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Daybreak Games acquires Cold Iron Studios

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Daybreak Games acquires Cold Iron Studios

Cold Iron Studios to continue development of Alien game.

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Daybreak Games acquires Cold Iron Studios

PlanetSide and H1Z1 developer Daybreak Games has acquired Cold Iron Studios, the San Jose-based studio currently working on a console and PC game set in the Alien universe, the company announced.

Cold Iron Studios co-founder Craig Zinkievich will continue to lead the studio and the development of the Alien game—which promises to deliver “an action-packed, sci-fi shooter experience unlike any other game on the market”—and report to Daybreak Games CEO Ji Ham. The studio will operate independently, with Daybreak Games acting as a publisher providing marketing, as well as technical and operational support.

“We’re incredibly proud and excited to be part of the Daybreak family,” Zinkievich said in a press release. “Daybreak and Cold Iron share the same passion and long history for delivering action-packed multiplayer games for audiences worldwide. In combining our decades of experience developing and launching globally successful multiplayer titles, we’re destined to make great games together.”

Ham added, “We are delighted to have Cold Iron Studios join the Daybreak Games family and accelerate our next generation of growth. Strategic investments in highly talented and proven teams that have outstanding leaders and a track record of developing awesome online games is an important part of our growth and strategy for Daybreak.”

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Dead Cells β€˜Barrels o’ Fun’ update now available for PC, coming to consoles later this summer

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Dead Cells ‘Barrels o’ Fun’ update now available for PC, coming to consoles later this summer

New biome, enemies, weapons, soundtrack, explosive barrels, and breakable walls.

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The “Barrels o’ Fun” update for Dead Cells is now available for PC (Steam) and will come to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch later this summer, developers Motion Twin and Evil Empire announced.

Here is an overview of the update, via Motion Twin:

New Biome

The new biome is called The Derelict Distillery and as with all the other levels in Dead Cells, we wanted to give it a distinct atmosphere. So expect to see loads of old broken barrels and bottles, pipes venting steam, cool looking metal containers in the background—that kind of thing. There’s also some barrels sitting around that you’ll be able to interact with in a couple of ways, some are harmless and others are quite a bit more dangerous…

New Enemies

What’s a new level without new foes? Nothing, so you’ll find some huge fellas who throw some pretty big explosive barrels right into your face, or if you get too close they’ll just smash a barrel onto the ground and jump clear, leaving you to take the blast.

You’ll also have to deal with a sneaky mimic hiding among the regular barrels in the corridors. They’re not the toughest mob out there but they have a pretty devastating self-destruct which can catch you out if you’re not careful. They’re also pretty fast, so they can and will chase you down.

New Weapons

Onto the weapons now, and we thought that if enemies can hurl barrels at you, then you should be allowed to throw some straight back right? So we’re introducing the barrel launcher—a bazooka-style weapon that fires bouncing exploding barrels, what more can we say?

After shock damage arrived in our last update we needed to add a trap that can dish out shock damage too, so we created the tesla coil. Useful for dealing damage to large groups of enemies, throw it down whenever you need a bit of crowd control – which is pretty much always if we’re being honest!

Explosive Barrels and Breakable Walls

Explosive barrels aren’t just limited to the barrel launcher and enemy abilities. You’ll find them dotted around the Distillery, and if you time it right you can use them to your advantage. Watch out though, because enemy attacks affect them as well so you need to be on your toes. Some mini platforming style sections are thrown into the level too. Yeah, there’s a lot of explosions in this biome…

Entire New Soundtrack

As well as new gameplay content, there’s also a whole new soundtrack available. The classic Dead Cells songs have been reworked by Yoann in the style of chiptune / 8-bit music, so make sure to enjoy some retro style runs!

Full patch notes are available here.

Dead Cells is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC via Steam, iOS via the App Store, and Android via Google Play.

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Corpse Party: Blood Covered… Repeated Fear 10th anniversary trailer teases Heavenly Host Elementary series finale

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Corpse Party: Blood Covered… Repeated Fear 10th anniversary trailer teases Heavenly Host Elementary series finale

Due out in "202X."

