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Friday, 13 December 2019

New Multiplayer Combat Title NARAKA: BLADEPOINT Announced For Global Release In 2020


Quench your lust for blood and revenge in this eastern-influenced online multiplayer brawler
Hangzhou, China – December 13, 2019 –– 24 Entertainment, a Chinese development studio, staffed by experienced developers from across the world, is delighted to announce NARAKA: BLADEPOINT at the 2019 Game Awards. Developed in close cooperation across multiple territories, eastern influences meet western style in a raucous online multiplayer combat title, due for release in 2020.

Check out the incredible launch trailer



NARAKA: BLADEPOINT offers close-range action set on the mysterious Eastern realm of Morus. The game features a boundless movement system that allows players to climb, hang, and even parkour. With an aim-at-whatever-you-want grappling hook and a sophisticated yet beginner-friendly combat system involving accessible block & parry mechanics, NARAKA: BLADEPOINT is designed to provide a brand-new experience of melee combat and world exploration. Integrating Eastern aesthetic and philosophy, NARAKA: BLADEPOINT presents a forsaken island of splendid landscapes as well as inexplicable enigmas.

“In NARAKA: BLADEPOINT, players will feel every attack and utilise everything in their skillset and armoury to achieve victory”, said Ray, Producer, NARAKAL BLADEPOINT. “Our teams have created something visually stunning and instantly appealing to fans of multiplayer online combat, and we can’t wait to share more details on NARAKA: BLADEPOINT in early in 2020.”

Game Features:

Unchained Combat System: Super free Map Interaction + Grappling Hook
Unique Block & Parry Mechanics: No Defence or Block button
Original multiplayer gameplay
Stunning Eastern Art Style

NARAKA: BLADEPOINT is set for release globally in 2020. To volunteer for the battle, go to https://store.steampowered.com/app/1203220 to begin your journey, as you look to become the hero or the villain, and raise your hands in victory as you celebrate as the champion.

For more information, visit http://www.narakathegame.com

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Trine 4 - Toby's Dream Trailer


Toby the dog, as previously seen in Nine Parchments, has his own adventure in Heatherwood Hall with the Three Heroes! Follow the pawsteps of Toby and help him find all the treats hidden in the castle and its gardens. Available now as a free download for Trine 4.

To access Toby's Dream, download the DLC level from the Xbox Store, then complete the Prince's Dream level of Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince and locate Toby's Dream in the level selection map.

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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

REVIEW - AVICII Invector - Launches Globally Today On Multiple Formats


Review by Jon Donnis
I'm a huge AVICII fan, and I was devastated when we lost Tim Bergling back in April.
I was very much looking forward to this game, and I have been playing it non stop for a few weeks now. So there is your first hint that I really like this.

The easiest way to describe this game is as Guitar Hero without the guitar. You control a spaceship on rails and you have to press buttons that correspond with what shows up on the screen. It really is immense fun, and if you are a fan of AVICCI and electronic dance music, then you will find that you turn up your TV or speakers really loud, and just enjoy both the music and the gameplay.

As you would expect there are different difficulty levels, and with a lot of practice you can become an expert even on the hard setting.

There are 25 tracks in the game to play/listen along to, and there is a local multiplayer mode too.

All of this is neatly presented through a story line with nice cut scenes.

All in all a nice, clean, fun game for all fans of AVICII and his music.

Maybe I am slightly biased since I am such a fan, but the game really does play excellently. I wonder if it is compatible with a Guitar Hero Guitar?

9/10 - Xbox One version.

Review by Jon Donnis


AVICII Invector, which launches globally today on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 Entertainment System and PC via Steam and Utomik.

Created and developed by Hello There Games in partnership with Wired Productions, and with the full support of AVICII Music, AVICII Invector is a fast-paced rhythm experience which fuses AVICII’s trademark brand of uplifting EDM music with serene visualscapes to allow everyone to feel and experience his music in a new way.

Bringing AVICII’s completed vision to multiple platforms for the very first time, this new release includes a host of enhancements with three iconic and never before played tracks plus a new playable world, inspired by the album Tim and featuring a solitary environment brought to live with color and the beats of AVICII’s genius.

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Death Stranding - Beach Short Trailer | PS4


From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes an all-new, genre-defying open world action adventure for PS4, starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux and Lindsay Wagner.

In the near future, mysterious explosions have rocked the globe, setting off a series of supernatural events known as the Death Stranding. With otherworldly creatures plaguing the landscape, and mass extinction imminent, it’s up to Sam Porter Bridges to travel across the ravaged wasteland and save humanity from impending annihilation.

Starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, and Lindsay Wagner.

Saturday, 7 December 2019

The First 16 Minutes of Alien: Isolation Nintendo Switch Gameplay


Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother's disappearance.

As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien.

Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.

When she left Earth, Ellen Ripley promised her daughter Amanda she would return home for her 11th birthday. Amanda never saw her again.

