Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy

Daedalic launches Blackguards 2 online for PC

Blackguards 2 (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Daedalic has taken a break from adventuring to continue their strategy-RPG series Blackguards. Available today, Blackguards 2 once again tasks players with commanding a band of ruffians as they fight their way through turn-based battles against man and monster. Players can look forward to more hex-based combat along with a “gritty story filled with violence and crime.”

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Ork pirates incoming! Battlefleet Gothic: Armada announced for PC

Battlefleet Gothic Armada (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Focus Home and Tindalos Interactive have announced a new real-time strategy game set in the Warhammer 40K universe, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. The title is based on a Games Workshop tabletop game of the same name that centers on the Imperial Navy’s Battlefleet Gothic’s struggle against the Chaos Black Crusade of Abaddon the Despoiler for control of the Gothic sector. Players will also be able to command battlefleets made up of Eldar and Ork forces, customized to their liking, with options for weaponry, defense, and support subsystems. Crews will also be persistent, gaining and leveling with each victory. The screens released today are from an early build, but more images and details should be coming in soon.

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Genai calls, Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons deploys onto Steam

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?The Black Talons are taking to the frontlines today in Kasedo Gamse’ Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons. As the leader of a mercenary company trapped on the besieged planet Genai, players must defend against the invading forces of the Tsarist Union and recapture territory to reinforce and resupply their troops.

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Aliens invade El Presidente’s domain in new Tropico 5 DLC, Surf’s Up!

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El Presidente protects his island from all threats, even from those beyond the stars. In the new Tropico 5 DLC add-on, Surf’s Up!, it’s up to the benevolent dictator to stop aliens from building an intergalactic highway across Tropico. The $3.99 expansion adds The Dolphinarium building, The Diving Mask avatar accessory, Qualichi sandbox map, and a new scenario that requires players to call upon the might of the Pacific Ocean’s many dolphins to repel the alien invasion.

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DLC, PC News

Chilled Mouse brings Warhammer Quest to PC, now on Steam

Warhammer Quest (PC) Steam Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Chilled Mouse has released Warhammer Quest for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. The turn-based strategy game is based on Games Workshop’s board game, which pits a team of heroes against hordes of enemies scattered throughout the dungeons that dot the border of the Empire. Players can control and level up the Marauder, Wood Elf Waywatcher, Dwarf IronBreaker, and Grey Wizard as they battle Orcs, Night Goblins, River Trolls, and Skaven. Two versions are available, a $14.99 standard edition and a $27 expanded edition.

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(PlayStation Review) Suikoden II

(PlayStation Review) Suikoden II

” … one of the best role-playing games that I have ever played and worth every word of praise that it’s received.”

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Legacy Reviews, PlayStation 3 Reviews, PS Vita Reviews

New Total War: Attila spotlights revamped army management

Creative Assembly has revealed Total War: Attila’s revamped army management systems in a new video. Several new and updated mechanics are featured, including army integrity, decimation, and the family tree. Apparel, companions, items, and skills are also covered. Many of the changes are geared towards increased specialization, with players now able to more easily develop more defensive- or offensive-oriented field armies.

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Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance announced for PS4, coming 2015

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Disgaea will be making a return in 2015 with a new entry for PS4, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance. The new story follows the rebel leader Killia, a young demon who is at war with the Overlord Void Dark to stop his enslavement of the Netherworlds. Additions include new areas of the Netherworlds to explore, the stat-boosting Revenge Mode, and Alliance Attacks with those characters who the players has formed strong bonds.

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PlayStation 4 News

Shields up! Total War: Rome II – Wrath of Sparta DLC now on Steam

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War has erupted across the Mediterranean and Aegean in the new downloadable campaign for Total War: Rome II, Wrath of Sparta. In the $14.99 expansion, players will be able to lead Athens, Corinth, Sparta, or the Boeotian League during the nearly three-decade-long Peloponnesian War. Each faction has their own unique units, while a Hellenic focus influences a new technology tree with mathematics and philosophy as well as the various events, which center on the regions’ athletic competitions and festivals.

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DLC, PC News

Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition coming to Android, iOS, PC

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A new updated version of Heroes of Might & Magic III has been announced for Android and iOS tablets as well as for PC. Scheduled to launch on January 29, Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition will feature wide-screen support, seven campaigns, 48 skirmish maps, local multiplayer, a new online multiplayer Steam lobby, and a PC-exclusive map editor. HD Edition is currently being developed by DotEmu.

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