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- 11/03/17--03:18: _Black Desert Online...
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- 11/03/17--21:39: _Long-Lost Treasures...
- 11/03/17--21:39: _5 Recommended Mobil...
- 11/05/17--01:59: _New mobile games re...
- 11/05/17--06:52: _Declare Your Allegi...
- 11/06/17--04:18: _Riot Game Employees...
- 11/07/17--02:39: _Ever wanted to visi...
- 11/07/17--03:18: _Pantropy Moves Up T...
- 11/07/17--03:39: _Drunk Or Dead Devel...
- 11/08/17--17:58: _NCSoft revealed new...
- 11/09/17--01:42: _Niantic and Warner ...
- 11/09/17--02:58: _RuneSage - A Unique...
- 11/11/17--05:07: _5 Recommended Mobil...
- 11/12/17--06:17: _An Overwatch Movie ...
- 11/12/17--06:17: _‘Serious Sam 3 VR: ...
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- 11/12/17--08:00: _Shooty Fruity Comin...
- 11/12/17--10:11: _Dark Souls Inspired...
- 11/13/17--06:43: _Black Desert Mobile...
- 11/03/17--21:39: Starcraft® II Goes Free-To-Play Starting November 14
- 11/03/17--21:39: 5 Recommended Mobile Games to Play This Week (Nov 4, 2017)
- 11/05/17--01:59: New mobile games releasing this week (Nov 5th-12th)
- 11/05/17--06:52: Declare Your Allegiance in the Battle for Azeroth
- 11/06/17--04:18: Riot Game Employees Cosplay Game of Thrones This Halloween
- 11/07/17--02:39: Ever wanted to visit a Blizzard theme park? Now you can in Overwatch
- 11/07/17--03:18: Pantropy Moves Up Their Kickstarter to Feb 6th 2018
- 11/07/17--03:39: Drunk Or Dead Developers Launch IndieGoGo Campaign For a New Game
- One location
- Three types of weapons
- Four types of enemies
- 11/08/17--17:58: NCSoft revealed new MMORPGs including Blade & Soul 2
- 11/09/17--02:58: RuneSage - A Unique Magical RPG Adventure in Virtual Reality
- 11/11/17--05:07: 5 Recommended Mobile Games to Play This Week (Nov 11, 2017)
- 11/12/17--06:17: An Overwatch Movie Maybe Coming Soon
- 11/12/17--06:17: ‘Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE’ Launches on Steam
- 11/12/17--06:54: KOG Games Releases Elsword Insider Volume 2
- Lowered Difficulty on Lv.70 ~ 89 Secret Dungeon(s) – This revamp was done so that players who are new to Secret Dungeons will have less trouble clearing them without dying multiple times; originally quite the daunting task.
- Luto Mode is now available for Lv.90 and Up Secret Dungeons – This was done to bring players together that may be more closely geared/leveled so that the individual players should carry their own weight. In short, there should be fewer mistakes and needless wipes from under-geared players, and less trolling towards them in what used to be accidental entry to Lv.70 ~ 89 Luto Mode dungeons.
- - Lv. 70 ~ 89 players will be queued together unless a Lv.90+ character parties with lv.70 ~ 89 players.
- - All Lv.90 + characters will be queued together.
- Instead of needing to go to a specific Village Blacksmith for Village specific Secret Dungeon Exchange or Upgrading needs, players will be able to Exchange/Upgrade all Secret Dungeon gear with any Blacksmith in any town.
- Lowered the Upgrade costs required for Normal Secret Dungeon Gear (Grendized-Rank) so there will be less need to grind out Daily Quests when upgrading.
- Heroic Dungeons are now easier and have only 1 difficulty level.
- - Players that have geared themselves out with upgraded Secret Dungeon Gear will have an easier time running Heroic Dungeons.
- New (1) Difficulty Heroic Dungeons will yield Hell Difficulty Heroic Mode loot!
- - Because the loot from the Hell Difficulty Heroic Dungeons has been transferred to the new, lowered difficulty structure, players will receive more significant, relevant gear. Previously, players were at a risk of getting gear that was worse than what they'd have received from Secret Dungeons
- Daily Quests added for Add's Energy Fusion Theory Dungeon negate RNG so that players are guaranteed to receive the same amount of Energy Shards
- For those that are extremely lucky (or unlucky) and get duplicate drops of the same Void-Type Weapons, they can now dismantle them and can get more Energy Shards
- For some players, just experiencing the end game story could be difficult. Some weren't geared enough but wanted to just complete/experience the story of Elsword. With the new Story Mode difficulty, they can now experience the Debrian Laboratory & El Tower Defense Dungeons at a significantly lower difficulty.
