To a crowd of greater than 2,000 attendees and hundreds of thousands extra watching at residence, the Digital Extremes improvement group placed on a present of epic proportions at its annual Warframe convention Saturday night time in London, Ontario. The group delivered a 25-minute stay demo of its space-combat enlargement Empyrean (AKA Mission: Railjack), shocked gamers with a visitor look from Director Dan Trachtenberg, revealed two instantly playable updates, and delivered a slew of recent trailers, and extra. The theme of the night time couldn’t have been clearer — Warframe is increasing in new, progressive methods and in the event you’re not enjoying Warframe now, you need to be.
The Empyrean enlargement is Warframe’s subsequent evolutionary gameplay step. Empyrean presents gamers the power to take management of their very own battleship (known as a ‘Railjack’) and wreak havoc throughout the Origin System. You’ll journey in your new customizable battleship by area, hijack enemy ships and pilot them amidst asteroid-filled area battlefields, and confront revenge-crazed kingpins in newly designed boss battles. You should have the chance to make use of the Squad Hyperlink, the brand new groundbreaking multiplayer system that connects the world of Warframe like by no means earlier than. With it, you’ll name in Tenno enjoying in different worlds to help you for rewards and a better sense of fine in opposition to a rising widespread menace. It’s epic!
Whereas the Empyrean demo was the most important stage attraction, the devs have been simply as excited to unveil a brand new introduction to Warframe, created along with Director Dan Trachtenberg (“10 Cloverfield Lane,” “Black Mirror: Playtest,” “The Boys”). The almost six-minute intro flashes again to a time previously gamers have by no means seen earlier than — when the outdated Orokin period got here to a fall.
For the primary time in Warframe, gamers will see authentic Warframes in motion preventing in opposition to Dax Warriors, witness proto-Grineer troopers, and extra, all with a give attention to delivering a deeper, extra profound universe to each information and veteran gamers. Tenno (gamers’ title in-game) ought to count on to see this new intro integrated into Warframe later this yr or early subsequent yr.
We made two Warframe bulletins revolving round instantly playable content material on all platforms — together with Xbox One! We launched Nightwave Sequence 2 and Wukong Prime Entry this night for gamers to leap in and play proper now! Nightwave is Warframe’s free, recurrently story-driven replace delivered out of your ship’s scanner in a space-radio broadcast. It’s constructed on story-driven gameplay wealthy with unique rewards, gear, and cosmetics.
In Sequence 2: The Emissary gamers will meet an odd mute baby (Arlo) who emerges unhurt from the Infestation and brings with him the miraculous means to heal the sick. As gamers dig deeper into the ranked tiers and story, a daunting prospect emerges that the Tenno should confront.
Wukong Prime was additionally introduced from the stage. Accessible by earned gameplay or buy as of TennoCon, the unruly trickster entered the Warframe roster as an homage to Chinese language folklore. Now, with the advantage of a rework, the Monkey King provides keen Tenno an enhanced model of the unique for the primary time ever.
The curtain lifted on a handful of updates DE has hinted at over the past yr. The New Conflict, the fourth entry in Warframe’s cinematic collection, adopted up on TennoCon 2018’s tease of a full-fledged area assault on Earth. And the brand new Duviri Paradox trailer shows a mind-bending new look and open-world design that may have artwork majors speaking for weeks.
We additionally unveiled new particulars on the 41st and 42nd Warframes (Grendel and Gauss have been proven in additional element on the “From Concept to Creation: The Art of Warframe” panel) and our new Harrow Deluxe Warframe was revealed within the “Deep Dive: The Art of Railjack and Harrow” panel.