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Did The Witcher 3 Live Up to the Hype?
Absolutely
59.38%

For the most part
21.88%

Really don't know
10.42%

Maybe a bit
2.08%

No Way
6.25%

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Friday - June 19, 2015

Steam - Some things you should know about it

by Hiddenx, 21:03

Sales and genres

I will start by saying that Steam’s own genre categories aren’t really useful because a lot of games have to be assigned to several genres and the list is limited. User tags, on the other hand, are a bit too vague to be used for analysis, but much more useful when you’re trying to find a game to play.

The average game on Steam does not sell really well, at least not since 2012. While we all heard about breakdown success of some big titles, it doesn’t apply to your average title. “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” has about 8.6 million users on Steam, “Grand Theft Auto V” sold about 2.2 million copies in less than a month, but how does the average game on Steam perform?

It is a bit better if you check the genre distribution with RPGs selling 55,000 copies on an average while Early Access games (that is a genre by Steam’s definition) only sell around 9,000 copies. And while free to play games look lucrative with 330,000 owners on an average, when you consider a rather optimistic conversion rate of 10 percent, you will end up with about 33,000 paying users – not really different from the average paid game on Steam.

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Dark Souls II - The Bits That Didn't Work

by Myrthos, 17:06

Rock Paper Shotgun give their opinion in below video what bits of Dark Souls II (and the first Dark Souls) did not quite work, in their Fail Forward series.

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Dark Souls II

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Gate of Memories - Official Trailer

by Myrthos, 16:44

A new trailer for Anima Gate of Memories, a game set in the Anima fantasy book series, was recently published.

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Anima Gate of Memories is a third person action RPG. The game is mostly focused on combat and exploration, but it will also have a huge roleplaying elements. While it is story driven, it doesn’t force you to ride along rails to complete it. The game gives players freedom to explore a rich world and tackle only the obstacles that they want. This way, each player can visit many diverse places and reach very different endings depending on their choices.
Anima Gate of Memories is based in the international Anima Beyond Fantasy RPG books, and the game is being developed by the same team who wrote them.

More videos to be found here.

 

Gate of Memories

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Serpent in the Staglands - Art Book & Expansion

by Arhu, 13:42

Whalenought Studios developers Hannah & Joe posted an update about their Transylvanian inspired party-based CRPG Serpent in the Staglands on their Kickstarter page. The contents:

  • A video
  • Marketing without an easy button
  • Expansion announcement -- apparently the expansion it will be automatically added with a big update
  • Art book is finished
  • The Future, in which they will try to get community members on board earlier

Here's a snippet about the difficulty they face in trying to get the press to review their game:

While we've had and cherished a modest amount of user reviews, marketing continues to be a bit tough — it’s a game without an easy mode, and journalists can’t just jump in and make quick impressions, and we think that makes it difficult to get those early impressions reviews. We hear of a few folks that attempted that and got whiplashed with a learning curve like they haven't seen in years, which though kind of humorous to hear about, does filter the reviewers down to gamers that have patience, which is of course an incredibly slimming population. But learning to play and learning the world is part of the game, and a part we're really proud of.

There's also a demo available for Windows, Mac and Linux, for those of you who want to try before they buy.

Serpent in the Staglands

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Original Sin EE - E3 Diary Part 3

by Myrthos, 12:53

Here is the final diary video of Larian Studios' presence at E3. In this diary there is also a contest in which you can participate and win a unique t-shirt.

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Original Sin EE

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Unknown
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Fable Legends - Isn't Really a Fable Game

by Myrthos, 12:17

IGN let us know that Fable Legends isn't really anything like the previous Fable games.

If you go to the official Fable Legends website and click the "What is Fable Legends" tab, these are the first words you see. The thing is, they don't actually tell you anything about what Fable Legends is at all. In fact, it almost makes it sound like Fable Legends is a direct continuation of the core Fable series, which it couldn't possibly be farther from. I'm not pointing this out because I think there's something devious about it though. I'm pointing it out because even though it has, as near as I can tell, no substantive similarity to Fable or any action RPG of any kind, it's piqued my interest. I actually quite like its novel take on wave-based, co-op PvE, so if you want to know what Fable Legends really  is, read on.