- - The difficulty is lowered and penalties like Resurrection Limits were removed from the El Tower Defense Dungeon in Story Mode to make it easier to complete.
- Players no longer need to complete the previous region's Epic Quest lines in order to start the Elrianode region Epic Quest lines.
- - This makes it easier for those that are only after the Elrianode Equipment from the Elrianode Epic Quest lines.
- The Lanox Epic Quest Line – Players no longer need to complete these to begin the Atlas Epic Quest line
- Atlas Epic Quest Line – Players no longer need to complete these to begin the Elysion Epic Quest Line
- - This change allows players to pick up the respective quests wherever they please; just in case they out-leveled the Lanox or the Atlas Regions from grinding Secret Dungeons
- All Elysion Dungeons will have their difficulty removed
- - You won't have to worry about mistakenly running the wrong difficulty dungeon for your Epic Quest Lines
- Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert Skill Manual Quests have been revamped
- - Expanded the Regions whereas players can acquire the required items to complete the Skill Manual quests
- - This revamp allows players to progress through the story while completing the Skill Manual Quests instead of being stuck in a specific region that they may have out-leveled (due to bad RNG/Not getting the drops they need)
- The Fever System has been revamped to become more useful/relevant
- - Players will no longer be forced to enter the 1 Bead "Awaken" status, sacking their desire to have the benefits of the preferred 3 Bead "Awaken" Status.
- PlayStation EU: https://store.playstation.com/#!/cid=EP4114-CUSA09500_00-B000000000008043
- Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/666100
- Full Video Game: Delve deep into a fleshed-out game experience - over 15 hours of single-player, VR-exclusive content.
- Battle for Your Life: Fight lethal monsters that will test both your physical skills – duck, dodge, outmaneuver – and your mastery of magic.
- Spell Casting: Learn arcane gestures to cast powerful spells. Examples include fling acid missiles, strike your foes using the lightning staff, rain meteors from the sky, conjure an army of screaming skulls, flaming boulders from the ground, and many more.
- Master a complex ritual magic system based on historical Hermetic magic.
- Expand Powers: Gather the fallen Husks of your foes to gain power and unlock new abilities.
- Exploration: Choose whether to explore nooks and crannies of the world to discover secret truths and powers. Investigate eerie landscapes, and interact with other humans, including historical figures such as Lord Byron and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and strange creatures.
- Locomotion: Supports both teleport and sliding.
- Minimum Specs: Runs on any PC or gaming laptop that supports VR.
- NEW IN RELEASE VERSION: Low-Terror Mode and Story Mode: Play the game youwant to play. After massive demand from Early Access players, Low-Terror Mode allows you to experience Left-Hand Path’s gameplay and story even if you don’t have a high terror tolerance, while Story Mode will let you experience the narrative and VR atmosphere without dying a million times in the process!
- 11/13/17--06:43: Black Desert Mobile's character creation is no slouch
The latest patch notes for Black Desert Online KR have introduced several changes, including alterations to characters, items, classes and content.
The latest event is currently underway, which began on November 1st. Memory Fragment Hours will last through until November 30th, which will see the drop rate of Memory Fragments increase during EXP boost hours. There’s also a note that the event that sees players investigating Vell’s Territory is set to be removed.
Meanwhile a number of character bugs have been fixed, with some improvements being made also. For example, players can now move straight away after pressing ESC after an enhancement. The character creation menu should now have descriptions on Awakening weapons, showcasing a combat video in each. Plus, there has been a change to skill icons for the Absolute skills, which now have a golden edge around them.
As for items, the Terrmian Fishing Rod is no longer bound to the character. Issues in which players were unable to exchange Corrupt Crystals with Kalis weapons, as well as right-clicking on Spell Powder not showing NPC Ronatz on the map have both been fixed. You can also now rent Old Moon Fence from the managers in each town, though you’ll need to have your farming rank beyond Master 1. They do use less space than Strong Fence, but can still fit 10 crops inside of them.
What will be welcome news is that the Savage Rift bugs have been fixed. These included not being able to move to the location where an installable object has been destroyed, plus short characters being unable to shoot monsters with matchlocks. The amount of Oil, Arrows, Hwacha and Flame Towers were previously being displayed incorrectly, though this has now been fixed.
For a full list of changes being made, head over to the official website.
The interstellar battle between the terran, zerg, and protoss is about to consume even more of the galaxy, as Blizzard Entertainment today announced that the ultimate real-time strategy game will soon be free to play.
