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Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019

Path of Exile Blight Announced

The Path of Exile Website now has a timer ticking off the seconds until September 6th, when Blight will be released as the latest expansion for this action/RPG from Grinding Gear Games. This page has more on Blight, including a trailer with developer commentary and details on how this adds tower defense-type gameplay this will add to the mix:
Path of Exile: Blight
In Path of Exile: Blight, you must stop the spread of the deadly Blight by building towers to defend against monsters held in its thrall. Our September expansion contains the Blight challenge league, three revamped balance archetypes with new skills and support gems, plenty of new items, two old leagues being integrated into the core game, and a focus on giving you more freedom to choose which aspects of Path of Exile's content you play and when.

The Spreading Blight
Sister Cassia is trying to stop the spread of the mind-controlling Blight by destroying Fungal Growths. When attacked, the Blight commands infected monsters to defend it. The monsters mindlessly follow the Blight's tendrils, only attacking foes directly in their path. The infected are unusually tough, so you'll need to build defensive towers to exploit each monster's specific weaknesses. For each tendril lane you defend, a chest will appear with your rewards.

Build Your Defense
Sister Cassia's arsenal contains towers that Chill, Shock, Stun, Burn, Summon, Empower, Petrify and Debilitate. Choose, place and upgrade these towers carefully to take advantage of both the terrain and the weaknesses of the infected monsters. These fast, bite-sized Tower Defense encounters combine Path of Exile's intense action combat with the tactical fun of this popular genre.
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Port Royale 4 Announced

Kalypso Media announces Port Royale 4, a new installment in the seafaring trade series in the works at Gaming Minds Studios for Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. This is expected in in Q4 of next year, or perhaps Q3, as we have a press release that says both. This Announcement Trailer offers a cinematic look at the concept, and the announcement has the details:
Following an exclusive reveal as part of gamescom Opening Night Live with Geoff Keighley, Kalypso Media has announced Port Royale 4 (Kalypso Shop | Steam), an all-new entry in the seafaring trading sim series, financially supported by 'Film und Medienstiftung NRW’ and developed by Gaming Minds Studios (Railway Empire, Patrician) for release in Q4 2020 on Windows PC, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. A teaser trailer is available to watch below.

In Port Royale 4, take control of a colony as a young and ambitious governor, eager to grow their small settlement into a bustling trader city. Players will develop production chains connecting multiple islands to create complex trade routes across the Caribbean and fulfil tasks for their nation’s viceroy to earn more fame and unlock town buildings, ships and more.

Along the way, conquer the cities of rival nations and hunt down their fleets while keeping a keen eye out for pirates and other privateers. For the first time in the series, naval battles will be turn-based, with up to ten ships battling at a time and special tactical captain maneuvers that can turn the tide of battle.
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The Bradwell Conspiracy Announced

A Brave Plan and Bossa Studios announce The Bradwell Conspiracy, "a narrative-driven, first-person tale of corporate duplicity" coming to Steam and consoles this autumn and further down the road to the upcoming Apple Arcade platform. The official website is home to this, offering details and this Teaser Trailer. Word is the game will apparently feature award-winning developers, show tune singers, AR glasses, 3D printing, and more:
The Bradwell Conspiracy is the first release from ‘A Brave Plan’; a team of BAFTA award winning AAA veterans with the likes of Fable, Batman and Tomb Raider under their collective dev belts. The game also features music composed by Austin Wintory (The Banner Saga, Journey) and an illustrious vocal cast including Broadway actress Rebecca LaChance currently performing in School of Rock in London’s West End, Abubakar Salim from Assassin's Creed: Origin's and TV's Jonathan Ross.

