Top RPG & Game News Of The Week September 3rd

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

Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix released their 1.15 and 1.14 updates for Final Fantasy XV this week, which includes the recently announced Assassin’s Festival. This festival event will see the “Assassin’s Festival” overtake the town of Lestallum and will feature gameplay elements from Ubisoft’s action-adventure franchise. In addition to gameplay similar to Assassin’s Creed, the festival will include mini-games as well as a chance to acquire exclusive items, including the “Medjay Assassin’s Robes” for Noctis, Gladiolus, Ignis, and Prompto. Check out the Blog for the full list of changes and more information about the festival.

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Assassin’s Creed cosplay you say? We’re in!

Code Vein

It’s been awhile since we’ve brought any new information on this Bandai Namco title that has faint traces of Dark Souls, but we finally have some. Bandai Namco announced this week that Code Vein will be playable for the first at Tokyo Game Show! Not only does this mean that there will be gameplay footage out there in a few weeks, but since we will be attending, we’ll get our own hands-on time with the game and be able to share our thoughts with you guys! Stay tuned for more information on Code Vein!

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If Nioh and Twilight had a baby, it would be called Code Vein.

Shadow of War

Monolith Entertainment and Warner Bros. have let another trailer loose for: Middle-earth: Shadow of Warshowing us even more of the game as the launch nears and this time introducing us to the orcs of the ‘Marauder Tribe’. In the new trailer we get a good look at the Marauder Tribe, one of the may orc factions within the game, whom the protagonist: Talion will meet on his new journey. Shadow of War will be released on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 10.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

NIS America announced this week that its upcoming JRPG: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana by developer Nihon Falcom, has a playable PS4 demo which is now available on the North American and European PlayStation Stores. This game came in third on our Top 5 RPGs of September, so check out the demo and see what you think! Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is due out on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC on September 12th in North America and September 15th in Europe.

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I’m not sure there are enough difficulty tiers…”Return” must be extremely hard!

Absolver

The martial arts based Action RPG Absolver, by Sloclap and Devolver Digital launched this week to mostly positive reviews. Some of the things people like about the game are the challenging and complex combat that has much depth and the game’s unique art style. And some of the things people are complaining about are the shortness of the game’s story and the steep learning curve of the game. We will be releasing our review on the both the Blog and YouTube really soon, so stay tuned for that!

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One of the many vistas that give the game character.

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition launched this week as well for PS4 and Xbox One. This critically acclaimed game by Obsidian and Paradox Interactive is largely responsible for the resurgence of the CRPG and it has finally come to console! If you’re new to the game, or have never played before, check out our Combat Guide, that will help prepare you for what’s to come. One can only hope that this begins a trend and that games like Tyranny, Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Pillars of Eternity 2 will make the leap as well.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2

Larian Studios announced this week that every single line of dialogue in Divinity: Original Sin 2 will be voiced! Yes you read that right! This is a HUGE improvement to the game’s precursor and will include over 1 million words, 74,000 lines and 1200 characters. Divinity: Original Sin 2 is just a bit over a week away, releasing on September 14th! See our article on the Blog for more information on the voice acting.

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Captain Dwarf Sparrow reporting for duty!

Dark Souls

Figure-makers Gecco, renowned for their intricate craftsmanship have revealed their next high-quality statuette from the Dark Souls series, this time featuring “Oscar, Knight of Astora”The 1/6 scale statue stands approximately 32cm tall (nearly 13 inches tall) and will retail for $335 USD with a release planned for December 2017 in Japan. Those who pre-order the Oscar figure will also receive a bonus 1/6 scale Crystal Lizard statue and it is of the same high quality make as that of the Oscar statue. GIMME!

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GIMME! NOW!

Secret of Mana

As many of you old school players will remember the Secret of Mana, was originally released by Square Enix in 1993 for the SNES. Directed by Koichi Ishii and produced and written by Hiromichi Tanaka, it featured couch-co-op with up to three players which was groundbreaking at the time. This past week Square Enix announced that they will be making a remastered 3D version of the game! It will launch worldwide on February 15th, 2018 for the PS4, PS Vita and PC via Steam. We can’t wait!

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3D Secret of Mana! Sign me up for nostalgia!

 

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