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KOTOR PS5 Remake News Coming in the Next Several Months - Pushsquare
The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake for PlayStation 5 and PC will have updates to share "in the next several months", it's been confirmed. Speaking during the Q4 Embracer Group report (the owner of developer Aspyr Media), board member Matthew Karch explained how Saber Interactive is also lending a hand with development as the game is "basically" being remade from scratch.
KOTOR Remake May Not Be in the Most Experienced Hands - Gamerant
Some fans have shared concerns over the KOTOR Remake since the initial announcement, but recent events make it even more worrisome. Aspyr got its start porting games to Mac, and over time, became known as a porting developer. It has released original IP before like Stubbs the Zombie and remasters, but ports have always been its bread and butter. It has ported a ton of Star Wars games, including recently The Force Unleashed and KOTOR 2 to Switch.

The problem is that neither of its latest games is a great port. The first one does not translate well to the Switch and is something that, perhaps, the world didn’t need, but KOTOR 2 is a different story. It translates well to the Switch when it does work, but Knights of the Old Republic 2 has tons of bugs, including one big game-breaking one. It was released in an unbeatable state, and so this isn’t exactly a vote of confidence. Beyond that, Aspyr has never made anything to the level of a Knights of the Old Republic Remake.

It’s worth noting if there are KOTOR Remake combat changes or anything like that remains to be seen, but a remake has to do a lot of work from the ground up, rewrite or revise certain elements, and all of that to really be a remade with high detail. If nothing else, all of that goes doubly so for such a high-profile project. It’s bold, and it’s a proving ground for Aspyr—that’s a good thing—but that’s also a concern.
Final Fantasy 16 uses ‘British English only’ and no American accents - VGC
Speaking to Japanese publication Dengeki Online, Naoki Yoshida said that all of the game’s voice and motion capture work was performed by European actors, so as not to break expectations from American players that the setting’s characters should have British accents. “This is especially true for our generation, but there is an image that ‘Medieval fantasy = Europe’ made popular by The Lord of the Rings,” he said.
 

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Colony Ship: A Post-Earth Role-playing Game Discount & Price Increase - Steamhttps://store.steampowered.com/news/app/648410/view/5939699552872963531

Now that the second chapter of the game is completed, the price will be increased to $29.99 after the summer sale is over. It's the first price increase out of 3 planned:

Early Access launch (3 locations) - $24.99 ($19.99 on sale right now)
Chapter 2 completed (7 locations) - $29.99
Chapter 3 completed (all 12 locations) - $34.99
Chapter 4 (the endgame), full release - $39.99

Since Colony Ship is now on sale with 20% off, the effective discount (after the price increase) is $10 or its regional equivalent. Now, here's the million twenty-dollar question. [/B]

Dang! :(

I wasn't planning to get it this Summer but with such price increase already scheduled, I think I'll have to change my mind, even if I only intend to play it after full release.
 
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Persona Coming to PC, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Dragon's Dogma New Peak

Project Vitriol Announced by Ex Witcher Devs, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Combat Gameplay, King Arthur Knight's Tale Chained God Update, Dragon Dogma New Concurrent Players Peak, Persona 3, 4 and 5 Coming to Steam and PlayStation, Final Fantasy 16 Combat, World of Warcraft Dragonflight Releases by End of 2022, Cyberpunk 2077 Board Game on this week of Top RPG News June 26, 2022
Final Fantasy 16 - No Open World And 9 Other Details You Need To Know

Final Fantasy 16 had a pretty good showing during this month's PlayStation State of Play with new gameplay and a Summer 2023 release window. Development-wise, it was confirmed to be almost finished back in May so it's very much on track. Let's take a look at 10 new things you should know about the game right now.
Trailer for Tencent's Unreal Engine 5-powered game Code: To Jin Yong

Developed by Lightspeed Games, who also created PUBG Mobile and Apex Legends Mobile, Code: To Jin Yong is a tribute to well-known wuxia writer, Jin Yong. The new game is based on the world created in his wuxia novel series. In this trailer, check out an intense sword fight between two characters, who also appear to possess some impressive elemental powers.
Tower of Fantasy Inspitred by Genshin Impact & Zelda, release in Q3 2022

