Nordic Games Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Nordic Games RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Clash with titans (again) -- Titan Quest Anniversary Edition released! https://www.gameskinny.com/g6kdo/clash-with-titans-again-titan-quest-anniversary-edition-released https://www.gameskinny.com/g6kdo/clash-with-titans-again-titan-quest-anniversary-edition-released Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:02:12 -0400 Kris Cornelisse (Delfeir)

To celebrate the 10-year-anniversary of the classic action RPG Titan Quest, THQ Nordic (previously Nordic Games) shocked everyone with a surprise announcement and release of Titan Quest Anniversary Edition.

As well as bundling both Titan Quest and its expansion Immortal Throne, this release includes a number of updates to bring the game more in line with modern releases. These include but are not limited to:

  • Updated and restored multiplayer functionality
  • Complete rebalancing of the game
  • Additional bosses and encounters
  • Increased challenges for larger parties and higher difficulties
  • A large array of bug fixes
  • Steam support including achievements, trading cards, and Workshop integration

Most notable about the release, however, is that it has been provided completely free to all owners of Steam copies of any version of Titan Quest. Those eligible should find it already added to their libraries.

For those who don't already possess the game, a sale is running until September 8 for 75% off. In addition, Titan Quest Anniversary Edition is available on GOG.com, a first for the series, and is also on sale.

To read up on the full announcement, as well as THQ Nordic's rationale for this surprise release, check the official statement here.

Happy hunting!

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THQ name lives on as Nordic Games rebrands https://www.gameskinny.com/2881p/thq-name-lives-on-as-nordic-games-rebrands https://www.gameskinny.com/2881p/thq-name-lives-on-as-nordic-games-rebrands Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:28:40 -0400 Anne-Marie Coyle

The name THQ has been out of the spotlight for a while, as the publisher declared bankruptcy in December 2012 and its assets were auctioned off to various developers a month later.

Following the demise of THQ, Crytek acquired Homefront, Sega snapped up the Warhammer 40,000 series, and South Park: The Stick of Truth went to Ubisoft -- while Metro and Saints Row were bought by Deep Silver. Many of the remaining IPs, including Darksiders, Red Faction, and Destroy All Humans!, were auctioned to a little known publisher called Nordic Games.

In addition to acquiring many of the company's major franchises, Nordic Games bought the rights to the THQ trademark. In order to more closely associate itself with the the recognizable brand, the publisher will now operate under the name THQ Nordic.

Addressing the decision to rebrand, CEO Lars Wingefors said:

"Whilst we take great pride in our Swedish roots and accomplished a great deal under the Nordic Games masthead, we decided it was time to incorporate the THQ name. Those key brands will continue to shape our business in a meaningful way going forward, and THQ Nordic represents a core approach of doing much more than “owning” a highly competitive portfolio of IPs. We cherish them, and align them with the very best development resources to expand upon them with the level of experience that communities and established fan bases expect and deserve."

THQ Nordic has reportedly 23 games in development, 13 of which have yet to be announced -- with the majority of these based on former THQ-owned franchises. Given the recent emphasis on the Darksiders series (Darksiders 2 got a remaster last year and the original is set for the same treatment with Darksiders: Warmastered Edition) our money's on Darksiders 3 being among them.

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State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition getting a PC retail release https://www.gameskinny.com/m0khr/state-of-decay-year-one-survival-edition-getting-a-pc-retail-release https://www.gameskinny.com/m0khr/state-of-decay-year-one-survival-edition-getting-a-pc-retail-release Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:02:15 -0400 Pierre Fouquet

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition, which originally released in April 2015 for Xbox One and Steam, is now getting a physical retail release for the PC version on August 9th, 2016.

Included in the Year One Survival Edition is the original State of Decay, as well as the the two DLC pieces which released later -- Lifeline and Breakdown.

The retail version will also include:

  • A special premium clamshell box
  • The game (and two pieces of DLC) on a disk (Steam code included).
  • A double-sided State of Decay A3 poster
  • The soundtrack supplied via the ancient CD

All of this will set you back $19.99/£14.99 (estimated)/€19.99, which is less than the price of the game digitally.

