Swindon, UK – 7th April, 2017: Award winning indie team ‘Evil Twin Artworks’ are proud to announce today that Early Access favourite ’Man O’ War: Corsair’ is ready to set sail on the wider seas, as the Warhammer-themed title moves to full launch, 19th April, 2017. Man O’ War Corsair will be available for PC on Steam for £22.99 / €27.99 / $29.99.
“When we first launched our alpha back in April 2016, we rather optimistically said that we had about four months work left to do,” commented James Carroll, Director at Evil Twin Artworks. “We suspected we might end up doing more than that but our fantastic community has been so passionate and supportive, that we now have a much deeper and more engaging game than we ever envisaged.”
Man O’ War: Corsair now features explorable ports, new races and factions, additional gameplay modes, horrifying sea monsters and more epic battles than ever before! It’s a shining example of how a title should come through Early Access and blossom into a full gaming experience. James explains further: “When developers approach Early Access the right way, it can prove a wonderful collaboration that involves your most passionate fans without having to compromise your original development vision. We’re really glad we trusted our guts (and our community!) and took that route.”
True to form, through final launch and beyond, Evil Twin Artworks will still be asking for even more community feedback and suggestions as they continue to keep expanding Man O’ War: Corsair into the future, with a number of updates already in the works.
To celebrate the launch and to show how far the game has come, please check out the brand new Man O’ War: Corsair trailer.
Berlin, Germany – April 7th, 2017 – Berlin indie studio Point Blank Games are proud to announce that Shock Tactics will be released on PC, April 11th, 2017. The game combines fast-paced tactical combat with exploration elements and intricate squad management. Shock Tactics comes with a complex cover system, where it is crucial to use the terrain to your advantage. Position yourself above the enemy and strike both swiftly and decisively in action-packed strategic battles.
You are the leader of a small vanguard of space pioneers, on a mission to scout a newly discovered planet. On Hephæst, you must try to harness unexplored alien technology to withstand the relentless attacks of the powerful Imperial Consortium, pirates and aliens. A thrilling race against time unfolds, as players have to quickly secure excavations on the procedurally generated world map and ensure their technological edge in the war over Hephæst.
Shock Tactics will be available for 19.95€ on Windows PC as digital download on Steam, and physically in stores worldwide in cooperation with EuroVideo.
April 7, 2017 – SEGA and Playsport Games today released ‘Aerodynamics’, their fourth “From the Pit Wall” video for Motorsport Manager™. The great and good of the Formula 1 grid head north to Shanghai this weekend for the 14th staging of the Chinese GP, on a track renowned for its long back straight and sweeping corners, so it makes sense that the latest in our Motorsport Manager™ “From the Pit Wall” video series covers the ins, outs, ups and overs of aerodynamics.
Courtesy of F1 driver-cum-TV analyst Karun Chandhok, find out how important the front wing is for cutting through the air and sending it purposefully back over the rest of the car, thereby maximizing the performance of the other aero parts like the floor, rear wing and even the drivers’ helmets. With speeds of over 300 km/h tempered by hairpins and other low-speed areas in Shanghai, this weekend will typify how essential it is for teams to understand how best to balance their car for maximum speed down the straights while not sacrificing too much stability in the corners.
For more information about Motorsport Manager™, log on to www.motorsportmanager.net and follow us on social media for game updates and general motorsport chat at www.twitter.com/playmotorsport & www.facebook.com/playmotorsport.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (April 6, 2017) — Logic Artists, the developers behind Expeditions: Viking, are gearing up for the game’s imminent release and as such have recorded a devs play video showcasing the latest in combat abilities available in Expeditions: Viking! This latest devs play arrives just three weeks before Expeditions: Viking is scheduled to release online and in stores on April 27, 2017.
In this video, Logic Artists Creative Director, Jonas Wæver shows a number of the (more-than) 70 activatable combat abilities available in Expeditions: Viking. He had this to say about it, “In Expeditions: Viking we created a class-free RPG where we wanted players to be able to experiment and synergize with a variety of different combat weapons and abilities. In this Developers Play Video, we’re showing how a player might build a group so that his or her weapons and skills work well together.”
