Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Nordic Games

See Darksiders II Deathinitive’s updated visuals in before/after shots

Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition (PS4, Xbox One) Comparison - Header

A handful of comparison screenshots were released from the upcoming Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition. The header image is a ‘before’ and ‘after’ shot spliced together, while the full screens are below. A note from Gunfire Games’ design director, John Pearl, has also been included, detailing the various graphical upgrades.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition announced for PS4, Xbox One

Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition (PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nordic is bringing death back. Darksiders 2 will be returning for the new console generation as an updated bundle rerelease, Deathinitive Edition. In addition to upgraded graphics, the set will include all downloadable content: Argul’s Tomb, Fletcher’s Crow Hammer, Maker Armor Set, The Abyssal Forge, The Demon Lord Belial, Death Rides, Angel of Death, Deadly Despair, Mace Maximus, Shadow of Death, Mortis Pack, Rusanov’s Axe, and Van Der Schmash Hammer. The added content is said to push playtime to over 30 hours. The port is being handled by Gunfire Games, “where nearly all staffers have already been working at Vigil Games and on Darksiders in the past.” For those wanting a new adventure, fear not, Nordic has a new Darksiders in the works.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

GOG adds Darksiders series, Metro: Last Light Redux, Saints Row 2, 3

GOG (PC) Deep Silver and Nordic Additions - Screenshot 1

GOG.com has added five titles to their library from Deep Silver and Nordic Games. Each title is on sale as part of a week-long discount to celebrate the deal, with DarkSiders 1 and 2 available for up to 75% off ($7.99, $11.99, respectively), Metro: Last Light Redux for 50% off ($12.49), Saints Row 2 for 60% off ($3.99), and Saints Row: The Third for 66% off ($4.99). All releases are available DRM-free, and as with other older titles, Saints Row 2 has been modified to work without issue on modern rigs.

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PC News

Arcania: The Complete Tale announced for PS4, launching May 12

Arcania The Complete Tale (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nordic has announced that they will be releasing Arcania: The Complete Tale next week for PS4. The re-release will be optimized for the system, given that it was originally released in 2010, and include the Fall of Setarrif expansion. Series fans will be able to grab the set for $29.99.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News

Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown in stores, online for PC

Shadowrun Chronicles Boston Lockdown (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown has left early access and officially launched for PC. The recently renamed role-playing game from Cliffhanger Productions is available online and in stores. As one of the megacorporations’ combat units, players will be able to utilize technology and magic in order to accomplish the nefarious and dangerous missions they’re assigned. The game features a campaign playable on or offline, 50-plus enemy types, tactical options such as cover fire and suppressive fire, and a variety of magic-based skills.

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Nordic Games acquires Men of Valor property from 2015 Games

Men of Valor (PC, Xbox) Nordic Announcement - Screenshot 1

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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Legacy System News, PC News

Nordic brings four House of Tales adventure titles to Steam

15 Days (PC) Nordic Steam Announcement - Screenshot 1

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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PC News

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

Shadowrun Chronicles Boston Lockdown (PC) Rename Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

Shadowrun Online (PC) Nordic Announcement - Screenshot 1

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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PC News

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

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (PC) Release Date and Almanac Edition Announcement - Header

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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