Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing developer NeocoreGames has announced they're getting into the tower-defense business with Deathtrap, which is due out on PC and Mac this autumn through Steam.
We'll be holding off monstrous creatures and legends as we build our defenses on islands throughout the "whirling mists of the otherworld". It blends action-RPG and tower-defense.
There are doings afoot over at Microsoft's Redmond campus as they want a senior games developer to join their team who are working on "an established and well-loved" strategy franchise. It's a AAA project.
No Windows Phone exclusive nonsense presumably, and PC might be getting some Microsoft love after all. Age of Empires is Microsoft's strategy flagship series.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Civilization developer Firaxis will be announcing a "new AAA game" tomorrow, according to 2K Games teaser for their PAX East 2014 'pre-show checklist'. More XCOM or Civilization?
The 'Firaxis Games Mega Panel' will commence tomorrow at 4:30pm BST for one hour at the DragonFly Theatre. 2K promise an "exciting sneak peek" at their latest project.
Julian Gollop, creator of the XCOM series, has said that "AI should be a lot better now," but that it hasn't really improved since the original XCOM's AI of a "few Kb" designed for 80386 PC. It hasn't leaped with hardware.
While XCOM: Enemy Unknown "does a good job" with its AI, it still "relies a lot on the player triggering stuff." It's behaviour-based and predictable patterns soon emerge.
Kalypso Media has announced a new expansion for their gangster sim Omerta: City of Gangsters. The DLC is The Japanese Incentive, and it adds new characters, storyline, weapons and cut scenes. It is available now on PC, and will be released on Xbox 360 in early 2014.
Team Meat has announced one of their new features for their cat breeding sim Mew-Genics: an Animal Crossing-style home furnishing, that will not only give the player something to do but affect their cats as well.
Kalypso Media announces The Japanese Incentive DLC for Omerta: City of Gangsters which adds a new campaign, and involves Irish mobsters, Ku-Klux-Klan nuts and a "mysterious business man" from Japan.
New characters, storyline, weapons and new areas of Atlantic City unlock with the DLC. The katana, flamethrower and machine gun join the arsenal. It releases December 5th.
Peggle 2 is no longer an Xbox One launch title, as the game has been delayed to December 2013.
The secret organisation of XCOM isn't the only game in town with the arrival of XCOM: Enemy Within, as a rival group known as EXALT starts putting the moves on the alien invaders too for their own purposes.
Developer Firaxis has blogged a little bit more about them, and how they ultimately plan to "rule what's left of the world" once the aliens are finished stomping on humanity.
While XCOM: Enemy Unknown has an Iron Mode that doesn't allow players to save and continue, the upcoming Enemy Within DLC will add a Save Scum mode, designed to let players, well, save scum, with a randomizer on loading so that the same result doesn't always occur when loading a quick save.
Devolver Digital has released a new gameplay trailer for Defense Technica, which is coming to Xbox Live Arcade and Steam after a successful mobile launch. The tower defense game boasts "sharp 3D visuals" and a "soaring soundtrack."
Major Nelson has revealed the two games that will be free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers in the month of October, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes and Halo 3.
Wizards of the Coast has announced that the first expansion for Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers is now available for the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Steam versions of the game.
The Enemy Within downloadable content pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be adding new options for the players like nano-tech psionics and powered armor, but the enemy aliens will be getting an upgrade as well. One of the them is the Mectoid, which is a Sectoid in its own powered suit.
Gamers who are worried that the new weapons like the flamethrower and new enemies such as the "flying spider shark" in the Enemy Within downloadable content for XCOM: Enemy Unknown was not actual content dropped from the original game. Rather, they were concepts that were discarded in favor of better options.
Microsoft has announced the upcoming free games for Xbox Live Gold in September. The first half of September will feature Magic 2013: Duels of the Planeswalkers, while the second half will include Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas.
Firaxis has released a new trailer for the upcoming downloadable content for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Enemy Within. It focuses on the biological augments coming to the game, including alien bionanotechnology that will give humans more resistance and better psi powers, and cybernetic platforms that will turn soldiers into cyborgs.
Wizards of the Coast has announced that a major expansion will be coming to Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers on the 18th September. The expansion will add new planes, new enemies and new challenges.
Kalypso has released ten new screenshots for its upcoming city builder set in the tropical island of Tropico 5, which will be released on PC and Xbox 360 next year.
Lead designer Ananda Gupta from Firaxis has said the team has "definitely changed" the power curve for players with XCOM: Enemy Within. Classic and Impossible modes have longer research times.
They've also slowed down soldier progression. He also reveals the studio never thought Ironman would become so popular - that it would be just "this little thing".