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Expected Releases

Aug: Din's Legacy
Aug: Kingdom of Rhea
Sep: Hellpoint
Sep: Yaga
Sep: WARSAW
Sep: Greedfall
Sep: Queen's Wish

Friday - August 23, 2019

Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory - Dev Video Diary

by Myrthos, 12:47

A developer diary video for Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory has been made available.

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Lesquin, France, August 22, 2019 - As part of a special mission ordered by Friend Computer, our reporter was sent to Ireland to investigate Black Shamrock, the studio developing Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory, amidst rumours that one of the team could be guilty of treason...

As a Red clearance Troubleshooter, you have been granted access to the full video report. Many aspects of the game development were scrutinised: the passion for the Paranoia tone, the challenges of adapting a tabletop role-playing game into a video game, the combat system, the unique gameplay and, of course, the utmost happiness felt by everyone in the team!

But Citizen, Friend Computer noticed that one team member hesitated when asked. Don't forget, happiness is mandatory. Not being happy is tantamount to treason and traitors will be asked to report to the nearest extermination centre immediately.

Control a team of four Troubleshooters of dubious loyalty, who (mostly) obey orders from Friend Computer, a paranoid and irrational artificial intelligence. Inspired by classic CRPGs, the game is the first official adaptation of the cult role-playing game.

After checking with Friend Computer, we can confirm the game will release on 3 October 2019 on PC and later on consoles.

Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory

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

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Druidstone - Level Editor & Modding Tools Released

by Silver, 11:19

A Level Editor & Modding Tools are now available for Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest.

Druidstone has just been updated to version 1.2.0 with major new features: level editor and modding support. With the tools you can build new levels, add new weapons and equipment, create custom monsters and abilities. When you’re ready publish your mod on Steam Workshop. With full Lua scripting support with over 2000 functions, the possibilities are almost endless.

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Druidstone

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

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Thursday - August 22, 2019

ONINAKI - Released

by Hiddenx, 20:06

The action J-RPG ONINAKI has been released today - a game about Watchers :)

ONINAKI

Reincarnation is the foundation of our way of life. We celebrate the lives we’ve been given, and offer up prayers for the next.

It is grief of death which shackles the living, and causes the dead to stray. Indeed, there is no greater affront to reincarnation.

So do we turn our grief to joy as we send off the dead.

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But the souls of those who held back their tears in life still need salvation in death. A duty that falls to the Watchers.

Their task is to guide the wandering souls known as the Lost, and serve as keepers of the Living World and the Beyond.

The Watchers sever the bonds that tie the Lost to this world, and send them on to the next. They navigate the emotions of the living and the dead. They prize life above all else.

This is the story of one Watcher.

ONINAKI

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

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Wasteland 3 - Alpha Commences

by Silver, 10:47

The playable Alpha for Wasteland 3 has started which means some gameplay video is now available. In addition the Steam page for Wasteland 3 is up. There is a Fig update also.

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Checking out Wasteland 3 Alpha, which is focused on combat gameplay. Wasteland 3 is a post-apocalyptic RPG with turn-based tactical combat, coming out in spring 2020.
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Wasteland 3

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

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The Dark Crystal - Gameplay Video

by Silver, 07:55

A gameplay demo video for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance from IGN.

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With a brand new Netflix series on the way, the beloved fantasy epic is also getting a brand new tactical strategy game on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac OS.

The Dark Crystal

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

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Kingdom Come - Banned in Australia

by Silver, 06:35

Kingdom Come: Deliverance has been banned in Australia due to the Womens Lot DLC.

KINGDOM COME DELIVERANCE has been banned in Australia under the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) system. Koch Media have twice had it rated as a multi-platform title with an R18+ (High impact sex scenes & references to sexual violence) classification.

Kingdom Come

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

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Wednesday - August 21, 2019

Shenmue 3 - A Day in Shenmue

by Myrthos, 20:46

A new trailer for Shenmue 3 provides a brief glimpse into the world of Shenmue.

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Germany, August 21, 2019 – Deep Silver and Ys Net today revelead the official Shenmue III  gamescom Trailer. The “A Day in Shenmue” Trailer gives a short glimpse into the detailed world of Shenmue III and the thrilling fighting system which let’s players fully control Ryo’s Kung Fu! Shenmue III will release on PlayStation®4 and PC November 19 2019.

