Blizzard has released the Launch Trailer for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. It gives a good showing of what to expect from the expansion for the game. There is a new character class, "The Crusader." There are new powers. There are new Paragon Ability Points. The loot system has been revamped. The level cap has been increased to level 70. In the new act, the player must track down and stop Malthael, the fallen Archangel of Wisdom who had vanished after the events of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.
“From the beginning, Diablo has always been about the struggle between good and evil, and Reaper of Souls explores the darker notes of that conflict,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “This expansion also represents a big milestone in the ongoing evolution of Diablo III, with key enhancements to the core gameplay, along with a new act to experience, a powerful new character class, tons of new loot, and even more end-game options. We think players will love playing Reaper of Souls, and we can’t wait to get it into their hands.”
March 25, 2014 is the official release date for the expansion, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls for PC. Reaper of Souls will cost $40 USD at launch.
A new trailer for the upcoming game QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube has been released.
A game based on a student project by the members of Liquid Flower Games, QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube has players investigating the Atlas Cube. Something has happened to it and the players must traverse floating worlds that are slowly falling apart. The players are armed with power cubes which they can use to bind the worlds together once more, but they must be careful lest they take one wrong step and plummet.
The game will be released sometime in April for Windows PC and Mac on Steam and other digital distribution outlets. A version for Linux will be released some time later.
Gauntlet, the original game from 1985, was a classic co-op dungeon crawler from Atari Games. Midway later acquired the rights to the franchise. When Midway went belly up, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment acquired the rights to most of Midway's franchises including Mortal Kombat and Gauntlet. With many sequels to the original game, it is nice to see that Warner Bros. is taking advantage of their recently acquired asset and bringing out another Gauntlet game.
Today, WBIE and Arrowhead Game Studios have announced the upcoming Steam (PC) game to reboot the franchise. The game will feature Warrior, Valkyrie, Wizard, and Elf like the original. From the announcement trailer, it looks akin to the graphic style of Diablo III, with gameplay similar to the arcade classic, Gauntlet. Gauntlet will allow up to 4-player co-op. Gauntlet will be available Summer 2014 on Steam.
"With Gauntlet we combined the arcade style of the original game with an entirely new look and feature set that includes emergent, local and online four-player gameplay," said David Haddad, Senior Vice President, Digital Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Gauntlet will be the first title in the WB Games Vault portfolio, which will provide us with an opportunity to access emerging talent within the game development community and match unique skills and experience with our extensive library of properties."
"To us at Arrowhead, Gauntlet is one of the most defining games from our childhoods, and it's amazing to be able to work with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on a brand new version," said Johan Pilestedt, CEO of Arrowhead Game Studios. "Gauntlet is one of the original and best known video game properties and we are looking forward to creating a fresh, yet true to the original, take on a multiplayer masterpiece."
The Book of Legends from Aldorlea Games will be available later today on Steam.
The Demon of Fear, Azutura, is slowly but surely awaking because the world is increasingly being dominated by thieves, rogues and bandits. Indeed - Azutura feeds on people's fears. The solution is found and crafted by the best alchemists of the realm: a special relic whose vapors will put the Demon in a profound sleep for the next few...
Square Enix has recently announced that new DLC packs have been released for their latest Final Fantasy game Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
The Samurai DLC packs include a variety of costumes, shields, and weapons that protagonist Lightning can use in her quest to save the world. The “Sohei Savior” pack includes the Sohei Savior garb, the weapon known as Treasure Hold, and a shield called Fealty; the “Shogun” pack includes the Shogun garb, the weapon known as Thirteen Nights, and a shield called “Thunderstruck.” Players can also get the “Samurai Collection” pack for $9.99, which includes every single Samurai outfit in one pack.
In addition to the Samurai DLC packs, there is also a “Final Fantasy Legends Collection” pack that can be bought for $9.99 and includes outfits from various characters from previous games such as Yuna from Final Fantasy X-2 and both Cloud and Aerith from Final Fantasy VII.