Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Bard’s Tale IV early backers to get Wasteland 2, Witcher 1 or Witcher 2

The Bards Tale IV (PC) Game Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Witcher 2)

inXile has sweetened the pot for The Bard’s Tale IV’s Kickstarter campaign by tossing in a free game. Backers who put towards the game within the first 24 hours of the campaign’s launch will receive a free copy of Wasteland 2, The Witcher, or The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The freebie is part of the $20 and up reward tiers, and the game will be available once the campaign ends. Wasteland 2 will be delivered via Steam or GOG.com, while both Witchers will be delivered through GOG.com. The campaign is set to kick off on June 2 at 8 a.m. (CST).

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PC News

(Xbox One Review) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

(Xbox One Review) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

“… one hell of an adventure.”

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Xbox One Reviews

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight launching August 4

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold The Fafnir Knight (3DS) Release Date Announcement and Cooking Trailer  - Screenshot 1

Atlus has decided to announce the August 4 release date of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight with a trailer about … cooking. Even the stoutest of adventurers enjoys settling down for a nice roast or piece of pie after a day in the wilds. Once players suss out the various half-deciphered recipes scattered throughout the world, and gather the necessary ingredients, they will be able to order the buff-providing dishes at the local eatery in both story and classic mode.

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation hits Steam

Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth 2 Sisters Generation (PC, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation has launched on Steam. In Sisters Generation, players must once again save the reference-heavy world of Gamindustri. After students began to worship the deity Arfoire, the world started to fall into chaos, and it’s up to the CPUs to make things right. The PC version features a graphical boost up to 1080p, world and item customization, and a real-time roguelite-ish mini-game starring Stella. For those on the fence, a launch-week promo is also ongoing that knocks 50% off the regular price of $29.99

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PC News

Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and Lost Song coming to US

Sword Art Online Lost Song (PS4, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco is revisiting Sword Art Online later this year with two different releases. Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment will launch on PSN for PS4 this summer, and Sword Art Online: Lost Song is slated to hit PSN and store shelves for PS4 and PS Vita this fall. Both titles will follow original stories based on the anime and manga. Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment will include the original PS Vita version as well as all downloadable content (at a later date) and the ability to carry over some items from the PS Vita version for those who still have their save files. No word on whether the translation will be improved, though. Sword Art Online: Lost Song is the third game adaption and will feature an original storyline set within the follow-up VRMMORPG, ALfheim Online.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Dragon Age: Inquisition – Jaws of Hakkon out for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360

Dragon Age Inquisition (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

The Jaws of Hakkon downloadable add-on for Dragon Age: Inquisition has gone live for PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360. The expansion adds a new region, Thedas, which provides the stage for a new story arc set within the main campaign. The new land also hosts additional legendary armor and weapons.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News

New Lost Dimension trailer reveals party powerhouses

Lost Dimension (PS3, PS TV, PS Vita) Character Trailer 3 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released a new trailer debuting two more of Lost Dimension’s cast. George and Mana are the heavy hitters of the group, with the katana-wielding George versed in the powers of psychometry and Mana capable of causing earthquakes and throwing debris. Given that one or both of them could possibly be a traitor, it might well be that the player’s party finds themselves having to go toe to toe with the brawlers.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

New Dungeon Travelers 2 video covers the five main classes

Dungeon Travelers 2 The Royal Library and the Monster Seal (3DS) Announcement - Screenshot 3

Atlus has rolled out a new trailer for their upcoming dungeon crawler Dungeon Travelers 2. The latest video gives an overview of the five foundation classes: fighter, maid, magic user, scout, and spieler. The characters start off as one of the five but will eventually transition into more specialized roles as they gain access to intermediate and advanced classes, though they never forget the basics and can still level up their core skills and abilities—whether it’s casting spells are bashing in monsters’ heads, it’s all about the fundamentals.

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PlayStation Vita News

Four more of the Lost Dimension crew revealed in new trailer

Lost Dimension (PS3, PS TV, PS Vita) Character Trailer 2 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released another character trailer for their upcoming tactical role-playing game Lost Dimension. The first video featured Himeno, Sojiro, and Zenji, and the latest debuts Agito, Marco, and Nagi. Each features a different ability, with Agito capable of teleporting, Marco of shielding and powering his attacks, and Nagi levitating to either avoid obstacles, lift enemies, or propel herself like a human missile. Atlus also announced that a new costume for the game’s protagonist, Sho, has been added to the free downloadable content that will be available at launch.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Atlus releases final Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker trailer, DLC

Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker (3DS) Final Trailer and DLC - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released the final trailer and begun to finish out the downloadable content for Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker. A free battle, the Addonetarium, offers players the chance to gain more add-ons to further augment their demons during fusion. And going live later this week, a batch of six new demons will be added via SpotPass: Beast Cabracan, Dragon Fafnir, Megami Black Maria, Touki Ongyo-ki, Tyrant Lucifuge, and Vile Seth.

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3DS, DLC