Fans of The Technomancer will be happy to hear that Steam pre-orders have started and that the price has been dropped 15% to celebrate. The Technomancer comes in at a cool $38.24 with the discount applied and will remain at this price through launch day currently slated for June 28th.
The Technomancer is a sci-fi RPG set on Mars, featuring dynamic combat and an epic story line, where your choices will affect the fate of the Red Planet. You are a Technomancer, a formidable warrior harnessing destructive electrical powers. Embark on a perilous journey across a planet torn apart by conflict and infested with mutant creatures.
Travel with your companions, choosing between diplomacy, combat or trickery to resolve quests. Gain experience to level up your character, and learn new skills or upgrade perks across 4 unique skill trees. Loot, buy and craft more powerful equipment and weaponry for yourself and teammates, to stand a chance of surviving!
Learn more on The Technomancer Steam site.
The Life is Feudal team has posted an enthusiastic note to let fans and backers know that the MMO side of the game is now live on internal testing servers. While not yet open to backers, the team is confident that this will happen "soon™". Future testers will need to meet eligibility requirements based on level of backer support and will be invited in waves when the MMO servers go live.
You can check out the requirements and more by heading to the Life is Feudal site.
In what is sure to be the news that makes the day of our own Editor in Chief Bill Murphy, King Art Games has announced via a KickStarter update that The Dwarves will be heading into beta testing next week! According to the post, beta testing should begin as early as Thursday and will feature about 40% of the game.
To celebrate the big news, KAG will be sending out a brand new trailer next week, but posted a few teaser images to the KickStarter page.
You can read the full update note on The Dwarves KickStarter page.
The Escape from Tarkov team has put out a new game play video that shows off nearly a half-hour of pure gaming goodness from the highly anticipated MMOFPS. You can get a look at several game systems including combat, inventory, and customization options. See what you think!
Bossa Studios has a nice Thursday treat for fans with a newly released Worlds Adrift trailer that shows off some unique never-yet-seen geographical features and the remains of ancient civilizations. All of the islands captured in the video are fan-created using the Island Creator Tool provided by the devs. Several of these islands will be included in the final game.
Check out the Worlds Adrift trailer below and let us know what you think.
Have you had a chance to give the Island Creator Tool a try? What did you think of it?
Geralt is being held up from retirement for one last adventure. Does CD Projekt Red leave him with a good story to end on? Read on for Rob’s review.
Read more of Rob Lashley's The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine - One Last Sip from the Cup.
The Albion Online team has released the second in-game trailer to introduce players to the Heretic faction. In this particular video, the underground mines and shanties of the Heretics are explored as well as some of the mobs and leaders. Check it out!
The latest Lifeless trailer has been released that shows how players will have PvE activities to participate in as well as faction-based PvP. The video shows how players will take it to the resident zombies with melee weapons and getting 'up close and personal' in the process.
In this new video for Lifeless, we take a look at the mechanics of combat. Find out how you can engage in melee combat with the zombies, and how it's best to team up with people from your faction to survive.
Learn more about Lifeless.
A new live-action trailer has been released for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided that sets the stage for the game as the segregation of 'augmented' citizens leads to violence and upheaval leading to a global catastrophe.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is ready for launch on August 23rd.
Let us know what you think of this unique game trailer.
The latest Paragon hero, Riktor, has a fantastic new video to show off his prowess in battle. Riktor is a melee tank specialist who happens to excel in crowd control as well. Riktor can pull enemies to him, disrupt and silence them and can stun everyone in his path with his ultimate. Check out Riktor's action in the new Paragon video below.
We're continuing our exclusive series of developer blogs from the Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen team this week with a new post from Chris Perkins. This week, Chris gives us an inside look at Extreme Climate and Atmosphere Systems.
Read more of Chris Perkins' Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Feature Spotlight - Extreme Climate & Atmosphere Systems.
Funcom has announced that it has secured a $6.4M private investment in the company and that, combined with other debt conversion initiatives, its equity has improved from -$10M to +4M. The move gives the company better financial stability and footing to continue to develop both small and large titles including Conan Exiles, currently scheduled to hit beta testing this summer.
“This investment is a major turning point for the company,” said Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “Funcom has been making great games for more than twenty-three years, but it is no secret that the company has had a strained financial situation in recent years that made it challenging to fully realize our new strategy and get back on the right track. This investment allows us to finally do that.”
