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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.
Next week, the Eldar will be accessible in the ongoing multiplayer beta for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. The high-tech Eldar man a powerful, fast, and maneuverable fleet that are designed for hit-and-run attacks. Their speed comes at a cost, however, as their ships lack heavy armor and most lack a shield. To get beta players up to speed on their release, a new trailer has gone live showing the Eldar in action.
A new trailer has gone live for Tindalos Interactive’s upcoming Warhammer 40K-themed real-time strategy title Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. The latest video—aptly titled Overview Trailer—covers a little of everything, from the factions to skills, abilities, objectives, and combat. Pre-orders also get access to the beta today, which allows them to build an Imperium or Chaos fleet and play through the campaign prologue or battle against other players or the AI in one-versus-one skirmishes. Early adopters will also receive the Space Marine faction for free when they are added shortly after launch.
Life is Strange and Remember Me developer Dontnod has released the first screenshots from their upcoming action role-playing game Vampyr. As Jonathan Reid, a military surgeon recently turned vampire, players must make their way around 1918 London in the midst of the Spanish flu pandemic. Players will search for clues as to who or what turned them as well as for sustenance. Blood doesn’t just satiate Reid’s hunger but also leads to him unlocking new powers via a skill tree. A key element is on how careful players must be when choosing their targets, as each character is said to have a unique backstory, and their absence will go noticed and have an effect on the world.
Home Focus has released a new trailer for Spiders’ upcoming role-playing game The Technomancer. Set on a dystopian Mars, players are on the run from the police, who are attempting to stop them from uncovering a secret. The trailer highlights some of the regions that players must traverse in their quest, including makeshift towns and outposts, as well as some of the dangerous wildlife that inhabit them.
Focus Home has released new art work from Deck 13’s upcoming action role-playing game The Surge. The new pieces showcase the game’s dystopian setting, on an Earth that’s on its last legs, home to people relying on cybernetics to earn a living and crumbling overpopulated cities. After being overshadowed by technology, mankind has turned to using exoskeletons in order to perform labor for the wealthy. By augmenting these skeletons, players will be able to improve their character, and as shown in the art, will be able to turn their skilled hands to crafting new weapons and upgrades after acquiring blueprints.
Focus Home has released a new faction trailer for Tindalos’ upcoming real-time strategy title Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. The latest video covers one of the four navies that are battling for control of Gothic sector, the Imperial fleet. Despite not being the strongest or fastest, the battle-hardened ships have become adaptable to most situations, with their void shields, thick armor, torpedoes, and Nova cannon. Broadside Macro cannons and Lance batteries round out the arsenal, and if all else fails, the ships can use their hefty hulls to ram their enemies.
Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition has launched for console, as has the free update that brings the PC version up to snuff. In fact, Larian has stated that the update adds over 1,000 improvements. The console debut features an interface designed for controllers, online and split-screen co-op play, remastered and fully voiced dialog, a revised storyline, a tweaked crafting system, and more. The PC version received many of the same features, such as dynamic split-screen co-op, along with support for controllers and 4K resolution. A video has been released detailing what all has changed for the PC version.
Larian is giving console gamers a chance to see how they’ll be throwing down in Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition. The studio has released a new combat trailer that highlights the myriad ways in which foes can be dispatched, which can vary from a traditional sword swipe to something more involved, like igniting a fire near combustible fluids to cause an explosion. Enhanced Edition also features a few new additions and tweaks, including three difficulty modes, interface adjustments, and the Inquisitor class.