Fifteen years later, Amanda, now a Weyland-Yutani employee, hears that the flight recorder of her mother’s ship, the Nostromo, has been recovered at the remote trading station Sevastopol. The temptation for her to finally understand what happened is too much to resist. When the crew arrive at Sevastopol, they find something is desperately wrong. It all seems to be connected to an unknown menace, stalking and killing deep in the shadows.

In order to uncover the truth about her mother, Amanda is forced to confront the same terrifying thing that separated them.

2014's Alien: Isolation has finally made its way to the Nintendo Switch. Here's what it looks like!

Also available on PS4

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

First Glimpse At Arizona Sunshine on Oculus Quest Revealed in Gameplay Video


Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive released a brand new Oculus Quest gameplay video for their VR zombie shooter Arizona Sunshine, revealing a first glimpse at the games’ signature gameplay on the new platform. Slated to arrive on Oculus Quest December 5, 2019, the video features Arizona Sunshine’s classic environments of a southwestern America, from bright desert canyons to deep dark mines, overrun by hungry zombies.

Watch the Oculus Quest Gameplay Video:


Developed from the ground up for VR, Arizona Sunshine puts you in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. Handle weapons with real-life movements, freely explore a post-apocalyptic world, and put your survival skills to the test in VR - putting the undead back to rest is more thrilling than ever before.

Out now on PCVR and PSVR, Arizona Sunshine launches on Oculus Quest December 5, 2019, marking three years since its original launch in 2016.

https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/2190353671014400/

Blair Witch - Launch Trailer | PS4


It's out! The much-anticipated Blair Witch for PlayStation 4 launches today, along with the latest update and the Good Boy Pack.

Inspired by the cinematic lore of Blair Witch, experience a new story-driven psychological horror game that studies your reactions to fear and stress.

It’s 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods...

DayZ Livonia Release Trailer


DayZ experience so far..
😞 Not enough food or water?
😟 Having a hard time fighting the weather conditions?
😠 Getting owned by fellow players?
🧟 Being dinner to hoards of Zombies?

Well, we have something exhilarating for you!

Welcome to Livonia!
We would like to introduce all of the above challenges with the inclusion of a huge relentless Eurasian Brown Bear to claw your face off!
If that’s not enough, less canned food, harsher weather conditions and a map designed to have more player interactions.
Oh, and being Zombie food? Well, that will still happen..

This stunning new environment reclaimed by nature will challenge all the survival tactics you have acquired during DayZ so far.
Once again you will feel lost.
You will be encouraged to forage, hunt and fish for food.
Finding or building shelter, gearing up with appropriate clothing and living off the land is advised.

Good luck survivor!

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Shenmue 3 Review Reviewed by Kyle Hilliard on PlayStation 4


Shenmue 3 Reviewed by Kyle Hilliard on PlayStation 4. Also available on PC.

The story of Shenmue began 20 years ago, and for its time the original game was an undeniable marvel in video game storytelling and world-building. You lived Ryo Hazuki's life, developing relationships and maintaining a day job in your Japanese hometown, all while trying to track down your father's murderer so you could extract vengeance.

Time has not been kind to that original game, nor its 2001 sequel, as video game stories and performance capture tech have improved drastically. In many ways, Shenmue 3 is a stark reminder of the leaps and bounds developers have made in the last 20 years. That's not to say there isn't a compelling experience here - it just feels out of time and doesn't reward the Shenmue faithful with meaningful revelations in the story.


Monday, 25 November 2019

Arizona Sunshine Launches December 5 On Oculus Quest


ROTTERDAM, NL – November 22, 2019: 
Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive are excited to reveal that Arizona Sunshine, one of virtual reality’s most played and award-winning titles, will make its way to new audiences on Oculus Quest on December 5, 2019, marking three years since its original launch in 2016. The VR shooter is now available for pre-order in the Oculus Store with a pre-order discount of 10% running up to December 2nd. Its DLC will arrive on Quest in the following months; a timeline and details will be announced shortly.


Over the weekend, Vertigo Games has reconfirmed that Arizona Sunshine on Oculus Quest does not support cross-platform multiplayer due to the nature of the game being rebuilt from the ground up for this completely new and different headset.


Arizona Sunshine was rebuilt in its entirety for Oculus Quest and puts up to four players in the midst of the VR zombie apocalypse that fans have come to love. Jump guns blazing into a southwestern America overrun by zombies anytime, anywhere in the unprecedented freedom offered by Oculus Quest and fight hordes of zombies coming at you from 360 degrees. Handle weapons with real-life movements, freely explore a post-apocalyptic world, and put your survival skills to the test in untethered VR - putting the undead back to rest is more thrilling than ever before.

Buy from https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/2190353671014400/

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Google Stadia Review


Stadia, Google's new streaming service is here and it works, but it still has a lot of missing features and a long road ahead of it.

The service is integrated with YouTube, and its "state share" feature allows viewers of a Stadia stream to launch a game on the service on the same save state as the streamer. This has been used as a selling point for the service. It is compatible with HID class USB controllers, though a proprietary controller manufactured by Google with a direct Wi-Fi link to data centers is available alongside the service. Stadia is not similar to Netflix, in that it requires users to purchase games to stream via Stadia rather than pay for access to a library of games. While the base service will be free, a Pro tier monthly subscription allows users to stream at higher rates for larger resolutions, and the offer to add free games to their library.

