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Exclusive: Behemoth Invests Heavily in Video Games with a New Publishing Arm

Since launching in 2020, Behemoth has made the news several times, including with it’s acquisition of Amigo Comics, it’s expansion into music with Grammy nominated artists and legendary record labels, and surpassing half a million comics sold and reaching 9th in market share among all comic publishers, all within their first full year of distribution. The company has announced a gaming label and its own development studio with a multi-million dollar investment focused on creating new first-party titles.

Their first slate of titles sees games like the Survival Horror title, Blank Frame, releasing as soon as January 28th on Valve’s Steam platform. With other titles, like Contract Killer, set to release in Q2 of 2022 on Xbox Series S/X, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. These titles including open world games like Vigilance 2099, Within Judgement, The Henchmen, Total Anarchy, and more games from other genres.

Behemoth has also secured deals to release physical editions of games on console and PC that development was not involved in beforehand. This includes the previously announced via their New York Comic Con panel, Postal 4. A game in the notable franchise which has seen a laundry list of controversy, including being banned from retailers like Wal-Mart, being labeled as “the worst thing in America” by Senator Joseph Lieberman, and receiving a Guinness World Record for being the most polarizing reviewed video game ever (Postal 2). Despite this the series has gone on to sell millions of units, and Behemoth has also revealed it will publish a card game for the series in mid-2022.

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G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is Coming December 15 to Steam

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout, the team-based third-person shooter inspired by the epic characters and battles of Hasbro’s blockbuster franchise, will be available on PC via Steam on Dec. 15, 2020, for $29.99. Fans get also get the game’s Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes a digital art book and soundtrack, the Retro Skins Pack, and the Weapons Pack, all for $39.99. And during its first week of release, you can grab G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout for 20% off! Play as both Team Joe and Team Cobra in this action-packed adventure featuring a local co-op campaign and PvP multiplayer with support for Steam Remote Play Together.

Experience an original storyline inspired by classic ’80s comics, with 17 campaign missions featuring legendary locations like the U.S.S. Flagg and Cobra Headquarters, intense boss battles, and iconic vehicles like the G.I. Joe Persuader and Cobra H.I.S.S. tanks. Play the campaign on your own or with a friend in local split-screen co-op, then keep the fight going in four-player local PvP multiplayer modes like Capture the Flag, Assault, King of The Hill and Deathmatch Arena.

Choose your favorite heroes and villains with 12 playable characters from both sides, including Duke, Snake Eyes, Cobra Commander, Destro, Roadblock, Storm Shadow and more. Unleash a wide variety of weapons, skins, and devastating ultimate abilities as you mastermind world domination for Team Cobra and restore world peace with Team Joe!

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is also available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout

Transformers: Battlegrounds Comes to Consoles in October

While everyone was paying attention to the Playstation 5 news, the Playstation 4 teaser trailer for Transformers: Battlegrounds dropped today. The game is also coming to the Nintendo Switch, Steam, and XBox One.

As evil Megatron closes in on the Allspark, Bumblebee and the Autobots need a new commander to help save Earth – you! Assemble your squad and roll out for a battle that will rage from Central City to Cybertron… and even to the local multiplayer arcade!

Shadowman Gets a Remastered Edition of a Classic Video Game

Valiant Entertainment has partnered with Nightdive Studios to develop a remastered edition of the classic action-adventure video game Shadowman. The remastered edition will be coming to Windows PC via the Steam and GOG platforms, as well as to the PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch consoles. This partnership continues Valiant’s expansion into other mediums in addition to publishing.

Shadow Man is the brave and powerful supernatural hero who protects humanity from the sinister demons that lurk in the Deadside and spill into our world. The Shadow Man video game was originally developed by Acclaim Studios and published for the PC, PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and Dreamcast console in 1999. Considered a “lost classic” for years, the PC version of the game was published again in its original form by Nightdive Studios in 2014.

Now the title is being updated using Nightdive’s proprietary KEX engine which has been used to restore classic video games across all digital platforms including System Shock: Enhanced EditionTurokTurok 2: Seeds of EvilBlood: Fresh Supply, and Forsaken Remastered.

The Remastered version adds a host of features in addition to console support:

* 4K widescreen display
* Dynamic shadow mapping
* Dynamic per-pixel lighting
* Antialiasing, and other post-process effects
* Higher density of particle effects
* Refined art, audio, and assets
* Refined gameplay experience
* Reintroduction of missing content cut from the original game
* Xbox, PS4, Controller Pro support
* HDR Rendering

Shadowman will also have a brand-new comic book series this year! From the master of horror Cullen Bunn and bone-chilling artist Jon Davis-Hunt, Shadowman #1 will release on May 20th. Fans can contact their local comic shop to preorder a copy now.

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eigoMANGA Releases A New Chapter To The Vanguard Princess Comic Series

eigoMANGA has announced that the company has released its latest chapter to a comic book series based on the PC game Vanguard Princess.

Chapter 2 of the Vanguard Princess comic book series is an exclusive digital DLC (downloadable content) to the PC game. Both the comic and game are available through the digital distribution platform, Steam.

Vanguard Princess Chapter 2 titled “J Is For Judas” tells the story of a student uprising caused by their school’s decision to erect a statue of a controversial figure.

Vanguard Princess is a 2D fighting game for the PC that features an all-female cast each with their own unique fighting style.

Vanguard Princess Chapter 2

Steam Delivers All-Ages Steampunk Adventure

Dark Horse welcomes you to the all-ages steampunk world of Steam, arriving May 2020!

Writer Drew Ford, artist Duane Leslie, and colorist Eva de la Cruz bring you the story of Arlo, a young boy who escapes his abusive guardians on Earth, through an intergalactic portal to the steam-powered planet of Pother. There he discovers his long-lost father inadvertently helped a powerful corporation from Earth in their efforts to deplete the planet’s resources.

Now Arlo must set things right by joining a small group of resisters from Pother, as they work to both remove this dangerous organization from their world and protect the planet’s indigenous beings. Through this epic adventure, Arlo discovers his self-worth and perhaps even his life’s ultimate destiny.

Steam arrives in comic shops on May 27, 2020, bookstores on June 9, 2020, and retails for $14.99.

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VIZ Media’s Naruto Feature Film Catalog Launches On Steam

VIZ Media brings the action and excitement of Naruto to Steam, a leading interactive content delivery platform by software company, Valve Corporation.

All 10 full-length feature films from the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden story arcs are available (English dubbed) for purchase and rental on Steam in the U.S. and Canada, including:

  • NARUTO THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW
  • NARUTO THE MOVIE: LEGEND OF THE STONE GELEL
  • NARUTO THE MOVIE: GUARDIANS OF THE CRESCENT MOON KINGDOM
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BONDS
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE WILL OF FIRE
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE LOST TOWER
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BLOOD PRISON
  • ROAD TO NINJA: NARUTO THE MOVIE
  • THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE

For a limited time only, a special promotional price will be available on the movies.

Steam is a leading content platform with thousands of titles and millions of members. Through Steam, fans can easily buy, play, share, modify, and build communities around Valve products as well as titles from other independent studios. Steam is available in 237 countries and 21 different languages. Since March 2015, Steam has also added more than 100 film titles, with more coming soon.

In the Naruto manga and animated series, Naruto Uzumaki wants to be the best ninja in the land. He’s done well so far, but Naruto knows he must train harder than ever and leaves his village for intense exercises that will push him to his limits. Naruto Shippuden begins two and a half years later, when Naruto returns to find that everyone has been promoted up the ninja ranks – except him. Sakura’s a medic ninja, Gaara’s advanced to Kazekage, and Kakashi…well he remains the same. But pride isn’t necessarily becoming of a ninja, especially when Naruto realizes that Sasuke never returned from his search for Orochimaru. Plus, the mysterious Akatsuki organization is still an ever-present danger. As Naruto finds out more about the Akatsuki’s goals, he realizes that nothing in his universe is as it seems. Naruto is finding that he’s older, but will he also prove wiser and stronger?Naruto-TheMovie-Header616x353

Mayfair Games Releases Steam Map Expansion 5: Boxcar in April 2016

MFG45615Mayfair Games has announced that the Steam Map Expansion 5: Boxcar will be released in April 2016.

Steam’s latest expansion delivers a way to store your precious cargo in one place. The box comes with 2 maps in its hold – India (3-5 players) and South Eastern US (2-6 players).  In addition, it comes packed with a variety of mini-expansions that can be played with your other Steam maps. New Action Tiles can be added to your games to change the dynamic of previous maps – The Surveyor, The Midnight Express, The Local Payoff, & Corporate Charity. The Gray Market Goods expansion adds a level of mystery to your goods supply and creates dual goods.

We’ve also included the previous mini-expansions that were only found as promos: Demanding Suppliers, City Growth Special Contractors, and the Five Way Town. In addition to all this, we’ve added more track tiles and have created new complex hard curve tracks.

With all this new content, we’ve also included a Universal Display board to be placed beside your expansion maps rather than having to play your expansion on top of the original board.

The box is designed to hold all your Steam Expansions, and with it we’ve created an updated omnibus of all the previous expansions’ rules with more in-depth examples. All in all this is the perfect way to keep track of all your goods.

Components:

1 Double-sided board
1 Universal Display Board
24 Gold Player pieces
36 Track Tiles
7 Action Tiles
5 City Growth Special Contracts tiles
15 Gray Market Goods tiles
18 Novelty tiles
5 Demanding Supplier tiles
1 Rules (including clarified rules for all previous expansions)


MFG4137 Steam Map Expansion 5: Boxcar™ $45.00
Ages 12+
For 2-5 Players
Playing Time 120 minutes
UPC 0-29877-45615-?-04500
Case Pack 4
Designer: Morgan Dontanville
Art: John Austin, Jared Blando, Craig Hamilton
Made in the U.S.A.
Dimensions 3.125 in × 9.375 in × 11.625 in

M4 Tank Brigade Classic Now Available on Steam Early Access

logo_iEntertainment_NetworkiEntertainment Network Inc. has announced that M4 Tank Brigade Classic is now available on Steam Early Access.

M4 Tank Brigade, a World War II tank simulation for Windows PCs, is the only game on Steam to focus exclusively on commanding multiple WWII armored vehicles in real time, with combat that takes place on 3D battlefields spread over hundreds of square miles. Tank commanders control their own platoon (four tanks) and up to a full battlegroup of 20 armored vehicles — coordinating both air and artillery support. In a split second, players can jump into any vehicle in their command net to turn the tide of battle!

logo_M4_Tank_BrigadeThe M4 Tank Brigade Steam package includes thousands of single-player missions and free massively multiplayer online (MMO) combat for up to 300 tankers in the same battle. Both single-player and multiplayer modes will be updated on a monthly basis with new features and functions based on player feedback and suggestions from the M4 Tank Brigade Steam Community.

In order to include the updated version improvements in the same package as the classic game, IENT is leveraging Steam Early Access so that M4 Tank Brigade can be continuously updated. The Steam package includes the popular, finished “classic” version that has been played online and offline for years. The first new features for M4 Tank Brigade are expected in September 2015.

Unlike most MMOs, where the community is limited to existing players, M4 Tank Brigade embraces all 100 million Steam users. The community will help guide future M4 Tank Brigade updates — from user interface to vehicle selection to monetization.

Key Features

  • World War II armored combat simulation
  • Large, realistic 3D terrains
  • Play against thousands of tank enthusiasts
  • Command a platoon of armored vehicles and control four tanks at once
  • Jump between tanks to be part of the action
  • Use maneuver tactics to manage your tanks with a tactical map
  • Air power features and artillery barrage options
  • MMO combat for players who want to challenge others

M4 Tank Brigade Classic joins another IENT product now on Steam: WarBirds: World War II Combat Aviation, where players can enjoy both single-player and multiplayer WWII aerial combat.

M4 Tank Brigade is available on Steam Early Access. It can be purchased for $14.99 and runs on Windows PCs.

Magic Duels: Origins now available on Steam; Xbox One

Magic Duels OriginsWizards of the Coast has launched Magic Duels on PC via Steam with its initial content release, Magic Duels: Origins, enabling fans to play this brand new digital release for free. Magic Duels: Origins introduces an entirely new digital Magic experience, offering limitless free gameplay, hundreds of unlockable cards, many exciting multiplayer modes-including the return of fan-favorite Two-Headed Giant. Available today on Steam for PC and the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One on July 31, Magic Duels: Origins will be available on PlayStation 4 later this year. The game was released earlier this month on iPhone and iPad.

Magic Duels will feature regular content updates that reflect the latest Magic: The Gathering card sets, starting with Magic Origins, providing a deeper connection to the paper sets that are released each year and following the ongoing storyline set in the Magic Multiverse.

Magic Duels introduces exciting new features, including:

  • Virtually endless solo gameplay against thousands of AI opponent decks
  • All-new Skill Quest tutorial system that teaches gameplay quickly and easily-just like learning from a friend
  • Expanded multiplayer options including Two-Headed Giant Mode
  • Deck Wizard offering step-by-step deck construction guidance for new players, and an advanced Deck Builder allowing experienced players to build from scratch
  • Regular updates from corresponding Magic set releases
  • Hundreds of new cards from the upcoming Origins set, including powerful Planeswalkers
  • 100% earnable content means players can play free!
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