Set in a rocky desert environment and starring a cast of international mercenaries, it is reasonable to surmise that developer InsGames drew a bit of inspiration for AntiSquad from Valve's iconic team-based shooter. Of cours... more
Total War: Rome II will be getting an expansion, called Caesar in Gaul. This new campaign will focus around Caesar and the Gallic War, and the campaign will feature seasons with weather effects. New units will be added to the... more
Gaslamp Games is following up on the success of roguelike Dungeons of Dredmor with a steampunk colony-building sandbox game called Clockwork Empires. Life in the colonies, as you're about to be reminded by this trailer, is u... more
If you haven’t played the eXcellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you should. However, now there is a caveat to that. You should play it, but you should probably wait until November 12 to do so because that’s when the Enem... more
The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is a free-to-play dungeon raiding game where you loot castles and create castles of your own to challenge other players. The game is in open beta, and up till today featured three playable chara... more
When we first learned about Project Phoenix last month, I was starry-eyed. It was famed Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu's first indie game, the art director worked on my favorite Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy XII (in addi... more
Once considered the flagship reboot of the XCOM franchise with a side meal strategy game to go with it in Firaxis' XCOM: Enemy Unknown, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified has found itself playing second fiddle in the eyes of many ... more
Company of Heroes 2 comes off strong with its new campaign, and it packs an impressive amount of extra features. Standing on its own, it is an impressive real-time strategy game, but there are people who want to know what mak... more
A familiar site at every E3 for the past few years has been a giant tank sitting just outside West Hall of the LA Convention Center. Wargaming has been constantly promoting its free-to-play tank shooter World of Tanks, and th... more
A better-looking Rome: Total War would have been enough for some, myself included -- have you seen how crazy some of the battles look? "Epic" is not a word that frequently leaves my mouth (or fingers, in this case) but it's a... more
Cyanide Studios is working on a direct sequel to its 2009 adaptation of Games Workshop's football/Warhammer Fantasy boardgame mash-up Blood Bowl, because of course it is. And since we are on the cusp of E3, all we're getting... more
Good news for fans of the Company of Heroes 2 series as now you have a great reason to pick up the physical copy in June. Along with a snazzy steelbook, you also get a Czar's wealth of extra content.
Right off the bat, player... more
Following the huge success of last year's XCOM: Enemy Unknown comes The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, the latest entry to the now revitalized franchise. Developer 2K Marin is bringing us an origin story set at the start of the a... more
2K Marin's first-person XCOM reboot, first shown in 2010, has undergone some changes:
1) It's now a third-person tactical shooter slated for a $59.99 retail release on August 20 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
2) ... more
Pikmin 3. August 4. Wii U, both retail and eShop.
Seems like so far away, right? Wasn't it pretty much finished? Wasn't it close to being a launch window title? Why push it back so far? Makes me worry about other games in a s... more
What is Hardware: Shipbreakers? It was a question that I asked myself several times after watching the trailer that Blackbird Interactive, founded by ex-Homeworld developers, released last month. The admittedly gorgeous video... more
Anomaly: Warzone Earth had one of those experimental ideas -- controlling the troops that rush past towers rather than the defensive structures themselves -- that turned out to be really cool in practice. I don't know for cer... more
Dozens of new units, nine new civilizations, eight new wonders, seven swans-a-swimming, four gameplay systems, and a partridge in a pear tree! This is all incoming in Brave New World, the freshly announced expansion pack... more
Valve continues on with the updates to Dota 2, with the introduction of a full-fledged quest-based tutorial system.
As any former MOBA beginner will tell you, this is pretty much a must have for new players, and it's a highly... more
11 bit studios allowed people to pre-order its new, unannounced game with only a teaser trailer to go off of. In exchange for this leap of faith, the developer offered a tempting discount of 50 percent. The mystery project wa... more
Game of Thrones Ascent is a Facebook game, and I know that many of you are about to stop reading as a result. Maybe the fact that it doesn't have an energy meter limiting how much you can do will make you interested again.
After partnering on strategy role-playing game Rainbow Moon, developer SideQuest Studios and publisher eastasiasoft are back together for another RPG, Rainbow Skies. The name is certainly familiar, and the similarities don't ... more
Today is an amazing day for NIS fans, as Disgaea Dimension 2: A Brighter Darkness, The Guided Fate Paradox, and Time and Eternity have all been officially announced for a Fall, Fall, and Summer international release respecti... more
As if the mere mention of Laharl's return with a brand new proper Disgaea game wouldn't be enough to excite me in the first place -- this new Laharl-centric trailer has be yearning to play Dimension 2.
You'll see a ton of ga... more
The fourth entry in the Age of Wonder series, Age of Wonders 3, will make an appearance this fall on PC, thanks to series creator Triumph Studios -- which has spent recent years with the Overlord series. It will be the first... more
A bunch of awesome new screenshots are out and about for the upcoming strategy RPG Disgaea D2, the newest Disgaea iteration for the PlayStation 3 due out this year.