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Corpse Party: Blood Covered... Repeated Fear 10th anniversary trailer

Mages. has released a trailer to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Corpse Party: Blood Covered… Repeated Fear, which first launched for PSP on August 12, 2010 in Japan.

The trailer outlines the history of the horror game series year by year. The end of the trailer teases more Corpse Party to come in “202X,” with a screen reading “The Heavenly Host Elementary series finally concludes!!” This is followed by a screen that reads, “Darkness Distortion,” and then followed again by, “more corpse…”

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The Last of Us Part II version 1.05 update launches August 13, adds β€˜Grounded’ difficulty, β€˜Permadeath’ mode, gameplay modifiers, and more

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The Last of Us Part II version 1.05 update launches August 13, adds ‘Grounded’ difficulty, ‘Permadeath’ mode, gameplay modifiers, and more

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Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Naughty Dog will release the version 1.05 update for The Last of Us Part II on August 13, which introduces new features, gameplay modes, Trophies, and more, including the return of the “Grounded” difficulty.

Here are the details, via PlayStation Blog:

Grounded Difficulty Returns, Plus New Permadeath Mode

For veteran The Last of Us fans, “Grounded” difficulty represents the ultimate test of skill. This difficulty raises the stakes by not only making enemies deadlier and ammo, upgrade, and crafting materials incredibly scarce, but also removing invaluable tools for survival, such as disabling Listen mode, deactivating elements of the HUD, and more. Beginning with the update, Grounded will become one of the base difficulty options available when starting the story, so you won’t need to have beaten the game once already to access it.

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As an additional layer of challenge, we’re also introducing a brand new “Permadeath” mode. With this custom mode enabled, there are no second chances—you must complete the entire game without dying or start over from the beginning. However, if taking on the whole game is too daunting, you can choose to enable Permadeath mode with checkpoints on a per-chapter or per-act basis. In other words, if you die at the end of Day One, you’ll have to play the entire day over again.

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You’ll also be rewarded for your efforts. The Grounded update introduces two new Trophies: one for completing the game with any Permadeath mode enabled and another for beating it on Grounded difficulty. Don’t worry, though, neither of these Trophies will be required in order to earn the Platinum.

New Graphics, Audio, and Gameplay Modifiers

Have you ever wondered what The Last of Us Part II would look like as a cel-shaded adventure or if it was made in the retro 8-bit era? How about if it was a black and white noir thriller or sepia-toned classic? With this week’s update, we’re adding nearly 30 new graphics rendering modes, as well as several new audio modifiers that allow you to change the look and feel of the game.

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The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II

We’re also debuting new unlockable gameplay modifiers, like One Shot or Touch of Death that enable one-hit kills or Infinite Ammo, Infinite Crafting, or Infinite Listen Mode Range to add a new twist to gameplay:

  • Mirror World
  • Mirror on Death
  • Slow Motion
  • Bullet Speed mode
  • Infinite Ammo
  • Infinite Crafting
  • Infinite Melee Durability
  • Infinite Listen mode Range
  • One Shot
  • Touch of Death
  • 8-bit Audio
  • 4-bit Audio
  • Helium Audio
  • Xenon Audio

All of these modifiers can be accessed via the Extras menu and unlocked after completing the game.

New Options and Improvements

Alongside these new modes, we’re excited to introduce a number of frequently requested improvements to the game, including the option to disable Listen Mode, adjust Film Grain levels, additional display options, improvements to accessibility features, and more. For our friends in the speedrunning community, we’re also adding the ability to see playtime up to the second in the saves menu, making it easier to track and verify your runs. Here’s a quick overview of the new features that will be added with the Grounded update:

  • Saves now display playtime up to the second
  • Film Grain Adjustment option
  • Disable Listen Mode option
  • Motion Sensor Function Aiming option
  • Arc Throw HUD Display option
  • Aiming Acceleration Scale option
  • Aiming Ramp Power Scale option
  • Accessibility improvements to Ground Zero encounter, collectible tracking, Enhanced Listen Mode for collectibles, and rope gameplay

The Last of Us Part II is available now for PlayStation 4.

