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Dawn of Andromeda Gets Release Date

Haarlem, The Netherlands – April 25, 2017Developer GreyWolf Entertainment and publisher Iceberg Interactive are excited to announce that their pausable, real-time space 4x title, Dawn of Andromeda, will be fully launching on May 4, 2017 for the Steam platform. Currently available on Steam’s Early Access program, the GreyWolf and Iceberg teams have been continuously working on implementing vast improvements to the game based on community feedback.

Mike Domingues, lead developer at GreyWolf Entertainment says, “After much time spent gathering player feedback and suggestions from the Early Access phase, we are extremely excited to put the final touches on Dawn of Andromeda. We are truly confident that fans from all over the world will be able to fully immerse themselves into this galactic world we’ve worked so hard to create.”

Dawn of Andromeda is a real-time 4x space game, allowing players to take the reins of one of many civilizations and guide it through the myriad of dangers hiding in the galaxy. They will be able to build out their empire, colonize new planets, interact with other factions and characters, research new technologies and build fleets so powerful their enemies will tremble at its mere sight.

With endless galaxies to choose from, there are brand-new expansive features to look out for at launch:

  • Eras – Unique scenarios, each with a pre-designed galaxy and background stories which you can play as one of the existing factions, each with their own victory conditions, traits, challenges and ongoing conflicts and relationships
  • New animated cut scenes for each major race
  • New Victory/End screens with statistics and extra information
  • New (random) events
  • More balanced gameplay mechanics
  • Many bug fixes

Spiritual X-COM Successor Phoenix Point Announced

Los Angeles, USA – April 25, 2017 – Today, Snapshot Games Inc, makers of the kickstarted critical hit Chaos Reborn (85% Metacritic), announce Phoenix Point, a turn-based tactics and world-based strategy game, and a spiritual successor to the X-COM franchise, will launch Q4 2018. Currently in development for Windows PC, Mac and Linux, the crowd-publishing campaign in support of Phoenix Point kicks off today on Fig (www.fig.co), offering both investment and rewards opportunities, with an overall goal of $500K USD, $300K being open for reservations of Fig securities that would generate a return based on the game’s sales .

Phoenix Point, which has been in development for over a year, is a turn-based tactics and world-based strategy Sci-Fi game from the minds of Julian Gollop, veteran designer of the original X-COM games, and David Kaye, the founder of Gaming Insiders. Phoenix Point draws inspiration from a deep pool of talented developers from companies such as Ubisoft Sofia and Crytek Black Sea, and games such as XCOM 2 and X-COM Apocalypse.

“We are creating Phoenix Point by taking influences from the famed X-COM franchise. We are updating our favorite gameplay features from X-COM titles such as UFO: Enemy Unknown and X-COM Apocalypse that I designed, and mixing them with some of the amazing ideas Firaxis Games executed brilliantly in their franchise reboots, to create an entirely new game whose essence lies in the XCOM genre,” said Julian Gollop, CEO, Snapshot Games Inc.

The title is expected to release in Q4 2018.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII Fame & Strategy Expansion Pack Launch Trailer

Burlingame, Calif. – April 25, 2017 – KOEI TECMO America today proudly announced the release of Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII: Fame and Strategy Expansion Pack, an extensive content expansion for the historically-inspired strategy epic set in second century China, alongside a new trailer. With today’s launch of the Fame and Strategy Expansion Pack, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIIImakes its debut on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and is now available exclusively as a digital bundle with its just-launched DLC. This bundle package is also available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and on Windows PC via Steam® for those who do not yet own Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII: Fame and Strategy Expansion Pack introduces new mechanics to the series that allow for greater strategic possibilities and additional options for diplomacy, nobility and warfare in the fight to unify China. One of these additions is the Fame System, wherein players work towards receiving bonuses for their characters by completing achievements, which range from battlefield objectives to peacefully resolving disputes. Players can also earn a Prestige title for their character through the Fame System, which will unlock new actions based on their Prestige level and ultimately shape life as an officer.

