THQ Nordic


Sine Mora EX Release Date Revealed; Physical Edition Announced


Sine Mora EX Shoots Its Way to PS4 Next Month, Supports 4K

Publisher THQ Nordic announced today that Sine Mora EX, the enhanced version of Goichi Suda’s side-scrolling shooter, will arrive on PlayStation 4 next month. The game will be available both digitally and physically on August 8. The game will feature a new aspect ratio, English voiceover, three new versus modes, and the ability to play in 4K on PS4 Pro. Here’s the full announcement courtesy of THQ Nordic: Sine Mora EX is a side-scrolling shoot’em up that provides a unique challenge, where time is the ultimate factor. Mixing classic shooter sensibilities with contemporary presentation, Sine Mora is a gorgeous shoot’em up offering both a Story Mode that weaves an over-the-top tale and an Arcade Mode that provides deep, satisfying gameplay to challenge fans of the genre. The story mode can be also played in local co-op mode. Sine Mora EX features: 16:9 Aspect ratio (instead of 16:10 which is still an option) Full English Voice Overs (Original Hungarian ones are still available as an option) Local co-op for up to 2 players in Story mode 3 New versus modes: Race, Tanks, Dodgeball New challenge levels Improved Rendering Sine Mora EX releases August 8 (both digitally and physically) for PlayStation READ FULL STORY…

Grimlore Games

Spellforce 3 Preview — An Old School Fantasy RTS

Duagot the chance to go hands-on with the beta for Spellforce 3, a game that’s being developed by Grimlore Games. It takes place in a conventional fantasy setting but has an interesting amount of RPG elements thrown into the mix. …Read More The post Spellforce 3 Preview — An Old School Fantasy RTS by Jordan Boyd appeared first on DualShockers.


THQ Nordic Disappointed and Being Challenged By the Switch’s Lack of Power


ELEX Preview — A Unique Blend of Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Staff Writers Logan and Tomas got the chance to check out Piranha Bytes and THQ Nordic’s new sci-fi/fantasy RPG ELEX and share their thoughts from the game’s hands-off presentation at E3 2017. …Read More The post ELEX Preview — A Unique Blend of Sci-Fi and Fantasy by DualShockers Staff appeared first on DualShockers.

Avalanche Studios

theHunter: Call of the Wild Coming to Retail Later this Year, Courtesy of THQ Nordic

THQ Nordic announced today that it will help Expansive Worlds and Avalanche Studios bring theHunter: Call of the Wild to retail when the PS4 and Xbox One versions release this fall in North America, South America, Australia, …Read More The post theHunter: Call of the Wild Coming to Retail Later this Year, Courtesy of THQ Nordic by Tomas Franzese appeared first on DualShockers.

Aquanox Deep Descent

E3 2017 – Aquanox Deep Descent Preview – First-Person Submarine (PS4)

While PlayStation fans might not be familiar with the series, in the early 2000s developer Massive Development made a name for themselves on PC with their AquaNox series. Part submarine simulation and part shooter, the series blended these genres to create a title that stood out from the crowd. The underwater shooting required more tactical play than most shooters, but the action made it so that a great gameplan wasn’t enough to be successful. The complicated gameplay turned out to be a double-edged sword, as what won over fans also made it fail to reach a wider audience. Massive Development would end up going out of business in 2005, and their signature series hasn’t been touched in over a decade. That’s changing thanks to THQ Nordic and developer Digital Arrow, who are reviving the futuristic series with a prequel. Called Aquanox Deep Descent, it takes place on an Earth where all of humanity has been driven underwater due to radioactivity. I was lucky enough to check out an early build of the game being played by a member of the development team. [embedded content] FPS With a Twist What immediately caught my eye was how differently the game played compared to a READ…

Bugbear Entertainment

E3 2017 – Wreckfest Preview – Demolition Derby (PS4)