Beginning November 14, players around the world will get free access to the full award-winning Wings of Liberty® campaign and the elite multiplayer competition of StarCraft® II’s ranked ladder, including all the latest units and balance updates through the latest release in the series, Legacy of the Void™. Players will also enjoy expanded access to StarCraft II’s highly popular co-op mode, with all Co-op Commanders playable for free.
“StarCraft II is one of the highest-rated PC games of all time, and we’re excited to give even more people around the world a chance to find out why it has inspired such a passionate global community,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “With the massive Wings of Liberty single-player campaign, endlessly replayable co-op mode, prestigious ranked ladder, comprehensive map-making tools, and more, StarCraft II now delivers the ultimate real-time strategy experience completely free.”
Those who wish to experience later chapters in the StarCraft II story can purchase the additional single-player campaigns, Heart of the Swarm®, Legacy of the Void®, and Nova Covert Ops®, individually ($14.99 USD each) or together in the Campaign Collection ($39.99) through the online Blizzard Shop. For a limited time, players who already own Wings of Liberty (as of October 31, 2017) but have not yet purchased Heart of the Swarm will be able to get the latter campaign free by logging in to the Blizzard Battle.net® desktop app and claiming their free Heart of the Swarm gift between November 8 and December 8, 2017.
As a thank-you to the dedicated StarCraft II player community, those who already own any version of StarCraft II prior to October 31, 2017 will receive a special Eidolon Ghost skin and three portraits commemorating their founder’s status in the game after StarCraft II goes free starting on November 14.
StarCraft II is available today for Windows® and Mac® PCs fully localized into English, Brazilian Portuguese, European and Latin American Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean, and simplified and traditional Chinese. Learn more about the game at www.starcraft2.com .
Venture into the dark, winding dungeons deep beneath Azeroth in search of ancient, legendary treasures in Kobolds & Catacombs™, the upcoming expansion for Hearthstone®, Blizzard Entertainment’s smash-hit digital card game due out in December. Those daring enough to brave the hazards and monstrosities of this subterranean realm will have ample chance to stuff their bags with awe-inspiring treasures in the form of 135 wondrous new cards!
Pesky Kobolds have been tunneling beneath Azeroth for thousands of years, uncovering and hoarding artifacts long forgotten by mortals and surface dwellers . . . but whispers of these mighty treasures ripe for the taking have begun to spread throughout taverns far and wide. Some of the most alluring rumors speak of powerful Spellstones among the 135 cards included in Kobolds & Catacombs: enchanted items that you hold in your hand to empower before playing. Intrepid adventurers will also be able to arm themselves with one of nine new class-specific Legendary Weapons! Players will receive one free Legendary Weapon the first time they log in to Hearthstone after Kobolds & Catacombs has launched.
The bravest and most foolhardy adventurers will need all the help they can get as they delve into Hearthstone’s free new single-player game mode: Dungeon Runs! Coming with the launch of Kobolds & Catacombs, Dungeon Runs will send Hearthstone players on challenging, high-stakes subterranean adventures inspired by the classic fantasy dungeon crawl. Players start with a novice deck from their class of choice and face a series of progressively stronger foes, randomly selected from a huge pool of unique bosses. As they progress, they’ll bolster their decks with cards looted from defeated bosses, including some immensely powerful treasures exclusive to Dungeon Runs. Heroes should plunder with caution, however, because losing a single battle will spell the end of their Dungeon Run.
Coming this December to Windows® and Mac® PCs; Windows, iOS, and Android™ tablets; and mobile phones, Kobolds & Catacombs card packs will be winnable in Hearthstone’s Arena mode and players can purchase them with in-game gold or real money at the same prices as Hearthstone’s other card packs. Starting today and up until the expansion is released, eager treasure seekers can pre-purchase Kobolds & Catacombs card packs in a special 50-pack bundle for a one-time price of 49.99 USD (one purchase per account) on Battle.net and in Blizzard’s game shop, and receive the sparkling, jewel-encrusted “For the Hoard!” card back for free! Starting November 6, this pre-purchase offer will also be available in-app for iOS and Android players for 49.99 USD, and will reflect local pricing in Canada for 69.99 CAD.
Feast your eyes on the treasures that await at KoboldsandCatacombs.com.
With tons of new mobile games and updates rolling out every day, it is challenging to find the best new games for your mobile devices among all kinds of choices. To help out, we round up five awesome games we think are worth downloading and playing this week.
To find out more, you can also check out last week’s recommended mobile games.
Developed by Kiwiwalks, Witch Spring 3 is the latest tittle of Witch Spring series. It’s a story-driven RPG which supports several languages. The game is set in the “Derkarr” mainland and focus on the a new character “Eirudy”. It features a traditional turn-based combat with deep craft system, allowing players to enjoy the immersive gameplay on their mobile devices.
