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31 Aug 2020

Live by the Sword, Die by the Blade. One-hit-kill sword combat game to launch Kickstarter campaign this October

Die by the Blade draws inspiration from legendary combat games like Bushido Blade, Way of the Samurai and Dark Souls as well as the epic stand-offs in Ghost of Tsushima. Set in a visually stunning ‘Samuraipunk’ vision of Japan, Die by the Blade fuses techpunk visuals and japanese-inspired aesthetics to create the perfect backdrop for the ancient art of sword fighting. Players must take up their sword and face off against deadly opponents, where the slightest mistake will seal your fate. Become a master of your craft and fight to the death with other players in tense, fast paced multiplayer matches or slash through tough AI enemies in the singleplayer campaign.

By utilising a One-Hit-Kill combat system, Die by the Blade leaves no room for mistakes. By removing the concepts of health bars and health points, the game is built on a realistic battle system creating a sense of real tension as one error by the player could result in instant death. This system emphasizes the need for weapon positioning, parrying and counter moves to defend against enemy attacks before delivering a clean hit to any vital area of your opponent, causing instant death. Players must use the One-Hit-Kill system to learn from their mistakes and mount devastating comebacks to claim victory.

Publisher Grindstone will be launching a Kickstarter campaign for Die by the Blade this October with the goal of engaging with fans and building an active and supportive community.

REVIEW: No Straight Roads - XBOX One

Review by Jon Donnis
No Straight Roads is a strange game, it is an action adventure, rhythm infused, third person combat music game. Confused yet?

Set in "Vinyl City" you play as two wannabe rock stars who are fighting against NSR records. NSR records controls the music in the city and also the power supply, so clearly they need to be stopped.

You move from room to room and fight against the enemy in different musical genres. For example in Akushuka it is all K-Pop, in Metro District you fight against a boyband, and so on.

The graphics in this game are superb, a very unique look and as you would hope the soundtrack is excellent.
Although I was expecting more of a rhythm music game, this at it's core is an action adventure.

The story is fine, you are the underdogs trying to over come a corrupt music industry and you fight from the bottom until you get to the top. It is a story that everyone can understand and be empathetic towards. Although the fighting system is simplistic, you avoid being attacked, and then you attack, it is fun how you judge when an attack is coming by listening to the music.

This is a fun game, I think the problem many will have is that they will expect too much, sometimes you just need to turn the volume up, don't take things too seriously, and just enjoy the experience. 

A simple and fun game, I enjoyed playing, not going to set any records, but I give it a solid 7/10

Just Die Already Cybergoth 007 Official Trailer

Responding to suggestions that its latest trailer looks somewhat similar to Cyberpunk 2077, development studio DoubleMoose - the outfit behind forthcoming old people mayhem sandbox Just Die Already, also widely known within the industry as "DoubleWhat?" - has suggested any likeness is "err, , erm, purely coincidental."

Hype for CD Projekt Red’s latest game is at an all time high, though DoubleMoose co-founder Armin Ibrisagic has suggested the studio was in no way influenced by endlessly re-watching Cyperpunk 2077 trailers, over and over during the development of Just Die Already’s flash new promo.

"We talk a lot about Cyberpunk 2077 at the DoubleMoose office and the trailer kind of just ended up like this unintentionally," offers Ibrisagic, sat in a home-made replica Cyberpunk jacket, complete with light-equipped pop collar. "Be cool, CDProjectRed. Don't sue."

You can watch the aforementioned ode to Cyberpunk 2077 below

28 Aug 2020

Project CARS 3 - Xbox One Launch Trailer

Project CARS 3 is the third installment in the best-seller racing franchise that brings all the intense thrills, emotions and fun from the vibrant world of motor racing to vivid life as players undertake a whole new exciting career journey that sees them rise from weekend warrior to racing legend.

Also new to the franchise is a deeply engaging me Tag a me that challenges players to race hard and earn in-game credits with which to buy and own hundreds of cars from the world's most Elite brands and race them all on dynamic and spectacular circuits around the globe featuring stunning all-weather, all-seasons conditions.

Race-won credits and XP will also entice players to buy authentic performance upgrades and customization options for their stable of exclusive cars, including wheels, tyres, body kits, rims, as well as personalisation options to create their own racing hero Personas.

With a completely redesigned and unrivalled controller experience, an even more accurate and fun handling model, adjustable skill settings for every level of driver and every element of weather-affected races, Project CARS 3 is the biggest, most exciting and authentic evolution to the definitive racing franchise.

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27 Aug 2020

Hotshot Racing Release Date Announced (Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4)

Hotshot Racing will launch on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 on 10th September worldwide and will be priced at £15.99 / €19.99 / $19.99 USD.

Developed by racing game veterans Lucky Mountain Games and Sumo Nottingham (Outrun 2, Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing Transformed), Hotshot Racing is an all-new driving experience which revives the classic arcade gameplay of the 90s and thrusts it into the modern era. Featuring sharp retro visuals, sleek 60 frames per second gameplay on all platforms, multiple single-player championships, 8-player online game modes and 4-player local split-screen play, Hotshot Racing is sure to appeal to both veteran racers and those looking for a more casual pick-up and play experience.