Known in development as Project Stream, the service was debuted through a closed beta running Assassin's Creed Odyssey in October 2018. Stadia was publicly released on November 19, 2019 in selected countries and received a mixed reception from reviewers. 

Friday, 22 November 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts takes aim: are you ready to take on the toughest Sniper challenge yet?


WARSAW, Poland (November 22, 2019) - CI Games is thrilled to announce the launch of the eagerly anticipated Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, which promises to deliver in-depth play elevating the series to new heights.

Focusing on top new features – including an all-new Dynamic Reticle System which offers intense sniping experience, dramatic dismemberment mode and upgradeable AR mask – and pure sniper fun gameplay set in the unforgiving Siberian wilderness, the open sandbox game allows players to enjoy Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts on their terms, picking their own route and playing how they want to.


The game comprises 25 unique and challenging contracts across five considerably-sized maps; each one there to be explored extensively. Players are challenged to eliminate targets using new precision sniping mechanics, while choosing from an arsenal of new weapons and gadgets.

Gamers will need to carefully plan out and execute the perfect kill and exfiltration from a given encounter: no two missions are the same.

From its in-depth single-player campaign, to its return-to-form, intense mission-based contracts system, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts seeks to perfect the feeling of staring down a scope and planning your approach. Get ready to tackle the Siberian wilderness and all the unique environmental obstacles it brings with it, because Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is taking aim.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is out now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. For more information about the Sniper Ghost Warrior series, head to SGWContracts.com

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Xbox One
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PS4


Thursday, 21 November 2019

The First 22 Minutes of Shenmue 3


One of the most anticipated video games in history, from legendary game developer, Yu Suzuki.
Play as Ryo Hazuki, an 18-year-old Japanese martial artist hellbent on avenging his father’s death.

In this third installment of the epic Shenmue series, Ryo seeks to solve the mystery behind the Phoenix Mirror, an artifact sought after by his father’s killer. His journey takes him to an immersive representation of rural China, brimming with activity and surrounded by beautiful landscapes.

Ryo’s adventure leads him to towns and mountain villages where he can further his training, try his hand at gambling, play arcade games, and work part-time jobs while investigating those who know truth behind the Phoenix Mirror.

Ryo Hazuki's journey finally continues in Shenmue 3. Check out the first 22 minutes of the game where Ryo and Shenhua explore a town in search for info on Shenhua's father.


Borderlands 3 – Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot Official Reveal Trailer | Xbox One


Ready for the biggest score of your loot-hunting career? Moxxi has just the job for you, sugar: a good old-fashioned heist. Join her crew of ragtag ""experts,"" battle your way through Hyperion security forces and crazed casino-goers, and claim The Handsome Jackpot's vault of loot for yourself.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 ARRIVING ON PC THIS DECEMBER


LONDON (18th November 2019) –   Square Enix Ltd., today announced that the critically acclaimed, block-building RPG DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS™ 2 will launch for PC via STEAM® on 10th December. The STEAM version will include all downloadable content (DLC) that were previously released with the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system version Season Pass, including new content, recipes, hairstyles, clothing and new areas to explore. This includes the Hotto Stuff Pack, Aquarium Pack and the Modernist Pack DLCs.

From today until 6th January 2020, budding builders that pre-purchase or purchase the game early on STEAM will receive bountiful in-game bonus content that will allow players to customise their DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 experience including the following:

Ornamental Medicinal Herb Recipe
Dragon Quest Logo Recipe
Ornamental Chimaera Wing Recipe
Five Sigil Block Recipes for building decorative blocks with sun, stars, moon, water and soul motifs
Legendary Line Art Recipe
Lo-Res Luminary Recipes

To pre-purchase the game for PC, visit: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1072420/DRAGON_QUEST_BUILDERS_2/

DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 is a completely standalone experience that provides the perfect entry point for PC gamers curious to learn more about the story-based building adventure. Players take on the role of a young apprentice builder who washes up on the Isle of Awakening alongside Malroth, a mysterious youth suffering from amnesia. Together, the two explore different islands while developing skills to become a “Master Builder” by helping townsfolk, crafting materials and fighting off enemies.



Monday, 18 November 2019

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition – Reveal Trailer | PS4


Rule the ring with Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, the most robust version of the acclaimed fighting game! This all-new knockout edition includes all content (excluding Fighting Chance costumes, brand collaboration costumes and Capcom Pro Tour DLC) from both Street Fighter V and Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition and adds each character, stage and costume that released after Arcade Edition and will release with Champion Edition.

In total: 40 characters, 34 stages and over 200 costumes! READY? FIGHT!

Full Version Coming February 14, 2020!

Friday, 15 November 2019

Planet Coaster arrives on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Summer 2020



Cambridge, UK – 5 November 2019. Frontier Developments plc today revealed Planet Coaster, the ultimate coaster park simulation game will come to consoles in Summer 2020. Following great success on PC, Planet Coaster will join the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system for fans and newcomers alike.

