Top RPG News Of The Week: May 16th (New World, Biomutant, Scarlet Nexus and More!)

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Happy weekend from Fextralife! If you’ve been too busy to keep up on the latest in the games we cover or are looking for a refresher we’ve got you covered! Here’s a bite-sized version of the Top RPG news of the week. Taste all the latest news across the Fextralife Wiki Network.

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Genshin Impact

  • Previously announced during the last livestream for Update 1.5 which released alongside the PS5 version in April, the upcoming new 5-star character to be added to Genshin Impact is Eula. This latest trailer gives a short introduction to the backstory Eula, the Spindrift Knight from Monstadt. Eula wields a Claymore and her element is Cryo.
  • Eula will be the next 5-star character to join Genshin Impact, usually, 5-star characters get their own time-limited banner with up-rate, the current one being the return of Zhongli which will end on May 18th. No release date has been announced so far for when Eula will join the game.
  • If you’re currently playing Genshin Impact or diving in for the first time, be sure to check out our Genshin Impact Builds, and our latest Genshin Impact Character Tier List: Crystallize (Geo).
  • Genshin Impact is currently available to play on PC, iOS, Android, PS4 and PS5.

For more on this news find it here in Genshin Impact New Trailer Features Eula.


  • Capcom have announced their financial earnings making another major year with releases Monster Hunter Rise and Resident Evil 3. The revenue for the financial year ending 31st March 2021 for Capcom made 95.3 billion yen, which is up 16.8 percent from the previous year.
  • This major success is down to Capcom’s major releases Monster Hunter Rise which launched on March 26th 2021, and Resident Evil 3 which released on April 3rd, 2020. As well as sales growth for high margin back catalogue titles Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, and the Resident Evil 2 Remake.
  • The time-limited Nintendo Switch exclusive Monster Hunter Rise sold 4 million copies following its launch date in March, now reaching 6 million. The Resident Evil 3 remake sold 3.9 units in this fiscal year.
  • Be sure to check out our Monster Hunter Review if you want to know what we thought of the game, plus swing by the Monster Hunter Rise wiki for all your hunting needs.

For more on this news find it here in Monster Hunter Rise And Resident Evil 3 Means Another Monster Year For Capcom.

Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance

  • Just last week the classic Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance got a re-release on consoles supporting 4K, and now the developer Black Isle Studios confirms the PC version will be releasing later this year. The title was revealed last week to be coming to consoles, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
  • While there isn’t a confirmed release window for the PC version, the developer does assure online co-op using Steam’s remote play feature.
  • In case you missed it, the re-release features updated high-resolution graphics but will still preserve the presentation of the original Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance. The game is a top-down Action-RPG with two-player co-op, described as a hack-and-slash classic which originally released on Playstation 2 and the original Xbox.
  • But if that wasn’t enough, Black Isle Studios also have shared that a Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2 re-release is “on the table”. There is little else to go on at this point but more news will be underway according to their tweet.
  • If you’re curious to know what we thought about the re-release check our Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance Review video.

For more on this news find it here in Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance Will Release On PC Later This Year.

New World

  • The latest trailer for Amazon’s upcoming MMORPG New World features PVE content including the five-player dungeon that takes place in the Amrine Excavation site.
  • The Amrine Excavation is located in the notorious dig site, where a famous archaeologist and their crew were last seen. Players will go deep into the troubled area and find out what happened to the ancient technology that was unearthed.
  • Amazon Games shared a little about expeditions in March this year, explaining their vision for the five-player instanced dungeons. Each dungeon takes between three to five players to complete, encouraging players to group up together, and use “teamwork to overcome challenges”, this includes solving puzzles and defeating menacing beasts. There will be bosses, mechanics and loot to gain.
  • The developer has detailed players will need to be level 25 in order to enter the Amrine Excavation, meaning it is an “introductory experience” for those going into Expeditions for the first time. Mechanics of the puzzle’s difficulty as well as AI will be scaled accordingly.
  • New World will begin its closed beta on July 20th, and will launch on PC on August 31st. For more on New World be sure to check out our Everything About New World, Amazon’s Atypical MMORPG.

