Friday, 17 May 2019
Square Enix Ltd., today announced that players can now pre-purchase the critically-acclaimed OCTOPATH TRAVELER™ on STEAM ahead of its release on 7th June 2019.
OCTOPATH TRAVELER for PC brings to life the game’s unique HD-2D visuals, blending striking 2D character designs with a beautiful 3D world. Featuring eight distinct characters each with their own tales to enjoy ranging from journeys of self-discovery to quests for revenge, each hero will start their journey in a different land within the perilous continent of Orsterra, allowing players to steer their own journey depending on whom they choose.
Players who pre-purchase OCTOPATH TRAVELER ahead of its launch will receive an exclusive set of eleven desktop wallpapers, featuring beautiful artwork of the title’s beloved heroes and stunning environments.
OCTOPATH TRAVELER will be available for PC (STEAM) from 7th June 2019 with English and Japanese audio, and English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese text. For more information, visit: https://store.steampowered.com/app/921570/
Thursday, 16 May 2019
LOS ANGELES – May 16, 2019 – Nexon America, in partnership with veteran-led development studio, Final Strike Games, is bringing its brand new first-person multiplayer shooter Rocket Arena to closed beta on PC. The beta will occur from May 23 to May 29 via the Nexon Launcher and Steam. Players can sign up for a chance to blast off this exclusive round of beta testing here.
Rocket Arena brings a unique 3-on-3 cross-platform experience to the first-person shooter genre and features a roster of vibrant characters competing in quick 5-minute matches in the Rocket Championship Tour. Set in the curious World of Crater, Rocket Arena introduces special gameplay mechanics distinct from standard shooters, reveling in a host of colorful weapons and abilities that utilize fanciful rockets in imaginative forms.
In Rocket Arena, players are equipped with a blast meter that increases as they are blasted by rockets. As the meter reaches its critical point, players become susceptible to being knocked out of the map, but will quickly return to the stage to stay in the action. With dedicated matchmaking functionality, servers account for skill level and latency when pairing players together. Rocket Arena will be available for cross-platform play on PC and Xbox One at launch, with PlayStation 4 currently in development.
Watch the reveal trailer here:
“We developed Rocket Arena with high-quality gameplay mechanics, superb controls, and the network code required of an online FPS. Rocket Arena is an intricate shooter at its core, complete with a marvelous world, colorful characters, and ridiculous rockets,” said Kevin Franklin, Founder/CEO of Final Strike Games. “Nexon shared our vision for Rocket Arena and provided the resources and expertise to realize our goal. The result is a game that our team is exceptionally proud of, and look forward to playing every day.”
The closed beta period features a selection of six maps, four game modes, and six characters. Players participating in the beta will also be able to earn cosmetic rewards to use in the release version of Rocket Arena.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Klei, the critically-acclaimed independent games studio behind the much loved franchise Don’t Starve, is pleased to announce the release of Don’t Starve: Hamlet, the third DLC for Don’t Starve, available on Steam on May 14.
View the teaser
In this latest DLC for Don’t Starve, players uncover a lost town of aristocratic Pigmen nestled within a foreboding tropical jungle. Expanding on Klei’s dark and whimsical style, Don’t Starve: Hamlet will see players having to use their skills and survival strategies developed in Don’t Starve, in order to find their place amongst the Pigmen and weather the ominous Aporkalypse.
With a whole civilization to explore, there’s much to do in Don’t Starve: Hamlet from adjusting to a new society to discovering lost ruins, all with new characters along for the adventure.
Key features of Don’t Starve: Hamlet include:
Reacquainting to city life: Visit shops and trade with the pig society. Players can purchase and renovate their own home.
Delving into ancient ruins: Explore the lost world of an ancient pig civilization filled with traps and try your hand at treasure hunting.
Exploring new lands: Discover the secrets of new wildlife and seasons.
Crafting and experimenting: New ingredients and recipes to help solve unique new problems this new land brings.
3 new characters:
Wilba - Daughter to Queen Malfalfa, Princess Wilba has the love of her people. If only she wanted the job.
Wormwood - Who knows where this creature of nature came from, but he'll likely grow on you.
Wheeler - A gutsy aeronaut whose latest adventure has blown off course.
In addition to the trials and treasures that await players in Don’t Starve: Hamlet, there’s a surprise new character for EVERYONE that owns Don’t Starve. But who? They’re a reckless inventor of curious contraptions, but can they survive their greatest experiment yet? Players will soon find out as Wagstaff has now arrived in the Constant.
Enter the world of Don’t Starve: Hamlet via Steam on May 14 here.
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
A Plague Tale: Innocence releases tomorrow – watch the Launch Trailer!
Asobo Studio’s debut new IP, A Plague Tale: Innocence, launches tomorrow for Xbox One on May 14. Embark on a dark adventure through a war-torn, medieval France, relentlessly pursued by the Inquisition and never-ending hordes of ravenous rats.
A Plague Tale: Innocence tells a grim and emotional story, with gameplay blending action and adventure. Follow Amicia and her little brother Hugo, as they attempt to survive a harsh, brutal world plagued by war and the Black Death. On the run from the Inquisition and surrounded by unnatural swarms of rats, the siblings’ rocky journey will not leave them unscathed.
A Plague Tale: Innocence releases May 14, on Xbox One. - (Amazon Link)
Jump into a new Yoshi adventure in a world made of everyday objects—like boxes and paper cups! As Yoshi, you’ll leap up high, gulp down enemies, and set out on a treasure hunt to find all the different collectables.
Available now, exclusively on Nintendo Switch! (Amazon Link)
Friday, 10 May 2019
REVIEW by Jon Donnis
I have been playing GRIP for a while now, and the one thing I like most about this game is the fact the creators keep churning out free updates. Whether it is new tracks, weapons, or new vehicles, they have shown a great dedication to keeping the game fresh and interesting.
