Top RPG News Of The Week: September 23rd 2018 (Red Dead Redemption 2, Thronebreaker, Dark Souls 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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Elder Scrolls Online

  • Bethesda share new details of upcoming The Elder Scrolls Online DLC Murkmire. Murkmire will be the next zone containing more story content , expanding the vast world of ESO. Taking you to the home of the Argonians, you will battle to win the trust of the tribes in the southern coast of Black Marsh.
  • The DLC includes a new zone, a new main quest line, a challenging new group arena and more. Along with the DLC comes Update 20, which carries changes to Cyrodiil, new Music Box furnishings and a host of Home Editor improvements and balance changes.
  • Bethesda featured the DLC in a recent livestream that included 50 minutes of gameplay from the upcoming expansion.
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Murkmire will not only be available soon for ESO Plus and for purchase in the Crown Store but will be a daily reward for the month November.

To read further details about this news find it here in Elder Scrolls Online Murkmire DLC And Update 20 Preview and Elder Scroll Online Murkmire DLC Gets Showcased By Bethesda.

The Last Remnant Remastered

  • Recently Square Enix announced the release of The Last Remnant Remastered. They now share a new trailer that not only shows the upgraded graphics but a comparison to it’s original platform, the Xbox 360.
  • The trailer features some of the graphics that PS4 will bring to the game, renewing it’s overall look visually. The video features mainly the cutscenes and a brief look at actual gameplay in battle. The images are strikingly more vivid when set side-by-side to it’s original.
  • The Last Remnant was originally released in 2008 on the Xbox 360, exclusively to the the platform. The title did then release in 2009 on PC and now the game finally comes to the Playstation. It was originally planned for a PS3 but never came to fruition.
  • The Last Remnant Remastered will be released exclusively for Playstation 4 worldwide on December 6th 2018 for $19.99.

If you want to know more about this news find it here in The Last Remnant Remastered Trailer Shows PS4 Vs Xbox 360 Graphics Comparisons.

Gwent & Thronebreaker

  • CD Projekt Red’s Gwent: The Witcher Card Game was launched on beta early last year in 2017, but it will be leaving beta officially by the end of 2018. The developer announced that The Witcher Card Game will release on PC and Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, the recently announced RPG based on Gwent, will both be launching on October 23rd, 2018.
  • The console version of the games will not be launching at the same time. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales and Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will join PS4 and Xbox One on December 4th.
  • Gwent will support cross-play between PS4 and PC, also Xbox One and PC, however no cross-play support between consoles PS4 and Xbox One.
  • Standalone RPG inspired by Gwent card game, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will include a mix between single-player story and puzzles that players must solve. The game follows the character Meve, who has been left to defend her kingdoms, Lyria and Rivia from the Nilfgaardian invasion.

To read more about this news find it here in Gwent: The Witcher Card Game And Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Both Have Release Dates Announced.

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game and Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Both Have Release Dates Announced

Red Dead Redemption 2

  • Rockstar Games announced Red Dead Online, an online multiplayer mode for Red Dead Redemption 2. This official online mode will be releasing for free for anyone who owns a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 in November 2018.
  • Rockstar also announces the plan for a public beta for the western themed game through an announcement on their website, but exact dates have yet to be announced. The online mode is described by the developers as a way to combine “narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay”. Players will be able to explore the world of RDR2 either on their own or team up with friends. They also promise to bring “constant updates and adjustments” to the world, hoping that this experience will grow for players.
  • Further news was released this week regarding first-person mode which will be available on release day. This will allow players to switch between first-person and third-person view throughout the game.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018 with the release of Red Dead Online later in November.

To read further about this news find it here in Red Dead Redemption 2 Reveals Red Dead Online and Red Dead Redemption 2 First Person Mode Available In Full At Launch Plus New Screenshots.

World of Final Fantasy Maxima

  • Tokyo Game Show 2018 took place this week with new detail reveals including a trailer for upcoming World of Final Fantasy Maxima.
  • The trailer features some of the new champions that players will be able to player in World of Final Fantasy Maxima. It explores some of the story and showcases some of the battle gameplay. These cute, sized avatars pack a punch and can even fish together.
  • The game also introduces an all-new Avatar Change System, allowing players the ability to fight their battles as iconic Final Fantasy heroes including Noctis from Final Fantasy XV, Yuna from Final Fantasy X, Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII and much more.
  • World of Final Fantasy Maxima will release worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam on November 6th, 2018.

To read this article in full, find it here in World Of Final Fantasy Maxima Gets TGS 2018 Trailer.

Playstation Classic

  • Sony announces the release of a mini version of the their original Playstation, the Playstation Classic. This new version is going to be sold just under $100 and will include pre-loaded games much like the NES Classic or SNES Classic.
  • In an announcement on the Playstation Blog, Sony shares that the games “will be playable in their original format,” so if you’re stickler for authenticity you’ll get something quite close to the original PS1. But this time round it will include modern features such as HDMI port and the “open” button changes the virtual disc.
  • Those who want to get their hands on this miniature version of retro tech, can on December 3rd which marks the 24th anniversary of the Playstation’s release in Japan. This small console will be priced at $99.99.

To read further about this news find it here in Sony Announces Playstation Classic – A Mini PS1.

Dark Souls

  • Dark Souls fans who had been awaiting the release of the Nintendo Switch version finally got their network test over the course of the weekend. The Switch version was originally suppose to launch earlier this year along with other platforms but was delayed.
  • Players could download the client for free from the Nintendo eShop and take the title for a test drive.
  • The testing ground for players was the Undead Parish, allowing access to both single-player and multiplayer content.
  • Nintendo recently launched their online service which will require players to subscribe to gain access to online content for certain games, Dark Souls being one of them.
  • Dark Souls Remastered launched earlier this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC back in May and will now launch on the Nintendo Switch on October 19, 2018.
  • If you’re taking on Dark Souls be sure to visit our Dark Souls wiki for all your needs. You can also check out our remastered review to see what we thought.

To read more about this news, find it here in Dark Souls Remastered Switch Network Test Scheduled For September 21st To 23rd.

Dark Souls Remastered Switch Network Test Scheduled For September 21st to 23rd

Call of Cthulhu

  • Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studios share a new trailer featuring gameplay from Call of Cthulhu, an upcoming investigative RPG.
  • The second gameplay trailer takes players further into the madness as the Darkwater investigation begins. The story follows Private Investigator Edward Pierce as he unravels the truth behind the deaths of the Hawkins family. The footage shows some of the skill paths that include Spot Hidden and Investigation which allows players to discover more clues, leading to more detailed conclusions. Putting together the pieces of the puzzle will unlock more topics to question through interactions with others.
  • Other skills such as in Medicine and Occultism may prove it’s worth as you uncover unique books and artifacts through your investigations. While these rare items may shed more light on the situation, knowledge can also be a curse. The more Pierce finds out about the horrors that lurk, the further his descent into madness as he tries to make sense of what he discovers.
  • Call of Cthulhu is set to release on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 on October 30th 2018.

To read more about this news, find it here in Call Of Cthulhu Gets Second Gameplay Trailer.

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