Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Citizens of Earth going live on Jan. 20, plus new screens, discounts

Citizen of Earth (3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released some new screenshots from their upcoming retro-styled role-playing game Citizens of Earth. Set to launch on January 20, the game puts players in the role of Vice President of Earth and tasks them with drumming up support amongst the populace to help him investigate the reason behind why so people have gone crazy, and to protect him in the process. The studio also sent word that there will be several discounts during launch week, with Steam, PSN (for PS Plus members), and eShop all offering 20% off.

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3DS

(PlayStation Review) Suikoden II

(PlayStation Review) Suikoden II

” … one of the best role-playing games that I have ever played and worth every word of praise that it’s received.”

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Legacy Reviews, PlayStation 3 Reviews, PS Vita Reviews

New gameplay trailer, box art released for Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Atlus has released a new trailer for their upcoming roguelike role-playing game Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The next hybrid release following Persona Q, EMD combines Atlus’ Etrian Odyssey with Spike Chunsoft’s Mystery Dungeon for an isometric roguelike with the former’s leveling system and the latter’s combat and randomly generated dungeons. The trailer shows off how the styles are being merged together for the new spin-off. It was also announced that first-run copies and pre-orders will come packed with a soundtrack CD. Check out the recently released final box art below.

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3DS

Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart screens, trailer released

Idea Factory has released a new trailer and a set of screenshots from their upcoming strategy-RPG Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart. The media focuses on the combat system, and for fans of the Hyperdimension series, a few the new characters are shown action. Additional details, along with the new screens, are posted below.

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PlayStation Vita News

NIS bringing new roguelike to PS3, The Awakened Fate Ultimatum

The Awakened Fate Ultimatum (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has revealed another upcoming role-playing game, the story-driven roguelike The Awakened Fate Ultimatum. The PS3 exclusive is slated to hit store shelves and online outlets on March 17. The game takes place several years after a revolution, with devils on the verge of winning their war against the angels. To gain the upper hand, the angels create the Fate Awakening Crystal to turn a human into a God. Players take control of just such a person, who finds himself in Celestia after being attacked by devils. Crystal in his chest, he and his new powers, unlocked through a skill tree filled with abilities used by both factions, are sent to battle the devils in randomly generated dungeons as well as face difficult narrative-driven choices that affect Earth and Celestia.

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PlayStation 3 News

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy coming to North America in 2015

NIS has announced that they will be localizing and publishing Experience’s dungeon crawler Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy. Scheduled to launch for PS Vita next spring, Operation Abyss is a sci-fi-themed role-playing game set in a near-future Tokyo under siege by genetically engineered monsters known as Variants. Players will take control of the Xth Squad, a group of modified teenagers who belong to the Code Physics Agency, whose job involves venturing into a dimension known as the Abyss to investigate its origins and battle monsters. The story is estimated to last over 40 hours, and teams will consist of customizable characters from 10 different classes.

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PlayStation Vita News

Physical version of Divinity: Original Sin now on store shelves

Divinity Original Sin (PC) Physical Release Announcement - Screenshot 1

Larian has released a boxed copy version of Divinity: Original Sin. Players who prefer physical copies can find the game at Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and Wal-Mart. The Kickstarter-backed role-playing game features a 50-hour-long campaign, interactive environments, multiple dialog paths, and support for online co-op. The retail version is also fully patched and includes the Source Hunter DLC, all for $39.99.

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DLC, PC News

Final Fantasy XIII-2 launches on Steam, SE Online store for PC

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix has released the PC version of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Available for $19.99 on Steam and the Square Enix Online Store, the PC version features support for 60 frames-per-second, Japanese voiceovers with English subtitles, and several resolutions (also added today in Final Fantasy XIII). The downloadable content from the console versions, including new enemies, missions, and outfits, detailed below, are also included. Some content from the console versions are missing, though, such as the Lost Report side story episode and any collaborative pieces with other series (e.g., Assassin’s Creed and Mass Effect).

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PC News

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker coming for 3DS

Atlus will be releasing an enhanced version of 2011’s Devil Survivor 2 for 3DS, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker. The new version will feature relocalized dialog, an English voiceover track, new abilities, and a new epilogue episode that introduces the mysterious Miyako Hotsuin. The epilogue will be available to play from the start via the main menu or as part of the original story and is estimated to double the length of the original release. In addition to the announcement trailer above, a batch of new screenshots have been posted below.

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3DS

Soldak tackles the undead with new game, Zombasite

Zombasite (PC) Announcement - Soldak Logo

Drox Operative developer Soldak Entertainment has announced their next release, Zombasite. As with previous Soldak titles, the game will be an action RPG set in a dynamic world that’s populated by warring factions and potential allies. There will also be a dash of fantasy, though, as the dead are brought back because of a parasite created by the accidental fusion of a spell cast by a necromancer and the magic of dark elves. The infected retain some of their former skills while also developing new powers as the parasite attempts to spread itself to others. Players will take on the role of a clan leader, alone or with a friend in co-op multiplayer, trying to survive the undead hordes as well as maintain their clan’s numbers by keeping its members from becoming infected. As the leader, players will also be able to negotiate with, trade with, and raid other clans in a constantly evolving game world.

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PC News