Top RPG News Of The Week: April 17th (Kingdom Hearts 4, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, ESO High Isle and More!)

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 you covered! Here’s a bite-sized version of the Top RPG news of the week. Taste all the latest news across the Fextralife Wiki Network.

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Kingdom Hearts 4

  • It’s official, Kingdom Heart 4 is being developed as Square Enix unveiled this week in a new trailer featuring Sora and crew as part of the 20th-anniversary celebrations of the series.
  • In the video at around 4 minutes, we get sight of Sora awakening in a strange room, and meeting a new character Strelitzia who calls the place the Quadratum which is set in a fast-paced city.
  • Sora will be making a “triumphant return” according to Square, in an “updated look” in the new storyline titled the ‘Lost Master Arc’. What immediately stands out is this world is much more realistic than in previous titles.
  • So far no release date or platforms were announced, but development still seems to be early on. We get a glimpse of some gameplay, with Sora scaling high rise buildings as he faces a boss.
  • Of course, it wouldn’t be a Kingdom Hearts game without some returning characters such as Donald and Goofy.

For more on this news find it here in Kingdom Hearts 4 Trailer Revealed; Sora Returns In The ‘Lost Master Arc’.

Kingdom Hearts 4 is confirmed to be in development.

Made in Abyss

The 3D Action-RPG Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness is launching this fall, and Spike Chunsoft has released some new details about two game modes Hello Abyss and Deep in Abyss as well as going into details about the crafting system and “The Curse of the Abyss”.

Players can choose to play two different modes, the first being Hello Abyss which is based on the story of the anime while teaching some of the basic systems as well as how players will progress in the game while playing as Riko accompanied by human-robot Reg.

While the Deep in Abyss mode players can control a new Cave Raider who is an original character down to the depths of the Abyss. You can completely customise the character with hairstyles and features in a completely original story.

The Curse of the Abyss adds a unique element to the original story, as the further the character delves deeper into the abyss, the more the body experiences “severe strains” when returning to the surface which can cause both physical and mental tolls.

Made in Abyss Binary Star Falling into Darkness will release on PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam in 2022.

For more on this news find it here in Made In Abyss Gets Two Game Mode Details.

Made in Abyss gets two game modes detailed

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising

  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising got its launch date this week, announced for May 10th. The title will be coming to Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam, Epic Games Store and GOG for $14.99. It sets to be a companion prequel game for upcoming Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes which releases in 2023.
  • Rising will follow the events of a massive earthquake that hits a town on the frontier of the Allraan called New Nevaeh, revealing Runebarrows. This attracts fortune seekers and merchants from far and wide. Amongst the hopefuls of treasure hunters are three star-crossed heroes.
  • With these heroes take on bosses, swapping between character moves and using Link Attacks which can combine their specialities. Not all is what it seems as Runebarrows as it is deep-rooted in conspiracies that will have some shocking outcomes affecting the Eiyuden Chronicle universe.
  • In case you missed Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising was actually a stretch goal of Hundred Heroes, which hit all of its goals and then some. The game sets to be an Action-RPG where you rebuild a town, playing differently from the main series of games. The game sets to have a 2.5D aesthetic with side-scroller combat, with a story that focuses on events happening before Hundred Heroes.

For more on this news find it here in Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Gets Release Date May 10th.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising releases May 10th

Steelrising

  • Upcoming Action-RPG Steelrising is now delayed to September 8th 2022. New gameplay released previews some of the combat, boss fights, weapons and more.
  • While news of the delay is sad to hear, new gameplay was released. We see Aegis an automaton that hacks and slashes their way through enemies, and even downward leaping onto foes. In the footage we get a quick look at some of the weapons and additions players will be able to add to their own automaton. This included Armoured Fans and Shield Musket.
  • Weapons are not the only option to augment your character as there are tools that can be used to help explore the environment including grappling hooks which look to be taking a leaf or in this case an arm out of Sekiro‘s exploration book. But the grappling hook is not the only tool in Steelrising, so there could be some really interesting options here.
  • We also got to have a peek at some of the enemies which included a spinning blade robot that will pose a challenging fight.
  • In case you missed it Steelrising is set in an alternative retelling of the French Revolution, about King Louis XVI’s automaton army which is terrorising the citizens of Paris.
  • The combat looks quite different to Spiders’ previous RPG party-based title Greedfall, as it looks to take on a focus on melee with different augments to cater to different playstyles.
  • Steelrising will now be released on September 8th, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG.

