Last updated on February 27th, 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!
- As part of Koei Tecmo’s monthly stream series for Nioh, the post launch plans for Team Ninja’s samurai RPG were laid out. In addition to giving a date for the release of PvP and a new difficulty mode, they also named and went into some detail of the upcoming DLC.
- In late March (17) they will be releasing high-difficulty missions to the game. There will be 10 types of these missions, including missions that will take the format of classic boss rush modes. In late April (17), PvP will coming, although they did not go into details as to what it will look like.
- The first DLC for the game is called Dragon of Tohoku (Dragon of the North) and will launch in late April with the following content:
- The second DLC will be called Japan’s Best Soldier and the third will be called Peaceful and Tranquil. There are no dates or details on these pieces of content just yet.
- Where are you at in Nioh? If you’re still making your way through the main missions, be sure to check out our bosses page for a full strategy rundown of how to bring them down. If you’re doing some trophy hunting, check out our Kodama guide for how to find all 150 of them!
Horizon Zero Dawn
- Sony has released a new video for PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn that goes a little behind the scenes with developer Guerrilla Games on how they build the vast world in the upcoming action RPG.
- In the video members of the development team talk about the challenges of designing a vast open world game with no loading screens and how they had to retune their engine to compensate. After some typically gorgeous vistas, they move on to a discussion of the game’s dialogue in cutscenes and how they used motion capture to more accurately display speaking and mouth movements. All to make it more believable and immersive.
- Horizon Zero Dawn is releasing next week, February 28th on the PS4 and is generating a ton of buzz for its open world take on mech monster hunting. Check out all of the game’s skills on the wiki to start planning your setup!
Mass Effect Andromeda
- EA and BioWare have released a new Mass Effect: Andromeda video that explores the game’s profiles and your squad of characters.
- Mass Effect: Andromeda is classless. As you level up you’ll gain access to dozens of skills and over 300 skill upgrades. As you unlock skills over the course of the game, you’ll gain access to profiles. There are seven types of profiles. The video detailed these two:
- Adept – The Adept profile is perfect for players who want to specialize in biotics. As you choose more biotic skills, the Adept profile will give you bonuses to suit your play style. Choosing Adept gives bonuses to the duration and damage of your biotics. And the more you invest in your skills, the higher level profiles you can unlock.
- Explorer – Maybe you want to be more versatile, choosing some combat mixed with biotic and tech skills. This will unlock the Explorer profile, giving you perks and buffs that enhance all your abilities.
- Profiles can be swapped any time and on the fly. You can set a favorite to map 3 skills and a single profile to one slot. You have have 4 of these favorite slots, effectively allowing you to swap between 12 skills at will.
- Each of your six squad-mates has three active and two passive skills. You can set your squad up around the battlefield, ordering them to defend locations, attack targets, or rally to your side, as well as team up with them for power combos. These activate when you or one of your squad-mates primes an enemy or group of enemies, setting them up for the kill, then you or a squad-mate jumps in to detonate and finish the job. You can level up your squad-mates to make them specifically good at priming or detonating targets.
- Last week we got a look at combat and weapons, and now we have a better idea of the kinds of supportive and playstyle orientation options we’ll have.
- Mass Effect: Andromeda releases March 21st for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Want to win a copy of the game or a PS4 or Xbox One? Of course you do! Check out our Mass Effect: Andromeda Giveaway on the wiki! You can earn daily entries all the way up to the game’s release so get to entering today.
- Square Enix and Platinum Games have released a new Nier: Automata trailer which shows a look at some of the gameplay elements.
- There’s a whole lot of action in the trailer and a whole lot to like as it shows off the game’s fast, combo based attacks with different weapons on the machine enemies that have taken over earth, across a variety of the game’s locations.
- Nier: Automata launched this week in Japan, March 7th in NA and March 10th in EU. We’ve already got the wiki pumping with info! If you’re willing to brave spoilers head on over.
- If you’re in the mood to check it out the game before then, there’s an addicting demo you can download and play right now on the Playstation Store.
Elder Scrolls Online
- Bethesda Softworks and Zenimax Online have released a new gameplay trailer for Morrowind, the upcoming expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online.
- The video starts off with a bit of foreshadowing narrative and then proceeds to give a tour of the new content that the expansion will bring. We get a look at the new land of Vvardenfell and the races who populate it as well as some of the new enemies, weapons and armor. We also got a peek at the Warden class, using its elemental skills as well as an animal companion in combat.
- The expansion is going to be a major addition to the game, and looks to bring many new players to the fold, especially those who cherish The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. Because of this the base game is also getting a revision and the expansion will launch with a brand new starting tutorial and starter zone in the base game for players that puts the new land in context. All said, it will bring 30+ new hours of content.
- Thoughts on the new trailer and expansion? The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind releases June 6th, 2017 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Final Fantasy XV
- Square Enix has released a new update for Final Fantasy XV that makes a few significant additions to the popular RPG.
- PS4 Pro owners received new support at 60 fps. It seems the revisions to the PS4 Pro support have resulted in less than stellar performance, specifically inconsistent frame rates. We anticipate an update sometime in the future to address it.
- The timed quests are something Square Enix mentioned in their roadmap for post launch support and are designed to give players a daily reason to check in. The level cap will also come as a welcome increase for players well beyond end game at this point.
- DLC is on the way soon, with Episode Gladiolus coming March 28th and the Booster Pack also sometime soon, as well as more episodes and the Comrades expansion that will introduce 4 person multiplayer later this year.
Top 5 RPGs
- This week we took a look the Top 5 RPGs coming in the month of March. The list is an assortment of different subgenres within the RPG format and run the gamut from the Diablo like Vikings: Wolves of Midgard to blockbusters Mass Effect: Andromeda and the new Zelda game. Check out the video on our channel for a full rundown of each and be sure to keep an eye out for the next installment.
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