THQ Assets Sold: Here’s the Rundown

THQ just sold the majority of their assets in their Bankruptcy induced auction earlier today. The following is a rundown of who acquired what and for how much: Relic, developer of Company of Heroes 2 and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, has been purchased by SEGA for $26.6 million – the highest single bid of the day – with the second-place, and backup bid of$26.3 million from Bethesda pa...

Volition Bought; Saint’s Row and Metro Titles to be Published by Deep Silver

At the THQ assets auction, Volition Inc., developers of the ‘Saint’s Row’ franchise, were bought out by Koch Media, owner of ‘Dead Island’ publisher Deep Silver. Not only that, but Koch Media has also paid for the rights to develop, market and publish future titles in 4A Games’ Metro series. The total price of these sales is a reported $28.2 million, the highest...

Dead Island: Riptide Unveils Rigor Mortis Edition

How does a game ensure that its biggest edition contains the most of what players want to get? By finding out from the players themselves of course. Which is exactly the route taken for the Dead Island: Riptide being developed by Techland and published by Deep Silver. As can be seen in the shot above, the Dead Island: Riptide Rigor Mortis Edition has a few special items including a zombified hula ...

Odds of the World Ending by a Zombie Apocalypse

In junction with the upcoming title Dead Island Riptide, Paddy Power had revealed yesterday the apparent odds of the world ending by a zombie apocalypse. December 21, 2012 has been depicted as the end of the Mayan calendar which end-of-the-world fanatics are crazing about. Paddy Power has the breakdown of potential end of the world scenarios: Environmental Disaster: 1000/1 Nuclear Holocaust: 1500/...

Sacred Citadel – Khukuri Shaman Character Featurette

Another month and another character has been revealed for the upcoming side-scrolling brawler Sacred Citadel from publisher Deep Silver and developer SouthEnd Interactive.  The second of four character classes, the Khukuri Shaman who like most shamans focuses on buffs as well as being the healing class for the game.  This would of course make her the most useful to have on hand then during coopera...

Dead Island: Riptide Sam B Music Video with Chamillionaire

What’s a good way to advertise a game with a made up rapper in it?  From the looks of the latest from Deep Silver and Techland sequel Dead Island: Riptide, it seems to be making a music video for a song by said made up rapper and having it feature a real rapper as well.  The video is for a music track that playable Dead Island character Sam B apparently recorded and filmed for right before h...

Sacred Citadel – Safiri Warrior Character Featurette

Sacred Citadel, the upcoming side-scrolling brawler, has four different playable classes, but the question is how to choose between them.  Well, in hopes of shedding some light on at least one of  the playable classes right now, Deep Silver and SouthEnd Interactive have released a short featurette on the Safiri Warrior. The Safiri Warrior is toted to be the tank of the game, but even better than t...

New Emergency 2013 Screenshots Just Before Release

Players interested in intense disasters and strategic rescues should be interested to hear that the newest game from the Emergency series is coming this Friday from Deep Silver and Quadriga Games.  Emergency 2013 puts players in the shoes of one trying to save Europe and rescue its people from disaster after disaster.  Shape up to save the day or just forget about it because from the looks of the ...

Dead Island Riptide’s New Playable Character is…

The time has finally come for players to learn who will be joining the original characters from Dead Island on their new adventure in Dead Island Riptide.  The new playable character is that rugged man to the right, John Morgan. A little information on Mr. Morgan.  A master of hand-to-hand combat, Morgan joined the US Navy with high hopes, but is instead a cook on a ship.  He’s going to be t...

Dead Island Riptide Pre-order Bonuses Announced

Upcoming game from publisher Deep Silver and developer Techland, Dead Island Riptide, has been more than confirmed with a launch date for April 23rd, 2013, but Special Edition bonuses as well.  Unfortunately, the Special Edition is only available through select retailers, EB Canada, GameStop, Amazon, and Best Buy, but pre-orders in the US will net you the SteelBook while still available in additio...

Dead Island: Riptide to include a new playable character

If you happen to visit Dead Island: Riptide’s official website then you may notice that there has been a new update that reveals that shows a fifth playable character. Currently Deep Silver is keeping the character’s name and full appearance under wraps, but we do have the character outline which you can see above. It is worth noting that Riptide is not a sequel to the original Dead Is...

Emergency 2013 Coming This November!

Deep Silver has put out a disaster warning, as Emergency 2013 is going to hit on November 9th! The sixth instalment in the series, Emergency 2013 is co-developed by franchise veterans Sixteen Tons Entertainment, developers of Emergency 2, 3 and 4, and Quadriga Games, developer of the most recent entrant, Emergency 2012, which Deep Silver published. Obviously, Deep Silver will be continuing their w...

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