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Construction Simulator 2 reveals exciting live-action trailer
astragon Entertainment GmbH and weltenbauer. Software Entwicklung GmbH have today released a brand new live-action trailer for Construction Simulator 2, the newest part of the popular Construction Simulator franchise currently in development for iPhone and iPad and Android devices due for release on March 23rd.
Construction Simulator 2 takes the player to the fictional US-American federal state of Westside Plains, where they will receive the opportunity to work their way up from being the owner of a small construction company to becoming the biggest real estate tycoon in town. In this successor to the popular Construction Simulator 2014 (more than 6 million faithful fans and counting), the player will be able to excavate foundation pits, control huge cranes, load building materials, pour concrete or pave the roads of Westside Plains. For the first time in the history of the game franchise Construction Simulator 2 will now include road construction – a feature repeatedly requested for by fans – as well as a huge number of interesting and challenging missions for them and their matching construction vehicles.
The Construction Simulator 2 live-action trailer can be viewed here:
New Injustice 2 Trailer Welcomes Doctor Fate
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today revealed the newest addition to the Injustice 2 character roster, the powerful sorcerer Doctor Fate. Players can catch a glimpse of Doctor Fate in action in a new gameplay trailer, where his mastery of magic is on full display.
To view the Official Injustice 2 – Doctor Fate Trailer, please click here: https://youtu.be/0Y8i84g68zM.
In development by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favourite DC characters. The game will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the UK on the 19th of May 2017.
KOEI TECMO AMERICA Details exciting Online Features of TOUKIDEN 2
KOEI TECMO America detailed today exciting online features, an expansive character creation system and new foes for the upcoming sequel to the popular demon-hunting RPG, Toukiden. Toukiden 2 is slated to release on March 21, 2017 for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and digitally on Windows PC via Steam. A brand new trailer released today showcases the game’s extensive online features, and fresh screenshots reintroduce returning Holy Mount members Hatsuho, Soma and Kuyo, as well as new additions Shiki and Raizo alongside a myriad of the brand-new, soul-devouring Oni.
Toukiden 2 offers a rich online environment in which Slayers can team up to take on the ferocious demons known as Oni. Slayers will find mysterious Portal Stones scattered throughout the Otherworld, which, when touched, will transport them to the multiplayer lobby. Accepting missions at the Command Hub will allow up to four players to take on Oni throughout the Ages, granting them the upper-hand in battle with well-coordinated teamwork. Multiplayer features can be enjoyed on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita system versions, with local ad-hoc network multiplayer available for PlayStation Vita users. Each Slayer can make themselves unique by utilizing the game’s vast character creation system, which boasts a wide variety of different visual styles never previously available in the Toukiden series.
Online multiplayer mode aside, the campaign experience has also been heavily enhanced for Toukiden 2. Apart from the main storyline missions delivered from the Holy Mount, players can explore an immense open world and encounter other Slayers for cooperative Joint Operations. By aiding those in need a variety of rewards become available in the form of weaponry, armor and new Mitama, as well the opportunity to form a party! Those playing offline can carry out Joint Operations by meeting Doppelgangers, the Ghost Data of their friends, which offer the same functionality as human companions.
While carrying out these operations in the Otherworld, Slayers may find it useful to exchange equipment to even the odds against tough opponents. Accessing the Reliquaries – containers for sacred relics – across the world will allow them to place items inside for retrieval by other Slayers. Donating items into a Reliquary not only aids fellow players, but returns an item of equal value! This new feature to the hunting-action genre allows Slayers to unite and aid each other in a way which was never previously possible.
The new additions in Toukiden 2 don’t stop there! The game’s boundless battlefield hosts a plethora of new Oni inspired by western lore. The Drakwing, a beast resembling a legendary dragon, the Canidaemon, a wolf-like creature which harnesses the power of wind and lighting in its tail, the Wingspawn, an Oni which breaths deadly poison which turns humans into demons and the Bruteclaw, a heavily armored six-legged demon are only a few of the new enemies that plague the Ages.
Finally, pre-order bonuses are available from select retailers before launch, including the Tenko Costume armor, which allows Slayers to dress up as their fluffy partners, and the Sanada Masayuki, Sanada Nobuyuki, Sarutobi Sasuke and Chiku Rin In Mitama help bolster player’s skills and abilities, aiding them on their Oni-slaying adventures!
For more information and to stay up-to-date on news regarding Toukiden 2, please visit the official website at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/toukiden2
GAMBITIOUS DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT to Publish Wild Factor’s Evil Mansion Management and Strategy Game MachiaVillain on PC
Gambitious Digital Entertainment has announced it will publish MachiaVillain, the evil mansion management and strategy game from independent developer Wild Factor. Inspired by classic gaming experiences like Dungeon Keeper and the tropes of horror cinema, this insidious title is expected to arrive this autumn on Windows PC, Mac and Linux.
