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Necromunda: Underhive Wars’ ‘Van Saar’ DLC Out Now for PC, PS4, and XBox One

Necromunda: Underhive Wars, the tactical RPG from developer Rogue Factor and Focus Home Interactive based on Games Workshop’s iconic license, is expanding today with the “Van Saar Gang,” the game’s first major premium DLC for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC! Available now for $6.99, the Van Saar are a new playable technological powerhouse that brings a brand-new set of skills and style to the violent gang conflicts of the Underhive!

The Van Saar bring a new twist on the signature freedom of movement, tactical depth, and verticality of Necromunda: Underhive Wars. Clad in their signature suits of armor, these fighters are ranged specialists with a penchant for trading movement for further firepower. They’ll blast away enemies without a second thought, crushing them beneath a wave of fire, improvised explosives, and automated turrets. Recruit and customize your units to create a truly unique and dangerous gang down to their careers, traits, skills, equipment, color schemes and more.

Necromunda: Underhive Wars has also rolled out a free new update for all players featuring a variety of improvements to the game’s AI and pacing based on feedback from the community. This represents the next step in Underhive Wars’ live support, which has seen months of updates and patches driven by the player base, with even more coming down the road.

Get Necromunda: Underhive Wars for 40% off on Steam (50% if you already own Mordheim: City of the Damned) and 50% off on Xbox One via the Focus Home Interactive Publisher Sale! Visit the official store for more information.

Evolution Goes from the Tabletop to Nintendo Switch

Evolution Board Game

Evolution Board Game, the strategy game of adaptation from North Star Digital Studios now stalks the untamed wilds of Nintendo Switch.

Evolutionists who purchase Evolution on Nintendo Switch by Sunday, Jan. 10 will receive the Arms Race Promo Pack add-on for free, along with the Nintendo Switch-exclusive Tiger Skin. Five additional trait cards and a Nintendo Switch exclusive tiger skin create new strategic opportunities while offering deadly stripes to show off in local and cross-platform matches.

Dive into the new version of the critically-acclaimed Evolution at home or on the go with lightning-quick Joy-Con support or touchscreen controls. A robust feature set provides everything digital board game fans could ask for with online play and local pass-and-play alike.

  • Conquer a single player campaign with 21 levels, bosses, and distinct A.I. opponents
  • Chat or start real time and asynchronous games from your friends list
  • Find new opponents with skill-based online matchmaking
  • Climb the online multiplayer rankings and single player progression ladder
  • Keep cards close to the chest with pass and play optimized for Nintendo Switch
  • Test yourself against weekly challenges
  • Discover gorgeous hand-drawn species hidden throughout the game

An intuitive learn-while-playing tutorial trains humble scientists to adapt species with new traits adorned with gorgeous watercolor style artwork. Experiment with millions of genetic combinations to survive the harsh realities of the natural world. Climb the leaderboards to become the best digital board game biologist in the world, earning new avatars and other rewards as the fruit of your labors.

Evolution Board Game is available on Nintendo Switch everywhere except Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong for $19.99 USD in addition to its Steam for Windows PC and Mac, iOS, and Android versions. 

North Star Games’ Oceans Lite is Available Now for Free Download

Oceans Lite

Oceans Lite, the digital implementation of the critically acclaimed tabletop strategy game Oceans, sets sail today on Android and iOS and is now available as a free download.

Oceans Lite

Oceans, part of North Star Games’ Evolution line of games, was released this year following a massively successful Kickstarter campaign. It is a species-building strategy game designed by Nick Bentley, Dominic Crapuchettes, Ben Goldman, and Brian O’Neill, where players battle to survive in an ever-changing ecosystem.

Players craft unique species of animals using 12 Surface traits and a unique array of Deep cards representing the unexplored depths of the ocean, all while navigating the challenges of different Scenario cards. By combining different traits rooted in science, players’ species can develop symbiotic relationships or even evolve carnivorous traits and feast on foes. The winner is the player who can build the most successful species to survive and thrive in changing conditions.

Oceans Lite, created by the team at North Star Digital Studios, offers features designed to introduce new players to the world of the game while giving veteran players a place to sharpen their skills. This implementation of the tabletop game features a learn-while-you-play tutorial from Darwin himself, a solo mode pitting gamers against an enemy AI. Additional features, including a pass and play 

Oceans Lite

At release, Oceans Lite includes 20 of the tabletop game’s Deep cards and 4 Scenario cards. These allow for significant replayability and give players a taste of the game’s millions and millions of unique combinations of species and environments. One additional pack of Deep and Surface cards is available for purchase at launch for $.99, allowing players to unlock even more content and dive deeper into Oceans Lite. That purchase also unlocks additional features including a pass and play mode and additional levels of AI difficulty.

Oceans Lite is available for free download in English on Android and iOS, with additional packs of Deep and Surface cards available for purchase.

Magic: Manastrike is Shutting Down

Magic: Manastrike

Netmarble has announced that they will be shutting down Magic: Manastrike on February 23, 2021. The game launched in January 2020 and is a mobile game based on Magic: The Gathering. In it, you build a deck to defend your own and destroy your opponent’s totems.

Currently, all in-app purchases for the games have been disabled though players can still spend gems and gold they acquire through the game.

The game had a relatively positive reception but never quite found the reception other mobile games have. While fun and definitely capturing the feel of Magic: The Gathering, the game has been hampered by its modes which have remained limited and not varied enough. Strategy has generally stagnated too with games revolving around a few decks and characters.

Servers will remain open until 2/23/2021 21:00 PST, afterward, the game service will no longer be available.

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
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