Shenmue III is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Dreamcast classics Shenmue (1999) and Shenmue II (2001). The brainchild of award-winning game director, Yu Suzuki, Shenmue set out to combine action gameplay from his arcade classic Virtua Fighter with RPG mechanics to weave a long-form epic for home consoles. Commonly known as one of the most ambitious game projects in history, Shenmue captured the imagination of players from around the world with its unique setting, intimate and cinematic character-focused story, realistic battles, and fun mini-games. Many of the features pioneered in Shenmue is now commonplace in modern games, including open world and Quick Time Event gameplay. Shenmue III was officially announced on stage at Sony’s E3 2015 press conference and simultaneously launched on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, breaking two Guinness World Records upon raising over $6 million dollars. The game is currently in development at Yu Suzuki’s independent company, Ys Net, located in Tokyo along with many original Shenmue team members.

Shenmue 3

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

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Code Vein - Boss Trailer

by Myrthos, 20:39

A new Code Vein video showing the Butterfly of Delirium, a vicious enemy with range and flight, has been made available.

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Code Vein

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

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ONINAKI - First Reviews

by Hiddenx, 19:11

The first reviews of the upcoming Action-J-RPG ONINAKI are a mixed bag:

COG - Score: 75/100

Destructoid - Score: 6.5/10

Kotaku - No Score

Dual Shockers - Score: 8.5/10

Shacknews - No Score

Trusted Reviews - No Score

RPGFan - Score: 65/100

Gamerevolution - Score: 4.5/5

Noisy Pixel - Score: 9/10

ONINAKI

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

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Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark - Review @ Game Tyrant

by Hiddenx, 18:51

Game Tyrant has reviewed the tactial RPG Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark:

FELL SEAL: ARBITER'S MARK Review: A Worthy Successor

Gamers measure turn-based tactical RPGs against classics like Final Fantasy Tactics when they release, so there’s a lot to consider when developing a strategy game. After testing the waters for myself, I’m happy to say that Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark meets those elusive standards, and 6 Eyes Studios has made a name for themselves. Pierre and Christina Leclerc, two longtime members of the industry, formed the indie studio together with the hopes of creating a standout tactical RPG. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, and a whole lot of hard work, they’ve accomplished that goal. The depth and maturity of the game is on display with its robust customization and replay value. The pixelated graphics may not convince everyone, but the gameplay beneath that quirky surface is great. The developer hit the nail on the head, and they’ve quickly become a studio to watch.
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Verdict
For $20 to $30, Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark is a great game with hours of gameplay, and it has the potential to outlive a game twice the price. If you’re a fan of tactical RPGs, it’s a lot of fun. If you’re not, it’s still worth your time. Grab yourself a copy.

Score: 8/10

Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark

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

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Neverwinter Nights: EE - New Premium Module: Tyrants of the Moonsea

by Hiddenx, 18:35

A new premium module called Tyrants of the Moonsea for the Enhanced Edition of Neverwinter Nights is coming soon:

New Premium Module: Tyrants of the Moonsea

From the developers of acclaimed adventure Darkness Over Daggerford, Ossian Studios, comes a new premium module for Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition --> Tyrants of the Moonsea!

Based on the original module by Luke Scull, this new, enhanced version of Tyrants of the Moonsea vastly expands this former premium module by adding 70% more story and gameplay, as well as a a large amount of new art and audio content. Read on for details!

STORY
The harsh frontier land known as the Moonsea is besieged by demons. A mysterious cult has arisen, bent on death and destruction. Amid the chaos, war is imminent between the powerful city-states and their tyrannical rulers.

Accompanied by the dwarf merchant Madoc, you approach the town of Voonlar just as the worst snowstorm of the year hits. You soon discover that only you can prevent the total annihilation of the Moonsea at the hands of a legendary and ancient evil...

FEATURES
A 20+ hour high-level adventure set in the perilous Moonsea region of the Forgotten Realms! Featuring new monsters, new tilesets, 35 minutes of new music, and 1,000 lines of new character VO.

  • An expansion-sized high-level adventure with 20+ hours of gameplay
  • Use the world map to explore 18 areas in the Moonsea region including Zhentil Keep, Cormanthor, Thar, and prominent city-states.
  • Recruit from 5 different companions for your party
  • 5 new monsters to do battle with
  • 14 new character portraits
  • 35 minutes of inspiring new music including exhilarating combat tracks
  • 1,000 lines of new character VO

PLUS - THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK!
Composed by Mark Braga, Kalen Smith and Will Musser, the inspiring original soundtrack for Tyrants of the Moonsea will also be available on Steam!

