Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Focus Home Interactive

Dontnod and Focus Home team up for new RPG, Vampyr

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Dontnod, the studio behind Remember Me and Life Is Strange, is working on a new role-playing game with Focus Home Interactive, Vampyr. The Unreal Engine 4-powered adventure will take players back to early 20th-century Britain as military surgeon-turned-vampire Jonathan E. Reid. As the Spanish flu spreads through the city, players must make their way through the chaos using melee attacks, vampire skills, and firearms as they search for live-saving prey. Any character met can be a victim, and each follows their own routine, which will allow players to decide if they want to trap them to ensure another meal or let them go if their death would cause too much of a commotion.

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Act of Aggression slated for Sept. release, new faction trailer out

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Eugen Systems has released a new faction trailer for their upcoming strategy title Act of Aggression. The Chimera is highlighted in the new video, a UNO-funded task force that is designed around being prepared for any situation by having multipurpose or specialized units who’ve been upgraded for specific roles. The US Army was featured in a previous trailer, while the final group, the Cartel, a stealth-focused private military company, is up soon. Eugen has also announced that the game will be available this September.

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Chaos Black Crusade appears in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada screens

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Tindalos has released new screenshots from their upcoming digital adaptation of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. The game takes place during the Gothic War, as the Imperium battles the traitor Abaddon the Despoiler after Chaos launches surprise attacks against the empire’s naval bases. The screenshots showcase the Chaos Black Crusade, which consists of everything from small raiders to Abbadon’s capital ship, The Planet Killer.

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Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition coming to console, PC

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Larian has announced that they will be porting Divinity: Original Sin to PS4 and Xbox One. It won’t be the current version, though, but the updated Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition. Improvements will include a new interface designed for controllers, online and split-screen co-op play, remastered and fully voiced dialog, a revised storyline, a tweaked crafting system, and new locations, combat styles, and quests. Fear not, PC gamers, you aren’t being left out; Larian will release the Enhanced Edition as a free patch to the current version.

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Spiders announces new cyberpunk RPG The Technomancer

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Focus Home and Spiders are teaming up once again for a new role-playing game for console and PC, The Technomancer. The post-apocalyptic, cyberpunk adventure puts players in the shoes of a Technomancer on Mars during the War of Water. The Technomancer will have access to three fighting styles, four skill trees, recruitable companions, and crafting options for arms and armor. Dynamic conversations will also affect how characters engage players, and subsequently, how the story unfolds. The player’s actions during their time on Mars, conversing with others, battling the various tribes, and eluding the Secret Police, will also determine their ending out of the five available.

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US Army showcased in new trailer for Act of Aggression

Eugen has released the first of three faction trailers for Act of Aggression. The debut trailer covers the US Army, a heavy specialized veteran force that isn’t as versatile as the other forces, restricted as they are to current tech, but they have the ability to level up their units. At nearly three minutes, the trailer runs through the pros and cons of choosing the US Army, including their defense’s dependence on constant energy and an armed Humvee that can quickly track down the procedurally generated resources and engage infantry. Next up is the UNO-funded Chimera, followed afterward by the stealthy Cartel.

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The Reikland Reavers show off their moves in Blood Bowl 2 trailer

Cyanide has rolled out the first gameplay footage from Blood Bowl 2. The video features the human Reikland Reavers squaring off against orcs, demonstrating some of the 75 different skills. There’s also a glimpse of what the new engine brings to the series, including cheering fans, a dynamic camera, and improved animations. The official site has also been relaunched, offering more info on multiplayer and the eight playable races.

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Steam Early Access version of Mordheim: City of the Damned updated

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Rogue Factory has updated the Early Access version of Mordheim: City of the Damned. The tactical role-playing game has been beefed up with three new skirmish maps, one procedurally generated alongside the Bridge and the Library; max-level warbands for all four races; and a variety of graphical upgrades with the switch from Unity 4 to Unity 5. A few new screenshots were also released to show off the new maps.

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Terminators, Genestealers square off in Space Hulk: Deathwing trailer

A first-look video has been released from StreumOn’s upcoming first-person shooter Space Hulk: Deathwing. The slow-mo-heavy CGI trailer, titled Rise of the Terminators, gives a peek into the battle between Terminators and Genestealers that players will get to take part in when Deathwing is released later this year for console and PC. No word on which consoles, though.

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Ork pirates incoming! Battlefleet Gothic: Armada announced for PC

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Focus Home and Tindalos Interactive have announced a new real-time strategy game set in the Warhammer 40K universe, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. The title is based on a Games Workshop tabletop game of the same name that centers on the Imperial Navy’s Battlefleet Gothic’s struggle against the Chaos Black Crusade of Abaddon the Despoiler for control of the Gothic sector. Players will also be able to command battlefleets made up of Eldar and Ork forces, customized to their liking, with options for weaponry, defense, and support subsystems. Crews will also be persistent, gaining and leveling with each victory. The screens released today are from an early build, but more images and details should be coming in soon.

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