State of Decay originally released on Xbox 360 in September 2013, then for Windows in November of the same year, to much critical praise -- earning a 79/100 metacritic rating for the PC version, and just 1 point less for the Xbox 360 version.

A few years later, and after receiving two pieces of DLC, the Year One Survival Edition was released. This brought State of Decay to the Xbox One, and an upgraded version to Windows, with 1080p textures and bug fixes.

State of Decay 2 was revealed at Xbox's E3 2016 presser. It will feature co-op, and is set to release in 2017.

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Nordic Games to Showcase Their "Big Four" RPGs at E3 2016 https://www.gameskinny.com/q4spf/nordic-games-to-showcase-their-big-four-rpgs-at-e3-2016 https://www.gameskinny.com/q4spf/nordic-games-to-showcase-their-big-four-rpgs-at-e3-2016 Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12:01:13 -0400 Captynplanet_8219

Nordic Games, the developers behind the popular Darkstalkers series, has released their "Big Four" lineup of RPGs that they will be showing off at this year's E3.

With a mix of medieval simulations, RTS/RPG mash-ups, Post-apocalyptic wastelands where Sci-Fi meets Fantasy, and a love letter to classic Japanese RPGs, Nordic's lineup is shaping up to have something for fans of all types of RPGs.

The Guild 3

The Guild 3 allows players to create their own economic dynasty in a medieval setting. Players must maneuver their way through the socio-political world while still keeping up with their business ventures in order to ensure that their family rises and stays in power. Random Global Events, AI variation, and the depth of customization that is available for the player's guild ensure that The Guild 3 has a good deal of Replay-Value.

Spellforce 3

Spellforce 3 is a blending of the RTS and RPG genres. It has the look of top down RPGs like Diablo mixed with the strategic and construction elements of Starcraft

Players must manage their hero group's statistics and amass an army in order to conquer the territories surrounding them. Spellforce 3's world of Eo offers a large amount of lore for the player to discover, and multiple modes of multiplayer, whether co-op or vs other players, let players harness the skills that they learned from the 30+ hour Single Player campaign.

Elex

Elex is set in a post-apocalyptic, open world which blends elements of science fiction and fantasy. After a meteor hits the planet Magalan, an element known as Elex is discovered. Elex is a limited resource that can cause machines to function, imbue magic, or warp existing life into new forms. The player has the choice between using magic or technology in order to save their world which is on the brink of destruction.  

Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Battle Chasers: Nightwar's turn-based combat system is influenced by classic console RPGs like Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger. Players must choose their party and outfit them correctly in order to survive the dungeons that litter the world of Battle Chasers.

The game has a slick art style and combines hand drawn elements with cartoonish visuals. Randomly generated dungeons that change in difficulty based on player actions means that each playthrough of Battle Chasers will be different than the last.

Check out the websites for The Guild 3, Spellforce 3, Elex, and Battle Chasers: Nightwar for more info on Nordic Game's E3 lineup. 

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The Talos Principle 2 Announced at Nordic Games Conference https://www.gameskinny.com/qlgr5/the-talos-principle-2-announced-at-nordic-games-conference https://www.gameskinny.com/qlgr5/the-talos-principle-2-announced-at-nordic-games-conference Fri, 27 May 2016 05:30:21 -0400 cactusjudy

An upcoming sequel to the critically acclaimed first-person puzzle game The Talos Principle has been confirmed. The announcement was made during the Nordic Games conference in Malmö, Sweden by Alen Ladavac of the Croatian game developer Croteam on May 20. The news was revealed on Twitter and brought to the public eye by fellow Croatian Damir Durovic. No further details, including a release date, are available at this time. 

The Talos Principle was originally released on Windows, OS X, and Linux on Dec 11, 2014, and then ported to the PlayStation 4 on October 13, 2015 soon after the release of a new expansion pack, Road to Gehenna. The game was met with acclaim by critics and players alike -- it currently has a critic score of 85 and a user score of 8.5 on Metacritic. Hopefully, the sequel is able to live up to such critical acclaim and offer an enjoyable and thought-provoking experience to fans both old and new. 

