Top RPG News Of The Week: February 5th (Hogwarts Legacy, The Lords of the Fallen, Atomic Heart and More!)

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E3 2023

  • The first physical event in four years is returning in 2023, however E3 will be a little different as major industry giants Xbox, Sony and now Nintendo have all bowed out of the event according to a  recent report by IGN.
  • Multiple sources in the report state that “all three gaming’s first-party console manufacturers appear poised to skip E3’s big return”. This would be the first time in the offline event’s history to not have either of them in attendance.
  • In the past, Nintendo has stopped having its press conferences at E3, but still had a physical representation at the event through its booth on the showroom floor. The last event they attended was in 2019, which was when the last E3 took place in person. Microsoft and Bethesda have also in recent years decided to host their own showcases, alongside E3 happenings.
  • E3 2023 will be taking place June 13th unil June 16th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. June 15th and 16th are “E3 Gamer Days” open to the public.

For more on this news find it here in Big Three Xbox, Sony And Nintendo Reportedly To Skip E3 2023.

Big three Sony, Nintendo and Xbox all bow out for E3 2023 according to a recent report.

Souls of Chronos

  • Developers FUTU Studio and publisher Astrolabe Games have just revealed the release date for their upcoming game, Souls of Chronos.
  • This top-down isometric RPG hopes to invoke memories and nostalgia of classic JRPGs. This post-apocalyptic adventure takes place in a mysterious world where different races seem to coexist together. A world-ending event known simply as the “Apocalypse” shattered life as humanity knew it. Even 15 years later, the world is reeling from its effects, as there is great unrest amongst the population.
  • Souls of Chronos will be played purely from a top-down isometric perspective. The game is also highly stylized and has a certain classical RPG look to it. Combat will be played in real-time action, and not turn-based.
  • The game will be released on February 14, 2023. It will be available on the PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and on PC (on Steam).

For more on this news find it here in Souls Of Chronos Is An Upcoming Isometric Action RPG.

Souls of Chronos is an Upcoming Isometric JRPG-Style Game

Souls of Chronos is an Upcoming Isometric JRPG-Style Game

The Lords Of The Fallen

  • The Action-RPG soulslike The Lords of the Fallen has gotten new screenshots in-game that have now appeared on its Steam page. The new images show off some menacing-looking enemies, including more colossal-sized beings.
  • Other screenshots show an archer setting up their shot to take down an iron-clad foe accompanied by some smaller enemies. Each image is highly detailed, and even gives a glimpse of a hefty greatsword with detailed etchings.
  • In case you missed it, The Lords of the Fallen is a reboot of the original title of the same name, but adds a “The” to mark its new beginning dropping the “2”. Expected to release sometime in 2023, the Action-RPG received a trailer in December last year at The Game Awards.
  • Its trailer revealed its set in the same dark fantasy world as the first title, however taking place thousands of years after those events. Players will have vast locations to explore with interconnected worlds.
  • The Lords of the Fallen will be coming to Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in 2023.

For more on this news find it here in The Lords Of The Fallen New Screenshots Featuring Terrifying Bosses & Weapons.

The Lords of the Fallen gains new screenshots featuring enemies, locations and more.

Monster Hunter Rise

  • Capcom have announced Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will be gaining the elder dragon Velkhana with the next free title update which arrives on February 7th. In this update hunters with Master Rank 10 or above can venture into the lair of one of the iconic Elder Dragons from Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Velkhana. In Iceborne this frosty monster uses the ice element to cause the ailment Iceblight. Players would need to look out for the beast’s sudden icy breath, manifesting spires of ice out of thin air.
  • Along with Velkhana comes the Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax variant. This elder dragon has found a way to overcome their affliction by suppressing the Quris virus. By doing so it has gained all new strengths and abilities. They are now much faster and far more devasting.
  • Title Update 4 also comes with expanded Anomaly Research Quests, adding the afflicted Chaotic Gore Magala in A8★ quests, adding Risen elder dragons from level 111 upward and pushing the anomaly investigation level cap to 220. New weekly challenges include a Dual Threat quest to challenge Seething Bazelguese and Chaotic Gore Magala. These will reward Hunters with some fashionable items such as earmuffs and new paid DLC.
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak’s Title Update 4 releases on February 7th for PC and Switch. Currently, the expansion isn’t available on recent platform additions Playstation and Xbox. Another Title Update is expected to launch in April adding further elder dragons and powered-up monsters.

For more on this news find it here in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Gets Icy Velkhana In Free Title Update 4.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Free Update Title 4 adds the ferocious Velkhana on February 7th.

