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Dreamfall Chapters: New Trailer Highlights The Parallel Worlds – Pre-order live on PSN Store
Red Thread Games and Deep Silver release a new trailer for the upcoming 3D Adventure Dreamfall Chapters which is due to launch on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft on May 5th across Europe. The game is available for pre-order on the European PSN store for 29,99€, including an exclusive Dreamfall Chapters theme.

The trailer on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/oJd7xorE3KI

Following the two heroes, the video explores the fascinating and diverse worlds that form Dreamfall Chapters. Set out to restore the balance between the two worlds Zoë’s important role as a dreamer is revealed as well. Her ability enables her to transfer an image of herself into the magical world Arcadia – the home of Kian – which is quite the opposite of the futuristic cyberpunk world Stark in which she lives.

Dreamfall Chapters is a 3D Adventure set in parallel worlds: one a dark cyberpunk vision of our future, the other a magical fantasy realm. The game follows two unlikely heroes on their journeys across worlds to save the very fabric of reality from falling apart. Dreamfall Chapters is a mature, emotional, dark, magical and heart-breaking adventure that will take players by surprise.
Both console versions of Dreamfall Chapters come with numerous enhancements: reworked character models, improved animations, lightning, and special effects. Plus an expanded in-game soundtrack as well as improved sound-effects.

Key Features

·        GRIPPING STORY: Experience a deep and emotional storyline with over 100 fully voiced characters in EN and DE and continue the epic saga of The Longest Journey

·        FAR-REACHING DECISIONS: Shape the story and the course of your journey through your choices and actions, and live with the surprising and sometimes devastating consequences

·        EXCITING EXPLORATION: Delve into over 50 beautifully crafted locations, exploring each of them using the direct control interface.

·        DIVERSE WORLDS: Explore beautiful, rich, detailed and original worlds that combine a stunning cyberpunk vision of our future with magical fantasy, along with a broken and decaying dreamscape

·        THREE PLAYABLE CHARACTERS: Play as three different characters, all on journeys across worlds, through life, and into their own hearts and souls.

·        CHALLENGING PUZZLES & RIDDLES: Solve the completely plot-driven puzzles and riddles which are an integral part of the game’s narrative.

·        ENHANCED ON CONSOLES: Enjoy the definitive experience of Dreamfall Chapters on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One with reworked character models, improved animations, lightning, and special effects plus an expanded in-game soundtrack as well as improved sound-effects.

Albion Online: Impressive Beta-Statistics
With a set of new data, Sandbox Interactive provides interesting insight into the statistics around Albion Online. The numbers published are extremely up-to-date, based on data gathered since the Galahad update that was implemented four weeks ago. Galahad was the most comprehensive update of the sandbox MMORPG so far and included lots of changes and innovations. That’s why the data gathered between March 13 and April 9, 2017 should be interesting and impressive for both developers and players alike.

In this period of time, for example, the currently 212,815 founders from 164 countries played over 2.8 million hours, harvested almost 512 million resources, erected 178,477 buildings and farmed 13.1 million carrots. The tragic aspect: 124,179 deceased player characters in PvP mode stand against 850,811 killed rabbits. It seems the players are truly ready for the official start of the game on July 17, 2017.

All numbers can be found at the following link:
https://albiononline.com/en/news/galahad-infographic

What is Albion Online?
Albion Online is a sandbox MMORPG from Sandbox Interactive, set in the medieval fantasy world of Albion. Whether playing a hardened fighter, a farmer, a merchant or a master craftsman, in the player-driven world every single weapon and every single building is created by the players. Thanks to a “you are what you wear” system free of typical class restrictions, a skilled archer can instantly become a powerful mage, and the players define their own role within the game world. PvE, PvP or the battle guild vs guild, every action in the game has a meaning … as well as consequences. PvP battles in the danger zones of the game world are a “winner takes all” affair. Albion Online is the first PC game to enable the exact same experience on tablets.

Albion Online is currently in its final beta phase. The official release is scheduled for July 17, 2017.

