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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Game changing update for Past Cure launches on Xbox One and PlayStation 4


Phantom 8, a Berlin-based indie developer, is pleased to announce a raft of additions and enhancements recently released on PC for Past Cure, are now available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Changes include new story elements, cinematics, redesigned levels, reworked sanity meter, and the addition of new abilities; allowing you to interact more with the environment and experience Ian’s story in a more compelling and engaging way.

The updated and enhanced Past Cure is available to download now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Relaunch trailer.

Other enhancements include improved auto-aim, new and improved voiceovers, improved texturing and graphical upgrades and more.

Updated Features:

New areas and redesigned levels
Entirely new areas have been created to enable more immersive gameplay in levels that have been redesigned to offer a more challenging, and ultimately more enjoyable experience for the player.


More mind-bending abilities
In Past Cure, players have many different abilities, but to create more ways to play, and feel even more powerful, two new abilities have been added. Mind bash allows you to stun or kill enemies and destroy environments, unlocking entirely new routes of progression.

Mind Fly creates a shield around Ian, which utilises sanity as the hits reign in, giving you a useful addition to your journey, but one that comes at a cost.


A story that continues to unfold
Throughout Past Cure, cinematics have been reworked to tell more of the story loved by its fans, and splintered across its levels are more elements of the backstory to discover.


Reworked Sanity Meter
The new sanity meter doesn’t recover from under 35%, and as it depletes toward zero, the nightmares from Ian’s dream world begin to surface in the real world, creating a new threat. Ian will have to decide upon fight or flight against these new foes until his sanity recovers.

Winner of multiple awards – including Best Storytelling at White Nights, Public Choice Award at Game Connection 2017, nominated for best emotional game in the Emotional Game awards, and for Best Indie Game at GamesCom 2017 – PAST CURE sees you play as Ian, a former special operations soldier unsure of his surroundings, and desperate to make sense of the last few years.

After the victim of experimentation and torture in prison, Ian’s mind has become fractured. His captors left him scarred with unrelenting nightmares, visions and new unstable and largely unexplainable powers such as time manipulation and telekinesis. Drifting between reality and hallucinogenic states, Ian must make sense of the world around him as he sets out on a path of revenge and discovery, uncertain of what awaits around the next corner.

Developed by an eight-person studio, PAST CURE is Phantom 8’s debut game. It launches globally at digital and retail, echoing modern film making in its cinematic design, and redefining the quality that can be achieved with a small, but focused studio.

PAST CURE is available now at retail and digitally for PlayStation 4 & Xbox One and Steam.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT - Rinoa Announce Trailer | PS4


The third (of six) season pass characters is now revealed! Rinoa Heartilly from FINAL FANTASY VIII will join the roster in August 2018! With her blaster edge at the ready and Angelo at her side, Rinoa is not only versatile—she is a force to be reckoned with. By calling upon the sorceress power with Angel Wing, she can cast magic spells in battle, but at a price.

Back home, she is part of a resistance group known as the Forest Owls. She enlists SeeD members to assist in kidnapping the president, but ends up getting involved in their battle against a powerful sorceress.

DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT, the next evolution in squad-based brawlers, is a fast-paced, strategic brawler where you can choose from over 28 iconic FINAL FANTASY characters and battle in a 3-versus-3 arena with your friends and other players online, or by yourself.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

La-Mulana 2 Coming Soon, Special Event Planned!



July 18, 2018 - Osaka - PLAYISM is proud to announce today that the long-awaited La-Mulana 2 will be releasing on Playism, Steam, Humble Store and GOG. A special event is also scheduled for July 29th, with more details to come soon. 

The long-awaited sequel to La-Mulana, La-Mulana 2 follows Lumisa Kosugi as she explores the ancient ruins of La-Mulana, desperate to find the cause of the numerous recent appearances of monsters from the ruins, Lumisa discovers “other” La-Mulana: the ruins known as Eg-Lana.

La-Mulana 2, which garnered support from 5200 people on Kickstarter in 2014, is finally seeing its release on Playism, Steam, Humble Store and GOG for $24.99.

In anticipation while we lead up to the upcoming La-Mulana 2 release. Playism will be hosting a special event, which will be live streamed, on July 29th!