From a failed Kickstarter to a lengthy stay in Early Access, the development of Wreckfest hasn’t been the smoothest affair for Finnish developer Bugbear Entertainment. One of the reasons why the studio’s next car game has been in development since 2012 is due to its ambitious physics engine. Everything from the dirt that cars drive on to the damage that cars take from a crash have been realistically rendered, and it’s really a sight to see. Bugbear ended up showing me the physics engine in a really cool way. This was done entirely by jumping into the game’s photo mode, which they jumped into directly after causing a wreck, and then using the camera to fly around the track. I could see all of the particles of dirt flying in the air, and looked at a car frame as small pieces broke off onto the track. It was incredibly impressive, and all of the game’s promotional shots have been created using the same tool that players will get their hands on. Making this feature even cooler is that after a race has finished, players can replay the entire race from any car’s view, and see how all of the action unfolded. When players READ…

Airship Syndicate

E3 2017 – Battle Chasers: Nightwar Preview – Back to Basics (PS4)

One of the greatest things about the current gaming climate is how diverse video games have become. There’s no shortage of different gaming experiences to check out, but there’s nothing that leaves me satisfied the way that a traditional turn-based RPG does. It’s always special to skillfully make your way through a dungeon by outwitting enemies, and that’s exactly the experience that Airship Syndicate is offering up with Battle Chasers: Nightwar. I didn’t know much about the upcoming role-playing game before I got to go hands-on with it, but I was immediately won over by the game’s gorgeous 2D artwork. Everything from the very eclectic characters that formed my party (I controlled a giant robot, a girl wearing boxing gloves and a swordsman) to the aesthetic of the dungeon I was roaming around looked great. It didn’t take long for me to stumble across some angry skeletons to battle, and that’s when I got to get a taste of Battle Chasers‘ combat. Anyone who has played a turn-based RPG in the past will have some familiarity with how Battle Chasers operates mechanically. Battles are a turn-based affair, with players selecting between standard attacks and abilities that cost mana to use. Each member of my READ…

Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Hands-On: Battle Chasers: Nightwar Resurrects a Forgotten Comic Book Series

One of my favorite comic books from the mid-90s was Joe Madureira’s Battle Chasers. What was fun about this series was that it was essentially a role-playing game in comic book form. The series lasted less than ten issues, but it has always stuck with me because of its unique art style and setting. You can imagine my surprise when I learned that a Battle Chasers RPG was in development. I made sure to land an appointment for the game at last year’s E3 and was impressed by what I saw. It was exactly what I imagined a proper Battle Chasers RPG would be like; complete with gorgeous Joe Mad art and classic turn-based action. That was a hands-off demo, but for this year’s E3, I got to actually play it for myself. Spoiler alert: I really, really liked it. Battle Chasers: Nightwar has an isometric camera angle similar to Diablo. With this viewpoint, it is easy to navigate through the intricately designed dungeons. Though most stages are hand-crafted, there are a few which are randomly generated. This gives the game significant replay value. As you would expect from any good RPG, each area is littered with READ FULL STORY…


Open-World, Science-Fantasy Game ELEX Gets New Gameplay Trailer

[embedded content] THQ Nordic has just published a new gameplay trailer for its new action-adventure RPG ELEX, showing off more of the game’s characters, environments, enemies, and combat. The new trailer for the open-world, science-fantasy games shows several characters, one of which looks like a medieval barbarian while the other looks like a futuristic mercenary, walking through some of the game’s environments. The trailer also shows off a few other characters as well as some of the game’s combat which shows off what looks like a fireball launcher and a flamethrower being used to fight off giant lizards, a troll or giant, and other weird looking monsters. ELEX is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4 and other platforms later this year on October 17, 2017. ELEX, which was originally announced back in 2015, is one of the first games publisher THQ Nordic will be releasing since it changed its name from Nordic Games last year. [Source: THQ Nordic (YouTube)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


ELEX Shows off Some Gameplay in Open-World Focused Trailer


Psychological Horror Game The Town of Light Out Today on PS4, Xbox One, and PC; Launch Trailer Released

The Town of Light Out from developer LKA and publisher Wired Productions hits PS4, PC, and Xbox One: offering its psychological horror experience for $19.99 USD. …Read More The post Psychological Horror Game The Town of Light Out Today on PS4, Xbox One, and PC; Launch Trailer Released by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.


Classic 1999 RPG Silver Stealth-Released onto Steam Today