Wartide: Heroes of Atlantis
Wartide: Heroes of Atlantis is a battling RPG with highly strategic deployment system and competitive real-time combat gameplay. In this game, you need to recruit powerful heroes and arrange your armies to outmaneuver your opponents in the lost kingdom of Atlantis.
There are several distinctive heroes for players to choose, from legendary warriors to mystical sorcerers, and in the combat, you can fully control the heroes to unleash abilities to finish your opponents’ heroes off. Wining the battles can promote your heroes, unlock new abilities, and also increase the ranking among the players all around the world.
Abi: A Robot's Tale
Abi: A Robot's Tale is a beautifully crafted adventure game that will take you on a trip to a distant future in which robots are the only beings left. In this game, you need to control two robots namely Abi and DD and searching for their friends. In the meanwhile, you can also know their past and secret of what happened to the world.
When facing different tasks and challenges in game, players need to switch between Abi, a small robot programmed to assume an educational role, and DD, a large and heavy industrial robot, and apply their different skills and characteristics.
When I saw Abi, I was impressed by the gorgeous artwork, and this delicate indie game can also light your eyes up once again.
Final Fantasy Dimensions 2
Much like its predecessor, Final Fantasy Dimensions II is an RPG with 2D pixel art where you act as Morrow and heroine Aemo, traveling through the present, past, and future and gain allies along the way on their great quest to save the world.
Dimensions II originally started out as a free-to-play game in Japan called Final Fantasy Legends: Crystal of Space-Time. It was then turned into the grind-heavy premium priced game($14.99) we see today. If you love the Final Fantasy universe, you can still check it out.
After releasing on Stream, our beloved action game Runic Rampage is finally available to download for $3.99 on the mobile platform. In this game, players will act as a dwarf and experience a brutal action adventure with a formidable arsenal.
The game features the usual hack-and-slash gameplay, isometric perspective as well as loads of different attacks and abilities. On your quest to collect the missing rune stone fragments, you have to survive the desert, enter dark and mysterious woods, descend to the deepest caves and climb the top of the Frozen Fortress.
The battle against the Legion has left the world broken—but the shattered trust between the Alliance and the Horde could prove the hardest wound to mend. Blizzard Entertainment unveiled plans for World of Warcraft®: Battle for Azeroth™, a new expansion to the company’s acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game that will test players’ resolve as they champion their faction’s cause in a devastating new war.
In Battle for Azeroth, the fall of the Burning Legion has set off a series of disastrous incidents that reignites the furious rivalry between the noble Alliance and the mighty Horde. As a new age of warfare begins, Azeroth's heroes must set out on a harrowing journey in search of new allies, race to claim the world’s mightiest resources to turn the tides of war, and fight on several fronts to determine which side will lead Azeroth into its uncertain future.
"Conflict is at the heart of the Warcraft® saga, and in Battle for Azeroth, tensions that have been simmering for a long time escalate into all-out war,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “World of Warcraftplayers are incredibly passionate about the characters and factions they identify with in the game, and this expansion will make them prouder than ever to declare their allegiance to the Horde or to the Alliance."
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth includes new features and content that will put heroes’ dedication and fortitude to the test. In this expansion, players will be called upon to:
Explore Two Fabled Kingdoms: As a champion of the Horde, travel to the Zandalar empire to persuade the trolls to lend their naval might. As a defender of the Alliance, venture to the seafaring kingdom of Kul Tiras, home of Jaina Proudmoore, and rally its inhabitants to fight for your cause.
Recruit Allied Races: Take a new form for your adventures as several new playable Allied Races, each with unique racial abilities. Earn the favor of the Highmountain tauren, Void elves, Dark Iron dwarves, and others to create a new character of that race and add their strength to your faction.
Plunder the Islands of the Great Sea: Scour Azeroth’s myriad uncharted Islands and conquer an ever-changing array of enemies, environments, and objectives. Battle in groups of three as you race against cunning rival intruders—or enemy players—to collect each island’s resources and fuel the war effort.
Charge Into the Warfronts: Fight on the battlefields of a large-scale, 20-player cooperative Warfront to claim a key strategic location. Capture resources to build your faction’s forces, lead the charge as your troops lay siege to objectives, and fight the enemy commander to claim victory in this new PvE mode inspired by classic Warcraft RTS battles.
Infuse Your Armor with Titanic Might: Seek out Azerite, an invaluable new resource that has emerged in the Legion’s wake. Imbue the Heart of Azeroth—a legendary neck piece entrusted to each hero by Magni Bronzebeard—with Azerite to customize your armor with new powers and traits.
