Divinity: Original Sin will be delayed until spring. The kinks of the latest entry’s many features, from the two-player co-op play to the game world’s numerous interactive objects, have been noted by those playing through the game’s early portion via Steam Early Access, and it’s their feedback that’s behind the delay. To be more precise, “the extra time will be used to implement feedback received from Steam Early Access players and Kickstarter backers” and that “Larian is taking the time necessary to make it right and polished.”

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Meet the folk of Dragon Princess Inn in new Demon Gaze screens

Demon Gaze (PS Vita) Character Screenshot Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has released a new batch of character screens from their upcoming PS Vita dungeon crawler Demon Gaze. The new shots show several of Dragon Princess Inn’s regulars, including item shop proprietor Lezerem, stylist Kukure, manager Fran, basement dweller Prometh, and resident mercenary Lancelorna. As the explorer Oz, players will find themselves chatting up all of them up as they restock and kit themselves out after another trip into one of the world’s many dungeons.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance being livestreamed, heading to console

Action-adventure RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance has been announced for PS4 and Xbox One. Developer Warhorse Studios has revealed that Microsoft and Sony have both approved the title for their respective systems, and to celebrate, the developers are currently livestreaming a gameplay session. The rewards have also been updated accordingly, with tiers featuring a digital copy being open to either platform, depending on backer preference, and boxed rewards now including console copies (with goodies). Beta access remains for Linux, Mac, and Windows only, but the release notes that console betas might be added later. The game’s current Kickstarter campaign has exceeded its original goal several times over.

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South Park: The Stick of Truth goes goooooooold for consoles, PC

South Park The Stick of Truth (360, PC, PS3) Gold Announcement - Screenshot 1

After surviving the closure of THQ, acquisition by Ubisoft, and all of the other myriad development bumps in the road, South Park: The Stick of Truth has officially gone gold. The Obsidian-developed role-playing game has been sent out for pressing and will be shipping to stores on March 4. As part of the gang, players will get to guide the budding heroes in their quest for the Stick of Truth, which will pit them against the town’s many monsters, from vengeful bullies and hippies to underpants gnomes (tip: they are easily distracted by profit).

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII now available for 360 and PS3

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII (360, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Lightning sets out for a new journey today with the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for 360 and PS3. Her latest adventure, available in stores and digitally through Live and PSN, is a more action-oriented title than a traditional Final Fantasy release, with players having direct control over Lightning as she ventures about Nova Chrysalia with her band of allies battling the deadly cult Children of Etro.

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Aurora to return home on April 30 with release of Child of Light

Child of Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has revealed that their upcoming turn-based role-playing game Child of Light will be released on April 30. The downloadable title will be available on eShop for Wii U, Live for 360 and Xbox One, PSN for PS3 and PS4, and Steam for PC. The Framework-powered adventure is being labeled a “reimagining of fairytales” and will have players take on the role of Aurora as she journeys through the world of Lemuria. After being taken from her home, she sets out to make her way back but discovers that she must first free the moon, stars, and sun from the clutches of the Queen of the Night. She will face dragons and monsters along the way, but also find help in new allies, including the firefly Igniculus.

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Tales of Symphonia Chronicles up for pre-order on PSN, CE detailed

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3) CE Announcement - Screenshot 5

Role-playing fans looking forward to Tales of Symphonia Chronicles can now pre-order a digital copy for $39.99. Purchasing it early will net buyers the same system theme included with the Collector’s Edition to boot. Speaking of which, the $99.95 Collector’s Edition’s contests were finalized as well, with the set including five Chibi Kyun Chara character figurines, a novel that bridges the gap between the titles (Successors of Hope), a four-disc soundtrack, a custom theme, a steelbook case, and special packaging with artwork from ufotable. Namco Bandai also announced the production of an additional 3,000 units of the Collector’s Edition in order to meet pre-order demand.

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Drakengard 3 info galore – pre-order, Collector’s Edition details, more

Drakengard 3 (PS3) Preorder and Release Details Announcement - Screenshot 1

Drakengard 3 has been officially dated for May 20. Square Enix is offering the game digitally over PSN but physically exclusively through their online store in a standard form and as a Collector’s Edition. Both versions come with pre-order extras, but which players get depends on when they put in their order. The pre-order system consists of three tiers, and only those who order before March 3 will be eligible for all of the extras. So far, the only known bonus is the Japanese voiceover DLC pack, which is part of the first tier along with two other bonuses. The next tier window is from March 4 to April 8, which include two bonuses, and the last is from April 8 until launch, which includes one bonus. The Collector’s Edition is limited to 5,000 copies and includes the game, a novella, a soundtrack CD sampler, a poster, and three pieces of DLC. The packs include a new prequel mission as Zero’s sister, One; the Giant Baby Hat item for the dragon; and a costume based off the original Drakengard’s Caim.

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EverQuest Next Landmark alpha launching tonight for early adopters

EverQuest Next Landmark (PC) Alpha Announcement - Screenshot 1

According to SOE, EverQuest Next Landmark will enter alpha testing sometime this evening. Players who purchased the Founder’s Pack at Explorer or Trailblazer level will be able to sign on later today and join developers in testing and refining the game’s mechanics. The group’s input will be used as work progresses to the final release, according to franchise director of development Dave Georgeson: “For the first time, our players can join alongside us as part of the development team. They will have a significant voice in how the final game takes shape.”

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