At first glance, FORCED looks like a typical action role-playing game, cut from the same cloth as Diablo III or Path of Exile. It's a bit like that, but it also has elements of a puzzler and a dual-stick shooter. But at the e... more
Last night, on the eve of the Starbound beta's release, the developers at Chucklefish put out a new trailer commemorating the early access of this unique and ambitious title. For the uninitiated, Starbound is a randomly gene... more
Path of Exile has been out for about a month now and is already proving to be quite the hit, with the development team behind the game revealing some rather interesting figures.
Grinding Gear Games has announced that its... more
Although US gamers have yet to obtain the first Bravely Default (it's coming in February), a full follow-up game has been announced, titled Bravely Second. This isn't an expansion mind you like For the Sequel -- thi... more
Persona Q: Shadows of the Labyrinth is all kinds of adorable. Astride the cast of familiar names are a pair of new faces, amnesiacs (because of course they have amnesia) named Zen and Rei, the latter of which frequently ... more
Atlus has announced Dragon's Crown shipments and digital sales have climbed north of the 800,000 mark since Vanallaware's PlayStation 3 and Vita brawler ventured out into the wild this summer.
The controversial... more
Persona 4 Golden has exceeded 700,000 shipments worldwide, Atlus has announced. That total encapsulates digital sales in addition to physical orders placed by brick and mortar outlets.
Atlus is celebrating the mile... more
Earlier this year, Jagex introduced the Well of Goodwill, an outlet for RuneScape players to donate their in-game currency. In turn, the developer will make charitable contributions per every 10 million gold pieces put into t... more
"I've only seen him in person very few times," a Lightning Returns staffer whispers of character design lead Tetsuya Nomura, casting furtive, sidelong glances.
I hear he is supposed to be Turkish. Some say his father was Ger... more
One of the best games of this year, Fire Emblem: Awakening, is currently $15 at Best Buy. For comparison, Amazon, Gamestop, and WalMart are all selling it for $40 still.
The catch is that, while you can order it online, you w... more
Strategy RPGs seem to thrive on handheld systems. While many are released on console, it often takes a port to a portable build for gamers to take notice. With a sequel already in the works, EastAsiaSoft has seen fit to port last year's Rainbow Moon from PS3 to Vita, and the experience remains mostly intact from the console version.
This is both to its credit and its detriment. more
Dragon Quest VIII is hitting the mobile market in Japan on December 12, coming to iPad, iPhone, and Android. It looks so weird in vertical format. Square seems to be on a quest to drag all of its existing games onto mobile phones.
Meanwhile, I patiently await news on a Final Fantasy XII HD for the PS4/Vita. more
Kadokawa Games (publisher of recent Grasshopper games Lollipop Chainsaw and Killer is Dead) has a new strategy RPG from Patapon director Atsushi Ii coming to PS3, PS Vita, and PS4. Though no Western release has been announce... more
Lisa (the painful, boundary-pushing RPG) really sparked conversation when we posted about it last week. It seems to have picked up quite a few supporters since then as well. As of Thanksgiving, the game has been fully funded ... more
Gazillion Entertainment has, to the joy of some, added X-Men's Gambit to Marvel Heroes' head count. The Gambit Hero Pack (which, on top of Gambit, includes additional in-game items) can be purchased from the in-game store fo... more
Wow. NCsoft announced that Lineage has made $1.8 billion since it launched 15 years ago in 1998. The medieval fantasy MMORPG is hugely popular in South Korea, with millions of subscribers also spread out in China, Japan, and other markets.
Lineage II meanwhile has been played by more than 14 million users since that came out in 2003.
All in all that's pretty damn impressive. more
A Target ad has let slip an upcoming Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 3DS XL bundle coming out just in time for Christmas. The bundle will go for $199.99, includes a black and silver colored system with special branding of the h... more
If you're like me and you're not playing Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Dragon Quest X, or Final Fantasy XI, but you're a series fan, skip right ahead to the gallery for some novel fan service. Look at the tiny golem! Loo... more
Dengeki PlayStation has had some vague hints about the recently confirmed Persona 5. First off, apparently the shackled chairs are indeed part of a high school classroom, though the game is said to have a different mood ... more
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is a direct sequel to Final Fantasy IV starring Cecil and Rosa's progeny. If you missed out on the Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection and its weirdly smoothed out sprites, you can check o... more
The next Tales game could be unveiled any minute now. Or maybe in a month or so. Who knows?! Anyway, a teaser site for the next entry in Namco Bandai's acclaimed role-playing game franchise has manifest on the Inter... more
Hyperdimension Neptunia spin-off Hyper Goddess Faith Noire: Extreme God Black Heart is slated to bring another dose of Compile Heart's inexplicably popular franchise to PlayStation Vita on May 29 in Japan, Dengeki report... more
The Christmas issue of PC Gamer UK dives into some details on the upcoming EverQuest Next. One of those details is a list of known classes, which includes Cleric, Necromancer, Beast Lord, and Tempest.
