Top RPG News Of The Week: September 27th (Elden Ring, NieR Replicant Remaster, Nioh 2 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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PS Plus Collection

  • Sony has announced that PS Plus Collection, a new benefit for PS plus members will be available launch day for PS5.
  • Sony will be rolling out a new benefit for PS Plus subscribers come launch day for PS5. PS Plus will allow Playstation 5 owners to have access to a library of PS4 titles at no extra cost. There are a select number of games included in this collection announced so far, these include Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Final Fantasy XV, God of War, Monster Hunter World, Persona 5 and more.
  • PS Plus subscibers should note that the Playstation Plus Collection will not be available for PS4 subscribers, as it is a sole benefit for PS5. The usual benefits for PS Plus members will also apply for PS5 owners.
  • It also gives those who haven’t picked up these games in the past a chance to experience them. With the announcement of God Of War Ragnarök in the works, releasing next year, this will be great time to catch up on the God of War title if you haven’t done so already.
  • Playstation 5 will be launching on November 12th for select regions, and November 19th worldwide, along with the PS Plus Collection.

For more on this news find it here in PS Plus Subscribers Can Access PS4 Classics On PS5 On Launch Day.

Elder Scrolls Online

  • The end of the year long content for the Dark Heart of Skyrim will be happening on November 2nd, when the Elder Scrolls Online: Markarth is released.
  • The upcoming DLC now called Markarth will take players to Skyrim, in particular the Reach which is a brand new zone focusing on an intriguing storyline that will complete the year of the content. There is also a new solo arena to challenge players. The prologue quest is now live and free for anyone who has the base game.
  • A brand new in-game event has also been announced called Lost Treasures of Skyrim. Take up the ESO community challenge to unlock all three tiers of collectible rewards, this include new cosmetics, a pet, new house and the very first collectible houseguest which is brand new to ESO.
  • To reap the rewards you will need to use the Antiquities system to unearth the lost treasures. The most treasures discovered, the faster you and your fellow Greymoor players will gain some goodies. The event will end on October 5th.
  • Good news for current-generation console players, as Zenimax have shared they will continue to support current platforms for ESO, and this includes PS4. With the news on a certain acquisition this week, had left many wondering about the future, but more on that later.
  • Elder Scrolls Online: Markarth DLC will be releasing on November 2nd for PC, Mac and Stadia, then on November 10th for Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

For more on this news find it here in Elder Scrolls Online The Dark Heart Of Skyrim Year-End Preview.

Microsoft

  • In a surprising turn of events, Microsoft announced this week they are acquiring Bethesda Softworks and Zenimax Media in a deal worth $7.5 billion. The acquisition grants Microsoft a number of major RPG franchises with it including Fallout and The Elder Scrolls.
  • According to a statement shared by Bethesda’s vice president of PR and Marketing Pete Hines on Bethesda’s website, the acquisition by Microsoft won’t change Bethesda’s vision when it comes to “making great games”.
  • Microsoft also acquired Obsidian and InXile Entertainment back in 2018, which means they’ve got quite the number of RPGs under their belt. With Xbox Series X also releasing this November, things only seem to be looking up for Microsoft.
  • In case you missed it we have a video on our channel analysing the news and what this means for the future for some these franchises such as Fallout.

For more on this news, find it here in Microsoft Is Acquiring Bethesda Softworks And ZeniMax Media.

Cyberpunk 2077

  • CD Projekt Red have shared that Cyberpunk 2077 will have a slightly shorter campaign than The Witcher 3, as many players did not finish it.
  • A post spotted recently by ResetEra User Saucycarpdog (during CohhCarnage’s stream) shares that Cyberpunk 2077 will be a shorter game by comparison to CD Projekt Red’s previous RPG The Witcher 3. The statement made by  Patrick K. Milles was shown during the Night City Wire episode that the developer has been releasing to share new details about the upcoming game.
  • The statement explains why  Cyberpunk 2077 will have a shorter campaign than the Witcher 3, mainly due to the fact that many players simply didn’t finish the main story due to how long is was.
  • This can be argued though, it really depends on the type of player you are. Some will want to explore every nook and cranny of a game to gain that 100% completionist rate, while others may want to take a more casual or laidback approach. It seems due to this feedback from fans, CD Projekt Red have decided a shorter campaign would go over better.
  • There will be multiple endings though, so a number of playthroughs could be in order depending on the requirements to reach those endings.
  • What do you think about a shorter campaign compared to The Witcher 3? Let us know in the comments below.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 will release on November 19th on PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X.

