Posts Tagged ‘Atlus’

Weirdbiff: Zeno Clash II Arriving In 2013!

By Jim Rossignol on June 4th, 2012.

Nice rice hat - wow, no one will ever get that reference.
There’s going to be a Zeno Clash sequel in 2013! Trailer below, showing Father-Mother and Ghat leaping from a huge building, with Golem watching. Then there are huge landscapes, a giant arm sticking out of the ground, and plenty of weird-looking cities. Ace Team explain that it’s going to be a much bigger deal this time: “The world of Zenozoik comes alive like never before, an open world waiting to be explored, rendered with breathtaking splendor. As Ghat, players can fully and freely explore every natural and architectural wonder his world has to offer.” There’s a website with absolutely no more detail over here, but we can hopefully expect more of the game’s melee combat, and plenty of inspiring strangeness.

Hooray for E3 announcements, eh readers?
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Wot I Think: Game Of Thrones

By Alec Meer on June 1st, 2012.

Please, take a seat. But only after plotting exactly how to do so over seven fat novels.

Edit – I’ve been asked to note this this piece is based on the US version of the game, as published by Atlus and available for a couple of weeks now. Despite there being no oceans in the middle of the internet, the UK version, published by Focus, is mysteriously not available until June 9.

Cyanide’s RPG based on the Game of Thrones TV show has consumed the last week of my life. But should I have allowed this song of stats and fire so much time on my screen and in my mind? We shall Cersei…

It goes on far too long, seems to reach a climactic conflict repeatedly but then pull back from it in favour of more stringing along and treats its characters as utterly disposable. In other words, it’s faithful to the source material in an intrinsic way, not merely a stylistic one. Cyanide’s Game of Thrones: The Roleplaying Game is a slow-burner with a deeply awkward opening and besieged by footballer in a pizza advert levels of voice-acting, but it builds carefully, cleverly and dramatically.
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A Glimpse Of A Game Of Thrones RPG

By Jim Rossignol on March 7th, 2012.

Anyone got any l33t pauldrons? Mine are totally lvl1.
Atlus and Cyanide have released a bit of footage of the A Game Of Thrones RPG. It talks about someone wanting to marry her brother, so that’s nice. This is apparently a preview of one of the playable areas in the game, Castlewood. Atlus explain: “Situated on the banks of the Blackwater in the Riverlands, Castlewood is the prosperous seat of the House of Harlton, bannermen to the Tullys.” You can also see this previous video for another location in the game. It’s all looking a bit medieval to me.

To be honest I know nothing about A Game Of Thrones, so the excitement-factor of this particular glimpse of the game is lost on me. Anyone able to bah/hurrah about this?
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Another Game Of Game Of Thrones: Screens

By John Walker on November 10th, 2011.

I'm sorry, I'm in HOW many games?

How’s your Game Of Thrones game coming along? Everyone’s making one at the moment. Mine’s doing nicely – it’s a sort of driving game/match-3 hybrid, set north of the Wall. It should be ready some time in 2013. Game Of Thrones: Genesis is already out (and a bit poop), and then there’s the somewhat trademark infringing Khan Wars: Game Of Thrones, which just happens to show up on Google searches for the licensed versions. Anyhowever, the news is that Cynanide’s other GoT game, the RPG, has a North American publisher in the form of Atlus, and with that have come some more details and a couple of screens.

(Oh good grief, as I’m writing this, we find there’s to be a Game Of Thrones MMO from Bigpoint, and a Game Of Thrones social networking game too, hideously described as “FarmVille comes to Westeros.”)

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The Cursed Crusade Delayed, But Trailered

By Jim Rossignol on September 29th, 2011.


Atlus’ fancy-lookin’ medieval melee-combat game The Cursed Crusade has been delayed until October 25th. I have to admit that I’m definitely interested in playing this one as the swordery looks just right. That said “looks” just right could be very different to the actuality when we get our hands on it. The output from devs Kylotonn Games has, let’s face it, been a bit variable.

