RPG News Weekly Round Up – November 12th, 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!

The Elder Scrolls Online

In the past week, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners finally got their hands on Zenimax’s latest Clockwork City DLC and Update 16 patch for the Elder Scrolls Online  MMORPG. Unfortunately though, it has added endless load screens nearly any time you go anywhere, nearly making the game unplayable. Zenimax has acknowledged the issue, but there is little information on when it may be fixed. For those of you managing to play through it, if you ever need help with hunting for achievements in the Clockwork City expansion, we’ve got a helpful guide just for you at the blog.

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Skyrim

Sony Interactive Entertainment unveiled a new PlayStation VR bundle that comes with a free copy of Bethesda’s open world RPG, Skyrim VR.  Aside from the game, this upcoming package will include the newer “CUH-ZVR2” PlayStation VR Headset model as well as a pair of PS Move Controllers and other bonuses. The bundle’s complete contents and the new epic live-action Skyrim VR  trailer can be found in the article on the blog.

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NIOH

The once PlayStation 4 exclusive Nioh  action-RPG  from developer Team Ninja, finally landed on PC last week. The platform’s version was the previously announced “Complete Edition” of the samurai-souls game, which is also available on the PlayStation 4. It contains all of the DLCs released from its console counterpart, including the latest Bloodshed’s End. If you’ve been holding out on the game, now is a good time to dive in and check it out. And if you feel you need a little helping hand, we’ve prepared a comprehensive beginners guide for you on the blog.

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Final Fantasy

Square Enix announced a new release date for the previously delayed “Comrades” multiplayer expansion for their Final Fantasy XV  JRPG. The online add-on was held back due to the development team working on some finishing touches and will now launch in just a few days on November 15th. Square also announced that support for FFXV  on the recent Xbox One X console from Microsoft is now available via an update. You can read up on its details onn the blog.

Furthermore, pre-registration for the chibi-RPG Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition,  have begun on the Google Play Store for Android devices. This episodic version of the original game will feature the complete experience of the original game. And you can learn more about how this works on the blog.

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Nier: Automata

The creator of the smash hit Nier: Automata  action-RPG, Yoko Taro, might be the next person to helm the next Final Fantasy  game. This tidbit of info surfaced from an interview featuring Producer Yosuke Saito and Director Yoko Taro at the 2017 GameStart event, where the director shared his insight into his inspirations for his characters. With the Producer Saito then suggesting in bringing such unique characters in a Final Fantasy  game.  You can check out the full interview in the article on the blog.

Though the next mainline Final Fantasy  game is still a ways off, the Nier: Automata  team is currently busy working on their new game. That’s right, a NEW game. But, details on whether it’s a sequel or anything relating to the Nier  franchise were not disclosed. And you can find the complete story on the blog.

Cyberpunk 2077

This past week a developer from the renowned CD Projekt RED studio went around searching for answers about how guns might work in an RPG. Though denying any relation to the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077  title, the curious inquiry makes you think otherwise. The topic was on how “Headshot” mechanics would work in an RPG. And asked such questions like what would happen if “You were to fire your gun at a human enemy 10 levels higher than you”.  Various replies then poured in, each with their own take on this problem. You too, can share your own insights on implementing such a system into an RPG on the blog.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

NIS America announced that the localization patch and PC version of their acclaimed action-RPG, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, will unfortunately be delayed to sometime in early 2018. The patch was meant to redact the various grammar and typo errors littered throughout the game, and was planned to have gone live this November.

Initially, the PC version of Ys VIII  was slated for a launch back in mid-September, and speculation suggests that it might have had something to do with the poor translations within the game. You can read up on NISA’s plans for the PC version and patch, as well as our review on the game, on the blog.

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Pillars of Eternity

Obsidian Entertainment revealed their Pillars of Eternity: Definitive Edition this past weekThe upcoming version of the highly-praised RPG title will include the base game, both of the White March  expansions, all premium content from the Pillars of Eternity: Royal Editionas well as the latest Deadfire Pack  DLC. The Definitive Edition  will launch this year and will also include a bunch of nice goodies, which you can look up on the blog.

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Developer TaleWorlds Entertainment revealed an interesting set of combat mechanics for their upcoming Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord  sequel. The sequel will be using a “Physics-based” system for its combat, meaning that a weapon’s physical properties such as its Length, Weight, the Distribution of that weight, and Mass will factor into the amount of damage a player can deal, as well as the speed of their weapon’s “Swing”. It’s a very intricate and intriguing system that makes for a compelling read, which you can do on the blog.

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World of Warcraft

At the 2017 BlizzCon event, Blizzard unveiled the next expansion to their enduring World of Warcraft  MMORPG, and it is called, Battle for Azeroth. WoW‘s  seventh expansion will once again bring players into the age-old conflict between the Horde and Alliance. A beta for Battle for Azeroth is planned for sometime early next year, but a concrete release date has yet to be revealed. We’ve prepared the upcoming expansion’s full list of features and its epic cinematic trailer that you can watch on the blog.

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Salt and Sanctuary

Indie developer Ska Studios just recently released their latest 1.05 update for their 2D-souls, action-RPG, Salt and SanctuaryThe new patch is a sizeable 323MB download and is now available on the PlayStation 4 console. Though not small considering the size of the game, the update doesn’t divulge a lot of information on just what exactly was changed. All that was noted were bug fixes and balancing issues as well as the addition of Chinese and Korean languages. You can read the full patch notes on the blog.

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Wild West Online

And finally, the ambitious Wild West Online  MMO from developer 612 Games will be going into early access on Steam this month. Players participating in the upcoming alpha will be treated to two public events, which are called the “Artifact Hunt” and “Golden Road”. They’ll also be able to acquire a plot of land for raising their very own homestead, as well as engage in PVP. To join in on the fun, you’ll need to first purchase the game that comes in three different skews. Its full details can be found in the article on the blog.

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