January 19, 2017 – 2K and Firaxis Games today announced that Long War 2, the mod for XCOM 2 on PC from Pavonis Interactive, is now available from Steam Workshop.
Pavonis Interactive, the creators of the Long War mod for XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM: Enemy Within have been hard at work on its successor for XCOM 2.
The Long War 2 mod presents a series of changes to the game’s campaign including the introduction of new tactical mission scenarios like Jailbreak, the Technical class for your XCOM soldiers, and more varied counter-operations from ADVENT forces.
January 19, 2017 – inXile Entertainment and Techland Publishing today revealed the latest trailer for their upcoming, highly-anticipated science-fantasy RPG, Torment: Tides of Numenera – the thematic successor to Planescape: Torment, one of the most critically revered and in-depth CRPGs of all time.
The world of Torment: Tides of Numenera is rife with conflict. Although players can avoid or resolve dangerous situations in bloodless ways with deception, persuasion or stealth, sometimes a decision – or even just a bad roll of the dice – will mean that blood must be spilled. Take a look at the game’s combat trailer to see the ways in which players can emerge victorious from such conflicts!
Experience a game of intricate choices and consequences with thousands of meaningful decisions that will make every playthrough unique. Developed by inXile Entertainment and published by Techland Publishing, Torment: Tides of Numenera will launch on February 28, 2017 for PC, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft.
For more information on Torment: Tides of Numenera and the various editions available for purchase, please visit: http://tormentgame.com/
BRASILIA, Brazil — Jan. 19, 2017 — Behold Studios, the creators of Knights of Pen & Paper and Chroma Squad, today announced an all-new game, Galaxy of Pen & Paper, to be released in – and take place in – the future. Built completely from scratch using handmade pixels and original artisanal code, Galaxy of Pen & Paper is a role-playing game (RPG) inspired by classic tabletop games, and will include all of the character customization, die-rolling, and bickering with the GM that players love. Galaxy of Pen & Paper, which is both developed and published by Behold Studios, will release in 2017 for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs.
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Jan. 18, 2017 – Grinding Gear Games announced today that their hit online ARPG, Path of Exile, will be coming exclusively to Xbox One in 2017. The Xbox One version of Path of Exile will contain all five previous expansions and the new content that will be launching for the PC version this year in the upcoming giant 3.0.0 expansion, including the long-awaited Act V.
“For three years, PC players have enjoyed Path of Exile’s visceral combat, deep character customization and addictive item hunt,” said Chris Wilson, co-founder of Grinding Gear Games. “We have spent over a year adapting Path of Exile specifically to the Xbox One, creating an experience equivalent to playing with mouse and keyboard on PC.”
About Path of Exile
Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast. It is designed around a strong online item economy, deep character customization, and unlimited replayability. Path of Exile is completely free and does not sell items or consumables that provide competitive advantage over other players. Since release in 2013, it has received five large expansions.
Path of Exile Key Features Include:
Download and play for free, but never pay-to-win
A dark and deep action RPG
Unlimited character combinations with the game’s gigantic skill tree
Combine skill gems to create unique combat strategies
Explore a dark and gritty world rendered from a fixed 3D perspective
Explore randomly generated levels for nearly infinite replayability
Craft weapons, magic items, and even end-game maps to become more powerful
Cooperate or compete with thousands of other Exiles in a persistent online world
Ascend online ladders in every game mode
Path of Exile was released in October 2013 to critical acclaim including winning GameSpot’s PC Game of the Year award. Since its launch, Path of Exile has received extensive updates (including five large expansions) and has grown its worldwide community to over 16 million players. Localized versions are available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Russian, Thai, and Brazilian Portuguese.
About Grinding Gear Games
Grinding Gear Games is an independent game studio founded in 2006 and based in Auckland, New Zealand. Its team members come from various countries and have a diversity of backgrounds ranging from artificial intelligence and software security to industrial design and professional tournament gaming. In 2013, GGG released its flagship title, Path of Exile, and is committed to ongoing expansion and new content releases for the critically acclaimed game. You can find more information about Grinding Gear Games at www.grindinggear.com.
January 19, 2017 – Developed by seasoned studio Cyanide, Call of Cthulhu for consoles and PC is an RPG Investigation game blending psychological horror and stealth mechanics in a deeply immersive world with an oppressive atmosphere. Today ushers in a new trailer depicting protagonist Pierce’s submersion into the depths of madness as he investigates a mysterious death on Darkwater Island, Boston.
A Private Detective, Edward Pierce is a mission to find the truth behind the death of an acclaimed artist and her family on a backwater island. Pierce is used to trusting his instincts, but with whale mutilations and disappearing bodies, this is only the beginning as reality becomes skewed. As your investigation leads you closer to the sphere of influence of the Great Dreamer, you will start to doubt everything you see. You will have to find balance between your own sanity and your determination in finding out what lurks in the shadows―as they say that madness is the only way to truth.
The player will soon uncover a more disturbing truth as the Great Dreamer, Cthulhu, prepares its awakening…
Delve head first into madness when Call of Cthulhu: The Official Videogame releases in 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
January 18, 2017 – Today, Ubisoft showcased three new Heroes – the Lawbringer, Nobushi and Valkyrie – that will be available in For Honor at launch. These Heroes represent the Hybrid Hero type, which will combine features of two Hero types.
The Lawbringer: The Lawbringers are the justice in Ashfeld. They enforce the laws and dispense punishment. Their armor is without equal. Their weapon is a grim reminder of the ultimate punishment for lawlessness. They will go wherever they are needed – pray that you are on the right side when they arrive.
The Nobushi: The Nobushi are the defenders of the villages too far from the Imperial City for the army to reach. They are elegant fighters with a curious weapon. They have the lightest armor that allows them to move like the wind but cannot take a lot of damage. But don’t let their appearance fool you, they are one of the most effective fighters the Samurai have.
The Valkyrie: The Valkyries have made a deal with the gods. They will fight and earn glory so that those who can’t will be counted in the halls of Valhalla. They are scouts and trackers who use their spears and shields to deadly effect. They are chosen by the gods — hope you never encounter one on the battlefield.
The For Honor closed beta will be available from January 26-29, 2017 on current-gen consoles and PC. Those still waiting to pledge their sword can sign up to have a chance to participate in the closed beta at forhonorgame.com/war.
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios*, For Honor offers an engaging campaign and thrilling multiplayer modes. Players embody warriors of the three Great Factions – the bold Knights, the brutal Vikings and the enigmatic Samurai—fighting to the death on intense and believable melee battlefields. The game’s innovative combat system, the Art of Battle, puts players in total control of their warriors, allowing them to utilize the unique skills and combat style of each Hero to vanquish all enemies who stand in their way. For Honor will be available on February 14, 2017.
January 18, 2017 – 1C is pleased to announce that Realpolitiks will be released on February 16th. This modern-day, streamlined Real-Time Grand Strategy developed by Jujubee, will be available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS via SteamTM and other digital stores.
In Realpolitiks, you are the leader of any contemporary country, utilizing a vast array of tactics and strategies to unlock its full potential and reach the top of the global rankings. With so many major changes and conflicts happening throughout the world, it’s a great time to take matters into your own hands. Experience classic grand-strategy set in modern times, resolve real-life issues to help shape the future, and even spread your nation’s influence to other worlds…
More of Realpolitiks’ gameplay, its sleek interface, and great amount of options and events can be seen in the newly-released trailer and screenshots.
January 17, 2017 – Round up your squad and step into The Sprawl, an expanse of concrete slums bordering Neotopia, humanity’s last standing city – for now. It’s time to rise up against Manta in M.E.R.C., a squad-based real-time tactics game set in a dystopic near future, available now on Steam Early Access!
As a mercenary commander for hire, you must infiltrate The Sprawl to cut off Manta’s rise to power and change humanity’s fate. Direct a four-person squad to challenge Manta’s control in real-time combat, and enlist your toughest recruits to join your allies in cooperative multiplayer. Adapt to Manta’s strategies with the use of multiple classes, complete procedurally generated side missions, and keep the unsteady peace.
M.E.R.C. is available now on Steam for $19.99 USD!
CALABASAS, CA. – January 13, 2017 – 505 Games and Sproing have announced Quarantine, their all new turn-based strategy game, is coming to Early Access on STEAM beginning February 9, 2017. InQuarantine, players battle to contain outbreaks and cure diseases in this riveting single player that is rated T for Teen.
Do you have what it takes to save humanity?
FIND THE CURE. SAVE THE WORLD.
In Quarantine, players are enlisted as the director of Pandemic Defense, an international biosecurity agency. Players must respond quickly to the onslaught of widespread, deadly contagions. A new pathogen has arrived and every turn counts – our survival rests in each player’s hands. Recruit a team of specialized operatives and deploy them on high-stakes missions across the globe. Research the disease, upgrade the tech, and quarantine the outbreak before it infects —and kills— humanity.
QUARANTINE KEY FEATURES:
Immersive Graphics & Authentic Setting – Inspired by real-world science and epidemic response, experience the tough choices and nail-biting suspense in this modern fight for humanity.
