Five Upcoming Role-Playing (RPG) Games for PS3
If you're looking for the most anticipated RPG games that are set to arrive in PS3 this year, then you'd better check out the article below.
Unlike first-person shooter games, RPGs are more interactive and collaborative as it entitles gamers to play the roles of the characters in a fictional setting. Actions and events that would appear within the game depend on how the players execute their roles.
Check out the upcoming RPG titles below, along with their brief game details and release dates.
1. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Slated to be released on November 1, the Lord of the Rings: War in the North is an upcoming PS3 title that is under the development of Snowblind Studios and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive. The game depicts the events that took place in the northern regions of Middle-earth, similar to the original story of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
In this game, players are allowed to control the story’s main character, and they could also access the game alone, or they could team-up with other players. Unlike the previous Lord of the Rings games, this upcoming installment will feature a more superb graphic display. In fact, it has been rated M by the ESRB.
2. Disgaea 4
Developed by Nippon Ichi Software, the Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten is a tactical RPG game that is set to hit the PlayStation 3 on September 6. The title, which is also the fourth installment in the Disgaea series, shows the story of the vampire boy named Valvatorez, the wolf-like Fenrich, and the school girl Fuka.
According to NIS America, the game’s English version will be having a bit more voiced dialogue compared to its Japanese version, and will also be retaining the anime cameos for the Omega tier spells.
3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a first-person role-playing video game that is developed by Eidos Montreal and will be published by Square Enix. It is the third installment in the Deus Ex series and is slated to be rolled out for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 platforms on August 23. The game follows the story of Adam Jensen, the main protagonist who works under the Sarif Industries — a company specializing in human augmentations. After being injured from an attack made to his company, Jensen decided to undergo the augmentation process to survive.
One of the best features of this game is that it allows players to switch between the four pillars of the gameplay, which includes “Combat”, “Stealth”, “Hacking”, and “Social”.
4. Ni no Kuni
Scheduled for a release sometime in 2011, the Ni no Kuni is a role-playing video game developed by Japanese-based, Level-5, and anime company, Studio Ghibli, for the Nintendo DS and Sony’s PlayStation 3. In this title, the player assumes the role of Oliver — a typical 13 year-old boy whose mother dies suddenly. Prior to his mother’s death, Oliver receives a doll who eventually reveals itself as a male fairy named Shizuku. Shizuku handed him a magic book, which made him enter the world of “Ninokuni.”
Using the book, players can arrange their characters anywhere on the screen’s bottom. The magic book is filled with spells, which the players could activate just by using drawings with the stylus.
5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is scheduled to hit the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms on November 11, 2011. It is a role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and will be published by Bethesda Softworks. Following the previous Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the fifth installment in the The Elder Scrolls series.
The game is set in the land of Skyrim, 200 years after the events in Oblivion. The God Alduin, taking the form of a dragon, has arisen after the assassination of the king and plans to destroy the world. The player will assume the role of the protagonist, and must defeat Alduin in order to save Skyrim from destruction.