Top RPG News Of The Week: February 27th (Dragon Age 4, Elden Ring, Babylon’s Fall 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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Starfield

  • The highly anticipated new IP from Bethesda Games Studios Starfield revealed some interesting tidbits about the artstyle of the game. Inspired by Nasa’s advanced technology, the developer has transformed the narrative-driven RPG into what is dubbed as “NASA-punk”.
  • In an interview this week with lead artist Istvan Pely, the interview goes over the finer points of the game’s aesthetic. The team have undergone hard work to make Starfield look and feel realistic, opting for visual styles that depict sci-fi based on NASA’s current technology but going beyond into what is “believable and relatable” for future tech.
  • If you want to venture into the stars and beyond you can catch Starfield’s mini-video series which goes over the behind the scenes of making Starfield and inspirations.
  • Starfield is expected to release on November 11th 2022 for PC and Xbox Series X|S. In the meantime, you can drop by our Starfield wiki for all the latest.

For more on this news find it here in Starfield’s “NASA-Punk” Visual Style Is Grounded In Reality.

Starfield

Starfield

Final Fantasy XIV

  • The Final Fantasy XIV dev team streamed the 68th Letter from the Producer, discussing the roadmap for Endwalker, announcing the return of Free Trials and a major graphic overhaul coming in Patch 7.0.
  • One of the upcoming enhancements coming in the Endwalker patches are updates to the Trust System. For those unaware, the Trust System is a Final Fantasy XIV feature that was introduced in the Shadowbringers Expansion. A system designed to allow players to recruit NPCs to accompany them in dungeons.
  • The ultimate goal is to make all MSQ scenarios and 4-player dungeons Trust compatible so that players who choose to go it alone will have the option to do so.
  • Another very exciting update would be the first major graphical overhaul for Final Fantasy XIV. Yoshida proudly showed off the first month of testing the shiny new visuals in the upcoming version 7.0. Both characters and environments are getting huge updates in their looks.
  • The return of Free Trials for Final Fantasy XIV also happened this week. Previously they were halted due to the overwhelming amount of players and server issues. But now new players can jump right in to experience the game and the meme lives on.
  • If you want all the details about upcoming additions and improvements be sure to check out Fextralife.com, the same goes for any news mentioned in this video.

For more on this news find it here in Final Fantasy XIV: Trust System Updates, Major Graphical Overhaul And Free Trials Return.

Final Fantasy XIV - Trust System + Graphic Overhaul + Free Trials

Final Fantasy XIV – Trust System + Graphic Overhaul + Free Trials

Monster Hunter Rise

  • To help new hunters on their journey into Monster Hunter Rise and in anticipation of the first expansion Sunbreak releasing this summer, Capcom have announced they are releasing an update with free support armor which released this week.
  • Version 3.9 comes with a number of freebies in order for hunters to be prepared for Sunbreak. The update adds the Defender weapons set which includes 14 weapons types, the Black Belt armor set, and the Veteran’s Talisman.
  • While we wait for the next expansion Sunbreak launching in summer 2022 for both PC and switch be sure to drop by our Monster Hunter Rise wiki for all the latest on upcoming MonstersLocationsArmorWeapons and more. Monster Hunter Rise is now available on Switch and PC via Steam.

For more on this news find it here in Monster Hunter Rise Gains Free Title Update Version 3.9 And Support Armor February 24th.

Elden Ring

Elden Ring launched this week with huge applause, gaining many positive reviews for the latest title FromSoftware. Our review is also now available for your perusal, having spent over 100 hours playing the game. The review goes over everything you need to know and it’s spoiler-free. So if you’re still on the fence about picking up the game, be sure to check out our Elden Ring review video.

Of course that’s not all as we have plenty of Elden Ring content such as a Beginner Guide which covers everything from character creation to combat and more. We also have boss guides, builds, a class guide and more.

Don’t forget to visit our Elden Ring wiki for all the latest info including day one patch and more.

