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Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus Announces the coming of Jain Zar

Warhammer 40,000 Tacticus Jain Zar

Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus is launching into the new year with a howl from Jain Zar herself. This week the team at Snowprint Studios will be hosting a live stream with Penny Arcade to launch the Legendary character Jain Zar.

The Aeldari have many aspect warriors from their craftworlds. None are more feared than the Howling Banshees.  Aspect Warriors who rival any foe in the galaxy with their rapid strikes and keening battle screams. Descending upon enemies with speed and ferocity, Jain Zar is their Phoenix Lord and most skilled warrior. 

  • Wielding The Silent Death, Jain Zar can deliver the silent death ability at enemies in adjacent locations on the battlefield. 
  • Jain Zar also carries The Blade Of Destruction  which can cut through even the most advanced armor. 
  • Jain Zar is the perfect warrior to lead your charge and finish off enemies quickly on the front lines. 

Join Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus for their live stream with Penny Arcade on January 9th from 3-5 pm PST to usher in the new year. Check out some gameplay tactics and get insight into some of the upcoming events and characters we have planned for 2023. 

Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus Wins Mobile Game of the Year at Pocket Gamer

Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus

Snowprint Studios got some recognition for their hard work on Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus. This week the publisher hit a quick pause to accept the “Awards for Mobile Game of the Year and Best Strategy Game” at the 2022 Pocket Gamer Awards online.

Pocket Gamer noted:

Tacticus feels like a translation of Warhammer… it feels like a translation of the game.” Tacticus continues to add new factions and allow players to explore and battle across the massive Warhammer 40,000 universe. Delivering turn-based fast paced gameplay in a highly polished and vibrant setting was critical to the team.

There has never been a better time to join Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus. Our live events continue over the holidays:

  • The first T’au Empire champion drops on Sunday, December 18th with the start of the “For The Greater Good” event that will run for two weeks.
  • The next Live PvP Tournament starts Thursday, December 22. Players will have a chance to prove their skill in high stakes battles against other players, and climb the ranks!
  • On December 28th, join the Quest featuring Calandis, the Aeldari Ranger.

IceCool comes to Roblox

IceCool Roblox

In December 2022, the award-winning board game IceCool was digitized and is now available on Roblox.

After being one of the favorites in the board game industry for six years, a highly engaging digital version of this classic board game is being released by Simple Magic, a fresh new games studio based in Tallinn, Estonia, together with the game’s publisher Brain Games.

IceCool is a family board game with a unique theme – penguins running through the school and trying to get some fish. It stands out with two major innovations: flicking techniques and a box-in-a-box setup. The game was launched six years ago and has received more than 20 prestigious international awards, including Kinderspiel des Jahres award as the Best Children’s Game of the Year 2017.

Simple Magic captured the most important game functions of IceCool as close to the original as possible while automating some more mundane tasks, thus making the online version fast- paced, very competitive, and just incredibly fun. The game gives you the option to play with random players around the world, or set up your own games with only selected friends – a nice way to continue the fun from the table-top experience from your last togetherness.

Roblox is a multi-platform vastly popular games engine, with about 50 million daily players around the world. 67% of Roblox users are under the age of 16, making the online version of IceCool a perfect example of how to introduce a fun board game to new players, while also giving the enthusiasts of the board game a chance to reconnect over their favorite board from anywhere in the world.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 – Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 has debuted its gameplay trailer! Focus Entertainment and Saber Interactive have dropped a first look at the gameplay from their upcoming action game in an explosive new trailer.

Heed the call of battle. For there is only war.

The cult-classic Space Marine franchise is about to return with a high-octane new experience set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, showcased in a bombastic trailer featuring the voice of actor Clive Standen (Vikings, Taken) in the role of fan-favorite Lieutenant Titus.

Embody a Space Marine, a superhuman warrior who protects humanity from untold horrors, in brutally efficient third-person action. Expect the distinctively fast and fluid game feel from best-in-class studio Saber Interactive—the team and engine behind World War Z.

Space Marine 2 will be released on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2023.

The Collector’s Edition revealed, available for pre-order

Pre-order the Collector’s Edition of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 now! It includes: 

  • A hand-painted, 21-cm resin statuette of Lieutenant Titus fighting a Tyranid
  • The Art and Making of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2, a 64-page hardcover book
  • A Steelbook
  • The game on the platform of your choice, with the “Macragge’s Chosen” DLC!
Space Marine 2

Larian Studios Announces Baldur’s Gate 3 Official Launch Month in a New Trailer

Larian Studios has revealed a brand-new trailer for Baldur’s Gate 3 during The Game Awards, giving fans a first look at some familiar, legendary faces, as well as the game’s namesake city of Baldur’s Gate. Most importantly, however, the video reveals when players will get to roll the (digital) dice, when Baldur’s Gate 3 officially launches in August 2023.

