Posts Tagged ‘digital extremes’

Shunted: Sword Coast Legends Gets Delayed

Time and its cruel and relentless forward motion has reared its ugly head once more, causing the makers of the D&D-based Sword Coast Legends [official site] to push the release date back ever so slightly. The game is hitting PC, Mac and Linux on September 29th now, not September 8th as previously planned.

We here at RPS care for your well-being and want to make this news as easy for you to stomach as possible, which is why I’ve created a handy list of alternative things to do during this 11-day period:

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

19 Comments »

Warframe Expansion Adds Parkour And Undersea Action

Warframe [official site] already looks like a game about sealife thank to its exotic power armour designs – with hammerhead helmets, lobster armour, unspeakable many-eyed horrors from the depths, and pearly nacre coating everything. Actual underwater combat was inevitable, I suppose, or all those watery warframes would get crabby. Crabby. Like a crab. That’s a joke.

The latest expansion, Echoes of the Sentient, has added underwater action in new levels and, for land-lubbers, new parkour moves. It’s all out in the free-to-play co-op shooty dungeon crawler now.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

8 Comments »

Co-op D&D: Sword Coast Legends Arriving In September

Sword Coast Legends [official site] isn’t a new Baldur’s Gate game, but it is a top-down action-RPG with real-time combat and tactical pausing in the same D&D setting those games explored. If you saw it on the train, you might be startled mistaking it for that kid in your year at school who died then realise no, that’s not their chin – and they didn’t have online co-op.

Moving on: Sword Coast Legends is due September 8th on Windows, Mac, and Linux, co-developers Digital Extremes (them lot behind Warframe) and n-Space announced today. They’ve got a new trailer to show off too.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

21 Comments »

Warframe Update Moves Beyond Sharkfin Helmets

Get ready for the nine words you’ve been waiting for: “The New Protocols is here with six new tilesets!” Warframe [official site], or that game what have Space ninjas, just got a new batch of DLC that will give you a load of additional ability mods, weapons and a couple of helmets.

Read the rest of this entry »

, .

16 Comments »

Sword Coast Legends Shows Off DMing Dungeon Crawls

Last time we had a gander at Sword Coast Legends [official site], it was ten minutes of singleplayer questing, monster-slaying, loot-grabbing, and tavern-frequenting. The latest trailer for the Dungeons & Dragons action-RPG follows on from that, but carries the quest over to multiplayer so another player can be Dungeon Master.

It’s a curious mode which sees one player deploying monsters, laying traps, setting ambushes, locking doors, and controlling monsters while the heroes romp through it. Come see how it works.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

19 Comments »

Gather Your Party: 10 Minutes Of Sword Coast Legends

Sword Coast Legends screenshot

Luskan! City of… of… well, mostly pirates as far as I know. But also, as evidenced in this new gameplay footage from Sword Coast Legends [official site], city of thieves, skeletons, zombies and other stock D&D nasties.

There’s also a zombie ogre in there, as if regular ogres weren’t already possessed of disgustingly low standards of hygiene.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

43 Comments »

Warframe Relays Update Brings Social Hubs

Chillin in the Relay

Oooh – looks like Warframe [official site] developers, Digital Extremes, have made good on their promise of Deep Space 9-esque hub areas with the addition of Relays to the game.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

22 Comments »

Dungeons & Dragons & Co-op: Sword Coast Legends

Barkeep! I'll have a flagon of your cheapest whisky and someone I can punch until they swallow their own teeth.

Brawls! Ghouls! Fifth Edition rules! Oh, what a lively place that Sword Coast is! So vibrant. It’s got real character. Of course, in a few years it’ll be filled with brunch venues, bars that are also vintage clothes shops, market stalls selling £4 scotch eggs, and young people. Get in while you can, before people like you change it forever. Perhaps take a visit in Sword Coast Legends [official site].

Announced last night, it’s a Dungeons & Dragons RPG set in that corner of the Forgotten Realms so popular with games like Baldur’s Gate. It’ll support co-op for up to four adventurers, and let another play as Dungeon Master too.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

47 Comments »

Cock A New Deal Do: Digital Extremes Owned By Chickens

Digital Extremes, developers of The Darkness 2 and Warframe (about which we have an interview later today), is now majority owned by a chicken meat manufacturer.

No, really.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

73 Comments »

Space-Ninjas: Warframe Adding Zero-G Combat Mode

I'M GOING NOW BYE

Sure, running around in power armour blowing things up is great and all, but don’t all mecha big and small truly long to be among the stars? Free-to-play power armour ‘em up Warframe is releasing its mecha from the bonds of the ground and setting them free to frolick in zero-gravity and blow each other to pieces. The free-to-play co-op shooter’s fifteenth big update, named Archwing, will bring a whole new mode dedicated to the joys of space.

Read the rest of this entry »

, .

21 Comments »

What’s Up With Warframe?

By which I mean: I’ve played Warframe over the past couple of weeks and will now write about it, for your possible edification.

Warframe is a sci-fi over-the-shoulder shooter where space ninjas have upgradeable sharkfin heads. Sadly that doesn’t quite clinch the deal, because the free-to-play beast of Digital Extremes has been in beta for a year now, and still hasn’t quite driven home the wakizashi of success. But has that journey delivered it from the hollow purgatory of its early release? Or will it determine to be a footnote in the history of free-to-play experimentation?

I donned my impossible fish helmet to find out.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , .

64 Comments »

A New Slice Of Warframe: Update 10 Is Here


This is a shout-out to the chaps of ROCK PAPER SKANA, the small but dedicated part of the RPS community that slips into their Warframe ninja-bots and slices through the procedurally generated levels. ‘Sup? With that social pleasantry out the way, I’m here to tell you about Update 10 of Digital Extremes’ popular free-to-play online brawler. Shadows of the Dead introduces two new Warframes for players to purchase, as well as new mission types and other space-ninja accoutrements
Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

23 Comments »

Ninja Bots Are Big: Warframe Is Surprisingly Huge

Nice frame you've got there.
Just like The Rock, it looks like the free-to-play shooter Warframe has millions of fans. Unlike The Rock, who vaguely claims “millions and millions“, Warframe has a number for us. Three million. That is a big number, particularly when you realise they grabbed over a million in the last eight weeks. It’s a claim that’s substantiated by Warframe’s continual presence in the top twenty most populated games on Steam. I have occasionally spotted it popping into the top ten as well. To celebrate this fact, though I’d imagine it was more of a coincidence, there’s a new update out.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

49 Comments »