Showing posts with label THQ. Show all posts
Showing posts with label THQ. Show all posts

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Darksiders: Genesis Announced

THQ Nordic announces upcoming top-down action shooter and a spin-off title Darksiders: Genesis.

Most recent entry from Darksiders series was hack and slash action-adventure game Darksiders III from 2018. Today, developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic officially announced their upcoming title to be Darksiders: Genesis.

This top down role-playing game is headed for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms with a release window of 2019. Genesis is a series spin-off title starring fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, Strife.

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Darksiders: Genesis Announced

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Below is an official announcement trailer that introduces Strife in a short cinematic and a Diablo-style gameplay




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Although Strife has briefly appeared in Darksiders III, he was never given a proper introduction and the trailer above gives him a spectacular debut. He goes up against a demonic horde to challenge their leader while slinging his arsenal of firearms.

The Council has called him to thwart Lucifer from unleashing demons from Hell to save humankind from his demonic conspiracy. Together with War, he must hunt them down to restore balance through intense action.

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Intense Top-Down Shooter

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In terms of gameplay or storyline, DG official footage gives away so little but Strife teaming up with his brother, War probably suggests for some co-op action feature and we will only be absolutely sure about that upon a gameplay trailer release.

Despite bearing similar resemblance to a typical real-time strategy title, be assured that Genesis is a top down action shooter and nothing else. Also, this is not Darksiders IV in any way and just a spin-off game set within Darksiders universe.

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Action RPG Adventure

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Like any other dungeon-crawler, players would experience combat, exploration, epic boss battles, puzzle-solving and more. Airship Syndicate development team will be launching an enhanced version for Xbox One X as well.

THQ Nordic to do some showcase of Darksiders: Genesis at E3 2019 next week and will probably reveal more gameplay. Priced $39.99 only, the game is already up for pre-order and according to its Amazon listing; it will arrive on December 31, 2019.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Darksiders Warmastered Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch

The End of the World is coming this April as Darksiders Warmastered Edition is announced for Nintendo Switch.

Apocalypse returned a few months ago as hack and slash action-adventure title Darksiders III from developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic has been launched on November, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

What about players on handheld platforms then, eh? Yesterday, THQ accidentally uploaded a trailer of Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for Nintendo Switch before deleting and re-uploading to confirm a release date for April 2nd.

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Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Below is the official trailer for the first action-packed game of the series heading to Switch, showcasing some key footage.




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The story of Darksiders revolves around a time when Heaven and Hell have waged war against each other. To restore order, "The Charred Council" sends War, first Horseman of the Apocalypse to Earth in the aftermath of the conflict that ravaged it.

The unintended and untimely leak only suggests that the game was probably meant to be displayed at the next Nintendo Direct broadcast, which fans are eagerly waiting for and now that they let it slip, we are hoping to have that soon as well.

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The game was originally launched back in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, before seeing a Windows PC release. It was eventually ported for PS4 and Xbox One while also receiving a Wii U version, which had a terrible sales record on the dying platform.

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for Nintendo Switch will be available at Nintendo eShop and your nearest retailers for the price of $29.99 only. We are really excited for the announcement and hoping to see the sequel, Darksiders II to arrive on Switch too.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Darksiders 3 Adds Classic Combat Mode

Darksiders 3 is nothing like the previous games of the franchise in terms of combat and all it need is just a new patch.

Not only Darksiders III came as the latest sequel of the hack and slash action-adventure game series Darksiders after long departure, it returned with a little improvement to the combat system that is truly inspired from to refresh things.

Although fans and players in usual has considered the game on a positive note, not everyone was too pleased with the newly revamped combat style and developer Gunfire Games took that to account by releasing a new patch to bring back the classic gameplay.

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Darksiders 3 Adds Classic Combat Mode

RELATED: Darksiders 3 Concept Art

According to the patch notes, a brand-new combat mode "Classic" has been added along with the pre-existing "Default" and players are allowed to choose between these two different modes in gameplay options whenever they want.

Just like the past games from the series, Fury can now dodge to cancel attacks or instantly use items without waiting for the animation to play out. The best part of this is that, the change of combat mode does not affect your achievements or difficulty anyhow.

RELATED: Darksiders 3 Force Hollow Trailer

Some other improvements include the raised level cap of 200 and the addition of a few new checkpoints. Enemies are re-balanced and issues regarding random crashes are fixed. Fury is empowered with given better ledge grab detection while causing more damage in her Havoc Form.

Both developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic is certain that the new patch will fix things up and make players feel more like the early games of the franchise. Darksiders III is currently available worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Epic Games Store Launch Lineup Revealed

A brand-new trailer featuring all the titles featured on Epic Games Store on launch is revealed at The Game Awards 2018.

For the majority of the year 2018, video game developer company Epic Games was in all sorts of news media for the immense success of their free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite Battle Royale that has become a major phenomenon.