Well the latest update for GRIP is a whole new vehicle class of anti-gravity racers. Clearly here they are looking at the classic WIPEOUT game on Playstation and wanting to emulate the success of that with similar vehicles.
So you have the classic Rollcage inspired "Rollers" which are the standard vehicles you use, that can drive upside down, and now the new WipeOut inspired"Airblade" vehicles, which are pretty much hovercraft racers. Much like the Rollers, the Airblades can also flip upside down and ride on any surface. But the AirBlade does have one big advantage, when you come to wet surfaces, instead of being slowed down like the Rollers, the Airblades just keep on going, gliding majestically.
Also with this update are brand new levels set in a space backdrop.
The AirBlades are a welcome addition to the game, they do look amazing, but my main gripe here is that they pretty much handle exactly the same as the Rollers, and unfortunately some of the bugs of the game have still not been ironed out, these tend to be the way the camera moves and flips around too much when you flip to a different surface, as well as it not always being very clear which way you are supposed to be going.
If there was one thing that would improve this game massively, it would be more fixed camera angles, as well as it being much clearer the direction of the track. Although the open areas look nice, as soon as you go off track, you are regenerated back onto the track, so it is not like you can go and explore. There is also the issues of collision detection. You can be leading the race, and just as you are about the pass the finish line, you hit one of the posts, and suddenly you are at an instant stop, as the rest of the competitors pass you, and you end up in last, and because it is an instant stop, you have to slowly reverse, turn the vehicle, and then slowly crawl across the finish line. It is incredibly frustrating, and since it doesn't at all feel like you made a mistake, there is little feeling of wanting to try again.
So although the addition of new vehicles, tracks and so on is great. I wish the game creators would fix some of the camera view bugs, and collision detection, which does spoil the racing levels.
I will say however that the arenas are still awesome and one on one death matches are what you will end up playing the most.
Review by Jon Donnis
The Airblades free update is live right now on Steam, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with Nintendo Switch to follow later in May.
GRIP: Combat Racing can be purchased now 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.
LONDON (May 9, 2019) – SQUARE ENIX® has announced that Life is Strange™ 2 Episode 3: “Wastelands”, the next entry in the critically-acclaimed and award-winning franchise, is available now.
The third episode in the all-new five-episode season of Life is Strange 2 from Square Enix External Studios and Michel Koch and Raoul Barbet’s Life is Strange team at DONTNOD Entertainment, is out now on XBOX ONE®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.
In Episode 3: “Wastelands”, the long journey from Seattle to Mexico continues a few months after their dramatic escape from Beaver Creek, as Sean and Daniel Diaz arrive in the Redwood Forests of California.
The brothers experience life on the fringes of society as they reunite with Cassidy and Finn, befriend a close-knit community of drifters and runaways, and begin working on an illegal farm in an attempt to scrape together enough money to continue their journey.
New friendships, relationships, and mentors influence Sean and Daniel, encouraging them to learn more about themselves and each other. Their resolve is tested once again, as friction arises between them. Uncertain about their once united purpose, will their strong bond survive?
“The coming-of-age story in Life is Strange 2 hits a crucial point in “Wastelands.” The key themes in this episode are community, relationships, and finding your own identity. Sean gets to hang out with a group of friends again and be a teenager, while Daniel finds new people to look up to,” Said Michel Koch & Raoul Barbet, Co-Creative Directors of Life is Strange 2. “The brothers will spend more time apart and really learn a lot about themselves and who they are as individuals. They have been on an intense journey, and this episode represents a moment for them to experience some sense of normality and focus on themselves, although within the context of an alternative community and lifestyle.”
“Episode 3 is a climactic moment in the Life is Strange 2 season. The exciting twists and turns take the story up another notch, and Sean & Daniel will never be the same again,” said Jon Brooke, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios. “We are proud of this episode and really excited to see the reactions of players after experiencing Episode 3!”
Tune in here to find the latest updates from the Life is Strange 2 developer blog:
Visit 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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Friday, 3 May 2019
The Third Episode of the 5-Part Season Launches Next Week
Square Enix is excited to present the trailer for Episode 3 of Life is Strange 2! From Square Enix External Studios and the Life is Strange team at DONTNOD Entertainment, the second season of the award-winning franchise continues on May 9th 2019 with Episode 3, titled ‘Wastelands’.
Watch the Life is Strange 2 Episode 3: ‘Wastelands’
In Episode 3, the long journey from Seattle to Mexico continues as Sean and Daniel Diaz arrive in the Redwood Forests of California, a few months after their dramatic escape from Beaver Creek.
Reunited with Cassidy and Finn, the brothers experience life on the fringes of society as they befriend a close-knit community of drifters and runaways, and begin working on an illegal farm in an attempt to scrape together enough money to continue their journey.
New friendships, relationships, and mentors influence Sean and Daniel, encouraging them to learn more about themselves and each other. Friction arises between the brothers and their resolve is tested once again. As tensions rise, can their strong bond survive?
Tune in here to find the latest updates from the Life is Strange 2 developer blog:
Thursday, 2 May 2019
LONDON (2nd May 2019) – Square Enix Ltd., today released a brand-new video in the ‘Inside FINAL FANTASY®’ series featuring insight into the development of the recently-released FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster.
In the ‘Inside FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster’ developer featurette, the creative minds behind the beloved title take an in-depth look at some of the secrets behind its creation, featuring interviews with:
· Yoshinori Kitase (Producer)
· Motomu Toriyama (X Event Director / X-2 Director)
· Yusuke Naora (X Art Director)
· Takashi Katano (X Event Main Programmer)
The ‘Inside FINAL FANTASY’ series takes viewers on a deep dive into the legacy of the series bringing together interviews with a variety of original creators, artists and developers. Previously released videos in the series have given in-depth looks at FINAL FANTASY IX, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!™ and FINAL FANTASY VII, sharing new information on the development of these revered, fan-favourite titles. Follow the FINAL FANTASY YouTube channel for updates in the Inside FINAL FANTASY series: https://www.youtube.com/finalfantasy
FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster is now available both physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch™ and as a digital-only title for the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X. Physical copies of the game for Nintendo Switch™ also include a reversible sleeve featuring beautiful art of the title’s heroes.