Planet Coaster: Console Edition brings all of the depth, strategy and customisation found in the beloved PC game, allowing new players the chance to dream big and build bigger on their journey to simulation stardom while benefiting from the ongoing development since its original launch.



The living, breathing world of Planet Coaster combines physics driven realism, piece by piece construction and advanced simulation to offer control over every aspect of a park. The challenging yet rewarding sim tasks players to be the boss as they create the park of their dreams, full of thrills, chills and spills.

Players can build jaw dropping, white knuckle rollercoasters that challenge the law of physics and stomachs alike, place an empire of food, gift and merchandise shops, add exhilarating rides and hire a crack team of theme park staff to help deliver the ultimate experience for visitors in this sophisticated management simulation.

Planet Coaster: Console Edition comes to the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Summer 2020


Thursday, 14 November 2019

Shenmue III - The Story Goes On Launch Trailer | PS4


Play as Ryo Hazuki, an 18-year-old Japanese martial artist hellbent on avenging his father’s death.


In this third installment of the epic Shenmue series, Ryo seeks to solve the mystery behind the Phoenix Mirror, an artifact sought after by his father’s killer. His journey takes him to an immersive representation of rural China, brimming with activity and surrounded by beautiful landscapes.


Ryo’s adventure leads him to towns and mountain villages where he can further his training, try his hand at gambling, play arcade games, and work part-time jobs while investigating those who know truth behind the Phoenix Mirror.

Planet Zoo reviewed by T.J. Hafer on PC


Planet Zoo reviewed by T.J. Hafer on PC.

From Frontier Developments, the makers of Planet Coaster, comes a new kind of theme park sim.

Planet Zoo is a construction and management simulation video game developed and published by Frontier Developments for Microsoft Windows. The game is a spiritual successor to Zoo Tycoon, with gameplay similar to the studio's theme park variant, Planet Coaster. It was released on 5 November 2019.

Stormland - Oculus Rift - Review


Stormland reviewed by Gabriel Moss on Oculus Rift.

Stormland is a new VR exploration-shooter from Insomniac Games, developers of Marvel's Spider-Man and Edge of Nowhere.

Introducing the world of Stormland – an alien sky hosting lush exotic life and a scattered android civilization. Play single-player, or explore forgotten ruins with a friend in two-player co-op*. Take on an expansive world with complete freedom—bound up cliffs, glide across chasms, and fly through the slipstream with velocity. Detonate explosives, harness electricity, and wield high tech weapons to overcome a malevolent army of robotic invaders.

The Tempest shattered your android body. Journey through an ever-changing cloudscape to augment yourself and save your friends. Explore an expansive world with complete freedom – bound up cliffs, glide across chasms and fly through the slipstream with velocity. Detonate explosives, harness electricity and wield makeshift weapons to overcome titanium sentries and monolithic guardians. Play single-player or explore forgotten ruins together.

Sparklite - Launch Trailer | PS4


She was out cold when we first found her..." "She may fall...but she will get up and fight again!"

Start your adventure with Ada, our brave hero who has crash-landed on another world!

Sparklite is an action-adventure set in the whimsical and ever-changing land of Geodia. Battle foes in top-down action using an arsenal of gadgets, guns, and gear. Explore dangerous corners of the procedurally generated world, take down titans of the mining industry, and harness the power of Sparklite!

Key Features
•        Stunning visuals - Intricate pixel art aesthetic inspired by retro classics
•        Original soundtrack - GameCube inspired soundtrack by composer Dale North (Wizard of Legend)
•        Explore the world of Sparklite - Five beautiful, procedurally generated biomes
•        Invent your arsenal - Invent gadgets to solve puzzles and defeat enemies
•        Battle bosses - Take on the Baron Mining Corp and its formidable gremlin Titans
•        Meet the locals - Befriend the people of Geodia and help build The Refuge
•        Hunt collectibles - Discover collectibles scattered throughout the world
•        Buddy up! - Rescue Ada’s robotic sidekick to play local assistive co-op with a friend

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Fractured Minds, launches on multi-platforms to raise support for mental health awareness


Watford, England – November 14, 2019 – Fractured Minds, a first-person puzzle adventure game highlighting the impact of mental health issues, launched today digitally on PC, Nintendo™ Switch, the PlayStation®4 Entertainment System, and Xbox One. The immersive and emotionally-fueled project is published by Wired Productions and now available for £1.79 / €1.99 / $1.99, with 80% of the proceeds going to Ms. Mitchell and Safe In Our World, a new games industry charity dedicated to raising and supporting mental health awareness.

Fractured Minds comes from the imagination of 2017 BAFTA Young Games Designers award winner, Emily Mitchell, who at 17 years-old found solace through game development. Inspired by Emily’s personal journey through severe anxiety Fractured Minds seeks to create greater understanding and stand in solidarity with mental health sufferers around the world. Players will embark on a deeply personal and emotional journey through the human psyche. Exploring atmospheric and thought-provoking chapters, each symbolizing a different aspect or challenge associated with mental health — from isolation to anxiety, with everyday situations becoming distorted beyond recognition.

