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Tuesday - January 12, 2021

Genshin Impact - Ganyu Trailer

by Hiddenx, 20:07

You can play a new character in Genshin Impact - Ganyu:

Genshin Impact - Collected Miscellany - "Ganyu: Ambling Amidst Karst Peaks" Official Trailer

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Genshin Impact

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

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King Arthur: Knight's Tale - Early Access Release Now January 26th

by Silver, 19:15

DSOGaming reports on a slight delay into Early Access for King Arthur: Knight's Tale which will be available January 26th.

Neocore Games has announced that its upcoming turn-based role-playing game, King Arthur: Knight’s Tale, will now hit Steam Early Access on January 26th. The game was originally meant to hit Steam Early Access on January 12th. However, the team needed a little more time in order to iron out some bugs.

As Neocore Games stated via a press release:

“While we are aware that Early Access is called that name for a reason, we want to ensure everything is polished and bugs are squashed before you begin your adventure in Avalon, and we need a little more time to do that.”

[...]

King Arthur: Knight's Tale

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

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Non-RPG General News - Indiana Jones Game Coming

by Silver, 19:10

A teaser video for a new Indiana Jones game which Bethesda have announced with a tweet.

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A new Indiana Jones game from Bethesda and Machine Games has been revealed! Check out the short teaser here!

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A new Indiana Jones game with an original story is in development from our studio, @MachineGames, and will be executive produced by Todd Howard, in collaboration with @LucasfilmGames. It'll be some time before we have more to reveal, but we’re very excited to share today’s news!

Thanks Redglyph!

Non-RPG General News

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

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Monday - January 11, 2021

Immortals Fenyx Rising - Review

by Hiddenx, 19:55

Joe, The Alternative Gamer has reviewed Immortals Fenyx Rising:

"Immortals is One of 2020's Best (And Underrated) Games!" - Immortals Fenyx Rising Game Review

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Immortals Fenyx Rising

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

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Elder Scrolls Online - Is this any good now?

by Hiddenx, 19:50

Technewstoday checked out The Elder Scrolls Online:

The Elder Scrolls Online Review – Is this any good now?

The multiplayer Tamriel experience has improved so much since its debut

The Elder Scrolls Online is a challenging game to review. It’s the reason why The Elder Scrolls VI still doesn’t exist, even if Bethesda is building a new graphical engine for the game. Even if it exists within the fantasy world of Tamriel, the Online RPG doesn’t feel like a part of the franchise it entails.

Many years after its launch, though, the game is indeed playable. The best thing about this persistent MMORPG world is how it doesn’t require monthly fees or additional payments. Check-in once, and your wallet will be safe to play the rest of the content.

If you want to play the next chapters, though, you’d have to pay for the DLC, albeit most of them carry plenty of extra content.

[...]

Final Say

Ultimately, everything we discussed makes for a great MMORPG game. Yet, it’s not the exact recipe for a great The Elder Scrolls entry.

TESO is a successful game on its rights, but it just falls flat against Skyrim, Oblivion, or Morrowing. The difference lies in its plot, storytelling, characters, and overall writing. The single-player experience has the level of…well, an MMORPG title.

Still, roaming across Tamriel with a squad of friends is a rewarding experience. Even if the combat is not very thrilling, the number of things to craft and create and the multitude of skills to explore make for an immersive experience.

Overall, I say The Elder Scrolls Online as a 7/10 game. It’s worth a try, don’t expect this to be an excellent single-player RPG. It is what it is. TESO is an online, ongoing experience with a broad crafting system plus an okay skill system.

I have to close by saying Bethesda is planning to create an Xbox Series X/S version and a PlayStation 5 version. However, because Microsoft bought Bethesda recently, we don’t know if the title will stay on the PlayStation storefront for long.

Lastly, TESO is commonly on discount on the Steam store, selling for under $10. The standard game includes all of the content except for Greymoor. For that kind of money, TESO is worth it!

 

Elder Scrolls Online

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

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General News - 10 of the best Tabletop RPG Adaptations @ Game Rant

by Hiddenx, 19:44

Game Rant made a list of good tabletop RPG adaptations:

10 Of The Best Tabletop RPG Video Game Adaptations

Over the years, some tabletop RPGs translated their exciting mechanics into the video game world. Here are some of their best adaptations.