Battle to Level 120: Trace the corruption of the Blood God to the Underrot, unearth the secrets of a lost titan vault, escape from the Drust Realm of the Dead, and more as you quest through 10 new levels—then continue to grow in power through new World Quests, raids, dungeons, and more.
Instantly Boost to Level 110: Enter the raging conflict between the Horde and the Alliance prepared to survive on the front lines of a vicious new war.
Connect Through Communities: Join up with WoW® players who share common interests in persistent cross-realm Communities. Share strategies with members of your class, fraternize with auction house magnates, talk shop with fellow tailors, and expand your social circles.
To learn more about World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, visit the expansion’s official website at www.worldofwarcraft.com/battle-for-azeroth .
Anuual Halloween festival in western country has come.As is known to all,Halloween has special significance for Foreigners.Foreigners attach great importance to the Halloween festival,basically every foreign game will not miss the Halloween theme.
In the traditional Halloween gala night,punkins，scarecrows,ghosts,witches and zombies are everywhere in the street.With the popularity of cosplay in recent years,many companies will organize cosplay events on Halloween.Riot Games,the developer of LOL,which is good at chasing all kinds of novelty elements,of course won't miss the opportunity on Halloween.Instead of dressing up as a hero in the LOL,they do something special this year.
In this year's Halloween events,45 employees of Riot Games dressed up as different characters in Game of Thrones.From the offical photos,we can see this Halloween events was very successful,every employees enjoyed their custom-made dresses and hairstyle.
“45 employees of our team dressed up as characters in Game of Thrones.We swear that's all for Halloween！How about do this again in S8 season?”
However,some fans complained that many characters they portrayed had already died.HBO offical has announced Game of Thrones will be finished in Season 8,so by the time of next Halloween,Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen would also die.
Blizzard revealed the new map for Overwatch during BlizzCon few days ago. If you ever wanted to visit a Blizzard theme park, you now can do it in Overwatch.
The new map called Blizzard World. Within the new map, players can go through Diablo arena, World of Warcraft castles, a Hearthstone tavern, and StarCraft terrace.
Blizzard World will be available on the Overwatch PTR very soon.
In a recent statement, Sebastian Kaulitzki, Producer at Brain Stone GmbH has made the announcement that Pantropy is moving their Kickstarter up to February 6th, 2018, from their previously planned Nov 7th launch in order to add some polishing touches to their games alpha version. In his statement, Sebastian Kaulitzki announces what fans can expect.
"We have decided to delay the Kickstarter. Even at this early stage, we don't want to sell keys to a closed alpha that doesn't meet our standards. We rather delay it than launching an unpolished game. We don´t think that we're ready to launch the alpha yet. We'll give away a few keys during the Friday streams and will continue to work hard on the closed alpha. The Kickstarter launch will be moved to the 6th February." says Sebastian Kaulitzki, Producer at Brain Stone GmbH.Pantropy, currently in pre-alpha, is not just another survival game, the game offers a unique experience as a Sci-fi Mech/FPS Hybrid with RPG elements, along with having a strong focus on both PVE and PVP gameplay.
“Players won't find themselves in the typical deathmatch scenario. They’ll be able to choose a faction once they join a server. We built-in a feature which places a player among friends and other faction members the moment they are spawned onto a map, so potential enemies can be clearly identified.This limits the whole K.O.S. (Kill on sight) - factor.”, says Sebastian Kaulitzki, Producer at Brain Stone GmbH.An exclusive press demo will be available soon, all verified media outlets and streamers interested can request this demo here.
View a recent live stream where the developers give a hands-on overview of the game in progress:
4 I Lab studio well known for the award winning shooter named Drunk or Dead announced its next game, a project with a code name SST. The developers are looking for 600,000 USD to finish the whole game as it was planned - with full amount of missions, variety of enemies, NPCs and gameplay mechanics.
Your base is protected by mountains from three sides. Bugs, summoned by the Queen's call, are coming from the desert. They attack the walls and soldiers. The base has interactive objects that will help you and your brothers in arms in this unequal battle. You can request support troops from the orbital troop grouping.
The Queen is constantly calling for new waves of bugs. They try to break through the walls and destroy the power barrier that keeps the Queen in the container.
Currently the game is at alpha stage of development and it includes:
NCSoft revealed its new MMORPG project during the NCSoft media day yesterday, including Project TL, Lineage 2M, Aion Tempest and Blade & Soul 2. Excluding Project L, rest of those games are all mobile games.
