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Swordhaven: Iron Conspiracy

2024-04-03

Swordhaven: Iron Conspiracy Interview

Couchpotato interviewed Alexander from Atom Team about their latest game, Swordhaven: Iron Conspiracy. A Kickstarter campaign for the game has already reached 2/3 of the funding goal.


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2024-01-07

Game of the Year Awards 2023 - Most Promising RPG

What is the most promising RPG of 2024? Like every year, you had your say. Check out the details to find out what games our visitors and editors think are most promising.


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Are you concerned about the use of generative AI by game developers?
Yes, it will decrease the quality of games
14.75%

Yes, it will impact people's jobs / shift the industry
19.67%

Yes, but it is too early to say whether the net result will be negative
32.79%

No, it will increase the quality of games
13.11%

No, it will improve people's jobs
4.92%

No, it won't substantially change anything
4.92%

I don't have any opinion for or against it / don't know enough about generative AI to say
9.84%

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Sunday - April 21, 2024

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn - Preview @ Wccftech

by Hiddenx, 12:08

Wccftech checked out the action RPG Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn:

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn Preview and Q&A – Wide Linear Soulslite with 20 Hours of Content

At GDC 2024, New Zealand-based developer A44 (known for 2018's Ashen) provided an updated look at Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, its upcoming action RPG that sits between God of War and a lite, more accessible version of the Soulslike genre.

A44 is now composed of around 65 employees, and they've been working on this game for quite a while. Flintlock fantasy novels inspire the game's original setting with a striking central theme: Gods wielding magic versus armies made of regular people wielding guns from a Napoleonic era.

At the beginning of Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, main character Nor Vanek is attempting to close the door of the 'Great Below' death realm to prevent the dead from rising. Unfortunately, the mission heavily backfires and not only is the portal still open, the Gods have been unleashed in the world, too.

[...]

You mentioned that the flintlock setting was employed by multiple authors across many books. Is there a specific one you've drawn inspiration from?

No, there isn't a specific one. We actually consulted with a few of the authors really early on in development. Just like we wanted to stamp our brand in the Soulslike genre, we want to do the same when it comes to the flintlock fantasy genre setting as well.

You use the term wide linear to describe the level layout. But as we saw a moment ago for this biome, there is like a larger open world map. Do you have free rein once you're in that specific biome to go where you wish, or is the game still kind of guiding you toward key points of interest?

You will be guided through the main path. Off of that, you'll have side content that you can go and explore. We do describe ourselves as a wide linear game for that reason, it's not really an open world per se. There's distinct zones that you can travel into.

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Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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No Rest for the Wicked - Remote Development

by Hiddenx, 11:43

Gameinformer reports that Moon Studios used remote development for No Rest for the Wicked:

No Rest For The Wicked Developer Moon Studios On Why Remote Development Is Key To Its Success

No Rest for the Wicked is the upcoming action RPG from Moon Studios, the developer behind Ori and the Blind Forest/Will of the Wisps. It's also the game gracing the latest cover of Game Informer. Cover story writer and editor Marcus Stewart and I traveled to Vienna, Austria, to play the game and speak with two of its leads, tech and production director and studio co-founder Gennadiy Korol and studio CEO and creative director Thomas Mahler. 

However, while the frosted glass of the front door of the two-story apartment we entered was engraved with the words "Moon Studios", this studio is actually just Mahler's workplace. Korol met us in Vienna for the cover story, but he actually lives in Israel. The rest of Moon Studios lives around the world, because Moon Studios is completely remote – there is no headquarters to report to or central location to work. 

While remote development has become more popular as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Moon Studios has been remote since its founding in 2009. When I asked Korol and Mahler about remote development, it's clear it's a big part of the team's winning game development formula, responsible for the aforementioned Ori games and the upcoming No Rest for the Wicked, which launches into Early Access on PC next month. 

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No Rest for the Wicked

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Larian Studios - Working on two Projects

by Hiddenx, 11:38

GamingBolt reports that Larian is currently working on two projects:

Larian Studios is Working on Two Projects Based on its Own IP

The Baldur's Gate 3 developer recently confirmed that it's next game wouldn't be tied to Dungeons and Dragons in any way.

