Showing posts with label THQ. Show all posts
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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Darksiders: Genesis Introduces War

THQ Nordic introduces War, youngest of Horseman for upcoming top-down shooter Darksiders: Genesis.

Merely days before E3 2019 kick-started, developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic has announced their upcoming top-down hack and slash action role-playing game Darksiders: Genesis featuring fourth Horseman, Strife.

Also showed up alongside him in action for the latest Darksiders series spin-off prequel game was his brother, War but for some reason it seemed that he never really had a proper introduction in the first place, so here it goes.

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Darksiders: Genesis Introduces War

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Below is an official introduction trailer for War that shows brief gameplay moments from Darksiders: Genesis.




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War will be playable character in Genesis as well as his brother Strife and even allowed to switch between them anytime in-game, thus they can leverage melee combat prowess of the former and long-range attacks of the latter.

You can also choose to play them separately in two player co-operative mode according to your playstyle preference. Known as Rider of the Red Horse, the youngest Horseman will be accompanied by his graceful phantom steed, Ruin.

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Clearly a Diablo-inspired title, the game also has some RPG elements like abilities and weapon augmentations. War will be picking up his iconic blade Chaoseater once again to slay enemy hordes and unleash his fury on battlegrounds.

Up until now, Darksiders series never had a co-op mode and same thing goes for their attempt with top-down perspective. This probably had been an idea they kept for long and now that more than two Horsemen has debuted, it is finally possible.

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War Will Rage On

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Even though all three mainstream Darksiders games were set around a same time period, Genesis took place thousand years early based on a plot that is mostly focused on Strife, the gun-slinging fourth Horseman of Apocalypse.

Neither of both Airship Syndicate and THQ Nordic has revealed a definitive release date for Darksiders: Genesis yet but it is currently aiming to launch on Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

PlayStation Plus Free Games for September 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup is featuring Batman: Arkham Knight and Darksiders III for the month of September 2019.

Up until now, Sony Entertainment has been giving away fairly good free PlayStation 4 games in their monthly lineup for PlayStation Plus subscribers, except for July 2019 but they made a change on last minute due to member request.

Those free titles from August are still up for PS Plus members to download before next batch of game arrives on September 3, 2019. So, take time to enjoy WipEout Omega Collection or Sniper Elite 4 if you have somehow missed them.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for September 2019

Become a creature of night to serve justice on streets of Arkham City and experience the thrill of neo-noir action of an iconic DC Comics superhero in Batman: Arkham Knight by developer Rocksteady Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive.

In a finale to acclaimed Arkham series, Gotham City looks upon a crime-fighting caped crusader to stand against maniacal villains like Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Riddler, Scarecrow and more to free it from their malicious threat forever.

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Batman: Arkham Knight on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Then step into the boots of Fury, an enigmatic Horseman of Apocalypse for a hack and slash action-adventure in Darksiders III, third installment of Darksiders series by developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic.

Set around a dark fantasy setting, Fury arrives on a scorched Earth in order to find out and destroy Seven Deadly Sins on behalf of Charred Council. Guided by a Watcher, she sets out to hunt down each one of them with ruthless efficiency.

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Darksiders III on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Earlier this year, Sony's decision not to continue adding games for PlayStation 3 consoles have been a bit unpleasant for fans since they had a lineup of four to six games back then and now their option to choose has become limited.

Given that PlayStation Plus free games lineup has slightly improved from a downwards trend, Sony has probably listened to fan complaints and therefore, replaced Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 at last minute with Detroit: Become Human.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Dead Island 2 in Development by Dambuster Studios

Dead Island 2 is not dead yet as developer Dambuster Studios will continue working on the long-delayed zombie game.

Although 2011 survival horror game Dead Island was successful enough to release a stand-alone expansion Dead Island: Riptide and spin-off Escape Dead Island, it never saw release of its officially announced sequel, Dead Island 2.

After it was confirmed back in 2014, it has been five years in development and contrary to what many believes, the game is not cancelled yet. In fact, publisher Deep Silver has now handed over the project to internal developer Dambuster Studios.

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Dead Island 2 in Development by Dambuster Studios

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In a recent investment report shared by THQ Nordic, it was finally revealed that long-delayed 2011 zombie game sequel is now handed over to new studios Dambuster after Sumo Digital has wrapped up their part on the project.

However, it was not clear how much progress they made so far throughout 2016 to 2019 but they assured not to act as a support studio for current developer since they have already concluded work on it before a planned transition.

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Polish video game developer/publisher Techland came on board at first but then they shift focus to Dying Light franchise. German based Yager Development was put in charge when they made a pitch to Deep Silver in 2012.

With a targeted Q2 2015 release window, Dead Island 2 was revealed at E3 2014 and a gameplay video was dropped on Gamescom 2014. Then UK-based Sumo Digital has taken over when Yager backed out from the game in 2015.

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Those who almost forgot the announce trailer of Dead Island 2 at E3 2014 briefing event can check it out below.




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Dambuster has previously worked on first-person shooter title Homefront: The Revolution under publisher Deep Silver. Their current zombie-killing action will be launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with no set release date.

