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Restored Content DLC for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 – The Sith Lords gets canceled

Switch users who own Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 – The Sith Lords will be interested to know that the promised DLC, Restored Content, will not be released. This is according to Aspyr Media, which confirmed on Twitter the team behind the game would not be “moving forward” with the DLC’s development. A reason for the cancellation was not provided by the company. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords for Nintendo Switch Launch Trailer To make up for the DLC being canceled, Aspyr is offering a free game key of your choice…

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Valheim Xbox release set for March

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. You knew it was coming in spring, but now you know the month. Iron Gate’s early access darling Valheim is coming to Xbox systems in March, according to Embracer Group’s latest financial report. The developer announced in June 2022 the Viking survival game would arrive on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in spring 2023. Valheim: Mistlands Gameplay Trailer – may contain spoilers The game is already available through Steam Early Access and PC Game Pass with full cross-play support…

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Embracer may have sold its Tomb Raider rights to Amazon for a cool $600 million

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. That’s the current rumor. Amazon may be the new IP holder for the Tomb Raider franchise, if a report on the matter is accurate. According to Lord of the Rings site Fellowship of Fans, Embracer Group has sold Amazon the rights to the storied franchise for $600 million. Are Tomb Raider and Deus Ex now out of the wilderness? The site states it can exclusively reveal that the sale is an “overall package” that makes it “Amazon’s second biggest purchase…

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Crystal Dynamics wants you to answer a survey about the Legacy of Kain series

Sure sounds like a revival is on the table. Legacy of Kain could see some kind of return, as a recent survey from Crystal Dynamics is asking fans about the series. Earlier this year, Square Enix sold off a number of its IPs and a few of its studios to Embracer Group, which included the rights to Legacy of Kain, as well as Crystal Dynamics. Of course, that led some fans to hope that this could mean some kind of revival for the series, as what better time is there than now? Well, Kain fans might be in luck, as…

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New Tales from the Borderlands coming in October, according to Amazon

Someone at Amazon is probably in trouble. New Tales from the Borderlands is set to be released October 21, according to a listing on Amazon. The listing has since been removed, but luckily the internet is faster than a speeding finger hitting delete, and Gematsu was able to grab all the details. For starters, there will be a pre-order incentive called the Adventure Capital Pack that comes with cosmetics for the characters Anu, Octavio, and Fran, It also comes with 10,000 in-game currency as well as an FL4K Vaultlander collectible for use in-game. According to the listing, the narrative-driven adventure…

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Lord of the Rings, Killing Floor and more gobbled up by Embracer Group

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The industry ultra conglomerate will now be able create new projects in Middle Earth. Embracer Group, known for an ever-growing collection of video game studios and IP, has swallowed up even more as news that Lord of the Rings and Middle Earth has now fallen under the Embracer umbrella. This means that any new games, television shows, or other types of media that release within Tolkien’s world will do so under the giant burning eye of Embracer Group. The higher…

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“The days of Metacritic determining how well a game sells are long gone” says Saber boss

After finding success with both Evil Dead: The Game and World War Z, Saber CEO Matt Karch says games can look beyond Metacritic for success It’s been a good week for Embracer Group and Saber Interactive: after the publisher/developer combo announced that Evil Dead: The Game sold 500,000 units in under a week, it’s become clear that there’s an appetite for all things multiplayer horror – a trend helped into popularity by the runaway success of games like Dead by Daylight. During Embracer Group’s Q4 Report presentation, Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch was asked about the launch of Evil Dead:…

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Here Are All The Pressers Filling The Vacuum Left By E3’s Shambling Zombie Corpse

E3? More like E0! That’s the sort of total groaner you could expect to hear at an E3 press conference—y’know, if the games industry’s historically biggest marketing event was actually happening in 2022. Yes, for the second time in three years, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has called off its flagship event. In 2020, event organizers declined to host an E3, citing the covid-19 pandemic. Last year, it returned, but as a purely digital charade. Rumors around E3 2022’s cancellation swirled as early as January, and the ESA officially called off the event in the spring, saying it would return…

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Square Enix sell Tomb Raider, Deux Ex and several studios to Embracer Group

Square Enix are to sell most of their Western studios and intellectual property such as Tomb Raider, Deux Ex, Thief and Legacy Of Kain to Sweden’s Embracer Group for $300 million (£240 million) in cash, it has been announced. The studios being sold to Embracer include Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal and Square Enix Montréal, but not the UK-based Square Enix Collective. This means Square will retain publishing rights to IP including Life Is Strange, Just Cause and Outriders. The deal transfers around 1,100 staff to Embracer and more than 50 ‘back-catalogue’ games. It’s expected to conclude sometime between July and September,…

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Square Enix is selling Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Lara Craft Go along with their studios

Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal are being sold off to the Embracer Group. The Embracer Group has embraced a host of new studios. The holding company on purchasing spree has agreed to acquire three of Square Enix’s Western studios, along with their franchises and back-catalogues. That’s Tomb Raider’s Crystal Dynamics, Guardians of the Galaxy (and Deus Ex) developer Eidos Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal (Hitman Go, Lara Croft Go). The two publishers announced the $300 million cash transaction this morning, confirming that the deal includes over 50 IPs. The acquisition adds around 1,100 new employees to Embracer…

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Mythforce looks like a first-person 80s cartoon

Beamdog, the Canadian studio behind the ‘Enhanced Edition’ remasters of Planescape: Torment and Baldur’s Gate, have announced their first original game: Mythforce. It’s a roguelikelike first-person stabber with a striking visual style inspired by 80s children’s cartoons. Also, Beamdog are being bought by Aspyr Media, joining the mahoosive Embracer Group as the consolidation of the games industry continues. Read more

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Randy Pitchford steps down as president of Gearbox Studios

Former chief technology officer Steve Jones takes over as the studio president as Pitchford steps down. Gearbox Software – the developer responsible for the Borderlands series, Brothers in Arms, Battleborn, and more besides – has a new president as founder and CEO Randy Pitchford steps down from the role to head up parent company, The Gearbox Entertainment Company. Former chief technology officer Steve Jones will serve as the new president of Gearbox Software, replacing Pitchford as the former president heads off to oversee the ” explosive transmedia business” at the multimedia company. The often controversial Pitchford shared the announcement on…