Top RPG News Of The Week: June 26th (Project Vitriol, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, King Arthur and More!)

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Project Vitriol

  • Project Vitriol was announced by Fool’s Theory, a Polish development studio full of ex-Witcher 3 Developers.
  • Back in early February of this year, two Polish companies joined forces. 11 Bit Studios, developer of This War of Mine and Fool’s Theory reached an agreement to work together. They have also proudly announced just recently that their new endeavor, Project Vitriol (working title), is their biggest yet.
  • Project Vitriol promises to be “more than meets the eye” according to the rather brief teaser trailer. It featured a man in a coat, warily looking over his shoulder for any dangers around. He is also surrounded by a facade of various things, ranging from statues to symbols of religion, and more.
  • The game will take place in version of ancient Poland, back under Russian tsar rule. Much like The Witcher games, Project Vitriol will mix in Polish folklore, stories, mythos, and more to create a unique setting grounded in European influences.
  • The game is described as a “morally ambiguous narrative-driven RPG”. So far no release date has been announced.

For more on this news find it here in Project Vitriol Is A New Morally Ambiguous RPG By Ex-Witcher 3 Developers.

Project Vitriol - Morally Ambiguous RPG

Project Vitriol – Morally Ambiguous RPG

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 got a boatload of information in this week’s Nintendo Direct showcase. We learned more about the world, the characters, and various systems.
  • The direct focused entirely on one highly anticipated game, Xenoblade Chronicles 3. There was tons of footage in the nearly 30 minutes of runtime in the event.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s main characters are comprised of three individuals from each nation, for a total of 6 playable characters. As with most of the population of Aionios, these youngsters have been commissioned to battle the opposing nation.
  • Initiating fights is as simple as walking up to a hostile monster and drawing your weapon. Auto attacks will happen automatically, given that your currently controlled character is within range. You can swap between any of your 7 party members at any given time in combat. Positioning will also be important as there will be locational damage, especially on the larger foes.
  • Combat will have three distinct roles, each with different classes associated with them. Attackers are your basic damage dealers; Defenders specialize in drawing aggro and tanking; and Healers specialize in restoration, disruption, and support.
  • Characters’ classes are also not set in stone. You can change any number of your party members’ roles seamlessly in combat, making fights truly your own. We also got to preview some of the abilities or Arts and Master Arts which are powerful abilities that can be perfected by certain classes.
  • If you want to get all the details on what’s coming in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 or any of the news mentioned in this video today, the link is in the description below.

For more on this news find it here in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Reveals Details On The World, Its Characters, And More.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - The World Combat and Characters

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – The World Combat and Characters

King Arthur Knight’s Tale

  • NeoCore Games has announced the first major update for King Arthur Knight’s Tale called The Chained God which released this week.  The update added the Fomorian short story mini-campaign, a reworked endgame, balance changes and more.
  • According to the Steam post, the Fomorian mini-campaign will focus on how Balor, the God-King freed himself from the shackles binding him. But that won’t be all as NeoCore Games teases that there will be a “couple more things in store too!”
  • The new patch reworks Endgame which will work similarly to the Seasons in other titles. Season content will highlight a new enemy faction, for The Chained God it’s the Fomorians. Endgame will have dozens of maps, 12 of which will be against the season’s main enemy faction. Seasonal currency will also be available which can be exchanged for unique rewards and enchants, plus powerups for these items.
  • A number of fixes and balances changes  also arrive with the patch.

For more on this news find it here in King Arthur The Chained God Update Releases On June 23rd.

Dragon’s Dogma

  • Following the news of the sequel Dragon’s Dogma 2, the first title has gained a number of players on Steam. It achieved a new peak of 6,582 concurrent players according to SteamDB. So far its highest concurrent player record was hit when the game was first released six years ago standing at 27,368.
  • No doubt this has been sparked by the news of the sequel is in full development according to Capcom. In case you missed it, Capcom held a 10th-anniversary digital event last week which showed a 12-minute video with the developer sharing some fond memories of the original game during its development. They then went on to announce the news that DD2 was in development, confirming many fan theories that they were working on the project.
  • If you are interested in picking up the first title be sure to take advantage of the sales with currently up to 84% off across platforms Playstation 4, Xbox One and Steam, that’s as low as $5. You can also pick up the title on Switch which is on sale for $10.
  • Dragon’s Dogma 2 is currently in development with no release window/platforms announced as of yet.

For more on this news find it here in Dragon’s Dogma Gains Highest Steam Peak Since 2016 Release.

