Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy

The captain’s chair calls, Starpoint Gemini 2 available for Xbox One

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Starpoint Gemini 2, a space sim and role-playing hybrid, has launched for Xbox One. Set against the backdrop of a mysterious event causing the Empire to halt at the Starpoint and cease finishing the remnants of the Gemini League, players will enter the scene as a ship captain surrounded by enemies. In time, they will be able to command a fleet of everything from agile gunships to massive carriers, battling in real-time combat and exploring a dynamic universe. The game features 50 factions, 100 commodities to trade or steal, 70-plus upgradeable ships, mercenaries, randomly generated missions based on actions and treaties, and a role-playing system. The Xbox One version sports a new save-anywhere system, redesigned interface, and no load screens.

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Console version of Grand Ages: Medieval gets new features, units

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The PlayStation 4 version of Grand Ages: Medieval received a free update today, Siege & Conquest. The update adds two types of city walls, the Trebuchet Master siege engine, colony ships, pirates, and battle options to have troops retreat or adopt a stance (offensive or defensive). A few of the gameplay changes include scouts receiving additional health points and captured trade routes being more efficient. The entire changelog can be found here, and a video walkthrough of the additions and tweaks can be found below.

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PlayStation 4 News

Watch the first 15 minutes of gameplay from Hard West

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CreativeForge has released the first 15 minutes of gameplay from Hard West. The tactical role-playing game, set to launch next week, puts players in the spurs of Follow Warren, a man trying “to survive in a world full of hard choices and even harder consequences.” The footage highlights the strategic map, heavy use of narration, and a few of the unlockable skills. These are just a handful of the 40 missions he’ll have to undertake as he battles cannibals, cultists, and henchmen.

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Hard West holsters its six shooter until November 18, trailers released

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CreativeForge’s upcoming tactical, supernatural-tinged role-playing game Hard West has been delayed a few weeks to November 18. Originally scheduled to release on November 4, lead designer Kacper Szymczak stated that the additional time is necessary due to recent developments revealing “some excellent opportunities for improvements.” Instead of releasing a day-one patch, the studio decided to give themselves a bit more time to make sure the game’s up to snuff at launch. Two new trailers were released alongside the announcement, one touching on the new release date and the other, the second posted, featuring eight minutes of gameplay.

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Hard West to launch on November 4, new trailer released

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Hard West, a tactical role-playing title with a Western theme, will be hitting download outlets on November 4. As Warren, players take on the role of a man out for vengeance who must battle natural and supernatural forces, including cannibals and cultists, through 40 missions. Hard West is available for pre-order today for $19.99 as a standard version and for $24.99 as a Collector’s Edition, which comes with an art book, comic book, and soundtrack.

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Nordic Games acquires remaining property for Codename: Panzers

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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

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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.

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(PC Review) Act of Aggression

(PC Review) Act of Aggression

“… a solid by-the-numbers title that harkens back to the golden age of real-time strategy games.”

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PC Reviews

Act of Aggression hitting Steam tomorrow, launch trailer released

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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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