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Expected Releases

Jun: The Great Gaias
Jul: Forged of Blood
Jul: Hero-U
Jul: Disgaea 5
Jul: Griftlands
Jul: Bard's Tale IV
Jul: Banner Saga 3

Wednesday - June 13, 2018

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem - Review

by Hiddenx, 19:55

Tobe4funas checked out Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem:

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem REVIEW - Diablo 2 on Steroids!

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Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem - action rpg similar to Diablo 2. Absolutely loved how it captures the atmosphere and how it looks overall. It's currently in alpha (going into beta this September), so there's little content at the moment and obviously some bugs and stuff, but I'll be personally waiting eagerly for this one to come out.

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Hack & Slash
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey - E3 Demo & Trailer

by Silver, 14:24

Assassin's Creed Odyssey was shown off at E3.

Reveal Trailer

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From outcast mercenary to legendary hero, embark on an epic journey to uncover the truth about your past and change the fate of Ancient Greece in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Gameplay Walkthrough

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Watch the first ever gameplay walkthrough of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey! Visit the beautiful Mykonos City in Ancient Greece where our Spartan hero Kassandra prepares for her next adventure. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will feature dialogue options, weapons and combat ability

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

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

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Call of Cthulhu - E3 Trailer

by Silver, 13:11

Call of Cthulhu has a new E3 trailer.

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[E3 2018] Call of Cthulhu defines madness in heart-pumping E3 Trailer Call of Cthulhu, the official videogame inspired by Chaosium’s classic pen and paper RPG, today defines madness in its heart-pumping E3 Trailer!

Uncover the chilling mysteries of this Narrative RPG game, descending deep into a world of cosmic horrors, creeping madness, and shrouded Old Gods within Lovecraft’s iconic universe.

Call of Cthulhu

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

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Sekiro - Not Story Driven

by Silver, 13:08

@USGamer Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will not be story driven according to the Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki.

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One of the major changes in Sekiro is the use of a fixed protagonist. While games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne allowed you to create your own character and choose a skill class. That freedom also meant that the story was told through atmosphere and world-building. With Sekiro there is only one class, and there is only one pre-made character players can choose from and exploring the world from a fixed perspective makes the storytelling a bit more straightforward, at least initially. 

"First of all, we think if you ask is it going to be easy to understand? We would say yes, at least initially. There are some themes and motifs particularly tied to using a fixed protagonist that allows to explore him as a character a lot easier," said Miyazaki during our interview. "It allows for a different way for a storytelling there which was not really possible with our previous games which did not have a fixed protagonist." 

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Sekiro

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Historical
Genre: Non-RPG
Platform: Unknown
Release: In development

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Maneater - Shark Action RPG

by Silver, 10:35

Maneater released a trailer at E3 and has a Steam page with no release date as yet.

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About This Game

Maneater is a Single-Player Action RPG, set in the unforgiving waters of the Gulf Coast. Fight to survive in the open ocean, with danger lurking at every depth. Your only tools are your wits, your jaws, and an uncanny ability to evolve as you feed. Anything and everything is on the menu... kill or be killed.

Become a MANEATER

Play as a giant Bull Shark and terrorize the coastal waterways. Tear swimmers and divers limb from limb, give the humans a reason to fear you.

Explore a massive open world

Immerse yourself in a living, breathing world full of threats, and rewards. Explore sunken wrecks, lurk in swamps, or just cruise the open ocean looking for whales to feed on.

Deep Stats and Role Playing

Role-play and customize your shark with a variety of stat driven systems. Evolve different parts of your body to improve how they function, or pump up your ferocity to enter brief feeding frenzies.

Experienced Team

From the minds behind Depth and Killing Floor, our goal as an early access game is to push the feeling of playing as a shark to new heights, developing a strictly single-player experience that will challenge and engage the player from start to finish. Gritty, visceral, heart-pounding action games are our calling.

General News

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

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Cyberpunk 2077 - E3 Demo Impressions

by Silver, 02:34

Cyberpunk 2077 has been demoed for the games press and they wrote their impressions. You may find this interview by Variety of value also.

PC Gamer

Those were some of the biggest highlights of that hour-long demo, and I cannot wait to see more. Honestly, my head is still spinning, and it's hard to say whether the full game will be able to feel as dense and intricate. I never expected that our first look would have so much to cover, which is hopefully a good sign of how much more is still to come for Cyberpunk.

Gameinformer

This first taste of Cyberpunk 2077 was unexpected and nothing short of amazing We know CD Projekt Red has a firm handle on player choice and narrative – which are both evidenced here – but now we see this dev has first-person shooter chops as well. The combat looked dynamic, fun, and filled with RPG elements galore. Although we were treated to roughly an hour of finely polished and beautiful gameplay, the developer didn't share a release date or give any hint of when we might see it. That likely points to 2019 or later. Don't worry, it's for this generation, and is currently slated to hit Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

VG24/7

We met a lot of different characters in Night City, most of them clearly out for self. As one character puts it, “everybody gets fucked”. We met a gangster boss who gifted us a mission to prove our worth, a gun for hire, a corporate exec with nothing but disdain for the working classes. Don’t expect to make any friends in Cyberpunk 2077. And if you do, well, don’t trust ’em.

Thanks BoboTheMighty!

Cyberpunk 2077

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

Details

Tuesday - June 12, 2018

Fallout: The Frontier - E3 Mod Trailer

by Silver, 23:50

Fallout: The Frontier is a mod for New Vegas which has a new trailer.

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Exactly one year later, we finally reveal our brand new trailer! Join the Exiled NCR on a brand new adventure! Join us on Discord and discuss about the Frontier. Ask questions, talk to the devs, provide ideas, hang out… all are welcome!

Thanks Drithius!

Fallout: NV

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Post-Apoc
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Release: Released

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Vampyr - More Reviews

by Hiddenx, 19:46

Some more reviews for Vampyr:

Vampyr

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

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 - Confirmed for PC

by Silver, 15:33

Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be releasing on Steam sometime 2018.

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About This Game

A Continent Engulfed in the Bitter Flames of War!

Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but with an all-new story focusing on Squad E of the Federation. Commander Claude Wallace and his childhood friends set out to fight in a desperate war, but bone-chilling blizzards, waves of imperial soldiers, and the godlike powers of the Valkyria stand between them and victory.

The BLiTZ Battle System and the CANVAS Graphic Engine return!

Features

  • A Coming-of-Age Story in a Time of War
    Take command of the determined, young Commander Claude Wallace, engineer/heavy weapons extraordinaire Riley Miller, hot-headed Darcsen Raz, ice-cold ace sniper Kai Schulen, and more. Together, they will experience the painful realities of war - but will the bonds of Squad E's friendships survive the frozen battlefield?
  • The Next Generation ""BLiTZ"" Battle System
    Part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time 3rd person shooter, the "BLiTZ" battle system returns to the field. New features include an explosive new class called the Grenadier, numerous offensive/defensive battleship support options, chances for a unit to have a "Last Stand" action before death, and more. Plus, fight the imperial threat with more units on larger-scale maps than ever before.
  • CANVAS Aesthetics
    The series' signature hand-drawn visual style is back and overhauled for the newest generation. Inspired by watercolour compositions, the CANVAS Graphics Engine blends visual elements of reality and imagination to create an expressive world filled with colourful emotions. Watch the journey of Squad E unfold like an interactive painting!
  • The Return of a Legendary Composer
    The illustrious Hitoshi Sakimoto, original composer of the Valkyria Chronicles series and countless other emotional epics, returns to provide a sweeping orchestral score for the game.
  • Optimised for PC
    4K resolutions, customisable keyboard and mouse controls, even ultra- widescreen support. Also includes achievements and Steam trading cards.

Valkyria Chronicles 4

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

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Divinity: Original Sin II - E3 Trailer

by Silver, 13:36

Divinity: Original Sin II Definitive Edition will launch for Xbox One and Playstation 4 August 31st.

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Experience one of the most immersive RPGs of all time when Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition arrives on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on August 31st, 2018!

Divinity: Original Sin II

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

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The Black Masses - Hundreds and Thousands

by Silver, 12:40

The Black Masses continues to make progress with its technology. The video below shows hundreds of thousands at a playable framerate.

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This video demonstrates our revolutionary and re-written crowd rendering technology. All characters shown in the footage are fully animated meshes, there are no sprites or funny tricks. Unlike our previous crowd tech in Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator, this crowd tech works by animating the mesh itself on the GPU rather than baked frames. No CPU bottle necking occurs, opening doors to an infinite and brighter future in crowd rendering.

The Black Masses

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

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Yakuza 0 - Releasing 2nd August

by Silver, 11:53

Action RPG Yakuza 0 will release on Steam 2nd August.

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ABOUT THIS GAME

The glitz, glamour, and unbridled decadence of the 80s are back in Yakuza 0.

Fight like hell through Tokyo and Osaka with protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and series regular Goro Majima. Play as Kazuma Kiryu and discover how he finds himself in a world of trouble when a simple debt collection goes wrong and his mark winds up murdered. Then, step into the silver-toed shoes of Goro Majima and explore his "normal" life as the proprietor of a cabaret club.

Switch between three different fighting styles instantaneously and beat up all manner of goons, thugs, hoodlums, and lowlifes. Take combat up a notch by using environmental objects such as bicycles, sign posts, and car doors for bone-crunching combos and savage take-downs.

Fighting is not the only way to kill time in 1988's Japan: from discos and hostess clubs to classic SEGA arcades, there are tons of distractions to pursue in the richly detailed, neon-lit world.

Interact with the colourful denizens the red light district: help a budding S&M dominatrix learn her profession, or ensure a street performer can make it to the bathroom in time - there are 100 incredible stories to discover.

Yakuza 0

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Modern
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: Unknown
Release: In development

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Nioh 2 - Announced

by Silver, 05:12

@Gamerant Nioh 2 has been surprise announced at E3.

One of the largest and most surprising announcements of the PlayStation E3 2018 press conference is a sequel to 2017 hit Nioh. Nioh 2 was announced with a short cinematic trailer featuring glowing red demons, intense-looking samurai, and what looked to be a portal into hell. No release information or supported platforms were revealed as part of the Nioh 2 announcement, though it can be assumed that Koei Tecmo is publishing.

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Nioh

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

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Monday - June 11, 2018

Beyond Good & Evil 2 - Pre-Alpha Trailer

by Silver, 23:11

@DSOGaming Beyond Good and Evil 2 has its first gameplay video and a new cinematic trailer.

Ubisoft has released the first official pre-alpha gameplay video and a new cinematic trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2. Beyond Good and Evil 2 is the spiritual successor to the cult classic, and a prequel that will transport players into a profoundly multicultural world. The game aims to capture the spirit of the original with “grandiose decors and intense dramas that play out across a vast universe.

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Beyond Good & Evil 2

SP/MP: Unknown
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Adventure-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Wasteland - 30th Anniversary Bundle

by Silver, 22:18

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wasteland InXile announce that Wasteland will be getting remastered and released early 2019.

Wasteland 30th Anniversary Bundle

The Wasteland - 30th Anniversary Edition remaster is currently in pre-production, with an expected completion date of early 2019. Anyone who purchases the bundle prior to then will receive the game at no additional cost upon release.

Wasteland

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

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Elder Scrolls VI - Official E3 Announcement Teaser

by Hiddenx, 19:36

The Elder Scrolls VI RPG is coming - it is revealed that there are some mountains in the game :)

The Elder Scrolls VI – Official E3 Announcement Teaser

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Currently in pre-production at Bethesda Game Studios, the acclaimed developers of Skyrim and Fallout 4. The highly-anticipated next chapter in the iconic The Elder Scrolls series.

Elder Scrolls VI

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

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Spy DNA - Missions Video & Complexity in Games

by Silver, 13:22

A new video for Spy DNA shows discovering and accepting missions. Additionally the developer wrote a new blog about complexity in games and how it doesn't need to translate into complexity for the player.

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When the Commander is at the base, you can use the intelligence screen to discover and accept new missions.

The background noise is actually from the game itself, I should have muted it in retrospect. The background noise actually serves a purpose, because it stops when the time stops, so the player gets a clear cue, aside from desaturation of the colors on-screen and the highlighted icon in the HUD. You can see this in action when I long-press to select "sprint" as a movement speed for the Commander. While the time is stopped, there is complete silence.

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Complexity in games

I want to talk about complexity in games. I think complexity is a very misunderstood subject. Game developers are sometimes seeking to “simplify” where there’s no need, while at the same time adding complexity without realizing it.

What is “complexity?”

When I say “complexity,” I mean specifically “perceived complexity.” In other words: Is the action considered easy or hard for a human to accomplish?

Here’s a practical example: If I asked you to throw a ball at a target, would you consider that a complex or difficult task? Probably not. However, hitting a target with a projectile is a task complex enough that solving the math behind it drove the creation of the first computers.

When video games were created, lobbing projectiles at things was a rich enough subject that entire games were built around the idea, such as Artillery Duel and Scorched Earth.

Let’s look at a more recent example. Is driving a car complex? Most people consider it so easy that they do all sorts of other things while driving. Yet teams of engineers are still struggling to teach a computer to do the same thing. Analyzing visual data is so challenging, that they have to use additional sensors (Lidar) that humans don’t have, or need. Objectively, driving is very complex and yet it’s still easy for humans.

And again many games are built around the idea of driving (or flying). Most of those games are considered very easy to pick up and start playing. Perfecting your technique and winning is the real challenge.

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Spy DNA

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

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Dying Light 2 - Gameplay Demo Video

by Silver, 11:57

Dying Light 2 was shown off at E3.

Announcement Trailer

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The fate of a decaying City is in your hands. Every choice matters. Discover the bold sequel to a best-selling open-world phenomenon.

Gameplay Demo

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Chris Avellone introduces Dying Light 2 in a narrated gameplay demo that shows off parkour, branching choices, and combat.

General News

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

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Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition - E3 Trailer

by Silver, 11:04

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition has been announced at E3 with a trailer.

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Tales of Vesperia is back with Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition. A remaster of one of the most beloved roleplaying games ever created! Experience a story like no other, complemented by a robust combat system, a memorable cast of characters and a soundtrack that you’ll be humming for a long time. Dive into the definitive version of Tales of Vesperia with characters and content never before seen in the west! Look for Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, this winter.

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General News

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

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Gears Tactics - E3 Video

by Silver, 07:18

Gears Tactics was shown off at E3, which is set 12 years before Gears of War 1.

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Non-RPG General News

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

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Prey - Mooncrash DLC Released

by Silver, 05:50

A new DLC for Prey has been released called Mooncrash.

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ABOUT THIS CONTENT

Fight overwhelming odds to escape a secret TranStar moon base where the enemies you encounter, the hazards you face, the goals you complete, and the loot you collect are different each time you play. With changing environments as dangerous as they are dynamic, the Mooncrash campaign for Prey will offer a fun, infinitely replayable challenge to test even the most skilled players.

Story:

In Prey: Mooncrash, TranStar's secret moon base stopped transmitting shortly after the events of Prey. Now Peter, a hacker stationed aboard a spy satellite tasked with intercepting TranStar communications, must find out why. Trapped and under a ruthless contract with KASMA Corp, Peter's only hope of ever seeing his family again is uncovering the moon base's lost secrets.

Features:

  • Live. Die. Adapt. Escape!
    Escape TranStar's moon base before the Typhon threat takes over. A simple goal, but one with hundreds of viable solutions. In Mooncrash, players will experience an all-new, infinitely replayable, ‘rogue-lite' campaign with ever-changing enemies, weapons and objectives against a constantly increasing alien threat.
  • Survive How You Want with Who You Want
    Unlock multiple characters as you play, each with their own set of specialized, upgradable skills. Will you forge your path with the resourceful engineer Joan, trade that wrench in for Security Officer Bhatia and his shotgun, or will you choose the frail-but-gifted Andrius and his arsenal of psychic abilities? Prey is about choices, and those choices belong to you.
  • Search for Secrets, Loot...and a Way Off
    Arkane Studios' talent for detail and story-rich environments comes alive in Mooncrash. As you explore the station, which is the same size and scope of four levels of the original game's Talos I station, don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for precious supplies - and, of course, Mimics.
  • New Challenges, New Solutions
    The Typhon threat has returned with familiar foes and tough new enemies, each armed with a unique set of deadly characteristics. Use the full power of the arsenal at your disposal, including popular weapons and abilities from Prey's main game, to fight for your life and make a mad dash for your escape.
  • Prey: Typhon Hunter
    Mooncrash also includes the upcoming Typhon Hunter multiplayer update, a tense game of hide and seek between a single survivor and five other players who stalk, hunt, and hide in plain sight as mimics. Typhon Hunter update is expected to release later this summer on all platforms.

Prey

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

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - E3 Trailer

by Silver, 05:08

@Push Square From Software presented Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice at E3

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the next game from From Software. Watch its reveal trailer, debuted during the Xbox conference at E3 2018.

In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice you are the “one-armed wolf”, a disgraced and disfigured warrior rescued from the brink of death. Bound to protect a young lord who is the descendant of an ancient bloodline, you become the target of many vicious enemies, including the dangerous Ashina clan. When the young lord is captured, nothing will stop you on a perilous quest to regain your honor, not even death itself.

Sekiro

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Historical
Genre: Non-RPG
Platform: Unknown
Release: In development

Details

Sunday - June 10, 2018

Cyberpunk 2077 - E3 Trailer

by Silver, 23:46

Cyberpunk 2077 got a good looking trailer at E3.

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Watch the E3 trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 — the role-playing game of the dark future from CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Night City, California. Year 2077. 

The world is broken. MegaCorps manage every aspect of life from the top floors of their sky-scraping fortresses. Down below, the streets are run by drug pushing gangs, tech hustlers, and illegal braindance slingers. The in-between is where decadence, sex and pop culture mix with violent crime, extreme poverty and the unattainable promise of the American Dream.

You are V, a cyberpunk. In a world of cyberenhanced street warriors, tech-savvy netrunners and corporate life-hackers, today is your first step to becoming an urban legend.

Cyberpunk 2077

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

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Fallout 76 - E3 Trailer

by Silver, 23:03

@YongYea A new trailer for Fallout 76 from E3.

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Fallout 76

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

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Project Wight - First Character Design

by Silver, 19:49

@OnlySP The first character design for Project Wight has been shown.

Former Battlefield designer David Goldfarb tweeted out the first character design from Project Wight, an upcoming title in development by his co-founded studio The Outsiders.

The tweet, embedded below, appears to show a menu screen with, according to evidence seen in a previous trailer, the playable character. The main character is a wight, which translates to an undead creature that specialises in fast-paced combat:

In the spirit of E3, here is something from #projectwight. We are still hard at work here at the Outsiders making this monster game. And I wish you could hear the incredible soundtrack that @BjorkmanElvira and @nhjertberg have made. Chills. pic.twitter.com/qaXmMnTcKb

— David Goldfarb (@locust9) June 8, 2018

Thanks Farflame!

General News

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

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Witcher 4 Speculation - What to Expect

by Silver, 19:23

Gamewatcher write what to expect from a possible Witcher 4.

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While the interview came out just after The Witcher 3 was released in 2015, every other interview claimed that the game would be an end to Geralt of Rivia’s story. Seriously, how did we miss this? Now that this new information has been dug up, we think it’s high time we gave our opinion thusly: The Witcher 4 – What To Expect and What We Want to See! We’ll do 5 points each way, shall we?

The Witcher 4 - What To Expect


1. Geralt Will Not Be The Star


What Do You Mean?: The Witcher 3 was the last story of Geralt of Rivia. The next game in the series will star a different protagonist, most likely his adopted daughter Ciri.

Why This Will Definitely Happen: Talking to IGN, CD Projekt’s senior writer had this to say: “The Witcher universe is a very big place with a lot of NPCs, a lot of characters, a lot of places we haven't shown yet. So, we might return to it at some point…but we think that this is a good place to let Geralt enjoy his retirement and try something new." In other words CD Projekt wanted to make The Witcher 3 their big send-off for Geralt, the series star since the original books and someone we’ve levelled up three damn times. But who could fill his shoes?

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Thanks Farflame!

Witcher 3

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

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Iron Danger - UI Stuff

by Silver, 13:44

There is a mockup of some potential UI for Iron Danger on their Twitter account.

Iron Danger

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

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Regalia - Paragons and Pajamas DLC

by Silver, 13:20

The Paragons and Pajamas DLC for Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs is now available.

About This Content

Get in touch with the yet unknown parts of Rashytil! So far you've only heard about Minwe and Armelisse, but now you can get into a proper fight with them and... tell them off in a nasty letter.

Paragons and Pajamas brings two new factions to the diplomatic table. That means two new playable heroes (well, three in fact...), new personal bonds, and more voice acting!

Quinn is a royal bodyguard form Armelisse and she's not afraid to bring the pain on her enemies. As a melee specialist, she can not only dish out terrible damage but also withstand blows that would make a lesser warrior yield.

Yusuf, however, is possessed by an evil djinn - which is a perfectly ordinary thing, so please don't stare. During battle the duo changes their fighting style depending on Yusuf's state of mind, so think on your toes!

The Paragons and Pajamas DLC comes with:

  • New, brave party member - Quinn
  • New, sleepy and evil party members, Yusuf and Berius respectively
  • Two new personal bonds to forge
  • Two new factions, ready to exchange insults with your kingdom (including new missives to write and decisions to make)
  • New items to be crafted

Regalia

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

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Realms Beyond - Combat Alpha - First Screenshots

by Silver, 12:06

Realms Beyond shows off some screenshots from its combat alpha.

Combat Alpha – First Screenshots

While the user interface of our combat alpha is still in the final polishing process, we can already present two screenshots from the upcoming scene.

A warband of orcs (along with a troll) ambushed the player’s party in morning hours while traveling through the wilderness.

Edited:
Some more variations with customized grid settings.

Dark variant – medium opacity

Bright variant – high opacity

Realms Beyond

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

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Vampyr - Review @ Geek Dad

by Hiddenx, 11:21

Geek Dad checked out Vampyr:

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My Thoughts on Vampyr

I am a lover of atmospheric games, so Vampyr is right up my alley. (Pun intended.) After playing Bloodborne for over a hundred hours, I have been searching for a game that would put me into a similar world, and Vampyr has done so. During play, you can build your character through a sophisticated collection of skill trees. Players will also craft weapons to help them stave off a large group of beasts. Some reviewers have complained the graphics in Vampyr feel as though they came from the previous generation of consoles, but I felt that they were simply an artistic choice and did not affect my enjoyment of the game at all.

There are some slow load times, but, once again, I felt that it was a minor issue. For an AA game, it has a lot of polish and sophistication and can compete with many AAA games when you compare gameplay and mood. The music in Vampyr also adds to the immersive experience. There are roughly 30 hours of gameplay to complete the main storyline, but there is an abundance of side quests to expand gameplay. With all of the side quests, I never felt as if I was mired in fetch quests that felt hollow and were used to pad out the game time. Learning and using vampiric powers made me feel like a dark superhero, which was fun and satisfying.

