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BATTLEZONE 98 REDUX DOCKS WITH MAC & IPAD TODAY!
Rebellion are delighted to announce that the acclaimed remaster of one of the greatest sci-fi strategy games EVER is launching today on both Mac and iPad!
BATTLEZONE 98 REDUX ODYSSEY EDITION, the single, great-value package that includes both BATTLEZONE 98 REDUX and its massive expansion THE RED ODYSSEY, is out NOW on the App Store for Mac and iPad.
BATTLEZONE 98 REDUX and THE RED ODYSSEY are also out now on Steam for Mac! Windows PC users who previously bought BATTLEZONE 98 REDUX content on Steam will now be able to play it on Mac for free.
Retaining the original’s iconic blend of first-person action and real-time strategy that made it a fan favourite, BATTLEZONE 98 REDUX delivers lovingly remastered visuals, carefully preserved old-school gameplay and online multiplayer for 2-8 players, as well as extensive mod support* and a classically tough game to beat!
Big Boat Interactive’s remaster has also been tailored for iPad, delivering an authentically retro user interface designed for touchscreen, a choice of control systems, optional tilt controls, Game Center support and more.
*Mod support isn’t available on iPad, and mod creation tools aren’t available on iPad and Mac.
BATTLEZONE 98 REDUX ODYSSEY EDITION includes
▪ BATTLEZONE 98 REDUX and THE RED ODYSSEY expansion
▪ 4 explosive singleplayer campaigns, set across 48 missions and 8 planetary environments
▪ Competitive online multiplayer for 2-8 players*
▪ Cross-platform multiplayer across PC & Mac
▪ Re-modelled, high-polygon vehicles, buildings and terrain
▪ Upgraded lighting, shadows, and improved particle effects
▪ Steam Workshop support for mods (only available on Steam)
▪BATTLEZONE 98 REDUX and THE RED ODYSSEY expansion
▪4 explosive singleplayer campaigns, set across 48 missions and 8 planetary environments
▪Competitive online multiplayer for 2-8 players*
▪Cross-platform multiplayer across PC & Mac
▪Re-modelled, high-polygon vehicles, buildings and terrain
▪Upgraded lighting, shadows, and improved particle effects
▪Steam Workshop support for mods (only available on Steam)
BATTLEZONE 98 REDUX ODYSSEY EDITION is available now, priced £9.99 on iPad and £18.99 on Mac. BATTLEZONE 98 REDUX is also out now on Steam for Mac, priced £14.99.
20% DISCOUNT ON TINY TRAX PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW!
PlayStation Plus subscribers in Europe can now pre-order Tiny Trax for just £10.39/€11.99, representing a 20% discount ahead of the game’s July 25th 2017 release.
The European PlayStation Plus Pre-Order link can be found at http://bit.ly/2tUryhK.
Pre-order details for PlayStation Plus subscribers in the US will be announced shortly.
Tiny Trax delivers a unique and innovative slot car drift racing experience for PlayStation VR described as ‘Micro Machines meets Scalextric’ – with an emphasis on player comfort.
The game, from award-winning Brighton-based studio FuturLab (Velocity 2X), immerses players in stunning virtual worlds surrounded by a variety of epic toy racing tracks, allowing them to control tiny cars from a child’s perspective, and watch them boost around their body, jump overhead and drift around bends.
A drifting/boost-recharge mechanic means Tiny Trax is easy to pick up, but challenging to master. Importantly, the player remains static in the virtual world, while they control the action going on around them, resulting in extremely comfortable and satisfying gameplay.
The game also boasts online multiplayer functionality for up to four players, with 12 tracks across three environments – Tropical, Fire & Ice and Outer Space – and six vehicles to choose from.
The music has been composed by leading video game composer Joris de Man, whose previous work includes Horizon: Zero Dawn, Killzone and FuturLab’s own Velocity 2X.
Tiny Trax received a hugely positive reception when it featured as part of PlayStation’s presence at E3 in June, encompassing the official press event, a demo pod on the PlayStation booth and the platform holder’s first ever VR livestream.
PS VR E3 Gameplay Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twZuRK65yyM
Tiny Trax will be release simultaneously for PlayStation VR in Europe and the US on July 25th 2017, priced at £12.99/€14.99/$19.99.
“We’re tremendously excited that Tiny Trax is now available to pre-order for PlayStation VR in Europe,” said FuturLab Director James Marsden. “VR is still a new concept to a lot of people, so we strived to make a game where all the environments evoke emotions of comfort and excitement. In Tiny Trax you play as a full-sized adult in a tiny world with even smaller cars – It’s a hugely compelling and re-playable game that we hope brings a new perspective to VR.”
