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Crema announces Immortal Redneck!

Crema, a Spanish indie studio who possibly may have been exposed to hallucinogenic substances during development (which would explain this game), are excited to announce the ultimate mash-up of cultures in a video game. Gird your loins folks as good old Southern hospitality gets set to meet ancient Egypt in Immortal Redneck, a RogueLite First Person Shooter set to release on PC, Mac and Linux this Spring with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to follow later in the year.

Immortal Redneck features all kinds of crazy and that’s a fact! You are a redneck holidaying in Egypt (so far, so normal) when an accident befalls you. You wake up to discover that you are mummified in a sarcophagus in ancient Egypt. WOAH! How did you get there? How did you survive the accident? And why the heck are you mummified?! The answers lie inside the three danger filled pyramids of Giza, all protected by an army of monsters and huge (like, HUGE) bosses whose sole aim is to kill you. A lot. Your only chance to discover what is happening will be to get inside the pyramids and kill all the enemies. Obviously!

Each of the three massive pyramids in Immortal Redneck contains procedurally generated dungeons, all with different sets of enemies and bosses, ensuring every play through is different. Died did you? Well, the next time you head in to that pyramid the layout will be completely different. With every death you will have to face a new and unique layout of rooms and traps.

Immortal Redneck features nine playable character classes each with their own traits and characteristics, a complete skill tree where you can upgrade your skills, unlock new classes and abilities, along with over 50 weapons from the traditional to the unique (did someone mention a potato launcher). Oh, and permanent death.

Mixing old-school first person shooter action with rogue lite mechanics, Immortal Redneck is aimed squarely at hardcore gamers that like their gameplay frantic, their controls twitchy, their style arcadey and their games shooty!

The announcement trailer can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUfLTsQOY9g

New Sabaton Music Pack for Hearts of Iron IV

Paradox Development Studio and Hearts of Iron IV continue their musical synergy with Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton. Best known for their songs about real historical events and the human side of war, Sabaton has licensed ten new songs for Hearts of Iron IV, each illustrating a moment of World War II with passion and power chords.

Highlights of this second music pack for HoI4 include 40:1, a song honoring the brave but futile defense of Wizna by a Polish army far outnumbered by invading Germans, and To Hell and Back, the story of highly decorated war hero Audie Murphy and his struggles with PTSD.

The full music list follows:

  • Ghost Division
  • Resist and Bite
  • Coat of Arms
  • Uprising
  • Screaming Eagles
  • 40:1
  • Panzerkampf
  • Smoking Snakes
  • To Hell and Back
  • The Last Battle

The Sabaton music pack is available now for $5.99 (or €5.99) at the Paradox Store and on Steam.

nWay, Lionsgate, and Saban Brands Release First Teaser Trailer and Image for Power Rangers: Legacy Wars

Cutting-edge game developer nWay, in partnership with Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, and Saban Brands, creators of the iconic Power Rangers franchise, today revealed the first screenshot and game details for Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, the real-time multiplayer PvP fighting game set to be released in March 2017 for iOS and Android devices.

A first-look video is also available on the official Facebook page

Power Rangers: Legacy Wars marks the first video game to feature Power Rangers from Lionsgate’s highly anticipated feature film releasing March 24, 2017. Also featured in the game are iconic, past and present Rangers and villains from the Power Rangers television franchise, one of the longest running kids action series in television history currently in its 24th season.

In Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, Rita Repulsa, evil space witch, will step into and corrupt the Morphin Grid. As she manipulates reality in an effort to implode the Grid from within, Rita will create virtual monsters and Ranger clones programmed to fight on behalf of evil marking the first time players will experience Power Ranger against Power Ranger game play. To beat Rita at her own game, Zordon will give players special powers and the ability to curate their own team of legendary Power Rangers and villains from the multiverse.

For more information about Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, and to sign up to be the first to know about new updates, availability and more, please visit PlayLegacyWars.com.

