Preview: March 2008 Archives

Publisher: Frogster
Developer: Spellborn NV


Platform: PC
Official Site: tcos.com

Five Centuries ago, the world was ruled by the Empire of the Eight Demons. A desperate effort by unknown heroes destroyed the Altar of the Undying, shattering the Empire, but also shattering the very world itself. That magical cataclysm left the remnants of the world as shards floating in a magical maelstrom called the Deadspell Storm that preserves life in the handful of remaining shards.

The few remaining humans, alongside the Daevi, the bastard offspring of demonkind, struggle to survive and rebuild in what is literally the wreckage of a world.

Publisher: cdv Software Entertainment USA
Developer: Ascaron


Platform: PC, Xbox 360
Official Site sacred2.com

Many worlds have been forged by a near-omnipotent Creator, but Ancaria is unique in that it was brought into existence without the Creator's knowledge or effort. The Creator was aided in his efforts by legions of seraphim until the seraphim stole a portion of the Creator's energy and used it to forge a world of their own – Ancaria. To punish the affront, the Creator banished all the seraphim to Ancaria. They were ordered to protect their own creation, with the Creator promising only to return when the seraphim managed to unite all of Ancaria's races in peace.

This was not to be, and the seraphim suffered their comeuppance. The High Elves, themselves a creation of the seraphim, seized upon the creative energy embedded in Ancaria and became the unquestioned rulers of the land. This led to a horrific civil war in which the high elves opposed seraphim. That war may have been resolved, splitting the elves and Ancaria's residents into many factions, but now a new war is on the horizon, and the tide of battle will depend upon the action of a few heroes. Or perhaps, individuals with darker intentions.

Company: TN Games
Platform: PC
Official Site tngames.com


Late last year, TN Games launched the 3rd Space Vest for PC gamers. Previously known as the "ForceWear" vest, the TN Games 3rd Space Vest connects to the PC using a USB port and transforms gunshots and physical blows within games into actual, location-sensitive, real-life impacts. In time for the 2008 holiday season, TN Games plans to launch a similar peripheral, called the HXT Helmet, this time to provide tactile feedback for headshots.

Publisher: TBD
Developer: ZeitGuyz


Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC
Official Site: zeitguyz.com

Retrograd is a dystopian steampunk city, mixing futuristic and Victorian technology to create a dark world dominated by an organization called Gloria Mundi. The road to Retrograd was literally paved with good intentions. Set in the year 2052, Retrograd is located in Newropa and the product of a bizarre timeline. During the 21st century, the world suffered apocalyptic wars and pandemics that left humanity struggling to survive. Then the Cardinals emerged...

The Cardinals were powerful psychics who discovered that they had the power to travel through time. The Cardinals united under one such psychic who called himself Rex Mundi. As Gloria Mundi (and the Chronology Protection Agency), these Cardinals altered history to prevent disease and nuclear Armageddon from annihilating the planet. Then they got greedy. Even the Cardinals could not resist the temptation to continue to tweak history to serve their own ends, ultimately turning themselves into the ruthless dictatorship that rules Retrograd, with Rex Mundi as their leader.

It is into this world that Davi Atman emerges. As an employee of Gloria Mundi, Atman worked as a "cleaner" on their behalf until he was caught in an explosion while trying to dismantle a bomb. That near-fatal explosion unlocked Atman's own power to glimpse the past and travel to change history. Gloria Mundi tried to commit Atman to an asylum, but after his escape, Atman sets out to put the world to rights, even if he has to travel in time to do so.

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