“This game has been on a massive journey for the past decade from the initial concepts to Kickstarter pitch and now on the final stretch to launch,” said creative director Trevor Ley of Lucky Mountain Games. “We can’t wait to see all the in-game leaderboards light up with the fastest times from players and see multiplayer servers full to the rafters! We have plans for this game past launch as well, so it’ll be great to see what the world thinks of the game post-September 10th,” he added.

“As soon as we saw Hotshot Racing we absolutely fell in love with the concept, and working with Trevor on the game’s development has been a fruitful and joyous experience,” said Tom Turner studio production director at Sumo Nottingham. “Sumo Nottingham is known for producing some of the most beloved arcade racing experiences on the planet and we believe Hotshot Racing stands proudly side-by-side the best racing games we’ve developed."

Lucky Mountain Games, Sumo Nottingham and Curve Digital are also proud to confirm that Hotshot Racing will be available via Xbox Game Pass. All active subscribers from launch day onwards will be able to access the game on Xbox One as part of their ongoing subscription.

All those looking for a fresh injection of colourful, speed-fuelled nostalgia into their lives will be able to pre-order Hotshot Racing starting today on PC via Steam with pre-orders hitting other platforms prior to launch.

For the game’s full feature breakdown, please see below:

Time Trial and Grand Prix modes cater to those who like to compete in classic racing formats, while ‘Cops and Robbers’ and ‘Drive or Explode’ modes offer exhilarating new ways to play. Each mode is available in single-player, four-player split-screen and eight-player online, while Time Trial is single-player only. Single-player modes run at a blistering 60FPS to deliver one of the fastest depictions of racing possible. Smash lap records to rise-up the global online leaderboards or download ghost laps to match your racing lines against the very best.

16 racing circuits provide the twists, turns and straights conducive to searingly quick racing. Take in coastal, jungle, alpine and Las Vegas desert environments, with each course modelled with the most vivid colours and blue skies for miles.

Keiko, Xing, Mike, Alexa, Aston, Toshiro, Marcus and Viktor - eight speed addicts that have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of being the greatest racing driver in the world.

Drifting is crucial in Hotshot Racing. Boost charges as the player drifts, so maintaining it for as long as possible is vital to preserving maximum speed throughout a race.

In this mode each car has a bomb attached to it. Drop below a certain speed and BOOM! The trigger speed gets faster and faster, forcing players to maintain impossibly high speeds.

Robbers evade the cops. Cops catch the robbers, and in doing so convert them to the police side, leading to an exciting test of skill for the surviving criminals.

26 Aug 2020

Lacuna | Sci-Fi Noir Adventure | Announcement Trailer (INT)

Lacuna, winner of ‘Best Prototype’ at Game Award Saar, is a story-based pixel art adventure in a beautiful 2D sci-fi “noir” universe, which challenges the player to utilize extensive dialogue options in order to make decisions with potentially serious consequences. In the game, players must use their moral compass to navigate an emotionally intense experience that may or may not stimulate some critical self-reflection.

A murder. A hack. A bombing. All it takes to plunge the solar system into war – unless you do something about it. Help CDI agent Neil Conrad make a string of increasingly difficult decisions in this modern dialog-driven adventure set in a gorgeous 2D sci-fi noir universe.

Wish list on Steam

Orbital Bullet | 360° Rogue-lite | Announcement Trailer

Publisher Assemble Entertainment has revealed a brand new trailer for action-packed platformer Orbital Bullet

“It’s been hard keeping Orbital Bullet a secret, but the response we received at gamescom 2020 made it well worth the wait,” said Assemble Entertainment CEO Stefan Marcinek. “2021 is already primed to be an exceptional year for video games, and we’re thrilled to be involved in that excitement and success.”

Orbital Bullet — winner of ‘Best Concept with Prototype’ category and 2nd prize in the ‘Prototype Young Talent’ category at Deutscher Entwicklerpreis 2019 — is a fast-paced 360° action-platformer with rogue-lite elements based in a unique, ring-shaped sci-fi world where all of the action takes place in a circular pattern. Players must fight through a variety of procedurally-generated planets and use intense body modifications, crafting, and heavy weaponry to make it out alive.

Wish list it now on Steam

A Space For The Unbound - Announce Trailer | PS4

A Space for The Unbound is a slice-of-life adventure game with beautiful pixel art set in the late 90s rural Indonesia that tells a story about overcoming anxiety, depression, and the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers.

A slice-of-life surreal adventure game about the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers. Play as Atma, a high school boy who possesses a mysterious book that can “dive” into someone else’s subconscious to influence their mind and use this power to help his childhood sweetheart realise her dreams.

25 Aug 2020

Daedalic Entertainment Reveals The Official The Lord of the Rings – Gollum Teaser Trailer

Hamburg/Berkeley, 25th August 2020
Daedalic Entertainment have revealed the first CGI trailer for the upcoming action adventure game The Lord of the Rings – Gollum. In partnership with Middle-earth Enterprises, a division of The Saul Zaentz Company, The Lord of the Rings – Gollum is being brought to life in-house by Daedalic Entertainment’s award-winning development team and is set for release in 2021 on PC and all relevant console platforms at that time.