Overwatch Uprising in-game event is now live
It’s time to rewind the future in Overwatch’s latest seasonal event. From now until May 1, Overwatch Uprising turns back the clock, giving players the chance to explore the stories behind some of their favourite heroes and experience first-hand a pivotal moment in Overwatch history.

Journey seven years into the past to quell an uprising on the streets of King’s Row. A group of omnic separatists known as Null Sector has overwhelmed the area, and you must defeat the robots to liberate the city. You’ll need to suit up with your friends and join forces as Tracer, Torbjörn, Reinhardt, and Mercy in a brand-new cooperative brawl. It’s Tracer’s very first mission, and the future depends on you.

You’ll be able to unlock pieces of the past during this ultimate recall, as all in-game Loot Boxes have been replaced with Uprising Loot Boxes, containing mementos from the earlier eras of Overwatch. And once you’ve unlocked an Overwatch Uprising item, it will be yours forever.

Check out the blog post for additional information on Overwatch Uprising, and hear more from Jeff Kaplan in our latest Developer Update video. For details on all the updates the event brings to the game, including a change to the Eichenwalde map, see the full patch notes.

Tethered the Critically Acclaimed VR Strategy Game Now Playable Without VR In ‘Untethered’ Mode for PC Desktop Players
Independent games studio Secret Sorcery today revealed that players can now experience the breath taking world of Tethered in ultra shiny 2D mode or in totally immersive VR mode after a new update. Drawing influence from legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki and brought to life by some of the talented developers behind titles like LittleBigPlanet, Driveclub and MotorStorm, Tethered combines a unique visual aesthetic with strategy-driven gameplay.

This latest update introduces Tethered to a whole new PC audience, featuring two new control methods, a dusk and dawn checkpoint style save system and adds divine slow-motion and fast-forward features, allowing you to play at your own pace. You can also elect to skip the tutorial and dive straight into the game.

“It didn’t feel right that players who weren’t ready to leap into the realms of VR couldn’t experience the magical worlds of Tethered, so we rebuilt the game to support a more traditional style of PC play”, said Scott Kirkland, Managing Director of Secret Sorcery. “By removing the requirement for a VR headset, we’re fulfilling the promise that we made to ourselves and fans in terms of opening up Tethered to more players. Now all PC gamers can enjoy this wonderful sky-borne island world that we’ve so lovingly created”.

Become a Spirit Guardian in Tethered, caring for the adorable and industrious Peeps. Their beautiful island paradise has descended into chaos, ransacked nightly by a plague of wicked creatures. By gathering an ancient and mystical life force known as Spirit Energy and helping the Peeps build up their settlement and resources in preparation for nightfall, you can restore balance and banish the wicked blight once and for all! Tethered features 13 exquisitely crafted levels, a competitive leaderboard (which contrasts your godly prowess with that of your friends) and a superb G.A.N.G. award nominated interactive score.

Tethered is available for PC, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive via Steam for £18.99. $24.99, €22.99.

For Tethered on Steam go tohttp://store.steampowered.com/app/431120/

ACTION MMO SKYFORGE AVAILABLE FOR FREE ON PLAYSTATION 4

Developer Allods Team and global publisher My.com announce that their award-winning action MMORPG Skyforge is now available on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system. Concluding its Early Access period, which has been live on the North American and European servers for the last two weeks, the highly-anticipated title is now open to all PS4 owners to download and start playing for free!

Skyforge offers a unique visual mix of sci-fi and fantasy with strong RPG elements and addictively intense action sure to keep MMO players of every type engaged for hundreds of hours. Players can create and customize their own immortal hero and jump straight into the action fending off the invaders that are threatening the world of Aelion. Now, is the perfect time to discover what it means to become Immortal and explore Skyforge’s wealth of unique character classes!