Persona 3, 4, and 5

  • Atlus announced during the Xbox + Bethesda Games Showcase that Persona 3, Persona 4 and Persona 5 would be heading to Xbox consoles and Xbox Game Pass. But Playstation and PC players threat not as Atlus has now shared that they are making their way to these platforms too.
  • Persona 5 Royal will be heading to Playstation 4 while Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden will be heading to Playstation 4 according to the Atlus website. While Golden has already launched on Steam, this will be the first time Persona 3 Portable and Persona 5 Royal will be available on PC.
  • So to clarify, Persona 5 Royal is coming to Xbox and Xbox Game Pass on October 21st, with Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden releasing sometime in 2023. As for release windows for the Playstation 5 and Steam versions of these games, currently, there is no timeline. Whether Persona 5 Royal will launch on Xbox first or at the same time as all three platforms is currently unknown.

For more on this news find it here in Persona 3, 4 And 5 Are Heading To Playstation And Steam.

Final Fantasy XVI

  • New details were revealed for upcoming Final Fantasy XVI by producer Naoki Yoshida who shared more about the game with IGN. In an interview recently he talked about the game’s combat and exploration features.
  • Final Fantasy XVI will take on the style that its mainline predecessor, FFXV took, which is real-time combat.
  • Final Fantasy games are always about the journey, as well as building relationships with those closest to you. While they haven’t announced everyone who will join Clive on his adventures, the team promises to give more info soon.
  • As for Eikons, Yoshida unveiled that there will be times when players “will control an Eikon in real-time”. Making use of Eikons in battle will be a grand spectacle, indeed. If the Dominance trailer is anything to go off on, we can expect them to be tools that can turn the tide of any war. Eikons’ powers can be used seamlessly, switching between Clive’s own martial prowess and the summons’ elemental furies.
  • The previous mainline game, FFXV, broke that mould and introduced an open world. This decision has drawn some criticism due to the lack of variety and points of interest out in the world. To remedy this, Square Enix and Yoshida’s team are going back to what they do best – focused, area-based experience.
  • Final Fantasy XVI will release sometime in summer of 2023 for Playstation 5.

For more on this news find it here in Final Fantasy XVI Interview Shines Some Light On The Combat And Exploration Aspects.

Final Fantasy XVI - Interview with Yoshida Discusses Combat and the World

Final Fantasy XVI – Interview with Yoshida Discusses Combat and the World

World of Warcraft Dragonflight

  • The next major expansion World of Warcraft: Dragonflight was announced by Blizzard in April, but now the developer has confirmed that the game will be released before the year is out. While they have confirmed it will be released sometime this year, no exact release date was announced.
  • In this expansion, players will be visiting the Dragon Isles, where they will discover the ancestral land of the dragons. The MMORPG gains a new hybrid class/race Dracthyr which will introduce the Evoker class. The expansion will introduce four new zones, a new level cap of 70 and a flying dragon experience. Changes are also coming to the game’s talent system as well as professions.
  • Pre-order details were also revealed for each of the editions, with the base edition starting at $49.99 USD, Heroic Edition for $69.99 and the Epic Edition for $89.99 which includes bonus item pre-purchase pet, character boost, transmog items, Hearthstone effect and 30 days of game time.
  • World of Warcraft: Dragonflight will release on PC by the end of 2022.

For more on this news find it here in Blizzard Confirms World Of Warcraft Dragonflight Expansion Releases By End Of 2022.

Cyberpunk 2077 Board Game

  • Cyberpunk 2077 Gangs of Night City board game by CMON has now reached over $300,000 backing for their Kickstarter.
  • CMON the tabletop game company has put forth a new Kickstarter for the board game Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City. This competitive board game sets to have up to four players who will vie to take over the Night City while playing as one of the four street gangs. Players can choose to play as the Tyger Claws, the Valentinos, the Maelstrom, and the Voodoo Boys.
  • In order to rule over Night City players will need to hire Edgerunners in order to support their gang units in different territories. Edgerunners can perform nethacks to acquire information, gain street cred and in turn dominate their opponents.
  • Backers will need to pledge $110 or more to get their hands on the initial board game which comes with rewards and an exclusive V Edgerunner. Of course there are stretch goals that include further character figures and cards. The estimated delivery date is for July 2023.
  • This isn’t the first project CMON games has put forth on the Kickstarter platform, in fact, it’s the company’s 51st campaign on the crowdfunding platform according to their Kickstarter profile. They’ve made such board games as the Bloodborne board game, Cyberpunk 2077 card game and more.
  • If you would like to back the project make sure to do so within the next 10 days, as this is when the project will end.

For more on this news find it here in Cyberpunk 2077 Board Game CMON Kickstarter Has Almost Tripled Its Goal.

Cyberpunk 2077 Gangs of Night City has almost tripled its initial goal on Kickstarter.

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