A new episodic Batman video game wasn’t the only thing Telltale showed off at The Game Awards 2015. The award winning studio also revealed that their upcoming three part mini-series starring Michonne, will now release in February of next year instead of this month.
When it was first announced, Telltale Games stated that players would be required to have at least completed the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two, in order to play the mini-series. Now that will no longer be the case as Telltale’s Head of creative Communications, Job Stauffer has confirmed via Twitter, that Michonne “will now be a stand-alone series”.
Confirmed: You *will* get your 1st look at TWD:Michonne @thegameawards. It won't premiere this month, but will now be a stand-alone series.
The sixth and final episode for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series will beavailable next week. ‘The Ice Dragon’ will launch on November 7th for PS4, PS3, PC/Mac, Xbox One, Xbox 360 AND compatible iOS and Android-based devices. This release will make it first time in Telltale’s history, that a finale will be available for download simultaneously across multiple platforms worldwide.
For those of you who were holding out for the retail version (Like myself), you’ll be happy to know that the full season will available on the same day in North America for PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It’ll be priced at $29.99. Europe will see a retail release on November 20th for the same consoles and PC.
Telltale Games announced a three-part mini-series starring Michonne, as the next installment for The Walking Dead series. The three episodes will follow Michonne’s absence between issues #126 and #139 of the popular comic book series. Players will learn why she she left her group and she inevitably rejoined them.
“In many ways, Michonne herself is a reflection of the world of The Walking Dead. She is brutal and cold on the outside, but deep beneath what is broken, she remains hopeful, trying to claw her way out of the darkness that surrounds her,” said Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead. “In our effort to bring the world of the comic and the world of the Telltale series closer together, there is no greater character than Michonne to help bridge that gap.”
“Michonne’s complexity and range make her an ideal lead for the compelling interactive drama fans have come to expect from Telltale,” said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “With this mini-series, players will experience Michonne’s challenges first-hand, and the choices they make will shape her journey. We’re incredibly honored by Robert for the opportunity to share this untold story in The Walking Dead universe.”
The Walking Dead: Michonne will release later this year on PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and compatible iOS and Android-based devices. Completing the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two is required in order to play the mini-series. Stay tuned for more info.
RiemenRade Studios’s first video game, ReconInForce is now available to download from the iOS App. A turn -based strategy game, RIF tasks its players with destroying their opponents’ base through the use of ambush, deception, and tactics.
The game features “hardcore real-time strategy elements” such as fog of war, line of sight, and field control, a rare experience in iOS titles. Players are encouraged to use terrain for cover and concealment, and actually rewarded for playing dirty.
ReconInForce offers eight commanders, each with a distict personality and array of units. The commanders are inspired by the specific gameplay styles of testers and friends of the developer
Not a freemium or a pay to win game. Players pay once to unlock additional commanders forever. The free-to-play commander is flexible and able to adapt to any strategy. Even the smart AI will often select the free-to-play commander as the best army to dominate the field.
Play in single player mode against the thoughtfully-crafted AI on three difficulty levels to hone your tactics
Two multiplayer options: test your skills against your friends online or face to face while sharing one device.
Deploy over 30 unique units, each with specific roles and special abilities that add depth to gameplay. Conquer more than 20 battlefields that offer a variety of strategic options for defeating your opponent.
RiemenRade Studios is a one-man independent game development company founded by Garren Riemenschneider in St. Paul, MN, USA. Stricken. You can learn more at http://www.reconinforce.com/.
11 Bit Studios award-winning survival game, This War of Mine will soon be available on Android and iOS tablets in July. This title focuses on war, but from the perspective of the civilians caught in the crossfire. It is up to the player to try and keep the survivors alive in the hostile environment. They will also be faced with scenarios where they’ll be forced to make difficult choices that’ll have signifacnt impacts on the lives of everyone around them. The new interactive trailer offers a glimpse of what that is like. Check it out below.
Stay tuned for more info. You can also read our review of the PC version of the game here.
Jungle Rumble is a 2D Real Time Strategy / Rhythm game for the iOS and now PlayStation Vita from developer Disco Pixel. Players take control of the group of monkeys, the Mofongo Tribe” as they fend off a neighboring tribe who is trying to steal all of the bananas in their part of the jungle. The game begins with a short intro cinematic and a tutorial on how to play the game. The game will also give a short tutorial whenever a new gameplay mechanic is introduced.
In the early stages of the game, the Mofongo tribe leader will teach you how to move around fluidly. The monkeys throw coconuts at their rivals and team up to fight bigger squads of enemies all while keeping the beat. The moves are placed on a four step rhythm, each representing a different beat of a conga drum.
