Showing posts with label Fantasy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fantasy. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

BioWare Exec Producer Teased Dragon Age

Mike Darrah, executive producer at BioWare, simply Tweets "Dragon Age" to tease a possible reveal soon.

Last year, General Manager Casey Hudson of developer BioWare hinted at dark fantasy role-playing series Dragon Age shortly before an awaited reveal of Dragon Age: The Dread Wolf Rises at The Game Awards 2018.

Currently in development under that name, fans in general are calling the title Dragon Age 4 and executive producer Mike Darrah has taken social media to tease fans on some upcoming announcement shortly before TGA this year.

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BioWare Exec Producer Teased Dragon Age

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For over a year, there was no update on how they are progressing and that lead many to wonder whether there is any issue. Although, developers didn't say anything about current state of work but they always dismissed any concerns.

Just as they did earlier this month on 5th anniversary of Dragon Age: Inquisition by posting a letter from in-game character Solas, a random tease like this just before yearend and ahead of a grand ceremony like TGA can lead to some new reveal.

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Mike Darrah has taken Twitter to type nothing but simply "Dragon Age" and that was enough to have everyone guessing.


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It came shortly after BioWare revealed plans of working on a massive overhaul of their most-anticipated title Anthem. When they showed a trailer for "The Dread Wolf Rises" last year, the game was on an early stage of development.

A new trailer for Dragon Age 4 might be on its way to be shown at The Game Awards 2019, which is only two weeks away from now. Therefore, Darrah can very well have the pleasure of teasing eager fans a little in advance with his Tweets.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Black Desert Halloween Update Live Now

Latest Halloween event update adds Spooks and Isabella the Black Witch to sandbox MMORPG title Black Desert.

Now that massively multiplayer online role-playing game Black Desert is available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, players from all three platforms can celebrate Halloween together with limited time event and themed content.

Today, developer/publisher Pearl Abyss released a free content update for everyone to go trick or a treating with new bosses and reward items. Start hunting for bonus and items this haunted season to craft new costumes as well.

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Black Desert Halloween Update Live Now

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A perfect fit for Halloween event, boss character Spook returns to terrorize the expansive open-world and sneak attack on unwary adventurers. It randomly shows up in different locations and time, giving you only 10 minutes to engage.

Spook will drop variable amount of items like Black Fabric, Memory Fragment and Magic Blackstone upon being defeated. You would require ten pieces of Black Fabric to craft a Halloween costume for your character.

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Of course, this mischievous time of the year calls for return of Isabella the Black Witch as part of old in-game tradition. She spawns on a fix time and has HP shared o all servers, needing players to team up in taking her down for good.

Win over special items such as her Bloody Brooch, Halloween Gift Box, Pumpkin Gift Box, Silver and more once she is beaten. All themed items and Black Fabric will remain even when current event will end but bosses will disappear.

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Accept daily quests from NPCs to earn contribution XP and rewards until November 6 by defeating rogue Pumpkin Ghosts. Given how much time spent in-game, you will receive candy baskets and cookies to exchange for various items.

Black Desert brings back popular ghost and witch bosses to celebrate limited time Halloween event like never before to unite all of its player community since the sandbox MMORPG is now accessible on all major platforms.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Black Desert PS4 Open Beta Live Now

Play Black Desert to become your true self in an open-world action MMORPG by taking part in Open Beta on PS4, live today.

Although it is coming pretty late already, 2015 massively multiplayer online role-playing game Black Desert from Korean developer/publisher Pearl Abyss is finally making its debut on August 22, 2019 for PlayStation 4 consoles.

Before a worldwide release, you can sign up for Open Beta starting from now on until August 13, 2:00 AM PDT. Players on PS4 can jump in with a free download that doesn't require any subscription to PlayStation Plus service.

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Black Desert PS4 Open Beta Live Now

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Take your first steps into an expansive open-world of Black Desert to experience an adventure ahead of launch.




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Upon picking a character classes from Berserker, Ranger, Sorceress, Warrior, Witch or Wizard, you can enter the sandbox MMORPG to begin your quest. Each class features unique strengths and various weaknesses in form of attack or magic.

There are endless options for customization to let you create a living world of your own and then personalize your character with high details using various tools to forge an adventure that reflects your true adventurer self.

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There would be deadly enemies, fast-paced combat and quests to take part in alongside players from around the globe. Choosing to take part in a variety of events only improves chance of winning exclusive content and prizes.

Test your fishing skills or try to learn and tame a wild horse if intense PvP action is not your cup of tea. Since we have until August 13, don't let anything to hold you back from having some amazing adventures during beta.

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While they are in beta program, players get to explore Balenos, Calpheon and Serendia regions within its vast open-world. Your character will receive an exclusive Sky Hawk pet as reward to participate in beta and have a level cap of 50.

Holding an Open Beta on PS4 for Black Desert prior to official release gets players an early taste of what they are getting into. An exclusion of PS Plus membership will certainly encourage more people to download the beta client on PlayStation Store.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Elden Ring Announced

Created by Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin, fantasy action RPG game Elden Ring is announced by From Software at E3 2019.

Long after a rumor of an epic collaboration between Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin spread out, their upcoming project Elden Ring has finally been announced at Xbox E3 2019 briefing.

This much hyped action role-playing game by developer From Software is seemingly to become a spiritual successor to Dark Souls. Recently, a brand-new trailer launches portraying similar dark and ominous tones of their past games.

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Elden Ring Announced

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A cinematic teaser of a very mysterious plotline for the game only gives away shade of another fantasy saga.




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The trailer opens up showing an unknown figure who is presumably a divine blacksmith of some sort and repeatedly hitting a shiny object with a hammer like tool. With each impact, his body is cracked a little more and he collapses after a final blow.

A person wearing a crown holds up a severed arm of another by partially wearing it and six creepy looking hands approaches from darkness. They slowly proceed to uplift the bearer to light when the severed arm suddenly moves.

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A red-haired female warrior prepares for an oncoming battle by attaching a prosthetic arm. We then see a knight in armor swiftly stabs a hulking enemy with a spear, which led to sky turning fiery red and the defeated opponent set ablaze in flames.

While these events all run in parallel, legend of Elden Ring is described by an unseen narrator as an artifact of unimaginable power that could command stars and beyond but now, someone or something has unleashed an unthinkable disaster by breaking it.

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Early leaks and rumors had it that creators have taken some inspiration from Celtic and Norse mythology during its build up. Players are supposed to roam from different kingdoms to take out their ruler in quest of acquiring their power.

Opening shots of a cut off arm could be some form of ritual and a battle scene with red sky may be from aspects of confronting those monarch figures. Although confirmed to be an open-world game, there would be significant focus on RPG elements.

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Expressing his excitement of working with creator of Dark Souls and From Software studio, George R.R. Martin stated the following.

Building the world of Elden Ring with Miyazaki-san and his team was a treat! The graphics, mythos, and action-RPG gameplay will deliver an unforgettable experience. I can't wait for people to see what Elden Ring has in store for them.

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Hidetaka Miyazaki will be serving as game director and he revealed that development for the game started as soon as they were done with DLC expansions for Dark Souls III, meaning development is ongoing for past two years.

Elden Ring is currently set to release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms and though no official release date has been confirmed by developer From Software or publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment just yet, it may arrive sometime in early 2020.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Classic Dungeons & Dragons Games Coming to Consoles

D&D RPG classics like Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights and more are heading over to consoles on fall 2019.

Even though classic fantasy-themed Dungeons & Dragons games have seen its glory days on PC platform in late '90s, they seem to have lost that charm and are seemingly dying down because of console evolution and lack of newer titles.

In an attempt to revive this franchise, developer Beamdog and publisher Skybound Games have decided to bring enhanced edition of D&D games for modern day consoles Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on fall 2019.

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Classic Dungeons & Dragons Games Coming to Consoles

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Witness the iconic return of classic role-playing games from Dungeons & Dragons series to current era of consoles.




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Five best RPG games; Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights and Planescape: Torment will be heading over to aforementioned platforms in three different bundles very soon.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack will arrive on September 24, which includes remastered versions of first two games, Siege of Dragonspear expansion pack and original new content to connect these series adventures for very first time.

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Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition/Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition comes in complete package with all added DLCs jammed into one on same day. Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition will launch on December 3 with online multiplayer.

Both digital and retail versions of these classic Dungeons & Dragons games collection would be priced $49.99 over PS4, Switch and Xbox One. In case, Baldur's Gate III ends up getting announced at E3 2019, these titles are a good way to catch up to it.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

BioWare Teased Dragon Age Announcement

Developer BioWare hinted at possible announcement of an upcoming sequel of their fantasy RPG franchise Dragon Age.

While talking about their upcoming project Anthem, developer BioWare has revealed that they are also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff and thus, straight out hinted at an upcoming announcement of something big at The Game Awards 2018.

General Manager Casey Hudson of BioWare mentioned their work as "secret" in a Blog Post and given the upcoming event is a place for companies to reveal their upcoming release, a new game from their fantasy RPG franchise would not be a shocker.

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BioWare Teased Dragon Age Announcement

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We thought we would straight up quote Casey Hudson on what he just wrote in his Blog for your own convenience.

If you’ve been following these blogs, or myself and Mark Darrah on Twitter, you know we’re also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff.  Dragon Age is an incredibly important franchise in our studio, and we’re excited to continue its legacy.  Look for more on this in the coming month (though I won’t tell you where to look…)

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Players clearly have their fond memories with the first game, Dragon Age: Origins for countless hours and now that executive producer of Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mark Darrah is involved, we can hope for a fourth installment currently in development.

Inquisition was also the last game that came out in 2014 and followed up by downloadable contents till 2015. The studio also disclosed adding Alexis Kennedy of Failbetter Games as a guest writer for the next project of the series to expand a bit of lore.

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We just hope and pray that this announcement doesn't end up being some major disaster like the reveal event of Diablo Immortal, because people didn't expect a mobile-only new game that was so hyped up from the past few months of the big reveal.

Hopefully, BioWare won't make a stupid move like that and whatever they are cooking up and ready to announce soon will be a new release for PC and other major consoles, so that the franchise can return to its glory days once again.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Monster Hunter Movie First Look Revealed

Official exclusive first-look image of Monster Hunter video game movie adaptation is just revealed today.

Back in May, it became official that Capcom and Constantin Film signed director Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Death Race) for a live-action Monster Hunter movie starring his wife and actress Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet) in lead role.

Shooting for this upcoming fantasy action thriller film has already began, which is based on fantasy-themed action role-playing Monster Hunter game series. We have a brand-new exclusive photo from the set showing the first-look of the movie.

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Monster Hunter Movie First Look Revealed

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The official plot synopsis for the film is also revealed by distribution company Screen Gems recently, which is as follows.

Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In her desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, revolting attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man who has found a way to fight back.

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Monster Hunter Movie First Official Look

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The image features Milla Jovovich as Lt. Natalie Artemis, an original character created solely for the film and not from the game series. Actor Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak, Tom-Yum-Goong) appears as one of skilled warriors that battles large monsters called The Hunter.

Artemis is shown carrying a pair of Dual Blades on her back, a carving knife on thigh and a Slinger on left arm that she showed off earlier on Instagram. Hunter is seen wielding an iconic Giant Jawblade from the game and a Great Hunter's Bow, a look inspired from the Field Team Leader of Monster Hunter: World.

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Anderson said in an interview from the set in South Africa that even though the character Artemis is an original character who never existed in the game, her armor and equipment will take direct inspiration from the game franchise.

Take Artemis' chest piece for instance as the Odogaron chest piece takes reference from Monster Hunter: World and the embossing designs are similar as well. Her different outfit only means that she is an avatar of audience that can be customized with different sets.

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Although Jovovich herself has been posting photos from the set of the movie for some time that gave us some early glance, none of them actually revealed anything other than what sort of direction the movie is going for or what character are in there.



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Shooting at South Africa's Atlantis Dunes, Anderson chose the location for its likeness to the Wildspire Waste from the games. He also plans on showcasing a multiple topographical locations in the film to keep par with the game.

Anderson and Jovovich are teaming up once again after their commercially successful stint on video game adaptations of Resident Evil franchise from Capcom. Aside from Jovovich and Jaa, the film also includes actors Diego Boneta, Meagan Good and Ron Perlman in supporting cast.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

To keep you busy with the RPG action, Square Enix will release a ton of games from Final Fantasy franchise till 2019.

One of the most celebrated video game series in history where Square Enix had the privilege to be both a developer and publisher studio at the same time is definitely Final Fantasy franchise, which is of course above Tomb Raider in popularity.

However, can you really make a comparison among them in terms of popularity? I guess not. Recently, they revealed names for a bunch of games from the overall releases to be launched on Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

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Today, the company announced the news through a Tweet from their official account while detailing about the involved titles on their site and this is one giant leap for entire JRPG franchise to reach to a broader audience worldwide.

Considering the global phenomenon Nintendo's next-gen handheld Switch system has become lately and another large player base of Microsoft consoles just waiting to get immersed into FF legacy, Square Enix made the right move.

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Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD
Starting the rally off with a light-hearted approach towards the series, we are off to a path of action role-playing adventure with FFXV, which is explored in 15 chapters. Pocket Edition is a wonderful of the original that allow players to jump right into it.

The story revolves around Eos, a fictional world that is weighed down by Starscourge plague, which turns human and animal into fierce Daemons. Currently the game is available on PS4, Switch and Xbox One platforms.

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Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD

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World of Final Fantasy Maxima
This is a game that assembles many of the heroes from different Final Fantasy titles into a world for you to enjoy.

Players are to go on board for a magical quest throughout the land of Grymoire with lead characters Lann and Reynn. Your ultimate franchise crash course will release on November 6, 2018 for PS4, Steam, Switch and Xbox One.

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World of Final Fantasy Maxima

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Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!
Throughout the entire Final Fantasy series, Chocobos appear as a recurring animal and even earner their series of spin-offs.

As title suggests, you are to wander in a world full of dungeons and each of your movement affects the world around you. With a 2-player co-op mode, the game will be arriving on the winter of 2018 for PS4 and Switch.

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Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition
This co-op RPG is a spin-off title of the main series and completely remastered for releasing on 2019 for both PS4 and Switch. It tells a story of a world that is doused in poisoned gas called Miasma and everyone tries to protect themselves from it using large crystals.

The newly added online multiplayer mode will allow players to team up with three more friends simultaneously. Plus, each dungeons added more areas to explore than before.

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Final Fantasy VII
Now this entry right here will have a lot of FF franchise fans jump with joy in excitement as this one has changed the concept of gaming back then. At some point within 2019, FF7 will see release on Switch and Xbox One consoles.

To stop a major eco-terrorist organization from taking control over the power sources of entire world and try to save it from a possible downfall, mercenary protagonist Cloud Strife joins a rebellion group who calls themselves AVALANCHE.

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Final Fantasy VII

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Final Fantasy IX
A bandit group called Tantalus and their member Zidane Tribal decides to kidnap Princess Garnet of Alexandria.

Strangely enough, she also wanted out and together they attempt to stop a war between nations of Gaia in an epic medieval fantasy tale. 2019 marks the release window for the game on Switch consoles and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster
Instead of picking up one title, you've got to choose two completely remastered Final Fantasy game here on Switch and Xbox One. In terms of graphics, story and soundtracks, these two titles will stand out among the rest.

The first one from the two is set on the world of Spira, revolving around the journey of Tidus and Yuna to stop the threat of Sin. Then X-2 shift focus on Yuna as she becomes a Sphere Hunter from a summoner and gathers new allies to find answers to some unsolved mystery.

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
What Zodiac Age does to the originally released classic version of Final Fantasy XII from 2006 is providing a more polished graphics and gameplay. In a war between the kingdom of Archadia and Rozarria, Dalmasca gets caught and being taken over by the former.

So, Princess Ashe decides to form a movement along with a young man named Vaan to free their land. As a high-definition remaster, the entire game is presented in true HD with improvements on sound and visual. This one too will see release on 2019 over Switch and Xbox One consoles.

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

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Over the course of next 12 months, Square Enix intends to release the abovementioned titles on all available major platforms. So, we are covered with the iconic role-playing experience of the series till 2019 on different consoles.

For a very long time, fans have been asking for these Final Fantasy titles to release on modern day gaming platforms and the publisher have obliged to their demands eventually by encapsulating the memorable heritage of this franchise into a collection series.