The evolution of the RPG genre throughout the years, from Dungeons and Dragons predecessor Chainmail to modern games like The Elder Scrolls franchise, has been impressive to say the least. Games that started off as little more than chess pieces and dice have become immense worlds filled with stories and characters unimaginable to the early pioneers of the genre.

Either due to recent social restrictions, or just a lack of players, the transition from pen-to-paper to digital code has become a necessity for a lot of us, whether that means finding ways to emulate the tabletop experience through the web, or finding new ways to satisfy the gaming urge. That being said, here are a handful of our favorite video games that have either directly adapted, or otherwise translated tabletop systems to a digital experience. Roll for initiative!

  • Planescape: Torment
  • Call Of Cthulhu
  • Shadowrun
  • Knights Of The Old Republic
  • Fallout Classic
  • Icewind Dale
  • Pillars Of Eternity
  • Disco Elysium
  • Baldur's Gate
  • Neverwinter Nights

General News

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

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Sunday - January 10, 2021

Ocean's Heart - Release Date: January 21

by Hiddenx, 22:28

The Action RPG Ocean's Heart will be released on January 21:

Ocean's Heart

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Ocean's Heart

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

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Atomic Heart - Announced for 2021

by Hiddenx, 14:53

The Shooter-RPG Atomic Heart has been announced for 2021:

Atomic Heart

Atomic Heart is an action RPG game. The story is about all the things that could have happened in the reality of the USSR but didn’t. Technical revolution has already occurred, robots, the Internet, holograms have already been invented, but all these innovations are immersed in the atmosphere of communism, imperialism and confrontation with the West.

The protagonist of the game, a Soviet Special Duty KGB officer, ends up at one of the Complexes of the Facility 3826 during a massive robot control system malfunction. The game world consists of huge open-world regions full of lush Soviet nature and less spacious territories of the Facility complexes with its secret underground and above-ground labs, bunkers and robotic logistics systems.

Most of the enemies are a variety of machines produced at the Facility. Each robot was originally made to serve the needs of the Soviet industry or to help Soviet citizens in a daily life. The robots are implemented with a combat program that should be activated in case of a war. 

Preview by MathChief:

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Atomic Heart

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

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Turn Based Lovers - Keep an Eye on It: 5 Turn-Based RPGs

by Hiddenx, 14:31

As always the Turn Based Lovers keep an eye on turn-based games for us:

Keep an Eye on It: 5 Turn-Based RPGs

We are finally in the new year and taking a quick assessment I cannot say that my 2020 has been bad. Life has given me a daughter, work, even if a bit slowed down, has never stopped, so I am grateful and look to 2021 with even more optimism.

Coming to the world of video games, 2020 for turn-based games has been a fantastic year, very prosperous, and full of great releases and new announcements. Here you will find the top 10 according to doubt and a top 5 according to Aiori. As you know, in Keep an Eye On It we talk about games in the works, and therefore we are projecting towards 2021 and often beyond. In this seventh episode I have collected 5 very interesting projects and I can’t wait to read your opinions.

So let’s start this episode with 5 indie turn-based RPGs & strategy games to keep an eye on them.

  • Across the Obelisk
  • Pawnbarian
  • Heretic’s Lot
  • Revival: Recolonization
  • Empis

[...]

Thanks Henriquejr!

Turn Based Lovers

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RPG Codex - GOTY 2020 Vote

by Hiddenx, 09:46

The RPG Codex is voting for the GOTY 2020:

RPG Codex 2020 GOTY - VOTE NOW!

Ladies and gentlemen, once again it is time!

The voting for the RPG Codex's 2020 GOTY poll is now open: VOTE HERE

It goes without saying that 2020 wasn't the best of years, but we still got a decent offering in titles like Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk, Troubleshooters and Horizon's Gate. Is up to you to help sort them out and figure what's worthy of a closer look. Since we barely had any DLC/Expansion this year besides Outer Worlds and Borderlands, we'll skip the category this year - we'll just rate the year's best RPGs and the best ports/remasters.

The poll is long, with over 70 games, but just scroll past all the games you didn't play and focus on the ones you did.

I'll run the poll for 1 week, until Jan 17, at 12:00 JST. Results should come out a few days later.

Cheers!

