Top RPG News of the Week: April 8th 2018 (Divinity Original Sin 2, Elder Scrolls Online, Monster Hunter World)

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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Divinity Original Sin 2

  • Publisher Bandai Namco and developer Larian Studios have announced this past week that Divinity: Original Sin II is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this August. There will be both digital and physical editions of the game, so collectors rejoice!
  • Divinity Original Sin and its sequel are two of the best CRPGs ever made, and it was expected to be announced for console sometime this year. Just in time for E3!
  • Divinity Original Sin II is already available on PC and we’ve made tons of build guides that are readily available on the blog and on our Youtube channel. So if you’ve yet to play it and can’t wait for the console version, have at it. You won’t be disappointed!

Spider-Man

  • Insomniac Games have recently announced the release date for the eagerly anticipated Playstation 4 exclusive, Spider-Man. Are you ready, wall crawlers? Because your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will be swinging back into action on September 7.
  • The game’s release date was revealed in a pre-order video, along with details on what the pre-order bonuses are. They also revealed the Collector’s Edition.
  • As pre-order bonuses, you get the Spider-Punk suit, plus two mystery suits. One of the mystery suits will soon be revealed and the other one will be revealed in July. You’ll also get a Spider Drone gadget, a PSN avatar, a Theme and 5 Skill points.
  • In terms of the Collector’s Edition, you get The City That Never Sleeps (3 more post-launch story chapters featuring new characters, missions & suits). You will also get a statue, a mini art book, a sticker and a steelbook case.

Elder Scrolls Online

  • Zenimax is marking Elder Scrolls Online‘s fourth year anniversary with another event. If you do the quest “Ache for Cake” during the event, you can earn a three-tiered Anniversary Jubilee Cake. It’ll be added to your Mementos as a Collectable and provides an XP bonus.
  • You will also receive Anniversary Gift Boxes after completing any daily or weekly quest. These special event reward boxes will contain crafting materials and gives you a chance to receive additional rewards such as Motifs pages that were previously only available in Vvardenfell, the Horns of the Reach dungeons, and the Clockwork City. And if you’re one of the lucky ones, you may get a brand-new motif page called “Worm Cult Style”, a look that can only be found in Anniversary Gift Boxes.
  • If you have the time, you can check out our explanation of the 5 major changes coming to the game’s newest expansion Summerset with update 18 in our recent Youtube video. These include how exactly Jewelry Crafting will work, the new Skill Line and some Cyrodiil changes.

Monster Hunter World

  • The long-awaited Greatsword Wyvern Ignition is now available to forge thanks to the Spring Blossom Festival! Players have two weeks while this event is active to craft this special community created Greatsword.
  • To unlock this one of a kind Greatsword, you must complete a quest called “Every Hunter’s Dream” and your objective is to hunt a Rathalos and a Paolumu.
  • Players must be HR 8 or higher to participate. For the full scope of the weapon and details of the quest, you can check out the article on the blog.

Dark Devotion

  • A new announcement trailer has been released for Dark Devotion. Dark Devotion is a 2D side-scrolling action-RPG, which is being developed by The Arcade Crew, and it will be released on PC and consoles.
  • We previously featured Dark Devotion when the Kickstarter campaign was on back in October of last year, but for those of you who missed that article, in Dark Devotion, you play the role of a Templar who has to journey through a dark temple on a quest wrought with suffering and redemption.
  • Will it be enough to shake your faith? In this game, you won’t be able to revisit old areas that you have previously explored. So you have to keep going onward, facing tougher and tougher bosses who want to defeat you – and damn your soul to purgatory.

The Protagonist

  • 3Mind Games have announced a new IP, which was inspired by Mass Effect, XCOM and Divinity Original Sin. It’s called The Protagonist and it looks pretty awesome.
  • 3Mind Games is an indie developer made up of veterans from Ubisoft, EA, and more. The Protagonist will be a turn-based space opera, that features an extensive branching narrative and turn-based tactical combat.  Every choice the player makes affects the course of the game.
  • It stars a Special Operative with the Terran military force code named: ANGEL. Her current mission is to infiltrate an alien space station of the invading KL-T. However,  all doesn’t go as planned. She awakens in the infirmary of the space station she’s tasked with infiltrating. ANGEL will then need to figure out how to escape this place while it’s in full lockdown.
  • So far, only a PC version of The Protagonist has been announced. We’ll keep you posted when we hear more news about this game, so stay tuned.

Healer’s Quest

  • Despite their obvious importance, healers are often underappreciated when it comes to adventuring parties. Well, Healer’s Quest seeks to give them the credit that they deserve.
  • In this game, the healer is the only party member who can save the day. Your fellow heroes — bossy tank, smoking hot archer, depraved mage and perpetually outraged barbarian — are idiots. Without you keeping their health and mana topped up, they’d all die
  • During the course of the game,  you’ll have the chance to master 22 different spells. You’ll also be able to work the skill trees to refine your playstyle and choose a karma alignment — evil, good or victim. So far, only a PC version has been announced. You’ll be able to purchase it on April 18 via Steam, Humble Bundle or itch.io.

Away: Journey to the Unexpected

  • Here’s a title which may not be on your watch list, but really should be. Away: Journey to the Unexpected has lovingly been called “anime Skyrim” by its developers. If it lives up to that billing, we’re in for a treat.
  • The game’s protagonist is a young boy who finds himself in a magical land after exploring his grandparents’ basement. Once there, he joins an epic quest to save the world. Although clever, he is just a boy armed with a stick, so you’ll need to recruit heroes to aid you in combat. They’ll also be able to solve some puzzles that you cannot solve alone. For example, an old wizard with a pair of cracked glasses and a sentient tree creature.
  • The game’s visuals are a vibrant and colorful, and the world looks like it has been pulled straight out of an anime. I can’t wait to play it and meet the game’s many quirky characters. Away: Journey to the Unexpected will be released in 2018 for Steam, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.  It’s being published by Playdius and is being developed by Aurélien Régard and Jim Gennisson.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar

  • THQ Nordic has announced the release date for Battle Chasers: Nightwar for Nintendo Switch. This stylish classic JRPG-inspired game will be released on May 15.
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar has already been released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, so if you’d rather play it there knock yourself out.
  • There will be both a physical and digital release of this game and this version will retail for  $39.99/€39.99/£34.99.
  • Battle Chasers was a best-selling comic book in the 90s and it has a passionate cult following. 

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