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Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing launches October 13 for Oculus Quest, in early 2021 for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and Steam VR

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Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing launches October 13 for Oculus Quest, in early 2021 for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and Steam VR

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Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing

Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing will launch for Oculus Quest via the Oculus Quest Store on October 13 for $29.99, followed by PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and Steam VR in early 2021, developer UNIVRS announced.

“The fans are the lifeblood of the Little Witch Academia series, and that principle guided us at UNIVRS when creating VR Broom Racing,” said UNIVRS COO Naoya Koji in a press release. “We strived to make this as accessible an experience as possible for the fans, even if it’s their first virtual reality experience, and know we will live up to their expectations.”

Here is an overview of the game, via UNIVRS:

Enroll as a guest student at the famous Luna Nova Witchcraft Academy, then ride a broom and soar through the skies across more than 10 tracks. Partner with fan-favorite Little Witch Academia characters such as Akko, Lotte, and Sucy, voiced in both English and Japanese by the anime’s voice actors. Race through the skies in first person perspective with UNIVRS, Inc.’s patent-pending motion sickness reduction technology.

Unfold a new story and dive into the Little Witch Academia universe in immersive virtual reality. Pair up with fellow students while purifying ghosts, and customizing brooms. Join real-world friends in online multiplayer modes and take in the splendor of the Luna Nova Witchcraft Academy.

This adaptation of Studio Trigger’s hit anime series features veterans of anime and gaming such as director Junichi Yamamoto, whose past positions include opening and ending movie director on The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and storyboard artist of Batman Ninja, and sound supervisor Yukio Nagasaki (Love Live!, Arc the Lad). Along with the returning voice cast, TV series songwriter / composer Yuiko Ohara and singer YURiKA return with a new theme song “Dream Flight,” exclusive to this game.

Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing sees the fulfillment of a pair of successful 2019 crowdfunding campaigns, with more than $165,000 raised in total between Kickstarter, and popular Japanese crowdfunding site Campfire. The Little Witch Academia series has always been driven by fan support, with a short film raising $625,518 from 7,938 backers, and its success leading to a 25-episode Netflix series.

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3D Realms-hosted digital event Realms Deep 2020 set for September 5 to 6

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3D Realms-hosted digital event Realms Deep 2020 set for September 5 to 6

Featuring world premieres, special guests, and more.

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Realms Deep 2020

3D Realms will host Realms Deep 2020, a digital event featuring world premieres, special guests, and more from September 5 to 6. You will be able to watch it on Twitch from 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET to 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET each day. A Realms Deep 2020 Steam sale will run from September 3 to 7.

“Realms Deep 2020 gives us the chance to highlight what we’re working on while showcasing all the badass projects our friends are cooking up,” said 3D Realms vice president Frederik Schreiber in a press release. “It’s been a strange year, but we want to treat this as an awesome casual hangout with our fans and friends.”

The event will feature:

  • World premieres from, 3D Realms and 1C Entertainment, a brand new dark fantasy first-person shooter, and multiple new games. Plus game reveals from:
    • New Blood Interactive (DUSK, Amid Evil, Gloomwood, ULTRAKILL)
    • NightDive Studios (System Shock, DOOM 64, Turok remasters)
    • Running with Scissors (the POSTAL series)
    • And many, many more (more than 40 games in all)
  • See what’s new with games like:
    • The Adventures of Square (BigBrik Games)
    • Brutal Fate (SGtMarkIV)
    • Core Decay (Ivar Hill)
    • Dread X Collection (Dread X)
    • Fallen Angels
    • Hell Hunt (T19 Games)
    • Hellbound (Nimble Giant Entertainment / Saibot Studios)
    • Hellscreen (Hellscreen Games)
    • Hedon (Zan)
    • ROT
    • Limitless Hunger (Zidlyx)
    • Nightmare Reaper (Blazing Bit games)
    • Paradox Vector (Schmidt Workshops)
    • Prodeus (Humble Games / Bounding Box Software)
    • Retchid (From Beneath Software)
    • SCP: Blackout (Mahelyk)
    • Warfork (Team Forbidden)
    • And many more
  • Candid conversations with gaming icons including:
    • American McGee (id Software, American McGee’s Alice)
    • Chuck Jones (3D Realms, Valve)
    • Cliff Bleszinski (Unreal, Gears of War)
    • John Romero (DOOM, Empire of Sin)
    • Jon St. John (voice actor for Duke Nukem)
    • Stephan Weyte (voice actor for Caleb in Blood)
    • Tim Willits (id Software, Saber Interactive)

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Second Extinction launches in Early Access for PC in September

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Second Extinction launches in Early Access for PC in September

New trailer introduces the War Effort.

