Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Strategy

Pike & Shot: Tercio to Salvo goes live, adds new units, scenarios

Pike & Shot Tercio to Salvo (iPad, PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The first expansion for Pike & Shot, Tercio to Salvo, has gone live for iOS (iPad) and Windows PC. The add-on allows players to try their hand at 10 new historical scenarios that span from the 16th to early 17th centuries. The new battles bring with them 49 new army lists and the debut of two nations, Dutch Republic and Russia. Four terrain types can also now be selected for skirmishes: agricultural, hilly, mountainous, or wooded. Matrix and Slitherine are currently offering the PC version at 50% off for a limited-time launch promo as well as a free Steam key to players who bought a copy of the PC version from Matrix Games or Slitherine’s store.

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Apple Handheld, DLC, PC News

Prepare the death ray! Tropico 5: Supervillian DLC now on Steam

Tropico 5 (PC) Supervillain DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

El Presidente is making the shift from benevolent to malevolent in the latest download pack for Tropico 5, Supervillian. The set includes a new standalone scenario that tasks players with becoming the world’s most dangerous villain by building an underground lair and fitting it with a new giant laser. The pack also adds a moustache avatar accessory, the Isla del Pescado sandbox map, and a new music track along with added voice overs.

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DLC, PC News

Galactic Civilizations III gets custom factions, bigger maps in Beta 5

Galactic Civilizations III (PC) Beta 5 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

Galactic Civilizations III’s development has progressed to Beta 5. The update adds the option to create custom factions, a bump up to eight factions with two newcomers (Iconian Refuge and Thalan Contingency), a 3D diplomacy overview, two new map sizes (Excessive and Insane), and orbital bombardment as well as tectonic destabilization to the planetary invasion system.

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PC News

Dungeons II goes goooooold, specs and pre-order deals detailed

Dungeons 2 (Mac, SteamOS, Windows PC) Gold Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dungeons II has gone gold for Mac, SteamOS, and Windows PC. Scheduled to launch on April 24, the sequel allows players to assist The Dungeon Lord in expanding his domain into the land of man, as he spreads his influence aboveground by attacking cities. The campaign features two factions, 26 creatures, more heroes, and versus multiplayer for up to four players online or LAN. Kalypso also revealed the minimum and recommended system specs, which are listed below.

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DLC, PC News

Total War: Attila gets Celts Culture Pack, Blood & Burning Pack

Total War Attila (PC) Celtic and Blood DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Celts have invaded Total War: Attila as the latest playable faction. The Celts Culture Pack adds three playable tribes, the Caledonians, Ebdanians, and Picts. Each tribe has specific traits as well as shared abilities, such as access to Guerrilla Deployment for all units and an income boost from looting, raiding, and sacking. Also included are new objectives, skills, faction- and tribe-specific units, tier-five buildings, and narrative event chain. A new Blood & Burning pack was also released, adding blood, severed limbs, disembowelment, and decapitations. Sick solders throw up during combat, and blood appears in event screens.

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DLC, PC News

The Celts are coming! Total War: Attila getting Celtic Culture Pack

Total War Attila (PC) Celt DLC Pack Announcement - Screenshot 1

Creative Assembly will be adding the Celts in Total War: Attila. The faction will host three playable tribes, the Caledonians, Ebdanians, and Picts. In addition to tribe-specific traits, the faction allows access to Guerrilla Deployment for every unit and an income boost from looting, raiding, and sacking. The pack adds new objectives, skills, faction- and tribe-specific units, tier-five buildings, and narrative event chain. However, no release date was announced.

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DLC, PC News

Steam Early Access version of Mordheim: City of the Damned updated

Mordheim City of the Damned (PC) Steam Early Access Update Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rogue Factory has updated the Early Access version of Mordheim: City of the Damned. The tactical role-playing game has been beefed up with three new skirmish maps, one procedurally generated alongside the Bridge and the Library; max-level warbands for all four races; and a variety of graphical upgrades with the switch from Unity 4 to Unity 5. A few new screenshots were also released to show off the new maps.

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PC News

Age of Wonders III: Eternal Lords arriving April, plus Linux, Mac ports

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Triumph will be releasing a new download pack for Age of Wonders III, Eternal Lords, on April 14. The second add-on will feature a new story, a new class, new races, and more. The new story centers on a battle between Arvik, heir to the Kingdom of Frostling, who turns to necromancy to reclaim his power. To sit on the throne, he’ll have to decide whether to fight alongside his fellow Frostlings or fully embrace necromancy. Joining the classes are the monster-summoning Necromancers, who can also convert towns to undead cities. Two new humanoid races also join the ranks, the seafaring Frostlings along with a new feline humanoid race, the fast, desert-dwelling Tigran.

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DLC, PC News

Homeworld Remastered Collection intro, HR2 story trailers released

Gearbox has released some additional trailers for Homeworld Remastered Collection. A story trailer for Homeworld 2 Remastered has gone live, which follows last week’s Homeworld Remastered story trailer, as well as an introduction to the series. An Introduction to Homeworld catches new players up to speed and refreshes returning veterans on the games’ mechanics, ship types, and controls.

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PC News

NIS reveals Danganronpa Another Episode, Rodea the Sky Soldier

Rodea the Sky Soldier (3DS, WiiU) Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS held their press event recently and released new trailers and screens for four upcoming titles, two of which were revealed at the show. In addition to a new trailer for Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, a new Danganronpa was debuted, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, and a new action-adventure title for 3DS and WiiU from Sonic creator Yuji Naka, Rodea the Sky Soldier. Check below for additional details and media.

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