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Legends of Aethereus Now Available on Steam

GOTLAND, SWEDEN – September 27, 2013 –  ThreeGates, an independent game development studio focused on Action Role-Playing Games, today released Legends of Aethereus, on Steam at the introductory price of $23.99 at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/248410/. Players can now enter the world of Aethereus and start their … Continue reading

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Valhalla Knights 3: Character Class Trailer

Embark on an adventure through a massive prison and fight against the evil tyrant ruling within. Get to know the various classes that you can select when creating your character in Valhalla Knights 3, which launches for PS Vita on October 15th.

Dragon Age: Inquisition – A World Unveiled

The team at BioWare discusses the creative vision for Dragon Age: Inquisition, the first of the next generation of BioWare RPGs, and talk about player freedom as a guiding principle of the design.

Explore a vast, fantasy world at the brink of catastrophe in this next-generation action RPG. Your journey awaits. Learn more at: http://www.dragonage.com

Dragon Age: Inquisition arrives in the Fall of 2014 for PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The World of The Dark Eye – Demonicon Shown off in new gamescom 2013 Trailer


Bracknell, UK – 19th August 2013 – Kalypso Media has today released a new gamescom trailer illustrating the world of The Dark Eye – Demonicon. The trailer features some of the varied locations in the upcoming third person action-RPG, as well as some of the undead and human foes you will encounter on your adventures.

The Dark Eye – Demonicon is a thrilling action-RPG set in the extraordinarily popular universe of “The Dark Eye”, a richly crafted fantasy universe beloved by fantasy gamers throughout the world.

Demonicon tells the tragic story of a brother and sister who become pawns of sinister forces in a world of cruelty and depravity.  In this bleak yet magical world, their affection is both a blessing and a curse.  Both are constantly threatened by mortal danger and demonic temptation, and must find a way through their tortured lives by facing serious moral decisions.  Their common destiny will determine that of the entire continent, and will be decided by the choices they make.  Hordes of fiends block their way to freedom and peace, and only through battle and magic they will truly become free of the darkness.

Features include –

  • A third-person action-RPG featuring brutal melee attack combos and dazzling magic spells
  • Powerful storytelling with an elaborate narrative rich with twists, as well as believable conflicts and ethical decision-making opportunities
  • Action-packed battles, where pin-point timing and clever tactics play important roles
  • Unique magic system: a dark talent grants the player devastating mystical powers
  • Important events in “Demonicon” will be part of “The Dark Eye” universe’s history
  • State-of-the-art 3D visuals using the powerful “Vision” engine

The Dark Eye – Demonicon is out in October 2013 for Windows PC with console versions releasing in 2014.  For more information, please visit www.worldofdemonicon.com. Or like the game on Facebook.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Official E3 2013 Teaser Trailer – The Fires Above

Dragon Age: Inquisition – Explore a vast, fantasy world at the brink of catastrophe in this next-generation action RPG. Your journey awaits. Learn more at: http://uk.dragonage.com

Welcome to Dragon Age: Inquisition, where your choices shape and drive the experience. You’ll make your mark in an expansive, story-driven open world filled with complex characters, challenging combat and difficult decisions. This upcoming video game will be released in 2014.

DARK SOULS 2 – I AM UNDONE

Developed by From Software, Dark Souls II is the highly anticipated sequel to the punishing 2011 breakout hit Dark Souls (9.5/10 Gamespot, 9.0/10 IGN). The unique old-school action RPG experience captivated imaginations of gamers worldwide with incredible challenge and intense emotional reward.

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Legends of Aethereus Kickstarter in Final Stretch With First Two Stretch Goals For OUYA and VIP Room Achieved


14 Hours Left to Fund Windows/Linux/Mac Action RPG

GOTLAND, SWEDEN – July 21, 2012 – ThreeGates announced that is has reached its first two Kickstarter stretch goals above the $25K in funding the studio was looking to raise for Legends of Aethereus,its forthcoming action Role-Playing Game (RPG). The first two stretch goals include a special member’s only room where crafting materials and special items will be dropped at random intervals as an ongoing thank you to Kickstarter supporters. The studio will also be picking up an OUYA dev kit since the community has asked ThreeGates to explore a version for the recently announced console and the stretch goal to pick up the kit was met on Thursday night. To help fund the game, check out the Kickstarter project page here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/460738485/legends-of-aethereus-co-op-hack-n-slash-action-gam

“The final stretch goal is less than $3,900 away now,” said Don Geyer, CEO of ThreeGates. “Getting accomplished game designer Scott Foe onboard to craft a special quest line would be a really awesome addition to the game.”

