Showing posts with label Role-Playing Game. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Role-Playing Game. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tom Clancy's The Division Update 1.8 and Free Weekend

Ubisoft has just dropped the biggest free update for their online-only action role-playing video game Tom Clancy's The Division. With that update released, they have another promotional offer for this multiplayer shooter game. Update 1.8 is going by the name "Resistance", which is available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One now. It will add an extra area to the West Side Pier map, including Resistance and Skirmish modes.

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Tom Clancy's The Division Update 1.8 and Free Weekend

For short details of all the content that comes with Update 1.8, you can take a quick look at the launch trailer clip of it.




In Resistance, enemy teams will join up as teams to fight against you in waves, which is highly unlikely of them. You can firm up your defenses and a lot other stuff using resources dropped by your enemies once they are killed. So, the best you can do in a four members team is to try and stay alive for as long as you can. The changes are definitely made for good and the game is even better than it was before with the update.

Skirmish on the other hand is more like player versus player mode that is designed for two teams of four players engaged in killing each other while the clock is ticking. There is a social hub called Camp Clinton, which is almost similar to the main safe house Terminal. You can buy exotic weapons and new gears to even the odds of battlefield.

Now, along with this free update, there comes a free weekend of Tom Clancy's The Division, offering players to have a trial of the game followed by a sweet discount of 70% off on the whole package. Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft allows you to play The Division for free from December 7-10. The progress made during this period will be transferred to the main game if you choose to buy it following the free weekend.




Currently, the trial will only let you play for six hours, which might upset a lot of gamers but it also grants you access to all three DLC expansions; Underground, Survival and Last Stand. After releasing almost a year ago, The Division has finally rising once again from a slow running as the game have seen an all time increase of active users of 150% on daily basis, having a total of 9.5 million users right now. Hopefully, the numbers will rise following the free weekend experience for sure.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Skybound Will Adapt Summoners War Comics

Turn-based strategy game fans might have heard of the massively multiplayer online game Summoners War, which is going really good to the Android and iOS users these days. Com2us, the South Korean developers of the game has recently decided that they want to create a brand-new comic book series based on the world of Summoners War and who else to do it better other than Skybound Entertainment? We guess no one at this point.

Skybound's CEO North Catherine Winder seems very excited at this announcement and they are looking forward to build a narrative based foundation of a fictional Universe that is based on Summoners War, partnering with Com2us. There are so much to explore in the magical fantasy themed word of the game and a lot of scope for creative expansion.

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Skybound Will Adapt Summoners War Comics

Skybound's founder Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, Haunt) is also looking forward to work on the book as well. Even though this acclaimed comic-book creator will not be writing plotlines for the comics, he will be overseeing the project. The primary goal of Com2us and Skybound's partnership is to reach out audiences from around the world and different cultures through building and expanding universe of the franchise in different mediums.

Com2us studio has full faith on Robert Kirkman's work as the guy needs no introduction to people anyway. Those who may or may not know him have at least heard of The Walking Dead, which was his brain-child on Image Comics and now has become a global phenomenon after it was adapted into a television series on AMC TV. So, everyone on board with the Summoners War comic-book tie-in project is pretty assured about the quality of the upcoming book.

Developer Com2us's Summoners War lets a player to choose from and summon a thousand different monsters to duel. The game has already crossed the landmark of 80 million downloads on mobile devices and generated over one billion dollars revenue so far. Aside from the upcoming comics, the studio has plan for producing an animated series and much more stuff that is focused on the game and its base elements.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Battle Chasers: Nightwar Released

Comic-book fans of Marvel Comics might have heard the name of the famous artist Joe Madureira (Astonishing X-Men, Ultimates 3), who rose to fame with his manga-styled drawing and left huge impact on the Uncanny X-Men series. He happens to be the creative brain behind the action role-playing hack and slash video game Darksiders. There was a time when he created a creator owned mini-series for Image Comics called Battle Chasers which did not receive an ending until now.

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar Released
Madureira formed Airship Syndicate in 2015 and started working on the game Battle Chasers: Nightwar, which is solely based on his own comic. Finally, we are getting some closure if not an ending at all. Always inspired by the sheer awesomeness of Japanese manga and anime, Joe wanted to bring back his creation to life and Nightwar is the completion of that dream.