Huge Phantom of the Kill Crossover with Madoka Magica Begins!

gumi Inc. and Fuji&gumi Games today announced that the global version of Phantom of the Kill will hold a special crossover event with the hit anime franchise Puella Magi Madoka Magica. In this event, players will have access to limited-edition gear, units, and event stages with a completely original story that features characters straight from the anime and spans the three worlds of Phantom of the Kill, Madoka Magica, and a parallel dimension.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Crossover Event Quest
Starting midnight on January 26, Puella Magi Madoka Magica Crossover stages will appear in Phantom of the Kill.

Sharing the common burden of a destiny to fight, the young heroines of Phantom of the Kill and Madoka Magica will unite in an original story that takes place in the complex interweaving of three different worlds. Combining the deep gameplay of Phantom of the Kill that you have grown to love with fully voiced cutscenes featuring your favorite characters from Madoka Magica, these event stages unmistakably bring the game to another level.

This is a must-see for both Phantom of the Kill players and the perfect opportunity to dive into the game for Madoka Magica fans!

Event Period
Midnight Jan 26 – 11:59 PM Mar 29 (PST)

  • See the in-game News section for details about the event.
  • The event’s contents and period may change without prior notice.

1. Exclusive Characters
The girls of Madoka Magica, including Madoka Kaname (voiced by Aoi Yuki), Homura Akemi (voiced by Chiwa Saito), Sayaka Miki (Voiced by Eri Kitamura), Ultimate Madoka (voiced by Aoi Yuki), Mami Tomoe (voiced by Kaori Mizuhashi), and Kyoko Sakura (voiced by Ai Nonaka), will appear in the Lazuli Recruiter to bring their magic to Phantom of the Kill!

2. A New Chapter
A new story unfolds, with encounters between the Killer Princesses and the Magical Girls that transcend time and space. Find out if the girls can fulfill their destiny to battle evil and save the world. Experience their criss-crossing memories, fates, and prayers in the following Event quests:

  • Phantom of the Kill
  • Madoka Magica
  • Walpurgisnacht

After clearing certain stages in these Event quests which immerse you in the fully voiced world of the crossover, you will receive copies of both Madoka Magica and Homura Akemi in school uniform. Unlock their Partner skill and use it to face the powerful witches that stand in your way!

3. Exclusive Gear
Each time you clear a crossover stage, Madoka Magica-themed gear and recipes have a certain chance of dropping. By fusing them together, you can obtain gear for each character exclusive to this crossover. That gear can be enhanced even further through fusion, so try different combinations in order to obtain the most powerful weapons!

4. Exclusive Missions
Special Missions that feature 3-star Madoka and Homura in school uniforms as rewards will be available during the event period!

Hero Zero: The Hero Hideout Feature – Brand New Extensive Feature and Relaunch of the Mobile Version for the Free2Play hit

New Year – Huge Feature – Brand New Mobile-Look! For the heroes of the free2play Browser game Hero Zero, 2017 could not have started any better! Over the past few months, the developer team of Playata has worked almost 24/7 to make the largest update in the six year history of this highly successful title possible. Hero Zero’s truest heroes can experience an extensive new feature, which is an integral part of the game from now on: The Hero Hideout! In addition, Hero Zero now captivates with revamped graphics, as well as a relaunch of the mobile version.

The Hideout Feature
Players who have reached level 8 get access to a secret base which is found under their heroes’ houses in Humphreydale. At the beginning, the base consists of an empty construction site that can be expanded step by step to a full-scale Hero Hideout. To make this possible, players first have to build a hideout base. The hideout base acts as a cornerstone for further rooms and as an improved substitute for the previous work feature. The hideout base is constantly collecting coins, which can be retrieved by users. For future alterations to the individual Hero Hideout layout, rooms can be stored and re-placed in varying locations within the base. It is also possible to improve the efficiency of the hard-working robots over a particular space or to organize a second work robot in order to speed up production. Only one construction action can be performed at a time.

