Digital Extremes Brought its Biggest Reveals to TennoCon and Offered Millions of Warframe Players Around the World a First Look at the Open World of ‘The Duviri Paradox’ and a Sneak Peek at the Return of Kahl-175 in Warframe’s ‘Veilbreaker’ Update Along with Major Studio News, Partnership Announcements, and Much More
Award-winning Warframe developer Digital Extremes took its 7th annual TennoCon soaring to new heights as the Canadian studio offered millions of Warframe players around the world with an opportunity to unite for an extensive digital and immersive celebration of Warframe packed with major company announcements, game reveals, and an exclusive look at Warframe’s ‘The Duviri Paradox’ Open World expansion and ‘Veilbreaker’ update during TennoLive. Following a day filled with content reveals, community activities, exclusive giveaways, and developer panels and Q&A’s, players roared with digital cheer in stream chat as Warframe Creative Director Rebecca Ford took to the stage with colleagues for TennoLive to deliver updates on Cross Play development alongside major company news including the premiere of the first cinematic trailer for Digital Extremes’ newest IP Soulframe and the announcement of a publishing agreement in collaboration with Austin, TX studio Airship Syndicate.
“We’re are incredibly honored to have been able to share this day with millions of players and viewers from around the world, all joining together to celebrate what they have helped us achieve in Warframe and to become a part of our studio journey as our talented team at Digital Extremes grows,” said Sheldon Carter, COO of Digital Extremes. “With Warframe continuing its strong path forward as The Duviri Paradox and Veilbreaker head to all platforms this year, and new internal and external projects in development with Soulframe and our collaboration with Airship Syndicate respectively, we are thrilled to open this new chapter for Digital Extremes and invite our community of players along for the journey.”
As an Outlaw, Take on a New Sprawling and Color Changing Open World United Against You and Escape a Time Looping Dimension in Warframe’s ‘The Duviri Paradox’ First Look
In the world premiere of live gameplay from the highly-anticipated Open World expansion The Duviri Paradox, Digital Extremes evolves its storydriven open world systems like never before. Launching for all platforms this winter, The Duviri Paradox brings players a new chapter in Warframe’s Cinematic Quest line, complete with powerful upgrade systems and the ultimate challenge to wrest control of Duviri’s color changing Open World from the clutches of a despotic ruler, Dominus Thrax, before the looping cycle resets once again.
In an action-packed and cinematic live gameplay demo, The Duviri Paradox awed audiences by showcasing the Drifter with his Kaithe (horse), along with an appearance from fan-favorite Dax warrior Teshin, working together and interacting to escape Duviri’s endless time loop. As Dax Guards hunt down the Drifter at every turn, and a dragon-like Orowyrm named Lodun haunts the expansive skies searching for blood, the combined strength of the Drifter and the allies they encounter will be key to liberating themselves from this paradoxical monochrome land and the clutches of a tyrannical king.
“‘The Duviri Paradox’ is a welcomed departure for us. It’s completely different from anything we’ve ever designed in Warframe from gameplay style to color palette and underlying themes, it’s just so uniquely its own and I think players will really enjoy the world we’ve built using layers of color as a narrative technique,” said Warframe Creative Director Rebecca Ford. “Color is a very important thematic element in this expansion and players discovered a little of what that means from our live demo at TennoCon this year. We have much more to share about how player’s existing Arsenals fit into this visually stunning and unique space – don’t miss our Devstreams!”
In true bigger and bolder fashion during TennoLive, Warframe players were also able to participate in an in-game immersive relay event unlike any other. Players from around the world were able to unite together digitally in-game for an immersive showcase in The Duviri Amphitheater – one of Duviri’s multiple floating islands – where they could roam and explore a small slice of Duviri’s Open World setting with friends before being teleported to the amphitheaters main stage for a showcase of major story moments and a first-ever up close look at the Duviri Kaithe.
