Call of Cthulhu unveils first gameplay from within the grim Hawkins mansion

Call of Cthulhu, the official videogame inspired by Chaosium’s classic pen and paper RPG, is set to unleash madness when the game releases for consoles and PC on October 30. Today, prepare your mind for all-new gameplay, taken from Edward Pierce’s investigations within the Hawkins Mansion.

In Call of Cthulhu, feel the influence of Lovecraftian Old Gods and other cosmic horrors, as you delve into the circumstances behind the tragic deaths of the Hawkins family. Helped and hindered by the mysterious locals of Darkwater Island, your journey cuts the line between sanity and madness as the hunt for truth brings Pierce ever closer to the Great Dreamer.

This gameplay trailer takes place during the early stages of Pierce’s investigation, though the influence of the Great Old Ones is already creeping into effect. To uncover the truth, players must unearth clues, interrogate locals, solve crime scenes and overcome dangers both physical and mental.

Call of Cthulhu releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 30. Digital and retail preorders are available on PC and consoles.

Posted on August 24, 2018 .

Space Hulk: Tactics gets a release date and a gameplay trailer!

Space Hulk: Tactics is a faithful adaptation of the board game Space Hulk, set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, bringing unique twists to the cult classic formula. The game will release October 9 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. To celebrate the news, we’re happy to unveil a new Gameplay Trailer pitting mankind versus alien in desperate, turn-based battle. 

On the side of humanity stand the Space Marine Terminators, genetically modified super soldiers clad in heavy armour and equipped with extraordinary firepower that turns them into effective walking tanks. Opposing them are the Genestealers, insidious inhabitants of the floating amalgamations of smashed-together starships called space hulks, hiding inside every pipe and duct, prepared to rend anything that comes close to pieces with glistening claws. 

An innovative new card system gives players greater control over their forces, while two non-linear, narrative-driven campaigns tell a new, terrifying story in theWarhammer 40,000 universe. A full customisation system is available across four Space Marine chaptersand four Genestealer Hive Fleets, letting you design your force down to the last shoulder plate or weapon hilt. A robust mission editor, inspired by the clip-together nature of building scenarios in the board game, means you can design, share, and play your own maps quickly and easily. 

Space Hulk: Tactics comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 9. Pre-order Space Hulk: Tactics today on Steam and get special bonuses, including a 10% discount, beta access, and unique colour and emblem for each chapter and other variants.

Posted on August 21, 2018 .

Cyanide announces Blood Bowl: Death Zone in Early Access!

Cyanide studio and Bigben are proud to announce Blood Bowl: Death Zone, the real-time 1v1 game based on Games Workshop’s cult board game. The game is now available in Early Access through Steam.
 
Blood Bowl: Death Zone is a fast-paced game of football and violence. Two gamers take direct control of five player teams and battle each other in five minute real time matches. As in American football, the goal of each player is to score the most touchdowns but here almost everything is allowed on the field, not just passing and running with the (moving squig) ball, but also punching the opponent in the face or having a wizard blasting opponents with lightning spells. 

The Death Zone challenge is a popular pre-game event among Blood Bowl fans. It pits legendary Star Players, backed by their generous sponsors and the support of four amateur players, against each other. Of course, all races from the Old World are allowed on the pitch and gamers will be able to pick teams of Orcs, Dwarfs, High Elves or even Humans. Additionally, each team is allowed the use a wizard, generously paid for by the team’s sponsor, to blast the opponents and buff the team members. 

Blood Bowl: Death Zone is released in Early Access, which allows Cyanide to place the game into the hands of players as early as possible, in order to test and balance the gameplay with the feedback from the community.  

Cyanide expects the game to be available for several months on Early Access before the official and final version is released. New features and more teams will be released progressively throughout the Early Access. At this earliest stage, the game contains four teams, multi-player matchmaking and is offered at a discounted price.

 

Watch the Early Access trailer now! 

Posted on July 17, 2018 .

Get on the road for a new and exciting cycling season today on PS4, Xbox One & PC!

Get on the road for a new and exciting cycling season today on PS4, Xbox One & PC!

The official Tour de France 2018 video games are available today in retail stores and for download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Play as the greatest champions and live an exciting Tour de France 2018 on consoles, or step into the shoes of a sports manager on PC to lead your favorite pro team to victory. Today, discover the Launch Trailer of the official Tour de France video games, and get ready for a new cycling season!

