Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sega

Creative Assembly releases beta Assembly Kit for Total War: Rome II

Total War Rome II (PC) Beta Mod Kit Release Announcement - Screenshot 1

Creative Assembly has released a beta version of their new Assembly Kit for Total War: Rome II. The suite of mod tools is a free download from Steam’s Tools section, and has been designed to allow for easier modification of Rome II’s databases as well as graphical assets—animations, models, textures—and initial campaign starting positions. The download comes packed with example data, including animation sets and soldiers, as well as the game’s entire database backend. Completed mods can then be uploaded to Steam’s Workshop, and are subsequently available for download from the game’s launcher. The release noted that there are already over a thousand mods.

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Company of Heroes 2 DLC and free maps released, original patched

Company of Heroes 2 (PC) CoH Patch and Southern Front DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Relic’s Turning Point campaign to provide additional content for Company of Heroes 2 continues today with the release of the Theater of War pack Southern Fronts as well as a general update. The patch includes bug fixes and gameplay tweaks, two free maps (Hill 331 and Don River), and the ability to upload user-created World Builder maps to Steam’s Workshop. The original Company of Heroes is also being updated with new Steam functionality, such as secure leaderboards and servers for battle and arbitration. More info on the premium drop is available below.

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Typing of the Dead: Overkill gets Shakespeare DLC, multiplayer

The Typing of the Dead Overkill (PC) Shakespeare of the Dead DLC and Patch Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Enjoy Shakespeare? Enjoy typing zombies to death? Sega already knows the answer. Seeing the obvious connection, they took it upon themselves to combine the two in earnest and satisfy theatre-loving zombie hunters twice over with the launch of Shakespeare of the Dead DLC. As its title suggests, the $2.99 release replaces the original dictionary with lines from several of Shakespeare’s plays. Additionally, a free patch has launched that adds two-player competitive story mode and mini-games.

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(PC Review) The Typing of the Dead: Overkill

(PC Review) The Typing of the Dead: Overkill

“… the most balls-to-the-wall typing game on the market. If that sentence does nothing for you, then neither will Overkill.”

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Company of Heroes 2: Victory at Stalingrad DLC launching next week

Company of Heroes 2 (PC) Victory at Stalingrad DLC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

After announcing a free download earlier this week for Company of Heroes 2, Sega has revealed a new for-pay download set to launch next week. The upcoming release, Victory at Stalingrad, will be available on November 12 for $9.99 as part of the Turning Point update. The drop will include one Co-Op Scenario, Kalach Pincer; two Solo Challenges, Tatsinskaya Raid and Bridge Defense; and three AI Battles, Stalingrad Encirclement, Stalingrad Resistance, and Winter Storm. Details for each are posted below. Also available in Turning Point are premium commanders for $2.99 and skins for $1.99.

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Tommo and Sega to release Genesis, Saturn, Game Gear iPhone kit

Tommo Sega (Periph) iPhone Accessories - Sega Saturn Duo

Tommo will be releasing a line of themed iPhone 5 and 5s covers, along with a Bluetooth speaker and Power Partner battery charges, based on several Sega systems. The cases will launch later this month and include a Genesis System-themed case, along with a Genesis Controller case, Game Gear Classic case, and a Saturn Classic case, each for $24.99. Following in December is the $89.99 Bluetooth 4.0-compatible Sega Genesis Speaker, which will feature “stereo sound, NFC, AptX, and Multi-paring support, a built-in rechargeable battery, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.“ Around the same time, Tommo will launch the Genesis and Saturn Power Partner battery chargers, which will have a laser-engraved hardware-themed design, dual charging ports, a bonus retro-style protective case, and a custom travel pouch, each for $69.99.

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f set to rock PS Vita in early 2014

Hatsune Miku Project Diva f (PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 6

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F’s Western debut on the PS3 is being followed up with a digital release for PS Vita. Due to the successful retail release, Sega will be releasing the handheld version early in 2014. Any details about possible extras were not revealed, but gamers on the go should expect the same digital dance fest as PS3 gamers.

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Company of Heroes 2 getting map editor, maps, more next week

Sega will be releasing a free update for Relic’s Company of Heroes 2 next week. The studio announced that the pack, Turning Point, will go live on November 12 and include the World Builder multiplayer map editor, two new multiplayer maps (Rails and Metal, Lazur Factory), public chat lobbies, and two new multiplayer commanders for each faction. Relic will be demoing the new maps on their Twitch TV channel tomorrow, and the World Builder on the following day.

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Man the QWERTYs! The Typing of the Dead: Overkill goes live for PC

The Typing of the Dead Overkill (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has resurrected the undead-themed touch-typing tutorial subgenre today, just in time for Halloween. It’s been over a decade since the shambling hordes have been felled by vigilant typers, and finally, The Typing of the Dead has received its much-deserved sequel: The Typing of the Dead: Overkill. Available as a download-only release for $19.99, the Modern Dream- and Hardlight Studios-developed follow-up features nine stages, three difficulty levels, mini-games, and randomized words. An upcoming free downloadable pack will also add two-player co-op support. And as a bonus, Typing also comes with the PS3 version of its rail-shooter predecessor, The House of the Dead: Overkill.

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Case Blue DLC now available for Company of Heroes 2

Company of Heroes 2 (PC) Case Blue DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

Company of Heroes 2 received its first Theater of War single-player and co-op content update, Case Blue. Available today on Steam, the mini-pack features a campaign based on a real German operation undertaken on the Eastern Front in 1942 that includes two new solo challenges, two new AI battles, and a new co-op scenario. Two free maps are also being released in a new patch to support the release of Case Blue: Rostov, a large-scale map for up to six players, and Kharkov, a smaller map with a focus on close-quarters fighting.

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