Games like Final Fantasy, Lunar and Suikoden always fascinated him and the impact truly shows on his work, whether it is on paper or now flourishing in his own game. Whatever the fuel of his inspiration was, it worked out in the end. Because at that time, Battle Chasers topped many other superhero books out there and Battle Chasers: Nightwar has also shown promise to its Kickstarter campaign.

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The Devilhunter Alumon

Although he left Gully, Garrison, Red Monika and others behind after issue #9, his devoted fans who loved the series never let him forget about his unfinished work. Then came the formation of Vigil Games and Darksiders series. Vigil Games split up into two fractions; Airship Syndicate and Gunfire Games. The former is working on Battle Chasers: Nightwar and the latter is trying to make Darksiders 3 a reality.

Joe and his team had little to nothing to work on except years of working experience and they decided to come up with a plan to create an RPG that will have tactical turn based combat system. Since the cast of Battle Chasers universe was already pretty diverse and remarkably fit for what they are aiming for, it quickly became the subject of the game.

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World Full of Wonder

Then working on a prototype version for a year and more, seeking publishers for the project and getting ditched, leading them to head for Kickstarter. It was literally the last resort for the game to see light at the end of the tunnel and guess what? It created enough buzz among the gamers that publishers were also interested in taking another look at the project. Things got even better when old buddies from THQ Nordic offers a helping hand to take it to the next level.

The game is officially launched now after years of the path of struggle to reach out. Battle Chasers: Nightwar is currently available to play on Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Nintendo Switch owners however have to wait till the end of the year, December 31 to get their hands on this game.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Battle Chasers: Nightwar Artwork Released

After THQ was declared bankrupt, developers of Darksiders and Darksiders II from Vigil Games have formed Airship Syndicate. Their creative director and CEO Joe Madureira (Astonishing X-Men, Ultimates 3) happen to be a veteran comic-book artist for Marvel Comics and needless to say that his run on the industry was quite legendary as he played a key-role in revolution of the long-running Uncanny X-Men series.

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar Artwork Released

In his time as an artist for Image Comics, he left a series; Battle Chasers unfinished and when his team of Airship Syndicate selected the title to be made into their first turn-based RPG project, both Joe and his die-hard fans were jumping with joy in excitement. The game, Battle Chasers: Nightwar is going to see its release on October, 2017 and lead artist Joe Mad has released a couple pieces of concept arts ahead of the release.

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Gully

Most of the chat in this game takes place via 'dialogue portraits' as it used to be in the old days RPGs. Some of the characters were done before they came up with the concept for it. For example, the major role of the series is of a little girl named Gully. In the comic-book arc, she is younger but here in the game, she is more grown up now. The hood of her cloak is over her head now and she doesn't wear shorts anymore.

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Garrison

The second in line is the sword-wielding, lone-warrior Garrison. Though, he is not the character that the plot revolves around, yet he is the primary male protagonist here. Considering all other facts in hand, his design layouts probably remained the closest to the original he had.

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Red Monika

The game certainly is bringing back the gun-toting, beautifully voluptuous bounty hunter Red Monika. They had to bring her for her link with both Gully and Garrison. Here, her design gets under some changes as ‘proportions’ of her frame is slightly changed. While playing, she will have to jump around, fire those guns in her disposal and all that. So, Joe maintained a balance of keeping her agile and sexy at the same time, even though the changes have upset a lot of fans.

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Knolan

A wizard, who is fighting the good fight for centuries, Knolan is the same old' grumpy gandolf as ever. A mentor to Gully, his final designs also remained as closed to the original as was in the books.

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Calibretto

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Calibretto Concept Art

Another fan-favorite character from the series was the war golem Calibretto, who joined the heroes in their noble quest. This gentle giant returns as the fabled story has started adapting into a modern RPG and by the looks of it, the color scheme of his armor got brighter. Otherwise, every other aspect is almost the same as they were when we saw them on printed pages.

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Alumon

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Alumon Concept Art

Battle Chasers: Nightwar has introduced a brand-new character for the game, who never debuted on the pages of comic before. A demon hunter in nature, Alumon was added to the Battle Chasers roster of heroes after fans have stretched a goal on the Kickstarter campaign for the game. Alumon uses dark magic and he is a mysterious persona whom you might mistake as a villainous figure at first. The mask on his face is partially responsible for that vibe though.

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar Splash Art

Joe did the first piece of splash art for Battle Chasers: Nightwar, that colorist Christian Lichtner has later touched up. Now, this was the first time he drew the characters for the first time in many years and given the fact that the original colorist from the series also collaborated on this piece, made it even special.

