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Little Devil Inside

Little Devil Inside Greenlit, gameplay details slip out


Please be as good as you look
Apr 22
Little Devil Inside's sudden appearance on Kickstarter was a pleasant Early April surprise. What isn't a surprise is how quickly people supported it on Steam Greenlight. Steven had a hard time tempering his excitement&nb...
Bravely Second

Bravely Second out now in Japan


The rest of the world is waiting
Apr 22
Bravely Second: End Layer, the follow-up to last year's Bravely Default, is out now in Japan. Square Enix still hasn't said anything about an international release, in case you were wondering. The publisher didn't believ...
Bloodborne

So that's where Bloodborne's infamous closed door leads


Well that was anticlimactic
Apr 22
Have you been to Bloodborne's best room yet? The one filled with pottery just begging to be smashed to pieces? If you walk past the pots (after breaking them, of course) there's a curious door. You can interact with it, but ...
The Witcher 3

Plough yourself, mutant: This Witcher 3 quest cracks me up


I don't know about this guy
Apr 22
In this PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt brought to you by Xbox (check the YouTube account), we're shown around nine minutes of a sidequest involving a merchant and his lost cargo. The quest description sets the scene:...
Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online on console is massive, and the file size reflects that


Beta starts tomorrow
Apr 22
Anyone who's planning to play The Elder Scrolls Online on consoles likely knows what they're getting into. The series is known for its scale, and MMOs are massive by definition. Those two together make for a game that wo...
XSEED

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven ascends to 3DS this June


Comes with bonus soundtrack in America
Apr 22
Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven would be the Game of the Year if we handed out awards to games based on the wit and cunning of their subtitles. Alas, we do not. But we definitely see what you did there, XSEED. So, kudos. The Ni...
FFXV

FFXV's Noctis may appear in Dissidia Final Fantasy


But not until his game launches
Apr 22
Are you ready for Noctis to start showing up in more Final Fantasy games? It was kind of a given seeing how pretty much every series protagonist ends up in some smartphone or "all-stars" title at some point, but Final Fantasy...
Star Ocean 5

Take a closer look at the gorgeous Star Ocean 5


Premier screenshots show off characters, environments, and more
Apr 19
Square Enix recently unveiled Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, the latest entry in the company's intergalactic role-playing game series, but details on the title have been pretty scarce.  We know it's in developm...
XSEED

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim arrives on PC April 28


XSEED delivers enhanced Nihon Falcom RPG later this month
Apr 17
Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim is coming to Windows PC on April 28, XSEED announced today. The role-playing game comes from Nihon Falcom, the studio also known for The Legend of Heroes and the recently localized Brandish: T...
WoW

World of Warcraft's latest patch sends you back to old dungeons


You'll Never (Time)Walk Alone
Apr 17
Blizzard's giving World of Warcraft players the opportunity to return to their old stomping grounds. Some of the dungeons that they honed their skills in will once again be playable thanks to the game's latest update. Ac...
Dark Souls II update

Dark Souls II weapon durability fix on the way


The glitch that wouldn't die
Apr 17
In Dark Souls II, the speed with which weapons degrade is tied to the frame rate. That system wasn't an issue for those of us who played the sequel on last-generation consoles, but it has been an annoyance for PC, PS4, and Xb...
Game Arts

Should GungHo bring back Grandia and Lunar?


The company is gauging interest in porting the Game Arts catalog to PC
Apr 16
GungHo Online Entertainment America wants to know which Game Arts titles it should port to PC. Grandia. Lunar. Uhh, Thexder. The list goes on. Problem is, there's only enough room in this survey for one choice, so you've got ...
Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II re-release tops Japanese charts (but it's not as impressive as it sounds)


Not a whole lot going on this week
Apr 16
Dark Souls II's current-gen re-release Scholar of the First Sin found an opening in the Japanese sales charts and struck at an opportune moment. Most weeks, it would barely make a dent, but on this particular week, it wa...

Suikoden III

It looks like Suikoden III is coming to PlayStation 3


PEGI rating foreshadows digital release
Apr 15
Suikoden III appears to be on its way to PlayStation Network, as PEGI, Europe's videogame classification board, has issued a rating for Konami's acclaimed PlayStation 2 role-playing game.  Unlike the first pair of S...
Full ghost

You won't have to fight the bosses in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided


We all asked for this
Apr 15
You asked for this. I had my own problems with Yellowest Game of Forever (YGF) Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but it seemed the internet shared universal disdain for its forced boss fights that completely upended no-kill runs an...
Speedrun

Pillars of Eternity, beaten in less than 40 minutes


Speedrun
Apr 15
Conrad lost a lot of his life to Pillars of Eternity when he reviewed it. Clearly the poor sap was playing it wrong because Jiseed beat the damn thing in less time than it takes to watch the newest watercooler TV episode. Sk...
Brandish Dark Revenant

