Last Labyrinth – Physically Boxed Virtual Reality Experience

Strictly Limited Games is excited to announce that they have acquired the rights for an exclusive, limited-print physical release of the PlayStation VR game Last Labyrinth – an escape adventure game on PlayStation 4. Pre-orders for the Collector’s and Limited Editions of Last Labyrinth will start later this year.

 

A VR Escape Adventure Game

Last Labyrinth is a VR escape adventure game, where the player is trapped in an obscure mansion and joins forces with the mysterious girl, Katia, to solve numerous riddles in an attempt to escape from the mansion.

You are vulnerable and tied up. With your arms and hands bound and immobilised in a wheelchair, you are at the mercy and reliance of Katia. She is your only way of escape from the mansion in an intensive, meticulous and inventive series of escape room puzzles. The ever increasing complexity of riddles, and their diversity, which may be number related or brain teasing weight balancing, must be solved in order to venture on.

Puzzles and stunning atmosphere

Uniquely constructed and designed puzzles, minimalistic controls to ensure fluid and intuitive gameplay are accentuated with stunning atmospheric music.

A high-profile team

The expertise behind the creation of Last Labyrinth is unmatched within the VR genre. Created by a team of veteran Japanese developers whose previous works include classic titles such as ICO, The Last Guardian, Shadow of the Colossus, Puppeteer and the Doko Demo Issyo series (Toro, the Sony Cat).

The voice of the mysterious girl Katia is Stefanie Joosten, who played the role of the beautiful, wordless sniper “Quiet” in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. She works as a model, actress and singer in Japan and abroad. Stefanie Joosten feels honored to be part of Last Labyrinth: “It’s a huge honor to be part of Last Labyrinth. When I first played the demo, I immediately felt completely sucked into its mysterious world. It lets you experience VR in a way I have never seen before. I think it will be a completely new experience to players worldwide.”

Mysterious girl

The theme song was composed by Hiroki Kikuta, who has worked on numerous games including Secret of Mana and Soulcalibur V.

Last Labyrinth is a virtually unmissable and distinctive encounter where reality is closer than you imagine. Can you escape a hostile mansion along with a girl words cannot reach?

About Strictly Limited Games

Strictly Limited Games is a German publisher based near Stuttgart, specialized in releasing a curated selection of digital download-only games in exclusive collectable physical editions for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch. The company was founded in 2017 by Dennis Mendel, a former scholar for game studies and advisor at Fraunhofer Institute, and Benedict Braitsch. Both passionate collectors with a combined collection of over 7.000 digital and physical games for all console generations, their intention is to form an opposite pole to the current trend of digital-only releases. All collectors’ editions are available exclusively at Strictly Limited Games online store www.strictlylimitedgames.com.

About Amata K.K.

Founded in Tokyo in 2008, Amata K.K. has helped develop smartphone titles for a wide variety of world-renowned Japanese game companies over the years. With many staff having over 20 years of game industry experience, Amata has become a trusted one-stop shop for planning, developing and operating games across a variety of platforms. While keeping the focus on game development, Amata has also begun to expand into VR, video, media and other forms of entertainment.

Amata is a member of the Last Labyrinth Production Committee [LL Project], which released the digital version of Last Labyrinth on November 13th 2019.

Official website www.amata.co.jp/en

PlayStation: State of Play Live Today

 

TODAY: PLAYSTATION STATE OF PLAY at 4PM ET / 1PM PT

Tune in for updates on PlayStation 4 and PSVR games, as well as previously announced PlayStation 5 games.

Watch live here at 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu8jivl_po4

Thanks for signing up and being a part of Summer Game Fest. Play the Future….

And keep checking the website for more updates: http://www.summergamefest.com

Imperiums: Greek Wars Review

As always when I write these things, Huge shout out and thank you to Kube Games for hooking me up with a copy of this one. Been looking forward to it for a bit and was not disappointed.

 

Now to start off, if you have no real experience with the 4X/grand strategy genre every, you need a game that will walk you into it and teach you the ropes. I won’t say this is the best game to start with, but it certainly is not the worst. It has a nice tutorial that will take about an hour or so to get through. There will still be plenty of things to master and learn, but this will get you moving.

As you go through this you will see quickly that the game looks nice, not breathtaking but these games never do. We aren’t talking about a high-end developer here, what we have is a small group of guys that love what they do and treat it like their children, and it truly shows. The graphics and sound serve the game well and at no point did I run into any graphical or sound issues that made me feel like this game wasn’t worth investing my time into.

