Top RPG News Of The Week: June 10th 2018 (Code Vein, Diablo, Steam 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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Warhammer: Chaosbane Announced

  • With the recent release Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor Matryr on PC and delayed release on console in July, it looks like we will be getting another Warhammer title under the action-RPG genre.
  • Eko Software the developer of Warhammer: Chaosbane announced via Twitter that they would be developing the game along with publisher Bigben Games for PC and consoles.
  • Players will get a choice of human, elf, wood elf or dwarf and will be able to adventure in several well known places in the Warhammer universe. These destinations include the cursed city of Praag and Nuln, known as the Empire’s old capital.
  • Warhammer: Chaosbane will be developed for PC and consoles, but the release window is still unknown.

To read further about Warhammer: Chaosbane find more here in Warhammer: Chaosbane Announced For PC And Consoles By Bigben Interactive.

Vampyr Launches

  • Vampyr launched earlier this week along with a new launch trailer.
  • The new trailer features the streets of London in 1918, where Dr. Jonathan Reid must make a difficult decision as a newly turned vampire. A “man of logic” Reid believes in saving the citizens of London but with his new affliction it may not be that simple anymore.
  • The trailer ends with the line “I did not choose the thing I’ve become. But I can now choose the lives I now take”.
  • If you want to watch some Vampyr gameplay in action, you can head over to our Fextralife Twitch channel as we will be tackling Vampire skals and more!

To read more about this article find it here in Vampyr’s New Launch Trailer Shows More Gameplay.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends Gets New Developer

  • The Elder Scrolls: Legends gets a new developer as Bethesda switches them over from Dire Wolf Digital to a new studio. The popular strategy card game is based on Bethesda’s series of RPG games Elder Scrolls and was originally released in March, 2017.
  • Bethesda Softworks’ spokesperson Pete Hines shared in an interview with IGN that the publisher were not satisfied with Dire Wolf’s performance. However, they still see a game “with a lot of untapped potential”.
  • The developer that is taking over the project is Sparkypants Studio, they are the makers of the game Dropzone. While the game will be needing a face-lift, Hines assures that the structure of the game will not change.
  • More will be revealed about The Elder Scrolls: Legends at Bethesda’s E3 2018 showcase which is on Sunday, June 10th at 6:30pm PT.

To read further about Elder Scrolls: Legends find the article here in  The Elder Scrolls: Legends Gets New Developer.

Dark Souls Remastered Update

  • Dark Souls Remastered received a new update patch v1.02 for Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions. The patch includes some multiplayer updates as well as arena bug fixes and will experience some server maintenance during the updates.
  • The update includes: a bug fix for missing error message for the host when a guest cancels before matchmaking is established.
  • A fix for Slimes on the ceiling in the Depths that fail to drop on the floor properly.
  • Along with other bug fixes.
  • The patch went live for PS4 on June 4th and Xbox One on June 7th. If you want to see some Dark Souls Remastered in action, be sure to check out our Twitch channel as Yurt will be streaming some gameplay.

To read further patch details find them here in Dark Souls Remastered Update Patch 1.02 Update.

Code Vein Release Date

  • The official twitter account for Code Vein has revealed that PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will release on September 27th, whilst the Steam version will be available on the 28th. Along with the release date we get the 4th trailer which includes some more gameplay and pre-order details,
  • Special Preorders begin on June 21st however, the Code Vein Collector’s Edition will only be available for Japan and Europe as Bandai Namco have no plans to release a U.S. version.
  • Physical copies of Code Vein will receive a DLC which includes the God Eater Collaboration set, Venous Claw Weapon and PSN theme for PS4.
  • Code Vein is already available to pre-order on Amazon for those who don’t want to miss out on getting their copy first, available for PS4 and Xbox One.

To read more about the release date reveal find it here in Code Vein Release Date: September 27th 2018 And Collector’s Edition and Code Vein Pre-Order DLC Details; Collector’s Edition Not Available For North America.

Lords Of The Fallen 2

  • The second in the series of the Dark Souls inspired action-RPG Lords of the Fallen is getting a new developer, Defiant Studios. Ex-leads of Avalanche Studios, the New York based team was announced earlier this week to be leading the project.
  • The original release plan for for Lords of the Fallen 2 was last year 2017, but due to the sequel being far from finished, a statement was made saying it would be “several months” before completion.
  • After talking to a few “globally respected studios” that had all shown some interest in the project, it was Defiant that had caught their eye in their pitch.
  • No news as for the release window of Lords of the Fallen 2 but we’ll keep you posted.

To read more about this article find it here in Lords Of The Fallen 2 Gets New Developer.

New Diablo Project Confirmed

  • Diablo fans will rejoice as we get confirmation that a new Diablo game is on the way.
  • In the career’s page on the Blizzard Entertainment website, new job listings have popped up revealing some interesting projects in the pipeline. These include an unannounced Diablo project.
  • While the listings are brief, we do get a some hints as to what they are developing with the tag line “The minions of Hell are growing stronger…” and “working on a new, unannounced Diablo project.” Whether this is Diablo IV (which has been part of the E3 2018 rumours), a remake or a new entry entirely is unknown.
  • Adding to further mystery, there are listings relating to two further unannounced projects including “a new experience for mobile” and “a robust first-person engine for an unannounced project.”
  • What do you think the new Diablo game is? Let us know in the comments below.

To read further about the Diablo news find it here in Blizzard Confirms Diablo Project Through Job Listing.

Destiny 2’s New Expansion Forsaken

  • Bungie reveals new expansion for Destiny 2 in their Year 2 livestream last week called ForsakenForsaken will bring new features such as PvPvE mode, new campaigns and explorable areas.
  • Forsaken will bring players back to the asteroid belt and the Prison of Elders. The story is yet to be revealed and will be shared during the E3 2018.
  • A brand new weapon type is being introduced in the form of bows. These bows feature the ability to fire laser arrows and will come in a range of different types.
  • In the new PvPvE mode called Gambit, players will take on the enemy forces and focus on collecting currency as their mission. Collecting currency and placing them in a bank as more enemies spawn. However, you will not be fighting NPCs alone but also an opposing team will be taking on a similar challenge. The winning team are the ones who take down the final boss first.
  • Along with the expansion comes version 2.0, taking a feature that was in Destinyrandomly rolled weapons will be making their return. More flexibility in terms of weapon loadout and Bungie promise the option to equip three shotguns if that’s your style.
  • Forsaken arrives on September 4th 2018 on Playstation 4, PC and Xbox One.

To read further details about the expansion find them here in Destiny 2’S New Expansion Forsaken And V2.0 Arrives September 4th 2018


  • Steam recently has been under-fire with backlash from the Steam community as what games are deemed acceptable, with their actions to purge certain games for questionable content. They now have released a lengthy statement explaining their new approach which outlines that games will be accepted as long as they aren’t “illegal” or “trolling”.
  • The post explains that the problem they face is not only the nature of the game whether it contains adult or violent content, but the controversial topics they contain.
  • With keeping all this in mind, Steam have decided to go back to their original mindset when they started Steam and are creating tools to allow a way for players to have more control over the types of games they see in the store.
  • Steam makes it clear even though they are accepting the games on their platform, they are in no way supporting views or “siding” with the developer and their content.
  • What are your thoughts on Steam’s approach to their store? Let us know in the comments below.

To read further about Steam you can more here in Steam Changes Approach Will Now Accept All Games Unless They Are Illegal Or Trolling.

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