New sights and surprises abound in this trailer, but you especially won’t want to miss these details:

  • Launch Month: Larian confirms August 2023 for the full release of Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • Minsc & Jaheira: Two beloved Baldur’s Gate legends re-join the fray after 20+ years.
  • City of Baldur’s Gate: Catch a first gameplay glimpse at the game’s namesake, one of the most prosperous and influential cities of Faerûn.
  • Collector’s Edition: Baldur’s Gate 3 Collector’s Edition pre-orders begin after its announcement at The Game Awards. It costs EUR 259.99 / USD 269.99 and is limited to 25k units worldwide. Pre-order.
  • The Collector’s Edition includes:
    • Mindflayer vs. Drow Battle Diorama
      • 1,100g, 25cm battle diorama of Mindflayer and Drow locked in a deadly exchange of blade and psionic might. This Collector’s Edition statue is made from high-quality PVC/ABS plastics and features a finely painted, hand-finished, round scenic base depicting the subterranean realm of the Underdark.
    • Hardcover Art Book
      • Explore the art and design of Baldur’s Gate 3 in this hardcover art book, written by Larian. Featuring approximately 160 pages of concept art and environmental design inspired by the Forgotten Realms. Inner pages printed on satin 170gsm gilded foil edged paper, with an anti-scuff PP laminate case cover.
    • Character Sheets
      • A set of 4-page D&D character sheets for each Baldur’s Gate 3 Origin character. 200-220gsm.
    • Cloth Map
      • A single-sided A3 map of Faerûn, made from silk satin fabric for easy unfurling while trudging through swamps.
    • Tadpole Keyring
      • A tadpole-inspired metal keyring made from zinc alloy. Unlikely to trigger ceremorphosis if inserted into brain (Do not insert into brain).
    • Stickers
      • 32 die-cut vinyl stickers inspired by Baldur’s Gate 3. Includes adorable custom-illustrated characters and Larian Studios warrior logos.
    • Magic: The Gathering Booster Packs
      • Three Magic: The Gathering booster packs containing the Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate card set, featuring characters from Baldur’s Gate 3. (Limited to the first 15k Collector’s Editions sold).
    • Collector’s Edition Certificate
      • A Certificate of Authenticity serialized with the unique number of your Collector’s Edition. Single-sided, spot varnish, hot foil and blind deboss. Frame it above the mantelpiece, if you’re so inclined!
    • Baldur’s Gate 3 D20
      • Oversized custom-engraved metal dice based on Baldur’s Gate 3‘s digital dice design. Made from zinc alloy.

But while launch is in August, there’s plenty more to unwrap before the year is out. Larian has announced the date for its festive Panel From Hell: Holy Knight, in which special guest Geoff Keighley will join Swen Vincke and the Larian team to delve deeper into their Game Awards announcements and detail the contents of Patch 9 for Baldur’s Gate 3. Patch 9 includes multiple highly anticipated additions to the early access game, including a new playable class.

Make sure to catch Panel From Hell: Holy Knight live on Twitch on Wednesday, December 14, at 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. GMT / 7 p.m. CET. More information is available at panelfromhell.baldursgate3.game.

Baldur's Gate 3

The Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is live!

The Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader closed Alpha test has arrived! Owlcat Games confirmed that all early founders who pre-purchased the Developer’s Digital Pack or the Collector’s Edition will be able to download and play the Alpha now.

The closed Alpha will eventually transform into the Beta version of the game, and will remain live until Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader‘s release, meaning that anyone who pre-purchases the Developer’s Digital Pack or Collector’s Edition will still be able to try the game early starting from today. In-game progress will not be transferred from one version to another

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is the first cRPG set in the legendary grim darkness of the far future of Warhammer 40,000. Set to be released on PC and consoles, the game features turn-based combat and is being produced in close collaboration with Games Workshop.

Owlcat recently unveiled a new gameplay trailer during the PC Gaming Show 2023 Preview, giving viewers a taste of what it truly means to be a Rogue Trader. Together with the trailer Steam and GOG wishlists were opened for the eagerly-anticipated title

Blood Bowl 3: Pre-Order Kick-Off!

Blood Bowl 3 pre-order

Cyanide Studio and NACON have announced the beginning of preorders for Blood Bowl 3, the new adaptation of Games Workshop’s legendary board game. Blood Bowl 3 will be available for PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S on February 23, 2023.

