Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Focus Home Interactive

Get to Mars! The Technomancer launches tomorrow, trailer today

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Home Focus has released the launch trailer for Spiders Studio’s The Technomancer. The science-fiction-themed role-playing game has players take on the role of a cybernetically enhanced warrior, Zachariah. Trained from a young age and capable of harnessing the power of electricity, the initiate is about to finish his training and explore the planet as a full Technomancer. On the run from the Secret Police, he will be able to call up three different fighting styles, tricks, diplomacy, and agenda-driven allies during his dangerous trek.

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Load the bolters! Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Space Marines trailer up

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The Space Marines’ fleets in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada were first glimpsed in screenshots, and now they have their own trailer. The video showcases three of the five included Chapters, the Blood Angels, Space Wolves, and Ultra Marines. All of the chapters launch next week in a bundle that is free for everyone who pre-ordered or buys the game before June 21. The Space Marines will be playable in all multiplayer modes.

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Cyanide’s Call of Cthulhu gameplay debuted in E3 trailer

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Cyanide Studio’s Call of Cthulhu, an upcoming adaptation of Chaosium’s pen-and-paper role-playing game, just received a new trailer. Created for E3, the video highlights what is in store for players in a macabre 1920’s Boston. As private investigator Edward Pierce, players will look into the murder of Sarah Hawkins on Darkwater Island. Cthulhu’s influence will gradually grow stronger as Pierce pokes his nose around the island and the Hawkins Family Mansion, and the closer he finds himself to the Great Old One’s influence, the more his sanity will be tested.

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Space Marines revealed in new Battlefleet Gothic: Armada screens

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The Space Marines have been called up and will be setting out for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada on June 21. Two pictures were released showing the multiplayer-only fleet, which will excel at close-range combat and boarding enemy vessels. Their ships are heavily armored, and the crew are immune to insubordination penalties and can prioritize attacking different subsystems when boarding. Five chapters will be represented: Ultramarines, Imperial Fists, Blood Angels, Dark Angels and Space Wolves. The latter two chapters are pictured.

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The first goblin returns in Styx: Shards of Darkness for console, PC

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Styx is showing the goods from his upcoming title Shards of Darkness in a new E3 trailer. The sequel to Master of Shadows finds Styx taking on a new assignment for Helledryn, an enigmatic human officer stationed in Thoben, the City of Thieves. The target is the ambassador’s scepter, a prized object that others are looking to steal for themselves. If Styx can get his hands on it, he’ll get some of the magical amber that fuels his powers. The different races require different skills as each excels in their own areas, with Dark Elves being expert goblin hunters and Dwarves having an excellent sense of smell. To handle them, players will have access to numerous powers, talents, crafting, and equipment. And assassination, there’s always that.

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Exoskeleton-tastic combat featured in new shots from The Surge

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Not much has been revealed about Deck 13’s upcoming action role-playing game The Surge since it was announced last December. That looks to change soon, as the Lords of the Fallen developer will be taking their current build to E3. Until then, four new screenshots were released showing off the exoskeletons that factory employee Warren wears for work, and which he’ll eventually customize for combat. How he customizes his suit will depend on how players decide to take down their enemies, as they will be able to target specific limbs to take for themselves as interchangeable upgrades.

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Wargame: Red Dragon – The Netherlands now available on Steam

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Wargame: Red Dragon has been out for a while, but Eugen is still cranking out content, and today a new downloadable pack has gone live. The third add-on is based on the Netherlands, adding 80 high-end units, including variants of other countries’ units and their own Special Forces, the KCT. Additionally, the entire Wargame franchise is currently on sale for 70% off during a weekend-long promo on Steam.

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The Technomancer’s companions showcased in new trailer

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The Technomancer’s squadmates are highlighted in a new trailer for Spiders’ upcoming role-playing game. The video covers some of the other characters that the player will interact with and recruit while on their various missions. Each companion will have their own storyline, and they will also work towards their own goals as part of the player’s three-character party. Completing these side quests will expand their unique move sets, but avoiding them or acting in a way contrary to their morals will cause them to leave.

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New gameplay footage released from Space Hulk: Deathwing

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The heretical voices have been temporarily silenced, but Genestealers still threaten the Imperium. The Emperor wills their eradication, and a new Space Hulk: Deathwing gameplay trailer from developer Streum On Studio will show players the way. The upcoming first-person shooter is an adaptation of the Space Hulk boardgame, and the latest video offers a look at how they modeled the rules for the digital version, with info on enemies, squadmates, and the localised damaged system. As a Librarians, players will search the Olethros with an AI squad to hunt down relics and Genestealers in a story co-written by Gavin Thorpe.

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Watch nearly 7 minutes of gameplay from The Technomancer

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Spiders has released a new video for their sci-fi-infused role-playing game The Technomancer. The gameplay trailer features the protagonist Zachariah from character creation and on, as he levels up, unlocks talents, takes on side quests, and makes allies. As a Technomancer, he has access to four skill trees, three combat stances, and special powers, all of which he will use as a representative of an embattled corporation that is at war over the remaining water on Mars. A moral code will also allow players to turn themselves into a hero or into someone slightly less reputable.

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