Ridgewood, NJ, April 20, 2018 — You’d think that bringing the most terrifying army the world has ever seen to Fairyland in Once Upon a Time and to a tropical paradise in Evil of the Caribbean would be enough, right? Not for the Dungeon Lord! Kalypso Media is excited to announce (with a sinister cackle) that its highly acclaimed dungeon management sim, Dungeons 3 has today received its third and final DLC pack – Lord of the Kings!
After the events of the Evil of the Caribbean DLC pack, the Now-Slightly-Sunburnt Evil has decided that it’s time for his army to pack up their towels and leave the beaches of Turtoga in a much worse state than they found it to go and fight the good bad fight in an all-new royal adventure! The great King Arcturus has returned from his recent quest with the Holy Grail in tow, only to find out that someone has devastated his city of Stormbreeze, along with the rest of the kingdom. He immediately set about recapturing the lands, but hasn’t counted for the Always-Has-The-Last-Laugh Evil. Hey, we all make mistakes.
In a sickeningly good-natured turn of pace, players will start out helping King Arcturus, but don’t count on that lasting for too long. Remember, nice guys finish last – especially when the Absolute Evil is involved!
Priced at $4.99 and available now on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One worldwide, the Lord of the Kings DLC pack includes three new campaign maps, three evil hubs, a new boss enemy and a new wall tile set to add some ruthless style to the Absolute Evil’s dungeon.
SAN FRANCISCO —April 18, 2018— Today, Ubisoft announced that For Honor® will be introducing an all-new training mode as part of a free update available tomorrow on April 19 on consoles and Windows PC. The new training features will offer additional ways for new and veteran players alike to hone their skills and rise up the ranks from Apprentice to Master.
The Apprentice Trials and the Warriors Trials will be the perfect places for newcomers to get acquainted with the controls, learn basic and more advanced techniques before entering the battlefield. A grading system will give players the opportunity to replay and measure their progression. The Training Arena will give advanced players the opportunity to further perfect their mastery of the Art of Battle and customize their training experience by practicing against specific Heroes or move sets. The update will also introduce the Training Media, an in-game library for tutorials. Here players will find videos on game modes, the faction war, and quick info on in-game features.
These new training features are part of For Honor’s Season 5, Age of Wolves, which celebrates the first anniversary of the game and has brought major improvements to the player experience, including the implementation of the dedicated servers on both consoles and PC, as well as reworks of several Heroes. The release of the all-new training mode is part of For Honor’s continued growth since launch. With five seasons, three different in-game events, two free weekends and more than 5,000 pieces of new content added the For Honor team has been dedicated to making the game more accessible and engaging for all players.
For those eager to jump into the fray, the For Honor PC Starter Edition is available digitally for the price of $14.99 and includes three Vanguards heroes as well as three fully playable faction Heroes and unlockable remaining heroes.
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios,* For Honor offers an engaging campaign and thrilling multiplayer modes. Players embody warriors of the three Great Factions – the bold Knights, the brutal Vikings and the deadly Samurai – fighting to the death on intense and believable melee battlefields. The Art of Battle, the game’s innovative combat system that puts players in total control of their warriors, allows them to utilize the unique skills and combat style of each hero to vanquish all enemies who stand in their way.
April 18, 2018 — Frostpunk – The city-survival game in which you take on the role of the leader who rules the people and prepares the society for enduring life on the frozen Earth – will launch next week on all digital PC stores on April 24th. The game is now available for pre-orders at GOG.com and Humble Store.
To unveil more about the universe, the developers at 11 bit studios have prepared a new Feature Trailer that unveils key elements of the gameplay of Frostpunk.
View the new video here:
Frostpunk is the first society survival game. As the ruler of the last city on Earth, it is your duty to manage both its citizens and the infrastructure. What decisions will you make to ensure humanity’s survival? What will you do when pushed to breaking point? Who will you become in the process?
April 18, 2018 – Dystopian Action RPG The Surge is preparing to unleash its latest free DLC for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC players: the Cutting Edge Pack, and as good news always comes in pairs, the game and all of its DLCs are up to 75% off on Steam, PlayStation Europe and Xbox One.
The Cutting Edge Pack DLC will grant 3 new armor sets providing a variety of useful boons when worn in their entirety, 3 devastating weapons, as well as 3 brand new jumpsuits:
The ANGEL was originally designed for operation in the harsh vacuum of space, some of the most inhospitable conditions known to man, and bestows faster attack speeds, better energy gain, harder impacts on CODENAME weapons.