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar Alternate Splash Art

The first piece of splash art is amazing and there are no doubts about it. Then, Madureira created another alternate version of the original. This one featured his line art and Grace Liu poured life in it with his exceptional coloring skills. This took quite a long time to finish as the artist constantly ran out of space on paper he was drawing on and had to attach more and more every time he did. The scan process was also tiring and the whole experience brought the sweet result in the end.

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Junkers and Bandits

The junkers and bandits you will come across during your exploring in the game have a little place in the concept board as well. The heroes will be meeting them on places all over the island they embark their adventurous journey on. Often, they might seem like the different variation of the same model if you notice closely.

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Wargolem Gunhulk Concept Art

The saga of Battle Chasers takes place in a steampunk reality setup where technology is blended into the mix of sword and sorcery very well. So, you shouldn't be surprised when you encounter a giant who wields a big-ass machine-gun and points it at your face as you plan to make your next move. The name Wargolem Gunhulk clearly announces the source of inspiration for creating such creature.

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First Combat Background

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The Second Dungeon

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Vibrant World Visual

While creating the concept for the surrounding environment, the artist made a couple of experiments with the already existing lore of fantasy setting that he created years ago. Sometime, he just took a few pieces of his previous work and meshed it with something entirely new. The final visual of the concepts are quite spectacular to be accurate.

Upon witnessing such a parade of masterful artwork for the game, it is safe to say that Airship Syndicate was totally aware of what they were designing and why fans were so hyped out for the project from its Kickstarter days. Needless to say that while the designs and drawings are a prime asset for the game, it doesn't lack in gameplay either. Battle Chasers: Nightwar will be available to play on Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from October 3, 2017. Owners of Nintendo Switch will have their hands on the game on December 31.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition Out Now

The developer studio that brought you games like Dishonored and The Evil Within, has another critically acclaimed game in their fold and yes, we are talking about Fallout 4 from Bethesda Softworks. Not only this one is the best from the Fallout franchise but it also stands out among many great games that the developers have created. This nuclear war surviving big-boy won the 2016 BAFTA and 2016 D.I.C.E. Game of the Year along with more than 200 awards already.

Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition Out Now

Fallout 4 lets you enter a world ravaged by nuclear warfare as the last survivor of Vault 111 and you step into a world that is a diminished husk of what it ever was. You fight for your survival and make choices to get ahead in the game. All of your action will help you shape the future of this post-nuclear Wasteland. As you play ahead, you will realize why Fallout 4 is such an award-winning big-shot.

RELATED: Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition Announced

The original Fallout 4 game is fully updated for the Game of the Year Edition and includes six add-ons: Automatron, Contraptions Workshop, Far Harbor, Nuka-World, Vault-Tec Workshop and Wasteland Workshop. Fallout 4: GOTY is already out now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So, whether you are going for the digital version or the hard copy, be sure to book it from selected retailers as soon as you can.

Fallout 4 G.O.T.Y. Pip-Boy Collector Edition

Bethesda also brings in a limited number of Fallout 4 G.O.T.Y. Pip-Boy collector editions in celebration for the Game of the Year Edition. We would like to give you a friendly reminder that these copies will only be available in North America to some selected retailers. This Pip-Boy Edition is out now too, which will cost you $99.99 and it includes Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition, Pip-Boy Wrist Mount and all 6 DLC Packs.

Pip-Boy Wrist Mount

A few years ago, we couldn't even have those Pip-Boy Editions for Fallout 4 and now, we are having a Game of the Year Edition and all that. If you are still not content with the Fallout 4 G.O.T.Y. and Pip-Boy collector editions, then you have to hold on a little longer for more as December 12 marks the release date for Fallout 4 VR. So, that means, you haven't seen the end of it, yet.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Takes Top Spot on Steam

Following the success with fantasy role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin, Larian Studios knew that they had to come up with a sequel for it and they eventually made it in 2014. However, the game was at Kickstarter and had to wait two more years to see its worldwide release after it surpassed its initial goal four times and over. So, this was a very positive sign for them to jump onto the game with the big boys, right?

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Takes Top Spot on Steam

Unfortunately, the path to their goal wasn't as smooth as they thought as an accidental fire nearby had caused a massive power outage and left them in the dark, which was totally out of the blue. This also affected Larian's home studio along with a quarter of their city at Belgium. Last minute before the launch is always the most critical moments for the game developers because there are always major or minor issues that find a way to the release and needs fixing.

