RPG News Weekly Round Up – January 7th, 2018

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!

Monster Hunter: World

Our first news piece of 2018; during the last week, Capcom’s game producer for the upcoming Monster Hunter: World  action-RPG has finally shared an update on the game’s PC version. This is both good news and bad news for gamers on the platform, as we learned that while the title is still headed for home computers, it won’t make its appearance until the fall of 2018. Meaning that you’ll either need to wait for quite some time, or pony up cash for either a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One console just to be able to play it early later this January. The producer has also stated that more details about this will be unveiled at a later date, and we’ll keep you updated when they are announced. You can check out the video update, which includes some information on Monster Hunter: World’s  content as well right here the blog.

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The Elder Scrolls Online

It only seemed like yesterday that the “Clockwork City” add-on and Update 16 was released for The Elder Scrolls Online, and yet here we are with its developer, Zenimax Online Studios, revealing the next exciting adventure coming to the MMORPG. The newest additions to look forward to will be the “Dragon Bones” expansion and Update 17, both of which will simultaneously launch. I Players will get to square off with undead dragons this time around.

And apart from that, we’ll be seeing a wealth of content including a pair of brand-new dungeons called Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair, the much-awaited home storage for player housing, and an entirely new Leveling-up system as well. There’ll also be new PvP maps to duke it out amongst yourselves, an Outfit system to allow for more personal customization, and much more. You can have a look at the complete scope and all of the minute details on this upcoming DLC and patch here on the blog.

CODE VEIN

Bandai Namco has graced us with new visions in the form of text and images, on their anticipated anime-souls, action-RPG, CODE VEIN.  In their latest information dump, we’re imparted with better wisdom on the previously known Blood Tears; which we now know to be a valuable and rare kind of fruit for the Revenants in their universe. As the fruit’s consumption is the only known measure to keep themselves from becoming a “Lost”, an enemy type in CODE VEIN. We also discovered that their ever-growing scarcity will tie-in the fates of other in-game characters with the protagonist’s, you.

And speaking of characters, we also learned a little bit more on a couple of the NPCs as well, who are also companions that’ll accompany players in their journey. With info on not just their personalities, but a glimpse into their past, the weapons they wield, and their Blood Veil types to boot.  More information can be found on the blog for those interested.

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Destiny 2

After much criticism regarding things such as a lack of content; and even to content barred behind DLCs, Bungie has taken a step into rectifying some of the issues gamers have complained about with their latest online shooter, Destiny 2.  Guardians will be delighted to hear that access to the Faction Rally activity as well as the upcoming Iron Banner event, are now open for all to enjoy, and will no longer require players to first purchase the game’s “Curse of Osiris” DLC.

This change was made via an update that was released to all platforms. And if you’ve been one of those disgruntled, and been away from Destiny 2  for a while, this direction may make the experience a little better. For the full patch notes on the update and the story, it’s all waiting for you on the blog.

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

While studio Level-5’s Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom  JRPG has been pushed later into March 2018, we can all fill the void and make things feel a little less painful with the new gameplay footage released by Bandai Namco. Clocking in at a generous 25 minute-long video, we’re shown more of Revenant Kingdom’s  skirmishes found in its new RTS mode, displaying frantic and entertaining battles as both sides make their clash.

But that’s not all, as we’re also shown one of the game’s story missions that features the traditional Ni No Kuni  RPG combat, which is flashy in its own right. Furthermore, the entire recording has developers chiming in their thoughts, and discussing the various aspects of Ni No Kuni 2.  We won’t spoil the rest, and you can watch it for yourself, right on the blog.

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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory

In even more Bandai Namco games, with the impending launch of the latest Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory  RPG, details on the game’s Day 1 DLC and retail bonuses have been revealed. The early downloadable add-on packs a number of goodies that’ll make fans of the franchise happy, as it includes the Omnimon NX, among many others.

This content will be made available for both physical and digital versions of Hacker’s Memory.  While the other, the aforementioned retail bonus, can only be acquire via physical copies of the title. Have a look at the complete DLC listing as well as that bonus, which includes even more Digimons, all in the blog.

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Shenmue 3

After its last delay, it was understandable that fans of the revered Shenmue franchise would worry that the upcoming third installment may not meet its new 2018 release time-frame. Especially considering the team sizes being relatively small for a project of this undertaking.  A developer from Shibuya Productions, one of the studios working on Shenmue 3,  has assured gamers that the title will definitely see a launch this year, in addition to hinting at more things to come in the near future. You can check out the entire details here on the blog.

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Metal Max Xeno

Now for our last bit of news, Metal Max Xeno.  It’s essentially like Mad Max,  but taken to a whole new level of crazy and with the road rage disputes being settled in an organized turn-based RPG setting. If that sounds like your type of game, or are looking for a way to role-play as Mel Gibson to some extent, you might want to look into this title. In development by Kadokawa Games, who has brought us bizarre classics such as Killer is Dead  and Lollipop Chainsaw,  the upcoming vehicular-combat JRPG has had its release date and special editions revealed.

Two special editions to be exact, a Premium Edition and a Limited Edition. Both of these will be available for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. Each contains its fair share of goodies including a 128 page artbook, a full soundtrack, and more. Also, a new trailer and set of screenshots for Metal Max Xeno have been released. You can check those out and read up on all of the info, right here on the blog.

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