Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Nine new screenshots released from Dark Souls III: The Ringed City

Bandai Namco has sent out nine screens from the final downloadable expansion of Dark Souls III, The Ringed City. In the titular Ringed City, players will be seek out the Slave Knight Gael in search of the Dark Soul of Humanity. More of the quest can be seen in the latest images, which “highlight the lost wanderers, royal residents, and fearsome beasts that inhabit the fabled city at the end of the world.”

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Persona 5 trailer highlights the Velvet Room’s Caroline and Justine

The Velvet Room’s Twin Wardens, Caroline and Justine, are spotlighted in a new trailer for Persona 5. Unlike previous entries, the player isn’t welcome in the strange room but instead will find themselves to be a prisoner. Reforming has its rewards, though, as completing prison work will gain them access to advanced features. Initially, they are limited to registering their personas and basic fusion, but after putting in some time, they will be able to try their hand at advanced and network fusion as well as options for strengthening and training. Atlus has also collected the downloadable content that they’ve announced through social media onto a new area on the official site, here, which currently features several costume and music packs (Devil Summoner!).

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Reclaim Earth for humanity in Nier: Automata, now available for PS4

Battle androids 2B, 9S and A2 are reporting in with the release of Nier: Automata for PS4. Co-developed with PlatinumGames, the latest entry finds androids battling machines that have overrun the planet in order to secure it for the remaining humans. A launch trailer, below, offers an overview, but for a lengthy look at the game, check out Exploring Earth’s Distant Future – 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Gameplay. To celebrate the release, Square Enix has released two free PS4 themes showing off the main characters in their flight suits. Check them out on the PS Store here and here.

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PlayStation 4 News

See nearly 30 minutes of uninterrupted gameplay from Nier: Automata

It’s never a bad time for more Nier, and today, Square Enix has released an extended look at the upcoming Nier: Automata. How “extended” is extended? Twenty-seven minutes and forty-nine seconds, that’s how extended. The video, titled Exploring Earth’s Distant Future – 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Gameplay, offers an overview of the game’s mechanics and world. Some of the items featured include the Reliquary System, which allows players to return to where they were defeated for buffs or an ally; 17 of the Pod Skills that the robot companions can utilize during battle; how to gain new buffs and abilities using the Plug-in-Chip System; and the Riding System, which allows players to ride boars (of course).

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Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind showcased in new gameplay trailer

Bethesda has released a first look at the Morrowind expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online. The gameplay video introduces players to a new storyline that will see them returning to the fan-favorite realm to prevent the end of the world. The trailer, along with some new screenshots, show off the reimagined Vvardenfell Island along with some of the new armor, enemies, and weapons.

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Igor and the Velvet Room return in new Persona 5 trailer, screenshots

Igor is returning with two helpers, Caroline and Justine, in a revamped Velvet Room. Persona 5’s protagonist finds himself back into the strange area whenever he falls to sleep. That means that players will be able to upgrade, create items from, or fuse their collected personas. The latter is comprised of a basic ability that creates a new persona by fusing two together and a more advanced technique that requires three or more. Personas can also be created through network fusion, which will combine the player’s with a random one grabbed from another online player. Unfortunately, fusing requires punishing the personas through hanging, imprisoning, and electrifying them. It’s not for nothing, though, as the punishments enhance them in different ways. Check the trailer out below.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Console versions of The Elder Scrolls Online get Homestead update

The console version of The Elder Scrolls Online has been updated with the latest Homestead update. PS4 and Xbox One owners can now buy apartments, homes, manors, and an island with the free download. There are nearly 40 instanced homes to choose from that are styled after the 10 playable races. An initial home can be acquired for free by completing a tutorial quest, while the rest can be purchased with in-game Gold and through the Crown Store. Abodes are shared between all of the player’s characters, and they can be adorned with up to 2,000 items.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Arsenal of Elegant Destruction highlights Nier: Automata’s combat

Nier: Automata’s combat system is highlighted in a new gameplay trailer. With the game nearing its release date, Square Enix is showing off the weapon-based combat system in a new video from co-developer PlatinumGames, Arsenal of Elegant Destruction. Included is a demonstration of the game’s combo-extension mechanic that allows players to alternate between four weapon types on the fly, including bracers, spears, and swords.

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Corpse Party, Grandia II, Trails in the Sky, more on sale at GOG.com

GOG.com has kicked off their latest promo, the Kawaii Sale. The themed event encompasses games made in and inspired by Japan. Discounts range between 50% to 75% off, and titles include Corpse Party, Grandia II, Gurumin, Hatoful Boyfriend, Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, and Way of the Samurai 4. The sale will add even more goodies on Friday, and is scheduled to run through next Monday.

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PC News

NIS announces Ys VIII, Culdcept Revolt, release dates, more

NIS recently held their 2017 press event and has since released a host of trailers and announcements. Several new games have been added to their scheduled. Three titles are set to release this summer: Culdcept Revolt for 3DS, RPG Maker Fes for 3DS, and Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle for PS4 and PS Vita. Two more will follow later in the year: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for PC, PS4, and PS Vita this fall, and at an unspecified date, Tokyo Tattoo Girls for PC and PS Vita. Five others were also dated: Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku! (PS Vita, Steam) is coming June 6, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (PS4, PS Vita) on September 26, Disgaea 5 Complete (Switch) on May 23, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy (PC) on March 27, and Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PC) on April 24. And in a surprising bit of news, The Silver Case’s PS4 version will receive two additional chapters, Yami and Whiteout Prologue. Check below to see all of the new trailers.

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