First Look At Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

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Though the sci-fi tinted Warhammer 40,000 universe has received a fair amount of attention over the last decade through Relic Entertainment’s Dawn of War series, its more traditional fantasy counterpart has been relatively quiet. Since 2008’s Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, the setting’s most notable games are a canceled MOBA and the resurrected Blood Bowl franchise.

Swedish developer Fatshark, best known for War of The Roses, has set its sights on changing that with Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Set amid the turmoil of the current End Times arc from the Warhammer fiction, Vermintide puts players in the role of one of five characters, and tasks them with completing missions in the occupied city of Ubersreik, with the hopes of freeing it from the clutches of the rat-like Skaven.

The mission we see plays out a lot like Left 4 Dead, as a player and three other characters take on a massive, A.I. directed enemy force while working their way across Ubersreik. Space is tight in the graveyard map Fatshark shows off in the demo, and as in Valve’s classic co-op shooter, the enemies in Vermintide are adept at cutting players off. 

2D Sci-Fi Platformer Coming to PS4, Vita, and PC

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2D Sci-Fi Platformer Coming to PS4, Vita, and PC

Developer Tom Happ has revealed the release date for the upcoming sci-fi sidescroller, Axiom Verge, which is slated for March 31.

On the PlayStation Blog, Happ gives details on the inclusion of power ups that will be used for solving puzzles and finding new areas. First, there is Nova, a new weapon that can be shot in two ways: either you shoot it normally, or detonate it in mid-air, splitting the bullets into pieces for added proximity damage. There is also a drill for breaking rocks and other materials, as well as an address disruptor to glitch enemies and environments.   

This retro-inspired indie platformer has been compared to classics like Super Metroid and Contra. Gameplay includes exploration, challenging combat, a speedrun mode, and more.

DeNA Announces Marvel Mighty Heroes Four-Player Brawler

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DeNA is tackling another major franchise for iOS and Android devices. The company recently released Transformers: Battle Tactics (a game that has hooked me more than I expected).

This time out, the same cute art style from Battle Tactics is combined with Marvel superheroes. Marvel Mighty Heroes is described as a four-player brawler, with players having the option to mix and match heroes and villains from throughout the Marvel universe.

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The Wilderness Of Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae

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Details continue to trickle out regarding the Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo, this time courtesy of a batch of new screens.

The shots in the gallery below give a glimpse of the Duscae region and its inhabitants, the camp system, and combat encounters.

Episode Duscae comes with Final Fantasy Type-0 HD when it releases on March 17.

Trailer Shows Off Large Cast And Lots Of Gameplay

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A recent trailer for the upcoming Dragon Ball Xenoverse shows off lots of characters, lots of combat, and some of the customization options.

You can check out the trailer below to see many of the characters you assumed would be appearing in the game, like Goku and Vegeta, but there are some surprises, too, like Gotenks and  Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta among others.

Originally set for release on February 17, but the game was recently delayed slightly to launch on February 27 for Xbox One and 360, and PlayStation 4 and 3. For more on the game, head here.

Learn How To Play In New Tutorial Video

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Learn How To Play In New Tutorial Video

Splash Damage's Dirty Bomb (formerly Extraction, and then back to Dirty Bomb again) is stress testing its servers, and have shared a video showcasing best gameplay practices.

You can check out the video below, which offers a good look at the upcoming Team Fortress-esque free-to-play title from the studio behind Brink and Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer mode. There is a stress on the beta test happening this weekend until Feebruary 23, and another planned for March 6. If you want to play, head to Dirty Bomb's website to sign up.

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Substantial Livestream Reveals New Info About Episode Duscae

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Today in the latest Active Time Report, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata showed off more than 40 minutes of the demo that releases alongside Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on March 17.

Unlike previous livestreams, this Episode Duscea demo is largely uninterrupted. Tabata showed the transition of day into night, and gave players a glimpse of the combat and flow. While some gameplay is shown early in the video, the demo begins in earnest at the 34 minute mark. Here you get your first substantial look at what Final Fantasy XV looks like after nearly nine years of off and on development.

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New Trailer And Information Unveiled For Rodea The Sky Soldier

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A big surprise from last night’s NIS America press event is that NIS America will be bringing Rodea the Sky Soldier to the Wii U and 3DS this Fall, as a retail release and on the eShop as a digital download. The game was originally announced four years ago to be coming to the Wii and 3DS and the Wii version specifically would be developed by Sonic the Hedgehog and Nights creator Yuji Naka and his studio Prope.

The Wii U and 3DS versions of Rodea the Sky Soldier tell the story of Rodea, a robot who once stopped the invasion of the sky kingdom of Garuda by Emperor Geardo of the Naga Empire together with Princess Cecilia. In the present day, 1000 years in the future, Rodea is reawakened by a mechanic named Ion and learns from her that Garuda has known peace for 1,000 years. The evil Naga Empire soon rises again and it is up to Rodea to save the kingdom.

In the game you control Rodea, who is capable of flying through the sky. By collecting Gears and Gravitons you can upgrade your stats and acquire new weapons like machine guns at Ion’s workshop. The robot army you are fighting contains massive enemies that you must fly around to dodge attacks and discover their weaknesses. You are encouraged to replay levels to uncover hidden objectives and items and also to improve your time and score.

Kalypso Announces April 24 Release Date Along With Trailer

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Kalypso Announces April 24 Release Date Along With Trailer

Kalypso, best known for the Tropico series, has announced a release date for Realmforge Studios' Dungeons 2 dungeon-management sim.

Dungeons 2 will be releasing worldwide on April 24, with a retail version hitting shelves in North America on April 28. The game puts players in the shoes of a dungeon master, allowing them to create a dungeon in manner similar to that of the original Dungeon Keeper games. For more of what to expect from a new entry in the Dungeons series, check out our review of the first game.

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Bedlam Brings Banner Saga’s Engine Into A Post-Apocalyptic Future

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Bedlam Brings Banner Saga’s Engine Into A Post-Apocalyptic Future

If the video for Bedlam below reminds you a bit of The Banner Saga, you’re not wrong. Developer Skyshine Games is using Stoic’s engine for its 80s-inspired, post-apocalyptic RPG.

You’ll build a team of humans, mutants, and robots to explore the wasteland and find the fabled Aztec City. Of course, there are bandits and mutated creatures in your way.

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