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Second Extinction

Dinosaur-themed three-player cooperative shooter Second Extinction will launch in Early Access for PC via Steam in September, developer Systemic Reaction announced. It will also launch for Xbox Series X and Xbox One at a later date.

Systemic Reaction also detailed the “War Effort,” Second Extinction‘s community-centric meta-game, in an interview with IGN.

“The War Effort reflects the changes in the ongoing fight against the dinosaurs and ensures you’ll always have to stay on your toes. It’s a highly interactive, community-driven environment for players to fight in, letting us create new content that evolves over time,” Second Extinction product owner Julianne Harty told IGN. “The War Effort is an integral part of how we’ll introduce new dinosaurs, missions, and more as a live service experience, and it’s a feature we’re excited to fully flesh out throughout early access.”

Read more about the War Effort at IGN. Read more about the game here.

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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim – PlayStation Underground gameplay

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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim – PlayStation Underground gameplay

20 minutes of English footage.

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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

PlayStation Blog has published a 20-minute gameplay video of the English version of science-fiction adventure game 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim from publisher Atlus and developer Vanillaware.

Here is an overview of the game, via Atlus:

About

Vanillaware, the storytellers behind Odin Sphere and Dragon’s Crown, craft a sci-fi mystery epic spanning thirteen intertwining stories.

Uncover the truth and delve into a 2D side-scrolling adventure featuring gorgeous art and environments. Then, battle the kaiju in fast-paced, top-down combat. Customize the Sentinels with an arsenal of mechsuit weaponry, and fight to defend humanity!

Key Features

  • Beautifully rendered in Vanillaware’s signature hand-painted visual style.
  • Uncover a deep story through visions of the past and the future.
  • The doomsday clock is ticking. Become a Sentinel pilot, customize your mech, and fight waves of kaiju in top-down tactical combat.
  • Along with the recognition of Japanese game industry leaders, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim has won numerous awards.

Accolades

  • Japan Game Awards 2019, Future Division Winner
  • Famitsu Dengeki Game Award 2019, Best Scenario Award & Best Adventure Award (2 divisions)
  • Japan Otaku Awards 2019, Grand Prize
  • IGN Japan Game of the Year 2019, 6th Place
  • IGN Japan User’s Choice 2019, 2nd Place
  • Weekly Famitsu (PS4 Special Feature, sold March 12th, 2020), Ranked in 10th for “PlayStation 4 Must-Play Titles,” selected from all PlayStation 4 titles ever sold
  • 51st Seiun Award, Media Category, Nominee

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is due out for PlayStation 4 on September 22 in the Americas and Europe.

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DIRT 5 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC delayed to October 16

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DIRT 5 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC delayed to October 16

A one-week delay.

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DIRT 5

Codemasters has delayed DIRT 5 from its previously planned October 9 release date across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam) to October 16. Users who purchase the “Amplified Edition” will receive three days early access. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions are still due out later in 2020, with a free upgrade to users who purchase the game on existing platforms. A Stadia version will follow in early 2021.

Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:

About

DIRT 5 is the boldest off-road racing experience created by Codemasters. Blaze a trail on routes across the world, covering gravel, ice, snow and sand, with a roster of cars ranging from rally icons to trucks, to GT heroes. With a star-studded Career, four-player split-screen, innovative online modes, livery editor and more new features, DIRT 5 is the next generation of extreme racing.