The gameplay itself does a fantastic job of recreating that one more turn feeling that these games are known for. Every road built and every field to keep the population fed takes you one step closer to whatever goal you are working towards.  That goal may be a new city, a new ally, starting a war, the choice is yours really.

That being said there were some things I didn’t much care for.  Sometimes it seemed like allies would just turn on you or do some odd things, even if it wasn’t what was best for them. Similarly, loyalty also seems to change at odd times, for some reason I’ve had troops turn on me while winning wars but they weren’t all that disloyal to begin with.

I honestly don’t know what to say about this game. I don’t feel I can explain in enough detail to truly explain it in enough detail what it all entails, but I don’t want to skimp out on telling you what a great experience on what the game itself is. I have played plenty of games like this in the past, and I enjoyed this one. If you are looking for something to scratch that civilization itch, this game just may do it for you. It is a solid 8/10, and one I will be enjoying for a while. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

Raw Fury’s ‘Sable’ New Gameplay Video (Xbox Games Showcase

Join Sable on her gliding, a rite of passage that will take her across vast deserts and landscapes littered with fallen spaceships. Explore at your own pace on your hoverbike, scale monumental ruins, and encounter other nomads in the wilds, all while unearthing mysteries long forgotten. For those in the know, the acclaimed Japanese Breakfast is taking point on the game’s soundtrack, which promises to be full of chill and emotional vibes.

Features:

  • Explore at your own pace — you might stumble onto something interesting.
  • Customize your hoverbike and drive across a sprawling desert.
  • Climb anywhere with the freedom to travel and glide from great heights as you like.
  • Solve puzzles (or don’t!). It’s up to you what you want to do.
  • Meet other nomads, help them out and discover their stories.
  • Strikingly rendered ligne claire-inspired art style.
  • Beautiful original soundtrack composed by indie musician Japanese Breakfast.

About Shedworks

Shedworks is a small indie developer founded in a shed in North London by Gregorios Kythreotis and Daniel Fineberg. https://www.shed-works.co.uk

 

FATSHARK ANNOUNCE WARHAMMER 40,000: DARKTIDE

Today independent developer Fatshark announced their third game within the Warhammer universe.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
Fatshark brings the four player CO-OP experience to the 41st Millennium in 2021. Go deep into the hive city and face hordes of enemies you have only seen in your nightmares. Players will not be able to hide behind lethal ranged weapons, they’ll need to combine both FPS and melee skills as they get up close and personal in visceral clashes between Imperium and Chaos factions. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will bring everything you have come to expect from the developers of the multimillion selling award-winning Warhammer: Vermintide franchise.

“I am happy to announce Warhammer 40,000: Darktide to the gaming world today. We are utilizing the knowledge and experience honed from the Vermintide franchise in this new take on the 40,000 universe.” says Martin Wahlund, CEO Fatshark. “We are bringing the four player CO-OP experience to a new setting, and we can’t wait to share the game with everybody in 2021.”

 

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will be coming to PC and Xbox Series X in 2021.

Wishlist Now:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1361210/Warhammer_40000_Darktide/

Get Updates on all things Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
www.playdarktide.com

 

Best wishes, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! New Release Date

The previously announced release date for Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! from ININ  Games for both the physical and digital release – Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 –  has been officially reset to September 29th 2020.

This delay will allow players to benefit from an improved worldwide multiplayer infrastructure, ensuring fast and stable online fights. ININ Games also took the time to add languages, to provide for a great game experience.

All editions will be localized into English, French, German and Spanish. The game will be available in Europe, America and Australia.

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! features:

  • 22  iconic characters from Japanese cult games to choose from

  • Challenge Mode with 40 Stages to be cleared just like back in the good old days of arcade games (1 to 4 players)

  • Multiplayer Battle Modes (2 to 4 players)

  • Local Offline Play and Online Modes

  • Co-op and Competitive Modes (up to 4 players)

  • Competitive Bazooka-Action in Battle Royale Mode (players fight until only one remains) and Star Match (Timed battle mode where players fight to take stars from each other) will offer hundreds of hours of competitive Bazooka-fun.

Suzuna Special Attack_Umihara Kawase BaZooKa

 

Enjoy the trailer, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

LIBERATED: PC release date revealed

A free sneak peek version for LIBERATED, an upcoming action-adventure game, is now available for a limited time, on Steam and GOG.com. This stunning title by Atomic Wolf and L.INC, taking place inside a living, hand-drawn comic book, will premiere for PC on July 30th, 2020.