Most of these game will be released during 2018.
1. Project TL
Project TL is the latest PC MMORPG of Lineage series. It is now under the progress of development through Unreal Engine 4. NCSoft showed many elements in the game, such as laws of physics, weather changes and geographical changes and so on.
Moreover, NCsoft also stated its intension to release Project TL on other platforms such as consoles and mobile devices.
2. Lineage 2M
Lineage 2M is mobile MMORPG and also the second M title followed by Lineage M. The game will show the original background of Lineage’s world onto a mobile game environment by full 3D graphic. The gameplay will be freer than previous works.
3. Aion Tempest
Aion Tempest is a mobile game based on the PC MMORPG Aion. The storyline of Aion Tempest take place 900 years before the battle between Angel race and Demonic race. The main gameplay for the game is the large-size field battle between Legions.
4. Blade & Soul 2
Blade & Soul 2 is the latest work of the series of Blade & Soul, NCsoft has not revealed further detail of this game yet.
Niantic, Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the development of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite™, an augmented reality (AR) mobile game inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Published by Niantic and co-developed by Niantic and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, under the Portkey Games label, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite™ will use state-of-the-art augmented reality mobile technology to put magic in the hands of aspiring wizards and witches worldwide.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite™ will reveal that magic is all around us, and allow players to be a part of Harry Potter's rich world, through Niantic’s AR + real-world mobile game platform and the franchise expertise of WB Games San Francisco’s development and publishing team. By exploring real-world neighborhoods and cities across the globe, players will go on adventures, learn and cast spells, discover mysterious artifacts, and encounter legendary beasts and iconic characters.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite™ is part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Portkey Games, a new games label dedicated to creating video game and mobile experiences inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
“At Niantic, our goal is to leverage technology to create real world experiences that help people to discover the wonderful, and often magical parts of the world around them,” said John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic, Inc. “The beloved Harry Potter stories have captured imaginations worldwide for more than 20 years and soon we’ll turn the fantasy into augmented reality, allowing fans and their friends to become wizards and witches.”
“With this game, we are allowing the passionate, worldwide fan base to experience J.K. Rowling’s deeply powerful and imaginative universe in a new, truly immersive way,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “It is wonderful to have Niantic’s remarkable augmented reality expertise as we develop this incredibly rich wizarding world for players to explore in their everyday lives.”
Additional details for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite™ will be announced in 2018.
About Niantic, Inc.
Niantic, Inc., builds mobile real-world experiences that foster fun, exploration, discovery and social interaction. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic, Inc., spun out in 2015, with investments from Google, The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo. The company’s immersive real-world mobile games Pokémon GO and Ingress are available on the App Store and Google Play. Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite™ is Niantic, Inc.’s third game and is being co-developed with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Indie developer George Gilbert is delighted to announce today the release on the Oculus Store of the unique magical RPG adventure game, RuneSage.
RuneSage is an immersive open world Virtual Reality RPG Adventure game for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift & Touch. At a time when the VR market is swamped by fast paced generic action wave shooters, RuneSage offers everyone a unique and refreshing twist. There are no monsters to kill. You are never “in danger”. RuneSage is deliberately a more gentle Virtual Reality experience; a magical scavenger hunt designed for those wanting to explore an immersive and atmospheric open world, discovering its secrets at their own pace.
As a sage from humble beginnings, you'll search the land for nature's runes of power, then use them to cast spells to solve puzzles that aid you on your quest. Explore mazes in a forest teaming with wildlife, sail across lakes to reach distant shores, delve into dark and ancient caves, and search the ruined castle and its dungeons while menacing vultures circle overhead. Can you find the scrolls of knowledge, recover the lost crystals and protect the world from the gathering storm?
- Experience 10-15 hours of immersive adventuring in one of VR's longest games.
- Interact with NPCs in an engaging story with over 40 quests to complete.
- Cast over 35 unique spells to help solve a wide variety of puzzles.
- Explore 20 stunning biomes with over 80 items to find and collect.
- Become the wisest of the magic users and save the world.
Visit http://www.runesage.com for more information, full presskit and review keys.
Download RuneSage now on the Oculus Store: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1319888571402315/
Download RuneSage on Steam for the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift & Touch: http://store.steampowered.com/app/542030/RuneSage/
With tons of new mobile games and updates rolling out every day, it is challenging to find the best new games for your mobile devices among all kinds of choices. To help out, we round up five awesome games we think are worth downloading and playing this week.
To find out more, you can also check out last week’s recommended mobile games.