THQ Nordic is reportedly working on a new Saints Row game alongside Volition in parallel to a brand-new IP by developer Fishlabs. Also, TimeSplitters series co-creator Steve Ellis is making a return to make plans for its upcoming future.

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As of July 2018, official Twitter account for Dead Island still insisted that their long-anticipated sequel is still in development and most recently, THQ Nordic has backed that claim after assigning Dambuster Studios as its newest developer.

Following unfortunate departure of Sumo Digital and Yager Development, the game has now found its third developer. We only hope that Dead Island 2 find its charm the third time and become a worthy sequel to its 2011 predecessor.

THQ Nordic Acquires Gunfire Games

In a recent financial statement, THQ Nordic reveals acquiring Gunfire Games, studio behind the Darksiders series.

In a recently published financial report of Q1 2019, Austrian video game publisher THQ Nordic has revealed a number of exciting news that are vital for fans of some beloved franchises other than report of their earning and all that.

Among these announcements, THQ acquiring some a bunch of new studios are noteworthy, especially their acquisition of developer Gunfire Games who has titles like Darksiders III and Remnant: From the Ashes under their belt.

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THQ Nordic Acquires Gunfire Games

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It was not clearly disclosed that what amount of purchase price they actually paid to get the studio under their wings but according to official press release, THQ will make good return of this cost within three or four years.

Also, they have no plans to intervene an already planned future pipeline of development by Gunfire Games and ready to support them; starting with recent release of Remnant even though it is published by Perfect World Entertainment.

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CEO of THQ Nordic, Lars Wingefors has given a statement about their recent acquisition that follows below.

With the acquisition of Gunfire Games, we are strengthening THQ Nordic's footprint in the US and are adding an experienced and talented development team that we know very well from having collaborated on Darksiders. Gunfire will contribute with premier development expertise to the group with realizable synergies from day one. It is with great anticipation of future projects we now welcome the team to the THQ Nordic family.

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Obviously, it was years of collaboration between THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games during their stint on Darksiders series has given them a better understanding of each other, which will likely to grow stronger over time with mutual support.

THQ has been busy and making all sorts of moves to turn heads like bringing TimeSplitters co-creator Steve Ellis for a new game, getting a new Saints Row game worked on and reviving Dead Island 2 under developer Dambuster Studios.

THQ Nordic to Develop New TimeSplitters Game

A year after acquiring IP for TimeSplitters series, THQ Nordic announces series creators Steve Ellis joining on board.

About a year ago, it was revealed that video game publisher company THQ Nordic has acquired rights to popular first-person shooter franchise TimeSplitters that has been on a long-hiatus after officially announcing TimeSplitters 4.

Revealed in a latest financial report, co-creator and developer Steve Ellis has joined on board with THQ to help plan future course of the beloved FPS series that is often compared to GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark by fans.

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THQ Nordic to Develop New TimeSplitters Game

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Originally developed by Free Radical Design, a British video game studio that was founded by many former employees of Rare Studio, the franchise was largely favored by new generation of consoles in era of early 2000.

TimeSplitters series saw a trilogy of titles released but then developers face bankruptcy only to be saved by Crytek. However, they never really done anything at all with its intellectual property for nearly 15 years and put it on hold until now.

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Deep Silver acquired TimeSplitters IP last year and Lars Wingefors, CEO of its parent company THQ announced return of Steve Ellis. He is joining as co-director for upcoming TimeSplitters game while help plotting a future route for it.

Since his involvement into the project is mentioned only once and no other details were dropped, it is pretty hard to anticipate what their current position is right now and where they will be in future until further announcement.

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According to same report, THQ Nordic acquires Gunfire Games, new Saints Row game in development by Volition and long-awaited zombie game Dead Island 2 being resurrected by in-house developer Dambuster Studios.

Whether TimeSplitters would go for an overall series reboot at this point or lean towards a sequel is still not clear at all but we can safely assume that upcoming project will see launch for next-generation of modern platforms.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch

THQ has announced to release Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition for Nintendo Switch console on September 26.

Earlier this year, developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic officially announced Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for Nintendo Switch handheld console after an untimely upload has already leaked the news online.

People were suspecting that its hack and slash action-adventure sequel game would eventually follow suit at some point and finally, Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition gets a Switch version release date set for September 26, 2019.

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Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch

RELATED: Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch

An official announcement trailer for Switch port is released with brief look at plot premise and gameplay.




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After a war between Heaven and Hell has ravaged Earth, first Horseman of the Apocalypse, War decided to intervene so he can restore order only to be betrayed by "The Charred Council" and got framed for a crime he didn't even commit.

His brother and second Horseman, Death enters the scene in Darksiders II to prove innocence of War and to possibly resurrect humanity. Armed with two scythes, Death is a force of reckoning and most feared among his enemies.

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Though it was Vigil Games who originally developed the 2012 game, Deathinitive Edition is a remastered version by Gunfire Games. All three DLCs; The Abyssal Forge, The Demon Lord Belial and Argul's Tomb are included as well.

Darksiders II allows you to customize armor, weapons and even skill trees to your preference aside from superior graphics quality. Experience an action RPG like gameplay in a vast open-world full of boss fights and side quests.

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 is 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 then 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.