E3 2014 - June 10-12, 2014

Nordic Games

Location: West Hall OFMR #5721
Appointment Time: Wednesday, 10:00AM


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Updates From The Show Floor

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skie
6/11/2014 10:53 AM

1195 days ago
Book of unwritten tales 2- Jan 2015 but Steam early access in 6-8 weeks. Demo version was in German so I didn't see a lot (it's going to be English too) but I DEFINITELY got a 90s adventure game vibe from it. Our presenter said it was inspired by Lucasarts classics, similar kinds of humor. Four main characters to play, things are intertwined. The story sounded pretty funny, parallels to censorship issues in society. In this world, things have to be considered cute and cuddly or it might be considered bad. Game seems to have a large German fan base, some known German voice talent will be in that version of the game. No word on English cast at this time.
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skie
6/11/2014 10:49 AM

1195 days ago
Mx vs Atv supercross. Features 17 tracks . Online (12 player) and local multiplayer too. Has the famous punk band Strung Out on the soundtrack. Releases on PS3 360 3Q this year, Retail and eshop. Rider and bike controlled separately with different control sticks. Sounds complicated but I was able to pick it up easy. Had fun with it, sort of got an ironman Ivan Stewart off-road vibe from it but with motorbikes. Some interesting features is that the track wears and tears as you race, meaning second, third laps can be a different experience. They seem very aware and appreciative of their hardcore fans and YouTubers. There are different camera views including Free camera mode, where you can swing the camera everywhere. Going to be honest, I didn't have this game on my radar but I'm going to check it out again upon release.

Questions

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Dungeonbuster
6/11/2014 7:41 AM

Great Question
It's interesting that Nordic Games picked up Planetary Annihilation for distribution because of its origins as a Kickstarter title, but a great development for players looking for it in retail. Is Nordic looking to do the same with other independent games and as a publisher, how do they feel about the whole Kickstarter phenomenon?
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skie
6/11/2014 10:32 AM

ANSWER
Kickstarter "we love it" they don't see it as competition they see it as supplemental funding to invest into the game. Projection mapping, and additional side quests were possible in Book of unwritten tales 2 thanks to Kickstarter. Spokesperson seemed really enthusiastic about it, I get the sense they are definitely open to this again.
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Flaco_Jones
6/11/2014 9:12 AM

Good Question
I noticed you've released Collections of the Darksiders and Red Faction games you acquired from THQ. Any chance of a Summoner collection or better yet a new Summoner game?
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skie
6/11/2014 4:09 PM

ANSWER
I'm marking this no comment temporarily- they are supposed to get back to me this afternoon regarding the part on a summoner collection. (No new summoner game was being shown) Update: sounds like the summoner collection is happening, but they did not have a concrete date for me at this time. They'll get back to me after E3 so stay tuned :)

E3 2014 is over. See you next time!

Comments

Dungeonbuster
Dungeonbuster
6/11/2014 10:58 AM

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I definitely wouldn't mind seeing another Summoner game. Second one was a nice improvement over the first. And thanks for taking the time to describe Unwritten Tales and answering our Q's!
Flaco_Jones
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6/11/2014 9:06 AM

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Sorry if my questions are for the wrong games, but despite many a Google, I can't figure out what they have on the show floor.
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