Expeditions: Viking releases for Windows PC on April 27, 2017 and will be available online on Steam, GOG.com, GamersGate, and Greenman Gaming and in stores worldwide.
April 6, 2017 – Laminar Research, creator of the XPlane flight simulator franchise and publisher Aerosoft are proud to announce the release version of its flagship desktop simulation product, XPlane 11.
XPlane 11 continues the evolution of the desktop version of XPlane. Over the years it has always been the policy of Laminar Research to continually improve XPlane, providing the most realistic flight simulation available, with flight modeling so accurate that it has been adopted by numerous commercial aviation organizations.
XPlane 11 continues this evolution with new aircraft, scenery, and 3-D airports. This new version also incorporates the newest technology available in computing and graphics processing, resulting in breathtaking visual and dynamic effects.
Some of the major features of X-Plane 11 include:
A brand new intuitive user interface and control setup
A completely overhauled aircraft fleet with detailed documentation, plus multiple new aircraft
High-resolution exteriors and detailed 3-D cockpits for many aircraft
New global auto-gen scenery with both European and North American details
The latest road placement and global scenery from open street map are included
Now with over 3000 airports with 3-D buildings & airport scenery
Airports are now populated with dynamic, driving service vehicles and static and dynamic aircraft.
New rendering engine for enhanced lighting and water effects
Updated weather and atmospheric effects
Enhanced performance from the modern 64-bit engine
About Laminar Research: Laminar Research is creator of the X-Plane franchise of flight simulators, including X-Plane 11, the latest desktop version. X-Plane 11 will be available in both a consumer and FAA certified professional version. Laminar also offers X-Plane versions for both the iPhone and iPad, as well as other mobile systems. X-Plane’s flight model, scope, versatility, customizability, and 3rd party add-ons make it the ultimate flight simulation experience for Macintosh, Windows, Linux, iPhone, and Android platforms.
April 6, 2017 – Players can now enjoy an all new dungeon in our open-world survival Early Access game Conan Exiles. The dungeon is called The Dregs, and in it you can explore the dark sewers which spread beneath the ruins of an ancient city filled with corrupting magic.
You must perform a grizzly ritual before you can open the secret entrance to the dungeon and descend into the murky depths below. The Dregs offer a brutal challenge with new monsters to fight and puzzles to overcome. The final boss of the dungeon is the Abysmal Remnant, the result of an experiment with dark sorcery which went horribly wrong. Players can get their hands on new armor, weapons, gear and new crafting recipes by defeating the dungeon boss.
This dungeon is the third content update for Conan Exiles in the last three weeks. Two weeks ago, we introduced the dyeing system, where players can color their clothes and armor, plus many new weapons and a set of armor. Last week players could get their hands on the all new trebuchet war machine, which can fire huge boulders and even demon-fire barrages at enemy cities.
Conan Exiles was released into Early Access on January 31st 2017 and Funcom reported that the game sold half a million units in about a month. The developers continue to update the game constantly with both fixes, improvements, new content, and new features. For more information, visit www.conanexiles.com
April 6, 2016 – Deck13’s upcoming hardcore action-RPG The Surge comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 16, 2017. Today, the “Target, Loot and Equip” trailer highlights the game’s limb-slicing loot system in all its bloody, brutal glory.
The Surge empowers players by giving them control over what they loot from defeated enemies. Target specific body parts before damaging them with a combination of vertical and horizontal attacks; the dismembered part then determines which piece of equipment is looted―the schematic corresponding to the sliced armor part, salvaged materials for crafting the corresponding piece, or even the weapon wielded by the enemy. This means that when approaching an enemy, players face a difficult decision: do they target an unarmored body part for a shorter fight, or risk a lengthier, more damaging battle for a chance at slicing off a shiny new piece of equipment?
Balancing risk and reward is core to succeeding in The Surge, and bold players can walk away from a fight with amazing rewards. The toughest enemies drop the most powerful weapons and armor, so if you see a piece of equipment you like, you’ll need to fight hard for it―or die trying.
The Surge arrives May 16 and is available to pre-order now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Visit the official website for more info.
