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Majesty 2 – The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Announced

1C Company's internal studio 1C:Ino-Co, the developers of renowned Fantasy Wars, is now working on a Majesty sequel which is scheduled for release next year. Majesty 2 – The Fantasy Kingdom Sim will focus on reinventing many aspects of the original game while bringing the brand into the 21st Century. A key element that will permeate the game is the charming atmosphere and sense of humor of the original Majesty.

"It’s the height of any developers dream to work with such a cherished AAA product with so many fans worldwide and such a unique position in the gaming industry", said Alexey Kozyrev, CEO 1C:Ino-Co. "As a team we have reached the level of skills and acknowledgement on the international arena to be worthy of such a task." Majesty 2 – The Fantasy Kindom Sim is scheduled for release during Q1 2009 for the PC platform. Confirmation of other platforms will be announced at a later stage. The game will be published by Paradox Interactive. Majesty the game has sold millions of copies worldwide and made true believers out of a whole generation of RTS gamers. Paradox Interactive and 1C:Ino-Co studios are now teaming up for the sequel in this beloved series.

UFO: Afterlight patch 1.6

The first UFO: Afterlight patch created outside of ALTAR is now available for download. It fixes a number of bugs and removes the copy protection.

ALTAR Games is busy working on their next project and plan no further updates for UFO: Afterlight. They wish for the game to expand however, and have therefore given the source-code to a few dedicated fans. Petteri “PetteriB” Bamberg will maintain the UFO: Afterlight source-code in the time to come with help from Jason "Kret" Rodrigo and Stuart “Stucuk” Carey.

As his first contribution to the community, Petteri has completed patch 1.6 for UFO: Afterlight. This patch includes lots of bug-fixes that fans of the game wished for, and removes the copy-protection! That’s right; developer ALTAR and publisher 1C Company has agreed to remove the DVD check from the retail version of the game! You can read more about the updates to the game in the official forum.

In the time to come Petteri will provide fans with a modification manager, more bug-fixes as well as new features to the game. Your help is needed however. If you know of an annoying bug that wasn’t fixed with the first patch, let them know. If you would like features added or balance changed, tell them why. If you can assist with modeling, texturing, scripting, testing or similar tasks, enlist now!

More information can be found at the official Afterlight site.


New Mod for Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45

The Carpathian Crosses team are releasing the Beta version of their new mod for Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. This mod brings the next new nationality to the game - the Romanians, who provided the single largest contingent of Axis troops on the Eastern Front, after the Germans themselves. The player will get to experience a completely unique setting, that has never been done before! On top of that, they are also adding the famous Russian Black Sea Naval Infantry - the "Black Death". The mod features new maps, new models, new vehicles and weapons including the first playable mortars and you can download it here.

New details of Men of War

Digitalmindsoft, the co-developers of Men of War, made a detailed description of new game features including aiming system, the mode of displaying units and choosing an advantage-position for soldiers. You can check it all it on DMS forum. New screenshots from Men of War are also published in the Gallery. Please find them here.

Another review on the XIII Century

One of the leading German videogames magazines PC Games published review about XIII Century: Death or Glory. The game scored 73 out of 100% and was marked for its unique historical background and great variety of beautiful scenes. You can find the whole review and screenshots from XIII Century here.

XIII Century scores 7.5 on Gamespot

XIII Century: Death or Glory is characterized as a game with deep, challenging battle mechanics featuring a wide range of historical battles from the entire 13th century. Attention to battlefield detail and smart AI makes XIII Century a serious real-time tactical challenge. You can read the whole review and find out more about what was happening in the XIII Century here.

Men of War: parties' screenshots

Each nation in Men of War gained its individuality according to the realities of the WWII. They have their own advantages and disadvantages, and the balance is not reached by a contraposition of similar fighting units but by the relation of price and efficiency. At the same time, the game principle "stone, scissors, paper" is retained in order to exclude the absolute superiority of game units. You can find screenshots representing Russian, German, US and British Commonwealth parties here.

Cryostasis: 10 New Screenshots

New screenshots from Cryostasis: The Sleep of Reason are published in the Gallery section. Cryostasis is a first-person shooter set in a forsaken nuclear ice-breaker, frozen in the ices of North Pole many years ago. Alex Nesterov, the game's main character, has to fight the cold and find out what happened on the ship. You can find the screenshots here.

Men of War: the Soviet Campaign screenshots

New set of screenshots from the Soviet Campaign of Men of War is published in the Gallery of the game. You can see them and read a detailed description here.

Fantasy Wars reviewed on GamingXP

GamingXP website published review about Fantasy Wars game, which scored 81 out of 100. Please find the review in German here.