For more information, visit: http://www.finalfantasyXHD.com
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Jump into a new Yoshi adventure in a world made of everyday objects - like boxes and paper cups! As Yoshi, you'll leap up high, gulp down enemies, and set out on a treasure hunt to find all the different collectables. On the flip side, stages can be played backwards, providing new perspectives to explore and new ways to locate some of the more craftily hidden items! It all started when Kamek and Baby Bowser set out to steal a gem-set stone. Legend has it that this fabled artifact can grant the bearer their wildest dreams! But when the artifact's gems are sent flying, it falls upon Yoshi and friends to find them. Luckily, saving the day can be cooperative and challenging. Pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend to team up as fellow Yoshis. Also, Mellow mode gives Yoshi wings for a breezier experience, which may come in handy! Finding all the flowers, coins, and Poochy Pups is no small feat! For extra protection, suit up in one of the handicraft costumes you can unlock in-game.
Buy from Amazon Here!
Sunday, 28 April 2019
No remarkable journey is achieved without great effort. Outward is an open-world RPG where the cold of the night or an infected wound can be as dangerous as a predator lurking in the dark. Explore the vast world of Aurai, embark on memorable adventures alone or with your friends, and whatever you do : don’t forget your backpack.
Buy from Amazon Here
Friday, 26 April 2019
Today VR publisher and developer Vertigo Games and developer Jaywalkers Interactive announce a brand-new story extension for their platinum-selling VR zombie shooter: Arizona Sunshine - The Damned DLC. The largest Arizona Sunshine mission yet, The Damned DLC is set to vastly expand the VR zombie apocalypse when it launches for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets this summer.
In Arizona Sunshine - The Damned DLC, fans of the franchise get to discover a brand-new chapter preceding the Arizona Sunshine story so far, crawl into the skin of an all-new protagonist, and explore an iconic megastructure infested by undead as they put their VR zombie survival skills to the test in the largest Arizona Sunshine mission to date.
Set before the events of Arizona Sunshine and Dead Man DLC, The Damned DLC tasks you and your team of US Special Forces with a daunting objective; reactivating the generators of a massive Arizonan hydroelectric dam to restore power to the military’s nuclear missile systems. Far from an easy task when it’s overrun by hundreds of hangry undead!
As your team sets out, terrifying events unfold that leave you to complete your mission on your own. Make your way up, over and inside the massive structure in an effort to stop the spread of the apocalypse in its tracks with no more than your commander’s voice over the radio to keep you company. Your relationship could use some work, and crippled with a fear of heights and a healthy dread of flesh-eating undead crawling away in the depths of a dark, damp megastructure, you have seen better days…
Arizona Sunshine - The Damned DLC is scheduled to launch for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets this summer.
Square Enix Ltd., today released further details on the characters in ONINAKI™, the upcoming all-new action-RPG developed by the talented Tokyo RPG Factory™ team.
In ONINAKI, players will journey as Kagachi, a young Watcher who embodies the tenets of reincarnation, and whose sacred duty is to usher Lost Souls into the next world. Upon meeting Linne, a mysterious young girl with no memory of her past, his fate becomes entwined with blood and death. During his journey, players will also meet Kushi, an exemplary Watcher and trusted leader, Mayura, a Watcher with a kind heart, and the malicious Night Devil, a swordsman from a forgotten time who is hunting Linne.
ONINAKI will be available for the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and STEAM® this summer.
Watch the ONINAKI Character Reveal trailer.
ONINAKI will be available for the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and STEAM® this summer.
Thursday, 25 April 2019
Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Cambridge, UK – 24 April 2019. Frontier has announced Planet Zoo. From the makers of Planet Coaster (2016) and Jurassic World Evolution (2018) comes the ultimate zoo simulation, featuring authentic living animals, rich management, and limitless creativity. Build and manage a truly modern zoo where animal welfare and conservation comes first. Simulation runs wild in Planet Zoo, exclusively for PC in Autumn 2019.
See the cinematic Planet Zoo Announce Trailer here.
Planet Zoo presents the most authentic animals in videogame history. From playful lion cubs to mighty elephants, every animal in Planet Zoo is an individual who thinks, feels and explores the world you build around them. They care about their surroundings and each other, with complex environmental and social needs. Nurture your animals throughout their lives, study and manage every species to see them thrive, and help them raise young to pass their genes onto future generations.
Manage your own zoo in an expressive world that reacts to every choice you make. Focus on the big picture or go hands-on and look after the smallest details. Thrill visitors with prestigious animals and famous exhibits, develop your zoo and research new technologies, and release animals back into the wild to repopulate the planet.
Unleash your creativity with the next evolution of Planet Coaster’s best-in-class creation mechanics. Craft stunning scenery and habitats, dig lakes and rivers, raise hills and mountains, and carve tunnels and caves as you build your own zoo. See your animals and visitors respond to your creative vision, and share your designs with friends in Planet Zoo’s online community. Bring the world’s greatest designs home to your own zoo for your animals and visitors to enjoy.
‘This is the zoo management game we’ve wanted to make for many years,’ said Jonny Watts, Chief Creative Officer of Frontier. ‘We’ve challenged ourselves to build on the games we’ve made before and to carry the great legacy of classics like the Zoo Tycoon series forward. We’re taking everything we’ve learned from our past work and focusing on modern values – incredible authenticity, rich management, limitless creativity and community sharing – to make our best-ever simulation game. We hope you’ll join us when Planet Zoo launches later this year.’
Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Review: By Jon Donnis
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster perhaps is not the catchiest of titles, but it is a fair description of what is a remastering of the Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 games from the early 2000's which were released then on the Playstation 2.
At the time FFX was widely called the greatest game of all time, and received a sequel which was a first for a FF game.
So is this still the greatest game of all time? The answer to that is no, but is it one of the greatest games of all time? The answer is yes, and I suspect it will always be yes.
The thing to keep in mind is that this is not a step by step remake, it is a remastering, so it is still graphically a product of it's time, so it is never fair to compare a game from 2001 to one released today, that said the graphics are still very impressive, and this was the first FF game to be fully 3D, as opposed to backdrops being rendered separately.
The basic storyline in this is that you play as Tidus in the world of "Spira" and he is on a journey in unfamiliar places, you have a gang of good guys fighting against an evil Kaiju known as Sin trying to take over the world. So pretty standard fare there.
As you cross the various areas you will take part in many turn-based strategy combat situations against the usual hillariously named enemies.
It could be argued that this type of combat has aged badly, but as I said this game is a product of it's time.
The second game stars Yuna as it's main character and continues on well from the previous game. It also contains way more mini games which was always a favourite of mine throughout the various FF games.
Overall if you are a Final Fantasy fan and either want to replay a great game, or you want to play the first true 3D game in the franchise then this is a great game to buy and play, you will get literally hundreds of hours of gameplay which is something not many games from this era can claim.
I score this game a strong 8/10. Still packs a mean punch 18 years after it was first released.
The Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Collection is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster brings both beloved titles to long-time fans of the series and a new generation of players in stunning high definition, complete with new features including new challenges, gameplay modes and more.
FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster is now available both physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch™ and as a digital-only title for the Xbox One family of devices. Physical copies of the game for Nintendo Switch™ also include a reversible sleeve featuring beautiful art of the title’s heroes.
For more information, visit: http://www.finalfantasyXHD.com
YOOZOO Games, Shanghai — 23.04.19 | Following mythic heroes Victoria and Athena’s earlier introduction to League of Angels III, Tabitha arrives in-game tomorrow (April 24). A powerful, offence-based angel, she is the last remaining descendant of the Royal Fire Dragon family and will be available in Featured Hero events, where players can seize the opportunity to obtain this new mythic hero.
League of Angels III is also set to receive a huge update at the end of April (V5.0.0). It will include a new real-time PvP game mode — Chess Hero. Here you get to build a team and form a formidable line-up. You can show off your tactics and strategy in real-time PvP battles and grab mineral treasures to score more points and get a higher rank in X-server games.
All League of Angels III players will receive a special gift code on Facebook to celebrate the update this week. These can be used for awesome rewards, allowing you to experience everything Chess Hero has to offer!
It’s not just the gameplay that’s received an update either, the League of Angels III website has been updated accordingly; and now includes a whole new section in ‘Features’ (with a description of Chess Hero and Companions). A brand new gallery has also been added, allowing players to explore high quality images and information on Heroes, Outfits, Companions, Mounts and other game features and content.
Saturday, 20 April 2019
Unravel Two is out now on Nintendo Switch! Play as two Yarnys (tiny magical creatures made of yarn and joined by a thread) in a puzzle-platforming adventure.
Run, jump, swing, and solve your way through a world of natural beauty and shadowy dangers, either on your own or with a friend in local co-op.
It’s a platforming adventure game seen from a unique perspective, or two. Play as a pair of Yarnys – small beings made of yarn and connected by a single thread – in local co-op or as a single player. Run, jump and swing through platforming puzzles, foster friendship, and shed light on a world covered in shadow.
Buy from Amazon Here
Thursday, 18 April 2019
Review by Jon Donnis
As soon as I started playing this game, I was instantly reminded of PC classic "Hotline Miami".
And God's Trigger clearly takes a lot of inspiration from Hotline Miami.
At first the control system on this is a nightmare, it really is badly designed in my opinion, and I seemed to be forever pausing the game and checking the controls. This really is a huge problem, as there will be many people who will play this and give up pretty quickly. In time you will get used to it and you will forget that you ever had a problem. But this is still an annoyance of mine with some games. When creating a game, imagine that whoever playing it just wants to play, they don't want to learn how to attack, or transport through walls, etc, they just want to start the game, complete a few levels by killing everything easily, and have a feeling of accomplishment, then you can change up the controls, add new attacks and so on. This game fails in that respect as although it explains each new way of killing an enemy, it seems to be thrown at you all quite quickly, and you will find yourself dying multiple times before you have hardly got going.
That said, if you do stick with it, the game improves massively.
And because there control system has good variety, it does mean you have to really think sometimes how you will kill someone, will you use your close up weapon and go crazy, or will you use your limited longer range weapons, which may run out and leave you needing them for a later part in the level.
Sadly you don't really have any kind of health bar, so if you get shot or hit once, that's it you are dead, but there are plenty of checkpoints so it's not like you have to do an entire level again from scratch. Plus most enemies also die pretty quick, so it all seems strangely fair.
You play as Harry or Judy and can swap between the characters at will, and each have their different attacks and specialities. Which will also help you solve the puzzle elements the game throws at you.
The game is ultra violent as you would expect and you will end up leaving blood splattered everywhere.
The graphics are glorious as is the heavy soundtrack, if you are prone to motion sickness you might find the graphics a bit hard to play against, but the vast majority of people wont notice.
The game is good, I enjoyed it, but the poor control system thrown at you are the start, and some graphic glitches do effect gameplay.
I'll give this game a decent 7/10. Plenty of room for improvement.