RPG Codex

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Saturday - January 09, 2021

Elder Scrolls VI - REDFALL Location Confirmed by Bethesda?

by Silver, 20:29

ESO talks about The Elder Scrolls VI location which Bethesda have teased with a tweet.

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The Elder Scrolls 6 Redfall location confirmed by Bethesda to be in Hammerfall & Highrock! No word on TES 6 release date or new gameplay!

The Elder Scrolls 6 has an official trailer and the predicted released date is 2024 – 2025, currently all we know for certain is that Starfield has a release date set before The Elder Scrolls 6 Hammerfell will come out. So it was rather surprising when the official The Elder Scrolls twitter, tweeted a riddle for us to solve so early ahead of the release date for The Elder Scrolls 6. This picture depicts candles that are strategically placed to provide a message about the upcoming Elder Scrolls 6 game. In this video I will speculate and alalyse the imiage and lore we know from the current Elder Scrolls titles such as The Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim, Daggerfall and Morrowind and how they connect the dots to reveal the location for The Elder Scrolls 6 Hammerfall and Highrock. The Elder Scrolls 6 will most likely take place during the end of the 4th era after the conclusion of the great war and the events of Skyrim civil war questline. TES 6 will tell the story of the Redguard s eluded to by the IP RedFall. We may see the Thalmor return to once again conquer the region or find a story of conflict within the province of High Rock with the Bretons. I’m sure traversing the Iliac Bay will play a strong role in The Elder Scrolls 6 gameplay.

The Elder Scrolls 6 will be a RPG or action role-playing games developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The series focuses on free-form gameplay in a detailed open world. The Elder Scrolls series started with The Elder Scrolls 1 Arena, The Elder Scrolls 2 Daggerfall, Battlepire and Redguard set in the region of Hammerfell, The Elder Scrolls 3 Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion and The Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim, 10 years onwards we are still waiting for Gameplay of The Elder Scrolls 6 Redfall, Hammerfell or/and Highrock!

Elder Scrolls VI

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

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Tortured Hearts - Finished

by Hiddenx, 11:38

The development of Tortured Hearts has been finished - the game will be released on Steam:

Tortured Hearts, or How I Saved the Universe. Again.

3. Jan. 2021 - Happy New Year, dear friends! Tortured Hearts is done. We are working on our Steam presence. Thanks for your patience!

Tortured Hearts

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

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Ash of Gods: The Way - Steam Page online

by Hiddenx, 11:25

Porcozaur spotted the new Steam-page of the card-based RPG Ash of Gods: The Way:

 Ash of Gods: The Way

Twenty years have passed since the Great War. Twenty years of peace and prosperity. But old conflicts and old grievances are not forgotten and new war is inevitable. A new generation of generals are craving for revenge.

Old heroes of the past are too tired and too weak to lead the new armies and they have to forge new Generals. Through a series of tough challenges and bloody trials, new leaders will emerge to lead the northern kingdom of Frisa through the upcoming storm of a new war.

Finn, young and talented foster-son of the Berkanan secret service master, an apprentice of an old war veteran is sent on a dangerous mission to participate in the Frisian tactical game called 'The Way' against the best of nobility in order to stop the war before it starts by eliminating top generals on the tournament arenas.

Gather your party, manage it, hire and train units to level it in your own way. Find and buy powerful artifacts to make your characters stronger, complete a deck of magical cards to surprise your opponents on a battlefield and create unique strategies.

Ash of Gods: The Way

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

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Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas - Launches on January 15

by Hiddenx, 10:58

Here's the trailer of the new expansion:

Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas Official Trailer

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Path of Exile

SP/MP: Massive
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Hack & Slash
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Friday - January 08, 2021

OMORI - Released

by Hiddenx, 19:52

The surreal, exploration, horror RPG OMORI had a very successful start at Steam:

OMORI

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Explore a strange world full of colorful friends and foes. When the time comes, the path you’ve chosen will determine your fate... and perhaps the fate of others as well. 

 

OMORI

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

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Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom - Review

by Hiddenx, 19:02

The Indie Gaming Guild has reviewed Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom:

Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom - Review

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Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom

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

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Shards of Feyra - First Look @ TBL

by Hiddenx, 18:50

The Turn Based Lovers checked out Shards of Feyra:

 Shards of Feyra | Turn-Based RPG | Gameplay First-Look

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Let's take a look at Shards of Feyra by Feyra Online. An indie Turn-Based RPG that you can play in coop or solo. Shards of Feyra is expected for January 2021 on Steam. This is a gameplay first-look for a rapid insight of the game. Let me know what you think about Shards of Feyra in the comments below.

