Showing posts with label Strategy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Strategy. Show all posts

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Valkyria Chronicles Coming to Nintendo Switch

Sega's World War 2 fantasy take Valkyria Chronicles brings the strategic action on Nintendo Switch console.

We already knew that popular tactical role-playing game Valkyria Chronicles 4 from developer/publisher company Sega is coming to Nintendo Switch handheld console on September 15. Today, at their panel from this year's PAX convention, they announced another critically acclaimed classic title heading towards Switch and it is the original Valkyria Chronicles from 2008, which is currently available on PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 to play.

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Valkyria Chronicles Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Players who own VC4 in their Switch library will enjoy a 20% discount at the retail eShop price of $19.99 over the remastered VC title. Last month, a demo version of the game was made available for Nintendo Switch in advance for players to try out the game before making the purchase. These initiatives will hopefully draw audience to this beloved RPG series once more after they finish the fourth installment from the franchise.

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Valkyria Chronicles sets in the 1930's Europa, which is divided by two fractions known as the Empire and the Federation. Both are heavily dependent on a rare natural resource called Ragnite and to secure a major deposit of it, the Empire launches an invasion to the neutral Principality of Gallia. Protagonist Welkin Gunther takes charge of the Squad 7 and fights in a prototype tank with Captain Alicia Melchiott. Despite having less combat experience, Welkin manages to win everyone showing his tactics.

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 Comes to Nintendo Switch Too

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Sega also mentions that this one is not the remastered version of the game which came out in 2016 for players to enjoy on other platforms nor did they clarify what version it would be. So, we are not sure yet if it will run at 1080p in 60fps on Nintendo's hybrid console. Maybe it will simply fare the same like VC4 as it is on Switch now. VCR will debut on September 27 in Japan and then on October 16, it will see worldwide release.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Funko to Launch Summoners War Collectibles

Developer Com2Us is known for their massively popular turn-based strategy game Summoners War for Android and iOS users. This South Korean developer studio has recently signed a license agreement with another pop culture representative, Funko to introduce a new line of collectible items for the fans. Com2Us and Funko has join forces with the intention is to expand the already enriched universe of the multiplayer online game.

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Funko to Launch Summoners War Collectibles

Now that Funko is in charge of bringing the Summoners War universe and its fan-favorite characters into life as stylized Pop! figures, we are in for a whole new level of treat. As part of the deal, apparel, accessories and digital products will also be released. You can also expect some digital cards, still or animated emojis and the chance of 2D/3D custom avatar creating with Pop! Yourself. This variety of products will be available worldwide through Funko's mobile app and third party sites.

Following the agreement with Funko, CEO of Com2us USA, Casey Lee expressed his excitement about the deal saying,

"We are thrilled to be the first South Korean gaming company to team up with Funko and see their take on Summoners War’s iconic characters. As Com2us continues its robust venture into merchandise licensing and entertainment media, we want to ensure the Summoners War brand is in the hands of creative minds that are at the vanguard of shaping trends and setting standards."
RELATED: Skybound Will Adapt Summoners War Comics

Back in November 2017, Com2Us have partnered up with Skybound Entertainment to come up with a brand-new comic book series based on the fictional Universe of Summoners War. Skybound is formed by the renowned comic-book writer Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, Haunt) and being associated with them shows their sincerity to the project. And now that, Com2Us has teamed up with Funko, we are getting some sick new collectibles of their game characters as well to show off in the display.

As a massively multiplayer online strategy game for Android and iOS devices, Summoners War is doing exceptionally well since it was released on 2014. The game has been dominating both App Store and Google Play on nearly a hundred countries by ranking #1 in the RPG game category. With that stat in hand, we say it was high time for introducing a new line of merchandise for the franchise to satisfy the cravings of their huge fan-base.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Mercenaries Saga Chronicles Comes to Nintendo Switch

CIRCLE Ent. is a Japan-based game publisher who brings new games to market and in 2017, they have introduced 30 new games to various platforms. They mostly work with small-time indie titles and they operate under the name Fly High Works in Asia. Some their great release includes SteamWorld Dig 2, The Day We Found Earth and The Legend of the Dark Witch 3. A few days ago, they teased the announcement of a new Nintendo Switch title on Twitter.

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Mercenaries Saga Chronicles Comes to Nintendo Switch

As soon as the clock hit midnight and it was already 2018 in Japan, CIRCLE Ent. have twitted that they are bringing strategy role-playing series Mercenaries Saga for Nintendo Switch.



