Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy

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

GOG (PC) Archimedean Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

GOG.com 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

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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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PlayStation 4 News

GOG, Games Workshop bring three Warhammer titles to service

Warhammer 40k Chaos Gate (PC) GOG Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Emperor is pleased! GOG.com has inked a deal with Games Workshop to add Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 titles to their library. Three titles are making their ‘good old’ debut today: Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate, and Warhammer 40,000 Epic: Final Liberation. Shadow of the Horned Rat ($5.99) is the oldest of the bunch, a tactical strategy game with perma-death, while Chaos Gate ($9.99) is a turn-based strategy title with light customization elements and Final Liberation ($5.99) is another turn-based title. All three have been updated to run on modern systems and include their original soundtracks.

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Disgaea Triple Play Collection launching this September for PS3

Disgaea Triple Play Collection (PS3) Announcement - Header

NIS is set to release a Disgaea triple pack this September with The Disgaea Triple Play Collection for PS3. The single-disc set will consist of Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness, Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice, and Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten. Details and screens for each can be found below.

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PlayStation 3 News

Galactic Civilizations III gets Steam Workshop support, Map DLC

Galactic Civilizations III (PC) Update and Map DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Stardock has released update 1.1 for Galactic Civilizations III. The patch adds Steam Workshop integration, allowing players to access and share user-customized ships and factions, interface improvements, and two new difficulty levels. A Map Pack has also gone live, adding eight new maps, which range in size from those designed for two players up to 18 players: Six Pillars, Clash, Snowflake, Core, Joust, Quadrants, and Round Table. A galaxy editor is also included with the $4.99 pack.

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The Red Solstice leaves Early Access, launches in full for Windows

The Red Solstice (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Red Solstice has left Early Access and fully launched for PC. The final version features a single-player campaign, a tutorial, tactical mode, skirmish mode, and online mode with eight-player co-op. Players control an upgradeable squad comprised of eight different classes in a tactical strategy title set on Mars, and are tasked with battling the planet’s dangerous inhabitants as they tackle randomized objectives, such as retrieving supplies and defending zones. Soldiers not only earn experience by defeating enemies and accomplishing tasks, allowing them access to new abilities and classes, but they also get stronger in defeat, returning even more powerful to continue the fight against the Martians.

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Breach & Clear: Deadline given deployment notice, launching July 21

Breach & Clear Deadline (PC) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Breach & Clear: Deadline has been given the all-clear to leave Steam Early Access and launch in full on July 21. The zombie-infest tactical top-down shooter, co-developed by Mighty Rabbit and Gun Media, tasks players with leading their squad through Harbor City in the midst of a zombie outbreak. As a result of feedback during Early Access, a new co-op mode has been developed and will be available in the final version.

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Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance launching Oct. 6, screens released

Disgaea 5 (PS4) Release Date and LE Announcment - Screenshot 1

Word has been sent from NIS HQ that Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance will be available on October 6. A Launch Day Edition will hit store shelves for pre-orders and first-run buyers. The set will include a 32-page art book, collector’s box, original soundtrack, and reversible cover. Over a dozen new translated screenshots were also released, give them a look below.

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PlayStation 4 News