Creative Assembly signs exclusivity deal with Epic Game Store
Creative Assembly has released the first trailer for A Total War Saga: Troy. The game will be exclusive to Epic Game Store for a year after launching on August 13th.
Epic will give away copies of troy on launch day, although the promotion will only last for 24 hours. In addition to paying for exclusivity, Epic Games is also paying for each copy given away on launch day. That’s a pretty sweet deal, and also offers a great way for Creative Assembly to mark the Total War series’ 20th anniversary.
- Creative Assembly has asked fans to direct criticism to the company rather than individual employees on social media
- A Total War Saga: Troy will hit Steam on August 13th 2021
More exclusivity? The deal only covers A Total War Saga: Troy, and Creative Assembly has no plans to pursue exclusivity deals for future games. If you want to know more about the exclusivity deal, have a look at the Total War blog.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which Destiny character had a change of voice actor after several years?
- Uldren Sov
- The Speaker
20 Years of irreverence and hilarity
Double Fine has never been a household name, but it has always been an interesting studio. Founded in 2000 by ex-LucasArts employees, the company has slowly but steadily worked its way to the big time.
Co-founder Tim Schafer left LucasArts in 2000 and set up shop in an old San Francisco clog shop along with David Dixon and Jonathan Menzies.
The company name is inspired by a sign on the Golden Gate Bridge that warns that this particular stretch is a double fine zone. Double Fine’s logo is a two-headed baby, often shortened to 2HB – which is also an abbreviation for the Moai integrated development environment.
Microsoft acquired Double Fine in 2019, and the studio is getting ready to publish their first game under the auspices of Xbox Game Studios: Psychnoauts 2, the sequel to their very first game from 2005.
Pokemon Sword and Shield Update
New Sword & Shield expansion details
The first part of the Pokémon Sword & Shield expansion The Isle of Armor will be released on June 17th, while the second part – The Crown Tundra – will launch in autumn.
The trailer offers a peek at both Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra, as well as a few new Pokémon such as Galarian Slowbro and the Gigantamax forms of Venusaur and Blastoise.
- Isle of Armor will introduce the Cram-o-matic, which allows players to switch 4 items for another
- You can also find rare ingredients for Max Soup – which grant certain Pokémon Gigantamax forms – on Isle of Armor
- Earn Armorite Ore in Isle of Armor Max Raid Battles and trade it in to teach your Pokémon new moves
- The Crown Tundra city of Wyndon is home to the Galarian Star Tournament
Legendary birds return That’s right: Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno are back – but it looks like they are only found in the Crown Tundra region. That means you won’t get your hands on them until the second half of the expansion launches later this year.