Top RPG News Of The Week: August 14th (Path of Exile 2, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, Monster Hunter Rise and More!)

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Marvel’s Midnight Suns

  • Marvel’s Midnight Suns was announced this week to be delayed to next year. The card-based tactical RPG by X-COM developer Firaxis Games won’t be coming out this year but in 2023, by the latest March. It is important to note that they didnā€™t specifically mention any date, so it can potentially release much earlier than this.
  • The developers also announced that the current-gen and PC versions of Marvelā€™s Midnight Suns will be released first. Ports for the previous console generation, specifically Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch, will be released at a later date.
  • Players will control The Hunter, who is tasked with leading a team of superheroes in staving off apocalyptic-level threats. Among some of the heroes that will join The Hunter will be Ironman, Captain America, Wolverine, Dr Strange, Spiderman, Captain Marvel, and more.
  • To read more about Marvel’s Midnight Suns, or any other news in this video be sure to click the link in the description.

For more on this news find it here in Marvelā€™s Midnight Suns Delayed Potentially Into 2023.

Marvel's Midnight Suns - Delayed to End of Fiscal Year

Marvel’s Midnight Suns – Delayed to End of Fiscal Year

Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness

  • UpcomingĀ Action-RPGĀ based on the anime series, Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness has gotten a new trailer, this time outlining the gameā€™s exploration and fights. The game will be released next month for consoles and PC.
  • The trailer starts off introducing the voice actors and actress of the English voiceover, then dives into the exploration aspect of the game. As players go cave diving, they will find that the location of both creatures and Relics will change each time they venture there.
  • As youā€™d expect gaining experience leads to leveling up, also in turn improving your characterā€™s abilities. Depending on your characterā€™s abilities, they will have access to different whistle grades. Whistles will allow players to go deeper and deeper into the caverns. This also unlocks the powerful skills needed for fighting creatures and climbing the terrain.
  • Being a cave explorer means having the right tools for the job; this includes a range of melee weapons including Pickaxes and Hatchets. There are also ranged weapons such as Bows for picking off targets from afar as well as Guns.
  • Made in Abyss Binary Star Falling into DarknessĀ will release on PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam on September 2nd 2022.

For more on this news find it here in Made In Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness Gets Overview Of Exploration And Battles.

New trailer goes over exploration, weapons, battle and more for Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness.

The DioField Chronicle

  • The real-time strategy RPG The DioField Chronicle gets a new look at the upcoming gameplay systems. Playing as Blue Fox mercenaries, players will be pitting their troops against foes, in a top-down diorama-styled game.
  • In the latest trailer which goes over some of the gameplay aspects, we are introduced to a few of the basics from Lorriane Luckshaw, when it comes to survival on the battlefield. Players will be in charge of four units, as they command as the groupā€™s mercenary leader. As the battle commences in real-time, itā€™s up to you to move each of the units in order to block the path of the on-coming foe, keeping track of each of the enemies.
  • But attacks donā€™t have to be forward facing, as players can use a ā€œback attackā€ to take down their opponent. Ā The benefit of this move is to suppress more damage.
  • There are four factions in the game with each unit belonging to one. Infantry for example can be used to take on hostile enemies and use formations. While Cavalry can disrupt enemy attacks with their use of mobility, such as knocking them back.
  • The DioField ChronicleĀ releases on September 23, 2022. It will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

For more on this news find it here in The DioField Chronicle New Trailer Features Gameplay Systems.

The DioField Chronicle gets new gameplay systems details.

Persona 5 Royal

  • A new trailer for Persona 5 Royal which is coming to new platforms this October, features cutscenes and gameplay. A recent live stream showed Xbox Series X footage of the game.
  • In October Persona 5 Royal will be making its way to Xbox Series X, along with PC, Xbox One, Game Pass, Playstation 4, and Playstation 5. The newest trailer shows some of the footage of the title. A recent livestream featuring the devs shows the game running on the Xbox Series X. The game comes with over 40 DLC which was first released on the PS4. The live stream showed off cutscenes as well as gameplay.
  • Atlus previously announced that gamesĀ Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden and Persona 5Ā Royal would all be making their way toĀ new consoles and platforms this year. So far only Persona 5 Royal has been given an exact release date.

Persona 5 Royal heads to Switch, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Game Pass, and Playstation 5 on October 21st 2022.

For more on this news find it here in Persona 5 Royal Gets New Trailer And Xbox Series X Gameplay Revealed.

Persona 5 Royal gets new trailer, plus a closer look at the game running on Xbox Series X during livestream.

