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Expect Something from Marvel and Telltale in 2017

Telltale Games is known for impressive comic based games such as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. They teased today that the company is teaming up with Marvel for a new “game series” to come out in 2017.

A first look at Warhammer 40,000: Regicide

Hammerfall Studios has released a first-look gameplay trailer and walk-through for Warhammer 40,000: Regicide.

In it, Hammerfall Project Lead Cat demonstrates a brief bit of gameplay and talks about the inspiration for the title.

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide Releases May 5 on Steam Early Access; Watch the Opening Cinematic Now

Warhammer 40,000 Regicide Opening CinematicIndependent game developer Hammerfall Publishing has released the opening cinematic to the Warhammer 40,000: Regicide campaign, and announced that it will be available on Steam Early Access from May 5. Fans can get their first glimpse of the upcoming single-player campaign story in the opening cinematic below.

The video contains a mysterious transmission sent from the remote world of Hethgar Prime. The frontier world is in peril, and the feared warriors of the Space Marines are dispatched to investigate. On arrival, the Space Marines find themselves up against unexpected adversaries in the struggle to liberate Hethgar Prime and investigate the source of the ominous transmissions.

This transmission is linked to the multi-part Blood Angels campaign, featuring 50 thrilling story driven missions, narrated by voice actor Brian Dobson (famed for his past work on the Dawn of War series). The Regicide Blood Angels campaign will be revealed in several acts throughout the course of Early Access.

Regicide is a fresh take on the Warhammer universe, featuring an intense mix of strategy and cinematic gameplay. An original and brutal take on turn-based strategy, Regicide fuses characters, abilities and environments derived from the Warhammer 40,000 universe from Games Workshop, with traditional strategy and new action-heavy gameplay elements.

  • Cross-platform play.
    Regicide showcases a tactical, single-player Blood Angels campaign. It also features a cross-platform multiplayer experience. Go to war anytime, anywhere against opponents worldwide as traditional gaming meets highly detailed production.
  • Play anywhere versus anyone.
    After the game’s launch on PC, Regicide will arrive on mobile devices in mid-2015, and allow cross-platform matches with persistent progress.
  • Go to war. Anywhere. Anytime.
    With one unified account, experience cross-platform multiplayer gaming between PC, tablet and mobile; against friends and foes on another platform.

Due for release every few weeks after the launch of Early Access, these upcoming content drops will inject plenty of exciting new additions into Warhammer 40,000: Regicide‘s gameplay.

These include the full single-player campaign, new Chapters, Clans and a host of incentives, rewards and unlockables for participating in the Regicide online forums and community!

  • The Angels of Blood
    Free to Early Access purchasers, the RegicideAngels of Blood campaign will be revealed in multiple acts throughout the Early Access. The campaign opens with Guardsman Karthus and his fellow troopers garrisoned the Phaedrus Orbital Station above Hethgar Prime.
  • New Chapters and Clans
    Regicide has eleven planned Chapters and Clans to fill out the Space Marine and Ork ranks by the end of the Early Access phase.

Phase 1 features the Space Marine Blood Angels and Ork Goffs, plus White Scars and Bad Moons as exclusive community rewards for those who have supported the game!

Fans who participate in the Regicide forums will also be eligible for in-game rewards and bonus content, to be announced soon.

eigoMANGA Supports The Troops With The Game Vanguard Princess

Vanguard Princess Screenshot1eigoMANGA has announced that it’s supporting the troops by including its game Vanguard Princess into a fundraising program organized by Operation Supply Drop. Operation Supply Drop is a 501(c)3 military charity supporting active-duty and veteran troops of the United States military and its allies since 2010.

Operation Supply Drop has launched the Indie Ammo Box fundraising program and allowed eigoMANGA to participate and sell Vanguard Princess with a portion of the proceeds being used to support the brave men and women of the United States military and its allies.

indie ammo boxVanguard Princess is an Amazon ten time bestselling PC fighting game that features an all-female cast. The game was originally an independent Japanese game that was later adapted into English in 2011.

eigoMANGA has also donated 15,000 digital copies of Vanguard Princess to Operation Supply Drop. These games will be sent in Operation Supply Drop care packages to soldiers deployed to combat zones or recovering in military hospitals.

Pop! Games: Blizzard Mystery Minis Out in May

Game rooms just got a lot more crowded. Blizzard has become a major entity in the video game industry by earning a reputation for games with detailed plots that are beloved by fans!

Funko’s Blizzard Mystery Minis series spans classic titles from Diablo to Warcraft and Starcraft, and display the incredible details of each character! Every figure has a 1 out of 12 rarity!

Pop! Games: Blizzard Mystery Minis are out in May from Funko.

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Beast Wars Episode 1 for Transformers: Battle Tactics Begins

Yesterday DeNA announced the first event featuring Beast Wars for Transformers: Battle Tactics, the turn-based tactical mobile game that lets players assemble teams of iconic Autobots and Decepticons. Beast Wars Episode 1 runs from April 9 through April 14, when players can collect, fight alongside and take control of classic Maximals and Predacons like Waspinator, Cheetor and Megatron in his ferocious T-Rex Alt Mode!

