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Hunted: The Demon's Forge trailer breaks away from stereotypes


We have to admit that we weren't excited for Hunted: The Demon's Forge. The crucible trailer began our turn back towards interested, and this trailer puts us all the way back into excited. While the plot seems standard enough, it's the acknowledgment that Hunted is aiming to be more about co-operative murder and mayhem than depth of plot that intrigues us. Good dungeon crawlers are few and far between, and none emulate the style of combat and visuals that Hunted seems to bring to the table.

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Hunted: The Demon's Forge trailer reveals the crucible


We have to admit that this trailer has us a bit intrigued. Until now, we weren't too interested in Hunted. After all, it looked like a fairly standard third-person action game. With the reveal of how the crucible works in detail, however, we're suddenly far more interested. Randomly-generated dungeons, with waves of monstrous enemies to fight off? This sounds like something we could get into, especially with another person. Plus, you can actually tweak the settings to fully customize the dungeon, making it your own instead of some machine-created bland killfest. We aren't normally impressed by trailers, but this one blew us away.

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Hunted: The Demon's Forge level editor details revealed via video

The upcoming fantasy co-op themed action-RPG Hunted The Demon's Forge was revealed to also include a level editor a few weeks ago. Now developer inXile Entertainment and publisher Bethesda Softworks has revealed more details about how the level editor works in a new video, courtesy of VG247.com.

The video, which you can check out after the jump, shows how easy it is to create a new dungeon crawl for the game (you can even hit a "random" button if you want to be surprised). More options for making your dungeon are based on how much gold you collect in the single player campaign. You can play with an AI buddy on any of the user-made levels or a human friend can join online. You can also upload new levels you make for anyone else to play with. The level editor will be included with Hunted The Demon's Forge when the game comes out on May 31.

Interview: We chat with InXile Entertainment's head about Choplifter HD

It was one of the truly great classic games of the 1980s. Choplifter made a lot of pre-teen and teenage boys happy with its gameplay premise of piloting a helicopter with the goal of rescuing prisoners of war from hostile forces. Released in 1982 for the Apple II PC, it was one of the few games at the time that was later ported to the arcades, rather than the other way around.

Now developer InXile Entertainment (developers of the upcoming fantasy RPG Hunted: The Demon's Horde) has announced plans to give the franchise a revival with today's reveal of Choplifter HD. The game's first screenshots and the first gameplay trailer seem to show that while the graphics have improved the basic gameplay design is still intact. We got more info about Choplifter HD from InXile's founder (and former founder of Interplay) Brian Fargo. The game itself is due for release for the PC later this year.

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Choplifter franchise to return with InXile's Choplifter HD

One of gaming's oldest franchises, Choplifter, is getting a revival coutesy of developer InXile Entertainment. The company announced today its plans for Choplifter HD, where players will once again command a helicopter on various missions. The game will be released for the PC along with the PS3 console.

The original Choplifter was first released way back in 1982 for the Apple II and has become one of the most foldly remembers games of that era. Choplifter HD will see players take command of several helicopters under the watchful eye of the C.H.O.P.R. (Coordinated Helicopter Operations, Preservation and Rescue) organizations. Over 20 missions will be featured where the player will have to perform various rescue operations. Choplifter HD will be taking off sometime this fall. You can check out a trailer for the game after the jump:

[Via email press release]

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Hunted: The Demon's Forge trailers find the power of cooperation


Hunted: The Demon's Forge is close to being released, and there are now two more trailers. The first details a little of the backstory behind the events of the game, while the second talks about the two characters and their various interactions while they slaughter fantasy monsters. It's almost all in-game footage, but it's also nothing new. Same footage, new context. Still, if you are getting excited for more fantasy slashing adventures, you'll definitely like this trailer.

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Hunted: The Demon's Forge release date moved up by one day to May 31

While Duke Nukem Forever may have had its release date pushed back from May 3 to June 14, another game actually got its release date moved up ... by one whole day. Bethesda Softworks has announced that Hunted: The Demon's Forge, the fantasy co-op themed action-RPG from developer inXile Entertainment, will not in fact be release on June 1 in the US as previously announced.

In fact the game will be coming to the US on May 31 making the game part of the massive amount of PC game titles already set for release that month. It will also be coming out on the same day as another fantasy RPG Dungeon Siege III although admittedly both games have very different designs.

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Lucy Lawless to voice role in Hunted: The Demon's Forge

lucy lawless hunted the demons forgeLucy Lawless, an actress who already has a huge geek following, has a new entry in her resume. Bethesda Softworks announced today that Lawless will be voicing a role in Hunted The Demon's Forge, the upcoming fantasy action-RPG from developer inXile Entertainment.

Lawless will voice the role of the "adventurer-turned-temptress" Seraphine in Hunted which is due out on June 1. She appears as a spirit to the game's lead characters. Bethesda states that Serephine will tempt the characters "into a dark and twisted adventure with promises of great wealth and power." Lawless is best know for her role as fantasy adventurer Xena in the long running TV series Xena Warrior Princess. More recently she's been a recurring character in the Battlestar Galactica revival as the Cylon D'Anna Biers and as Lucretia in the ancient Rome-based TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand and this year's Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.

[Via email press release]

Hunted: The Demon's Forge due for release June 1

Publisher Bethesda Softworks will have a very busy 2011. In addition to May's release of Brink, September's launch of Rage and November's The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim, the company announced today that the fantasy action-RPG Hunted: The Demon's Forge now has a firm June 1 release date for the US. European gamers will have the game shipped to them on June 3.

Developed by inXile Entertainment, the game is perhaps the least well known among Bethesda Softworks' 2011 game line up. However the co-op themed game could be a sleeper hit especially since its being released in June which is looking like it will be much less crowded than the release slate for PC games in May.

Hunted: The Demon's Forge trailer sets along a familiar path


The world of Hunted is a dark, mysterious, and thoroughly grim place to live in. That's the general feel of this new trailer, which explores the universe that the upcoming co-op action game takes place in. With terrible evils, ancient kingdoms, and marching armies, it looks like it will be yet another fantasy universe for eager players to delve into. The art style of the trailer also seems to reflect this, with a distinct "decaying medieval" theme to it. We are, however, waiting for the really cool stuff that will set Hunted apart from its various peers.

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