Thanks apscp2006!

Neverwinter Nights: EE

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

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Mount & Blade II - Early Access Announcement Trailer

by Silver, 08:45

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord will release on Steam Early Access in March 2020.

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It's almost harvesting season! Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord will be available on Steam Early Access in March 2020.

Mount & Blade II

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

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Tuesday - August 20, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 - Coming to Google Stadia

by Myrthos, 20:09

It is official now, Cyberpunk will also be available on Google Stadia.

Cyberpunk 2077 coming to Google Stadia

CD PROJEKT RED announces Cyberpunk 2077 for Stadia — the cloud-based gaming platform from Google.

Gamers will be able to enjoy the immersive first-person RPG, its mature narrative, and cutting-edge visuals across dozens of supported devices.

Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character's cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where your choices shape the story and the world around you.

Cyberpunk 2077 will release April 16th, 2020, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Google Stadia version will launch the same year — additional details will be made available at a later date.

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Cyberpunk 2077

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

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Witcher 3 - Becomes Switched

by Myrthos, 20:05

We usually don't do console games, but as it is about The Witcher 3, here is and exception: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition is available on Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Switch announced! Watch new trailer and video

CD PROJEKT RED announces that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch will launch digitally and in retail on October 15th, 2019.

In addition to the new trailer, the studio has also released a gameplay overview video, offering an extended look at the Nintendo Switch version of The Witcher 3. Playing the game are CD PROJEKT RED's Community Manager Paweł Burza and Paweł Sasko, Senior Quest Designer on Wild Hunt and Lead Quest Designer on the Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine expansions.

Gamers visiting this year's gamescom, taking place from Tuesday, August 20th through Saturday, August 24th in Cologne, Germany, will be able to check out the title in person. The game will be playable at the Nintendo booth, located in Hall 9 of the entertainment area.

I saw it at Gamescom, but didn't play it. Here is the gameplay video:

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And for completeness, here is the release date announcement video:

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Witcher 3

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

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General News - RPGs are too Predictable

by Myrthos, 19:59

The Guardian has an editorial on RPGs becoming too predictable and that a breath of fresh wind is needed.

But every now and again, a game comes along which shows that innovation can happen without putting people off and revives a genre in the process. The Ubisoft model was once to open-world games what the Fallout model is to first-person RPGs. The blueprint: climb towers to unlock new areas, sprinkle a map with icons representing mini goals to reach, make progress at your leisure. It underpinned Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed, Far Cry and Watch Dogs series, Warner Bros’ Batman and Middle Earth franchises, and many others.

Then came The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, in 2017. It’s got the towers, the open-world, and the plethora of smaller activities to distract you from the main noble quest. But it quietly revolutionised that stale old structure. Nothing in Breath of the Wild is gated. If you wanted (and you were extremely skilled) you could simply walk to the final boss and finish the game, though you would be far more likely to be lasered to death by guardian robots on the way up to the castle. The icon-filled map is almost entirely gone: only fast-travel points and the occasional quest-line show up. The rest is there for you to discover with your eyes and ears, rather than following objective markers like an orienteering enthusiast.

Thanks Eye

General News

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

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Sin Slayers - Releases September 5th

by Myrthos, 19:54

The roguelike JRPG Sin Slayers, will become available on September 5th.

Sin Slayers, Tactical JRPG Action in a Dark Fantasy setting, Releases this September

Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 20 August 2019 - We here at Black Tower Entertainment would like to introduce you to our new RPG : Sin Slayers. The game is already a top-200 wishlisted game on Steam, with Sin Slayer's demo prologue having received more than 100k downloads. 

Sin Slayers is a dark RPG set in a treacherous underworld. The player will need to create, equip and lead a team of heroes, each with their own pros and cons that you must incorporate into your strategy. To escape your doom, you must slay seven Sin Lords.

About Sin Slayers:

Sin Slayers is an RPG with roguelike elements set in a dark fantasy world, where your choices determine how challenging the fights and enemies will be.

Create, equip and lead a team of heroes. Each unit will have its own abilities and weaknesses, so plan your combat strategy accordingly. You'll journey through stinking primeval forests, boneyards riddled with crypts and the graves of fallen warriors, and other places even the bravest adventurer would fear to tread.