“Being given the chance to develop a game set in the Dungeons and Dragons universe has been a dream come true for all of us,” Larian wrote. “But as Swen recently confirmed, we won’t be introducing any major new narrative content to the story of Baldur’s Gate 3 or its origin characters and companions, nor will we be making expansions or Baldur’s Gate 4.

“As an independent studio since 1996, we value the freedom to follow our creativity wherever it leads. In this case, after six years in the Forgotten Realms and much discussion and rumination, we’ve decided to seize this opportunity to develop our own IPs. We’re currently working on two new projects and we couldn’t be more excited about what the future has in store.”

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Larian Studios

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RPG Crawler - RPG News Roundup

by Hiddenx, 08:41

Like every week the RPG Crawler sums up the computer and tabletop RPG news:

RPG News Roundup (4-20-2024)

RPG Crawler

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Saturday - April 20, 2024

Fable - Reboot still not there

by Hiddenx, 18:43

GamingBolt asks: What's going on with the Fable reboot?

Where The HELL IS FABLE?

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Fable

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Baldur's Gate 3 - Swen Vincke Interview

by Hiddenx, 18:39

Gamesindustry interviewed Swen Vincke:

Larian after Baldur's Gate 3: "We have ambitions to make really good RPGs, and that's sufficient"

CEO Swen Vincke on the studio's biggest hit, why the team is moving on, and solving the industry's unsustainable growth

Last week, Larian's Baldur's Gate 3 won five BAFTAs, including Best Game and Player's Choice.

[...]

"We did something new," Vincke says when chatting about BG3's success. "We put agency in cinematics at a level that hadn't been done before, and we didn't go out of the way trying to take shortcuts, although we did use a lot of tricks. But you can sense that the agency was real, I think. So that's a massive reason. We didn't deviate from that, even if we were facing development problems."

The resurgence of Dungeons & Dragons, and the weight of the Baldur's Gate name, both played their part in this success story, but there was a real 'if you build it, they will come' approach to making Baldur's Gate 3, coupled with not only a strong bond with the Larian community but the right strategy to maintain it.

"I'll give you a very Catholic answer – treat your players as you would like to be treated, that's it," Vincke says when asked about how to maintain trust with a game's community.

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Baldur's Gate 3

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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No Rest for the Wicked - Preview

by Hiddenx, 18:21

TSA checked out No Rest for the Wicked:

No Rest For The Wicked is a dark and dangerous addition to the action RPG genre

Accompanied by strains of vocal-led orchestral music, the Moon Studios title rises into view. For many, this is reason enough to sit up and take notice of No Rest For The Wicked. For the studio behind the sublime Ori series, a visually arresting and emotional pair of platformers, this is the tricky third album: a new IP, a new direction, and a launch into Early Access along with it. Taking a swing at the action RPG genre, there’s echoes of From Software alongside Diablo here, and yet, Moon Studios’ enigmatic outlook shines through. On first impressions alone, there’s nothing to be worried about for fans of the studio – excusing the decadent horrors that lie within.

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No Rest for the Wicked

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - Sequel planned

by Hiddenx, 18:18

Gematsu reports that a sequel for the upcoming Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is already planned:

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes sequel planned

"We are moving forward with a sequel," studio says.

Rabbit & Bear Studio is “moving forward with a sequel” to strategy RPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, the company said in a Reddit AMA held earlier this week.

Asked if the recent death of Suikoden creator and Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes scenario writer Yoshitaka Murayama has put any potential plans for a sequel on the backburner, Rabbit & Bear Studio responded:

“We are moving forward with a sequel. It is very sad that Murayama is not with us anymore, but we have discussed many things with him. I hope we will be able to carry on Murayama’s legacy, and I always want to treasure his last work. I hope many people will support this game.”

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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: J-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Sector Unknown - Space Travel

by Hiddenx, 18:13

Couchpotato spotted a new Sector Unknown devlog:

Devlog: Space Travel

Sector Unknown is host to a variety of different planets that can be travelled to.
In Sector Unknown you find yourself stranded on the desert planet Maku. From there, once you find a ship of your own, the stars open up to you with six story planets available to explore and bring under your control, either through diplomacy or by force.

From your base, you choose your ship and pilot - combat success hinges on their piloting skills.

