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Action-adventure game Trifox launching October 13th

by: Jason -

Developer Glowfish Interactive announced that their debut game Trifox will launch on October 13th for Nintendo Switch, followed by Xbox and PC versions on October 14th, with PS4 and PS5 versions also coming at some point in the future.

Trifox follows the adventure of a fox on a mission to reclaim his stolen TV remote, with players able to use the skills of three character classes: warrior, mage, and engineer. Each class includes its own set of abilities which can be mixed-and-matched to create your preferred moveset.

Check out some key gameplay features and a new trailer below:

 

  • Three different classes: Wield a giant hammer as a Warrior! Master magic and mystery as a Mage! Use a backpack full of gadgets as an Engineer! 
  • Mix-and-match styles: Customise your cunning fox by combining different class-based abilities! Want to cast spells and fire a Gatling Gun? No problem!
  • 30 abilities to unlock: Collect and spend coins to gain new skills, such as Spike Slam, Shield Bubble, Guided Missile, and many more!
  • Four worlds to beat: Fight hordes of enemies, traverse platforming pitfalls, overcome environmental puzzles, and battle big angry bosses!
  • A modern retro adventure: A new and fresh experience designed to evoke the spirit of classic 3D platformers!

Roguelike tower defense game Dome Keeper out on PC; New launch trailer

by: Henry -

Publisher Raw Fury and indie developer bippinbits have officially launched their unique roguelike mining game Dome Keeper today! You will have to defend your mining base against waves of increasingly powerful alien monsters. You have the opportunity to mine resources to upgrade your defenses and offenses in between each wave and discover long forgotten secrets to help you in your next run.

See below for some key features of the game:

  • Engaging and Motivating: Easy-to-learn gameplay meets numerous ways to customize your play style. Unlock new domes, gadgets and game modes as you uncover the mysterious depths beneath your dome.
  • Meaningful Upgrades: A straightforward tech tree will challenge you with tough decisions that have a significant impact on your play style and success.
  • Deeper and Deeper: Between attack waves, dig deeper and deeper into cave systems, searching for valuable resources – but beware, the next wave is already approaching.
  • Dangerously Creative: The monsters in Dome Keeper will surprise you with clever tricks for how to stop your mining operation.

Dome Keeper is out today on PC, MacOS and Linux via Steam for $16.19.

Check out the official launch trailer below:

Free-to-play shooter THE FINALS from Embark Studios drops first gameplay trailer

by: Jason -

Swedish developer Embark Studios revealed an impressive first look at gameplay today for their free-to-play, team-based first-person shooter THE FINALS. They also announced that a closed alpha test is set to take place on PC from September 29th through October 3rd, with players able to request access on the game’s Steam page right now.

THE FINALS is set in a combat entertainment game-show where players compete to advance through tournaments, earning prizes and fame along the way. Here are some of the main features of the game:

KEY FEATURES:

  • Truly Dynamic and Destructible Environments — Contestants fight it out in virtual playgrounds
    based on some of the world’s most iconic places. The arenas are immersive and fully destructible,
    powered by Embark’s new server-side destruction & movement system that ensures every player
    experiences the same impact to the world at the same time – whether it’s a piece of furniture
    blown apart or a whole building collapsing.
  • Maximum Player Expression — Deep visual and gameplay customization allows players to build
    their own unique contestant. From stealthy ninjas defeating opponents with a katana, to cowboys
    tanking with rocket launchers, every contestant can control who they are and how they play.
    Rely on Your Instincts — Why impose limits to your imagination? In THE FINALS®, if you think
    something might work, it probably will. Contestants need to rely on their intuition, use the
    environment to their advantage, and make full use of their bespoke arsenals and abilities to defeat
    their rivals and complete objectives.
  • The World’s Biggest Stage — All of this beautiful, brutal chaos is wrapped up into an over-the-top
    virtual game show, centered on a high-stakes tournament with eliminations between every
    high-tempo round. Teams of three will need to work together to advance. Lose, and you can jump
    right back into a new tournament — win, and you can reach THE FINALS.

Embark Studios was founded in 2018 by former Electronic Arts executive Patrick Söderlund and former DICE executive Johan Andersson. Söderlund held a number of high-profile positions at both EA and Battlefield developer DICE, including: CEO of Battlefield at DICE, Head of Worldwide Studios at EA, and most recently the Chief Design Officer at EA. Prior to co-founding Embark, Andersson was in charge of EA’s artificial intelligence arm, called the Search for Extraordinary Experiences Division.

THE FINALS was not scheduled to be the first game from Embark Studios, which originally announced that another free-to-play shooter called Arc Raiders would be launching in 2022. However, Embark announced in August that THE FINALS had leapfrogged Arc Raiders in the development process and will now release first. It will come to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S when it launches.

Checkout out the pre-alpha gameplay trailer below:

Grim Metroidvania Souls-like Moonscars out today on consoles & PC; New launch trailer

by: Henry -

Developer Black Mermaid and publisher Humble Games have officially launched their gothic Metroidvania action adventure game Moonscars. However, Humble Games have tweeted that a critical bug was found nearing the end of the game that needs to be addressed via a patch. Please see below for the official statement:

Moonscars is a nonlinear 2D metroidvania that blends in souls-like gameplay. You play as a clayborne warrior known as Grey Irmam, who is seeking to find the Sculptor and unravel the mystery of her existence. Every death is a lesson learnt as you face off against relentless enemies in fast paced action packed combat.

Moonscars is out today on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam. Stay tuned for our review of the game!

