Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

New The Awakened Fate Ultimatum trailers, screenshots released

The Awakened Fate Ultimatum (PS3) Jan Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has released several trailers along with a handful of new screenshots from The Awakened Fate Ultimatum. The new media focuses on the different attack types accessible from the game’s angel-devil skill tree, the story, and two prominent characters, the devil scientist Ariael and angel assistant Jupiel. The upcoming role-playing game follows the adventures of a young boy who is attacked by devils and reawakens in a new realm, after having the powerful Fate Awakening Crystal implanted into his chest by angels. Players must help him make his way between the warring factions.

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PlayStation 3 News

New Etrian Mystery Dungeon screens, trailer reveal the Runemaster

Atlus has released some new screenshots and a new video showing off another class in Etrian Mystery Dungeon, the Runemaster. The master of elements uses staffs to cast area-of-effect spells to attack multiple enemies at once or concentrated blasts to deal heavy damage to single units. As with most casters, they are susceptible to melee damage, but Etrian veterans will already know that the best place for a Runemaster to be is behind a wall of (well-armored) muscle.

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BioWare releases 10 free tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age Inquisition (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Free Tavern Song Announcement - Header

Fans of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s ballads can take them on the go today with the release of several of the game’s tavern songs. All 10 of the tracks, performed by Elizaveta and composed by Raney Shockne, are being made available for free. Additionally, BioWare has released the sheet music from each track, which musicians can also use to enter a recently launched Fan Celebration Contest. The songs can be downloaded from the official site and will be free until February 9.

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Contests, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

(PlayStation Vita Review) Citizens of Earth

(PlayStation Vita Review) Citizens of Earth

“… has a promising premise, with its modern-day setting and emphasis on humor, but it suffers from strange design decisions, poor pacing, and over-reliance on combat.”

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PS Vita Reviews

NIS releases nine new Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy screens

Operation Abyss New Tokyo Legacy (PS Vita) January Screens Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS America has released the first set of translated screenshots from Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy. The PS Vita RPG dungeon crawler is from the team behind Demon’s Gaze, and challenges players with saving a near-future Tokyo that finds itself besieged by genetically engineered monsters known as Variants. The shots show some of the enemies that will be faced, combat, and bits of dialog.

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PlayStation Vita News

Etrian Mystery Dungeon LE, Protector detailed, contest announced

Etrian Mystery Dungeon (3DS) LE Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Set)

Atlus has revealed the goodies that will be bundled with the first-run copies of Etrian Mystery Dungeon. As with previous launch copies, this one will come with a six-track soundtrack sampler, a 28-page art and info book, and a cardboard outer box to hold the extras alongside a copy of the game. A new trailer and screenshots were also released of the Protector, a tank class that can soak up damage behind its tower shield after provoking enemies. Atlus is also running a contest that will award random contestants who share the new video on Facebook or Twitter with the Etrian Mystery Box, a package filled with random items from around the company’s store rooms (and desks).

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Elder Scrolls Online dropping for-pay model, console release dated

A lot of news out of Bethesda today in regards to the upcoming revamp of their Elder Scrolls MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. First up, console gamers were given a set launch date of June 9 for both PS4 and Xbox One. The biggest announcement, impacting all players, is that the game is dropping its for-pay model on March 17. Instead of a monthly subscription fee, players will only have to pay the one-time purchase price whenever they first buy the game. The Tamriel Unlimited release includes all of the content from the original game as well as new Justice and Champion systems, plus support for optional for-pay content and an in-game Crown Store for item customization. Former and current accounts will all be upgraded to the new version for free. To entice more players to Tamriel, a new 23-plus-minute ‘supercut’ cinematic video was also released, featuring all of the game’s factions battling it out.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Citizens of Earth now available online for console and PC

Citizen of Earth (3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 3

The Vice President of the World is setting out to quell the rioting masses today in Citizens of Earth. After returning home for a vacation after a rough election, he awakens to find that a large part of the world has gone mad. Players must help the VP gather 40 different types of citizens around him to shield him from the unwieldy hordes as he undertakes his quest to find out what’s going on in this (goofy) retro-style RPG.

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3DS, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Wii U

GOG.com adds X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter, X-Wing Alliance, and more

GOG (PC) More LucasArts Releases Announcement - Screenshot 1 (X Wing vs Tie Fighter)

Flight sim fans rejoice! When GOG.com added X-Wing and Tie Fighter to their library, the service noted that there were plans to add more of LucasArts’ popular but neglected catalog to the service in the near future. It seems that those plans are now coming to fruition with the announcement that six Star Wars titles have been added today, several of which are making their long-awaited digital debuts: X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter, X-Wing Alliance, Galactic Battlegrounds, Battlefront II, Dark Forces, and Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. If one of your old favorites wasn’t mentioned, fear not, 12 more titles are scheduled to go live over the next ten days.

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PC News

Etrian Mystery Dungeon gets a release date, new trailer and screens

Atlus has released a new video, screenshots, and art from their upcoming Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon hybrid roguelike, Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The latest batch of visuals focuses on the elite swordsmen of the game, the Landsknecht. The offensive-heavy fighter’s melee and area-of-effect attacks are highlighted, and players can look forward to utilizing the moves themselves when the game launches on April 7.

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