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Dragon’s Prophet: dancing with draconis occidentalis

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 15:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Dragon’s Prophet is the latest MMO from Runes of Magic developer Runewaker Entertainment. SOE gives VG247′s resident MMO aficionado Stephany Nunneley the opportunity to test her lizard-taming skills.

Developed by Runes of Magic studio Runewaker Entertainment.

To be published by SOE, Infernum and Deep Silver by region.

Contains over 300 dragons, 100 of which are tameable. This figure could go up in the future.

Action-based combat system, non-instanced housing, plot-claiming.

Four classes: Mage, Oracle, Ranger, and Warrior.

Currently in closed beta. Release date TBD.

At first glance, Dragon’s Prophet sounds like your typical, fantasy MMO: all the character classes seem stereotypical fare; you run around a vast, fantastical world killing things solo or in group; you have a house in which to store all your trophies; and you get to tame and ride dragons. Wait. That last part isn’t “typical” to any MMO I have ever played, and turns out, neither is Dragon’s Prophet.

Upon further inspection, I found the Runewaker MMO is far from typical: it has a vast, in-depth skill tree with an abundance of skillsets to choose from; and your dragon, with its own set of skills, will enhance your abilities as though it melds itself with you upon being saddled.

Before I get into all of that though, let’s start off with the basics.

The four classes in the game consist of the Guardian who, as you would expect is the tank, and versed in hand-to-hand combat; the Sorcerer uses magic and doles out DPS from a distance. There’s also a hybrid class called the Oracle which bends the forces of nature to his will, and uses a scythe to dispatch his enemies. However, during my time with the game I tried out the Ranger class, as it’s one I am most familiar playing with. I tend to lean towards these classes in most MMOs and when I play D&D. She was proficient not only with a bow, but with melee weapons and dual wielding gun blades which also provide a bit of extra armor to her light class.

Each character starts off with a basic skillset, your dragons will provide you with different skills, and depending on your skill tree you can choose your own path – there’s a lot of variation with each class, so it’s unlikely your Ranger will have the same skills and abilities as another Ranger in your group.

No matter which proficiency you prefer, your role in the group will be determined by the dragon you choose to ride. The MMO is all about the dragons after all. So, if you decide to take on the role of the healer, you will need to choose the corresponding dragon out of your inventory.

Now, even though there are 300 dragon types in the game, only 100 are tameable – and no, you can’t collect them all. This isn’t Pokèmon. You can carry up to six dragons at a time in your inventory and switch them out on the fly. Now, when you go into town, you can visit a dragon lair which is a bit like a bank, where there’s up to six more you can switch out. All in all, you can have 12 dragons. According to lore, the dragons you come across in the game were created by the Elder dragons by mating with other creatures on the planet. Some are small, and similar to a velociraptor, others look more like a rhino, while the dragon I chose in my playtest was your typical, flying dragon but with elaborate feathers. I totally went for aesthetics, you see.

Since the character I chose came pre-loaded with skills and her own stable of dragons, I started off on the ground, fighting various creatures determined to make a meal out of me. The combat in the game differs from other MMOs in the fact that there is no auto attack. In other words, you won’t be able to just stand there and auto-bash an enemy while you run off to grab a soda. You have to be engaged. Your soda can wait.

When fighting, you use your left and right mouse buttons to attack, but if you pay attention to prompts on the screen, you will notice icons which denote the ability to execute a combo. Depending on your class and how close the enemy is to you, different combos can be pulled off with each dealing varying degrees of damage. Those are the basics of combat.

Now comes the fun part: finding your dragon. When you start off the game you will go through a tutorial, after which there are two “newb” areas in which you can find and train a dragon by the time you are level five. Players will start off with the runners, or dragons which can’t fly, and as you progress in the game you will find ones which can go in water, gliders, and finally, you will be high enough level to enter an area which has flying dragons. Don’t expect to run into a high level area and tame a high-level flying dragon at level 4. It will kill you. You have to progress through the game.

