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!
- Square Enix and Platinum games are releasing a new DLC for Nier: Automata, titled “3C3C1D119440927“. The content is coming to the PS4 on May 2nd in Japan, and “soon” in the west.
- In the DLC players will be able to unlock new outfits for the game’s playable android characters, inspired by the past game in the series. You will be able to earn the following:
- To unlock them you will have to complete a series of challenges in colosseum battles. The outfits are the final reward for the 3 different colosseums you will find in the world.
- As you complete new challenges and quests you will earn:
- New equipment and cosmetic accessories such as hairspray that allows you to change the color of 2B and A2’s hair.
- Masks with unique “on equip” effects.
- Records that add special music tracks to the players’ jukebox.
- Special bullets that change the appearance of enemy bullets.
- Nier: Automata has become a sleeper hit, selling over 1 million copies since it’s March release and has drawn praise for its action gameplay and multitude of secrets and different endings that have required multiple playthroughs. Check out our review to see what we thought!
Mass Effect Andromeda
- BioWare has released the next limited time Apex mission for Mass Effect: Andromeda’s multiplayer. It is available from this past Thursday until tomorrow the 24th on every platform.
- Players can join the elite APEX forces and take part in the next of several ongoing story-based missions that will feature new playable characters, weapons and items. This Mission, “Archon’s Remnant Fortress” takes place in the Remnant Ruins and brings this Remnant focused story arc to a close. The Ruins are a dark and dangerous cave network where the Archon keeps a collection of Remnant.
- Available for this mission will be the Combatives Upgrade, which increases the lethality of the assault rifle and pistol and the Engineering Kit, which installs a variety of omni-tool upgrades to enhance the power of tech attacks.
- Be sure you’re following the blog to find out when the next Apex mission goes live and the details of the objectives!
- The Elder Scrolls Online’s upcoming expansion Morrowind has entered the invite only closed beta on the Public Test Server. Although the content is under an NDA, Zenimax Online has shared the patch notes for the PTS that detail some of what’s coming in the expansion. The patch constitutes a massive list of changes, some of the highlights follow, and for the exhaustive notes see the PTS patch notes page on the wiki.
- In addition to Vvardenfell, the largest landmass addition to date, they are also launching a new class, called the Warden. This class is an adaptable, support-orientated option for players who want to be able to fill a specific role while simultaneously providing assistance to others.
- 2 new dungeons are coming with the content.
- Nchuleftingth: Help Neramo the scholar uncover the secrets of Nchuleftingth and prevent an unscrupulous ruins robber from plundering ancient Dwarven technology. Explore the Ashlands in the east to uncover this Dwemer ruin.
- Forgotten Wastes: On the northern coast, enter the Forgotten Wastes to explore ancient Dark Elf ruins and solve a murder mystery while dealing with evil cultists intent on resurrecting a long-lost Dunmer House.
- Morrowind also brings a new PvP mode called Battlegrounds which are small-scale, fast-paced battles with three teams of four players. Furthermore, they’ve added a new 12-player Trial, called Halls of Fabrication, which features both a Normal and Veteran version. Also included in this updaate are a ton of new item sets, Motifs, homes and furnishings, collectibles, titles, and even dyes.
- The base game is also receiving some significant updates such as changes to the Champion System, the Master Writ Merchant, Cyrodiil Rewards, a new Inverse Kinematic System, and more. The Champion Point cap has been raised by a total of 30 points (10 in each red/blue/green constellation) for a maximum of 630 Champion Points. The Champion Point experience curve has been automatically adjusted with this new cap, so that earlier Champion Points require less experience and can be earned faster, and further rebalancing has taken place. As usual the patch also comes with a number of bug fixes to clean up the game.
- They also this week released a gameplay trailer for the Warden Class. Wardens can summon fierce animals, sprout healing plants from the ground, or cloak themselves and others in protective ice and their visual style is designed after these wild and natural properties. This class will give players an opportunity to engage in the nature based fantasy many look for but is not present in the current 4 classes. The Warden’s three skill lines, Winter’s Embrace, Green Balance and Animal Companions are all ally focused lines that do things like buff your party’s defense, increase their attributes or boost elements like Magicka and Stamina regen in addition to summoning some impressive beasts.
- Morrowind represents one of the biggest moments in the Elder Scrolls Online’s releases history and is adding a ton of fresh content for players. A large game got even larger, and we have a wiki all ready for you. Be sure to bookmark it and keep checking back for much more! Morrowind releases June 6th for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Horizon Zero Dawn
- Guerrilla Games has put together a new patch for Horizon Zero Dawn that adds some new features as well as addresses some progression issues and patches. The main highlight of the patch is a community requested feature which lets you play your own music while exploring the wilds of the game, as well as the ability to drop treasure chests with items you don’t want or need.
- You can view the full patch notes in the article on the blog.
- Enjoying your time in Horizon? Check out our trophy guide to get you all set with your Platinum!
