July 21, 2016 – Battlestate Games has released a new screenshot pack from its in-development title Escape from Tarkov. The new screens, taken directly from the Alpha build of the the upcoming MMO/FPS combat simulation, showcases the first location “The Customs” that will be playable in the soon-to-launch Closed Alpha.
In “The Customs” most of the abandoned or occupied places are guarded by bands of civilian Scavengers who took over most of the Tarkov when the conflict started. These ‘Scavs’ are desperate for loot and ruthless in protecting what they have managed to salvage.
Escape from Tarkov is a hardcore story-driven MMO featuring elements of FPS and RPG. The events take place in the Russian city of Tarkov, which has been sealed of by roadblocks and sunk into the chaos of local warfare between private military companies. Escape from Tarkov’s Hazardous Environment Combat Simulator employs a number of custom system modules to create incredibly immersive gameplay and make players feel the reality of what is happening in the game.
To get more information on Escape from Tarkov or to Pre-order and unlock early access visit the game’s official page: www.escapefromtarkov.com. Also ‘Like’ the game on Facebook and follow the game’s development on Twitter @bstategames for all the latest developer updates and news.
Ridgewood, NJ – July 21, 2016 – Kalypso Media and Games Farm are proud and excited to present Vikings – Wolves of Midgard, a bold new IP that will pit Action RPG fanatics against the most legendary of all mythological conflicts: Ragnarok.
Legend has it, that when the coldest winter descends, the Jotan will return to take their vengeance against the Gods of Asgard. The world is on the road to perdition and the fate of Midgard hangs in the balance. But when the Fire and Frost Giants begin to merge their armies, they encounter the clan of the Ulfung – the Wolves of Midgard. Bloody, but unbowed following the destruction of their village, this notorious band of ostracized Viking warriors are determined to seize their destiny and save the world. As clan chief, you must save Midgard from complete annihilation, and spearhead the charge to vanquish the fiendish creatures of the Fimbulwinter.
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 cold 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 to play at this year’s gamescom on the Kalypso Media consumer stand (Hall 8.1 – C 40) and also being demoed by the developers on the business stand (Hall 2.1 – C 11 | D 12) who will also be available for interviews.
Tuesday 19th July, 2016 – The Assembly, the highly anticipated story-led VR game from British studio nDreams, launches today for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive at 08:00 PDT / 11:00 EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST on Steam and Oculus Home, priced at $29.99 / €24.99 / £19.99.
To mark the release of their first major title, nDreams – the UK’s largest independent developer/publisher solely focused on creating virtual reality games and experiences – has issued a launch trailer that spotlights The Assembly’s thought-provoking story and tense atmosphere. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/P_ywcq0-QxE
A selection of new screenshots, highlighting the game’s intricate environments, are also available to download from here.
A non-VR edition of the game will be released for Windows PC at the same time, priced at $19.99 / €19.99 / £14.99. Once purchased, owners will have the option to upgrade to the VR edition at any time in order to experience the game as originally intended.
The Assembly will also be available to purchase today from Green Man Gaming, Humble Bundle, GamersGate and other popular digital marketplaces.
With The Assembly, nDreams have set out to make the most convincing interactive story in VR to date by combining realistic graphics with life-like positional audio and an intuitive in-game UI. Even so, every interactive story needs a narrative that captures the player’s imagination, which is why The Assembly has been set against a backdrop of current events and real-life societal anxieties. In today’s world, life-changing technology is being developed at a rate where laws and institutions can’t keep up. This can lead to all kinds of difficult decisions regularly being made by people on all ends of the spectrum and in The Assembly, players will need to make tough choices that have repercussions in the game. Having this as the foundation for The Assembly’s story allows the game’s creators to ask players whether it’s possible for one person to make a real difference, while also challenging their views of the Assembly and its members.
nDreams has designed The Assembly to be an ideal introduction to virtual reality, but one that gamers will still recognize as a fully-fledged videogame. The game includes a range of control schemes to suit both novice and more experienced VR gamers alike, enabling players to freely explore The Assembly’s cohesive world in comfort, without ever having to leave their chair.
For more details about the game, please visit The Assembly’s website, Facebook page, Pinterest board and YouTube playlist, or visit nDreams’ blog for a wealth of behind-the-scenes information.
The Assembly will be released on PlayStation 4 later this year, following the launch of PlayStation VR.