At $35K, ThreeGates will sign on legendary game designer Scott Foe for a specially designed bonus quest line. Foe is known for his work on Phantasy Star Online and Reset Generation, as well as numerous other titles. He is believed to be one of the most creative designers making games today.

“Getting Foe on board is pretty epic,” Geyer continued. “This is something he would be doing to help us and give the community something really special. It’s an amazing opportunity.”

Legends of Aethereus is a high action RPG with up to four player co-op and a variety of PvP game types. Join forces in online multiplayer cooperative expeditions as the Inventor, Astrographer or Officer and venture into the uncharted wilderness of Aethereus seeking fame, glory and untold riches.

Invite your friends to your own customized Nexus City-State to battle in your arena or just show off how cool you’ve personalized your city using the statue-maker, banner creator and other customization features.

Embark on a variety of story driven hand-crafted expedition levels or explore the wilderness through a variety of procedurally generated exploration quests. Design and build new gear and weapons while you develop your character across a diverse and expansive skill tree allowing for a multitude of character strategies.

• Physics-based combat system including traps, set-up weapons and interaction with environmental objects
• Expedition system combines hand crafted levels with procedurally generated areas that allow for virtual infinite replayability
• The Statue-Maker, Banner Creator and other customization features allow you to personalize your own city environment
• PvP, CO-OP and Single Player combat in your own City-State Combat Arena
• Crafting and Materials system allows for virtual limitless customization

About ThreeGates
ThreeGates was formed in late 2010 by a group of people who all have years of experience in the game industry. The team has worked in the games field; as game designers, graphic artists, programmers, event producers, marketers and educators, in other constellations and on other projects, but always with the same drive and passion. Now they’ve teamed up with a common goal: to make great games. ThreeGates’ strengths are a tight-knit team, the ability to move fast, willingness to work hard and a drive for excellence. For more information, please visit: http://www.threegates.se

Enter the Darkness with New Demonicon Screens !

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Bracknell, UK, 14th March, 2012 – In the world of Demonicon, there is only darkness and the grey line that divides man from demons. Today, Kalypso Media is pleased to release new screenshots which illustrate the darkness that permeates the world of Demonicon, the action-RPG set for release on PC and next generation consoles in Q1 2013. Download the new screenshot pack for a look into a world where heroes are few and far between, and the line between good and evil is razor thin.

Demonicon is a thrilling action-RPG set in the extraordinarily popular universe of “The Dark Eye”, a richly crafted fantasy world beloved by fantasy gamers throughout the world.

Demonicon tells the tragic story of a brother and sister who become pawns of sinister forces in a world of cruelty and depravity.  In this bleak yet magical world, their affection is both a blessing and a curse.  Both are constantly threatened by mortal danger and demonic temptation, and must find a way through their tortured lives by facing serious moral decisions.  Their common destiny will determine that of the entire continent, and will be decided by the choices they make.  Hordes of fiends block their way to freedom and peace, and only through battle and magic they will truly become free of the darkness.

·         A third-person action-RPG featuring brutal melee attack combos and dazzling magic spells

·         Powerful storytelling with an elaborate narrative rich with twists, as well as believable conflicts and ethical decision-making opportunities

·         Action-packed battles, where pin-point timing and clever tactics play important roles

·         Unique magic system: a dark talent grants the player devastating mystical powers

·         Important events in “Demonicon” will be part of “The Dark Eye” universe’s State-of-the-art 3D visuals using the powerful “Vision” engine

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Mythos Global Open Beta Coming Soon, Now Available for EU Players !

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LOS ANGELES – January 9, 2012
Hanbitsoft and T3Fun are happy to announce the open beta for their highly-anticipated online action RPG, Mythos Global. Beginning February 2, 2012, the fantasy world of Uld will be teeming with danger and adventure.

T3Fun has good news for European players. The OBT for Mythos Global will also be available to most of Europe. Mythos’ loyal supporters have been heard and now European fans will also be able to join in the action once the server opens for the open beta test.

To lead up to the launch of the open beta, the Mythos team has prepared a full month of activities for the fans. Every week in January, there will be new stories, exclusive interviews, mini-games, quizzes and more. Visit the Mythos Global website, forums, and fan page to take part in this month-long series of events. Keep checking back to discover what’s new each week before the open beta begins next month.

For more information about Mythos Global, please visit:
http://mythos.t3fun.com/Home/Home.aspx

Dungeon Defenders Available Today on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network and Steam

Join Forces with Up to Three Friends Local or Online to Strategically Block the Invading Waves of Ogres, Goblins and Orcs in this Addictive Tower Defense/Action-RPG Hybrid

Twain Harte, CA–October 19th– Trendy Entertainment, D3Publisher and Reverb Publishing today announced that Dungeon Defenders is now available for download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® Network and Steam. Dungeon Defenders brings together the best elements of tower defense and action-RPG progression in a fully 3D environment; spreading the four-player co-op mayhem out across 15 unique maps –  30 challenges,  four difficulty settings –  in all its loot-raiding, spell-casting, level-up stacking glory.

