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18

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Focus Home Teams Up with Saber Interactive for Spintires: MudRunner

Focus Home Interactive today announced its collaboration with Saber Interactive for the development of Spintires: MudRunner, the ultimate version of the indie title Spintires coming in October to PC and for the first time to consoles. Like Spintires before it, Spintires: MudRunner puts players in the driver seat and dares them to take charge of all-terrain vehicles, venturing across extreme Siberian landscapes with only a map and compass as guides.

A huge upgrade over its predecessor, this edition comes complete with a brand new Sandbox Map joining the original game’s 5 environments, a total graphical overhaul, a new Challenge mode with 9 new dedicated maps, 13 new vehicles and other comprehensive improvements.

Spintires: MudRunner will release in October on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Spintires owners benefit from an exclusive 50% discount on Steam, cumulative with the -10% special offer for all pre-orders, starting today also on Steam.

Aug
18

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11 bit studios to Publish Children of Morta

11 bit studios today announced that it is publishing Children of Morta, the hack-and-slash roguelike from Dead Mage, coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is scheduled to be released in the 1st half of 2018.

The Bergson family has guarded Mount Morta for generations, but now face their most dangerous trial. Corruption has spread, morphing the once peaceful mountain into a violent and monster-infested nightmare. Take part in their journey and experience what it means to be in a family of heroes.

Aug
18

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The Powerpuff Girls Join LEGO Dimensions

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment calls on The Powerpuff Girls to save the day — this time in the LEGO Dimensions multiverse.

The latest LEGO Dimensions trailer introduces the crime-stopping trio, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, as they lend their dynamic powers to the game in LEGO form for the upcoming Team and Fun Packs. With these new packs, players will be able to build the sugar-coated, Chemical X superheroes and launch them into the LEGO Dimensions Multiverse to save the day. In the game, players can fly around and use ultra-super powers to fight crime and battle the forces of evil, visit the exclusive Adventure World to unlock iconic locations like Pokey Oaks elementary, Rainbow Land, and Professor Utonium’s lab, and also go head-to-head in the Battle Arena for endless fun!

The LEGO Dimensions Powerpuff Girls Team Pack and Fun Pack will be available on September 12th, along with the Teen Titans Go! Team Pack and Fun Pack, and the Beetlejuice Fun Pack.

Aug
17

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Shadows: Awakening Announced

Kalypso Media today announced Shadows: Awakening, a new action RPG with real-time tactical combat that heralds the return of the Heretic Kingdoms saga. In this dark fantasy adventure, players will assume control of the Devourer – a feared demon summoned from the world of Shadow that possesses the ability to absorb the memories and personalities of acquired souls and materialize them as their puppets in the world of mortals. By combining the powers and abilities of these vanquished warriors, players will embark on a 40+ hour adventure across two very different worlds, engaging in real-time tactical combat, as well as tackling puzzles, collecting loot and equipment, and completing a wide variety of quests. But be warned – consuming so many powerful souls has a cost – such strong personalities cannot easily be suppressed, and players will have to manage the relationships with the voices in their head as they struggle to maintain their identity.

Shadows: Awakening heralds the continuation of the Heretic Kingdoms saga, last seen in Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms. Long-time fans and legacy players of the PC version will remember that the long-awaited ‘Book 2’ sequel never materialized. Kalypso Media and Games Farm therefore revealed that Shadows: Awakening will not only bring the story of ‘Book 2’ to life, but will also combine it with the original storyline, making Shadows: Awakening not a sequel, but a full and completed experience; improved and re-worked to take full advantage of today’s console and PC technology. Additionally, owners of the original Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms will no doubt remember that they were promised ‘Book 2’ free of charge. Kalypso Media and Games Farm confirmed they it will uphold their promise to reward these long-time fans – with all owners of the Steam and GOG versions of Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms eligible to receive Shadows: Awakening as an update to their existing game, completely free of charge.

Aug
17

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Story Trailer

Warhorse Studios and Deep Silver today revealed unseen story details for the upcoming medieval role-playing game Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which will launch on February 13th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Following the footsteps of Henry, the son of a blacksmith whose peaceful life is shattered by a mercenary raid, ordered by King Sigismund, today’s trailer gives a glimpse on the events that follow the death of Henry’s parents as he joins ranks with Sir Radzig to get the training he needs. Where will his path lead him?

Aug
17

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ECHO Level Walkthrough with Developer Commentary

Ultra Ultra, a new Danish indie game studio consisting of ex-IO Interactive team members, has released a new full level walkthrough video for ECHO, the third-person sci-fi adventure game and studio’s debut title set to launch on September 19th for PC and PlayStation 4.

Narrated by Ultra Ultra’s Martin Emborg, CEO and game director, and Morten Hedegren, game and level designer, the video follows protagonist En as she sneaks, shoots and runs her way through the Palace, gigantic structure hidden in the depths of space. Viewers can follow along as Martin and Morten have En storm a room in the Palace and watch as the Palace creates enemy “Echoes” of En that constantly evolve, adapt and learn from En’s actions, keeping players on their toes as they battle semblances of themselves.

Aug
17

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Absolver Online Features and Post Release Update Plan

Sloclap and Devolver Digital have detailed the online multiplayer features in their forthcoming melee combat game Absolver with the new ‘Friends & Foes’ video feature. The development team has also announced the first post-release content in a set of free updates scheduled to happen over the next six months including new gameplay modes, new features, and new moves to expand players’ customizable Combat Deck.

Through extensive testing and a closed beta, early players have requested features like 3 versus 3 mode, ranked matches, and a spectator mode to watch the action and jump in when it is your turn to battle. These three features will be some of the first implemented in a series of free content updates alongside new Combat Styles and moves for players’ Combat Decks.

Absolver fights its way onto PC and PlayStation 4 on August 29th.

Aug
17

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505 Games Partners with Team Behind Underworld Franchise

505 Games announced today a partnership with development studio OtherSide Entertainment – helmed by industry legends Paul Neurath (Ultima Underworld, Thief) and Warren Spector (Deus Ex, Epic Mickey) – to publish fantasy RPG Underworld Ascendant, the sequel to the Underworld franchise. Underworld Ascendant will be published on PC via Steam in the second half of 2018.

Aug
17

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Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth – Masurao Trailer

Watch the Masurao become a storm of swords in the new trailer for Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, coming October 17th to the Nintendo 3DS.

Aug
17

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WWE 2K18 Roster Reveal Part 1

In the first installment of the WWE 2K18 Official Roster Reveal, 46 WWE Superstars have been announced for inclusion in the forthcoming release, bringing the following Superstars to WWE 2K18’s extensive roster: Akira Tozawa, Alexander Wolfe, Alundra Blayze, Andre the Giant, Bam Bam Bigelow, Baron Corbin, Big Boss Man, Big Show, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Bret Hart, Brie Bella, British Bulldog, Buddy Roberts, Bushwhacker Butch, Bushwhacker Luke, Cesaro, Dean Ambrose, Diamond Dallas Page, Diesel, Dolph Ziggler, Dusty Rhodes, Emma, Eric Young, Erick Rowan, Hideo Itami, Jinder Mahal, Kalisto, Kane, Karl Anderson, Killian Dain, Konnor, Lita, Luke Gallows, Luke Harper, Mark Henry, Nikki Bella, Nikki Cross, Paige, Sami Zayn, Sawyer Fulton, Sheamus, Sin Cara, Summer Rae, Undertaker, Viktor.

WWE 2K18 is currently scheduled for release on October 17th for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as this fall for Nintendo Switch.