Posts Tagged ‘the chronicles of spellborn’

Riddick: Assault On Dark April

By Alec Meer on February 23rd, 2009.

At last we have a release date for the remake-come-sequel to Starbreeze’s brawn+brains opus, The Chronicles of Riddick. Seems like the thing’s been in development for ages, presumably because at some point in the process it sprouted a whole new storyline in addition to high-definitionifying the original Escape From Butcher Bay Campaign. We’ll get to hear Vin Diesel pretending the last five years of career suicide didn’t happen and stepping back into the gravelly larynx of his most successful character on April 7th.

Well, I say “we”, but I mean “you Americans.” We Europeans have to wait until April 24th. Atari are distributing, and I have this to say to them…
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The Chronicles Of Spellborn

By Jim Rossignol on February 29th, 2008.


So there’s a new MMO coming up [“Gasp! No!” – Incredulous Audience] and it’s called The Chronicles Of Spellborn. Not sounding good so far, but it’s actually not looking too bad. The Unreal-powered visuals have some interestingly trippy aspects, and the game itself has a complex deck-based combat system that relies on combo systems to deliver its punch. Rather than simply being able to unload your skillset, as in WoW, you’ll have to work up to the really big hits. Additionally the game is set “within hollow rock-realms known as Shards, floating in the confines of the magical Deadspell Storm”, which sounds like a fun time to me.

There’s also some weird magical spaceship stuff going on, but I can’t find any more information about that. After the jump: the (long) GDC presentation, and Gothic rock-opera, featuring the aforementioned spaceships.
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