The game can be glimpsed in the new launch trailer unveiled today:


“I created Fractured Minds to help those who suffer from anxiety and other mental health issues feel they’re not alone,” said Emily Mitchell. “The effects of illness can be invisible from the outside, yet debilitating to those affected, so it’s important to continue raising awareness and offering support. I am grateful for the support I’ve received and want to help others however I can.”

Safe In Our World is a new mental health charity for the video games community with the goal of raising awareness of mental health issues among gamers and creators and affecting positive change within the industry. Supported by industry luminaries and ambassadors across the world, its mission is to create a digital destination where sufferers can seek help, gain access to resources and information, and discover stories from real people within and surrounding the games industry.

“Fractured Minds shows how great talent can develop incredible experiences that can change how we all feel and identify with mental health. It can create debate, empathy and allows us to walk in the shoes of others. Safe In Our World is honoured to be a beneficiary as we support Emily and her poignant project,” said Gina Jackson, Trustee for Safe In Our World. “We are passionate about shedding light and destigmatizing mental health conditions while helping the game playing and development community come together in support of one another.”

Game Details
BAFTA award-winning indie game exploring matters of mental health
Interactive environments to overcome though challenges and puzzles across 6 levels, each inspired by real-life obstacles
Explore the emotions surrounding emptiness, anxiety, depression and paranoia with hope
Enjoy a rich and immersive soundtrack including “Silence” provided kindly by Kai Engel
A thought-provoking experience about what it means to live with mental health
Giving back via 80% of proceeds split equally between Emily Mitchell and Safe In Our World

Developed by Emily Mitchell with global publishing by Wired Productions, Fractured Minds is available for £1.79 / €1.99 / $1.99 on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4™, and Xbox One. The game is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB.



Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Yaga - Official Gameplay Trailer | PS4


Yaga is available now!

Smash, clobber and bash the murderous legends of Slavic mythology in this darkly funny action role-playing game that changes every time you play. Play as Ivan, a one-handed blacksmith with incredibly bad luck, who must take on the impossible tasks given to him by the tzar. All the while the mysterious witch, Baba Yaga, watches over Ivan’s fate.

The world of Yaga is a world steeped in Slavic folklore and ancient Pagan beliefs. Featuring a head-bobbing Romanian hip-hop soundtrack from Subcarpați and striking, hand-drawn 2D artwork. Yaga is an authentic love letter to childhood fables from Romanian indie developer, Breadcrumbs Interactive.

Features:
+ Bludgeon the ancient monsters of Slavic folklore using a vast arsenal of hammers and tools forged by Ivan’s own hands.
+ Your actions change Ivan’s story, his reputation, and the upgrades he can choose.
+ Experiment in the deep forging system to make weapons like teleporting lightning hammers and hookshot pitchforks.
+ Explore the combinations of talismans, magic items, blessings, perks, and curses to fundamentally change how Ivan plays.
+ Multiple endings, multiple mission outcomes, random maps, random encounters, and hidden secrets mean Yaga is meant to be played over and over again.
+ Ivan’s grandma just wants him to find a wife. Don’t disappoint her!

Monday, 11 November 2019

Airborne Ocean-World Fantasy Combat RPG, The Falconeer, soars its way to Xbox One and PC in 2020 from Wired Productions


Watford, UK– November 11, 2019 –– Award-winning publisher Wired Productions proudly announces it is bringing the ocean world action RPG The Falconeer to console gamers for the first time, on Xbox One. Created by independent developer Tomas Sala, The Falconeer combines classic aerial dogfighting mechanics and acrobatic twists and turns, with an awe-inspiring open environment and bestiary of fantastic enemies in land, sea, and air. The Falconeer will have its world debut at the upcoming X019 in London on November 14-16, 2019, and will land on Xbox One and PC in 2020.

Check out the mesmerising new trailer, created using in game footage:



Set above The Great Ursee, a mystical world drowning in the corruption of the swollen oceans, players will take their armed aerial mounts in third person to the skies as a “Falconeer,” an airborne and agile warrior equipped with devastating ranged weaponry. Your mission as a Falconeer will be what you make it – be it the noble cause or the life of a rogue - each player experience will be unique as they explore the bleak and hauntingly beautiful world, filled with wondrous locations and warmongering rival factions vying for the mysterious secrets hidden at the Ursee's unfathomable depths.

“We’re excited for fans to experience The Falconeer, a true gem that will set the bar for what indie developers can offer games,” said Leo Zullo. “From the beginning, we’ve been enamoured with this breath-taking aerial combat RPG, and are proud to be able to work collaboratively with Tomas, whose passion and talents can be seen in this beautiful and mesmerizing game.”

Fans of aerial combat will be treated to a fluid and eye-catching open world experience. Majestic mounts control fluidly and freely with graceful flight, just as their bird of prey counterparts, giving players a sense of freedom and awe whilst being truly immersed in the Ursee’s simultaneously epic and hypnotic soundscape.

