Advance The Battleline, One Shell At A Time

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Bandai Namco and Creant Studios have released an announcement trailer for their new free-to-play PC title, Battleline: Steel Warfare. Battleline is a new take on free-to-play shooters, mixing third-person shooting with isometric strategy gameplay. In battles, players must advance the Battleline, a visible line on the battlefield, by winning battles and taking territory. Each inch you advance the Battleline brings you closer to victory.

In addition to the competitive multiplayer matches, there is a metagame where different Divisions (the game’s version of guilds) can battle for dominance over a world map. Each victory gives you further control of the continent, with other Divisions fighting for their share as well. 

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Creating A Viking Underworld With A Small Team

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In a new developer diary video posted on the PlayStation Blog, Hellblade developer Ninja Theory demonstrates how they are having to retool their development process to create what they claim will be their "most ambitious" game to date with a team of only 13 people.

The team is intent on crafting an awe-inspiring Viking underworld, or "land of mist and fog" – home to temple of the dead, Helheim. The trick is doing this with only one environment artist. So far, the team seems to be making good progress, relying on some clever streamlining, the Unreal Engine, satellite map data, and even Pinterest to craft a world that both pays tribute and expands on Norse lore.

It's interesting to see how the game is coming together, Ninja Theory is definitely making the process very public – something that should be useful to aspiring game designers.

Assassin’s Creed Rogue Coming To PC In 2015

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The last-gen exclusive Assassin’s Creed Rogue is getting a PC installment after all. A new trailer for November’s Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 release includes a note that the title is coming to PC in 2015.

The trailer gives us a new look at Shay’s motivations for leaving the Assassin order, and beginning on a quest for revenge. The title will be out on November 11 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. 

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Free Prequel Minigame For The Talos Principle Available Now

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Free Prequel Minigame For The Talos Principle Available Now

Devolver Digital and Croteam have announced the release of a prequel to the upcoming first-person puzzle game, The Talos Principle. Sigilis of Elohim includes almost 100 puzzles that will unlock items for the full game, due out later this year.

You can download Sigils of Elohim for PC, Mac, and iOS. The first set of puzzles is available now, with two more planned for release later.

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Europe Takes Us To The Moon In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Launch Trailer

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Europe Takes Us To The Moon In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Launch Trailer

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is out tomorrow, and that means it's time for a launch trailer. This time around, 2K Games is foregoing the dubstep in favor of classical music. At least, I think the 1980s qualify as "classical" now.

Set to Europe's The Final Countdown, this trailer shows off all four playable characters, Handsome Jack, and some of the colorful enemies you'll be blasting off the face Pandora's Moon.

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Take A Closer Look At The Packaging And Art Book

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Take A Closer Look At The Packaging And Art Book

Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord doesn't release until Tuesday October 14, but you can go ahead and take a look at the game's packaging, as well as a detailed walkthrough of some gameplay.

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Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord is a strategy title where players assume the role of Hamilcar Barca, a boy who awakens a demonic power within himself to lead an uprising against the despotic Divine Empire. The first game in the series never actually released in North America, but Atlus says the visual novel-style storytelling will bring players up to speed in between the tactical role playing combat segments.

Arrow DLC Pack (With Stephen Amell), Conan O'Brien, And Many More Confirmed

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Arrow DLC Pack (With Stephen Amell), Conan O'Brien, And Many More Confirmed

During a panel today at New York Comic Con, Traveller's Tales had a huge collection of reveals for the upcoming Lego Batman 3.

Conan O'Brien will appear in the game and will apparently serve as a guide of sorts for the game.

A DLC pack has also been announced based on the TV show, Arrow. Along with featuring characters from the show, an exclusive level, and vehicles, Oliver Queen/Green Arrow will be voiced by Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen/Green Arrow in the show.

Each Camera Angle Is Examined And Updated In Different Ways

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Each Camera Angle Is Examined And Updated In Different Ways

In a new video from Capcom with producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, we learn how the re-remake is being put together.

If you've played Resident Evil (or watched us play recently) you will know that every camera angle is important, and Capcom's team on the project feels the same way. You can check out the interview below, which includes some gameplay footage, and learn how some of the scenes are fairly straightforward, while some require more attention. The candles in the mansion's entrance have been remade and redone, for example, but then there is the example (which you can see above) where the team created polygonal leaves to appear in the foreground, where they just used to be flat pre-rendered images.

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Sunset Overdrive Gets Pre-Order, Day One, And Season Pass-Exclusive Goodies

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Sunset Overdrive Gets Pre-Order, Day One, And Season Pass-Exclusive Goodies

Yesterday, we shared some details on the Sunset Overdrive achievements. Today, we’ve got some news about some extra bonuses you can unlock in three different ways.

We’ve known that Sunset Overdrive is getting a Day One edition since E3 (similar to what was offered for Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, and Ryse: Son of Rome at the Xbox One launch). For Sunset Overdrive, this will net you two weapons (an more powerful version of the High Fidelity vinyl record launcher and the Hardcore! Hammer spiked dumb-bell bat). You’ll also get a costume to dress up like Fizzie (the game’s mascot).

If you pre-order on Xbox Live, you’ll get the Acordes de la Muerte (a guitar with melting candles on it) and the Hangover an electrified pitchfork). Both are melee weapons.

Idea Factory International Brings The Tongue-In-Cheek Strategy RPG Stateside Early 2015

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Idea Factory International Brings The Tongue-In-Cheek Strategy RPG Stateside Early 2015

The Hyperdimension Neptunia series has always been one to poke fun at the gaming industry. The series is set in the world of “Gamindustri,” which is populated by nations named after game consoles, like Lastation (Playstation 3) and Lowee (Nintendo Wii). Now, Idea Factory International is bringing the spinoff title Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart to North America for an early 2015 release.

This Vita-exclusive title focuses on a new “console war” between the four nations of “Gamarket,” a separate world set inside the Gamindustri. When an unknown force threatens all four nations, players will need to unite Gamarket as the goddess Noire to defeat the mysterious foe.

Goddess Black Heart features turn-based combat, customizable gear, and off-kilter status ailments in battle where characters become pixelated or turn into tofu. The focus isn't always on the action though. In the "Sim Noire" mode, players can customize Noire’s house with furniture and accessories that can be purchased with in-game currency.