Collect resources and compete with other players
Different rooms produce different resources, such as Super Glue or Zeronite, which must be collected in addition to coins and experience points. For construction actions, resources are needed, which are gathered in the respective rooms, such as the Zeronite Mine and the Super Glue Manufacturer. Players gradually expand the size of their Hideout and open new construction sites to build space for more rooms. Heroes, who build their underground base accordingly and produce combat units in the designated combat center can attack other heroes’ Hideouts and steal a portion of their resources!

Relaunch of the mobile version
From now on, heroes can also look forward to even more fun on the go! The mobile version of Hero Zero has been completely reworked and dazzles with a renewed setting, improved controls and a much more polished look.

The Hero Zero-App is available for free in the AppStore as well as in the Google PlayStore and is playable over Facebook or directly on play.herozerogame.com.

DiRT 4 Announced! The multi-million selling off-road franchise returns with buggies, trucks, rally, rallycross and a game changer for racing!

Codemasters & Koch Media today announced that DiRT 4 will fearlessly race to the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC in June 2017. Hot on the heels of 2016’s critically and commercially successful DiRT Rally, DiRT 4 takes the passion and authenticity of off-road racing to the next level, whilst also reintroducing gamers to white knuckle truck and buggy racing in Landrush. You can watch the announcement trailer now at http://www.dirt4game.com .

DiRT 4 will feature a game changing system called Your Stage; an innovative rally route creation tool that allows you to produce a near infinite number of unique stages at the touch of a button. You choose your location and set the route parameters then Your Stage does the hard work to create a unique rally stage that you can race, share with your friends and then challenge them to beat your time. Your Stage allows experienced rally players to create longer, more technical routes, whilst newcomers can create simpler shorter routes as they hone their skills.

Globally renowned for delivering premium quality, authentic and fun racing games, Codemasters is once more bringing its talent and experience to the world of off-road driving. With DiRT 4, the team have sought to combine the levels of thrill and realism from last year’s DiRT Rally with the fearless excitement, accessibility and adrenalin-fuelled contests previously seen in its critically acclaimed prequels DiRT 2 and DiRT 3.

Featuring classic rally racing that continues to build on the foundations set by the Colin McRae Rally games, the bruising contests from the official FIA World Rallycross Championship, the crazy battles of racing trucks and buggies, and the outrageous fun of open events in Joyride, players will face the challenges from as far apart as Australia, Spain and California in a truly global sport.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Plans Flight To Xbox One And PC!!

Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe is excited to announce that ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown will be coming to Xbox One and STEAM. Already announced for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown puts gamers in the cockpit of advanced war planes and delivers fierce air combat experiences through photorealistic visuals, intense dog-fighting action, and a multitude of authentic and futuristic aircrafts to fly, all encompassed in an immersive storyline.

Developed by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.’s in-house Project Aces team based in Tokyo, Japan and utilising Unreal Engine™ 4 with a unique and brand new dynamic feature, ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown applies the latest evolution of its graphics engine in conjunction with the power of the latest generation of gaming consoles and PCs to create immersive aerial battlefields. Fully rendered clouds fill the skies while highly detailed cityscapes enhance the sense of supersonic speed, setting the stage for highly exhilarating aerial battles. ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown will provide an arsenal of ultra-modern and near-future super weapons for players to wield, while presenting formidable enemies for pilots to vanquish in the air. Aces who have proven their aerial combat prowess in ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown’s campaign mode can take their dogfighting skills online for furious online multiplayer battles. ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown also marks the return of Sunao Katabuchi as the lead writer behind the fictional storyline that players will experience in the game. Previously, Sunao Katabuchi wrote the storylines for both Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies and Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.

ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown is currently rated PEGI 16. The game will be coming for the PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM. PlayStation 4 system players will be able to play portions of ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown and experience exclusive features developed specifically for the Sony PlayStation®VR. To find out more about ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown, head over to http://www.acecombat.com.

That’s all for news today!