 

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Nordic Games is releasing a retail version of Ori and the Blinds Forest https://www.gameskinny.com/o2omi/nordic-games-is-releasing-a-retail-version-of-ori-and-the-blinds-forest https://www.gameskinny.com/o2omi/nordic-games-is-releasing-a-retail-version-of-ori-and-the-blinds-forest Tue, 24 May 2016 18:31:45 -0400 JunaeBenne

Four years after its release, Ori and the Blind Forest will see the shelves. Fans have been begging for a physical copy of this game, and it’s finally happening.

Nordic Games partnered up with Microsoft Studies and Moon Studios to bring Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition to retail.

The Definitive Edition is packed with new and additional content, such as new areas, new abilities, more story sequences, multiple difficulty modes, fast travel between areas and much more. Naru’s past is revealed in two new environments. Along with being able to explore a lot faster with your ability to teleport there are new skills to master like Dash and Light Burst.

Thomas Mahler expresses how happy he is to accommodate the fans:“We hope that all of you will be pleased with what we’ve put together for this retail release of Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition.”

There will be two versions available: Standard and Limited Edition.

The Standard Edition is 19.99 includes:

  • Premium Packaging
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Game DVD
  • A3 Poster

The Limited Edition is 29.99 includes:

  • Steelbox
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Game DVD
  • Audio-CD OST
  • 2 Postcards
  • 2 Double-Sided A3 Posters

The Definitive Edition will available to everyone who owns it on Xbox One in the Microsoft Store and will hit the shelves on June 14.

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Nordic Games Releases RPG Lineup For the Next Two Years https://www.gameskinny.com/nsjs9/nordic-games-releases-rpg-lineup-for-the-next-two-years https://www.gameskinny.com/nsjs9/nordic-games-releases-rpg-lineup-for-the-next-two-years Mon, 28 Mar 2016 04:36:04 -0400 Channler T.

RPG fans everywhere, rejoice! Nordic Games has released its line-up of awesome games for console, PC, and mobile platforms for 2016 and 2017 -- and the biggest titles on this list are all RPGs.

This epic line-up consists of The Guild 3 -- a mixture of eco-sim and RPG, SpellForce 3 -- which blends RTS and RPG together, ELEX -- an RPG set in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world with sci-fi elements, and Battle Chasers: Nightwar -- where a JRPG meets action-packed dungeons.

Check out the full list below:

2016
Titles Platforms
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2  iOS/Android, WiiU
 Battle Worlds: Kronos  PC,PS4, Xbox One
 MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore  Xbox One
 The Guild 3  PC
SpellForce 3  PC
 
2017
Titles Platforms
 ELEX PC, PS4, Xbox One
 Battle Chasers: Nightwar PC/MAC, Xbox One, PS4
Aquanox Deep Descent PC/Mac, Xbox One, PS4

 

The post-apocalyptic setting in ELEX is right up my alley. I'm always on the look out for new RPGs to obsess over!

Which title are you most excited to see come out in the next 2 years? Let me know in the comments below!

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Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition, 2015's Halloween Treat https://www.gameskinny.com/0j17y/darksiders-ii-deathinitive-edition-2015s-halloween-treat https://www.gameskinny.com/0j17y/darksiders-ii-deathinitive-edition-2015s-halloween-treat Mon, 12 Oct 2015 19:35:45 -0400 Gabriella Graham

Roughly three years after its initial release date, Nordic Games and Gunfire Games announced the official return of Darksiders II, jumping into the pre-holiday fray with a "Deathinitive Edition". Death returns in all his newly-resolute glory on October 27 on both PS4 and Xbox One, in boxed and digital formats. The price point is sitting at $29.99 USD, according to an October 6 press release.

Fans of the series will notice a heavy emphasis on graphic improvements in the Deathinitive Edition. Experienced developers involved in the franchise's past installments returned for the new edition, this time working under Gunfire Games rather than the closed Vigil Games.

John Pearl, the Design Director at Gunfire Games, commented about being one of these original staff members:

“It’s rare that as developers we get the opportunity to revisit one of our previous games. The passage of time and the numerous games we’ve worked on since Darksiders II shipped has allowed us to return to it with a fresh perspective.