Available on Xbox One
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. delivers the second DLC "Bubblegum Fatale" for the Nintendo Switch exclusive action game
In the second downloadable content, a new stage "Killer Marathon" will be added, and popular character "Bad Girl" - familiar to No More Heroes fans - will return to the fight. Additionally, an adventure part for Travis will be added.
Downloadable Content Batch #2 includes:
- Additional playable character: “Bad Girl” (*Can be used after clearing Killer Marathon)
- Includes new Bad Girl-exclusive skills (two types)
- Includes new stage: Killer Marathon
- Includes new skills (*Unlocked after clearing Killer Marathon)
- Also includes all-new Travis Ver. Adventure Part (total: one new story)
In addition, there will be additional and fixed patches in line with the second DLC. In Ver. 1.2.0, 19 titles will appear on collaboration T-shirts representing legendary and indie games, including "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker".
The T-Shirt collaboration will include:
Black The Fall
Fire Pro Wrestling World
Saturday Morning RPG
TAROTICA VOO DOO
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
零～月蝕の仮面～(Zero～Tsukihami no Kamen～)
Gear up for an adrenaline fuelled adventure in the all-new Dare Devils of Destruction DLC for JUST CAUSE 4, releasing April 30th, 2019, on XBOX ONE®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.
Watch the JUST CAUSE 4 Dare Devils of Destruction trailer
Complete new missions to unlock over 16 all-new weaponized vehicles that you can drop in at a moment’s notice. Experience new levels of destruction, attack missions in never before seen ways, employ new tactics against the forces of the Black Hand and cause pure mayhem in the world of Solis.
Put the pedal to the metal, earn the respect of rival gangs and take on three deadly challenge modes across 15 explosive new missions.
Survival: Speed through a gauntlet of landmines, wrecking balls and rings of fire in this ultimate drive for survival. Destroy obstacles along the way and race towards the checkpoints to secure victory.
Run: Drive through extreme weather and master high-speed stunts in Run. Obliterate your rivals with a variety of weapons as you try to cross the finish line!
Rampage: Master the art of destruction and create carnage within this explosive arena. Reduce targets and rival drivers to scrap metal to achieve the high score!
“This is the first of three explosive over-the-top DLC packs in the ‘Dare Devils, Demons and Danger Expansion Pass’. Each pack will bring more vehicles, new modes, weapons and activities that continue to make the Just Cause 4 sandbox richer, crazier and even more extreme. Every pack will integrate seamlessly with the main game and add new experiences and more amazing tools of destruction.” Said Victoria Setian, Senior Producer at Avalanche Studios. “It’s a privilege to be able to continue to expand our massive action sandbox in Just Cause 4. Thank you for all the support so far!”
Gold Edition purchasers will receive 7 days early access to the JUST CAUSE 4 Dare Devils of Destruction DLC.
Klei launches Oxygen Not Included out of Steam Early Access next month
Vancouver, Canada – April 16, 2019: Klei, the critically-acclaimed independent games studio behind the smash-hit franchise Don’t Starve, is happy to announce the full release of the resource management sim, Oxygen Not Included, which will be leaving Steam Early Access on May 28.
View the teaser here:
Jamie Cheng, founder of Klei Entertainment said: “After two years, we are happy to announce that Oxygen Not Included is coming out of Early Access on May 28. Throughout Early Access, we’ve added a ton of content, polish, improvements, optimizations and features to realize our vision of the game. Features such as simulating disease, implementing a skill system, adding creature taming, logic gates, automation, duplicant scheduling, recreational facilities, as well as a menagerie of new creatures, biomes, official mod support, space travel, and more, have all been added to complete the experience.
“We have sold almost two million copies so far and we’ve been amazed at how the community has taken the game and run with it, including AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" built with logic gates, a 100-Duplicant challenge colony, and an astonishing retrospective of a 2000-cycle colony. It is all so much more than we could have hoped for and we’re so grateful for our community’s continued feedback and support.”
With the final Oxygen Not Included Early Access update Klei is introducing a host of new features, including three new biomes, new buildings, new creatures, and asteroid generation settings, so each playthrough can feel fresh and challenging.
Oxygen Not Included is a space-colony simulation game, designed in a way that only Klei can deliver. Manage your colonists and help them dig, build and maintain a subterranean asteroid base. You'll need water, warmth, food, and oxygen to keep them alive, and even more than that to keep them happy.
To celebrate the launch of Oxygen Not Included on May 28, the Early Access on Steam will be available for 25% off, from April 16-18 here.
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Cambridge, UK. 16 April 2019. Frontier Developments plc today announced that a new, free roller coaster and premium Classic Rides Collection for Planet Coaster is available today.
Copperhead Strike, the latest coaster to be launched at Carowinds park, in North Carolina, USA, is today free to play for all Planet Coaster players alongside the launch of the premium Classic Rides Collection. Faithfully recreated from the original ride blueprints, this twisting and looping coaster train is beautifully themed like an original American hot-rod. Copperhead Strike packs a real punch with its double launching track layout which boasts an inverted top hat, two 360 loops, a corkscrew, and a unique jojo roll straight out the station. It’s as close as you can get to riding the real thing.
The first DLC pack for Planet Coaster in 2019, the Classic Rides Collection is out now on Steam.
The Classic Rides Collection launch trailer, below, features all nine rides (and one variant) and perfectly captures the friendly, fun atmosphere of Planet Coaster!
Monday, 15 April 2019
LONDON (15th April 2019) – Square Enix Ltd., today announced that the critically acclaimed OCTOPATH TRAVELER™ will make its debut on PC on the 7th June 2019.
To watch the announcement trailer now, visit: https://youtu.be/GRQEwauQTbs
In OCTOPATH TRAVELER, players will set forth on an epic adventure through the enchanting yet perilous continent of Orsterra, stretching across vast landscapes from lush forests, to desert outposts and snow-swept cathedrals. Featuring eight distinct characters each with their own tales to enjoy ranging from journeys of self-discovery to quests for revenge, each traveler will start their journey in a different land so players can steer their own journey depending on whom they choose.
