Unnerving Opening Teases Storyline

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Unnerving Opening Teases Storyline

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is headed to Steam Early Access on May 5, and the team at Hammerfall Publishing is celebrating with a look at the opening cinematic from the game. The video shows off a look at an increasingly disturbed character as he narrates the strange whispering voices  he’s hearing while on an alien planet.

Regicide aims to blend strategic gameplay with cinematic presentation for a new take on the long-running 40K universe. The single-player campaign includes 50 story missions following a group of space marines that come to the planet Hethgar Prime, only to uncover a series of strange transmissions.

Hammerfall plans to slowly pull back the curtain on the campaign over the course of the Early Access period. The team also plans to eventually provide cross-platform multiplayer between PC and the eventual mobile version. 

An Interview With The Developer

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We recently had the chance to get some in-depth info about Satellite Reign directly from the team crafting the project. The upcoming strategy game follows in the spirit of 1996’s Syndicate Wars, which makes sense, since programmer Mike Diskett was a big part of that series back in the day.

We put some questions to several members of the development team at 5 Lives Studios to learn more about what makes Satellite Reign such an unusual and surprising game. 

What is the storyline setup for Satellite Reign?

An Experience That’s Better Played

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An Experience That’s Better Played

The rhythm genre is a special subset of games for me. In addition to being a genre that I spent at least a couple thousand dollars on and poured untold hours into during my college years, it was also the genre that allowed me to transition from music journalism to game journalism. When both Guitar Hero and Rock Band went on hiatus, I felt as though a part of my gaming life was forever going to be behind me. To say that I was excited that both Guitar Hero and Rock Band are coming back is an understatement.

This past week, I had the opportunity to meet with Activision and FreeStyleGames to see the game that heralds the return of one of my favorite franchises: Guitar Hero Live. Going into the meeting, I was fairly apprehensive about the direction that FreeStyleGames had decided to take. While I was skeptical about the new guitar controller that does away with the single row of five buttons in favor of two stacked rows of three buttons, it was the live-action gameplay that had me poking fun at the title.

Shao Jun Prepares To Attack In New Trailer

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Shao Jun Prepares To Attack In New Trailer

The intriguing character of Shao Jun first came to the attention of Assassin’s Creed fans in 2011 with the release of Assassin’s Creed: Embers. While the animated short helped conclude Ezio’s story arc, it also offered a glimpse of the young Shao Jun as she struggled to learn how to save her homeland and her branch of the Assassin order. The new trailer for Chronicles: China shows off a little more of the adventure in which she confronts the challenges at home.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China has had a rapid ramp-up towards release since first details began to emerge, and the 2.5D action game (the first in a trilogy) is headed towards release tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21, on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the trailer, and see if this new side project for the Assassin’s Creed franchise might be for you. 

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New Trailer Shows How The Personas Get In On The Rhythmic Action

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New Trailer Shows How The Personas Get In On The Rhythmic Action

The latest trailer for Persona 4: Dancing All Night goes into the game's story, and shows how everyone's Personas will participate in the game.

You can check out the trailer below which, according to a translation from Siliconera, sets up the story that has to do with a rumored Internet video that if you watch it at night, it will take you to the other side and you will never wake up.

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Journey And The Order: 1886 Characters Heading To PlayStation 4

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Alongside president of Sony Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, Super Time Force on PlayStation 4 is also getting Journey and The Order: 1886 characters.

Journey's protagonist has never had a name, but will apparently use their scarf, grace, and agility to take on the enemy. Sir Galahad from The Order will use his luger pistol and a chaotic arc rifle.

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Is WWE 2K Mobile Worth A Try?

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Is WWE 2K Mobile Worth A Try?

WWE has made inroads in the mobile space with the Mortal Kombat-inspired WWE Immortals and trading card title WWE Supercard. But the company hasn't made a straight-up wrestling game until today's release on iOS and Android, WWE 2K. Is it worth the $7.99 price tag? Depends on your expectations.

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If you're hoping for the all the bells and whistles of the console games, you're going to be highly disappointed. A lot is missing from this package, but if you're looking for a traditional wrestling game with touchscreen controls and your favorite stars, it holds up on the basics.

An Impressive First Look At Star Wars: Battlefront

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Electronic Arts' walled-off booth at Star Wars Celebration contains one of the show's best-kept secrets, a lengthy video of the forthcoming Star Wars: Battlefront video game. The booth interior, which we were not allowed to take photos of, is designed to look like a Rebel Alliance briefing room, complete with a command terminal in the middle, and tiered seating for the pilots, soldiers, and less-important game journalists like myself. The setting screamed classic trilogy, and was the perfect fit for the demo DICE had on hand: a gameplay slice recreating the Battle of Endor from the film, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

The demo shows off the advancements of DICE's Frostbite engine, and clearly illustrates what players can expect when the game launches on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Here's what we saw:

The DemoAll is quiet on Endor, but the Rebel Alliance troops patrolling the forest floor don't anticipate it will remain this way for long. They are alert, fingers on triggers, heads swiveling frantically, waiting for the Galactic Empire to emerge from the thick forest foliage. The trees stretch high into the air, their canopy blocking out most of the mid-day sunlight, and knee-high plants give the nerves no reprieve as they sway gently in the breeze.