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Announcing an Update for Elder Sign: Omens


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:13 AM

My friend, I write to you under the most dire circumstances. Recently we unearthed a strange statuette that our guides identified as the local god-figure Ithaqua. It terrified them. Since then, we’ve been assaulted by strange storms that follow us as we move. [...] I include the statue, and this letter, in what I fear will be our final shipment. If it should reach you, please, be careful, and send assistance.
–Dr. Ashley Lott, The Trail of Ithaqua

Fantasy Flight Games is excited to announce the release of an all new update to Elder Sign: Omens, the app based on Richard Launius and Kevin Wilson’s popular dice game.

What’s new in version 1.2

The free update to version 1.2 includes a range of enhancements as well as the new Ancient One, Tsathoggua. For players who are up for even more in the way of eldritch encounters, the newly available in-app purchase of The Trail of Ithaqua takes your team deep into the Alaskan wilderness for an all new two-stage campaign. The version 1.2 update has been released for iOS with the OS X and Android releases to follow shortly. Read on for details on both the free content in the update as well as the expansion available via in-app purchase, The Trail of Ithaqua.

Face Tsathoggua in a Free Update

Tsathoggua has sent forth its formless spawn into the museum, and now the whole town of Arkham is succumbing to the mind-numbing drain of the malevolent deity’s presence. Do you have what it takes to resist the haze that permeates the museum and lead your investigators to victory? Face Tsathoggua and save the town from the lethargic pall that has gripped its inhabitants before it’s too late!

Tsathoggua includes the new Formless Spawn and Hunting Horror monsters, as well as his own horrific Mythos effects and unique entrance costs. The new Monster Log feature lets players quickly review the details of all monsters currently in play, allowing you to better confront these horrific beasts. Version 1.2’s layout enhancements and minor bug fixes improve the overall game experience, and FFG is happy to announce compatibility with iPhone 5’s larger screen size!

Set out on The Trail of Ithaqua With a New In-App Purchase

Take your investigators on a harrowing expedition to the frozen north in The Trail of Ithaqua, a new campaign available via in-app purchase! A sinister force has laid siege to a team of archaeologists in the heart of Alaska. Among these beleaguered souls is your friend and colleague, Dr. Ashley Lott, who has sent a message begging for your help. Malevolent forces have hounded Ashley and her team ever since they unearthed an ivory effigy, which she managed to have shipped back to you at the museum. Gather your fellow investigators and stock up on supplies in the museum before setting out on a rescue mission to Alaska!

Once players have embarked on their mission to the frozen north, one unit of your supplies are used every time an investigator takes his turn, so make sure you’re well-stocked before setting out. Once the supplies are gone, your brave investigators are steadily drained of Stamina at the beginning of each turn as they languish from starvation and exposure in the unforgiving wilderness! Gather Elder Signs to advance toward Dr. Lott’s last known location.

As your team searches for Elder Signs, they will contend with the horrible hazards of Ithaqua’s Icy Winds. These strange and malicious storms can come upon hapless investigators undertaking any adventure marked with a snowstorm, and will often result in a terrible penalty. Story Effects occur as Dr. Lott’s guide leads your team ever deeper into the frozen wasteland; will your desperate team locate a hidden cache of supplies in the hunting cabin, or will you fall prey to a monstrous grizzly bear at the abandoned mine?

Discover the fate of your lost colleague and face the frozen horrors of Alaska while on the The Trail of Ithaqua!

A Free Update and More

Version 1.2 and the in-app purchase The Trail of Ithaqua includes:

The free version 1.2 update brings:
• Tsathoggua, a new Ancient One
• 2 new monsters
• New Mythos effects
• The Monster Log feature
• iPhone 5 compatibility and bug fixes

The in-app purchase offers:
• The Trail of Ithaqua campaign with 2 stages and multiple endings
• 4 new investigators
• 10 new monsters
• 25 new adventures
• 1 new unlockable investigator

Can you maintain your sanity long enough to protect mankind from these unspeakable horrors? Visit the App Store, and soon the Mac App Store and Google Play, to download Elder Sign: Omens, or update your app through your digital device!






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