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- Lost Ark received a new gameplay introduction with a five-minute video highlighting the game’s various systems, ranging from character creation to the skill system and some of the story.
- Lost Ark features five main classes, melee classes being Warrior, Martial Artist and Assassin. Ranged classes being Mage and Gunner.
- The game uses a Tripod System, with each class having a base set of skills. Skills can be further customised, with some Tripod enhancements being able to change things such as decreasing cast time for example.
- The MMORPG sets to have dungeons, raids and endgame content, as well as a PVP system.
- If you want to find out more about Lost Ark’s featured systems and more, be sure to visit our Lost Ark wiki.
- Lost Ark releases on PC via Steam on February 11th 2022, with founders gaining early access three days early on February 8th.
For more on this news find it here in Lost Ark: Welcome To Arkesia Gameplay Trailer.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition
- The highly successful remaster, Mass Effect Legendary Edition is now available on GamePass via EA Play.
- All subscribers of both services will be able to fully play the hundred-hour trilogy sci-fi game. This means that PlayStation users will also be able to get their hands on the game, provided they are subscribed to EA Play.
- The Legendary edition brings together all three of the mainline games and over 40 DLC. This is almost all the content from the originals, minus the Pinnacle Station DLC which got misplaced.
- If you’re going to pick up this must-play game, be sure to check out our Mass Effect Legendary Edition Tips & Tricks Guide: 10 Things All Players Should Know (Mass Effect 1) and our review, Mass Effect Legendary Edition Review Impressions: Is it Worth it?
For more on this news find it here in Mass Effect Legendary Edition Is Now On GamePass.
- Reaching new heights, Elden Ring is now Steam’s most wishlisted game, knocking Dying Light 2 off the top spot.
- The list currently holds titles such as God of War PC version which released this week for the first time on PC, along with highly anticipated Metroidvania sequel Hollow Knight: Silksong.
- Others on the current list include the newly revealed zombie survival MMO The Day Before coming in June, Bethesda’s RPG in space Starfield releasing towards the end of this year, as well as Vampires The Masquerade – Bloodlines-2 which was previously delayed.
- While Steam doesn’t show its number, the website SteamDB shows some of the potential figures, which shows Elden Ring with almost 280k following the game on Steam.
- But this number should come as no surprise as it has already been awarded the Most Anticipated Game at The Games Awards 2021. It is also one of our RPG Games 2022: The Best and Most Anticipated.
- If you want even more Elden Ring, we played over 70 hours and you can check out our impressions video: I Played 70 Hours of Elden Ring: Hands-On Impressions & Preview of the Massive Network Test and all Mechanics Within.
For more on this news find it here in Elden Ring Takes Steam’s Most Wishlisted Game Top Spot.
Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King
- The indie souls-inspired RPG Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King has been announced to be coming to consoles in Q1 2022. This includes platforms Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Switch.
- Developed by Redlock Studio, the Action-RPG originally released on Steam, leaving Early Access on February 17th last year. About a year later, it is finally coming to consoles and also coming to the Epic Games Store according to Redlock’s Twitter.
- Shattered places players in the dark world as a Wanderer. On a quest to find out what happened to this now fragmented world. The game features skill-based combat, learning from the survivors of the world and building the bigger picture. However, some survivors are more trustworthy than others.
For more on this news find it here Shattered Tale Of The Forgotten King Announced To Be Coming To PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One And Switch In Q1 2022.
- ELEX II has gotten a new trailer that previews some of the action combat with a range of weapons including chainsaws, axes, guns, scythes, bows, rockets and more. There also seems to be an array of laser weapons if your usual hack and slash weapons don’t suffice.
- The post on the THQ website also teases you can use melee, magic or ranged combat to take down the mixture of sci-fi looking enemies or use a combination of all three, which sounds like quite the variety of combat style.
- The trailer also announces that the game is now available for pre-order on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series S|X and Xbox One.
- ELEX II will be releasing on consoles and PC via Steam on March 1st 2022.
For more on this news find it here in
The Wayward Realms
- The latest trailer for The Wayward Realms takes a narrative approach, a lullaby told by Steve Stanley who speaks of dangers that lurk in the many islands. Teasing “a vast and varied landscape”.
- The Wayward Realms is an upcoming open-world RPG being developed by OnceLost Games, consisting of lead developers of titles such as Elder Scrolls Arena and Daggerfall, Ted Peterson and Julian LeFay. The title dubbed “the grand RPG” is about an Archipelago inhabited by numerous factions all vying for power.
- According to the Steam page, the title will have a massive world to explore, an evolving story and full reign to customise your own backstories, skills and abilities to craft spells and more.
- The Wayward Realms currently doesn’t have a release date but will be coming to PC via Steam.
For more on this news find it here in The Wayward Realms Gets New Trailer Featuring A Lullaby About The Fantasy Open World RPG.
King Arthur Knight’s Tale
- NeocoreGames announced this week via their official Twitter account that they will be delaying the game King Arthur Knight’s Tale by about 6 weeks.
- The additional time will allow the team to be able to work on the finishing touches on the campaign and endgame systems. Even though the times are uncertain due to the ongoing pandemic, they are quite confident that the March date will be met.
- Aside from this, NeocoreGames will be organizing a PVP event. This will be open to higher-tier Kickstarter backers, game streamers and other influencers in the King Arthur community. More information will be given to us as the weeks go by and the release date looms closer.
- King Arthur Knight’s Tale will now release on March 29th.
For more on this news find it here in King Arthur: Knight’s Tale A Turn-Based Tactical RPG Gets Delayed To March 29, 2022.
Path of Exile Siege of Atlas
- Path of Exile: Siege of the Atlas livestream has been set for January 27th, covering the major expansion releasing this year on February 4th. The free to play online Action-RPG will be gaining a number of new features including a new endgame system, challenge league, unique items, rewards, story quests and new pinnacle enemies. There are also game balance improvements coming with the update.
- You can catch the stream live on January 27th at 11 AM PST on the Path of Exile Twitch channel.
- What we do know is one mechanic from the latest expansion Scourge will not be coming forward. While it might not be the last you’ll see of Scourge as it “may return sometime in the future”, it will be taken out for now. So if you want to complete content from the Scourge update be sure to get that done before the update goes live.
- Path of Exile: Siege of the Atlas will be released on February 4th 2022 on PC.
For more on this news find it here in Path Of Exile: Siege Of The Atlas Launches February 4th; Livestream Update Reveal Coming January 27th.
Final Fantasy XIV
- Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV Director Naoki Yoshida wrote to fans on January 14 via the official website that there are plans to address the server stability issues being experienced since December of last year.
- Five new Oceania Worlds will be added on January 25 (JST). Those who transfer to these new worlds can do so for free.
- Server expansions for Japan, North America, and European data centres will take more time. World transfer services will be back up and running on January 26th.
- New players will be able to purchase FFXIV again very soon! It will become available digitally starting on January 25, 2022, at 5 PM JST. But keep in mind that should the major congestion issue occur once more, then the digital sales may be temporarily suspended. There is no news on the re-enabling of the free trial registration as of yet.
- Final Fantasy XIV is available on PC, Playstation 4 and Playstation 5.
For more on this news find it here in Final Fantasy XIV Expands Data Centers And Goes Back On Sale On January 25th.
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