Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Screenshots

Collectible card game Fable Fortune to launch on July 11

Flaming Fowl Studios and Mediatonic are nearly finished prepping their upcoming collectible card game based on the Fable series. The studios announced that gamers will be returning to Albion on July 11 with the release of Fable Fortune. Players have the choice of six heroes to choose from to play against others in versus or together in co-op mode. The Alignment system also returns, shifting card-holding adventurers towards a path of good or evil. A Founder’s pack is currently on offer for $40 worth of in-game items, including 20 packs to open, for $14.99, while the game will launch as free-to-play later this year.

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice to launch online for PC, PS4 on August 8

Ninja Theory has revealed that they will be releasing their latest action title Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice on August 8. The studio is positioning it as something of a AAA-lite title, clocking in at about half the time of most games but being priced accordingly at around half off the going rate, $29.99. The story follows Senua, a Celtic warrior who must make her way through the Viking underworld. The studio worked with “neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis” in order to more accurately convey a journey through Senua’s mind. Pre-order bonuses were also announced, with PS4 players receiving a dynamic theme featuring the game’s burning-tree scene, while PC players receive a digital comic short titled Hellblade: Senua’s Song from Valiant Entertainment.

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Atlus to bring Vanillaware’s 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim stateside

Atlus is planning to localize Vanillaware’s mecha-heavy action title 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. The game is currently in development, and is being headed by Dragon’s Crown and Odin Sphere director George Kamitani. Unlike their previous titles, 13 Sentinels will take place in a contemporary setting that favors technology over magic.

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Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 bringing 7-10 to PC, PS4, Xbox One

Capcom will be following up their Mega Man Legacy Collection with a second bundle that collects four additional titles. The first two harken back to the 16- and 32-bit days, Mega Man 7 and 8, while the remaining two slots are taken up by the retro-inspired releases from last generation, Mega Man 9 and 10. As with the first collection, the title will include a number of extras, such as a Museum with info and production art, remixed stages for an extra challenge, checkpoints, and optional extra armor.

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Action role-playing game Elex releasing this fall, new trailer released

Piranha Bytes’ sci-fi-themed action role-playing game Elex has been officially dated for October 17. The open-world adventure will be set in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by several warring factions. To offer a better look at what’s in store, from character progression to potential alliances, the studio has released a new CG trailer. A Collector’s Edition was also revealed, which will come with a figurine, amulet, soundtrack, artbook, and cloth map.

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Far Cry 5 announced for console, PC, arriving next February

Ubisoft has detailed the next entry in the Far Cry series. Far Cry 5 will be set in Hope County, Montana, as players take on a doomsday cult known as Project at Eden’s Gate. Shortly after the player’s arrival, the group takes over the county, forcing them to join the local resistance and square off against the zealots. The campaign will be set across farmland, forests, and mountains, and with a variety of vehicles to traverse the areas, such as airplanes, complete with dogfighting, ATVs, big rigs, muscle cars, and boats. The campaign will be playable solo, augmented by Guns for Hire and Fangs for Hire (including bears, of course), and in two-player co-op. The map editor will also return with some new, unspecified features. Check below to see a handful of new screenshots and trailers.

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana dated for September 12

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be released in stores and online on September 12 for PS4 and PS Vita, and digitally for PC. The new adventure, the first in eight years, will once again find Adol battling his way throughout a dangerous land. His latest outing finds him shipwrecked alongside fellow passengers on a cursed, isolated island that also happens to be crawling with beasts. After creating a makeshift village, Adol must set out to uncover the mysteries of the land. For players who prefer the original voice tracks, the game will sport both English and Japanese audio tracks.

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Horror-themed vertical shooter Castle of Shikigami headed to Steam

Degica has announced that they are currently working on porting another shooter to PC, Alfa System’s Castle of Shikigami. Later this summer, players will be stepping in to assist Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Force in their attempt to take down a murderous cult. The game will feature six playable characters, five multipart stages, two-player local co-op, and support for achievements, leaderboards, and trading cards. In addition to the game, which will launch at $11.99, Degica is also going to offer the game’s soundtrack for $4.99.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 officially dated for September 14

Divinity: Original Sin’s expansive follow-up will be released before the summer is out. Larian Studios has revealed that Divinity: Original Sin 2 launch online and in stores on September 14. The sequel will feature Game Master and player-versus-player modes at release, allowing players to create tabletop-style adventures or battle against one another in an arena. To celebrate the announcement, Larian has released a patch for the Steam Early Access version. Early buyers can now access two additional areas, try out a new companion relationship system, and experiment with updated character-creation and item-crafting mechanics. A trailer highlighting the changes can be found below.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 bumped back to 2018, new screens released

It looks like the open plains will have to wait a bit longer. Rockstar has sent word that the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed until spring 2018. The announcement states that, as the studio’s first game created from scratch for the latest consoles, it’s going to take additional time “to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans.” It goes on to state that they “are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready.” It’s not all bad news, though, as they have also released a handful of screenshots and note that additional details will be coming along this summer. Red Dead Redemption 2 was originally slated to be released this fall.

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