Expeditions: Viking Explores Norse Lore As Historical RPG

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When Expeditions: Conquistador was released in 2013 after a successful Kickstarter campaign, developer Logic Artists danced on the line between strategy and RPG. Since that title’s release, the studio has taken feedback from fans to ultimately make the bold decision to convert the series into a full-fledged RPG.

Viking won’t eliminate the strategy elements of its predecessor. Instead, Logic Artists has found a way to adjust those to fit its vision for the sequel.

“Conquistador always had about as many RPG elements as it had strategy elements, so our approach has been to extrapolate the major RPG elements and to make them bigger, deeper, and more compelling,” creative director Jonas Wæver told us. “Ultimately, Viking still has to feel like a sequel to Conquistador, even though it’s a much more focused game in some respects, so instead of just cutting all the strategy-features from Conquistador, we’ve tried to find ways to twist those features in a more RPG-ish direction.”

Timebending Shooter Superhot Will Warm Up Your Winter In February

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At a time when shooters are competing for the most realistic, grim dark visuals, it’s refreshing to see a developer go in the opposite direction. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign that closed in June 2014, Superhot is almost upon us.

The game’s conceit is that time only moves when you do. That means you’ll have the opportunity (and need) to think about where bullets are traveling so you can avoid them.

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More Final Fantasy XV Footage, Release Date Announcement Event Revealed

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Square Enix's latest Active Time Report ran for over an an hour and revealed key details about Final Fantasy XV, including gameplay footage and an announcement for an event where the release date of the game will be unveiled.

The event is called Final Fantasy Uncovered and will be taking place in Los Angeles on March 30 at 7 p.m. Pacific. The event will be hosted by KindaFunny Games' Greg Miller and Tim Getty and it will be open to the public. Those who are interested in attending will need to access the promo site for Final Fantasy Uncovered to reserve tickets starting on February 5. Final Fantasy Uncovered will also be streamed on Square Enix's YouTube channel and Twitch.

The gameplay footage shown off during the report focused primarily on stealth, with our heroes infiltrating a military base, warping around the complex and taking out enemies with backstabs and takedowns.  The action heats up shortly after, with the party becoming embroiled in a frantic, all-out battle against troops and a robot. At one point, protagonist Noctis grabs a gun turret and begins to mow down enemy troops. Here's the segment if you want to watch it separate from the Active Time Report:

Hex: Shards Of Fate Exits Beta With Campaign Mode

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Hex: Shards Of Fate Exits Beta With Campaign Mode

Digital card game Hex: Shards of Fate is now available as a fully released game. It hasn’t been easy for developer Cryptozoic, which survived a lawsuit with Magic creator Wizards of the Coast, but Hex is now out of beta.

The launch comes alongside the long-awaited release of a solo campaign. There are a host of updates, as well. Champions have new race and class combinations, dungeons have been added, a new talent system, and race-dependent quests.

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Get A Refresher Course On Twilight Princess HD In New Story Trailer

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Get A Refresher Course On Twilight Princess HD In New Story Trailer

Nintendo's UK branch has released a new trailer for the upcoming HD update for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. It may not completely deliver on its mission to highlight the game's story (it's a long, complicated tale, after all), but at the very least it shows off a nice slice of the game in action.

The Legend of Zelda games often have convoluted storylines that would be tricky to summarize, and they're not helped by the fact that the protagonist doesn't feel up to the task of talking. That said, the trailer does show the game's initial setup (including Link's introduction to Midna and his transformation into a wolf), along with plenty of gameplay footage. It wraps up with a quick shot of the box, including the Wolf Link Amiibo bundle.

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Timebending Shooter Superhot Will Warm Up Your Winter In February

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At a time when shooters are competing for the most realistic, grim dark visuals, it’s refreshing to see a developer go in the opposite direction. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign that closed in June 2014, Superhot is almost upon us.

The game’s conceit is that time only moves when you do. That means you’ll have the opportunity (and need) to think about where bullets are traveling so you can avoid them.

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Sandstorm: Pirate Wars Sets Sail For Android and iOS

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Sandstorm: Pirate Wars Sets Sail For Android and iOS

Developer Ubisoft Barcelona released its Mad Max-inspired take on post-apocalyptic pirates today. These aren’t the kind of pirates that shout, “Arrr, matey!” on a boat, these are the kind of pirates that ruthlessly destroy a sand cruiser to salvage its valuable parts.

A cast of eccentric scavengers upgrade your sand cruiser in between heated battles set in a dystopian desert. The clashing cruisers are similar to the warring ships of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

The customizable sand cruisers can be used in either single-player mode or a PvP multiplayer mode. The game launched with four unique sand cruisers, but Ubisoft says that it will be expanding on the number of cruisers along with more ship parts, upgrades, and options to decorate your vessel.

Winter Sports Game Snow Enters Free Open Beta Today

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The upcoming open-world winter sports game Snow has just entered its open beta phase. Anyone can now download the beta for free on PC through Steam.

The beta features free-roam multiplayer skiing as well as competitive events, leaderboards, and enhanced graphics. The game’s expanded mountain now has over 20 areas to discover, while snowboarding and snowmobiling are still in development.

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Conan Exiles Takes On The Open World Wasteland

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Age of Conan developer Funcom has announced a new title for the property – Conan Exiles. With both single- and multiplayer components, the open-world title will challenge your ability to survive in a desolate world.

Players will have to battle a harsh landscape with sandstorms as well as enemies, and the title requires you to hunt for food and gather resources in order to build weapons, tools, shelters, and eventually settlements and strongholds.

The game can be played alone or with others online (on public or private servers), and alliances can be formed and enemies sacrificed for your benefit.