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Guns of Icarus Alliance PAX East

Guns of Icarus has been around for years, but Guns of Icarus Alliance changes it up and improves some deficiencies. It is Co-op based ship-to-ship combat against AIs instead of always multiplayer like the previous Guns of Icarus. While possible to play single player, there is a faction system that still brings the MMO mentality by rewarding succeeding factions in certain modes. GoI Alliance will also have new ships, guns, and modes of playing.

Guns of Icarus Alliance has a big learning curve and takes some dedication to get good at it. Those who are familiar with Guns of Icarus may not feel the pressure as badly, but, experience or no, everyone can get their shot at it on March 31st.

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Hand of Fate 2 PAX East

After his defeat to the main character in the first Hand of Fate, the Dealer returns for his revenge. You play as his protege, training up to enact his revenge. This Indie card based adventure brings a lot of new things to look forward to.

There is a lot of things that this sequel brings back such as the adventure and inventory system. Combat brings some new features such as dual wielding, two-handed weapons, companions, and smoother gameplay. Companions are gained for certain quests and give you a different dynamic to the story. Some other notable changes are added minigames to determine rewards as well a fame mechanic to get legendary items. Another big change is the addition of a character creation mechanic. Choosing different backgrounds will change the looks and affect the story. The story is also changed in that it is now 22 challenges instead of the 10 or so boss stories of the last game.

Deviant is also partnering with a tabletop company to create a tabletop card game based of Hand of Fate. Fans of this game can also look forward to DLC in the future as Deviant plans to bring additional content to their community.Hand of Fate 2 is expected to launch later this year with a closed beta starting soon.

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Victor Vran PAX East

The highly acclaimed PC Action RPG, Victor Vran, is coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox One. While being available for PC since 2014, I have been told that Victor Vran will not feel like a PC port because it has always had consoles in mind when it was created. This console version will have the core game as well as the Fractured Worlds and Motörhead expansions. The Motörhead does have voice work and the likeness of Lemmy before he passed away.

 

Victor Vran has a lot of action packed adventure filled with demon slaying and Motörhead music. There is plenty of fun to be had for any Action RPG fan. Victor Vran is expected to come to consoles sometime this spring.

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DIABLO III: REAPER OF SOULS RISE OF THE NECROMANCER REVEAL

Flies gather around rotting corpses and the sickly sweet smell of freshly-spilled blood has given way to the abhorrent stench of undeath. From the southern jungles of Kehjistan, a mighty army of risen warriors approaches as we welcome the newest playable hero to Diablo III—the Necromancer!

Necromancers are grim summoners who draw upon the power of blood and bone harvested from their fallen enemies. These battlefield commanders curse their enemies and reanimate their carcasses . . . or make those corpses explode!

  • Wield the Power of the Dead as the Necromancer, Diablo III’s Newest Playable Hero
    • Inspired by the Diablo II hero—the Priests of Rathma preserve the delicate balance between life and death.
    • Reimagined to take advantage of everything Diablo III has to offer.
    • Necromancers are masters of the dark arts who draw Essence from the corpses of their enemies.
    • As a battlefield commander, directly control your undead forces from the thick of the fight.

  • Awe-Inspiring New Skills Unleash the Power of Blood and Bone
      • Grim Scythe: Swing a huge scythe in a wide arc, dealing damage and restoring Essence.
      • Leech: Curse enemies so that attacking them transfers their life energy to you and your allies.

      • Blood Nova: Unleash a powerful nova dealing massive damage to surrounding enemies.

      • Devour: Consume corpses to instantly restore Essence to power your other skills.

    • Golem: Summon a powerful ally like the mighty Blood Golem, which can drain the blood from your enemies, dealing damage and restoring your health.
    • Blood Rush: Shed your mortal flesh and pass through solid objects to swiftly reach a new location.
  • Collect Necromantic Sets and Legendaries: The Necromancer will be able to collect many rare treasures of unearthly power, including new Legendaries and Set items.
  • Rise of the Necromancer Pack will include the character, an in-game pet, cosmetic wings, two character slots, two stash tabs, a portrait frame, pennant, banner, and banner sigil.

PUBLISHED AND DEVELOPED BY: BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT
GENRE: ACTION RPG
PLATFORM: LAUNCHING GLOBALLY ON PC, PS4, AND XBOX ONE
PRICING AND RELEASE DATE: TBD

For more details about Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, visit http://www.diablo3.com/reaperofsouls.

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Square Enix Announces PAX East Lineup

Square Enix has announced the list of games, panels, and other content that they will be featuring at their booth for PAX East later this week. Players will be able to get hands-on with the Episode Gladius DLC from Final Fantasy XV, = Dragon Quest Heroes II, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, NieR: Automata, Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, and many other titles. It has also been announced that I Am Setsuna will be playable on Nintendo Switch.

Posters will also be given out for the following titles:

  • DRAGON QUEST HEROES II
  • FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS
  • FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE
  • FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary commemorative artwork by legendary artist Yoshitaka Amano
  • FLAME x BLAZE
  • GUARDIAN CODEX
  • KINGDOM HEARTS (double-sided poster featuring KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue)
  • MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY
  • NieR: Automata

Finally, Square Enix will host a number of panels at the show giving fans an opportunity to get the latest development updates and converse with the creative minds behind the games.

FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE Panel
Friday, March 10, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Albatross Room, Boston Convention Center
Join FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE Director Takashi Katano and Producer Hiroaki Kato, attending from SQUARE ENIX’s Tokyo studios, as they discuss all-new details of the upcoming title before its release on July 11, 2017.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Community Q&A Panel
Saturday, March 11, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Albatross Room, Boston Convention Center
An opportunity for dedicated FINAL FANTASY XIV Online players to ask and learn about the latest topics impacting the community with Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida.

NieR: AUTOMATA x FINAL FANTASY XV Panel
Sunday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Albatross Room, Boston Convention Center
In this joint panel, fans can join Director YOKO TARO of NieR: Automata for a discussion on the launch of the Square Enix and PlatinumGames Inc.’s action-RPG. For the second half of the panel, fans can join Producer Haruyoshi Sawatari and Global Brand Manager Raio Mitsuno for a first look at Episode Gladiolus, the game’s first character-driven episode of DLC.