XSEED just released this new PSP RPG in Europe


At long last!
Apr 15
Brandish: The Dark Revenant is out now across Europe, XSEED Games announced today. It's been more than half a decade since the classic role-playing game was originally remade on PlayStation Portable, but as I said in my revie...
Bloodborne loading

Snappier Bloodborne load times coming this month


As well as a fix for 'abnormal game behavior'
Apr 14
How much time have we spent staring at that damned Bloodborne logo during the game's long loading screens? Actually, I'm not so sure I want to know. With save files totaling 50+ hours of play, my number would be gross. From S...
ATLUS

NIS announces a bushel of Atlus games for Europe


RPGs and tigers and bears! Oh my!
Apr 14
Poor European Atlus fans... They're always so upset. I wish I could brighten their day somehow. Oh, hey, what's this? A press release from NIS... Four Atlus titles coming to Europe? Hot damn! Apparently Shin Megami ...
ATLUS

Atlus USA publishing Vita RPG Dungeon Travelers 2


Coming to North America this summer and Europe by fall
Apr 14
Atlus USA just announced plans to localize Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal, a PlayStation Vita-exclusive role-playing game "for dungeon crawling fan-service devotees."   ...
Bloodborne

Bloodborne sells over one million, Sony has announced


It deserves it
Apr 14
With the tough-as-nails approach, cryptic story, and ethereal aesthetic, Souls games are a tough sell. But the quality of each game (and the talent of director Hidetaka Miyazaki) shines through, and Bloodborne is th...
Witcher in 4K

Look away from these 4K screens of The Witcher 3


Unless you're wealthy or something
Apr 13
If an image or video is tagged as 4K, yeah, I'm more than likely gonna click on it. Even if it's media showing a game at a level of graphical fidelity I can't possibly attain with my computer. Misery loves company, so please ...
Witcher 3

The Witcher 3 DLC gets priced, including a Season Pass


Get both expansions for £20
Apr 13
Are you eagerly awaiting the launch of The Witcher 3 next month? Want to purchase a huge chunk of extra content before the game has even released? Well, if you do then we now know how much doing so will set you back. Accordin...
The Technomancer

Mars: War Logs studio reveals The Technomancer


Impressive to see Spiders keep at it like this
Apr 10
The folks behind Mars: War Logs, Of Orcs and Men, and Bound by Flame are working with Focus Home Interactive on yet another action role-playing game. When it releases next year for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, The Technomancer will...
The Witcher 3

This Witcher 3 overview trailer is cut well, also funny


Looks like a hell of a game
Apr 10
In this overview for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, protagonist Geralt and a woman sit on a unicorn in just their underwear and she uses "breathtaking magic" to dissolve her bra (quick, cut away!). It was at that point I shed som...
Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X lets up to 32 players cooperate


Form a squad and explore efficiently
Apr 10
There was a Japanese Nintendo Direct this morning focused on Xenoblade Chronicles X. Thanks to some helpful translation, we know a few more details about the Dolls and mechs and cooperative play. One cool-sounding note is th...
Bloodborne

Save our souls by rating notes 'fine' in Bloodborne


That's why you always rate a note
Apr 09
[Spoilers for one of the main bosses in Bloodborne.] The next time you see a note left by another player in Bloodborne, consider rating it "fine" even if it's not all that insightful. As shown in this clip from Chief023, you...
Witcher 3

A Witcher 3 playtester needed 25 hours to speedrun the game


The Internet can probably do it quicker
Apr 09
Everyone knew that The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt would be a massive game. CD Projekt Red's been touting that since early development, and, frankly, it was just kind of assumed anyway. Sure, there will be plenty of non-integral...
ESO

Elder Scrolls Online to offer 'welcome back' weekend for prior beta participants


If you skipped out on the full release
Apr 09
Did you try out the beta for The Elder Scrolls Online and promptly dip out before the final game was actually out? You'll have a chance to jump in and see what the new subscription-free version is all about next weekend,...
Etrian Odyssey 2

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold's Fafnir Knight looks pretty dapper


A look at our hero
Apr 09
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is arriving sometime this summer in the US, with a solid "unknown" date in Europe -- good ol' Atlus. As you can probably tell it's a remake of the second game, much like The Mi...
Guild Wars 2 beta

ArenaNet to hold a public beta for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns' Stronghold mode


PVP only right now
Apr 09
Guild Wars 2's Heart of Thorns expansion is shaping up to be a great addition to the game, and soon, you'll be able to experience part of it ahead of schedule. Developer ArenaNet has announced that they will be holding a...






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