Shards of Feyra

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

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Thursday - January 07, 2021

InXile Entertainment - Working on a Next Generation RPG

by Hiddenx, 18:45

According to this job offer the next InXile RPG will be a next-gen Unreal engine AAA game.

InXile Entertainment

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Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom - Released

by Hiddenx, 13:19

The RPG Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom has been released:

Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom

Muspelheim, a nation of desert and wilderness, also named as the Sand Kingdom. Volker, a blacksmith's son, always dreamed of becoming an adventurer, but he finds himself adventuring aiming to become a court blacksmith at the same time!

Adventure into dungeons, get materials by gathering and looting monsters, then craft high quality equipment. Whether you equip them or display and sell them in your shop is up to you. Find other party members at the Guild and fulfill requests to progress through the story and earn rewards. There are 14 classes, faith selection, and passive skills that grant you free character customization!

The adventurer blacksmith begins his journey! 

Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom

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

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Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen - Release Date: January 22

by Hiddenx, 12:23

RPG Site reports that the Visual Novel / Tactical RPG Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen will be released on January 22:

Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen to release for Steam on January 22

Developer Aquaplus and publishers DMM Games & Shiravune have announced that Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen will launch for Steam on January 22. The games will feature Japanese voices with Japanese, English, and Chinese subtitles. This announcement comes about one year after Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth landed on the platform. 

No price has been announced, though it is worth noting the other Utawarerumono games are priced at $39.99. The Steam page is here.

DMM Games also notes that Prelude to the Fallen for PC will contain a re-polished version of the translation used previously in the console versions. Additionally, the two games already on PC will be receiving a simultaneous update to include a new auto-save functionality, along with some minor improvements and fixes.

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Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen

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

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Wednesday - January 06, 2021

The Sinking City - Steam Page Up

by Silver, 22:47

The Sinking City is again listed on Steam according to PCInvasion. Apparently the reason the game was not available on Steam earlier, despite the Appeal ruling, was due to the Epic exclusivity deal period which has now expired. The game is not currently available to buy.

While the litigation is still ongoing, the Paris Court of Appeal ruled in October of 2020 that the contract termination was unlawful and ordered Frogwares to continue fulfilling it. Due to this ruling, The Sinking City is now once again available on all storefronts, including Steam.

[...]

The Sinking City is an adventure and investigation game set in an open world inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft, the master of Horror. The half-submerged city of Oakmont is gripped by supernatural forces. You're a private investigator, and you have to uncover the truth of what has possessed the city… and the minds of its inhabitants.

  • An oppressive atmosphere and story inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft.
  • A vast open world that can be explored on foot, by boat, in a diving suit…
  • High replay value thanks to an open investigation system: each case can be solved in a number of ways, with different possible endings depending on your actions.
  • An arsenal of weapons from the 1920s with which to take on nightmarish creatures.
  • Manage your mental health to untangle the truth behind the madness.

The Sinking City

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

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Solasta - Welcome 2021

by Hiddenx, 21:32

Henriquejr spotted the new dev-update for Solasta: Crown of the Magister:

Dev Update #26 - Welcome 2021 & Community Feedback #2!

Hello there everyone,

Hope you all enjoyed some quality winter break, hiding under your blanket sipping hot cocoa like I did. In any case Tactical Adventures is back at work, ready to build features, create assets and slay more bugs! And we're not the only ones back either...

Our adorable feline friends are making a comeback too! 

What's been cooking since our Winter Update?
You probably noticed, the Winter Update was not exactly bug-free. And while nothing is ever perfectly bug-free - especially during an Early Access - let's not pretend that we were anywhere close to satisfied when we saw the amount of bugs this last update introduced. Which is why we're planning on releasing an update focused on polish next week, which will tackle most of the issues brought up by the community these last few weeks. 

The fixes should range from the most problematic ones, such as the one teleporting and locking you into a cutscene after killing ghosts in the Wizard's Tower, to more annoying ones that have been around for a long time, such as fixing some feats which just didn't work. In any case, we'll be releasing the full patch notes when the update drops as usual!