OCTOPATH TRAVELER for PC brings to life the game’s unique HD-2D visuals, blending striking 2D character designs with a beautiful 3D world.
OCTOPATH TRAVELER will be available for PC (STEAM) from 7th June 2019 with English and Japanese audio, and English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese text. For more information, visit:
Saturday, 13 April 2019
From the creative talent behind the genre-defining Burnout series, Dangerous Driving puts aggression back into the racing genre, recapturing the spirit of the past and taking it to a new place.
Dangerous Driving is a game about real driving. The sort of driving you want to do when no one else is looking. The sort of driving you'd love to do if only everyone else would get OUT OF THE DAMN WAY!; This game gives you the chance to live out that fantasy. To floor it in everyday cars, at high speeds, weaving in and out of traffic and slamming the other cars right off the road.
This is a game built in the spirit of the classic arcade racing games of the 80's and 90's. It's about speed, driving skill and beautiful powerslides around epic corners. It's also about all out aggression, instant retaliation and sweet, sweet revenge.
The more dangerously you drive, the faster you can go!
Bump, shunt, slam, scratch and scrape your way around 30 different courses set across seven different locations.
Takedown your opponent in the adrenaline-fueled Takedown Races, chain your way to perfection in Heatwave, or rule every road in Road Rage.
Switch on your Sirens and apprehend Wanted Suspects in Pursuit Mode or be the last car standing in Eliminator.
Players race against remorseless AI drivers in 8 different event types, unlocking new deadly cars and aggressive abilities as they progress.
Coming in the first downloadable update Month 1 - take the action online against seven other players
Includes a BONUS game: Danger Zone 2: Danger Zone 2 takes the crash testing action out of the Test Area and onto real public roads. A high-speed driving game featuring speed, traffic and crashes, Danger Zone 2 lets players loose onto the Freeways of the USA, the Motorways of the UK and the Autovias of Spain.
Drive at high speed on real life roads crowded with everyday traffic - Shunt, Slam, Flip, Roll and Jacknife as many vehicles as possible. Create chaos across 23 of the world's most notorious accident blackspots set in 17 unique locations around the world. Choose from 8 vehicles to drive and smash: including a Sedentary Sedan, a Chaotic Coupe, a Really Crazy Taxi, a Euro Truck and a Formula One car!.
Monday, 8 April 2019
LONDON (8th April 2019) – Square Enix Ltd., today revealed a stunning new trailer for the upcoming release of FINAL FANTASY® X / X-2 HD Remaster for the Nintendo Switch™ and the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, which re-introduces fans to the beloved heroes Tidus and Yuna and the magical world of Spira.
FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster Tidus and Yuna trailer:
In FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster players will discover two extraordinary tales of adventure and excitement in which Tidus and Yuna must work alongside their friends to overcome dangerous and powerful adversaries that threaten their world. With emotional stories, deep and tactical gameplay and dozens of hours of content, FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster is a perfect opportunity to experience one of the most popular titles in the FINAL FANTASY series.
Additionally, physical copies of FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster for the Nintendo Switch™ system will include a reversible sleeve, featuring beautiful art of the title’s heroes.
FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster will be available both physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch and as a digital-only title for the Xbox One family of devices, on 16th April 2019.
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Friday, 5 April 2019
Massive post-launch content drop releasing for award-winning supersonic driving game GRIP: Combat Racing
Watford, England – April 4th, 2019 – Wired Productions Ltd., an award-winning independent video games publisher, and developer Caged Element Inc., today reinforced their post-launch commitment to providing continuous support for GRIP: Combat Racing by releasing a stack of new content, including four free new tracks and the introduction of Team Racing and Deathmatch.
Landing Friday April 5th on STEAM, with console to follow over the next two weeks, this new content takes GRIP’s track count to 27, with players now able to choose how they play, with options such as Team Deathmatch, local split-screen racing, 10-player online tournaments, a single-player campaign and the nine point-to-point challenging Carkour mode!
NEW CONTENT KEY FEATURES:
Team Modes (Available on Steam April 5th and later this month on console)
Team racing now takes centre stage with the inclusion of two new modes: Team Racing and Team Deathmatch.
Team Racing - Players can now join either Red or Blue teams to battle it out in any racing mode. These include: Classic Race, Ultimate, Elimination and Speed Demon. The team with the highest points wins!
Team Deathmatch - The way deathmatch is meant to be played. Jump on Red or Blue and blast each other away. The team with the highest points wins
*Team modes are supported in multiplayer and in tournament format. Each side (Red and Blue) have a team emblem/sigil to set them apart more and create a better rivalry
Four New Tracks (Available on Steam April 5th and later this month on console)
Mindbender (Haze reverse) (Orbital Prime) (City)
A highly-modified version of Haze reverse. Key sections include a massive jump, tricky S-turn and twisting sewer section
Naptha Valley (Jahtra) (Desert)
Quite possibly the most rollercoaster-y track of all. Set in a resource mining centre, key sections include a mineral deposit cave, large stepped curves of terrain and an indoor facility
Hive Horizon (Orbital Prime) (City)
A beautiful, sunset soaked, gravity-defying city district. Key sections include an affluent block of corporate structures, a big ceiling ride to floor jump and an ascending spiral road
Spin Cycle (Liddo5) (Forest)
Key sections include an open area with nice autumn visuals, tunnel turns perfect for barrel rolls, glass tunnels and an obstacle ridden turn to the finish!
As of April 5th, the level cap has also been increased to 40, with unlocks of paint jobs and new tires for cars. In addition to this Pariah now have coloured paint that can be customized!
Garage Packs 2
($1.99 / £1.69 / €1.99 individual packs. Also available as a money saving bundle) Available on Steam April 5th and later this month on console)
Glow hot with new skins, decals and rims for each manufacture!
