STYX: SHARDS OF DARKNESS - FIRST GAMEPLAY VIDEO AND Q1 2017 RELEASE

Originally expected for the end of this year, Styx: Shards of Darkness will finally arrive in Q1 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Patrick Pligersdorffer, CEO at Cyanide Studio, explains, "With this new episode of Styx we updated our engine from Unreal 3 to Unreal 4. This update has brought so much to the Styx series, from graphical enhancements to new gameplay mechanics and features. The engine transition has required some time for our team to adapt to. We're dedicated to providing the best stealth experience possible for players, so in agreement with our publisher Focus, we are delaying the game until the first quarter of 2017." 

Developed with Unreal 4, Styx: Shards of Darkness, creeps into an ambitious new sequel with a host of new features! Today, we are unveiling the very first gameplay video of Styx: Shards of Darkness, where you can watch our goblin hero sneak, climb, swing, and kill through the Port of Korrangar on a mission offered by his latest shadowy client. This is the perfect opportunity to discover some of the new features and gameplay mechanics added to Styx's latest adventure. 

In search for the Ambassador's magical scepter stolen by a shape-shifting elf, Styx must infiltrate a diplomatic summit through clever use of the environment and new crafting abilities. A new feature, crafting, enables Styx to use more abilities, such as throwing a cocoon large distances enabling him to teleport into a newly hatched clone of himself. 

The series' lauded verticality returns, with many choices of routes and tactics to take throughout the level. Stick to the shadows on the ground, avoiding patrols, or turn to the walls and ceilings to sneak past or attack from above. Kill, or subvert; the choice is yours - just don't be seen! 

The leveling system returns expanded and enhanced. Using the magical power of Amber, Styx is able to turn himself invisible for a short period of time, and if you choose to upgrade this skill, it can even turn victims invisible while you go in for kills. By leveling up the assassination tree, Styx gets access to improved aerial kills, as well as the ability to kill an enemy from a barrel or box and stuff the body inside in a single, swift, move.

Styx's second adventure builds upon the foundations laid Akenash, with more fluid movement and climbing abilities, a richer story told with cinematics including an enhanced bestiary, and side-missions to complete for the sneakiest of goblins. 

Styx: Shards of Darkness comes out early 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC! You can preorder the game now to get exclusive access to the Akenash set, donning the outfit and dagger of Styx's first adventure.

Posted on October 6, 2016 .

SPACE HULK: DEATHWING TRIGGERS ITS GAMESCOM TRAILER

Powered by Unreal 4, Space Hulk: Deathwing is a first person shooter with tactical elements set in Games Workshop's gritty Warhammer 40k Universe. In today's Gamescom trailer, witness the Deathwing squad inspired by the Battle Hymn of Vengeance (written by renowned 40k author Gav Thorpe), hold a last stand against a swarm of insurmountable Genestealers.

Play in coop with friends in a Dark Angels Terminator squad of the elite Deathwing, dispatched to eradicate the Genestealer threat on Space Hulk Olethros, a cluster of derelict ships and debris collected over years of war. Playable in single or multiplayer, lead your squad through xeno-infested ships and debris as you search for the source of ominous psychic disturbances.

Your Terminator and your squad can be customized - skills can be learned and levelled up, and you can choose a wide variety of ranged and melee weapons to bring in to the Space Hulk. During battle, command your team to hold choke points, hack into doors, and cover your advance. Nothing is as it seems in Space Hulk Olethros, and with a story co-written by acclaimed Dark Angels writer Gavin Thorpe, you can be sure that easter eggs are hidden around every corner.

Don the Terminator power armor and bring glory to the Emperor in Space Hulk: Deathwing when the game launches in November 2016 on PC!

Posted on August 23, 2016 .

BLOOD BOWL 2: THE UNDEAD TEAM ARRIVE IN TIME FOR STEAM MIDWEEK MADNESS!

Blood Bowl 2, the sequel to the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's famous board game that combines American football with the fantasy world of Warhammer, welcomes a new race on its pitch: The Undead. The monstrous new team with their fearsome “Regenerate” skill are available today on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

We remind you that PC/Mac Steam players of Blood Bowl 2 can still benefit from THE FOUNDERS INCENTIVE: If you purchase the game before their release, you will receive the Necromantic and the Nurgle teams for free.
The entire Blood Bowl franchise will be featured on Steam Midweek Madness this week! Get the classic game at 75% off! Blood Bowl 2 and its respective DLCs are also on sale, making it the perfect time to begin your new journey as an Old World coach.

The Undead Team

Death comes often for Blood Bowl players, and the souls of the most passionate sometimes rise up again to relive the scenes of their former glory. The Undead team, raised by the Liche-lords of the Old World, have the unique skill “Regenerate” which makes them very difficult to kill. They have incredibly agile players, the Ghouls and the Wights, but they are often too fast for their shambling, but fearsome, Mummy teammates to keep up.

Finally, two Star Players are joining the Undead: Ramtut III is a mighty and powerful mummy who has spent countless years on the pitch. Morg n' Thorg, someone who has faced Ramtut on the pitch and lived, happens to be his sworn nemesis. Vampire Count Luthor Von Drakenborg  carries impressive stats and the Hypnotic Gaze ability, and is one of our most fearsome Star Players yet!

Coming soon, the Necromantic and the Nurgle! Stay tuned, sports fans!

Posted on July 27, 2016 .

BLOOD BOWL 2: THE UNDEAD TEAM RISES TO THE OCCASION!

Blood Bowl 2 is the sequel to the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's famous board game that combines American football with the fantasy world of Warhammer. The new screenshots unveiled today showcase the upcoming Undead team and their deadly Players. They will be available, along with their own Starplayers, in the Undead DLC available late July for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC/Mac. 

We remind you that PC/Mac Steam players of Blood Bowl 2 can still benefit from the FOUNDERS INCENTIVE: Players will receive the Undead, as well as the Necromantic and the Nurgle teams for free, as long as they purchased the game before the races release. Also, Blood Bowl 2 is currently 60% off on Steam until July 4th. This is a perfect opportunity to get the game at an attractive price, and receive the coming races for free as soon as they are available. 

Last but not least, all the PC/Mac owners of Blood Bowl 2 will have access to a Beta next week featuring the upcoming Undead and several updates and improvements. For more information, make sure to follow Blood Bowl on Facebook and Twitter

The Undead Team

Death comes often for Blood Bowl players, and the souls of the most passionate sometimes rise up again to relive the scenes of their former glory. The Undead team, raised by the Liche-lords of the Old World, have the unique skill “Regenerate” which makes them incredibly difficult to kill. They have incredibly agile pieces, the Ghouls and the Wights, but they are often too fast for their shambling, but fearsome, Mummy players to keep up. 

Finally, two Star Players are joining the Undead: Ramtut III is a mighty and powerful mummy who has spent countless years on the pitch. Morg n’ Thorg, someone who has faced Ramtut on the pitch and lived, happens to be his sworn nemesis. Count Luthor Von Drakenborg the vampire carries impressive stats and the Hypnotic Gaze ability, and is one of our most fearsome Star Players yet! 

Soon to come, the Necromantic and the Nurgle! Stay tuned, sports fans!

Posted on July 8, 2016 .

GUINESS is the 2016 Blood Bowl 2 World Champion!

Congratulation to GUINESS and his Lizardmen team "Razzle Dazzle Rootbear" which defeated Mallak's Skaven with style - only 4 rats on their feet at the end of the match!

He wins the World Cup Play Off, as well as 4500$, the Blood Bowl ASUS Republic of Gamers beastly computer and numerous other prizes!

You can find the Twitch replay of the Grand Final HERE.

Posted on July 1, 2016 .

LE TOUR DE FRANCE 2016 OFFICIAL VIDEO GAMES SPRINT TOWARDS LAUNCH IN NEW LAUNCH TRAILER

Games are crossing the finish line June 16 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC  

Games are crossing the finish line June 16 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC

 

The Tour de France 2016 official games will be available June 16 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Cycling lovers and Grande Boucle enthusiasts will be able to wear their favorite team's jersey and ride in the Tour as a cyclist on the console editions, or become the sports manager on the PC edition. In order to make your wait shorter until the Grand Départ, we are shifting the excitement up a gear by releasing both titles’ launch trailer today.

In the Tour de France 2016 for consoles, play as the greatest champions seeking to wear the yellow jersey in the 21 stages of the 2016 Tour, and in other big competitions such as the Critérium International or the Dauphiné. Guide your rider in the heat of the race all the while attacking, sprinting, counter-attacking, choosing the best trajectory and making the best tactical decisions. Decide to hit the road alone, challenge your friends or play cooperatively on the same screen.

This year, experience even more realistic stages thanks to enhanced graphics that bring the new route to life as you run by the Mont Saint-Michel and the Mont Ventoux before the grand finale on the Champs-Elysées. The Challenge mode, that puts your descent skills to the test, is now multiplayer, while the Pro Team, in which you build your team over several seasons, benefits from many improvements and from a brand new sponsor and objective system! Finally, sprint lovers can now 'throw their bikes' and win precious inches in order to be the first to cross the line.

