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Legends of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
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Tuesday - January 14, 2020

Magic: Legends - Gameplay Trailer

by Silver, 22:05

A new gameplay trailer for Magic: Legends.

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Check out the first trailer for Magic: Legends, coming to PS4, Xbox and PC in 2020.

General News

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

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General News - Modders Build Harry Potter RPG in Minecraft

by Silver, 20:49

PC Gamer reports that modders have build a fully fledged Harry Potter RPG in Minecraft.

Would you like a free Harry Potter-themed RPG built entirely inside Minecraft? Of course you would want that. You—at the very least—would not not want that. Well, a team of “poor students” called The Floo Network have spent the last four or so years making a sprawling Minecraft map that runs as a complete Harry Potter RPG inside vanilla Minecraft. What first started as a the team’s decision to spend a couple years making detailed models of various Harry Potter locations inside Minecraft—something you might remember from 2017—has become a massive undertaking that gives us… Minecraft School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Here’s the trailer: 

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General News

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

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RPGWatch Feature - Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones Review

by Myrthos, 11:55

Forgottenlor has reviewed Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones, an RPG set in a Lovecraft universe.

Turned out of my ancestral home by a mob of cultists and gangsters, and with only loyal butler Werner helping me, I wake up from a horrible dream in a seedy tavern in the city of Arkham. That was the beginning of my aristocratic character's journey into Stygian. Stygian is a horror RPG based on the pen and paper RPG Call of Cthulu, which in turn is inspired by the works of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. In Stygian you don't play a hero, but at best a somewhat capable person who has to survive unimaginable horrors. And in this case survival doesn't only mean not dying, but also not succumbing entirely to madness. As a result, you'll find that having your character run away from battle or taking drugs or drinking alcohol is often preferable to fighting against hopeless odds and using up precious ammunition or spiraling into insanity. Stygian's visuals are drawn out of pulp comics, and this along with its unusual mechanics and setting make it a pretty unique RPG, which stands out against the mass of fantasy, sci-fi, and post-apocalyptic RPGs flooding the market. But Stygian is also a game made on a tight budget, and unfortunately that limits its otherwise excellent potential.

Stygian

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

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Monday - January 13, 2020

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous - First Look

by Silver, 19:53

PCGamesN offer a first look at Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous by showing some screenshots ahead of the Kickstarter on February 4th at 08:00 PST / 11:00 EST / 16:00 GMT.

You can see a whole lot of the places you’ll visit in the screenshots below. (If the latter chapters of the original Adventure Path are any indication, you can expect things to get a whole lot wilder, too.)

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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous

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

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Encased - Video Review

by Hiddenx, 19:44

SaintMattyGruden checked out the Sci-Fi RPG Encased:

ENCASED: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG REVIEW (Early Access Review)

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Encased

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

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This Land Is My Land - Video Review

by Hiddenx, 19:32

SplatterCatGaming checked out the Open World Survival RPG This Land is My Land:

This Land is My Land (2020) - Open World Native American Survival

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This Land Is My Land

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

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Sunday - January 12, 2020

The Alliance Alive HD Remaster - Releasing 16th January

by Silver, 11:26

The Alliance Alive HD Remaster will be available on Steam 16th January.

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The Alliance Alive HD Remastered marks the glorious rebirth of the acclaimed RPG brought to you by FURYU Corporation. Uniting the talents of writer Yoshitaka Murayama, designer Kyouji Koizumi, art director Masayo Asano, and composer Masashi Hamauzu, this epic adventure comes to life with innovative gameplay on a backdrop of vibrant visuals and a classic tale. Players can develop their party’s skills through combat-based character progression, immerse themselves in the game’s lush world via dynamic vehicle-centric exploration, and form alliances with various guilds and factions. Venture further into the world to discover new vehicles to traverse in, magic to wield, places to visit, and more to experience!

STORY

Humanity has been shattered and enslaved by Daemons invading from another realm. The Dark Current, a cataclysmic event caused by the Daemons’ emergence, has decimated the population and divided the land into separate regions, leaving the survivors to be subjugated by Daemonic overlords.