Fable Legends is actually two completely different games depending on whether you play the Heroes or the Villain. The Heroes are playing a four player co-op action game where waves of monsters attack them as they make their way through a series of connected arenas. They enter the first arena, kill all the monsters, then move onto the next until they die or reach the end. SImple. As the Villain, you're playing a real-time strategy game, in which you set monsters and traps on the board, and then issue move and attack orders to try and overwhelm the Heroes. Like Evolve, this is 4v1 asymmetric multiplayer, but unlike it, the two sides are playing different genres altogether.

Fable Legends

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: MMORPG
Platform: PC, Xbox One
Release: In development

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The Bard's Tale IV - First Song, Lore and Monte Cook

by Myrthos, 12:08

In this update for The Bard's Tale IV we learn that Monte Cook will join the team at the $1.4 milion stretch goal.

Monte will be taking charge of the design for one of our dungeons with your support. We look forward to working with him to deliver some mind-bending designs!

Furthermore there is this song from Mark Morgan.

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And there is some information on the lore.

In a hundred and fifty years even the bravest deeds become nothing more than bard's tales. Most people today in Skara Brae don’t believe Mangar, Lagoth Zanta, Tarjan, or the brave adventurers who defeated them and their horrors were ever more than legends - and those that do still believe keep silent.

Ever since the Church of the Sword Father civilized the land of Caith and chased out the heathen a hundred years ago, the new Skara Brae, built on top of its ruined predecessor, has become a god-fearing town, where it is dangerous to admit to harboring such superstitious notions or knowing anything of the old ways.

Which is unfortunate, because it's starting to look like the trolls and bloodfiends and hobgoblins from all those fairy stories have returned. Terrible things have been happening in Skara Brae - people slaughtered in their beds by unseen beasts, holy sites desecrated, folk disappearing between field and home, statues of the Mad God found in bloodstained back alleys, and the Song of the Maiden heard again for the first time in a generation. And worse, the people most equipped to deal with these old threats have been made outlaws.

Bard's Tale IV

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Dungeon Crawler
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Deus Ex: MD - E3 previews and more

by Arhu, 11:32

The full 25 minutes long "E3 World Premiere Demo" of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been released.

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Note that the video shows alpha footage, was played in God mode to ensure a smooth play-through and contains story spoilers from 18:25 to 22:20.

 

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Video Interviews

Deus Ex: MD

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Shooter-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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The Banner Saga 2 - E3 previews and more

by Arhu, 10:50

Stoic Studio gave a brief presentation of The Banner Saga 2 in E3's last day Twitch stream.

There's also the intro cinematic for you to enjoy, plus 15 minutes of gameplay.

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Bullet points (digested from the Twich stream by Infinitron from the Codex):

  • A more systemized approach towards caravan management, where you have to make a choice between promoting your clansmen to warriors, or leaving them to generate more supplies and Renown.
  • An increased emphasis on cinematics, including "in-engine" scripted scenes during combat.
  • More variety in combat, including the addition of destructible barricades on the battlefield.
  • A significantly different campaign experience depending on the outcome of the big choice made at the end of the first game.

 

The Banner Saga 2 is due out in Winter this year.

Source: RPG Codex

Banner Saga 2

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Eitr - New gameplay trailer

by Arhu, 09:33

Developer Eneme released a new gameplay trailer for their upcoming Vikings themed Action-RPG EITR.

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Thanks Couch.

Eitr

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Historical
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Fallen: A2P Protocol - Major Update #4

by Gorath, 00:26

The 4th major update for Fallen: A2P Protocol was pushed out.

Hey there, 

We wanted to let you know we just pushed another major update.
Here is what you will find:

New maps/missions

We implemented 3 new missions/maps. 2 of them with new winning conditions and an interesting twist to the standard missions.

There's much more. Check it out in the Steam community hub.