Any future content update plans in mind?
Honestly? We're not certain. As some of you already know, we've stated on our Steam Early Access FAQ that we're aiming for around 6 months of Early Access. While we can never be sure of the exact duration (otherwise we'd already have announced a release date), we don't intend to stray too far from that estimation.

Every content update we drop has an impact on the final release of the game: we need to stabilize the build, test it, debug it and polish it before putting it on Steam, and our Winter Update was a good example of how things can sometimes go wrong when we don't allocate sufficient time for that. All of this is time invested away from completing the final game, since there's a good chance we'll be altering or breaking things again when we add or change game systems later on.

Which means we're currently balancing our options between A) solely focusing towards the finish line and get the final version of the game out so that everyone can enjoy Solasta in its entirety, with all its intended features and full campaign - or B) working out appropriate conditions and time to churn out another content update before that. And while the latter would allow us to have you try out new features and levels to keep the feedback coming on improvements and suggestions, there is always this little risk looming around the corner of impacting the final release - or worse, having to cut a feature or a level. 

That being said, it just might end up that we'll be able to release a content update around the end of Winter without having to compromise anything in our final release, but we've always been very transparent with you on the how's and why's when we make decisions. In any case, be certain that we'll keep you informed if or when we do decide to release a new content update!

[...]

Solasta

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

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King Arthur: Knight's Tale - Early Access on January 12

by Hiddenx, 17:15

The tactical RPG King Arthur: Knight's Tale will be released as Early Access version on January 12:

King Arthur: Knight's Tale

You are Sir Mordred, the nemesis of King Arthur, the former black knight of the grim tales. You killed King Arthur, but with his dying breath, he struck you down. You both died – and yet, you both live.

The Lady of the Lake, the ruler of the mystical island of Avalon brought you back to end a true nightmare. She wants you to go on a knightly quest. She wants you to finish what you have begun. Kill King Arthur – or whatever he has become after she took his dying vessel to Avalon.

King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is a Role-playing Tactical Game - a unique hybrid between turn-based tactical games (like X-Com) and traditional, character-centric RPGs.
Knight's Tale is a modern retelling of a classic Arthurian mythology story filtered through the dark fantasy tropes, a twist on the traditional tales of chivalry.
The story campaign puts a huge emphasis on moral choices, which have significant consequences in a rogue-lite structure, adding extra tension to the tactical and management decisions.

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Your Fights

Control a small team of heroes and fight grueling, but satisfying battles with a deeply engaging, tactical turn-based combat system.

  • Diverse battle maps - Position yourself, avoid shieldwalls, flank your enemies. Use covers against archers, make use of the terrain, hide in the foliage, surprise your enemies!
  • Control the battleground - Scouting ahead is important as your enemies could be hiding as well. Use traps, lure and avoid enemy combatants until you can strike safely.
  • Team tactics - Choose from more than 30 heroes of 5 diverse classes to assemble an efficient team. Combine hundreds of skills and artifacts, but be careful. One misstep and your heroes could be maimed, or worse, killed permanently.
  • Learn about your enemies - Opposing forces and mythical creatures will try to challenge you at every step. Pay attention to their weaknesses and strengths!

Your Heroes

No one can face the nightmare alone - gather an army of loyal knights, settle disputes and forge your own path

  • The Round Table reborn - Gather your own Knights of the Round Table and send them on knightly quests. In “Knight’s Tale” these heroes are the most important resources and the most complex gameplay elements at the same time.
  • Complex RPG-like characters - The character progression system is designed to be as deep as in the traditional RPGs: heroes level upon unique skill trees and the complex loot system provides unique options to fine-tune their tactical capabilities.
  • Death is always final - Beware! Heroes can die during missions and the treatment of their injuries, curses, diseases takes time. You must manage them at the Round Table accordingly, planning ahead before going into battles. As heroes take time off between consequent missions, management of their injuries and selecting their substitutes are essential components of gameplay.
  • A question of loyalty - Each hero has a distinctive personality. Settle disputes and grant favors to convince various knights to remain loyal to you. Some of them will observe your decisions closely, and some knights will even have conflicts with each other. It is your job to select heroes that are the best fit for your goals (and each other) at the Round Table. The heroes loyalty is constantly changing through the decisions made by the player – in certain cases they can ever leave the Round Table and turn against you.

