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All Articles: Toy Soldiers: War Chest
Four new Xbox One games are available to download through the Xbox Games Store today. Though, to be more accurate, only one of this week’s new releases is brand new. One is actually an Xbox One port of an Xbox 360 game, while the final pair of games are newly standalone titles that were originally part of a bundle that has been available for a few weeks.
Today’s lone new release is Toy Soldiers: War Chest for Signal Studios. The third game in the strategic series includes four original toy armies, which can do battle with forces from G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (G.I. Joe and Cobra), He-Man: Masters of the Universe, and Assassin’s Creed II. These bonus armies are available from the start in the Hall of Fame Edition, and can be purchased as DLC if you opt for the standard edition.
Also available today is Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from Starbreeze. Originally released in 2013, the co-op puzzle platformer is now available on the Xbox One.
Finally this week, Prototype and Prototype 2 have been decoupled from the “Biohazard Bundle” and can be purchased individually on the Xbox One for the first time.
More information on all four of these games can be found after the break. (more…)
Sony’s annual PSN Play promotion comes to the end this week with the release of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, a game from The Chinese Room that depicts “very British apocalypse.” But there are plenty of other new releases available this week as well, including…
- Gauntlet: Slayer Edition brings an updated version of Arrowhead’s franchise reboot (and all its co-op monster-slaying) to the PS4 for the first time.
- Toy Soldiers: War Chest (PS4) is the third game in Signal’s strategic toy-battling franchise and the first to include armies based on G.I. Joe, He-Man: The Masters of the Universe, and Assassin’s Creed II.
- Goat Simulator, and its unique brand of open world insanity, makes its way to the PS4 and PS3 for the first time.
- Starbreeze’s Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons also makes the jump to the PS4 this week.
- Finally, the PS4 ports of Prototype and Prototype 2 are now available separately.
More information on all of these titles (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And, as always, a full rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
If history is any guide, we’ll see a big uptick in new releases towards the end of August. However, since we’re still in the middle of the month, only four new games will be available on store shelves this week…
Toy Soldiers: War Chest is the third Toy Soldiers game from developer Signal Studios and the first to be published by Ubisoft. The special “Hall of Fame Edition” of the strategy game will feature four fictional toy armies doing battle with iconic characters from He-Man: Masters of the Universe, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, and Assassin’s Creed II. Toy Soldiers: War Chest will be available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Also available this week is XBlaze Lost: Memories, which will be released for the PS3 and Vita. Published by Aksys, XBlaze Lost was developed by Arc System Works and is the second prequel to the BlazBlue series of fighting games. Not only that, but the publisher and developer consider XBlaze Lost the first “RPG-style visual novel.” So I guess that’s something.
Several other new releases will be available this week through the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation Store, Steam, and Xbox Games Store.
Signal Studios and Ubisoft have announced that Toy Soldiers: War Chest will include a quartet of licensed armies when it launches for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One this Summer.
Two licensed armies remain under wraps, but Ubisoft and Signal were ready to reveal that G.I. Joe (with Duke leading the charge) and the Masters of the Universe (naturally lead by He-Man) will join the fight in Toy Soldiers: War Chest. This pair of 1980s stalwarts will do battle with the game’s four standard armies, which will all include their own unique offensive and defensive units:
- Kaiser Wilhelm and the German army from World War I.
- Starbright (who looks like a cross between Sailor Moon and Rainbow Brite) and her Star Power army of Bunny Bears, Ponies, and Pixies.
- Ghost Company, a futuristic army lead by the power armor-clad Phantom.
- Black Dragon, a feudal force lead by Darklord.
Toy Soldiers: War Chest will be available in two distinct versions when it launches this Summer. The Hall of Fame Edition, which will be available as both a digital download and a retail disc for $29.99, will include all four licensed armies as well as the four standard armies. Meanwhile, the standard edition of the game will only be available as a digital download (priced at $14.99) and will only include the four standard armies. However, players who purchase the standard edition will be able to add the four licensed armies by purchasing them separately (for $4.99 apiece) or as part of the Legendary Heroes Pack (for $14.99).
Now you know… and knowing is half the battle!
You could set your watch by the games within Ubisoft’s booth at this year’s PAX Prime convention. Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, a few downloadables. We know the drill. But if you’re interested in Ubisoft’s Fall lineup, and you’re going to be at PAX Prime, you should definitely check them out.
New videos for Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue will be on hand. But if you’re looking for something to play, there’s the open-world racing game The Crew, the whimsical strategy of Toy Soldiers: War Chest, and the crazed insanity of Far Cry 4.
And if you’re a Tetris fan, Ubisoft is hold two events on Sunday, August 31 to prepare players for the launch of Tetris Ultimate. “Tetris: The Video Game That Changed the World” will be held at 3:00 PM (Pacific Time) in the Hedgehog Theatre at the Grand Hyatt. Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov will take the stage to talk about the history of Tetris and what’s in store for the first next-generation game in the franchise. And at 5:00 PM, Pajitnov will move over to the Paramount Theatre (911 Pine Street) to meet fans and sign autographs.
More details on all of the games found in Ubisoft’s booth can be found after the break. (more…)