Rise to Heroic Heights as Kahl-175 in Warframe’s ‘Veilbreaker’ Update Coming Soon to All Platforms
During TennoLive, Digital Extremes pulled back the curtain on a new upcoming Warframe update, Veilbreaker, where players will be treated to the return of legendary Kahl-175 as protagonist. In Veilbreaker, players will embark on epic rescue missions and take control of Kahl-175 to liberate his Grineer brothers taken by the Narmer, uniting with other Tenno as they fight against reimagined Archon Bosses in cooperative combat while slaying in style using Protea’s new Caladirus Collection.
A new trailer for Veilbreaker teases intense action with the heroic protagonist Kahl-175 rising from the ashes. Having survived Erra’s devastation of Cetus and lifting his Narmer Veil, Kahl decides to fight for his freedom and the freedom of his Grineer brothers: https://youtu.be/M83iuMeROQo.
50th Warframe, Styanax, Revealed by Digital Extremes with Tease of Animated Short Set to Premiere in Upcoming Warframe Devstream
At TennoCon, Digital Extremes lifted the curtain on its 50th playable Warframe slated to join an expansive roster of distinguished space warriors and marking a historic milestone for the forever franchise that has grown with its player community from humble beginnings since launching nearly ten years ago. Introduced during TennoLive, Styanax was showcased as a valiant Warframe whose design is inspired by Greek champions and other ancient warriors. As part of the surprise reveal, a new Animated Short was teased to players, with an invitation to tune into the World Premiere scheduled for an upcoming Warframe Devstream where players can learn more about Styanax and upcoming in-game activities.
Digital Extremes Unveils New Game Soulframe in Beautiful Cinematic Reveal Trailer and Launches Envoy Name Registration for Players
Digital Extremes curated one of Warframe’s most elaborate digital showcases of all time with massive surprises making their way to TennoCon 2022 for not only Warframe players, but for gamers worldwide as the award-winning Canadian developer introduced its all-new game, Soulframe. In a surprise reveal during TennoLive through a beautifully captured cinematic trailer invoking themes of romanticism and fantasy, Digital Extremes showcased game lovers a cryptic teaser for the upcoming free-to-play action hybrid-MMORPG in early development at the studio: https://youtu.be/7O95JgXgqbQ.
“With Soulframe’s worldbuilding and thematic elements, we are really looking to go back to our childhood favorites and pull inspiration from the elaborate fantasy worlds that we fell in love with growing up,” said Soulframe Creative Director Geoff Crookes. “Our team is really interested in this idea of nature and humanity colliding and we’ll be exploring a lot of those themes through our own lens while playing with ideas of restoration and exploration.”
For fans of Digital Extremes, the path to Soulframe’s release will be a familiar one – transparent, collaborative, and an iterative process shaped alongside the passion of players and Digital Extremes. Players wishing to join Digital Extremes on the path to Soulframe’s launch can follow Soulframe on Instagram, subscribe to the Soulframe YouTube channel, and visit the Soulframe website at www.soulframe.com for an interactive puzzle before registering their email for updates and given an opportunity to reserve their in-game name by declaring their Envoy.
Tune into The Game Awards this Year for the Full Reveal of Digital Extremes and Airship Syndicate’s New AAA Character-based, Online Action RPG
TennoCon 2022 was graced with more major announcements than ever before as Digital Extremes also unveiled a new partnership with Airship Syndicate to help bring to life their new, F2P, original IP. Helmed by creative leads known for their collective work on the critically-acclaimed Darksiders franchise and Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, indie art and development studio Airship Syndicate introduced the project to Warframe players during TennoLive and gave viewers brief insight into the world they are creating: https://youtu.be/pCc4G8DX85w.
“I signed Darksiders at THQ and I’ve been trying to work with Joe and Ryan ever since, our reunion is a decade in the making and couldn’t be happier for Airship Syndicate and this opportunity for them to shine,” said Richard Browne, Head of External Projects at Digital Extremes.
Located in thriving Austin, TX, Airship Syndicate was founded by industry vets formerly of Vigil Games – the house that Darksiders built. Led by visionary comic artist and Creative Director Joe Madureira and President Ryan Stefanelli, the team works with a wide group of talented contributors located both in-studio and around the world. Their past projects include Battle Chasers: Nightwar, Darksiders: Genesis, and Ruined King: A League of Legends Story.