July 20th, Zagreb, Croatia — The alpha version of Starpoint Gemini Warlords on Steam is what Early Access is all about. Building a dedicated community, gathering feedback, listening to fans, and step by step providing them with the game they truly want. The Croatian game development studio Little Green Men is well aware of that, delivering an update to their game every two weeks, which in other circumstances could just as well be called DLC. The changes and improvements are countless!
This time it’s no different. Check out the brand new gameplay trailer HERE to see what awaits you in the updated version of Starpoint Gemini Warlords. If you’d like to test all the new features for yourself, you can get a copy of the game on Steam for as little as 22.99 EUR.
Starpoint Gemini Warlords is a unique blend of space sim, RPG, and 4X games. You’ll be able to conduct research and construction in your own gigantic space station, command your war fleets and heroic companions on invasions into enemy territory, build up your stronghold, trade, mine, salvage, and remind your enemies why they should be afraid of you.
There are tons of features in the game that players asked for while they were playing its predecessor, Starpoint Gemini 2, including those that were either too demanding or too extensive to be added at the time. In fact, implementing these changes required a whole new game to be developed and that is how Starpoint Gemini Warlords was born. Growing with every update released, here is the latest content the game has been enhanced with:
Civilian fleet tasks were added and can now be conducted.
The civilian task tutorial mission was added.
The construction tutorial mission was added.
Encounter quests were added.
War fleets can now be assembled ship by ship.
Fleet management was added.
The Korkyran fleet was added to the ship roster.
Several new station models were added to the mix, including:
On top of that, new stations and planets were added.
And that’s not all! To check out the complete list of changes for this update, click THIS LINKto see what awaits you in the Gemini Universe.
Starpoint Gemini Warlords is now available on PC with more platforms to be announced in the future. No release date has been confirmed yet. For more information about the game, please visit the official website at www.starpointgemini.com, as well as the Facebook and Twitter profiles.
July 19, 2016 – Today we can unveil the digital release date and world premiere trailer for BATMAN – The Telltale Series.
The first of five episodes in the season, Episode 1: ‘Realm of Shadows’ will be available digitally worldwide starting Tuesday August 2nd on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One® and Xbox 360®, for compatible iOS devices via the App Store, and for compatible Android-based devices via Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.
The series will also be available to purchase at retailers starting September 13th in North America as a special Season Pass Disc, which will include the first of five episodes in the season, and will grant access to the subsequent four episodes as they become available for download via online updates. The series will then be available to purchase at retailers across Europe on September 16th.
Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale’s vision of Batman will feature an award-winning cast of talent, including Troy Baker in the role of Bruce Wayne, Travis Willingham as Harvey Dent, Erin Yvette as Vicki Vale, Enn Reitel as Alfred Pennyworth, Murphy Guyer as Lieutenant James Gordon, Richard McGonagle as Carmine Falcone, and Laura Bailey as Selina Kyle. Additional cast and characters will be revealed as the season progresses.
The game will also debut ahead of public launch at a special crowd play event during San Diego Comic Con.
Coming in September, Season Pass holders will receive our third digital expansion pack, Star Wars Battlefront: Death Star. More new maps – on ground and in space – new weapons and star cards and two new heroes including one larger-than-life character we know you’ve been patiently waiting for.
July 15, 2016 – Farming Simulator 17, the latest game from GIANTS SOFTWARE, will be available on October 25, 2016 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC. This new entry in the series brings even more content than before, with new vehicles and branded machinery, new animals to care for, new crop types and for the first time, as announced at E3 2016, the availability of Mods on consoles. Finally, the long-awaited option to play as a female farmer will be made possible in the new addition to the popular franchise.
As requested by the passionate Farming Simulator community, the ability to play a female farmer reflects the diverse and ever-expanding industry of agriculture, making Farming Simulator 17 more realistic and rewarding than ever before. As illustrated in the images released today, players will now be able to select their avatar’s gender at the beginning of the game, along with customizing their clothes. This exciting new option will also appear among the workers you can hire: both men and women will give you a hand with the many tasks that a farmer sees throughout the day!
More new features will be unveiled the coming weeks and Farming Simulator 17 will be present at Gamescom 2016 in Köln on August 17-19th.
July 14, 2016 – Today Bethesda Softworks released Fallout Shelter Update 1.6, the biggest update yet for the smash hit mobile game by Bethesda Game Studios that has thrust more than 50 million players into the role of Overseer to build their own Vault, manage dwellers, and adventure through Fallout’s iconic wasteland. Update 1.6 introduces an exciting new Quest system with a new combat mechanic, as well as two new items for Overseers in a hurry: the Starter Pack allows players to jump-start a new Vault, and Nuka-Cola Quantum speeds up Dwellers returning from the Wasteland and certain Vault tasks.
