Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Movies

Offworld Trading Company hitting Steam Early Access on February 12

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Soren Johnson’s Mohawk Games has revealed that the studio’s debut title, Offworld Trading Company, will be available on Steam Early Access on February 12. The economic sim focuses on players trying to maximize their profits by exploiting the resources of Mars. Colonists need resources, food, and water to survive, and skillful players will be able to parlay their business acumen—along with the help of hackers and pirates— into riches that will see them expanding into offworld markets. The Early Access version includes a single-player campaign, a skirmish mode, and head-to-head as well as free-for-all online modes. A few screens and a gameplay trailer were released as well, and can be found below.

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Dying Light now available in stores and online for console, PC

Techland’s latest open-world action title Dying Light has launched for console and PC. The parkour-infused survival title pits players, as undercover operative Kyle Crane, against hordes of zombies as they make their way through an overrun city on a rescue mission. The game features a day-and-night-focused design, allowing players to scrounge for supplies during the day while challenging them to survive the night against faster, more powerful enemies. And as recently announced, the previous pre-order bonus Be the Zombie multiplayer mode is now free for all.

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BioWare releases 10 free tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition

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Fans of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s ballads can take them on the go today with the release of several of the game’s tavern songs. All 10 of the tracks, performed by Elizaveta and composed by Raney Shockne, are being made available for free. Additionally, BioWare has released the sheet music from each track, which musicians can also use to enter a recently launched Fan Celebration Contest. The songs can be downloaded from the official site and will be free until February 9.

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Dying Light release dates revealed, Be the Zombie mode free for all

Techland has announced that Dying Light will have a worldwide digital release for PC on January 27. The PS4 and Xbox One versions will also launch on the same day in North and South America, while digital copies in other territories will be released on January 28 and physical copies on February 27. The studio also announced that the Be the Zombie multiplayer mode will no longer be a pre-order bonus but free for all. A new gameplay video was released of the team demonstrating the mode. The team also released a letter explaining the recent news, which has been posted below.

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NIS releases nine new Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy screens

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NIS America has released the first set of translated screenshots from Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy. The PS Vita RPG dungeon crawler is from the team behind Demon’s Gaze, and challenges players with saving a near-future Tokyo that finds itself besieged by genetically engineered monsters known as Variants. The shots show some of the enemies that will be faced, combat, and bits of dialog.

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PlayStation Vita News

Etrian Mystery Dungeon LE, Protector detailed, contest announced

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Atlus has revealed the goodies that will be bundled with the first-run copies of Etrian Mystery Dungeon. As with previous launch copies, this one will come with a six-track soundtrack sampler, a 28-page art and info book, and a cardboard outer box to hold the extras alongside a copy of the game. A new trailer and screenshots were also released of the Protector, a tank class that can soak up damage behind its tower shield after provoking enemies. Atlus is also running a contest that will award random contestants who share the new video on Facebook or Twitter with the Etrian Mystery Box, a package filled with random items from around the company’s store rooms (and desks).

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Dying Light co-op spotlighted in new gameplay trailer

Techland has released a new video showcasing the co-op mode from their upcoming open-world action title Dying Light. A team of survivors controlled by two lead developers, a brand manager, and an assistant producer from the studio assist one another to battle back the undead hordes. The drop-in/drop-out-supported four-player multiplayer is integrated into the campaign, allowing players to take on quests, explore, and tackle co-co-specific challenges together.

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Elder Scrolls Online dropping for-pay model, console release dated

A lot of news out of Bethesda today in regards to the upcoming revamp of their Elder Scrolls MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. First up, console gamers were given a set launch date of June 9 for both PS4 and Xbox One. The biggest announcement, impacting all players, is that the game is dropping its for-pay model on March 17. Instead of a monthly subscription fee, players will only have to pay the one-time purchase price whenever they first buy the game. The Tamriel Unlimited release includes all of the content from the original game as well as new Justice and Champion systems, plus support for optional for-pay content and an in-game Crown Store for item customization. Former and current accounts will all be upgraded to the new version for free. To entice more players to Tamriel, a new 23-plus-minute ‘supercut’ cinematic video was also released, featuring all of the game’s factions battling it out.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies gameplay trailer up

A new gameplay trailer has launched for Exo Zombies, one of the additions from the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC pack Havoc. The gameplay clip runs a little over two minutes and features the latest actors to join the series, including Bill Paxton and John Malkovich, mixing it up with a variety of exo-suit-powered zombies and mutant dogs. The Havoc pack is set to launch first for Xbox on January 27.

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Aksys releases new Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late screenshots

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Aksys has released a new batch of screenshots from their upcoming 2D fighter from French Bread, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late. The screens follow a recently released roster trailer and show the first glimpse of the storyline, in addition to plenty of combat.

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