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War of the Vikings sails onto PC on April 15

War of the Vikings sails onto PC on April 15

The Vikings are ready to go to war. Publisher Paradox Interactive has announced that Fatshark's War of the Vikings will exit Steam Early Access and release its final version on April 15, bringing forth bloody Ragnarok to all in its wake.

Read more: Early Access prices going away »

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War of the Vikings preview: deadliest warriors

War of the Vikings preview: deadliest warriors

I don't know much about Vikings, other than the fact that they probably killed a lot of people. War of the Vikings is developer Fatshark's follow-up to War of the Roses, and it fulfills my vision of what Viking life was probably like: filled with murder.

While War of the Vikings is a multiplayer melee combat game much like its predecessor, Fatshark promises that the game will appease hardcore historians. "We really focused on factual stuff, there's no Asgard cr-p in our game," executive producer Gordon Van Dyke explained to us. "This game is focused on what we know is plausible and factual. We spoke to an archaeologist... this is a warrior culture."

Read more: A modern day Bushido Blade? »

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Cobalt coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360

Cobalt coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360

Minecraft has been a tremendous success on Xbox 360. So, it shouldn't surprise anyone that Mojang Specifications has jumped into bed with Microsoft one more time to bring their next published game, Cobalt, to Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Released in alpha form on PC over a year ago, the work-in-progress game has you slo-mo fragging about in a 2D landscape. The Xbox versions are being ported by Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 developer Fatshark.

Watch: Alpha 116 in action »

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War of the Vikings announced for PC

War of the Vikings announced for PC

Hacking men to pieces is fun and all, we know, but who really cares about the House of Lancaster and the House of York? People who live in Northern England, and no one else. So War of the Roses developer Fatshark is using more interesting murderers for its freshly-announced follow-up to the multiplayer medieval murderama, War of the Vikings.

Read more: Grow your own beard »

"I've been playing a good deal of CHIVALRY lately. It's similar, and quite a bit of fun."
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Brian Blessed bellows in War of the Roses DLC

Brian Blessed bellows in War of the Roses DLC

It's difficult to make a living purely from being loud and enthusiastic--I should know--but bless him, Brian Blessed somehow manages. Britain's favourite bearded loud man, who you may know as the hawkman Prince Vultan from the movie Flash Gordon, has been crammed into a recording booth to provide sonorous cheers and jeers for a new War of the Roses DLC voice pack. It launched yesterday at $4.99, which is a pittance to pay for Brian chuffing Blessed.

Watch: Blessed bellows »

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Krater getting free online co-op this month

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Krater getting free online co-op this month

Life after the apocalypse can be difficult and lonely, so wouldn't it be nice to bring a friend? That'll soon be possible in post-apocalyptic Sweden, as Krater developer Fatshark today announced that it's patching co-op into its squad-based action-RPG on October 23.

Read more: Character vanity DLC to follow »

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Fatshark announces post-apocalyptic action-RPG 'Krater'

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Fatshark announces post-apocalyptic action-RPG 'Krater'

Fancy a top-down, squad-based action-RPG, mindful of the "hardcore PC audience," packing online co-op and potential permadeath, set in a post-apocalyptic Sweden? The newly-announced Krater, by Lead and Gold and Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 developer Fatshark, may be right up your street.

"We are proud to announce a game that has been on our minds for over 10 years. We have always been fans of the classic top down RPGs, and have wanted to make this game since we started out in the games business," Fatshark CEO Martin Wahlund said in the announcement.

Read more: Fatshark's dream project »

"seems like it's still quite a ways off, would really like to see some decent gameplay footage. ..."
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War of the Roses bringing medieval melee to PC

War of the Roses bringing medieval melee to PC

When it comes to intriguing conflict, there's nothing quite like an age-old rivalry motivated by revenge. The Hatfields fought the McCoys, the Montagues couldn't get along with the Capulets, and now, developer Fatshark (Lead and Gold) has announced War of the Roses, a new game that will take players back to 15th century England and have them choose sides in the historical conflict between two rival branches of the House of Plantagenet--the House of Lancaster and the House of York--as they battle for ownership of the throne.

Watch: War of the Roses announcement trailer »

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Lead & Gold Dev Announces Co-op Puzzle Adventure 'Hamilton's Great Adventure'

After swaggering into the wild frontier with Lead and Gold - Gangs of the Wild West, developer Fatshark has set its sights on new uncharted territory with Hamilton's Great Adventure for PC and unnamed consoles, which it announced today.

Starring "the splendiferous adventurer Ernest Hamilton and his brilliant bird Sasha," Hamilton's Great Adventure is said to offer "both action puzzling and traditional problem solving" and a "fantastical storyline filled with extravagant escapades and memorable characters." Oh, and co-op. Huzzah! It's slated to launch in April. Read more »

"What happened to Lead and Gold on console? I haven't seen it on the 360 anyway"
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Tech Demo 'Stone Giant' Shows Off BitSquid Engine

Related Topics – PlayStation 3, PC, PlayStation 2, Fatshark

To show off its new game engine, BitSquid has got together with Lead and Gold developer Fatshark to create 'Stone Giant,' an swish tech demo starring a cool colossus which can be found in a 394MB download on FileShack.

BitSquid's 'Tech' engine boasts support for DirectX 11 and Nvidia's '3dVision' stereoscopic 3D, as well as other bells and whistles. Due to be available for licensing soon, the engine currently supports only PC but is due to pick up PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 support this fall. BitSquid was founded by two former lead engineers from now-defunct Bionic Commando developer Grin along with Fatshark's owners. Read more »

"SSAO? Yeah, I guess. Still amazing work by just two guys (and an art team)."
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Capcom Announces Three: Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Okamiden and Bionic Commando Rearmed 2

At its annual Captivate media summit, publisher and developer Capcom confirmed three games--two new, one previously known--for Europe and North America:

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

Leading the trio is the long awaited Marvel vs. Capcom 3, a full-fledged disc-based sequel due out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the spring of 2011. Riding the resurgence of interest in 2D fighting games behind the success of Street Fighter 4, the new game will take a similar approach to making a modern update of a classic. Its roster will include a selection of returning fighters from the series and new characters both Marvel and Capcom have created over the years since the last game came out. For more info check out our Marvel vs. Capcom 3 preview with all the details from the unveiling presentation including comments from producer Ryota Niitsuma. Read more »

"Yay! I can't wait to see new Marvel VS Capcom 3, Diablo 3, and Metal Twisted (PS3) in next year. =] "
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Lead and Gold Dated; Pre-Orders and Beta Begin

The PC version of Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West will be released on April 8th on Steam. Pre-orders are now open giving purchasers a 10% discount off of the title's already low $14.99 price-tag.

In addition, pre-order customers will get beta access to the game, which will run right up to the retail release.

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Lead and Gold Media: Bandits, Buckshot and Beards

New screenshots of Fatshark's Lead and Gold show all you would hope to see in a Wild West shooter--shotguns, six-shooters, circled wagons and big bushy miner beards.

Fatshark says the objective-based shooter urges on co-operation on every level from level design through mechanics, including 'synergy' effects which boost nearby players. Read more »

"i think the game looks great. I will definitely give it a shot."
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