Launch into space to investigate your local system, which includes planets ripe for mining. Initially, Maku is the sole story planet, serving as your home base. However, advancing the story unlocks a jump gate to a new system featuring planets like Nabi, a harsh desert world, and Sjo, a shimmering aquatic planet, each with their own settlements.

Each system has their own jump gates, guarded by the oppressive Star Frontier, and must be conquered and claimed for use. The star combat system is still being worked on, so I don't have a lot to show there yet, but you will occasionally be able to interdict both Star Frontier and pilot vessels through combat, pacifying your systems and controlling traffic in and out of each.

Sector Unknown, once removed from star charts by the resource-greedy Star Frontier, is a critical battleground. These planets and stations, once under your control, are crucial in your mission to expel Star Frontier from the sector.

More to come!

Sector Unknown - Prologue

Sector Unknown - Prologue is a free demo version of the full game, coming out soon.
Don't forget to wishlist and follow for release dates and information!

Sector Unknown

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Tactical RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Unending Dawn - Gameplay

by Hiddenx, 18:06

Couchpotato spotted a gameplay trailer for the action RPG Unending Dawn:

Unending Dawn | Preview PV | 7-Minute Gameplay Trailer: The Flame of Faith, Everlasting

Unending Dawn

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Elder Scrolls Online - Interview @ Shacknews

by Hiddenx, 17:55

Shacknews interviewed Matt Firor about the Elder Scrolls Online:

Elder Scrolls Online's Matt Firor Talks Crossplay, Paid Character Transfers & Celebrating 10 Years

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Elder Scrolls Online

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: MMORPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Fallout: NV - Best Experience

by Hiddenx, 17:50

PC Gamer explains how to set up the best Fallout: New Vegas experience with modding:

How to have the best Fallout New Vegas experience today

Our definitive step-by-step guide to setting up and playing this classic RPG.

Now boasting a glossy (and surprisingly authentic) TV adaptation, Fallout is the talk of the town again—not bad for a series that started out as a niche turn-based isometric RPG from the '90s. While Fallout 4 and 76 are probably better known these days, most longtime series fans still sing the praises of Fallout: New Vegas and its hugely reactive, freeform story. At least, they recommend it more strongly than any other game in the series, just with some assembly required. You’ll need to do a bit of legwork unless you happen to enjoy bugs and crashes, even after New Vegas got some official patches and a round of (excellent) DLC.

Years of dedicated community efforts have culminated in New Vegas being a better game than ever (and arguably one of the best RPGs ever made), but only if you’re willing to go that extra mile through the Mojave to gather all the parts needed and cobble them all together at a crafting bench. So here’s a crash course on how to get the most out of Fallout: New Vegas in 2024. Get it all done, and your friends will be atomic-green with envy.

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Fallout: NV

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Post-Apoc
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Release: Released

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Friday - April 19, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Top Indie RPGs

by Hiddenx, 18:19

The Turn Based Lover are always good for a new list:

TOP 15 LATEST INDIE RPGS YOU SHOULD PLAY IN 2024 ON PC

2024 isn’t even half over yet, and there are already tons of great turn-based games to play. Whether you’re looking for a brand-new title like Anomaly Collapse or have games like Rogue Trader or Shattered Heaven still waiting from last year, there’s no shortage of fun, adventure, and challenge to be had.

  • THE THAUMATURGE
  • SHATTERED HEAVEN
  • WARHAMMER 40,000: ROGUE TRADER
  • ANOMALY COLLAPSE
  • BROKEN ROADS
  • TERRA MEMORIA
  • GOBLIN STONE
  • ZORIA: AGE OF SHATTERING
  • PIXEL NOIR
  • ARCHAELUND
  • LEGENDS OF AMBERLAND II: THE SONG OF TREES
  • COLONY SHIP: A POST-EARTH ROLE PLAYING GAME
  • INKBOUND
  • FELVIDEK
  • SUBTERRAIN: MINES OF TITAN

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Turn Based Lovers

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Baldur's Gate 3 - What's Next?

by Hiddenx, 18:14

Larian will implement some more evil endings in Baldur's Gate 3:

Community Update #26 Evil Endings, New Beginnings

Hey gang,

It’s been a whirlwind few months here at the Larian castle, attending some of the biggest awards ceremonies in our industry, and we are absolutely humbled by the recognition we’ve received from our players and our peers.