The Falconeer will be taking centre stage at X019 with the world’s first playable demo of the unique arcade game. More news will be landing later next year as Wired Productions shares more through official announcements and community channels on the game.

For more information, visit http://www.thefalconeer.com

Saturday, 9 November 2019

The Stretchers – Launch Trailer – Nintendo Switch


The world has a bad case of the Dizzies, residents dizzied by Captain Brains, and only you can rescue them! Work with a friend in co-op or skillfully control two medics on your own to overcome the physics-based puzzles of each madcap mission. Either way, how you go about it is totally up to you, whether you work together to transport many Dizzies at once on a stretcher or work in parallel by splitting up dragging the Dizzies to the ambulance one by one. As you play and replay missions, you’ll complete bonus objectives and uncover hidden collectibles with hilarious results!

You’ll also unlock additional hats, costume colors, and furniture for your home base by exploring mission areas and the world map. When you receive a distress call, don’t be afraid to get curious and experiment. You never know what hilarity will ensue, whether it’s the laugh-out-loud writing or yet another unexpected slapstick situation. But don’t let the levity distract you from your ultimate mission: to stop the evil mastermind Captain Brains and the spread of his chaotic Dizzies!

Platform Nintendo Switch
Release Date Nov 08, 2019
No. of Players up to 2 players
File Size 1.9 GB

Surprise! The Stretchers is available NOW, exclusively on Nintendo Switch!

Friday, 8 November 2019

Jumanji: The Video Game - Launch Trailer | PS4


It's your turn… JUMANJI The Video Game is Out Today!

Play as movie heroes Dr. Bravestone, Ruby, Mouse, and Prof. Shelley in a hilarious new 3D action adventure. Buy now digitally and physically on PlayStation 4!

Unite in adventure and laughter in the action-packed game of Jumanji, as you try to survive the ultimate challenge for those seeking to leave their world behind.

Only you and three team mates can recover the 'Jewels' and save Jumanji. So get online, gather friends for split-screen play, or go alone with AI companions. There's an army of evil marauders to take on, deadly beasts and traps to dodge, and cool customisations to unlock. And with heroes Dr. Bravestone, Ruby, Mouse, and Prof. Oberon as your avatars, you know you've got the unique abilities - and hilarious failings - to save the day!

Online Multiplayer Coming Soon to PS4.

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Monday, 4 November 2019

Last Labyrinth - Official Trailer | PS VR


From a team of veterans involved in past classics (ICO, The Last Guardian, Shadow of the Colossus, Doko Demo Issyo) comes a new escape-the-room adventure game for the PlayStation®VR.

Featuring the voice of Stefanie Joosten (voice and model for Quiet in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain) and the music of Hiroki Kikuta (Seiken Densetsu 2 and 3, Sōkaigi)

Escape a merciless mansion alongside a girl words cannot reach, in a tale that can only be experienced in VR.

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Battlefield V – Year 2 Edition Trailer


The best way to join Battlefield™ V. Experience WW2 as you’ve never seen it before with a vast arsenal, including a catch-up of all weapons and vehicles delivered across year one of the Battlefield™ V Tides of War Chapters. Stand out on the battlefield with the most popular weapon and vehicle skins released during the year and customize your Company with two Epic soldier outfits.

Battlefield™ V Year 2 Edition includes the Battlefield™ V base game and 33 Chapter Reward items released in the game’s first year:

• 13 Primary Weapons
• 4 Vehicles
• 2 Epic Soldier Outfits
• 10 Weapon Skins
• 4 Vehicle Skins


Wednesday, 30 October 2019

New game overview video delves deeper into Marvel's Avengers



In a new video released today, the Crystal Dynamics development team provides a deeper dive into Marvel’s Avengers gameplay, story, AIM narrative, mission variety, Super Hero customization, and much more.

Marvel’s Avengers offers players a truly rich experience, with a combination of Hero Missions and Warzone Missions. Hero Missions are single-player only and are part of the overall Campaign. These Hero Missions are designed to showcase each hero’s unique abilities as you reassemble them to your growing roster. Warzone Missions can be played solo or with a group of up to four players as any Hero in your roster. Each mission dynamically scales based on the team size and player level.

Players in Marvel’s Avengers will also be able to customize Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in a number of ways. While each Super Hero will play true to their unique power sets, each will have the flexibility to play different based on the gear you equip and the skills you enable. Each hero has dynamic combo systems, Heroic moves, an intrinsic ability, and signature move sets to unlock and customize. You’ll also be able to customize these iconic Super Heroes with classic, fan-favorite, and all-new original outfits inspired by over 80-years of Marvel history.

To ensure a heroic experience for all players, Marvel’s Avengers narrative will progress over multiple years with every new post release Super Hero and region delivered to players at no additional cost if you own the core game.




Play the beta first on PS4. Marvel’s Avengers assemble on May 15, 2020.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Close to the Sun Launches Worldwide Today


Watford, UK – October 29, 2019 –– Award-winning global publisher, Wired Productions and leading Italian game studio, Storm in a Teacup, are today pleased to announce first-person horror adventure, Close to the Sun, is now available across all major console formats: PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch™ for £24.99 in the UK, €29.99 in most European countries* and $29.99 in North America. The Collector’s Edition sails in at £79.99, €92.50 and $104 and is only available to the first 1,000 fans via the Wired Store.