MachiaVillain challenges players to build their own mansions up from harmless houses to nightmarish palaces of terrors. Lure locals inside, set deadly traps or let your minions feast on their flesh. But beware – even horror movie monsters have a code to honour. To become the scariest neighbourhood menace, you’ll have to slay by the rules… target victims when they’re alone, keep the virgin alive until the end, and never, ever hurt the dog.
Assemble and manage a menagerie of monstrous minions, balancing their unique traits, needs and fighting styles, then customize the mansion to make them feel at home. Players can use resources from the environment and leftover body parts from dismembering to craft new items to help keep the manor safe from supernatural creatures and monster hunters who would threaten to topple their gruesome ascent to glory.
For more information on the game, please visit http://store.steampowered.com/app/555510
Earn the Dragon Throne in Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
Dynasties come and dynasties go, but China is eternal. An unbroken chain stretches through the millennia, and now this mantle lies on your shoulders. Rest secure in the Forbidden City, husbanding your power for the storms you know are coming. Your neighbors will kowtow and bring tribute to your palace. Does anyone dare challenge you, the heir to the Mandate of Heaven?
Mandate of Heaven is the newest expansion to Europa Universalis IV, the renowned historical grand-strategy game from Paradox Development Studio. Mandate of Heaven enhances the game experience for playing the major nations of East Asia, especially Ming China, Japan, and the Manchu tribes.
One of the centerpieces of Mandate of Heaven is managing the Celestial Empire, similar to how the Holy Roman Empire has been handled in Europa Universalis IV. Increase the power of your mandate by commanding tribute, then use your mandate to reform the imperial system, strengthening your grip on the Middle Kingdom and the continent as a whole. Embrace the meritocracy of China’s civil service to pass decrees that meet your empire’s immediate needs. Can you hold off challengers to your claim?
Mandate of Heaven’s features include:
- Ages and Golden Eras: Earn perks in four historical ages for meeting specific goals, building up to declaring your nation’s single Golden Era – 50 years of prosperity and power.
- Meritocracy: The Chinese emperor can hire good advisors more cheaply, keeping the empire functional no matter who rules.
- Tributaries: Some Asian nations can demand that weaker powers pay an annual tribute, whether in gold, manpower or monarch points.
- Manchu Banners: Manchu provinces can provide cheap and effective Banner armies drawn from the traditional tribe system.
- Japanese Shogunate: Compel the loyalty of your daimyos with new interactions that require them to submit to your authority, contribute to your power or even commit seppuku
- Diplomatic Macrobuilder: Common diplomatic actions are now easily available from the macrobuilder interface.
- New Events and Decisions: Most of these new systems are connected to new event series or decisions, enhancing your historical immersion.
Mandate of Heaven will also ship alongside new Content Packs fitting the theme of the expansion, with new unit designs for many of the East Asian powers and other updated army models.
Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven will available soon on Steam and at the Paradox Store.
Small Giant Games Releases ‘EMPIRES & PUZZLES’
Small Giant Games, a Finnish games developer, today released Empires & Puzzles. Empires & Puzzles is an innovative online Role Playing Game that combines tactical puzzle battles with building of a mighty stronghold. Launching on both iOS and Android mobile devices, Empires & Puzzles offers players an engrossing gameplay experience to share with other players across the world.
Empires & Puzzles is an all-new, social Role Playing Game that delivers on all fronts. The game is designed from the ground up to offer the most rewarding puzzle Role Playing Game experience yet seen on mobile devices. Players new to the genre can start by battling their way through an epic story, one puzzle at a time. More experienced players can engage in fast-paced online battles and co-operative Titan battles. All battles and quests provide the player with resources used to build and upgrade a mighty mountaintop fortress. The rich experience is made even more rewarding with gorgeous art and hundreds of heroes to collect and upgrade.
Timo Soininen, Chief Executive Officer at Small Giant Games said, “We started with a clear vision that we want to create something that’s super easy to pick up and play, but that also surprises the players with unforeseen depth and a fresh take on familiar elements. We’re already seeing strong indications that we succeeded in this goal, and are extremely excited to continue the journey with our community!”
Empires & Puzzles is now available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play.
Nexon Releases 3D Puzzle Adventure Game, After the End: Forsaken Destiny
Nexon and developer Neople have launched After the End: Forsaken Destiny, a 3D puzzle adventure game, to mobile devices worldwide. In After the End: Forsaken Destiny, players discover a breathtaking, ancient world rendered with shades of natural light, while embarking on the parallel journey of father and son, separated by time. With an extensive and varied set of 3D puzzles, After The End: Forsaken Destiny will immerse and challenge players to find solutions by creatively using the game’s 360-degree camera and freedom of character movement. After the End: Forsaken Destiny can be downloaded for £3.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and £3.89 on Google Play for Android devices.
“After The End’s variety in puzzle mechanics will challenge players to look beyond what they see on the surface, in order to find the correct path to move forward through this imaginative world we’ve created,” said Jaeeun Park, Producer at Neople. “We’ve created a simple yet stylized world for players to interact with as they explore the story between a father and son set across two time periods and told across 12 Episodes.”
