Ramping Up Role-Playing

This year, Focus Home Interactive shares the joy of classic role-playing with the modern console audience. Working with a range of developers, the publisher is creating new RPGs and transforming classic PC and tabletop RPGs into console hits.

The first of the new titles is the fantasy RPG Divinity: Original Sin -- Enhanced Edition. Having impressed critics and gamers with its turn-based combat and co-op dialog system, the Enhanced Edition will contain new content as well as a new co-op-friendly splitscreen, remastered dialog, and a full interface revamp. Divine intervention happens in holiday 2015 when the game arrives on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Next is post-apocalyptic sci-fi RPG The Technomancer. Due out in early 2016 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, the game is set on Mars and features action-oriented combat, four electricity-based skill trees, and three fighting styles. In it, gamers craft weapons and armor, recruit companions, make game-changing decisions, and ultimately solve a massive mystery.

In 2017, Vampyr: The Role-Playing Game will sink its fangs into PS4, Xbox One, and PC gamers, transporting them to early 20th-century Britain. There, as a doctor-turned-vampire, they will encounter a deadly epidemic, and struggle with the decision to save lives ... or to take them.

Along with delivering new franchises, Focus Home Interactive brings to digital life some of Games Workshop's best-loved tabletop RPGs. Mordheim: City of the Damned adapts the classic game for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. In both solo and multiplayer modes, players duke it out with rival factions over territory and collect precious Wyrdstone fragments. The fight for Mordheim begins holiday 2015.

Also due out this holiday season, turn-based strategy game Blood Bowl 2 redefines "fantasy football." In this unexpected hybrid of Warhammer and American football, gamers play classic Blood Bowl matches, manage teams, organize championships, and trade players via the Transfer Market. A new solo campaign lets gamers bring the has-been Reikland Reavers back to glory, and a new graphics engine means the new Bretonnian Knights look great on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Moving from the gridiron to the galaxy, Space Hulk: Deathwing lets fans join the Deathwing Company of the Space Marine Terminators. Five skill trees mean lots of customization, powers, weapons, and relics. The game will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC at a still-to-be-announced date in 2015.

Continuing to flex its RPG power in the cosmos, Focus Home delivers a classic tabletop game Battlefleet Gothic: Armada will be available early 2016 as a real-time strategy game (platforms are still unannounced). In Battlefleet Gothic, players will lead their forces against the Chaos Black Crusade, enjoying customizable weapons, defense/support systems, and a useful crew veterancy system.

Coming back to Earth, Focus Home Interactive also recently brought Farming Simulator 15 to Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The game offers a detailed world with 140 authentic farming implements, a new Nordic environment, and enough harvesting, selling, animal husbandry, and woodcutting to keep any would-be farmer happy.

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