RPG News Weekly Round Up – December 3rd, 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!

Demon’s Souls

Over the past week, Sony Interactive Entertainment and game publishers announced that the highly-praised Demon’s Souls,  FromSoftware’s first game in its Souls franchise, will have its servers brought offline in early 2018. This would mean no more tense and exciting invasions, deceptive and helpful messages, and bloodstains littered all throughout in the game. For the full scope of the story and details on the affected regions, you can check that out right here on the blog.

Divinity: Original Sin 2

Game developer Larian Studios, revealed that they’ve surpassed  the one million milestone for their highly-acclaimed CRPG, Divinity: Original Sin 2Occurring just a little over two months since the game’s release back in September. Prior to this, Original Sin 2  was close to reaching its 500,000 mark, happening in a mere few days from its launch. For a breakdown in its sales numbers, you can review them here on the blog.



Bandai Namco has shared a large batch of screenshots and information on CODE VEIN,  their upcoming anime-souls, action-RPG. These recent images showcases the new “Ridge of Frozen Souls”, a winter wonderland level, and character, who is called Nicola Karnstein. As well as CODE VEIN‘s  opening animation and its new “Ivy Blood Veil” and “Blood Code” features. You can check out all of the latest images and info on the blog.


The Elder Scrolls Online

Continuing their “10 Million Player” milestone celebration, which has been seeing a variety of events and promotions, developer Zenimax Online Studios has kicked off a Free Play Event of The Elder Scrolls Online  MMORPG. Which began on November 30th, and will last up until the 6th of December. New players will be given a number of bonuses for taking part in the promotion. For the complete scope of this giveaway and event, you can find it all here on the blog.


Star Ocean: The Last Hope

Co-developed between Square Enix and tri-Ace, Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster  is now available for purchase in both North America and Europe on PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam, for a price of $20.99. This latest remaster is the prequel to the Star Ocean  franchise, making it a good entry point for new players, and boasts a number of enhancements and features over the original, which you can have a look at, in the blog.


Destiny 2

For those who’ve yet to get their hands on Bungie’s latest online-shooter Destiny 2,  now is your chance. Activision has kicked off a free trial for the game that started on November 28th, 2017. And it’s available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (via the Battle.net client), allowing new players to sample a portion of Destiny 2‘s  Campaign and online PvP in the Crucible. Players can level up to Guardian level 7 and any progress will carry over if they decide to purchase the game at a later date. For more details on this opportunity, you can find that here on the blog.

Monster Hunter: World

Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed its complete free games line-up for PlayStation Plus subscribers to enjoy in December 2017 and among them included Capcom’s much-anticipated Monster Hunter: World  Beta for the PlayStation 4. The Beta begins on December 9th and will last for 4 days and is free to anyone who has PS+, no strings attached. For more details on the upcoming Beta and the entire list of free PlayStation content, you can check it out here on the blog.


Playground Games Studio

In a bit of surprising news, Playground Games, the studio behind the Forza Horizon  series of racing games, has been brewing up plans and acquiring some notable talent for their next venture. And it involves the creation of a AAA open-world, action-RPG. This pivot in genres was set-off by the UK developer’s recent purchase of a second studio, which will double their staffing size. If you’d like to know more information, such as the developers brought on board, you can read the full story on the blog.



The dark fairy-tale themed, digital RPG board-game Armello,  will soon be getting a physical release that’s coming in early 2018. Announced by indie developer League of Geeks, in collaboration with publisher SODESCO, this upcoming boxed version is dubbed Armello: Special Edition  and will include a physical soundtrack. Do people even listen to CDs anymore?? You can check out more details on this upcoming release as well as its new trailer, on the blog.


Shin Megami Tensei V

Atlus has officially announced that the upcoming JRPG, Shin Megami Tensei V,  will be making a debut in the West for the Nintendo Switch system. The game puts players in a post-apocalyptic setting during modern day Tokyo, where survivors are at the mercy of demons running rampant. You can find more info on this as well as its English trailer, right over on the blog.


Dark Souls

In our last bit of news, YouTube Channel 64 Bits  created an entertaining Dark Souls  animation, Cuphead  style.  Cuphead,  the “run ‘n’ gun” hit has, much like Dark Souls,  an old-school take on challenge. Needless to say, this has made this mashup quite interesting, and it’s amusing to see iconic Dark Souls  characters and enemies done up in the Fleischer/Disney aesthetic. The entertaining animation short can be found on the blog for those in need of a good laugh.


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