Battles, traps, and bizarre enemies... Everything and everyone wishes to take your life, but don't succumb to despair. Between fights your party can take their rest at a fountain, or while on the road in an old church which leaves its doors open to the weary and wounded.

Travel every path and byway of the Valley, obtain new weapons on the field of battle or by fulfilling quests, gather ingredients for magical elixirs and resources to craft armor and amulets. If a certain item is beyond your crafting ability, ask the blacksmith in the Old Church for help. The best gear will allow you to challenge the deadliest monsters.

Features

  • Roguelike with JRPG combat system
  • Mix of pixel art and dark fantasy
  • The Sinfulness will rise or fall according to the player's decisions, and change game difficulty accordingly
  • Randomly generated locations offering great replayability
  • Ten heroes, each with their own unique abilities and weaknesses

Players wanting to check out the game early can still download the demo prologue on Steam.

Sin Slayers

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

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Din's Legacy - Demo Available

by Myrthos, 19:49

A demo for Din's Legacy is available now from Steam or the Soldak website.

McKinney, Texas, August 20, 2019 - Soldak Entertainment today announced the availability of the Din's Legacy demo. Din's Legacy is an action RPG with mutating characters, set in a dynamic, evolving, fantasy world for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The demo for Din's Legacy is only around 340MB, so there’s no reason not to give it a try. Go download the demo now.

During the Orc Schism, the entire Orc race was violently split into Dark Orcs, Zombielords, and the Mutated. The Mutated are tainted with Orc blood, a zombie parasite, and necromancer magic. This makes people seriously mistrust and even fear them. The fact that they slowly mutate over time makes it even worse. Who is going to trust you when you grow horns overnight?

Despite all of this, the Mutated are actually more closely related to the Elves, both their behavior and physically. They want to prove this to the world, but they are facing a tremendous uphill battle.

The trickster god Din was intrigued by their chaotic mutations and burning desire to prove themselves to the world. Always in need of champions, he made a pact with the Mutated. Each volunteer would become one of his champions trying to save the world wherever Din sends them. In return, each time they die in his service he resurrects them to continue their service.

Din's Legacy, as well as the Mutated's and yours, are all in your hands! Can you be the Champion that is needed?

Din's Legacy is scheduled to be released August 28th 2019. For more information about Din's Legacy head over to the website.

Features:

  • Experience your character mutating over time for good and bad
  • Guide your character's evolution (choosing/improving skills, suppressing unwanted mutations, etc)
  • Use mutation points to mutate your character towards another character or sub-class
  • Uniquely created worlds for every game, with different scenario, win/lose conditions, areas, monsters, items, and quests, give the player a new experience every time
  • Explore a dynamic, evolving, living world
  • Your choices truly impact the game
  • Co-op multiplayer to adventure with friends

Din's Legacy

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

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Greedfall - Companions Trailer

by Myrthos, 19:40

A companions trailer for Greedfall has become available.

GreedFall, the upcoming RPG from Spiders Studio, will send you on a voyage to uncharted lands when it releases September 10 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. On the island of Teer Fradee, you’ll forge your own destiny - but you will not be alone. In the latest Companions Trailer, Spiders and Focus Home Interactive emphasize the importance of your companions, your relationships with them, and the stories they bring.

In GreedFall, you are a diplomat above all else. What defines your character is how you deal with the unique situations your position puts you in, and the company you choose to keep. Consider your choices well, as each of the companions you encounter on your journey belongs to one of the many factions or guilds, with all the prejudices and ambitions this may bring.

Beyond the influence of their faction’s goals, each companion has their own personal quests. Ignore them for too long and they may decide to leave you. Help them, and you could have an ally – or lover – for life. Your companions will notice what you say and do, so consider their reactions before committing to a decision.

Think carefully when picking which two companions to bring with you, as each have unique skills to offer. If you suspect a challenging fight ahead, consider bringing along Coin Guard mercenary Kurt, who can be kitted out as a tough front-line warrior. Outside of combat, be cautious when entering diplomacy with a faction one of your companions are antagonistic with. Your choices will shape the world, along with the lives of those in it.

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Greedfall

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

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Code Vein - Demo on September 3

by Myrthos, 19:38

A demo of Code Vein will become available on September 3, according to this video.

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Code Vein

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

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The Surge 2 - Gameplay Overview Trailer

by Myrthos, 19:36

With The Surge 2 entering the final stage of production to get ready for the release on September 24, a new gameplay video is released.

