This summer, indie studio Drowning Monkeys hopes to have RPG fans asking the all-important question, "Who ya gonna crawl?" Comedic action/strategy/RPG Dungeon Crawlers hits Steam July 1, with promises of turn-based gameplay, piles of treasure and ghost-filled dungeons.
Taking cult blockbuster film Ghostbusters as a guide, Drowning Monkeys has set out to create a game that celebrates both the movies and the dungeon crawler genre. To do that, they've packed Dungeon Crawlers with humor, film-related in-jokes and even a boss fight with "Death Knight Shyamalan."
To find out more, visit Drowning Monkeys' official website, or get an eyeful of the Dungeon Crawlers trailer below.
Ambitious fantasy MMO Land of Britain has been teasing a "mysterious announcement" that will be revealed next week, and to that end, is staging a treasure hunt that will reward participating players with a gift "that will make many gamers happy." The hunt began this week with a preliminary announcement by popular Twitch streamer, Kurolily.
For more information about Land of Britain, visit the game's official website.
Tower defense MMO World Zombination recently hit 2.5 million iOS downloads and is hoping to add to its player base with a release on Android.
The free-to-play game allows players to control either a zombie horde or the last vestige of humanity and place more than 100 units (each with its own behaviors and skills) to decide the ultimate fate of the world.
Features of the game include:
- Single player or PvP multiplayer mode
- More than 50 procedurally-generated, single player missions for each faction
- 3D graphics engine that allows for "nearly" 1,000 simultaneous units
- Weekly League competitions and prizes
Super Evil Megacorp, the makers of mobile MOBA Vainglory are clearly confident about the future of their game since this week they announced the hiring of former Wargaming Asia Pacific Managing Director, Taewon Yun.
As reported by Gamasutra, the announcement indicates that Yun will be leading Megacorp's expansion into Asian territories such as Japan and Korea. Vainglory was tested in Southeast Asia before its release in the West, and clearly, that experience has led the company to believe in the game's growth potential in Asian markets.
"Vainglory proves how much opportunity there is for core games to thrive on touch devices," stated Yun in a press release confirming his new gig. "I’m very much looking forward to expanding Vainglory and Super Evil’s reach in the [Asia Pacific] region by hiring more top talent, establishing partnerships and helping to bring Vainglory to as many core game lovers in the region as possible."
For more information about Vainglory, visit its official website.
Mobile MOBA Call of Champions this week released a series of videos for players interested in finding out more about the game's core mechanics. Among the topics covered in these by designer Cinco Barnes are The Orb, Power-Ups and the Class System.
The Orb: Essential to lane push/defense
Power-Ups: Controlling strategic objectives
Class System: Tank, Fighter, Assassin, Mage, Support
Call of Champions will be available later this year for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android, and will use these (and other) mechanics to offer 5-minute 3v3 matches of core MOBA gameplay.
For more information about Call of Champions, visit the game's official website.
It's that time again - time for this month's free Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate DLC pack. This one comes with new quests and Metroid, Mega Man and Street Fighter Palico gear. And, in celebration of selling 1 million units of the game, Capcom's also releasing a new "Hunter's Weapon Gallery" theme available in the Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop.
Along with these free goodies, players will also be able to download the MH4U Support Pack and MH4U Advanced Pack, which contain "many useful items."
For more detailed information, visit Capcom's MH4U blog post.
Russian Indie studio Kraken Games is gearing up for next Tuesday's Steam release of its debut project, session-based sci-fi MMO, Warside. The game's been greenlit for Steam early access May 5th, and will offer players a mix of 2.5D shooter, MMO and RPG elements.
Among other things, Warside's features include:
- PvP (5 battle modes) and PvE (coop) modes
- A flexible leveling system
- Hybrid RPG stats/twitch skills gameplay
- Lots of weapons, armor and implants
Yoshi-P wanted to thank the Final Fantasy XIV community for all the birthday wishes. He has released a mystery image along with the cryptic note and a couple of mysterious images that seem to indicate something new about the game and/or the upcoming Heavensward expansion. What do you think?
