October 7, 2016 – Battle to take control and rule the galaxy in the upcoming STAR WARS: The Old Republic™ Digital Expansion – Knights of the Eternal Throne. Face powerful factions, influence the galaxy for the light or dark side of the Force™, and decide who lives and dies in your own STAR WARS story.
October 7, 2016 – Poppermost Productions has announced that the winter sports game SNOW will officially debut on consoles with a Sony-exclusive beta on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system beginning Tuesday, October 18. This marks the very first time PlayStation®4 fans will be able to shred SNOW’s massive, open world mountain by ski, snowboard and snowmobile!
The SNOW beta will be available for $19.99 through the PlayStation®Store and includes the full game, a Founder’s Pack of well-over $30 worth of customizable gear, and many other new features to kick winter off early. There are other in-game items available for purchase, but the complete open world is accessible for shredding on your sled of choice.
Haarlem, The Netherlands – October 6, 2016 – A first teaser trailer is now available for upcoming spine-tingling horror adventure title ‘Conarium’, published by Iceberg Interactive. Those eager to wishlist the game on Steam can now do so in anticipation of the Q1-2017 release date for PC. The game will also be released on both Xbox One and PS4 later in 2017.
Conarium, which refers to a sinister device hooked up to the brain, is inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s novella “At the Mountains of Madness”, but largely plays after the events in the original story, set in an Antarctic base. The story involves four scientists and their endeavor to challenge what we normally consider to be the ‘absolute’ limits of nature. Expect puzzling, mystical, ominous, even menacing events in weird surroundings, in a place beyond normal human perception, all beautifully realized using the Unreal 4 engine.
You, as Frank Gilman, open your eyes inside a room filled with strange, pulsating noises. Patterns of lights executing a Danse Macabre on the walls is presented by a queer device on the table. Having recalled nothing other than that you’re in Upuaut, an Antarctic base located near Antarctica, you find the place deserted and have a distinct feeling of something being terribly wrong. Somehow knowing that your memories cannot guide you enforces a strange feeling of vulnerability, a familiar yet alien sensation of being a part of a peculiar whole… Soon you will discover that having used the device during the expedition, you have died but then returned subtly changed, speaking of strange memories and of strange places. You have lost something important or gained something sinister…
Explore the Antarctic base, as well as dreams and visions. Study clues, unlock secrets but avoid macabre beings at all costs.
A deep and suspenseful Lovecraftian story with lots of secrets and Easter eggs
Ominous but wonderful graphics created with the Unreal 4 engine
Iceberg Interactive CEO Erik Schreuder says: “Developed by our friends at Zoetrope Interactive, lauded by fans for the acclaimed Darkness Within horror adventure series, Conarium will definitely satisfy fans of the horror genre – and beyond. This game honors Lovecraft’s work with its portentous and sinister undertones, and promises to be a wonderfully created piece of art.”
October 6, 2016 – Originally expected for the end of this year, Styx: Shards of Darkness will finally arrive in Q1 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Patrick Pligersdorffer, CEO at Cyanide Studio, explains, “With this new episode of Styx we updated our engine from Unreal 3 to Unreal 4. This update has brought so much to the Styx series, from graphical enhancements to new gameplay mechanics and features. The engine transition has required some time for our team to adapt to. We’re dedicated to providing the best stealth experience possible for players, so in agreement with our publisher Focus, we are delaying the game until the first quarter of 2017.”
Developed with Unreal 4, Styx: Shards of Darkness, creeps into an ambitious new sequel with a host of new features! Today, we are unveiling the very first gameplay video of Styx: Shards of Darkness, where you can watch our goblin hero sneak, climb, swing, and kill through the Port of Korrangar on a mission offered by his latest shadowy client. This is the perfect opportunity to discover some of the new features and gameplay mechanics added to Styx’s latest adventure.