As you might have seen, last week we attended the BAFTA Games Awards 2024, donning our nicest pair of pants to accept awards recognising Baldur’s Gate 3 for Narrative, Music, Performer in a Supporting Role (Andrew Wincott as Raphael), the publicly-voted Players’ Choice award, and Best Game.

[...]

So, what's next for Baldur's Gate 3?

We still have a few tricks up our sleeve.

We’re working on our next game update, Patch 7, which will add improved evil endings to the game for even darker conclusions to your most sinister playthroughs, and yes, that includes you non-Durge players.

Without giving too much away, here’s a little teaser for what’s to come: be warned, there may be spoilers!

[...]

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Baldur's Gate 3

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Remnant 2 - Remnant 2: The Forgotten Kingdom Trailer

by Hiddenx, 18:09

Learn more about the Invoker archetype in the DLC Remnant 2: The Forgotten Kingdom:

Remnant 2: The Forgotten Kingdom - Official Invoker Archetype Reveal Trailer

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Source: IGN

Remnant 2

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance II - First Look and more

by Hiddenx, 18:03

IGN and Fextralife checked out Kingdom Come: Deliverance II:

Kingdom Come Deliverance 2 Gameplay FIRST LOOK & EXCLUSIVE INFO @ Fextralife

Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 Dev Reveals Hidden Details in Announcement Trailer - Rewind Theater @ IGN

IGN interview:

Kingdom Come: Deliverance II Interview: New Setting Will Feature 'Wide Range of Ethnicities and Different Characters'

Warhorse Studios on what it means to be "twice as big" as the original and more in our new interview.

Earlier today, Warhorse Studios officially announced Kingdom Come: Deliverance II, the sequel to its popular RPG set in medieval Bohemia. In a private presentation to media, Warhorse Studios revealed it would be "twice as big" as the first game, among other details. It also confirmed that the sequel will continue the story of Henry, the protagonist of the first game.

Speaking with IGN over email, Warhorse Studios spokesperson Tobias Stolz-Zwilling shed additional light on what to explore from Kingdom Come: Deliverance II, including some of the practical implications of what it means to be "twice as big" as the original game. Warhorse Studios also touched on how the sequel will approach historical accuracy, and what the introduction of Kuttenberg will mean for the setting overall.

"The story and plot of [Kingdom Come: Deliverance] has evolved — it’s darker, deeper, and more cinematic, yet also crueler with pivotal decisions and plot twists that challenge the players’s conscience. Nevertheless, it retains its humor and down-to-earth approach," Stolz-Zwilling said. "As mentioned already, Henry is embarking on a journey from the countryside and local quarrels to a relatively cosmopolitan city that is besieged and occupied by the invading king. Naturally, in a place like this, people can expect a wide range of ethnicities and different characters that Henry will meet on his journey."

Kingdom Come: Deliverance II is currently under development for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, with a release date set for later this year. Read on for the complete interview.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance II

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Historical
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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No Rest for the Wicked - First Look

by Hiddenx, 17:54

Digital Foundry checked out No Rest for the Wicked:

No Rest for the Wicked - Moon Studios' Stunning Tech Evolution - DF First Look

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No Rest for the Wicked

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Wartales - The Tavern Opens released

by Hiddenx, 17:51

The DLC The Tavern Opens for Wartales has been released:

Wartales - The Tavern Opens! | RELEASE TRAILER

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Wartales

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Thursday - April 18, 2024

Kingdom Come: Deliverance II - Official Announcement Trailer

by Hiddenx, 19:21

Kingdom Come: Deliverance II has been officially announced for 2024 - it's twice as big as the original game:

Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 - Official Announcement Trailer

Diving back into the heart-pounding world of 15th Century Bohemia (Central Europe), Kingdom Come: Deliverance II picks up where its predecessor left off, thrusting players into the shoes of Henry, the steadfast son of a blacksmith, embroiled in a tumultuous tale of vengeance, betrayal, and self-discovery. You will traverse a crafted medieval landscape, from the grandeur of royal courts, all while navigating the treacherous currents of a kingdom torn apart by civil war.

