Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RTS

Halo Wars 2 Comic-Con story doc, cinematic trailer, screens released

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A new video documentary has gone live for Halo Wars 2. The latest entry is introduced by a post from 343 Industries’ franchise development director Frank O’Connor, posted below, and is part of the studio’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Supplementing the doc is some new media, including a cinematic teaser, screenshots, and art.

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Load the bolters! Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Space Marines trailer up

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The Space Marines’ fleets in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada were first glimpsed in screenshots, and now they have their own trailer. The video showcases three of the five included Chapters, the Blood Angels, Space Wolves, and Ultra Marines. All of the chapters launch next week in a bundle that is free for everyone who pre-ordered or buys the game before June 21. The Space Marines will be playable in all multiplayer modes.

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Space Marines revealed in new Battlefleet Gothic: Armada screens

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The Space Marines have been called up and will be setting out for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada on June 21. Two pictures were released showing the multiplayer-only fleet, which will excel at close-range combat and boarding enemy vessels. Their ships are heavily armored, and the crew are immune to insubordination penalties and can prioritize attacking different subsystems when boarding. Five chapters will be represented: Ultramarines, Imperial Fists, Blood Angels, Dark Angels and Space Wolves. The latter two chapters are pictured.

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GOG kicks off its 2016 Summer Sale with events, free games, more

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GOG.com has officially begun its 2016 Summer Sale. Slated to run for two weeks, the promo will feature over 1,000 deals along with activities and an XP system that awards points for use towards free games. New deals will be added every 24 hours. To kick things off, the service is giving away a free copy of System Shock 2 through their GOG Galaxy client for the first 48 hours. The recently updated Homeworld Remastered Collection is also on sale for 50% off. For those wanting to see some of the games in action, GOG staff will be streaming Stardew Valley and Grim Fandango Remastered tomorrow on their Twitch channel. As a bonus, anyone who tunes in will receive an XP boost.

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Homeworld: Remastered Collection updated, added to GOG

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Homeworld: Remastered Collection has been given an overhaul in a new update, and has been added to GOG.com. Gearbox Software has released a new patch for the space-based real-time strategy series that includes bug fixes for single and multiplayer, more reactive and flexible formations, adjusted ballistic flight behavior so ships can overshoot and hit friendly units, targeting tweaks to make stationary units more vulnerable, and performance improvements. Modding has also been made easier with new controls and features. For those who use GOG Galaxy, the client supports achievements and multiplayer.

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Nordic Games details SpellForce 3, set to reveal more at E3

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The real-time strategy and role-playing hybrid series SpellForce is returning to E3. A few new screens and concept art pieces were also released, showing Grimlore Games’ progress. SpellForce 3 is a prequel that takes place in Eo, and as before, players create an upgradeable, customizable hero who will take on quests for experience and items. They will also form a squad with three other heroes and conquer sectors, whose resources they will manage, directing the inhabitants as to what to harvest and where to send the goods. Armies will also be created within the sectors to invade neighboring regions in order to spread the player’s influence during the 30-hour campaign. Online co-op and versus play will also be supported.

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Relic, Sega unveil Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War III for PC

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Sega and Relic have heard the call of the Emperor and have responded in unison with Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III. The latest entry will feature a three-faction campaign and is said to be a combination of the first two titles, with the customizable hero units of the second along and the larger armies and base-building of the first. The Eldar, Orks, and Space Marines were all revealed in the newly released announcement trailer.

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The Eldar joining Battlefleet Gothic: Armada multiplayer beta

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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.

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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada beta launches, overview trailer up

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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.

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Kingdom sim Dungeons 2 heading to PS4 with all DLC this April

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Kalypso will be releasing their hero-slaying kingdom sim Dungeons 2 for PS4 later this year. The console debut, set to launch on April 26, will include all previously released downloadable content on the disc. Four packs in total will be included: Pixieville, Morningwood, A Chance of Dragons, A Song of Sand and Fire, and A Clash of Pumpkins. The add-ons introduce new missions, enemies, and skirmishes. To show the game in action, Kalypso will be hosting a livestream today at 10:00 a.m. (CST) on their Twitch channel.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News