Creative Assembly has released a new gameplay video for Total War: Rome II, showing off "history’s most astounding ambushes in The Battle of Teutoburg Forest." The 11 minute trailer shows off the battle depicting the Roman Army caught in a carefully calculated assault by the massed tribesmen of Germania.
Paradox Interactive has announced that the latest expansion for Crusader Kings II, The Old Gods, will be arriving on the 28th May 2013.
Following the success of Poker Night at the Inventory, in which Strong Bad, The Heavy, Max and Tycho duked it out on the poker table, Poker Night 2 brings Max's partner Sam, Ash, Claptrap and Brock to gamble at cards. If that weren't enough, GLaDOS is the dealer.
Ubisoft has announced that the English-language closed beta for Anno Online has been launched. The game, which bases itself on Anno 1404, is a free-to-play and browser-based strategy multiplayer game.
Danish developer Full Control has posted their proposal for Jagged Alliance: Flashback on Kickstarter, which looks to explore the roots of the turn-based series. They say it's "not a reboot, it's a reset!"
Full Control want to take Jagged Alliance back to its original gameplay style, which was for a "thinking man with lots of guns!" We get RPG elements, base management and 80's hair!
Stardock has announced that the expansion to Elemental: Fallen Enchantress, titled Legendary Heroes, will be available on the 22nd May. The standalone expansion will be available on Steam for $39.99 USD.
One of the most unlikely software companies has acquired the classic real-time strategy license for Homeworld: Borderlands 2 developer Gearbox Software.
Relic is migrating the original Company of Heroes game over to Steamworks, as it's going to be losing the servers provided by hosting company Quazal (which was bought by Ubisoft in 2010).
Relic want owners of the original game to switch over to the new Steamworks version of the game prior to the migration on May 7th, at which point all the old versions of the game will stop working:
Company of Heroes 2 has been deliberately designed to allow for post-launch DLC, Relic has stated. This is to combat the situation they had with the first game, where there was no room for continued support of the game outside expansions.
"We look at the original Company of Heroes, which we shipped 6 1/2 years ago, with no way of supporting that product over all of those years," Company of Heroes 2 Game Director Quinn Duffy said to Strategy Informer.
Uber Entertainment has released the first gameplay video of Planetary Annihilation, the spiritual successor to the classic RTS Total Annihilation. The game received its funding on Kickstarter.
All this new-fangled hardware for the next generation consoles wouldn't typically be something a PC centric developer like Firaxis would care much for, but producer Dennis Shirk says they're paying attention.
It's what Microsoft and Sony are coming up with that goes into the machines, like Kinect and PS4's new controllers with 'Move built in'. They're becoming "much more attractive" to PC studios.
Indie studio teamPixel has not managed to secure the Homeworld IP from the THQ auction as of April 15th, as they couldn't remain competitive against the other bidders. Pledged funds will be returned.
The new owner of the space RTS franchise isn’t known but is likely to be announced around mid-May, when the IP officially changes hands. teamPixel will now pursue their own space RTS.
Age of Empires II HD Edition had been having issues with glitches on high-end machines, especially regarding the frame rate; a patch is being worked on that aims at fixing them.
Sega Europe announced today that it has launched Godsrule: War of Mortals, a free-to-play PC game that can be played on your browser.
Firefly Studios has updated Stronghold Kingdoms with new features such as House Proclamations which are issued by House Marshalls to send out these daily Proclamations to House members.
The studio has "tweaked and improved" each of the Captain's five powers, meaning they should all provide serious advantages in battle. Also introduced is 'The Daily Pillage' news system.
Iceberg Interactive has announced that the grand strategy game StarDrive will be getting a 26th April 2013 launch on Steam. Gamers may preorder the title from now through to launch at a 17% discount ($24.99), and will get access to the beta immediately. The game will be 10% off during its first week of release.
There's a good chance some 1980's era mercenary action will be coming to PCs, if the Kickstarter for Jagged Alliance: Flashback from Full Control is successful. Stretch goals will add more mercs and levels.
Ultimately it's a "fan-based game from a fan studio for fans" and explores the Jagged Alliance timeline as a prequel. It's a great opportunity for the team to explore the backstory.
Paradox has announced that Heart of Darkness, the second expansion for the grand strategy game Victoria II, is now available for purchase from major digital retailers.
The premiere baseball strategy simulation Out of the Park Baseball 14 is now available for purchase for Windows, Mac OS and Linux users. The game features a revamped interface as well as updated coding and simulation, in addition to the 2013 Major League Baseball rosters.
Sega has announced that entering the closed beta for Company of Heroes 2 is as easy as Liking the official game page on Facebook. In essence, gamers only need to click a button to enter the beta.