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

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.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for October 2018

October 2018 brings free games like Hitman: Blood Money and Stuntman: Ignition to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

We have come to a finish line with September and all pumped up for a new lineup of free games for Xbox Live Gold for the subscribers on the month of October. All of these new titles from the list are up for Gold members to enjoy for a limited time.

For Xbox One, two games are listed while the other two supports Xbox 360 platform but can still be played on Microsoft's modern console using backward compatibility. If you still have some time left before September ends, you can access the free Games With Gold.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for October 2018

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Before diving deep for more details, we want you to take a look at Games with Gold lineup on October 2018 for Xbox One.




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Overcooked!
The very first pick for the month is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game Overcooked which puts you into the role of a chef and be in charge of a rushed kitchen. Players are required to gather ingredients to cook dishes and serve customers as they wait in line.

Work alone or team up to a maximum crew of four to meet roll the dishes before the awaiting consumer storms out. This award-winning title full of crazy kitchen mayhem will be open for business on Xbox One from October 1 to 31.

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Overcooked! on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Victor Vran
Next up on the list of Games With Gold is an action role-playing title Victor Vran from developer Haemimont Games, which is built on a Gothic-fantasy theme. Titular character Victor is a seasoned demon slayer looking for liberating the cursed city of Zagoravia.

Although there is no specific character class to build, you can still make changes and customize your loadout in preparation for a swarm during combat. The fight against evil will start on Xbox One from October 16 and continue its run till November 15.

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Victor Vran on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Stuntman: Ignition
The third game for Gold members pits them in role of a Hollywood stunt driver who performs the adrenaline-fueled and death defying stunts for films. You job requires you to master your craft and pull off those amazing feats to get into Hollywood blockbusters.

Creating a reputation will earn you big-budget films and major commercial deals you have been eyeing for some time. The breathtaking adventures of this rookie stuntman will begin on Xbox One and Xbox 360 from October 1 to run till 15.

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Stuntman: Ignition on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Hitman: Blood Money
Finally, time to get back to the deadly world of a contract killer Agent 47, who takes up jobs form anonymous clients to fulfill them with excellent precession. Put on his iconic suit and get going with perfect execution plans to keep up your reputation on the market.

With upcoming Hitman 2 awaiting release on November 2018, this is the perfect moment to prep yourself up with inventive ideas to get the job done. You have from October 16 to the end of the month to take up deals on your Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles.

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Hitman: Blood Money on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Except for Hitman: Blood Money, the other three titles offer multiplayer, which you can enjoy a better and advanced experience with if you happen to have Xbox Live Gold membership. Plus, you are getting around $71.96 worth of free games for this month alone.

Also, Xbox Game Pass offers some exciting games as well like Forza Horizon 4 and Wolfenstein: The New Order alongside 100 other great games from Microsoft Store. If you are still not sure what to do then just try out the 14 days trail membership and then decide for yourself.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

THQ Nordic Acquires Kingdoms of Amalur

THQ Nordic announced acquiring rights for Kingdoms of Amalur IP and abandoned Project Copernicus MMORPG.

Back in 2012, when Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was first released by Electronic Arts for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms, developer 38 Studios was generally praised for creating such an amazing action RPG title but sold a very moderate amount of copies.

Recently, publisher company THQ Nordic has announced of acquiring the game and related intellectual properties alongside an untitled MMO game called Project Copernicus from the developers as they went bankrupt.

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THQ Nordic Acquires Kingdoms of Amalur

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A sequel for the original game was eventually planned but unfortunately they got broke and had put a stop to that. Apparently, the title didn't sell enough copies to repay a $75 million loan its developer took from Rhode Island’s economic development agency.

Also, they were eyeing a 2013 release for Copernicus as a free-to-play MMO before the company got liquidated. When all assets are put into auction, Amalur remained unclaimed for long and THQ then stepped in to acquire the IP.

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Formerly known as Nordic Games, THQ Nordic has backed up games like Darksiders and Red Faction in past. The publisher has bought Deep Silver's parent company Koch Media and secured rights on Saints Row franchise.