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The Surge 2

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

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Dark Envoy - Gamescom Trailer

by Myrthos, 09:27

A new trailer for Dark Envoy, which will be shown at Gamescom, has been made available.

First Gameplay Trailer for Dark Envoy Released Ahead of Gamescom 2019

Find Dark Envoy at Hall 10.1 A 71 this week at Gamescom

Cologne, Germany - August 20, 2019 - Building off the positive response to the announcement of Event Horizon's upcoming title Dark Envoy, the developers have released a new trailer showing a taste of what gameplay awaits Gamescom attendees this week. A non-linear RPG, Dark Envoy offers free world exploration with an emphasis on tactical combat layered with lore and strategy.

Explore the world using a Skyship as your base of operations. Seek mythical locations, and procedurally generated dungeons with optional tactical objectives. Choose wisely where to travel however, as the world map adjusts with the passing of in-game time. Locations will randomly respawn, becoming progressively more challenging for you and your party. 

Wishlist on Steam here

KEY FEATURES

  • Non-linear RPG with turn-based combat accompanied by a real-time pre-combat phase where tactics and party power are equally important.
  • Player choices impact the world: it can be destroyed or saved, and the stories that unfold will lead to multiple endings reflecting the characters’ personalities and decisions. 
  • Co-written by Michael Chatfield, an Amazon Top 100 Science Fiction / Fantasy writer.
  • 15 unique character classes to discover - with the ability to mix skill trees - including some rare classes which can only be found in remote locations or through chained quests.
  • Combat animations recorded using the studio’s own mocap and a kung-fu master acting out various fighting styles. 
  • Can be played solo, two player co-op, as well as a new mode called Player vs World where Player 2 acts as the final boss seeking to destroy Player 1 before they become too powerful. 
  • High-replayability factor due to large pool of quests and world events. One cannot uncover all of the content in a single playthrough. 

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Dark Envoy

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

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Remnant: From the Ashes - Released

by Silver, 08:28

Remnant: From the Ashes released on Steam recently and is a souls-like co-op shooter RPG.

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ABOUT THIS GAME
Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person survival action shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monstrous creatures. As one of the last remnants of humanity, you’ll set out alone or alongside up to two other players to face down hordes of deadly enemies and epic bosses, and try to carve a foothold, rebuild, and then retake what was lost.

A REMNANT OF MANKIND The world has been thrown into chaos by an ancient evil from another dimension. Humanity is struggling to survive, but they possess the technology to open portals to other realms and alternate realities. They must travel through these portals to uncover the mystery of where the evil came from, scavenge resources to stay alive, and fight back to carve out a foothold for mankind to rebuild...

ENDLESS FANTASTIC REALMS AWAIT Explore dynamically-generated worlds that change each time you play through them, creating new maps, enemy encounters, quest opportunities, and in-world events. Each of the game’s four unique worlds is filled with monstrous denizens and environments that will provide fresh challenges with each playthrough. Adapt and explore… or die trying.

SCAVENGE. UPGRADE. SPECIALIZE. Overcome tough-as-nails enemies and epic bosses throughout hostile environments to earn experience, valuable loot and upgrade materials you can use to build a wicked arsenal of weapons, armor, and modifications to approach each encounter dozens of unique ways.

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. Invading other worlds to seek an end to the Root is dangerous and survival is far from guaranteed. Team up with up to two other players to increase your chances of survival. Teamwork is necessary to make it through the game’s toughest challenges… and unlock its greatest rewards.

General News

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

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VtM: Bloodlines 2 - RTX Trailer

by Silver, 07:08

Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 RTX Trailer.

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Enjoy a first glimpse of Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 with RTX ON. Powered by GeForce RTX technology, ray-traced lighting and reflections helps bring Seattle to life in vivid detail, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the world of darkness.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 will launch on PC and consoles in 2020 and is now available for pre-order. To learn more about Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, please visit www.bloodlines2.com.

VtM: Bloodlines 2

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

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Wasteland 3 - Patriarch of Colorado Gamescom Trailer

by Silver, 06:52

A new trailer for Wasteland 3 titled Patriarch of Colorado.

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The Patriarch of Colorado strikes a deal with the Desert Rangers.