The ASCLEPIUS was meant to assist army veterans in gaining a new lease on life, but its regenerative powers will work well enough for you too.
The NANO WARD gear uses bleeding edge technology to give your blocks some serious explosive power – if you can time them right.
On the more offensive side, CREO’s new weapons are the latest technology, prototypes for blue-sky projects that may never see the light of day – and certainly haven’t been safety-tested!
The Experiment 44H, known as the Dark Star, never saw full production due to the madness of its creator leading to him sabotaging the whole project before more than one could be made. Its unique containment field will wreak havoc on enemies.
The Engelhart is a boost tool that uses state-of-the-art technology to become searing hot anytime, anywhere. As potentially dangerous to the wielder as their enemies, it requires skill and practice to use effectively.
The BioN J-1, codenamed Last Aid, is quite literally a surgical tool, originally designed for use in medical hospitals. After an unfortunate incident with a rogue doctor, it became known as a tool of carnage.
Once the DLC is installed you will find six fierce new enemies in Abandoned Production, Executive Forum, and Nucleus that must be defeated to acquire the new items. The Cutting Edge Pack for The Surge is available today! Download it for free now on PlayStation 4,Xbox One and PC.
The Surge, its Complete Edition, as well as all of its DLCs is available for purchase right now with up to 75% off on Steam, PlayStation Europe and Xbox One.
PARIS – April 17, 2018 – This year, Ubisoft’s E3 conference will take place at the Orpheum Theatre on June 11 at 1:00 p.m. PT. The conference will kick off with a live-streamed pre-show and a post-show will follow celebrating Ubisoft’s games and players.
April 17, 2018 – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is confirming that DARK SOULS™: REMASTERED for Nintendo Switch™, as well as the Solaire amiibo™, will be moving from their original May 25, 2018 release date to later this summer. The new release timing gives the development team the time needed to make sure Nintendo Switch players can fully appreciate the true DARK SOULS experience anytime and anywhere, thanks to the unique portable nature of the Nintendo Switch console.
The PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and STEAM® versions of DARK SOULS: REMASTERED will be released on May 25, 2018.
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – April 17, 2018 – Independent developer Saber Interactive has revealed NBA Playgrounds 2, the next installment in the bestselling arcade-sports franchise. NBA Playgrounds 2 raises the intensity of the series’ over-the-top, two-on-two street action with a new line-up of online and local multiplayer game modes, as well as new courts from playgrounds across the world.
Playgrounds Championship mode introduces a new worldwide ranked league system, featuring multiple competitive solo and co-op division ladders for players to climb. Season mode is a new single-player experience that recreates the feeling of leading a team through the regular season, playoffs, and, ultimately, the NBA Championship itself. There’s also improved matchmaking with dedicated servers, the arrival of four-player online matches, the return of three-point contests, custom matches, and more – pick your team and play without limits!
NBA Playgrounds 2 continues to feature the sport’s biggest players front and center. The game will launch with a massive roster of over 200 current and retired NBA players – including Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Damian Lillard, Karl-Anthony Towns, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson, Dr. J., Allen Iverson and Larry Bird. There are new moves and power-ups to bust out, improved AI, and new player models and animations.
NBA Playgrounds 2 is expected to launch in 2018 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC. It is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB. For the latest updates as its release approaches, visit playgroundsgame.com, and follow the series on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
April 17, 2018 – Last month, Bethesda Softworks announced Summerset, the next chapter in ZeniMax Online Studios’ award-winning open-world saga, The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO), and today, we’ve released a new gameplay video that takes players on a tour of this majestic and mysterious land.
In ESO: Summerset, players will explore the home of the High Elves for the first time since 1994’s The Elder Scrolls: Arena and discover an all-new land rich with exciting adventures, ominous shadows, and stunning locations in a zone larger than any Chapter before. With an epic main story, new abilities, returning villains, and a whole lot more, ESO: Summerset is an adventure not to be missed.