Also arriving with the new expansion is the War Council, which is held before engaging in battle. With this feature, Generals are able to choose which Officers will follow them into combat and which strategies they will apply to outsmart their opponent. Furthermore, players will now be able to create their own scenarios with the Event Editor. This tool allows unique narratives to be crafted within second century China and offers full control over when Events take place, which officers are affected and whether there will be multiple outcomes.

For more information on Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII: Fame and Strategy Expansion Pack, please visit the official website at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/rtk13ep, Like KOEI TECMO America on Facebook at www.facebook.com/koeitecmous, and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS. This title has been rated “E10+ for Everyone 10+” by theESRB.

The Lord of the Rings Online Turns 10

BOSTONApril 24, 2017 – Standing Stone Games is celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings Online™ (LOTRO) with a host of in-game items and events. During the Anniversary Festival, currently underway, all players will receive a set of in-game fireworks, as well as bonus exclusive gifts based on their account status. There’s also a number of limited-time in-game quests and events to experience in honor of the occasion.

The development team will host a special 12-hour live stream on Twitch featuring gameplay, developer chats, and giveaways tomorrow, April 25, beginning at 12 pm ET at: www.twitch.tv/lotrostream

The Lord of the Rings Online’s most recent major content patch brought players to the doors of Sauron’s fortress in the long-awaited “Battle of the Black Gate” update. Players can explore new Resource Instances and over 100 quests and deeds in the Region of Dagorlad leading up to the Host of the West’s climactic confrontation with Sauron’s forces.

For more information about everything happening during The Lord of the Rings Online’s 10th anniversary, please visit www.lotro.com/en/10-year-celebrations.

Planet Coaster and Elite Dangerous Coming to Retail

London – April 24, 2017 – Sold Out Sales & Marketing Limited is delighted to announce a partnership with illustrious British developer and publisher, Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV), to bring PC smash hit Planet Coaster to retail on May 23, 2017 and to bring Elite Dangerous: Legendary Edition to retail for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later in 2017.

Planet Coaster is a runaway hit with unrivalled appeal, built upon over fifteen years of experience in simulation; crafting the next great leap forwards for the genre. Be inspired and inspire others as you Create, Manage and Share the world’s greatest coaster parks with friends and content creators around the world. Surprise, delight and thrill your guests as you build your coaster park empire, and let your imagination run wild with the future of coaster park simulation games.

Elite Dangerous re-creates the entirety of the Milky Way at its full galactic proportions, with an evolving player-driven narrative and connected multiplayer experience. Starting with only a small starship and a few credits, players do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to survive in a futuristic cutthroat galaxy and to stand among the ranks of the iconic Elite.

Elite Dangerous: Legendary Edition brings the epic Elite Dangerous to retail for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, featuring Elite Dangerous, Elite Dangerous: Horizons and 1,000 Frontier Points for use as in-game currency.

‘We’re thrilled to be working with Frontier Developments on two of the best titles created in Britain in recent years. Frontier’s creativity, passion and quality is something we admire, and we’re looking forward to working together to take these titles to retail stores around the world,’ said Garry Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Sold Out Sales & Marketing.

‘We want Frontier’s great games to be enjoyed by as many players around the world as possible.’ said David Walsh, Chief Operating Officer of Frontier. ‘We’re therefore delighted to be working with Sold Out on our retail presence for Planet Coaster and Elite Dangerous.’

Planet Coaster hits retail in selected territories on May 23, 2017. Elite Dangerous: Legendary Edition hits retail later in 2017.

The Hunting Simulator Bestiary Trailer

Lesquin, France, April 21, 2017 To exhibit in full detail all of the available content within Hunting Simulator, Bigben and Neopica release the first video out of three revealing the true authenticity of the game experience.