Release packs:

Players can also get one of the Release Packs to accelerate their adventure with exclusive rewards such as additional class unlocks, special mounts, costumes, game currency, and much more. Immortals can grab either the Starter, Loremaster or Collector’s pack and enrich their Skyforge experience from their very beginning. More details on these packs can be found on the official web-site: https://www.skyforge-ps4.com

About Skyforge:

A new action MMORPG on PlayStation®4 set in the world of Aelion. Surrounded by other planets, Aelion is under constant threat of invasion. These otherworldly conquerors have attempted to seize and enslave Aelion’s population and eons of failed invasion attempts have left traces of strange alien technology and magic, transforming Aelion forever. Led by their great guardian god Aeli, the citizens have learned to use these technologies and magic against their invaders. Before his departure into realms unknown, the great god managed to share part of his life essence. This power would be passed on to Aelion’s most worthy daughters and sons to forever protect his beloved planet.

And you have been chosen.

  • Repel the invaders

Creatures from the deepest oceans, reapers from the pits of fire, and lifeless machines from the coldest wastelands, all threaten the existence of Aelion and all its inhabitants. Fight off the invaders to obtain new abilities and rewards!

  • Enhanced PS4 Action Combat

Combat the off-world invaders with devastating skill combos and dodge their merciless attacks. Learn new skills and unleash the fury of your divine form once you have reached godhood. Collect equipment, fragments of armor, or parts of your enemies’ bodies and turn them into dangerous weapons!

  • Unlock 14 Classes and Switch Instantly between them

Begin your journey as a mere mortal and choose between 11 unlockable and unique classes. Three other classes will become available very soon. Become a brutal Berserker or even a Gunner with a colossal, transforming plasma cannon. The choice is yours! Choose whatever class suits your playstyle, whenever you want. Obtain your DIVINE FORM by unlocking your ultimate abilities as a god and make the invaders rue the day they provoked your wrath!

  • Explore A Universe of Content

Skyforge contains dozens of hours of entertainment within its Campaign mode, and unlimited hours in various PVE and PVP game modes, all in more than 100 locations. Group up with other immortals or fight solo. Play in open zones or short instances! Even the most dedicated players will find a vast variety of content available. Skyforge has something to offer for every type of MMO player.

About Skyforge

Skyforge is a free-to-play action MMO in which players receive the gift of immortality and enlist to protect their home planet – Aelion. Surrounded by other planets, Aelion is under constant threat of invasion. These otherworldly conquerors have attempted to seize and enslave Aelion’s population and eons of failed invasion attempts have left traces of strange alien technology and magic, transforming Aelion forever. Led by their great guardian god Aeli, the citizens have learned to use these technologies and magic against their invaders. Before his departure into realms unknown, the great god managed to share part of his life essence. This power would be passed on to Aelion’s most worthy daughters and sons to forever protect his beloved planet. And you have been chosen.

NEW TRAILER FOR INFINITE WARFARE 2ND DLC PACK “CONTINUUM”

Infinity Ward and Activision have released a brand new multiplayer trailer and screenshots for Continuum, the second DLC map pack for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Video link: https://youtu.be/rF_t7g6WGAI

The four maps are:

  • Turista – A plush spa and resort, Turista is nestled in the middle of a giant skeleton of an ancient creature. With sniper spots scattered across a majestic, central waterfall, Turista also boasts tight interiors for fans of close-quartered combat and a three-lane design that caters to a variety of play styles
  • Scrap – Set in an abandoned junkyard on the Moon, Scrap features a combination of extended sightlines and tactical pathways that reward players who engage in both long and short range combat
  • Archive – Fast, frenetic engagements set the pace in Archive, a post-futurist art gallery where tight engagements contrast with open exterior battlegrounds in this wide three-lane style map
  • Excess – Perched atop a gilded penthouse in a sprawling future metropolis, Excess is a small, circular map re-imagined from the classic Modern Warfare 2 map, Rust, that retains the intense, fast-paced combat from the original

The 2-minute video shows off the varied gameplay styles that suit each map and the screenshots show off the combat of the multiplayer maps and the new zombies experience “Shaolin Shuffle.”

That’s all for news today!
~Ciao!

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