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

GOG.com offering deep discounts with new Pick 5 Promo

Legend of Grimrock (PC) Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

Digital distributor GOG.com is running a new sale for the next week, the Pick 5 Promo. Gamers can pick any five out of 20 select titles to save 80% off their regular price. Some of the highlights include Legend of Grimrock, The Witcher: Extended Edition, Alan Wake as well as Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, and Divinity 2: Director’s Cut. Check below for the full list of titles.

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Wargame: European Escalation now on Linux, cross-platform comp.

Wargame: European Escalation (PC) New Battlefields DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

The Wargame: European Escalation player pool has expanded today with the release of the Linux version on Steam. A timely update has also enabled cross-platform multiplayer, so now all Linux, Mac, and Windows players can rumble together in unranked or ranked matches.

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Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness to be released this fall for PS3

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NIS America announced at their latest press event that Disgaea will be returning to the PlayStation this fall with Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. To celebrate the series’ 10-year anniversary, A Brighter Darkness will bring back Etna, Flonne, and Laharl from the very first entry, 2003’s Hour of Darkness. The new storyline will find a disgruntled Laharl as a disrespected Overlord seeking to earn the fear of his minions. The Item World, Master/Pupil System, and the Geo elements will be returning, as well as an overhauled character-creation system.

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Omerta – City of Gangsters now in stores for 360, PC

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It’s time to run some liquor and shoot up some joints, Omerta – City of Gangsters is now available in stores for 360 and PC. Opportunity awaits in Prohibition-era Atlantic City, and as a newly arrived immigrant wanting the finer things in life, players will stake their claim to everything their new home has to offer. Starting off as a small-time hoodlum, players must work their way up the criminal underworld by taking on assignments to earn cash, gain influence, and push out rivals.

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Civ V lead designer Kickstarting new title, Jon Shafer’s At the Gates

Jon Shafers At the Gates (PC) Kickstarter Announcement - Screenshot 1

Jon Shafer, former Stardocker and lead designer of Firaxis’ Sid Meier’s Civilization V, has launched Confider Games and kicked off a new Kickstart campaign. The campaign is for the in-development turn-based strategy title Jon Shafer’s At the Gates. At the Gates will put players in the role of a barbarian warlord in a world short on resources and sandwiched between the great powers of late antiquity, the western and eastern halves of the Roman empire. Players will have to adjust to changes in the climate and landscape, deal with their friends, and raid their enemies as they attempt to spread their rule over the land.

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Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories launches on PSN

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Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories is now available on PSN. The $9.99 PlayStation 2 Classic has many features that will be familiar to fans of the later releases, such as geo effects and the Item World. Newcomers, however, will find it much more manageable than its successors, making it a nice entry point for those who have been curious about but also intimidated by the game’s many modes and modifiers.

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PlayStation 3 News

Wargame: European Escalation now available for Mac

Eugen System’s real-time strategy game Wargame: European Escalation is now available for Mac. And for those adventurous dual-OS folk out there, Windows users who already purchased the title will be able to download the Mac version for free.

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Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories hitting PSN next week

Disgaea 2 Cursed Memories (PS2) PSN Announcement - Screenshot 1

Disgaea fans who missed out on the early years will get a chance to try out the second release, Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, via PSN when it launches on the PS Store on January 22. Cursed Memories will be available as a PlayStation 2 Classic and offer gamers an excellent entry point to better understand the series’ turn-based system and role-playing elements. Newer fans will also find much to be familiar with, including geo effects, the Item World, and the Dark Assembly.

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Omerta – City of Gangsters goes gold for 360, PC

Omerta City of Gangsters (360, PC) Gold Announcement - Screenshot 1

If Boardwalk Empire has you itching to be a gangster in Prohibition-era Atlantic City, then Kalypso might have just the thing for you. The publisher has announced that Haemimont Games’ latest strategy title, Omerta – City of Gangsters, has gone gold and will launch for 360 and PC on February 12. Players will start off as a smalltime crook, but through recruiting a gang of their own, raiding their rivals’ territories, robbing banks, and battling it out in turn-based combat, they will climb the ranks and become a mob boss with their own syndicate.

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GOG.com’s massive holiday sale ending soon

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Final call: GOG.com’s incredible holiday sale—up to 75% off 125-plus games—ends today. If you haven’t emptied your wishlist yet, you have about 20 hours left to do so. Over the holiday period, GOG also announced that they added expansion packs for several games, including Alpha Centauri, Wing Commander 1 & 2 bundle, Wing Commander: Privateer, and Might and Magic 6-Pack. This is especially great news for Alpha Centauri fans as Alien Crossfire has long crossed the $70 mark on auction sites.

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