Sensory Masterpiece Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition for Nintendo Switch

ININ Games is happy to announce the first collaboration with Sekai Project for one of Japan’s greatest adventure games, Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition! The game will be published physically, and digitally, in North America and Europe for Nintendo Switch. ININ Games will also create an exclusive Limited Edition and Collector’s Edition, both of which will be only available at the Strictly Limited Partner Store. Pre-orders for the Limited and Collector’s Edition will start soon, with the retail pre-orders to follow soon after.

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Developed by Regista and directed by Ever17 creator Nakazawa Takumi, Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition follows the events of a nuclear meltdown at a research facility from two different points of view.

Leaving an unknown amount of survivors inside and a reactor at the verge of exploding, the rescue team is sent in to figure out the situation and save the ones left inside. Unfortunately the leader of the rescue team is suffering from amnesia, which makes the situation even more complicated. The player will uncover the events that have led to this disaster. Combining the stories of the different characters and experiencing every twist and turn is the only way to uncover the truth of what happened that fateful day.

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What separates Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition from contemporary games is its unique and highly involved Senses Sympathy System, in which the player must follow his senses and gut feeling and prioritize which character they want to focus on and follow, drastically changing the scenario and the outcome at every step. One wrong move can lead to their demise, and the many endings of the game are certainly not happy ever after…

The Switch port features fully HD graphics and crystal clear sound. This exclusive Collector’s Edition of the classic adventure game is a one of a kind with never before seen items and extras designed exclusively for ININ Games. Among the items are the new acrylic stand for fan favorite Yuri, an all new collector’s box design and a new artbook, as well as the fantastic soundtrack on a double CD-set with an all new jacket design.

The Collector’s Edition for Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition includes:

  • Collector’s Box with magnetic latch
  • Nintendo Switch Game with reversible Cover
  • Acrylic Stand of Yuri
  • Character Bio Art Cards
  • Art Book
  • Double CD Complete Soundtrack
  • Mini Shikishi
  • Poster
  • Sticker Sheet

For the first time outside its original Japanese release, a limited set of body pillows, aka dakimakura, will be available exclusively in the Strictly Limited Games Partner Store.

Together with Sekai Project, we are extremely happy to provide you with some of Japan’s finest visual novel adventures, and Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition is one of the greatest of all time and an unforgettable thriller from start to finish.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Introduces Crowd Choice on Stadia & Twitch Integration on PC

 Larian Studio’s newest Baldur’s Gate 3 Community Update video, released September 10th, breaks down the game’s cinematic ambitions for early access, which begins on September 30. It also introduces more interactivity through Stadia Crowd Choice and Twitch integration. A huge leap from Divinity: Original Sin’s rock-paper-scissors multiplayer interactions, Baldur’s Gate 3 features 1.5 million words, with fully cinematic dialogues.

Using a mix of performance capture and bespoke adaptive cameras, the game is able to react to whoever you are and whatever you do, both in multiplayer and single-player. With the addition of streaming integration, even viewers who may not own the game now have a say in the player’s journey.

Larian’s Cinematic Director, Jason Latino, explains, “You’re telling your story, and we’re shooting it for you. We’re taking that camera down from being above the players and down into the drama, right into the action.

“I can’t think of another early access game that’s done cinematics on this level,” he added. “There’s a lot of games where the moment you add cinematics, they have to get smaller. We didn’t want to do that.”

Community Update #6 – Multiplayer & Cinematics goes into detail about how Larian is combining a cinematic, player-driven narrative through early access, with multiplayer interactions both within and outside of the game session. It shows how far the team has come since Divinity: Original Sin, back in 2014.

When enabled by a streamer, Crowd Choice brings the journey to YouTube viewers, where Stadia viewers can vote. The streamer is seamlessly presented with the results in percentages, and can then choose to follow the players, or go their own way.

Twitch integration works by numbering each dialogue option, which corresponds to viewer choices. This feedback is seamlessly integrated into the game, where both streamer and viewer will see each percentage vote next to each dialogue option. What’s more, players will be able to interact with the Twitch overlay to access the player’s inventory, character sheet, skills, and spells.

Both of these features are launching day one of early access, respectively, on PC and Stadia. This not only brings the community closer to the player, but also, due to the amount of permutations in dialogues, enables streamers to “DM” their own adventure for viewers, letting viewers partake in the story regardless of whether they own the game. Players will be able to become a part of their favorite streamer’s own private canon. Or, as a streamer or viewer, hide the feature entirely. It’s up to them. As always, the game reacts appropriately.

Early access is rapidly approaching, and Larian is happy to launch with nearly everything needed to give players a sense of the ambition behind Baldur’s Gate 3. Dialogues have more permutations than ever before, and so too does the game. Not only does the game retain the narration previous Larian titles are so well known for, you’ll often see that action on screen — whether it’s a vampiric bite in the night, or a slip of the tongue on a goblin’s foot. Of course, there are many more for players to discover on their own.

Whether in solo, with friends — or streaming with an audience — no matter how you choose to experience Baldur’s Gate 3, the tools and systems that allow the game to adapt to the story forged by players are ready for early access on September 30.

For more information, turn to Community Update #6 – Multiplayer & Cinematics, which also features a lengthy community Q&A

Focus Home’s ‘Othercide’ Lands on Nintendo Switch Sept. 10, Plus New Update on PC, PS4 & XB1

Focus Home Interactive and Lightbulb Crew have revealed that the hit horror-inspired tactical RPG Othercide will launch on Nintendo Switch on September 10! As Humanity’s last hope against the Suffering, you’ll lead your army of Daughters in deep turn-based battles against fearsome bosses, pulling off a spectacular dance of strategic actions and counters to survive.

What’s more, September 10 will also bring Othercide’s first free post-launch content drop to players on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. The update will introduce exciting new gameplay mechanics and “Dream Mode,” which will let players fully enjoy Othercide’s gripping campaign, story and lore with a more accessible level of challenge. This update will be available on Nintendo Switch later this fall.

FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE CELEBRATES 7TH ANNIVERSARY WITH ‘THE RISING’ IN-GAME EVENT

FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online today celebrates its 7th anniversary since the release of A Realm Reborn in 2013, introducing a special event that brings the festivities into the game for all to enjoy. The anniversary arrives alongside the title surpassing 20 million registered players as well as the release of Patch 5.3, which introduces an expanded Free Trial experience to make it easier than ever for new players to start their adventure.

The Rising anniversary seasonal event will run through September 14th and offers a unique questline whereby players will be tasked with helping out J’bhen Tia in Ul’dah. His exhibition of stained glass evokes memories of a pivotal moment in history, but he needs the assistance of a willing volunteer to ensure the event proceeds without a hitch! New rewards go to those who assist in this feat, including a Wind-up Ardbert minion and replica artwork to use in player housing.
 
All players level 15 and above, including new adventurers exploring Eorzea with the recently expanded Free Trial, are eligible to participate in the event and earn all of the rewards. Complete details about the event, including where players can begin the questline, may be found here: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2020/The_Rising/89gmadhdzc

Additionally, the Yo-kai Watch collaboration event is currently underway and will be available until the release of Patch 5.4. Players can obtain seventeen unique Yo-kai minions and weapons, as well as up to three mounts should they prove up to the challenge of collecting the full catalog of what’s on offer.
Patch 5.3 for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers™, titled Reflections in Crystal, released last week and brings a variety of new updates, including the final story act of the Shadowbringers expansion and update to the NieR-inspired YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse alliance raid series featuring a new story and thrilling battle encounters designed alongside guest creators Yosuke Saito and YOKO TARO.

Having recently announced 20 million total registered players, there has never been a better time for newcomers to begin their adventures in the critically acclaimed FINAL FANTASY XIV Online saga. The recently expanded Free Trial now includes all content from A Realm Reborn™ and the Heavensward™ expansion (and updates through Patch 3.56), as well as an additional playable race (Au Ra), and three additional playable jobs (Dark Knight, Astrologian, and Machinist). Free Trial players can enjoy hundreds of hours of award-winning gameplay and story experiences equivalent to two full FINAL FANTASY titles, without limit on playtime.
 
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Now Available

SQUARE ENIX® today welcomes seasoned adventurers and newcomers alike to explore a world like no other, as FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES® Remastered Edition is now available on the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and the App Store® and Google Play™ Store for mobile devices.

To watch FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition Launch Trailer, visit: https://youtu.be/F3L9pKapfxo.

In FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition, adventurers can embark on an enchanting adventure either solo or with friends via online multiplayer with cross-play functionality*. Including a host of new and updated features such as updated graphics, a newly-composed soundtrack, end-game high-difficulty dungeons, a new Mimic mode feature and more, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition welcomes all players to take up the crystal chalice and explore a unique and magical world.

Players can also try the game for free from today with the release of FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition Lite**, which provides access to the first three dungeons in both single player and online multiplayer with cross-play functionality. Additionally, players who purchase the full game will be able to host multiplayer sessions with players using FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition Lite, so a full party of up to four caravanners can play through up to 13 dungeons in the fantasy adventure together with one copy of the full game. Save data can be carried over from FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition Lite to the full game, ensuring players can seamlessly continue their progress in the magical fantasy adventure.

For returning FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES players eager to relive their memories, new downloadable content is also available to purchase which will allow characters to take on the appearance of classic FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES series characters via the game’s new Mimic mode, such as Layle (FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: The Crystal Bearers™), Leo (FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a King™), Sherlotta (FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Echoes of Time™) and many more. Additionally, special weapons bundles are available to let adventurers take on their adventure in style.

Free Helheim Hassle demo is available now on PC and Nintendo Switch

Manual Samuel developer Perfectly Paranormal’s upcoming limb defiling, body desecrating puzzle-platformer adventure – Helheim Hassle has got a free demo available to download today on PC via Steam and the Nintendo Switch on the eShop. If you’ve been itching to try out the latest title from the minds of Manual Samuel, then now is the time! The full game will be released on Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on August 18th. A PlayStation 4 version is also coming a little later in 2020.

Helheim Hassle is a comedic yet macabre narrative adventure game, from the same universe as their previous hit Manual Samuel, that is as much about friendship as it is about body parts. You play as Bjørn, a pacifist Viking who hates the idea of dying and going to Valhalla (who then ends up dying and getting taken to Valhalla) as he seeks to negotiate his way out while helping the mysterious Pesto on a quest to retrieve a certain magical item… In return, Pesto will try to grant Bjørn a permanent residence in Helheim – what a hassle!

This demo is a preview of the madness you might come to see in Helheim Hassle. Witness the mood of the world, meet some main characters, deal with a few goblins and dip your toes in some Puzzles. But don’t detach your toes yet, that comes in the full version; which features up to 70 quests across 14 levels, requiring the use of all manner of different body part combos to complete the game’s unique puzzle-platforming challenges.

Check out the latest trailer: https://youtu.be/sUZRH18z2Io

Thanks for your time,

Tom

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About Perfectly Paranormal
Perfectly Paranormal is a ragtag team of misfits based in Norway that just wants to make games and trouble! And we are all out of trouble! Our mission is to build an exciting universe filled with colourful characters, magic and divine problems only elaborate gameplay mechanics can solve. 

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

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.