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Posts tagged “MercurySteam”

Raiders Of The Broken Planet has gone F2P as SPACELORDS

I couldn't tell you whether Raiders Of The Broken Planet is a better proposition now that the cooperative brawl-o-shooter has relaunched as free-to-play, but I can tell you that it's better-named: it now goes by Spacelords. What a name! Spacelords! I support all game names which sound like something I'd come up with, though I suppose we'd soon run out of Xlords, MurderXs, and X-o-Yers.…

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Raiders Of The Broken Planet going free-to-play as Spacelords

MercurySteam's four-player cooperative (and sometimes 4v1) shoot-o-brawler Raiders Of The Broken Planet will relaunch as fully free-to-play in August under the new name of Spacelords, the Spanish studio announced today. Since its 2017 launch, Raiders has run under a shareware-ish model of giving the starter campaign away free then charging a tenner for each extra campaign (three so far). Game director Enric Álvarez says they…

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Co-op/Versus shooter Raiders of the Broken Planet is free to grab (and keep forever) for the next two days

The problem with launching a multiplayer shooter is that players are part of the content. Without players, you've only got half a package, even if there is a single-player mode. MercurySteam's Raiders of the Broken Planet (a Gears of War-styled co-op shooter with a light PvP twist) has always looked rather nice, but without people playing it, it's a hard sell, and the game just never…

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Raiders of the Broken Planet shows 4v1 action

Ooh I'd entirely missed that MercurySteam, the gang behind Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, are making a 4v1 shooter. Raiders of the Broken Planet [official site] is its name, and asymmetric sci-fi shoot-o-brawling is its game. Four players are off adventuring across an alien world, completing missions and duffing up AI-controlled baddies, while t'other can join games as 'the Antagonist' to sabotage their missions. That sounds…

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Vamping: Castlevania Lords Of Shadow – Mirror Of Fate HD

If brevity is the soul of wit - and what reason to doubt arras-dwelling Polonius? - then Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow: Mirror Of Fate HD is the most witless game title since Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army. Of course, if brevity truly is the soul of wit then you could also argue that the first paragraph of any article…

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Satan Vs Dracula: Castlevania – Lords Of Shadow 2 Demo

The headline contains the seed of the plot for the second Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow game. It sounds like a particularly lurid SyFy movie in the vein of Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, or a 'History' Channel miniseries about the true meaning of Stonehenge. Either way, it sounds like a load of cobblers but that's not to say the notion of thwacking Satan with a…

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What Is Castlevania Ultimate? A Miserable Pile Of Content

OK, it's actually quite a nice pile of content, but I really wanted to make the Symphony of the Night opening reference. Now then, that out of the way, we have a rather surprisingly unrelated game to talk about. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Ultimate Edition is actually a compilation of the recent Hideo-Kojima-tinged, MercurySteam-developed series pseudo-reboot, spanning Lords of Shadow and two add-on chapters.…

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