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Final Fantasy Explorers gets a concrete release date and more new job info

There's finally been a release date hammered out for Final Fantasy Explorers in Japan, and it's headed for a 3DS nowhere near you (unless you live in Japan) this December 18. There's also a savory bit of new information surro...   more

Final Fantasy Explorers gets a concrete release date and more new job info  photo

Pillars of Eternity 'Backer Beta' available now for Windows

If you ponied up the $110.00 or more necessary for the Pillars of Eternity Collector's Edition, then Obsidian Entertainment has great news for you! Available now, through Steam, these select few can download the "Backer Beta"...   more

Pillars of Eternity 'Backer Beta' available now for Windows photo

This old school JRPG arrives on PC later this week

Helen's Mysterious Castle wanders to Windows PC this Friday, Playism announced today. The role-playing game follows our eponymous heroine, as she explores a labyrinthine castle on a floating island in the sky. Some...   more

This old school JRPG arrives on PC later this week photo

PS Vita action-RPG Freedom Wars releasing in late October

Life itself is a crime in Freedom Wars, a Monster Hunter-esque game in which prisoners must fight beasts and rescue civilians to reduce their million-year sentence. It's releasing for PlayStation Vita on October 28 in North A...   more

PS Vita action-RPG Freedom Wars releasing in late October photo

Want to watch 35 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt?

With gamescom now behind us, you'd figure that CD Projekt RED would keep a tight lid on all things related to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. But apparently not, as it would seem. A week after the show, the developers decided to un...   more

Want to watch 35 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? photo

Check out new direct-feed Bloodborne gameplay

Last week, I got to go hands-on with Bloodborne. This visually evocative and bleak follow-up to Dark Souls II is a change of pace, but also something that feels and plays very much like the games of the past. While the change...   more

Check out new direct-feed Bloodborne gameplay photo

Review: Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment

Despite how you may feel about the polarizing second arc of Sword Art Online, fans generally have nothing but good things to say about the first arc. It managed to nail a lot of aspects of MMO culture, along with marrying the...   more

Review: Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment photo

Level-5: Yo-Kai Watch goes international next year

Yo-Kai Watch is readying for global expansion, according to Level-5 president Akihiro Hino. Speaking with Zakzak, Hino revealed the studio is eyeing overseas markets in preparation for an international launch sometime ne...   more

Level-5: Yo-Kai Watch goes international next year photo

Europe gets Level-5 RPG Fantasy Life next month

Level-5's 3DS role-playing game Fantasy Life is releasing in Europe on September 26, 2014, Nintendo has announced. As a reminder, we're getting it here in the States on October 24. This overview trailer is perfect if, like m...   more

Europe gets Level-5 RPG Fantasy Life next month photo

Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut will release on September 18

Harebrained Schemes recently updated its Kickstarter page for Shadowrun Returns with new details about the standalone version of Dragonfall, the Director's Cut. The updated version of the base game's DLC will include new...   more

Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut will release on September 18 photo

Mega Slowbro looks happier in motion

There are certain Pokémon who warrant getting a Mega Evolution for the ensuing stat increases, and others who you just want to see in a new form. Slowbro is unquestionably one I was curious about for the latter reason...   more

Mega Slowbro looks happier in motion photo

Here's the official reveal of Mega Audino

The Mega Evolutions keep rolling out, with Mega Audino having leaked just the other day. But now there's a trailer to keep things official. Check out Audino's Mega Evolution, and a rundown on what the evolved version of this...   more

Here's the official reveal of Mega Audino photo

Set aside five minutes for this Witcher 3 footage

An evil force is causing the villagers of Downwarren to sleepwalk into a nearby forest, never to come back, and it's up to Geralt to figure out what's going on. Yesterday's images looked as good as ever but there's no compar...   more

Set aside five minutes for this Witcher 3 footage photo

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor launches November 13

Blizzard has announced a November 13, 2014 release date for its next World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, which features customizable garrisons, better-looking player character models, and, uh, time travel. I know so very little about WoW, but damn do I love me some Blizzard cinematics.   more

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor launches November 13 photo

Sear your retinas with these Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots from gamescom!

