Top RPG News Of The Week: March 20th (Hogwarts Legacy, Starfield, Elden Ring 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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The Elder Scrolls Online

  • This week the MMORPG Elder Scrolls Online received its latest update 33 and the new dungeon DLC The Ascending Tide.
  • Elder Scrolls Online players will now be able to dive into the latest DLC. Titled Ascending Tide, this will be the first of the year-long adventure DLCs of the Legacy of the Bretons content. Players will have access to two new dungeons, specifically The Coral Aerie and the Shipwright’s Regret. Both of these dungeons have the usual Normal and Veteran difficulties as well Hard Mode challenges.
  • With this new DLC also comes the game’s newest update, titled Update 33. The patch introduces some highly requested features, such as Account Wide Achievements, New PVP Item Sets and Styles, with Multi-Rider Mounts, and a Deconstruction Assistant coming later this month.
  • One major change is to the Undaunted Skill Line where players will not only be able to gain experience from completing dungeons but also by completing Undaunted daily quests.
  • The Elder Scrolls Online Ascending Tide is available on PC along with Update 33 for the base game, launching on Xbox and Playstation on March 29th. You can check out all the changes and additions over on our Elder Scrolls Online wiki. As with all news in this video/article you can find further details by visiting our website, link in the description.

For more about this news find it here in Elder Scrolls Online Releases The Ascending Tide DLC Plus Update 33 On PC, MAC And Stadia.

Elder Scrolls Online - The Ascending Tide

Elder Scrolls Online – The Ascending Tide

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

  • The Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak livestream was held this week, announcing a bunch of new details for the upcoming expansion including its release date of June 30th. Hunters will happy to know new monsters, wirebug skillslocations, and more are heading your way.
  • The highly anticipated expansion will bring new challenges for hunters, especially since we are getting introduced to a trio of monsters, called The Three Lords. This trio is comprised of Lunagaron, Malzeno and newly revealed Garangolm, a massive beast that spreads vegetation around itself.
  • As well as new locations, a new cast of characters, there will be brand new Wirebug skills and improvements made to wall running.
  • While Capcom didn’t reveal any specifics yet in terms of new Wirebug skills, we can’t wait for more info on these as the wirebug skills were able to greatly affect one’s playstyle.
  • Pre-orders are now available with a number of cosmetic goodies depending on which version you pick up. If you’re yet to dive into this latest monster hunter title, you can now pick up the base game as part of the Capcom sale on Steam with 34% off.
  • Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak will be released on June 30th for PC and Switch.

For more about this news find it here in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Expansion Releases On June 30, 2022; Introduces New Monsters, Characters And Areas.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

Elden Ring

  • Elden Ring has had a pretty successful launch last month, with numbers now topping 12 million in digital sales and shipments. Publisher Bandai Namco and developer FromSoftware have reported that the Action-RPG that was released for Playstation, Xbox and PC is doing rather well. One million copies were sold in Japan alone according to the latest press release.
  • The developer has even teased that they hope to be “expanding beyond the realm of games” for the Elden Ring IP according to President & CEO of Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., Yasuo Miyakawa. What exactly that means is currently unknown, but this could mean further stories to be told, based on the Lands Between in a different type of medium, with the intent “to keep developing Elden Ring so that it reaches various fields, not only games”.
  • Elden Ring has been praised including in our review which is “day one buy for RPG and open-world fans” with 100+ hours of content to enjoy or die, die, die again to. The title has taken a different direction compared to past games, offering a challenging yet eerily beautiful world to explore. Full of menacing enemies, confounding NPCs as well as familiar elements for souls-fans, but with mounted combat, a plethora of magicweapons and more.
  • The recent patch update for game also came with a number of changes adding new quests, NPC, and major balance changes. You can check out our Elden Ring Patch video for all the details.

For more about this news find it here in Elden Ring Tops 12 Million In Digital Sales And Shipments.

Solasta: Lost Valley

  • Good news for Solasta: Crown of the Magister fans as there is a lot happening in the next few weeks. This week the devs hosted a multiplayer co-op dev stream.
  • This kicked off the Solasta Multiplayer co-op Beta weekend happening now. An expansion called Lost Valley has also been announced plus a free multiplayer update.
  • This weekend will be the Solasta Multiplayer Beta which is ongoing until  Monday March 21st 4 am PDT / 7 am EDT / 12 pm CET. If you want to check out the online co-op feature yourself, you will need to access the Beta Branch of the game on Steam.
  • Next month will be the release of new downloadable content for Solasta called Lost Valley. This expansion adds a new level 1 to 12 campaign, taking players into the heart of the Dominion.
  • The DLC will have great replayability as you weigh up which faction to join. Expect to meet new Enemies such as the Giants, Hags and Golems, meaning new challenges to face. Pick up new Subclasses, with one for each of the existing nine Classes in the game. Team up with up to 4 players in co-op.
  • Diving into Solasta? check out our handy  Solasta Crown Of The Magister Beginner’s Guide: 10 Tips You Should Know Before You Play. Be sure to drop by our Solasta wiki for all the latest.