Players control one of four distinct heroes – Squire, Apprentice, Huntress and Monk – in an epic bid to fight back an ancient evil. Each character comes with distinct functionalities, and players can create and customize an armory of weapons and equipment. The campaign, whether with friends or solo, has tons and tons of gameplay with hundreds of loot drops (all upgradeable and customizable) to make each character that much more distinct.

Character trailers can found here: http://dungeondefenders.com/media

With drop-in/drop-out four-player co-op online or off, tons of gameplay modes and gorgeous visuals, this is one dungeon players will never want to leave. Tower defense fans and RPG nuts alike will find themselves enthralled by the depth of the character progression. Each class has a slew of towers and skills in their arsenal with 70 levels worth of stat building. All this makes for a chaotic, fun romp of a time in expertly crafted dungeons full of monsters attacking from every angle.

Additionally, the PlayStation Network version provides full 3D technology and PlayStation Move controller support.

Dungeon Defenders is rated E10+ by the Entertainment Software Review Board and is available for download now on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points, on PlayStation Network and Steam for $14.99. For more information on the game, visit www.dungeondefenders.com, follow the game on Facebook facebook.com/dungeondefenders or follow the Trendy team @TrendyEnt.

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North – Bosses Vignette

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

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“The enemy knows you have entered here. What hope you had in secrecy is now gone.”
–          Celeborn, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Snowblind Studios are releasing a new vignette for their upcoming Action RPGThe Lord of the Rings: War in the North.

Middle-earth is home to creatures more fearsome than orcs. More cunning than trolls. More loathsome than giant spiders.

Lurking in the forgotten tombs of Barrow-downs, dwelling amongst the fallen dead, the Barrow-wights wait under reign of the Barrow-wight Lord. Revealed in this new video, the Barrow-wight Lordhas overtaken this sacred Ranger burial ground. He uses magic and minions most foul to spread the rule of evil in the darkness and death of his lair.

The battle cry of the dwarf, the sword of the human, the staff of the elf – all must be used to best this most despicable boss and its hordes of skeletal servants. The Barrow-wight Lord uses his powers to pit man against man, friend against friend – only the strongest of Fellowships will best him.

DARK SOULS BRINGS DEATH TO THE NORTHERN REALMS TODAY

This Year’s Most Challenging and Rewarding Dungeon Crawler, Dragon Brawler Out Now

SANTA CLARA, Calif., – October 4, 2011 – Prepare to die, frequently and violently, because leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that Dark Souls™ is now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.  With tense dungeon crawling and fearsome enemy encounters, Dark Souls is the most gratifyingly challenging action-role playing game (RPG) since the launch of 2009’s critically acclaimed spiritual predecessor Demon’s Souls, winner of GameSpot’s “Overall Game of the Year” and “Best PS3 Game”, and IGN’s “Best RPG for PS3” awards.

Developed by FromSoftware, the seamlessly intertwined world of Dark Souls is full of extreme battles, rewarding challenges, nuanced weaponry and magic, and the flexibility to customize each character to suit any desired play style.  The innovative online component allows gamers to draw from the collective experience of the Dark Souls community as they either help or sabotage each other on the journey through the Northern Realms to save the land from darkness.  With a massive, seamless open world design, Dark Souls encourages deep exploration and an adaptable gameplay experience.

“Gamers have been eagerly anticipating the release of Dark Souls since falling in love with the uniquely challenging gameplay first pioneered with the PlayStation 3 exclusive Demon’s Souls,” said Carlson Choi, vice president of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America.  “With Dark Souls available on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, more gamers than ever will get the chance to explore the massive, seamless open world of the Northern Realms as they save the land from darkness. I hope they’re prepared. To die.”

Dark Souls is available throughout North America today, and in Europe on October 7, 2011.  For More information on the game please visit www.PrepareToDie.com and www.facebook.com/DarkSouls

HELL FREEZES OVER — DIABLO III TO SHIP IN EARLY 2012

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Blizzard Entertainment extends beta test for hotly anticipated action role-playing game

IRVINE, Calif. Despite a sterling record of always hitting its release targets, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that the expected launch window for Diablo® III, the next title in the company’s critically acclaimed series of action role-playing games, will be moving into early 2012.

