E3 2019 - Torn Banner Studios Announces Chivalry 2 - Coming First To Epic Game Story

Our friends over at Torn Banner Studios have announced the sequel to their big indie hit, Chivalry 2. Announced at E3 today, the multiplayer medieval game will be out on Epic Game Store in 2020, and be on other PC platforms 12 months later. You can check out the trailer below!

Chivalry 2 is a multiplayer first person slasher inspired by epic medieval movie battles. Players are thrust into the action of every iconic moment of the era - from the thunder of cavalry charges, to storms of flaming arrows, to sprawling castle sieges and more. Dominate massive, 64-player battlefields. Catapults tear the earth apart as you lay siege to castles, set fire to villages and slaughter filthy peasants in the return of Team Objective maps. Ride to war on horseback and claim glory by your blade!

Go To Hell In Assassin's Creed Odyssey Latest DLC - Out Now

Ubisoft has announced the latest episode of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey DLC. Episode 2 of The Fate of Atlantis is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Judging from the synopsis, trailer and screenshots - players will be going to Hell:
 
Torment of Hades transports players to the Underworld, a vast world of endless gloom filled with wandering dead, ruled by the sharp and cunning Hades. As the story unfolds, players will come face-to-face with the ghosts of their past and continue their journey in mastering the Staff of Hermes. In order to escape the afterlife, players will have to help the dead find their rightful resting place and settle the debt that Hades demands.

This episode also brings new ability enhancements for your character - you can check out the trailer and press release below. 

VENTURE INTO THE UNDERWORLD IN ASSASSIN’S CREED® ODYSSEY THE FATE OF ATLANTIS, EPISODE 2, NOW AVAILABLE 

Montreal — June 4, 2019 —Today, Ubisoft announced that Torment of Hades, the second episode of the post-launch story arc of Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey The Fate of Atlantis, is now available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC.

Torment of Hades transports players to the Underworld, a vast world of endless gloom filled with wandering dead, ruled by the sharp and cunning Hades. As the story unfolds, players will come face-to-face with the ghosts of their past and continue their journey in mastering the Staff of Hermes. In order to escape the afterlife, players will have to help the dead find their rightful resting place and settle the debt that Hades demands.

Each of the episodes of The Fate of Atlantis will introduce new ability enhancements related to the different branches of the skill tree – Hunter, Warrior and Assassin. In this second episode, players will discover three new ability enhancements, including:

  • Kronos Time Shift is part of the Warrior branch of the skill tree, and will launch players into the air while temporarily blinding surrounding enemies. While you are in the air, time stops for a moment, letting you use abilities from above or in a chain with Leap of Faith’s ground smash. When you shoot in the air, the damage will also automatically crit targets.

  • Ares Last Breath is also part of the Warrior branch of the skill tree. This healing ability will grant immunity to enemy attacks, restore 5% of damage dealt as Health and automatically parry enemy melee hits.

  • Artemis Trickery is part of the Hunter branch of the skill tree, and will transform players’ arrows into deadly traps that detonate and deal damage to enemies that come in close proximity. Any type of arrow can be used and will offer a different type of effect on detonation.

In order to play Torment of Hades, players will have two different options:

  • Following the main game, players will have to complete the questline Between Two Worlds, the mythological main game story arc, and the Lost Tales of Greece questline Heir of Memories that is available after completing the former questline. Finally, they must have reached character level 28 or above.

  • Players who do not fulfill all the above conditions will be able to use a shortcut created specifically for them. Thanks to this shortcut, players will enter Greece level 52 with preset abilities and resources, enabling them to start their adventure into the afterlife with Heir of Memories. They will also have the opportunity to choose their hero. However, contrary to the previous option, player progression using the shortcut will not carry over to the main game save, and they will not be able to obtain achievements.

The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey post-launch plan is the biggest and most ambitious in the franchise, and season pass owners will be able to access two major episodic storylines, Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis. Players can dive into new episodes as they premiere or experience the epic adventures in their entirety once all episodes are available. The season pass also includes Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered and Assassin’s Creed® III Liberation Remastered, which released for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC on March 29, 2019.

The Fate of Atlantis can be purchased as part of the Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Season Pass for $49.99 or as part of The Fate of Atlantis story arc for $34.99 and will be downloadable for players who already own the Season Pass or Gold Edition starting today.

For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit
assassinscreed.com.

For the latest on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and other Ubisoft games, visit
https://news.ubisoft.com.

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2018-19 fiscal year Ubisoft generated Net Bookings of €2,029 million. To learn more, please visit
www.ubisoft.com.

© 2018–2019 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.

Dauntless Out Now On PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Epic Game Story - Crossplay Enabled

Vancouver (and southern-California) based studio Phoenix Labs have released Dauntless across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Epic Game Store). The free-to-play game has the art style of Fortnite, while containing the gameplay of a quicker more fast paced Monster Hunter.

Powerful, wild, and ravenous for the aether that holds the Shattered Isles aloft, Behemoths are a threat to our very existence. Team up with other Slayers to confront these massive beasts before they consume what's left of our world.

As part of the launch, Phoenix Labs has announced One Dauntless - a way of saying that the game has cross-play and cross-progression across all three platforms, provided you’ve linked your accounts.

With One Dauntless, we’re thrilled to offer a true cross-play experience on every system. That means that you can play with your friends no matter which platform they choose. Have one friend on PC, another on Xbox, and a third on PlayStation? With cross-play, you can all hunt together, chat together, or even join up with the same guild!

We also have some great news for those of you who started your journey on PC: You can take your progress with you. By linking your Dauntless account to Epic Games, you’ll be able to pick up and play from any system – including Xbox One and PlayStation 4. And yes, your hard-earned gear, cosmetics, quest progress, and more will travel with you.

I’ve played a few hours and enjoyed my time immensely - and will be streaming a lot more of the game on Twitch.

Road to E3 2019 - Marvel's Avengers Will Make Its Debut

One of the most anticipated game at this year’s E3 will no doubt be Marvel’s Avengers from Edios Montreal and Crystal Dynamics. The game was actually announced a little while ago, but very little has been shown. Square Enix announced a few days ago that we will get our first glimpse of the game at this year’s E3.

Since this, a few things have gone out like IGN reporting that the game will have “continuous” single-player, and co-operative gameplay. We’ll have to wait a little while longer to get the full look though and see what that means, and we’ll be sure to post it here on CanadianGamedevs.com

Cuphead Being Ported To....Tesla Cars

Well if you have a PlayStation 4 then you can’t play Studio MDHR’s hit Cuphead - however if you have an Xbox One, PC, Switch and now…a Tesla car, then you can. Announced by Tesla CEO Elon Musk on their weekly podcast, and posted by IGN - the gang at Tesla has gotten Cuphead working on their cars and will be available on Tesla's Model 3, Model S, and Model X by the end of the year.

“"Cuphead, we've got working," Musk said. "[The developers] have been helping us make it work. It's a cool game. It's insanely difficult. It's sadistically difficult. It's a twisted plot. It's dark. It looks like some cute little Disney thing and you're like, 'This plot is very dark'," he added with a laugh.”

Cuphead came out in 2017 and was a smash hit. DLC titled “The Delicious Last Course” was announced at last year’s E3 and we’re hoping to hear about it more…perhaps at this years E3.

Bishop Games Gives Light Fall A Free Update One Year After Release

Quebec based Bishop Games have updated their platformer Light Fall from last year with a free update. In a blog post going over the year since releasing the game, Bishop Games goes over the launch of the game, the troubles with the final boss, and how is became a poplar speedrunning games. The free update, which is available today on Steam and Switch adds new levels with leaderboards, revamped difficulty, and bug fixes - you can check out the patch notes here.

To celebrate the update, you can also pick up the game for 50% discount on both Steam and Switch.

Two Free Modes Coming To Tech Support: Error Unknown

Tech Support: Error Unknown came out in February on Steam, and we even had an interview with the developer behind custper support rogue-lite puzzle game. There’s been a few updates since then, but the two biggest are coming May 6th.

The two new modes will be Endless Challenge Mode, and Zen Mode. Endless Challenge mode have players fighting to the top of an online leader board, while Zen Mode has you completing tickets without fear of losing your job. Check out the trailer and press release below - and the game on Steam!

NEW MODES UPDATE AND WEEKLONG 25% DISCOUNT ON STEAM FOR ‘TECH SUPPORT: ERROR UNKNOWN’

Play it cool or amp up the competition- the choice is yours!