Here are the description... more
Ys: Memories of Celceta arrives on PlayStation Vita today with no memory of how it got there. The action role-playing game offers players a new evil-plagued land to explore alongside the series' trademark hero, Adol Chr... more
Last month, the first Headhunter DLC pack for Borderlands 2 released, celebrating Halloween with T.K. Baha's Bloody Harvest. The Headhunter series aims to be quick and inexpensive, offering a couple of holiday-themed missions... more
TopWare Interactive has finally set a date for its pirate-themed RPG Raven's Cry, which will be made available on May 7, 2014.
I want this to be very good, because I like it when role-playing games don't conform to a high-fan... more
[Note: Footage is pre-alpha. Also, looks like I might be in the game now, so that's fun.]
Not long ago, we heard that The Last of Us was planned to take place in an apocalypse where nearly every woman on the planet had ... more
It's been quite some time since a new Dragon Quest game has graced these shores, but if recent trademark sightings indicate anything, our fortunes might just be turning for the better in the near future.
Uncovered over ... more
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is heading to Nintendo 3DS, Atlus has announced.
The dungeon crawler features chibi versions of the protagonists from Persona 3 and Persona 4 in a spin-off adventure akin to Etria... more
The Souls series has many admirers. From the studio making The Witcher series, to the rabid fan base that's sworn by its hardcore and uncompromising gameplay -- the Demon's Souls and Dark Souls can be easily seen as among the... more
Torment: Tides of Numenera developer inXile entertainment just put out a blog post with a Q&A video that has details on the game's alignment system, and they ask fans how they would like to see combat implemented.
The fi... more
Pokemon X and Y have sold well. 4 million copies sold in the first two days. Apparently, the series' first foray onto the 3DS sold a million copies in the US alone on that first day, joining Pokemon Black and White, which als... more
If you don't want to watch the whole thing because you're still disappointed Dragon Quest X has yet to leave Japan, at least catch the delightful final 15 seconds or so.
Dragon Quest X released on the Wii to great success. I... more
If Pokemon were real, how powerful would they be? Turns out, they'd be crazy powerful. YouTuber VSauce3 took a surprisingly in-depth and macabre look at three different Pokemon in X and Y that could definitely kill... more
Atlus is planning to unveil something big this Sunday, but the cat might already be out of the bag. The online resume of Nanako Dojima voice actress Karen Strassman indicates a pair of titles called "Persona 4, Vol.... more
The massively successful Kickstarter for Shadowrun Returns reached lofty numbers, achieving a stretch goal which would add a second setting and campaign to the game as DLC, with the backers selecting Berlin as the locale... more
I'll admit that I often look at a game's setting and world before I start caring about mechanics; if your game takes place in an interesting time period or uniquely fantastical world, then that's far more likely to get my int... more
Atlus is pregnant. And Spike Chunsoft is the daddy. Together, the proud parents-to-be have unveiled a little bundle of joy named Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is on its way to North America sometime nex... more
I really love role-playing games, and I will usually put up with some flaws if the overall experience is interesting. A bad game can have a couple of good mechanics, and I will probably play it longer than I should. When I st... more
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is journeying westward to PlayStation 3 in North America on March 18 and Europe shortly thereafter on March 21, Square Enix has announced.
The glossy high-definition re-releases will inc... more
Set to release next week in Japan, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII latest 15 second TV spot showcases a live-action version of the titular character. Albeit extremely brief, the model portraying Lightning, intermixed w... more
This was too neat not to share. The artist behind Mega Man Megamix, Hitoshi Ariga, contributed designs to Pokemon X and Y. And, looking at the list of Pokemon he worked on, I think it's safe to say he had a substantial impact... more
Inspired by role-playing games like Ultima and the Might & Magic series, Numantian Games is working on its first project, Lords of Xulima. It was just recently greenlit on Steam, and has passed its goal on Kick... more
The Facebook page for Darks Souls surprised fans by dropping a bunch of screenshots for the upcoming sequel, Dark Souls II. In these pics, we get to see some areas not shown before, many of which show off the coast of the new... more
In recent years, Zelda games have gotten a tad too flowery. What was once a true open world adventure involving a hero thrown into the great unknown with the ability to explore to his heart's content, has become something els... more
Bravely Default is coming to North America on February 7, 2014, Nintendo announced today as a part of its presentation surrounding upcoming 3DS releases.
The role-playing game will also receive a collector's edition in ... more
The PS4 will be released this week without a role-playing game in its launch lineup. I'm pretty bummed about that. But being able to get my hands on a PS4 build of Ubisoft's upcoming Child of Light made me feel much better. And now that I've got a taste of what they're working on, I'll be counting the days until I can play it again. more
If you missed the opportunity to get Shadowrun Returns free of DRM during its Kickstarter fundraising and didn't eventually cave for the Steam release, you're in luck. Harebrained Schemes has successfully negotiated with Micr... more