For more about this news find it here in Solasta: Lost Valley Expansion Announced For CRPG; Plus Multiplayer Beta Weekend.

Starfield

  • Starfield got a new dev diary this week. The latest update discussed character creation, NPC looks, factions and gave us a quick look at the game’s first-ever companion.
  • Starfield looks to be shaping up to be a great open-world sandbox type of RPG. Bethesda will be focusing less on linear progression for its story. Instead, it will put a big emphasis on the player’s journey throughout the stars, as well as the wonder of discovery.
  • As mentioned, the player’s agency will take centre stage in Starfield. To support this philosophy, they will be reintroducing “hardcore RPG” mechanics from older titles.  It also looks like they will be reintroducing stat points.
  • Of course, journeying through space will be lonely. At least you will be able to recruit some Companions! The latest dev diary revealed a few seconds of the first companion to be announced for Starfield introducing VASCO, our robotic friend.
  • Into the Starfield also mentioned four Factions, many of which the players can join, multiple if you so wish and yes you can even join the bad guys.
  • Starfield will release on November 11, 2022 coming to PC and Xbox.

For more about this news find it here in Starfield Dev Diary Discusses Character Creation Philosophy, Factions, And Teases Us With A Companion.

Starfield - Dev Diary 02

Starfield – Dev Diary 02

Lost Eidolons

  • The turn-based tactical RPG Lost Eidolons got a new dramatic gameplay trailer during ID@Xbox previewing the events of the game. Combat, civil war and a battle for the kingdom.
  • The trailer also previews some of the combat in action, with sword and shield moves but also calling down raining fire and lightning. There are also some mythical looking creatures to battle including giant snakes and a Manticore.
  • The game uses both tactical turn-based grid combat and an out-game unit management system, to outwit and hopefully prevail in the revolution. The single-player Action-RPG promised in-depth character customisation, a story focusing on bonds between allies, tactical combat, 20 playable characters, skills, spells and passive abilities.
  • Lost Eidolons will be coming to Xbox Series X|S and PC in Q3 2022. Sign-ups for the closed beta are available on both platforms and will take place in the last week of April, with a duration of about 5 days. Players will get to experience the first, eight chapters of the game, with the full game having 27 chapters total. You can sign-up via the official website.

For more about this news find it here in Lost Eidolons The Turn-Based Tactical RPG Gets Dramatic New Gameplay Trailer.

Hogwarts Legacy

  • Probably one of the biggest reveals this week was for Hogwarts Legacy. At Sony’s Playstation State of Play new gameplay was revealed for the upcoming open-world Action-RPG. This is just a quick overview of what was shown, you can check out the full details in our article Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay Impressions: A Deep Dive Into Combat, Spells, Abilities, And More!
  • Showing roughly 15 minutes of gameplay, character creation, combat, gameplay, talents, abilities, and a lot more was revealed. Probably the most exciting part was seeing some actual combat, including duels, enemies, spell casting and plenty of wand wielding.
  • There was a great deal shown since last we saw the game, with a trailer reveal in 2020. This time we got to see a mix of in-game footage, gameplay and cutscenes running on PS5.
  • Hogwarts Legacy was announced to be releasing in the holidays of 2022 this year for  PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and most recently announced Switch.

For more about this news find it here in Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay Impressions: A Deep Dive Into Combat, Spells, Abilities, And More!

Godfall

  • A major update is heading its way to Godfall next month, and its the biggest update yet. Exalted will be releasing on April 7th, adding a free update for all which includes a number of Valorplate gameplay improvements.
  • One of the issues we had with Valorplates in Godfall was that we wished there was a bit more customization instead of locking us into an extremely specific playstyle. We mentioned this thought in our initial review back in 2020. It seems now that Counterplay has heard us and many other fans and are going to make improvements.
  • Introducing Valorplate Shards, which aims to make each Valorplate feel more unique and improve the moment-to-moment action. Each Valorplate will be able to unlock up to four different Shards. After players collect all of the Shards of a Valorplate, it will be upgraded to an Ascendant Valorplate and gain a second passive ability. Levelling up all four shards to the maximum possible will upgrade the Valorplate further into its final form – Exalted.
  • All 12 Valorplates will be receiving access to Shards, with each gaining a third passive ability.
  • Along with Valorplates comes enhancements to Godfall’s combat system. This includes players now being able to revive each other in Co-Op, a feature called Knockdown 2.0 a sort of quick recovery skill and all weapons will now be able to perform Timing Attacks.
  • There is also a new up to six-player game mode called Spirit Relams which will allow players to use Spirit Vision. This will allow players to walk between the Material and Spirit realms to collect Elder Souls, unlocking challenges against Godfall bosses using this vision.
  • Godfall is available on Playstation and PC.

For more about this news find it here in Godfall To Receive Its Biggest Update Yet Titled Exalted; Will Be Free For All Players On April 7.

Godfall Exalted Update

Godfall Exalted Update

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