Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Focus Home Interactive

Vampyr gets its first batch of (dark) screenshots

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.

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The Technomancer trailer showcases inhabitants, environments

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.

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New art released for console, PC RPG The Surge

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.

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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada faction trailer highlights Imperial Navy

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.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition

“… one of the most impressive entries in the genre.”

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Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition out for console, PC

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.

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Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition combat trailer released

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.

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Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition to launch October 27

Larian has announced that they will be releasing Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition on October 27. To celebrate the series’ console debut, three batches of digital pre-order bonuses were revealed: one, The Last Trick Bag, will be available for everyone, while the other two are set to be console specific. The sets, detailed below, include cosmetic items, weapons, and ingredients.

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New Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition co-op footage up

Larian has released a new multiplayer-focused video for Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition. The footage showcases the new split-screen co-op feature that will be making its debut in the console version. The mode features a dynamic split mechanic so that players can go to different parts of the world simultaneously and without loading. Players will also be able to decide between dialogue options by turning to the time-honored tradition of resorting to a game of rock-paper-scissors. And if you’re looking to keep up to date on the game’s development, be sure to drop by the recently launched official website.

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(PC Review) Act of Aggression

“… a solid by-the-numbers title that harkens back to the golden age of real-time strategy games.”

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