LONDON, Ontario - March 3, 2023 – Global games developer and publisher Digital Extremes is setting the stakes high for 2023 as the Canadian studio assembles for one of its biggest years ever with the imminent launch of its highly anticipated Warframe expansion, The Duviri Paradox, this April. The studio is also preparing to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, along with Warframe’s 10th anniversary, Digital Extremes is welcoming players to mark their calendars for the return of its massive fan-centric convention, TennoCon, on Saturday, August 26 in London, Ontario Canada.
A new CG teaser for The Duviri Paradox was revealed today on Devstream 168, offering players around the world a first-look at Warframe’s cinematic Duviri trailer showcasing another sneak peek at the expansion’s gritty time-looping world:https://youtu.be/pl_4SobiEHs.
Start at the End and Experience a Mind Bending Open World in The Duviri Paradox
Launching worldwide for all platforms in April, The Duviri Paradox is a roguelike-inspired and emotionally-driven Open World experience accessible to all players new and old. Telling a gritty, sci-fi story that follows the Drifter stuck in a massive color-changing and reality-fractured world, The Duviri Paradox is unlike any Warframe expansion ever released. With The Duviri Paradox, Digital Extremes has evolved the game’s action combat experience to invite all players into the Void-wrecked unknown where the Drifter, along with their Kaithe, and Warframes adventure and fly across this vast color-shifting reality to face off against a powerful new Child King ruler - Dominus Thrax.
On Devstream 168 today, the Warframe team dove into the strange new world of Duviri, the game’s fourth Open World, for a closer look at the improved Drifter experience, including a new upgraded melee combat system, Intrinsics for players to upgrade their Combat, Riding Abilities, Opportunity, and Endurance, along with a review of the expansion’s Decree system and all-new Drifter customizations. All players new and old will start their Duviri journey by selecting one of three game modes: 'The Circuit' which provides a new Warframe Only endless game mode, 'The Duviri Experience' which is a full open world adventure, and 'The Lone Story' for a solo narrative experience. Prepare to experience an emotionally-charged and wondrous world where visual and gameplay experiences shift and transpose as the mood of the Child King ruler Dominus Thrax changes day-to-day, weaving through elements of Fear, Anger, Happiness, Envy, and Sadness. Each mood in The Duviri Paradox is visually represented in environments and combat, where enemies and the citizens of Duviri behave differently and colors shift to create a new experience with each step into this world touched by the Void.
In addition to Quests and Activities, The Duviri Paradox will unite core Warframe with all things related to the Drifter. Below the floating islands of Duviri lurks an area, The Undercroft, a broken Void space where Dominus Thrax could not completely control the Void. The Undercroft contains a full Warframe experience free from the eyes of Dominus Thrax, featuring custom Warframe arenas where Decrees also matter and a mix of known enemies and different threats of Warframe exist. Completing this Warframe segment of The Durivi Paradox rewards players and sends them back to Duviri while restoring color to the shifting world.
Additional information about The Duviri Paradox, including its official April release date, will be unveiled soon.
Reunite with Fellow Tenno at TennoCon, Returning as a Live In-Person Event August 26
Digital Extremes is thrilled to invite gamers from around the world to mark their calendars for the return of TennoCon as a live in-person event on Saturday, August 26. Following a three-year hiatus of live events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Digital Extremes is making the welcome return to RBC Place - London, Ontario’s premiere convention center in Warframe’s humble Canadian hometown. Fans can expect an explosive return for TennCon this year, with plans to offer a healthy mix of live and virtual activations to unite all Tenno from around the world no matter where they are.
Gamers interested in learning more about TennoCon 2023 can tune into Digital Extremes’ 10-Year Warframe Anniversary Stream on Wednesday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. ET live on Twitch.
Pack an Explosive Punch with the Stalwart Shield Maiden, Hildryn Prime
Players eager to get their hands on new Warframe content can look forward to the launch of Hildryn Prime Access on Wednesday, March 15. Available to instantly unlock or earn on all platforms, Hildryn Prime packs an explosive punch as the latest Warframe to receive the Prime treatment, granting enhanced base stats and Polarity slots to offer a functional and stylish advantage over the Herculean cyborgs non-Prime variant. Instantly unlock Hildryn Prime with Prime Access and upgrade your Arsenal with the latest Prime Warframe and her signature Prime Weapon Larkspur Prime, her Shade Prime Sentinel, along with her exclusive Prime Accessories in addition to Resource and Affinity Boosters, and more.
For new assets, including screenshots from The Duviri Paradox, beauty shots of Hildryn Prime, and Digital Extremes’ TennoCon Save the Date graphic, please visit the press kit.
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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 has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, boasting a global community of 70+ million registered players on PC, PS5™, PS4™, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™. For more information about Digital Extremes, visit www.digitalextremes.com. To sign up for Warframe, visit www.warframe.com.
Danielle Woodyatt & Ami Langton