Your Kingdom

Forge your kingdom with steel and faith - restore the order and bring an end to the nightmare unleashed in Avalon

  • Explore the land of nightmares - “King Arthur: Knight’s Tale” is an imaginative take on the aftermath of the Arthurian mythology, beginning where most tales end. After his last battle, where King Arthur suffered a lethal wound, he has been taken to magical island of Avalon where he was supposed to gain immortality, but what happens when immortality means that he is simply unable to die?
  • A terrible force in Avalon - The Once and Future King is now trapped in the realm of Avalon and his pain is slowly turning this magical place a nightmare version of his own Britannia, populating the land with the familiar and the uncanny.
  • Your kingdom in need - See the entirety of the land presented on a strategic map, observe all fiefdoms and secret corners, select your missions and explore various places. The people are suffering, the land is plagued by nightmares and the choice is yours: will you be savior or the scourge of this cursed realm?
  • Camelot reborn - Management in “Knight’s Tale” focuses on rebuilding Camelot and expanding the mystical Stronghold with new buildings that each unlock various upgrades, and also offers different ways to heal up and manage the heroes of the Round Table.

Your Legend

Whatever you do, you will shape your legend, but all your choices will have severe consequences.

  • Write your own tale of chivalry - Play as Sir Mordred, the former nemesis of King Arthur. Explore the mystical island of Avalon, venture on knightly quests and make decisions in various encounters where you'll need to make moral choices, as in most RPGs, which all have impact on the story and your Morality.
  • The making of a monarch - The Morality Chart represents your general alignment as a ruler. Your status between Christianity and Old Faith, between Tyranny and Righteousness. Your choices affect values on this chart, influencing both gameplay and narrative.
  • The weight of decisions - Reloading is not an option in Knight’s Tale – as you make your tough choices, the fun comes from dealing with severe consequences. Based on your decisions, every playthrough can unfold differently, branching in unexpected ways in a non-linear fashion. Planning and choosing differently will result in vastly different playthroughs: your legend is shaped by every action you take.
  • The end is only the beginning - The end of the campaign opens up new endgame content for the bravest of all: tough new challenges appear on the map with challenging, mythic bossfights and random quests, loot, and character progression ultimately leading to the banishing of Balor, the monstrous god-king of the Fomorians himself.

Beyond the Legend

Witness the Arthurian legend like you never have before - rich in content and presented with the highest graphical fidelity to date.

  • See the world and the countless legends it harbors - Complete more than 50 unique points of interest on the Adventure Map, including 20 story missions and various side quests, taking place on diverse terrains, from the dark castle dungeons to the forests of the Sídhe.
  • Tackle them one by one - Challenge 7 enemy factions, fight more than 50 types of enemy units, overcome 10 incredible boss fights throughout your quests.
  • A spectacular view - The production of "Knight's Tale" relies heavily on photoscanned environments and high-quality mocap animation, all rendered inside a modern PBR engine utilizing DirectX 12, supporting strong, atmospheric effects.

King Arthur: Knight's Tale

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

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Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom - Announced for January 2021

by Hiddenx, 16:54

The RPG Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom will be released soon:

Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom

Muspelheim, a nation of desert and wilderness, also named as “the Sand Kingdom.” Volker, a blacksmith's son, always dreamed of becoming an adventurer, but he finds himself adventuring aiming to become a court blacksmith at the same time!

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Adventure into dungeons, get materials by gathering and looting monsters, then craft high quality equipment. Whether you equip them or display and sell them in your shop is up to you. Find other party members at the Guild and fulfill requests to progress through the story and earn rewards. There are 14 classes, faith selection, and passive skills that grant you free character customization!

The adventurer blacksmith begins his journey! 

 

Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom

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

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MidKnight Story - Announced for September 2021

by Hiddenx, 15:44

After a successfull Kickstarter campaign the action-RPG MidKnight Story will be released in September:

MidKnight Story is a story driven adventure action-RPG set in a steampunk & fantasy open world.
The game focuses on three core gameplay experiences: Exploration, combat, and story.

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The player will take control of Paran, a young scavenger, who's able to explore the game world in its entirety, climbing up buildings and towers in the main city, swimming on the surface and underwater to reach wild islands and grottoes, gliding and dashing with a special sword, sneaking into tight spaces, and breaking through walls with explosive barrels.