So, they waited patiently until the power came but trouble was not over for them and they even thought that this launch is not going to happen. The team has then moved to another location with power but the Steam uploader was feeling very cooperative and refused to boot. You can see what the studio has gone though during the crisis in the clip below.




After much-less waiting and struggle, the game finally saw the light and is currently doing well. In fact, the game is doing so well that it has already managed to secure its place on the Top Sellers List on Steam ahead of game like Dishonored: Death of the Outsider that has also released recently.

Swen Vincke of Larian Studios have acknowledged that the non-English translations of the game will be slightly delayed for some change in the script but fans from France, Germany and Russia have requested to release it as it is now and the studio obliged. Hopefully by next week, they all will be updated. In an official Tweet, Larian Studios also announced that‏ Modding support is on its way.



Since the game has just dropped, we cannot give you in-depth details on Divinity: Original Sin 2 but we sure can help you take a peek at what's in store for you in this "Feature Trailer" below.




The game will take place right after the story of its predecessor with the character Bishop Alexandar the Innocent. He made slaves of all the sorcerers upon declaring them as criminals. So, a small rebellion of four is formed against him to end his tyranny. Divinity: Original Sin 2 is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aegis Defenders Comes to PlayStation 4

In the age of high-definition graphics featured 3D video games are taking over the whole gaming and console industry. However, if done correctly, 2D games are still capable of winning hearts and being commercially successful. Keeping that in mind, developer GUTS Department has created a mixture of action RPG and tower defense game through Aegis Defenders, a project that was actually conceived back in 2014. It has a very interesting gameplay and an awesome environment for gamers to wander around while playing.

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Aegis Defenders Comes to PlayStation 4

Game director Bryce Kho calls it a “genre-mashup” and shared the announcement trailer with us all.




Basically, the Aegis Defenders game has three simple rules for the overall gameplay and those are; explore, build and defend. Set into the dark ages, the gamers will explore the wondrous world around him that will make him solve puzzles and twists in every turn to gather resources. Using those, you will build and set up structures at the end of each level before your enemy arrives in gang to overwhelm you.

Finally, when your enemy is at the gates, you got only one job to do and that is to defend your base at any cost. You might as well use help by switching between your players to do so.

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Explore, Build and Defend

You play the game as Bart and Clu, trying to survive attacks from wave of beasts and other threats, while constantly switch your characters through swapping system. GUTS Department actually went through their Kickstarter trailer and re-made the whole game with improved gameplay and updates.



Partnering with publisher Humble Bundle, Aegis Defenders will be released on PlayStation 4 platform this winter, which was already announced previously for Mac and PC with the final release date yet to be revealed.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Elder Scrolls Online: Horns of The Reach DLC Out Now

Players of the massively multiplayer online role-playing (MMORPG) game The Elder Scrolls Online should be delighted as the Horns of The Reach DLC is available from now on. The DLC from Bethesda Softworks contains two exciting new dungeons and they are Bloodroot Forge and Falkreath Hold, where you and your party will be facing the Dreadhorn Clan members in duel.

That is not all. Horns of The Reach DLC pack comes with an Elder Scrolls Online Plus membership. You are also allowed to buy the DLC pack from the Crown Store in exchange for 1,500 crowns in-game and to find it, go to the Crown Store during game and look for it in the DLC section.

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Horns of The Reach DLC Available Now

The Bloodroot Forge is a place filled with hatred and vengeance that the Reachmen have found. Enter the forge at your own risk to face the feral primitive rage of the Reachmen and their Minotaur friends as you thrive to survive.

Because of the ruthlessly unrelenting efforts of The Minotaur and The Reachmen, Falkreath Hold is now defenseless and the enemies are swarming in. To be the last line of defense for this area, you will need to assemble all of your trusted allies to oppose the invasion. However, The Bloodroot Forge and Falkreath Hold can be very rewarding for you if you are willing to face-off against the Dreadhorn Clan next.

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Hatred for Vengeance

Horns of The Reach game pack also comes with Karthwolf Charger mount, Karthwolf Shepherd pet and five Crown Experience Scrolls. Pretty good deal, right?

If you are a Elder Scrolls Online fan who is looking for an ultimate item-basket, then Horns of The Reach DLC is the right choice for you, which is filled with a lot of unique stuffs. This in-game purchase DLC is now open for Mac and PC users only but soon, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners will be able to get their hands on it from August 29 on their consoles.