This new title will remain true to the vision laid out in J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and will also explore new events and details related to Gollum’s journey. The Lord of the Rings - Gollum will be powered by Unreal Engine and will be localised into multiple languages so that fans from across the globe will be able to enjoy this new action adventure.

24 Aug 2020

Yakuza: Like a Dragon - How Will You Rise? Trailer | PS4, PS5

Yakuza: Like a Dragon launches on November 13 on PlayStation 4. Coming soon to PlayStation 5.

RISE FROM ROCK BOTTOM Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking grunt of a low-ranking yakuza family in Tokyo, faces an 18-year prison sentence after taking the fall for a crime he didn't commit. Never losing faith, he loyally serves his time and returns to society to discover that no one was waiting for him on the outside, and his clan has been destroyed by the man he respected most. 

Confused and alone, he embarks on a mission to discover the truth behind his family's betrayal and take his life back, becoming an unlikely hero for the city's outcasts on his journey. 

LEVEL UP FROM UNDERDOG TO DRAGON IN DYNAMIC RPG COMBAT Experience dynamic RPG combat like none other. Switch between 19 unique Jobs ranging from Bodyguard to Musician, and use the battlefield your weapon. Take up bats, umbrellas, bikes, street signs, and everything else at your disposal to crack some skulls! 

ENTER THE UNDERWORLD PLAYGROUND When you're not busy bashing heads, relax by hitting up the local arcade for some classic SEGA games, compete with locals in a no holds barred go-kart race around Yokohama, complete 50 unique substories, or just take in the scenery of a modern-day Japanese city. There's always something new around the corner.

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A HERO AND A GARDEN - Launch Trailer

A HERO AND A GARDEN will be priced for 4.99$ / € for all platforms.
It will launch on the following platforms:
PS4 America: August 28th
PS4 Europe: August 28th
Xbox One: August 28th
Nintendo Switch (NA & EU): August 28th
A Japanese release will follow in the next few weeks for PS4 and Nintendo Switch!*
* Xbox One version already features Japanese

Once upon a time, there was a princess trapped in a tower by an evil witch. Would anyone attempt to rescue her?

A brave hero attempted to save her, but things didn’t exactly work out for him! In a twist of fate, our young hero is now forced to repay all the damage he caused to the local monster villagers by… growing a garden?

Harvest berries, fulfill requests, and repair the local monster town in this unique visual novel clicker game. Earn enough money to pay back the witch and experience unique character endings!

Cute and simple art
Get to know a strong cast of monster characters
Experience special character-variant endings
Peaceful and tranquil music
Adds a music box and new HD graphics

21 Aug 2020

CASE: Animatronics will be released on PlayStation®4 this September 4th!

CASE: Animatronics is a truly scary and challenging first-person stealth horror game. Control of the police department is in the hands of anonymous hacker. All exits are locked. Electricity is off. Metallic thumps are getting closer. Will you survive, Detective Bishop?

Welcome to the police department, where working late can lead to tragic consequences. You're John Bishop, a swamped-with-work detective who tirelessly carries out your investigations late into the night. But tonight, you are pulled from your precious few hours of rest, and a strange dream, by a mysterious call from an old “friend”. Turning your fight to find the truth into a fight to survive the night.

Your police department is left without electricity. The security system has been hacked. All exits are locked. But that is not the real problem.

Someone… something is following you. Red eyes shine from dark corners and the sound of shifting, clanking metal echoes through the once safe halls… You know them simply as animatronics, but something unknown and horrifying is driving them. Figure out what is going on, survive the night, and remember - no one will care if you scream.

- A tablet to watch the security cameras carefully. You will use a tablet to watch the security cameras, and you need to be seriously careful. Using the environment of the police station is the key to salvation and survival. Be quiet, be alert, move fast. Your only tools, the only things you can rely on, are your legs, your tablet, and a torch.
- Hide & Sneak. Use closets and cabinets to sneak between animatronics and try to catch a silent breath.
- Animatronics. The steel legs and arms will treat you well. Get ready to be confused by their abilities. Be prepared to react to the unexpected.
- Figure out what’s happening. Explore the police department in search of explanations. Don’t forget to listen to the world around you and keep track of the changes around. The only one that can save your life, is you.

CASE: Animatronics will be released on PlayStation®4 this September 4th! Price is 9.99 everywhere

Crytek Announces Release Date for Crysis Remastered

Hot on the heels of its Nintendo Switch release, Crytek announced today that Crysis Remastered is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on September 18th. The game will be available as a digital release via the Epic Games Store, the PlayStation Store, and the Microsoft Store for GBP 26.99 / USD 29.99 / EUR 29.99.