On PC, become the sports manager for a team of professional riders, and take part in a great 2016 season packed with new features, over more than 200 competitions (550 stages) including the famous Tour de France 2016 and La Vuelta. It is up to you to coordinate every aspect of a team's life: recruiting, contracts with cyclists and sponsors, managing the staff, training and handling the race calendar… All this, alongside making real time key decisions during the stages. Play by yourself or challenge managers from all around the world in an entirely rethought online multiplayer mode (create competitions, races, rules, co-op events…)!

In this new edition, the Pro Cyclist Mode, which lets you play as a young cyclist whom you guide to the top, is back with more interactions between you, your teammates and your manager. The Career mode also provides a more intense challenge thanks to a new objective and sponsor system. This 2016 edition is more realistic, thanks to graphical improvements, new sceneries, a clearer interface, improved relaying of information, and a more advanced AI that takes into greater consideration cyclists' physiological abilities and also improves shape and behaviors during breakaways. Finally, you will be able to share content with the community using the Steam Workshop to constantly renew your game experience.

>> Visit the official website

Posted on June 15, 2016 .

[E3 TRAILER] CALL OF CTHULHU: INSANITY IS THE ONLY PATH FOR TRUTH

The E3 trailer for Call of Cthulhu, the official video game adaptation of Chaosium's pen & paper RPG, rises from the depths. Developed for consoles and PC by Cyanide Studio in Paris, Call of Cthulhu will offer an RPG-Investigation title, packed with psychological horror and stealth mechanics. Cyanide Studios brings to life a disturbing world that players will have to explore and investigate while Cthulhu, the Great Dreamer, prepares its awakening. Today's E3 Trailer offers but a glimpse at all that awaits you. 

In Call of Cthulhu, players will control Edward Pierce, a former veteran and private investigator in 1920s Boston. Pierce will be investigating the tragic and mysterious death of Sarah Hawkins and her family in Darkwater Island. The game's E3 Trailer showcases this disturbing Island and the eerie Hawkins Family Mansion, and gives a glimpse at how the intensity of the investigation will slowly start chipping away at your Sanity. 

Insanity and the Cthulhy Mythos have long been entwined – as your investigation brings you closer to Cthulhu's sphere of influence, madness will progressively engulf your senses, leaving you to increasingly question what is real and what is illusory. They say that madness is the only way that can bring you to the truth and you will have to balance your sanity against your determination to discover it! 

The Cthulhu Mythos has grown to become one of the largest shared universes ever envisioned, giving birth to countless stories, novels, and even movies ever since the original publication of Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu. This official adaptation of Chaosium's pen & paper RPG in video game form will offer an RPG-Investigation title, packed with psychological horror and stealth mechanics. 

Call of Cthulhu will release in 2017 on consoles and PC

Posted on June 13, 2016 .

STYX: SHARDS OF DARKNESS REVEALS THE GOBLIN ASSASSIN'S QUEST IN A SPECTACULAR NEW TRAILER

Styx: Shards of Darkness, the sequel to Cyanide Studios' stealth surprise success story Master of Shadows, comes to consoles and PC in 2016. Styx creeps back in a new adventure packed with bigger production, a load of new features and a new engine: Unreal Engine 4. Today's spirited E3 Trailer unveils more about the quest that awaits our green-skinned goblin in Styx: Shards of Darkness. 

While Styx is in business in Thoben, the City of Thieves, he makes an unexpected deal with a mysterious human officer Helledryn. As Styx, you must steal the ambassador's scepter, a very coveted object, which other, more nefarious, parties are interested in. Of course, the reward shall be worth the risk, in return the officer promises you great quantity of a resource you are desperately looking for: magical amber, the source of Styx power. 

Sneak your way to your objective, evading dwarves, elves, and all manner of races, hunting down the scepter. Creatively utilize all of Styx's tools: assassination, amber powers, talents and skills, equipment, and crafting! 

Each race excels at a different thing. The Dark Elves, for instance, have experts at goblin hunting while the Dwarves have a supernatural sense of smell, enabling them to track you down (even when invisible!). Learn their strengths and weaknesses if you want to survive long enough to snatch the scepter. 

There are further exciting features to be revealed just around the corner! 