Through this video, learn more about the different animals which you can track during your adventures. How to find them, how to understand their group behavior, what to do if they scare… Each species is precisely modeled and reproduced in the game for the most realistic experience possible. It’s all on you to learn how to track them to become the best hunter.

Hunting season opens this summer on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC.

Click here for the Steam page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/585080/

Dawn of War III Fragments of War Trailer

April 21, 2017 – With the release of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III just one week away, Relic Entertainment and SEGA Europe are pleased to release the Fragments of War trailer. On April 27, the planet Acheron will emerge from the warp, bringing with it the mysterious Spear of Khaine – the powerful weapon that sets Dawn of War III in motion, drawing three familiar faces ever closer to their intertwined fates.

Through its haunting narration, the trailer surfaces the defining features of the story’s core heroes – Gabriel Angelos of the Space Marines, Farseer Macha of the Eldar, and Gorgutz ‘Ead’unter of the Orks. But as each shard twists, doubt is cast over whether those features will propel them to power, or see them left bloodied in defeat.

Dawn of War III’s story will unfold across 17 single-player missions, challenging players to command epic heroes, assemble huge armies, and wage war across a range of hostile environments. In Multiplayer, the scale of battle will hit its peak as players unleash towering war machines and screen-shaking super abilities to defeat their foes.

Dawn of War III’s Multiplayer Open Beta opens at 10AM PDT today, and runs until 10AM PDT on Monday, April 24th. Pit colossal armies of Space Marines, Eldar and Orks against your foes in chaotic, over-the-top fights to the finish. Join now at www.dawnofwar.com/beta.

Dawn of War III releases on April 27, 2017. For further updates, visit DawnOfWar.com, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Armored Warfare Update 0.19 Rolls Out

Thursday, April 20, 2017 — Developer and global publisher My.com are proud to announce that update 0.19 for Free-to-Play Tank MMO Armored Warfare – Tanks Reloaded is now available. The anticipated update and its main feature, Balance 2.0, mark the beginning of a new era for Armored Warfare. Balance 2.0 consists of many highly impactful gameplay and balance changes that represent the foundation for the game’s future development. 26 new vehicles are added for tank commanders to drive to the modern battlefields and wreak havoc in a new PvP map and brand-new PvE missions.

Tanks Reloaded will define the further steps for the game’s genre defining mode Global Operations, by adding the large scale and Caucasus-themed map “Barren Divide”. A fully interactive map with overhead surveillance drones, fighter bombers and static anti-tank turrets functioning as a 3rd party support for each of the competing teams. Global Operations is an exciting new game mode for the genre and fuses the PvE and PvP game modes together in a unique and explosive mix.

Features introduced with Tanks Reloaded (Update 0.19):

  • 26 New Vehicles
  • New PvP map: Chemical Plant
  • New Global Operations map: Barren Divide
  • PvE Mission: Raiding party
  • PvE Mission: Watchdog
  • Skirmish mode

Balance 2.0

Balance 2.0 is a catch-all for a set of changes and improvements coming to Armored Warfare in Update 0.19 based on community feedback which solve the problems in high tier gameplay and alleviates the power creep between tiers throughout the game. Another major part of Balance 2.0 is the re-evaluation of every core gameplay mechanic, including: damage mechanics, class abilities, retrofits, upgrades, and crew skills. This fulfills the purpose of ensuring these mechanics are working cohesively to deliver balanced and exciting gameplay as intended. Learn more details about Balance 2.0 on the dedicated page to the upcoming changes: aw.my.com/balance-2.0

Man O’ War: Corsair – Warhammer Naval Battles Review

I love to try pirate themed games.  I don’t care how bad initial reviews may or may not be, I will always give one a chance and that is probably because of years of playing them.  I also love to play games where I get to face off against orcs and goblins. The best and most notable case of this for me is a game I just celebrated a 10 year guild anniversary in.  So let me fight those black sails and privateers through waters where there be monsters… on other ships as well as the deep dark depths.  Man O’ War: Corsair – Warhammer Naval Battles promises pirate combat and plenty of orcs to kill. Let’s see how she sails!