Check out the new monster-filled console launch trailer here:

Grounded in an alternative 19th Century where famed inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla was able to fulfil his shocking potential, Close to the Sun – which uses the raw power of the Unreal® Engine 4 – sees players step onto the Helios – a colossal vessel built for scientific research, steeped in horror and mystery. As the heroine, Rose, players find themselves walking the massive area looking for their lost sister on the majestic yet mysterious ship created by Tesla. Where is Ada and what happened? Grand halls stand empty. The stench of rotting flesh lingers in the air. Silence. A single word is painted across the entrance… QUARANTINE!

“We’re obviously delighted to be able to finally bring Close to the Sun to our console fanbase,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions. “The horror elements of the narrative and exploratory nature of the gameplay, alongside the totally emersion that only a first-person adventure can bring, lend themselves perfectly to the PS4, Xbox One and Switch. As such we can’t wait to unmoor the game across digital and retail to players around the world.”

Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi, CEO & Founder, Storm in a Teacup, added: “Close to the Sun has been a labour of love for the past few years, so the team is thrilled to be able to convey all the passion and knowledge that went into the creation of the PC version to console owners throughout the world.”

Published by Wired Productions and developed by Storm in a Teacup, the game is also available on PC via Epic Games Store, in addition to its PS4, Xbox One and Switch launch today. Close to the Sun is rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.

To purchase the Collector’s Edition, visit http://wiredproductions.com/close-to-the-sun-collectors

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts Digital Pre-Orders Go Live and New Pre-Launch Trailer Released


Digital pre-orders for CI Games’ tactical first-person shooter, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, are now live on Steam, PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store.

To accompany this, CI Games has unveiled a pre-launch trailer giving gamers a taster of what’s in store when the game launches on November 22nd, including several new-to-the-series features and mechanics. Most notable is the inclusion of dismemberment, much requested by fans around the world and a nice little nod to FPS classics like Soldier of Fortune.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts will launch on November 22nd on PC, Xbox One and PS4.




Saturday, 26 October 2019

Official Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® - Launch Gameplay Trailer


Prepare to go dark, Modern Warfare® is back!

The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® engulfs fans in an incredibly raw, gritty, provocative narrative that brings unrivalled intensity and shines a light on the changing nature of modern war. Developed by the studio that started it all, Infinity Ward delivers an epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare® series from the ground up.


In the visceral and dramatic single-player story campaign, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® pushes boundaries and breaks rules the way only Modern Warfare® can. Players will engage in breathtaking covert operations alongside a diverse cast of international special forces throughout iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East.


And the story doesn’t end there.


In Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®, players will be thrust into an immersive narrative spanning the entire game. Experience the ultimate online playground with classic multiplayer, or squad-up and play cooperatively in a collection of elite operations accessible to all skill levels.


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The Outer Worlds - What is The Outer Worlds Trailer | PS4


The Outer Worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. In The Outer Worlds, you awake from hibernation on a colonist ship that was lost in transit to Halcyon, the furthest colony from Earth located at the edge of the galaxy, only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy it. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.

The player-driven story RPG: In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops; but your character build, companion stories, and end game scenarios. You can be flawed, in a good way: New to The Outer Worlds is the idea of flaws. A compelling hero is made by the flaws they carry with them. While playing The Outer Worlds, the game tracks your experience to find what you aren’t particularly good at. Keep getting attacked by Raptidons? Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when confronting the vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character perk immediately.

This optional approach to the game helps you build the character you want while exploring Halcyon. Lead your companions: During your journey through the furthest colony, you will meet a host of characters who will want to join your crew. Armed with unique abilities, these companions all have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It’s up to you to help them achieve their goals, or turn them to your own ends. Explore the corporate colony: Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate board. They control everything... except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony’s two planets didn’t exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.


Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later than you expected only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony.

As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter a host of factions all vying for power, who you decide to become will determine the fate of everyone in Halcyon. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.
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SkullGirls 2nd Encore - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch


Skullgirls 2nd Encore is finally available to play on the go on Nintendo Switch!  It is a beautiful, fast-paced, and critically acclaimed 2D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Each of the 14 wildly original characters features unique gameplay mechanics and plenty of personality.

Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the perfect fighting game for casual and competitive fighting game fans alike. Includes fully voiced story mode, gorgeous animation, and a soundtrack by Michiru Yamane.

Platform Nintendo Switch
Release Date Oct 22, 2019
No. of Players up to 8 players
File Size 5.3 GB

Already available on PS4

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Cat Quest II - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch


Cat Quest II is a 2D open-world action-RPG set in a fantasy realm of cats and dogs. Under threat from a continuing war between the cats of Felingard and the advancing dogs of the Lupus Empire, Cat Quest II tells the tail of two kings, brought together against their will, on a journey of paw-some discovery to reclaim their thrones.