LE TOUR DE FRANCE 2018 - PS4 & XBOX ONE

In Tour de France 2018 on consoles, play as the greatest champions and hit the official track of Le Tour 2018! Dive into the intensity of this legendary race where you’ll need to attack, follow the best trajectories, and carry out the finest racing tactics to lead your team to victory and earn the mythical Yellow Jersey LCL!

This year, experience a brand new game mode: Pro Leader, where you create your own rider and bring him to the top of his career by completing objectives to improve and gain new responsibilities from season to season! The simulation aspect of the game goes even deeper thanks to your new team Progression System, an improved Fitness Peak System for your riders, and a more aggressive and realistic AI, making this year’s sprints and breakaways as competitive as ever.

Along with the new official route from Le Tour 2018, new races and Classics, such as the mythical Paris-Roubaix, are joining the long list of roads you will have to ride to prove you are the best cyclist!

PRO CYCLING MANAGER 2018 - PC

In Pro Cycling Manager 2018 on PC, step into the shoes of a sports manager and lead your pro cycling team through a challenge-packed 2018 season where you’ll compete in more than 200 races and 500 stages around the world, including famous Tours such as La Vuelta and the iconic Tour de France. It’s up to you to make all decisions for your team: hiring the best cyclists and staff, contract negotiations, sponsoring, race scheduling, training… During the race, choose the finest tactics to lead your riders to victory. Play solo or online multiplayer in leagues or clans with up to 16 players and prove to everyone who is the best pro cycling manager!

Your Manager skills will be tested even more this year with advanced contract and new negotiationmanagement in Career mode, thanks to new sponsors negotiations, in-depth transfer, and newly-added recruitment mechanics. A deeper progression systemarrives this year in Pro Cyclist mode, with more possibilities than ever to personalize and build your cyclist, as riders now get a double specialization from the beginning of their career – one main and one secondary! Experience enhanced in-race immersionwith many improvements, including bigger breakaways and more realistic and aggressive AI during sprints.

Tour de France 2018 on PlayStation 4 & Xbox One and Pro Cycling Manager 2018 on PC are available today at retail stores and for download.

Posted on June 28, 2018 .

Experience SPACE HULK: TACTICS gameplay for the first time in the brand new Overview trailer!

Space Hulk: Tactics is a faithful adaptation of the board game Space Hulk, set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, bringing unique twists to the cult classic formula. Discover the new Overview Trailer showcasing the game’s battle system, team management, customisation and unique card system, so you’re ready for glorious combat when Space Hulk: Tactics releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2018.

First twist is the innovative new card system, giving players greater control and more options than ever before. Grizzled veterans and Space Hulk newcomers alike will find the cards add a new layer of depth, replayability and customization, as explained in the trailer.

Also showcased are the two non-linear, narrative-driven campaigns, offering hours of epic single-player entertainment. One campaign sees you commanding the stalwart Blood Angels Space Marine Terminators, while the other puts you in control of the alien Genestealer forces for the first time in a Space Hulk game.

The game also provides an intuitive but powerful community tool in the form of the map maker, with dozens of varied objectives and endless possible combinations of layouts, objects and tilesets. Once completed, share your maps with others for the community to play and rate.

Finally, Space Hulk: Tactics offers a deep customisation system affecting both gameplay and the appearance of your squad. Hand-craft your forces from one of four Space Marine Chapters or four Genestealer Hive Fleets. A host of cosmetic customization options for every limb, joint, and weapon allow you to choose the exact look of the units in your roster. All multiplayer cosmetics are unlocked from the very start, along with all multiplayer cards.


Space Hulk: Tactics comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018. Pre-order Space Hulk: Tactics tomorrow on Steam and get special bonuses.
 

Posted on May 30, 2018 .

Play The Council Episode 2 : Hide and Seek right now with the Season Pass

Complete Season and Season Pass holders play today, full release on May 17.

The second episode of The Council, a narrative adventure game that redefines the genre with RPG mechanics and consequences for every choice, is available to play today for Season Pass and Complete Season owners. The first episode has already seduced players and journalistsalike with a deep and captivating story celebrated for its intricate characters and smart writing. The innovative narrative-driven gameplay takes the genre beyond its boundaries and allows for meaningful choices with impactful consequences.

Episode 2: Hide and Seek continues the story of Louis de Richet as he deals with the dramatic results of his actions in the first episode, released to press and player acclaim earlier this year. He must continue his investigation into the disappearance of his mother, while dealing with a newly-arrived Spanish head of state and the quickly-forming factions on Lord Mortimer’s island.

In today’s launch trailer, get a first look at the dramatic accusations levied at Louis as he deals with the consequences of his actions. Some players will have to prove their innocence, while others will be the lead investigator into the crime itself – still others may have no murder to deal with at all. This is just one of the massive, diverging plots that players can look forward to throughout The Council’s coming episodes, which will develop further during Episode 2: Hide and Seek.

Hide and Seek releases May 17 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4. Complete Season owners on Steam and consoles, and Season Pass owners on consoles can play Episode 2 now with a two day head start, as well as future access to all upcoming episodes. Note that Episode 1: The Mad Ones, is required to play Episode 2.

The Council Episode 2: Hide and Seek is available today for Season Pass and Complete Season owners on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and Complete Season owners on PC. 

It officially releases on May 17. 

The complete season will include a total of five episodes, with new episodes releasing regularly in 2018.

Posted on May 17, 2018 .

The first episode of The Council is now available!

The Council, the new twist on narrative adventure is now available - Watch its Launch Trailer! The first episode of The Council is now available. The complete season includes a total of 5 episodes. The first episode of Narrative Adventure game THE COUNCIL releases today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC - celebrate with today’s Launch Trailer!

THE COUNCIL is an episodic game like no other, that delivers a fresh new take on the genre, where your choices and also you character growth truly matter. Make hard-hitting decisions, develop an array of skills and directly impact how the story unfolds. With permanent, long-lasting consequences, there is no going back… In The Council – Episode 1: the Mad Ones, you begin your journey with Louis de Richet on Lord Mortimer’s private island and try to discover your mother’s fate – before it’s too late. Joining you are a number of high profile guests, including Napoleon Bonaparte and President of the newly-formed United States of America, George Washington. The strange nature of this private reception goes beyond just the prestigious guests –Richet’s own mother has recently gone missing on the island, while each and every one of the colorful cast seems to have their own hidden agendas. In a new twist for the genre, the core of THE COUNCIL’s gameplay comes from manipulating and maneuvering through character encounters using the unique Social Influence system. During confrontations, skills and limited resources can be used to gain the upper hand and achieve the desired outcome. Players will be rewarded for their knowledge of each character’s psychological vulnerabilities and immunities, as well as their preparations made during prior exploration and investigation. Failing an encounter does not mean ‘game over’, and no action can be taken back. The consequences are permanent and may result in persistent physical disfigurements or mental traits that help or hinder the rest of the player’s adventure. Richet’s numerous skills can be developed to align with your chosen approach to the adventure. Solve issues with diplomacy, delve into occultism to expand your historical and scientific knowledge, or play detective and see what others do not perceive. Your skillswill have uses that extend far beyond your conversations with fellow guests. With 15 diverse skills to use and invest in, players are free to uncover THE COUNCIL’s mysteries how they see fit, with wildly varying consequences depending on their methods. The results will forever alter the life of Louis de Richet, of those around him, and shape history as we know it.

THE COUNCIL’s first episode, THE MAD ONES is available today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The complete season will include a total of five episodes, with new episodes releasing regularly in 2018.

Posted on March 21, 2018 .

A digital version of Paranoia has been authorized

Good news, Citizen! For the first time, your friend The Computer, has authorized a digital version of Paranoia.

Now there is a new way to fervently demonstrate loyalty to your friend, The Computer – through the medium of computer games!
Your friend The Computer is surprised they didn’t think of this before.

Not to worry! The same truths remain. Stay alert! Trust no one! Keep your laser handy! Loyal Citizens are always rewarded. Traitors are always reduced to a fine liquid pulp. Have a nice day!

Paranoia is fun. Other games are not fun. This is true in the digital realm just as it is in table top. Loyal citizens will purchase the forthcoming Paranoia computer game. Disloyal citizens will be used as reactor shielding.

Are you a loyal citizen?
I thought you were!

 

Cyanide and Black Shamrock are fervently loyal to The Computer and therefore proud to announce the development of Paranoia: The Official Video Game, a darkly humorous RPG adapted from the critically acclaimed pen and paper game created by Dan Gelber, Greg Costikyan, and Eric Goldberg.