LIBERATED is a gorgeous hand-drawn action-adventure comic book game about a revolution in a cyberpunk world. The player joins the group of activists who fight to uncover the truth about the oppressive government.

First released on Nintendo Switch, the game will come to PC with visual improvements as well as 2 free DLC chapters and full English voice-overs done by the award-winning localization agency, Roboto Global.

Priced at $19.99, €18.99, £15.99. LIBERATED will be available on Steam, GOG.com, Humble Bundle, and GeForce Now.

Try it for free for a Limited Time

The Sneak Peek, available until July 27th 19:00 CET / 10:00 PDT, on GOG.com and Steam, shows a dramatic tipping point in the story and lets the players try the action-driven gameplay. The free trial shows the abridged third chapter of the story, with many scenes omitted to avoid major spoilers.

This is a work-in-progress free sample of the upcoming game. There may be differences between the Sneak Peek and the final product.

Download Liberated: The Sneak Peek on Steam & GOG.com:
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/875310/Liberated/ 
GOG.com: https://www.gog.com/game/liberated 

An Acclaimed New Take on Cyberpunk
Liberated has struck a chord with the core Nintendo audience. Rewarded with a score of 8/10 by Nintendo Life, 9/10 by Pure Nintendo, and 8/10 by NintendoSoup, Liberated was praised for its unique hand-drawn visuals, a relevant and universal message, and its full and unparalleled commitment to the comic book narrative.

Accolades:

  • “An atmospheric, absorbing treat” – 8/10, Nintendo Life

  • “More than just a game” – 8/10, NintendoSoup

  • “An incredibly well-crafted game that executes both story and gameplay excellently” – 9/10, Pure Nintendo

  • “A standout title, both experimental and engrossing” – 9/10, Nintendo Enthusiast

  • “Fine example of how games can enhance storytelling” – 84%, Switchaboo

Best wishes, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

 

Ultracore Out Now Digitally on PS Vita!

For those that missed my Ultracore Review (PS4) you can now buy it for the PS Vita as well. I know it isn’t the most popular system out there, but for many, they still love to game on the go and for those that enjoy this genre, it may be worth checking out. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

Star Renegades Launches September 8 on PC

Rebellion has waged for generations to stop the Imperium’s control of the galaxy — now it’s up to you to lead the way. Star Renegades, the tactical rogue-like RPG from Massive Damage Games (Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander) and Raw Fury, is coming to PC via Steam and GOG.com on Sept. 8, 2020, for $24.99. The game is expected to come to Playstation®4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One later this year.

Star Renegades fuses a reactive, turn-based battle system with a procedurally generated campaign to ensure that every playthrough is unique and challenging. Lead a ragtag squad of rebels through richly detailed sci-fi landscapes, ruins and more on a mission to overthrow the overwhelming might of the Imperium. Your enemies are more than just trash to farm — they’re unique adversaries that evolve after each fight and move up the ranks as you play, forcing you to develop new strategies to survive.

Features:

  • Reactive Time Battle System: Outsmart foes with interrupts, counters and combos in fast-paced, turn-based, power armor combat.
  • Intelligent Adversary System: Survive the relentless onslaught of unique enemies that evolve as you play, forcing you to adapt your tactics to win.
  • Unlock dozens of alternate characters as your surviving squad members form bonds and create progeny.
  • Battle into the heart of the EmpireStar Renegades’s Rebellion Engine creates a unique experience with each playthrough via emergent gameplay and events, procedurally generated missions, shifting priorities, and tons of upgrades for your squad.

Farming Simulator 19 Alpine Farming Expansion Release Date

The Alpine Farming Expansion takes you to a brand-new mountaintop environment with over 30 authentic farming vehicles and machinery from leading brands like Aebi, Lindner, Pöttinger, Rigitrac, SIP and more. Widen your horizons in new and lucrative mountain farming activities high in the hills and down in the valley.

Farming Simulator 19: Alpine Farming Expansion can be preordered now on PC via www.farming-simulator.com. It’ll also be available for owners of the Farming Simulator 19 Season Pass and Premium Edition.

In addition, the Premium Edition of Farming Simulator 19 is coming to PC digital for the first time, as well as retail stores for all platforms (featuring an exclusive artbook), on November 12. The Premium Edition contains the base game and a harvest of additional content across 10 official DLCs, including the Alpine Farming and Platinum expansions.