Source: IGN

Kingdom Come: Deliverance II

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Historical
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Morrowind - Retrospective Review

by Hiddenx, 17:12

Mortismal Gaming looks back at Morrowind:

TES: Morrowind - Retrospective Review

Morrowind

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC, Xbox
Release: Released

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Skyrim - The Tempest Isle

by Hiddenx, 17:08

DSOGaming reports that the mod-expansion The Tempest Isle is now available:

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim just got a new DLC-sized expansion mod with a fully scripted/voiced storyline

Modder ‘Cryptdick’ has just released a new DLC-sized expansion mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, called The Tempest Isle. This mod packs a fully scripted/voiced main storyline arc with multiple quests and interesting characters.

According to the modder, the mod was built to feel like a true Skyrim expansion. It’s also said to be highly immersive and lore-accurate. Moreover, it has hand-sculpted worldspace and various dungeons to explore and loot. Players can also expect to find new items, spells, enemy variants, environment objects, and more. So, this is pretty much a full free DLC. It will most likely be rough around the edges, but it’s cool nonetheless. At least in my opinion.

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Skyrim

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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No Rest for the Wicked - Early Access Release

by Hiddenx, 17:01

The Early Access version of No Rest for the Wicked has been released:

Early Access Launch Trailer

Some launch issues are known.

No Rest for the Wicked

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Dragon's Dogma 2 - Gen-Z Morrowind

by Hiddenx, 16:55

VG247 thinks Dragon's Dogma 2 is the Morrowind of the current generation:

Dragon's Dogma 2 is Gen-Z Morrowind and I love it

A barnstorming AAA fantasy adventure that pointedly refuses to hold the player's hand? More of that, please.

Dragon's Dogma 2 is an early but solid contender for GOTY – we said that might be the case during preview, and we’re certain of it now. It’s a game of uncompromised vision, and where the original looked at the likes of Fable and Oblivion and asked “what does Capcom’s version of that look like?”, the sequel responds: “why don’t we make Capcom’s version of Dragon’s Dogma instead?”.

The original game is full of compromises. Content cut short for time or RAM. An entire planned beast race that never made it in. Only two inhabited settlements, one of them a tiny tutorial village. And squeezed onto creaking hardware that could barely run it. Well, the more things change, etc. To anyone with an interest in the original game and its development, it’s clear that Dragon’s Dogma 2 is a labour of love, and a hugely successful do-over for an idea that didn’t quite materialise on the first attempt.

Which is why, as explained in the video above, I’m not convinced by the circulating idea that Dragon’s Dogma 2 is some kind of cynical money-grab. Yes, the microtransactions are stupid, pointless, and opportunistic. But if they’re a dealbreaker, that’s a whole lot of baby getting thrown out with the bath water.

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Dragon's Dogma 2

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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VtM: Bloodlines 2 - Developer Diary #11

by Hiddenx, 16:46

Couchpotato spotted developer diary #11 for VtM: Bloodlines 2:

Developing Banu Haqim

Developer Diary #11

Let's now leap into Banu Haqim, another captivating Vampire clan that the players will encounter in Bloodlines 2. The essence of the Banu Haqim is defined by their mastery of stealth, precision, and a moral code that guides their hidden hand of justice. Our team had a lot of fun in reflecting these properties in their subsequent departments.

Designing modern Banu Haqim for Tabletop
The Banu Haqim (“Assamites” at the time) were one of the first clans to be added to the original assembly in 1991. As such, they were less connected to a vampire archetype out of fiction and instead modelled on the Hashshashin — the Order of Assassins — out of Alamut. In time, they were expanded upon in the setting and incorporated new elements of mysticism and religion, but the core stereotype — the “arab assassin-cultist as vampire” — regrettably remained. Needless to say, they needed some work to align with the design principles of Vampire: The Masquerade’s latest edition.

The concept of a hunter of hunters driven by strong principles or a deep-seated sense of justice does resonate with powerful elements of vampire and vampire-adjacent media. Blade, Angel, and (for those that remember it) Forever Knight all feature vampires seeking redemption by taking the fight to their own, while the very vampire-esque Dexter is a poster child for the concept, as is the Caped Crusader. It is no fluke that the internal shorthand for the Banu Haqim was “clan Batman”.

