Top RPG & Game News Of The Week August 13th

Last updated on August 15th, 2017

Happy weekend from Fextralife! If you’ve been too busy to keep up on the latest in RPG gaming news 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!

Fallout 4 News

Return to the Wasteland on September 26 with Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition for PC, PS4 and XBOX One. With all the latest gameplay updates (including Survival mode), graphical enhancements, the ability to play Mods for free on PC and consoles, plus all official add-ons included, this is the ultimate way to experience the award-winning post-nuclear adventure from Bethesda Game Studios. Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition includes the fully updated original game along with all six add-ons: Nuka-World, Vault-Tec Workshop, Contraptions Workshop, Far Harbor, Wasteland Workshop and Automatron


New artwork looking gorgeous

In a first reveal with Game Informer, we learned that a new Fallout Board Game is coming from the iconic Fantasy Flight Games. The Fallout Board Game takes inspiration from the video games when it comes to gameplay but features its own unique storytelling and mechanics. The game is a 1-4 player affair where you will choose 1 of 5 playable characters ranging from a Wastelander to a Brotherhood of Steel member. The game plays out across a modular hex board that matches from different scenarios and settings which all come from the video games.

You will ally with factions and other characters, accumulate weapons and armor and level up through a variation of the SPECIAL system. Battles are resolved through a dice mechanic that integrates the VATS targeting system by having body parts on the dice. There is no release date set just yet, but we can expect it sometime in the next few months.

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice News

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice launched this week on the 8th of August for PS4 and PC.¬†Be sure to check out there final Dev Diary¬†that¬†takes a look back at the years long development cycle that brought the vision of Hellblade to life as an indie game with AAA production values, and if you need help with the game’s Trophies or Achievements we also have a Trophy Guide up on the Blog for your convenience.


Dragon’s Dogma News

Capcom revealed the launch day for western release of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen on Xbox One and Playstation 4. Whilst Japan will be getting the game on October 5th, North America and Europe get to play the Arisen on October 3rd! This edition includes everything from the original game, along with all additional content from the Dark Arisen expansion.


Blasphemous News

We went hands on with Blasphemous this week. The game has recently headed into an extended backer period on Backerkit through the end of August, and is up for further funding for those who missed out on a chance to back and secure early access as the game is developed. Check out our thoughts on the demo, that is free to anyone who backs the project, on the Blog.



Dark Souls News

On Monday, on From Software’s Twitter account they revealed a new series of official merchandise from Dark Souls that will be sure to make you the talk of the ball. They will be available to ship between November and January.

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Additionally you can also check out some of the other accessories already available (some of which are already sold out!):

Bloodborne News

Not to be out done, Sony has unveiled some new Bloodborne merch on their official Playstation Gear Store. Newly revealed are a statue of the Doll and a Hunter tapestry. With the Doll running for 300 USD and has an estimated ship date of December 2017. While the Hunter Tapestry is going for 45 USD and has an estimated ship date of November 2017. Between Dark Souls and now Bloodborne one wonders if they’re starting to drop some hints with these merch deals…

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XCOM 2 News

Firaxis has detailed the new soldier bonds mechanic that is being introduced to XCOM 2 in the War of the Chosen DLC, which releases August 29th for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. With the upcoming expansion, soldiers bonds will develop in the heat of battle and can now develop additional abilities for your units. For full details on this new mechanic please see our XCOM 2 article detailing all the changes.

xcom 2 soldier bonds

Project 1v1 News

Gearbox Software, developer of the¬†Borderlands¬†series, has unveiled a new game with the codename¬†Project 1v1¬†and is inviting players to participate in a closed technical test this summer.¬†Project 1v1 is the code name for a top-secret, in-development, competitive first person shooter. According to Gearbox, ‚ÄúProject 1v1 combines the action of fast-paced 1v1 first person combat with the metagame strategy of a collectible card game.‚ÄĚ Gearbox is of course no stranger to genre mashups with their most recent release Battleborn a fusion between first person shooter and a MOBA. Stay tuned for more information!

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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT News

Square Enix has announced that the closed beta for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will take place between August 26th and September 4th. The PS4 game that brings Team Ninja’s popular arcade only game to the masses is scheduled to release in early 2018. You have until August 15th to sign up for the beta by visiting their registration page. If you’re in NA or LATAM you can register for the closed beta by visiting this page, and if you’re in PAL you can sign up for it here.

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Horizon: Zero Dawn News

Sony and Guerrilla Games have announced that The Frozen Wilds, the first DLC for Horizon Zero Dawn will release on November 7th, 2017 for the PS4. Set in icy territories to the north, this new chapter of Aloy’s journey adds a new area to explore, new mysteries to uncover and new, highly lethal machines to take on. The details as to specifically what is new in the content are still very general, but we are promised to receive more information soon.

Destiny 2 News

Bungie has laid out the contents and details of the¬†Destiny 2¬†PC beta, which is running from August 28th ‚Äď 29th. PC players have been waiting patiently, but there time is almost here.

Here’s what PC players will be accessing:

  • Homecoming story mission
  • Inverted Spire strike
  • Countdown on Midtown
  • Control on Javelin-4

Javelin-4 is going to be a brand new map for players, so it’s not just retreads for the PC crowd. Otherwise the contents are the same as were available in the console beta.


Nioh News

Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja have released a new patch for their Samurai meets Souls RPG,¬†Nioh. The patch makes some additions and the usual changes, but notably a new wrinkle in the game‚Äôs¬†PvP¬†mode.¬†The new feature to PVP is called: ‚ÄúBattles of Skill‚ÄĚ. In these battles, you forego your current setup and instead fight using different equipment, abilities, stats, and shortcuts. Furthermore, Crest boons, Passive skills, Prestige titles, and Mystic Arts are disabled. Your Guardian Spirit‚Äôs level will also be changed to a set value, but all Guardian Spirit protections will be active.¬†All changes are temporary, and are only applied during a PVP battle.¬†

See the Blog article for the full list of Patch Notes.

Shadow of War News

Warner Bros. and Monolith have revealed some new info regarding Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s economy, specifically microtransactions. The game’s microtransactions will be available in an online store called the Market. You’ll need to be connected to the internet to access the Market. To purchase items, players can spend Mirian or Gold throughout the game as one progresses. To find out more information about what you can purchase and how, please see our article on the blog.

shadow of war microtransactions

That’s a wrap for the Week in Wikis, we’re looking forward to another great week of gaming fun! Don’t forget to check out our VIP program for some exclusive supporter benefits, and budding writers should take advantage of our Become an Author initiative! Thanks for a great week and as always, keep checking in with us for news, reviews, YouTube streams and vids, and general wiki goodness!

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