Author: Leif Conti-Groome

During this past PAX East, I had a chance to sit down and play a guided 30-minute demo of Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. Helping me along was Alexander Mishulin, Creative Director for the developer, Owl Cat games. This tour showed that a lot of love and strategy had gone into creating an old-school CRPG experience with modern conveniences. The small team has taken their experiences with the first Pathfinder title, Kingmaker, and are adding even more content and fan requests (turn-based battles for those board game enthusiasts). This is even more evident with the addition of social aspects and…

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Capcom revealed the post-launch updates for their action RPG Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, available now for PlayStation 4 Xbox One, and PC. First off, the publisher announced that console and PC players will have their content synced by April 2020. This is an issue given that the PC version launched earlier this month, which means PC players will begin to receive the same events as console players. Updates for the PC version will begin to roll out in February beginning with free content that includes new monsters battles and gameplay features as well as limited events. On February 6, PC…

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During PAX South, NIS America announced that they will be releasing a physical edition of the Game Freak-developed adventure RPG Little Town Hero on Nintendo Switch. The physical release will include: Little Town Hero on Switch Life in the Village art book Izzit? Dazzit! Poster Defender Duo lapel pin set Town Tunes Soundtrack Little Town Hero is an RPG where players take on the role of Axe. The town he lives in is rather overprotective as most of the townspeople aren’t allowed to leave thanks to the many guards posted around town. However, Axe isn’t like the rest of the…

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NIS America announced a new update is available for the PC Steam version of the Falcom-developed action RPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA. The update is available now. The update will add a number of improvements to the game. Players will see an upgrade in the graphics, performance, stability, input, and UI. Durante has corrected many of the game’s systems, from shadows to running animations. Post-processing effects have also been fixed in the game which PC players will appreciate during dialogue. However, the biggest improvement can be found in a new experimentation local co-op feature that allows players to play…

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NIS America announced that a demo is in the works for the Chara-Ani-developed SRPG Langrisser I & II, coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on March 10, in North America, and March 13 in Europe, and March 20 in Australia and New Zealand. While the demo doesn’t have a concrete release date, the publisher is currently putting something together to give players a chance to play the game. It contains 6 chapters across both games. The save data doesn’t transfer over, but you do get extra items for having demo save data present. It will also serve as a…

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3D Realms announced they’ll be reviving the Kingpin IP to release Kingpin: Reloaded, a remastered version of the game in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC with a planned release date for later this year. Kingpin: Reloaded initially released in 1999 on PC. The game received a bit of fame thanks to its ultra-violent themes and colorful cast of characters. The game is set in a world that is ruled by the Kingpin, which that is backed with intimidations and bloody fists. One day, his lieutenant, Nikki Blanco, leaves a thug on the verge of death. That…

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YSY Softworks announced that the Platonic Game Studio-developed adventure RPG Insurgence: Second Assault will launch on PC-via Steam on February 20. Insurgence: Second Assault is a sequel to the developer’s 2018 release Insurgence: Chains of Renegade. However, this title tells the story from a viewpoint of different characters and factions. Throughout the story, players will learn about the region of Aereon, which has been divided into three kingdoms, the Empire of Aereon, Imralia Rebellion, and the Union of Rochefort. Players will make their way through the game’s narrative from the perspective of two different characters, Alissya and Ressa Lauretilion. Alissya is currently…

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