When players get used to the basic game mechanics in the first act, Jungle Rumble picks up the pace in the second and the opposition will be come even more fierce. Players will have less time to complete levels and even more monkeys to deal with. When players end each level they will notice that their rating (gold, silver, or bronze) will be determined by how fast they cleared the stage, how many monkeys from their tribe are left standing, and did they dispatch all the enemies before grabbing the bananas and ending the level.
This is where the RTS elements come into play because the player not only has to time their moves to the beat but they also have to watch their foes before they get taken down. The third act will turn the story, as well as the gameplay, upside down and player wits will be tested like never before – but we will not spoil that for you here. The gameplay is fun, very upbeat, and addictive. The music syncs to every move the player makes while in-game.
Jungle Rumble’s user interface in the menus can be a bit daunting. Some players may find it hard to pick up where they left off in each section and will have to carefully tap the next level order to play. The game also keeps a very fast pace leaving some rhythm-deprived players out in the cold if they don’t time the beats just right.
These quirks aside, Jungle Rumble plays just as smooth as any other great mobile or handheld rhythm game out there on the market. The sound design is something to behold, as the game’s soundtrack completely syncs to the players moves and the conga drums add to the soundtrack as the missing instrument while you play. The graphics and art style are very stylistic and gamers will see the heart and soul that Disco Pixel put into the look of the game.
Jungle Rumble is a great hybrid among the many other games in the RTS / Rhythm genres. The game boasts a touching story, addictive gameplay, as well as an amazing soundtrack. The game has little blips that may slow down the game’s progression but the game is still wonderful to play. Jungle Rumble also has a bit of a learning curve that some players will have to get used to, though others may grasp in minutes. If you are looking for a new game to add to your PS Vita library or just want to try something different then Jungle Rumble is the game for you.
Jungle Rumble is a fun, cute, and daring mix of both Real Time Strategy and Rhythm game genres. The music and art style blend seamlessly with the gameplay to create an experience like no other. The game does have a couple user interface issues on the PlayStation Vita and the controls take a bit to get used to but all in all Jungle Rumble is a blast. There is no other game like Jungle Rumble available on the market today and if you are a PlayStation Vita owner or an iOS user this is a must own.
Overall Score: 7.5 / 10 RGN Rating: Bronze Game Developer / Publisher: Disco Pixel
Available On: Vita | iOS | Android
Played On: Sony PlayStation Vita
Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.
Disco Pixel will release their critically acclaimed & recorded breaking RTS/Rhythm Game “Jungle Rumble” this Tuesday on the PlayStation Vita. We got to play an earlier build of the game during last year’s PAX East, and the game went on to top the iOS Music Game Charts in Japan before the end of the year where Jungle Rumble was then featured during Sony’s first annual PlayStation Event in Las Vegas. Check out the Micro & Story Trailers for the PlayStation Vita version of the game below and check back soon to RGN for more on “Jungle Rumble”.
Bit Mass LLC is bringing their popular IOS/Android Card Game “Cards and Castles” to the PC and the company recently listed the title on Steam’s Green Light service to let the community decide to place to the game on Valve’s Digital Distribution Platform. In Cards and Castles, players defend their castles with cards that contain warriors, wizards, scouts, and other soldiers as well as powerful spells. In addition to this, players put together more castle points to dispatch more units onto the field. The player that brings down their foe’s castle first wins the game, making strategy key if players want to advance deeper into the game’s scenario mode or compete into the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. If you would like to learn more about the game check my interview with Matt Siegel of Bit Mass LLC on djkillzownjones.com then keep it locked to RGN for all of your “Cards And Castles” News.
No you aren’t imagining things. I Am Bread smashed on to the scene originally for Windows PC and will soon be reaching out and asking for finger pokes on your iPhone screen. Check out the latest developer diary to hopefully gain some insight on the madness behind this.
The first episode for Telltale Games’ upcoming Game of Thrones adaptation is almost upon us. Despite that, no one knew what the game or its characters looked like, as Telltale has been keeping it a close guarded secret. Well that may have just changed, thanks to twitter account @lifelower, whose description reads, “XBLA Watchdog! Exploring for upcoming XBLA & putting them on the release calendar.”
The account has shared the eight screens below.
Telltale Games has not confirmed the legitimacy of these photos, nor have they denied them, so for now take them with a grain of salt. If these screens are faux, then whoever created them did a very impressive job, combining Telltale’s signature art style with the look of the popular HBO show.
Episode one of six, “Iron From Ice” is due out before the end of this year for PS4, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC/Mac and iOS. Stay tuned for more details.