Shotgun News 10/22: GW2, City of Steam, TSW, and Much More!
Guild Wars 2 Introduces Tower of Nightmare Story
Information on the next living story for Guild Wars 2 has been released today. You may have noticed a mysterious tower in the middle of the lake in Kessex Hills. We know the Krait are up to no good, and now it seems things are much worse than we could have ever imagined. Though only a trailer has been released for the story we know a bit more about the update. Including a new healing power available for all classes, and a new node for home instances where you can charge quartz and get skill points. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this exciting update which is due to launch next Tuesday.
City of Steam Returns to Mechanist Games
On the official Facebook for City of Steam it was announced today that Mechanist would be taking back City of Steam. The game will temporarily be shut down as the move from R2 is made and there will be a rebrand when it relaunches. City of Steam: Arcadia will launch sometime in November. But there has been a bit of mixed messages. The CoS forums announce that City of Steam is closing. And it is, for R2. But the game is being handed back to Mechanist who are giving it a second life.
The Secret World Features in Feature Film
The trailer for a new film that features The Secret World has been released. IRL is directed by Erik Leijonborg and stars Stellan Skarsgård’s (from Thor) son Valter Skarsgård. Valter plays Elias, a boy bullied at school who escapes life by playing The Secret World. There he meets Scarlet and they decide to meet in real life. The film will premiere in Sweden on October 25th and is expected to hit theaters and film distribution services around the world soon. Check out the trailer below.
Primal Carnage Introduces New Mode and Has a Sale
It may have been a while since we heard from Primal Carnage, the Dinosaur vs Human indie shooter but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been busy. Capture the Egg is their new variation on capture the flag and is being released for free though it is still in beta. There are also new skins for dinosaurs and on sale on Steam for this week.
Merc Elite Launches European Open Beta
After a successful closed beta Bigpoint has released Merc Elite into the wilds of open beta. The military themed MOBA is set for full launch in Europe before the end of 2013. Keep an eye on this one for future eSports events.
Games mentioned in this article
- Guild Wars 2 - Grab a first look at Guild Wars 2, the successor to Guild Wars, published by NCSoft and developed by ArenaNet.
- City of Steam: Arkadia - Take a look inside City of Steam, a browser-based steampunk MMORPG from Mechanist Games.
- The Secret World - Imagine if every myth, conspiracy theory and urban legend was true. Imagine a world where you can become anything you want to be, without restrictions such as classes or levels. This is the premise for The Secret World, Funcom’s upcoming massively multiplayer online game set in the modern-day real world. Be whoever you want to be and play however you want to play. The Secret World is completely without classes and levels, allowing you to progress freely.
- Merc Elite - Jump into battle with Merc Elite, a new MOBA from Bigpoint.