Top RPG News Of The Week: August 11th (Elden Ring, Gamescom, Decay of Logos 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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Elden Ring

  • Rumour has is Elden Ring footage will be shown to press during Gamescom.
  • According to an article on Russian site Igromania, this year’s Gamescom will have Bandai Namco showing off some game footage behind closed doors. The post mentions that the members of the press will be able to see the gameplay, so this is unlikely Gamescom goers will be able to see it.
  • Bandai Namco have already released their lineup for Gamescom 2019 which did not include Elden Ring on that list. But if a private showing for the press is happening, this could be why it’s not on that list. Some are still hoping that maybe a short trailer might be shown during Gamescom 2019: Opening Night Live.
  • Gamescom 2019 will take place from August 20th to August 24th in Cologne, Germany. You can also catch Opening Night Live which will stream on Monday August 19, 2019 at 11am PDT.

To read more on this rumour, find it here in Rumour: Elden Ring Gameplay Footage To Be Shown Privately At Gamescom

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age

  • During the Dragon Quest Summer Festival 2019 in Tokyo, Square Enix announced that Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age will have a demo for fans to check out before its release. The enhanced edition features the original game content but with character featured stories, a fully orchestrated soundtrack, and the options to switch between HD and the retro-inspired 16 bit graphics.
  • Those who play the demo will receive a “Skill Seed” bonus when they purchase the game, as long as they keep the saved data on their Switch.
  • The developer also announced fans will be able to take a trip back to Dragon Quest X in the upcoming title, as this is one of the worlds they will have access to.
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition will release on the Nintendo Switch on September 27th.

To read more on this rumour, find it here in Dragon Quest XI S To Receive Demo Before Its Release.

Darksiders II Deathinivite Edition

  • Earlier this year EB Games in Canada listed Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition would be coming to the Switch in August. However only half of that was right as THQ Nordic have announced it will be arriving September 26th.
  • This version of Darksiders II has already been released on other platforms such as PC on Steam, which includes all DLC content as well updates to visuals and reworked game balancing. The title is a hack ‘n’ slash that follows the Horseman of the Apocalypse War, this time introducing Death as he quests to clear his brother’s reputation from a wrongfully convicted crime.
  • Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition will cost $29.99 USD which releases both digitally and physically on the Switch this 26th September.

To read more on this rumour, find it here in Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition Coming To The Switch September 2019.

Oninaki

  • Square Enix releases new gameplay footage featuring Oninaki Daemon Dia.
  • The action-RPG Oninaki has a number of Daemons in which you can choose to accompany you on your journey to the Beyond, each wielding their own weapon type and special abilities.
  • In the latest trailer from Square Enix, they show off Dia who uses a crossbow and pistol, that’s right they can double wield. One of Dia’s special attacks is to release a barrage of shots at multiple targets, making it a good AOE to take out multiple foes at once.
  • Playing the demo recently, this is great to see more Daemons being featured as it will bring a number of different playstyles. You can check out our preview to learn more.
  • Oninaki releases on PC, Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 on August 22nd. You can currently pick up the demo on all platforms.

To read more on this rumour, find it here in Oninaki Daemon Dia Gameplay Previewed.

Gamescom 2019

  • Earlier this year was the announcement of a new segment for Gamescom 2019 called Opening Night Live. Produced by Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley. A tweet by the official Gamescom twitter account has announced that there will over 15 publishers and some world first content being shown.
  • But that’s not all, the mind behind the action adventure title (or however you would define it) Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima will be showing previews of the game. Probably showing us more footage and making us even more confused and equally intrigued.
  • Publishers according to a tweet by Geoff Keighley includes 2K, Activision, Bandai Namco, Bungie, Capcom, EA, Epic, Google Stadia, Koch/Deep Silver and Private Division. Also Sega, Square Enix, Sony, THQ Nordic, Ubisoft and Xbox are also set to reveal something.
  • There could be a few good surprises in store as it’s looking to be quite the opening night. The event will kick off on August 19th at 11:00 AM PT.