- The new Bandai Namco project Code Vein has been officially revealed, which was teased in last week’s Prepare to Dine trailer. It is a dungeon exploration RPG from the team behind God Eater.
- Players will take on the role of Revenants, which are vampires with supernatural powers. Living in an isolated community called Vein, they have evolved beyond humanity but have lost their memories, and their desire to feed on blood staves off a starvation condition that turns them into monsters called Lost. Defeating these allows you to consume their blood via a piece of armor like equipment, and this collected blood can be channeled into a variety of actions like a special attack, self buff or enemy debuffs.
- Players can choose an AI buddy to accompany them as they explore the world, and each companion has their own feel and backstory. Revenants will use Blood Veils which drain enemies to enhance your abilities, and then use these gifts to increase their strength, weaken enemies and use new weapon abilities. You will choose from a variety of weapons such as bayonets, axes and spears to suit your style.
- The centerpiece of the reveal were a host of screenshots. Check them out on the blog. In them you can see the game’s distinct art style, which is stylized and dark.
- The game is being developed internally at Bandai Namco, and is scheduled to launch in 2018 on “major consoles”, with no word on a PC release. Thoughts on the full reveal?
- Deck13 and Focus Home Interactive have released a new trailer for The Surge, that shows the game’s visceral combat in more detail and depth.
- You will make use of vertical and horizontal attacks, as well as strike power, to target and dismember specific limbs, so you can loot what you cut. Looting upgrades for your exo-suit is key to progression, and surviving challenging physically based combat situations is a matter of skill. Positioning and speed are important, so you will make use of your exo-enhanced dodges, blocks, ducks and jumps to avoid attacks while managing stamina, to ensure you are in position to land a severing blow or deflect an incoming weapon attack. If you get hit in an unarmored limb, you’ll go down faster. If you exploit your enemy’s weaknesses you may very well leave owning a piece of them for your own goals.
- Throughout your journey you’ll be assisted by an industrial drone, a former CREO machinery tech that has been repurposed for comabt. You can shield yourself, or burn, knock down, pull, and blast enemies as you engage in melee combat.
- Looks like a fun day at the office! The Surge drops on May 16th for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Keep checking back with us for more!
- Space explorer Star Citizen has laid out their ambitious plans for the next major update in their in-development MMO. The forthcoming update 3.0 is part of their scheduling roadmap and will be releasing sometime late June. The big feature it will bring is something called Planetary Tech, which will let players land on and explore a limited number of planets/moons.
- Right now the game lets players walk around on a space station and enter a spaceship and fly around space as they wish, all seamlessly. The new tech will take it a step further and let them land on a world, disembark and explore the landscape on foot or by vehicle, all within seamless first person.
- Beyond that, there are a litany of nitty gritty implementations and elements that they have scheduled all out, perhaps to assuage patient (and less patient) backers. You can check out the full minuate on their website. The game has raised over 145$ million dollars in crowdfunding and development has been very deliberate, with the playable features still just a collection of demo like experiences that show the different genres the game is merging. That may change some come June. For the rest of the year, they will be focusing on adding more to the planetary exploration features.
- Recently we put together an extensive preview on just what the game is, what’s playable now and where the final product is looking to finish. To help demystify some of the confusion, be sure to check it out and watch the accompanying video to get an idea of what Star Citizen is trying to accomplish. It’s an extremely ambitious project!
- This week we dropped an extensive hands on preview of Hellpoint from Cradle Studios, a Sci-Fi Souls like with a horror twist that just entered Kickstarter last week.
- The demo exceeded our expectations and we were left intrigued by its potential. Check out our preview video and head over to their kickstarter page if you want to help the game develop.
- Piranha Bytes has released a new Elex prologue trailer through IGN today that gives some background on the story of the upcoming open world Sci-Fi/Fantasy RPG.
- In the trailer we see the world called Magalan that was hit by a comet that plunged the world into chaos. New factions arose from the ashes, Berserkers, Clerics and Outlaws who competed over resources and a substance called elex which arrived with the comet. Elex’s properties allow people to harness new powers and abilities. Each of the factions derived new features from its use, but overuse led to addiction and the distortion of people into mutants. The Albs emerged as a group who could control the elex at the expense of emotions. With their resurgence, the land now stands at the brink of large scale war.
- If you want to learn more about Elex, check out our hands on preview of it from last E3, and be sure to keep checking back with us for more. Elex is scheduled to release sometime 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
- We also took a look ahead this week to this year’s E3, which is less than 2 months away. We put together a list of RPG projects that we think we may see revealed at the annual gaming convention, from Bloodborne 2 to the Elder Scrolls VI. Give the article on the blog a read and be sure to weigh in with your thoughts.
Top 5 RPGs of May 2017
- It’s the time of the month where we release our Top 5 RPGs for the next month. May’s lineup is a mix of well known names and some indie hidden gems. There’s something for everyone in this list from first person horror to tactical card play. Check out the video and accompanying article for a break down of each and be sure to check out their more in depth previews on the blog!
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