Co-developed with Saber Interactive, the classic first person shooter will focus on the original game’s single-player campaigns and is slated to contain high-quality textures up to 8K, HDR support, temporal anti-aliasing, Screen Space Directional Occlusion (SSDO), Global Illumination (SVOGI), state-of-the-art depth fields, new light settings, motion blur, parallax occlusion mapping, Screen Space Reflections and Shadows (SSR & SSS) as well as new and updated particle effects and more. Further additions such as ray tracing enhance the game with a major visual upgrade.

For the first time a Crytek game will feature ray tracing on Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro powered by CRYENGINE’s proprietary software based ray tracing solution. The PC version will additionally support hardware-based ray tracing on Nvidia RTX GPUs.

In Crysis, what begins as a simple rescue mission becomes the battleground of a new war as alien invaders swarm over a North Korean island chain. Armed with a powerful Nanosuit, players can become invisible to stalk enemy patrols, or boost strength to lay waste to vehicles. The Nanosuit’s speed, strength, armour, and cloaking allow creative solutions for every kind of fight, while a huge arsenal of modular weaponry provides unprecedented control over play style. In the ever-changing environment, adapt tactics and gear to dominate your enemies, in an enormous sandbox world.

Martha Is Dead - The Lake - Xbox Series X - PC - 4K Trailer

It’s 1944, and the body of a woman has been found, drowned and desecrated, by the side of a lake in the depths of an Italian countryside. Martha is dead, and now her twin sister must deal with the fallout from her murder, all whilst the horror of war draws ever closer…

Video games publisher, Wired Productions, today dug a little deeper into the mystery around upcoming thriller, Martha is Dead, showcasing new footage captured in-game, alongside revealing its next gen homes and shedding more light around plot details.

Developed by LKA, the studio behind the celebrated psychological adventure The Town of Light, Martha is Dead is in development for Xbox Series X and PC. Building upon LKA’s signature style of deep multi-layered narratives, Martha is Dead combines real world locations, working in links to historical events, superstition, folklore, and deep psychological distress.

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Martha is Dead is built in Unreal® Engine 4 to deliver an incredible visual experience that blurs the boundaries between gaming and reality. Viewed in first-person, players will witness this dark period of history through the eyes of a young woman who seeks the truth, but who also has secrets of her own to hide.

“After two years of development, we’re happy to start unveiling more information about Martha is Dead,” says Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions. “The range of Wired releases continues to grow, and our aim is to always publish incredible games with undeniable quality that deserve to be played. It’s a journey that started with our signing of The Town of Light in 2016, so to continue to support LKA and the studio’s storytelling is something I’m very happy Wired has been able to do.”

“At LKA, we start with a story. Often it’s uncomfortable, not painless and based in truth. We learned a lot with The Town of Light, and Martha is Dead is taking everything we know, and turning it up to 10,” adds Luca Dalco, Founder & Director, LKA.

He continued, 
“Martha is Dead is set in a really interesting and distressing period of history, with Italy at this time torn between two major powers fighting for the future. Martha’s brutal murder brings with it a mirrored sense of misery. This game will shock, make players question the truth and like The Town of Light, help continue a conversation around subject matters that still carry much stigma.”

Martha is Dead will launch later in 2021 on Xbox Series X and PC.

20 Aug 2020

Prove Yourself Worthy and Ascend to Griefhelm

Developer Johnny Dale Lonack and Thorrnet Publishing are thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated medieval tactical duelling game Griefhelm, will launch on PC via Steam today.

Set in a deadly, violent medieval world, Griefhelm is an award-winning* tactical duelling game with lethal medieval weaponry. Wage battle and skewer your enemies, deflect their blows, and push your advantage as your tactically overcome foes in fast-paced duels. Every engagement begins a new dance to the death as warriors search for an opening. Master the art of combat to overcome your enemies and claim victory.

Experience a challenging, replayable campaign that will test the limits of your abilities on the battlefield. The replayable campaign will react to the paths you choose from over 500 narrative responses making each campaign run through feel fresh. Share your best battlefield experiences as each campaign can be played co-op with a friend or you can go solo and test your brutal skills as you take on the hordes of sword wielding enemies. Up to 4 players can battle it out in local multiplayer so you can fight with or against friends without leaving the safety of your couch! Abandon the heresy of peaceful rest. Reach out and lay claim to your eternal reward.

There are four factions represented in the world of Griefhelm, The Flames of Thorny Mountain, First Comet Alliance, The Brilliant Dawn Corps and the Order of the Emerald Scale, each with their own unique history, loyalties and preferences. Players can join a faction and carry its colours onto the battlefield during multiplayer battles, but choose wisely as your place in Griefhelm may depend on it.

Features of Griefhelm: 
Master fast, white-knuckle combat using a wide arsenal of medieval weaponry including long swords, flails and spears.
Use torches and flame weapons to set fire to your opponents or take to horse back for a tactical advantage as your enemies attack.
Challenge a dynamic, replayable campaign and claim your reward in Griefhelm.
Battle with or against your friends with online matchmaking.
Slay on the same couch with up to 4 people in local multiplayer.
Visually striking art style and hand crafted environments bring the world of Griefhelm to life.