In After the End: Forsaken Destiny, players will adventure across an expansive storyline spanning 12 Episodes. Throughout each Episode, players will encounter diverse puzzles which will become more difficult as new gameplay mechanics are introduced. Equipped with 360-degree camera and independent character movement controls, players will guide their hero(es) through evolving landscapes while utilizing varied touch control mechanics to overcome elaborate centerpiece puzzles.
“The talented team behind Dungeon Fighter Online at Neople has developed a visually stunning and bold puzzle adventure in After the End: Forsaken Destiny that is highly accessible but will still challenge the most skilled gamers,” said Lawrence Koh, General Manager at Nexon M. “At Nexon, it’s our goal to create truly unique and fun games and all of our global studios are pushing their creativity to new levels through experimentation on new concepts, gameplay and genres.”
Set across an array of detailed 3D environments, the vast ancient lands of After the End: Forsaken Destiny are bathed in natural light evocative of archaic architecture. Players will uncover the secrets of the world through an episodic story which spans two distinct timelines as a son embarks on a quest to find his father. Additional Episodes will be available later this year to continue the journey in After the End: Forsaken Destiny.
After the End: Forsaken Destiny can be downloaded on the AppStore for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices. Players using iPhones or iPads can download an accompanying sticker pack featuring characters from the game for use in iMessage.
Revenant Saga for Steam: Become a Revenant and find the truth that lies beyond revenge!
KEMCO proudly announces the release of Revenant Saga set to hit Steam today. Standard price is USD 9.99 / EUR 9.99 / GBP 8.99, but to celebrate the release it is made available for just $8.99 (10%OFF) for a limited time.
After his childhood friend’s parents are stricken with the plague, Albert meets one Dr. Moreau, and agrees to participate in a trial experiment for the promise of a potential cure. However, when the experiment itself proves to be a facade for turning humans into revenants and the Rystorian Order suddenly intervenes, Albert is left with the soul of a demon inside him vying for control of his body. Realizing the same mad scientist who tricked him is also responsible for his childhood friend’s death and many others close to him, he sets out on a journey alone to exact revenge on the man who ruined his life…
However, after crossing paths with revenant hunter slash potential valkyrie, Esther, and being pushed into joining her cause, Albert begins to seriously wonder if or how long he will be able to keep his secret from his new companion. To make matters worse, she has been endowed with the very powers capable of vanquishing those like him!
Who will it be that saves mankind?
Albert, a conflicted young man possessed by a demon, yet trying to live his life as an ordinary human? Or Esther, a young woman who has seen Rystoria in vision, and possesses holy powers? Find out as the many bumps and mountains their journey takes them over begin to unravel the truth!
Stunning 3D Battles
Smooth controls and a fluid camera make 3D battles in Revenant Saga stress free and perfect for mobile devices! In addition, powerful skills with brilliant effects enhance the gaming experience like never before! And with auto and semi-auto functions, battles are as simple as the touch of a button!
Transform and Lay Waste to the Enemy
Transforming in battle morphs characters into more powerful beings. While in this state, damage dealt increases, damage received decreases, and new, powerful skills become available. The crux of this, however, is the inability to restore HP or revive a swoon party member. This makes it critical to monitor HP at all times and untransform if necessary.
Windows, Mac OS X systems (Please visit the store page to see the system requirements.)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III – Environment Showcase
As we gear up towards the release of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, SEGA Europe Ltd. and Relic Entertainment invite you to experience a few of the mysterious locations that players will visit in the highly anticipated third instalment of the RTS franchise.
Over the course of development, the Dawn of War team has focused on creating massive landscapes – not just to accommodate the huge scale of battle, but to elevate gameplay with destructible features, strategic depth, and nods to the rich 40K universe.
In this Environment Showcase, Art Director, Matt Kuzminski and Lead Environment Artist, Tristan Brett speak to the inspiration and design process behind these spectacular, deadly worlds that will form the foundation of Dawn of War III, and act as a canvas for a new era of endless war.
These environments include:
- Cyprus Ultima: Filled with details and history, Cyprus Ultima has a medieval style that expresses the war-ravaged way of life for people in the 41st millennium.
- Cage World: A true alien environment, Cage World’s ever-evolving landscape means the ground can literally shift beneath your feet, so you can never be sure where the battle will take you.
- Starfort: With massive structures towering over each battlefield, the scale of the weaponry on display in this gothic battle station is the ultimate in Imperium technology.
- Acheron: From first glance, where waves of lava clash against mountains of snow and ice, it’s clear that the elements aren’t all that’s at war on Acheron. Home to nothing but violence, the beautiful glaciers serve as frozen tombs for the battles of the past, and as the stage for some of the largest battles you’ll face in Dawn of War III.
To learn more about the worlds and characters in Dawn of War III, and to keep up with future updates, be sure to heard to DawnOfWar.com, and follow Dawn of War on social media.
That’s all today folks!