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Babylon’s Fall

  • The upcoming cooperative action-RPG Babylon’s Fall will be holding a collaboration event with the beloved Nier Automata. In the limited event, players will have the opportunity to rekindle their roles as 2B9S and A2.
  • They will be able to roam familiar locations such as the Amusement Park and battle familiar robotic foes. It isn’t quite clear yet what else exactly players will have access to. However, we can be sure that there will be more questsNPCsenemies, and of course, music based on Nier Automata.
  • Babylon’s Fall is an upcoming action game that features Platinum Games’ signature combat styles. As with the rest of their games, combat is swift and stylish. Players will take up the mantle as a “Sentinel” and customize their characters as they see fit. They will then be able to group up with three others for their adventures.
  • There is also news of Season 1 of content for Babylon’s Fall. New content for the game, starting out with free content but eventually offering premium content for future seasons.
  • If you want to check out the game for yourself there is a free demo available on Playstation, with any progress made in the demo transferring to the full game. PC players will need to wait until the end of March to try the demo.
  • Babylon’s Fall will release on March 3rd for Playstation 4, Playstation 5 and PC.

For more on this news find it here in Babylon’s Fall X Nier Automata Crossover Incoming; The Eternal Ziggurat Season Discussed, Plus Nier Anime Announced.

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Babylons Fall

Dark Alliance II

  • It was last year when we heard there were plans for the classic RPG Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2 was coming to PC. In their latest tweet, developer Black Isle Studios has now confirmed that it will be releasing in 2022.
  • Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2 was released originally on PS2 and Xbox in 2004, which is three years after the prequel. The developer had been teasing that the sequel would be coming sooner than we thought, now announcing its happening this year.
  • The prequel Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance had a re-released last year, coming with 4K support, backwards compatibility and two-player couch co-op, but no added features. If you’re still pondering over the re-release you can check out our Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance Review – 4K Re-Release – Is It Worth It?
  • Follow-up tweets have confirmed Dark Alliance 2 is coming to both PC and consoles. So far no exact release date has been announced, but hopefully the release is not too far off.

For more on this news find it here in Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2 Coming To PC & Consoles In 2022.

The Ascent

  • The Ascent the Action-RPG will be coming to platforms Playstation 4 and Playstation 5 on March 24th according to developer Neon Giant.
  • In case you missed it, The Ascent offers both solo and co-op fast-paced action gameplay meaning you can jump in with a friend. It uses classic RPG mechanics, allowing players to build their own characters, diving into a world full of verticality.
  • A brand new game mode New Game+ has also been added for free available on Steam, so now you can take up further challenges in The Ascent. Players will be able to access this mode once they have completed the main campaign. The devs tease those who finish the game once again may find some additional content.
  • The latest DLC CyberWarrior is now available for PC players for $4.99 / £3.99 / 4.99€. This latest content adds a new Samurai theme armor set. There are also 2 additional weapons, one new tactical and 3 new weapon skins.
  • 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 Will Be Released On PS4 & PS5 In March; CyberWarrior DLC Released For PC.

Dragon Age 4

  • This week a small shred of news for Dragon Age 4 was revealed. In a post on the official Bioware website, the developer revealed that the next Dragon Age game was in the “middle of production”. While good to hear, the news was bittersweet as it also was released at the same time as the announcement that the executive producer Christian Dailey would be leaving the team.
  • The blog outlines that they are currently creating “amazing environments, deep characters, strong gameplay, impactful writing, emotional cinematics” and more. However, no time frame was given in terms of the Alpha and Beta.
  • As for when we will hear more about Dragon Age 4, it looks slated to be later this year, as the blog post states there will be “blogs and social content” coming from the team.
  • We will have to wait and see what will be revealed in future updates later this year. Dragon Age 4 will be released on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X / S, no release date has been announced as of yet.

For more on this news find it here in Dragon Age 4 Small Update Shares In “Middle Of Production”; Executive Producer Leaves Development Team.

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