Griefhelm will be available to purchase for PC via Steam today for £15.49GBP / $19.99USD / €16.79EUR

Chilling first-person adventure The Suicide of Rachel Foster comes to PS4 and XBO players on August 26th

Publisher Daedalic Entertainment and developer ONE-O-ONE GAMES today announced the console release date for the atmospheric and intense narrative adventure The Suicide of Rachel Foster. The chilling trip to an abandoned Montana hotel in 1993 will arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in less than a week, on August 26th 2020.

The Suicide of Rachel Foster is an intense first person investigation, where melancholy and nostalgia meld into a thrilling ghost tale. This is a truly immersive gameplay experience that has a multilayered narrative, an ending influenced by player choice and binaural audio to keep anyone on the edge of their seats.

This unique and atmospheric first-person thriller tells the story of Nicole, a young woman driven by her mother’s dying wish to uncover her family's dark past. As she unravels the secrets behind the suicide of teenage girl Rachel, she is snowed in on a lonely mountain and explores the abandoned family hotel. Knowing her own father had a role to play in the downfall of Rachel, Nicole relies on the support of a young FEMA agent to unearth the truth once and for all.

Core features:
Explore the vast and detailed hotel, unravelling the dark secrets of the family's past
Binaural audio for a truly immersive experience
Intriguing, touching and mature storytelling
Multi-layered narrative thriller, combining elements of mystery and horror
The Suicide of Rachel Foster launches on August 26th 2020 on PlayStation 4 for £15.99/€19.99/AU$24.95 and Xbox One for £16.99/€19.99/AU$26.95.
For more details on the game, please visit

REVIEW: - Peaky Blinders: Mastermind on Xbox One

Review by Jon Donnis
I was kindly sent a review copy of Peaky Blinders: Mastermind on Xbox one by Curve Digital and Renaissance PR.

As someone from Birmingham, I have been looking forward to the Peaky Blinders game for a while. Based on the popular TV show of the same name.

You could best describe Peaky Blinders Mastermind as a "puzzle-adventure game", and it is set in a timeline of just before the start of the first season.

You play as members of the Shelby family, and each level you have to solve various puzzles, sounds pretty easy right, here is where it gets more complicated, you need to control different people at the same time, to do different tasks, you do this by rewinding time, so you might control one character for a minute or two, perform various tasks, but then you swap to another character, rewind time, so that while your actions with the first character play out, you might be doing something else with another character, which eventually helps you succeed in the level, I know it sounds a bit complicated, but once you get the hang of it, it all makes sense.

Sometimes you may need one character to distract a guard while you walk past, or to open a passage, get you a key, and as you progress through the levels, things get harder, as you need to complete various tasks with different characters all within the same timeline. You get a score based upon the speed of completing the level. Now the first time you attempt a level you may take a while to figure things out, but the great thing here is, once completed, you can try the level again, and now you know what to do, you can try to get as fast a time as possible. Repeating the level a few times, might seem tedious, but it is actually an interesting and challenging part of the game.

The graphics are great, and there is an original soundtrack for the game which I enjoyed a lot too.

The Good
Great graphics and soundtrack, a challenging game, with plenty of replay potential.

The Bad
At first I found the controls a bit tricky, and when you have only a short amount of time to rewind to achieve something, it can be a bit frustrating at first, of course with practice comes perfection.

A thoroughly enjoyable game, you do not need to be a fan of the TV show to enjoy this, it is a fun, challenging puzzle adventure game, and I give it a strong 8/10

Review by Jon Donnis

Peaky Blinders: Mastermind will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC on 20th August 2020 for $24.99/€24.99/£19.99. You can pre-order the game on Xbox One and Steam for PC

Unrailed! Goes Full Steam Ahead Bringing its Crazy Co-op Action to Consoles and PC on September 23rd

Daedalic Entertainment and Indoor Astronaut have announced their successful Steam Early Access title Unrailed! will fully release on September 23rd, not just on PC, but also on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Unrailed! is a true test of your friendships: Work together in local or online multiplayer with up to four players to guide your train through dangerous terrain filled with obstacles and meddling local wildlife in order to reach the safety of the next station. Communication and cooperation are key to ensure you always have enough resources to build new tracks, stop your train from overheating, and can fend off animals pestering you. Without quick decision making and strategic planning your train will derail quickly, which makes the game all the more challenging -- especially in team versus mode where it’s all about building the longest track possible.

When Unrailed! launches on September 23rd, a whole new Biome and additional wagons will be available. The new Mars biome is the most challenging so far, featuring a hazardous environment with a mysterious entity that blocks your path and shoots at your train, and you’ll have no water at all. You have to make good use of your energy shields and your ability to fly through space in order to avoid a space transportation catastrophe.

Additionally, the full release PC and console versions will feature all the updates that have been implemented during Steam Early Access, like:
New Wagons: The mine wagon, break wagon, collector wagon and slot machine wagon can help you collect resources or save you from sticky situations
Single Player Mode: A single-player mode with bots to replace your friends – You can order them around and they are going to cooperate without complaining!
Sandbox Mode: A sandbox mode in which you can upgrade your train right from the start with all the features you have already unlocked
New Character Models

19 Aug 2020

Evergate - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Ignite your Soulflame
Wield your Soulflame, unleash extraordinary powers, and dive into the touching story of two kindred spirits. Guide the child-like soul Ki on a journey through the beautiful and haunting Afterlife in this unique 2D puzzle platformer.