It was only two days ago when they announced to start a digital distribution service, which seemingly will rival Valve Corporation's digital storefront Steam and now they have released a brand-new trailer to showcase their launch lineup.

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Epic Games Store Launch Lineup Revealed

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Let's take a look at the initial lineup of games featured at Epic Games Store during their launch in the following trailer.




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Aside from Fortnite wining over Best Ongoing Game and Best Multiplayer Game category, Epic Games took The Game Awards 2018 show to reveal upcoming titles they are bringing to their store from a renowned bunch of video game companies.

The store rolls in with jam-packed titles like Ashen, Darksiders III, Genesis Alpha One, Hades, Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek, Journey, Maneater, Outer Wilds, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, Satisfactory, Subnautica, Super Meat Boy and World War Z.

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Epic Games Store Launch Lineup

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Renowned studios like Annapurna Interactive, Supergiant Games, Team17, THQ Nordic and Tripwire Interactive are joining up the march to give tough competition to other platforms in the market and to make a long-lasting impact at the same time.

To get into the already dense competition, they already announced staggering 88% sales revenue for publishers who want to launch their tiles with Epic Games Store and even promised to cover the royalty sales percentage for using Unreal Engine in game developing.

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To make the new marketplace more developer-friendly, Epic is introducing a revenue-sharing system Support-A-Creator, building a bridge between developers and content creators to allow them great access over how to market their product and present to audience.

As they already have a history of working on titles like Gears of War trilogy, Unreal Tournament and the over the top success of Fortnite, Epic has re-branded them in the industry with a strong backbone to enter the world of digital distribution business.

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Epic Games Store Upcoming Lineup

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In recent years, Valve has come under fire for their actions on lack of curation on the platform and Steam Direct program but still considered as a tycoon in the market. CD Projekt tried to venture the industry with their GOG distribution service but couldn't become a worthy rival in a decade.

Epic Games has their independent launcher like Activision and Bethesda, which acts as an extension for the store. The upcoming contest over the control of market share in 2019 will be fun to watch as we may witness a shift in power after all these years.

Biomutant Gameplay Highlights

Upcoming 2019 action RPG game Biomutant showcases various gameplay features in a latest sizzle reel.

Thanks to developer Experiment 101, upcoming action role-playing game Biomutant looks absolutely amazing in every aspect and we cannot wait for it to launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2019 from publisher THQ Nordic.

Up until now since 2017, we have had a gameplay teaser, followed by a cinematic trailer and finally some gameplay footage from Gamescom 2018. This time comes a sizzle reel that offers a better visual of the incredible open world environment of the game.

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Biomutant Gameplay Highlights

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Get bedazzled by the astonishing gameplay highlights of Biomutant that THQ Nordic has presented us with the video below.




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The angry Rocket Raccoon lookalike creature is one of many from a post-apocalyptic world where a plague has ruined everything. Even though we saw this furry buddy so far, the game allows players to heavily customize their character and he may look different.

You can alter body types, fangs, fur and gender with additional robotic parts like claws, legs and wings. You can clearly see the character changed from an Arabian wielding nunchucks into old-fashioned deep sea diving suit wearing ninja.

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The player character will also come across many more interesting creatures during many reward based quest it has. For ground and air travel, you will have access to mounts and the way one makes decisions will affect the outcome of the story.

Biomutant looks very promising to become a successful title and has a lot to live up to but if it can manage to do that, THQ will have everything they need to build a beloved franchise from it even if the game is among the most anticipated ones of 2019 or not.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Darksiders 3 Concept Art

Gunfire Games offers you to witness the concept art of Fury and the Seven Deadly Sins from Darksiders III.

From the very beginning, hack and slash action-adventure franchise of Darksiders did one thing constantly and that is creating a post-apocalyptic scenario in a modern world right. Whether it is the hellish creatures, surrounding environments or weaponry, they just set things as it should.

So, as developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic slowly march towards the launch of Darksiders III, the latest release from the series, we got our hands on a series of concept art pieces that helped the studio translate apocalypse into the game from art.

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Darksiders 3 Concept Art

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Interpreting an entire planet consumed by the end times and how it has been taken over by otherworldly beings were a lot to work with but then again, nothing was off limits for the artists to go out for and follow any directions if that serves the purpose.

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The Third Horseman of Apocalypse

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The biggest spin the second sequel took is that they introduced a female protagonist, Fury as the third horseman of the Apocalypse. She is a vengeful mage who is unlike her brothers War or Death and has a lot to offer when she is on the lead.

Also, the game features a near-endless group of enemies that would come across player's path as they stomp though to encounter The Seven Deadly Sins in the endgame. As the story continues further, design inspiration from previous Darksiders game will not go unnoticed to keen eyes.