The way you tame a dragon, is to hop on its back, which prompts a mini-game to commence. While on the dragon, you will need to continue building up a bar on screen by keeping an icon in the middle of a circle on screen before the timer runs out. After your dragon is tamed, you can the name it. Note though that as your level gets higher, the harder it is to tame dragons. Also, each species of dragon has its own abilities (plus the ones it provides to you as mentioned above) and ability slots; strengths and weaknesses; and even intelligence. Every dragon is an individual in that sense. Dragons will also provide different abilities when you are crafting.

When you summon your dragon out of your inventory, a gold bar will appear on the screen. The longer the dragon is out, the bar will decrease. Once the bar gets so low, you will need to send your dragon away so it can rest. You can always pull out another in the meantime – if you have one – but if you don’t, you can just pull him right back out and the bar will start filling up again. Think of it as a mana bar for your dragon. You can also build up a character skill which allows for your dragon to stay out for longer periods of time as your character progresses.

Going back to the dragon lair aspect, the cool thing about the dragons stored in your lair is that while you are playing the game or are offline, you can send them off for training. You can also send the dragons off to harvest resources. There are six different types of resources for the six different crafting skills and each resource has a set of items needed for your character to craft. Every player will be able to participate in all the skills –you don’t have to choose just one proficiency.

The time spent training or gathering by your dragon can be changed, and you will need to take this into consideration because it will cost money. Say you send your dragon out for three hours: it will cost you 300 gold. If you want it to go out for seven hours, it will cost you in-game gold as well as SOE Station Cash. That is how the game is monetized, but you can certainly play the game without paying. The option is there though.

You can also take a skill from one dragon and give to another in your possession, but at a cost; the dragon whose skill you swapped will then have to be set free, so that is something else to consider when playing around in your dragon lair.

Basically, Dragon’s Prophet allows the player to play the game they want to play, with the character they want to play, with the dragon they want to ride.

Another cool thing in Dragon’s Prophet is the housing area, which is called the Frontier. The area is a floating island up in the sky which is its own instance where players from all servers can come together. This is where the PvP – which isn’t in the game just yet – will take place. It will only be up in the Frontier system, and when you arrive, you will see wooden stakes in the ground. These stakes are plots of land which can be purchased from an NPC in the nearby town. There, you purchase the type of land you want, along with the type of house, and decorations. You can put stuff basically anywhere you want inside and outside the house to make it look however you wish: no hooks, and no size limitations for certain walls.

Citadels on each island can be captured in PvP in the area by guilds. Each citadel collects taxes from the various housing plots in the area. These citadels can have fortifications set up and if proficient enough, the invading guild can overtake it. This will involve some strategy though: will you take them by surprise, or plan out your attack to the last detail? It sounds rather cool, but since it is still in the development stage, SOE couldn’t talk much more about it. The PvP option may be available at launch, or it may come sometime later.

I enjoyed the 30 minutes or so I spent playing the MMO. It was fun flying around on my dragon, fighting loads of creatures, and it was even fun falling off my dragon, which I tend to fall a lot in games – as in real life – so it was no biggie. Rez, and get back at it. It was also rather lovely and is really in-depth so it will take some practice to get used to the game’s systems, and the action wasn’t just hack and slash. There was some strategy involved well.

I can’t wait to spend more time with it.

Currently, the MMO is in early beta with those who pre-ordered playing around in it at the moment. Open beta access is limited at present, but you can still sign up for it through here. The level cap at launch will be 60, and will be raised with the first expansion.

A release date is TBD.

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11 Comments

  1. SlayerGT

    Put this on PS4 please..I will transact some micros at this.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. silkvg247

    No reverse mouse Y option. I will say that on each report you make for this game because then any googlers might see and know not to bother.

    It’s an absolute disgrace to not have that option in any game which has a movable camera or viewport.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. GwynbleiddiuM

    can I have undead raising rotten flesh bone-faced dragons? if so color me interested.

