Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Turn-based Strategy

Age of Wonders III gets new units, modes, more with Golden Realms

Age of Wonders 3 (PC) Golden Realms Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Triumph Studios has released the first expansion for Age of Wonders III, Golden Realms. The add-on includes a little of everything. In addition to the three-scenario campaign Golden Realms, the pack adds the Halfling race, wild magic, new map locations, guerrilla warfare skills, 20-plus units, 50 artifacts, and two scenarios. Additional features added to the regular maps and randomly generated maps include empire quests, mystical city upgrades, defensive city upgrades, and a new ‘King of the Hill’-type victory condition.

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DLC, PC News

Fallen Enchantress – Legendary Heroes gets ‘Adversaries’ update

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Stardock has released a new update titled Adversaries for Fallen Enchantress – Legendary Heroes. Version 1.7 adds class-specific items for all hero types as well as improvements for AI (now upgrades outposts, more inclined to declare war), economy balancing (towns provide more money per turn, harbors cheaper to construct), pathfinding (fixed rive-navigation bug), and more. The full change log can be found here.

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PC News

The gang is back in new Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited screens

Disgaea 4 A Promise Unforgotten (PS Vita) Character Screens Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new crop of screenshots from Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited has been released by NIS America. The new pics show a few of the new scenarios that are being added to the PS Vita re-release as well as the older character models in their new high-res forms. In addition to the new content, A Promise Revisited will include all of the original PS3 version’s post-launch DLC.

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DLC, PlayStation Vita News

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited coming this summer for PS Vita

Disgaea 4 A Promise Revisited (PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS announced that they will be bringing back Disgaea 4 later this summer in a new updated version for PS Vita. A Promise Revisited, scheduled to launch on August 12 in stores and on PSN, will include the original game, A Promise Unforgotten, as well as all downloadable content. NIS will also be adding new scenarios, characters, job-specific abilities, music tracks, and a new spell tier as well as high-resolution sprites.

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DLC, PlayStation Vita News

Age of Wonders III version 1.09 patch released, detailed

Age of Wonders 3 (PC) Update Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Age of Wonders III received its first patch today. Triumph Studios noted that their goal with the update was to improve performance, fix hardware-specific issues, address problems with registration, adjust balance, and improve the AI. The full change log can be found below, but some of the highlights include the ability to adjust difficulty when restarting on the campaign map, lowered difficulty on squire, guest profile settings are now saved, and tactical AI is less likely to sally when defending. Quick saves and native high-resolution support were also added.

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PC News

Chaos: Reborn Kickstarter campaign passes $100K at halfway mark

Chaos Reborn (PC) Kickstarter Update announcement - Screenshot 1

As Julian Gollop’s Kickstarter campaign for Chaos: Reborn, a reboot of his 1985 turn-based strategy game Chaos, passes the halfway mark, it’s been announced that over $100,000 has been raised so far. As designer of Laser Squad and co-designer of X-Com, Gollop is looking to return to the genre after a stint on the Assassin’s Creed series with a now-fantasy-themed version of his turn-based hit. Planned features include versus and co-op play, procedurally generated realms, and a grand campaign. Strategy fans can find out more at the campaign page

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PC News

Age of Wonders III sets out on campaign, now on GOG and Steam

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The Age of Wonders series has been dormant for over a decade, but it returns today with the release of Age of Wonders 3 on GOG and Steam. The Triumph Studios-developed turn-based strategy title features online play with versus modes and scenarios, two playable factions, new leader classes (e.g., warlord, rogue, theocrat), a new tactical combat system, and an increased focus on unit specialization. Leaders will have to undertake quests, set up economies, negotiate with neighboring factions, and of course, crush enemy armies.

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PC News

(PlayStation 3 Review) Valkyria Chronicles

(PlayStation 3 Review) Valkyria Chronicles

“… ends up being infuriating and exciting, coming across as both polished and not quite done.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Age of Wonders III to be released next month, pre-order bonus live

Age of Wonders 3 (PC) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

A decade-plus after the last Age of Wonders, Triumph Studios has sent word that the third entry in the series will be launching next month, on March 31. Fans of the series can look forward to the same mix of empire building, role playing, and tactical combat as its predecessors. The latest iteration features six leader classes and six main races (human, high-elf, dwarf, draconian, orc, and goblin), along with a world map up of fifty-plus location types, turn-based combat, sieges, a random map generator, and a story-driven campaign. Both versus and co-op multiplayer is also supported over set scenarios and maps created by the random map generator.

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PC News

Panzer Corps, Afrika Korps, and Grand Campaign DLC out for iPad

Panzer Corps (iPad, PC) iPad Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Commanders on the go can now keep up with the action on the front with the release of Panzer Corps for iPad. The Panzer General-inspired wargame, from developers The Lordz Games Studios and Flashback Games, features 800-plus units, 30 countries, cross-platform multiplayer, and DLC packs that include the Afrika Korps expansion and Grand Campaign scenarios.

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Apple Handheld