A thousand years have passed since that fateful event, and mankind will remain silent no longer.

To reclaim their homes and free their people, an unlikely fellowship of heroes will band together to spark a fiery revolution. They must form alliances with the remnants of the resistance throughout the world to make a united stand against the legions of Daemons. If they fail, humanity as they know it will remain forever stifled by the darkness…

KEY FEATURES

  • A Vivid World: From lava-covered wastes to snowy mountains, the numerous themed realms around the world offer their own unique experiences and challenges. Navigate each diverse environment by utilizing a variety of different vehicles, including ships, rideable beasts, and flying machines.

  • Forged in Battle: The ferocity and strife of combat can draw forth your inner reserves of power. Build up determination to enter a state of Ignition, which allows you to execute devastating critical attacks. Repeated use of weapons and Ignition attacks also has the chance to “awaken” a new skill for your characters mid-battle.

  • Stand Together: You cannot challenge the Daemons alone. Form alliances with Guilds and factions to mobilize the strength of warriors and scholars all across the land to confront terrifying foes. Allying with Guilds also grants you the ability to call upon them to aid you in battle, among many useful other perks. You're going to need every last bit of help you can get.

The Alliance Alive HD Remaster

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

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Vampire's Fall: Origins - Announced for January 2020

by Hiddenx, 09:57

Vampire's Fall: Origins will be released soon for the PC:

For countless years the villagers of Vamp’Ire have enjoyed a life of peace and happiness. But now, rumors are spreading about a wielder of dark magic - a Witchmaster. Fearing the rumors to be true, the village musters a militia to prepare for the worst. You are a recruit enrolling to defend the village. Little do you know, fate has something special in store for you…

A tribute to classic RPGs. Made with passion, by old-school gamers.

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Vampire’s Fall: Origins is a 2D open-world RPG with tactical combat. Create your character, choose your bloodline and venture out in the world. Will you wreck havoc in the land, or be the hero people are longing for?

Features

  • Open world
  • Fully customizable characters
  • Tactical combat
  • Immersive stories
  • Dialogue choices
  • Skills and abilities to shape your character
  • Choose your bloodline: Nosferatu, Ranjeni, Magistrav or Equides
  • Over 250 graphically unique weapons and armor

How does the Steam version of Vampire's Fall: Origins compare to other platforms?

  • Higher quality on textures and sound
  • Better visuals
  • PC-adapted controls
  • Full controller support
  • Steam achievements
  • Adjusted balancing for PC
  • No PvP*
  • No in-game chat*

*We might add this at a later time

Vampire's Fall: Origins

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

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Saturday - January 11, 2020

Skyrim - Skywind Developer Diary #5

by Silver, 23:09

DSOGaming reports on Developer Diary #5 for Skywind.

The team behind the ambitious Morrowind Remake mod for Skyrim, Skywind, has released its fifth developer video. According to the team, the project has made immense progress since the last video. Therefore, this video will give you a better idea of where the project stands now.

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Skyrim

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

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Bloodlust 2: Nemesis - First Look @ RPG Crawler

by Hiddenx, 12:24

The RPG Crawler checked out BloodLust 2: Nemesis:

RPG Crawler's First Look - BloodLust 2: Nemesis

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A vampire based dungeon crawler roguelike? Interesting. Needs some polish, but interesting.

Bloodlust 2: Nemesis

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

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Friday - January 10, 2020

Graywalkers - Gameplay First Look

by Hiddenx, 22:25

The Turn Based Lovers checked out Graywalkers: Purgatory:

Graywalkers: Purgatory - Turn-based RPG - Gameplay First Look

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First look at Graywalkers: Purgatory by Dreamlords Digital Inc. A promising #turnbased #RPG set in a supernatural post-apocalyptic world. 

ABOUT THE GAME
You play the prophesied leader of The 36 Righteous Ones who are now called Graywalkers. You and the other Graywalkers walk the path between Heaven and Hell and Darkness and Light, each one destined to protect humanity in their own unique way. Your goal is to search for the 35 other Graywalkers and recruit them in your cause to unite Purgatory and lead the fight the reclaim the world from the supernatural invaders that have conquered the rest of the world.