Tower of Fantasy is a shared open-world RPG with a vibrant, anime-inspired art style and exhilarating sci-fi setting. The game is set hundreds of years in the future on the distant planet of Aida.
The Iron Oath Fire and Ice Timeframe and Roadmap Update - Steam
As we're nearing the end of the month, we wanted to give you an update on when you can expect the Fire and Iceupdate to drop. Our original plan was to release it during the last week of June, but with the Summer Sale now taking place, we've decided to wait until the event ends to officially release it. You won't have to wait that long to try it out though, as we'll be moving it to the Public Test Branch in early July. In the meantime, we're doing a bit more testing and also adding the ability to flee from fights in dungeons and in the overworld.
Assassin's Creed Developer Reveals Horses were People - RPS
Former Ubisoft developer Charles Randall has been spilling the beans about the original Assassin's Creed on Twitter again. This time, Randall made several of the RPS team spit out their tea when he revealed that the game's horse model is really a stretched out human skeleton. That's some genuinely nightmarish imagery to contemplate first thing in the morning.
Obsidian's Josh Sawyer On Pentiment - TheGamer
For decades, veteran game developer Josh Sawyer has been designing big, deep, dense RPGs. Games like classic D&D dungeon crawler Icewind Dale, sublime Infinity Engine throwback Pillars of Eternity (the sequel to which is one of the best RPGs ever made), and beloved Fallout sequel New Vegas. But Sawyer's next project is something very different indeed. Pentiment (more on that curious name later) is a narrative adventure game set in 16th Century Bavaria.
 
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Tower of Fantasy Inspitred by Genshin Impact & Zelda, release in Q3 2022

Tower of Fantasy is a shared open-world RPG with a vibrant, anime-inspired art style and exhilarating sci-fi setting. The game is set hundreds of years in the future on the distant planet of Aida.

Does anyone know if this is a Gacha game as well (like Genshin Impact)?

Assassin's Creed Developer Reveals Horses were People - RPS

We're used to this kind of.. thing. After all, the subway cars in Fallout 3 were also partially human, they were powered by human legs :p
 

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Return to Monkey Island Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Return to Monkey Island is an unexpected, thrilling return of series creator Ron Gilbert that continues the story of the legendary adventure games The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge developed in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games.
Fallout 76 Update Mothman Equinox Returns - Bethesda

With so many new Events and a new Season to explore, it has been a busy week in Appalachia! In this edition of Inside the Vault, we're sharing information on the upcoming return of the Mothman Equinox Event. We've also got details on this weekend's Purveyor Sale, and information on Minerva's Emporium starting Monday.
Conan Exiles: Age of Sorcery Building Overhaul Detailed - Games Website
The Age of Sorcery will soon be upon us. This massive update to Conan Exiles brings new free gameplay features, content, overhauls, and quality of life improvements. Among these are sorcery, new followers, an attribute and building revamp, creative mode, and more! Certain building pieces and decorations will be tied to the Battle Pass and Bazaar item store. You can get an overview of the major features coming in the update in our recent announcement.
Alaloth: Champions of The Four Kingdoms Community Q&A - Steam
Hey there, here we are with the full list of questions we've answered last Monday on our Discord server. A lot to read, If you want to poke us to ask more, join us on Discord here https://www.discord.gg/gamerainteractive
Cyberpunk 2077 QA studio disputes claims it misled CDPR - PCGamesN
Quantic Labs, which performed QA services on Cyberpunk 2077, has issued an official comment regarding claims made by an anonymous whistleblower.
 
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Pentiment (more on that curious name later) is a narrative adventure game set in 16th Century Bavaria.


WTF ???

Why Bavaria ???????

I assume that it will contain all the clichés people from other countries love about us … :roll:
 

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LOL, I see you feel the same way I do but about all the crap Robin Hood stuff that comes out!
Seriously though you should at least wait until we see some game-play before freaking out.
 