Amongst many wacky situations, Laharl and the gang are rocki... more
Our own Fraser Brown is in attendance at the Paradox Convention 2013 this week, and I've just received correspondence from him via carrier pigeon. Slower than we would have liked, but surprisingly cost-effective. He's given m... more
Arma Tactics, a turn-based close-combat strategy game, is currently in development as a launch title for NVIDIA's Project SHIELD and other Tegra devices, developer Bohemia Interactive announced today. It will also feature Teg... more
Ironclad, the folks behind critical darling Sins of a Solar Empire, have been hard at work on what they claim will be a reinvention of the MOBA as we know it. Last year I got a chance to take a look at a few early builds... more
Little Green Men Games has launched a website for its upcoming space strategy game, Starpoint Gemini II. While this title will have a lot of the usual space exploration, mining, trading, and fighting, it also has a strong foc... more
During this morning's Nintendo Direct, Iwata explained how Pikmin 3 would feature an in-game camera that allowed you to take photos from the Pikmins' point of view and share them on Miiverse. Meanwhile, some sample photos wer... more
More news is starting to roll in for Disgaea Dimension 2, and it's looking better and better as time goes on. It looks like a new cast member will join in for this direct continuation of Hour of Darkness: Laharl's younger sis... more
Here are some new screenshots and video showing off the Slingshot Content Pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It's available now on PSN, Windows PC and Xbox Live for $6.99 or 560 Microsoft Points.
With this DLC expect three new maps tied to the Council missions, a new playable squad character, and new character customizations. If you watch the trailer, you might recognize a voice in it. more
Having already taken a brief look at the Slingshot downloadable content for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, it's now the obligatory time when we find out the release specifics for the add-on. It'll be available for $6.99 / 560 Microsoft... more
If any grand strategy title is going to make me feel like a Machiavellian genius one minute, and a gibbering idiot who couldn't take care of a bank account -- let alone the economy of an entire nation -- the next, i... more
Look, I have nothing against Disgaea 2's Adelle, Disgaea 3's Mao, and Disgaea 4's Valvatorez (I love them all actually), but there's just something about Laharl that made the original game so special.Well, after years of... more
Despite the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise being run into the ground, 17th-century pirates are still really cool. Not those Somalian, modern-day pirates -- those guys suck. But if plundering the seas is the thin... more
Electronic Arts has just released the poignantly titled Command & Conquer: Ultimate Collection to the hungry PC masses. If you missed the initial announcement earlier in September, this package contains 17 games in the C... more
Namco Bandai's upcoming 3DS multi-company mashup, Project X Zone, is an absolute treat, and is one of the best things I've played at Tokyo Game Show 2012. It's too bad that it has yet to be announced for North America. After ... more
Paradox Interactive has released a launch trailer and some screenshots for its latest grand strategy game, Europa Universalis IV. It's been five years since the third installment in the series, and Paradox has definitel... more
As a confessed history nut, particularly when the history in question is of the ancient kind, historical strategy games set in antiquity sort of float my trireme. So Alea Jacta Est seems right up my alley, set, as it is, bet... more
The Paradox Development Studio has been keeping me ruling over peasants, fighting holy wars, and forging empires for over a decade. Their latest game, Crusader Kings II, was recently on Metacritic's "best games of 2012 s... more
Remember that cult-hit game Carrier Command from the 80's? Yeah, neither do I. To be fair, I wasn't even born yet. They don't call me the resident baby at Destructoid for nothing! Anyway, if you're not in the know, Bohe... more
Zen Studios continues to branch out with the announcement of CastleStorm, a strategy game looking to release on Xbox Live Arcade and "other digital platforms" this year. The concept of side-scrolling real-time strategy isn't... more
Ronimo Games has been working on a new single-player story campaign for Swords & Soldiers that's due out next week on Steam. They had my attention with the expansion's name, "Super Saucy Sausage Fest." Then I saw the bada... more
Surprise! Well, not really. But we do appreciate the gesture. THQ has made its officially official announcement for Company of Heroes 2 following the PC Gamer reveal of the sequel. There's not much else to go on here, though ... more
I made the harrowing decision to pass on Pokémon Black and White when they released, which I never expected to do, as an avid fan of Pokémon. It’s still a choice that doesn’t sit quite well with me (... more
Historically, 5th Cell is a company known for fun and incredibly innovative games that skew towards a younger audience, such as the surprisingly deep Lock's Quest and the award-winning and beloved Super Scribblenauts (both fo... more
Remember that time I said the MechWarrior Tactics gameplay was revealed and there was no actual footage of it shown? Yeah, that wasn't nice. You guys want to see it in action. I've got just the thing for you today. That's ri... more
The Gods & Kings expansion for Civilization V will be here before we know it. For North America, the big day is June 19, while our international friends are getting the new content a few days later on June 22.
I immediate... more