A developer with one of the best company names in the business has announced the release of Arc The Lad III onto the PlayStation Network in the PSOne Classics Store. For any retro-heads out there, Arc The Lad III was released way back in 1999 for the original PlayStation and became quite the RPG hit, now gamers that have either lost their original disk, broke it, sold it or just have never played it before, now is your chance.
For those of you that haven’t seen or heard about it yet, where have you been for the last two days? Microsoft and Lionhead have released the opening cinematic to Fable III for avid gamers to watch and has already got thousands drooling over it. October 29th can’t come soon enough for a lot of people, me (aceman) included as I’d played Fable II for hours and hours, including the DLC of which I still haven’t finished getting all the achievements for yet (mainly DLC ach’s), the opening though, see’s a new breed of hero is upon us…
In a game that kinda looks like one of those ‘Drawn to Life’ deals, Fastar! sees you as a boy with a big sword and a bowtie journeying across vast lands while being ambushed by malicious geometry. Sounds a bit strange, but strangely enough, Drawn to Life was pretty good and since Fastar! is an action-rpg, the gameplay should be relatively the same, only this time all the action takes place on an iPhone or iPod Touch where you’ll hac n slash your way through enemies while shopping for upgrades to help you progress.
Holy moly, Mac exclusive news! Although, it’s only a brief announcement, but JoWooD Entertainment has announced that Torchlight is to be released on the Mac, in fact, if you look on Steam right now, it looks like it’s available. A lot of people compare it to Diablo, that’s kind of a no-brainer since it was developed by Runic Games which is led by the former Diablo creators Max and Erich Schaefer. The game has a metacritic score of 83/100 and deservedly so, I (aceman) have played about 18-20 hours worth and think it’s pretty darn good, if you like a good hack ‘n’ slash action-rpg, get this.
Like RPG’s? Ever heard of a Social RPG? Seems like a pretty new concept to me and that’s where Space Empires: Battle for Supremacy comes in. There are too many lame games on Facebook and it’s games like this that make a difference, instead of the usual grind like FarmVille and Café World, this looks like something actually worth playing. “Launching a Facebook game of this magnitude has certainly been a challenge, but I am extremely proud of what we have built,” Said Matt Abrams, CEO of Nvinium Games. “Space Empires: Battle for Supremacy is an experience that can be enjoyed by everyone, from hardcore Space Empires fans and Sci-fi enthusiasts to the casual Facebook user. Bridging the gaps between these types of players has been our biggest goal, and we simply cannot wait to see all types of players embark on this journey together.”
Atlus has announced that server support for Demon Souls in the US will continue for a while longer, well, until March 2011 anyway. To celebrate the announcement, the game server’s World Tendency, a variable that can make the game more or less difficult and unlock secrets depending on its setting, will be shifted to Pure White for a couple weeks, making the notoriously challenging game slightly easier for newcomers while also allowing long-time veterans to reach otherwise inaccessible areas and items.
EA has announced a new online project from Maxis which is based on science-fiction, action and role-playing that’s scheduled for release in 2011. “Darkspore is inspired in part by the award-winning creature editor tech of Spore, but also in large part from the team’s own passion for gaming and prior experience,” said Lucy Bradshaw, General Manager of Maxis Studio. “The team has combined these inspirations to produce a unique take on the action RPG genre.”
BioWare has confirmed that Dragon Age 2 is in development at BioWare’s Edmonton-based studio. Dragon Age 2 is the sequel to the triple-platinum-selling Dragon Age: Origins which was named “RPG of the Year” in 2009 by Game Informer, G4, IGN, and SpikeTV. Game info: With Dragon Age 2, the world’s preeminent RPG developer is revolutionizing the genre again, infusing the universe with more action, a new, more responsive combat system and a dynamic story that is already among the most multifaceted in gaming. Dragon Age 2 traces the rise to power of Hawke, a survivor of the Blight and a hero who will transform the face of the Dragon Age universe forever. The new game is scheduled for release in March of 2011 on the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer and entertainment system, and PC.