Fallen: A2P Protocol

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Tactical RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Rampant Games - Sequels and Remakes

by Gorath, 00:21

Rampant Coyote posted a new blog post about the flood of sequels and remakes, and how the press is involved in this:

Games based on existing IP always seem to make up the bulk of the E3 announcements. And yeah, as budgets have risen, so has the ratio of proven titles to new IP. So they aren't wrong there.

But here's the funny thing - and again, this is hardly new this year: The bulk of the media coverage has been on this existing IP, while there have also been quite a few brand new titles announced which have gotten scant coverage. Why? Because  [...]

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Shenmue 3 - Kickstarter Secures Sony's Co-financing

by Gorath, 00:12

You didn't really believe a AAA title like Shenmue 3 could be made for 2 million dollars, did you? As it turned out, the Kickstarter was meant to prove there is indeed sufficient demand for a new Shenmue game. On that condition Sony agreed to co-finance the game. As you already know, Ys Net's Kickstarter campaign succeeded within a day. So Sony is officially on board now. Kotaku has some infos:

With Shenmue III, the rest of the money seesms to be coming from Sony. How much? No idea.

"Sony and PlayStation is definitely a partner in this game," said Corsi, "and it's going to be run through third-party production. We're going to help Ys Net get the game done, we're going to be partners on it the whole way, and really excited to see this thing come out in a couple of years."

In an interview with Engadget Sony Playstation's Shuhei Yoshida revealed this whole PR stunt wasn't their idea:

So I want to switch gears a little bit. I want to talk to you about Shenmue and crowdfunding. That was announced onstage on Monday and it's at about $3 million now. So let me ask you: Why did Sony PlayStation decide to allow that crowdfunding announcement as opposed to funding it?

Ah, no, no, no. It's a very exciting project and there are lots of PlayStation fans asking for it. But it's a Sega IP and of course Suzuki Yu-san is the creator. So somehow Suzuki-san was able to work out with Sega to allow them to Kickstart the project. And because we liked the project, our third-party relations team struck a deal to help Kickstart the campaign at the E3 conference. That's great PR.

Shenmue 3

SP/MP: Unknown
Setting: Unknown
Genre: Unknown
Platform: Unknown
Release: In development

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Original Sin EE - Gameplay Demo @ IGN

by Hiddenx, 00:02

IGN meets Larian at the E3:

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Check out this new gameplay of two player couch coop in Divinity Original Sin.

Original Sin EE

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Unknown
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Thursday - June 18, 2015

Vampyr - Announced... Again

by Myrthos, 22:26

We had the news about Vampyr being announced in January, but here is a new announcement with a video to go along with it.

Focus Home Interactive and Dontnod Partner for New RPG, Vampyr

The next great game from the creators of Remember Me and Life Is Strange unveiled in concept video 

Acclaimed game-development studio Dontnod and publisher Focus Home Interactive are pleased to officially announce their partnership for the development of Vampyr, a new role-playing gamepowered by Unreal Engine 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

The studio behind Remember Me and Life is Strange unveils a concept trailer for Vampyr, which sets the mood and universe of this new license, which promises to offer a unique, deeply immersive role-playing experience steeped in vampire mythology. 

Vampyr is set in early 20th century Britain as the country is gripped by the lethal Spanish flu and the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear. In a disorganized and ghostly city, those foolish, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britain’s most elusive predators: the vampires. Emerging from the chaos, a tormented figure awakens. You are Jonathan E. Reid, a high-ranking military surgeon transformed into a vampire upon his return home from the frontline. 

Explore the darkly atmospheric streets of early 20th century London, and interact with a multitude of characters with their own identities and importance. Accept and fulfill the missions they give you, but don’t forget: sooner or later, you will have to feed, and make a difficult choice... who will be your prey? Absolutely all characters in the game are potential victims of your vampiric lust. Carefully study the habits of your next victim, his or her relationships with other characters, and set up your strategy to feed, unnoticed: seduce them, change their daily habits, or make sure they end up alone in a dark street... 

Be careful who you choose to hunt, as they will be gone forever, and their death will impact in a meaningful way the world that surrounds you. Feeding on human blood will not just keep you "alive"; it will also unlock new vampiric powers to use. 

