Classic-Style FPS Ion Maiden Coming To PS4, Xbox One And Switch In Q2 2019

1C Entertainment and 3D Realms Bring Ion Maiden to Consoles Q2 2019

1C Entertainment, a global PC and console publisher will collaborate with 3D Realms, the developer of classic first-person shooters including Duke Nukem and Shadow Warrior, to bring Ion Maiden to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Q2 2019, in addition to the previously announced Steam release. Both companies will also collaborate on a new unannounced FPS based on the original Quake engine coming to all the same platforms as Ion Maiden.

Ion Maiden’s exclusive multi-hour preview campaign is available on Steam Early Access for $19.99 in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian. The retro first-person shooter developed in the Build engine, which powered Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, and Shadow Warrior, will simultaneously release on all platforms Q2 2019 in both digital and physical formats. In this prequel to 2016’s Bombshell, Shelly has to take down transhumanist mastermind Dr. Jadus Heskel.

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While Ion Maiden utilizes a classic engine, Early Access players have still found the modern staples they’ve come to expect, including headshots, more physics and interactivity, widescreen support, controller support and auto-saves. 3D Realms and 1C Entertainment are taking the best of both worlds and cooking it all into a bloody stew.

1C Entertainment is responsible for the popular RTS series Men of War, the fantasy tactical role-playing games King’s Bounty, and World War II flight simulator series IL-2 Sturmovik. Collaborating with 3D Realms promises to bring both teams’ creative powers together and deliver the high-quality content gamers know both companies for.

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“Presenting games like Ion Maiden to all of 3D Realms’ fans is our number one priority,” said Mike Nielsen, CEO of 3D Realms. “Partnering with 1C Entertainment means we can make our dedicated community happier by bringing Shelly to consoles.”

“I was always a fan of the old-school classic FPS titles Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Max Payne and Shadow Warrior, so I am super thrilled to partner with a legendary studio such as 3D Realms,” said Nikolay Baryshnikov, CEO of 1C Entertainment. “As a global publisher, our goal is to bring top-quality titles to all the gamers around the world, and our cooperation with 3D Realms is a great addition to our portfolio. For me personally, it’s a kid’s dream come true.”

For more information please explore the official websites for 1C Entertainment3D Realms, and Ion Maiden.

 

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Storm Boy: The Game Launches November 20

Storm Boy: The Game Flocks to Consoles, PC, Mobile on November 20

Storm Boy: The Game, an adaptation of the novella exploring the friendship between a child and his pet pelican, soars to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac, iOS, and Android on Nov. 20, 2018.

Based on Colin Thiele’s beloved 1964 children’s book, Storm Boy: The Game is an interactive telling that allows players to experience this classic story in a new medium, taking control of the eponymous protagonist and his amiable pelican companion, Mr. Percival, as the pair explores the lush natural beauty of the Coorong lagoon and South Australia’s majestic coastline.

Developed by Blowfish Studios, this adaptation recreates key moments from the tale while also introducing a variety of entertaining and relaxing mini-games to relish. These activities include sailing, bird feeding, sand surfing, cockle hunting, playing fetch, drawing, and more.

“Our team is proud to translate Storm Boy into the world of games and provide players with a new way to enjoy this heartfelt story, whether they grew up with it or are experiencing it for the first time,” said Ellen Jurik, Storm Boy: The Game’s director, Blowfish Studios. “We can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve done and are happy to announce our Nov. 20 release date.”

Prior to launch, Storm Boy: The Game will be playable at PAX Aus 2018, taking place Oct. 26-28 in Melbourne, Australia. To learn more, please visit Storm Boy: The Game’s official website or follow @StormBoyTheGame and @BlowfishStudios for news and updates.

 

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Mumbai Level in Hitman 2, All Locations Reveal Trailer

New Hitman 2 “Untouchable” Trailer Provides First Look at Agent 47’s Many New Destinations including Mumbai

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive today released a new, cinematic trailer for Hitman 2, entitled Untouchable, providing a deeper look at the man known as Agent 47, as well as a first look at the many exotic locations that players will be able to experience when the game launches on 13th November. Beyond the sun-drenched streets of Miami and the dangerous jungles of Colombia, the video gives viewers a glimpse of the other diverse destinations that will serve as the ultimate assassination playground in Hitman 2, including Hawke’s BayMumbaiVermont and the mysterious Isle of Sgail.

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Hitman 2 is the follow-up to the internationally acclaimed video game, Hitman. Featuring entirely new hyper-detailed sandbox locations full of living, breathing environments to explore, Hitman 2 offers players the freedom to plan the ultimate assassination utilizing an assortment of tools, weapons, disguises and a variety of stealth techniques to creatively trigger their own unique chain of events.

Hitman 2 introduces new ways to play with Sniper Assassin mode, a standalone feature that brings a co-op experience to the Hitman series for the first time, allowing two players to work together online to take down their targets. Sniper Assassin is available to play now as an early access bonus for consumers who pre-order the Hitman 2. Players can also enter the Hitman: Sniper Assassin Competition and put their marksman skills to the ultimate test for a chance to win the grand prize of getting their name and likeness included in future Hitman 2 content. For more information, visit: hitman.com/competition.