“We’re a group of passionate, experienced game developers based in Austin, Texas. Our goal is simple: build a lean, fun, independent game studio to create top quality games for a variety of gaming platforms,” said Ryan Stefanelli, President of Airship Studios.
For more information about Airship Syndicate, follow the studio on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and tune-in to Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards this year for the full reveal of the game. For more information about Joe Mad’s exclusive collaboration with Digital Extremes to design a new playable wolf-inspired Warframe unveiled during the Art of Warframe panel at TennoCon, visit the Digital Extremes news site to read about the collaboration and reveal.
Radiate Greatness with Khora Prime Access and the Titania Donnan Collection and Take on New Challenges with Nora Night in Nightwave: Nora’s Mix Vol. 2 and
Khora Prime Access is now available for all platforms. Mistress of the livewire, Khora enchains her enemies to enforce deadly discipline by fang and claw, fiercely poised with feral instincts alongside her feline familiar Venari. Revealed during TennoCon’s Art of Warframe Panel, players can now earn or purchase the primed variant of the gilded huntress Khora and her Signature Weapons and Customizations for a limited-time only before she’s locked away into Warframe’s Prime Vault. For more information about Khora Prime Access, visit the Digital Extremes news site to learn how to earn or purchase this powerful frame.
Nightwave Challenges are making their rewarding return with Nightwave: Nora’s Mix Vol. 2 launching for all platforms Sunday, July 17 at 8 p.m. ET, drawing players back into a weekly challenge system with radio host Nora Night, adding tons of new rewards including Operator Cosmetics, Ship Decorations, and new Zariman-themed Nightwave Acts!
The new Titania Donnan Collection launched for all platforms today as a part of Digital Extremes’ TennoCon celebration, letting players assume a deadly form as lustrous as midnight. This collection includes the Titania Donann Skin, Titania’s Moyturan Wings, the Aerospri Dex Pixia Skin, the Hawth Diwata Skin, and the Raylta Syandana to make Titania look as powerful as she feels.
Digital Extremes Continues to Give Back to its Community with $200,000 Donation to Canadian Organization Indspire
This TennoCon, Digital Extremes is continuing its tradition of giving back and raising awareness for important social issues by partnering with Indspire, an Indigenous-run Canadian organization working to raise the percentage of Indigenous youth entering and graduating from post-secondary education institutions. In addition to organizing digital fundraising activities for attendees at TennoCon, Digital Extremes is proud to make a donation of $200,000 to the organization providing relief efforts and assistance to Indigenous youth in Ontario.
For hi-res assets, including trailers, artwork, and cinematics revealed during TennoCon and TennoLive, please visit the TennoCon 2022 press kit.
Watch TennoCon Recaps and Reveal Announcements:
- The Duviri Paradox Demo Sizzle Trailer: https://youtu.be/wxbNAraWhiU
- TennoCon Full Presentation: https://youtu.be/XFwPywEaeeo
- Veilbreaker Trailer: https://youtu.be/M83iuMeROQo
- Soulframe Reveal Trailer: https://youtu.be/7O95JgXgqbQ
- Khora Prime Access Trailer: https://youtu.be/FEQP2y–LG8
- Art of Warframe Panel: https://youtu.be/5sAlypodDFs
- Sounds of the System Panel: https://youtu.be/aGjOeQjlbsI
- Digital Extremes and Airship Syndicate Partnership Video: https://youtu.be/pCc4G8DX85w
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TennoCon 2022 is the 7th annual official Warframe player celebration event. Traditionally held in Digital Extremes’ hometown of London, Ontario, due to Covid Public Health and Safety Protocols the convention had to operate virtually this year. TennoLive is the Twitch record-setting live broadcast segment of the show that features world reveals, in-game Relay events and in-game item rewards. For more detailed info on the schedule, merchandise, replays and other TennoCon 2022 related information please visit warframe.com/tennocon.
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About Digital Extremes
Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world’s top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games’ multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Sector®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multiplayer campaign, and The Darkness® II. The studio reached critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, supporting a global community of 60+ million registered players across all major core gaming platforms. For more information about Digital Extremes, visit www.digitalextremes.com