Graywalkers

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

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Shenmue 3 - Review @ RPG Site

by Hiddenx, 22:04

RPG Site has reviewed Shenmue 3:

Shenmue III Review

Let’s get this out of the way: Shenmue III is for Shenmue fans. It’s not a starting point for the series, and the short recap video does not do much to catch people up on this somewhat standard tale of mystery and revenge. Shenmue III is obviously a love letter to those who have waited for decades to see the series return and the continuation of Ryo Hazuki's story.

So, is Shenmue III the triumphant return that series fans have been waiting decades on? Not really, unfortunately, although the target audience will still get some enjoyment out of this title.

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Characters are as stiff as the lines they deliver, and they possess this uncanny valley quality to them that makes watching them move and interact with the world somewhat unsettling. Children look like caricatures of themselves, Ryo walks as if he’s bound to the tank controls of old PS1 titles, and Shenhua is pretty but seems unable to express any emotion on her face at all.

Shenmue III is a game of half-measures. It ultimately delivers on its promise of the continuation of the Shenmue story for fans that have been waiting on it for years, but that doesn’t mean it delivers on that promise well. Shenmue III could have been so much more, or at least tried to wrap up Ryo’s tale, but instead, we are left with another cliff-hanger. Deep Silver and Ys Net delivered a game that works but is as unambitious and dull as Ryo’s dialogue.

Score: 3/10

Shenmue 3

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

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Thursday - January 09, 2020

The Dark Crystal - Peer into the Crystal #2

by Silver, 20:17

Gematsu reports that a new video showing unit customisation and the job system is available for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics.

En Masse Entertainment have released a new trailer for strategy RPG The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics dubbed “Peer into the Crystal #2,” which explains unit customization and progression, as well as the comprehensive Job system.

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The Dark Crystal

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

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The Surge 2 - Kraken DLC January 16th

by Silver, 20:12

Gematsu reports that The Surge 2 DLC 'Kraken' will launch January 16th.

The Surge 2 expansion downloadable content “Kraken” will launch across all available platforms on January 16, publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Deck13 Interactive announced.

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The Surge 2

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

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General News - New Sci-Fi Game Based on Stanislaw Lem

by Silver, 20:09

GamePressure reports on the development of a new science fiction game based on the literature of Stanislaw Lem.

Retrofuturism and Atom Punk

"Lem never entered the era of digitization in his books. We still have giant computing machines that download information using punch cards. No flat screens – just heavy, cathode-ray tubes and oscilloscopes. We're closely following the same trail. People explore space, but no one’s ever heard of mobile phones," says Michal Galek.

Piotr Mierzwa (hardsurface artist) is designing one of the robots we'll meet in the game. - New Sci-fi Game Based on Lem – Conversation with the Deveopers - dokument - 2019-12-05
Piotr Mierzwa (hardsurface artist) is designing one of the robots we'll meet in the game.

Indeed, all the displays I saw in the game were old, convex CRTs, and the gadgets I used resembled devices used in the 50s or 60s. Lem imagined the future that derived directly from the present. That's why today, his approach is defined as retrofuturism. Consequently, all the devices in the game are analog. The creators emphasize they devote a lot of time to properly designing the machines – "We wonder how the device should look in order to evoke the analog era. A touch-screen, wireless tablet would be a show-stopper for us."

You can imagine the problems such an approach creates. Just take the map, for instance – Lem had no interactive maps, nor modern UIs that would display points of interest. Things ought to be quite similar in Project Iabout the only aid we will get during exploration will be an absolutely regular map, and we'll have to mark navigational points manually. Let's remember – you are a scientists on an alien planet. Your main job is exploration, and that just can't be easy without digital systems. Doesn't such a concept curb creativity? "These limitations create the impression of integrity of the entire game. It requires some effort, but once we finally implement, we get massive satisfaction from creating something that challenges the regular approach; something original,” explains Marek Markuszewski.

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Thanks Farflame!

