Posts Tagged ‘Digital Extremes’

Warframe shows off expansion’s open-world action

After adventures into space combat and under the sea, the next Warframe [official site] expansion taking the free-to-play action-RPG to rolling plains seems a little mundane. But Plains of Eidolon is more than a setting, as it will introduce an MMORPG-ish open world with a day-and-night cycle and everything. Those nights will be a problem, as vast and terrible creatures will rise to pummel everyone in their path. This evening, devs Digital Extremes showed a little more of those troublesome behemoths, revealing a fight against some sort of colossal meatbot wielding a cannon and a tree club. Read the rest of this entry »

Human Head announce shmup MMORPG Survived By

Hot on the heels of announcing a sequel to Rune, Human Head Studios have announced another game that’s mighty surprising. Survived By [official site] is a 100-player bullet hell shoot ’em up MMORPG, which is a description I don’t believe I’ve applied to any game before. It’ll have players exploring, dodging swarms of bullets, killing, levelling, looting, and crafting. Then dying permanently. Oh, but don’t worry: you’ll pass a little of your power onto your descendent to continue the action. It’ll be free-to-play and published by Digital Extremes, the makers of Warframe. Hey, here, have a look: Read the rest of this entry »

Warframe devs show off The Amazing Eternals

The makers of free-to-play hit Warframe have unveiled their next game, The Amazing Eternals [official site]. Announced in May under the name Keystone, The Amazing Eternals is a first-person ‘hero’ shooter with a splash of deck-building thrown in for cards giving power-ups and abilities. Yup, it’s a bit like Overwatch meets Paladins, or Titanfall, or Battlefront, or… you know, it’s smooshing together several concepts in the air tonight. Oh lord. And I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh lord. Can you feel it coming in the air tonight? Oh lord. Oh lord. Read the rest of this entry »

Warframe: Plains of Eidolon adds open zone, fishing, more freedom

Eidolon

Warframe [official site] is touting an ambitious expansion which adds an open zone more akin to what you’d find in a open world game like Skyrim or the patrol zones of Destiny. The Plains of Eidolon expansion will add this new area to Earth with NPCs, vistas, day/night cycles, and so on. As per the official announcement: “players will set foot in a natural landscape with the freedom to explore it on their own terms.” Read the rest of this entry »

Warframe: Chains of Harrow update brings Earth makeover today

Warframe

Remember how a dark priest is due to show up in Warframe [official site] this week? Apparently that’s happening today and it brings with it a graphical overhaul of Earth. There are also some more details of the Chains of Harrow questline – I’ll plonk them after the jump in case people are concerned about spoilers! Read the rest of this entry »

Warframe welcomes dark priest Harrow this week

Chains of Harrow

This week sees the release of the new Warframe [official site] update – Chains of Harrow – plus the dark priest-themed Harrow Warframe. Warframes are the exo-armour suits you can swap out in the game. They each have unique powers and thus let you switch to different playstyles and so on. They’re somewhere between a loadout and a character. Read the rest of this entry »

Warframe devs announce Keystone, a new F2P FPS

Digital Extremes, the developers behind wildly popular free-to-play robocrustacean action-RPG Warframe, have announced a new F2P first-person shooter. Keystone [official site] is its name and blending FPS with deck-building is its game. Players will get to journey around a mystical board game, shooting baddies with the help of abilities and weapons from their decks. Quite how it works is a mystery for now but this is pre-E3: we don’t need no stinking details, only pure hype injected right into our eyeballs, baby! Ah. Well. All I can really show you is that ↑ artwork. It’ll have to do. Read the rest of this entry »

Warframe: now a game of music-making as well as action

“I never thought I’d be doing this in Warframe,” says George Spanos, audio director on Digital Extreme’s free to play online third-person shooter. All of a sudden, a shooting game is a music game too – a music game in which you create your own soundtrack, then use it as a weapon. The game’s Octavia’s Anthem update, which adds essentially a bard class to the game, is out today and very different to anything they’ve done with it before. Read the rest of this entry »

Warframe’s War Within update adds new mission, sealife

Warframe [official site], the free-to-play co-op third-person shooter-o-stabber where you play as some sort of robotic sealife, has launched another big update. ‘The War Within‘ has added a new cinematic quest, new enemies, new weapons, a new type of mission, new tilesets, and other odds and ends. To get away from technical terms: the update lets you fight big squishy fellas who look like anemones or perhaps sea cucumbers, and you’ll get to make your lobstersmen, oysterfolk, and crabgals fancier than ever. Having the coolest crab is what really matters. Read the rest of this entry »

Warframe: Closest We’ve Got To PC Destiny?

Warframe [official site] is a free-to-play third person online shooter/stabber, in which you customise and upgrade a sort of spiritual robo-guy and battle hordes of AI-controlled foes, usually with the help of other players, and always in the pursuit of more loot. Yes, much like Destiny, although Warframe was released some 18 months earlier. This is my first time with it, and I was curious as to its ongoing popularity.

“Just let me die,” he called forlornly, as he was swamped for the third consecutive time by a horde of silent, rectangular-helmeted evildoers. Hey buddy, I thought, I feel dirty for spending so much time jogging on this infinite loot wheel too, but it’s not that bad, is it?
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Sword Coast Legends Mod Support Due In December

Alec, Graham, and John ventured into Sword Coast Legends [official site] with hearts full of adventure and hope, but trudged back out disappointed. They wanted grand co-op D&D adventures, they found unremarkable dungeon-crawling. Well, developers n-Space say they have a few words for folks who were disappointed: “We hear you.” Wait, come back, they have more words too. They’ve detailed plans for a few future updates fixing complaints and bugs and adding new stuff too. That all kicked off with a Halloween-y update on Friday, and leads to mod support in December.

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Epic: Sword Coast Legends Delayed Again

The best legends are fraught with adversity and recurrent dangers, so it’s probably good that Sword Coast Legends [official site] is delayed once again, right? Besides, if a game needs more work I’d rather it receive that than be shoved out anyway.

The co-op-y D&D action-RPG was due to launch on September 8th, then September 29th, and now… October 20th. Having let some pre-orderers play pre-release versions and heard what they thought, developers n-Space and Digital Extremes say they’ve decided they want to address a few problems raised.

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Watch 40 Minutes Of Sword Coast Legends

Seeping out from the D&D fantasy maw from whence all RPGs come is Sword Coast Legends [official site], a new action role-playing slashy-slashy project which expands on D&D’s famed Forgotten Realms setting. You may remember me mentioning it earlier in the month when news arrived that its PC release would be delayed until September 28th. Here I am again, this time a harbinger of happier news – and there’s 40 minutes of game footage below.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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