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Shacknews - Robert Workman
Back in its heyday, the Sega Saturn had a reasonable amount of popularity in the U.S., although not enough to overcome the powerful Sony PlayStation. That said, the system actually had a bigger following in Japan, and, as a result, saw more releases than we got here in the States.
Product Release - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 40% on Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara!*

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara brings reworkings of two of Capcom’s classic arcade hits - Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara – together in one definitive digital package.

Just as in the arcades, up to four players will select their character class before doing battle against the mythical beasts from the Dungeons and Dragons’ universe with a mix of melee, range and magic attacks.

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*Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time
Product Update - Valve
Version 1.0.1
- Start-up Crash Error
- Autosave Error

The new patch should address the above two issue for a majority of people who have been experiencing these symptoms. However, we are aware that a select group of users are still experiencing issues related to the above errors, and we are continuing to investigate the situation. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your continued patience until the problems are resolved. Thank you."
Community Announcements - CapcomUnity

Steam is currently offering a special 4-Pack deal--get 4 Steam copies for the price of 3 ($44.99 total). Since both games in the collection prominently feature 4-player coop play, this is the perfect chance to hook up three of your friends for a discount. Don't miss the opportunity!

Community Announcements - CapcomUnity

The Elf may look young and spry, but did you know they live for multiple centuries? The playable Elf in the Chronicles of Mystara is somewhere in the ballpark of 100 years old.

Nevertheless, the Elf is one of the most agile vocations in the game, with lots of swift sword moves and acrobatics at her disposal. She also commands a variety of arcane magic spells such as Magic Missile, Invisibility, Lightning Bolt, and the delightful Polymorph Others, which turns enemies into adorable little woodland creatures.

The trade-off is a character with relatively low health, strength, and constitution. But the enemy won't even notice when you're unleashing Skydiving Stabs to their craws and conjuring Earth Golems to do your bidding.

(Via Capcom-Unity)

Community Announcements - CapcomUnity

For players that like to have their cake and eat it too, we have the Cleric. This well-rounded class combines brute strength with powerful magic, making him a popular choice for the indecisive and beginners alike. The Cleric’s primary weapon, a mace, can be used to bludgeon enemies into a dizzy state, while clever spells like “Sticks to Snakes” even the odds by summoning slithery allies out of ordinary twigs!

On top of that, Clerics have the ability to infinitely cast “Turn Undead,” a spell which instantly destroys all on-screen undead enemies—a drastic game changer. They can even strengthen attacks with the Striking spell and use other magic to heal themselves and their allies.

The trade-off for all these abilities is that the Cleric is one of the least agile classes in the D&D games, and his attack power is only average. Nevertheless, Clerics make a great asset to any team. You might even recruit two.

(Via Capcom-Unity)

Community Announcements - CapcomUnity

When it comes to high fantasy, some character classes have vague names like “Elf” that’ll have you wondering at first what they actually do. Some elves craft presents, others bake cookies. Others, still, provide cyber enhancements to Zero in Mega Man Zero.

Well, Fighters don’t have that problem. Fighters fight, and there ain’t no ambiguity about it. If you’re looking for fast action, this is the class for you. Fighters wield a longsword and a short temper, making them a choice class for those looking to get out some quick aggression.

The trade-off is that they are completely unable to use magic spells, and must rely solely on their fighting prowess. Still, their skill with the longsword gives them some of the longest-ranged melee of all of the character classes, and Fighters will enjoy a healthy balance between physical strength and dexterity. Additionally, Fighters are capable of wielding a variety of disposable melee weapons found throughout both games. In Shadow Over Mystara, they can even dual-wield swords if you find a second one on the battlefield.

With relatively safe, quick, and powerful melee attacks, Fighters could safely be dubbed the “no nonsense” class—a great starting class for beginners!

(Via Capcom-Unity)

Community Announcements - CapcomUnity

Dwarves! These old powerhouses are as reliable as they are compact, with high hit points, constitution, and strength. Wielding a hand ax and shield, a Dwarf will dish out the thrashings with high efficiency and minimal nonsense. And since he’s so sturdy, the Dwarf makes a fine choice for the D&D beginner. As an added bonus, Dwarves can bust up opened treasure chests to pillage even more money out of them.

Check out the Dwarf in action in the following trailer.

(Via Capcom-Unity)

Community Announcements - CapcomUnity

It’s the Thief. A quick look at our handy-dandy, in-game Character Visualizer (one of the new features) reveals that the Thief is Capcom Unity's most-played character class in the collection. Maybe that’s because she’s an irresistible blend of speed, utility, and blowing stuff up. 

Her primary skin (each class has two skins in Shadow over Mystara), named “Moriah” by default, may be a not-so-subtle reference to a certain bizarre adventure, but the Thief performs a number of unique and incredibly helpful functions for her party.

First, a Thief can open any treasure chest without using a key, thanks to her lockpicking skills. Even more impressive, she can detect when a treasure chest is rigged with a trap, and will even tell you what the trap is, via onscreen text. If you’re on a loot run, this is infinitely useful.

On top of all that, the Thief can actually steal items from many of the enemies in the game, ranging from money and items to rare drops that can be used to craft powerful equipment. All she has to do is ram into the enemy.

The Thief is also one of the most agile classes in the game, with quick, biting sword attacks, a defensive backflip, and the ability to both double-jump and wall-jump. Some of her moves even make sneaky use of explosives to add some serious impact to her assault. 

If there’s any downside to the Thief, it’s that, despite her penchant for taking stuff, she has one of the most limited inventories in the game. You’ll find little use for any item but her trusty sling, which allows her to rapidly pelt enemies with rocks from a safe distance. She can also use items like hammers and burning oil, but remember that her basic moveset already incorporates oil, so it may not be worth your shekels to stock up.

(Via Capcom-Unity)

Community Announcements - CapcomUnity

Time to close out our D&D character class rollout with the final class--the Magic User. Info and gameplay footage within!

The name pretty much says it all, but for the sake of being thorough, we will go ahead and point out that the Magic Users excel at using magic. This point bears emphasis, because they really excel at it. The presence of a Magic User in your party will greatly turn the tides during a boss battle. If you play conservatively with the Magic User (as you should), you can stock up a vast array of spells to unleash all at once, quickly decimating its health.

The trade-off is that the Magic User is the least versatile in hand-to-hand combat, and must be played very defensively. Luckily, this class has one of the most effectively defensive moves in the game. By double-tapping the jump button, the Magic User will do an immediate backward teleport. The move is cancelable, meaning you can quickly dodge out of the way at just about any time. This is definitely one of the more demanding classes in terms of strategic thought, but that also makes it one of the most rewarding.

(Via Capcom-Unity)


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