STOCKHOLM – 19 October 2016 – Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio have today released Leviathans, the first story pack for the critically acclaimed science fiction strategy game, Stellaris.
Leviathans adds new exploration centered content, as you encounter new, potentially dangerous species, pirates and space creatures when you expand across the galaxy. New events and new options are open to you, bringing you even deeper into an epic space opera of your own creation.
Stellaris: Leviathans includes:
Guardians: Powerful space entities with mysterious origins and motives. Fight or investigate them to unlock technologies and gain access to great treasures.
Enclaves: Independent outposts of traders and artists who are willing to make a deal. Exchange resources, purchase information about the galaxy, or commission a great work of art for your empire.
War in Heaven: Where will your fledgling empire lie if two ancient Fallen Empires decide to renew old grievances in a War in Heaven? Will you err on the side of caution and take a side with the stronger power, or will you strike at both whilst they are occupied with their own titanic struggle?
New art and music to add greater variety and listening pleasures to your game experience.
The launch of Leviathans is accompanied by the Heinlein update to the base Stellaris game, available to anyone who owns it. Heinlein is a huge free update to the game that addresses many issues for players, including:
October 21, 2016 – Farming Simulator 17 will release Tuesday next week October 25, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The Farming Simulator franchise has entranced millions of players over the years, thanks to its unique blend of progressive gameplay and rewarding management within the universal theme of farming and agriculture, featuring hundreds of vehicles from the world’s biggest agricultural brands. In the run-up to launch, we are happy to unveil Farming Simulator 17’s Launch Trailer today, which gives a taste of all the activities players will be able to take on next week.
Immerse yourself in a huge open world loaded with a yield of new content. Explore farming possibilities over hundreds of acres of land, including a detailed new North American environment. Drive over 250 authentic farming vehicles and equipment from more than 75 manufacturers, including huge new brands such as Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra.
Harvest many types of crops, including for the first time sunflowers and soy beans. Take care of your livestock – cows, sheep, chickens and now pigs – take part in forestry, and sell your products to expand your farm! Transport your goods with trucks and trailers, or load and drive trains to reach your destination. Grow your farm online with other players, and download community created mods across each platform for an ever-expanding Farming Simulator experience!
Get on board on the 25th of October 2016 with Farming Simulator 17 – coming on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
October 20, 2016 – Developer Battlestate Games has published the first of two packs of screenshots featuring the enhanced graphics in their upcoming FPS/MMO Escape from Tarkov. Since its Closed Alpha launch, the game is being constantly improved in anticipation of its soon-to-come Beta testing phase. Developer Battlestate Games is working diligently on several important items, such as, large-scale online testing and performance optimization. Upon release, Escape from Tarkov will feature massive upgrades to its visuals, courtesy of significant engine upgrades, which will make the game’s graphics even more lifelike than before.
Key graphical changes include:
Improved shaders with added Physically Based Rendering (PBR) features
Ambient light portals (improved indoor lighting)
Complete and improved sky lighting in full daylight cycle
New Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
Contact Ambient Obscurance
New tone mapping
Improved SSR (screen space reflections)
New color correction
Reworked and improved most of the materials and textures of characters, weapons, and objects
Optimized terrain and vegetation
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 off 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.
The closed beta-testing of Escape from Tarkov is planned for 2016. To learn more about Escape from Tarkov and to sign up for closed beta, visit www.escapefromtarkov.com. ‘Like’ the game on Facebook and follow the game’s development on Twitter @bstagames for all the latest developer updates and news.
October 20, 2016 – Drawing inspiration from the timeless stories of Lewis Carroll, Alice VR merges past and future to create a sci-fi tale of mystery and discovery. Experience a part of that vision with a preview of three compositions of the original soundtrack composed by Francois Jolin from Eon Sounds included with every purchase of Alice VR.
In addition to the soundtrack, every purchase of Alice VR also comes a 40-page art book with notes from the developers, a set of exclusive wallpapers, and additional behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Alice VR.
Stranded on a foreign planet after an emergency landing, you exit the ship to find that all of the inhabitants have mysteriously disappeared. Venture deep into a world of wonder and abandoned beauty, undermining the laws of physics and choosing the paths that will ultimately decide the fate of both you and the planet.
Alice VR will be available October 27th for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, OSVR, and standard PC.
October 20, 2016 –Dead Age, the tactical zombie horror RPG from Headup Games and Silent Dreams, will leave Early Access see full release on Steam on November 4. The game, which puts players in the role of survivors of a zombie apocalypse, challenges players to rebuild society, brick by brick, while fighting off the undead hordes in challenging tactical turn-based combat. In Dead Age, you will manage survivors, go on dangerous scavenging runs, build alliances, craft equipment and make difficult story-influencing decisions. There’s a lot to do to rebuild a zombie-ravaged world…are you up to it?
Find out on November 4 when Dead Age hits full release on Steam!