Slow down time, take aim, and unleash the mysterious power hidden within every crystal you encounter with the unique Soulflame mechanic. Hit multiple crystals at once and experiment with how their energies combine.

Move across time and space to uncover Ki's mysterious connection to another soul.

Rise to the challenge and collect essence by completing challenges on every level. Use them to unlock ancient artifacts and boost Ki’s abilities.

Gorgeous environmental backdrops paired with beautifully hand-drawn illustrations bring Ki and Evergate’s environments to life.

Enjoy an elegantly orchestrated original soundtrack, recorded by a live orchestra, and tailor-made for each environment.

18 Aug 2020

Warface - Hydra Raid Trailer | PS4

Warface is a contemporary first person shooter with millions of fans around the world. Five unique classes with special skills, teamwork, exciting PVE missions and raids, various PVP modes, hundreds of realistic weapons, modules, equipment and camo items. Play for free!

The monstrous “Hydra” awaits your next move. The future of this war is in your hands. Rise to your greatest challenge yet and seize control of the impregnable base in the new unique raid!

This city needs a new hero! Put on camouflage and set out on covert operations. Complete all 50 levels and become the best fighter of the invisible front!

Classy, reliable and terrific weapons are waiting for you to increase your effectiveness in battle. Howa Type 89 Custom, M4 Custom и ACR CQB Custom — engineers will definitely like it!

The speed of information exchange between the game client and the server (TickRate) in PvP matches will be significantly increased - up to 60 transmissions per second. This is an important change that will improve the accuracy of character positioning in battle. 

Good luck in combat! 

14 Aug 2020

Eastern Exorcist PC - Review by Jon Donnis

Review by Jon Donnis
I was graciously send a copy of Eastern Exorcist Early Access by Wildfire Game on PC/Steam for independent review. I played the "review build/early access" so please keep that in mind when reading the review, as some things will be tweeked and improved upon release.

In Eastern Exorcist you play as an exorcist warrior who kills demons using the good old fashioned method of slicing them with a sword. Always my favourite way of killing demons and monsters. As you progress through this action-adventure game, you master new moves and new combat techniques until eventually you become a master.

The game is very beautiful, incredible 2D hand drawn ink painting style Chinese animation that is as beautiful to watch as it is to play.

But this is more than just a hack and slash adventure game, there is a story, you meet people, speak to them, hear their stories, which in turn directs you to your next mission, you will fight your way through regular demons and then face off in boss battles against giant ape monsters, dragons, sea monsters, multi headed skull monster, all sorts.

Graphically as I already mentioned the game looks incredible, and the sound effects and music are also about as good as they can be. My only gripe in the game is that I think the controls could have perhaps been a bit more intuitive, I was playing using a Xbox Controller plugged into my computer, so perhaps if you are more used to keyboard controls you might prefer it.

Visuals and sounds are excellent, and the game play is fun, fast and the storyline does draw you in.

I wasn't keep on the controls, and I think that sometimes your next task should be explained better so not to get lost.

An enjoyable game, and I score it a solid 7/10

Out on PC today

13 Aug 2020

Narrative-driven platformer Even The Ocean making a splash onto consoles

Even The Ocean is a platform action game that integrates narrative elements of visual novel, as well as role-playing game exploration mechanics. Discover a beautiful fantasy world, while encountering a vast sea of unique characters adventuring through 2d levels and top-down maps. Aliph's identities, environmental issues and the world’s fate all hang in the balance of Light and Dark energies.


Utilize both Light and Dark energies to overcome diverse obstacles and stabilize the city.
Meet new friends, allies, and enigmatic travelers.

Explore the beautiful and strange geography in the diverse environments surrounding Whiteforge City.

Customization of difficulties and play styles: choose between Complete, Story-only, or Gameplay only options for a unique experience each time.

Even The Ocean will be priced for 14.99$ / € for all platforms.
It will launch on:
PS4 America: August 18th
PS4 Europe: August 19th
Xbox One: August 19th
Nintendo Switch (NA & EU): August 21th

EVE Echoes Launches on iOS and Android Today

Global games developer NetEase Games and renowned studio CCP Games have successfully delivered what players love about EVE Online to mobile platforms. Today, after three years of close collaboration, their journey together culminates in the launch of EVE Echoes for iOS and Android. The game will launch in English, Russian, Chinese, German, French, Spanish and Portuguese, enabling new players and EVE enthusiasts all over the world to enjoy the hallmark game experience of EVE Echoes on their mobile devices.

EVE Echoes is a next-gen sandbox MMO game for mobile devices based on the award-winning sci-fi spacefaring MMORPG EVE Online. Featuring a vast persistent universe of over 8,000+ solar systems, players are free to choose their own path from countless options, experiencing space exploration, immense PvP and PvE battles, mining, trading, industry, and a sophisticated player economy in the multiplayer sandbox of New Eden.

“I'm very excited to see what millions of mobile players will bring to the EVE universe,” says Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games. “I'm sure we'll see some new adventures, new social structures and new paradigms being formed, which will inspire us, just like EVE on PC has done, to take EVE Echoes, EVE Online and all the EVE games even further than we could have ever imagined.”

Wei Su, Senior producer of EVE Echoes at NetEase Games, adds: “Regardless of the outcome, it's the journey that matters. All our efforts are dedicated to bringing a sense of freedom, belonging, and excitement to our players.”

Going forward, NetEase Games and CCP Games will work on bringing even more content from the EVE universe to mobile. Players can look forward to features such as Sovereignty and larger ship hulls being brought to the game via continuous updates. As NetEase Games and CCP Games continue improving and enriching the game, they will look to EVE Echoes’ supportive community and fans for feedback, ideas and suggestions.

Further along in the future, players can expect to hear announcements about crossover events between EVE Echoes and EVE Online.

Forge your own legacy in a limitless universe! EVE Echoes is now available in Apple Store and Google Play:

10 Aug 2020

Tyd wag vir Niemand - Gameplay Trailer | PS4

Get ready to be transported to a weird and wonderful abstract dimension, where you can slow down time at will while traversing timing-based platforming challenges and solving intriguing, lite, temporal puzzles. Ultimately survive this strange journey, solve the mystery and find new hope for not only humanity but yourself as well.

Tyd wag vir Niemand is available for PS4™ August 11!

6 Aug 2020

FIFA 21 - Official Gameplay Trailer

GAMEPLAY: Create more scoring opportunities than ever before with all-new dynamic attacking systems in the most intelligent FIFA gameplay to date; FIFA 21 raises players’ intelligence and decision-making to new levels both on and off the ball, creating more realistic and informed movement, building on the intensity of 1v1 situations, and unlocking the conditions for a true-to-life footballing experience that rewards you for your creativity and control all over the pitch

CAREER MODE: Manage Every Moment in FIFA 21 Career Mode with new innovations that create additional depth in matches, transfers, and training to give you more control over your team’s rise to the top and make it easier than ever for you to begin your managerial career

EA SPORTS VOLTA FOOTBALL: More ways to play; More customisation; More locations; Experience the soul of the streets together with friends as you show off your style in cages and courts around the world throughout various forms of small-sided football

FIFA ULTIMATE TEAM: Enjoy brand new ways to play the most popular mode in FIFA as you build your dream squad of players past and present in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.

Pre-Order now

4 Aug 2020

The Battle of Polytopia: Moonrise out now on Steam

The award-winning turn-based strategy game out today on PC, Mac and Linux

Picture the scene; the Square - a bizarre, flat square-shaped planet sitting in an alternate dimension to ours and home to the Polytopians, the indigenous people comprised of 15 individual tribes whose only shared attribute is their love of fighting. Players will become the leader of one of these tribes as they attempt to build civilizations and forge reputations in competition with the other tribes.

Will they take on the role of the Imperius, highly regimented, bureaucratic artisans known for their winemaking prowess? Perhaps the Oumaji, a desert dwelling nomadic tribe with a reputation for lightning fast raids on their enemies as well as top-notch animal husbandry skills? Or maybe the business driven, materially wealthy Luxidoor whose tea ceremonies are legendary!

Featuring deceptively deep 4X gameplay across both single player and online multiplayer, The Battle of Polytopia: Moonrise also has auto-generated maps, configurable map types of different sizes, as well as three game modes to ensure that every playthrough will feel completely fresh and new.

The Battle of Polytopia: Moonrise is available on Steam at

    Single player and online multiplayer for up to 12 players including matchmaking
    4X gameplay (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate)
    Play as one of 12 tribes, each with their own unique nature, culture and attributes
    Exploration, warfare, farming, building and technology research provide a richly rewarding and varied gameplay experience
    Auto-generated maps ensure each game is a totally new experience
    Online leaderboards featuring the top scores for the best civilization builders
    Five map types – tiny, normal, large, huge and massive!
    Configurable map types – Dryland, Lake, Continents, Archipelago and Water World
    Three game modes – Perfection, Domination and Creative

For more on the game visit the official website at 

Extreme Anti-Gravity Racing Game PACER Releasing September 17th

The start line is in sight for R8 Games’ high-octane anti-gravity combat racing game PACER. Coming to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PS4 PRO, the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, and PC via STEAM on September 17, 2020.

PACER is an explosive anti-gravity combat racing game where players can race in a variety of single player modes or with up to 10 players via online multiplayer.


