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WORLD OF HORROR receives massive update; 1.0 launch in 2022

by: Henry -

WORLD OF HORROR is a black and white retro horror roguelite RPG inspired from H.P. Lovecraft and Junji Ito, developed by panstasz and published by Ysbryd Games. The game has been in early access since early 2020, but the largest update since its early access launch just dropped, titled "THE CEASELESS CURSE".

Here's what the newest update includes:

  • 2 new mysteries - Take care of a weird friend with a dark secret and explore a seemingly abandoned mansion full of grotesque paintings
  • New modding support - Draft custom mysteries, create characters, and chain together events and combat encounters
  • New characters - A witch and ex-cultist join the playable roster, now at 11 heroes
  • New events - Character-exclusive events build on their backstories and roles in the city. This is the biggest batch of new events since Early Access launch!
  • Challenges - New game mode pits experienced players against carefully designed playthroughs with devilish mechanics
  • City planning - Customize the game with additional actions

WORLD OF HORROR is launching its 1.0 version in 2022 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, itch.io, GOG, Windows Store, and Steam for PC and Mac.

Check out the initial early access launch trailer below:

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is getting an expansion nearly a decade after the game's original release

by: Russell -

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning launched back in February 2012 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and Windows by Electronic Arts, and then re-released by THQ Nordic in 2018 as Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Now nearly a decade after it's original launch, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is getting an expansion: Fatesworn. This expansion will offer players a new storyline, environment, quests, and missions, along with new Chaos Realm dungeons, weapons, armor, enemies, and more. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Fatesworn will launch on December 14th, 2021 for Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 for $19.99, while Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Fate Edition will include both the base game and the Fatesworn expansion for $54.99.

Fight against an alien invasion in AFTERMATH

by: Elliot -

I always appreciate a good trailer, and I think AFTERMATH has a good one. Slow burn music, mysterious alien-like creatures, giving you more questions than answers. “Charlie Gray was at the top of the world. A talented engineer and European astronaut, her career had brought her to where most people could only dream of; but following a reentry to earth gone wrong, and the traumatic events that ensued, Charlie returns a broken spirit. With her life spiraling into darker and darker places, Charlie now finds herself Isolated in a deserted, defragmented world. The only thing she knows is that she has to find the one thing that still matters: Sammy. “

AFTERMATH is coming to PC, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. There is no current release date.

Play Century: Age of Ashes for free on Steam

by: Elliot -

Take to the skies as a dragon rider right now in Century: Age of Ashes. The free-to-play multiplayer arena shooter has three competitive game modes. There’s Carnage, which is a team deathmatch killing spree modified with special power ups. Spoils of War, where you steal as much gold as you can and protect your team’s nest while adapting to events. And lastly Gates of Fire, clash against the opposition over possession of the flag. Along with three game modes comes three classes to play with. “Shield and disorient as the Windguard, track and destroy as the Marauder, or stealth and trap as the Phantom. New classes will be added to the game regularly.”

As part of the launch, developer Playwing team is also celebrating with a festive event during the month of December. This includes a limited-time Free For All game mode, a themed variant of our Harbour map and three new Dragons to add to your roster.

Century: Age of Ashes is currently only on Steam but has been announced for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X sometime in 2022. Mobile platforms will come later in development.

Indie puzzler VELONE lifts off in 2022

by: Elliot -

I may have watched the trailer twice, and still found myself a tad confused about the game VELONE. I may not fully understand VELONE but I can always appreciate a good puzzle game. “On the mysterious planet VELONE, aliens have tasked you with saving their dying home. A collision with an asteroid has disrupted the entire energy supply. Now it is your job to build and program hydraulic mechanisms that create and place valuable Velone stones, restoring power to a civilization in peril.” The description might not do it justice either. VELONE wants you to solve mechanical puzzles to program Velone stones to beat each level. As you progress you’ll learn more about the alien planet, like its population, climate, technology, and society. 

