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Space Hulk: Ascension Edition Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Danish independent studio Full Control has announced development on a new standalone edition of Space Hulk for personal computers. Space Hulk: Ascension Edition will add another layer to Space Hulk with the introduction of RPG elements, Genestealer variations, new mechanics, and a new Space Marine chapter. It will be available for Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs and is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of this year.

“We are happy to announce the next instalment of our Space Hulk game ”, said Thomas Hentschel Lund, CEO of Full Control. “In Space Hulk Ascension, we have kept the core elements of Space Hulk that make it such a unique nerve shredding experience, but we have added new content and features, which take the game to a whole new level. It is a new and intense experience that will blow the minds of both new and old players.

Space Hulk: Ascension Edition is a 3D, digital, turn based, strategy game, which builds upon the classic board game experience, and adds new RPG style mechanics, additional weapons and enemy types, an all-new chapter and loads of other new features to both the single player and multiplayer experience. Set in the isolated corridors and tomb-like chambers of ancient vessels lost in the graveyard of space, players lead a small force of fearless Space Marine Terminators in a ferocious fight for survival against hordes of predatory, alien Genestealers. The game comes with over 100 missions spread out over 3 complete campaigns, and all new flash missions. These are opportunistic mini-missions encountered as you explore the deep unknowns of the Space Hulk that can yield a tactical advantage or be a deadly trap.

The introduction of squad management and skill progression lets players build their own squads of hardened veterans. There are also new variations of Genestealers to face, and more complex maps to overcome, making the game more fun, challenging and rewarding to play. Space Hulk: Ascension Edition also introduces the Ultramarine chapter, combi weapons and the mighty Cyclone missile launcher as new weapon options, which are sure to shake things up on the battlefield.

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Sierra Returns With New King's Quest, Geometry Wars
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 7 comments

Activision recently announced a return from the ashes for Sierra, known for a variety of popular classic series such as King's Quest. Sierra will exist as an Activision studio focusing on "innovative, edgy and graphically unique" indie titles. The first two titles in the pipeline are an all new King's Quest, scheduled to launch next year, and a new Geometry Wars, planned for a 2014 holiday release.

With a renowned history that’s served as the origin for many nostalgic video game characters, worlds and experiences, Sierra™ continues on today in a return to form that fans of great games will love. A part of Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), Sierra’s focus is on indie studios developing innovative, edgy and graphically unique games, including new IPs and contemporary reimaginings of beloved Sierra classics. Headlining Sierra’s slate of indie games is an all-new King’s Quest™ experience in 2015, and a new Geometry Wars™ game planned to launch this holiday season. Additionally, the Sierra team is well underway exploring other indie projects to potentially launch later this year, and in 2015 and beyond.

In development by the beloved and quirky studio The Odd Gentlemen (The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom), King’s Quest is a fully reimagined version of the fan-favorite Sierra game fit for both the old and new generation of King’s Quest players. Huge fans of the original King’s Quest series, The Odd Gentlemen are crafting a charming new adventure with an awe-inspiring art style, engaging puzzles, and a wondrous interactive narrative brimming with humor. In the new story, King Graham – revered as the greatest adventurer to ever live – shares his life’s adventures with his curious granddaughter, Gwendolyn. It is through these tales that Gwendolyn discovers the true greatness of her grandfather. King’s Quest is expected to make its heralded return in 2015.

Today’s news about the future of Sierra was met with excitement from its original founder, Ken Williams. “We’re very proud of what we created all those years ago with Sierra Online, and today’s news about carrying Sierra forward as an indie-specific brand is very encouraging,” said Williams. “We look forward to seeing Sierra’s independent spirit live on, and are especially excited to see what The Odd Gentlemen will do with King’s Quest.”