Read the full transaction details on the Funcom Investor site.
Square Enix has released several new images from the live-action movie being filmed based on Final Fantasy XV. Called Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, the movie is scheduled for release on July 9th in Japan with an English language version for release later via stream, download or Blu-Ray.
An Oracle able to communicate directly with the gods, who bears the the burden of using that power for the purification of the world. Even now, she considers the moments she spent with Noctis during her childhood as important. She was supposed to go to Altissia to be married to Noctis, but she is headed towards the capital, Insomnia, to make an agreement with King Lucis.
Head over to Gematsu.com to check out the rest of the images as well as learn a bit more about each of the characters.
Kotaku is citing a pair of 'reliable sources' indicating that No Man's Sky will slip past its currently scheduled June 2016 release date and may not show up until late July or August at the earliest. According to a Gamestop employee, stores were informed that the date had changed since the printing of promotional material thus requiring the date to be covered up with "Coming Soon".
At this writing, no word has come from Hello Games about the delay so we'll keep you posted as the story develops.
Jagex is ready to unleash Chronicle: Runescape Legends on masses of Steam users with today's official launch. The Steam launch brings with it new ranked sessions, 400+ cards, seven languages, Steam achievements and trading cards as well as numerous bug fixes and feature enhancements made as a result of over six months in beta.
- Unique New Generation Card Game – The cards are both the greatest weapon and weakness, as players battle their own decks and try to defeat their rival standing to the other side of the Chronicle.
- Master Five Legends – Learn the unique tactics and strategies of each Legend and strive for victory. A sixth Legend, the slayer master Morvran, will join existing characters this summer.
- Multiple Modes – Draft to victory in Dungeoneering Mode and quest for coins, gem shards and platinum. Learn the ropes in Solo Play and Casual Modes; and play against friends; or fight to the top in the competitive Ranked Mode.
- Skilling and Customization – Players can customize their account by unlocking new titles and badges as they level up in-game skills, or purchase new card backs.
Learn more on the Chronicle: Runescape Legends Steam page.
A small indie Bulgarian team has started a KickStarter project for Victus: Rewrite History, a cross-platform MMORTS that has been in development for over eighteen months and is ready to start beta testing. The team is looking for a very modest $15,000 to complete the project that allows players to pit Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt against one another with a very engaging art style. The team is committed to no pay-to-win and viability of units in the late game plus a whole lot more.
We have already worked on this project for a year and a half. All basic game mechanics have been implemented and are currently up and running. Right now we are perfectly able to launch a game server for “just another browser MMO” – a good looking browser MMO though! You can gather resources, construct buildings, produce troops and send raids to enemy players!... Well, this is not enough for us. We want to improve the game and add many additional features. They have been designed and our dev team is already working on them.
The classes in Riders of Icarus are showcased in the latest trailer released by Nexon. The Guardian, Priest, Assassin, Wizard, and Berserker all receive a brief look in the trailer alongside a signature move. Check it out!
The Riders of Icarus final closed beta event begins June 2nd and runs through June 7th with the open beta scheduled to kick off on July 6th.
Juvty Games has posted on the Wild Terra Facebook page that the game's official Steam Greenlight campaign has kicked off. The game is slated for a late 2016 release and is currently undergoing active development with frequent updates.
Be sure to check out the brand new trailer below that celebrates the commencement of the event.
Let your voice be heard on the Wild Terra Steam Greenlight page.
UPDATE: The June 1st release date has since been taken down from the WildStar Steam page and no confirmation from NCSoft has been forthcoming about the accuracy of the date. We'll keep you posted as the story develops.
The WildStar Steam page has been updated from "coming soon" to Available: June 1st. This is fantastic news for the struggling title as a Steam release has the potential to bring big numbers of players.
What about you? Will you be playing WildStar on Steam?
The Aion site has been updated with a brief teaser to introduce players to the first information about a forthcoming expansion called Echoes of Eternity. According to the post, players will enjoy a level cap increase to 75, a new instance called the Archives of Eternity and will be able to adventure through two new zones, Norsvold and Iluma.
The team has promised that more will be revealed over the coming days and weeks. We'll be sure to keep you posted as more information is released.