Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy

PlayStation Experience 2014 Highlights – Suikoden II, Street Fighter V

Some big news came out today from Sony’s PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas. The biggest of which is arguably the reveal and announcement of console exclusivity of Street Fighter V. Sony and Capcom have partnered up to release it for PS4, and to make it cross-platform compatible with PC. To keep gamers occupied until then, Capcom is also releasing Ultra Street Fighter IV for PS4. Another surprise came out of Konami, who announced that the highly acclaimed Suikoden I and II will be available on PSN for PS3 and PS Vita next week, on December 9. Sega wasn’t to be outdone, however, with the reveal that Yakuza 5 will be a downloadable release for PS3 in 2015, nor Atlus, who gave Persona fans more to look forward to in 2015 the news that Persona 5 will be available for PS3 and PS4.

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Eugen Systems reveals Act of Aggression factions, concept art

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Eugen has released new details about their upcoming real-time strategy title Act of Aggression. The Wargame creator detailed the game’s three playable factions: the high-tech, stealth-focused Cartel; the veteran US Army, who are limited to current technology but can level up in specific roles; and the Chimera, a UNO-funded force that can either specialize in specific roles or be reasonably skilled in all. The studio said it is designing Acts of Aggression to be more accessible than the Wargame series. In addition to more traditional RTS elements, such as resource harvesting and base building, the game will also emphasize maintaining supply lines, holding key locations for extra resources and gathering prisoners, and developing super weapons.

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Total War: Rome II – Wrath of Sparta to add Peloponnesian War

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The nearly three-decade-long Peloponnesian War is making its way into Total War: Rome II later this month in Wrath of Sparta. The downloadable campaign will go live on December 16 and cover the earliest period of any Total War title to date over a 78-region map that focuses on Greece, the Greek islands, and the Ionian coast. Players will have access to new tech trees, land- and sea-based units, wonders, and heroes as they wage war as Athens, Boeotian League, Corinth, or Sparta.

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The Sassanids appear in new trailer for Total War: Attila

A new trailer for Total War: Attila highlights Rome’s formidable Eastern foe, the Sassanid Empire. New features were also revealed. To highlight the other dangers of the times, players will have to contend with mutinous generals who can convince worried characters to mutiny, triggering a civil war, and limited supplies. A new mechanic, decimation, will help to bring some relief as the harsh punishment temporarily stamps out resistance in the ranks.

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Total War: Attila dated for February, DLC and Special Edition revealed

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Sega has detailed their release plans for Creative Assembly’s Total War: Attila. The upcoming Rome II sequel will be available in physical as well as digital formats on February 17. Pre-orders are also open today, and those who put their cash down now will receive the first download pack, The Viking Forefathers Culture Pack, for free. The pack will also be available separately at launch for $7.99 and add three playable factions: The Danes, The Geats, and The Jutes. It will also come bundled with a Special Edition, along with Attila The Hun Biography by Nic Fields and a reference guide poster. More details for the pack-in items, and screenshots from the DLC pack, are available below.

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Total War: Rome II gets free faction, Black Sea Colonies Culture Pack

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Creative Assembly has released a new update containing a new faction as well as new for-pay DLC for Total War: Rome II. The free faction is the state of Massilia, a city founded by Greek colonists on the northwest coast of Mediterranean that has since adopted Gallic culture and combat tactics. The rest of the update includes a host of unit balance tweaks. Additionally, a for-pay DLC pack, the Black Sea Colonies Culture Pack, adds three new factions for play in the Grand Campaign, custom battles, and multiplayer: Cimmeria, Colchis, and Pergamom. Each was founded by Greek colonists, so their units and buildings are a combination of Hellenistic and regional influences. A full breakdown is available below.

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Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991 compilation now on Steam

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Cinemaware has announced the launch of Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991, a collection of some of their biggest titles. The $9.99 digital release includes 13 games, and for those released on multiple operating systems, the option to play either the Amiga version or PC MS-DOS version. All of the included games have been updated to run on Windows 7 or 8 and will come with a digital version of their original manual and soundtrack in MP3 format. The full list of titles is available below.

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New Blitzkrieg III trailer shows off destructible objects, environment

Nival has released a new video focused on one of the Blitzkrieg series’ guilty pleasures: destroying stuff. I recall calling down barrage after barrage in the original just to create craters on the battlefield and level towns. The latest trailer for Blitzkrieg III shows a little of what’s in store with the new engine as a tank decides to roll over everything in its path.

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GOG.com begins Big Fall Sale with discounts, copy of Mount & Blade

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GOG.com has kicked off their Big Fall Sale. As has become a trend in recent years, the service will be offering free games throughout the promotion, including Mount & Blade and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The original Mount & Blade is the first freebie, and the first bundle of the day features Blade: Warband and Mount & Blade: With Sword and Fire for 75% off. By the end of the sale, over 700 titles will have been discounted for up to 90% off through on-going sales, two daily bundles, and 40-minute flash deals.

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Sega releases ‘The White Horse’ trailer for Total War: Attila

A new trailer has launch for Total War: Attila. The follow-up to Rome II, scheduled to launch next year, is reminiscent of Barbarian Invasion for Rome, which caught up with Rome after the split of the empire and allowed players to take control of the slowly deteriorating West, robust East, and variety of barbarian factions. The latest video features some unit shots, a quick overview of the empire’s situation at the start of the game, and the emergence of Attila.

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