As revealed last weekBlood Bowl 3 focuses heavily on customization options. With this in mind, the pre-order edition will include 3 supplementary team logos and a set of dice to use in-game.

Blood Bowl 3 will be available in several editions:

  • Standard (digital): 29,99€ PC / 39,99€ Consoles
  • Deluxe – Black Orcs / Deluxe – Imperial Nobility (digital): 39,99€ PC / 49,99€ Consoles
  • Brutal Edition (retail and digital): 49,99€ PC / 59,99€ Consoles

The Deluxe and Brutal editions give access to some exclusive customization content. Check the details on your favorite digital store. Get exclusive content as a bonus.

Based on the latest edition of the legendary board game, Blood Bowl 3 is a fantastic virtual experience that beautifully complements the physical game. At launch, the game will feature 12 factions, including 4 playable for the first time in a Blood Bowl video game. Each faction has its own unique characteristics and related content. There are also single-player and multiplayer modes as well as more customization options than ever before. Every 3 months, a new season will start, adding unlockable rewards in the Blood Pass and a new playable faction.  

SolForge Fusion is getting a Digital Version

SolForge Fusion Digital

Stoneblade Entertainment has announced they’re working on a digital version of their popular hybrid deck game SolForge Fusion.

When they first launched Kickstarter for SolForge Fusion, people asked for a digital client for our physical game. Stoneblade, not wanting to ahead of themselves, wanted to see what the reaction to their game was.

Well, due to the support of the gaming community, SolForge is a success and a digital version is coming!

The developers will be led by the new CTO, Magic Hall-of-Famer, Alan Comer. When it comes to TCGs, Alan is an expert; his previous work includes Magic the Gathering Online, Pokémon, Duelmasters, Hex, and Artifact.

SolForge Fusion Digital is designed to work hand-in-hand with the physical version of the game. Any physical deck you own will be uploadable to the digital version at no additional cost. This means you’ll be able to upload every deck you own for online play just like you can today using Tabletop Simulator.

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef is Now Available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5

Rogueside and Games Workshop have announced that the run and gun platformer Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef is now available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via the PlayStation Store. Players in Europe can also purchase a physical copy today, while the North American retail release will hit shelves on December 13th. The explosive, dakka-fuelled side-scroller is also currently available for PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef is a hand-drawn 2D run and gun adventure taking you on a wild ride of dakka, gore, and explosions! Krump your way through the hive city of Luteus Prime; battle Humans, Orks and Genestealer cultists; and ultimately recover your luscious hair squig from the hands of the Warboss Gutrekka!

Find out what’s coming for Blood Bowl 3 from Cyanide Studio

It’s the start of a new era for Blood Bowl 3! For the first time, this new adaptation, which introduces the latest rules and features from the legendary board game, gives Blood Bowl players a season update, a format that encourages competition. There will also be new content in the form of a battle pass, called the Blood Pass, as explained in a video by Gautier Brésard and Clément Nicolin, the Blood Bowl 3 Project Manager and Product Manager respectively.

After several years of development and numerous Beta phases used to integrate community feedback, the release of Blood Bowl 3 is the next step for a game structured to last. In addition to optimizing the gameplay and the global quality, Cyanide Studio will regularly integrate new content and features.

The initial launch version of Blood Bowl 3 will include 12 factions, which is 4 more than featured in Blood Bowl 2. Every 3 months, a new season will begin, with each season adding a new faction and a new Blood Pass. The Blood Pass has 50 tiers that players achieve over the course of the season’s matches. On successfully reaching certain tiers, players receive free rewards that they can use to customize their teams, including new accessories, balls, and dice. The top tier in the Blood Pass unlocks that season’s new faction.

There will also be a paid version of the Blood Pass. If players buy it, they can immediately play as the new faction and will unlock a reward at each of the 50 tiers completed.

More than any other Blood Bowl game before, Blood Bowl 3 focuses heavily on customization options and competition. While the Blood Pass lets players obtain certain items, the same items can also be obtained as in-game rewards or be purchased in the online store using Warpstone, the game’s virtual currency. Whether unlocked for free or purchased from the store, the items are purely cosmetic. 

As far as competition is concerned, each player will be given a ranking when playing in competitive mode. In ranked matches, players go up against other players of the same level, progressively being challenged by coaches with more experience. The tournaments and league system are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

The Blood Bowl 3 Blood Pass is a new way to enjoy all the different content that Cyanide will be providing after the game is released. This content, plus launch versions that are cheaper than previous incarnations, regular season updates, means Blood Bowl 3 has everything it needs to appeal to both long-term fans and players of tactical games who are looking to give fantasy football a try.

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