Apparently a long missing title is making it's way to the U.S. and it's not an April Fools joke. As a part of the 30th anniversary of the series, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, will be localized for the first time in the U.S. This actually marks the first return of the series stateside since Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI back in 2006. The strategy game will be made available on steam and will all gamer's to immersive themselves in the warring Han, Wei and Wu dynasties. The series gave life to the popular hack and slash series, Dynasty Warriors, featuring much of the same characters. Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII will launch July 5th, 2016 and you can take a look at the announcement trailer below.
Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard's answer to the ever expanding Online Multi-player Battle Arena market, was released earlier this week and was met with pretty positive reviews. The game pit games in teach objectives through various maps featuring some of the most iconic Blizzard characters spanning across titles like Star Craft, Warcraft and Diablo. The problem is, if you want all of the characters, it's going to cost you, a lot. So much in fact that it's nearly insane. If you don't want to take the long route of grinding your way up through the ranks and winning multiple games outright, you can purchase all 37 un-lockable characters for $296.13 and if you think that's a lot imagine if you were to purchase the mounts, stimpack and skins, which would put you at an overall total of 947.36. You can look into this IGN pricing guide for more info on the bundles offered in the game itself. So if you're not willing to put in the hours to get the characters and skins you want, you might want to chose carefully because these purchases run up a big bill.
Bioware has announced its next title today at Gamescom, a action style 4 v 1 RPG called Shadow Realms. The game will feature a similar game play style to the upcoming 5 v 1 action game Evolve, pitting players against a "Shadowlord." The game will also release new content in episodic features, expanding the game itself as well as offering new characters and experiences. You can read more about the game on its official site page as well as watching the new trailer below! Shadow Realms doesn't have a release date as of yet but it will be released on the PC.
Looks like we're making one more trip to the island before we see the sequel to Deep Silvers fantastic Dead Island. Serving as a detour, so to speak, title before we see the next game in 2015, Escape Dead Island, is another survival horror title that will have you playing as Cliff Calo, who's planned film documentary goes horribly awry. Check out the trailer below and read more about its official announcement on the Playstation blog. Escape Dead Island will hit the PC, Xbox 360 and Ps3 this fall.
BlizzCon, a convention dedicated to the legacy of long time PC gaming company, Blizzard Entertainment, is still a ways away. While we won't get to enjoy the awesome onslaught of news and cosplay mayhem until November 7th and 8th, rumors have already begun circulating. Courtesy of Kotaku, Blizzard has been working on a project Titan for sometime now, originally stated to be a subscription based MMO, much like they're mega franchise World of Warcraft, that has spawned several successful game ad-ons. World of Warcraft will also hit a decade since it's release in November 26th, 2004 later this year as well. Speculation also is believed that this might be another small project like the recently announce Heroes of the Storm, a Blizzard-esque alternative to competitive online gamer League of Legends featuring iconic characters from an array of Blizzard titles. Hopes are high for another big game from one of the best companies on the PC front, only time will tell what their announcement will actually end up being.