There will be times when exploration and seduction will only get you so far, and you'll need to resort to engaging in Vampyr's dynamic real-time combat. It blends hard-hitting melee combat with ranged shooting mechanics and the supernatural vampire powers. You'll face many types of enemies: different species of vampires and creatures, as well as vampire hunters who want to hunt you down with their weapons, tools and traps. In Vampyr, your health and the "energy" that drives your supernatural powers are one and same! Using powers will drain your own blood, giving you an edge in battle but also leaving you weaker. You will have to find a way to feed during combat to replenish your strength. 

Vampyr also offers a deep crafting system. Find and loot materials and components from the fresh corpses of your victims or during exploration, in order to craft and improve tools, melee and ranged weapons, as well as special ammunitions and coating to exploit the weaknesses of your enemies. 

As you cling to what remains of your humanity, your decisions will ultimately shape the fate of your hero while searching for answers in the coughing, foggy aftermath of the Spanish Flu. 

Vampyr will release in 2017 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. 

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Vampyr

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Historical
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Fallout 4 - Todd Howard Presents...

by Hiddenx, 21:14

Presentation of Fallout 4 (Gameslice TV):

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Interview with Gameslice TV:

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Details on Fallout 4:

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00:17 How Does it feel to Bring Fallout Back?
00:55 What does the new trailer tell us about Fallout 4?
01:45 How will current gen. systems/PCs take advantage of graphics?
03:00 How does the new weather/water and lighting affects the look?
04:18 Fallout 4's new color theme
04:45 Where do the bombs fall in Boston?
06:45 Todd discusses the main story of Fallout 4
07:54 Can Dogmeat Die?

Fallout 4

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Post-Apoc
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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BioWare - David Gaider Interview

by Myrthos, 18:32

Video Game Sophistry talks with David Gaider about the story, what characters failed, what is next and what was cut from the game.

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Thanks Couch.

BioWare

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Fable Legends - E3 News

by Myrthos, 18:26

As you know Fable Legends is shown at E3 and you can play together with your friends on Xbox One and PC to gang up and beat that one openent with the four of you. It will eb released this Christmas and it is meant to last for some time as it is supposed to have years of contents (thanks Couch), which measn that it will be supported for a long time after its release with new content being added, although nobody knows how long a long time actually is.

GamesRadar got the chance to play the game and share with us some information of that session.

At first blush, Legends looks pretty similar to what you might expect from the Fable series, at least in visual design. The forest I traverse throughout the demo has that olde England fantasy vibe synonymous with the franchise, and the characters on my team - including an elaborately dressed sorceress and a sentient suit of armor able to steal the souls of nearby monsters - play well to the semi-sinister fairy tale tropes that Fable is known for. However, the gameplay has a wholly different aim, focusing on tasks your team of four must accomplish together. That means traditional RPG elements like talking with strangers and completing story-based quests have been sidelined (at least during my demo) in favor of killing waves of enemies as a team. 

Specific character roles are fairly obvious from the start, based on the weapon each character is holding, but while a clear bit of ambient tutorial, that almost makes it too easy to charge in headfirst without checking with your team. That can result in disaster, because once you're dead there's no way to respawn without being revived by another team member. If they don't see you or don't want to stop and perform the revive spell, that's one less person on the field, and more for the remaining players to deal with. A team that doesn’t coordinate properly will be easily picked off one by one, as their already incapacitated comrades look bitterly on.

Fable Legends

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: MMORPG
Platform: PC, Xbox One
Release: In development

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Original Sin EE - E3 Diary Part 2

by Myrthos, 18:10

Here is part 2 of Larian Studios' E3 diary for Divinity: Original Sin Exhanced Edition, showing a bunch of people playing the game and commenting on what they think about the game.

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Original Sin EE

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Unknown
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Sword Coast Legends - E3 News

by Myrthos, 12:57

Here are a few news bits for Sword Coast Legends from E3.

PC World thinks the game will be a candidate for the best game at E3.