“With every game we make, the temptation is always very strong to launch as soon as possible. However, we didn’t put so many years of work into Diablo III to release a game that was almost ready,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “The beta test is going very well, and we look forward to making the most of the extra time we’re taking to deliver an experience that lives up to our vision for the game and the expectations of our players. Next year is going to be an incredibly busy one for Blizzard, and we hope an incredibly fun one for Blizzard gamers.”

Blizzard will use the additional time to extend the Diablo III closed beta test, which began September 20, potentially adding more testers than initially projected. Players who have an active Battle.net® account with any Blizzard game attached to it should visit Battle.net account management to opt in for a chance to participate in the beta test. Additional testing phases, as well as further details regarding the launch plans for the game, will be announced on the company’s Diablo III community website: www.Diablo3.com.

Blizzard Entertainment Begins Closed Beta Test for Diablo III !

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IRVINE, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment announced today that the closed beta test for Diablo® III, its highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling Diablo action role-playing game series, has begun. The company has started issuing the first wave of invitations to participate in the testing process and is planning to add more participants over the course of the beta test. While enjoying an early look at the game, beta testers will provide valuable feedback as they help Blizzard Entertainment test server stability and hardware.

In the Diablo III closed beta test, participants will be able to fight their way through part of Act I as any of the five hero classes – barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk, and demon hunter – and go head-to-skull against the Skeleton King, taking him on alone or playing cooperatively with other adventurers. They’ll also get to meet up with some of the artisans, followers, and other key characters from Sanctuary, and try out the game’s skill and crafting systems.

“This closed beta test is an important milestone for us as we enter the final stages of development on Diablo III,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Our goal is to create the best action role-playing game experience to date, building on everything we’ve learned since the release of Diablo II and incorporating the powerful features of the new  Battle.net® platform. We hope players enjoy participating in the beta test and we look forward to hearing their feedback.”

Diablo III will continue the epic Diablo storyline, with players playing their role in the ongoing struggle to save the world of Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells. Diablo III will also be the definitive action role-playing game, with players adventuring through rich and varied settings, engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses, growing in experience and ability, and acquiring items of incredible power. As the sequel to Diablo II, the game will feature the easy-to-use interface, fast-paced action, and visceral gameplay that Diablo players have come to expect and enjoy. Designed from the ground up to leverage the power of  Battle.net, Diablo III will also provide gamers with industry-leading matchmaking and communication tools; convenient character- and inventory-management options; and the Diablo III auction house, which will support a robust player-driven economy.

Diablo III will be localized and released in multiple languages; however, the beta will be English-only. Release timing and region-specific details such as pricing and supported languages will be announced at a later date. For more information on Diablo III, please visit the official website at  http://us.blizzard.com/diablo3/. To set up a  Battle.net account and sign up for a chance to participate in the Diablo III beta test, please visit the official  Battle.net website at http://www.battle.net.

DARK SOULS APPROVED TO ARRIVE IN STORES OCTOBER 2011

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NAMCO BANDAI Games Announces Production Underway on its Epic Blockbuster Fall Release

SANTA CLARA, Calif., – September 21, 2011 – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that Dark Souls™ has been approved for production for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, releasing in North America on October 4 2011, and Europe on October 7.

Spiritual successor to 2009’s  critically acclaimed PlayStation®3 system exclusive Demon’s Souls – winner of GameSpot’s “Overall Game of the Year” and “Best PS3 Game”, and IGN’s “Best RPG for PS3” awards – Dark Souls is a new action-role playing game (RPG) developed by FromSoftware. Stricken by the curse of undead, gamers are abolished to the northern realms and must battle hideous demons and unimaginable monsters to collect souls and find the Eternal Flame of Life, which is losing its light, to survive and cure the curse of undead.

With tense dungeon crawling and fearsome enemy encounters, the seamlessly intertwined world of Dark Souls is full of extreme battles, rewarding challenges, nuanced weaponry and magic, and the flexibility to customize each character to suit any desired play style.  The innovative online component allows gamers to draw from the collective experience of the Dark Souls community as they either help or sabotage each other on the journey through the Northern Realms to save the land from darkness.  With a massive, seamless open world design, Dark Souls encourages deep exploration and an adaptable gameplay experience.

Gamers can pre-order the Dark Souls Collector’s Edition for $59.99, the same price as the standard edition, which will include a limited edition art book containing premium illustrations of characters and environments from the game. The package will also include a mini-strategy guide, original game soundtrack and behind-the-scenes videos provided for digital download via a uniquely redeemable online code printed on a specially marked card inside each Collector Edition box. All of this will come packaged with the standard edition game in a custom-designed metal case.

Dark Souls will be available throughout North America and Europe in October 2011.  For More information on the game please visit www.PrepareToDie.com and www.facebook.com/DarkSouls