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III for macOS and Linux updated with new multiplayer modes and defenses
Feral Interactive today announced that Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III for macOS and Linux, originally developed by Relic Entertainment for Windows PC, has been updated with a free content update.
Take your battle plans to another level with a new map, doctrines, skins and modes for Dawn of War III.
NEW MULTIPLAYER MODES AND DOCTRINE
Play ‘Annihilation Classic’ mode to eliminate your opponent’s core structures with the help of new doctrines that let you build faction-specific turrets. Or opt for ‘Annihilation with Defenses’ mode to kick off with several turrets already installed, giving you more time to prepare your army. Discover more in this video.
NEW MULTIPLAYER MAP
Mortis Vale is a vast new battlefield strewn with Gothic arches and ruined columns. Perfect for devastating ambushes.
The ‘Engines of Annihilation’ skin pack gives your Super Walkers some extra style with the ‘House Raven’ skin for the Imperial Knight Paladin, the ‘Exalted’ skin for the Wraithknight, and the ‘Deathskulls’ skin for the Gorkanaut.
To stir up a storm with this awesome new content, update your game for free or buy Dawn of War III from the Feral Store.
Debuts from the Six – DeMar DeRozan Reps the North with First-Ever NBA 2K Canadian Cover
2K today revealed its first Canadian cover for NBA 2K18, the next iteration of the top-rated and top-selling NBA video game simulation series of the past 16 years* available on September 19, 2017, featuring the Toronto Raptors’ shooting guard DeMar DeRozan. The selection of DeRozan also marks his first NBA 2K cover honor, coming off of a dominant season with the Raptors where he led the team to the NBA Playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.
2K today revealed its first Canadian cover for NBA 2K18, the next iteration of the top-rated and top-selling NBA video game simulation series of the past 16 years available on September 19, 2017, featuring the Toronto Raptors’ shooting guard DeMar DeRozan.
“It’s a huge honor to be recognized on the first-ever Canadian cover for NBA 2K and represent the Raptors after eight years with the team,” said DeMar DeRozan, who finished the ’16-’17 season with a career-high 2,020 points. “The fans up here are super passionate about basketball, so it’s cool to help introduce a cover that’s just for them.”
Since being drafted to the Toronto Raptors in 2009, DeMar has been a crucial player for the team, giving repeat power performances and becoming Toronto’s career scoring leader with 11,456 points by the end of the previous NBAseason. His other accolades include being named an NBA All-Star three times and playing in both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
“Canada has always shown tremendous passion for the NBA 2K franchise, so we couldn’t be happier to celebrate this by partnering with one of the NBA elite in DeMar DeRozan to create a NBA 2K18 cover that’s uniquely Canadian,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K.
Fans who pre-order NBA 2K18 at participating Canadian retail and online vendors receive Early Tip-Off Access, ensuring they receive their copy and in-game bonuses four days early beginning on Sept. 15.
The NBA 2K18 Standard includes in-game content, including:
- 5,000 Virtual Currency;
- 10 Weekly MyTEAM Packs;
- Kyrie Irving Outfit Pack;
- And more!
The NBA 2K18 Standard Edition will be available for $79.99 for PlayStation 4 system and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC platforms on Sept.19.
As previously announced, Shaquille O’Neal will be celebrated with the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition and Legend Gold, both available for $129.99 and $199.99, respectively, on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.
Toby: The Secret Mine available on PlayStation 4 today
Headup Games is proud to announce today’s PlayStation 4 launch of Toby: The Secret Mine, a beautifully handcrafted puzzle platformer inspired by games like Limbo and Badland. During Toby’s adventure, you solve challenging puzzles in an otherworldly and hostile scenery while mastering the jump’n’run gameplay passages on the fly.
Toby: The Secret Mine can now be purchased straight from the PlayStation Store for a price of $14.99 / €14.99 / £11.99.
To get you in the right mood, take a look at the PlayStation 4 Trailer!
About Toby: The Secret Mine
Enjoy challenging platforming in beautiful environments with ‘Toby: The Secret Mine’. Get ready for a challenging and otherworldly puzzle platformer inspired by games like Limbo and Badland.
A peaceful way of life in a small mountain village is shattered. Someone has kidnapped most of its residents. A few brave souls tried to rescue their friends but none have returned.
