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Viking Squad is a Castle Crashers-style roguelike coming to PC and PS4

Viking Squad is a Castle Crashers-style roguelike coming to PC and PS4

Viking Squad is a co-op roguelike brawler that’s coming to Windows PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4 next year.

A PlayStation Vita version is also a possibility, according to developer Slick Entertainment.

In Viking Squad, players choose from four Vikings, each with their own special weapon and move set, and then go on a voyage across the sea at the behest of a vicious Jarl to raid neighbouring enemies. All going well they return home with loot, level up, and do it all again.

Characters can equip different gear, improving their effectiveness in combat and how long they can last on a voyage into the game’s procedurally-generated world.

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Side-scrolling skater OlliOlli is getting a shiny sequel

Side-scrolling skater OlliOlli is getting a shiny sequel

A sequel to tricky skateboarding side-scroller OlliOlli is coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita next year, Roll7 has announced.

OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood will run on a new engine and feature an expanded combo system, a more powerful level editor, and new art, said Roll7’s Simon Bennett.

The game will also feature a new split-screen local multiplayer mode for up to four called Combo Rush that pits players against each other and the clock.

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Another open-world Kickstarter grad is having funding trouble

Another open-world Kickstarter grad is having funding trouble

Developer Nerd Kingdom has laid off half its workforce after rejecting a round of funding for crowdfunded open-world RPG TUG.

According to a post on the game’s Kickstarter page, the funding was rejected as it would have seen the studio relinquish ownership of the game.

"The deal that would have gone through would have lost us all control and ownership and we are not huge fans of being owned by investors like this," the company wrote.

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Rumour: Assassin’s Creed Rogue is coming to PC

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Rumour: Assassin’s Creed Rogue is coming to PC

Assassin’s Creed Rogue could be coming to PC as well as Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Last week, NeoGAF user prudislav posted what he or she claims is a screenshot of Uplay showing an entry for a PC version.

Following that, NeoGAF user BakkaGames posted a screenshot he or she claimed was an entry for the game on the Brazillian Classification Board website.

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Former Darksiders devs set up new studio Airship Syndicate

Former Darksiders devs set up new studio Airship Syndicate

A number of former high ranking Vigil developers have come together to form a new independent studio.

Joe Madureira, Ryan Stefanelli and others have formed Airship Syndicate, and announced that the studio is already working on a game prototype.

Speaking with Game Informer, Stefanelli said that when Darksiders developer Vigil didn't get picked up in the auction of bankrupt publisher THQ's assets, he join Crytek USA to work on Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age.

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Bayonetta 2 tanks in Japan

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Bayonetta 2 tanks in Japan

Bayonetta's Wii U-exclusive sequel is out now in Japan, but selling very poorly.

Bayonetta 2 for Wii U has sold just 28,825 copies in its first week, reports Dengeki Online.

By comparison, the original Bayonetta was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and sold more than 200,000 copies in its first week.

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Bug reveals future Destiny content - report

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Bug reveals future Destiny content - report

A number of Destiny players are reporting a bug that reveals a slate of upcoming content for the game.

Following the most recent patch for the shared world shooter, some Destiny players have reported seeing unusual content that they're unable to access.

All the content revealed by the bug has been compiled on Reddit.

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Assassin's Creed: Unity upgrade systems detailed

Assassin's Creed: Unity upgrade systems detailed

Ubisoft has detailed the extensive new customisation options available in Assassin's Creed: Unity via a new trailer.

The game features upgradable skills across four major categories: Melee, Stealth, Health, and Ranged Weaponry. Each contains bonuses for both regular and co-operative play.

There are some familiar upgrades, but also some new ones such as the Assassin Cache skill, which sees one player create a chest full of supplies for everyone.

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PlayStation Home to close next March

PlayStation Home to close next March

Social gaming platform PlayStation Home will close on March 31, 2015, Sony has announced.

The platform’s closure is due to “a shifting landscape”, the developer said.

PlayStation Home will cease publishing new content on November 12, and content can be downloaded until December 3.

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Friday Briefing: Watch Dogs, Final Fantasy IV PC, Steam Music Player, and much more

Friday Briefing: Watch Dogs, Final Fantasy IV PC, Steam Music Player, and much more

◆ Watch Dogs’ Bad Blood expansion is now available for Season Pass holders on all platforms except Xbox 360, which is coming shortly. It will be available for all players on October 2, although it is not coming out on Wii U.

◆ A PC-optimised version of the 2007 Nintendo DS remake of Final Fantasy 4 is available now on Steam for US$16. The port includes the DS game's voice acting and customisation system, supports Steam Trading Cards and Steam Achievements, and features different difficulty levels. FFIV pioneered the franchise’s Active Time Battle system.

◆ ARPG Van Helsing II: Complete Pack is out now on Windows and Mac via Steam for US$20. The Complete Pack includes the official soundtrack, and the game’s Ink Hunt and Pigasus DLC packs.

Tuesday 30 September


Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes review
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Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes review
Never meet your heroes.
Screamride preview trailer
Trailer
Screamride preview trailer
No height restriction.
Van Helsing II: Complete Pack launch trailer
Trailer
Van Helsing II: Complete Pack launch trailer
Not a Jackman in sight.
The Evil Within – Every Last Bullet trailer
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The Evil Within – Every Last Bullet trailer
Improvising is surviving.
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Side-scrolling skater OlliOlli is getting a shiny sequel
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Side-scrolling skater OlliOlli is getting a shiny sequel
New engine, art, tricks, mode.
Danganronpa 2 review
Review
Danganronpa 2 review
Our verdict.
Fenix Rage launch trailer
Trailer
Fenix Rage launch trailer
Super Meat Boy meets Flappy Bird.
Amplitude HD gameplay first look dev diary
Trailer
Amplitude HD gameplay first look dev diary
An update from Harmonix.
The Legend of Korra – BTS trailer
Trailer
The Legend of Korra – BTS trailer
With Platinum Games producer Atsushi Kurooka.
Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Hero Focus trailer
Trailer
Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Hero Focus trailer
Customising heroes.
Viking Squad announce trailer
Trailer
Viking Squad announce trailer
Co-op brawler goodness.
Rumour: Assassin’s Creed Rogue is coming to PC
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Rumour: Assassin’s Creed Rogue is coming to PC
Uplay and classification screens offered.
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Monday 29 September


Wasteland 2 review
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Wasteland 2 review
Notes from post-apocalyptia.
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Former Darksiders devs set up new studio Airship Syndicate
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Former Darksiders devs set up new studio Airship Syndicate
Already working a prototype.
Bayonetta 2 tanks in Japan
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Bayonetta 2 tanks in Japan
Jump to Wii U unsuccessful.
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Bug reveals future Destiny content - report
News
Bug reveals future Destiny content - report
Raids, Strikes, Missions, Crucible.
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Assassin's Creed: Rogue – Templar vs Assassin trailer
Trailer
Assassin's Creed: Rogue – Templar vs Assassin trailer
Hard-hitting questions within.
Assassin's Creed: Unity – Customisation & Co-op trailer
Trailer
Assassin's Creed: Unity – Customisation & Co-op trailer
New upgrades detailed.
PlayStation Home to close next March
News
PlayStation Home to close next March
No second life.

Friday 26 September