For more on this news find it here in Steelrising Now Delayed To September 8th; New Gameplay Footage Released.

Steelrising now delayed to September 8th 2022

Expeditions Romes

The first DLC for Expeditions: Rome has been released titled Death or Glory. This DLC focuses on the life of the Gladiators, ancient warriors risking life and limb for glory in the arena. With this DLC, the player will get their chance to relive this glory and claim it for themselves.

Some of the features of this DLC are a new class with three subclasses, a new arena area, new questlines, weapons, armor, and cosmetics.

Death or Glory’s primary highlight would be the introduction of the newest class, the Gladiator. As with the base game, this newest character can eventually evolve into one of three subclasses: the ironclad Murmillo, the Provocator or the Retiarii.

Gladiators will also bring a total of 24 new class-related skills to Expeditions: Rome. This is split into 8 new skills across all three subclasses.

If you want to know what we thought of Expeditions Rome be sure to check out our review. As with all news in this video be sure to check the link in the description of this video for more details.

For more on this news find it here in Expeditions: Rome Gets New Gladiator Themed DLC Death Or Glory, Available Now.

Expeditions: Rome Death or Glory DLC

Expeditions: Rome Death or Glory DLC

Weird West

  • Prepare for the undead as Weird West gets a zombie apocalypse mode for a limited time event plus roadmap reveal.
  • Weird West the western-themed RPG with supernatural influence gets an uprising from the undead in the latest limited-time event. Celebrating hitting the 400,000 player mark since its launch on March 31st, players can jump into the event now.
  • The event isn’t the only post-launch content that is coming to the game, developer WolfEye has also released a roadmap of content which includes the Plague Event, a content pack, a Nimpossible Mode, Caged Ones Event, and Mods. There also sets to be more updates coming in future including expansions, new story events and Journeys according to the Steam post.
  • In case you missed it, Weird West contains everything you’d expect from a wild west themed title, including lawmen and gunslingers, but there’s also the more paranormal side with fantastical creatures. The title is an immersive Action-RPG sim which provides a sandbox experience with roughly 40+ hours of gameplay.
  • Weird West is now available on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.

For more on this news find it here in Weird West Gets Zombie Plague Event And Roadmap Reveal.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

  • Director of Monster Hunter Rise, Yoshitake Suzuki unveiled two more characters that will appear in the upcoming Sunbreak expansion. The two characters Sir Jae and Dame Luchika previously briefly appeared in the Three Lords trailer.
  • Jae is a close-range melee character, who is voiced by Griffin Burns who also voices Childe in Genshin Impact. Voicing the  Royal Knight Luchika the artillery specialist is voice actress Karen Strassman who also voiced Nanako in Persona 4 and more.
  • These aren’t the first characters to be revealed by Capcom, as earlier in March during a digital event, a new receptionist Chichae, blacksmith Minayle and merchant Oboro were also all shown.
  • In case you missed it, Capcom unveiled a slew of content for Sunbreak back in March, including new threats including the mighty Lunagaron a frost wyvern, new wirebug skills announced, new species of endemic life, as well pre-order details. There will also be some improvements made to wall running and gameplay.
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will be coming to PC and Switch on June 30th. Players should note in order to access the expansion content they will need to have completed the  7★ Hub Quest Serpent Goddess of Thunder. If you’re new to Rise be sure to check out our Getting Started Guide.

For more on this news find it here in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Gets Two Character Reveals.

The Elder Scrolls Online

  • The MMORPG the Elder Scrolls Online got more details revealed about the upcoming expansion which releases this June called High Isle.
  • The new expansion sets to add new world events, a new 12-player Trial called Dreadsail Reed, two new companions Ember and Isobel, new world events called Volcanic Vents, new delves, public dungeons, worlds bosses and new stand-alone quests.
  • This chapter follows the year-long themed content of the Legacy of the Breton, bringing a new region to explore called High Isle.
  • We actually got a hands-on look at the upcoming content and have a new video which goes over some of the details about the new in-game card game called Tales of Tribute, plus more about the story of The Ascendant Order. Be sure to check out our video the Elder Scrolls Online High Isle Hands-On Preview & Impressions.

The Elder Scrolls Online High Isle will launch on June 6th for PC and Stadia, with Playstation and Xbox consoles on June 21st.

For more on this news find it here in Elder Scrolls Online High Isle: Hands-On Preview & Impressions.

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