October 19, 2016 – To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of Star Wars Battlefront, we’re excited to announce that Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Ultimate Edition will be available as a boxed retail product in stores this November. This special edition of the game includes everything you need to expand your galaxy and live out your ultimate Star Wars™ battle fantasies. The Ultimate Edition includes Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition, as well as the Season Pass and its four expansion packs: Outer Rim, Bespin, Death Star and Rogue One: Scarif. Combined, that’s over 30 maps, 14 heroes and 14 game modes.
Also coming this holiday, players can put themselves in the cockpit of an X-wing with PlayStation VR in the Star WarsTM BattlefrontTM Rogue OneTM: X-wing VR Mission, free to all owners of Star Wars™ Battlefront™.
Head to the blog to learn about more in-game events and giveaways coming up in Star Wars Battlefront this holiday.
October 19, 2016 — The Royal Navy may have been on the horizon for some time, but now the branch of 10 British light cruisers are finally ready to set sail in World of Warships. The line of British cruisers consists of agile, stealthy vessels, making them perfect for rushing headlong into objectives, while singing “Rule, Britannia”. They are excellent at hunting destroyers, and their low detectability and rapid-firing guns make them efficient in encounters with more “neutral” cruisers. Combine this with their excellent torpedo armament and the smoke screen ability, and you’ll be able to punch a hole through well-armored foes.
“The Royal Navy has such a rich history and we’ve had our sights set on including her line in the game for a while,” said Artur Plociennik, World of Warships Global Publishing Producer. “Because we respect its history so much, we wanted to ensure we had every detail down, to create an exceptional player experience.”
Begin your journey through the Tech Tree in the Tier I Black Swan, and as you work your way up through every tier, from the Leander to the Edinburgh, keep your eyes locked on the end goal: The Tier X Minotaur. She was the epitome of design for light cruisers at the beginning of the postwar period. In addition to her compact dimensions, maneuverability, and low detectability, this cruiser boasts an amazing firing rate, and her dual-purpose guns provide a superior AA engagement area radius. Also, who can forget that a formidable advantage of the Royal Navy is their torpedoes? They have the option to fire singularly from multiple tube launchers. Make sure you get the most out these legends.
Lastly, players who have reached Account Level 4 in the game will find containers with some mystery booty inside. All you have to do to haul up these treasures is simply play the game.
Now, stick the kettle on, whip out the scones, and take a British cruiser for a spin.
For the latest information, visit the official World of Warships website:
Oslo, Norway – October 19th, 2016 – Funcom, the independent developer and publisher of PC and console games behind games such as ‘The Longest Journey’, ‘Age of Conan’, ‘The Park’, and ‘The Secret World’, announced today that its new game ‘Hide and Shriek’ will launch on Steam on October 25th, and as of today the game is available for pre-purchase through the Steam page. Also released today is the first gameplay video showing two players scaring each other half to death!
‘Hide and Shriek’ is a one vs. one multiplayer game where players collect points and scare the other player through the use of spells, traps, and jump scares. Players can summon dark demons, set up elaborate traps, and jump out of hiding to scare each other senseless. The catch is that you are both invisible, and in order to find and scare the other player you must observe telltale signs such as doors opening or objects flying through the air, or trick them into clever traps that will reveal their position.
“We’re very excited to finally show off how the game actually looks and plays,” says Game Director Romain Amiel. “We’ve had people test the game recently, and they all struggle to compare it to other games. The simple truth is that ‘Hide and Shriek’ offers something new and different, and as a team we’re very proud to be bringing that to gamers. You have to experience it for yourself.”
‘Hide and Shriek’ will be available On October 25th on Steam, and will be fully localized to German, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Korean, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese languages. For more information, please visit www.hideandshriekgame.com. Streamers and press eager to play the game can get in touch with Funcom directly to receive access.
October 18, 2016 – After seducing a large number of players on PC with its brutal and tactical gameplay, Mordheim: City of the Damned is available today for download on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Mordheim: City of the Damned, the first video game adaptation of Games Workshop’s cult classic, is a turn-based tactical game in which you lead your Warband into bloody and lethal skirmishes. The game blends RPG elements, fast-paced tactical combat and intricate unit customization in a time wrought by chaos and rivalry where only the strongest survive. Today, you can watch its Consoles Launch Trailer before recruiting your warband and invading the dark streets of Mordheim.
Mordheim: City of the Damned takes place during a grim conflict where factions, empires, and mercenaries fight for gems, called Wyrdstone, created by a comet impact that destroyed the depraved city of Mordheim. It will be your responsibility, amidst this chaos, to take command of your Warband and storm the ruins to battle other parties, avoid abominable monsters, and gather Wyrdstone. Each nail-biting decision has its consequences: Permanent death or crippling injury that could leave your recruits without a limb or an eye.
The game includes a full campaign for each of the four Warbands: The Human Mercenaries, the Sisters of Sigmar, the Skaven of Clan Eshin, and the Cult of the Possessed. Once you feel ready, you can also enlist your single-player Warband to compete in online multiplayer skirmishes!
Mordheim: The City of the Damned releases today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game is already available on PC.