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1 month ago

Duncan Jones is making a Rogue Trooper movie

Here's a surprisingly fine thing on an otherwise somewhat bleak Sunday: Duncan Jones (director of Moon) is making a Rogue Trooper movie. What's a rogue trooper, you ask? I mean, it's all in the name. He's gone rogue. He's a trooper. He's blue and all of his dead friends live inside of his equipment and he does battle on a ravaged planet called Nu-Earth where…

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2 months ago

Strange Brigade dev playthrough shows off spooky puzzles

There were perhaps too many games at E3 2018 for any one person to have caught them all. That's why we're still trying to cover videos and reveals a week later. I accidentally typed "a year later" because that's how it feels. I'm fine; we're all fine here. One of the sleeper hits of the show on my end was Strange Brigade. I always super-dig…

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Strange Brigade sizes up E3 in a stiff-upper-lipped trailer

Mummies! They're like zombies, but easier to clean up once you're finished with them, at least according to Strange Brigade's new gameplay trailer. The cooperative 1930s-set shooter isn't far off now - due out at the end of August - but Rebellion have apparently got one last PR blitz in them before E3 swallows all and everything blurs into one nightmare gaming haze. Within, a…

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4 months ago

Battlezone’s free Gold Edition update makes VR headsets optional

Those without fancy VR future-goggles can now enjoy the neon tank-wars of Rebellion's Battlezone. While I'd assumed that the Gold Edition update for the game would be a separate release or some manner of paid upgrade, I'm happy to be wrong here. Today, the Gold Edition rolled out as a free update to all existing players, opening the door to a whole new set of players.

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Strange Brigade breaking out of sarcophagus in August

Why didn’t the Mummy go to the party? Because she had no body to oh no I’ve fudged it. Forever getting my skellingtons and mummies mixed up, me. But here are four Egyptologists less likely to misclassify their cadavers. Strange Brigade was announced last summer - a pulpy 4-player shoot ‘n’ loot set in a 1930s of unapologetic empire maintenance. You play a group of…

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Battlezone: Gold Edition rolls onto PC, goggles optional

You wait forever for a Battlezone game, and suddenly two roll up at once. Mere weeks from the release of Battlezone: Combat Commander, Rebellion have the confusingly named Battlezone: Gold Edition lined up for launch on PC at the start of next month. Completely unrelated to the recently-remastered RTS/shooter hybrid series, this is a port of the PlayStation VR arcade tank shooter from last year,…

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6 months ago

Battlezone 2: Combat Commander’s HD revamp launches

Some may grumble about the recent glut of HD updates and remasters that have been bulking out release schedules the past few years, but when it means that a new generation can experience joys like 1999's RTS/tank-combat hybrid Battlezone 2: Combat Commander, then I'm all for it. Following up from the slightly wonky re-release that was Battlezone 98 Redux, Big Boat Interactive (under Rebellion's publishing banner) have…

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7 months ago

See how Battlezone: Combat Commander stacks up against nostalgia

Not every PC classic is deserving of a full remaster/remake/spit-and-polish treatment, but I reckon that 1999's RTS/FPS hybrid Battlezone 2: Combat Commander has more than earned its place on Rebellion's list of games to update to modern spec, and Big Boat Interactive's update looks to be doing the game justice. Along with announcing a release date - March 1st, just one month off - Rebellion…

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Rebellion buys Oliver Twins studio Radiant Worlds

Rebellion, the makers of Sniper Elite (not to mention the owners of the comic 2000 AD), have expanded their business portfolio once more. It's bound in black leather with red contrast stitching, has built-in pen holder and a cartridge pouch, and... oh, yes, they've bought Radiant Worlds. That studio name might not be familiar, as they'd only worked on a doomed Minecraftbut MMO named SkySaga:…

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9 months ago

Battlezone 2 revamp coming next year

After last year releasing a revamped version of Battlezone, the 1998 RTS-FPS hybrid where spacelords join the battlefield themselves to drive vehicles and scamper about, Rebellion are now focusing on its sequel. Today they announced Battlezone Combat Commander, a remastered version of 1999's Battlezone II. Coming some time in 2018, it'll boast a similar amount of fancying-up as the Battlezone 98 Redux though with a…

