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 .

The official Tour de France 2017 video games unveil their Launch Trailer

The official Tour de France 2017 video games are now available 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 2017 on consoles, or become a sports manager on PC, and lead your favorite pro team to victory. Today, discover theLaunch Trailer of the official Tour de France 2017 video games, and feel the passion of pro riders on the road to victory!
 
TOUR DE FRANCE 2017

With Tour de France 2017 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, experience the passion of Le Tour de France and conquer the coveted yellow jersey! Play as the greatest riders on the gorgeous roads of La Grande Boucle: attack, give orders to your teammates, choose the best trajectory, manage your stamina and make the decisions that will lead your team all the way to the top!
 
In this exciting Tour, race through time-trial stages at Düsseldorf and Marseille, before mythical mountains climbs such as le Galibier and l'Izoard, until the great finale on the Champs-Elysées. The pace of the race, stamina management, climbs and descents have been recalibrated to provide improved realism and immersion. Take advantage of key areas such as windy sections that can generate bordures. Play a full stage in real-time or accelerated x16, play the key-areas only, or even skip the stage entirely. An enhanced AI system means the challenge is also greater now, along with the risk of being disqualified if you finish a stage outside of time limit. Discover more features by clicking here

PRO CYCLING MANAGER 2017

Become the manager of a professional cycling team and compete against today's best riders in over 200 races (500+ stages) across the world, including iconic races such as La Vuelta and the iconic Tour de France. The most important decisions are in your hands. From rider scouting and recruitment, staff hiring, contract negotiations, and sponsor management, make the right calls to secure the win. Every stage counts, and even during the races, the strategies and choices are up to you!
 
Players will now be able to form clans in order to join other members of the community to organize competitions, chat and compare achievements in-game. This edition features improved realism concerning race tempo, rider speeds and sophisticated AI, as well as the management of stamina and preparation. Players also now have the ability to set riders in a paceline at any time during the race, to protect and prepare them ahead of key-areas. A revamped progression system has been introduced in Pro Cyclist mode - fulfill the objectives given by your manager to progress within your team and beyond! Read more about all this year’s additions here
 
Starting today, the official video games of the Tour de France will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.  

Posted on June 15, 2017 .

Tour de France 2017 official video game on consoles revealed in Gameplay Trailer

In the official Tour de France 2017 video game on consoles, experience all of the passion of the Tour de France and claim the coveted yellow jersey, when the game releases June 15 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One! Play as the greatest riders in the world on the gorgeous roads of La Grande Boucle: attack, give orders to your teammates, choose the best trajectory, manage your stamina and make the decisions that will take your team all the way to the top! 

Today, we are happy to unveil the Tour de France 2017's Gameplay Trailer, featuring commentary by the developers and the director of The Tour de France Christian Prudhomme. Learn everything you need to know about the mechanics of the game, and discover the innovations offered by this newest edition: improved physics and performance engines, new strategic areas during stages, more realistic race speed, deeper AI, and more! In addition, listen to the director of La Grande Boucle describe the big moments of The Tour 2017 routes. From the Grand Départ in Dusseldorf, to this year's challenging mountain stages, and the great final stage in Paris, this year's Tour de France promises to be more exciting than ever.

Tour de France 2017 will release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 15. At the same time, PC players will be able to enjoy Pro Cycling Manager 2017. 

More information about these official Tour de France 2017 video games available on the official website.

Posted on June 9, 2017 .

Pro Cycling Manager 2017 releases its Gameplay Trailer

Pro Cycling Manager 2017 will release on June 15 for PC. In Pro Cycling Manager, become the manager of a professional cycling team and compete against today's best riders in over 200 races (500+ stages) across the world, including major races such as La Vuelta and the iconic Tour de France. Every year, the developers work hard to push realism ever further, and to make Pro Cycling Manager the most in-depth cycling simulation ever as shown in today's Gameplay Trailer.

In Pro Cycling Manager 2017's Gameplay Trailer, the developers of the game and Christian Prudhomme, the director of the Tour de France, tell you everything you need to know about this year's version: new routes, features, gameplay mechanics, and what really counts towards being a great sports manager. Cyanide have dedicated their energy towards improving many facets of the game, such as race tempo, rider speeds, sophisticated AI and multiplayer tools, as well as the management of stamina and preparation, to bring this newest edition as close as possible to reality.

Pro Cycling Manager 2017 will release on June 15 on PC. At the same time, console players will be able to enjoy the official Tour de France video game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Preorders for Pro Cycling Manager 2017 are now open on Steam along with a 10% discount.

Posted on June 1, 2017 .

Styx: Shards of Darkness unveils his accolade trailer!

Styx: Shards of Darkness, released on March 14 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game has received a warm welcome from press and players across the world! Today, we are happy to unveil the gameÂ’s Accolade Trailer– a video that features the acid wit of our goblin assassin, and the game elements that seduced both journalists and players.

Styx: Shards of Darkness is available at retail and for download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. 

Posted on March 24, 2017 .

Styx: Shards of Darkness unveils Launch Trailer before its release next week

Styx: Shards of Darkness, the Stealth game from Cyanide Studio, releases today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC! Players will take control of agile goblin thief Styx, as he assassinates, sneaks and snarks his way across an immense, dark fantasy world filled with deadly secrets and enemies. Watch the game's lively launch trailer for a taste of Styx's abilities, quick acrobatics, and even quicker tongue!

Styx's latest adventure sees him making an unexpected deal with a mysterious human officer named Helledryn – and she's got a job with far higher stakes than anything he's tackled before. He must steal an ambassador's scepter, which has attracted the interest of several nefarious (and goblin-hating) parties. As a reward for completing this dangerous mission, he's promised a mountain of magical Amber, the source of Styx's power and a substance he's hopelessly addicted to. Of course, it's not long until our green-skinned thief is stuck in a web of intrigue and assassination! 

Master the verticality and non-linearity of Styx: Shards of Darkness' open environments with an array of tools and abilities. Struggling to bypass a heavily guarded entrance? Scout the path ahead using your amber vision, distract the guards with a controllable goblin clone, then emerge from temporary invisibility to stab them in the back! Styx will always have a wide range of dastardly creative methods for completing his objectives – and if you join a friend in the drop-in coop, you'll discover even more ways to unleash chaos!
The game will be available from Tuesday March 14 on consoles and PC

Posted on March 24, 2017 .