CD Projekt RED's Witcher games have a well-earned reputation for being easy on the eyes. These titles also have a reputation for putting video cards in their place. Even running two EVGA GTX 780 FTWs in SLI, I still...   more

Sear your retinas with these Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots from gamescom! photo


Sear your retinas with these Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots from gamescom! photo
Sear your retinas with these Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots from gamescom! photo
Sear your retinas with these Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots from gamescom! photo
Sear your retinas with these Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots from gamescom! photo
Sear your retinas with these Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots from gamescom! photo
Sear your retinas with these Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots from gamescom! photo



Yo-Kai Watch 2 has sold over two million copies

Yo-Kai Watch 2 only just launched in Japan last month, but the Nintendo 3DS role-playing game has already managed to sell 2,093,992 units, according to the number crunchers at Media Create. Congrats, Level-5! ӎ...   more

Yo-Kai Watch 2 has sold over two million copies photo

Dragon Age: Inquisition plays like a solid mix of Origins and Dragon Age II

I wasn't very happy with Dragon Age II. Whereas Origins was a glorious return to old-school RPG sensibilities, Dragon Age II played like an action game that took place in the same universe. I liked the sequel for di...   more

Dragon Age: Inquisition plays like a solid mix of Origins and Dragon Age II photo


Dragon Age: Inquisition plays like a solid mix of Origins and Dragon Age II photo
Dragon Age: Inquisition plays like a solid mix of Origins and Dragon Age II photo
Dragon Age: Inquisition plays like a solid mix of Origins and Dragon Age II photo
Dragon Age: Inquisition plays like a solid mix of Origins and Dragon Age II photo
Dragon Age: Inquisition plays like a solid mix of Origins and Dragon Age II photo
Dragon Age: Inquisition plays like a solid mix of Origins and Dragon Age II photo



Claptrap shows off his action skill(s) in this Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel trailer

2K Games has been trickling out information about the playable characters in the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, but while it has featured Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer, and Nisha the Lawbringer, the publi...   more

Claptrap shows off his action skill(s) in this Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel trailer photo

BioWare announces modern fantasy story-based 4 vs. 1 multiplayer RPG Shadow Realms

At the EA press conference today, BioWare announced its next project, Shadow Realms. Jeff Hickman, the Studio General Manager discussed its inspiration in old school pen and paper role-playing games, before elaborating on how...   more

BioWare announces modern fantasy story-based 4 vs. 1 multiplayer RPG Shadow Realms photo

Robin Williams to be memorialized in World of Warcraft

The world lost one of the best people to have ever existed with Robin Williams' passing this week. Fans were moved by his death and took to Change.org to get Blizzard to memorialize the comedian as an NPC in World of Warcraft...   more

Robin Williams to be memorialized in World of Warcraft photo

Fable Legends actually looks pretty fun

This trailer also best explains (though not completely clearly?) the 4 vs. 1, heroes versus villain mode, which we talked a bit about here. Though it's not traditional Fable, there is also regular single-player and co-op pla...   more

Fable Legends actually looks pretty fun photo

Diablo III's Ultimate Evil Edition makes the core game a must-play for console owners

Diablo III has had a tumultuous history to say the least. Always-online DRM, the Real-Money Auction House, and loot problems plagued the original release -- all issues that took months to address. It's a hot-button issue even...   more

Diablo III's Ultimate Evil Edition makes the core game a must-play for console owners photo

Strategy RPG X-Tactics is from Capcom, Square and Sega vets

X-Tactics is an upcoming strategy role-playing game from Gamkin, a small Japanese indie studio formed by industry veterans from Square Enix, Capcom and Sega. It sounds pretty unique, too, harnessing GPS data to implement loc...   more

Strategy RPG X-Tactics is from Capcom, Square and Sega vets photo

There are still more Pokémon Mega Evolutions out there

CoroCoro magazine has revealed a gaggle of additional Mega Evolutions to appear in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, including Mega Altaria, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Salamence. It seems that these are...   more

There are still more Pokémon Mega Evolutions out there photo

Shadowrun Online adds character customization, random co-op

An update for Shadowrun Online has recently arrived and it's filled to the brim with new features, improvements, and fixes. This is the one I've been waiting for, people! We can finally create our own characters and enter r...   more

Shadowrun Online adds character customization, random co-op photo

Erotic NIS Vita RPG Edo Blacksmith unveils its first anime girlfriend

Actually, all three are unveiled by the end (see image below), but I guess they're each getting their time to shine in their own videos full of blushing faces and cleavage. This one appears to be Sayaka (voiced by Izumi...   more