With that said, we went back to what is a huge game and addressed things we didn’t have time for or didn’t notice the first time. We started by revisiting every asset in the game, increasing the texture resolutions, and brought the art up to spec to take full advantage of the new lighting and rendering.

Darksiders II has a lot of DLC in the form of weapons, armor and unique locations. These pieces of DLC, which felt separate from the main campaign, have now been integrated into the game and rebalanced accordingly. Lastly, we’ve addressed much of the feedback we received after the game’s release in regards to balance and bugs. With all these changes, this is truly the Definitive Edition of Darksiders II.

For those who don't have the list memorized or handy, the DLC that Pearl references includes: 

  • Maker Armor Set
  • The Abyssal Forge
  • The Demon Lord Belial
  • Death Rides
  • Angel of Death
  • Deadly Despair
  • Shadow of Death
  • Mortis Pack
  • Rusanov's Axe
  • Van Der Schmash Hammer
  • Fletcher's Crow Hammer
  • Mace Maximus
  • Argul's Tomb

If you purchase the Deathinitive Edition, all this DLC will come included.

But the DLC isn't the only good thing about this edition.

Not only were lots of bugs squashed and tuned (a real relief to fans who struggled through all the glitches in its 2012 release), but the game's loot distribution system has also been reworked.

The graphics deserve some extra attention, as they tend to give the aforementioned loot a little more shine. The atmospheric-reliant game runs in native 1080p resolution, but as the quote above reveals, the enhancements didn't end there. Revamped character models strut their stuff, while changes in the game's lighting effects help all the adjustments pop. Pearl commented more elaborately on this with a release of before-and-after makeover stills in the spring. He explains that developers sought to mimic the physically-based textures that many of the industry's current game engines utilize:

"What this means visually is metal, leather, stone and skin look and respond to light as you would expect them to in the real world. This new rendering method meant we revisited every texture and surface in the game, reworking and re-authoring them for the new renderer. To take full advantage of these texture changes, we’ve also gone back and relit the entire game."

Here are some photos that show all these upgrades and enhancements:

For fans who prefer the visual of gameplay to a handful of photos, Gunfire Games hosted a streaming event via Twitch on October 6th. Joe Madureira and Ryan Stefanelli were featured as special guests from Airship Syndicate for the occasion.

So do you think the newly rendered game is worth another play-through? Is there any particular feedback the developers should have turned to in their quest for a better game? Should Nordic Games follow the Deathinitive Edition up with a Darksiders III? Let us know what you think in the comments below! (Because, you know, Death is watching.)

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Gothic and Risen dev announce new post-apocalyptic RPG ELEX https://www.gameskinny.com/idn3g/gothic-and-risen-dev-announce-new-post-apocalyptic-rpg-elex https://www.gameskinny.com/idn3g/gothic-and-risen-dev-announce-new-post-apocalyptic-rpg-elex Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:28:32 -0400 Anne-Marie Coyle

Immersive open-world action RPGs have been rather light on the ground in the current console generation, but developer Piranha Bytes is looking to bolster their number with new science fantasy game ELEX.

Not much is known about the game yet; the official website displays only a single image of solitary hooded figure overlooking a stark fantasy setting. The image is accompanied with a short overview describing it as “a huge, seamless game world full of original characters, mutated creatures, deep moral choices and powerful action.”

The developer is, of course, is no stranger to the role-playing genre, having developed multiple titles in both the Gothic and Risen series'. ELEX is being developed in collaboration with Nordic Games, publishers of the Darksiders series.

“To say we are excited to see this new project unfold in the hands of Piranha Bytes is an understatement. ELEX is going to be edgy, dark, uncompromising, complex, and we love it already,“ said Reinhard Pollice Business & Product Development Director at Nordic Games.

If Piranha Bytes live up to their vision for the title it could be a serious contender for current fantasy RPG king The Witcher. Although the CD Project Red developed title needn’t worry about being dethroned just yet as ELEX won’t launch until late 2016 or early 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

ELEX which, according to the game’s press release, stands for eclectic, lavish, exhilarating and xenial, will be shown at Gamescom 2015.