Hitman 2 will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and PC beginning 13th November 2018. To learn more about the Hitman 2, please visit hitman.com.

 

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Gear.Club Unlimited 2 ‘Performance Shop’ Trailer For Switch

Gear.Club Unlimited 2 Unveils a New of Its Performance Shop

This new Gear.Club Unlimited 2 video introduces players to the Performance Shop’s new features. The garage can be fully personalized and used by players to upgrade and customize their vehicles.

Decisions taken in the Performance Shop affect the behavior of cars. To take on seasoned drivers, players will need to modify their vehicles to make them more competitive. If a car is too light, too powerful and fitted with original equipment tires, it will be very difficult to drive and players are likely to end up in the ditch. Guided by their workshop manager, players will have to consider the characteristics of materials and laws of physics to create balanced cars that offer a realistic driving experience.

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A fundamental part of the Gear.Club Unlimited franchise, the Performance Shop is made up of seven workshops:

• Mechanical Workshop: modify engines and gearboxes to make cars more powerful

• Body Workshop: reduce the weight of cars to make them faster

• Wind Tunnel: improve car aerodynamics

• Tires Workshop: change brakes and tires to improve grip

• Graphic Workshop: change colors and apply stickers to cars to make them unique

• Cosmetic Workshop: customize cars, from the hood to the spoiler!

• Rally Workshop: modify cars to compete on sand tracks in rally mode

Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is developed by Eden Games and published by Microïds. It will be available for the Nintendo Switch as a physical and digital version on December 4th 2018 in all territories.

 

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NAIRI: Tower of Shirin Launches November 29 For Switch & PC

Today indie developer HomeBearStudio is excited to reveal that point and click adventure Nairi: Tower of Shirin is set for release on November 29th, 2018, simultaneously launching on Nintendo Switch and Steam.

• Steam: $9.99 | £8.99 | €9.99 – Steam Page

• Nintendo: $9.99 | £8.99 | €9.99 | ¥1190 – Switch eShop

“It’s been an exciting and creative time for the team developing a game with not only with a unique setting, and strong and endearing cast, but one inspired by many facets, including Japanese anime but also Disney Pixar. A synergy with so many ideas, strong storyline and tantalising puzzles, plus appealing to a wide audience with compelling gameplay has been our goal. We believe that we have achieved this through our love of the adventure genre. We wanted to offer something a little bit special – NAIRI: Tower of Shirin – is the result.” Joshua van Kuilenburg, founder of HomeBearStudio reflected. “NAIRI: Tower of Shirin is a point and click adventure puzzle game that offers up stunning graphics, engaging cast, superb audio, powerful narrative and puzzles that are a seamless part of the appealing storyline.”

The player follows Nairi, a young girl from the rich district of Shirin. A sudden incident forces her to abandon her rich, sheltered life, and she eventually ends up in the seedy lower district of the city ruled by gangs. Nairi meets a former gang member called Rex, who joins her throughout their adventure as they uncover a dark mystery involving the mysterious Tower of the oasis city of Shirin.

 

Key Features

• Expertly designed hand-drawn charming characters and locations

• A storyline that will grip the player throughout

• Tons of items to collect, trade and combine into wacky items

• Brain-teasing puzzles

• Beautifully composed soundtrack

• Intuitively designed interface

• Localisation to English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese

NAIRI: Tower of Shirin – An Experience Not to be Missed!#

 

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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Overview Trailer

On December 4th, in just under two months, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden will make its debut on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The game combines XCOM-like tactical combat with real-time exploration, stealth, and story as it puts players on a journey across a post-human Sweden where anthropomorphic animals scramble to survive in the remains of human civilization. Throughout the game, players can seamlessly jump between real-time exploration and tactical combat.

Since the game’s announcement in February (where the characters Dux and Bormin undoubtedly stole the show), Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden have been collecting both awards and praise from press who have gotten hands-on time with the game. But, if you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, the developers at The Bearded Ladies’ studio in Sweden are ready to show you what the game is all about.

In the brand-new video released today, the team takes you behind the scenes at their Malmö studio as they give you the overview of what the game is all about and what players can look forward to. You can also find a written overview posted on mutantyearzero.com.

Now available for PC pre-order on buy.mutantyearzero.com, the game will be available in a Standard Edition ($34.99) and a Deluxe Edition ($54.99). The Deluxe Edition includes a desktop wallpaper, digital artbook, digital soundtrack, and a digital copy of the Mutant Year Zero pen-and-paper RPG book. Pre-ordering the Standard Edition will give you a three-day head start at launch while pre-ordering the Deluxe Edition gives you the same head start as well as access to a Beta version of the game before launch. The game will also launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on December 4th, simultaneously with PC.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is developed by The Bearded Ladies and published by Funcom. For more information, please visit the official website at mutantyearzero.com.