The Bradwell Conspiracy places the player as an unnamed museum visitor waking up in the aftermath of an explosion at the Bradwell Stonehenge Museum’s Solstice 2026 Gala. To escape the chaos the player must work with Amber, A Bradwell Employee trapped elsewhere in the collapsing building. Due to an injury, the player’s means of communication is sending pictures to Amber via a pair of Bradwell AR Smart Glasses. However, their escape route is a perilous one and players will soon find themselves in the depths of a hidden underground complex full of secrets. With a Brutalist art style unique to the Bradwell Universe plus original 3D-printing and photography gameplay mechanics used to solve the many puzzles throughout, The Bradwell Conspiracy will offer a truly immersive gameplay experience.
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Metro Exodus: The Two Colonels Released

The first DLC for Metro Exodus is now available with the release of The Two Colonels, which is now out for the Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 editions of the first-person shooter sequel. The Two Colonels (sadly not Klink and Hogan) serves as a bit of a prequel to the story, as it is set before the events of the main game: "The Two Colonels DLC is set a year before the events of Metro Exodus and follows the journey of Colonel Khlebnikov during the last days of life in Novosibirsk. This is the same path that Colonel Miller will retrace a year later." This is included as part of the Metro Exodus season pass, or it can be picked up individually on the Epic Games Store, though the base game is still required. Here's a trailer with a look, but we'll place the description after the break, since it contains spoilers for those who have not yet completed the Metro Exodus campaign. Continue here to read the full story.

Galactic Civilizations III: Villains of Star Control: Origins Announced

Stardock announces Villains of Star Control: Origins, a new DLC pack for Galactic Civilizations III that will come on August 27th for the 4X space strategy sequel. The Galactic Civilizations III Website has screenshots and first details on the four scallywag alien races this will add to the mix. Here's word:
Last year we released Heroes of Star Control®: Origins™, and it proved to be so successful that we're following it up with Villains of Star Control: Origins. The DLC arrives on August 27th and comes with 4 new playable races, each with their own unique abilities, ship styles, and theme music.
The Star Control: Origins multiverse is filled with beings of all shapes and sizes. Here is a preview of some of the darker species coming over to Galactic Civilizations® III.

The Measured
The Measured are sentient coral. They once had a rich, thriving civilization before they were modified by the Scryve. The Measured are the Bureaucrats of the Scryve sector which makes them fit in with the gameplay of Galactic Civilizations III nicely. They not only get the Bureaucrat ability but receive a new one: Mitotic, which gives them free administrators when they colonize new worlds.

The Phamyst
The Phamyst are the galaxy's most polite cannibals. They find other beings generally intolerable. The galaxy is a messy place and they are just the ones to bring class and refinement to it.

The Xraki
The Xraki are considered fanatical monsters that came from another dimension by most. But things are not quite as they seem. The Xraki were once the shock troops of the Scryve Empire, who harvested them and modified them via the Scryve's exclusive access to the only known Origin in the galaxy (a device that allows its user to go into alternative universes).

The Scryve
The immortal Scryve were not always villains. The Scryve Empire was once full of idealism and hope. Time and events slowly corrupted them. Now, the once all-powerful Scryve Empire is slowly dying. They have controlled our part of the galaxy for so long that few species have been left untouched by them. The Scryve are unlike any villain from the Galactic Civilizations universe. Where the Drengin are brutal, violent and intolerant, the Scryve are civilized, thoughtful and methodical. The Scryve could best be described as a people who followed "the ends justify the means" one too many times.

The Scryve are masters at conquering and then holding. Not only do they have the Conquerors ability, they also receive the new Imperial ability which gives their ships a HP bonus in their territory based on the number of colonies whose zone of control are contiguous with their home planet.

Din's Legacy Demo

A playable demo is now available for Din's Legacy, Soldak Entertainment's Windows, Linux and macOS action/RPG sequel to Din's Curse. You can pick up a copy of the demo through the Soldak Website or Steam for a free chance to check out the game, which is gearing up to emerge from Early Access on August 28th. Here's more on Din, his curse, and, of course, his legacy:

During the Orc Schism, the entire Orc race was violently split into Dark Orcs, Zombielords, and the Mutated. The Mutated are tainted with Orc blood, a zombie parasite, and necromancer magic. This makes people seriously mistrust and even fear them. The fact that they slowly mutate over time makes it even worse. Who is going to trust you when you grow horns overnight?

Despite all of this, the Mutated are actually more closely related to the Elves, both their behavior and physically. They want to prove this to the world, but they are facing a tremendous uphill battle.

The trickster god Din was intrigued by their chaotic mutations and burning desire to prove themselves to the world. Always in need of champions, he made a pact with the Mutated. Each volunteer would become one of his champions trying to save the world wherever Din sends them. In return, each time they die in his service he resurrects them to continue their service.

