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Rune: Ragnarok rebrands as Rune 2 and sets sail for a summer launch

Rune 2 - formerly known as Rune: Ragnarok - nearly ready, and now apparently signed up to launch on Epic this summer. Developed by Human Head Games, the long-standing studio probably known best for their work on Prey (the dumb fast shooter one with the portals, not the other one) are returning to their roots. Now officially a numbered sequel, it's a Viking-themed mythological hack…

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Feature: It won’t be worth it

Please do not play The Quiet Man with sound

Actual deaf people have played The Quiet Man and found it very much wanting; when you play it you clip into almost every surface available and during fights may suddenly teleport from one punching animation to another with a block of frames missing in between; the main character Dane isn’t a Quiet Man at all and he actually makes a lot of noise. Yes, sure,…

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FMV brawler The Quiet Man out now

The FMV revival continues today with the launch of The Quiet Man, a brawler which is supposed to switch "seamlessly" between live-action video, in-game cutscenes, and playable fisticuffs. It's not a game I'd expect Square Enix to publish, not a game I'd expect Human Head (the studio behind the 2006 Prey) to make, and not a game I'd expect Imogen Heap to sing the theme…

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Squeenix’s weird FMV brawler The Quiet Man out in November

Live-action video and third-person beat 'em up will combine in The Quiet Man on November 1st, publishers Square Enix announced today. Neither the brawling nor the movie look particularly great but I remain delighted by games reviving ye olde FMV ways, trying to combine two mighty different mediums in ways that mostly result in actors chewing scenery. I absolutely think games can combine the two…

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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…

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Rune: Ragnarok resurrecting Human Head’s Viking action

Human Head Studios have dusted off their horned helmets and announced a sequel to Rune. The studio might be best known for their work on Prey No The Old Prey Not The New Prey and its cancelled sequel but before all that, they had a load of Vikings murder each other to bits in their third-person action-adventure from the year 2000. Now they're sharpening their…

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Feature: Exclusive Prey review!

Prey 2006: A giant pile of ideas abandoned in a heap on the floor

2006's original Prey came a full eleven years after 3D Realms began its production. Eventually completed by Human Head Studios, although using some of the original concepts (primarily the portal tech), it was released to rave reviews. Which is odd, because it's a colossal pile of shit.

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Prey 2 Is No Longer In Our Prayers

Though there have been murmurings (and indeed alleged leaked emails) that much-anticipated but much-troubled open world shooter Prey 2 had been snatched away from original dev Human Head and entrusted to the tattooed hands of Dishonored dev Arkane, Bethesda have now stated that the game is as dead as Zhora after three bullets in the back. But what's in a name?

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Minimum Stomps Onto Early Access

Funny how games get passed around sometimes. After TimeGate Studios took over a lot of development on Alien: Colonial Marines from Gearbox, well, it was a bit of a mess for everyone involved. When TimeGate went bankrupt last year (CM wasn't their only problem, mind) they were still working on Minimum, and so publishers Atari drafted Human Head Studios to finish it up. (Human Head,…

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Un-Blocked: Minimum Still Exists, Hosting Beta Weekend

Minimum is not the reason TimeGate dropped off the face of the earth. Not by a long shot. That would be a series of unfortunate events (and decisions) that forced the partial Aliens: Colonial Marines developer to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and close up shop. It was kind of an implosion. Among others, a jilted pizza place was involved. One would assume, then, that its…

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Bethesda Talks Prey 2, Denies Arkane Involvement

Where once Prey 2 burned as bright as an exploding star, it's now nearly blipped out of existence. Strikes and stall-outs allegedly sidelined the promising sequel for many moons, and talk of cancellation wrapped a rapidly tightening noose around its neck. But then, a twist: rumors rushed from the Internet's every exceedingly awkward orifice door that Dishonored developer Arkane had taken the reins on the…

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Human Dead: Dishonored Dev Rumored To Be On Prey 2

Here at RPS, we're not often in the business of reporting rumors, but this one's too much of a doozy to leave inside the colossal organic womb ship from which all rumors are born. Prey 2's been MIA since time immemorial, with various rumblings of strikes, stall outs, and near-cancellation the only things even vaguely resembling a warm trail for us to follow. Now, however,…

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Pray Tell: Whatever Happened To Prey 2?

It's terribly sad that all we seem to hear of Human Head's ambitious, semi-free form, Blade Runner-inspired shooter Prey 2 is the occasional murky rumour and contradiction about its troubled status. Not so long ago word abounded that it had been taken down the bottom of the garden and shot by Bethesda, which after slightly too long a wait was then officially disputed. We've just…

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Rumor: Prey 2 Development Stricken By Dev Strike?

Do you remember where you were when you first heard that Prey 2 might be dead? Me neither. But I remember where I was when I heard it emerged from the wreckage with a few bumps, bruises, and a sizable slip out of 2012  - mostly because that was yesterday. Bethesda chalked it up to the fact that "development has not progressed satisfactorily this past year,…

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Prey For Rune 2

With official confirmation still lacking as to whether Prey 2 is currently bleeding out by the bins out the back of Bethesda HQ or if the great hunt will yet continue, one of the many additional questions is what might become of developer Human Head. Sounds like they're pondering a resurrection of their first game, viking-based brawler Rune. The 2000 Unreal-powered stabbing'n'jumping title is, apparently,…

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Ugh: Prey 2 Seems To Have Been Cancelled

A NeoGAF poster has spotted that an announcement about the cancellation of Prey 2 seems to be in the pipeline. No official word from Bethesda yet, but tweets from a Human Head employee seem to back it up. I'm honestly really surprised by this. After Dishonored this seemed like Bethesda's most promising title, as evidenced by our interview from late last year. It's hard to…

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Feature: Chris Rhinehart talks Prey 2

Pray Tell: A Prey 2 Interview

Following the story of US Marshall Killian Samuels, acting as a bounty hunter on an alien world, Prey 2 promises freedom of choice in an alien city. At the Eurogamer Expo we got to see two parts of the game in action, an early level with lots of shooting and a later area, about a quarter of the way through the game, that showed a…

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Rock Opera: Tommy’s Back In Prey 2

Yes, it's that oldest of all the jokes. But I'm afraid a screenshot of Tommy's actual back is all we're getting from Human Head today. Given exactly thirty-two in every five hundred and twenty-eight people on the internet were vocally distressed to discover that Prey 2 would be ditching the first game's Native American protagonist Tommy in favour of a white soldierdude named Killian Samuels,…

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