Tactical RPG Blackguards 2 is coming to PC and Mac on January 20, Daedalic Entertainment has announced.
According to the Daedalic, Blackguards 2 will feature more challenging and detailed strategic RPG battles than its predecessor.
“During the development of Blackguards 2, one major influence of our team was the feedback of gamers and press to the first Blackguards game,” the developer said.
“We listened to them and added new features, unique enemies and enhanced and improved gameplay.
“In Blackguards 2, battles will be even more epic, and their handling has been significantly tweaked to make them more comprehensible, but also more challenging.”
Sony will compensate some Vita customers following complaints that early advertisements for the handheld were misleading.
The Federal Trade Commission represented consumers who complained that ads for the device shown in 2012 touted features that are either absent or only partially-implemented.
As part of that settlement, Sony will offer Vita customers who bought the system before June 1, 2012 a US$25 rebate or a US$50 voucher "for select games and services".
Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues, the latest third-person fantasy RPG from Ultima creator Richard Garriott, is now available on Steam Early Access.
Shroud of the Avatar gathered almost US$2m via Kickstarter last year by promising to expand upon all the best ideas from the Ultima series.
According to developer Portalarium, it will combine a single player narrative with a sandbox MMO created by a team that includes Garriott, Ultima Online director Starr Long, and Dragonlance author Tracy Hickman.
Critically acclaimed puzzle-platformer Teslagrad is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Vita on December 3, Norwegian developer Rain has announced.
It will also get a Wii U release early next year.
Teslagrad is often compared to Braid and Limbo, and has the player take on the role of a Teslamancer who is on a quest to reveal why he is the last of his kind.
Blizzard has joined just about every other digital distributor in offering substantial discounts over the biggest shopping weekend on the US calendar.
Blizzard's sale slashes prices on big entries in its StarCraft, Diablo and Warcraft franchises. The sale will continue until December 2.
◆ Diablo 3 – AU$27.48 / US$19.99
◆ Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – AU$22.48 / US$19.99
◆ Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty – AU$12.48 / US$9.99
◆ Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm – AU$12.48 / US$9.99
◆ World of Warcraft – AU$6.24 / US$4.99
343 Industries boss Bonnie Ross scribed a lengthy apology to the players of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the game's ongoing issues, and promised to make it right with fans.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which bundles together the first four Halo games on Xbox One, was released on November 12 and has been plagued by online matchmaking issues ever since.
"With the initial release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection ... we have not delivered the experience you deserve," said Ross. "I personally apologise for this on behalf of us all at 343 Industries. Our team is committed to working around the clock until these issues are resolved."
After nearly a year on Steam Early access, the asking price for DayZ will soon increase to US$34.99.
Publisher Bohemia Interactive added that there will be two more price increases in the future. The first will come when the game enters beta in late 2015. At that time, DayZ will cost US$43.99.
The second will come with DayZ's full release in 2016, at which time the game will cost US$49.99.
As a way of saying sorry for selling a bug-riddled Assassin's Creed Unity to gamers, Ubisoft will release the game's first downloadable content pack, Dead Kings, free of charge.
"We know that it was a highly-anticipated moment for many of you," said Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto CEO Yannis Mallat, "as you looked forward to taking part in the first truly next generation Assassin’s Creed game."
"Unfortunately, at launch, the overall quality of the game was diminished by bugs and unexpected technical issues. I want to sincerely apologise on behalf of Ubisoft and the entire Assassin's Creed team. These problems took away from your enjoyment of the game, and kept many of you from experiencing the game at its fullest potential."
“Grand Theft Auto V for new-gen consoles is by far the most rigorous and sweeping cross-generational update we’ve seen – and at this point in the lifecycles of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, we're unlikely to see such a move again.”
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