Play as both a cat and dog as you explore their kingdoms solo or with a friend! Quest in a world filled with magic, curious monsters, and go on a catventure like never before! Expanding on the original with more explosive spells, new weapon options, and local co-op - Cat Quest II improves on all aspects of the universally adored indie sensation.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Songbird Symphony - Accolades Trailer | PS4


Songbird Symphony is out on PlayStation 4 and will be available physically on November 5 in North America!

Songbird Symphony is a platformer with rhythm elements that tells the heartfelt story of Birb. Follow this cheerful little bouncing bird who revels in singing, and guide him through his journey to learn more about his origins.

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection - Announcement Trailer



The legendary Zero returns! The Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings six action-packed games together.

Friday, 18 October 2019

GRIP: Combat Racing Goes Back in Time with Iconic DELOREAN® 2650 DLC!


Wired Productions Partners with DeLorean Motor Company to
feature the legendary metal-infused sportscar in the futuristic racing games’ burgeoning roster of vehicles for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Switch

Watford, England – October, 2019 – Wired Productions Ltd., an award-winning independent video games publisher, together with developer Caged Element Inc. , partner with DeLorean Motor Company, to unveil the latest update to futuristic racer, GRIP: Combat Racing in the form of beloved silver sportscar: the DeLorean. The addition of the iconic DeLorean offers players a chance to get behind the wheel of the iconic vehicle made famous in the 80s, just in time for its Steam Free Weekend from October 17 to 21.

Watch the DeLorean Trailer now:



Celebrating nearly a year’s worth of constant updates and costing a mere £1.69 / $1.99 the DeLorean DLC comes hot on the heels of the recently announced GRIP: Combat Racing - AirBlades Vs Rollers Ultimate Edition, on the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC via Steam®. With less than 9,000 created, even less in existence today, fans of the DeLorean will now have a chance to own their very own.

DeLorean Motor Company, one of the most beloved car manufacturers in the galaxy, has injected its flagship vehicle into GRIP: Combat Racing. Armed, armoured, flippable and jet fuel-injected, it's the most souped-up DeLorean you will ever see – and pilot. It arrives in two forms: anti-grav AirBlades and regular four-wheeled roller. Check out the trailer below to see how the iconic ‘gull-wing’ doored sports car has been transformed for its debut on GRIP’s more than deadly tracks.

Inspired by Rollcage, and in partnership with key development team members from the original Rollcage, GRIP: Combat Racing has continued to fuel the racing appetite of arcade gamers around the world. A return to the hardcore combat scene of the 90s, bristling with heavy weapons and packing ferocious speed, the game is an intense, sensory feast. With a dedicated community and player numbers continually growing, GRIP: Combat Racing has seen a huge amount of content and updates since launch, with constant optimisation, new tracks and new playing modes having already been introduced.

GRIP: Combat Racing can be played for free digitally on Steam at 10AM PT October 17 until 10AM PT October 21. GRIP: Combat Racing can also be purchased for console platforms (MSRP $39.99) and PC (MSRP $29.99) – digitally on Steam, the PlayStation™ Store, Xbox Games Store, Nintendo Switch or physically, upright and upside-down at global retail. All players who already own GRIP will receive Airblades as a free update.

In addition to its digital release on Xbox One, GRIP: Combat Racing is available through the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, bringing the title to Xbox players around the world.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Life is Strange 2 - Standard and Collector’s Edition Full Season Physical Release Announcement


LONDON, UK (October, 2019)
Square Enix Ltd. have announced that the full season of Life is Strange 2, the award-winning narrative adventure that’s inspiring real-world conversations about race, gender equality and much more, is set for a boxed release in Europe and North America. The company will introduce a Standard and Collector’s Edition; and both will include the complete season of Life is Strange 2, plus a variety of exclusive content designed by the Life is Strange team at DONTNOD Entertainment in partnership with Square Enix External Studios.


Following are the details of the boxed editions.

Life is Strange 2 Standard Edition includes: - (Amazon Link opens in a new window)

The Complete Season
Bonus Game: The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
Arcadia Bay Patches: customise Sean’s in-game backpack.


The Square Enix Store Exclusive Life is Strange 2 Collector’s Edition includes:

The Complete Season
Bonus Game: The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
Arcadia Bay Patches: customise Sean’s in-game backpack.
Jonathan Morali’s official score – 4x 7” Vinyl Box Set
32-page hardcover artbook, featuring concept art from Life is Strange 2
4” Sean & 3” Daniel vinyl figurines
Collector’s Edition presentation box

Both Boxed Editions will available in EMEA markets on December 3rd, the same date as the exciting culmination of the Diaz’ brothers journey in the Life is Strange 2 Season Finale, for XBOX ONE®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC/Steam. It will be available in North America and Latin America on February 4th 2020. Release dates may vary in specific countries

More information about Life is Strange 2 can be found at the LIFE IS STRANGE official website: https://lifeisstrange.square-enix-games.com

LIFE IS STRANGE official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LifeIsStrangeGame/
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