Dawn of War III

Dawn Of War III: The Kotaku Review

In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war. And more Warhammer games. Before we get into things with Dawn of War III, it’s time for a quick history lesson (and yes, this is relevant and important to the new game): the first Dawn of War was released on PC back in 2004. It was a very good real-time strategy video game, and pioneered a lot of things like cover and suppression that Relic would pretty much perfect with Company of Heroes. Dawn of War II followed in 2009 and was a very different beast. Shedding much of its traditional RTS heritage, it opted instead for a more RPG-like experience, with a big emphasis on a limited number of powerful units that could grab loot from the battlefield. Advertisement Advertisement Now it’s 2017 and we have Dawn of War III, and again, the game’s focus has changed. It’s something of a compromise between the two previous titles, retaining II’s hero units but not their material obsessions, while bringing back RTS stalwarts like base-building and the construction of grunts. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Puyo Puyo Tetris Is Delightful, Even When You're Losing

GIF While I’ve still not gotten the hang of Japanese puzzle classic Puyo Puyo, I‘m pretty good at Tetris when I concentrate. Recording a Kotaku Plays video is not a good way to concentrate, but I don’t mind losing when I get to share the colorful sights and spirited sounds of Puyo Puyo Tetris. Advertisement Out this week for both the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, Puyo Puyo Tetris is a combination of two of the world’s favorite drop puzzle games. Players can launch matches of either or both games directly from the opening screen, or dive into story mode, online multiplayer or splitscreen multiplayer for up to four. Watch me play through a story mission and try my hand at a little multiplayer in the video below. My performance isn’t pretty, but everything else is. Ignore my playing. Focus on the bright and welcoming graphics and the lovely arrangements of “Korobeiniki,” the Russian folk song better known as the Tetris theme. While the game’s story mode, which tells the story of two puzzle-based worlds merging into one, alternates between Puyo Puyo, Tetris and mixed battles, in READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Report: Alien: Isolation 2 Rumors Not True

While we reported the other day that Creative Assembly might be working on a new Alien game, which people automatically assumed as Alien: Isolation 2, that’s not the case, sadly. According to a new report from Eurogamer’s sources, Creative Assembly is not working on Alien: Isolation 2. While the studio is indeed working on its next project, it won’t be an Alien game and is still years away from being finished. In addition to that, cross-referencing the credits for Creative Assembly’s latest game, Halo Wars 2, with that of Alien: Isolation’s, will reveal that the majority of the people who worked on Isolation are no longer at Creative Assembly — further adding to the veracity that the studio is not working on the horror sequel. Well, there you go, folks. Of course, there is the off-chance that Creative Assembly is working on it, but can’t announce anything at this time, or SEGA has tasked a new studio to develop the sequel, or it’s really not happening (which could be the case since it didn’t sell all that well). Once we hear anything about Alien: Isolation 2, we’ll be sure to let people know. In the meantime, go check out READ…

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FMV Cult-Classic Night Trap Coming to PS4 and Xbox One This Spring

Consider this a story I didn’t think I’d ever be writing. Developer Screaming Villains will soon release a 25th-anniversary edition of the FMV cult-classic, Night Trap. Yes, the Notorious Sega CD game that starred Dana Plato will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Spring. For those who may not remember, Night Trap was essentially a made-for-TV horror movie disguised as a video game. Players had to trap vampires that were chasing teenage girls inside of a house. The game was highly controversial when it first came out and was one of the reasons we now have the ESRB. It’s also considered one of the corniest games of all time because of the terrible acting. Despite all of that, it still has a devoted fan base. Limited Run Games, who is responsible for creating physical versions of digital PlayStation Vita titles, will be releasing the PS4 edition of Night Trap on disk. There will be three different covers; each resembling one of the three Sega CD releases. As you have no doubt surmised, there will only be a limited amount of physical Night Trap disks produced. [embedded content] Will READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

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Night Trap Heading to PS4, Prepare for FMV Camp

[embedded content] If you’re old enough (like I am) to remember or game on a SEGA CD, then chances are you’ve tried Night Trap. If you’re not that old, or just not a fan of campy horror full-motion video (FMV) games, then you’re in luck! Night Trap is headed to the PlayStation 4! You read that right! One of the most famous FMV games will be making a return 25 years since it first launched! For those not familiar with Night Trap, it starred scantily clad teenagers who are under attack by “vampires” (using that term loosely) who want to drain their sexy necks of all that sexy blood. The player can then switch between different cameras to activate traps and stop the women from being harmed. Needless to say, it’s the type of “game” that got teenage boys all hot and bothered during the ’90s (hey, we didn’t have internet back then!). If you want to see how campy it really is, go watch the trailer above. It’s being ported by Screaming Villains and distributed by Limited Run Games for a spring 2017 release on the PS4 and Xbox One. Limited Run Games will be available on physical disc and…


