RPG News Weekly Round Up – September 10th, 2017

Happy weekend from Fextralife! If you’ve been too busy to keep up on the latest in the games we cover or are looking for a refresher we’ve got your back. Let’s take a look at the comings and goings across the Fextralife Wiki Network. Check out the video above and read on for the text!

Code Vein

IGN with their first look has revealed exclusive gameplay footage of Bandai Namco’s upcoming souls-like game Code Vein. Bandai Namco’s new IP is being developed by the team behind the God Eater, and features a mix of souls-like mechanics with anime style graphics. During the gameplay by IGN, we get to see more interesting mechanics that are very reminiscent of Bloodborne and Dark Souls, particularly in animation and character movements. There will be more content coming out this month, particularly as Bandai Namco is scheduling events around TGS. We will be attending the event and we’ll get our own hands-on time with the game and be able to share our thoughts with you guys! Check out the break down in our article.

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A look a Code Vein’s menu screen, showing player inventory and equipment.

FFXV

Square Enix has released a free DLC that adds a strange new helmet into the game. The Nissin Cup Noodle Helmet for Noctis is impressively well adorned in detail down from its graphic design, to the nutrition label and even come with its own barcode. For a measly 1.6MB, this Cup Noodle Helmet will passively increase your HP Recovery rate. Checkout the blog for the total rundown and some screenshots of the DLC. Ever wanted to show off your love for Cup Noodles? Now is the time!

In other Final Fantasy XV news. Cook & Becker has released a limited edition art book for the game. This massive 220 page art book comes in Standard ($49.00) and Limited Edition ($169.00) variants and both include hand-picked artworks ranging from rough pencil sketches to digital paintings and renderings from the Final Fantasy XV game and the CGI Movie Kingsglaive of characters, food, monsters, and environments of Eos. The limited edition also includes a handful of special extras such as, a yellow-backed hardcover and two-hand numbered giclee art prints, with the first 500 of those prints being signed by a member of the FFXV art team. The art book is now available for pre-order and we have the link ready for you in the blog.

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If that cover doesn’t send you into epileptic shock I don’t know what will!

Secret of Mana

Square Enix has also revealed a 10 minutes gameplay footage for the upcoming Secret of Mana remake straight from PAX West 2017. The game is described to be a faithful remake of one of the greatest JRPGs of all time. Secret of Mana will feature a complete graphical overhaul in 3D, voice-overs, updated gameplay, and a newly-arranged musical score that will surely send you to a nostalgia trip. Secret of Mana is due out as a digital-only release for Playstation 4, PS Vita and PC via Steam worldwide on February 15, 2018. Whereas in Japan, the PS4 and PS Vita version will be released physically as well.

That guy’s either got a strange hair cut or he farted in air-tight pants…

Dragon’s Dogma

Capcom has released another graphics comparison trailer labeled #2 today for the upcoming remaster of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. In this new graphics comparison trailer, the footage compares the visual particle effects of the skills and lighting improvements between the Playstation console generations, which you can discern the differences for yourself.

Capcom has also released Vocations Overview trailers for the Mage and Strider class. The trailers puts the spotlight on six out of the nine vocations that you can select in the game. The Mage Vocations Overview showcases the Mage, the Sorcerer and the Mystic Knight. These vocations specializes in manipulating and wielding magic.  Whereas the Strider Vocations Overview showcases the Strider, the Ranger and the Magick Archer and these vocations utilizes bows and daggers as part of their repertoire, with each class having unique set of abilities and skills. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Remaster is due out on current generation consoles in North America and Europe on October 3rd and will retail for $29.99. In Japan however, the game will instead launch on October 5th.

Destiny 2

Destiny 2 launched for Xbox One and PS4 this past week to much anticipation, and players could barely get online as millions of  guardians overloaded Bungie’s servers attempting to log in. PC players will have to wait until nearly Halloween before they get to play, as it doesn’t launch for them until October 24th. Ouch.

Bungie and Sony Interactive Entertainment also launched a new trailer for the online first person shooter. The new trailer showcases the game’s Lost Sectors, a new addition to Destiny 2 which are these hidden areas that can be found across the game’s maps and are full of enemies to fight and loot garnering you a cache code for some goodies.

 

Absolver

We reviewed the martial arts based Action RPG Absolver, by Sloclap and Devolver Digital. Overall, Absolver seems to be a conflict of two games. In one corner you have the “Souls-like” world to explore cooperatively or competitively with other players, that seems to be the original idea of the developers. And in the other you have a hardcore fighting game that doesn’t need a rich open world at all in order to be successful, which seems to be what Absolver evolved into. Many players will feel short-changed that the former was sacrificed to make way for the latter, and I anticipate that this game will have an extremely niche player-base. For 29.99 USD Absolver is slightly overpriced, but if you really enjoy a good fighting game, then this one is right on the mark. Read our full review on the blog or watch the accompanying video for a breakdown of the game.

The Wticher 3

CD Projekt Red has released a new video featuring Geralt of Rivia himself sending a letter, celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Witcher series. With The Witcher series coing to a close, this special video was made to thank everyone who has supported the company and their game. Though his journey and story may have come to an end, the memories and adventures we shared with Geralt shall always be remembered. Not gonna lie, I got teary eyed while listening to him.

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4K Witcher 3! Hooray!

Tyranny

Paradox and Obsidian released their first full blown expansion for the CRPG Tyranny, where players take on the role of the villains. Bastard’s Wound is now available on Steam for 14.99 USD and features a brand new zone for players to explore and some side quests that further explain and develop the companions who accompany you in your travels. Check out the Blog soon for our review of this unique CRPG’s expansion.

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Divinity Original Sin 2

Did we mention that Divinity: Original Sin 2 is just days away? This critically acclaimed sequel to Divinity: Original Sin from Larian Studios has us all dying of anticipation. Be sure to check out the Wiki for all your questions if you are playing Early Access, and if you’re not, now is the time to get a head start before the game launches on September 14th!

Look at that sweet headband!

That’s a wrap for the Week in Wikis, we’re looking forward to another great week of gaming fun! Don’t forget to check out our VIP program for some exclusive supporter benefits, and budding writers should take advantage of our Become an Author initiative! Thanks for a great week and as always, keep checking in with us for news, reviews, YouTube streams and vids, and general wiki goodness!

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