In search for the Ambassador’s magical scepter stolen by a shape-shifting elf, Styx must infiltrate a diplomatic summit through clever use of the environment and new crafting abilities. A new feature, crafting, enables Styx to use more abilities, such as throwing a cocoon large distances enabling him to teleport into a newly hatched clone of himself.
The series’ lauded verticality returns, with many choices of routes and tactics to take throughout the level. Stick to the shadows on the ground, avoiding patrols, or turn to the walls and ceilings to sneak past or attack from above. Kill, or subvert; the choice is yours – just don’t be seen!
The leveling system returns expanded and enhanced. Using the magical power of Amber, Styx is able to turn himself invisible for a short period of time, and if you choose to upgrade this skill, it can even turn victims invisible while you go in for kills. By leveling up the assassination tree, Styx gets access to improved aerial kills, as well as the ability to kill an enemy from a barrel or box and stuff the body inside in a single, swift, move.
Styx’s second adventure builds upon the foundations laid Akenash, with more fluid movement and climbing abilities, a richer story told with cinematics including an enhanced bestiary, and side-missions to complete for the sneakiest of goblins.
Styx: Shards of Darkness comes out early 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC! You can preorder the game now to get exclusive access to the Akenash set, donning the outfit and dagger of Styx’s first adventure.
San Diego, CA – October 6, 2016 – With the launch of PlayStation®VR just around the corner, Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR), a leading audio technology company for over 40 years, is set to elevate Virtual Reality (VR) gaming audio from good to amazing with the new STEALTH 350VR gaming headset. The STEALTH 350VRaccurately reproduces 3D surround sound from the PlayStation VR and other VR devices through large 50mm over-ear speakers, and features 30+ hour battery-powered amplification, Variable Bass Boost, and a lightweight, ergonomic “built for VR” design that provides extra clearance for VR headbands and cables. The STEALTH 350VR also includes smooth, fabric-wrapped memory foam ear cushions to ensure a comfortable fit, as well as a removable noise-cancelling microphone for crystal clear chat, and Mic Monitoring which lets gamers hear their own voice inside the headset to avoid shouting at other players. The STEALTH 350VR has a MSRP of $79.95 and will be available at participating retail outlets nationwide starting this Sunday, October 9, 2016.
“2016 continues to be a great year for us in gaming, and we’re very proud of the innovations we’ve put into the STEALTH 350VR,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. “Audio is half the overall VR experience, so we set out to create a headset that improves VR audio. For example, VR devices either don’t come with onboard audio or come with smaller on-ear or in-ear speakers, so we have large 50mm over-ear speakers with amplification and bass boost for better overall sound. We also know gamers are already going to be wearing a VR device on their head, so we developed the STEALTH 350VR to be lightweight, and gave it fabric-wrapped, memory foam ear cushions and designed it to fit comfortably around the VR devices. VR is an exciting new market, and the STEALTH 350VR is another great example of how we leverage our heritage as audio experts to create innovative new products that provide gamers with the best possible experience.”
Full details for Turtle Beach’s Stealth 350VR gaming headset are below:
Battery-Powered Amplification – Louder is better! Turtle Beach’s Stealth 350VR gaming headset delivers amazing amplified game and chat audio for a more immersive experience, and allows gamers to play for over 30 hours on a single charge.
Large 50mm Speakers – High-performance 50mm over-ear speakers deliver crisp highs and thundering lows.
Variable Bass Boost – Variable Bass Boost enhances those thundering lows, adding depth and realism to VR gaming audio.
Ergonomic “Built for VR” Design – The Stealth 350VR is designed to accommodate the PlayStation VR headband without interference. A special channel in the Stealth 350VR’s headband provides clearance for over-head cables on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive™.
Detachable Noise-Cancelling Microphone – Eliminate unwanted background noise in the virtual world created from moving around in the real world. TheStealth 350VR’s noise-cancelling microphone provides crystal clear chat with other players, and can be easily detached when not in use.