In addition, Fallout Shelter launched today on PC, bringing the game to an all-new platform, and can be downloaded now, for free, via the Bethesda.net launcher.
QUESTS AND NEW COMBAT SYSTEM
Across more than 5 billion game sessions, Overseers have sent more than 715 million Dwellers into the Wasteland to explore, battle enemies, gather resources and items, and discover new recipes for crafting weapons and armor. In Update 1.6, players now have more substantive Quests to conquer and can take control of their Dwellers while they travel to abandoned buildings and decrepit Vaults, as well as locations familiar to Fallout 4 fans like the Red Rocket Fuel Stop and the Super Duper Mart. Players can assemble a group of Dwellers to take on challenges outside of the Vault, uncover legendary loot, and face off against new enemies like Radscorpions, Ghouls and powerful bosses.
While in the new Quests, Overseers can use the new combat system to gain control over Dwellers in a fight, allowing players to select opponents and direct attacks and even play a quick mini-game for a critical hit. Impatient Overseers who would like to instantly return Dwellers after a quest or complete Barbershop customizations or crafting, can now use a refreshing Nuka-Cola Quantum.
Update 1.6 can be downloaded by visiting the App Store or the Google Play store.
FALLOUT SHELTER LAUNCHES ON PC
Fallout Shelter also launched today for PC, bringing the action to larger screens and an even wider audience. The PC version of the game offers the full Fallout Shelter experience that fans have come to love on mobile, complete with all of the updates added over the last year – Pets, Crafting, Scrapping and Junk, additional rooms, Fallout 4 characters, and special Dweller customization options – as well as all of the new content in Update 1.6.
Lesquin (FRANCE) – July 13th, 2016– Bigben and Kylotonn Racing Games are proud to unveil the very first trailer of WRC 6, the official 2016 video game of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The game is set to be released this October and will be available for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC/Steam.
Developed by Kylotonn’s team of racing enthusiasts, this new version of the game will raise the WRC experience on consoles to a new level of realism and excitement. This first trailer allows players to feel all the danger and the diversity they will have to face in WRC 6, defying the limits of the most extreme tracks in the world in order to save every possible second.
Following the community feedback, the game will include narrower roads, longer special stages, and even a brand new challenging experience with head-to-head Super Special Stages. WRC 6 also takes advantage of new development tools by Kylotonn which will increase graphics and audio perception for players. All these massive improvements make WRC 6 the best way to feel the excitement of being in the boots of a real driver among some of the toughest conditions around the world. While WRC 6 has been recently introduced to players at E3 2016 in Los Angeles (June 14th – 16th), many other surprises remain to be announced in the coming weeks.
WRC 6 will feature all 14 rounds of the 2016 WRC season, including for the first time Rally China, all the star WRC drivers and also a wide selection of WRC 2 teams and competitors from the Junior WRC category. eSports WRC, the first international online competition of the WRC, which was launched in January 2016 with WRC 5, will continue in WRC 6 with improvements in terms of access, rules, and format which will be unveiled nearer the release of the game.
WRC 6 will be available this October for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC/Steam.
July 13, 2016 – Command LIVE is a very ambitious project. Its aim is to recreate highly accurate scenarios from real-world situations and events, as they happen.
WarfareSims has teamed up with the best editors and modders from the community, to create short, engaging scenarios that re-create real life events. Where geopolitical instability calls for military power to come into play, the Command LIVE project calls for players.
The first DLC to be released under this name is Old Grudges Never Die. Players take control of either Russian or Turkish forces in the attempt to maintain national honor and pride, while keeping a lid on hostilities to prevent the outbreak of larger conflict.
This scenario follows on from the real events of November 2015, when a Russian Su-24 was shot down by a Turkish F-16. The consequent geopolitical situation and the interests at stake, including the involvement of NATO, Syrian and rebel forces and ISIS, create a set of circumstances where every false move can end up in a bloodshed.
To better understand the historical landscape and the forces in play, the Command LIVE News Network has put a reporter on the ground and we just received their video report. The editorial team has also sent a report that we have published into the first issue of a newspaper that will be published alongside each Command LIVE scenario.
Old Grudges Never Die is an expansion for Command: Modern/Air Naval Operations will be available on July 19th on our stores and on Steam!
Check for more details from its product page here!