All in all, it’s looking great! I don’t love the 3D aesthetic quite as much as Pillars of Eternity’s Infinity Engine-esque art, but the game still looks pretty good (at least as good as Wasteland 2 and Divinity: Original Sin) and it plays well. Some of the animations still need more feedback and movement could be a bit more fluid, but overall I have no huge complaints on that front—it played like an isometric CRPG.

It’s almost like the genre never died in the first place. Almost.

 

Couch forwarded us the link to VGChartz, who are filled with imagination after seeing the demo.

Excited about the prospects of what DM mode could entail, I asked n-Space the extent to which Masters could design stories, questlines, and combat scenarios - could players make their own “Baldur’s Gates”? In talking with n-Space, they stated that, theoretically, players could write stories and quest-lines long enough to comprise the length of an entire game. I asked if other campaign settings were on the cards for future Sword Coast Legends content, and I was told “absolutely” by n-Space.

WCCF Tech feels it is an authentic reproduction of the DnD Realm.

Sword Coast Legends wants to bring the true dungeon master experience into the digital realm, and I truly think it’s succeeded. Already in this early form it has all the features you’d want. The direction they’re taking is phenomenal, and it allows for new ways to enjoy D&D, beyond the table and with absolutely everything you’d want.

Technology Tell played it as well

“For far too long, passionate and dedicated Mac and Linux RPG gamers have been left out in the cold, forced to watch from the sidelines as the industry focused efforts on just a select few platforms. That ends today,” said Dan Tudge, President of n-Space and Director for Sword Coast Legends. “With Sword Coast Legends, we are dedicated to delivering exactly the sort of classic, D&D, RPG gaming experience fans on every platform have been clamoring for. More importantly, we’re committed to providing the community with the largest possible pool of adventurers and prospective Dungeon Masters by ensuring that all gamers can play together regardless of which operating system they use.”

And then there are two videos with hands-on play.

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Sword Coast Legends

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Indie RPGs - Indies to Watch @ E3

by Myrthos, 12:45

Gameinformer created a list of four indie games from E3 they feel are worth watching. On the list are games like Banner Saga 2, Bedlam and Moon Hunters.

Originally launched as a Kickstarter, Moon Hunters is a 1-to-4-player, mythology-building action RPG with roguelike elements. Set in the fantastical version of ancient Mesopotamia, the world is thrown into chaos when the moon suddenly goes missing. In true roguelike fashion, the game only takes a few hours to play through, but will be different every time you start it up. However, your actions leave tiny impacts on the world, so you might encounter people who recall your old hero or whisper legends of your heroism. People will remember if you terrorized them just for fun or if you were noble and helped save them from monsters. At the end of your journey, your hero becomes a constellation in the sky, forever marking your progress in the world. Fortunately, every time you jump back into the game you unlock new character classes, tribes, and environments. Combat plays out in real-time and each hero has their own upgrade tree. An up close fighter class called the Spellblade has a shockwave ability that knocks enemies back. However, his vacuum blade upgrade makes it so he actually draws enemies towards him before stunning them for a few seconds. The Ritualist is a long ranger fighter who shoot energy bullets at foes, and one of her upgrade makes her projectiles pass through multiple foes, so you can line up enemies and whittle down their health in one shot. The game encourages players to work together and coordinate their attacks. This is an intriguing little indie game with some great music and a cool pixel art style.

Indie RPGs

SP/MP: Unknown
Setting: Unknown
Genre: RPG
Platform: Unknown
Release: In development

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Grimoire - Indiegogo Update

by Hiddenx, 08:29

Cleve Blakemore - Grimoire update:

Working on completing the final touches for the game, including this baby poster found in various locations all over Hyperborea.

I am down to roughly 7 issues that have emerged mainly from searching for notes in the code commented as "//*TODO" and "//*FIX". As far as I can tell I have not been able to produce an in-game exception from doing anything.

The goal is to submit to Steam Greenlight as soon as all final graphics are in, including this poster. Placeholders for monsters in some places are being replaced with super high quality graphics and the animated magic and spell effects are also being finished off. Game is looking pretty good considering only one person has been working on it the past three years.

