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Thursday - December 18, 2014
Deck 13 - Lords of The Fallen 2 in Development
Executive producer Tomasz Gop announced on Eurogamer that his working on a sequel to Lords of The Fallen. I guess the game must of sold well on Steam to warrant one.
Executive producer Tomasz Gop confirmed it in an email to me this morning. "We're now working on vision and concepts for Lords 2," he wrote, but wasn't ready to talk further details.
Gop revealed the news in a Facebook post translated by our friends at Eurogamer Poland.
Lords of the Fallen came out at Halloween, at the end of October, and was a chunky action adventure much in the same vein - but far less punishing - than Dark Souls/Demon's Souls.
"If an easier, less obtuse variation on From Software's combat RPG is all you crave," wrote Dan Whitehead in our Lords of the Fallen review, "then it will certainly reward you with a lot of game for your money.
"I just wish it wasn't so happy to sit in another game's shadow..."
With Lords of the Fallen 2, developer Deck 13 and producer City Interactive have a chance to step out of that shadow. The groundwork is laid, a PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One presence established.
Thursday - July 26, 2012
Deck 13 - Blood Knights Announced
dtp has a announced a new action/RPG from Deck13 (Venetica), titled Blood Knights. The vampire-themed hack'n'slasher is due "Summer" and you can check out the trailer here.
Soon Blood will begin to flow - dtp entertainment announces Blood Knights
Hamburg, 26. July 2012 - Today dtp entertainment announce their latest download game, Blood Knights – a full blooded Vampire-Action-RPG that features intense combat, tons of weapons, items as well as vampiric abilities that put players in total control over their enemies and let them feel the powers that vampires wield in the Blood Knights universe.
An exciting and entertaining story rounds off the picture of the unique download game. Blood Knights will be available on PC and Consoles this summer.
Blood Knights is developed by the renowned independent German studio Deck13 (Venetica, Jack Keane, Ankh) and features a plot focusing on Jeremy, a vampire hunter who was viciously attacked and bitten during on one of his dangerous missions and is now bound by blood to the sexy, but mysterious, 'vampiress', Alysa. The former arch-enemies have to work together to rid themselves of the binding.
Blood Knights’ vampire storyline comes to life through the heroes Jeremy and Alysa. As different as they are, they are bound by blood and have to fight together to survive. While Jeremy is a mighty warrior who is dual wielding increasingly powerful weapons and uses devastating attacks, Alysa uses crossbows, traps, bombs and special ammunition to eliminate her enemies from a distance. Both are able to use various vampiric abilities that become ever stronger and more and more impressive in the course of the game. Jeremy for example can pull huge groups of enemies towards him and unleash chaos upon them once they are in melee range.
Set in the mythical Middle Ages, the players will be able to control both Alysa and Jeremy in their cooperative quest for salvation, either in single player or co-op mode. The protagonists will encounter numerous enemies, avoid traps and fight and confront an impressive (and sometimes sexy) array of bosses - each one requiring a unique strategy in order to be defeated. Rich treasure and rewards await those who against all odds are able to fight their way through the wide variety of settings/scenes.
Blood Knights will be released in Q3 2012 for PC and consoles.
Wednesday - April 04, 2012
Deck 13 - 'Project RPG' Concept Art
We now have a single piece of concept art to go with Tomasz Gop's (The Witcher 2) untitled collaboration with Deck 13 (Venetica) and City Interactive. Here's a snip from Digital Spy's accompanying article:
The world is set 1,000 years after the death of a God, whose corpse is a mountain that splits the world into two sides, each with their own philosophy.
Players will cross the border between the two sides early in the game, and must decide to align with one or the other.
The game is early in development and is planned for 2013.
Sunday - September 11, 2011
Deck 13 - Working with Tomasz Gop on new RPG?
Former Witcher 2 Producer Tomasz Gop is reportedly working with German developer Deck 13 (Venetica) on an unnamed RPG set for release in 2013, according to GameStar. The report was based an on earlier article from Polish site Gamikaze that has since been removed, so time will tell.
Wednesday - April 06, 2011
Deck 13 - Working on Crazy Chicken - Tiger & Chicken
Venetica developer Deck 13 scored the development contract on the gazillionth game in the Crazy Chicken (German: Moorhuhn) franchise. This time the crazy chicken will visit Asia. The gameplay will combine the action oriented Crazy Chicken tradition - the first couple of games were simple shoot 'em ups - with Deck 13's expertise in humor, story telling and character development. The result with be an action game with significant action-RPG and adventure elements.
Major influences for Tiger & Chicken are the movies Tiger & Dragon and The 36 Chambers of the Shaolin.
On a sidenote, Deck 13 mentioned on their Facebook page they've signed a big contract with a well-known publisher. There's no reason to believe they meant Tiger & Chicken, and it sounds like a new RPG could be in the pipeline.
They also announced that they will release a Venetica art book for free when they reach 1000 Facebook friends.
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