Paranoia is set in Alpha Complex, the last remaining human city. Alpha Complex is a paradise. The Computer tells you so. Of course, The Computer is always right. Questioning or challenging The Computer is likely to result in termination, or possibly long-term commitment to a Re-Education Gulag and Spa.

In Paranoia, you’ll play as the leader of a Red Clearance Troubleshooter team. As a Troubleshooter, your job is to find trouble. And shoot it. Though Alpha Complex is a paradise, it is unfortunately beset by all kinds of enemies. Terrorists. Mutants. Members of secret societies. Even – shocking though it may be to say – even Troubleshooters who somehow doubt The Computer’s benevolent wisdom, and the evident truth that Alpha Complex is a paradise.

Lies, double-cross and backstabbing will be your best allies for survival in Alpha Complex, as betrayal is a constant threat. Sometimes your team mates, and even yourself, are more of a threat to your survival than the ostensible mission baddies. 

On top of that, the Computer is always watching your actions, judging you, and rewarding you fairly… or not. But should you be defeated or terminated (incinerated is more accurate), you have 5 replacement clones in reserve to try again! Not always faithful copies of the original… but that's another problem.

Unreliable narration; explosions, laser blasts, insane robots; technology-based environments to explore; a role-playing team you can’t rely on:  Paranoia takes the conventions of the CRPG and turns them on their head, creating a world and a gaming environment that will frustrate, surprise, and delight players of the genre with something both familiar – and something that defeats their expectations.

The above information is Clearance Violet. If you are below Clearance Violet, please report to the nearest Termination Booth immediately. Thank you.

Paranoia: The Official Video Game is co-developed by Cyanide, from Paris Complex, and Black Shamrock, from Dublin Complex. The game will be released on PC and Console when the Computer decides that the time is right.

To demonstrate your loyalty to The Computer, please circulate these posters! Thank you for your cooperation!

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Posted on March 9, 2018 .

Blood Bowl 2 Legendary Edition invades the pitch with its launch trailer!

Blood Bowl 2, the sequel to the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's classic tabletop game combining American football with the Warhammer fantasy world, today welcomes its Legendary Edition! This is the ultimate Blood Bowl experience, available on PC/Mac, PS4 and Xbox One. Blood Bowl 2: Legendary Edition is downloadable as a stand-alone game for newcomers, and as the Official Expansion for all current Blood Bowl 2 players. Before stepping onto the pitch, take a look at the Legendary Edition Launch Trailer.
 
Highly anticipated by the fans, the Legendary Edition offers ALL the official races from the Blood Bowl board game, including the sly Goblins and a brand new race - the Kislev Circus and their ferocious Tame Bears! These 24 teams come with all their Star Players, as well as the new Khemri stadium, located at the feet of the Tomb Kings’ imposing pyramids. Experience new game modes such as a brand new Solo Career mode, or the new Challenge mode, which will put your wits and skills to the test through crazy and challenging game situations.
 
For the first time in the history of Blood Bowl, spice up your matches with teams made up of a combination of players from different races, or go wild and lead a team of Star Players only! Last but not least, Cyanide has developed a host of new features and options to enrich the already deep multiplayer experience. These expand the possibilities offered for players to communicate, create, set up and customize their online leagues and competitions.

Blood Bowl 2: Legendary Edition will be available today for download on PC/Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Posted on September 5, 2017 .

Call of Chtulhu embraces madness in E3 trailer

Call of Cthulhu, our upcoming RPG-investigation game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, today unleashes its E3 Trailer. Plunge into the troubled mind of private investigator Edward Pierce, as his perception of reality becomes more and more skewed the closer he gets to the Great Dreamer’s sphere of influence. Clutch to your withering sanity to discover the conspiracies, the cultists and otherworldly terrors that inhabit the twisted universe imagined by Lovecraft… it is said that madness is the only way that can bring you to the truth.
 
Sent to Darkwater Island to uncover the truth behind a mysterious death of a family, your original assignment spirals out of control against a backdrop of suspicious locals, mutilated whales, and disappearing bodies. Pierce’s mind will suffer - balancing a razor-thin line between sanity and madness, your senses will be disrupted until you question the reality of everything around you. Trust no one. Creeping shadows hide lurking figures… and all the while, the Great Dreamer prepares for his awakening.
 
Call of Cthulhu will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
 

Posted on June 16, 2017 .