General News

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

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Fallout 4 - New Vegas Total Conversion Mod Screenshots

by Silver, 19:58

DSOGaming reports that some new screenshots have emerged for the Fallout 4 based project New Vegas Total Conversion.

It’s been a while since our last look at the Fallout 4: New Vegas mod, right? Well, the team behind it has released three new screenshots, showcasing the Mojave worldspace. While this is still a WIP project, these screenshots will give you an idea of its art direction.

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Fallout 4

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

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RPGWatch - Game of the Year Preparation

by Myrthos, 12:44

Two new threads have been opened where you can discuss how to shortlist the final lists that will be used in the GOTY voting for Best RPG of 2019 and Most Anticipated RPG for this year , which you can find here:

Shortlisting the GOTY 2019 - Released

Shortlisting the GOTY 2019 - Most Anticipated

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Vagrus: The Riven Realms - Patch 0.4.9 Live

by Myrthos, 11:57

Last year in December patch version 0.4.9 for Vagrus: The Riven Realms went live. The New features are these:

 MS 6: Crew Combat Alpha
- MS 14: Unrest and Obedience Mechanics (Partial delivery): Liberate or Discipline Slaves to
gain Obedience. Unrest will be added in a later update.
- Butcher beasts or mounts for supplies
- Warning triggers if an action would result in cargo loss

Additional milestones delivered that will only appear in the main campaign

- MS 10: Chart Exploration
- MS 11: Companion Select during Events
- MS 13: Hidden Stash and Smuggling Contraband

New / Updated Content or Game mechanics

- New sound effects for a number of creatures
- Camping without guards decreases Obedience
- Radial menu icons automatically pop up on the campaign map
- Node sizes increased for Point of Interests to better indicate them
- Goods tooltips now show more trade information
- Merged a few perks to make them more impactful

And there are several bug fixes.

Below you can find the video showing crew combat.

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Vagrus: The Riven Realms

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

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Wednesday - January 08, 2020

Broken Lines - Story Trailer

by Silver, 22:35

A new story trailer for Broken Lines.

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Broken Lines is a story-driven tactical RPG about a small and disorganized squad, who are stranded behind enemy lines during WW2.

War is about hard decisions and moral gray areas - in Broken Lines you'll make hard choices to ensure your squad's survival.

Immerse yourself in a unique and very personal story, experienced through the eyes of eight distinct soldiers.

General News

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

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Graywalkers - Early Access on January 15

by Hiddenx, 19:22

The Early Access version of Graywalkers: Purgatory will be released on January 15:

GRAYWALKERS PURGATORY LAUNCH DATE & STEAM KEYS

EARLY ACCESS RELEASE DATE

Greetings Graywalkers! We are finally releasing the Steam Early Access for Graywalkers Purgatory on January 15, 2020. The game has been approved for release and we can launch now anytime. We were supposed to launch on the 10th but we felt we needed a little bit more time to prepare a few more things needed. For Kickstarter backers though who's reward includes a pre-order of the game, we will be sending you your Steam Beta Keys by the weekend via your email (between 10th-11th). We will be sending the keys to Pre-order backers and PayPal backers as well. Take note these are Beta Keys and not yet the final game keys. The final game keys will be released on the 15th. 

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Graywalkers

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

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Monster Hunter: World - Iceborn Review @ RPG Site

by Hiddenx, 18:29

RPG Site has reviewed the DLC Monster Hunter: World - Iceborn:

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Review

After a second extended period of patiently waiting, PC players are again ready to pick up their Great Swords, refill their Slingers, and prepare some Hot Drinks as they set off into the Hoarfrost Reach in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Iceborne is a massive expansion, one that we think very highly of, and it's no less true on PC. Chock full of new surprising environments, changing up how entire weapon sets feel to play, adding more mechanics and outright whole new systems such as a room decoration feature, there's no short-changing here of stuff to do.

