Kalypso Media has released a new gameplay trailer for Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars. Palindrome Interactive’s upcoming strategy title is also available in playable form to the public at gamescom 2019 at both of Kalypso Media’s booths at Gamescon.
The news follows the recent launch of the closed beta, exclusive to all pre-purchase customers that order the Windows PC version of the game digitally through the Kalypso Shop ahead of its full release on 11 October 2019. As well as securing instant beta access, pre-purchase customers will also get a 15% discount, a digital soundtrack and bonus in-game content.
To ensure that all of our upcoming games run at their optimum quality, Kalypso Media is using CSL Boostboxx high-end gaming PCs with hardware from ASUS Republic of Gamers at Gamescom 2019.
Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is a strategy game set in a dark vampire world in turmoil, that combines empire management and turn-based combat with card-game elements. Discover the secrets of Nemire and experience an enthralling story from the perspective of four mighty vampire lords while commanding one of three vampire clans with distinctive units, powers, gameplay mechanics and characters. Players can make strategic manoeuvres in kingdom mode before switching over to combat mode to take on their foes in closely fought battles. Each clan and vampire lord has access to their own set of cards, which can be combined to powerful effect.
Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars will be released on PC on 11 October 2019, and on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in 2020.
Get GTA: San Andreas free on PC
Rockstar Games has introduced its new Games Launcher for Windows, which includes a free download of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for a limited time.
The Rockstar Games Launcher is a new Windows desktop application that allows users to access the Rockstar Games PC collection in a single place, across both digital and disc-based titles. This includes Rockstar Games tittles purchased from various other digital stores like Steam. Users can also use the Launcher to shop for new Rockstar Games PC titles to add to their collection.
The Rockstar Games Launcher comes with a host of features, including the addition of cloud save functionality to supported titles, the ability to keep one’s Rockstar Games PC library updated automatically, and ways to follow Rockstar Games news from inside the Launcher.
For a limited time, anyone can install the Rockstar Games Launcher and claim a free copy of the classic Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on PC within the Rockstar Games Launcher, to permanently add it to their Social Club account’s library.
The Rockstar Games Launcher is available for download now here: https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/rockstar-games-launcher
Control: Combat meets supernatural
In Control, Jesse Faden becomes the new director of the Federal Bureau of Control and uncovers the supernatural threats that haunt the headquarters.
When the new Director of the Federal Bureau of Control starts her job, she discovers the headquarters has been taken over by some kind of supernatural threat. She needs to do what it takes to get the building back.
Control’s reluctant leading lady arrives at the bureau searching for the truth behind a tragic event from her childhood that ended in the unexplained disappearance of her brother – the supernatural ripples of which have followed her ever since.
She’s a far cry from an alpha male videogame archetype. Traditionally, the bureau is starchy and by-the-book, but Jesse is spontaneous, instinctive and prepared to do whatever necessary to get the answers she needs.
Control’s big-bad is The Hiss – a mysterious otherworldly entity which travels between dimensions, corrupting and consuming everything it comes across. What that means for Jesse is a skyscraper full of compromised bureau employees out for her blood.
Don’t assume that translates as hordes of cookie-cutter white-collar office drones coming after you. Remedy has taken the concept and run with it, twisting the bureau’s workforce into variety terrifying forms that require strategic thinking to take down.
The bureau’s name is the Oldest House, where the game’s action plays out. It’s a huge, brutalist, Tardis-like structure that transcends its own physical boundaries, shifting its dimensions as players explore.
Control’s combat sees players combining two separate sets of systems to devastating effect: a highly customisable service weapon, and a range of supernatural powers. It’s sophisticated, creative and lots of fun to play around with.
Alongside the big action set pieces, players also need to exercise their grey matter to solve both environmental puzzles and narrative riddles that, in keeping with the dream logic that underpins the game’s plot, demands thinking outside the box.
Control is out now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.