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Immortal Redneck releases today on PC, Mac and Linux!
Spanish indie studio Crema are throwing their hands in the air like they just don’t care as their fever-induced love child, Immortal Redneck, has released today on PC, Mac and Linux priced it £14.95/€19.95/$19.95 for the standard edition and £19.53/€26.03/$26.03 for the deluxe edition. The deluxe edition contains the game, digital art book and game soundtrack. There is also a 10% discount in effect for the first seven days of the game’s release.
Immortal Redneck is a Rogue-Lite First Person Shooter where you play as the eponymous redneck who, when holidaying in Egypt, has a serious accident and awakens to discover that he is now mummified in a sarcophagus in ancient Egypt. From there it becomes all about trying to learn how you survived the accident and ended up transported to ancient Egypt with the answers lying inside three death-laden pyramids, each filled to their pointy tips with an array of monsters and bosses who have one thing on their ‘to do’ lists – kill you!
Each of the three massive pyramids in Immortal Redneck contains randomly generated dungeons, all with different sets of enemies and bosses, ensuring every play through is different. The game also 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, over 50 weapons from the traditional to the unique, as well as permanent death.
The Launch trailer can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGyvt1Vk5bs
Immortal Redneck can be found on Steam at http://store.steampowered.com/app/595140
RUNESCAPE EXPANSIONS UNVEILED AS THE GATES TO MENAPHOS: THE GOLDEN CITY OPEN THIS SUMMER
RuneScape is to undergo its biggest shake up in 16 years with the launch of Menaphos: The Golden City on 5th June, the first in a new series of ‘RuneScape Expansions’ that will deliver towering pieces of new content into the game. Beginning with Menaphos: The Golden City, RuneScape Expansions will be released every three months, and bring expansive new areas and regions to the game world of Gielinor, at no added cost to RuneScape subscribers.
With an emphasis on discovery and exploration, Menaphos is a city of legend that has been hiding in plain sight within the game for more than 12 years. Until now, players have never seen beyond the city gates – but that’s all about to change. When the gates to Menaphos open, players will discover a vast sandbox of a city with hanging gardens, streams, buildings trimmed with gold, and a huge pyramid – a mastaba – that looms over the city.
Menaphos is full of untold riches and stories waiting to be unearthed by the game’s millions of players. However, players will arrive in the city as unknown outsiders and must build their reputation within the city to become both exalted and legendary among the inhabitants. As they explore the city, it won’t be long until they discover the dark secret of corruption spreading through the metropolis. In addition, there will be new quests, a constantly shifting network of tombs that can be raided for their ancient riches and a new Slayer Dungeon, which will see the Slayer Skill level cap raised from 99 to 120 for the very first time.
“RuneScape has always been underpinned with the telling of great stories and quests, and launching RuneScape Expansions – beginning with Menaphos: The Golden City – allows us to do that in an entirely new way,” said David Osborne, Lead Designer, RuneScape. “We’re working hard to ensure this gleaming metropolis eclipses the Menaphos that’s been in the imagination of our many millions of players for more than a decade, and we can’t wait to share more details over the coming weeks before the gates open.”
The launch of RuneScape Expansions continues the long-running vein of Jagex working alongside its player base and letting them help decide the way its games evolve. A player survey conducted in 2016 revealed a desire for larger, more significant updates that would make massive additions to the game. The result? A total overhaul of the traditional weekly release schedule and the introduction of RuneScape Expansions.
See the new trailer unearthing Menaphos: The Golden City at https://youtu.be/UWs3mmtAnjc
DRAGON QUEST HEROES II AVAILABLE NOW ON PLAYSTATION 4 AND STEAM
The fight to restore peace in the Seven Realms begins today in DRAGON QUEST HEROES II, the action-RPG derived from the beloved DRAGON QUEST videogame franchise and the anticipated follow-up to 2015’s DRAGON QUEST HEROES. Developed by KOEI TECMO (creators of NIOH), the title brings back the charming characters, engaging music and deep role-playing mechanics that fans know and love about DRAGON QUEST. The game also adds new and exciting features including multiplayer, an interconnected single player world, the ability to play as iconic monsters and more.
With artwork and designs by world-renowned artist Akira Toriyama, DRAGON QUEST HEROES II will also offer players access to the series’ most expansive roster yet, with 15 playable heroes both new and old in Story Mode including newcomers Lazarel and Teresa and fan-favorites from DRAGON QUEST IV, DRAGON QUEST VI, DRAGON QUEST VII, DRAGON QUEST VIII and more. Eight additional characters will also be playable in the series’ first-ever multiplayer mode, where up to four players can band together online to vanquish hordes of monsters in Dimensional Dungeons and story-driven battles called War Zones.
DRAGON QUEST HEROES II will feature more customization options than ever before with a diverse selection of skills, weapons and accessories for players to choose from, and even deeper gameplay through a new and improved “Monster Medal” system where heroes can not only summon but also transform into iconic DRAGON QUEST monsters to help turn the tide in battle.
The new launch trailer can be viewed on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Cy0I8yY32v0.