Last month, they reserved rights over TimeSplitters franchise from Crytek. Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning had author R.A. Salvatore tied to the project alongside comic-book artist Todd McFarlane (Haunt, Spawn), who signed up to provide some top-notch artwork for the game.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Darksiders 3 Gamescom 2018 Trailer

New action-packed trailer of Darksiders III at Gamescom 2018 features Fury alongide her Horsemen brothers.

After two fan-favorite installments, what Darksiders franchise suffered is a six year-long gap when THQ was completely bankrupt in 2012. However, things came back in track when Gunfire Games took charge of development for the third game of the series and thus, came hack and slash action-adventure Darksiders III. We are only three months away from the title to release on November 27 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One while GamesCom 2018 brought us a brand-new trailer.

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Darksiders 3 GamesCom 2018 Trailer

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The trailer is a mix of the story focusing on Fury, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and some of her actions within the game.




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Fury is tasked to hunt down Seven Deadly Sins on a ravaged Earth, where she unleashes her true nature to slay down beasts of all sorts that came in her way. During her mission set by the Charred Council, she came across some giant bizarre creatures, which are possibly the boss characters and we see her excellent combat skills with her long-range whip. It is safe to admit that Fury packs a better move set than her brothers considering their usability in combat and they are far more practical too.

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Fraction of her gameplay footage also showcases surroundings from a ruined world and demonic entities that inherits it now. One other thing to notice here is that, the gameplay mechanics have improved to make all of her moves fluid smooth. At one point, she is also met by Horseman War and Death but what significance they bring to her story is still unclear. This might also be from a flashback sequence that is to serve as part of back-story for protagonist Fury to visit Earth.

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Demonic Insects and Entities

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One thing the Darksiders franchise maintained throughout years is that a very engaging gameplay that keep players hooked for hours and transform them into fans. To get some exclusive merch for displaying and in-game digital content to enjoy, you can either order the Collector’s Edition or the Apocalypse Edition of Darksiders III. Players are also allowed to place their pre-order on GOG or Steam ahead of release.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Darksiders 3 Collector’s Edition Announced

After the release date got leaked, Collector’s Editions for Darksiders III featuring Horseman Fury is finally unveiled.

Following THQ coming back from going completely bankrupt in 2012, Darksiders III was being developed by Gunfire Games and on May 2, 2017, it was accidentally revealed through an Amazon listing leak before it was officially announced. Recently, a release date set for November 27, 2018 also got leaked by an advanced listing from Microsoft Store. So, it was time that the studio behind the project reveals at least something on their own; like the planned special editions.

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Darksiders III Collector’s Edition Announced

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We offer you an exclusive look at the contents and features of Darksiders III Collector’s Edition in new trailer below.




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For $59.99 only, you can purchase Darksiders III Standard Edition or simply just pre-order it. Two other special edition of this AAA game title will be released at the same time packed with extra goodies and content pack. A DLC titled "Fury Exclusive Armor Set" will be added as pre-order bonus, which is entirely cosmetic and doesn't gameplay in any manner as well as a 24 hour Early Access on consoles and a 12.5% discount. For a digital copy, players can choose to purchase from GOG or Steam.

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Darksiders III Collector’s Edition

Now prepare to be dazzled by a brief look at the Apocalypse Edition for Darksiders III, which has a load of collectibles included.




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Spending $149.99 can get you the Collector’s Edition, which comes with a copy of the game, an art-book, an exclusive SteelBook case, armor DLC, official soundtrack collection and a stunning Fury figurine that is 11 inch tall. The Apocalypse Edition on the other hand comes only for $399.99 is a massive treat for fans. Offering all of the above and a 30”x 40” hanger attached wall scroll, an amulet of Four Horsemen with necklace along with statues of Death, War and Vulgrim the shopkeeper.

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Darksiders III Apocalypse Edition

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Only four months away from release, Darksiders III will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Following the immense success of both Darksiders and Darksiders II, a third installment was almost inevitable. Much more specifics are going to be revealed later but are kept secret for now. According to THQ Nordic, the game is in final stage of development and a brand-new gameplay video is about to drop very soon to unleash the Fury.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Darksiders 3 Release Date Leaked

Microsoft Store might have unintentionally leaked the release date for upcoming hack and slash action-adventure Darksiders III.

