Paradox's Dev Diary Explores The Creation of Stellaris' Expansive Universe

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Paradox's Dev Diary Explores The Creation of Stellaris' Expansive Universe

Paradox has revealed a new development diary that explores the creation of Stellaris and its science fiction influences.

The studio has mostly made historical strategy games in the past, such as Crusader Kings, which marks Stellaris as their first game taking place in the future, rather than the past. The video features game director Henrick Fåhraeus and others from Paradox, who discuss how they tackled the new setting, and what players can expect.

Stellaris is a strategy game with an emphasis on space exploration. You can build empires or travel to expansive star systems to encounter several different alien species.

Gears Of War 4 Trailer Reveal Happening Tomorrow Night On AMC

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Gears Of War 4 Trailer Reveal Happening Tomorrow Night On AMC

During Fear The Walking Dead's second season premiere tomorrow on AMC, at 9 p.m. EST, a new trailer for Gears of War 4 will be revealed.

The news comes to light from Gears of War 4's Twitter, where a couple short teasers have been posted in preparation for Sunday night. Gears of War Community Director tweeted about the reveal saying, "You guys have no idea what is coming... but it is going to be amazing!" Additionally, a countdown on Gears of War's official website has initiated in anticipation of tomorrow's reveal. You can view the two teaser trailers down below.

The most recent teaser, which was revealed today, shows Gears of War 4's main characters surrounding a statue of Marcus Fenix. 

The Free-To-Play RPG Draws From The Heavily-Populated Cast Of The Tales Series

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Bandai Namco new free-to-play RPG acts as a "who's who" of the Tales series, and is available now on iOS and Android. Players pull off flashy combos by linking together the members of their party with a swift swipe of the thumb.

Tales of Link tasks you with creating a party consisting of nine different characters, and using the game's "touch-link" battle system to connect them for optimal damage. It's set in a world guarded by the "Seal of the Holy Shrine," which, for a name like that, is surprisingly susceptible to demons. 

Something called the "Seed of Ruin" inevitably breaks the seal, and now heaven and Earth are in jeopardy. It's typical Tales fare, giving you the heavy burden of stopping a world-ending catastrophe. 

Deep Silver Gives More Details On The Backstory

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By now, most people know that the Homefront series takes a look at what could happen if the United States was invaded and defeated by North Korean military forces. The premise is certainly an interesting one, but many would agree that it wasn't explored thoroughly enough in the first game of the series, 2011's Homefront. With Homefront: The Revolution, Deep Silver and developer Dambuster Studios is looking to dive deeper into the lore and backstory of the series.

At the center of this exploration of the story is a mysterious company called APEX. The company is described as Apple, if Apple acted like an extension of the government. According to a mock press release for the company that we received, APEX was founded in 1973 as a North Korean start-up and has since grown to the world's largest corporation, posting a net income of $804.3 billion on yearly revenues of $2.34 trillion.

If you'd like to learn more about APEX, you can see a fake ad for the company below.

A Second Battlefleet Gothic Game Authentically Recreates The Tabletop Original

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A Second Battlefleet Gothic Game Authentically Recreates The Tabletop Original

Tindalos Interactive is putting the finishing touches on its real-time strategy game, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. It’s based on the Games Workshop Battlefleet Gothic tabletop game, but some fans might be interested in a more authentic version that captures the flare of miniatures and a dining room table instead.

Battlefleet Gothic: Leviathan is that game. Under development at indie studio Grand Cauldron, the tabletop adaptation is headed to iOS (phones and tablets) this spring.

It will launch with three different races, with more to come in the future. Grand Cauldron says it doesn't have plans for in-app purchases, but we've reached out to confirm that includes additional fleets.

Eldar Fleet Gets Added To Beta Next Week

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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, the upcoming space RTS set in the Warhammer 40K universe, releases later this month. The beta for the game is currently ongoing, and will introduce a new playable fleet next week: the Eldar.

The Eldar are fast and deadly, with highly maneuverable ships that deal serious damage. Their lack of armor also makes them very fragile, which contributes to their hit-and-run, skill-intensive playstyle. Watch the trailer featuring the new fleet below.

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See Attack On Titan’s Naked Giants In August Release Date Trailer

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See Attack On Titan’s Naked Giants In August Release Date Trailer

Koei Tecmo’s Attack on Titan (now the official name), is coming in August. A trailer announcing the release date and platforms gives us a great look at the high-flying action.

Based on the anime and manga of the same name, Attack on Titan pits humans living in walled settlements against carnivorous naked giants. The game, developed by Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force, doesn’t look anything like the long-running Musou series.

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Everything You Need To Know About Battleborn In Trailer Form

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Everything You Need To Know About Battleborn In Trailer Form

The Battleborn open beta kicks off on April 8 for PlayStation 4 owners and April 13 on PC and Xbox One. If you’re not sure what to expect, there’s a 12-minute trailer to catch you up.

Within, you’ll learn about the story, the different factions, and the competitive multiplayer modes. You may have heard the term “MOBA” used to describe Battleborn, but that’s only one mode.

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Watch An 18-Minute Chaos Versus Empire Total War: Warhammer Walkthrough

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Total War: Warhammer wants to remind you that the forces of Chaos are covered in spikes and happen to be pretty ugly. Thankfully, the Empire of Man isn’t cowed by poisonous hounds and regenerating Chaos Trolls.

The following 18-minute video shows a large battle between the two forces. You’ll see up-close skirmishes, high overhead views that give a sense of scale, and some impressive magic effects.

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