For more on this news find it here in Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have A Shorter Campaign As Many Did Not Finish The Witcher 3.

Nioh 2

  • The second DLC for Nioh 2 called Darkness in the Citadel is arriving on October 15th on PS4. The new DLC will add a number of new additions including several new storylines to experience, plus some new challenging bosses to test your mettle. It also adds new Weapons, Armor, Yokai, Guardian Spirits, Soul Cores and much more. Players will be able to pick up new armor sets. The new weapon will focus on “hand-to-hand combat”.
  • In this new expansion players will head to Kyoto where a shrine will transport them to the Heian Period. It is here where they will be joined by some heroes, to team up and fight hordes of Yokai.
  • More details will be released as we get closer to October, but it sounds to be an exciting new DLC for Nioh 2 fans.

For more on this news find it here in Nioh 2 Gets Darkness In The Citadel DLC This October.

Baldur’s Gate 3

  • It seems we’ll be waiting a little bit longer for Baldur’s Gate 3 to go into early access as Larian have now announced it be launch on Early Access on October 6th instead of September 30th.
  • The delay was announced on a twitter post that explained that it was due to “a few unexpected delays” and “stability issues”. But by delaying the release by a week means they can also do some more last minute checks for stability and localisation.
  • While the news is disappointing as we’ll have to be a little more patient, as fans are eager to get their hands on BG3 early access, it’s just a little longer and should be worth the wait.
  • There was also some further news about relationships in BG3, players will be able to romance NPCs as an option. This will happen at the party’s camp, where “relationships feel real and feel like the relationships you have in the real world”. This means those romantic relationships head into rather steamy territory. Larian shared these new details in the community update.
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 will now enter early access on Steam for PC and Stadia starting October 6th.

For more on this news find it here in Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access Delayed To October 6th.

NieR Replicant

  • Square Enix held a “NieR TGS 2020 Special Programming” broadcast during the digital Tokyo Game Show 2020, revealing some more details about NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139…, which is the remastered version. One big detail to drop is that it will be releasing on April 22nd 2021 in Japan, then on April 24th worldwide for PS4, Xbox One and Steam.
  • The gameplay shows some of the combat out in the open-world, including some of the weapons players can get their hands on and showed what parrying will look like.
  • Pre-orders are now available on the official Square website including physical pre-orders, with the standard edition available for $59.99 and the White Snow Edition which is essentially a collector’s edition for $159.99.

For more on this news, find it here in NieR Replicant Launches April 24th 2021.

Elden Ring

  • During a talk held at the 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival which spotlighted Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, a panel hosted by Tokita Takahashi and Sayawaka who read statements from Hidetaka Miyazaki confirming some previously much rumoured details about Elden Ring.
  • The section of the talk was translated and appeared on ResetEra, Elden Ring will have a deep lore behind it. In fact is will be deeper than anything they’ve done before.
  • But what’s interesting about the statement shared is it went on to confirm some of themes of the game which are a testament to George R.R. Martin’s previous work, calling it a “very painful fantasy drama”, and sets to hit some rather human themes such as “racism, politics, citizenship, and so on”. From what Sayawaka shares, while the game is fantasy, there will be a very “human perspective”.
  • Have these new details helped to quench your unbearable Elden Ring thirst? If not you can drop by our Elden Ring wiki for all the latest.

For more on this news find it here in Elden Ring New Details Including Open World Features, Story Themes And More.

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