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Darksiders 3 Concept Art 1

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Darksiders 3 Concept Art 2

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Darksiders 3 Concept Art 3

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Darksiders 3 Concept Art 4

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The game goes deep into the fiery pit of Hell and comes back to Earth looking for a piece of Heaven over and over again. The gameplay mechanics and the plot background perfectly support that idea to take it to a new height.

Within hours, Darksiders III launches worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for a legion of dedicated fans and of course, to the casuals looking for a good time. On that note, you can also check out Darksiders (2010) and Darksiders II (2012) to catch up with the latest title if you are interested.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

PlayStation Now Adds Mafia 3 and Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Sony's game-streaming service PS Now has added Mafia III and Battle Chasers along with more than 230 games.

Halloween is gone, Thanksgiving is coming soon and we are in the endgame (of the year) now getting readied for some new exciting games to the PlayStation Now lineup. The cloud-based gaming service of Sony Entertainment just added 11 new games.

Subscribers of PS Now are in luck as the newly added feature to download games from a huge library of over 200 titles on PS4 and PS2 on-demand makes it all better than ever. Not only are you allowed playing them locally, DLC and add-on support is also available once you purchase them separately.

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PlayStation Now Adds Mafia 3 and Battle Chasers: Nightwar

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The first one from the newly added games for PS Now is action-adventure game Mafia III from developer Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games. It follows the journey of Lincoln Clay, who returns to returns to New Bordeaux to build a criminal empire back in 1968.

Clay came back seeking revenge on the mafia gang that wiped out what he considered as a family and left him to die. Set in a third-person open world, you can either stream the game or just download the game to your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 4 Pro.

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We offer you to take a look back at the game trailer to freshen up on what Mafia III is all about before you jump into action.




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Other highlighted games from the list are turn-based RPG title Battle Chasers: Nightwar, anime fighting game Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, puzzle platformer title LocoRoco Remastered, extreme sports game Steep and dungeon crawler Vikings: Wolves of Midgard.

Also includes in the lineup are racing game Baja: Edge of Control HD and action adventure title World to the West. Destroy All Humans! and Destroy All Humans! 2 from THQ alongside Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland hails from PlayStation 2 platform.

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On top of the download and local play feature, PS Now has assorted their huge library into Collections, where members can browse from nearly 700 games that are all grouped together based on their genres, platform and themes.

If you are not signed up yet, then you can try out the 7-Day Free Trial for PlayStation Now on PS4 and PC to get access to a vast collection of games to download and play most of the PS4 and PS2 games or stream all of them as much as you like.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Darksiders 3 Force Hollow Trailer

Introducing the Force Hollow form of Fury and the way Darksiders III redefines character progression within the game.

Previous Horsemen of the Apocalypse from Darksiders and Darksiders II had their unique forms and weaponry that become a staple for the hack and slash action-adventure game franchise from developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic.

Upcoming Darksiders III is all set to launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 27, 2018. Earlier, the Flame Hollow form of the game's protagonist Fury was showcased in one of the trailer and now we are about to witness her Force Hollow form.

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Darksiders 3 Force Hollow Trailer

RELATED: Darksiders 3 Gamescom 2018 Trailer

Take a look at the Force Hollow trailer as Fury jumps into action in one of her newly revealed form that entirely decimates her enemies.




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In terms of character progression, the game takes a giant leap and changes a few things about the primary character Fury than her warrior brothers War and Death from prior titles when it comes to appear in battle as the third Horseman of the Apocalypse.

Whereas War used to wield his Chaoseater blade and Death carried The Harvester scythe, Fury's weapon of choice is a 347 bladed whip, Barbs of Scorn. Just as she changes form during battles, her blades can become a Hammer in her Force Fury form.

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Fury's Barbs of Scorn

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A reformed Scorn taking the shape of a battle hammer complements her fighting style with a ball of energy around her. In her newest form, she has a purple aura around her and this one is the second form she can take among four by unlocking it throughout the game.

Switching into these different forms and changing your weapon into many shapes is designed for more tactical approach to combat. This presents players with various opportunities to approach their deadly adversaries and defeat them in a confrontation.

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Force Hollow and Giant Hammer

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Whenever you engage a boss from any of the Seven Deadly Sins, each will fight you differently and challenge your skill in a unique way. For example, Sloth in subway stations will send off his minions to keep you busy and form bubbles of poison to infect you.

Another fine aspect of the game is that there are no arranged lines for you to face the bosses. Players can make up their mind on which boss they want to encounter in various point of the story progression, something that most other game lacks.

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Lord of the Flies, Sloth

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The studio shows their clear intention of moving afar from how the series used to move forward with gameplay and about to create a complex character with Fury in Darksiders III, which will be a defining point for the franchise for sure.

When one of her newest form will be revealed soon, we expect to see her display some new and awesome array of abilities while her Scorn probably takes the shape of a powerful blade maybe? We believe, Gunfire Games may even end up giving her the ability of flying.