 

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Dynasty Warriors 9 Online And Local Co-Op Update Launches October 23, ‘Free Co-Op & Demo Version’ Launches November 1

Dynasty Warriors 9 will add online and local split-screen two-player co-op via an update on October 23, Koei Tecmo announced.

There is restriction in terms of the distance between players in co-op play—players will be able to act individually and go where they please. You can play with both friends and non-friends. Cross-play between platforms is not supported.

A “Free Co-Op & Demo Version” of Dynasty Warriors 9 will also be released on November 1, which allows users to participate in online co-op with friends, as well choose and play the openings of three officers from the game’s roster of 90 (for about one to four hours of play time). For users who only care about certain officers, individual character will also be sold for 200 to 400 yen, depending on their scenario’s length. Trophies / achievements cannot be earned by playing this version of the game.

Koei Tecmo also confirmed plans to release more downloadable content for Dynasty Warriors 9 for the next six months starting in November.

Dynasty Warriors 9 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

 

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Kickstarter Campaign Launched For Samurai Cyberpunk Tactical Action RPG Midnight Wave

Florida-based developer Walthall Studios has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Midnight Wave, a “stylish retro cyberpunk samurai” game that combines elements from tactical RPGs and platformers. It is planned for release on PC and Mac in Q4 2019, followed later by consoles. The campaign is seeking $47,337 in funding.

The game will feature an “all-star cast of voice acting talent” with credits in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildFinal FantasyKingdom HeartsStreet FighterNieRDragon BallPersonaMy Hero Academia, and more.

Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:

About

Midnight Wave is a samurai cyberpunk tactical action RPG with immense customization, narrative choice, and innovative gameplay mechanic combinations, set in a world full of katanas, mega corporations, and elemental powers. Inspired by legendary classic titles such as Fire Emblem and Super Smash Bros., as well as more recent games like the Mass Effectseries, Midnight Wave invites you to take part in a total genre mash-up adventure like no-other!

Key Features

  • Innovative Combat: Plan your attacks on the tactical map, then battle them out in a platform fighter duel! No more RNG percentages. You control the action.
  • Old School Aesthetic: We’ve got pixel art vibes that’ll make you drown in nostalgia!
  • Narrative Choice: The story is yours, say what you want, do what you want, and make difficult choices that shape the world.
  • Characters and World: Everything is fleshed out! Explore and learn more about characters and the world, and watch as they react to your actions.
  • Customization: Customize all of your characters! Not just their equipment, but their appearance, class, and skills, too! Unlike other games, in Midnight Wave tactical sprites, portraits, and platform fighter sprites all change appearance accordingly.
  • Elemental Combat: Wreak havoc on the battlefield with the elements! Freeze your enemies, burn them alive, or blow them away! Manipulate the environment to your advantage.
  • Local Multiplayer: Enjoy local multiplayer with up to four friends! Choose your character and fight head to head in platform fighter combat.

Read more about the game at its official website.

Watch the announcement trailer below.

 

GWENT: The Witcher Card Game ‘How To Play’ Video

GWENT: The Witcher Card Game — new trailer shows off launch version gameplay

CD Projekt RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, present a brand new gameplay trailer for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game.

The video highlights new features and changes being introduced to the game in Homecoming — the biggest GWENT content update yet. The video also introduces gamers to the basics of The Witcher Card Game, its round-based gameplay, two tactically distinct rows, unique melee and ranged card-battling mechanics, as well as robust deck building system.

GWENT: The Witcher Card Game is coming out of beta on October 23rd, following the launch of the Homecoming update. The launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game will follow December 4th.

About GWENT: The Witcher Card Game

In GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, gamers clash with their friends in fast-paced duels that combine bluffing, on-the-fly decision making and careful deck construction. The game is played over a best-of-three series of rounds, as players unleash their hand by slinging spells and diverse units with special abilities, and use clever tricks to deceive their opponents.

 

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Fortnite: Save The World’s Switch to Free-to-Play Delayed

Fortnite: Save the World is Epic Games’ original version of Fortnite before it was a Battle Royale game. They had intended to turn it into a free-to-play title in 2018 but that has been delayed.

Fortnite: Save the World is a PvE game where you team up with up to 4 people to save the world and was how the game originally launched. Epic Games had earlier stated that they wanted to make that free-to-play as well in 2018 however, they now announced that those plans had changed.

“We decided to move the free-to-play launch of Save the World out of this year,” Epic Games said in a developer update. “We’re working on a broad set of features, reworks, and backend system scaling we believe are needed to go free-to-play. Save the World has grown consistently since our launch in July 2017 and Fortnite overall has experienced unprecedented growth. Scaling up for the legions of player heroes who will be joining the fight is key to providing an excellent experience. This applies to all of our players, old and new, so we’re taking the time to get this right.”

While no new date is known for when it’ll go free-to-play we can only guess that it’ll be sometime in 2019.

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