Din's Legacy, as well as the Mutated's and yours, are all in your hands! Can you be the Champion that is needed?

Steam Gears 5 to Support Windows 7

There's now a Gears 5 Listing on Steam for the upcoming Gears of War shooter. The previous discussions of the PC edition have all centered on Windows 10 support, so it bears noting that the system requirements for the Steam edition specify this will also support Windows 7 (thanks PC Gamer). Here are the specs:
MINIMUM:
OS:
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: AMD FX-6000 series | Intel i3 Skylake
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 280 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
DirectX: Version 12
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 80 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible

RECOMMENDED:
OS:
Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 | Intel i5 Skylake
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 570 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
DirectX: Version 12
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 80 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Iron Harvest Next Year

KING Art Games and Deep Silver announce that 1920 will start on September 1st, 2020 (1.9.20, get it?) as that's the official release date to reap Iron Harvest, their alternate-history RTS game set in a diesel-punk version of 1920, or as they put it, 1920+. This is a delay from the original plan, as the game was announced with a 2018 release date. A new Gamescom 2019 Trailer offers a look at the giant mechs and other war machines this will involve. Here's word:
At the dawn of the 20th century, shortly after the end of the Great War, the world is full of secrets and mysteries, of opportunities and challenges. Tradition clashes with scientific and technological progress, while Europe is still recovering from the brutal battles of the World War. Iron Harvest is a real-time strategy game (RTS) set in the alternate reality of 1920+, just after the end of the Great War. To create the perfect RTS-experience the team has been working in close cooperation with global RTS-fans ever since the highly successful kickstarter campaign.
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UnderMine Early Access

Steam now offers Early Access to UnderMine, a Roguelike action/adventure for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Word is the game will receive content updates every couple of weeks until its full release, which is expected about six months from now. Here's a trailer with a look, and here are some details to undermine any concerns you may have about this:
Inspired by groundbreaking games such as The Legend of Zelda, The Binding of Isaac and Rogue Legacy, UnderMine is an action-adventure roguelike RPG delivering a fresh new entry to the genre. Blending combat and dungeon crawling, players lead dozens of peasants to their death with the objective of mining gold. While players are still challenged by the consequences of permadeath, upgrades pass on, enabling characters to take on bigger bosses and expand their horizons.

“We’ve had a strong desire to publish video games for years now, as it’s a natural extension of the strong gaming community we’ve cultivated on Fandom, but we needed to find the perfect game with which to launch our publishing arm,” said Ben Robinson, VP of Gaming at Fandom. “We believe that UnderMine is the perfect fit and are confident that our deep understanding of the gaming industry and what appeals to gamers will make us a great partner for Thorium.”
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Play For Honor For Free

Ubisoft announces they are offering the opportunity to play For Honor for nothing for the next week for reasons. All anyone needs to do to check out a free sample of Year 3 season 3 of this melee action game is download a copy through Uplay, where the promotion will run until one week from today. They are also planning a new in-game event starting Thursday that kick off with a livestream event on Twitch. Here are more details:
Today, Ubisoft announced that For Honor Standard Edition will be available free on Uplay from August 20 to August 27. Players worldwide can download For Honor Standard Edition starting today August 20 at 3:00 PM CET / 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST until Tuesday August 27 at 3:00 PM CET / 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST.

In-game activities on August 22 will also add in new elite outfits that can be purchased with in-game currency, as well as open up access to a special warrior challenge and the event playlist “Carousel of Death”. Players can tune into the Warriors Den Livestream at https://www.twitch.tv/forhonorgame on August 22 at 9:00 AM PST / 6:00 PM CEST for special event Twitch Drops.

Recently released Year 3 Season 3 introduces The Jormungandr, Viking sectarians who wear their devotion to the Great Serpent, after whom they are named, on their scarred bodies. Led by Hulda and Gretar, the Jormungandr aim at crushing the weak before Ragnarok comes, as they believe only the most worthy must remain for the Great Battle. Wielding their mighty War Hamarr during fights, they cull their opponents with their powerful attacks. Additionally, Year 3 Season 3 brings with it a brand new Breach map “Storr Stronghold”, new weapons and new balancing updates to multiple heroes from the roster.