South Park：Phone Destroyer
Published by Ubisoft, South Park: Phone Destroyer is a free to play role-playing card game based upon the animated series South Park. It brings you iconic South Park characters, action packed real-time strategy, exploding PvP battles, trademark humor and collectible cards in a perfect mix. In addition, you can also experience the hilarious single player story written in collaboration with official studios.
If you’re familiar with Asmodee Digital’s other games, you’d expect this to be a direct board game adaptation. Catan Stories is the first ever scenario-based Catan game, but it’s actually a text-based choose your own adventure game.
You play as the island’s guardian and control the fates of the three inhabitants and steer them toward a shared destiny. Each choice you make has consequences, so you must choose wisely.
Monument Valley 2
Finally, UsTwo's beautiful and head-turning puzzler Monument Valley 2 is ready for Android devices. If you are not familiar with this well-known title, it's okay since you will be attracted by the gorgeous scenes filled with impossible architecture.
The Monument Valley 2 changes things up with a larger focus on narrative, telling the story of a mother and her child over the course of 14 chapters.
Developed by Nexon Korea, MapleStory Blitz is a real time card battle game in which you can collect those iconic characters from Maple World, build powerful decks, and battle against other players all over the world. The game has already soft-launched in Australia, Malaysia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Poland, the Netherlands and the Philippines, and the full release will arrive later.
Developed by MadfingerGames, the creator of Dead Trigger 2, Shadowgun Legends is a next generation sci-fi about celebrity warriors and alien chaps to fight. in this game, you need to choose from hundreds of combinations to customize your gear and guns, upgrade your skills to the max, and enjoy intense multiplayer in both cooperative and competitive combat.
An Overwatch film is something Activision seems interested in developing.
Activision could develop a Overwatch movie at some point in the future, as it’s something the firm would be very interested in exploring.
Kilpin was once head of franchise management at Disney, and had a hand in managing Pixar’s marketing appeal.
A Call of Duty film is in development at present, and MCV broached the subject with Kilpin of whether an animated Overwatch film was possible – once the aforementioned project was completed.
“We’re a platform and a portfolio, these franchises exist across multiple platforms,” he told MCV. “It’s not just the game as a driver, but it’s linear content [movies and TV] as a way to expand the audience and expand the opportunity and then esports [too].
“Pull all that together and you’re talking about franchises that are frankly like no other.”
Kilpin admits bringing video game franchises to a “new form factor,” such as films will always be a risk, as Activision is fully aware. Regarding the Call of Duty film, Kilpin said if “script and the story isn’t right we won’t do it.”
“It’s not one of those situations where someone is saying ‘I don’t care just get it made!’ that’s not what’s happening,” he said. “We do think that if it’s done well it has the opportunity to expand the base audience, beyond the traditional foundation that the game appeals to.”
Back in 2013, a film based on Call of Duty seemed off the table, going by a New York Times article on Activision CEO Bobby Kotick. At the time, Kotick was of the opinion movies based on video games ‘rarely please devoted fans,’ and could ultimately taint a brand. That said, in 2012 the World of Warcraft film was already in the works and a new writer had been hired.
In 2014, there were rumblings of Activision “tentatively planning” to open a studio to produce both movies and TV shows based on its properties. This came to fruition the following year when Activision Blizzard Studios was announced with Disney executive Nick van Dyk as co-president. Alongside the announcement was new of the Call of Duty franchise in development for mediums outside video games.
The first effort from the studio came in the form of a Skylanders television series called Skylanders Academy which airs on Netflix. Its third season is set to air in fall 2018.
So, does this mean an Overwatch film or TV series could be developed in the near future? Possibly. Considering how well-received the animated shorts are with fans, an Overwatch film in a similar vein could be rather great.
Croteam, the minds behind the Serious Sam franchise, has released its fourth Serious Sam-themed VR game: Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE (2017) for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Now available on Steam, Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE is a fast-paced shooter serving as a prequel to the original Serious Sam: The First Encounter (2001). While it’s technically a VR port of the 6-year old Serious Sam 3: BFE (2011), and not really designed from the ground-up for VR, that’s probably not going to bother a lot of hardcore first-person shooter fans as they step into the shoes of Sam for the fourth time. Taking place during an epic final struggle against Mental’s invading forces, you shoot down beasts in a way fans of the franchise will immediately resonate with; by walking up and blowing their heads off with your own two hands.
A big difference from Croteam’s first VR game, Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope (2017), is the inclusion of artificial locomotion so you can explore the game’s expansive levels in the same vein as Croteam’s second and third Serious Sam VR games—Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter (2017) and Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter (2017).