Styx: Shards of Darkness will be present at E3 2016 in Los Angeles on June 14-16. Book an appointment to attend a presentation of the game made by the devs:
Evolve (US/CAN): e3@evolve-pr.com
Bastion (UK): luke@bastion.co.uk
Marie-Caroline Le Vacon (Rest of the World): mariecaroline@focus-home.com
Infiltrate your way to victory when Styx: Shards of Darkness releases in 2016 for consoles and PC.

Posted on June 9, 2016 .

FIRST SCREENSHOTS FOR THE TOUR DE FRANCE 2016 OFFICIAL GAMES

The Tour de France 2016 official games will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in June. Cycling lovers and Grande Boucle enthusiasts will be able to wear their favorite team's jersey and ride in the Tour as a cyclist on the console editions, or become the sports manager on the PC edition. Today you can discover the first screenshots for the Tour de France 2016 official games, which will come out this year, with a peloton full of new features.

The Tour de France 2016 official games will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in June. Cycling lovers and Grande Boucle enthusiasts will be able to wear their favorite team's jersey and ride in the Tour as a cyclist on the console editions, or become the sports manager on the PC edition. Today you can discover the first screenshots for the Tour de France 2016 official games, which will come out this year, with a peloton full of new features. 

LE TOUR DE FRANCE 2016: PS4 & XBOX ONE

In the Tour de France 2016 for consoles, play as the greatest champions seeking to wear the yellow jersey in the 21 stages of the 2016 Tour, and in other big competitions such as the Criterium International or the Dauphiné. You will guide your rider in the heart of the race and you will have to attack, sprint, counter-attack, choose the best trajectory and make the best tactical decisions. Decide to hit the road alone, challenge your friends or play cooperative on the same screen. 

This year, experience even more realistic stages thanks to enhanced graphics that bring the new route to life as you run by the Mont Saint-Michel, the Mont Ventoux and a big final on the Champs Elysées. The Challenge mode, that puts your descent skills to the test, is now multiplayer, while the Pro Team, in which you build your team over several seasons, benefits from many improvements and from a brand new sponsor and objective system! Finally, sprint lovers can now 'throw their bikes' and win precious inches in order to be the first to cross the line. 

PRO CYCLING MANAGER 2016 - Le Tour de France on PC

On PC, become the sports manager for a team of professional riders, and take part in a great 2016 season packed with new features, during more than 200 competitions (550 stages) including the famous Tour de France 2016 and La Vuelta. It is up to you to coordinate every aspect of a team's life: recruiting, contracts with cyclists and sponsors, managing the staff, training and handling the race calendar… in addition to making real time key decisions during the stages. Play by yourself or challenge managers from all around the world in an entirely rethought online multiplayer mode (create competitions, races, rules, co-op events…)! 

In this new edition, the Pro Cyclist Mode, which lets you play as a young cyclist whom you guide to the top, is back with more interactions between you, your teammates and your manager. The Career mode provides a more intense challenge thanks to a new objective and sponsor system. This 2016 edition is more realistic, thanks to its graphical improvements, new sceneries, clearer interface, improved relaying of information, and a more advanced AI that takes into greater consideration cyclists' physiological abilities and also improves shape and behaviors during breakaways. Finally, you will be able to share content with the community using the Steam Workshop to constantly renew your game experience.

>> Discover the screenshots

 

 

Posted on May 31, 2016 .

STYX: SHARDS OF DARKNESS REVEALS IMAGES OF A FEW OF THE MANY DANGERS TO OVERCOME

Styx: Shards of Darkness, the sequel to Cyanide Studios' stealth cult-classic Master of Shadows, comes to consoles and PC in 2016. Styx creeps back in a new adventure packed with bigger production, tonnes of new features and a new engine: Unreal Engine 4. Today's new images reveal a few of the many dangers your green anti-hero will have to face during his journey. 

One of the hostile factions you will meet in the huge underground city of Korrangar is composed of the Dark Elves. Dark Elves were previously Elves who had to live without any amber for multiple generations. Slowly, they have been turning into fanatic and bloodthirsty creatures. They became masters in Quartz fabrication, a new, much more dangerous, source of power. They are also experts at goblin hunting and the Exterminator Dark Elf is proof of that. He has honed his skills to perfection, and is able to flush out pesky creatures hiding in dark corners and hard-to-reach places with toxic bombs. 

If there's an even more dangerous place than Korrangar, it would be Wildoran, the city of goblin hunters. Wildoran inhabitants are stout people wearing heavy armour - the powerful Dwarves. Styx is unable to breach their impenetrable defence, so you must innovate and adapt to disable or avoid them. Every dwarf also has a supernatural sense of smell, and is able to slowly track Styx as he moves from cover to cover.

Posted on May 19, 2016 .