Gamescom Recap: August 6, 2015

Gamescom Day 2 has come and gone, and while the biggest reveal of the day was Blizzard's World of Warcraft expansion (read more here), other developers had plenty to share as well! In today's recap we've gathered the latest images and flicks from Defiance, Battleborn, RIFT, HEX: Shards of Fate, ArcheAge, The Technomancer, and Trove.

RIFT 3.3: Waking Nightmares Plus Free Patron Time

RIFT 3.3 is scheduled to launch on Wednesday, July 15th, and is the first chapter in the game's new Nightmare Saga updates. Features include a new saga quest, Planar Crafting, new Instant Adventure in Tarken Glacier, as well as a more accessible variant of the Gilded Prophecy raid.

RIFT 3.2: Echoes of Madness is Live

RIFT last week launched update 3.2: Echoes of Madness, re-introducing a rebuilt Hammerknell Fortress 20-man raid zone. Boasting re-tuned and reimagined incarnations of the raid’s legendary foes, players will face off against the maniacal Akylios in the haunting halls of the dwarves.

Film Friday: Nine New Trailers

Nine New Trailers

That week just flew by! Today we've collected nine videos from a variety of games including Final Fantasy Type-0 HD/FFXV, Archlord 2, 0rbitalis, RIFT, the just-announced Victor Vran, Gigantic, Guild Wars 2, Cities XXL and H1Z1.

RIFT 3.1: Storm at Sea to Launch Wednesday

On Wednesday, January 28, RIFT players will embark to the isle of Tyrant's Throne, a disc of earth and iron found within the Dreaming Sea. Patch 3.1: Storm at Sea introduces a new 20-player raid, chronicle, raid rift and more.

Trion Worlds: News on RIFT and ArcheAge

Trion Worlds is dutifully hard at work on all its various projects. What are they up to lately?

First up is a short Producer Letter from Bill Fisher, Execute Producer on RIFT. The upcoming Nightmare Tide expansion was meant to launch this Wednesday. Instead, they've extended the beta and delayed the launch:

RIFT: New Mini-Game with Minions

Neophobics beware! Trion Worlds is mixing it up in RIFT. To make resource-gathering a little more fun, they're introducing the system of Minions! (Coming October 8th with Nightmare Tide)

In the form of trading cards, pair your Minion cards with adventure cards for them to do. After waiting a while, voila – adventure complete! Your minion gains XP and – if you're lucky – lots of gear:

Trion Drops a Load of Announcements at PAX

Trion Worlds has announced a myriad of timelines, expansions and launch dates for their four titles: ArcheAge, Defiance, RIFT and Trove.

Trion Launches RIFT 2.8 & Defiance: Silicon Valley

Trion Worlds is one of the most active studios around, currently juggling four titles under their name. Among them are RIFT and Defiance, two MMOs still fresh in their meaty lifespan. They've both very recently had significant updates, so let's take a look!

RIFT's Patron Benefits Get "Supercharged"

Trion Worlds has decided to reward its RIFT subscribers by enhancing the current Patron benefits! All previous existing benefits such as additional currency, boosted mount speed, discounts in the RIFT store will remain while even more is added. New benefits include: