RPG News Weekly Round Up – October 15th, 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!

Divinity: Original Sin 2

Over the past week, Larian Studios released Patch 3 for their highly-praised CRPG, Divinity: Original Sin 2. A massive update that addresses a number of major issues players have been experiencing within the game. Some of the biggest changes in this patch, included nerfs to the Chicken form running distance, fixes to the crashes players had when sleeping with lizards, and more. This update also included a number of changes to the games content such as adjustments to the in-game journal for a more pleasurable adventuring. The update is a large 4.3 GB update and is available for everyone to download. You can go over the entire patch notes in at blog.

The Elder Scrolls Online

Zenimax Online Studios final announced the release date for their upcoming Clockwork City DLC for The Elder Scrolls Online.  The DLC is scheduled to release on October 23rd for PC and Mac. While the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles will receive the add-on a little later on November 7th. It will be free for ESO Plus members and can be purchased for 2,000 Crowns from the in-game Crown Store. Also on the Crown Store, is a Clockwork City Collector’s Bundle  for 4,000 Crowns which includes: a Clockwork Skeevaton Pet, Kagouti Fabricant Mount and more, which you can check out in the article.

In preparation, Zenimax has also released a prologue quest to Clockwork City that is now live. Upon completion, players will be given a “Clockwork Obscuros” memento, permanently added to their Collections UI as a reward, and can continue with the story once the DLC releases later this month.

Finally, details on a new “Trial Mode” in the Clockwork City add-on called the ‘Asylum Sanctorium’ was revealed. The new trial features tough challenges with up to 12-players, ultra rare runeboxes you can earn which contain loot such as  a Clockwork Reliquary, which is a Polymorph that can turn your character into a mechanical factotum, and much more. You can read about it in detail in the blog.

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Star Citizen

The much-anticipated ‘Alpha 3.0 Build’ for the ambitious space-simulator: Star Citizen,  is out now, but only at the hands of a special group of backers, for testing purposes. That selected group backers consists of community members known as the “Evocati Test Flight“. A volunteer-testing program that began back in April of 2016. The program’s volunteers are responsible for “playtesting builds to make sure they are stable before the build goes out to a wider audience.” according to CIG. Its members are under an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement), preventing them from openly speaking about their testing contents, but we expect it to be lifted soon. You can check out the full story as well as the Alpha 3.0 patch notes provided in the article.

Star Ocean: The Last Hope

Square Enix has announced that they’ll be releasing a ‘4K remaster’ of their JRPG, Star Ocean: The Last Hope  for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro and PC (via Steam). The PS4 Pro supports maximum resolution of 4K, while the PlayStation 4 will play the game at Full 1080p HD.  Star Ocean: The Last Hope  is the fourth installment to the Star Ocean  series, and was originally launched for the Xbox 360 in 2009. It was re-released a year later for the PS3 as Star Ocean: The Last Hope ‘International’with both English and Japanese voices as well as new exclusive content. You can check out the full list of features for each version and the announcement trailer over at the blog.

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The Surge

Developer Deck13 released the “Fire & Ice Weapon Pack“ this past week. A free weapons DLC for their mecha-souls action-RPG The SurgeIncluded in the package are 10 new Weapons, and as the name suggest, 5 are iced-based and the other 5 are fire-based. They’re described as “5 CREO Space Travel testing tools, state-of-the-art equipment using hypercooling technology, have been lost during the incident at CREO.”  Everyone can download the add-on and it is available on all platforms. You can check out some screenshots of the weapons in action in the article on  the Blog.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

In other acts of generosity, developer Ninja Theory donated all of the revenue from their highly-praised action-adventure title: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice,  to the UK’s mental health charity, Rethink Mental Illness. Senua, Hellblade’s main protagonist, suffers from psychosis, a psychiatric disorder that is central to the game’s theme and mechanics. This move was made to coincide with this year’s World Mental Health Day on October 10th. The announcement also came with a new trailer, which was created with images taken with Hellblade‘s  in-game ‘Photo Mode’, alongside messages from players sharing their own mental health experiences. You can check that out over on the Blog.

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GOD EATER 3

Since the successful launch of God Eater 2: Rage Burst, Bandai Namco announced in a press release, that the next installment to their GOD EATER franchise, GOD EATER 3, will be officially coming to western shores. The Monster Hunter  like title was first announced back at TGS 2016, and is planned to be launched globally. Other than that, no other details such as a specific release date or a PC launch for GOD EATER 3  were given.

Furthermore, Bandai Namco, who is also releasing the upcoming anime-souls CODE VEIN  and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, among others, has plans to broaden its business horizons. The VP of Marketing and Digital, Hervé Hoerdt of Bandai Namco Europe, announced that the company plans to do more localizations and include more platforms, as they’d like to appeal to a much wider audience, “especially for the UK market”. Hoerdt notes that the Japanese-centric publisher has “great content” in its portfolio, and would like to boost their presence on the PC and Xbox platforms, as well in other languages such as Russian and Polish. You can read the full statement in the article provided on the Blog.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Monolith Productions and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment latest action-RPG title, Middle-earth: Shadow of War  has finally launched. Middle-earth: Shadow of War  is the sequel to 2014’s Middie-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and will see players take on the role of Talion, who was resurrected by an elven wraith, Celebrimbor. The game features the “Nemesis System” unique to the franchise, which has been updated and improved in this installment. For those downloading the game for PC through Steam, be prepared to set aside some storage space as its been reported that it will be a 97.9GB download for the platform. While on PlayStation 4, Middle-earth: Shadow of War  is roughly a 64GB download.  There’s a pretty awesome launch trailer for the game that you can watch in the article on the Blog.shadow of war

The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2

Last but not least, Games publisher NIS America made a surprise announcement in the past week when they revealed that the action-RPG: The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2  will be making its way to North America and Europe sometime in 2018, exclusively for the PlayStation 4. Alongside the announcement, the publisher has opened up pre-orders for the game’s ‘Limited Edition’ and merchandise, both of which can be ordered through the NISA Online Store. With an MSRP of $79.99 USD, the contents of The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2  ‘Limited Edition’ include: Copy of The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2, a hardcover artbook, a 2-Disc Original Soundtrack Set, and more. You can check out the full details as well as links to place your order and images of the merchandise in the blog.

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