All pledges will receive instant early access to the complete version of the game in Steam Greenlight when it becomes available. I completed a full walkthrough last month and only encountered one exception crash generated by an in-game assert which I fixed on the spot.

Grimoire

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Interview @ Only Single Player

by Hiddenx, 08:14

OSP is checking out Kingdom Come: Deliverance at the E3:

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New E3 Trailer:

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Thanks Couch for spotting this!

 

 

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Historical
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Wednesday - June 17, 2015

Dungeons Of Aledorn - Unity 5 and GURPS

by Myrthos, 17:49

With the switch to Unity 5, Dungeons of Aledorn was made to look better compared to the Unity 4 version of the game. IN addition there is also news on the selected rules set to use.

We are proud to present you today the first fruits of our successful Kickstarter campaign. One of our main goals was to upgrade our Unity 4 engine to Unity 5 Pro and thus considerably increase the looks of the game. The difference between the newest and older old version of the town Manto is already clearly visible and we´re just warming up!

Last time, we were promising some news about the skill mechanics and rules. After long discussions and extra testing we´ve chosen the GURPS rules as the leading inspiration for our game´s skills and abilities system. Each level up will give you some points to distribute among attributes, skills and perks. Of course the requirements will vary, e.g. the improvement of attributes will be almost always the most expensive.

Dungeons Of Aledorn

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Original Sin EE - E3 Diary Part 1

by Myrthos, 12:36

Here is a video diary from Larian Studios about their first day at E3 and where they are showing Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition.

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There is also a GameTrailers Twitch video with Larian Studios' Farhang Namdar and David Walgrave showing the game. It is over half an hour long and shows many of the new game features.

Original Sin EE

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Unknown
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Dark Souls III - Officially announced

by Arhu, 09:53

BANDAI NAMCO officially announced the Action RPG Dark Souls III at E3.

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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe announces DARK SOULSTM III for XBOX ONE, PLAYSTATION®4 and PC

A dark and brooding fantasy adventure awaits players in a vast twisted world full of fearsome beasts, devious traps and hidden secrets.

Leading interactive entertainment company BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe today proudly announced DARK SOULS™ III for an early 2016 release date for the Xbox One®, all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and STEAM® for PC. 

Developed by acclaimed Japanese developer FromSoftware and directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, DARK SOULS™ III is the latest chapter in the critically acclaimed DARK SOULS series with its trademark sword and sorcery combat and rewarding action RPG gameplay. Players will travel across a wide variety of locations in an interconnected world of unrelenting challenge and deep RPG gameplay as they search for a way to survive the coming apocalypse. 

“The DARK SOULS brand became a phenomenon thanks to amazing work from our dear partners FromSoftware and our very own BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment teams”. said Herve Hoerdt, Vice President of Marketing & Digital at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. “But above all, we are blessed to have such a supportive and loving community, and we are happy to dedicate this final episode to them!”

DARK SOULS™ III will arrive on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC early 2016.

Thanks Couch.

Dark Souls III

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Fable Legends - E3 2015 Trailer

by Arhu, 09:37

Microsoft released a new trailer for Fable Legends this week.

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Fable Legens is an upcoming massive 4-player CoOp / single player online RPG slated to be released for XBox One and Windows 10 PCs.

Thanks Couch.

Fable Legends

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: MMORPG
Platform: PC, Xbox One
Release: In development

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Deus Ex: MD - E3 Gameplay Trailer

by Arhu, 09:03

A new trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, was shown at E3 with some gameplay footage.

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Its expected release date is sometime in early 2016.

Thanks Couch.

 

Update

azarhal found more gameplay material:

There's also a video interview relevant to gameplay changes at gameinformer we reported about back in April.

Deus Ex: MD

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Shooter-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Pillars of Eternity - The White March Expansion

by Arhu, 08:47

Obsidian announced the first expansion for Pillars of Eternity todat at E3.

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“The White March: Part 1,” will extend the story and experience of Pillars of Eternity, as well as adding a higher level cap, new abilities, new companions, and more to the game. The expansion, originally offered as a pledge add-on during the game’s incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign, was revealed by Obsidian and Paradox at E3, and will be coming soon for Windows, Max, and Linux PC.