See more at Wasteland3.com

Wasteland 3

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

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Monday - August 19, 2019

Non-RPG General News - Commandos 2 and Praetorians HD Remasters

by Hiddenx, 17:56

Henriquejr spotted the trailers for the HD remasters Commandos 2 and Praetorians:

For Strategists and Tacticians:

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Non-RPG General News

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Setting: Unknown
Genre: Unknown
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Release: In development

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RPGWatch Feature - The CRPG Book Review

by Myrthos, 07:58

We never did a book review before, but here is our first one. Corwin went through Bitmap Books' CRPG book and remembered a lot of things from the past and learned some things as well. It is not a very long review, but it describes very well why Corwin liked the book.

Nostalgia can be a wonderful thing and I've been around long enough for it to really take hold. I remember when there were only mainframes and punch cards; I remember seeing Pong when it first took the world by storm; I remember buying an Intellivision and playing two simplistic DnD games for hours; I remember being excited when I bought a Commodore 64 and played 'Bard's Tale', 'Phantasie', 'Might and Magic' and 'Ultima'. I remember buying my first IBM clone PC and being extremely annoyed when it wouldn't play the first PC game I'd ever bought 'Quest For Glory' because it needed a '286' to run. (Who reads the fine print on the back of a box?) I remember having to upgrade to a '386' a '486' and a Pentium (complete with assorted memory managers) just so I could play the latest game in the Ultima series. Ah, the joys of nostalgia.

General News

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

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Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory - Mission Walkthrough And Impressions

by Silver, 06:50

RockPaperShotgun share a gameplay video of a whole mission from Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory.

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This Paranoia: Happiness Is Mandatory gameplay takes you through one whole mission of the upcoming RPG, as Friend Computer sends you into the depths of Alpha Complex to fight an evil vending machine. Yes, it’s quite odd. So, enjoy this Paranoia gameplay walkthrough and impressions. Oh, and thanks to Logitech G and the G432 7.1 Surround Sound gaming headset for sponsoring this video. Check out the tech behind the G432 over on the Logitech G site:

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Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory

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

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Sunday - August 18, 2019

Encased - Closed Beta is live!

by Hiddenx, 08:05

The closed beta for the RPG Encase is now live - here are the changes for the beta:

Full list of changes in Beta:

  • Expanded introductory event with the elevator stop;
  • The reactor level is now open;
  • Rebalanced main attributes of different Wings;
  • Hand-to-hand combat branch has been significantly updated – new skills have been added, old ones have been changed;
  • A lot of skill tree changes;
  • A batch of new weapons has been added for sale in the armory;
  • NPCs react to player vandalism;
  • Fixed some errors in quests;
  • Random events have been added to time rewind;
  • New items, statuses and effects from consuming food and drink;
  • Many technical and performance improvements;

Thanks Farflame!

Encased

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

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The Surge 2 - Hands-on @ Gamecrate

by Hiddenx, 08:00

Gamecrate checked out The Surge 2:

Hands-on: The Surge 2 is shaping up to be a fluid and fun sci-fi RPG

It's been a little over a year since we got a good look at action RPG The Surge 2 at E3 2018. In that time, developer Deck13 has been toiling away on the game, prepping for its September release. While last year's demo was strictly hands-off, I recently had the chance to take a stab at a hands-on version that explores the early parts of the game, and I have to say, it was quite entertaining. And difficult. Damn, this game is hard!

Breaking Out

The first thing you do in The Surge 2 is create your character. You've got your standard facial features, hair, and clothing options to choose from, so you can make your character your own and decide the look that's right for you.

Once you've decided on a look, it's time to get to business. You start The Surge 2 in a prison. Your sole purpose — at least at this time — is to escape. After watching a quick cutscene, I immediately encountered a couple large enemy drones. They were quick to attack, which caught me off guard. On top of that, despite appearing as lowly grunt enemies, they still dealt a considerably amount of damage to my character. Thankfully, a handful of quick swings is all it took to take down these robotic baddies.

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Thanks Farflame!

 

The Surge 2

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

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Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - August Update

by Hiddenx, 07:55

Farflame spotted the August update for Assassin’s Creed:

This Month in Assassin’s Creed – August 2019 Update

This month we're excited to announce the release of Title Update 1.5.0, Story Creator Mode news, an all-new Lost Tale of Greece, the Ikaros character pack, and content updates for Assassin's Creed® Rebellion!

Without further ado, let's jump right in!

THE LOST TALES OF GREECE

An all-new Lost Tale of Greece, Old Flames Burn Brighter will be released in August.