… Brave little Toby didn’t want to just sit and wait to see what happens next, so he has set about on his own to solve the mystery. Entering the deep forest, he sees this may be an adventure bigger than him, but he won’t stop.
In “Toby: The Secret Mine”, go with little Toby on an eerie adventure in a dark and creepy world full of dangerous situations, enemies and challenging puzzles. Use our wits, platforming skills and puzzle-solving abilities to bypass mind-bending puzzles, while avoiding traps and monsters.
- Beautifully handcrafted environments and great visual effects bring an ethereal world to life
- Puzzles of all shapes and sizes await
- Beware traps and enemies, both of which can quickly end Toby’s adventure
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POKÉMON GO!
To celebrate Pokémon GO’s one-year anniversary, Niantic and The Pokémon Company today revealed that from now through July 13, Trainers will be able to find and catch Pikachu wearing Ash’s famous hat from the Pokémon animated series. A new featured store item, the Anniversary Box, which contains Incubators, Max Revives, Ultra Balls and a Raid Pass, will also be available for a limited time through the in-game shop at a discounted price.
You can learn more about Pokémon GO’s first one-year anniversary activities on the official Pokémon GO blog at PokemonGOLive.com.
Raze: Dungeon Arena’s Dark Fantasy World Revealed In First Gameplay Trailer
Mobile games company WONDER has revealed a new Raze: Dungeon Arena video trailer that provides the first look at live gameplay from the dark fantasy-style ARPG, coming to iOS and Android devices in August 2017.
Featuring advanced Unity 3D graphics and a diverse selection of single player, multiplayer, and guild gameplay modes, Raze: Dungeon Arena challenges players to explore and battle their way through elaborate dungeons and delivers a classic hack-n-slash experience right on their phones.
The gameplay trailer introduces three characters available at the beginning of Raze: Dungeon Arena: The Frost Priestess: Alina Stewart, The Death Ranger: Vilsack, and The Rhino Warrior: Hoaston. Players choose one of the three heroes as they embark on their dungeon-crawling quests, then collect and develop additional heroes during the adventure to increase their combat power and strategic options.
- The Frost Priestess – Alina Stewart is an expert at controlling the flow of the battle with ice magic; she formed the Crusaders – a group tasked with vanquishing the Undead. Her attacks like Biting Cold, which creates a cold freezing blast, and Hailstorm, which summons hail over enemies, are effective and deliver damage over a wide area.
- The Death Ranger – Vilsack is a master marksman who kills his enemies from afar, Vilsack has no memory of his life as a mortal Elf and only remembers his own name. The Death Ranger is an ideal character for those who like to pick off enemies from a distance, with attacks like Scattershot that fire five arrows in rapid succession and Split Image, which summons a Vilsack shadow to double the offensive impact.
- The Rhino Warrior – Hoatson lived in peace with his family on a farm near the City of Being, but his happy life was torn apart by the Undead. He decided to join Alina’s Crusaders when he heard of the group’s formation. With attacks like the triple ground-smashing Trembling Earth and pillar-twirling Whirlwind, the melee-style character is ideal for people who enjoy smashing enemies into oblivion.
Check out the heroes in action in this Raze: Dungeon Arena trailer:
Deadly Galactic Game Show Dr Kvorak’s Obliteration Game to air July 26 for PC and VR
Cambridgeshire based independent family games studio Freekstorm have today revealed that their devious single player puzzle adventure Doctor Kvorak’s Obliteration Game will be released on 26th July 2017 for Windows PC, the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, for $19.99.
The Obliteration Game tells the story of a dastardly deity and an episode of his deadly galactic game show. Controlling all three talented contestants, players must pit their wits against the Doctor himself, an immortal trickster who will challenge and ensnare them every step of the way. Win fame, fortune and fantastical prizes, but all is not what it seems, for losing risks the very annihilation of your world.
Obliteration Game features:
- Play the ultimate game in the galaxy – defeat dangerous traps, solve complex puzzles, rescue your friends and save your world from certain doom
- Control three individual characters, each with their own special power, who must work together to outwit the evil Doctor and win fabulous prizes
- Collect weird and wonderful artefacts to unlock skins for your contestants
- Create and share your own maps using the comprehensive level editor, fully integrated into the Steam Workshop (PC Desktop and HTC Vive)
- Follow a fully crafted story told over fifteen challenging game zones, with unique dynamic camera view allowing you to play from different perspectives both on PC Desktop and in VR
- Explore the deepest philosophies of a washed-up galactic game-show host and solve the mysteries of life itself
- Also featuring a glamorous rhyming Space-hen
New Trailer Released for The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk
Kalypso Media is excited to share the first full trailer for the forthcoming adventure game The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk, giving gamers everywhere a chance to see the imaginative game world and characters in action ahead of its release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac and Linux in September 2017. The trailer arrives following a successful E3 appearance, where the highly-anticipated animated adventure from developer Studio Fizbin and Publisher Headup Games received a nomination for the ‘Best of E3 2017’ award from WorthPlaying.