Sierra began in 1979 with a single 8-bit Apple II microcomputer, and founders Roberta and Ken Williams’ love for storytelling and new technology that drove a revolution in the adventure game genre, and forever changed the industry. Today, a new wave of independent artists and entrepreneurs are using the same inventive attitude and latest tech to create amazing gaming experiences, and that’s where Sierra comes into play. With the popularity of digital platforms like Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Steam, the new Sierra will cater to the unique needs of each indie studio, ranging from aiding in game development and first party relations, to PR, marketing and digital/retail distribution. Sierra will help foster today’s talent to create amazing video games as it has so many times before.

“Sierra’s goal is to find and work with talented indie developers working on their own amazing projects, or passionate about working on great Sierra IP, and leverage our expertise to aid them in bring these fun and exciting experiences to gamers with the level of visibility and awareness they deserve,” said Bob Loya, Sr. Director of External Development. “In addition to Lucid Games and The Odd Gentlemen, we’re in talks with a large number of other indie devs, and can’t wait to share more details with fans in the near future.”

The first title set to launch under Sierra is Geometry Wars3: Dimensions from the team at Lucid Games. Geometry Wars3: Dimensions is an exciting new evolution of the fast-paced, frenetic Geometry Wars gameplay fans love, and will introduce full 3D action and both cooperative and competitive multiplayer for the first time in the franchise. In addition to a full single-player campaign with 50 unique challenges and over 10 battle modes – five of which are brand new to the series – Geometry Wars3: Dimensions features dynamic and persistent progression, offering players a consistently new experience each time they play. Geometry Wars3: Dimensions is planned to launch later this year.

“Thanks to Sierra, we’re planning to release Geometry Wars3: Dimensions on more platforms than ever before,” said Pete Wallace, Studio Head, Lucid Games. “We’re thrilled to work with the indie team at Sierra to bring the next generation of Geo Wars gameplay to our passionate and loyal fans, and look forward to seeing you all online!”

There is no news yet on which platforms Sierra's new titles will be released. Learn more at the link below.

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RPG Quest - Minimae Now Adventuring In OS X
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

P1XL Games recently announced the Mac OS X debut of RPG Quest - Minimae. Featuring retro visuals and soundtrack, the open world mini-RPG gives players a chance to explore a large world, meet interesting people, defeat monsters, and save the land from evil.

RPG Quest - Minimae

After years of peace the offspring of evil has arisen. Prove yourself , brave knight! Seek the 8 rings of power and bring peace to your land once again

Game Features:

  • Large world to explore with open world gameplay
  • Beyond the main quest are other side quests and mini-games
  • Post-game quests and "infinite" dungeon!
  • Hidden secrets to discover
  • Synthesized, classic chiptune music (NES style)
  • Beautiful pixel art
  • Many interesting towns to explore, and people to talk to
  • Keyboard and mouse controls
  • Windowed or full-screen support
  • Auto-save when leaving towns
  • Audio options to disable only music, or music and sound effects
  • Game can be interrupted and resumed at any point
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Blackguards 2 Official Teaser Trailer Unveiled
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Daedalic Entertainment has unveiled an official teaser trailer for Blackguards 2, the sequel to the unique RPG set in the universe of The Dark Eye. Blackguards 2 will continue the original's focus on turn-based battles and will add the ability to recapture enemy territory. Other new additions include optional quests, new weapons, new armor, new enemies, and stamina as an additional battle resource.

Our Blackguards are back – better than ever before!

We listened carefully to all the community- and press-feedback on the games’ successful first appearance to make the second one even better.

Blackguards 2 will again be based on the RPG rulebook of The Dark Eye, but it will come along with some revisions, optimisations and simplifications. The gameplay will focus on turn-based battles once more and will now feature fraction-based gameplay-elements where you can can recapture the enemies’ territories.

If not in a battle, you have to take care of a lot of quests and the development of your characters. As common in RPGs, the quests will offer optional and alternative plotlines.

Furthermore, Blackguards 2 will have new weapons, armour, enemies and stamina as additional battle resource.

On top of that, Blackguards 2 will involve mechanics that have been requested by the community of the first game, like improved line of sight, cover and formation.

Daedalic plans to release Blackguards 2 sometime in 2015. Check out the page below for more.

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