AU Shippin' Out August 27-30: Guild Wars 2, Tales of Graces f
Get your RPG fix in online and offline flavours this week with the releases of Guild Wars 2 and Tales of Graces f.
The massively multiplayer online role-playing game genre shows few signs of running out of steam, which is lucky for this week's major release: Guild Wars 2. This online fantasy-themed PC game is the sequel to the episodic Guild Wars from developer ArenaNet.
Guild Wars 2 puts players into a persistent fantasy world that is driven by a range of dynamic events. ArenaNet global brand manager Chris Lye has spoken about subscription-based models in the past, citing that it may not be an optimal idea for today's massively multiplayer online games. The game will cost money to buy, but will not require a monthly paid subscription to continue playing.
For those who prefer their fantasy RPGs in the offline world, Tales of Graces f may be more suitable. The latest entry in Namco Bandai’s long-running Tales series, the game is a PlayStation 3 port of the Wii Tales of Graces and was released in North America earlier this year to positive reception.
The story takes place on Efinea, a planet dominated by three kingdoms that are competing for the right to rule. After losing a close friend, Asbel, the eldest son of a feudal lord, enlists in a knight's academy in his kingdom's capital to learn to better protect those he loves. Asbel's father subsequently dies, and Asbel then takes his place.
Have more of a preference for sports games? Madden NFL 13 hits local stores this week and has been cited as "the best version of the long-running franchise yet" in our GameSpot review. The game's new Infinity engine, which allows procedurally generated animations to affect the outcome of plays, is chief among the in-game updates, as well as the inclusion of Kinect voice support before and during plays.
For the other games that are out this week, see the full list below:
Marvel's Iron Man VR, No Man's Sky VR, And More In PlayStation's First State of Play - GS News Update Top New Games Releasing For Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- March 24-30 2019 Mortal Kombat 11 – Old Skool Vs. New Skool Gameplay Trailer Days Gone - Official Story Trailer Apex Legends Season 1 Might Introduce Another New Character - GS News Update Two New Nintendo Switch Models Reportedly Coming - GS News Update Sekiro Shadows Die Twice New Game Plus Free Xbox One And Xbox 360 Games With Gold For April 2019 Announced Streets Of Rage 4 - Gameplay Trailer Control - Gameplay Trailer Journey To The Savage Planet - Environment Teaser Trailer MLB The Show 19 - Oakland A's Vs. San Francisco Giants The Bay Bridge Series Full Match
August 28, 2012
Guild Wars 2 (PC)
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