Full Sails To The Wind:

Man O’ War: Corsair is out now on Steam and first I’d like to address the game’s score.  It sounds like it was made by an orchestra for the History Channel and that is a great compliment.  The score is epic and sounds professionally orchestrated – it pulls you in and makes you think about the game having massive scope.  Massive sound=massive expectations, especially in this case!

The graphics are what you would expect from a Warhammer game, and it is truly Warhammer on the high (and low) seas.  These are some large boots to fill because usually when you think of Warhammer you think of fighting outside then maybe going into the occasional vehicle or siege machine. This time, however, it is the other way around.  You will get boarded by Green Skins or even board their ships, but you have to watch your back as well for the pirates or other countries who don’t like you and might want to use the opportunity to sink you.

You go into ports to get crew, weapons, ship repairs, upgrades and purchases, find contracts for everything from sneaking spies and diplomats between ports to making sure one ship or another never sees dry land again.  You have to be careful how many enemies you make throughout your journeys because when your ship is shot to hell, most of your crew is dead, and your sails are ragged sheets the closest port in a hell storm just might be what saves you.

Speaking of storms, the game has a terrific weather system that brings beautiful rain, fog, and snow – and sometimes these storms can be brutal.  But it isn’t just the monsters riding ships or diving from above that you have to fear, there are also great beasts beneath the waves that can tear your ship apart and leave you wishing for a bigger boat.

Man O’ War: Corsair is open world, with over 50 ports to visit (or sack) and you can play as a merchant, privateer, pirate, great sea hunter or any mix of lot to further your career through across the seas.

…Surprise, and that is just the humans!  You can work your way up through the dark ranks and even lead Green Skins in fleets to sack cities and torture citizens.  It is the Dark Gods you are trying to impress and their is no place in their royalty for the squeamish.  So (especially while learning) I suggest you save often and kill plenty.  Once again it is still open world and open season on the puny little humans and seem to fear nothing more than heads on pikes.

Shifting Sails, Headed Home:

Man O’ War: Corsair – Warhammer Naval Battles is a terrific game, with an open world and a mind-boggling amount of playtime.  If you like naval combat games, you will like this game. If you like pirate games, you will like this game. And, if you like games set in the Warhammer universe, you will especially love this.  Man O’ War: Corsair – Warhammer Naval Battles is a blast from the moment you get your feet wet and it is available now for about $30 dollars on Steam.


Man’O War: Corsair – Warhammer Naval Battles Review Score

(5 out of 5 stars)


The Surge Combat Trailer Released

April 20, 2017 – Deck13’s upcoming hardcore Action-RPG The Surge comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 16, 2017. Today’s Combat Trailer challenges you to survive the deadly CREO facility, making use of The Surge’s fast, technical combat system.

As showcased in the Target, Loot & Equip Trailer, make use of vertical and horizontal attacks, as well as strike power, to target and dismember specific limbs, so you can loot what you cut. Looting upgrades for your exo-suit is key to progression, and surviving challenging physically based combat situations is a matter of skill.

Positioning and speed are vital, so make use of your exo-enhanced dodges, blocks, ducks and jumps to avoid attacks while managing stamina, ensuring you’re always in the right place to strike the limb you want, or to avoid a potentially damning blow. The rules of combat apply to both you, and your enemy: get hit in an unarmored limb, and you’ll go down faster. Take advantage of the enemy’s weaknesses while balancing your own, and you’ll walk away with his strengths.

But you’re not alone. Throughout your journey you’ll be assisted by your industrial drone, with abilities once used for CREO’s industrial needs now manipulated into a fighting machine. Shield yourself, or Burn, knock down, pull, and blast enemies at your will as you continue to fight in melee.

Prepare for The Surge May 16 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One and PC. Visit the official website for more info.