Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy

Nordic Games acquires remaining property for Codename: Panzers

Codename Panzers (PC) Nordic Acquisition Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nordic Games has finished acquiring the real-time strategy property Codename Panzers. The World War II-era series comprised three titles, but only two, Codename: Panzers – Phase I and Phase II, were developed by series creator and now-defunct Hungarian-based studio StormRegion. Both games were released in North America by the also now-defunct publisher cdv Entertainment. The IP was purchased from Neocoregames, the studio behind the King Arthur hybrid strategy and role-playing series as well as the more recent Van Helsing titles. Nordic purchased the third release in the series, Cold War, a year and a half ago from Make Projects UG, Germany, and now owns the whole shebang.


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Project X Zone 2 dated for Feb. 16, new characters, screens released

Project X Zone 2 (3DS) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has announced that Project X Zone 2 will be launching on February 16. Alongside the release date, several characters were also revealed. Joining the roster of the crossover turn-based strategy game are June Milliam from Star Gladiator and Captain Commando, courtesy of Capcom; Leanne, Vashyron, and Zephyr from Resonance of Fate and the one and only Segata Sanshiro, courtesy of Sega; and Heihachi Mishima from Tekken. New screenshots for the latest additions can be found below.



Act of Aggression hitting Steam tomorrow, launch trailer released

Act of Aggression (PC) Launch Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Eugen Systems has rolled out the launch trailer for Act of Aggression. Scheduled to launch tomorrow for PC, the real-time strategy game will feature three factions vying for global dominance. The US Army, Chimera, and Cartel will need to build bases, harvest resources, set up supply lines, and research new technologies in a callback to the real-time strategy titles of yesteryear. The campaign features two converging storylines, one for the Chimera and the other for the Cartel, while multiplayer supports skirmishes against the AI and up to eight players (four versus four online). The game is currently 15% off on Steam.


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gamescom – Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Anno 2205, more

Tom Clancys Rainbow Six Siege (PC, PS4, Xbox One) gamescom Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft released a host of new media for several of their key upcoming titles. Below are new trailers and screenshots for Anno 2205, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, The Crew Wild Run, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. The Assassin’s Creed Syndicate media highlights the game’s two assassins, twins Jacob and Evie Frye, as they attempt to liberate Industrial Revolution-era London. Wild Run is the new expansion for The Crew, which will add customizable dragsters, drift cars, monster trucks, and motorcycles. In addition, to the new rides, the updated graphics and new weather system is also on display. The Spectator Cam was also revealed for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, which will allow an extra player to watch the action; PC gamers will have it launch, while PS4 and Xbox One owners will need to wait until early 2016. It and more are highlighted in the screens and trailer, but to see it in action, gamers can check out Ubisoft’s Twitch channel on August 8 from 4-8 p.m. (CET) for a live 5 vs 5 match on PC.


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gamescom – Microsoft: Halo Wars 2, Killer Instinct S3, DVR, more

Xbox One (System) Killer Instinct Season 3 Gamescom- Screenshot 4

Microsoft made a number of announcements at this year’s gamescom. A few of which include the reveal of Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One and Windows 10, currently in development at Creative Assembly, Killer Instinct Season 3, and the addition of Shadow Complex to the backwards compatibility preview program. Speaking of which, Microsoft plans to have up to 100 Xbox 360 titles supported by the November launch. Other announcements included console bundles for Fifa 16 and Halo 5: Guardians, DVR for Over-the Air TV functionality for Xbox One (a subscription-free service, allowing for streaming and transferring between devices), two Halo 5 wireless controllers ($69.99 each), and a chatpad ($34.99). Details, screens, and movies for the games on display can be found below.


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Act of Aggression’s super weapons revealed in new trailer

Act of Aggression (PC) Faction Trailer - Screenshot 4

Eugen Systems has released a new trailer for their upcoming real-time strategy title Act of Aggression. The video highlights the various super weapons used by two of the three factions. These are the top-tier weapons that are accessible during the end game, when it’s time to launch those final assaults, whether to wipe out the enemy’s remaining units or to devastate their teetering economy. The US Army has access to the Peacekeeper missile silo and its offense-oriented LGM-118 and the MIM-104 Patriot launcher for defense, while the Chimera has the Omega Blitzer for offense and the mobile Antey for defense. Specifics on the Cartel’s super weapons will have to wait until this year’s Gamescom.


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GOG adds Anno 1602 A.D., Albion, and Archimedean Dynasty

GOG (PC) Archimedean Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1 has added three Ubisoft titles to their DRM-free library, Anno 1602 A.D., Albion, and Archimedean Dynasty. All three titles are making their digital distribution debut, and to celebrate, they can be purchased in a bundle for 20% off. Each has also been updated to support Windows 10. Additional details and screens can be found below; we strongly suggest checking out Archimedean Dynasty.


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Toy Soldiers: War Chest to launch on August 11 for console, PC

Toy Soldiers War Chest (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Toy Soldiers series will be returning on August 11 with Toy Soldiers: War Chest for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. War Chest, developed by Signal Studios, will be available in two versions, a standard download-only release and a deluxe version, the Hall of Fame edition, that will be sold in stores and digitally. The base game will feature four armies, while Hall of Fame will include an additional four licensed armies: G.I. Joe, He-Man, Cobra Commander, and Ezio. Each army can also be downloaded separately or together in the Legendary Heroes bundle.


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Breach & Clear: Deadline now available on Steam

Breach & Clear Deadline (PC) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

Mighty Rabbit and Gun Media’s top-down tactical shooter Breach & Clear: Deadline has launched on Steam. As squad leader, players must lead their soldiers through Harbor City to discover the source causing the dead to reanimate. The game has been available in an early form for some time, but today it leaves Early Access for its official launch. Its time in Early Access allowed for more than just bug fixes and gameplay adjustments, though, as fan feedback led to the creation of a new co-op mode for the release version.


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Grand Ages: Medieval announced for PS4, launching September 26

Grand Ages Medieval (PC, PS4) PS4 Announcement - Screenshot 1

The PlayStation 4 is getting its first grand strategy title later this summer with the release of Grand Ages: Medieval. Set in 1050 A.D., during the High Middle Ages, players must lead their small settlement to domination by gathering resources, establishing trade routes, founding cities, researching technology, and negotiating with neighbors. Players will also have to train and equip an army to go to war to protect their holdings and expand their domain. A single-player campaign will span decades, while multiplayer will allow eight would-be rulers to square off and a free play mode will offer the chance to customize the rules. Kalypso has also released a nearly seven-minute-long how-to video, posted below, showing the game in action.


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