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Disciples 3: Resurrection announced

The Disciples turn-based strategy game series will be getting a new installment soon. The franchise's current owners Akella has just announced plans to release Disciples 3: Resurrection. Despite its title its being called a "large-scale sequel" to the last game in the series Disciples 3: Renaissance.

The storyline sees the Undead Hordes coming back to the land of Nevendaar and of course you have to stop them. The game's press release claims that it will have a whopping 70 hours of gameplay along with two storyline characters, four leaders of the Undead Hordes, two bosses and over 50 new units. No release date for the game was announced.

PT Boats: South Gambit announced; to be released later this month

A little while ago, developer Akella and publisher Battlefront.com released PT Boats: Knights of the Sea, a WWII naval warfare simulation that was one of the first games to use DirectX 10 supported graphics. Today Battlefront.com announced it would publish PT Boats: South Gambit, sometime later in October.

This stand alone expansion pack to the original game (you won't need the first game to play it) features two new settings in World War II. The first has players piloting their small torpedo boats in the Mediterranean while the other is set in the Black Sea. Look for improved graphics and AI in this new game, new ships and other gameplay additions such as torpedo bombers and mine fields. Pricing for PT Boats: South Gambit has not been announced.

Disciples III: Renaissance disk issues found

Last week's release of Kalypso Media's turn-based strategy game Disciples III: Renaissance apparently had some issues for the retail version in North America. A forum post on the game's official message boards shows that a number of American gamers who have purchased the title have been unable to even install the game off their retail disks.

A hotfix was issued that was supposed to deal with the issue but a forum post by a Kalypso team member said that the hotfix actually caused even more problems. A solution to the install issue is expected to be released sometime later today.

Disciples III dev video delves deeper into the fantasy world


Continued from a previous developer video, Disciples III producer Alexey Ilyin returns to discuss the game world, character development, tactical changes to combat gameplay and more. Be aware that he has a heavy accent and can be a little difficult to understand at times. Fans of the series can experience the features mentioned in this presentation for themselves by downloading the playable Disciples III demo here.

Download HD Disciples III: Renaissance Developer Diary, Part 2 (188 MB)
Download HD Disciples III: Renaissance Developer Diary, Part 1 (167 MB)
Download Disciples III: Renaissance Demo (3.7 GB)
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Disciples III dev video showcases the fantasy gameplay


The first in a two chapter series of Disciples III developer videos goes in-depth on the role-playing strategy game's unique gameplay. Be advised that the presenter has a very heavy accent and can be a little difficult to understand at times. Alternatively, players can try out the game and see how it is for themselves right now by downloading the demo here.

Disciples III: Renaissance is scheduled to release later this week on July 16th.

Download HD Disciples III: Renaissance Developer Diary, Part 1 (167 MB)
Download Disciples III: Renaissance Demo (3.7 GB)
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This Week In PC Games: July 12-18

After having a bunch of downloadable games released last week, this coming week is pretty barren for PC gamers with just one retail release and no announced plans for downloadable games. If any other downloadable games are announced and released this week we will update you via a regular news post.

Disciples III: Renaissance: Developer Akella releases this latest game in its fantasy themed turn based strategy-RPG series via publisher Kalypso Media. The title has three playable races to choose from (The Empire, the Legions of the Damned and the Elven Alliance) along with a customizable hero system and more.

Download: Disciples III: Renaissance Demo

This playable demo for the tactical role-playing game Disciples III: Renaissance includes the tutorial and one mission from each faction's campaign (Elven Alliance, Legions of the Damned and The Empire). System requirements are shown after the jump.

"Disciples III: Renaissance is the next title in the award-winning Disciples series and represents a huge leap forward in the evolution of the turn-based RPG/strategy genre. Building on the successes of the first two games, Disciples III: Renaissance introduces a host of new features as well as the compelling gameplay that made the previous titles so popular.

As a Lord of one of the fantastical races of Nevendaar you must fight to restore your deity's rule over your world. There are three playable races to choose from; the Empire, the Elven Alliance and the notorious Legion of the Damned."

Download Disciples III: Renaissance Demo (3.7 GB)
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Disciples III trailer sparks a renaissance


The Disciples series has been missing in action for a while now. The last entry in the series was Rise of the Elves in 2003, with all releases after that being various "gold editions" and such. Thankfully, the series is returning with Disciples III this July, and it looks to be quite the grand return, if this trailer is any indication. It brings back memories of both Heroes of Might and Magic and Disciples II, and that makes us positively tingly with joy.

Download HD Disciples III Teaser Trailer (170MB)
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E3 2010 Interview: We get an update on Postal 3 from Running With Scissors

Developer Running with Scissors isn't a favorite among game critics but their Postal games sure do manage to generate talk and controversy. The games also have a very dark but funny sense of humor. It's been several years since the release of Postal 2 and Running With Scissors has been working with Russian developer Akella for a while for the third-person shooter Postal 3.

So what's been happening with the game? Big Download got a quickie update from Running With Scissors' Mike Jaret about their current status for Postal 3, why they decided to use the Source engine for the game and more.

Disciples III: Renaissance trailer jumps into gameplay


Fans of the Disciples series of fantasy role-playing strategy games will be very interested in this trailer for Disciples III: Renaissance, which features all new gameplay footage and a first look at some of the big creatures. The game is currently scheduled to release on July 6th.

"Disciples III: Renaissance is the next title in the award-winning Disciples series and represents a huge leap forward in the evolution of the turn-based RPG/strategy genre. Building on the successes of the first two games, Disciples III: Renaissance introduces a host of new features as well as the compelling gameplay that made the previous titles so popular."

Download HD Disciples III: Renaissance Trailer (38 MB)
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