The Ganbarion-developed RPG "Pandora's Tower" is out next month and publisher XSEED Games has released an English-language trailer laying out the story of one poor girl's need to chow down on the flesh of beasts in order to not become one herself.

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There's a broad streak of humor and winking at the audience in "Citadel," the final piece of DLC for "Mass Effect 3," much of it calling attention to the silliness Shepard and his crew's latest adventure amid the high rises and malls of the ancient space station/waypoint. It's the kind of humor that explicitly calls out the ridiculousness of the characters' circumstances which have to do, in part, with an admittedly cleverly-conceived villain who wants to off the Normandy commander and his crew, and while this kind of thing should grate after a while, the main adventure as well as some quality time with the surviving characters in the series effectively hit me in the sweet nostalgia spot for "Mass Effect," making this (along with "From the Ashes") an essential piece of the final game in this trilogy.

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Harebrained Schemes released the footage this morning to backers of the "Shadowrun Returns" Kickstarter (full disclosure: I'm a backer) from an alpha build of the RPG. "Shadowrun" creator Jordan Weisman provides commentary alongside the game's producer, Mitch Gitelman, giving our first glance at swappable costumes (new outfits will be available post-launch), keeping enemy AI unawares by using quiet weapons, and some of the spells you'll be using in the game.

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In a blog post this morning, Bethesda detailed some of the changes coming to "Skyrim" with the 1.9 update for the PC version of the game. Besides resolving an assortment of bugs, Update 1.9 will add Legendary Skills, allowing players to effectively rank all the way past 100 with any ability in the game.

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[Update: The map editor will be available prior to the backer launch and not after as was originally reported. Everyone else will get the editor post-launch. Additionally, hiding in shadows was not a planned feature, but NPCs will respect line-of-sight. This has been your adventure in hasty con posting!]

After their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, developer Harebrained Schemes has been actively plugging away at the development of "Shadowrun Returns," the PC/iOS/Android/Linux resurrection of the pen and paper RPG.

During a panel at Emerald City Comic-Con, "Shadowrun" creator Jordan Weisman and producer Mitch Gitelman took the stage to talk about where the game is now and what's next for the Seattle-based studio.

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The Tyrant Lei Shen will be unleashed upon "The Mists of Pandaria" in the upcoming 5.2 update. And this new trailer from Blizzard tells you exactly why that's not such a great thing.

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Sorry, I'm (a couple of days) late to the party on this one, but new RPG announcements have been in limited supply lately and it's nice to share three JRPGs getting a releases here in the U.S.

During their annual press event in San Francisco last week, anime and game publisher NIS announced that the strategy RPG "Disgaea D2: A Brighter Soul" is on the way for the PS3 this fall along with "Time and Eternity" and "The Guided Fate Paradox."

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Following the the developer's previous announcement that "The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt" was a thing that was currently in production, CD Projekt Red has revealed that final chapter in Geralt's saga is coming to the PS4 and "on all high-end platforms available" in 2014.

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Himalaya Studios, the team behind "King's Quest" remake is developing a class-based adventure game/RPG hybrid thing.

It sounds kind of cool, actually.

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Eurogamer pointed to this dark footage of what looked like a pretty far along RPG from "Fallout: New Vegas" developer Obsidian.

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