You can download Transformers: Battle Tactics for the iPhone or Android.

 

Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle must save LEGO Humanity in LEGO Dimensions

It looks like LEGO has decided to keep up the set universe mixing from the popular LEGO Movie in their video game LEGO Dimensions, which will be out in September 27, 2015. The teaser trailer is awesome and game looks like it plays off of the popular style of toys + video games like Skylanders and Disney Infinity. According to the Amazon pre-order page you will purchase expansion packs and build a collection of figures that allow you to mix and match up to 7 characters, vehicles, and weapons int to the game.

The official description is below:

When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various LEGO worlds, different characters from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings and The LEGO Movie are swept away. To save their friends, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle bravely jump into the vortex and quickly find themselves fighting to save all of LEGO humanity.

Let creativity be the guide to a building and gaming adventure – journey through unexpected worlds and team-up with unlikely allies on the quest to defeat the evil Lord Vortech. Play with different minifigures from different worlds together in one LEGO videogame, and use each other’s vehicles and gadgets in a way never before possible. LEGO Bad Cop driving the DeLorean Time Machine…why not?! The LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitsu fighting alongside Wonder Woman…yes, please! Get ready to break the rules, because the only rule with LEGO Dimensions is that there are no rules.

The game features such properties as the Wizard of Oz and Back to the Future and will see packs released to allow access to new characters, vehicles, and more.

Packs planned for release in 2015 include:

  • A Back to the Future Level Pack with a Lego Marty McFly minifigure
  • A Lego Ninjago Team Pack with Kai and Cole minifigures
  • Three Ninjago Fun Packs with Jay, Nya and Zane minifigures
  • Two DC Comics Fun Packs with Wonder Woman and Cyborg minifigures
  • Three The Lord of the Rings Fun Packs with Lego Gollum, Lego Gimli and Lego Legolas minifigures
  • Four The Lego Movie Fun packs with Emmet, Bad Cop, Benny and Unikitty characters
  • A The Wizard of Oz Fun Pack with a Lego Wicked Witch of the West minifigure

More packs and plans will be announced down the road, but the continued compatibility of packs and the game in the short term and down the road is being emphasized by LEGO. Future expansion packs will work with the starter pack “even in the fall of next year,” according to the press release.

DeNA and Marvel Release Marvel Mighty Heroes

MMH_IconDeNA and Marvel Entertainment have launched their brand new mobile title, Marvel Mighty Heroes, a real-time co-op brawler featuring beloved heroes and iconic villains from the Marvel Universe. Marvel Mighty Heroes is available for free, right now on iOS and Android.

In the game, players assemble a dream team of Marvel superheroes, equipped with their unique set of upgradeable abilities and costumes to compete in missions, explore new worlds, participate in multiplayer events, tackle boss battles and more. For the first time on mobile devices, up to four players can assume the role of an iconic Marvel character and face off against evil villains in thrilling action gameplay. Super Heroes include Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, Captain America, Star-Lord, Hulk, Hawkeye as well as dozens of Super Villains yet to be announced. Each character is equipped with a unique set of powerful, upgradeable abilities along with alternate costumes that grant new powers and allow for a variety of different play styles based around speed, strength, and health.

Also available at launch is the first in-game event for Marvel Mighty Heroes in their “Infinity” series, which features the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy joining forces to battle Thanos the Mad Titan. For more details, please read the full press release below.

In a tight race, Marvel fans have registered and voted to receive Hulk as a special in-game reward for players who download the game in the first week.

The video game is written by comics writer Fred Van Lente.

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Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited to get this week?

Around the Tubes

Nothing But Comics – Certified?: Paper Sourcing and Comics – Some interesting info.

Gazette – Silver Spring school aids budding comic creators – Very cool!

Kotaku – Now There’s A Mighty Marvel Mobile Multiplayer Brawler – Hrm.

iO9 – The Long And Terrible History Of DC Comics Mistreating Batgirl – Some good comic history.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

The Beat – Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1

Bleeding Cool – Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1

Nothing But Comics – Harrow County #1 & 2

Comic Vine – Kanan: The Last Padawan #1

Kotaku – The Private Eye

ICv2 – Seraphim: 266613336 Wings TP

Comic Vine – Uncanny Inhumans #0

The PS4 Gets a Batman: Arkham Knight Bundle

We’re sure you’re as excited for the release as Batman: Arkham Knight as we are. Our excitement went up to 11 with a new bundle shown off today that includes a PS4 and the game, with two different versions.

Priced at $449.99, the bundle includes a Steel Grey PS4 system chassis with a custom faceplate, matching DualShock 4 wireless controller in Steel Grey and the finale of Rocksteady Studios’ hit Arkham trilogy.

There’s another bundle, priced at $399.99, that comes with a PS4 system and DualShock 4 controller in jet black and Batman: Arkham Knight.

Batman: Arkham Knight arrives June 23.

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