Erotic NIS Vita RPG Edo Blacksmith unveils its first anime girlfriend photo

What?! Japan gets a Gundam, Kamen Rider, Ultraman crossover RPG

Do we even have an American analog to this? Like if Transformers, Power Rangers, and, uh, another thing did a crossover RPG. My mind initially went to Speed Racer before remembering that it's Japanese. Then to Godzilla&...   more

What?! Japan gets a Gundam, Kamen Rider, Ultraman crossover RPG photo

Natural Doctrine multiplayer set to inconsistent, yet still good music

The music goes from weird rock to just weird to typical RPG orchestral sounding. And still sounds alright.  Natty Doc (Natural Doctrine), the brutal, sort of ugly turn-based strategy game, also has mutliplayer...   more

Natural Doctrine multiplayer set to inconsistent, yet still good music photo


Natural Doctrine multiplayer set to inconsistent, yet still good music photo
Natural Doctrine multiplayer set to inconsistent, yet still good music photo
Natural Doctrine multiplayer set to inconsistent, yet still good music photo
Natural Doctrine multiplayer set to inconsistent, yet still good music photo
Natural Doctrine multiplayer set to inconsistent, yet still good music photo
Natural Doctrine multiplayer set to inconsistent, yet still good music photo



Rune Factory dev's new SRPG Forbidden Magna

Forbidden Magna (3DS) is coming to Japan in October courtesy of the team that made Rune Factory and Marvelous AQL. Xseed expressed interest in localizing it earlier this year, but nothing new on that front, so here's a trailer that at once intrigues me with its strategy mechanics and repulses me with its horrifying character models.    more

Rune Factory dev's new SRPG Forbidden Magna photo

Mass Effect executive producer Casey Hudson leaves BioWare

Mass Effect series executive producer Casey Hudson has parted ways with his long-time employer BioWare. He's been at the company for nearly 16 years and previously worked on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic as project d...   more

Mass Effect executive producer Casey Hudson leaves BioWare photo

The Making of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Episode 2 focuses on the moon

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is set on Pandora's moon Elpis, and this episode of the "making of" series focuses on that fact. For starters, players can see that the moon experienced some serious cosmetic changes between Borde...   more

The Making of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Episode 2 focuses on the moon photo

Review: Sacred 3

"I love it." The specter of Diablo looms large over the action-RPG genre; most games borrow heavily from Blizzard's seminal game and those games' success is usually judged on how close they stick to the formula and how well t...   more

Review: Sacred 3 photo

World of Warcraft's tenth anniversary will include a corgi

Oh, so that's how you get me to write about World of Warcraft -- corgis. Blizzard has a number of plans for the MMO giant's tenth anniversary this November. The notable one, at least to my eyes, is a Molten Corgi pet, obtaina...   more

World of Warcraft's tenth anniversary will include a corgi photo

Dargon Quest IV on iOS: A typo, not a trick

No, this is not someone trying to make a quick buck with some off brand Nontendo 3DS. This is Square Enix putting Dragon Quest IV up on the (fertile testing ground that is New Zealand) Apple Store and misspelling it...   more

Dargon Quest IV on iOS: A typo, not a trick  photo

Claim your Poké Ball Pattern Vivillon in Pokémon X/Y while you can

I didn't get into collecting all of the uniquely-patterned Vivillons in Pokemon X/Y but I did quite like that one with the Poké Ball design that was given out earlier this year in France. (And I don't think it was a si...   more

Claim your Poké Ball Pattern Vivillon in Pokémon X/Y while you can photo

Bravely Second figure comes with a DLC code for the game

Although Bravely Second is still a ways from being released, Square Enix has shown off a prototype figure of the game's protagonist, Magnolia Arch. The Bravely Second Magnolia figure stands 9.45 inches tall and is claimed to ...   more

Bravely Second figure comes with a DLC code for the game photo

Diablo III sold 20 million copies worldwide

Diablo III has been performing rather well for Activision Blizzard. Since it released in 2010, Diablo III has sold over 20 million copies worldwide on all platforms. That's combined with Reaper of Souls too. Activision a...   more

Diablo III sold 20 million copies worldwide photo

Father of the Wasteland: How to trust your fans and revive a classic

Take a moment and think about your dream game. You've probably been thinking about this for awhile. It's always in the back of your mind. Whenever you see new a title promising to do what your dream game does, you wonder if i...   more

