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.

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

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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.

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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.




RELATED: Darksiders 3 Collector’s Edition Announced

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

RELATED: Darksiders 3 Announcement Trailer

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.