Key Features

  • Let Loose – Whilst respecting the heritage and retaining the DNA of the franchise, DIRT 5 writes a new chapter in the legacy of DIRT—bolder and braver than ever before. New features, new innovations and a fresh approach make DIRT 5 a hub of off-road racing, style and culture, where you can constantly create highlight-reel moments.
  • Blaze a Trail Across the Globe – Take a trip around the world to and race on over 70+ unique routes across 10 different global locations in stunning, dynamic environments. From racing on the frozen East River in New York, to under the Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, to shining by the Northern Lights at Norway, take on opponents, the terrain and extreme, everchanging conditions.
  • Push The Limits with Incredible Cars – Get behind the wheel of an eclectic and exciting roster of cars. Conquer the toughest of terrain with boulder-beating machines, take iconic rally cars to new locations, or feel the power of 900bhp sprint cars. Rallycross, GT, trophy trucks, buggies muscle cars complete the ultimate off-road garage.
  • Own the Spotlight in a Star-Studded Career – World-renowned voice talents Troy Baker and Nolan North head up the cast of DIRT 5’s story-driven Career mode. Under the tutelage of an icon, all eyes are on you to become the new star of an amplified world of off-road racing. Earn sponsorships and unique rewards, conquer all locations, and take on a fierce rival in our biggest ever Career.
  • Compete or Co-Operate in Off-Road Action – Local split-screen up to four players on offline modes, including Career, makes DIRT 5 the perfect couch multiplayer racing game as you battle for position with your friends. Online, throw down in curated race playlists for up to 12 players and compete in innovative objective-based modes.
  • Create and Capture with New Features – Capture your biggest jumps and best moves with a detailed Photo Mode, and show your creative flair with DIRT’s deepest-ever livery editor for all cars. Plus, more brand new features that allow all players to create and play in DIRT like never before.

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Oddworld: New β€˜n’ Tasty! coming to Switch in October

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Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! coming to Switch in October

Due out physically and digitally via Microids.

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Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty!

Microids and Oddworld Inhabitants will release action puzzle platformer Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! for Switch both physically and digitally in October, the companies announced.

The physical standard and limited editions are availalbe for pre-order at retailers today. The latter includes a copy of the game, a key chain, stickers, and an exclusive box with lenticular.

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! first launched for PlayStation 4 in July 2014, followed by PC, Mac, and Linux in February 2015, Xbox One in March 2015, PlayStation 3 in April 2015, PS Vita in January 2016, Wii U in February 2016, and iOS and Android in December 2017.

Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:

Back to Oddworld

Explore ancient ruins, dodge carnivorous beasts and avoid trigger-happy guards as Abe, the original Oddworld hero in this lovingly recrafted, built from the ground-up and totally recooked take on the classic adventure Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee.

Once a happy floor waxer in Oddworld’s biggest meat processing plant, Abe stumbles across his boss’s secret plan to turn the factory’s slave labor force into the latest in the RuptureFarms Tasty Treats line of novelty meat snacks. Abe now has to save his own skin from the grinders, but simply escaping the flesh farm is only the start of his Oddysee—for many dangers await Abe on his journey to discover his destiny.

Built from scratch from the ground up, enjoy new breathtaking visuals, enhanced audio and improved, deeper gameplay as New ‘n’ Tasty reignites the original Oddworld game using the latest next-generation technology.

Amazing New Graphics

With art direction from series creator Lorne Lanning, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! offers a view into Oddworld with fidelity never seen before. Fluid animation, new free-moving cameras and high resolution (up to 4K) visuals make RuptureFarms and the surrounding areas look incredible, creating the Oddworld that Lanning always wanted to see.

Revamped Controls

Analog controls offer more subtle control over Abe, and new tricks like free aiming, the ability to drop grenades behind you and also sneak whilst crouching open up new avenues for stealthy tactics and inventive speed-running. Optional ‘Old School’ controls bring back hopping and digital movement too, so the Oddysee purists can get started with some familiarity.

Brand New Areas, Brand New Secrets

From the murky grime of RuptureFarms to the expansive native lands of the Monsaic Lines, through to the vast temples of Scrabania and Paramonia, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! boasts new areas, subtle gameplay changes and a few surprises. Fans will recognize the huge meat grinders, Scrab holding pens and cavernous caves, but there’s more than enough that’s new here to keep you on your toes.

Watch the Switch version announcement trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.

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