Thus, while their origins are still the same, the shift in focus has provided the Banu Haqim with a role more easily applied to characters of any background or conviction. Cursed with a hereditary thirst for vampire Blood, the so-called Warriors shackle their impulses to strict codes of conduct, derived from mortal religions, vampiric tenets, or personal creeds. These traits, along with their feared reputation, makes them sought after as soldiers, lawbringers, and — occasionally — assassins in the societies of the night. Yet, the siren song of Kindred vitae perpetually tempts them, and more than one Judge has been tasked with the destruction of one of their own. To be Embraced into the Banu Haqim clan means walking an eternal tightrope, with no end and with nothing to catch you when you fall.

– Karim Muammar, Designer of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition and Brand Editor for the World of Darkness

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VtM: Bloodlines 2

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Technofantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Final Fantasy VI - No Remake yet

by Hiddenx, 16:41

The Final Fantasy Union discusses the potential of a Final Fantasy VI Remake:

The Curious Case of Final Fantasy VI Remake

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Final Fantasy VI

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: J-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Dead Island 2 - SoLA Launch Trailer

by Hiddenx, 16:36

The DLC Dead Island 2: SoLA has been released:

Dead Island 2 - Official SoLA Launch Trailer

Feel the beat pulsating through the heart of SoLA, the ultimate Californian music festival set against the backdrop of ancient grounds.

But as the night sky ignites - with its neon hues and bass drops - a malevolent presence awakens, plunging the festival into chaos. Amid the wreckage, an insatiable hunger lurks in the shadows, craving more than just the rhythm of the night.

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Dead Island 2

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Modern
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Wednesday - April 17, 2024

Witcher 3 - REDkit Playtest

by Hiddenx, 19:07

The modding tool REDkit for the Witcher 3 can be tested:

The Witcher 3 REDkit Playtest

Help us test the upcoming modding software!

If you can't wait to get your hands on the editor for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we have some great news for you! Starting today you can sign up to try it out yourself in the official Playtest on Steam.

The Witcher 3 REDkit is a comprehensive modding tool for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt we're currently developing. It is based on the same set of tools that were used by our developers to create the game and should allow for nearly limitless freedom in modding it. REDkit will be available free of charge for all owners of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC and it's scheduled to release later this year.

In order to sign up, simply navigate to the store page of The Witcher 3 REDkit on Steam and request access.

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Witcher 3

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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No Rest for the Wicked - Preview

by Hiddenx, 19:02

Gamerant checked out No Rest for the Wicked:

How No Rest For The Wicked Blends Dragon's Dogma 2 and Diablo 4

No Rest for the Wicked is an exciting new take on the RPG genre that includes elements that may attract Dragon's Dogma 2 and Diablo 4 fans.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • No Rest for the Wicked brings a fresh perspective and genre change from the Ori series, promising exciting class customization in an RPG world.
  • With an isometric perspective and focus on exploration and loot, No Rest for the Wicked aims to immerse players in a beautifully crafted world with similarities between it and Dragon's Dogma 2 or Diablo 4.

No Rest for the Wicked is an exciting new project from Moon Studios, the developer responsible for the Ori series. Moon Studios is stepping away from the established 2D perspective featured in the Ori games and opting for both a new viewpoint and genre altogether. As the launch date for No Rest for the Wicked's early access draws closer, there are several elements featured in the game that some fans of Dragon's Dogma 2 and Diablo 4 may find exciting.

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No Rest for the Wicked

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Fallout: NV - Nova Arizona Mod

by Hiddenx, 18:59

Couchpotato spotted the Nova Arizona mod for Fallout: New Vegas on Screenrant:

Massive Fallout: New Vegas Expansion Adds New Location, Makes The Legion "More Believable"

Fallout: New Vegas just got even bigger thanks to a massive fan-made expansion that adds an entirely new area that further fleshes out the main story.

SUMMARY 

  • The Nova Arizona mod aims to expand Fallout: New Vegas by adding quests and lore to improve Ceaser's Legion.
  •  The expansion focuses on Southern territories like Dolan Springs, Solitaire Big Stop, and Newt.
  •  Players should expect a significant delay in completion due to the project's scale and volunteer team.

