The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut coming this September

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Developer NeocoreGames has announced that The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing trilogy will be releasing as a packaged and standalone game titled the Final Cut edition this September on PC. The Final Cut is described as a definitive version that combines content from all of the three games that totals over 50 hours of gameplay alone in the campaign mode.

Players can now select from six playable character classes at the game's very beginning along with the improved and extended skill tree system found in the latest game. The tower defense game modes that made their appearance in the second game will also be included in the package. The level cap should please fans as it's 80 for the campaign and 100 with the other included game modes. Additional features include:

  • Create a new character or get a level 80 character from the beginning
  • Play one of the 20 scenario maps that can randomly assemble terrain, monsters, objectives, and conditions
  • Try out the daily quests, challenges, and weekly events
  • Join one of the refined multiplayer modes (4-player co-op mode, touchdown, arena, or battle royal)
  • Reach level 100 and evolve further with an endgame featuring a Glory system, rare items and currency, Dreamshards

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut will launch as a standalone game on Steam for $44.99. Those players that already own all three the games in the trilogy will receive the Final Cut edition for free.

Worlds Adrift showcased in new screens

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Developer Bossa Studios, known for Surgeon Simulator and I am Bread, has released new screenshots of their next game, Worlds Adrift. From reading through some of their updates on the game's development blog and looking through the various released media, Worlds Adrift looks to be a big departure from the gameplay and genre of previous games.

Randy previously discussed the game when it was announced earlier this year. From everything I've read thus far and seen of the game, count me as excited to see what is ahead for the game's development and future unannounced release on PC.

Skyforge open beta announced for July 16

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Upcoming free-to-play, sci-fi MMORPG Skyforge from developers Obsidian Entertainment and Allods Team will be launching in open beta on July 16. Those eager fans that have purchased founder packs can jump into the game early on July 9.

In the open beta, players will be exploring the world of Aelion as one of five distinct character classes. Those interested in the upcoming beta will want to visit the Skyforge website, register for an account, and download the client to be ready when the game goes live.

The developers have already answered the puzzlement in your head if you're unfamiliar with Skyforge as a new trailer is available explaining all the basics.

Open world space game Into the Stars launching on July 9

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Publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Fugitive Games have announced that open world space game Into the Stars will be launching on July 9 for PC. What might be one of the best game descriptions I've seen in awhile, Into the Stars is described as a cross between Oregon Trail and FTL.

Players step into the role of spaceship captain in which they perform a variety of tasks ranging from scavenging for resources to battling hostile aliens. Basically, all the tasks that are required of a spaceship captain to survive in a distant and dangerous solar system. The end goal of the spaceship's mission being to find a suitable planet for humanity.

Broforce patch adds two new bros, new melee attacks, and flexing

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Free Lives has released a patch for Broforce that adds a pair of new characters (Brocketeer and Broheart), as well as new melee attacks and flex animations for the characters.  The two new characters look like a ton of fun to play and add to a roster full of awesome characters.  

Broforce is still in Early Access on Steam but it's a game I can easily recommend after buying it late last year.  The game is chock full of great animations and is a blast to play either by yourself or with a group of friends.  Check out Sean's preview for more reasons why you should check this great little game out.

Can’t keep all the Amiibo info straight? This should help

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Even though they can’t seem to get a grip on the supply and demand aspect of the Amiibo figures, I do commend Nintendo for their implementation of the (not exactly) toys. I was worried early on, when the Amiibo were first announced, that the scope of their support would be rather limited. It has turned out to be anything but thanks to their inclusion in a majority of the first party titles for the Wii U.

Nintendo lover and gamer MoldyClay is someone who appreciates this fact as well and he has worked tirelessly over the past couple of months to keep fans informed on how and the Amiibo’s work and with which games. He constantly updates an “Amiibo Compatibility” image that he shares with the world, making it crystal clear which figures work with which games and to what ends. He recently released his latest version of the chart, which you can see here, that breaks it all down in the simplest form.

Check it out:

Luigi’s Mansion arcade trailer shows that Japan gets the best games

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I absolutely hate the fact that we don’t get too many “new” arcade games here in the States. The arcade market isn’t nearly as popular here as it still is in Japan. Case in point: the new games Japan seems to get ALL the time. One of the newer arcade machines in Japan, that I posted about previously, is Capcom’s take on the Luigi’s Mansion franchise. The game is an on-rails shooter, akin to games like Sega’s Jurassic Park. The machine is now shipping to arcades in Japan and Capcom has released a trailer showing off what it has in store for players.

No, this isn’t a super-deep or jaw-dropping experience, but it looks like a hell of a lot of fun. I love playing games like this, especially with my daughter whenever we visit establishments like Dave & Busters or Gameworks. Sega is actually involved with the marketing and distribution of the game, so hopefully there is a small chance that this could eventually show up in arcades over here in the United States. Until then, we just get to watch the trailer below and wish (or hope for a Wii U port).

Source: Arcade Heroes


News Roundup - 07/01/2015

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Tavern Brawl week 3: Spiders, Spiders Everywhere!

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Tavern Brawl Week 3 is now live on Blizzard's free to play card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Week one saw players take control of one of two bosses from the Blackrock Mountain expansion with pre-constructed decks. Week 2's challenge was to construct your own deck and get a random banana spell for every minion that died. I built a Mage deck that was winning about 85% of matches there. Week 3, however, is much more random. You choose a hero and get a deck teeming with Webspinners that, when killed, will give you a random beast card. The rest of the deck is filled with random spells from your character class. There is a lot more luck involved this week because that dead Webspinner might give you some useless angry chicken, or drop a legendary in your hand. 

I found myself really moving away from Hearthstone lately, largely due to how incorrigible I find much of the playing community to be (but that's a topic for another post), but Tavern Brawl has really brought me right back in. Many of my other gripes have been directly addressed with Tavern Brawl and it just makes the game feel fair again. 

World of Warships launches open beta

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If you're looking for something to do over the long Independence Day holiday then you might want to check out the open beta of World of Warships which opened up to everyone today.

The demo will feature 80 difference ships and will allow players to fight each other in large scale 12 vs 12 matches or engage game's AI in PvE combat.  The 80 ships are broken up into four different classes representing four different countries.  

If you're interested head over to the game's official website and sign up or just check out this fairly cool video that gives you an overview of the various mechanics at play in the beta.

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