Report: New Alien Game Might Be in the Works at Creative Assembly

The latest issue of UK’s Official PlayStation Magazine (OPM) reveals that its sources have heard rumblings of a new Alien game planned by Alien: Isolation developer, Creative Assembly. The publication said (via PSU), “Our sources tell us that after work is finished on Halo Wars 2, a new Alien game may start development over at Alien Isolation dev Creative Assembly.” Back in March, SEGA acquired Crytek Black Sea (now called Creative Assembly Sofia) and announced that the team will “exclusively” work on content for Creative Assembly. Director Tim Heaton said of the acquisition: Now in our 30th year of games development, with an army of multi-million selling titles to our name and a history of world-renowned partnerships, Creative Assembly is proof of the UK games industry’s potential for global success. Due to this success, we are further expanding our UK base and developing additional projects overseas, whilst pursuing top talent from across the globe to join us, all in support of our commitment to creating high quality, authentic gaming experiences. Our continued growth allows us to be dynamic with our future projects, constantly seeking new opportunities and reaching a wider audience with our games. Although Alien: Isolation was READ FULL STORY…


Sonic Forces Gameplay Video Offers a Look at Classic Sonic

[embedded content] Sonic Forces includes three playable characters: Modern Sonic, Classic Sonic, and someone who hasn’t been announced yet. We’ve already seen Modern Sonic in action, and in the new gameplay video today, SEGA offers up a look at Classic Sonic as he runs through Green Hill Zone. Sonic Forces launches this holiday for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The other Sonic game this year, Sonic Mania, is scheduled to release this summer for the same platforms. [Source: Sonic the Hedgehog via Gematsu] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


Puyo Puyo Tetris Launches with New Tutorial Videos

New Sonic Forces Video Features Classic Green Hill Zone

It looks like Sonic Mania won’t be the only 2017 Sonic game that pays tribute to the past. Sega has just released a 2 minute Sonic Forces clip which features Sonic zipping around Green Hill Zone. If you’re a fan of classic Sonic games, then you’re going to love what you’re about to see. For those who may not know (shame on you!), Green Hill Zone was the very first world in the original Sonic the Hedgehog. As you can see from the video below, Sonic Forces does a nice job of replicating it. But it’s clear that this is more of a re-imagined version of the stage rather than an exact replica. Sonic Mania also has its own homage to Green Hill Zone. Though it isn’t a carbon copy, it is more faithful to the original. [embedded content] Sonic Forces is considered to be a spiritual successor of 2006’s Sonic Generations. That title was praised by many because it featured both 3D and 2D stages. Like that game, Sonic Forces will star the modern and classic versions of Sonic the Hedgehog. It will also have a third playable character, though who that could be is unknown at the moment….

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Green Hill Zone's Looking Good In Sonic Forces

Sonic Forces, like Sonic Generations before it, combines classic and modern Sonic the Hedgehog style into one game. And where there is classic Sonic, there is the Green Hill Zone. This one’s not too shabby. Advertisement We’ve seen a little bit of column B, now here’s a taste of column be in the clash of hedgehog timelines, due out this holiday season for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Switch. Speed? Check. Catchy music? Check. Yes, I think this will do nicely, as long as they keep classic Sonic far away from underwater levels. No one ever liked the underwater levels. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Sonic Forces’ Classic Sonic Gameplay Shown off in New Video and Screenshots

Today, developer Sonic Team and publisher Sega released a new, two-minute-long gameplay video showcasing Sonic Forces’ Classic Sonic gameplay, which was originally teased during a Nintendo Direct presentation earlier this month. …Read More The post Sonic Forces’ Classic Sonic Gameplay Shown off in New Video and Screenshots by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.


PlatinumGames Celebrates Bayonetta’s PC Release by Unveiling Some of its Secrets


Bayonetta for PC Updated with Possible Vanquish Teaser

Today, Sega released a 22KB update for the recently launched PC version of Bayonetta. Digging into the update, the following image appears in the EXTRAS folder: …Read More The post Bayonetta for PC Updated with Possible Vanquish Teaser by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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