A fresh story trailer below sets things up for us, and it features a lot of unsmiling men in armour, doing their thing, as well as some demons.
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Wot I Think: Rock Of Ages

By Jim Rossignol on September 9th, 2011.

All tied up with a bow.
What would Chilean crazy-maestros Ace Team do after their mind-curdling FPS melee game, Zeno Clash? Well, it should have been obvious: they set about creating, Rock Of Ages, a competitive boulder-rolling comedy action-puzzle-strategy game set within several centuries of art history. Yep, it was an open niche, and they rolled right in there. It’s out now, and I’m going to have to tell you Wot I Think.
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Lookin’ Fine: Trine 2 Trailer

By Lewie Procter on August 18th, 2011.

Mushrooms. Fun guys. Sorry.
This looks a bit lovely. Frozenbyte have joined in on the “Let’s put out a new video for Gamescom” party, and have got a lush new trailer with a first proper look at their Trine sequel, which is hopefully due some time next month. Have a good old gaze at this: Read the rest of this entry »

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Rock Beats Everything: Rock Of Ages

By Jim Rossignol on August 18th, 2011.


Atlus have released a trailer (below) for ACE Team’s bonkers rolling destruction puzzle game, Rock Of Ages, which demonstrates, via a tour of gaming history, why rock beats everything. We’d argue that shotgun trumps even that, but we don’t have a video to prove it.
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The Cursed Crusade Is A Game

By John Walker on July 25th, 2011.

What I don't but no.

Sometimes people make games. And then during the bit where they’re making them, but before they’re finished making them, they release bits of the game in videos for you to look at. The Cursed Crusade is being made and will be done in October. Below there is a bit of it to look at.

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The Cursed Crusade Gets Demonic, Dated

By Jim Rossignol on July 14th, 2011.

It's this damned UV light on my contacts.
Atlus have announced that their medieval melee game, The Cursed Crusade, will be released October 11th, according to Gemetsu. We’ve already seen lots of sword action from this Templar-based manstabber, but now there’s a reveal of the more supernatural elements of the game, as you can see in the fire-and-demon packed trailer, below. There’s some kind of curse involved in this crusade, that’s for certain.

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Rock Of Ages Rolls Over Art, Wizards

By Jim Rossignol on June 9th, 2011.


Ace dev team ACE Team have released a new trailer for their boulder-rolling history-of-art puzzle game, Rock Of Ages, and it shows the ball in action, doing funnies. Previously we saw power ups which embue your happy rolling rock with temporary powers, such as being tough, or being on fire, and there’s some of these here, too. If only life had temporary power ups beyond “mild stimulant drink” and “illegal nose treat”. I want to absorb a glowy thing and be able to double-jump.

The game should arrive this summer.
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Cursin’ Co-Op Crusaders Crusadin’ For Christ

By Jim Rossignol on May 11th, 2011.

You've got something on your face.
The Cursed Crusade has not one but TWO vicious templar thugs for you and a chum to control as you do some fancy crusadin’. What this means is that you can team up for takedowns: one guy locks swords with an enemy while the other puts an axe in his rump, that sort of thing. Kylotonn and Atlus have released a video to demonstrate this, and while it’s actually a video of the split-screen Xbox version of the game, the principles of online co-op on the PC will be much the same. That means dudes getting axed, in a co-operative fashion. I like the cut of it.
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A Cursory Glance: New Cursed Crusade Shots

By Quintin Smith on April 15th, 2011.

Medieval surgeons would make up for their shortcomings with enthusiasm

Gritty, medieval hack’n'slasher The Cursed Crusade (not to be confused with The First Templar) has some new shots out, and they’re a bit full-on for midday on a Friday. It’s almost enough to put an Englishman off his light lunch of blood sausage or kidney pie. Thoughtless French developers!
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