Top RPG News Of The Week: August 5th 2018 (Pillars of Eternity 2: Beast of Winter, ESO Wolf Hunter 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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Vampyr

  • Dontnod Entertainment shares they will be bringing a new content update to their latest action-RPG Vampyr this summer on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Setting to add more replayability with two new modes, story and hard mode.
  • The content will include a new Story mode which will allow players to concentrate more on the narrative aspects of the game. Also a new Hard mode will be introduced, creating more demanding confrontations, receiving fewer experience points for kills meaning a more challenging mode.
  • Vampyr is dark action-RPG set in 1900s London in the wake of the Spanish Flu epidemic, the main character Dr. Jonathan Reid must help to save London, while afflicted with his thirst for blood.
  • Vampyr is available to play on PS4, Xbox One and PC with the content update coming later this Summer 2018.

To read more about this news find it here in Vampyr Sets To Release New Content Update This Summer.

Moonlighter

  • It was earlier this month when Digital Sun shared their roadmap for content for the adventure RPG Moonlighter. With four upcoming updates, they launch the first one which includes a host of features which they released in their latest patch notes. The update titled More Stock Update includes 100 new rooms, poisonous puddles, new post-boss room, new armor skins, added tutorials, the ability to skip cutscenes and some updated visual effects for weapons that are enchanted.
  • Along with the DLC comes general, dungeon and shop orientated fixes. These include fixing random crashes, soft lock in Merchant Emblem tutorial and it’s no longer possible to receive two quests requesting the same item.
  • Moonlighter is now available to play on PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and coming to Nintendo Switch later this year on September 25th 2018. The update is already available for free on PC with Xbox One and Playstation 4 coming in the next few weeks.

To read more about this news find it here in Moonlighter Receives First Big Content Update Adding Over 100 New Rooms And More

Digimon Survive

  • It’s been 20 years since Digimon was originally released as a series, with news of a RPG game coming to Japan. Bandai Namco now release a new trailer for international release.
  • The game titled Digimon Survive will follow the story of a group of teenagers, who get lost on a school camping trip. Taken to a world where monsters and danger ensue, they must fight together to survive. Mixing drama scenes with 3D visuals and battles in 2D, Digimon Survive takes on the classic SRPG style.
  • As it’s pocket monster rival Pokemon also announces upcoming games this year and a new RPG launching next year 2019, it will be interesting how both franchises do. What do you think of the news? Let us know in the comments below.
  • Digimon Survive will be making it’s way to PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch in 2019.

To read more about this news find it here in Digimon Survive Gets Western Confirmed Release With New Trailer

ESO: Wolfhunter & Update 19

  • Prepare yourself for the Hircine’s Great Hunt as Elder Scrolls Online gets the latest expansion this August. In a tweet from the official Elder Scrolls Online Twitter account, we get the release date for the Wolfhunter DLC and Update 19 which sets to bring some new changes to the game.
  • Wolfhunter sets to bring new dungeons, loctated in Moon Hunter Keep and March of Sacrifices. The expansion follows the story of Hircine, the Daedric Prince who hosts the Great Hunt. It also follows the Order of the Silver Dawn involving the Tamriel were-beasts.
  • The Elder Scrolls Online Wolfhunter DLC will be available on August 13th for PC and August 28th for PS4 and Xbox One. It will be free for those who have ESO Plus membership, for both PC, Mac, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

To read more about this news find it here in ESO: Wolfhunter & Update 19 Go Live August 13th On PC; August 28th For Console.

Pillars of Eternity 2

  • Obsidian released the latest DLC Beast of Winter for the RPG Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire. They shared a trailer for the launch of the expansion which happened this week.
  • The new DLC Beast of Winter follows the story of a Rymrgand worshipping the doomsday cult, located on the rapidly growing iceberg in the southern area of Deadfire. The cult are convinced that the player (the watcher) is the Duskspeaker, a forewarning of the end times and has invited the cult to Harbingers’ Watch to celebrate the end of civilisation.
  • The DLC is included in the Season Pass which will allow access to the next two upcoming DLCs Seeker, Slayer, Survivor and Forgotten Sanctum, both coming out later this year.

To read more about this news find it here in Pillars Of Eternity 2: Deadfire – Beast Of Winter Launch Trailer.

Death’s Gambit

  • A new trailer has been released for the 2D action platformer Death’s Gambit but it’s quite different from it’s predecessors. The trailer combines talented voice acting with some of the gameplay players will face.
  • The latest trailer released by Adult Swim takes a look at the role players will take on as an agent of Death in this 2D action platformer. Combining hand-drawn art style with gameplay, the trailer tells a story of struggle, affliction and the quest to take on the ultimate evil. The video shows some of the deadly bosses which are giant compared to the size of the main character.
  • Death’s Gambit will be released on PC and Playstation 4 on August 14th 2018. Pre-orders are now available and those who choose to purchase before release date, will receive a bonus DLC called “Chosen Death Pack” which includes exclusive shield, scythe and steed.

To read more about this news find it here in New Death’s Gambit Cinematic Trailer Combines Epic Storytelling And Gameplay.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

  • Monolith Productions released the action-RPG based on the world of J.R.R. Tolkien Middle-earth: Shadow of War last year. They now announce the release of the Definitive Edition which sets to include all updates and DLCs.
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment the publishers of Middle-earth: Shadow of War, have stated that the Definitive Edition will include the main game along with everything released in the game’s Expansion Pass. This sets to include “Slaughter Tribe” and “Outlaw Tribe” Nemesis Expansions, the “Blade of Galadriel” and “Desolation of Mordor” Story Expansions and more.
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War is currently available to play on PS4, Xbox One and PC, with the Definitive Edition arriving on August 28th 2018.

To read more about this news find it here in Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition Releases August 28th 2018.

Nintendo

  • Nintendo announced on their website the list of games Gamescom 2018 attendees will get to play this year.
  • The list of games include: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Party, EA Sports FIFA 19, Dark Souls Remastered, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Starlink: Battle for Atlas and Killer Queen Black.
  • Attendees will also get an up close look at Dark Souls Remastered on the Nintendo Switch which was set to release with the PC and console versions earlier this year but was delayed for later this year 2018.
  • Gamescom 2018 takes place in Cologne in Germany from August 21st to 25th.

To read more about this news find it here in Nintendo’s Gamescom 2018 Lineup Revealed.

World Of Horror

  • Publisher Ysbryd Games and developer Panstas announce that the “cosmic horror” game World of Horror will be launching on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC next year in 2019.
  • The retro throwback title is set to be a “hellish roguelite” with turn-based combat, set in a world where the Old Gods are returning to the world. World of Horror will feature stories with five playable characters each have their own background and views of the unfolding chaos. The indie game is inspired by the works of manga artist Junji Ito and the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
  • The horror game that uniquely uses a 1-bit black and white contrast, will be playable at this year’s PAX West 2018, which will be from August 31st to September 3rd in Seattle.

To read more about this news find it here in World Of Horror A Retro RPG Announced For PS4, Switch And PC.

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