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Square Enix Life Simulation RPG Harvestella releasing November 4th - Steam

Introducing a brand-new fantasy x life simulation RPG from Square Enix! Through the changing seasons, explore an imaginative world, tend your crops, make new friends, face enemies in dynamic combat, and unravel the mystery of the season of death, Quietus.
Star Ocean: The Divine Force begins its expedition on October 27th - Steam

A New Chapter in the Star Ocean Series Will Launch on October 27, 2022 featuring a story that blends fantasy and sci-fi. STAR OCEAN THE DIVINE FORCE offers a plethora of playable characters and side stories to explore and a unique battle system promising thrilling fights using simple and instinctive controls.
Circus Electrique a Steampunk Tactical RPG to release later this year on PC - Steam


When everyday Londoners mysteriously turn into vicious killers, only the circus’ lineup of Strongmen, Fire Blowers, Clowns, and other performers possess the unique talents necessary to save the city.
 

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The lost Doom RPG Game has a fan-made PC Remaster - PCGamesN
You can finally play the Doom RPG on PC thanks to the valiant efforts of the Doom community in dragging this decades-old RPG to the modern age.
Stoneshard - Devlog: Electromancy
Let's start with some context. Unlike other archetypes, mages have been neglected in terms of new content for quite a while. There are multiple reasons for this: before new magic could be added, we had to introduce a number of additional mechanics first, which wasn't possible while the focus was on building more important and global systems. It also didn't help that developing new magic requires much more resources than weaponry and utility trees. But now the time has come, and we finally can give magic the attention it deserves. Therefore, meet Electromancy!
What Did I Do To Mobile Game Developers To Make Them Hate Me So Much?
So just for fun, I decided to fire up my phone and try a bunch of mobile games, to find out how weird things have gotten with them.

I started out with a game my kids used to play, Dragon Story. Then, whenever it showed me an ad for another game, I tried that game. When that game tried to get me to play a different game, I switched to that game. And so on.

I tried BitLife, Episode, Brawl Stars, Join & Clash, Wheel Scale!, and a bunch of others. Based on estimates at a site I found called SensorTower, all these games are making good or great money. Though SensorTower might just be making up all its figures. Based on the ethical level mobile gaming operates on, that wouldn't surprise me.

I had a little bit of fun and got really irritated on many occasions, and I made some observations you might find amusing, written below.
 

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This year's strategy RPG hotness is Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga - PCGamer

If you had any doubt as to whether a game was a strategy-focused roleplaying game, a JRPG in the style of Fire Emblem or Ogre Battle, I can bet you'd be clear that it is when I tell you it's called Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga. Preposterously grandiose name aside, this indie could be game of the year material if you're a fan of the genre.

Since its launch earlier this month it has attracted some attention, pushing onto the bestseller list in some territories and racking up over 1,500 Steam reviews 96% positive.
BioSynth: Rising - Update: Good Stuff
Recently we haven't shared much publicly, but this doesn't mean we were chilling on a tropical island on the contrary, we were working behind the scenes. Let's talk about what's been going on.
Every In-Development Fantasy RPG Led By Former Witcher Devs - Gameranthttps://gamerant.com/the-witcher-former-devs-fantasy-rpgs-gord-invincible/
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is arguably one of the best fantasy RPGs in recent gaming history — the product of the development team’s ingenuity, hard work, and dedication. That said, some of the Witcher devs have gone on to work on other projects, and they’re worth checking out, especially considering the former developers’ track records. Interesting to note here is that most of the former Witcher 3 devs’ upcoming titles are fantasy games.

However, it’s a mixed bag, with some games being kept firmly under wraps and others already having reveal trailers out. Additionally, with The Witcher 4 likely being a few years away, fans of the franchise can look to these games for their fantasy fix.
 

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WTF ???

Why Bavaria ???????

