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Bigben and Games Workshop are happy to announce their partnership for the development of a console and PC game based on the renowned Warhammer Fantasy Battles IP.

This adaptation of the franchise will be the first Hack and Slash game to unfold in the Warhammer world. The game takes place in the Old World, a dark and bloody continent devastated by the wars against Chaos. Dive into the heart of the Warhammer story, become a hero and battle to survive the desolation.

The French studio Eko Software, known for attracting millions of survivors in the How to Survive series, was entrusted with the new Warhammer Fantasy Battles adaptation.

“We are very pleased to work with Games Workshop developing a game which draws from the incredible potential of the Warhammer world. The Eko Software and Bigben teams have long been fans of this franchise from day one, including myself. Warhammer Fantasy Battles is well suited to offer players something quite innovative in the timeless hack & slash genre.” affirmed Benoit Clerc, Director of Video Games at Bigben.

“We’re really pleased to start this new partnership with Bigben, and this project will be an amazing opportunity for gamers to experience an epic story in the first Hack N’ Slash game set in the classic Warhammer Fantasy world. Eko did a great job with their How To Survive series and we’re confident they are going to do something amazing with our IP. I know the Bigben and Eko staff are massive fans of our lore and I can’t wait to see what they come up with.” declared Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop.

Additional information on the story, key realms and geography, the platforms and playable races will be unveiled shortly.

I would say this sounds interesting, but there really isn’t much to go on other than that this will be a Hack and Slash game set in the Warhammer Fantasy universe. Hopefully it is a good experience.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Mar, 2017 At 11:33 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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EA sent out the following

 

Today, Respawn revealed Colony Reborn, the next free DLC update available to all Titanfall 2 players. Starting March 30th, players can re-visit Colony – a fan favorite map from the first Titanfall that is filled with narrow streets, interiors, and rooftops. In addition to Colony, players can try out an all-new Pilot execution, Curb Check pilot, as well as the new R-101 carbine, all for free!

 

In addition to the new free content, Titanfall 2 players can also purchase new cosmetic items including Prime skins for Northstar and Legion, new Camos, Callsigns, and more.

 

To celebrate the launch of Colony Reborn, Respawn will be kicking off another free trial weekend. Starting March 30, those yet to experience the power of Titanfall 2 can enjoy elements of the game’s critically-acclaimed single player. This includes The Beacon, one of the missions from the main campaign, as well as the Training Gauntlet. In addition to introducing single-player content to the trial, players will also have access to all multiplayer maps and modes. The Titanfall 2 free trial weekend will end on Monday, April 3, at which point the multiplayer portion of the trial will no longer be available. However, the single player content from the trial will still be available post-April 3.

Titanfall 2 has been under the radar compared to other big name games, which is a shame as it is a major improvement over the original. Hopefully this new content and the free weekend will help bring in more players.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Mar, 2017 At 11:50 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarBethesda sent out the following

 

In Prey, you’re mankind’s last – and only – hope. But who exactly are you? What powers, abilities and weapons can you wield? What other choices will you make? And who else is aboard Talos I? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our newly released video titled, ‘Only Yu Can Save the World’

 

Using badass weapons and powers, step into the TranStar uniform of Morgan Yu and fight through an alien-infested space station to save humanity. But while you’re safeguarding the world from the Typhon threat aboard Talos I, you’re also in search of your own identity. While Morgan begins as an enigma, you’ll define who he is through your choices and actions. Do you rescue the survivors aboard Talos I? Will you choose to install more alien-based powers – and thus alter your own humanity? And, at the most basic level, how will you survive with the deadly Typhon aliens actively hunting you? Every decision you make has the potential to reverberate throughout the entire game. Be sure to check out Bethesda.net for more details.

 

Set to launch worldwide on Friday, May 5, 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, Prey is the highly-anticipated first-person sci-fi action game from Arkane Studios – creators of the award-winning Dishonored series which includes the 2012 ‘Game of the Year’ and the critically-acclaimed follow-up, Dishonored 2.

Prey is looking like a really unique and interesting game. It may not be a follow-up to the game by Human head Studios, but it looks to be a great game in its own right. We hope to have a review of the game around launch.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Mar, 2017 At 01:52 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarYoutuber JonTron recently made some very controversial and racially charged statements. While we wont go into what was said, this has led to a blowback against JonTron ( real name Jon Jafari). This has created a problem for Playtonic Games, as JonTron was set to lend his voice to their upcoming game Yooka-Laylee.

Playtonic put out the following statement today.

We recently became aware of comments made by voice artist JonTron after development on Yooka-Laylee had been completed,” the firm told GamesIndustry.biz in a statement.

