Top RPG News Of The Week: December 5th (The Game Awards 2021, Starfield, Kingdoms of Amalur 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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The Game Awards 2021

  • The Game Awards 2021 are slowly creeping around the corner, and per usual fanfare, Geoff Keighley is breaking out the tweets that have got fans guessing what will be revealed. His latest tweet teased a game world premiere that they had been entrusted “with a developer for 2.5 years”.
  • There are no hints from the tweets except for the length of development, but “global tour” sounds like somewhere far and part of a major project. One of the possible games could be the sequel to Breath of the Wild as it was first announced two and half years ago and also a highly anticipated sequel. Breath of the Wild was a launch title for the first Switch, and has been an iconic Switch game from the beginning.
  • Although it might not be Breath of Wild 2, as there seem to be no other clues apart from the international travel hint and length of game development. What do you think the big unveil will be? Let us know in the comments below.

For more on this news find it here in The Game Awards 2021 To Reveal A World Premiere Of A Title That’s Been In Development For 2.5 Years.

Babylon’s Fall

  • If you’ve seen Babylon’s Fall footage or played recently in the closed network test, you may have seen something a little odd or rather familiar with some of the gear and emotes used in-game. If you’ve been wondering why they may look a little similar to those found in Final Fantasy XIV that’s because they are from FFXIV. PlatinumGames has explained that the assets in Phase 3 of the Closed Beta Test are actually “borrowed” from the MMORPG.
  • Babylon’s Fall’s producer Yosuke Saito explained in a post on the official community website for Babylon’s Fall, Hanging Garden that in a meeting with FFXIV producer & director Naoki Yoshida actually offered up the assets to be used in Babylon’s Fall. The reason for this is that it was to help implement “a much wider variety of gear and emotes in the game”.
  • Saito explains that most “in-game” gear is unique to Babylon’s Fall and that the borrowed assets were used in the intro and mid-level range of the game. The implementation of the assets are being “supervised by the FFXIV team” to make sure they “fit into the world”.
  • Babylon’s Fall is in development for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC (Steam). A release date has yet to be announced.

For more on this news find it here in Babylon’s Fall Has “Borrowed” Gear And Emote Assets From Final Fantasy XIV.

Vampire The Masquerade Swansong

  • Vampire The Masquerade – Swansong the RPG based on the tabletop game, has now been delayed to May 2022. Previously set to launch in February 2022, the game has been announced by developer Big Bad Wolf Studio to have been pushed by a few months.
  • The message shared by Nacon revealed that the developer needs more time to “focus on crafting the world that draws you in”. The statement goes on to say that while the decision was not an easy one to make, it is in mind of a “healthy work-life balance” for the team involved.
  • Swansong was announced at PDXCon in 2019, as a narrative-driven RPG set in the Vampire: The Masquerade universe. It is being developed by Big Bad Wolf who released titles such as The Council, an episodic story-driven game with puzzles.
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong will now release for Playstation 5, Xbox Series X, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC via the Epic Games Store in May 2022.

For more on this news find it here in Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong The Narrative RPG Now Delayed To May 2022.

Marvel MMORPG

  • According to a recent Q3 2021 investor’s presentation for EG7 who is a Swedish game holding company that recently acquired the studio, Daybreak Game Company (who developed DC Universe Online), their Texas-based branch Dimensional Ink Studios is working on a new Marvel MMORPG.
  • The presentation included a slide titled “Exciting Product Slate for 2022 and Beyond” which included some of the upcoming games the company is working on. It showed expected titles such as Lord of the Rings Online and DC Universe Online as well as a mysterious “unannounced MMORPG”. It’s described as a “Marvel IP based massively multiplayer online game” and AAA title. It also shared it was under Dimensional Ink Studios and led by Jack Emmert who designed and was in charge of City of Heroes, as well as the current lead for DCUO.
  • Another interesting point in the presentation slide includes that The Lord of Rings Online will be gaining a “major revamp to upgrade the visuals, modernize the experience and release on consoles” which would release in anticipation of Amazon’s new LOTR series which is reported to have one of the “biggest budget[s]”.

For more on this news find it here in Marvel MMORPG Currently In Development By The DC Universe Online Team.

Cyberpunk 2077

  • The next “major update” for Cyberpunk 2077 seems to be in development as developer CD Projekt Red shares they are “hard at work” on it. In the third quarter 2021 report, the developer shares a slight update about the progress of the next update for the Action-RPG.
  • The Playstation 5 and Xbox Series versions of Cyberpunk 2077 will be released alongside the next major patch for all platforms and is expected to release in Q1 2022. Exactly what the patch will include is not currently known.
  • The developer assures that the first major paid expansion is still “ongoing”, the same goes for the next-gen version of The Witcher 3 which promises ray-tracing and faster load speeds. The Witcher 3 next-gen versions were delayed this year and now are expected to release sometime in Q2 2022, which could mean anytime between April and the end of June.
  • Although there have been delays with the updates, CD Projekt Red affirms that both Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 next-gen versions are currently “on track to meet their target dates”.

For more on this news find it here in Cyberpunk 2077’S Next Major Update Will Arrive Alongside Next-Gen Versions.