The game can be purchased now for console and PC – digitally on Steam, the PlayStation™ Store, Xbox Games Store or physically, upright and upside-down at global retail.
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.
For more information visit http://www.wiredproductions.com
Thursday, 4 April 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom – 4th April 2019. VooFoo Studios and publisher Double Eleven today announced This Is Snooker, a genre-defining cue sports simulation featuring seven-time world snooker champion, Stephen Hendry, will be coming soon to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch™ console and Windows PC.
Former world number one for nine seasons, Hendry is widely regarded as one of snooker’s greatest ever players. Stephen features in the game as both an AI opponent and expert mentor in a series of exclusive ‘Cue Tips’ videos designed to help improve your real-life and in-game snooker skills. Players will also be invited to play-through a series of arcade scenarios that challenge you to recreate defining moments in the snooker legend’s record-breaking snooker career.
VooFoo Studios has worked meticulously with Hendry to recreate his unique characteristics and attacking style of play in-game and to enhance their ability to create totally believable cue-sport physics in a stunningly realistic simulation of one of the world’s most exciting and competitive sports. Also featured in the game is world-renowned professional snooker and pool referee, Michaela Tabb, whose familiar voice brings authority and authenticity to the in-game referee.
“Working with one of the world’s greatest ever snooker players has helped us create an incredibly realistic cue sports simulation” said Shaun Read, Game Director at VooFoo Studios. “We’re very excited to have Stephen involved, his input has enabled us to really fine tune the game mechanics to make This Is Snooker by far the best cue sports simulation we’ve ever made.”
Stephen Hendry commented: “I’m really proud to be involved in the development of such an ambitious recreation of snooker. I’ve been really impressed with just how realistic This Is Snooker is and the level of detail that has gone into making it look and feel so real.”
This Is Snooker has been developed from the ground up using VooFoo Studios’ completely revamped proprietary game and physics engine. “The unique new set of tools at our disposal has enabled us to do things we’ve never done before that will take the game and genre to a whole new level,” stated Mark Williams, Technology Director at VooFoo Studios. “Our new engine has allowed us to create unrivalled levels of graphical fidelity and hyper-realistic, true-to-life ball physics, we’re confident we’ve created the most technically advanced cue sports game ever made.”
Published by Double Eleven and developed by cue sports masters Voofoo Studios, This Is Snooker will include the previously announced title This Is Pool and will be available as the This Is Snooker - Pool Deluxe Edition, in a content-packed, complete cue-sports experience. This Is Pool will also be available to purchase separately. Play every major type of cue sport in six painstakingly-detailed locations with full pool and snooker career modes, mini games, trick shots, practice mode and extensive local and online multiplayer modes in a truly immersive cue sports simulation.
This Is Snooker – Pool Deluxe Edition is coming soon to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch™ console and Windows PC.
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Like the Da Vinci of death, Techland Publishing has unleashed a new gameplay trailer demonstrating the fine art of killing in God’s Trigger, a brutal, fast-paced, top-down shooter, in which players can use supernatural powers to cause spectacular mayhem in a quest to stop the Apocalypse.
Ever wondered what it’s like to have powers from both Heaven and Hell? God’s Trigger allows players to go on the rampage as Harry, a fallen angel, or Judy, a demon. Each of these two characters has 7 unique abilities that players can upgrade, customize and combine with others to create their own visceral style of dishing out death. In a game where any hit is fatal, being able to slow down time to dodge bullets or to become invisible will be key to survival.
In the solo campaign, players will be able to seamlessly switch between the two characters at anytime and have access to all of their respective skills and powers. Partner up with a friend in co-op to create even deadlier and more explosive combos, crushing enemies in no time and making the most of the 14 abilities and 36 weapons the merciless duo has at hand.
In Harry and Judy working together the true artistry of carnage is revealed; players can annihilate foes with a huge number of devilishly creative combos, such as setting up a Wall of Fire that will imbue passing bullets with the energy of hell and have them explode on impact, or creating a Dark Vortex to suck enemies together and ripen them for melee brutality. Player death will be simply a passing inconvenience in the cycle of creative destruction.
In the world of God’s Trigger, survival depends on the ability to make split-second decisions, and massacre enemies with a variety of guns, melee weapons, special abilities and environmental traps throughout visually spectacular bloodbaths. Prepare for unforgivingly intense, brutal action where just one pull of the trigger is enough to kill the enemy—or you.
God’s Trigger is set to release digitally for PC, the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, and PlayStation 4 on April 18, 2019.
Monday, 1 April 2019
From the Makers of the Acclaimed Yakuza Series: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios presents Judgment, the dramatic tale of a disgraced lawyer seeking redemption in a world rife with corruption and despair. Investigate the Seedy Red Light District of Kamurocho: Step into the mind of private detective Takayuki Yagami and utilize innovative investigation systems to uncover the secrets that lie deep within Kamurocho's corrupt underbelly. Experience Visceral Combat with Two Unique Combat Styles: Take down groups of thugs with sweeping blows in Crane Style, then switch to Tiger to overwhelm a single foe with a series of powerful strikes.
Practice mixing-and-matching styles in combat in conjunction with a wide variety of skills, weapons, and powerful (and hilarious) EX Actions to unlock a whole new dimension in combat.
Judgment is headed to the West on June 25, 2019!
Digital pre-orders get early access to the full game starting on June 21.
Friday, 29 March 2019
El President is back! In times of political turmoil and social unrest, the people are calling for visionary leaders, who will steer the fate of their country with foresight and ingenuity. Prove yourself once again as a feared dictator or peace-loving statesman on the island state of Tropico and shape the fate of your nation through four distinctive eras. Face new challenges on the international stage and always keep the needs of your people in mind.