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Darksiders 2 comes to PS4, Deathinitive Edition confirmed https://www.gameskinny.com/1p9s5/darksiders-2-comes-to-ps4-deathinitive-edition-confirmed https://www.gameskinny.com/1p9s5/darksiders-2-comes-to-ps4-deathinitive-edition-confirmed Sat, 13 Jun 2015 07:50:37 -0400 Dalton White I

Amazon recently released a pre-order page for a Darksiders 2 remake on the PS4, so clearly the Darksiders series is moving up to next-gen consoles. So far, an Xbox One copy has not been confirmed, although it is likely one will surface in time.

Darksiders 2 was originally released by THQ games in August 2012 and was one of the last releases from THQ before it went bankrupt. It seems that Nordic Games has picked up the franchise and is moving it on to the newest gaming platforms. It is good to see that Nordic Games is following up on their comments last year that they were not giving up on this franchise.

darksiders has always had the dark style that is sometimes grotesque

The HD remastered version seems to have the majority, if not all, of the DLC released for Darksiders 2 included in the game. The Deathinitive version has also been reported to run at a better resolution speed and to have enhancements that give the game better lighting and improved character and environmental graphics.

It seems that this HD remake will be a product of both Nordic Games and Gunfire Games, a company with many employees who had previously worked on the Darksiders series. So this game definitely has all the makings of being a quality remake. Hopefully, with the resurfacing of this game on the newest consoles, a Darksiders 3 game no longer seems impossible.

For more updates on the progress of the Darksiders series and for all your video game news and opinion, stay tuned to GameSkinny!

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Nordic Games Will Continue The Darksiders Franchise https://www.gameskinny.com/dqnqq/nordic-games-will-continue-the-darksiders-franchise https://www.gameskinny.com/dqnqq/nordic-games-will-continue-the-darksiders-franchise Mon, 12 May 2014 11:00:09 -0400 Kaelan Otto

For several years, THQ Inc. struggled with financial issues and an increasing amount of debt, and wasn't until December of 2012 that the company had no choice but to declare bankruptcy. Due to this unfortunate event, many employees were laid off and licenses of their games were either acquired or auctioned off to other game developers.

THQ was well-known for their titles including the Saints Row series, Red Faction series, MX vs. ATV, Dawn of War series and the Darksiders game; they help created some games for companies like WWE, Nickelodeon, Disney and Pixar.

Most gamers knew about the downfall of THQ last year, so that being said, some of you might be wondering, "What happened to the Darksiders series?"

Darksiders and Darksiders 2 were developed by Vigil Games, a game company founded in 2005 and owned by THQ. They, too, closed down due to bankruptcy. Before they were shut down, the company was in the middle of making Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium and so far, no confirmation has made if the game was completely cancelled.

At the time of THQ's closure, Nordic Games GmbH, an Austrian game publisher founded in 2011, managed to acquire the rights to Darksiders, along with Red Faction, MX vs. ATV, Destroy All Humans and a few other franchises. When asked about potential sequels by Polygon, Nordic Games CEO, Lars Wingefors, replied by saying:

"We will look into all possibilities, but I don't want to repeat the mistakes of THQ and bring out unprofitable products. Then your days are over. You need to find the right [development] team and build a smart business model around it.

"I do think there is great potential, most of these games have sold in the millions. There is a love for these titles. Red Faction has millions of fans. They were disappointed with the last installment, but I think there is potential in it. And of course Darksiders, everyone, everyone would like to see something come from that."

Back in March, Nordic Games released Darksiders Complete for Windows PC--the bundle included both Darksiders and Darksiders 2. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions were also announced; but neither have a release date yet.

Nordic Games wrote in their forums to ask fans what they should do next with the Darksiders. Ryan Stefanelli, one of the co-founders of Vigil Games, wrote:

"As one of the co-founders of Vigil and the lead level designer/principal designer on both games, all I can say is... make it adventurous. And do what we would've done: let people know what happens when those other three comets land on Earth!"