Check out the official launch trailer below:

A Plague Tale: Requiem gets new story trailer

by: Henry -

Publisher Focus Entertainment and developer Asobo Studio dropped a new story trailer for their upcoming game A Plague Tale: Requiem. This is the sequel to their 2019 title: A Plague Tale: Innocence and follows sibling duo Amicia and Hugo as they travel south after escaping their homeland of France in the late 1300s during the Black Plague pandemic. Amicia and Hugo set out to a mysterious island in hopes of finding an end of the curse that runs through Hugo's blood. How much trust can the siblings place in strangers?

See below for some key features of the game:

  • Sequel to the award-winning adventure A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • A spectacular grounded tale twisted by supernatural forces
  • Use a variety of tools, sneak, fight, or unleash hell and rats
  • Stunning visuals combine with an enthralling score

A Plague Tale: Requiem is coming to PC via Steam, Xbox Series S|X, PlayStation 5 and NIntendo Switch (cloud) on October 18, 2022.

Watch the new story trailer below:

Horror mystery game Charon's Staircase launches October 28

by: Henry -

Developer Indigo Studios announced a release date for their upcoming first person horror mystery title Charon's Staircase. The game is set in the 1970s and you play as an agent codenamed "Desmond" tasked to retrieving and destroying classified information from an estate. You soon discover the horrific past of this location as you discover gruesome and unpleasant truths.

See below for some key features of the game:

  • Uncover the secrets about Project Alpha and discover what The Ministry has been hiding for years
  • Survive a hellish nightmare and escape the horrors of Oack Grove
  • Solve the mysteries and puzzles that you encounter during your mission
  • Explore a dark and stunning atmosphere inspired by the 70s Central European era

Charon’s Staircase is coming to PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on October 28, 2022. You can wishlist the game now on Steam to support the developers!

Check out the teaser trailer below:

Gotham Knights gets PC features trailer

by: Henry -

Warner Bros. dropped a new trailer for their upcoming title Gotham Knights highlighting many of the features that will be available on the PC version of the game. Gotham Knights is an open world action role playing game set in Gotham City after Batman's death. Play as Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin in order to shape Gotham's future.

See below for all the features you can expect on PC:

  • 4K resolution
  • ultra-high frame rate
  • ray-traced reflections
  • NVIDIA DLSS 2
  • AMD FSR 2
  • Intel Xe Super Sampling (XeSS)
  • Expansive customization options
  • Ultrawide and multi monitor support

Gotham Knights is coming to PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, Xbox Series S|X and PlayStation 5 on October 21, 2022. Pre-orders are available now on all store fronts.

Check out the official PC features trailer below:

NieR: Automata anime starts broadcasting next year

by: Nathan -

Wel learned a while ago that NieR: Automata was getting an anime adaptation and now we know when it's going to launch.

The NieR: Automata anime will be titled NieR: Automata Ver1.1a. Series creator Yoko Taro appeared on the stream and explained that the story will deviate a bit from the videogame, hence the Ver1.1a in the name. To me this is actually exciting. When it comes to adaptations, I actually prefer we get something new instead of a copy and paste of the source material. 

In my review I gave NieR: Automata what was at the time on our site considered a perfect score and the highest rating available, and it is one of my favorite videogames of all time. The game starts off as just a somewhat generic hack and slash but the more you play, the more lore you get and the more endings you unlock you realize how much of a masterpiece of storytelling this game actually is, to the point where my spirit was completely shattered and I was a crying mess as the credits rolled. 

NieR: Automata Ver1.1a will start broadcasting in January 2023. 

Here comes a new patch for Capcom Fighting Collection

by: joseph -

Capcom Fighting Collection has been out for a little while. With rollback netcode, the museum, it's plethora of games, and quality of life features, the internet has been pretty quiet when it comes to complaints. And now they will have less to do, as Capcom Fighting Collection has received a "before you ask for this" patch. This update comes with more color blind accessibility options for Super Puzzle Fighter, a new "smooth" filter, and the training modes now have HITBOX data! Oh, and instead of that best of 3 online play, you can now rematch up to 10 times. It's a pretty admirable patch that no one asked for, and it just makes the collection that much sweeter. Check the video below, and before you ask if you can download the patch now, SURE-YOU-CAN!  

Narrative adventure game OXENFREE now available on Netflix

by: Jason -

Yes, you read that correctly. Developer Night School Studio’s creepy narrative adventure game OXENFREE has made its way to Netflix, and is now available for subscribers to download within the Netflix app on iOS and Android devices, with no ads or in-app purchases.

Here is a description of the game and list of key features from Night School Studio:

"In OXENFREE, players take on the role of Alex, a bright, rebellious teenager who brings her new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight party on Edwards Island, an abandoned military island. The night takes a terrifying turn when the group of friends unwittingly open a ghostly rift spawned from the island’s cryptic past. Players determine every aspect of Alex’s story while exploring Edwards Island through critical dialogue choices. What's simmering just beneath the hauntingly beautiful veneer of Edwards Island will forever change the future and the past."

Features:

  • Night School’s signature conversation system that changes the story and your relationships based on every decision
  • A unique radio mechanic that allows Alex to communicate with mysterious spectres and manipulate her world
  • Art from Disney alum and an original soundtrack by scntfc (JETT: The Far Shore, Sneaky Sasquatch, and Virtual Virtual Reality)
  • Multiple mysteries to unravel, spanning decades and lifetimes
  • Inspired by little-known events of World War II
  • Featuring voice talent from The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead, Borderlands and more
  • Music and Sound by scntfc
  • 30+ subtitled localizations exclusively available in OXENFREE: Netflix Edition: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Spanish (Latam), Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

In September of last year, Night School Studio was acquired by Netflix – becoming the streaming giant’s first internal game development studio. They are currently developing OXENFREE II.

Check out a trailer for OXENFREE’s Netflix launch: