Tag: category-/Games/Roleplaying Games

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition comes to Switch in May

Nintendo hasn’t announced a lot of first-party releases for 2020, but one game that we’ve known is coming for a while is Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Now, that open-world action-RPG has a release date. Nintendo and developer Monolith Soft are launching the updated Wii game on May 29. Xenoblade Chronicles is a sci-fi/fantasy role-playing game. […]

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Catherine: Full Body is coming to Switch on July 7

Nintendo revealed during its Direct Mini presentation today that Catherine: Full Body is coming to Switch on July 7. Full Body is a definitive edition release of the Atlus puzzle game, which debuted in 2011. The original version sold over 1 million copies. Fully Body first released out in 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Vita, […]

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Bravely Default II demo releases on Switch

We got to see more of Bravely Default II during today’s Nintendo Direct Mini, and a demo for the Square Enix role-playing game is out now on Switch. The full game releases sometime this year. Nintendo announced Bravely Default II during the last Direct in December. We only got a short look at the title […]

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Sensor Tower: Pokémon Go revenues increase as coronavirus lockdowns spread

Pokémon Go saw global player spending reach $23 million during the week of March 16, according to mobile market researcher Sensor Tower. That is up 66.7% from the previous week. Niantic’s mobile hit has players walking around the real world and catching Pokémon. Considering the recent issuing of shelter-in-place orders across the world in an […]

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World of Warcraft gives players a 100% experience bonus through April 20

Is being stuck inside giving you an itch to return to the World of Warcraft? Well, Blizzard Entertainment is giving you a nice incentive to find shelter in Azeroth. From now until April 20, all players in World of Warcraft will get a 100% experience bonus. This will make leveling through the game much faster, […]

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Sea of Stars is a gorgeous retro-RPG from The Messenger studio Sabotage

Sabotage Studios announced Sea of Stars today, a new role-playing game inspired by the 16-bit era. This is the same studio behind the excellent 2018 action-sidescroller The Messenger (it was one of my favorite games that year). In fact, Sea of Stars takes place in the same universe, its story serving as a prequel. Sea of […]

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How tabletop RPG actual play shows are inspiring a new generation of fans — and products

In the past five years, role-playing games have evolved beyond a niche hobby, growing in popularity among players. While the tabletop industry as a whole has been growing, in large part because of crowdfunding, RPGs have leapt ahead due to the birth of actual play shows. The medium has expanded beyond its strictly participatory roots […]

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The RetroBeat: Chrono Trigger is the fast-paced blockbuster of JRPGs

Chrono Trigger turned 25 on March 11, which has had me thinking about this classic Japanese role-playing game (whenever I’m not spending my time freaking out about the current worldwide pandemic, anyway). I don’t know many JRPG fans who wouldn’t put Chrono Trigger in their top 5. It was a collaboration between Square and Enix […]

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Eve Online now under NetEase’s umbrella in China

CCP Games announced today that its sci-fi MMO Eve Online is now certified in China because of a new partnership with NetEase. Eve Online has been available in China since 2006. It debuted in the U.S. in 2003. The MMO has stood out thanks to its deep and complicated systems, where players are in control […]

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Baldur’s Gate III — Goblins are friends, not fodder

When playing most Dungeons & Dragons games, be it with pencil and paper or on a PC, the solution to dealing with goblins is pretty straight forward: See goblin, kill goblin. So Larian Studios impressed me when it showed off Baldur’s Gate III a few weeks ago. You could interact with the goblins. Heck, you […]

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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous — Adapting a tabletop RPG campaign for a PC game

Whenever I think of adapting tabletop role-playing campaigns to a PC game, my mind goes to Temple of Elemental Evil. It’s one of the seminal modules of Dungeons & Dragons, and in 2003, Troika Games released a near 1-to-1 conversion of it as a PC game. And boy, did it have problems beyond bugs despite […]

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Marvel: Future Revolution is an open-world RPG for mobile

Netmarble has announced Marvel: Future Revolution, a new mobile game based on the superhero brand. Future Revolution will be an open-world RPG starring a large cast of Marvel heroes and villains. The title does not have a release date, and Netmarble did not say how its monetization will work. Netmarble has a strong relationship with […]

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Riot’s shooter Valorant will launch this summer

Riot Games has given an official name to its team-based shooter. It is called Valorant, and it will launch for PC in most territories this summer. Valorant will be a free-to-play game pitting two teams of five players against each other. Each match, one team will be on the defensive, while the other attacks. We […]

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Baldur’s Gate III is coming to Steam Early Access in 2020 as it quests for the high ground

Baldur’s Gate III is following the lead of the Divinity: Original Sin series, debuting on Steam Early Access sometime this year, and it’s also showing off its first chunk of gameplay. Larian Studios revealed this info (it said in a few months, but nothing’s confirming this yet) during a special press event last week. In […]

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Xseed at 15: Taking Japanese games from niches to hits

Xseed has built a reputation as one of the top publishers of “niche” Japanese games in the West. Founded in November 2004, Xseed is a go-to label for franchises such as Rune Factory, Granblue, Corpse Party, Senran Kengura, and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel. It offers a variety you don’t find from […]

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Hearthstone’s Battlegrounds adds Dragons in massive 16.4 update

For weeks, fans of Hearthstone’s Battlegrounds have wondered when Dragons would come to Blizzard Entertainment’s auto-battler, and what this tribe would do in the mode. Finally, we know. Blizzard announced today that Dragons would be part of a number of changes coming to Battlegrounds today (Wednesday, February 26). The 16.4 patch adds seven new heroes […]

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Path of Exile announces Delirium as player hours spiked again in 2019

2019 is turning out to have been one heckuva year for Path of Exile. Grinding Gear Games announced Path of Exile 2 and Path of Exile Mobile in December, and it turns out players were already excited about the online action-role-playing game before any of these details. Path of Exile saw one of the greatest […]

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Dragon Quest of the Stars expands its mobile adventure outside of Japan

Square Enix has released Dragon Quest of the Stars for Android and iOS in territories outside of Japan, including North America and Europe. Dragon Quest of the Stars is a mobile RPG based on the classic franchise. The title released in Japan back in 2015, and it has earned 20 million downloads in its home […]

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Rogue Lords is a turn-based roguelike where you play as the Devil

Nacon announced Rogue Lords today, a new turn-based roguelike that is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC this fall. Rogue Lords has you playing as the Devil, and you control a team of evil beings including Dracula, Bloody Mary, and Baron Samedi. If you lose, you have to start the game over […]

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Pokémon-like MMO Temtem surpasses 500,000 copies sold

Pokémon fans don’t always get what they want from developer GameFreak. But that creates an opportunity for other studios to fill in the gaps. That’s exactly what Temtem from Spanish developer Crema is. It’s the massively multiplayer online game that Pokémon fans always wanted … only without the titular pocket monsters themselves. But gamers had […]

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Population Zero starts its sci-fi MMO adventure on May 5

Enplex Games announced today that its upcoming sci-fi MMO Population Zero will launch on Steam Early Access on May 5. Population Zero is an MMO that focuses on exploration and survival. It also stands out by having a win condition. Every seven days, life on the game’s planet, Kepler, becomes unlivable. Players need to build […]

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Sensor Tower: Pokémon Home sees 1.3 million downloads on Android and iOS in first week

Pokémon Home has earned 1.3 million downloads on Android and iOS in its first week of availability, according to market analyst Sensor Tower. Home launched on February 12. The app lets users store and transfer Pokémon to different games. At launch, Home doesn’t support Pokémon Go, which would be a big driver for mobile downloads. […]

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The Witcher 3 gets cross-save support between Switch and PC

The Wticher 3: Wild Hunt on Nintendo Switch is getting a major update. In addition to performance optimizations and various fixes, this patch adds more graphical options. Developer CD Projekt Red is also using this opportunity to add cross-save support between the Switch and the Steam and GOG PC services. The full list of changes […]

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