The latest Camelot Unchained newsletter has been unleashed that gives fans and backers some news about the game over the last week. Of particular note is the passing of the latest stretch goal that will bring new programmers to the team to assist with development. In addition, a brand new wiki has been opened that will be filled by the Camelot Unchained community.
The letter rounds itself out with some of the hottest topics from the forum, a bit of lore, and a short Q&A with the community team.
We stayed up way past our bedtimes last night playing ESTsoft’s Cabal 2, now in Closed Beta. Though there’s no NDA for the game, so we made sure to livestream about two hours of the beta’s first levels for you. Today, we’re offering our first impressions.
Read more of Bill Murphy's Cabal 2: Closed Beta Hands On.
Dragon Age: Inquisition players can celebrate this coming Tuesday, May 5th with the addition of a free multiplayer expansion for all platforms to the game. Included in the expansion are three new agents and a new map, the Ferelden Castle. The Bioware team will be on hand on Tuesday with a special live stream to show off the new expansion DLC.
Find out more on the Dragon Age: Inquisition site.
For the first time since launching early access in January, H1Z1 players can now take on a more feminine role in the zombie-themed MMO. The latest update has been applied and the ladies have arrived.
Other notable additions include all players receiving a special t-shirt with the new Daybreak Game Company logo on it and the first-person Battle Royale.
Check out the full update notes on the H1Z1 Reddit.
While May the Fourth might be considered a Star Wars holiday due to the pun (“May the Fourth be with you!”), it's also the day that Lord of the Rings Online publisher Turbine intends on launching Update 16, titled The Ashes of Osgiliath. In preparation of this launch, Community Manager Andy Cataldo facilitated a livestream preview for the public. We were there and brought back this report!
Read more of Jean Prior's Lord of the Rings Online: May the Orcs Be With You.
The TERA site has been updated with a note celebrating the third anniversary of the game's launch. In honor of the momentous occasion, players can take advantage of a leveling event that rewards two times experience through June 2nd. In addition, on May 12th, the T.E.R.A. where special events will give players each of the letters in the game's name. Collecting all four will give players a brand new Jadeheart dragon mount.
The blog post also gives a forward look at upcoming additions for the Gunner class over the next several months.
Read more about the third birthday party and the Gunner's coming updates on the TERA site.
For players looking forward to the World of Warcraft v6.2 update, the new blog post on the official site that previews Tanaan Jungle, the new zone and the new shipyard construction site.
The story will continue and take place in seven adventure zones from the Ironhold Harbor to the Throne of Kil'jaeden.
Alongside the story, players will have tons to discover with new pets, new beasts, new gear and much more.
Check out the preview on the World of Warcraft community site.
Square Enix released the FFXIV Benchmark tool, and Victor explains what it can do for those new to to benchmarking (besides just being cool to wet your Heavensward appetite for the next month).
Read more of Victor Barreiro Jr.'s Eorzea Reborn: A Little Bit About the Benchmark.
Square Enix is inviting former Final Fantasy XI players back from May 15-25 to take part in the final storyline for the iconic game. Earlier this year, Squenix announced the last series of updates to the game titled Rhapsodies of Vana’diel. From now through May 11th, players can earn an item in the Assault - Nyzul Isle Uncharted Area Survey campaign after which the Additional Seal Battlefield Spoils will run through May 30th.
Find out all of the event details on the Final Fantasy XI site.
Here on the Internet, we love a good debacle. This weekend, the most beloved gaming retailer in the world teamed up with the world’s most beloved RPG publisher to collectively “piss off the internet”. Valve and Bethesda trying to monetize Skyrim mods? It’s on hold for now but paid modding is far from dead.
Read more of Christopher Coke's The RPG Files: Paid Mods Are Likely to Return.
Since the news of the forthcoming beta season for Cabal 2, a lot of buzz has been generated both for the acquisition of beta keys and interest in news related to the game. Our own Bill Murphy spent quite awhile in a live stream last night and produced the video below (he'll have a first impressions article later today). Check it out and let us know: Does Cabal 2 strike your fancy? Why or why not?
Check out this little gem from the official Hearthstone Twitter. Could it mean some special cards are coming to the game? What do you think!?