About The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk
Solve mind-bending puzzles in a world full of mystery and save the family of the flute-noses! Their dynasty has been watching over Asposia for centuries and in secret, they fill the roly-poly world with light and life. But when their existence is discovered, they become hunted. Emil, a trader for odds and ends, has made all the Asposians believe that the dynasty is in cahoots with dark forces. The only one who can stop the evil Emil is Robert, the heir to the throne. The only problem is that Robert has been petrified in stone for three years.
With a huge dose of enthusiasm, but little to no idea what he’s actually doing, Robert embarks on an adventure to find the legendary last wind monk. Of course, he has some great company: Peck, as loyal as he is flightless and Laura, a rebel who certainly does fly, but only off the handle – and who Robert loves, with a capital ‘L’. Everything changes however, when they meet the mysterious Mama Dola, who seems to know more about Robert’s destiny than Robert would like.
- Switch seamlessly between playing our charming Asposian heroes Robert and Laura, and their clumsy but friendly pigeon, Peck.
- Enjoy hilarious dialogues with amazing voice-overs.
- Hours of fun brainteasers await you: Challenge Uncle Oboe to a game of Knock-Knock and win some much needed prison toilet paper, cause trouble in the tumble mouse shearing factory, help a desperate Bingo Pony become happy once again, bring an adorable baby gorf back home, and save Asposia! Again!
- A patented, multi-level hint system enables everyone to finish the game!
- Learn new songs on your magic flute nose, to activate ancient artifacts and invoke the wind!
- Lose yourself in the beautiful animation and atmospheric soundtrack.
- Explore the topsy-turvy cable car station of Asposia Central, get to know the quirky tumble mouse factory workers, reveal the secret of the Shovel Mountains, and much more!
The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac and Linux in September 2017. For more information please see www.kalypsomedia.com .
TOY SOLDIERS COME TO LIFE ON THE BATTLEFIELD AS ‘MINI GUNS’ IS ANNOUNCED
Montreal, Canada: Riposte Games & Co is thrilled to announce Mini Guns, a brand new strategy game set in a vibrant cartoonish world for mobile, web, and PC. Players can choose their allegiances and have their gutsy toy soldiers storm the battlefield in explosive, real-time warfare. Mini Guns has soft launched in Canada, Philippines, Singapore and Brazil and will be launching worldwide soon.
In Mini Guns, players will instantly be able to deploy two factions – the freedom fighters known as ‘The Republic’, or the powerful corporation ‘The Dominion’. Build up ‘Action Points’ as the round progresses to unleash your Minis on the battlefield and deploy sonic tanks, warplanes, and drones as you advance on the enemy base.
Mini Guns offers over a hundred charming miniature army men and women to collect and upgrade. The Minis are split into three categories: infantry are practical and effective, vehicles are hardy ground units that control the battlefield and siege the enemy base, and air units are devastating machines that can be be used anywhere on the battlefield.
Create an ‘Alliance’ and team up with your friends to destroy the enemy base in cooperative multiplayer, and earn ‘honor’ for your Alliance to reach the top of the leaderboards. Collect and upgrade over 100 figurines – from the Rifleman and RPG to the HA-42 Tank and Bomber. Collect new Minis through exciting gameplay or purchase packs in the store. Move up the ranks through fierce combat and use your loot to level up your figurines.
Work together by trading and requesting Minis within your Alliance to build the ultimate arsenal of collectible mini action figures. As well as the endless hours of fun to be had playing competitively, Mini Guns will offer exciting single player campaigns, fueled by challenging maps and innovative terrains.
“Mini Guns is an incredibly addictive and challenging game that I know will charm all types of players. Whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours, Mini Guns is immediately captivating.” said Mathieu Rouleau, Chief Creative Officer at Riposte Games & Co. “With Mini Guns, we’ve managed to strike a really remarkable balance between accessible gameplay and tactical depth for a truly absorbing experience.”
That’s all for the news today!