Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy

God Wars Future Past official site updated, story trailer released

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NIS has released a story trailer for their upcoming tactical role-playing game God Wars Future Past. The official site has also been updated with information about the battle system and a handful of the characters. The game follows the origins of Japan as told through folklore, with Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga battling for control of the country, known as Mizuho. As the recently imprisoned Princess Kaguya, players must learn the truth about their past, along the way gaining access to 14 customizable characters, over 30 classes, and 400-plus skills.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

SteamWorld Collection available for PS4, on November 15 for Wii U

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Rising Star is giving another indie title the physical treatment today with the release of SteamWorld Collection for PS4. Wii U owners will be able to snag it on November 15. The release bundles SteamWorld Dig, a mining platformer, and SteamWorld Heist, a turn-based strategy game. Unlike other strategy games, players are more involved in combat with manual control over where their robots aim, allowing for precise ricochet shots.

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PlayStation 4 News, Wii U

THQ Nordic acquires all games, properties from NovaLogic

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THQ Nordic has officially acquired every game and project owned by NovaLogic Inc. That amounts to several decades’ worth of properties, from the Delta Force series to the Armored Fist series. Reinhard Pollice, Business and Product Development Director of THQ Nordic, stated that the studio is eager to resurrect several of the series: “We are extremely satisfied with the new additions to our portfolio, and also very thrilled about how to continue some of said franchises, we are open for talks in this regard if any developer approaches us with a concept for a potential sequel to any IP.” Other properties include Tachyon: The Fringe, the F-22 series, the Comanche series, and the F-16 series.

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God Wars Future Past debut trailer released, limited edition detailed

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NIS has opened up pre-orders for the standard and limited editions of God Wars Future Past. The limited edition of the PS4, PS Vita strategy role-playing game will be exclusive to NIS’ online store and come bundled with several extras: a collector’s box, art book, soundtrack, 27″ x 38″ cloth poster, and 3.5” pocket mirror. Coinciding with the reveal of the premium version is the release of the debut trailer, which features the game’s intro cinematic.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Clockwork Empires leaving Early Access, launching in full on Oct. 26

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Gaslamp Games will be releasing their PC strategy game Clockwork Empires on October 26. Described as an “eldritch steampunk colony-building simulator,” players must build and manage a colony as a Junior Bureaucrat. The outpost will be set within procedurally generated lands, and play host to unique citizens who work towards their own goals. They will have to be vigilant managers, as in addition to growing and harvest resources, they must also be prepared for surprise inspections by Occult Investigators and unhappy colonists coming under the sway of evil forces.

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Two tracks by Gordy Haab, Finishing Move released from Halo Wars 2

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343 Industries has revealed that Gordy Haab and Finishing Move will be contributing new tracks to Halo Wars 2. Haab has worked on several titles, including Star Wars: Battlefront and Star Wars: The Old Republic, while Finishing Move’s work has appeared in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Two of tunes, “Run, Little Demons” and “Isabel’s Awakening,” have been released on Soundcloud. Check below to give them a listen, and when you’re finished, head over to Xbox.com to read an extensive interview with all three composers.

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PC News, Xbox One News

NIS reveals new tactical-RPG for PS4, PS Vita, God Wars Future Past

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NIS is once again teaming up with Natural Doctrine developer Kadokawa Games. This time, the duo will be bringing a new tactical role-playing game to PS4 and PS Vita, God Wars Future Past. Scheduled to launch early next year, digitally and physically, their latest will follow a skewed version of Japanese history told through traditional origin stories. Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga vie for control of the country, known then as Mizuho, as the once-imprisoned Princess Kaguya escapes her sacrificial fate to learn the truth about her past. During her quest, players will gain access to 14 customizable characters, over 30 classes, and 400-plus skills.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander available for PC, launch trailer up

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The Kickstarter-backed hybrid strategy and role-playing game Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander has launched for PC. Developer Massive Damage’s latest is said to offer a “a unique blend of base building, exploration, and a deep tactical JRPG style combat system.” As a commander of the New Terran Federation, players take control of an ancient alien starbase in an effort to defeat the invading Chruul.

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Endless Space 2 set to hit Steam Early Access next month

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Amplitude will be bringing their latest 4X strategy titles, Endless Space 2, to Steam Early Access next month. The studio also revealed a new faction trailer with the Lumeris being the latest to join the galactic roster. The Lumeris are an amphibious people that have, as with some lovable big-earned aliens from another franchise, developed a society that focuses on trade and acquisition. A handful of families manage the various elements of their economy, with a balance kept to ensure that no single family gains too much power. The Lumeris are one of eight planned factions, four of which will be available in the Early Access version.

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Disgaea 2 PC launching January for OS X, Steam OS, Windows PC

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NIS is set to expand their PC footprint next year with Disgaea 2 PC. The port is being described as the definitive version and will include content from both the PS2 version, Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, and the later, expanded PSP version, Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days. Additionally, three characters previously exclusive to the Japanese version of Cursed Memories will make their North American debut: Dark Eclair, Gig, and Miabel. And as a bonus for those who own Disgaea PC, four characters from the sequel—Adell, Rozalin, Zetta, and Pleinair—have been added today in a new patch.

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