Alongside the release of Iceborne on Steam is a free update for all PC players titled Update Ver. 10.12.00. Independent of the expansion, this is another in a long series of free updates and tweaks that Monster Hunter: World has received since its PC debut in August 2018. World has been through a bit of a wringer on PC over the last year-plus. While the original PC release was generally competent though marred by connection problems, Capcom has put no shortage of effort in supporting the release with features such as adding Ultrawide and HDR support, supporting technologies like DLSS, and even an optional High-Resolution Texture pack in exchange for a hefty chunk of hard drive space. 

It is, in a way, disappointing that all of that is overshadowed by another tardy release where the playerbase has to again operate on two separate schedules.

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All told, Monster Hunter World's PC offering is in a much better place than it was initially, and even then it was never a slouch. There's a lot of credit to be given to all of the support that the title has received over the last year and a half, but also a lot of headache that comes with the staggered release. In a burgeoning era of cross-platform play, having a delayed release here feels a bit out of time. With that considered however, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is a game that's easy to recommend without hesitation. Those that have yet to dip their toes into Monster Hunter at all have perhaps the most to look forward to, with a polished and updated total package alongside with new stuff still inbound over the next few months. I know I'm eagerly anticipating what's next.

Score: 8/10

Monster Hunter: World

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

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Wildermyth - Early Access Review

by Hiddenx, 18:22

Happy Gamer checked out Wyldermyth:

Review: Wildermyth Early Access Is A Character-Based Generated RPG Where Anything Is Possible

Typically, procedurally created worlds are used for dungeon crawlers and Roguelikes. Moreover, there’s always been the need to apply the design essence into another genre. Like Wildermyth, players are immersed in a procedurally generated RPG, characters, story, and the entire thing.

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This game comes with a lot of promises; however, it’s still early access, so it’s not easy to tell if it was a worthy experiment or not, or whether it could inspire future games or the early stages of a masterpiece being crafted.

Story-line
The story of Wildermyth starts with three young farmers who answer the call of destiny when enemy forces attack their village. As with every typical fantasy, one becomes a strong warrior, one an agile, and one becomes a mystical warlock.

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Wildermyth

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

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Solasta - Fighter & Rogue Archetypes

by Hiddenx, 18:12

Henriquejr spotted some more info about classes in Solasta Chronicles:

Solasta Chronicles - Fighter & Rogue Archetypes

Those who survived the immediate effects of the Cataclysm found themselves plunged into a struggle for survival. Many different fighters and fighting styles emerged from the chaos that engulfed Solasta: nobles maintained armed bands to secure their lands, and every merchant house, temple, and town needed armed guards for defense. Each of the new nations had its favored troops, tactics, and equipment. In addition, there were some who made their living as adventurers or mercenaries, whose experiences shaped their fighting style in various ways.

As centuries passed, some styles proved more effective than others. Schools were founded to preserve and refine their traditions, each the product of different needs and circumstances. Here are three of Solasta’s best-known martial traditions.

Mountaineer

Most of Solasta’s martial traditions have their roots in the elite army corps of the Manacalon Empire or the Tirmarian Inquisition. Mountaineers, though, are born out of the ashes of the Cataclysm. For generations, the Marches and the mountains that stand between the Badlands and the more civilized nations have been infested by orcs and other monsters. Many of these creatures make their lairs in dark tunnels, narrow canyons, and cramped ruins. This is the world of the mountaineer.

Mountaineers are specially trained to fight and survive in rocky and vertical environments. They are masters of the shield, which is as much a weapon as a protection in their skilled hands. A mountaineer’s shield can wound or knock down an opponent, and given a wall on one side and a shield in the opposite hand, a skilled mountaineer can be almost invulnerable. Their extreme mobility lets them maneuver in ways that can surprise opponents and give them a considerable tactical advantage. The greatest mountaineers can combine offensive actions into devastating chain attacks.

While mountaineers do not fit the ideal of the elegant, noble warrior, they are impressively efficient killers of Badlands monsters.

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Solasta

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

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Tuesday - January 07, 2020

Starsector - Single Player Space RPG

by Silver, 21:53

Starsector is described as an open-world single player game featuring space combat alongside roleplaying, exploration, and economic aspects.