UNIFY CHINA IN NEW WAYS WITH THE FAME AND STRATEGY EXPANSION PACK FOR ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIII, AVAILABLE TODAY
KOEI TECMO America today proudly announced the release of Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII: Fame and Strategy Expansion Pack, an extensive content expansion for the historically-inspired strategy epic set in second century China, alongside a new trailer. With today’s launch of the Fame and Strategy Expansion Pack, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII makes its debut on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and is now available exclusively as a digital bundle with its just-launched DLC. This bundle package is also available on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and on Windows PC via Steam for those who do not yet own Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII: Fame and Strategy Expansion Pack introduces new mechanics to the series that allow for greater strategic possibilities and additional options for diplomacy, nobility and warfare in the fight to unify China. One of these additions is the Fame System, wherein players work towards receiving bonuses for their characters by completing achievements, which range from battlefield objectives to peacefully resolving disputes. Players can also earn a Prestige title for their character through the Fame System, which will unlock new actions based on their Prestige level and ultimately shape life as an officer.
Also arriving with the new expansion is the War Council, which is held before engaging in battle. With this feature, Generals are able to choose which Officers will follow them into combat and which strategies they will apply to outsmart their opponent. Furthermore, players will now be able to create their own scenarios with the Event Editor. This tool allows unique narratives to be crafted within second century China and offers full control over when Events take place, which officers are affected and whether there will be multiple outcomes.
STROMDORF DLC IS HITTING VERMINTIDE ON MAY 4
Today Fatshark announced Stromdorf – a new DLC to their million selling hit game Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, which is set to be released on the 4th of May.
Welcome to Stromdorf, a wet and wild area of the Old World to the north of Ubersreik. A courier carrying important information has gone missing and the Skaven have a sinister plan in motion, so it’s up to our heroes to stop them.
In the previous DLC Karak Azgaraz, the gamers got introduced to the snowy landscapes of the Grey Mountains. In Stromdorf, the climate is a bit warmer but there is also 100% chance of rain. Prepare to be soaked.
Stromdorf has two brand new levels, as well as a mighty two-handed sword for Markus Kruber that will divide enemies in two groups; Heads and Bodies.
- Two New Maps
- One New Weapon
- New Achievements
- Additional Fun
Stromdorf Steam Store
Vikings – Wolves of Midgard Playable Demo Out Now on PlayStation 4
To arms, PlayStation fans! The scent of Jotan blood is in the air, as Kalypso Media is excited to announce the release of a brand-new playable demo on PlayStation 4 for brutal action RPG Vikings – Wolves of Midgard – available today as a free download from the PlayStation Store.
PS4 players will be able to play through the game’s tutorial and opening raid against the Jokul, giving would-be warriors a chance to experiment with all of the character creation options, try out the various weapon styles and – of course –slay a whole menagerie of fearsome foes along the way, all of which offers a true sense of what Vikings – Wolves of Midgard is all about.
So what are you waiting for, warrior? If you truly think you have what it takes to save Midgard and destroy your enemies, download the Vikings – Wolves of Midgard demo today from the PlayStation Store!
- Watch the Vikings – Wolves of Midgard launch featurette on YouTube here
- View the Vikings – Wolves of Midgard features trailer here
PART 2 OF SNIPER ELITE 4’s NEW “DEATHSTORM” CAMPAIGN OUT NOW
The second chapter in DEATHSTORM, a BRAND NEW mini-campaign for SNIPER ELITE 4, is available to purchase today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. This exciting addition headlines a glut of new content, including a huge FREE update for all players that delivers a new map, competitive mode and Survival mission.
DEATHSTORM PART 2: INFILTRATION is the second chapter and mission in the new three-part campaign for Sniper Elite 4 for 1-2 players.
Agent Karl Fairburne has recovered the ‘Deathstorm’ package – canisters full of deadly plutonium particles. Now he’s been dispatched to the Fascist-occupied north of Italy to find out what the Nazis are planning for their new weapon. The beautiful medieval town of Niroli, now a regional centre for the Nazi propaganda machine and garrisoned with a strong Italian force, holds the key to Deathstorm.
Karl must infiltrate the town, find a prominent Italian scientist and rescue his wife – a crucial Allied informant – before it’s too late.
Set at dusk amidst the winding alleys, yawning rooftops and lofty towers of a venerable walled city, Deathstorm Part 2 offers an atmospheric and tactically varied environment packed with deadly opportunity, a new elite enemy unit and an explosive new weapon…
The new SNIPER ELITE 4 content doesn’t end there; The URBAN ASSAULT EXPANSION PACK also arrives on April 25th packed with 8 urban-themed rifle skins, male and female ghillie characters and 3 iconic new weapons: the Winchester, Sten and Walther PPK.
In addition, Rebellion have released a HUGE FREE UPDATE FOR ALL PLAYERS packed with new content and gameplay tweaks.
A free new map, “Urban”, works across Survival mode and all competitive multiplayer modes, including a returning favourite – Capture the Flag!
Stay tuned for more updates in late Spring and Summer as Sniper Elite 4 continues to deliver fans a compelling flow of free and paid post-launch content.
That’s all for news today!