“Fans’ response to Pillars of Eternity has been incredible,” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO ofObsidian Entertainment. “We knew, when we started work on the game following our crowdfunding campaign, that we had the potential to create the kind of game we’d wanted to see again for a long time. Evidently, we weren’t alone in that. With The White March, we’re going to ensure that we live up to the praise we’ve received and the faith our fans have placed in us.” 

“Our partnership with Obsidian couldn’t have started on a higher note than with Pillars of Eternity,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “It was clear to us, from the beginning, that Obsidian had a deep connection to their fans, and with the tremendous success of Pillars of Eternity, there’s no doubt in our mind that they understand what players want from an RPG. We’re looking forward to working with their team for a long time to come.”

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PoE: The White March

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Hero-U - Kickstarter Ends Successfully

by Gorath, 06:09

The Hero-U Kickstarter is over. It got 116.889$ from 1.869 backers.

Hero-U

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Adventure-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Shenmue 3 - New Kickstarter --- Already Funded!

by Gorath, 06:01

Yu Suzuki's company Ys Net secured the necessary license from Sega to make a new game in the classic Shenmue series. He hoped to finance Shenmue 3 through crowdfunding, and he was right. The Kickstarter campaign took off with lightning speed. After only 3 hours 1.36M$ had been pledged. A short time later the funding goal of 2M$ was reached, so Shenmue 3 will definitely be made.

Shenmue 3 is the true sequel to the classic open world action RPG games, Shenmue and Shenmue 2. Created for modern platforms (PC and PlayStation 4) and built in Unreal 4, Shenmue 3 will continue the legacy of Shenmue.

Here are a teaser from Sony's E3 show

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and the Kickstarter pitch

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Current status: 2.8M$ of 2M$ (funded), 36k backers. Only 700k$ more and Shenmue 3 will get a skill tree system. ;)

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Shenmue 3

SP/MP: Unknown
Setting: Unknown
Genre: Unknown
Platform: Unknown
Release: In development

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Final Fantasy VII - HD Remake Announced

by Gorath, 05:37

Sony and Square Enix announced a HD remake of the all-time classic JRPG Final Fantasy 7 at the E3. Eurogamer says it will come out this winter. It's still unclear on which platforms FF7 HD will be released. According to Eurogamer it's a PS4 port of the PC version, other sites say it will be for PS4 and PC while the Sony E3 video ends with "Play it on PS4 first".

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Final Fantasy VII

SP/MP: Unknown
Setting: Unknown
Genre: Unknown
Platform: Unknown
Release: In development

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Tuesday - June 16, 2015

Witcher 3 - DLCs

by Hiddenx, 23:41

With most bugs fixed in version 1.05/1.06 the Witcher also has got two new free DLCs according to Gamespot:

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's free DLC campaign rolls on with two new pieces of add-on content, comprising a new quest and an alternative costume for Triss.

Check out the chart below for a full breakdown of the new content.

You can also watch a video that shows you exactly where to find the content and how it looks in the game itself.

This content is the latest in CD Projekt Red's plan to release 16 free add-ons for The Witcher 3. Last week's free content took the form of new Gwent cards and a pig quest. More add-ons will be released through June and into July.

The Witcher 3 is also getting paid DLC later this year with Hearts of Stone, which launches in October. Another expansion, Blood and Wine, is coming in 2016.

Treasure Hunt Quest around WOLF set - upgradable (4 lvl) armor + set of upgradable (4 lvl) swords - silver and steel th1009 Adventure awaits! Embark on an epic treasure hunt and get your hands on a long-lost elite set of Wolf School witcher gear! quest phase activation You can buy maps from Lindenvale merchant, Hattori, Kaer Trolde armorer, Kaeir Muire smith, armorer in Novigrad main square or just find places of treasure hunts in Kaer Morhen
Triss alternative costume Love to play dress up? Now you can with this exclusive new look for Triss Merigold. menu option will switch Triss basic costume with all variations (e.g. blood, hood etc.)

Thanks, henriquejr!

 

Witcher 3

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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