Playism: http://playism-games.com/game/108/la-mulana-2
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/835430/LaMulana_2/

LA-MULANA 2 features sprawling ancient ruins, mind-boggling mysteries, untold numbers of items, and terrible enemies woven together to form what is possibly the perfect Metroidvania-style “archaeological ruin exploration action game”.

In LA-MULANA 2, you take on the role of Lumisa Kosugi - daughter of the previous title’s hero - as she explores the ancient ruins of La-Mulana, said to be the cradle of human civilization. Desperate to find the cause of the numerous recent appearances of monsters from the ruins, Lumisa heads to the “other” La-Mulana: the ruins known as Eg-Lana.

Explore the vast ruins comprising multiple field maps, solve mysteries and riddles using the stone tablets and messages you discover along the way, and take out the huge monsters known as “Guardians” as you make your way to the deepest depths of the ruins.

Features:
Become an adventurer and explore sprawling ancient ruins
Gather hints to solve the various mysteries of your adventure
Dive into the action as you fight off tough enemies seeking to stop your progress
A detailed and beautifully dot-rendered world
Seven main weapons and over ten sub-weapons
Over 60 items of various types to help you explore the ruins
Over 20 apps to install on your trusty adventurer’s tablet, the “Mobile Super X 3”
Includes reference book with over 200 monsters and other characters in the game

SOEDESCO reveals Truck Driver is fuelled up and ready for closed beta testing


Rotterdam, The Netherlands - July 18, 2018 - Today, SOEDESCO has announced that gamers will soon be able to hit the roads as Truck Driver enters its closed beta stage. Truck Driver has already come a long way in development. Since its announcement last month, it has had a number of additions to enrich the trucking experience. Those interested in following and shaping the game from the get go can sign up for the closed beta now: http://truckdriver.soedesco.com/beta/.

Surprise!
Bas de Jonge, Marketing Manager at SOEDESCO, has a surprise to share: “We’ve already had a lot of interest in the closed beta of the game, following a hidden link in the first teaser trailer we released for Truck Driver! Those lucky gamers will be of some of the first to play the game in its early stages, but now we’re ready to add more.”


Development
Truck Driver developer Triangle Studios is delighted with the excited reactions that have been received so far. A lot of work has gone into the development of Truck Driver since the initial announcement, for example adding a day and night-cycle and improving graphical quality and density of the map. To showcase some of these updates, a set of brand new screenshots have been released to illustrate Truck Driver’s day and night cycle for the very first time, and more will be revealed soon.


Now, the game is ready to be tested by a select group of independent gamers in closed beta. The feedback received during the closed beta will prove to be very helpful in shaping the next stage of the development process.

Truck Driver features:
Enjoy a trucking experience focused on your career as a truck driver
Build stronger relationships with the local community with each job
Customize your truck with tons of parts and tune it to your liking
Explore a vast open world and watch it progress with you
Navigate through beautiful landscapes and fully explorable cities

Visit the Steam Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/768180/PR2

Monday, 16 July 2018

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 | Xbox One Release Trailer


Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide. Fight together with your friends against the forces of Chaos and Skaven in this epic 4-player co-op game set in the Warhammer Fantasy Battles world. Vermintide 2 expands the intense first-person combat with a brand new enemy faction, 15 new career paths, talent trees, new weapons, an improved loot system, and more.

- The Dark Pact: The combined forces of Chaos and Skaven are savage and merciless, and it will take a coordinated team effort to make it out alive.

- Choose Your Path: Choose between 15 unique careers, each with different appearances, abilities, talents and weapons.

- Master New Challenges: Experience unique scenarios and intense trials with our new Heroic Deeds System - consumable quests that will dramatically alter enemy composition, level settings, weapon use and mission objectives.

- Progress Your Career: Level up your heroes and climb the talent tree of your chosen career, unlocking new abilities and gaining access to powerful gear along the way.

- The Adventure Continues: Explore a wide range of breathtaking new levels set in and around Helmgart, a fortress city protecting the Bretonnian border of the Empire.

- Claim Your Reward: Vermintide 2 features a new and improved loot system, rewarding each player with spoils of battle relevant to your chosen career - weapons, consumable quests, trinkets, cosmetics, crafting materials and more.


- Stem the Tides: Facing the infinite numbers of the Skaven combined with the brutal strength of the Chaos army, the heroes must stand together. Sound tactics and fury must be employed in equal measure to overcome these unimaginable odds.