“Wishes of the VR community are always in the back of our minds, and we’re very excited to round out our virtual reality offerings in order to provide them with the full Serious Sam experience,” said Croteam VR lead and all-around nice guy, Davor Hunski. “Our goal was to deliver intuitive, thrilling and fun VR games and, hopefully, we made that happen.”
The game boasts a number of multiplayer modes like Co-op, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Last Man Standing, Last Team Standing and Instant Kill. Supporting both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, you can bet you’ll want a room-scale tracking setup to get the most out of the 360 carnage.
Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE normally costs $40, but is currently 10% off at $36. The offer ends November 16th.
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nDreams, the UK’s leading purveyor of VR produce, is delighted to announce that Shooty Fruity is releasing for PlayStation®VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift this December 19, 2017, priced at €19.99/$19.99/£15.99. Getting the game early will give players access to exclusive content.
Shooty Fruity challenges players to scan, pack, serve and more whilst firing stacks of guns at tons of mutant fruit across their glowing supermarket ‘Career’. Featuring brand new multi-tasking gameplay designed from the ground up for VR headset and motion controls, players shoot pineapples, pomegranates and more whilst doing jobs across numerous shifts, including the newly revealed Canteen job role. What’s more, new weapons can be purchased in the staff room, the game’s central hub where players can also customise and test their load out, including C4 launchers, flak cannon-style shotguns and more, all whilst grabbing a cup of coffee!
You can check out the game, along with newly revealed content hot from the nDreams canteen in this all new trailer:
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the reception so far of Shooty Fruity, most notably being chosen by gamers at EGX 2017 as one of the Top 10 of the Show” said Patrick O'Luanaigh, CEO/Store Manager at nDreams, “If you thought Job Simulator was a blast, wait to you get a load of Shooty Fruity and its arsenal of berry-bursting weapons. Work has never been this much fun!”
Anyone that pre-orders the game, or buys it over the holiday season, will get free exclusive content, including the ‘Explody Bear’ grenade and the ‘Golden Guns’ skin pack for your arsenal. You can already pre-order the game through the following links:
Developed and published by Strange Company, Left-Hand Path, a Dark Souls-inspired room-scale virtual reality adventure and horror RPG where players hold the power of magic in their hands, is now available for $29.99 USD/€27.99 EUR/£23.79 GBP on Steam for Vive and Oculus Touch.
In Left-Hand Path, players awaken in a cursed darkened castle with a tragic history full of never-before-seen, freaking scary-ass creatures that are after your skin. Armed with arcane powers and a thirst for exploration, players must wield their newly-found powers and explore to find even more powerful spells and rituals, while trying to stay alive long enough to solve the mysteries of Well of All Rewards.
"Left-Hand Path is proof that you should be very afraid of things that go bump in the night and hide in the dark," said Hugh Hancock, indie developer behind Left-Hand Path." "I designed it to in a way that the story will compel you to finish the game even though your common sense will tell you to stop playing because you no longer have any shit left in your body to be scared out of you."
Fans Agree - Early Access Build Received an 86% Positive on Gamer Steam Reviews.
“ I was lured in by its enchanting graphics and fantasy lore that just blends in so well with the story. They're also horror elements I've jumped more in this game than any horror game I played with only two of the scares rigged.” - Knytron OMEGA
“My girlfriend said "this isn't as scary as you said." Then the very first enemy in the entire game attacked her. She screamed and tried to rip the Vive off, failed, and ran directly into the wall then fell on the ground.” - Deathdefy
“This game is right up there with Vanishing Realms. It's the scariest game I have ever played and the graphics and sound are excellent.” - Montaigne
“Left-Hand Path is not your traditional VR experience. This is a full 15-hour video game with immersive storyline written to sink you further into the game. This is not your grandma’s VR, and this is not a seated experience. You will need room to cast spells, avoid enemies and their weapons, peak into secret passages, and bring hidden items into view. This is a room-scale game only. Prepare to die and try not to soil yourself,” said Hancock.
For more information and to purchase, please visit Steam.
Korean developer Pearl Abyss made a ballsy move yesterday by announcing it is holding a media showcase event on 23 November to reveal more details and the launch schedule for Black Desert Mobile. This is done instead of taking part in G-Star 2017 next week and hanging out with the rest of the gaming community! No matter, Pearl Abyss today revealed a new trailer highlighting the character customization system in Black Desert Mobile.
As you might have noticed, it is to some extent very similar to the PC version’s which the development team is aiming for. Crafted by its own in-house game engine, Black Desert Mobile might be the most beautiful mobile game ever, with players spending hours on creating the perfect avatar. Pearl Abyss is teasing 2 more trailers to come, so stay tuned!