Main features:

  • complex mechanical puzzles that can be solved in a myriad of ways for endless replayability
  • satisfying gameplay where creating solutions feels extremely rewarding
  • relaxing and meditative atmosphere
  • 40 unique levels

VELONE is slated for release on PC in 2022.

Crossplay Party Brawler, Rubber Bandits, released today

by: Carter -

Earlier today, Flashbulb Games announced that Rubber Bandits has finally landed on Playstation consoles, Xbox, and PC. This physics-based multiplayer party brawler is available for $19.99|19.99€|£16,74 -- with a bonus 10% launch discount on Steam for a limited time. Plus, if you buy the game within its first week, you'll receive an exclusive bandit. 

According to the press release, Rubber Bandits features a variety of game modes:

  • Heist mode: make your getaway with the most loot (and come back to bust your foes)
  • Brawl mode: beat everyone else to a pulp and be the last one standing
  • Arcade mode: play solo or co-op against the AI to reach the end

Check out the release trailer below:

Online co-op for PowerWash Simulator is now available...and I don't know how to feel about it

by: Carter -

Growing up, powerwashing was a frequent chore of mine. After hours and hours of concentrated gunning in the hot southeastern sun, my hands would develop a tremble and I'd be as drenched as the driveway I just cleaned. That motorized hum is permanently implanted in my eardrums. 

So, to learn that there's a simulator that enables gamers to mimick this laborious chore? Well, let's just say I don't know what to think or how to feel.  

If you've ever daydreamed about teaming up with your friends to virtually spray down cars, driveways, and houses with pressurized cleaning devices -- and let's face it, who hasn't? -- now you can. FuturLab announced an online co-op mode for its squeaky clean game, PowerWash SimulatorYou can't make this stuff up.

I'll let you form your own opinion, you can check out the trailer below:

The Hot Wheels Unleashed Batman Expansion has arrived

by: Eric -

Hot Wheels Unleashed has been one of my favorite games of 2021. Developed by Milestone (RIDE, MotoGP), the game offers quick, accessible arcade racing with a ton of unlockable cars and some super ridiculous tracks. In my original review, I said "Hot Wheels Unleashed is an instant classic, a licensed game with AAA production values that never stops delivering thrills. With enough content and features to satisfy the most demanding audience, Hot Wheels focus on razor sharp arcade racing delivers exactly what fans want – tons of cool cars, wild tracks, and collectable, customizable fun."

Milestone today released the first of many planned expansions to the base game - The Batman Expansion. The expansion brings a ton of new content to the game, including a new career map, a new Batcave environment to race through, and five new vehicles: The Penguin, Robin 2.0T, Armored Batman, Batman Rebirth, and The Joker GT. 

The Batman Expansion (and Hot Wheels Unleashed) are now available on PlayStation, Xbox, PC and Nintendo Switch.  

Live trailer for Halo Infinite shows heroes rising to the occasion

by: John -

I've always enjoyed the live action Halo commercials and with the live action series coming, I'm jazzed at the possibility of seeing a Master Chief in all his glory.

For now, we have a new live action trailer for Halo Infinite show casing people from various times rising up to tackle the dangers coming at them. It's a pretty nice two minute trailer and we get to see a small look at Master Chief taking down some enemies as well.

Halo Infinite will be out on December 8th but you can play the multiplayer free right now on PC and Xbox.

3D traversal platformer Solar Ash launches tomorrow December 2

by: Henry -

Solar Ash, from the same creators of Hyper Light Drifter, is an action adventure platformer set in a highly stylized and colorful world filled with mysteries, hyper speed traversal, endearing characters, and treacherous boss encounters.

Players take on the role of Rei, a void runner, through multiple neon colored landscapes in an effort to save her planet. There is combat involved but the game focuses primarily on grandiose traversal and visual presentation.

Solar Ash releases December 2, 2021 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC via the Epic Games Store for $39.99.

Checkout the launch trailer below: