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ONINAKI - Released

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 23:02 by RPGWatch

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

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ONINAKI

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

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

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


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

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

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

This is the story of one Watcher.

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Wasteland 3 - Alpha Commences

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 16:52 by RPGWatch

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

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

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The Dark Crystal - Gameplay Video

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 10:43 by RPGWatch

[​IMG]A gameplay demo video for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance from IGN.

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

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Shenmue 3 - A Day in Shenmue

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 22:42 by RPGWatch

[​IMG]A new trailer for Shenmue 3 provides a brief glimpse into the world of Shenmue.


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

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

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Code Vein - Boss Trailer

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 22:42 by RPGWatch

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



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

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 22:42 by RPGWatch

[​IMG]Game Tyrant has reviewed the tactical RPG Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark:

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

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

Score: 8/10

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Neverwinter Nights: EE - New Premium Module: Tyrants of...

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 22:42 by RPGWatch

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

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New Premium Module: Tyrants of the Moonsea

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

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

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

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

FEATURES
A 20+ hour high-level adventure set in the perilous Moonsea region of the Forgotten Realms! Featuring new monsters, new tilesets, 35 minutes of new music, and 1,000 lines of new character VO.
  • An expansion-sized high-level adventure with 20+ hours of gameplay
  • Use the world map to explore 18 areas in the Moonsea region including Zhentil Keep, Cormanthor, Thar, and prominent city-states.
  • Recruit from 5 different companions for your party
  • 5 new monsters to do battle with
  • 14 new character portraits
  • 35 minutes of inspiring new music including exhilarating combat tracks
  • 1,000 lines of new character VO
PLUS - THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK!
Composed by Mark Braga, Kalen Smith and Will Musser, the inspiring original soundtrack for Tyrants of the Moonsea will also be available on Steam!

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Mount and Blade II - Early Access Announcement Trailer

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 10:32 by RPGWatch

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

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

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Cyberpunk 2077 - Coming to Google Stadia

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 04:23 by RPGWatch

[​IMG]It is official now, Cyberpunk will also be available on Google Stadia.

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Cyberpunk 2077 coming to Google Stadia

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

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

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

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



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Witcher 3 - Becomes Switched

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 04:23 by RPGWatch

[​IMG]The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition is available on Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo Switch announced! Watch new trailer and video

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

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

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

Here is the gameplay video:


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



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General News - RPGs are too Predictable

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 04:23 by RPGWatch

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

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

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

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Sin Slayers - Releases September 5th

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 22:13 by RPGWatch

[​IMG]The roguelike JRPG Sin Slayers, will become available on September 5th.

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

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

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

About Sin Slayers:

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

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

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

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

Features
  • Roguelike with JRPG combat system
  • Mix of pixel art and dark fantasy
  • The Sinfulness will rise or fall according to the player's decisions, and change game difficulty accordingly
  • Randomly generated locations offering great replayability
  • Ten heroes, each with their own unique abilities and weaknesses
Players wanting to check out the game early can still download the demo prologue on Steam.

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Din's Legacy - Demo Available

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 22:13 by RPGWatch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Greedfall - Companions Trailer

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 22:13 by RPGWatch

[​IMG]A companions trailer for Greedfall has become available.

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

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

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

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



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