Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Screenshots

Divinity: Original Sin 2 officially dated for September 14

Divinity: Original Sin’s expansive follow-up will be released before the summer is out. Larian Studios has revealed that Divinity: Original Sin 2 launch online and in stores on September 14. The sequel will feature Game Master and player-versus-player modes at release, allowing players to create tabletop-style adventures or battle against one another in an arena. To celebrate the announcement, Larian has released a patch for the Steam Early Access version. Early buyers can now access two additional areas, try out a new companion relationship system, and experiment with updated character-creation and item-crafting mechanics. A trailer highlighting the changes can be found below.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 bumped back to 2018, new screens released

It looks like the open plains will have to wait a bit longer. Rockstar has sent word that the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed until spring 2018. The announcement states that, as the studio’s first game created from scratch for the latest consoles, it’s going to take additional time “to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans.” It goes on to state that they “are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready.” It’s not all bad news, though, as they have also released a handful of screenshots and note that additional details will be coming along this summer. Red Dead Redemption 2 was originally slated to be released this fall.

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Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth hitting PS4, PS Vita this September

Utawarerumono: Mask Of Deception’s sequel, Mask of Truth, is slated to be released on September 5. Set shortly after the events in Mask of Deception, the story follows returning characters who must create an alliance between fractious kingdoms in order to stave off the armies of the Yamato Empire. As with its predecessor, the story will play out with visual-novel-style cutscenes while combat will retain the turn- and elemental-based system. It will also feature the original Japanese audio throughout its estimated 80-plus-hour-long campaign.

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The court calls! Windjammers open beta kicking off in June for PS4

The future of sports will be reaching PS4 shortly with the launch of an online closed beta for Windjammers. Players will be able to toss their energized discs of fury from June 8 through June 12 via PSN. Access codes can be acquired by subscribed to the beta at FlyingPowerDisc.com. During the period, users will be testing the game’s matchmaking system, leaderboard, and net code. The cutoff date is June 5.

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Destiny 2 livestream reveals Guided Games, Countdown, new screens

As mentioned yesterday, Bungie hosted a livestream event today debuting gameplay from Destiny 2. The story will allow players to once again don the armor of a Guardian, solo or with a friend, this time to take down the Red Legion. But the stream emphasized that players do not need previous experience with the series to follow the story. Given that it will be available for PC, and on Battle.Net at that, the game is being represented as a fresh start. Two features were also revealed, Guided Games and Countdown. The former allows players to search for teammates to tackle activities without having a set group, absent in some modes in Destiny, while the latter is a new competitive mode. A host of new screenshots have been released showing some of the content covered and can be found below.

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Star Ocean: Till the End of Time headed to PSN on May 23 for PS4

Star Ocean will be taking a trip to the past for the next installment, a re-release of Till the End of Time. The 2002 PlayStation 2 entry is receiving a sprucing up with support for trophies, share functionality, and remote play. Till the End of Time follows childhood friends Fayt Leingod and Sophia Esteed “as they discover the greatest secret in the Star Ocean universe.”

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Degica to bring visual novel Symphonic Rain to PC this June

An updated version of the rhythm visual novel Symphonic Rain is set to hit PC this June. For its English debut, original character artist Shiro returned to update all 100-plus pictures. As Chris Vertin, players are a student at the Piova Communal School of Music, and cause a stir when they play a magical instrument in harmony with a fairy’s singing. The game, set in a city that never stops raining, features a story written by Maoto Nishikawa, music by Ritsuko Okazaki, and multiple endings that are determined by the player’s choices as well as their performance during recitals.

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Shooter action-RPG hybrid Drifting Lands to launch June 5

Alkemi has released a new trailer for their shooter and role-playing hybrid Drifting Lands. Currently in Early Access, the full game is set to launch on June 5. At release, the game will feature three ship classes, 60 skills, 100 levels, and a story mode with generated enemy placement. Drifting Lands combines the mechanics of a shooter with the loot-grabbing, progression, and customization of an action-RPG.

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Retro-styled first-person shooter Strafe out now on Steam, PSN

Pixel Titans’ procedurally generated first-person shooter Strafe has been released for Mac, PC, and PS4. Published by Devolver Digital, the shooter, billed as “the much anticipated megahit video game from 1996,” features an arsenal of over 30 weapons, 20-plus enemy types, four zones, and compatibility with Oculus Rift. And pixelated gore. A lot of pixelated gore.

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Piranha Bytes introduces Elex’s The Berserkers in new trailer

The Berserkers are getting a proper introduction in a new faction trailer for Elex. The group shuns technology in favor of Medieval-era technology and magic, making them one of the stranger groups in Magalan. They can transmute Elex into Mana, which allows them to transform the world’s wastes into thriving woodlands. From their capital city, they plant their seeds to bring life back to the planet. Check below to see them in action.

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