Starfield

  • Bethesda has released the first episode for the new video series that focuses on Starfield called “Into the Starfield”. In this seven-minute mini-documentary, it shows snippets of Starfield. The video called “The Endless Pursuit” shows concept art and a few shots of robots, alien worlds, and even a spaceport.
  • The episode focuses mainly on the evolution of the Bethesda Game Studios and the worlds it has built over the course of the studio’s life. It shows games from the Elder Scrolls series and Fallout. Now Bethesda is heading to space and art director Matt Carofano explains the Starfield will be “more realistic, science-based backing to it” when compared to previous fantasy-based worlds such as Skyrim.
  • Starfield is coming to Xbox Series X|S and PC on November 11th, 2022, as well as Xbox Game Pass on day one launch.

For more on this news find it here in Bethesda Shows Off More Starfield In New Video Series.

Dead Cells

  • Dead Cells has been ramping up the content recently after releasing their free update 26 which added a number of crossovers with indie titles such as Hollow KnightBlasphemous, and more. The next DLC coming to the game takes the title The Queen and the Sea. The latest teaser trailer hints of a new evil in town, who sends her minions to take down The Prisoner, Dead Cell’s main character. The latest tweet from the developer shares this is the epic conclusion to the DLC Trilogy.
  • The trailer reveals that The Queen and the Sea DLC will be releasing for platforms PS4, Switch, Xbox One and PC via Steam in Q1 2022 for $4.99 USD. The DLC will add alternate biomes to explore at the end of each run which are the High Peak Castle/Derelict Distillery and Throne Room according to the Steam page.
  • Dead Cells is currently available to play on PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android. The Queen and the Sea DLC releases in Q1 2022.

For more on this news find it here in Dead Cells Gets A The Queen And The Sea DLC Teaser Trailer.

Playstation Plus

  • Playstation is bringing Christmas early as they have announced titles Mortal Shell, Godfall and more are joining Playstation Plus this December.
  • Joining Playstation Plus this December includes the challenging Action-RPG souls-like Mortal Shell (PS4), the looter slasher RPG Godfall Challenger Edition(PS4 & PS5), as well Lego DC Super-Villains (PS4), The Persistence (PS VR), The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (PS VR) and Until You Fall (PS VR). On the Playstation Blog it details that all games will be available from December 7th until January 3rd.
  • Mortal Shell released last year in August, bringing its own fresh take on the souls-like genre, with the use of Shells players can equip and adopt its abilities as well as special skills. If you’re diving into Mortal Shell be sure to check out our Mortal Shell Guides and drop by our Mortal Shell wiki for any help needed.
  • Godfall takes a different approach to the Action-RPG genre, focusing on close-ranged melee combat in this looter-slasher. Players can team up together with up to 3 players in a group.
  • The post states it will be the Godfall: Challenger Edition which has three unique modes: Lightbringer, Dreamstones and the Ascended Tower of Trials. These are three endgame content levels however you will be able to immediately equip a number of weapons and skill points. These modes will let you team up with up to two other players in co-op, which is compatible with all upgraded Godfall editions and also supports cross-gen play.

For more on this news find it here in Playstation Plus Titles For December Include Mortal Shell, Godfall And More.

Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning Fatesworn

  • Kingdoms of Amalur got a remastered version which launched in September of 2020. The title received all previous DLC including The Legends of Dead Kel and Teeth of Naros. A brand new DLC Fatesworn was announced previously and will now be launching on December 14th 2021.
  • The Steam page outlines that the expansion will introduce a new storyline, a new environment, new quests and missions. There will also be new Chaos Realm dungeons, a new gameplay mechanic, new weaponsarmor, new enemies to face and much more. The level cap will also be raised to 50 and the DLC will even feature a new soundtrack by famous composer Grant Kirkhope.
  • Don’t forget December 6th will be your last chance to download Playstation Plus’ November games which includes the remastered classic Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. If you want to know our thoughts on this title be sure to check out our video next Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Review (Remaster) Impressions – Is It Worth It?

For more on this news find it here in Kingdoms Of Amalur Re-Reckoning Fatesworn New DLC Launches December 14th.

The Ascent

  • The Ascent has now received its first paid DLC which is a CyberSec Pack that adds two new Weapons the NET MGL grenade launcher and RECOIL burst rifles, a new tactical called THE GR00P CLUSTER GRENADE, four new pieces of armor and four new animated weapon skins, all available for $4.99.
  • Also available is a new free update that introduces a new transmog feature, meaning Indents can now change their look to match the visual Armor style of any gear currently in their inventory.
  • In case you missed it, the Action-RPG title The Ascent made our Top 5 Upcoming RPGs Of July 2021. Offering both solo and co-op Action, the cyberpunk game by Neon Giant brings classic RPG mechanics, allowing players to build their own characters. Dive into a world full of verticality, as you explore a giant skyscraper while freely roaming the rundown world. The combat is described as fast-paced with plenty of enemies to blast away.
  • If you are curious to know what we thought of The Ascent be sure to check out our The Ascent Review Impressions: A Cyberpunk World Worth Exploring.

For more on this news find it here in The Ascent’s First Paid DLC CyberSec Pack Is Now Available.

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