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Score: 8.5

Vampyr

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

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West of Loathing - Review @ Gamespot

by Hiddenx, 11:17

Gamespot reviewed the stick-figure RPG West of Loathing:

West Of Loathing Review: Wild, Wild West

Wild, wild, WILD West.

West of Loathing is not as simple as its art style might lead you to believe. Its black and white color palette, stick-figure characters, and crude hand-drawn art might appear to be devoid of personality. But in practice, its visual simplicity acts as a malleable canvas for its imagination to run away with reckless abandon. West of Loathing is an involved Western adventure game/RPG hybrid that embraces absolute absurdity with mechanical flexibility and comedic personality, making role-playing in its monochromatic old West thoroughly entertaining.

The Good

  • Humorous writing that rarely falters
  • Amusing jokes that persist through the game's systems
  • Flexible, non-lethal, and rewarding solutions to every obstacle
  • Pitch-perfect Western soundtrack

The Bad

  • Inventory management grows cumbersome on Switch

Score: 8/10 - Great

West of Loathing

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

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The Hand of Merlin - Turn-Based Arthurian RPG

by Silver, 08:01

The Hand of Merlin is a turn-based Arthurian RPG aiming for late 2019.

About This Game

There are as many worlds as there are stars in the sky. In each stands Camelot; in each there is a Grail. But there is only one Merlin, and his eternal burden is to stand against the horror from beyond. Each world that is saved is saved forever; each world that is lost is lost for good.

The Hand of Merlin is a turn-based rogue-lite RPG in which Arthurian legend clashes with cosmic horror. Recruit a company of up to four mortal heroes and guide them in spirit on a desperate journey from Albion to Jerusalem. Explore a richly-imagined medieval setting on the brink of apocalypse. Trade with merchants, improve your heroes, and unearth ancient relics. Search for the lost fragments of your soul, scattered across the multiverse - and save as many worlds as you can.

KEY FEATURES:

A Roguelike Experience

Carve a path across the lands of Albion, Marca Hispanica and Al-Andalus. Will you take a dangerous route, risking life and limb in pursuit of a legendary relic? Or will you choose a safer path? Plan and prepare. Negotiate, barter, fight. Tackle challenges. Suffer losses. Recruit new Heroes. Earn Gold, Supplies and Renown. Be careful: your choices are permanent, as is death. But don't tarry - evil never rests.

Tactical Turn-Based Combat

Master the tactics of squad-based and turn-based combat to conquer both human and demonic foes. Your enemies will be tough and ruthless; make use of high ground and cover, set up ambushes and coordinated attacks, harness synergies between different Hero classes and skills.

Non-Linear Narrative

Enjoy a compelling story inspired by Arthurian legend, the Matter of France, and the history of Al-Andalus - with an unusual twist. Make choices in interactive encounters that change every time you play. Written by Jonas Kyratzes (The Talos Principle, Serious Sam 4) and Verena Kyratzes (The Lands of Dream, Serious Sam 4).

Dynamic Leveling

Use Renown to level up your Heroes, and choose between a randomized set of new skills or improved attributes. But choose wisely! Select skills with great synergy and balance your party for the road ahead.

Equipment Upgrades

Seek out towns to improve your arms and armor, or stumble upon hermit artisans in the wild. With every day that passes, the world plunges deeper into darkness, and you will need all the equipment gold can buy.

Relics

From a peasant's humble luck charm to the legendary sword wielded by Arthur himself, items imbued with magical power are scattered about the world. Some you will be able to purchase from merchants and collectors, but others will have to be earned through acts of heroism - or displays of wit.

Spells

Rain thunder and brimstone upon your foes! Seek out and gather Soulstones to restore your power and unlock new Spells. Even if defeated, your spirit will retain all of your collected arcane knowledge as you jump into the next dimension.

Alternate Dimensions

As you jump from one parallel dimension to the next, history is reshaped. Different kings rule the land, changing the encounters, characters, and events. No two worlds are ever quite the same, and each journey will be unique. And should your heroes fall, remember: defeat is not the end, only a new beginning.

General News

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

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