For more information about For Honor, please visit forhonorgame.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/forhonorgame and on Twitter at twitter.com/forhonorgame.

New GeForce Drivers

The GeForce Blog announces the release of new "Gamescom Game Ready" drivers for NVIDIA GTX graphics cards. Presumably this means these support the gaming convention that's now underway in Germany (we're not sure how they wouldn't), but they also can apparently improve performance in some games by as much as 23% under the right circumstances. Additionally, these add some new beta features, including an Ultra-Low Latency mode to improve input responsiveness, an Integer Scaling mode for pixel art games, and a GeForce Experience Freestyle sharpen filter. These also add support for Remnant: From The Ashes as well as three more G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors. The Ultra-Low Latency Mode enables "just in time" frame scheduling, submitting frames to be rendered just before the GPU needs them, which they say reduces latency by up to 33%. Here's more on that:
Low Latency modes have the most impact when your game is GPU bound, and framerates are between 60 and 100 FPS, enabling you to get the responsiveness of high-framerate gaming without having to decrease graphical fidelity.

To select a Low Latency mode, open the NVIDIA Control Panel, head to “Manage 3D Settings”, and scroll down to “Low Latency Mode”. Three options are available:

  • Off: The game’s engine will automatically queue 1-3 frames for maximum render throughput
  • On: Limits the number of queued frames to 1. This is the same setting as “Max_Prerendered_Frames = 1” from prior drivers
  • Ultra: Submits the frame just in time for the GPU to pick it up and start rendering

Note: you can apply all latency options on a per-game basis on the “Program Settings” tab

Our new Low Latency Mode is being released in beta with support for all GPUs in DX9 and DX11 games (in DX12 and Vulkan titles, the game decides when to queue the frame).

The Cycle Free Early Access

The Cycle has reached the Early Access phase of its development cycle, and the beta version of YAGER's competitive PvEvP shooter can now be downloaded and played for free through the Epic Games Store. You can get a look at the game in action in this new trailer which firmly declares (spoiler alert) that "The Cycle is not a Battle Royale." So what is The Cycle? I'm glad you asked, Johnny. Here's the announcement with all the details:
More than 250,000 players braved The Cycle during alpha testing, and now YAGER’s fast-paced competitive quest shooter is free to download in early access for Windows PC via the Epic Games store. The Cycle will continue to grow and evolve throughout early access with additional supported languages and regular seasons of content drops created with community feedback. That begins today with the new “Crime & Punishment” update, introducing:

  • A new Duos mode allowing players to pair up together to take on other Prospectors. Duos joins the two other game modes: Solo, where players can queue alone, and Squads, where four players team up to take on the game’s challenges.
  • A new bounty hunter system designed to better balance PvEvP: players who frequently kill other prospectors will get marked as “ruthless” on the mini-map, revealing their location to everyone.
  • A new heat map showing areas with a high density of players — decide if you want to hunt down serious PvP action, or focus more on PvE in less populated areas.
  • The ability to level up your armor kits with better stats by collecting experience points.
  • Two new archetypes, the Gambler and Exo Biologist, along with a new enemy type: the Droids.
  • New sound effects for most weapons.
  • Support for in-game voice chat.

The Cycle is a match-based first-person shooter with a focus on PvEvP action, completing jobs, gearing up with new weapons and powers, out-scoring other players, and making it off the exotic, alien frontier of Fortuna III alive. Compete against and – if you choose – team up with other prospectors to harvest resources, defeat hostile lifeforms, and make your fortune before the world, your rivals, or your so-called allies kill you. It’s up to you how to stake your claim: go it alone, form squads with friends, or make uneasy alliances with strangers. The Cycle delivers a competitive multiplayer experience where everyone can survive, but how you choose to manage your precious time will make all the difference.

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Remnant: From the Ashes Released

Publisher Perfect World Entertainment and developer Gunfire Games now offer the release of Remnant: From the Ashes for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. This is a third-person shooter that challenges the player to survive on a monster-infested, post apocalyptic world. The PC edition is available on Steam and Arc Games, though the Arc deal just leads you back to Steam again. "We wanted to expand on our signature sci-fi fantasy meets post-apocalyptic style, building a game around adventure, exploration and co-op," explains Gunfire Games co-founder and president, David Adams. "Remnant: From the Ashes is our passion project. Through our innovative dynamic generation tech, the game offers a fresh adventure each time you jump in. We hope players enjoy our re-imagination of ‘endless adventure’ as much as we do." The Official Launch Trailer celebrates the news with cinematics and gameplay. Here's more on the game, which begins with that alien invasion in the 1960s that everyone remembers:
In the late 1960’s, an evil force known as the Root invaded Earth, decimating the population. 80 years after the invasion, players begin their journey on the shores of a ruined city in the shadow of a mysterious tower. Following in the footsteps of the missing former-leader of Ward 13, - a nexus and base of operations - players encounter the wretched Root, savage warrior tribes of Rhom’s wasteland, the collective hivemind of the Iskal on Corsus and agile, yet deadly Pan of Yaesha.

Set out alone or alongside up to two other survivors, venturing into unpredictable and ever changing worlds via World Stone checkpoints. A wicked armory awaits survivors daring enough to engage hordes of deadly foes and over 20 epic bosses. Rise from the ashes and seek an end to the Root. Game features include:

  • Intense Combat - Battle over a hundred different enemy varieties - each with their own weaponry and tactics - across distinct environments. Each scenario tests players’ mastery of the game’s mechanics including dodging, stamina, health, powerful firearms, melee weapons and powerful mods that imbue weapons with awesome abilities to overcome challenges.
  • Flexible Gear-based Progression - Players must choose between the ranged and nimble Hunter, the support-focused Ex-Cultist, or the tanky Scrapper to begin with. Once they begin venturing beyond the World Stone, however, players will earn new weapons, mods and scrap to power up and create their ultimate survivor.
  • Mysterious Story - The Root decimated humanity in the 1960’s, but Earth wasn’t the only world they’ve invaded. While seeking out the cause of this evil, players explore other civilizations on their way to a tower looming above Ward 13. Travel beyond the World Stone and navigate hostile terrain, uncovering stories from worlds beyond our own, where secrets lie around every corner.
  • Endless Challenges Await - Randomized worlds, rewards and enemy combinations offer an endless combination of challenges with each playthrough. Utilizing knowledge gained through each death is the surest way to achieve victory.
  • Epic Bosses & Enemies - Ruined Earth, Rhom Wasteland, Corsus Swamp and Yaesha Jungle all host their own unique, deadly combatants and challenges. The hordes give way to over 20 epic bosses, each requiring diverse tactics to be defeated. Tenacity and experimentation are rewarded with the most powerful and exotic gear in the game - some bosses even offer two for conquering them by an alternative method.
  • Host-based Co-op - Players may venture out beyond the World Stone alone for a greater challenge, or alongside up to two other survivors to even the odds and increase their chances of survival. World progress is tied to the host. However, players will carry all loot and experience back to their own world.

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PixARK Gets Free Skyward Expansion

Steam now offers a Skyward, a new expansion that's a free download for owners of PixARK on Steam, saying this will also come soon to the console editions of the Voxel dinosaur action/adventure. This video has a look at what to expect, and the announcement has more:
Snail Games expands the world of PixARK, the open world voxel-based sandbox survival game, with all new areas to explore in the Skyward expansion. The first DLC takes players to a floating archipelago with 10 islands, each home to unique biomes and creatures. The Skyward DLC is now available on Steam for free, and will be coming to console players soon. A new update for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will also be coming on August 21, allowing split screen and local co-op play for the first time.

In Skyward, players face off against the Cobaltianians, an alien race threatening to deplete the world of its mineral supply. Daring adventurers will be rewarded for their bravery as they journey to each of the new islands in search of resources to upgrade their technology, push back the invading aliens, and restore balance in PixARK.

The Skyward DLC, available today on Steam, includes:

  • Floating Island Map - A map spanning 10 distinctive island biomes, each featuring new creatures and cube types.
  • New Ruins - Players can take on special bosses, from Cobaltianian offers, Behemoth and the Ghost Dragon King to obtain special equipment and armor, or drop into Wyvern nests to hatch their own Wyvern. featuring fresh biomes and creatures, with new types of loot waiting to be obtained.
  • Summon Bone Creatures - Skeletal bone creatures and Fossil Cubes can be found throughout the new map. Players must defeat bone creatures or harvest Fossil Cubes to obtain Fossils. With enough fossils, explorers can venture to the Summoning Altar to summon their own tamable Bone Creatures.
  • TEK Technology Engrams - Players can now infuse engrams with TEK technology to create advanced mechanized items, including new swords, guns, grenades, shields, armour, saddles and other useful materials.