Mic Monitoring – Mic Monitoring allows gamers to hear their own voice inside the headset to avoid shouting at other players…unless you want to.
Lightweight and Comfortable – The Stealth 350VR headset features a lightweight and comfortable design, with smooth, fabric-wrapped memory foam ear cushions to ensure a breathable, comfortable fit.
Swappable Cable System – Comes with easily interchangeable cables to swap between the PlayStation VR, PS4™ Pro and PS4™, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
For more information on the latest Turtle Beach products and accessories, visit www.turtlebeach.com and be sure to follow Turtle Beach on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
October 6, 2016 – Today Bethesda Game Studios released Update 1.8 for the award-winning mobile and PC game, Fallout Shelter, allowing Overseers to craft themes for their Vault rooms based on their favorite Fallout 4 factions, introducing Holiday celebrations, and bringing even more new Quests to the free-to-play game.
Update 1.8 Content Includes:
Room Themes: Players can show off their Fallout 4 allegiances by building the new room, the Theme Workshop, which enables the crafting of room themes based on the four Fallout 4 factions – the Minutemen, the Railroad, the Brotherhood of Steel, and the Institute. Crafting recipes for these themes will be found on Quests, and players can turn themes on and off at will.
New Quests: Update 1.8 brings a fresh batch of Quests – including upcoming special event Holiday Quests — to keep Dwellers busy finding upgrades and gathering resources from the Wasteland.
Holiday Festivities Coming to the Vault: For the second year in a row, holiday celebrations will return to the Vault for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Starting in October, Halloween-themed outfits will appear as Quest rewards and spooky room themes will become available for a limited time.
iMessage Stickers: Since their release in September, Fallout Shelter players on iOS10 have been sharing exclusive Fallout Shelter stickers to dress up their messages with friends. Update 1.8 brings a new batch of stickers, including a set of Halloween-themed stickers just in time for the holiday.
October 6, 2016 – We’ve just released a new gameplay video for Dishonored 2 titled, ‘Daring Escapes’. Watch as both Emily Kaldwin and Corvo Attanoshowcase a few of the seemingly limitless creative combinations of their supernatural abilities, weapons and gadgets to escape from the Royal Conservatory.
Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2, the next chapter in the award-winning Dishonored saga by ArkaneStudios, set to launch worldwide on November 11, 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Delilah, a mad witch armed with powerful black magic, has seized the throne from Empress Emily Kaldwin, leaving the fate of the Isles hanging in the balance. As either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano, travel beyond the legendary streets of Dunwall to Karnaca– a once-dazzling coastal city that holds the key to restoring Emily to power. Armed with the mark of the Outsider and powerful new supernatural abilities, hunt down your enemies and forever alter the fate of the Empire.
Will you choose to play as Empress Emily Kaldwin or her father, the royal protector Corvo Attano? Will you make your way through the game unseen, make full use of its brutal combat system, or use a blend of both? How will you combine your character’s unique set of powers, weapons and gadgets to eliminate your enemies?
Anyone who pre-orders Dishonored 2 will be able to play the game a day early before the official worldwide release, and will receive a copy of Dishonored: Definitive Edition.
(Newport Beach, CA – October 5, 2016) – inXile Entertainment announces Wasteland 3, sequel to 2014’s Wasteland 2, which stands as one of the most successful videogame crowdfunding projects, and delivering with an 87 Metacritic score. The Wasteland 3 crowdfunding campaign on Fig (fig.co/w3) offers both equity and rewards options, with an overall goal of raising $2.75M USD, $2.25M coming from equity.
“If a platform like Fig had existed back when we kickstarted the Wasteland 2 campaign, investors would have been very happy,” said Brian Fargo, CEO, inXile Entertainment. “We want to take our Wasteland franchise to a darker and brutal post-apocalyptic setting that builds on the foundation of Wasteland 2. A game that is ambitious in reactivity and with new features like multi-player and the integration of vehicles into the world.”
