Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Mugen Souls Z cast chats it up in new screenshots

Mugen Souls Z (PS3) May Screenshots - Screenshot 1

NIS has released a new batch of character screenshots from the upcoming Compile Heart- and GCrest-developed role-playing game Mugen Souls Z. The follow-up to 2012’s Mugen Souls will feature the return of Chou-Chou and her friends in a quest to assist the goddess Syrma, along with an increased level cap, new galactic attacks, and new G-Castle battles.

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PlayStation 3 News

Ubisoft’s JRPG-inspired Child of Light launches for console, PC

Child of Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has launched their download-only role-playing game Child of Light. A reimagining of fairytales styled after classic watercolor art, Child of Light is Ubisoft Montreal’s take on traditional Japanese RPGs, with players taking on the role of the young princess Aurora in her quest to win back the heavens from the Queen of Night. In a twist on the formula, platforming has been added alongside a traditional turn-based combat system.

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Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment to include Infinity Moment

Sword Art Online Hollow Fragment (PS Vita) Infinity Moment Announcement - Screenshot 1

Last week, Bandai Namco announced that they will be bringing over Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment as a download-only release later this summer. Today, they’ve followed up the reveal with news that they will also be including an HD port of its PSP predecessor, Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment. As with Hollow Fragment, Infinity Moment is an MMO-esque role-playing game that has players venturing around an expansive world, accepting quests, and battling creatures in real time.

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PlayStation Portable News, PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation Vita Review) Demon Gaze

(PlayStation Vita Review) Demon Gaze

“… a serviceable dungeon crawler with a solid combat system marred by poor pacing, repetitive scenarios, and over-the-top fan service.”

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PS Vita Reviews

Retro RPG End of Serenity heading to PSP this summer

End of Serenity (PSP) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Natsume has announced that they will be publishing Kemco’s handheld role-playing game End of Serenity. The game will be a download-only release for PSP and launch on PSN later this summer. Described as “a traditional Japanese RPG,” End of Serenity will sport a retro 16-bit look and follow the player’s investigation into the Underworld gang’s recent collection of strange objects called Atomigems. The game will have a heavy emphasis on customization, with over 120 assignable skills, and a combat system that includes the ability to summon giant beasts during battle.

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PlayStation Portable News

Dungeons require crawling, Demon Gaze out now for PS Vita

Demon Gaze (PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new dungeon crawler from NIS America has launched for PS Vita today, Demon Gaze. The first-person role-playing game features 3D dungeons, turn-based combat, and a variety of recruitable party members. As a twist, players must foot the bill for the characters they take on board as they’ll take up a room in the only remaining safe inn. A bonus is also being offered for players who pick the game within the first month of release: free Disgaea character portrait DLC of Etna, Flonne, Sicily, Asagi, and Prinny.

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PlayStation Vita News

Dragon Age: Inquisition to be released for consoles, PC this October

BioWare and EA have announced that Dragon Age: Inquisition will be hitting store shelves and launching online on October 7. The release also revealed that gamers who pre-order will receive the Flames of the Inquisition pack for free, though no details are available as to what the download will include.

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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition now available for Android

Baldurs Gate Extended Edition (Android, iOS, PC) Android Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Role-playing fans looking to spend their commute tackling one of gaming’s most fabled adventures have their chance today with the launch of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for Android. The $9.99 app, available on Google Play Store, includes the original game as well as Beamdog’s later character, dialog, and quest additions, such as The Black Pits combat arena. Additional voice-over dialog, characters and their associated quests, and new character portraits are available as premium content.

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Android

GOG.com begins the Battle of the Games, The Witcher 2 80% off

GOG (PC) Battle of the Games Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Heroes of Might and Magic II)

Purveyor of yesteryear GOG.com has begun a new promo that offers gamers a chance to vote on which titles they want to save their cash on, the Battle of the Games. Two trios will be posted, and the set with the most votes will be discounted by 75% for 24 hours and the other by 60%. New games will be posted each day at 5:00 a.m. CST until April 21. To kick things off, The Witcher and The Witcher 2 are 80% off, Heroes of Might and Magic I, II, and III are each 75% off, and Blackguards Special Edition is 50% off.

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PC News

Bound by Flame combat detailed in new gameplay video

Spiders studios has released a new video showcasing Bound by Flame’s combat system. The upcoming role-playing game will offer three primary skill trees—Fighter, Ranger, and Pyromancer—each of which is demonstrated and detailed in the new footage. Also featured are the available companion types who can be chosen to join in the action.

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