Old Flames Burn Brighter

Your heart beats a little faster when you receive a note from someone you knew back on Kephallonia. Someone you thought you'd never see again. And it's more than just a note, it's an invitation! Take a horseback ride down memory lane as you reconnect with an old friend.

Old Flames Burn Brighter will be available on August 6 and is free to all Assassin's Creed® Odyssey players.

To access all the Lost Tales of Greece, you need to reach Chapter 5 in the main path of Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

You can review the previously released Lost Tales of Greece in our July Monthly Update.

We haven't reached the end of the Lost Tales just yet. We'll see you in September for the next one. 😉

TITLE UPDATE 1.5.0

Later this month, we'll be deploying Title Update 1.5.0 and, along with addressing some in-game obstacles, the patch will prepare the game for the upcoming release of the Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece.

Stay tuned, we'll share more details about Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece in our September Update!
Story Creator Mode

It's been a whole two months since we released Story Creator Mode, the new feature for playing Stories lovingly crafted by your fellow community members, or for creating your own! Since the launch, we've introduced several updates including Elite NPCs, new NPC behaviors, objective grouping, generic NPC creation, and many more quality-of-life improvements.

And we didn't stop there! In August we will add even more features to the Story Creator Mode, including:

  • Inventory Starter/Objective: This will allow you to start a new quest using quest items as a condition. Same goes for the objective.
  • Patrol Behaviour: You asked, we listened. Patrol behaviour is coming!
  • Story Creator Mode Website Update: We're excited to announce that we'll be updating the website to allow you to:
            Save Stories for later
            Create and share playlists
            Queue stories

Psst, we're also looking into adding dialogues between more than two characters. If our internal testing phase is successful, we'll aim to deploy this feature before the end of the month.

We are incredibly grateful for your continued feedback and support, keep it coming!

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Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

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

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Kingdom Come - A Woman's Lot Review

by Hiddenx, 07:45

Wccftech checked out the Kingdom Come Deliverance DLC: A Woman's Lot:

Kingdom Come: Deliverance A Woman’s Lot Review – Mixed Bohemian Bag

A woman’s lot in the 15th century Bohemia wasn’t great. Unfortunately, The latest DLC for Kingdom Come: Deliverance isn’t that much better either. The fourth installment of DLC for Kingdom Come, A Woman’s Lot ties together the few loose threads of the main story and the siege of Skalitz. Obviously, this review might feature some Kingdom Come: Deliverance spoilers, so be warned.

Beginning when you speak to Theresa in Rattay, you are flashbacked to her former life in Skalitz, where according to the game’s description you get to experience a slice of “ordinary life” in the small town. The problem is, ordinary life is incredibly tedious, though if you’ve played Kingdom Come: Deliverance before you already know the deal. When I’m looking to sink my time into an immersive simulation, I’m trying to escape my chores, not do someone else’s. The work is menial, repetitive and frustrating and has absolutely no pacing to it at all.

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While Johanka's story is interesting, albeit with plenty of boring sections scattered throughout, Theresa's 'ordinary life' is so dull it made me want to do my own chores more than play a video game.

Score: 6.9/10

Thanks Farflame!

Kingdom Come

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

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Reviews

by Hiddenx, 07:38

Farflame spotted some reviews for Age of Wonders: Planetfall:

 

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

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

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Saturday - August 17, 2019

Skyblivion - New Teaser Trailer

by Hiddenx, 21:15

Henriquejr spotted a new trailer for Skyblivion:

The Elder Scrolls: Skyblivion - Teaser Trailer

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We have been hard at work these past few years and recently a lot of that work has fallen into place, finally shaping up to what we can call a proper video game.
We are super excited to see all our hard work pay off, more importantly though we are excited to show those who have supported us all this time what it has been for. It’s been a long ride but we are finally at a point where the end is almost in sight. 
We still need help with the project though, mostly in the 3D and coding departments but concept artists, CK modders and texture artists are always a welcome sight.

Our exterior world map is nearing its final stages of development meaning its close to being completed. Creatures, flora, weapons, armors and 3D assets in general are being implemented and produced at a rapid pace and as a result the world is starting to feel alive. The world is now inhabited by wild animals walking about and monsters trying to kill you at every corner. 
Quests have also made some great progress though a lot of debugging still needs to be done to make everything work as smoothly as possible. 

If you are simply a fan of the project and you want to help please share our video where you can, you might just reach someone that will help us finish this monster of a project sooner.

Skyrim

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

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