For more on this news find it here in New World Gets A New Trailer Featuring Amrine Excavation Dungeon.

Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood

  • A new trailer has been released for upcoming The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood featuring the Deadlands and Damnation. In this latest trailer we get a closer look at the storyline which outlines the next chapter concerning the Daedric Prince, Mehrunes Dagon, and the agreement made with The Black Drake, an emperor.
  • It also foretells the missing four ambitions, scattered across Tamriel, and the next adventure to find them before anyone else does. Gathering them would mean possessing the power of Oblivion, and stopping those who might try to wield this terrible power.
  • The trailer takes on a different style to the usual chapter trailers, this time told with a cool comic-like animation, which gives a fresh look into the storytelling for Blackwood.
  • Elders Scrolls Online Blackwood will be releasing on June 1st for PC and on Playstation and Xbox on June 8th.

For more on this news find it here in Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood Deadlands And Damnation Trailer.

Scarlet Nexus

  • The Action-RPG developed by Bandai Namco, Scarlet Nexus will be getting a demo on consoles this month. The first to gain the demo will be Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on May 21st, which will be followed by Playstation 4 and Playstation 5 on May 28th.
  • Scarlet Nexus is described as a “brain punk” action role-playing game that features a dual narrative that follows two protagonists Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall, who both have psionic powers to fight off the Others. Scarlet Nexus promises fast-paced combat, with an anime art style aesthetic, not too dissimilar to that of Code Vein.
  • In case you missed it, Bandai released a number of screenshots last month featuring costumes, the Brain Map, powers and more.
  • Scarlet Nexus will release on June 25th on PC via Steam, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

For more on this news find it here in Scarlet Nexus Console Demos Release This Month.

inXile Entertainment

  • It looks like inXile Entertainment are developing an FPS RPG according to a hint dropped by the Wasteland 3 studio when responding to an Xbox tweet asking “What kind of game should I play next?”.
  • inXile responded with “Pulled NEW + FPS + RPG,” which looks like they are teasing an FPS RPG. This means inXile would be working on an FPS as their first project under Microsoft.
  • This isn’t the first we’ve heard of details of what the developer is working on, as the details of their game were spotted in job listings that were posted back in January. The description mentions both “tactile first-person weapons” and under-required skills “first-person shooters and RPGs”. This new tweet backs up these snippets of information, supporting the idea that their next game will focus on a first-person shooter.
  • Currently, inXile Entertainment are continuing to focus on their tactical squad-based RPG Wasteland 3, which will receive its first expansion Rangers of Steeltown on June 3rd. If you want to know what we thought of the latest entry Wasteland 3 be sure to check out our Wasteland 3 Review: Baldur’s Gate Meets X-Com.

For more on this news find it here in InXile Entertainment Could Be Hinting At ‘FPS RPG’ For Xbox.


  • This week THQ Nordic and Experiment 101 have released a few videos previewing upcoming Biomutant on different platforms. This includes PC,  PS4 base model, Xbox One base model, PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. PC footage is captured in 4k, running at 60 FPS, while consoles Xbox One and PS4 at 1080 running at 30 FPS. Xbox One X and PS4 Pro were captured in 1080p at 60 FPS. THQ Nordic plan to release videos demonstrating the game running on PS5 and Xbox Series X early new week.
  • The Kung-Fu fable RPG will be releasing on May 25th, promising a furry adventure across an open-world. Players can customise their own furry creature which not only affects their appearance but their attributes as well. The game also offers a plethora of crafting which includes weapons and armor. Be sure to check out our Biomutant Crafting Guide to learn about how to craft the best weapons and armor.
  • Biomutant will storm onto Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam, GOG, the Epic Games Store and Origin on May 25th.

For more on this news find it here in Biomutant Gets Gameplay Footage Running On 5 Different Platforms.

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