In Wasteland 3, inXile builds upon its award-winning franchise, beginning shortly after the end of Wasteland, with the player starting the game as the sole survivor of Team November, a Ranger squad dispatched to the icy Colorado wastes. Colorado is a land of buried secrets, lost technology, fearsome lunatics, and deadly factions, most of which have never heard of the Desert Rangers.
About Wasteland 3
Wasteland 3 is party-based roleplaying game, playable in single-player or multiplayer, with a renewed focus on reactivity and strategic combat.
MULTI-PLAYER: Playable in single- and multiplayer experiences.
COMBAT: Deep turn-based combat, evolving on Wasteland 2‘s strategic options and unique encounter design
By including vehicles, environmental dangers, and a revamped, more fluid action system, Wasteland 3 evolves from Wasteland 2’s deep tactical turn-based combat and unique encounter design.
GAMEPLAY: For the first time, players can play by themselves or with friends in a story-driven synchronous or asynchronous multiplayer experience. Choices open up mission opportunities, areas to explore, story arcs, and tons of other content.
RANGER BASE: Your Ranger Base is a core part of the experience. As you help the local people and establish a reputation in Colorado, quests and narrative will force you to make decisions on how to lead.
ENVIRONMENT: The game will be set in the savage lands of frozen Colorado, where survival is difficult and a happy outcome is never guaranteed. Players will face difficult moral choices and make sacrifices that will change the game world.
STORYLINE: Wasteland 3 will feature a deep and engaging story utilizing a newly-revamped dialog tree system from the celebrated writers of Torment: Tides of Numenera.
PLATFORMS: Simultaneously releasing to Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Backer – Deals
DEALS for FIG: Returning backers of all inXile projects will receive a $5 discount on rewards backing.
FREE GAME: All fans backing within the first 48 hours will receive a free game, either the horror adventure game STASIS or the old school turn-based post-apocalyptic RPG UnderRail.
MINNEAPOLIS – Oct. 5, 2016 – GameMill Entertainment and Feld Entertainment® have announced they will bring the thrill of monster truck speed and action to gaming consoles with their new arcade racer, Monster Jam: Crush It!
Monster Jam: Crush It! features a massive variety of game modes with online and offline leaderboards and a colossal emphasis on stadium events, big stunts and destruction. Enjoy classic competitive stadium racing and freestyle, and perform gravity-defying stunts for huge rewards throughout over 96 different challenges in survivor, stunt and hill climb race modes. Experience all the action in polar, desert, harbor and forest environments, powered by Unreal Engine 4, with main music produced by Somatone Interactive.
There are 24 fully licensed and playable trucks to choose from in Monster Jam: Crush It!, including real-life legends like Grave Digger®, Monster Mutt®, Blue Thunder® and ZombieTM. The game captures a cinematic, live-event feel across six genuine Monster Jam arenas.
Monster Jam: Crush It! is expected to launch digitally and at select retailers on Oct. 25 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (October 5, 2016) – Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics® continue to celebrate Lara Croft’s 20-year legacy with the release of the launch trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. The Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Launch Trailer marks the culmination of the Year of Tomb Raider, as well as Rise of the Tomb Raider’s arrival on PlayStation 4. With over 50 hours of gameplay, this is the definitive version of the award-winning action-adventure.
Nominated for over 85 “Best Of” awards, Rise of the Tomb Raider features Lara Croft becoming more than a survivor as she embarks on her first Tomb Raiding expedition to the most treacherous and remote regions of Siberia. The 20 Year Celebration edition includes the new “Blood Ties” single player story chapter, “Lara’s Nightmare” zombie combat, new Co-op Endurance gameplay, VR support for PlayStation 4 , “Extreme Survivor” difficulty for the main campaign, 20 Year Celebration outfit and gun, 5 classic Lara skins and all previously released Downloadable Content. Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC October 11, 2016.