*Highly customizable craft – choose from five craft types, then head to the garage to fully customize your look, performance tuning and weaponry
*Race the world – with 14 unique and challenging tracks with interchangeable variants (Night, Mirrored, Reverse) giving up to 8 different ways to race any given circuit
*Choose your mode – with 8 game modes including Elimination, Endurance and PACER’s unique ‘Flowmentum’ and Battle Royale inspired ‘Storm’ modes.
*Campaign mode – develop from a trainee Pilot and advance through 10 unique race teams to become the PACER world champion.
*OST – featuring original tracks created by Tim Wright aka CoLD SToRAGE
*Optimised for Online – with 10 player multiplayer, Online Ranked Mode to see how you compete against the best in the world and Online Tournament/Spectator Mode for easy streaming and fun events at all levels

“PACER is the fastest and most explosive game of its kind and we’re super proud as it prepares for the start line,” said Steve Iles, Senior Producer, PACER. “Whether you’re into single player campaign play or inviting all your friends for multiplayer mayhem, it’s all here. Or if you’re daring and like a challenge, try our thrilling Battle Royale inspired mode, ‘Storm’.”

2075: The PACER World Championship has become the new apex of anti-gravity motorsport, delivering high-speed racing across the world’s most dangerous and challenging circuits. Corporations from all over the globe race against each other in a battle of technical and piloting prowess with the aim of winning the championship and achieving ultimate victory.

Engage in high speed combat racing to an incredible soundtrack, featuring original tracks by CoLD SToRAGE, and an extensive licensed library including Dub FX, Ed Harrison and many more.

To stay up to date with PACER, follow R8 Games on Twitter and Facebook.

PACER is part of the Xsolla Funding Club, a matchmaking service connecting video game developers with investors at no cost. The game has also integrated multiple Xsolla products from In-Game Store and Player Inventory to Partner Network and Site Builder, to help market and launch the game across all platforms.

BRUNCH CLUB Arrives on Xbox One and PS4 on 11 August

Yogscast Games and developers Foggy Box Games today announced their mealtime co-op party game Brunch Club will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 11 August 2020.

Brunch Club tasks players with working together to play a specific role on the dinner table as they all come together to make fry ups, BBQ feasts and snacks. Except these mealtimes contain unique hazards that will keep players on their toes. Whether avoiding sniper fire in Fry Hard or waiting for the ever-changing seasons in Game of Cones, each level will force family and friends to be on their toes to achieve the quickest time to place on the global leaderboards.

Players can also settle those dinnertime family grudges in the competitive VS Mode. Or relax a little in the Brunch Club arcade with its fun, competitive mini games. Whether staying clean and navigating through checkpoints in Five Second Rule or Slamming, charging and dodging your way to sumo victory in Riceball Rumble, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

In addition to its launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a new update for Brunch Club on Nintendo Switch and PC will see a host of additions coming to all versions of the game including:

A newly updated Arcade Mode
New competitive mini games
New difficulty progression for every level
A number of level tweaks and mechanical changes across all modes to ensure a smooth experience
New language options to ensure Brunch Club is more accessible than ever
Brunch Club will launch on Xbox One with a special launch day discount of 10%. Players can pick up Brunch Club on Switch for 30% off and for 50% off on PC as part of the Tiny Teams Festival Sale.

3 Aug 2020

Soulcalibur VI - Setsuka Trailer | PS4

"Setsuka is returning to the Stage of History! Flower petals will scatter across the battlefield when DLC 11/12 arrives August 4th, 2020.

Also arriving is a free content update which will include 2 new stages, Setsuka's classic costume, and a new Grøh episode. Does your soul still burn?"

Sharpen your swords, put on your armour and get ready to fight. SoulCalibur, the game that defined weapon-based 3D fighting games is back! Two decades after its first iteration, SoulCalibur VI returns to its roots while bringing brand-new gameplay features to the fight. Travel through the signature 16th century stages and experience the struggle for the two legendary swords using a complete roster of returning iconic SoulCalibur characters, along with some newcomers! SoulCalibur has never looked more dynamic or dramatic, intensified with eye-popping graphics powered by Unreal Engine 4.

Buy on PS4

1 Aug 2020

Marvel’s Avengers: Beta Deep Dive Video

The Marvel’s Avengers Beta offers a slice of what you can expect from the full game, including the original narrative, co-op missions, hero & world progression, War Zone exploration, & more!

A large part of this episode focused on the our upcoming Marvel’s Avengers BETA. As a recap, here is when you can get your hands on it, starting next week!     

·August 7-9: PlayStation Advantage Pre-Order BETA: The first BETA weekend will be available for those who have pre-ordered Marvel’s Avengers on PlayStation 4. Pre-load will be available on August 6.  

·August 14-16: PlayStation Advantage Open BETA & Xbox/PC Closed BETA: The second BETA weekend will be open to the entire PS4 community as part of our PlayStation Advantage partnership. Additionally, those of you who have pre-ordered Marvel’s Avengers on Xbox or PC will be able to jump in and play. Pre-load will be available on August 13.  

·August 21: Open BETA for All: August 21 – 23 will give all fans across all platforms a chance to jump in and play the Marvel’s Avengers BETA! Pre-load will be available on August 20.    

You’ll need a Square Enix Member’s account to participate in the Marvel’s Avengers BETA, which we use to validate pre-order codes and content, as well as to deliver post-launch goodies, like new heroes, new missions, and new regions at no cost. 

You can sign up for a Square Enix Members account here.