Father of the Wasteland: How to trust your fans and revive a classic photo

Atlus announces Etrian Odyssey 2 remake for 3DS

Atlus is crafting a remake of Etrian Odyssey 2, the company revealed today via Famitsu .  Subtitled The Knight of Fafnir, the dungeon crawler is a follow-up to Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, ...   more

Atlus announces Etrian Odyssey 2 remake for 3DS photo

Double your dose of despair with these new Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair screens

If you're eagerly awaiting another dose of despair via Danganronpa, you'll want to check out this hefty new batch of screenshots for Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, releasing September 2. There are a few interesting surprises...   more

Double your dose of despair with these new Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair screens photo


Double your dose of despair with these new Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair screens photo
Double your dose of despair with these new Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair screens photo
Double your dose of despair with these new Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair screens photo
Double your dose of despair with these new Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair screens photo
Double your dose of despair with these new Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair screens photo
Double your dose of despair with these new Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair screens photo



State of Decay studio announces creature-collection RPG Moonrise

Free-to-play mobile publisher Kabam is teaming up with State of Decay developer Undead Labs for its next game, a "multiplayer creature-collection RPG" called Moonrise. In the game, a "Moonrise" is a shadowy event that corrupt...   more

State of Decay studio announces creature-collection RPG Moonrise photo

Secret of Mana headed for Android this fall

Hankering for some Secret of Mana action but prefer to relegate your RPG sessions to mobile devices these days? You'll be happy to hear that the classic role-playing adventure Secret of Mana is releasing for Android devices t...   more

Secret of Mana headed for Android this fall  photo

Square Enix announces new Dragon Quest Monsters

A new Dragon Quest Monsters is in the works, Square Enix revealed this weekend at a festival in Tokyo dedicated to the popular series. The original Dragon Quest Monsters hit the Game Boy Color around the turn of the century, ...   more

Square Enix announces new Dragon Quest Monsters photo

Another EA closure: This is Ultima Forever's final month

Given that publisher Electronic Arts closed Mythic Entertainment earlier this year, it's not unexpected to hear that the free-to-play mobile RPG Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar will also be shut down soon. Once it closes...   more

Another EA closure: This is Ultima Forever's final month photo

Pinsir and Heracross are part of the next Pokémon distribution event

The next Pokémon distribution event isn't terribly exciting. From August 13 through September 17, Pokémon X players can get Heracross and Y players can get Pinsir through the Internet. More importantly, GameStop...   more

Pinsir and Heracross are part of the next Pokémon distribution event photo

Bravely Second looks beautiful, but what's up with the bondage?

Unfortunately I've yet to get around to playing Bravely Default, so I'm not entirely sure what the deal is with the bondage. Is it a thematic thing or a literal thing? Clue me in. Unless it's spoilers. Then don't. We received some words from Square Enix about the game world, jobs system, and so on a few days back, but pictures are nicer, right?    more

Bravely Second looks beautiful, but what's up with the bondage? photo


Bravely Second looks beautiful, but what's up with the bondage? photo
Bravely Second looks beautiful, but what's up with the bondage? photo
Bravely Second looks beautiful, but what's up with the bondage? photo
Bravely Second looks beautiful, but what's up with the bondage? photo
Bravely Second looks beautiful, but what's up with the bondage? photo
Bravely Second looks beautiful, but what's up with the bondage? photo



I'd definitely play Vita RPG Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth looks really good in this new trailer. But we're not getting this one...yet. We are getting the newly announced Digimon: All-Star Rumble, and Namco Bandai knows that some folks here in the west wa...   more

I'd definitely play Vita RPG Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth photo

Square Enix announces Dragon Quest IV for iOS

Square Enix revealed its gamescom lineup this week, including a localized version of Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen on iOS. The classic RPG first launched for NES in 1990, and has since come to PS1, Nintendo DS, iOS,...   more

Square Enix announces Dragon Quest IV for iOS photo

This Awakened Fate Ultimatum trailer is very anime

NIS America released the first English trailer for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum today, and there's about three seconds of gameplay throughout its two-minute duration. The PlayStation 3 "roguelike role-playing game" ...   more

This Awakened Fate Ultimatum trailer is very anime photo

Transistor gets a Steam sale and extended soundtrack

Supergiant is hosting a weekend sale for Transistor on Steam. At 33 percent off, you can grab the action-RPG for $13.39 and its soundtrack for $6.69 until August 4. There's also a special something for those of us who already...   more

Transistor gets a Steam sale and extended soundtrack photo