Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Square Enix bringing I Am Setsuna stateside for PC and PS4

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Square Enix’s announced at this year’s Game Developers Conference that Tokyo RPG Factory’s I am Setsuna is coming to North America for PC and PS4. The stated goal of the studio is to “capture the narrative depth, impactful storytelling and masterful character development inspired by the golden era of Japanese role-playing games and bring them to current hardware and technology.” To that end, they will be drawing on Square Enix’s past with I Am Setsuna by utilizing a combat system inspired by Chrono Trigger. More details should be coming along shortly.

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New trailer released for Fallout 4 DLC Automatron

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Bethesda has released the first trailer for Fallout 4’s first downloadable add-on, Automatron. The $9.99 expansion adds a new villain, Mechanist, who has created an army of robots to invade the Commonwealth. Crafty players can turn those same robots into their own customized companions, modifying them with various mods, abilities, armor, limbs, and paint schemes. New settlement options are up next in April’s Wasteland Workshop, and in May, a giant new landmass will be added in Far Harbor.

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Blackguards – Definitive Edition hitting PS4, Xbox One this summer

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Kalypso has announced that they will be releasing a console version of Daedalic’s role-playing game Blackguards. The tactical-heavy title will be available for PS4 and Xbox One as the all-in-one Definitive Edition that includes the original game and the downloadable pack Untold Legends. The drop adds new battle maps, quests, and weapons. After being falsely accused of murder, players set out for Ascania on a quest for revenge, but as an outlaw, their only company is a set of rogues with potentially menacing motives. As a hunter, mage, or warrior, they will have access to over 90 spells and 40 skills to see them through the 60-hour adventure.

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Nordic Games to help expand Battle Chasers: Nightwar

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Airship Syndicate’s Kickstarter-funded role-playing game Battle Chasers: Nightwar is being given a boost from Nordic Games. Based after the comic series Battle Chasers, the game adaptation ended its successful crowdfunding campaign last December. Since then, Airship has been working on the title using the raised funds, but today, they have announced they they are teaming up with Nordic to expand the game’s budget and feature set. Nordic’s assistance will see all stretch goals being reached, which will add more cut scenes, animation, and quests as well as voice acting.

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New Dark Souls III gameplay screenshots, art released

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Bandai Namco has released over a dozen new screenshots from Dark Souls III. The shots show several of the classes in action, including the Assassin, Cleric, Deprived, Herald of White, Knight, Mercenary, Thief, and Warrior. A few shots of co-op and invasion, as well as some character art, were also in the bundle.

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Vampyr gets its first batch of (dark) screenshots

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Life is Strange and Remember Me developer Dontnod has released the first screenshots from their upcoming action role-playing game Vampyr. As Jonathan Reid, a military surgeon recently turned vampire, players must make their way around 1918 London in the midst of the Spanish flu pandemic. Players will search for clues as to who or what turned them as well as for sustenance. Blood doesn’t just satiate Reid’s hunger but also leads to him unlocking new powers via a skill tree. A key element is on how careful players must be when choosing their targets, as each character is said to have a unique backstory, and their absence will go noticed and have an effect on the world.

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Tales of Berseria gets new character art, screenshots

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A few new screenshots have been released from the next entry in the Tales series, Tales of Berseria. The shots, as well as a few pieces of character art, highlight two new characters: Eleanor and Rokurou. Eleanor is a member of an organization that prizes reason, which stands in contrast to more emotional protagonist Velvet, while Rokurou is described as the party’s mentor.

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New gameplay trailer released for Dark Souls III

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A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Dark Souls III. The video, titled True Colors of Darkness, runs a little over two minutes and features sweeping shots of several areas, some ominous-looking buildings, a handful of the new enemy types, and some good old melee combat. In a strange bit of marketing synergy, it also has the new version of the song True Colors.

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Combat, skills on display in new Odin Sphere Leifthrasir trailer

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Atlus has released a new trailer and screenshots showcasing Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s combat and skill systems. Fans of the original will want to take note because the upcoming version will feature nearly 200 new abilities and skills. Drawing on their experience from Dragon’s Crown, the studio has expanded each character’s skillset while also streamlining the leveling system, by having characters and Psyphers level together, and increasing the fluidity of the combo system. For those who prefer the original setup, Classic Mode is being included that retains the visual upgrades but reverts back to the old mechanics.

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The Technomancer trailer showcases inhabitants, environments

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Home Focus has released a new trailer for Spiders’ upcoming role-playing game The Technomancer. Set on a dystopian Mars, players are on the run from the police, who are attempting to stop them from uncovering a secret. The trailer highlights some of the regions that players must traverse in their quest, including makeshift towns and outposts, as well as some of the dangerous wildlife that inhabit them.

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