Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Nordic Games

Nordic Games acquires Men of Valor property from 2015 Games

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Nordic Games continues their acquisition streak with the Men of Valor IP. The Vietnam War-era first-person shooter was released over a decade ago for PC and Xbox, and Nordic has purchased the rights from the game’s developer, 2015 Games. No word yet, however, on what they plan to do with the property.

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Nordic brings four House of Tales adventure titles to Steam

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Four adventure titles developed by House of Tales have been re-released on Steam by Nordic Games. Overclocked, Mystery of the Druids, The Moment of Silence, and 15 Days are now all available for download. The titles cover a wide range of storylines, from a group of activists getting caught up in a conspiracy after selling stolen art to raise money for charity (15 Days) to a Scotland Yard detective out to uncover the link between a group of druids and a recent series of murders (Mystery of the Druids). Screens and details for each are available below.

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Shadowrun Online drops “Online” for “Boston Lockdown”, dated

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Cliffhanger has sent word that they have renamed Shadowrun Online to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown. The name was chosen with the assistance of the game’s current community as well as its Kickstarter campaign backers. The change was stated to be in large part to clear up any potential confusion for future players, especially those picking the game up in stores, about its single-player content. The shift away from “Online” is said to move away from the idea that they game is an MMO instead of a single-player game that also supports four-player co-op. Cliffhanger’s managing director Jan Wagner offers additional details in a letter to the community, posted below. To go along with the name change, the studio also announced that they have a release date for the final version: April 28.

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Nordic Games to assist in physical distribution of Shadowrun Online

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Nordic Games will be working with Cliffhanger Productions to distribute Shadowrun Online, including a physical boxed version. The tactical team-based role-playing game is currently available through Steam Early Access. In the game, players live in a cyberpunk-infused 2076, after the destruction of Boston by a dragon whose escape led to the poisoning of its inhabitants, turning them into killers. Elves, Dwarves, and other mythical races live in this new world, where corporations rule the land. The final version of the game will feature 50-plus enemies, hacking, over 60 combat and noncombat skills, and five races.

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The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 release date, Almanac Edition revealed

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The Book of Unwritten Tales developer King Art Games has announced that the sequel’s final chapter will now be released on February 20. The studio also revealed a special version, the DRM-free Almanac Edition. The premium set will come bundled with a 104-page hardback artbook, a making-of DVD, a soundtrack, a double-sided poster, and the Color Your Critter DLC, which will allow players to choose the color of Nate’s sidekick. And to store everything, the set will be packed inside of box designed to look like a hardcover book.

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Nordic Games to release Double Fine’s Broken Age in retail

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A retail boxed version of Broken Age will be hitting store shelves next spring, courtesy of Nordic Games. The publisher announced that they have struck a deal with developer Double Fine Productions, with versions slated for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. The graphic adventure will join other Double Fine-developed titles published for retail by Nordic, including Costume Quest, Psychonauts and Stacking.

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Red Faction: Guerrilla gets new modes, drops GfWL in Steam Edition

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Nordic Games has updated the PC version of Red Faction: Guerrilla. Now available on Steam, the new version has the Game for Windows Live elements stripped out and replaced with Steam extras, including trading cards, matchmaking and multiplayer through Steamworks, leaderboard support, and achievements (base game and DLC), plus voice chat and savegame migration from the GfWL edition. Other additions and improvements include support for offline mode, host migration functionality, Behemoth Mode, six maps for Wrecking Crew, join-in-progress for multiplayer, and stability improvements. More details are available below. And to top it all off: the game’s currently on sale for $2.99.

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PC adventure title Syberia now available on PSN for PS3

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Nordic Games has some good news for console adventure fans with the announcement that Syberia is now on PSN for PS3. The decade-plus-old adventure title runs $14.99 and features updated graphics along with a new controller-friendly interface. To find out more about how American lawyer Kate Walker ends up in a strange world tracking down a mammoth-obsessed inventor alongside his emotive android Oscar, check out our review of the PC version.

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Nordic Games to bring The Vanishing of Ethan Carter to retail

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Nordic Games will be releasing a physical version of The Astronauts’ upcoming horror-themed thriller The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. In the atmospheric investigative adventure, players will follow Paul Prospero as he sets out to discover the mystery behind what happened to Ethan Carter, a potential client who asked for his assistance in looking into a mysterious book. Paul won’t be going toe to toe with demons and crazed killers, but he will find himself in an increasingly strange and terrifying world that is turning against him.

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King Art augmenting The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 via Kickstarter

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King Art, developers of the point-and-click adventure title The Book of Unwritten Tales, is looking to supplement the development of the follow-up with crowdsourced funds from Kickstarter. Unlike most titles, the studio isn’t looking for the campaign to raise enough money to fund the title but to add more features. The sequel is set to release early next year, and in looking to include more optional sidequests, character-customization options, and quest paths, as well as gather community feedback, King Art has decided to go beyond publisher Nordic Games to gather the additional necessary resources. According to creative director Jan Theysen, “every cent from the campaign goes directly into the on-top content.”

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