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10 months ago

Feature: Gaming's Worst Teeth, 2017

Rogue Trooper Redux: a so-so remaster of a perfectly decent action game

Rebellion's 2006 third-person shooter Rogue Trooper is, as I have said before, the archetypal 7/10 action game. I mean that only positively: a game you fire up with no expectations of bar-raising, but just a solid good time. (As opposed to a 7/10 game that you expected 10/10 things from but were left underwhelmed). I've been in two minds about the revelation that it was…

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1 year ago

Rogue Trooper Redux blasts out on October 17th

Rebellion today announced that Rogue Trooper Redux [official site], the fancied-up re-release of their perfectly good 7/10 cover shooter, will launch on October 17th. The original still runs on modern system -- and looks pretty good at a 1800p resolution -- but sure, it'll be nice to see the game spruced up a little. Accompanying today's news is a new trailer showing comparisons between the…

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Shock! Horror! Evil Genius 2 announced

Today, in news I never thought I'd hear: Evil Genius 2 has been announced. Evil Genius, to refresh your memory, is a 2004 real-time strategy game made by Elixir Studios, about a Bond-y villain building super secret bases for dastardly reasons while fending off meddling spies. It's a bit like Dungeon Keeper, and it is good fun. Sniper Elite developers Rebellion picked up the rights…

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Strange Brigade takes on mummies in demo footage

Real talk: the only opinions I'm capable of having right now are related to ice creams that will see me through the UK's unfamiliar hot weather. That's why my emotions towards Rebellion's next game, Strange Brigade [official site] are pretty much just "WHY ARE YOU NOT AN ICE CREAM?" Instead of being a delicious Twister, Strange Brigade is determined to be a third-person adventure thingy…

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Rebellion’s Strange Brigade is a pulpy co-op shooter

Rebellion, the studio behind the Sniper Elite and Nazi Zombie Army games, have announced a new class-based shooter for 1-4 players with all the sights, fights, and colonial stereotypes of 1930s pulp adventures. Strange Brigade [official site] is its name, and shooting monsters is its game. As adventurers with different abilities, players will kick in the doors to "forgotten civilisations" and "treacherous tombs" to fight…

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New VR Battlezone blasts into PC cybergoggles

Last time someone 'rebooted' Battlezone [read: applied a known brand name to a largely-unrelated game -ed.], we got a splendid FPS-RTS. This time, new owners Rebellion are rebooting closer to the series' origins with arcade-y tankblasting in the game they call simply Battlezone [official site]. After jacking into PlayStation VR last year, Battlezone today arrived on PC exclusively for cybergoggles. In more-important Rebellion news: did…

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Rogue Trooper Redux shows off Nu-Rogue

A new trailer gives a teeny look at Rogue Trooper Redux [official site], the upcoming revamp of Rebellion's perfectly good 7/10 action game from 2006. Unlike 2000 AD's attempts to revamp the comic strip this game is based on, the Redux's plans are fairly modest. It's like Rogue Trooper but prettier and hopefully slightly less clunky - but only slightly less so. I don't even…

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Rogue Trooper, world’s finest 7/10 game, gets a remaster

Huh. Big day for blue people. I've long wished that venerable Britcomic (and home of Joe Dredd) 2000 AD would take another shot at sticking its best characters into videogames, and I say so no merely from wishful thinking, but also because they did it rather well the last time they tried in earnest. Rogue Trooper was a Good 7/10 third-person action game developed by…

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2 years ago

Rebellion to open licensing for 2000 AD, including Dredd

2000 AD, home of Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog and Flesh, is opening up its characters for licensing opportunities. Acknowledging that they can't create games based on all of the characters and setting, 2000 AD owners Rebellion stated on Saturday that they hope to license out the properties, including Dredd and related characters. Rebellion are now best known for the Sniper Elite series but have owned…

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Feature: Farmville vs Nutshots

Sniper Elite 4 review

Sniper Elite 4 [official site] is my first time with Rebellion's World War II third-person shooter series, games I have hitherto only been peripherally aware of as 'that one where you get to shoot Hitler in the plums'. I must admit, from afar I'd presumed this was a game about spending 80 minutes crouched on rock, gauging wind direction with a wet finger and applying…

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