April 6, 2017 – We’re excited to announce that The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood, the first major new content addition for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, is now available worldwide for PC and iPad. This new story content brings tons of additional missions and cards to the game and returns Elder Scrolls fans to one of their favorite guilds from the franchise – the lethal Dark Brotherhood.
About The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood
The Fall of The Dark Brotherhood is a new PvE Story that tosses players into the role of a double agent hired to infiltrate the ranks of the fabled Dark Brotherhood. Recruited by a sinister group to bring down the infamous Elder Scrolls guild of lethal assassins, players will need to make key choices that both impact which missions they will play and determine how the story unfolds.
This massive new adventure takes place prior to the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and is broken into three sections, or maps, introducing more than 25 missions and 40 new cards to the game. By completing missions within the new Story, players will unlock new cards available only via The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood, including three new Legendary cards. Players will face a variety of new challenges, lane conditions, and scenarios as they play through the new Story. There’s a pig you have to keep alive, a fight that takes place during a ball where things keep moving around, a prison fight, a skooma den battle, and much more.
The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood is purchasable in-game as three individual maps or as a bundle for a special price of $19.99 and can also be bought with in-game gold. Those who pick up The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood will also receive the ‘Doom Wolf’ mount for use in the award-winning online RPG, The Elder Scrolls Online (PC/Mac only). For more details about on The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood, including a look at the exclusive cards, please read more online.
April 5, 2017 – Nongünz is a nihilistic action platformer which combines hectic shootouts with the management of a mysterious idle game.
Each run has the player parting from a black and white graveyard into an ever-changing gothic dungeon full of nightmares fleshed out of human viscera. Surviving this distraught roguelike will not only require skill but style, since in Nongünz rewards the player for long-lasting combos along with a variety of challenges and gameplay modifiers… moreover, score will play a key role in the progress of the mysterious idle game: the formation of your very own band of lost souls and death cultists.
As the world of Nongünz evolves, the player will find special characters that will inhabit their graveyard: praying cultists, self-scourging martyrs, somber gravediggers… These characters will provide special services such as shops, slot machines, dungeon shortcuts, and more; which will either help you widen your killing skills or improve the performance of the mysterious idle game built around the graveyard.
Nongünz aspires to seduce the player into a reflexion around the undeniable appeal of violence and the instincts behind accumulation of power and superiority. Hence its gritty black and white aesthetics; the omnipresence of flesh, bones and death; and the oppressing atmosphere of its dark environments and primal themes.
Nongünz is to be released on the following months, the secular god willing.
Croatia – Chaos incarnate Croteam and professional hype-people Devolver Digital have launched Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter and Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift via Steam. Keen on defying normal release timelines, Croteam told us to hold their beer as they paired The First Encounter’s Early Access departure with a surprise debut from its relentlessly exhilarating follow-up The Second Encounter. Both titles are available for 25 percent off during their launch window.
Each game immerses sharpshooters into blistering clashes with hordes of enemies, placing Sam’s ridiculous arsenal into the quivering and probably sweaty palms of VR fans. Using trackpads or state-of-the-art VR teleportation trickery, players tear through waves of enemies across ancient Egypt, South America, medieval Europe and Mesopotamia.
Cleave through beasts with an over-the-top collection of firepower, including the Chainsaw, Cannon, Minigun and trusty staples like the Shotgun, Colt and Sniper Rifle. Keeping targets in your sights is as simple as pointing and shooting … so long as you can hold a steady aim throughout Serious Sam’s blazing pace of action.
The monstrous forces in both Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter and Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter are led by Mental, a god-like being stirred from hibernation by the human race’s incessant curiosity with an ancient alien technology. Hellbent on crushing all life, Mental’s army devastates all forces in their path with the exception of Sam ‘Serious’ Stone, a lone EDF general leading a resistance as the galaxy’s last hope of salvation.
VR socialites can enlist up to 15 friends to help them blast through cooperative modes, including full multi-level campaigns, or turn acquaintances into rivals across a wealth of competitive multiplayer game types. Earn bragging rights in the hunting-themed showdown, Beast Hunt, the fight to steal and hold a score-boosting item, My Burden, or classic match types including Capture the Flag and Instant Kill. Keyboard and VR-wielding sharpshooters can face off via cross-platform battles.
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