Showing posts with label Role-Playing Game. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Role-Playing Game. Show all posts

Monday, February 12, 2018

Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Bones DLC Out Now

Get ready to defend the land of Tamriel once again as Elder Scrolls Online is bringing their latest DLC game pack Dragon Bones for you to slay some more ancient monsters. The DLC is not the only thing that you are getting though. Update 17 is also gone live now and is absolutely free for everyone! Today these two are released on Mac and PC. By February 27, players on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One consoles will also be able to join the action.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Bones DLC Out Now

Dragon Bones DLC will be accessible to the Plus members of Elder Scrolls Online or purchasing crowns from in-game Crown Store in exchange for 1500 crowns will do. With the DLC and update 17, you will be getting two new dungeons to explore, improvements on combat, two new Battlegrounds and more.

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Dragon Bones DLC
Elder Scrolls Online's newest DLC, Dragon Bones comes with two brand-new dungeons; Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair. You are allowed to choose the normal or veteran difficulties to complete the cells. Then there is veteran hard mode it the previous modes were not challenging enough for you. As soon as you enter one of the two new dungeons, the Renegade Dragon Priest Mask will be added to your collection so that you can dress up like ancient stewards of the dragons.

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Renegade Dragon Priest Mask

Scalecaller Peak
Peryite is the Daedric Prince of Pestilence, who returns with Zaan the Scalecaller in her quest to ravage Tamriel with a deadly plague. The plague-twisted monsters and cultists will be on your way to enter the temple of Scalecaller. The resurrected Dragon Priest is another adversary on your path to stop her before it is too late to save Tamriel. Should you succeed in your job, you are rewarded with achievements, costumes and skins.

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Ruins of Fang Lair

Fang Lair
The mighty dragon Thurvokun chose the Fang Lair as a resting place and now a Necromancer cult is also living there along with other monstrosities. Going by the name Blackmarrow Cult, they are not interested in the lost treasure but their goal is to reanimate the bones of the deceased mighty dragon. To prevent this from happening, you will have to stand against Necromancer Orryn the Black.

Update 17
Update 17 is basically a free patch to the main game that was released side by side with Dragon Bones. New features that come along with this one will improve the gameplay experience of Elder Scrolls Online for all players.

Outfit System
The new Outfit System will let you customize possibly every piece of your look to have a unique appearance and whatever gear you are wearing doesn't matter either. Not only you will have an outfit that you can customize for gold but the in-game Crown Store also lets you buy other Outfits and Outfit Change Tokens, so that you can save up your gold. All you need to get started is to find a new Outfit Station for you.

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Home Storage Feature

Home Storage
Storage containers are added as a new furnishings type that will help you free up spaces of your own home and stock up bankable items. Your bank, craft bag or inventory can now have more room to spare. When your character reaches to level 18, you will receive the first one of those as level-up reward. The other seven containers can be found in the Crown Store or you can have them from in-game vendors.

New Level-Up Experience
Just so that the ESO players understand how to better develop their game characters, a new level-up experience is brought in. As you are going to level up, you will collect unique rewards and gameplay tips that will come in handy. A Skills Advisor tool is also there for you to select your character’s skills and abilities as you see fit.

Combat Improvements
The regular combat system of Elder Scrolls Online sees a major change throughout this patch that will bring improvements to Synergies. Area-of-effect caps, block costs, to cast-time abilities and interrupts are all subject to change for a more responsive battle. How Heavy Attacks and the Off Balance mechanic used to work before will also vary now.

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New Battlegrounds to Conquer

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There are two brand-new Battlegrounds added to Update 17 patch so that you and your team can test yourselves at these grounds. The first one is an Orc stronghold called Mor Khazgur, which will be an ideal place for 4v4v4 battles. The second one, Deeping Drome is beneath Tamriel and the glowing mushrooms on the deep corners of the road ahead.

Elder Scrolls Online is a multiplayer online role-playing game from ZeniMax Online Studios and Bethesda Softworks, released for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Hopefully the new Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair dungeons from Dragon Bones DLC will keep the players busy and the improvements of Update 17 patch let them have some more fun with the game.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Funko to Launch Summoners War Collectibles

Developer Com2Us is known for their massively popular turn-based strategy game Summoners War for Android and iOS users. This South Korean developer studio has recently signed a license agreement with another pop culture representative, Funko to introduce a new line of collectible items for the fans. Com2Us and Funko has join forces with the intention is to expand the already enriched universe of the multiplayer online game.

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Funko to Launch Summoners War Collectibles

Now that Funko is in charge of bringing the Summoners War universe and its fan-favorite characters into life as stylized Pop! figures, we are in for a whole new level of treat. As part of the deal, apparel, accessories and digital products will also be released. You can also expect some digital cards, still or animated emojis and the chance of 2D/3D custom avatar creating with Pop! Yourself. This variety of products will be available worldwide through Funko's mobile app and third party sites.

Following the agreement with Funko, CEO of Com2us USA, Casey Lee expressed his excitement about the deal saying,

"We are thrilled to be the first South Korean gaming company to team up with Funko and see their take on Summoners War’s iconic characters. As Com2us continues its robust venture into merchandise licensing and entertainment media, we want to ensure the Summoners War brand is in the hands of creative minds that are at the vanguard of shaping trends and setting standards."
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Back in November 2017, Com2Us have partnered up with Skybound Entertainment to come up with a brand-new comic book series based on the fictional Universe of Summoners War. Skybound is formed by the renowned comic-book writer Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, Haunt) and being associated with them shows their sincerity to the project. And now that, Com2Us has teamed up with Funko, we are getting some sick new collectibles of their game characters as well to show off in the display.

As a massively multiplayer online strategy game for Android and iOS devices, Summoners War is doing exceptionally well since it was released on 2014. The game has been dominating both App Store and Google Play on nearly a hundred countries by ranking #1 in the RPG game category. With that stat in hand, we say it was high time for introducing a new line of merchandise for the franchise to satisfy the cravings of their huge fan-base.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Gravity Rush 2 Online Server Shutdown Delayed

The first Gravity Rush was an action-adventure title of 2012 from Project Siren and Sony Entertainment for PlayStation Vita. Then the sequel Gravity Rush 2 came in 2017, based on a prequel anime of the same series. For some time, Sony has been meaning to shut the Gravity Rush 2’s online servers down which were set for the end of January. Back in September 2017, Sony announced to pull the plug off the servers on January 2018.

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Gravity Rush 2 Online Server Shutdown Delayed

However, there's been a change of plan (or heart) now, as Sony Entertainment has most recently notified the players through a pop up announcement that they are not shutting down the online services within the previously marked deadline and in fact, they are extending the period to July 2018. The original date was exactly after one year and a day from the day of the game's release and now six more months been added to that.

Upon closing of these online services, players will not be able to invite each other on challenges or able to collect special contents, costumes and Dusty Tokens. Even without the online features, the story-driven single player mode is engaging enough to keep the players going though. Now, if Sony is withdrawing online support for the game it may also suggest that they will not be interested for a sequel either, much to the dismay of the fans.

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Online Server Shutdown Notification

A small band of Gravity Rush community was in line to request to Sony with tweets containing #DontForgetGravityRush hashtags to keep the online servers alive and apparently, their request has been honored even if it is for a brief extended time-frame. This of course is a huge achievement for the dedicated PlayStation 4 fan-base of the game and they are thankful for this honor because this shows that SIE Japan Studio actually saw this and cared enough to take this step.

Gravity Rush 2 is a PlayStation 4 exclusive from SIE Japan Studio and Project Siren that is available to play even though the online servers are eventually going down after a few months. Still, that should not a reason for you to stop from enjoying the other aspects of the game. Besides, some of the die-hard fans of the game still believe that the right kind of persuasion can lead Sony to reconsider their decision.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered Announced

Developed by From Software, Dark Souls is an action role-playing game which is considered as one of the best of its genre. The game has two successors; Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III published by Bandai Namco. Recently, they have decided to release a Remastered version of the original Dark Souls and with that, fans of the series gets to go back to the kingdom of Lordran once more.

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Dark Souls: Remastered Announced

Whether you are a long time die-hard Dark Souls series fans or newbie waiting to take a dig at the game, we present you the short announcement trailer of Dark Souls: Remastered from Bandai Namco.




For long, this critically acclaimed game has been awaiting a Remastered treatment for long and there is even a petition regarding the issue at change.org that has more than 9 thousand signs requesting some patch and adjustments to make the game perfect. Dark Souls: Remastered will be released for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 25, 2018. Reportedly, a Dark Souls Trilogy box has been announced for PlayStation 4 in Japan containing Dark Souls: Remastered, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin and Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition.

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Dark Souls Trilogy Box
Dark Souls: Remastered will run in 60 fps on all other platforms mentioned above except for Nintendo Switch. At 30 fps, you can have 1080p in TV mode but you have to settle for 720p for handheld mode of the game on Switch. PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X are getting the visual enhancements in 4K resolution as usual. Aside from the visual improvements, From Software and Bandai Namco are now allowing up to six players for online multiplayer.

The original Dark Souls was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2011. Then after a year later, it saw the PC debut which was called Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition. Dark Souls II was out on 2014 and Dark Souls III is the most recent of the franchise that saw the release in 2016.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Mercenaries Saga Chronicles Comes to Nintendo Switch

CIRCLE Ent. is a Japan-based game publisher who brings new games to market and in 2017, they have introduced 30 new games to various platforms. They mostly work with small-time indie titles and they operate under the name Fly High Works in Asia. Some their great release includes SteamWorld Dig 2, The Day We Found Earth and The Legend of the Dark Witch 3. A few days ago, they teased the announcement of a new Nintendo Switch title on Twitter.

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Mercenaries Saga Chronicles Comes to Nintendo Switch

As soon as the clock hit midnight and it was already 2018 in Japan, CIRCLE Ent. have twitted that they are bringing strategy role-playing series Mercenaries Saga for Nintendo Switch.



Tactical RPG Mercenaries Saga by Japanese developer studio Rideon was primarily out as mobile game which used to rock on Nintendo 3DS console later and there were three installments of the game released so far. Many have considered the Mercenaries Saga series as a worthy descendant of Final Fantasy Tactics. The first game of the series was never released in the Western regions and then came Mercenaries Saga 2, which came out in 2015 on Nintendo 3DS, then eventually on Android and iOS.

The third and final title Mercenaries Saga 3 was released on 2016 exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. So, as CIRCLE Ent. is bringing Mercenaries Saga Chronicles, we are getting all three games together much like an anthology. You can also consider the tiles as remaster edition because originally the Mercenaries Saga game series used to run on 240p resolution which is going to be enhanced to a 1080p resolution for Nintendo Switch. So, that definitely bridges the graphical gap between the new take on the game and the predecessor versions.

However, at the moment we cannot say anything about how much the game will cost or there are no official release date announced by CIRCLE Ent. yet. Plus, this time the series is going to see a Western release after all, which will be a great move by the developer and the publishers.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Xbox One X

With many popular games are getting support for Xbox One X, it's about time that CD Projekt Red's action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gets some of that action too and they did just that. The developers of the title have recently released an update for Xbox One X which not only gave it 4K support but also have improved performance for the players. Xbox One X version of The Witcher 3 has HDR support in it which the PC version doesn't.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Xbox One X

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Sizing approximately 550 MB, the update for Xbox One X released now is version 1.60 of the game. The display settings of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt now adds two new visual options for the players to choose from. There is a 4K Mode and a Performance Mode. People can either play the game with 60 frames per second or just in a constant 4K resolution if they will. Despite any mentions from the developers in the patch notes, the HDR support aspect will apply for Xbox One S consoles as well.

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According to CD Projekt Red, if you are to choose the 4K Mode, you can experience the high definition of 4K resolution at a regular 30 FPS. If excellent visual is your top priority then you can certainly go with this one and the consistency of the frame rates remains even in the middle of an ongoing battle. The Performance Mode however lets you play at 60 FPS and the resolution will be scaled down to somewhere between 1080p to 4K, so that you can have that frame rate at all times.

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Upgrade Patch 1.60 for Xbox One X

These two visual options are just the key-features of the v1.60 patch update and there is more to add. The texture of the surrounding environment of the game and the shadows will look much more realistic and better in quality. Since combat is an inseparable part of any action game out there, we prefer the Performance Mode over 4K Mode which is stuck on a constant 30 FPS.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is already out worldwide to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from May 2015. Now, get on board with the action RPG vibe of one of the most beloved game in an all-new visual excellence on Microsoft's console. Sony's PlayStation 4 being the best console version for The Witcher 3 is now toppled with this enhancement patch for Xbox One X.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Darksiders III Gameplay Reveal

When the cat got out of the bag about the newest release of Darksiders series from Gunfire Games and THQ Nordic, people went crazy! It all started with an Amazon Listing for the upcoming Darksiders III, which revealed the existence of the project and next day THQ released the first official announcement trailer to calm the heck down. The crowd cheered, loved the new female protagonist Fury and then the creators of the game gone totally silent.

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Darksiders III Gameplay Reveal

After going quiet for a couple months, THQ Nordic has revealed a new gameplay trailer that offers us a very brief gameplay of Fury.




The trailer shows Fury making her way forward in a fiery location known as The Hollows, bashing enemies and making jumps with her enchanted chain to jump from one cliff to another, using it as a whip. Earth is an apocalyptic planet now, so that explains the locations a bit and her quest will probably end up in the depths of hell. Finally, she comes face to face with a Lava Brute, whom she quickly defeats with slight effort.

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We already know that Fury is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and she is coming to Earth to deal with the Seven Deadly Sins to clear the name of her wrongly accused brother War. She wields her very own enchanted chain as a weapon against her enemies and as a means to climb. Fury will explore a large world in her quest in Darksiders III as she slays demons and minions on a constant basis. New skills and unlocks will be available quite frequently on the game as it progresses.

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Darksiders III Coming in 2018

So far, with no solid release date at hand we know that Darksiders III will come out in 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. All we can say from that brief gameplay reveal is that hack-and-slash action RPG fans will have a great time playing the game as they took the role of Fury. With the previous history of the Darksiders series having the involvement of War and Death, Fury is here to take us in a darker path from here.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Regalia: Royal Edition Release Date Announced

A Kickstarter funded project by developer Pixelated Milk, Regalia is a JRPG video game which mainly took inspiration from the Final Fantasy days of the creators or the modern day classic Persona series. Even though the game is from a European studio, it is loosely based on JRPG theme while they also mixed up the storytelling adventure in it at the same time. Regalia in its core is a tactical RPG that has a great plot to follow you up on your journey.

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Regalia: Royal Edition Release Date Announced

The game is about a young man named Kay who is out to restore his kingdom of Ascalia, interacting with other in-game characters who will come across as he advances in his quest. As he journeys to get back his throne again, Kay will lead us to some of the most cherished JRPG moments in recent times. The combats you will get into will be well rewarding if you are tactical enough because that is the main objective of the game.




At times, you can tone down the difficulty level a bit or heck, you can even skip battles if you do not wait to see what plot point is laid ahead of you. However, avoiding fights will not simply make the trouble go away because there is always something up in Ascalia and you've got to deal with them at some point. Just as you are already troubled with a lot that is happening around your kingdom, you also have to face the drama of your teammates’ as well.

Many may think that JRPG has to do something with being Japanese but the developers at Pixelated Milk believe that it is more to do with a certain gameplaying style. They pointed out that a game made in the West will certainly have unique design differences than the one made in the East but that is not essentially a bad thing. Games like Baldur’s Gate or Final Fantasy series has taken a very different approach to the genre despite being considered as consider role-playing games.

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Theo’s Blood Aversion

Indie studios often face a few common problems like shortage of crews on board and thus, it becomes very difficult for them to get the project up and running on time. The entire process of "just make a game together" turns out to be whole lot of painful than anyone ever thinks of initially. No matter how determined you are to get out of cliche stories and sometimes bothersome trends, you always have limitations slowing you down.

The game was never meant to be a hero's journey or how he bravely saves the world, it was planned as a single plot that could produce many spin-off stories if needed. Upon its entry on the other consoles in the market, Regalia surely will make a name for it and a unique identity of its own.

Regalia is a Japan-themed tactical RPG was released back in May 2017 for PC and according to the announcement of Pixelated Milk, the game is about to make its debut on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One as Regalia: Royal Edition in 2018. There will be no Early Access on Steam for the game and nor it will allow any in-game micro-transactions either. The Royal Edition contains a 30 hours long adventure to experience and many vivid characters to interact with.