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Though it is in-development, you can purchase Starsector now at a discount to gain access to ongoing builds. Starsector supports custom content & mods and is available now for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

Current Features

  • Pilot your ship in top-down 2D combat
  • Command your fleet in tactical battles
  • Gain experience to level up your skills
  • Detailed space combat mechanics
  • Customize your ship’s loadout before battle
  • Hire officers to give skill bonuses, pilot auxiliary ships, and oversee your operations
  • Explore war-torn star systems
  • Exploit events to trade goods for profit
  • Win the favor or scorn of powerful factions
  • Discover new worlds and salvage lost derelicts
  • Mod support for diverse user-made content
  • Claim new worlds, build outposts and industry

General News

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

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The Chronicles of Myrtana - Aiming for Autumn 2020

by Silver, 21:41

GamePressure reports that Gothic 2 mod The Chronicles of Myrtana is aiming for an autumn 2020 release.

The team at SoulFire shared another (after the December summary of 2019) video devoted to The Chronicles of Myrtana, a huge modification for Gothic II. In the video entitled The Final Stretch, the devs revealed their plans to develop their ambitious project, and also revealed when we can expect its launch. As it turns out, the debut of The Chronicles of Myrtana is planned for autumn 2020. As the authors say, at present they cannot share the exact date, as it depends on many factors, including, among others, the availability of individual team members, dubbing actors or, finally, rooms for recording dialogue.

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Gothic 2 Gold

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

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Sands of Salzaar - Getting an English Version

by Silver, 21:36

PC Gamer reports that an ambitious Chinese RPG called Sands of Salzaar will be getting an English translation.

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Sands of Salzaar of which the Chinese title translates more directly to Tribe and Machete) only released on January 2, but in that time has rocketed to into Steam's global top seller list with an estimated 50,000 sales in its first week. That number is expected to reach 200,000 by the end of January. Though it's only available in Simplified Chinese, Sands of Salzaar has amassed over 2,600 "mostly positive" reviews and is currently the 31st most-played game on Steam by concurrents, with peak concurrent players reaching 21,000—in the neighborhood of games like Stardew Valley and Skyrim.

And, by the looks of it, Sands of Salzaar absolutely deserves its success. From reading reviews and watching some gameplay, Salzaar is an ambitious, Early Access open world RPG in the vein of indie darling Kenshi. Set in a mystical desert, you recruit characters and explore a dynamically-generated world, making friends (or enemies) with various factions. I particularly enjoy the look of the enormous battles, which evokes Dynasty Warriors mixed with Diablo.

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General News

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

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Matt Chat - Colin McComb on Classic Dungeons & Dragons Campaigns

by Silver, 21:32

Matt Chat interviewed Colin McComb about classic Dungeons & Dragons campaigns.

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In this installment, Colin chats about Planescape, Birthright, Ravenloft, Dragon Mountain, and more. We also talk about life at TSR and the nature of evil.

Matt Chat

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Monday - January 06, 2020

Virgo Versus The Zodiac - Review @ Noisy Pixel

by Hiddenx, 19:10

Noisy Pixel reviewed the J-RPG Virgo Versus the Zodiac:

Virgo Versus the Zodiac Review – What’s Your Sign?

As influential as the Greek Zodiac is to Western culture, it’s surprising we have so few games that draw upon the rich lore of the stars. Developer Moonana’s Virgo Versus the Zodiac unapologetically uses the celestial signs as a foundation to build a beautiful world steeped in symbolism, waiting to be explored and destroyed.

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Virgo Versus the Zodiac’s setting is broken into regions where each goddess represents a Zodiac of the respective realm. Each of these realms is a reflection of common traits associated with that sign, both positive and negative. Players take control of Virgo, who only focuses on the negatives of each realm and sets out to conquer them all. Along with your gingerbread companion and a few other followers, you cut through hordes of other Zodiac’s devotees before attempting to force each goddess to bow before you and relinquish their crown. Virgo’s ambition, once all the crowns are gathered, is to become the supreme leader of all and usher the world into a new Golden Age.

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Score: 8.5/10

Virgo Versus The Zodiac

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

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