In terms of combat, Paran can approach his nemeses hidden and launch a surprise attack, or he can throw himself into battle head-on. The choice is up to the player. He will also need to alternate between using his sword and pistol to best defeat each enemy.

In exploring the world of Numia, and defeating the enemies he finds there, Paran earns Cogs and collects ammunition, potions, and experience points. To collect these XPs, he must use the special capabilities of the sword. Like in many classic RPGs, experience points are needed to level up and improve Paran’s stats.

By discovering secret places and defeating the most formidable enemies, Paran will earn rare treasures to keep in his collection.

MidKnight Story's adventure begins when Paran discovers the sword called Durindana. The legendary sword will serve him in more than just combat against enemies, in fact it will be the very key he needs to unlock the world of MidKnight Story and to reach new levels within it.

The sword will be upgradeable to unlock new abilities, with features such as the propeller that allows Paran to glide from place to place and reach areas previously unexplorable. 

MidKnight Story

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

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Saviors of Sapphire Wings - Announced for March 2021

by Hiddenx, 15:04

The dungeon crawler Saviors of Sapphire Wings will be released on March 16:

 Saviors of Sapphire Wings

In Saviors of Sapphire Wings, a fallen hero is reincarnated 100 years after being defeated by the Overlord of Darkness. Bond with allies, explore dungeons, and vanquish monsters in this RPG gem!

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(Bundled with Stranger of Sword City Revisited)

Saviors of Sapphire Wings

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

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Balrog - Announced for March 2021

by Hiddenx, 14:49

The Adventure-RPG Balrog will be released in March:

 Balrog

The dwarves have abandoned the ringing forges and roaring breweries of Vul Buhldar, and in their absence other, less savory things of the dark have taken up residence. The fortress remains sealed, its locks and bridges having been shut in a final act of defiance from the dwarves, turning what was once a proud citadel into a prison of brass and hewn stone. But mankind has always been easily lured by the promise of the unseen, and you are no different in this curiosity.

A strong sword arm is not all you will need, as you must have the cunning and wisdom to solve complex devices, slip past traps, and decipher the riddles of the dwarves in order to find what they have sealed within their fortress... and to ensure that there it remains.

Balrog is a classically inspired RPG adventure, taking influence from everything from Icewind Dale to Moria to create something new and inviting from the familiar old-school grinds. Balrog brings a tight and fun experience to both fans of the classics and new RPG players, putting its focus not on frustrating combat challenges or timing-based reflex but on good old-fashioned adventure and exploration.

Balrog

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

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Tuesday - January 05, 2021

General News - Niche RPGs to watch in 2021 @ Niche Gamer

by Hiddenx, 21:47

Niche Gamer watches out for these RPGs in 2021:

Niche Games to Watch in 2021: RPGs

Last time, I covered some of the cool shooters set to release throughout 2021. In today’s article, I’ll be highlighting some of the RPGs coming out this year. As with last time, I’ll be focusing on some of the more niche, indie, or middleware RPGs releasing this year, as opposed to the big budget AAA extravaganzas.

Be they real-time or turn-based, first-person or isometric, chances are you’ll find at least a few RPGs that will catch your attention here.

Here are Niche Gamer’s selection of 20 of the promising RPG video games releasing in 2021:

  • System Shock - Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Black Book - Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One 
  • Magin: The Rat Project Stories - Windows PC, unspecified consoles
  • We are the Plague - Windows PC
  • Urban Strife - Windows PC
  • Cyber Knights: Flashpoint - Windows PC, mobile, unspecified consoles
  • Rise Eterna - Windows PC, Nintendo Switch 
  • War of Ashird - Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
  • Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy - Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Cris Tales - Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia 
  • Gamedec - Windows PC, Nintendo Switch 
  • Realms Beyond: Ashes of the Fallen - Windows PC
  • The Iron Oath - Windows PC
  • Weird West - Windows PC
  • Alaloth: Champions of The Four Kingdoms - Windows PC, Xbox One
  • Death Trash - Windows PC
  • Colony Ship: A Post-Earth Role Playing Game - Windows PC
  • Dark Envoy - Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Black Legend - Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • King Arthur: Knight’s Tale - Windows PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X

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Thank Rjshae!

 

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

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