For the first time in the series, manage extensive archipelagos, build bridges to connect your islands and use new means of transportation and infrastructure. Send your Tropicana on raids to steal the wonders of the world, including the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Customize your palace at will and give election speeches from your balcony, to win the favour of your subjects.
Tropico 6 reviewed by T.J. Hafer on PC.
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
YOOZOO Games, Shanghai | 27.03.19:
Rangers of Oblivion invites you to join the Rangers, a fearsome faction of monster-hunting masters sworn to defend the land of Malheim; a sprawling 3D fantasy world offering a huge range of quests that test your tracking, combat, treasure-hunting and survival skills.
As any seasoned Rangers of Oblivion player will tell you, your weapon of choice requires careful consideration: with greatswords, lances, longbows, twin blades, staffs and armoured gauntlets all available. Each weapon has a distinct combat style, skill set and offers different attributes. You can forge stronger weapons and armour by crafting from the spoils of the hunt, upgrading weapons to help you face the more fearsome of Malheim’s monsters.
The Warblade, however, is not a weapon native to Malheim — with its origins in the eastern kingdom far beyond the wilderness. It was brought to the Rangers by a mysterious and powerful swordsman, whose own distant kingdom was also plagued by behemoths. There, the Warblade became an invaluable weapon in defence of their realm; used by a band of warriors, a strike made in unison can cut down even the most gargantuan monsters.
Gripped in both hands, a variety of hack, slash and lunge combinations are possible, giving both power and speed to the user's attacks. However, the wielder of a Warblade must be able to channel their Ki; an inner force that grows steadily in the heat of battle. Proficient Warblade users can strike with deadly finesse. Mastering the tempo of combat by honing their Ki is something any Ranger opting for a Warblade should aim to achieve.
Rangers of Oblivion is the ultimate monster-hunting playground for mobile devices. Want a Warblade? Head on over to the GTarcade site and download Rangers of Oblivion.
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
March 26, 2019 – YOOZOO Games, a leading game developer and publisher, today announced the global launch of Game of Thrones Winter is Coming™, a real-time strategy PC browser game officially licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment under license from HBO®. The game is now available in English, with additional languages to follow.
HBO, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Yoozoo Games have collaborated to recreate Westeros on a massive scale, delivering an authentic and immersive multiplayer world laid out across the Seven Kingdoms – complete with major landmarks and castles from the epic TV series. The story begins immediately following the death of Eddard Stark, when the player emerges as a new Westeros lord or lady in his stead.
Strategising starts in earnest in Game of Thrones Winter is Coming as players aim to build an impenetrable base, train a victorious army and recruit faithful followers from a pool of iconic characters. As players progress, they must continue to acquire the might, money and influence needed to take the Iron Throne.
Several characters from Game of Thrones can also be found across the vast Westeros landscape, each with their own diverse skill sets as well as their own band of soldiers and followers. Players must choose their allies wisely and recruit them into their ranks in order to leverage their influence and knowledge to plot a course towards domination.
Players can invite friends to raise an army and compete with other Westerosi lords and ladies to conquer their castles. Should they eventually become the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, players will be able to add their own distinct features and upgrades in order to sit on the Iron Throne in a fashion more befitting their reign. Players can also venture out to explore 30 different types of terrain and weather conditions in Westeros, as the continent’s appearance changes almost as often as its leaders.
In certain game modes, players will be able to experience their favorite moments from the show and see the story of Game of Thrones unfold once more. They will also be able to unlock exclusive hidden storylines through a wide variety of PVE missions, such as battle progressions that will pit players against hordes of roaming bandits and assassins for a chance to earn valuable rewards.
View the CGI trailer for Game of Thrones Winter is Coming:
Thursday, 21 March 2019
DOUBLE FINE PRODUCTIONS and BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. present RAD - a 3D action rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world. As a teenage protagonist, players must journey into the Fallow - an ever-changing, procedurally generated wasteland that holds the secrets of the past and answers for the future. Here, radioactive toxins will randomly mutate your character, giving you powerful new abilities that challenge you to constantly adapt your play style. Using these abilities, and your trusty bat, you have been tasked with saving humanity’s future by healing the world. The game launches this Summer.
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
My Time At Portia is coming to PlayStation 4 on April 16th 2019!
Pre-order now and receive the exclusive Housewarming Gift Set!
Start a new life in the enchanting town of Portia! Restore your Pa's neglected workshop to its former glory by fulfilling commissions, growing crops, raising animals, and befriending the quirky inhabitants of this charming post-apocalyptic land
US Pre-Order Link
UK Pre-Order Link
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
ROTTERDAM, NL – March 13, 2019 – Vertigo Games and Wolfdog Interactive have today announced that the award-winning VR strategy game, Skyworld, will be launching for PlayStation VR on March 26, 2019, adding new player-progress features. By melding turn-based strategy gameplay with real-time battle scenarios, Skyworld gives players the chance to control a kingdom at war in VR against friends online or within solo campaigns.
The launch of Skyworld on PlayStation VR brings all-new features into the mix, allowing players to champion their achievements in-game. With a persistent leveling system, players can earn XP in single and multiplayer matches and from daily challenges, with special avatars waiting to be unlocked. Competing online can win players a spot on the brand-new Skyworld PlayStation VR leaderboards.
Players control the tides of war with a unique hybrid gameplay system of turn-based management, deck building, and fast-paced, real-time battles. By harnessing a strategic combination of the 16 available units, Skyworld players can build a deadly and specialized army with everything from archers and snipers to siege tanks and flying fortresses.
Before conquering friends and foes online, players are invited to wage war in a full single player campaign and recruit an army for a royal conquest to defend the universe. Skyworlds have found prosperity thanks to the magical cores at their center, but demons seek to control that power for themselves. Players must outwit, out-manoeuvre and out-plan their opponents to save the realm once and for all.