To read more on this rumour, find it here in Gamescom 2019 Opening Night Live Confirms More Than 15 Publishers & World Premiere Content.

Dark Envoy

  • Event Horizon Games announces a new CRPG heading to PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox in 2020. Combining a mix of inspirations including Divinity Original Sin, XCOM and even Dragon Age.
  • The latest trailer showcases the world of Dark Envoy and a few of it’s main characters in an explosive introduction.
  • Dark Envoy focuses on tactical combat, free open world exploration and lore. The title also offers procedurally generated dungeons with the option to choose tactical objectives. But it’s not only the dungeons that will change, locations on the world map can randomly respawn, adding further challenges as you travel.
  • Event Horizon has designed a new RPG system, set to shake up the player’s experience with focus on experimentation and creating situations which players will need to adapt to in order to overcome challenges. Choices in-game will impact the world around them, with multiple endings to be discovered.
  • Dark Envoy sets to release late 2020 on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.

To read more about this news find it here in Dark Envoy Mixes Divinity XCOM And Dragon Age In A Non-Linear CRPG.

Decay of Logos

  • Publisher Rising Star Games and studio Amplify Creations have announced they will be releasing their third-person action-RPG Decay of Logos later this August.
  • Visually the title looks to gain some inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild but it’s gameplay brings some Souls combat with “high risk-reward battle system” according to their Steam page. You will be able to parry, dodge and counter-attack and manage your stamina.
  • Decay of Logos focuses on RPG elements but with an interesting take, as gear you equip will only be seen on the character model according to an article by PCGamer. Depending on your play style will determine how you level.
  • Players will take on the role of Ada who will investigate the attack of her village. Accompanied by an elk who will play an important role, not just doubling as inventory space.
  • You will also get to meet along the way memorable NPCs with fully voice acted roles, gaining more knowledge of the lore of this mystical land in an immersive way.
  • Decay of Logos releases first on Playstation 4 on August 27th, then on the Nintendo Switch on August 29th. Xbox One, Steam and Utomik will launch on August 30th.

To read more about this news find it here in Decay Of Logos An Indie Souls Meets Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Action-RPG Launches August.

Children of Morta

  • After a successful Kickstarter campaign, developer Dead Mage have been working on their action-RPG Children of Morta which has now got a release date. Publisher 11 Bit Studios has shared the announcement with PC getting a launch on September 3rd and consoles on October 15th.
  • Children of Morta puts players in the shoes of the Bergsons, a family of heroic fighters who must push back the Corruption that has now begun engulfing their world. Each member of the Bergsons have their own personal fighting style and individual personalities.
  • The title is a story-driven game with rogue-lite features done in a pixel graphic style with plenty of beautiful detail. The world around you is forever changing, as the Corruption impacts the forest, dungeons and even temples. Each playthrough sets to provide a different experience each time.
  • Children of Morta will arrive first on PC on September 3rd. Console release will come later on October 15th for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.

To read more about this news find it here in Children Of Morta Action-RPG Release Dates Announced.

Remnant From the Ashes

  • The latest locale showcased by Gunfire Games for their souls-like shooter Remnant From the Ashes features the swamp of the ice planet Corsus.
  • The launch of Remnant From the Ashes is fast approaching and developer Gunfire Games are eager to show more of the locations and their viscous foes. This time it’s the ice planet Corsus which is home to a premordial swampland, full of elf-insectoid hybrids known as the Iskal cult.
  • Players will wade through rust coloured waters, journeying deep into the mines which is inhabited by the less than hospitable creatures. The Queen who appears to be part mannequin and part stunning butterfly awaits in the heart of the land.
  • If you missed our coverage of this third-person shooter Remnant From the Ashes is a souls-inspired co-op. Team up with two other players and face an onslaught of procedurally generated levels.
  • We got a chance to check out some hands-on gameplay last month, if you want to see/read what we thought be sure to check out our Remnant From the Ashes Preview.

To read more about this news find it here in Remnant From The Ashes Trailer Features Primordial Swamp World Corsus.

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