Business and product developement director of Nordic Games, Reinhard Pollice, replied to them with this:

"The tale of the four horsemen has not been told to an end," he wrote. "So far we only know the story of War and Death but what about the other two? How will it go on? What did you enjoy most about Darksiders and Darksiders II? What did you absolutely dislike? What kind of Darksiders game do you wish should be created next?

"Please let us know!"

Earlier today on Facebook, comic book artist and former creative director of Vigil Games, Joe Madureira, hinted a Darksiders related announcement coming soon. What does this mean? Well, in one of his post, he stated:

"Darksiders-- DS is not dead!!! The new owner, Nordic seems very committed to continuing the series. As far as my involvement, I can't say at this point. Hopefully we will all have exciting news about the franchise soon!!!!!"

For now, there has been no more information on Darksiders, but we expect to hear something from Nordic Games sometime this year.

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Humble Weekly Sale: Nordic Games! https://www.gameskinny.com/lh902/humble-weekly-sale-nordic-games https://www.gameskinny.com/lh902/humble-weekly-sale-nordic-games Fri, 04 Oct 2013 07:07:54 -0400 The Ian M

Everyone's favourite sale has arrived! The Humble Weekly Sale! This week features nine titles from Nordic Games. Pay just one dollar for five titles, four of them on Steam, pay six bucks or more to get all nine! Your money will go to where ever you chose between Nordic Games, the American Red Cross, Child's Play, or as always the Humble tip.

Red Faction: Armageddon

Set 50 years after the events of Red Faction: Guerilla  on Mars, in the year 2170, this thrilling third-person shooter was originally published by THQ and was released in 2011. Current Steam price: $19.99 USD.

 Supreme Commander

This RTS game was originally released in 2007 and is the spiritual successor to Total Annihilation and has a metacritic score of 87! Take command of mechs and destroy the competition! Current Steam price: $14.99.

 Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

The stand alone expansion to Supreme Commander adds a new faction, several new units, new gameplay mechanics, graphical and engine improvements and is all in all a solid title. Current Steam Price: $14.99, or get the Supreme Commander Gold Edition (both titles) for $19.99.

 The Guild 2

A sequel to the widely known Europe 1440 medieval RPG simulation game, The Guild 2 is a unique game that's aged pretty darn well. Current Steam price: $9.99.

 Neighbours From Hell Compilation

Your neighbours, the Rottweilers, are from Hell. Make their lives just as miserable in this entertaining game by being just as scummy and broadcasting the results on TV! Neighbours from Hell Compliation also includes the separate tale of the Rottweilers' family vacation, taking your antics to the high seas! Neighbours From Hell is not yet available on Steam but you can vote for it on Greenlight!

 Pay more than six dollars to get:

 Painkiller: Hell and Damnation

This first person gore-fest sticks you in the shoes of Daniel Garner, stuck in Purgatory while his wife is in Paradise. Make a deal with Death to collect 7000 souls in order to be reunited! A large arsenal lets you mercilessly slaughter demons, skeletons and monsters alike with epic boss battles! Current Steam Price: $19.99.

ArcaniA

The fourth Gothic game is a beautiful action RPG as your quest for vengeance takes you around the island of Myrtana full of mythical beasts and monsters! Current Steam price: $19.99.

 Darksiders II

In the sequel to the acclaimed Darksiders take on the role of Death, horseman of the Apocalypse. In a story running parallel to the events that take place in Darksiders hack and slash your way through the end of the world! Current price on Steam: $49.99.

Spellforce 2: Faith in Destiny

The world of Eo is in peril again in this RPG/RTS, the sequel to Spellforce! Follow your destiny and face off against a mysterious and shadowy new foe! Current price on Steam: $19.99.

Total Potential Savings: $143.93

After a deal like that, what's stopping you? Go out and grab the Weekly Sale now!

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We need to see another game with the Geo-mod engine! https://www.gameskinny.com/2b5n5/we-need-to-see-another-game-with-the-geo-mod-engine https://www.gameskinny.com/2b5n5/we-need-to-see-another-game-with-the-geo-mod-engine Thu, 18 Jul 2013 08:34:14 -0400 StayNoLonger

When it comes to destructive environments, people have started think of Battlefield, whereas the main game I remember is Red Faction. Battlefield: Bad Company is only four years old, being released in June 2009 on the Frostbite 1.0 engine, although at times limited Red Faction 2 had a strong destructive environment nearly 7 years beforehand on the Geo-mod engine.