For the first time in history, the Isle of Summerset is opened to the outside world by the decree of Queen Ayrenn. Newcomers can explore lush forest, tropical lagoons, and ancient coral caves in this new zone that expands further than even that of Vvardenfell from last year’s Morrowind chapter. Seek out the mysterious Psijic Order, a secret society of mages on the island of Atraeum, for a new skill line and powerful abilities. Adventurers will also be able to climb Summerset’s highest peak to the city of Cloudrest, and band together to tackle enemies in a challenging 12-player trial.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset is coming to PC/Mac on May 21 and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 5. Pre-purchase ESO: Summerset now to receive the Queen’s Bounty Pack bonus reward and gain immediate access to the ESO base game and last year’s Morrowind Chapter (digital pre-purchases only – conditions apply).
For more information on ESO: Summerset, please visit the game’s official site at www.elderscrollsonline.com.
Vienna, Austria, April 13th 2018; It is with great regret that we at THQ Nordic must report that we will be unable to miss a single moment of this great sporting event. Therefore, we will be forced to stay in our lovely Viennese beer gardens, blowing the froth off a couple, watching football and one or two cool press conferences on Twitch (looking at you, Devolver) instead of rocking it ourselves.
We have to admit, we are going to miss our 9 AM pint of beer in the „Ye Olde King’s Head“-Pub in Santa Monica, where they show all matches live, but with the World Cup being held in Russia, it would mean a 7 AM beer – that’s too early, even for Austrians, let alone the Swedes.
We are looking forward to presenting all our great upcoming games like Darksiders 3, Biomutant, Fade to Silence or Wreckfest and even some unannounced titles for the first time at gamescom in Cologne, Germany and shortly after at PAX West in Seattle!
BALTIMORE, MD – April 12th 2018 – Versus Evil, a leading independent video game publisher in partnership with Stoic, an indie video game developer, today announced that the third and final chapter in the award winning Viking RPG trilogy, Banner Saga 3 will launch on July 24th, 2018 for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Mobile platforms are expected to launch later on in the year.
The team also unveiled the PC pre-order offer details for the ‘Dredge Ally Pack’. Fans who digitally pre-order the game through Steam and other digital PC retailers will get the following in-game items as a bonus:
Dredge Stoneguard Character – Rank 10 Hero called Kivi
Unique Combat Ability: Tank
Unique Dredge Item – Sculptor’s Tools
Exclusive Dredge Heraldry
Unique Heroic Title: “Shield Cleaver’
Exclusive Banner Saga 3 Overture Track – by Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA winning composer Austin Wintory
“Banner Saga 3 represents the feeling of closure but also immense accomplishment to a trilogy that has been at the very fabric of our lives for many years. We’re ever thankful to the fans and backers that have shared this epic journey with us and helped us deliver what we feel is a fitting end to our Viking adventure.” Said John Watson, Technical Director of Stoic.
There will be three digital versions of the game at launch. The Standard Edition of Banner Saga 3 on PC will cost $24.99, while the Deluxe Edition will be priced at $29.99 and will include the game’s official soundtrack composed by Austin Wintory in addition to a digital wallpaper, world map and the ‘Gold Wasp’ in-game title.
The Banner Saga 3 Legendary Edition is priced at $39.99 and includes everything that comes in the Deluxe Edition as well as the exclusive ‘Shadow Walker’ Heroic Title, the ‘Petrie Clan Ring’ exclusive legendary item and digital novel ‘Gift of Hadrborg’.
“Banner Saga 3 will maintain the legacy created by the previous two games in the series. Even more exciting is the fact that in addition to PC we are bringing Banner Saga 3 to PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s XBox One and the Nintendo Switch simultaneously at launch. Stoic have created a trilogy that will stand the test of time as one of the best RPGs ever created and one that has resonated with fans from all over the world. This is it! This is the end. If there was ever a time to experience the Banner Saga it is now.” Adds Versus Evil General Manager, Steve Escalante.
505 Games will be publishing a physical retail package – The Banner Saga Trilogy: Bonus Edition – for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 priced at $39.99. The Bonus Edition will enable RPG fans to dive headlong into the entire Viking adventure and will include Banner Sagas 1, 2 and 3 plus a mini art book, poster, best of soundtrack and in-game digital item. It will be available at major game retailers on July 24th in the US and July 27th in Europe. A digital PC Bonus Edition featuring all three games will also be available.
In Banner Saga 3, players will embark upon the final journey beyond the wall of Darkness to traverse a world unlike anything encountered in previous sagas. The games compelling story driven narrative will continue to encourage the character building and strategic aspects which were essential to the previous games popularity with fans. Story secrets will be brought to light and character motives will be made clear. The end has come.