Exclusive Trailer Reveals Nordic Games As Publisher

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If you’re a fan of Joe Madureira’s distinct visual art style, it’s likely you’re already familiar with Battle Chasers: Nightwar. The upcoming RPG from Airship Syndicate had a very successful Kickstarter last year, which has enabled the developer to pursue a new game set in the comic book universe first revealed by Madureira back in the late 1990s. Today brings news that Airship Syndicate has obtained additional funding and publishing support from Nordic Games, a relationship that we’re told should allow for additional stretch goals and feature sets that might otherwise have been left on the cutting room floor. Along with the new announcement, we’re also being treated to a brand new trailer.

“The community got us off to a great start with Kickstarter, but we came just shy of a few really cool stretch goals our backers were excited about,” lead designer Ryan Stefanelli told Game Informer. “Partnering with Nordic is going to let us reach those (voice acting!) and possibly go further. It’ll also ensure Nightwar hits the quality bar we’re reaching for at Airship. But perhaps most importantly, having a publishing partner means we can focus on the most important part of game development: the actual game development.”  

Carmageddon Rides Again On PS4 And Xbox One This Summer

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A new entry in the cult classic Carmageddon series is coming to PS4 and Xbox One this summer. Carmageddon: Max Damage will launch worldwide, both at retail and digitally, on June 3.

The car combat series is known for its destructive racing and over-the-top violence. Max Damage aims to carry on that tradition with plenty of new vehicles, power-ups, and pedestrians ripe for the splattering. You can see the latest screenshots in the gallery below (and click here for the game's latest trailer).

The game will include a multitude of campaign races, along with the Car Crusher and Death Race modes. It will be available simultaneously on PS4 and Xbox One for $39.99.

Sniper Elite 4 Brings X-Ray Shooting To Italy This Year

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Sniper Elite 4 Brings X-Ray Shooting To Italy This Year

Rebellion has announced that Sniper Elite 4 will be headed to current-gen consoles and PC this year. This time out, Karl Fairburne is headed to Italy in 1943.

The Sniper Elite series is known for its X-Ray camera. This feature shows the carnage a bullet inflicts on the human body. It’s not for the squeamish, but it is a compelling effect.

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Exploring The Mysteries Of The Deep

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When I first played Abzû almost a year ago, I was introduced to its concept and acclimated to moving underwater in the general ecosystem that developer Giant Squid had created. Our recent hands-on with the latest build of the game, however, is just as intriguing of an introduction to its aquatic world. The studio has subtly refined parts of the experience to make it more inviting while also deepening the mysteries at its heart.

The first thing that strikes me is how natural it feels to move through the water and among the sea life. I hadn't played the game since E3, but it's easy to simply pick up the controller and swim around. I can now send out a sonar chirp when near fish to attract them and charge up my ability to boost forward while swimming, the capacity for which increases as the game progresses. "We added those mechanics to make players more excited to explore, because that's really the goal," says creator Matt Nava.

Travel Through Space And Time In English

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Travel Through Space And Time In English

The latest trailer for Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness isn't new, but it does offer the first showcase of the game's English localization.

You can check out the trailer below, which according to its accompanying press release, "foreshadows an unknown menace headed for the underdeveloped planet of Faykreed, where Fidel Camuze, his childhood friend Miki Sauvester, and a mysterious young girl named Relia, who holds the key to the story, get drawn into a battle that may change the fate of the planet."

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Thimbleweed Park Trailer Introduces Special Agent Ray

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Thimbleweed Park, the "new classic" point-and-click adventure game from the creators of Maniac Mansion, released its second trailer today. It focuses on the character of Special Agent Ray and gives a few teases about the game's mysterious plot.

There's a lot of exposition from Ray in the trailer, setting the stage for the investigation of a murder in a small town. Apparently, that also involves clowns, ghosts and glowing toilets in the dark but goofy world of Thimbleweed Park. See for yourself in the embedded video.

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Star Fox Zero Has Been Drastically Overhauled Following Fan Criticism

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I’ve had a soft spot for the Star Fox franchise since 1993, when I went to K-Mart and purchased the first game in the series. I remember playing on a tiny 11-inch color television, leaning into the screen, and nearly falling off the chair as I dodged asteroids with my whole body.

I don’t know how many times I defeated Andross’ debris-spitting, glowing, polygonal face. But I can tell you that I did it on every difficulty level multiple times. Sometimes I took shortcuts. Sometimes I played through every stage.

So when I tell you that the Star Fox Zero E3 demo left me feeling a bit flat and the subsequent interview with Platinum and Shigeru Miyamoto had me concerned about the game’s depth, know that it comes from love. Know also that after playing it a couple of weeks ago, I’m feeling worlds better about Star Fox Zero.

Exploring The Galaxy Firsthand In No Man’s Sky

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The scale of No Man’s Sky has been discussed and dissected numerous times. We’re excited by the universe the game has placed before us; a quadrillion stars that you can explore seamlessly. But the question of what players can do there has been weighing heavy. My recent conversation with Hello Games’ founder Sean Murray, along with an extensive hands-on session, finally provides some answers.

Murray, who also serves as one of the programmers at Hello Games, puts it plainly as he lands on a planet called Bulari V, “It’s a deep and challenging game,” he says as the UI highlights its current temperature of -163 degrees Celsius.

“There is no YouTube video for this planet, there is no FAQ,” Murray reiterates as he wanders the planet. We're the first people here. No Man’s Sky is a game about surviving the great unknown. You can play as an explorer, a scavenger, trader, or focus on combat, but ultimately the game is all these things. 

See How Faith Will Move Through Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst’s City Of Glass

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See How Faith Will Move Through Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst’s City Of Glass

We still have a couple of nearly three months before we get to book a trip back to the City of Glass. We’ve had a chance to go hands on with the upcoming Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, but today you get to see it in fluid motion.

Because Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst is an open world game, you’ll be able to find a variety of paths through the City. Wall running, climbing, swinging, and rolling will get you where you need to go.

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Watch Dwarfs Settle Their Grudges In This Gameplay Video

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The Creative Assembly released a new gameplay video for the upcoming Total War: Warhammer today. The video provides a quick look at the stalwart and industrious Dwarfs, one of four factions that will be playable at launch.

Warhammer fans already know that the Dwarfs are a prideful and hard-working race, and the gameplay in Total War reflects these characteristics. The video shows off one of the Dwarfs’ iron strongholds and even features a quick look at the iconic Great Book of Grudges. 

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