In PixARK, anything is possible. Players can tame creatures both ferocious and cuddly, craft high tech and magical tools, and build their own base out of cubes. With a robust character creator, an infinite number of voxel based maps and procedurally generated quests, their PixARK adventure will be completely unique. Team up with friends to form a tribe, or play on their own. Spend time building a towering fortress or go on a quest in a sprawling cavern. Fly on the back of a dragon and smite their enemies with a magic wand, or ride a mighty T-Rex and blast their foes with a rocket launcher. In the world of PixARK, how they play is up to them – as long as they survive!

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The Settlers Next Year

Ubisoft announces their reboot of The Settlers will settle onto PCs next year. They demonstrate their commitment to the plan by offering preorders through Uplay and the Epic Games Store, saying committing to this in advance earns you an exclusive decorative Statue of the First Settlers, which can be placed in any of your settlements. In case that seems too straightforward, they spice things up by offering a choice between a Standard Edition, a Gold Edition, an Entdecker Edition for Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Poland, and a Collector's Edition for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. They celebrate the news with the Official Gamescom 2019 Trailer. Here are some details on the game:
The Settlers can be played both in PVE and PVP, and features three modes for players to enjoy: Campaign, Skirmish and Multiplayer. Powered by Ubisoft’s Snowdrop engine, the game will use the new procedural map generation technology of landscapes and missions, bringing to players an authentic sense of discovery, exploration and uniqueness.

Players who immerse themselves in The Settlers’ colourful open world will discover stunning visuals and the innumerable details of the Wuselig, or bustling, feeling, specific to the brand’s DNA.

Among the features in the upcoming installment, The Settlers will offer alternative methods of victory, including:

  • The Combat strategy: Players would control full armies of different units, taking on and defeating enemy armies to take over or defend their territory. Special units such as army leaders can have a positive effect on their troops.
    The Glory strategy: Players would select a hero character who will fight in the arena against the enemy. Once a player initiates a battle, spectators representing both sides will gather at the arena to watch the battle. Winning a fight can lead to dissatisfaction among the defeated party. This however can lead to revolts, allowing the player to take over the enemy territory.
    The Faith strategy: the third winning strategy will allow players to inspire Faith amongst Settlers and will be detailed at a later date.

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Red Wings: Aces of the Sky Announced

A new Steam Listing reveals plans for Red Wings: Aces of the Sky, a World War I aerial combat game. This features Manfred von Richthofen, but is not your father's Red Baron, as it's more of an arcade game than the classic Dynamix flight sim. Here's the Gamescom 2019 Trailer and here's word:
Red Wings: Aces of the Sky is a third-person aerial combat game about WW1 for PC, X1, PS4, Nintendo Switch. Experience a unique mix of historic events and over-the-top, comic book-stylized adventures.
Pilot legendary warplanes and witness aerial dogfights from the breakthrough stage of the history of flight, when the courage of pilots bordered on insanity and the stakes were never higher. Witness the birth, rise, and fall of the talented Red Baron and become the true ace of the sky.

Key Features

  • A piece of history – accompany the legendary Red Baron in the thrilling story-driven campaign.
  • Local co-op – fly solo or with a hotshot partner.
  • Unusual combination – experience a unique mix of arcade gameplay, historic events and over-the-top, comic book-stylized adventures.
  • Fly even higher - use your unique abilities to take your opponents down and develop your deadly pilot aim with skill points.
  • Choose your warplane - pilot over 10 historical warplanes of Entente Powers and the Triple Alliance.

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Gamescom is officially underway today in Cologne, Germany, and will run through Saturday. We already saw a bunch of announcements from this yesterday, and it seems safe to expect them to continue for a bit, as this show seems to slow roll things a little more than, say, E3. Of course PAX West is also coming at the end of the month, so there are probably some companies keeping their powder dry to make news there as well, so best to just keep your seatbelts buckled and your seat-tray in its upright and locked position.

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