Tactical RPG Mercenaries Saga by Japanese developer studio Rideon was primarily out as mobile game which used to rock on Nintendo 3DS console later and there were three installments of the game released so far. Many have considered the Mercenaries Saga series as a worthy descendant of Final Fantasy Tactics. The first game of the series was never released in the Western regions and then came Mercenaries Saga 2, which came out in 2015 on Nintendo 3DS, then eventually on Android and iOS.

The third and final title Mercenaries Saga 3 was released on 2016 exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. So, as CIRCLE Ent. is bringing Mercenaries Saga Chronicles, we are getting all three games together much like an anthology. You can also consider the tiles as remaster edition because originally the Mercenaries Saga game series used to run on 240p resolution which is going to be enhanced to a 1080p resolution for Nintendo Switch. So, that definitely bridges the graphical gap between the new take on the game and the predecessor versions.

However, at the moment we cannot say anything about how much the game will cost or there are no official release date announced by CIRCLE Ent. yet. Plus, this time the series is going to see a Western release after all, which will be a great move by the developer and the publishers.

Friday, November 24, 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 world 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.

RELATED: Funko to Launch Summoners War Collectibles

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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Walking Dead: March To War Gameplay Trailer

Disruptor Beam gives us hints on what to expect in their upcoming strategic multiplayer war game The Walking Dead: March To War, why it is unique, how it stands out from other games as a must play. The gameplay trailer of The Walking Dead: March To War for Andriod and iOS devices has finally been unleashed.

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The Walking Dead: March To War Gameplay Revealed!

The game introduces lots of locations to visit, recruitment of team members and character interactions (Negan, Carl, Andrea etc) as provided in the comic book and TV show.




Apart from the fact that you are trying to defend yourself, you will also be looking out for your teammates who might perhaps be attacked or bitten as its part of the survival. However, it’s almost impossible to secure all teammate as some might get their hands chopped off and bite the big one. Albeit, the game might appear to be hard, different characters come with different unique features will make them outstanding. Additional abilities can also be unlocked via the talents section. Also, there will be the opportunity of unlocking council members and train new survivors.

The point of attraction of the game is the multiplayer mode where players are lavished with the opportunity of working hand-in-hand with other players in order to acquire resources and deploy a formidable army to fight against the player-ran communities.

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The Walking Dead: March To War Gameplay

The plot of the game covers the events prior to "All Out War" storyline of The Walking Dead monthly comic book series by Robert Kirkman. For the sake of those who never followed the comic book; the plot simmers around Rick Grimes and the crew alliances he sought out into this post-apocalyptic world. They had quite an agitation to fight against Negan; the ruthless leader of the survivors team called the Saviors. Thus, the theme “The Walking Dead: March to War” has come to play.

Be expecting intriguing dilemmas, armed soldiers, highbrow counselors and engaging combats and you still can’t get enough of it. Lastly, it’s important to stress that the game is still undergoing development. So, players should expect more features and better modes. The Walking Dead: March to War will be open for launch later this summer from Disruptor Beam on Android and iOS devices.

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Walking Dead: March To War Narrative Design

Just like every other Disruptor Beam games, The Walking Dead: March to War is strongly orchestrated by an interesting plot. Jessica Sliwinski, the lead narrative designer, and top-notch storyteller, takes us through a deep but concise journey of how she developed the plot for The Walking Dead: March to War. She explained that all characters were lifted from the Skybound comic book. She posited that the rationale for taking characters from the comic book series was just to ensure that each character is the representation of what fans are familiar with.

According to Jessica, The Walking Dead: March to War takes place prior to the events of "All Out War" story from The Walking Dead comic book series. This means that the storyline comes directly from the seat of the comic book pages envisioned by Robert Kirkman.

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The Walking Dead – March To War Mission Art

However, unlike the comic book, you choose what happens, how you defend and direct your council within the game. Thus, you are the leader of your own developing community. Not just that, you are faced with a lot of tasks before you can get the opportunity of leading an equivalence of Rick or Negan’s army. Albeit, it is indubitable that you are equipped with an intrinsic leadership quality, which draws people to you and, this is conspicuous to others like Rick and Negan but perhaps you will have to fight your way to defend your Council till death.

Members of the council are individuals who have trust in you to lead them right. It explains the place of deep communication, the amicable atmosphere between you and the council members. You have to get; to know each and every one of them, build an everlasting relationship to fix their support.
Both the objective system and the council story system will help you develop your community well.