Battle against 3 lethal pathogens – virus, bacteria, and prion— each with unique behaviors and devastating effects
Recruit your team – Choose from dozens of operatives in four specializations— Medic, Scientist, Diplomat, and Security. Deploy them on missions as critical situations unfold around the globe. Level them up—and keep them alive—in the face of escalating danger
Expand your reach. Set up field bases and raise crucial funding. Don’t let cities fall into chaos: the livelihood of your organization —and the world— depends on it.
Devious disease AI – Contain your enemy before it infects new sites and spawns catastrophic events. Race against the clock before the contagion mutates and evolves past your defenses
Advance your tech. Unlock upgrades and new operations on the diverse tech tree to adapt your strategy and refine your play style.
Hit the lab. Collect biological samples from hotspots to research the disease’s randomly generated traits. Use the results to turn the tide and find the cure.
Hours of Replayability – Increase your resistance with easy challenges so you can endure Nature’s worst. Three difficulty modes, four leaders, a variety of starting locations, and unpredictable gameplay ensure that no two games are the same.
Quarantine is rated T for Teen and is priced at $14.99 on STEAM Early Access. Players who catch Quarantine fever the first week, you will receive a 10% discount off the $14.99 price tag.
Ridgewood, NJ – January 13, 2016 – Kalypso Media is excited to reveal a brand-new, action-packed gameplay trailer for upcoming action RPG Vikings – Wolves of Midgard. Taken from the very latest build of the game, the new trailer offers the best look yet at the environments gamers will be able to explore with their fully-customizable Viking warrior, as well as a sneak peek at the formidable bosses, spectacular magical abilities and deep progression systems that will keep them slaying Norse nasties for hours on end in the extensive campaign.
About Vikings – Wolves of Midgard:
Launching on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac and Linux in early 2017, Vikings – Wolves of Midgard will transport you to the Shores of Midgard, a world based upon the mythology and history of the Vikings. Battle the fearsome Jotan, hordes of terrifying undead monstrosities and other myriad beasts of Ragnarok, either on your own or by teaming up with a friend via the online co-op multiplayer mode. Master mighty weapons, including sword and shield, two-handed hammers, dual-wielded axes and swift bows. Earn blood in battle to offer in tribute to the Gods in order to acquire and enhance devastating Spell Powers and other special unlockables. As well as the regular story mode (and New Game+), players can also test their mettle in the ‘Trials of the Gods’ – a special challenge mode that rewards the best warriors with special equipment and runes.
Features of Vikings – Wolves of Midgard:
Fantasy Meets Nordic Mythology: Travel the realms of earthly Midgard, freezing Niflheim and boiling Balheim, either as a fierce Viking warrior or merciless shieldmaiden.
The Deadly Fimbulwinter: Withstand the deathly colds and protect yourself from exposure to nature’s wrath in order to survive.
Tribute to the Gods: Collect blood from fallen enemies and sacrifice it at the altar to gain gifts from the Gods to enhance your powers.
Berserker Rage: Let your anger take hold by activating Rage Mode to overwhelm your enemies in bloodthirsty combat.
The art of combat: Perfect your skills with each weapon to unlock their true potential, including swords, bows and spell-powered canes.
The Power of the Gods: Make the abilities of the Gods your own by equipping power-infused amulets, like the Talismans of Thor or Loki. Put your new skills to the test by competing in the Trials of the Gods to earn further rewards.
Teamwork: Team up with a friend and journey to the Shores of Midgard together in an epic two player online co-op mode. Choose between four difficulty levels to suit your skills and talents. Do you dare attempt the unrelenting hardcore mode?
The Clan of Wolves: Restore and rebuild your village and lead your clan to glory. Upgrade buildings such as weaponsmith, armorer, runesmith, and mead hall to unlock more content and better equipment.
Legendary Weapons: Gather the scattered fragments of mythical weapons and armors to take on the most fearsome creatures of the realms.
A Class of its Own: Become even more powerful in the next life by attempting New Game+, and push your Viking warrior or shieldmaiden to their limit.
Destructible Environments: Utilize your surroundings by burying your foes under falling rocks or pushing them off high cliffs.
Vikings – Wolves of Midgard will be available in early 2017 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac and Linux. Steam users can pre-purchase Vikings – Wolves of Midgard now at a 15% discount, while also securing an exclusive pack containing an additional outfit for both male and female warriors, consisting of an additional tattoo, hairstyle and clan symbol, as well as a new beard style for male characters and tribal jewellery for female characters. Also included is a digital artbook showcasing a range of stunning illustrations and paintings, and a digital soundtrack featuring the game’s sweeping, atmospheric musical score. For more information, please visit www.kalypsomedia.com.