Top RPG News Of The Week: June 14th (Demon’s Souls, PS5, Mortal Shell 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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Monster Hunter World Iceborne

  • Earlier this year in April Capcom announced that the fourth free title update for Monster Hunter World Iceborne would be delayed from its original May release date.
  • Stating it could not keep its development on track due to COVID-19 which affected the Monster Hunter World team. A new window has been announced for early July 2020.
  • The fourth update brings the “Blazing Black Dragon” Alatreon to Iceborne, a fan favourite that appeared in Monster Hunter 3. In previous Monster Hunter titles Alatreon is capable of utilising a number of elements including Thunder, Ice and Fire attacks. Along with a new monster comes new weapons armor and more, which was outlined in the last title update roadmap.

For more on this news find it here in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Free Title Update 4 Releases July.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood

  • The developer behind the upcoming Action-RPG Cyanide Studios has shared a new trailer for Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood plus new screenshots during IGN’s Summer of Gaming event.
  • Players take up the role of Cahal, a Garou who goes into exile after losing his cool, releasing a dangerous rage, a primal anger connected to Garou. While the Rage can do terrible things, it also acts as a strength just as much as a weakness.
  • In the game you transform yourself into a wolf and a Crinos which is a half-wolf form, you will have to learn to master all your forms and the powers that come with it, to take revenge on those who are destroying Mother Earth.
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood will be releasing on PS4, PC and Xbox One. No release date has been announced as of yet.

For more on this news find it here in Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood New Trailer At IGN Summer Of Gaming.

Mortal Shell

  • This week the indie studio Cold Symmetry debuted gameplay footage and a new trailer for upcoming souls-like Action-RPG Mortal Shell.
  • There was a brief overview of how Shells work. If you missed our previous coverage of Mortal Shell, the game is about taking over defeated opponent’s bodies and inheriting their combat techniques. Playing them also reveals more about who they were but you will need to learn their names in order to do so.
  • The title also got some interesting new details including there will be no minimap, you can get “knocked out” of shell leaving in a vulnerable state with only 1 HP, fast-travel won’t be available right away and Mortal Shell will be a closed-compact experience but with plenty of depth to get lost in.
  • Cold Symmetry also announced the closed beta which will be taking place July 3rd to July 10th on PC.
  • For all the latest information about Mortal Shell you can check out our Mortal Shell wiki.

For more on this news find it here in Mortal Shell Debuts Gameplay Footage Plus Closed Beta PC This July.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker

  • The CRPG Pathfinder: Kingmaker developed by Owlcat Games will be coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox One on August 18th. This was announced during IGN’s Summer of Gaming event.
  • The console release will be the Definitive Edition which will come with six DLC packs that were released for the PC version of the game, plus a new turn-based mode.
  • The new mode for console versions will give players the option to play in turn-based mode that will offer more precision when it comes to using a gamepad.

For more on this news find it here in Pathfinder: Kingmaker Announced For PS4 And Xbox One.

The Waylanders

  • The upcoming Celtic and medieval inspired RPG The Waylanders will be coming to Steam Early Access on June 16th available for $34.99 with a limited-time launch discount of 10%.
  • Along with the announcement for early access launch, also came some new details.
  • The party-based game features real-time combat, with tactical pause option for players to have control over offensive Formations. This allows for a deeper combat experience, as Formations allows for players to round up other party members to perform specific class-based moves against enemies.
  • Keeping that classic CRPG feel, the game has an option for top-down perspective but also offers third-person follow-cam. This choice was to give players options of how they experience the game, but Gato also want to stay true to their influences which include Dragon Age and Neverwinter, according to an interview with IGN.
  • You can also expect between 10 to 12 hours of content, with a total of 40 hours when it officially launches. Want more The Waylanders info? Drop by our wiki for all the latest.

For more on this news find it here in The Waylanders Releases On Steam Early Access On June 16th.

Demon’s Souls Remake

  • This week was also the major Playstation 5 reveal event which announced a pretty big title, yes I’m talking about the Demon’s Souls Remake.
  • The developer Bluepoint who brought you the Shadow of the Colossus remake along with Sony Japan Studio, has announced that the souls-title will be coming to PS5.
  • Previously Bluepoint called this project a “Re-Envisioning” which led most to believe it was remaster, however the Youtube video trailer confirms this indeed is a remake.
  • What’s interesting is that at one point the Youtube video description according to Reddit included more info that has now been changed. The previous description shared details of two graphics modes, one to focus on graphics quality and the one for frame rate.
  • It also mentions “Fractured mode” which some believe is an option to allow players to switch to the original game’s graphics, or it could be a nightmare difficulty mode.
  • If you want to get more indepth analysis of the trailer be sure to check out our Demon’s Souls Remake Trailer Analysis video.

For more on this news find it here in Demon’s Souls Remake Announced.

Playstation 5

  • The PS5 event came with a lot of gaming news, but what is a reveal event without seeing the final console design? Well Sony finally unveiled their upcoming console which showed a new, more rounded design which comes in two different editions.
  • One that comes with your normal disc drive, and the other a PS5 Digital Edition which is disc-less. Both editions of the PS5 will release in Holidays 2020. So far no exact launch date or price has been announced.
  • The new PS5 console has a pretty different look from previous models, going with a white outer book cover looking shell and the inner part in black. This matches the previous revealed Dualsense controller. Sony also revealed some further accessories all in the same colour aesthetic, including 3D audio headphones, media remote and new HD camera.
  • What do you think of the design of the Playstation 5? Let us know in the comments below.

For more on this news find it here in Playstation 5 Console Finally Revealed, Digital Edition Also Announced.

Godfall

  • Godfall got a new during the PS5 event which features the Valorian Knight with some gameplay. Counterplay Games the developer behind the Action-RPG inspired by titles such as Dark Souls and Monster Hunter World, finally share more of the action players can expect from this high melee combat title.
  • From the trailer the combat shows a number of weapons including shields, swords, polearms and more. It also shows a mix of dual-wielding and two handed weapons.
  • The Playstation Blog also shares a few new details about the backstory of Godfall. The world of Aperion is about to be turned into rubble, and as a Valorian knight you are the last standing defence.
  • Players will gain access to five weapon classes, be able to unlock a number of Valorplates through gameplay, level up their character plus learn new skills. You don’t have to go it alone either, there is up to three-player co-op with PvE online.

For more on this news find it here in Godfall Reveals First PS5 Gameplay Trailer.

Horizon: Forbidden West

  • The sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn was announced this week, Horizon: Forbidden West which will be coming to PS5.
  • Set to pick up where the last game left off, Horizon: Forbidden West will follow Aloy heading out…well west into the post-apocalyptic ruins of America. It will continue to investigate the mysteries that caused her world to be destroyed.
  • It’s the follow up to the 2018 Action-RPG Horizon Zero Dawn, under the developer Guerrilla Games. In the trailer it features some new elements being added with this sequel including underwater exploration and the introduction of new robot type creatures to fight in the dangerous frontier.

For more on this news find it here in Horizon: Forbidden West Announced.

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