Atomic Heart

  • Atomic Heart gets a lengthy trailer going over gameplay for the upcoming Action-RPG.  The trailer introduces the main character P3 who is an elite solider tasked with stopping an AI uprising. The launch of an upgrade called “Collective 2.0” has been sabotaged, causing robots to go haywire and start attacking humans.
  • The footage shows some of interesting abilities players will get to wield with the Power Glove, an AI-aided piece of gear. Char-Les as it is known can guide by providing new quest objectives, story and character details. But it’s much more than just a handy guide. It also lets P3 hack robots, scan the area and provide combative abilities. Wield electricity, ice blasts, and protect yourself with energy shields. This Swiss army knife of gadgets will certainly come in handy when facing the madness.
  • We also get a look at some of weapons including modified rifles and crafted melee weapons. Keeping yourself stocked with ammo requires finding them out in the world of using Nora to craft them. There seem to be a number of ways to fight, making for some interesting playstyles. The gameplay looks to have some fun Bioshock touches meeting a Fallout-esque world falling to ruin.
  • Atomic Heart will be released on February 21st for Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Game Pass and PC.

For more on this news find it here in Atomic Heart Gets Extensive Gameplay Overview Trailer.

Atomic Heart gets detailed gameplay trailer featuring the power glove, AI, weapons and more.

Hogwarts Legacy

  • If you’re wondering what time you can play Hogwarts Legacy times have been revealed. The answer is a tad complicated as it will rely on which platform you’ve decided to pick the game on and the region. Another factor is if you’ve opted for the Deluxe Edition which gives a 72-hours head start.
  • The info provided is only for the digital pre-orders of the game. The earliest you can play is if you’ve opted for the Hogwarts Legacy Deluxe Edition or Collector’s Edition you will gain 72 hours early access to the game. This means you can start playing as early as midnight of your local time on consoles on February 7th 2023. Warner clarifies in a reply on the official Twitter account this means in the first hour of February 7th. The exception where this is not the case would be Los Angeles which will be 9 PM PT on February 6th.
  • You can start pre-loading the game right now for Xbox and according to the Twitter account 48 hours before the early access release on Playstation 5. As for PC there is no pre-load, so players will need to wait for its release to start downloading according to recent tweets.
  • Those who have opted for the PC Deluxe Edition or above will need to wait a little longer. Those who have pre-ordered the digital Deluxe Edition will be able to start playing as soon as 10 AM PST/1 PM EST on February 7th. This time is not dependent on region but seems to be standard across all for the Steam version. Everyone else will need to wait until February 10th which is the global launch date for the game. You can check out more details dependent on platform, edition and region over on

For more on this news find it here in Hogwarts Legacy Global Release Times Explained.

All you need to know on Hogwarts Legacy release times depending on edition, platform and region.

Playstation 5

  • Sony has released their financial results for the year ending on December 31st 2022 with a massive milestone. Playstation 5 has now amounted to 32.1 million shipments for this past fiscal year. Other interesting stats include Playstation Plus members as of December 31st have decreased by 1.6 million compared to the previous year, now standing at 46.4 million.
  • But the Playstation Network is still quite active with 112 million monthly users. This is up by 1 million compared to the previous fiscal year. PS5 and PS4 title sales are down, having sold 86.5 million which is a decrease of 6.2 million. However first-party titles are on the up having sold 20.8 million units, a rise of 9.5 million compared to the previous year. This year will be indeed a busy year for Playstation 5, especially for exclusives such as Final Fantasy XVI.
  • VR Exclusive Horizon Call of the Mountain for sure will capture virtual adventurers’ hearts and the continued Aloy journey in the Burning Shores DLC. Spidey fans also have Spider-Man 2 to look forward to in fall of this year.
  • There are of course a number of non-PS5 exclusives which also be coming to the console as well as other platforms such as Hogwarts Legacy in just a few days, which has its own PS5 exclusive quest. Then there’s Assassin’s Creed Mirage the next major title in the series, the Resident Evil 4 Remake and many more. You can check out the full list announced so far in PlayStation Reveals 23 Games To Look Forward To In 2023.

For more on this news find it here in Playstation 5 Reaches 32.1 Million In Shipments.

PS5 has gained 32.1 million in shipments.

Wild Hearts

  • Wild Hearts just got a ton of information confirmed during its recent Reddit AMA this week. The developers confirmed at least 20 Kemono to face off at the start, plus all post-launch content will be free.
  • Wild Hearts which will be releasing this February, is set in a fantasy feudal Japan where players will hunt down ferocious beasts called Kemono. This spin on the monster hunting genre includes contraptions that can build mid-battle called Karakuri. The devs have confirmed that there will be at least 20 of these mighty behemoths to face at launch.
  • At launch, the game will have full cross-play enabled between all of the consoles and PC. Unfortunately, there is no form of cross-progression planned for the game. It has been confirmed though that the game can be completed solo if one wishes, and that it will also have a proper offline mode. You know, the kind where you can pause the game if you ever need a quick breather.
  • There will be eight weapons to choose from when the game is released, including a deadly umbrella weapon, staff, claw blades and more. Koei Tecmo has confirmed that there is indeed post-launch content coming. More importantly, they have confirmed that all of this is planned to be completely free of charge. There are no Microtransactions also being planned to be added to the game.
  • Wild Hearts will be released on February 16th for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

For more on this news find it here in Wild Hearts Reddit AMA Session Reveals 20 Kemono To Start, With More In Free DLC.

Wild Hearts Reddit AMA Confirms Game to Have 20 Kemono to Fight on Launch

Wild Hearts Reddit AMA Confirms Game to Have 20 Kemono to Fight on Launch

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