    @Steph great stuff, thanks. Although 30 minutes is hardly enough time to have an opinion about a MMORPG. :-” I’ve started playing The Secret World recently, for a lil more than 40 hours and I still don’t have an opinion about it.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 It is VERY hard, which is why I am anxious to try more of it. The thirty minutes or so were just based on gameplay as my character was already filled out in the skills department, so I didn’t have to mess with her. Hopefully I will be able to form a more concrete opinion once the beta starts. To me, unless you have been playing an MMO solidly for a month, you can’t really review it properly because there is soooo much content and things change based on your level. That’s just my opinion anyway. :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. silkvg247

    You know I’m not bitching for hell of it right? I am completely peeved because I actually wanted to play this game.. have loved dragons since I was a little girl.

    Ah well if they somehow miraculously add it let me know and I’ll be sure to buy.

    @Gwyn TSW is a grower.. I’m 5 days played in and loving it now.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. viralshag

    I thought TSW was terrible tbh. Just didn’t do much for me at all.

    On topic, this game looks lovely. It’s an MMO so I’ll most likely try it.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. GwynbleiddiuM

    @Steph well your opinion is indeed true, I also think that way. :P

    @Slik, It’s a nice break from WoW-like MMOs to be sure, I like the brain teasing bits, a lot. My current problem is that it’s so hard to find a Cabal, I even posted on the recruitment board and haven’t got any response yet. I really don’t like playing a MMO all by myself all the time, I need to socialize and interact with others every now and then. :D

    @Viral, as I said to Silk, it’s a welcome change from the usual stuff, being an ex-WoW addict and going from that to things like Rift and SWTOR, it feels good.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. TheWulf

    It just does nothing for me. At the end of the day, they’re still just mounts. That’s my issue. If you were playing as the dragon, Istaria-style, then I’d be much more interested. I remember crafting, battling, and flying around as a dragon, and that was a much more interesting experience. This isn’t that much different than any other MMO. WoW has mounts, this is just the standard MMO experience with a few new features bolted on.

    I wish they’d just dropped the riders and gone with actual dragons. Istaria just does so much more for me. And other people will realise this, soon, too. I mean, anyone who plays this is going to be amused by the dragon stuff for a week or two, then they’re going to get bored with the usual MMO mechanics. What I wouldn’t give for an Istaria II (and one with more of a focus on plot rather than crafting).

    I guess if your gameplay experience/creative nature is limited, then this is going to remain interesting for longer. But I’ve played such wonderful things, and this doesn’t even stack up. And that’s a damned shame. This is why the mainstream irritates me so much, because if the mainstream didn’t live in such a tiny box, they’d be more open to new experiences. Rather than just the same thing over and over and over again.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-dyKOlSLl4

    Istaria, with its limited graphics, just seems so much more inspiring. The only problem with Istaria really is a lack of content. You can only play it until you’re sick of the content on offer, and then there’s just crafting. But it is grand. And there’s nothing better than the ascension to being an ancient dragon.

    The whole ritual of the stages of dragonhood, from whelp, to adult, to ancient. It was grand. The ascensions interested players, too, so it would often draw a lot of attention when someone finally managed to achieve ancient status. It was… fun.

    I wish there was more of that.

    I could almost get into Dragon Prophet, but the usual MMO combat and the riders kill it for me. I long for interesting games again. I get far too few, and I am a creature of novelty.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. TheWulf

    @silkvg247

    Check out Istaria. Grab some of the mods for it and give it a try. It might be a little too… ancient. The graphics are old, even with the modded updates, and the gameplay feels akin to Ultima Online/Everquest. But if you can get into it, it’s very rewarding. And if you love dragons, then there’s no greater reward than making it to ancient.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. silkvg247

    I tried that way back at launch, remember it being ok. Can you get to ancient solo? :)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 Actually silk, I didn’t really notice too much, I guess because I didn’t have any issues with camera myself. I rarely change the camera around in a game, usually just going with the default setting and being done with it. That, and I don’t use my mouse to move around on PC anyway – I just use WASD. Old habits etc. This was why I was disgusted with myself in mounted combat at first in LOTRO because I literally had to use my mouse to steer my warhorse or else I could get stuck on a fence. In real life I would just beat the shit out of my horse for that until he moved but there is no such option in the game :D (I KID BTW! I DO NOT beat my critters, they beat me).

    I will check it out more during the beta and let you know!

    PS – I totally love dragons as well. They rock.

    #11 2 years ago

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  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]