“JonTron is a talented video presenter who we were initially, two years ago, happy to include as a voice contributor in our game. However, in light of his recent personal viewpoints we have made the decision to remove JonTron’s inclusion in the game via a forthcoming content update. We would like to make absolutely clear that we do not endorse or support JonTron’s personal viewpoints and that, as an external fan contributor, he does not represent Playtonic in any capacity. Playtonic is a studio that celebrates diversity in all forms and strives to make games that everyone can enjoy. As such, we deeply regret any implied association that could make players feel anything but 100% comfortable in our game worlds, or distract from the incredible goodwill and love shown by our fans and Kickstarter backers.”

Given the extremely contentious issues going on right now, and the blowback against JonTron, it is extremely understandable that Playtonic would not want him in the game. This is Playtonic’s first game and any controversy surrounding it, could hurt the game and thus their studio. As such, what they did was perfectly understandable. Free speech guarantees you can say something, but there are still consequences.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Mar, 2017 At 02:01 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is coming very soon and it seems the surprises are still coming.

As it turns out, there is another playable character in the game in the form of Wonder Girl. She is playable in both the HD version and  the classic 8 Bit look of the game.

The game releases April 18 and should be an exciting experience. Have a look at the Wonder Girl trailer below.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Mar, 2017 At 10:43 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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WB Games and NetherRealm Studios have released a new trailer for Injustice 2. This time Cheetah is shown off. The character looks great to play as, and should be fun.

Check out the trailer below.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Mar, 2017 At 11:12 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Some big news on the Sega front

Project Sonic 2017 is now officially titled Sonic Forces.  It is due out for launch this holiday for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

The game’s key element this time is of “forces.”  On one side there is Sonic and his friends, and on the other there is Dr. Eggman and his evil army, representing the forces and good and evil.

The game is using a new engine called Hedgehog Engine 2. The developers are promising this will be closer to Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations than other games.

However there is some bad news, as Sonic Mania has been delayed until Summer. This is being done to ensure that the game is of utmost quality.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Mar, 2017 At 10:28 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarWB Games and NetherRealm Studios have put out a new trailer for Injustice 2. This time they show off a full trailer for Firestorm, who was revealed for the game on the UpUpDownDown YouTube channel. The trailer shows off some other interesting things, such as characters and stage transitions.

Take at the trailer below.

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Mar, 2017 At 11:47 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarWB Games and NetherRealm Studios released the following trailer for Injustice 2

 

 

So now we see how some characters have returned, and we have some idea of the story. the game looks much more epic in scale than the first game and should be a blast to play. We will have a review of the game shortly after launch.

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The Elder Scrolls is a beloved RPG series, and yet many people seem unaware there are spinoffs other than Legends and Online. There were some mobile phone games and two PC games, An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire and The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard. The games didn’t do very well, mostly due to Battlespire being a drastic genre shift and Redguard, while a serviceable action adventure game, was made on outdated and had development issues that ended up costing more in the long run.

These two spinoffs may not have done well but there is still potential in spinoffs for the series, especially prequels like Redguard . Specifically, one prequel spinoff that would be a good idea is one that would let people play as Tiber Septim/Talos as he forges his empire. The character is an integral part of Elder Scrolls lore and getting the chance to play as him at last would be amazing. This would also open up many opportunities to see the events of the backstory that we have heard about, actually unfold before our eyes.

This potential game would also be good in another way. After the events of Skyrim, the Dragonborn’s tale is done and in more ways than one, since lore wise, there will not be any more in the series universe. But a game like this would once again allow people to play as a Dragonborn since Talos was one himself. The game can even find new ways for him to gain access to his shouts since the dragons were mostly not around in his time. We could see Parthunaax and the Greybeards summon him, which was referenced in Skyrim, and we can finally clear up the mystery of how he ascended to godhood.

In a previous article, I suggested that Bethesda test out their upcoming engine for Elder Scrolls VI on a different game before ES6 is made, sot here will be less bugs. A spinoff like this is a perfect opportunity for that. As well, Bethesda could experiment with different gameplay styles. This could be an RPG like the main series but with its own set up, or an even more action oriented game than before, and being a spinoff will allow more freedom to take risks.

If Bethesda is worried about revealing too much about the series lore, they shouldn’t worry as they have a built in safety net. When Bethesda came up with the concept of the Dragon Break and CHIM, it essentially gave free license to retcon anything and not have to worry about it being lore breaking, because the very lore of the series allows this.

My only real true request if such a game is made though, is for better voice acting. The voice acting in Skyrim was not that great, some of the cast did well but some were clearly just reading off lines in a bored tone that broke the immersion.  Better voice acting could truly make this game have much more of an epic feel to it.

I truly believe this would be an amazing spinoff and one that fans would love. But now I turn the question to the readers. Would you want this game? Let me know.

 

 

The above was the opinion of the author and the author alone and doesn’t necessarily reflect the reviews of Real Otaku Gamer or its staff.