Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Focus Home Interactive

Rogue Factor adapting Necromunda: Underhive Wars to console, PC

Focus Home and Rogue Factor are following up the recently released Mordheim: City of the Damned with a new console and PC release, Necromunda: Underhive Wars. The Games Workshop tabletop game is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and will feature a turn-based combat system with role-playing-style leveling mechanics. Players take charge of a faction of soldiers who are engaged in a long-running war for the Underhive, “a gigantic warren of derelict factories, rusted metal husks, and forgotten technologies.” More info will be sent out on February 1 and 2 during Focus Home’s What’s Next event in Paris.

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Watch four minutes of The Surge’s gory, methodical combat

Deck 13 has released four minutes of gameplay from their upcoming action role-playing game The Surge. The unedited footage features a bloody combat system that results in dismemberment and disembowelment while also emphasizing a slow pace. The player explores a facility overrun by cybernetic enemies, both those built for combat and others that are failed experiments with nano-technology. The system forces players to make a choice to either aim for an enemy’s vulnerable spot to secure victory or try to preserve them, prolonging the battle but also making it possible to attain their equipment after the battle.

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Space Hulk: Deathwing trailer showcases 13 minutes of gameplay

Space Hulk: Deathwing recently wrapped up its technical beta, allowing tens of thousands of players to try their hands at the game’s co-op mode, but its release is still a week away. To hold everyone over, developer Streum On has released a new gameplay video of the single-player campaign. The 13 minutes of footage follows the player as their Deathwing squad explores the the Space Hulk and battles Ymgarl Genestealers.

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Styx explores Korrangar in new Styx: Shards of Darkness screens

Cyanide Studios has released some new screenshots from Styx: Shards of Darkness. The sequel to Master of Shadows, launching early 2017, once again finds Styx on a mission to acquire more Amber by doing what he does best: stealing. This time, it’s an ambassador’s scepter. The four screens showcase the Port of Korrangar, a heavily guarded waystation for airships. The sequel will feature a crafting system for traps and devices, a teleport ability, and an emphasis on non-linear play with an open-ended approach to tackling objectives.

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Mordheim: City of the Damned available digitally for PS4, Xbox One

The console version of Mordheim: City of the Damned has launched for PS4 and Xbox One. The digital adaptation of Game Workshop’s boardgame is a tactical-level strategy game that has players fighting for Wyrdstone gems. As the leader of one of four factional Warbands (the Sisters of Sigmar, the Human Mercenaries, the Cult of the Possessed, and the Skaven of Clan Eshin), the player must constantly risk their soldiers’ future in battles that can leave them permanently disabled or even dead. Dead-dead, too—no coming back. Fortunately, careful commanders can also customize their units to maximize their chances of survival.

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New Mordheim: City of the Damned trailer shows console gameplay

Mordheim: City of the Damned’s gameplay is highlighted in a new trailer. The tactical strategy game has players fighting for precious Wyrdstone gems. As noted during the console footage, the player’s Warband is constantly at risk during battle, with permanent death and debilitating injuries possible in every encounter. Squads can be called up from one of four factions—the Sisters of Sigmar, the Human Mercenaries, the Cult of the Possessed, and the Skaven of Clan Eshin—while the combat system is augmented by light role-playing elements and unit customization.

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PC puzzle-platformer Seasons After Fall to launch Friday

The puzzle-heavy platformer Seasons After Fall has been dated and will hit Steam on September 2. As a magical wild fox, players are able to change the seasons as well as the world around them to solve puzzles. Environmental obstacles will require the manipulation of the elements, often multiple times over, such as creating a makeshift pass by summoning water to then freeze to use as a bridge. A better look can be found below with the newly released trailer from Gamescom. Steam users itching to navigate the wilds can currently preorder the game for 15% off.

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Learn the story behind Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom in new trailer

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom’s Gamescom trailer has gone live. The video highlights the story of Enigami’s upcoming action role-playing game. In it, players take on the role of Chado, a young Waki who goes on a quest to find the Land of Life as a war rages between the kingdoms of Adorya and Adorn. Along the way, he learns how to interact with a mysterious, magical spirit named Shiness.

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Get to Mars! The Technomancer launches tomorrow, trailer today

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

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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