The newest addition to the ever-expanding roster of playable characters in Guardians of Middle-earth has waded into the fray. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment together with Monolith Productions, developer of the console-based MOBA, have announced the Barrow-wight Lord, the undead Enchanter bent on twisting and corrupting everything he sought to protect in life.
Utilizing the essence of death, the Barrow-wight Lord casts grim magics on his opponents, damaging them over time and draining their life to regenerate his own. Should he become overwhelmed and succumb to his enemies, his passive Undeath ability grants him immunity in his final hour, allowing him to teleport and envelope his opponent for significant damage.
The Barrow-wight Lord joins the already robust cast of characters perpetually battling for the lanes of Middle-earth. Available as a singular purchase for 160 MSP or included free for those with a Season Pass, the Barrow-wight Lord marks the final guardian to be included with the pass, though further purchasable content is expected to be announced at some point in the future.
As the last character freely accessible with the Season Pass, the Barrow-wight Lord brings the total number of goods therein to eight guardians and one additional mode. Added together, that's a 1600 MSP value for the 1200 MSP price of the Season Pass. To see the Barrow-wight Lord in action, be sure to check out the character trailer after the jump.
Kalypso Media has officially confirmed the highly anticipated Alien Spidy will come to Xbox Live Arcade on Wednesday, March 20. This glowing side-scroller casts you as an extraterrestrial arachnid capable of web-slinging like a commando with bionic alterations. The press release promises "a single-player action-platformer packed with dozens of challenging levels, boss fights, and a colorful array of insectoid, mammalian, and amphibious enemies that are as cute as they are deadly."
As one of our anticipated games of 2013, we've had a few chances to play it. We also interviewed the developers about its evolution. Inside you can find some newly released screenshots, and you can check out the recent trailer to see the game in action!
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The next Xbox, despite what public statements made by Microsoft over the last couple of years might lead the uninformed to believe, is coming. We don't know exactly when, but common sense places its release at some point during the fall of this year. We don't know exactly when it will be announced, but rumors are pointing to an April event. We don't know exactly what the machine will be capable of, but an Australian hacker claims to know what's inside the box.
The Wii U is out. Sony has shown its hand with its PlayStation 4 event last month. Valve spent January telling the world about what the press and public have not-so-cleverly dubbed the Steam Box, which may or may not be competition for the Xbox brand.
Still, Microsoft has issued nothing but denials or no comments each time it has been questioned about a next-generation rumor. But Microsoft is discussing the Xbox — not necessarily the next one — right this very moment.
As this article was being written, the company was busy holding an internal meeting with select partners at its Redmond, Washington headquarters. The invite-only session is titled "Xbox Platform Deep Dive" and is part of a series of meetings that make up the 2014 fiscal year version of a conference Microsoft holds annually.
Publisher bitComposer Entertainment and Hungarian development studio Most Wanted Entertainment have officially delayed their upcoming Xbox Live Arcade shoot-em-up, Thunder Wolves, out of Q1 and into Q2 of this year and pulled the sheet off it in the process. As a member of the titular squad, you'll pilot nine unique choppers through a variety of objectives ranging from stealth to escort to good old fashioned death-from-above with a devastating arsenal of weaponry.
To make the most of that ordinance, Thunder Wolves totes a fully destructible environment, promising untold calamity as you rain down fiery justice from your whirring metal bird of death. In the process of annihilating every rebel base, shanty town or peaceful fishing village that wanders within your kill box, you'll square off against terrorist foot soldiers, land armor of all makes and models and do battle in the skies against enemy choppers.
Eschewing any mention of online multiplayer, a local cooperation mode has been announced for Thunder Wolves instead, allowing you and a buddy to pile into an aerial death machine, forming a cohesive strike unit as one works the stick while the other mans the guns.
We're not sure about you, but so far Thunder Wolves is looking to us strikingly reminiscent of the Strike series, and that's a very good thing. We'll be keeping Thunder Wolves on our radar as it approaches its new Q2 release window. Hit the jump for more images of air supremacy.
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