Top RPG & Game News Of The Week August 20th

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!

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy News

Naughty Dog revealed this week that Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will come with access to UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End Multiplayer and Survival modes. Owners of UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End Digital Deluxe Edition, UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End Triple Pack, and UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End Explorer’s Pack will receive UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy as a download at launch. Additionally, players who pre-order will receive a digital copy of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy™ for the PS4™ system on launch day. Say tuned for more information, as this game’s launch is on August 22nd, which is just a few days away!


Um…don’t look down…

Elder Scrolls Online News

Horns of the Reach, the new DLC for Elder Scrolls Online went live on PC this week, with it scheduled to launch on PS4 and Xbox One later this month. Although the DLC only added 2 new 4-man Dungeons in terms of areas to explore, there were several changes that made significant impact into the way the game is played. See our article illustrating and explaining these changes on the Blog for further details.

Not only did the game get a new DLC, they also released an exclusive skin in their Crown StoreEbony Epidermis. It looks somewhat similar to the skin you get from doing one of the game’s many Trials and has since been removed (as it was a limited time offer). If you missed out then you’ll have to hope it comes back at a later date.

We also posted the first of a weekly series where we feature 1 Set from ESO and explore all the possibilities and Builds you can make. This new series has been coordinated with Zenimax’s Community Management team and has their full support so it should reach a large chunk of the Elder Scrolls Online community. Have a request or a Set you’d like us to cover let us know and we’ll see what we can do! Check out the full guide on the Blog.


Man do they look “stoned” or what?

Conan Exiles News

Conan Exiles released on Xbox One on August 16th, including the new expansion “The Frozen North“. The Frozen North is now available for PC players playing the Early Access that began on January 31st of this year as well. This new expansion adds: New areas to explore, new and harsh weather like snow and sleet, new buildings and resources, new enemies and much more. See our article on the Blog for all the details on The Frozen North.


If I didn’t know any better, I’d think that was Skyrim…

Perfect Gamer Holiday Guide

Have you been stuck in a rut and needing a getaway to some exotic remote location you’d only see in Uncharted or Tomb Raider? We’ve got you covered! We published our holiday getaway guide to Siem Reap in Cambodia this week, so check out this 8 part article that shows you the ins and outs of the now extinct civilization of Angkor. Located in-between China and India, it thrived from trade and plunder from 800 AD – 1400 AD. It was the largest urban center in the world with a peak of an estimated 900,000 residents in the capital and 2 million within its borders. Dotted with some of the most breathtaking Hindu temples, most of which are over 1000 years old, this is a once in a life time experience that any gamer will be sure to remember. And even if you can’t getaway any time soon, come check out the history of a people that endured over a millennia and get lost in its wonder.


An early 12th Century Hinduist temple, and the only one with a Western Entrance

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Review

For those of you that saw last weeks Top RPG News, you’ll note that Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice launched on the 8th of August. The game has been receiving praise all over the internet for its intense story telling, its unique heroine Senua and for downright beautiful visuals that completely immerse players into the Viking era. Check out our review on the Blog for all our thoughts on this Indie “Triple A” title.

What? I have a good dentist.

Absolver News

With just over a week until the release of the much anticipated Fighting Game/RPG hybrid: Absolver, one of our users who played in the game’s Beta managed to get into the game files and find images of all the Weapons and Armor located there. If you’re curious how many Weapons and how many Armor Sets there are, then drop by and have a look at the article up on the Blog. Since it was the Beta game files, it may not be ALL of them, but it’s going to be damn close. Stay tuned for more Absolver coverage throughout August and on into September.


The Usual Suspects…

Deadlight: Director’s Cut News

Publisher Deep Silver gave away free copies of Deadlight: Director’s Cut this week. The Director’s Cut features: updated visuals, textures, improved controls, as well as new animations, to make Randall easier to controlAdditionally, Deadlight: Director’s Cut offers a new game mode called “Survival Arena”, which allows players to use interactive defenses to block zombies, access new areas in the game or fight back your adversaries by using new weapons including a Machine Gun, Molotov Cocktail, and Sniper Rifle. If you missed out on this offer, all I can say is: pay more attention to the Blog!


Eh, I think I took a wrong turn.

Re:Legend News

Magnus Games’ announced that its upcoming farming and monster-raising JRPG Re:Legend, is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, in addition to the previously confirmed PC. The news follows the games ongoing Kickstarter campaign, which quickly smashed its funding goal, and has now surpassed it’s respective stretch goals for each console. Check out our Blog article to see what all these goals are and what will be included in the game.


Um…who to pick…oh oh I pick Star Crotch!

Shadow of War News

Not only has Warner Brothers been showing off footage of Shadow of War recently, releasing in October of this year, but they have also given us some insight into its End Game activities. After players have completed the game and conquered Mordor, they will begin something called: “Shadow Wars” which pits the player in various missions to prevent what he/she has conquered from being reclaimed by Sauron. Players who succeed in these missions will receive the game’s true ending that apparently ties in the events from Shadow of War directly to Lord of the Rings. One can only wonder what it might be…



Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of DANA

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana released a new trailer this week called: “Adol the Red“. The 8th installment into this iconic JRPG series, which launched last fall, is coming to the US and Europe on PS4, PC and PS Vita next month. Never heard of the series, it’s one of our Top 5 RPGs for September so be sure to check out that article/video to learn more about it. Additionally, players who purchase the game early will have access to a few free DLC:

  • Adol’s Silver Armor
  • Adol’s Adventurer Clothes
  • Survival Kit for Adol: Blade Ring II (x1)
  • Empty Bottle (x1)
  • Iron Ore (x10)

That’s it…right there…that’s the spot…

Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 is releasing its second expansion (Path of Fire) next month and to help get promotion going for this they are having a demo this weekend for players wishing to check it out. It is not necessary to pre-order the expansion to participate and players who don’t already have an account can register for free and play as well. If you haven’t already heard about this expansion, it adds Specializations to each Class. Also, for the first time ever in the history of the franchise, Mounts will be added to the game. For full details on the demo weekend, check out our article on the Blog.


Looks really firey…

Monster Hunter World

Capcom announced this week that Monster Hunter World will be playable for the first time ever at Tokyo Game Show later next month. This long anticipated rendition of the fan favorite Monster Hunter was announced at E3 this year and is due for release in early 2018. Stay tuned for more coverage, as we will be attending Tokyo Game Show, and hopefully getting to spend some hands on time as well.

Beast Quest

Maximum Games and Torus Games have announced Beast Quest, that will launch on PlayStation 4Xbox One, and PC on October 31. For those unfamiliar with Beast Quest it is an action adventure video game with RPG elements based on the best-selling fantasy novel series, which has released over 120 different books to date and sold more than 17 million copies world wide. We’ll be keeping an eye on this one, and with a release right around the corner, you can be sure we’ll have some more info real soon.


Alright, Alright, come on then….

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