Iratus: Lord of the Dead, an RPG inspired by Darkest Dungeon, is heading to Kickstarter next month

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Iratus: Lord of the Dead, an RPG inspired by Darkest Dungeon, is heading to Kickstarter next month

Iratus: Lord of the Dead is a roguelike inspired by Darkest Dungeon, the party-based dungeon crawler from 2016, and I can think of worse games to emulate. Darkest Dungeon's blend of party management and turn-based combat was majestic, and Iratus aims to do the same, except that instead of looking after a group of adventurers you're cobbling together an army of undead from the body parts of vanquished foes. 

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire director urges RPG developers to be more 'radical', says some fans 'resistant to change'

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Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire director urges RPG developers to be more 'radical', says some fans 'resistant to change'

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is just over two weeks away, and I can't wait. The first game was an homage to classic RPGs like Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, and that was part of why players loved it so much. But the man in charge of directing it, Obsidian's Josh Sawyer, says that the genre needs to be more "radical", and that both Pillars 1 and 2 are "contributing to the problem" of a lack of innovation. 

Netflix's Witcher series is 8 episodes long, may come out in 2020, tub unconfirmed

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Netflix's Witcher series is 8 episodes long, may come out in 2020, tub unconfirmed

When it comes to the forthcoming Netflix adaptation of The Witcher (the books, not the games, but close enough), our tubs remain very much half full in terms of excitement. This week, show creator Lauren S. Hissrich shared some details about the series from a showcase event in Rome. The big news is that it now has a possible 2020 release date, and the plan is for an eight episode season.