Sadly there is no guarantee that there will be a new game on the engine after the break down of THQ. It is mostly down to whether or not Nordic Games who acquired the IP early this year alongside others like Darksiders. It was a hard time having THQ one of the big publishers losing business as they had some of the really strong IPs. Also Red Faction: Armageddon was not well received meaning that they may be cautious about making a new game.

Red Faction: Guerrilla which was released around the time of Bad Company which had similar if not better destruction in my eyes to Battlefield 3 released over 2 years after. Even if the Red Faction IP is not used I would be really interested in seeing a new IP using the Geo-mod engine. 

The story is not the main reason I play the game, or the normal reason I play games. But in this case I just enjoy messing around with the mechanics the game uses and I don't even want to know how many hours I have invested into playing the versus mode of Red Faction 2.

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Deadfall Adventures Finally Gives Us Some Juicy Details! https://www.gameskinny.com/7jcok/deadfall-adventures-finally-gives-us-some-juicy-details https://www.gameskinny.com/7jcok/deadfall-adventures-finally-gives-us-some-juicy-details Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:22:02 -0400 ErinV

Deadfall Adventures has been out for quite a while and relatively speaking, there hasn't been much talk about it yet.

This pseudo-Indiana Jones title is your typical action/adventure game from a first-person perspective. Playing as James Lee Quartermain, you use your wits, environment, and special equipment to tackle the most difficult puzzles and to battle your foes. 

Fans of Nordic Games may be expecting something similar to the guns-blazing, monster-riddled Painkiller, but the company has expressed that this isn't the case. Deadfall Adventures will be more about treasure hunting than monster hunting. While it is still a first-person shooter game, there are numerous other objectives and opportunities to be inventive in your gameplay. 

The Farm 51 has put their hearts and souls into this game.

As you go through ruins and jungles, you will notice that the weaponry and equipment you find is pretty accurate to the time period. In the demo shown at E3 today, gamers were able to see the detail of the guns used by James as he battles his way through Mayan ruins. The styling, reload, and more have been researched to ensure that the gaming experience will be as authentic as possible. And this is the same for every weapon in the game.

When questioned about the slow reveal of Deadfall Adventures, the representatives at E3 described the project as a "passion project" that The Farm 51 developed in their spare time. When Nordic Games caught wind of it, they joined into a partnership with the company and helped them to finish development. Due to the game starting out as a "passion project," the developers at The Farm 51 really put the necessary time into this to make it great. It wasn't about the money, it was about the quality.

Inspired by Indiana Jones.

When making the game, developers had Indiana Jones in mind. But rather than rehashing and recreating a tale that has been told over and over, they chose to go back to the foundations for Indiana Jones. They researched H. Rider Haggard's Allan Quartermain to develop a game with the same premise as the classic.

James Lee Quartermain is the great-grandson of Allan Quartermain. All of the storylines are twisted slightly to adjust them to James, but they are drawn directly from the originals. Better yet, they kept the best of Indiana Jones. Just like with Jones, in Deadfall Adventures every treasure comes with a price. You get to battle mummies that are sensitive to your flashlight which realistically needs to charge after you use it. And sometimes you have to find an object that weighs the same as what you just picked up in order to escape a trap.

Deadfall Adventures is scheduled to come out at the end of September...maybe?

The original release date was listed as July 30, 2013, but in the E3 live video stream today, representatives of Nordic Games said that the game would be released at the end of September. However, the game website and trailer still list the release date as July 30th so your guess is as good as mine.

When the game is finally released (date pending), it will be available on PC and Xbox 360. Talks are underway on developing it for other consoles, specifically PS3

Basically, what I gathered from the live talks today is that the game is fantastic, it has multiple objectives and is story driven, and if you are a fan of Indiana Jones then you must check it out!

But enough of what I think, check out the game for yourself and let me know how you feel in the comments below!

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