Monster Hunter Rise

  • Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak got its Title Update 1 which released on August 10th. Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreakā€™s first major update will bring four new monsters for Hunters to slay, specifically, four new variants of existing beasts.
  • The Lucent Nargacuga, which is a rare variant of the Nargacuga. The Seething Bazelgeuse which is an even more dangerous than the existing one. Then there are the Ā SilverĀ andĀ GoldĀ versions of Rathalos and Rathian, respectively.
  • The update also introduced a new location as well as some new quests related to Anomaly Research. These quests will have hunters go out into the world and seek out Afflicted Monsters that have been touched by the Qurio. Some quests will have hunters slay these afflicted monsters, while others will be purely investigative.
  • To reward players who undertake these new quests in the Anomaly Research Lab players will be able to use Qurious Crafting, a way to customise weapons and armor that have already been upgraded to the maximum levels. This endgame system will allow hunters to add additional attributes to their weapons.

For more on this news find it here in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Introduces 4 New Monster Variants In Title Update 1.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - Title Update 1 Adds More Monsters and More

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak – Title Update 1 Adds More Monsters and More

Dragon Quest Treasures

  • Square Enix has shared some new gameplay details about the spinoff treasuring hunting title Dragon Quest Treasures. In this RPG heading to the Nintendo Switch, it follows Erik and Mia as they quest for treasures. Along the way, small items can be uncovered called ā€œbric-a-bracā€ which have a silver aura glow to them.
  • Monster companions will let you know when you are getting closer to something precious by showing speech bubbles above their heads. In order to unearth these treasures, there will be some exploring involved. Firstly players will need to decide which island to send Erik and Mia (protagonists from Dragon Quest 11) to visit.
  • While some bric-a-brac is fairly easy to find, others will be much rarer and hidden throughout the world. In order to find these, you will need to use a Fortune Finder that grants a special power to Erik and Mia to seek the treasureā€™s location.
  • This is seen ā€œthrough the eyes of your monster companionsā€. Each monster has a different kind of ā€œTreasure Visionā€. For example Muckinghamā€™s Vision is precisely as it sounds, a muddy view of the terrain.
  • Dragon Quest TreasuresĀ will be coming to the Nintendo Switch on December 9th. Pre-orders are now available for both physical and digital versions.

For more on this news find it here in Spinoff Dragon Quest Treasures Gets New Gameplay Details.

Spinoff Dragon Quest Treasures gets new gameplay details about digging up loot and more.

Star Ocean: The Divine Force

  • Two new trailers have been released for upcoming Star: Ocean: The Divine Force which will be releasing this October. The sci-fiĀ Action-RPGĀ gives an overview of characters Albaird Bergholm and Elena.
  • Albaird Bergholm is a knight who serves the Kingdom of Aucerius. He has a strong sense of loyalty to Laeticia, staying close to her side. Albairdā€™s distinct feature according to Square Enix is his left arm which is completely covered right down to his fingers, how mysterious.
  • Elena on the other hand is a crew member of the merchant vessel, also the first made to Ydas and Raymond. In charge of the operation of the entirety of the ship, gaining the trust of Raymond the ship’s captain and the crew. However often she finds Raymond’s plans reckless, but still holds him in great esteem.
  • In case you missed it, combat in Divine Force is in real-time, allowing for fast-paced action, with the option to slow things down with Stop Mode.
  • Star Ocean: The Divine ForceĀ heads to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on October 27th.

For more on this news find it here in Star Ocean: The Divine Force Gets Character Trailers For Albaird And Elena.

New character trailers feature Albaird and Elene for upcoming Star Ocean: The Divine Force.

Path of Exile 2

  • Grinding Gear Games released new details this week about the return of ExileCon in 2023 and what will be shown during the event. The developer confirmed that both Path fo Exile 2 and mobile will be available and playable when the con returns from July 29th to 30th, in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • The expansion Path of Exile: Lake of Kalandra also will be released next week on August 19th. As the expansion name suggests it will focus on Kalandra and the lake which is the source of her duplication powers.
  • The Lake of Kalandra will have a unique way of rewarding players who can best its challenges. One new system is the Jewelry Reflections which will randomly gift the player with a choice of two pieces of jewelry that are exact mirrors of each other. One item will have half of its positive effects magnified twofold, but then have some effects be detrimental to the player. The reflection, on the other hand, will have the first itemā€™s negative effects instead be positive, and vice versa.
  • The expansion also brings 4 new gems and 14 new unique game-changing items. You can check out all the details over our on Fextralife website if you want further details about what’s coming with the expansion.

For more on this news find it here in Path Of Exile 2 And Mobile Confirmed To Be Playable In ExileCon 2023; Lake Of Kalandra Expansion To Release Next Week.

Path of Exile - Lake of Kalandra and Return of ExileCon 2023

Path of Exile – Lake of Kalandra and Return of ExileCon 2023

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