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Necromunda: Underhive Wars Launches Today on PC, PlayStation 4 & Xbox One

Focus Home Interactive and Rogue Factor have released Necromunda: Underhive Wars, the first video game adaptation of Games Workshop’s dark and violent Necromunda tabletop game, part of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. This new tactical RPG is available today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam. Experience a massive story campaign, customize and lead your gang through endless Operations, and take the fight online in fast-paced strategy battles for up to four players.

Necromunda: Underhive Wars is a game of choices in every respect. Pick your house, select which marauders to hire, and level up your gang with new skills, stats, gear, passives, careers, and more.

In the campaign, you’ll join the feud of shaky alliances and vendettas between Houses Escher, Goliath and Orlock as they vie for control of ancient technology and power. Gaining the upper hand won’t be easy — keeping it from other factions will be even harder. Then challenge other gangs online in free-for-all, team-based, and pure 1v1 matches that will test your dominance of the battlefield.

The award-winning Wingspan Comes to Steam on September 17

Wingspan is coming to Steam on September 17. The popular award-winning strategy card game about birds is for 1 to 5 players. The game is out now for the Nintendo Switch as well.

In Wingspan your goal is to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves, many of which have got powers that echo real life.

Wingspan is the officially licensed digital adaptation of a board game that became the winner of the prestigious 2019 Kennerspiel des Jahres award.

Focus Home’s Necromunda: Underhive Wars Gets Its First Gameplay Reveal

Rogue Factor and Focus Home Interactive have released a first look at gameplay for Necromunda: Underhive Wars, the third-person tactical action game set in Games Workshop’s iconic far-future cityscape, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on Sept. 8, 2020.

Deep below the nightmarish, polluted hive cities of Necromunda, in the dark, twisted tunnels of the Underhive, rival gangs fight to the bitter end for personal power, wealth, survival and the honor of their House.

Lead, customize and grow your forces of Escher, Goliath and Orlock gangers, specializing each unit for battle in hazardous, vertical, dystopian environments. Exploit the terrain in explosive tactical gunfights: climb raised walkways to take the advantage, set traps, and ambush foes to force them into bloody melee engagements.

Pre-orders for Necromunda: Underhive Wars are now available on PC!

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a New Co-Op FPS from the makers of Vermintide

Revealed during the Xbox Games Showcase was Warhammer 40,000: Darktide a new co-op FPS from the makers of Vermintide, Fatshark.

The game will take you deep into the hive city Tertium where horrors await. In the initial trailer, we can see an encounter with the forces of a Chaos cult. You’ll join four friends to purge the heretics.

In the depths of the hive, the seeds of corruption threaten an overwhelming tide of darkness. A heretical cult known as the Admonition seeks to seize control of the planet Atoma Prime and lay waste to its inhabitants. It is up to you and your allies in the Inquisition to root out the enemy before the city succumbs to Chaos.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is expected to be released in 2021.

Domri Rade is the Latest Season Update for Magic: Manastrike

Netmarble has released a new update to Magic: ManaStrike. The video game is based on the Wizards of the Coast franchise Magic: The Gathering. Today’s update introduces Domri Rade Season, a new Magic Pass-exclusive Skin for Dinosaur Rider Domri Rade, and new Magic Pass rewards.

A new Magic Pass exclusive skin for the Red/Green Planeswalker Dinosaur Rider Domri Rade is now available for players to collect. New Magic Pass Rewards have also been added to the game as part of the update. This includes new Level Boost Vouchers and Skin Selector, along with new Emojis, and Player Icons that can be collected by playing the game.

Magic: ManaStrike is available to download on the App Store and Google Play and supports 13 languages including English, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Russian, and Portuguese.

Magic: Manastrike Domri Rade Season

Pathfinder: Kingmaker Definitive Edition Comes Out August 18

Owlcat Games and Deep Silver reveal the date for the critically acclaimed launch of Pathfinder: Kingmaker Definitive Edition on PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X as well as PC. The classic RPG will take adventurers to the Stolen Lands on August 18th, featuring all previously released content packs as well as a brand new turn-based mode. The game will be available at selected retail stores as well as through the digital stores of the respective platform.

“Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Definitive Edition” Content:

Pathfinder: Kingmaker takes players on tour through the infamous Stolen Lands, the dangerous and turbulent territories well known within Pathfinder fandom. The computer RPG revisits familiar characters and well-known locations of the “series” lore and treats players to brand new adventures, deadly foes, and unforeseen twists and turns. Fans of the fantasy pen-and-paper RPG will experience its epic, heroic universe in new ways while computer RPG gamers will discover their favorite genre in a more contemporary light, in stunning 3D graphics that bring the universe to life.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker will challenge players as both adventurers and rulers as they claim explored lands and carve their kingdom from the wilderness. Kingdom founding goes beyond simple stronghold-building to become a true reflection of the hero’s character and choices made throughout the game. Each kingdom is a living thing shaped by alignment, choices, allies, and the hero’s ability to lead his or her people.

The Definitive Edition features all previously released DLCs:

  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker – The Wildcards
    Intrepid explorers of The Stolen Lands can discover a new playable race the Tieflings, harness the power of a newly playable class Kineticists, and booster their party with the companion the Tiefling Kineticist, who brings her own and rich, engaging storyline.
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker – ’Varnhold’s Lot
    Just as you were claiming your first title, another hero of the Stolen Lands became a baron too: Maegar Varn, captain of the Varnling Host mercenary band and rightful ruler of Varnhold. In this DLC, you join Varn as his general, and experience ’Varnhold’s valorous history first-hand. Playing a full new storyline that runs parallel to the main story, players will import the results of this adventure to their main story, facing the consequences of their choices when moving forward with their main party and storyline.
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Beneath The Stolen Lands
    Beneath The Stolen Lands
    , valiant adventurers meet with the self-proclaimed protector of Golarion and discover what secrets lie buried beneath the Stolen Lands, in a shifting labyrinth of madness where nothing is what it seems as they defend the lands against one of the most deadly enemies the world has ever seen. Enter the dungeon as your main character. Alternatively, you can wait for an invitation from a mysterious protector of Golarion as you play through the main story. The pre-set version of the dungeon is included in the main campaign, allowing you to use your character and companions to conquer the Tenebrous Depths.
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Bloody Mess – The name says it all – adding more blood and gore to the game as an additional option.
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Arcane Unleashed – DLC adding more magic and spells to the game.
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Royal Ascension – Includes Soundtrack, Digital Artbook, two in-game portraits, board game module, hi-rez map, and a red panda.

Focus Home’s Necromunda: Underhive Wars Gets a New Cinematic Trailer

Necromunda: Underhive Wars

Head to the underhive with a new cinematic trailer for Necromunda: Underhive Wars. The upcoming video game is a turn-based strategy RPG from Focus Home Interactive and Games Workshop.

The first video game adaptation of Necromunda, the mythical tabletop game, Necromunda: Underhive Wars brings you right up to the action, with an over-the-shoulder view of every epic takedown and battle. The nightmarishly polluted and dangerous Hive City is home to Houses Orlock, Escher, and Goliath, each seeking to come out on top.

Dive deep into the twisted tunnels of the Underhive in the game’s compelling story campaign and Salvage Operations, where rival gangs will fight to the bitter end for personal power, wealth, survival, and honor. Command, evolve, and customize your gangs against the AI or with up to three friends online. The choices — and consequences — are yours, but only the strongest will survive.

Necromunda: Underhive Wars is expected to launch this summer on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Players can pre-order the game now on Steam.

Magic: ManaStrike Unveils all new Ikoria II season in update

Netmarble Corp. has released a new update to Magic: ManaStrike, Netmarble’s first-ever game for the Wizards of the Coast franchise Magic: The Gathering, that introduces additions including Magic Pass’ Ikoria II season, a new Magic Pass-exclusive Skin for the Planeswalker character Tezzeret, three all-new cards,  and more.

As part of Ikoria II season, a new Magic Pass exclusive skin for Blue/Black Planeswalker Tezzeret is now available. The new skin is inspired by Tezzeret the Schemer in Magic: The Gathering. Other rewards for Magic Pass Ikoria II season include: a Level Boost Voucher, a Skin selector, an Emoji, and a new Player icon.