I assume that it will contain all the clichés people from other countries love about us … :roll:

Why are you so negative about every damn thing? Along comes a game that doesn't focus on (or even have) combat, something you supposedly want more of, and your first instinct is to shit on it.
 

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Starfield: We've Got Some Stuff To Talk About


Baldurs Gate 3 - A Tour of the City

 

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Baldurs Gate 3 - A Tour of the City
Ah, damn... I was hyped for a minute because I thought we're going to finally see the city in BG3 footage.
 

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Ah, damn… I was hyped for a minute because I thought we're going to finally see the city in BG3 footage.
Yeah sorry I thought it was also before I shared it. Anyway Larian hasn't shared anything new except small patches. Last info claimed a box broke the game.:lol:

The Box That Broke Baldur's Gate 3 - Gamespot

Baldur's Gate 3, like Dungeons & Dragons, is a game meant to evoke player freedom. But somewhere early in its making, a small decision was made that collided with that basic principle, and sent its development into a cascading spiral of problems.

At the heart of an unforgettable Dungeons & Dragons campaign is a great dungeon master. It's their responsibility to guide the player on an adventure and make sure the world reacts to their actions in a way that feels natural and unplanned.

For developer Larian Studios, to capture that D&D essence in Baldur's Gate 3, it has to evoke that same sense of freedom and role playing. It's collaborative storytelling between the player and the story. Every choice, action, reaction, and consequence has to feel like it really matters, no matter how big or small.

But somewhere early in the making of Baldur's Gate 3, the game's dungeon master, Swen Vincke, made a small decision that sent its development into a cascading spiral of problems that has been a big challenge to solve. And all it involved was getting the player to acquire one very specific item: the Mysterious Artefact and it belongs to a character named Shadowheart. In an effort to get the player to receive this item as elegantly and naturally as possible, as though it was their own decision, has resulted in creating 100s of possibilities that plagued the game's development.

This is the story of how the Mysterious Artefact broke Baldur's Gate 3.
 

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Why are you so negative about every damn thing? Along comes a game that doesn't focus on (or even have) combat, something you supposedly want more of, and your first instinct is to shit on it.

My mother comes from Bavaria. I have roots there.
I can almost say that I grew up there - what I at least can say is that I was there during a LOT of vacations - and spent quite some time with my grand-grandparents.

Well, in today's (southern) Germany interesting stuff was going on in the 16th century. Protestant Reformation and Counter-Reformation and also the German Peasants' War. So… why not Bavaria?

I don't think so. Just check the announcement trailer. It looks pretty decent.

Frankenstein comes to my mind. Takes place in Bavaria. As far as I know.

Circus Electrique a Steampunk Tactical RPG to release later this year on PC

Creative idea. I'll follow that, I'm curious now.
 

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I have roots there.

I assumed as much, but that doesn't explain the negative reaction.

For my part, I don't really know any cliches about Bavarians, and I definitely don't know any about 16th century Bavarians. I just think it sounds like an interesting and different setting for a narrative.

I don't have the aversion to war, violence, etc. in gaming that you do, but I share an interest in gaming activities that don't involve them, so I'm drawn to interesting attempts to make different sorts of games.
 

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Larian Studios next Panel from Hell is on July 7th - Twitter

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Live from a theatre in Ghent, join us on July 7th @ 10am Pacific for the next Panel from Hell!
Larian Studios on the Steam Deck

How does it feel to have our games running on the Steam Deck? We cornered Swen and asked him! We never did get that Steam Deck back.
Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader - Theodora Von Valancius: Of Power And Glory
It is a rare breed of human that dares to leave the confines of Imperial territory and brave the still-uncharted void of the galaxy. Unwavering courage, devious cunning, even outright recklessness – all of these traits and more help ensure the survival and prosperity of those who are granted a Warrant of Trade and vested with a mission to roam the unknown depths of the void in search of profit and plunder. They are Rogue Traders, unique individuals empowered by the Emperor’s authority to serve Humanity in the most unorthodox way possible – by crossing the boundaries of the Imperium and committing deeds otherwise considered heretical.
 
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