Haarlem, The Netherlands: Indie video game publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Dragon Slumber are launching a new ‘Endless Challenge Mode’ and ‘Zen mode’ update to the award-winning ‘Tech Support: Error Unknown’. The game will also be on sale with a 25% discount from May 6th-13th on Steam.

In the ‘Endless Challenge’ mode, players fight to reach the top of the online leaderboards; taking on 3 different challenges, each with 2 levels of difficulty. The challenges you can compete in are:

  • Speed: complete as many tickets as you can within 10 minutes.

  • Time: earn a target amount of money as fast as possible by completing tickets.

  • Perfection: respond to as many customers as you can but don’t make any mistakes... One misstep and your game is over!

Feeling stressed out or overwhelmed? In Zen mode, players can complete tickets for as long as they wish without the risk of losing their jobs.

Both modes are now available for free through Steam for ‘Tech Support: Error Unknown’ owners and are integrated seamlessly with the original version of the game. Players can access the new modes in two ways:

  1. Through completing the game! By reaching any of the game's multiple main endings, the modes are automatically unlocked. Players who have already completed the game will see these modes unlocked immediately.

  2. When booting the game, players can click on the BIOS option to manually activate the new modes. They may also uncover additional secrets in this menu!

Tech Support: Error Unknown has also been shortlisted as a finalist at Momocon 2019, and lead developer Kevin Giguère from Dragon Slumber will be attending the event from May 23rd to 26th in Atlanta, Georgia. Stop by booth 1031 and find out if YOU are the best tech support specialist out there. More information on Momocon 2019 can be found here.

Supporting assets including trailer, new screenshots and fact sheets, are available via the Tech Support: Error Unknown Press Kit. For media requests including developer interviews and latest preview builds, please email pr@iceberg-games.com.

ABOUT TECH SUPPORT: ERROR UNKNOWN

Tech Support: Error Unknown is an adventure game with simulation and puzzle mechanics, which places you in front of a virtual computer. As a tech support specialist new to the job, use a wide array of computer software to solve customer issues or choose to manipulate programs for personal gain. Hack your system to unlock its full potential, GPS track lost phones, scan profiles to blackmail customers, or simply propose they reboot.

While on the job, you discover a conflict between your corporate employer and an anonymous rogue hacktivist group, trying to take them down. Will you climb the corporate ladder, secretly join the hacktivists, or help the police expose them? Alternatively, will you pursue a more personal agenda? The choice is yours!

Stay up-to-date with the latest Tech Support: Error Unknown news and information:

Tech Support: Error Unknown Facebook

Tech Support: Error Unknown Official Website

Dragon Slumber Twitter

Dragon Slumber Official Website

Iceberg Interactive YouTube

Iceberg Interactive Official Website

ABOUT DRAGON SLUMBER

Dragon Slumber is a Quebec-based indie studio founded in 2013 by Kevin Giguère, a programmer with over 20 years' experience. As of 2019, Dragon Slumber has released the award-winning Tech Support: Error Unknown for PC, Mac and Linux, along with JRPG Arelite Core, and runner racer Astral Traveler for PC. Dragon Slumber believes that great games begin with careful and innovative designs and always strives to provide unique experiences for gamers.

Please visit https://www.dragonslumber.com/ for more information.

Website / Twitter / Facebook / Twitch

Rocketship Park Releasing Word Forward May 22nd On iPhone, Apple TV, and Android

Rocketship Park out of St. Catharines Ontario announced yesterday their next game, this time a word puzzle game. Word Forward has you using all the letters in a 5x5 grid to make words disappear and clear the board:

Word Forward isn’t about spelling the longest words or the most clever - it’s about carefully using every tile to declare victory in 500 puzzles. It requires cunning and strategy -- Word Forward is a brain teaser that will really make you think!

Word Forward comes hot off the heels of re-releasing Block Droppin on iOS. Word Forward will hit iPhone, Apple TV, and Android phones May 22nd. If you’re an Android user you can pre-register for the game right here.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas Getting More Starfox Content In An Upcoming Update

During today’s Nintendo Direct it was announced that Starlink: Battle for Atlas will be getting another update, and it’ll include some extra Starfox content. You’ll be able to play as Falco, Peppy, and Slippy taking on Star Wolf’s crew. The new update is expected in April, and can check out the direct below.

Star Fox content starts at 13:58.