She ends and punctuated her lines with a brief explication on how different the war game storyline is when compared to any other traditionally story focused genre by saying:

“The narrative designer’s job then becomes determining how best to support this emergent storytelling, and ensuring that any linear story also present in the game both enhances and drives the core gameplay loops (as opposed to distracting from them.”

For all who have been anticipating the game release, The Walking Dead: March to War will be available for play on Android and iOS mobile devices, soon!

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Walking Dead: March To War Council System

There is no official date for The Walking Dead: March to War from developer Disruptor Beam yet. However, it is important to have a background sketch of the game. The Walking Dead: March to War is a strategy game for mobile platforms which intertwines characters which are familiar and known to us. The primary objective of the game is to bring people together and not just anybody but people who can't stab your back. Well, it’s still important to avoid being eaten by shuffling walkers.

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TWD – March To War Council System

Recently, the creator of the game has revealed of a Council System for their upcoming game. The Council System provides you with the opportunity of using many of your favorite characters from The Walking Dead to lead your survivors in their mission. It is so essential for the game that you cannot even send the survivors out there without a Council Member to lead them as they are newbie who needs training and guidance from skilled leaders.

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Negan

Anyways, it does not come on a platter of gold. You have to collect comic covers of each respected Council Member characters within the post-apocalyptic world and once you have enough of them in place then, your council members are ready to lead the survivors in the game.

Also, Disruptor Beam has just released some jaw-dropping artwork for three of the Council Member character from the upcoming title, illustrated by game's lead designer Michael Leoncavallo.

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Michonne
Each member of the council shares or perhaps exhibits different uniqueness in different areas. Some council members will make the group move faster while others come with different benefits. This underlines the fact that whoever you choose determines your progress, success and strength.

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Andrea

For instance, if you choose Negan as your Council Member, then you can lead your survivors to collect plenty of resources and improve your attacks with his “Batter Up” and “Half Their Stuff” talents! Harshel will be great for fending off zombie attacks and collect resources as well, whereas Dwight is best suited for attacking and scavenging.

Set on the "All Out War" storyline from The Walking Dead comic-book series, the game will debut with 12 council members at launch. There will also be a new and original member from Disruptor Beam team with his own unique set of skills. Although we are still unsure when March of War will be released on Android and iOS devices, Disruptor Beam has set the date for a 2017 release.

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Walking Dead: March To War Artwork Released

We all were pretty excited when an upcoming mobile game The Walking Dead: March To War is Announced by indie developer Disruptor Beam, based on creator Robert Kirkman's acclaimed comic book series The Walking Dead from the banner of Image Comics. Now, some official character designs of Skybound’s zombie apocalypse survivors have been released. Fan-favorite Rick Grimes, Rosita Espinosa, King Ezekiel, Dwight and Paul “Jesus” Monroe made their debut in the artwork.

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The Walking Dead: March To War Characters Revealed

Here are the promotional art of the game protagonists that Disruptor Beam has recently unveiled.


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Rick Grimes
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Paul “Jesus” Monroe



Disruptor Beam Art Director, Allen White has shown his utmost dedication and attention to detail towards the character art for The Walking Dead: March To War. The artwork is pretty edgy and crisp, but the raw finishes on the characters we love made each portrait looking more exquisite. Previously worked on projects like SmashMuck Champions, Allen White seem to have well taken care of the challenge of designing Rick and his gang by delivering an awe-striking batch of models with artist Richard Anderson.

"THE WALKING DEAD: MARCH TO WAR takes place in the midst of Rick and Negan's "All Out War" storyline, where bands of Survivors from around Washington, DC are forming larger groups and fighting for territory. The player becomes a leader of their own group and in turn decides what they will do to survive. This is one of the most fun aspects of THE WALKING DEAD: MARCH TO WAR. It creates a turning points in the story; from small personal dramas to much bigger scale actions and consequences all based on decisions you make as the player."

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King Ezekiel
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Rosita Espinosa


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Dwight

While their original comic book counterparts are always designed in black and white, the colorful rendition of the survivors for TWD: MTW are a sight the fans have probably longed for their whole life. With the already existing release of Road To Survival, No Man’s Land, Telltale Series and Dead Reckoning, March To War will be setting a different tone in the franchise with their unique way of game playing.

Set before the events of Rick and Negan's "All Out War" storyline, the bands of survivors will be fighting for their territory in the game. The Walking Dead: March To War is still set to release in 2017 to made available on Android & iOS, with an official release date yet to be revealed.