Fallout: New Vegas is already a massive game, but fans who want to take the experience even further by expanding on the game's story and factions are in luck because a new mod is aiming to do just that. Over the course of The Courier's adventure across the Mojave Wasteland, they'll encounter all kinds of colorful NPCs, many of whom belong to some sketchy groups vying for control of the post-apocalyptic United States. One of the more barbaric is Ceaser's Legion, and while they may come across as pure villains in the base game, Nova Arizona wants to improve them.

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Fallout: NV

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Post-Apoc
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Release: Released

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Kickstarter Games - Late Pledges possible now

by Hiddenx, 18:50

Kickstarter has added the possibility for late pledges:

First Look: Late Pledges on Kickstarter

Now, backers have a way to support great projects, post-campaign right here on Kickstarter.

Every project that has launched on Kickstarter since 2009 is a testament to what’s possible when creators can tap into community support to bring their ideas to life. 

Today, we're excited to share a glimpse into the future of supporting creative projects on Kickstarter with a new feature we're introducing: Late Pledges.

Say Hello to Late Pledges
The end of a campaign shouldn't mean the end of support. Whether you’ve just stumbled upon a project where the funding period has already ended or you’re a creator looking to keep the momentum going, we believe the spirit of support and discovery should continue even after the campaign clock runs out.

That’s why, starting today, we’re introducing Late Pledges to a select group of creators. The Late Pledges feature allows creators who successfully meet their funding goal to continue collecting pledges after their campaign officially ends. It’s our way of keeping the door open for more support, more backers, and more success for the incredible projects that make Kickstarter what it is.

While a handful of creators are testing it out, we’ll get their feedback, explore the feature’s possibilities, refine its functionality, and ensure it’s everything our community needs it to be before we roll it out to all creators worldwide.

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Kickstarter Games

SP/MP: Unknown
Setting: Unknown
Genre: Unknown
Platform: Unknown
Release: In development

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SpellForce: Conquest of Eo - Mod Support

by Hiddenx, 18:46

With patch 1.5 SpellForce: Conquest of Eo gets mod support:

Free SpellForce: Conquest of Eo Patch 1.5 Unleashes Mod-Support!

The latest patch for SpellForce: Conquest of Eo isn't just about fixes and tweaks; it's a journey into customization and creativity. With over 80 enhancements, balance tweaks, and bug fixes, this update not only enriches the base game and its first DLC, Demon Scourge, but it also introduces modding support on PC, empowering players to shape their adventures.

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Watch the Demon Scourge Trailer on YouTube:

To start creating their own mods, players can now dive into the Mod Developer Guide and the Mod User Guide, conveniently provided as PDFs in the game's installation folder or accessible through the Steam Forum. From crafting new items and status effects to designing unique unit promotions, the only limit is your imagination.

In a twist of fate, we've also made it easier than reciting an incantation to create localized versions of the game. Our modding guide makes it as simple as casting a spell! With the newly added modding tools, SpellForce: Conquest of Eo invites you to embark on a journey of limitless enchantment. We cannot wait to see what kind of magical mods the community will brew in their cauldrons!

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SpellForce: Conquest of Eo

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Fallout - Time for a Remake

by Hiddenx, 18:40

GameSpot thinks that it's time for Fallout 1 & 2 remakes:

It's Time To Remake Fallout 1 & 2

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Fallout

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Post-Apoc
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Outcast - A New Beginning - Official Accolades Trailer

by Hiddenx, 18:36

Couchpotato spotted an accolades trailer for Outcast - A New Beginning:

Outcast: A New Beginning - Official Accolades Trailer

Source: IGN

Outcast - A New Beginning

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Crown Wars: The Black Prince - Factions Overview

by Hiddenx, 16:55

Learn more about the factions of Crown Wars: The Black Prince:

Crown Wars | Factions Overview

The Kingdom stands divided, with numerous factions vying for supremacy. To emerge victorious, one must remain vigilant, understanding every adversary's motives, while never overlooking the presence of the Order. Amidst the chaos, they lurk as the greatest threat, ready to exploit the discord for their own gain.

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Crown Wars: The Black Prince

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Yasha: Legends of the Demon Blade - Trailer

by Hiddenx, 16:51

Couchpotato spotted a trailer for the roguelike Yasha: Legends of the Demon Blade:

Yasha: Legends of the Demon Blade - Official Trailer

Source: IGN

Yasha: Legends of the Demon Blade

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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