December 9, 2015

NIS America Unleashes New Media For The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition

Posted on December 9, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nippon Ichi Software America has released a brand new trailer as well as a whole set of screenshots for the upcoming The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition for the PlayStation 4.

The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition is an action-RPG where players take the role of the titular The Hundred Knight – the strongest creature in this game’s universe. By completing the bidding of your master, Metalia, you’ll help spread her influence beyond the small swamp that she currently inhabits.

NIS originally released The Witch and The Hundred Knight on PlayStation 3, so you might be wondering what makes this brand new version worth a look? Here’s a list of new features exclusive to the Revival Edition:

  • 60 Frames Per Second blistering action.
  • Updated graphics – with new textures, lighting and models.
  • A brand new area – The Tower of Illusion – enables players to score even more powerful loot.
  • Play as Metalia – Exclusive to the PS4 version!

Check out the brand new trailer and screenshots embedded at the bottom of this article. The Witch and The Hundred Knight: Revival Edition will be available in North America in March 2016 for $39.99 USD.

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Cyberpunk 2077 To Go Silent As Witcher III Becomes The Focus For The Next Year

Posted on December 9, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Last week we brought you some news via a translated interview that CD Projekt’s ambitious role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077  was going to be even more ambitious than this year’s The Witcher III.  The game is in the news once again thanks to an interview the CEO of the CD Projekt RED gave to the Polish show Money.

It is not a surprise to anyone that The Witcher III has been an absolute success for the company – reaching sales of over 6 million units since the game’s launch this past May. It is so successful that the company’s CEO says that CD Projekt RED will focus on The Witcher brand for the next year.

Regarding their plans for The Witcher III Adam Kicinski said:

“This and the next year will be devoted to The Witcher. Apart from the second expansion we have some additional ideas. They should help us animate sales in 2016. The game is selling so well, that we are convinced there are still many people who will buy it if we promote it further.”

So where does this leave the ambitious Cyberpunk 2077, which the public hasn’t seen – aside from the off executive or producer quote – since the game’s initial reveal trailer?  In terms of marketing material and official demos we won’t be seeing things for quite some time. No doubt CD Projeckt RED has an entire internal team working hard on the game but it looks like they will be going radio silent until the game’s marketing machine is ready to rev-up to full speed.

Here’s exactly what Mr.Kicinski said about the company’s plans for Cyberpunk:

“We already have the release date for Cyberpunk 2077 planned, but we won’t announce it until we are ready to start the marketing campaign. At the moment we’re concentrating on The Witcher and don’t want to distract users from that product, which we are still monetizing.”

Cyberpunk 2077 was originally revealed back in January 2013 – in fact we covered the game’s initial reveal trailer over two years ago. The game will allow players to customize their own avatar for use in game and will have a heavy emphasis on non-linear choice driven story.



Broken Deals: 41 Steam Games for $4.99

Posted on December 9, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

Bundle Stars, has unleashed a huge new bundle. It contains 41 gmaes all of which appear in this format for the first time. you wont find this bundle anywhere else, and with games like Battle vs Chess, and Litchdom: Battlemage, the Killer Bundle 6 contains a staggering 41 must-play games. For the incredibly low price of just $4.99. The normal retail value of the featured games is a substantial $190, so that’s a saving of 97%.

Here is a partial list of the games in the bundle. 
●     3D Realms Anthology – Steam Edition (Windows/Mac) – A mega collection of 32 Steam games for Windows® and Mac including legendary classics like Duke Nukem 3D, Rise of the Triad, Terminal Velocity, Raptor: Call of the Shadows, Blake Stone, Death Rally, Wacky Wheels and much more. Bundled for the first time, this incredible compilation is a must-have for all gamers who want to sample the great old days of PC and Mac gaming!
●     Lichdom: Battlemage (Windows) – A first-person caster with thousands of spell possibilities, brutal enemies and unprecedented character customisation. With limitless magical power at your disposal and brutal enemies around every corner, victory hinges on a combination of skill, strategy, and a vast array of spells to cast in the heat of combat!
●     Monstrum (Windows/Mac/Linux) – Monstrum takes the traditional survival horror formula and remixes it completely with procedurally generated levels, permadeath, and unique AI driven predators. Outrun or outsmart your predator in this exciting first-person game!
●     Battle vs Chess – aka Check vs Mate (Windows/Mac) – Animated fantasy figurines assemble in magical worlds and await your command. Execute skilful manoeuvres on the game board and catapult yourself directly into the battle with devastating attacks, chessman versus chessman.
●     Cast of the Seven Godsends (Windows) – A classic run ‘n’ gun action shooter with six colourful worlds to conquer. Wield weapons, cast magic combat spells, and enjoy a wonderfully retro-soaked, and highly polished, gaming experience.
●     Super 3D Noah’s Ark (Windows/Mac/Linux) – A first-person shooter with a difference. Now you can render animals unconscious with your fruit lobbing skills! Legend has it that the original source code to the PC version of this game was completely lost, and had to be reverse engineered and reimplemented using a modern rendition of the Wolfenstein 3D engine.
●     CrossCode (Windows) – A retro-inspired action RPG set in the distant future. CrossCode combines gorgeous 16-bit SNES-style graphics with butter-smooth physics, a fast-paced combat system, and engaging puzzle mechanics, served with a gripping sci-fi story.
●     Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (Windows) – A fresh take on air combat action gaming, with an intriguing twist – it’s based on the historical events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that flew against Japan in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre of World War 2. Enjoy a single player campaign, and multiplayer for up to 16 players.
●     GemCraft: Chasing Shadows (Windows) – Fight your way through an epic story, unravelling mysteries and artefacts in this highly rated game! Create and combine powerful gems with towers, and use them in intricate ways to defend yourself against endless hordes of demonic monsters.
●     Horizon Shift (Windows) – Arcade nostalgia meets indie innovation in an explosive shmup crammed with power-ups, bombs, tons of unique ideas – and as you’d expect, total carnage!

You can pick the games up over at Bundle Stars for 4.99$ US (180$ retail)

Happy bundling!


Counter Strike: Global Offensive Winter Update Brings New Weapon Skins

Posted on December 9, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Valve has released the Winter Update for Counter-Strike­­­: Global Offensive. This update brings with it a brand new type of weapons case, new unlockable skins, a “Killer Replay” feature for Casual play and some other minor adjustments.

A brand new weapon has been added to the load-out screen, called the “R8” revolver, it replaces the Dessert Eagle. Are you eager to check this new piece of hardware out?

The new “Killer Replay” features allows you to view the game through your killer’s eyes beyond the initial Kill Cam. This feature only works in Demolition and Casual play as of the release of the Winter Update.


In addition to the R8 Revolver Valve has added a number of new skins, not just for the new hardware. According to the official website some of these new skins include:

  • R 8 Revolver | Fade
  • M4A4 | Royal Paladin
  • R8 Revolver | Crimson Wedge
  • AUG | Ricochet
  • Dessert Eagle | Corinthian
  • P2000 | Imperial
  • Sawed-off | Yorick
  • PP-Bizon | Fuel Rod
  • Five-Seven | Retribution

For an expanded look at some of the skins in the R8 Case and the full patch notes check out these links.



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