This update also includes the new card type, hybrid multicolor cards that can be used for color deck matching with one of Magic’s colors. The updated three hybrid multicolor cards are Blue/Black card Oona, Queen of the Fae, a Red/Green Regisaur Alpha card, and a White/Green Good-Fortune Unicorn card

Other additions to Magic: ManaStrike as part of the new update include:

  • Color Strategy Tutorial – A new color strategy tutorial focusing on building decks with White, Blue, and Black cards
  • Event Mode Improvements – Planeswalkers can now be purchased with a new currency that is obtained only in Event mode

Magic: ManaStrike is available to download on the App Store and Google Play and is globally launched, and supports 13 languages including English, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Russian and Portuguese.

Magic: Manastrike Ikoria II

Pokémon announces the Pokémon Players Cup

Play Pokemon

The Pokémon Company International has announced the Pokémon Players Cup, a new online tournament for Masters Division competitors that will begin in July 2020.

Competitors in the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Video Game Championships (VGC), and Pokkén Tournament DX will have the chance to prove they’re the very best in this official Play! Pokémon online tournament open to players worldwide.

The Pokémon Players Cup will have two stages. In July 2020, eligible players will compete in a double-elimination bracket, broken down by rating zones, to determine the top players in each rating zone. Those top finishers will face off in the final stage of the Pokémon Players Cup in August 2020, when the winner will be crowned as the champion of the Pokémon Players Cup and earn a Travel Award to a future International Championships event, part of the traditional Play! Pokémon Championship Series.

Pokémon TCG and VGC competitors will need to qualify for the Pokémon Players Cup through their performance in the following upcoming events. Trainers should make sure to bring their A-game to these upcoming qualifiers so they can compete in the Pokémon Players Cup!

Pokémon TCG Championships
Pokémon TCG competitors will qualify through their ranking on the June Leaderboard (Standard format, Tournament Rep) in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

Pokémon VG Championships
Pokémon Video Game Championships competitors will qualify through the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield International Challenge May Online Competition, which runs from May 21 to 24, 2020[link].  Masters Division competitors in the Pokémon VGC will need to finish among the top eligible Trainers in their rating zone for the May International Challenge to qualify for the Pokémon Players Cup.

  • North America: Top 256
  • Europe: Top 256
  • Oceania: Top 128
  • Latin America: Top 256

Please note that in order for Pokémon VGC competitors to be eligible, they will need to link their Nintendo Account with their Pokémon Trainer Club account before signing up.

Pokkén Tournament DX Championships
Pokkén Tournament DX competitors will be able to register directly for the first stage of the Pokémon Players Cup at a future date, with more details coming soon at Pokemon.com.

In addition, during the Pokémon Players Cup, each of the Pokémon TCG, Pokémon VGC, and Pokkén Tournament DX competitions will kick off with a special invitational event, with the winners qualifying for the final stage of the competition.

Trainers can stay tuned for more upcoming information about the Pokémon Players Cup and where fans can catch all the action via stream.

Asmodee Wants You to Play with Friends with this Humble Digital Game Bundle

Asmodee Digital Humble Bundle

Say goodbye to boredom with this Humble Bundle of board games from Asmodee Digital! Play your cards right and get Scythe: Digital Edition, The Lord of the Rings Adventure Card Game, Splendor, Mysterium, Small World 2, and Carcassonne. There’s $158 worth of games available.

The Humble Bundle benefits Traveling Stories and Partners in Health. You can decide how much you pay and how the money is allocated.

Pay $1 or more to unlock:

  • Small World 2
  • Carcassonne – Tiles & Tactics
  • Patchwork
  • King and Assassins
  • Love Letter
  • Potion Explosion

Pay more than the average of $9.87 to unlock:

  • Splendor
  • Splendor – The Cities
  • Splendor – The Trading Posts
  • Mysterium: A Psychic Clue Game
  • Carcassonne – Winter and Gingerbread Man
  • Carcassone – Traders & Builders
  • Small World 2 – Cursed
  • Small World 2 – Be not Afraid
  • Twilight Struggle

Pay $12 or more to unlock:

  • Scythe: Digital Edition
  • The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game – Definitive Edition
  • Mysterium – Hidden Signs
  • Carcassonne – The River
  • Carcassonne – Inns & Cathedrals
  • Carcassonne – The Princess & the Dragon Expansion
  • Mysterium – Secrets & Lies
  • Small World 2 – Grand Dames
  • Splendor – The Strongholds
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