One of the most anticipating game news action-adventure fans were dying to hear was something new about Darksiders III. This upcoming hack and slash title from Gunfire Games and THQ Nordic have players waiting eagerly to get a glimpse of a new gameplay, trailer or news of a release date during E3 2018 press conference but got nothing so far. However, looks like we have a launch date ahead of us this year on November 27, 2018, courtesy of a recent Microsoft Store leak.

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Darksiders III Release Date Leaked

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The first game of the series, Darksiders came out in 2010 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, where players assume the role of War in an apocalyptic future. Since he arrived at work pretty early, he messed up and got into trouble. A sequel, Darksiders II was released in 2012 where Death of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, tries clearing out his brother's name. It was available for all platforms mentioned above including PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox One before going into a six-year hiatus.

RELATED: Darksiders III Announcement Trailer

The third entry of the fan-favorite series, Darksiders III features Fury, a whip-wielding female "Horseman". She came back to the same war-torn Earth to finish what her brothers' started; seek out and destroy the Seven Deadly Sins. This feminine iteration of a Horseman the story is probably to replace the fabled Famine, because starvation apparently doesn't suit very much for an action-adventure hack and slash game. Compared to a whip lashing protagonist, it would seem lame.

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Darksiders III Microsoft Store Listing

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The title was initially stuck into development hell for a long period of time from 2012 as original developer of the franchise; Vigil Games was shut down due to its parent company THQ going completely bankrupt. In 2013, Nordic Games bought the rights to the game series to work on it suggesting it won't come out before two years. Then on May 2, 2017, the title was accidentally revealed through a leak from Amazon listing, a day before it was officially announced by the publisher.

RELATED: Darksiders III Gameplay Reveal

Despite the product page of the game at Microsoft Store showing a November 27 release date in the first place, now it has been replaced by saying "Coming Soon". Considering Darksiders III is only four months away from release and the news is already out, an official announcement from THQ will probably arrive soon. When the game was not showcased on E3 event last month, many believed that it may not relapse in 2018 but the leak suggests the studio is almost finished making it.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

THQ Brings Nickelodeon Games to Consoles

Back in the days, developer and publisher studio THQ Nordic used to be the house of cool games like Darksiders and Darksiders II that created successful franchise and dedicated fans. Needless to say that those golden days are gone and the studio is literally thriving in competition with all the AAA video game titles in the market. So, THQ is desperately in need for a boost and they came up with a great idea recently, which might actually help them.

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THQ Brings Nickelodeon Games to Consoles

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The developers are apparently on an "asset care" strategy and as part of that plan; they are bringing more than a dozens of Nickoldeon games they have worked on previously for modern-day consoles. Some of these fan-favorite games are more than two decades old and a total of 16 games from the PlayStation 2-era are going to be revived. This new partnership with Nickelodeon maybe what the studio needed right now to make a comeback after so long.

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Except for the name of franchises, THQ Nordic has yet to reveal the specific titles on their re-mastering list. Primarily, popular series like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Fairly OddParents, Invader Zim and SpongeBob SquarePants are picked for their re-releasing program. Among these games, The Fairly OddParents are only for US release for now according to sources. We just can't wait for them to drop these games to take us back in time to rediscover the fun once again.

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Below is the list of Nickelodeon game series from the re-release plan of THQ Nordic.

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Back at the Barnyard
  • Catscratch
  • Danny Phantom
  • El Tigre
  • Invader Zim
  • Jimmy Neutron
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot
  • Rocket Power
  • Rocko’s Modern Life
  • Rugrats
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Tak and the Power of JuJu
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
  • The Wild Thornberrys

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THQ Remastered Projects


Reviving these older properties for a new generation of audience was a great move for the company. Their action-adventure game Darksiders was also remastered and they planned to go ahead with Destroy All Humans! Before THQ went bankrupt in 2013, they had the Nickelodeon license and it was re-acquired by Nordic Games as they bought THQ only a year after. We are pretty certain that they will reveal more games for this initiative in the upcoming days.

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Rather than going for brand-new titles at this moment, reviving several of their licensed Nickelodeon properties for the ever-growing market of next-gen consoles seems like a great strategy indeed. That being said, THQ Nordic already has Darksiders III in the development and expected to release very soon. So, looks like they are trying to balance the scale the way they can and just keeping a slow pace at it.