Critically acclaimed ‘Heaven’s Vault’up for store pre-order – new trailer (PS4/Switch)

Strictly Limited Games is delighted to announce that they will publish an exclusive limited edition release of the critically-acclaimed Heaven’s Vault for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 (PS4), in partnership with the award-winning developers at inkle. Praised for its narrative depth and gameplay around exploration and deciphering an ancient language, Heaven’s Vault is already a timeless classic. The boxed release now secures a permanent physical legacy for Heaven’s Vault and includes unique collectibles transcribed with never-before-seen Ancient text, well-aligned with the theme of archaeology in the game. Pre-orders will kick off on June 12th, at 12 AM CEST (midnight) only at Strictly Limited Games.

Nominated for the BAFTA, winner of the Independent Games Festival in the category “Best Narrative” and honored several times as one of the top 10 games of 2019 (The New Yorker, Mashable, GamesIndustry.biz), Heaven’s Vault is an adventure game unlike any other. Every choice counts, as the adaptive narrative reacts to your decisions and the game expands on every replay, unlocking deeper secrets.

About Heaven’s Vault:

Welcome to the Nebula: a strange network of moons linked by rivers in space, where ancient robots coexist with humans. Its ancient history has long been forgotten and only fragments remain, written in a lost hieroglyphic language. Join archaeologist Aliya Elasra and her robot sidekick Six on a trail of discoveries that will lead to the very edge of the world and to the ancient secret of Heaven’s Vault.

Ancient, the hieroglyphic language at the center of Heaven’s Vault, is a full language created for the game that consists of around 3,000 words. A language that an active fan community is continually discovering, discussing, and even expanding beyond the scope of the game. But it’s not only the language that makes Heaven’s Vault special. Progress through the game in any order you choose; the game’s fully adaptive narrative remembers every choice you make, every discovery, and every action you take, influencing what happens next. Meet a diverse cast of characters who remember everything you say, and whose attitudes toward you will change based on how you act. Who will you trust? What will you find? What will you risk? You will have to decide for yourself!

Features: 

  • Find artifacts and translate their hieroglyphic inscriptions to piece together the history of the world.
  • Make tough decisions and interact with a large cast of characters who remember everything you say.
  • Sail Aliya’s ship, the Nightingale, through an open world of fast-flowing space rivers and lost moons.
  • Freely explore a variety of locations, from ruined palaces to desert moons, market towns, and farming villages.
  • Marvel at the unique art style, blending beautiful hand-drawn 2D art with 3D environments.
  • Play it again  – Heaven’s Vault is highly replayable thanks to massively flexible choice-driven gameplay and translation puzzles that expand on every playthrough, revealing new secrets.

The two unique limited editions for Heaven’s Vault are available for pre-order exclusively via the Strictly Limited Games online shop

The Limited Edition is limited to 1,900 copies for Nintendo Switch and 900 for PS4, at a price of 29.99€, including a colorful game manual.

The Special Limited Edition is limited to 900 copies for Nintendo Switch and 400 for PS4, for 49.99€, including lots of additional collectibles: 

  • Special Limited Edition Box 
  • Colorful Game Manual 
  • Original Soundtrack with previously unreleased bonus tracks 
  • 10 Puzzle Cards
  • Timeline of the Nebula 
  • Archaeologist’s Notebook 
  • Bookmark
  • 4 transparent Stickers
Official logo
official logo

Heaven’s Vault to receive limited boxed release

Decipher an ancient language and sail the rivers of space in this award-winning narrative adventure

Stuttgart, Germany – 9 June 2022 Strictly Limited Games is delighted to announce that they will publish an exclusive limited edition release of the critically-acclaimed Heaven’s Vault for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 (PS4), in partnership with the award-winning developers at inkle. Praised for its narrative depth and gameplay around exploration and deciphering an ancient language, Heaven’s Vault is already a timeless classic. The boxed release now secures a permanent physical legacy for Heaven’s Vault and includes unique collectibles transcribed with never-before-seen Ancient text, well-aligned with the theme of archaeology in the game. Pre-orders will kick off on June 12th, at 12 AM CEST (midnight) only at Strictly Limited Games.

Nominated for the BAFTA, winner of the Independent Games Festival in the category “Best Narrative” and honored several times as one of the top 10 games of 2019 (The New Yorker, Mashable, GamesIndustry.biz), Heaven’s Vault is an adventure game unlike any other. Every choice counts, as the adaptive narrative reacts to your decisions and the game expands on every replay, unlocking deeper secrets.

A picture depicting the critical acclaim the game received.

About Heaven’s Vault:

Welcome to the Nebula: a strange network of moons linked by rivers in space, where ancient robots coexist with humans. Its ancient history has long been forgotten and only fragments remain, written in a lost hieroglyphic language. Join archaeologist Aliya Elasra and her robot sidekick Six on a trail of discoveries that will lead to the very edge of the world and to the ancient secret of Heaven’s Vault.

A screenshot showing a fast flowing river with a rock in the middle and shoreline on the right.

Ancient, the hieroglyphic language at the center of Heaven’s Vault, is a full language created for the game that consists of around 3,000 words. A language that an active fan community is continually discovering, discussing, and even expanding beyond the scope of the game. But it’s not only the language that makes Heaven’s Vault special. Progress through the game in any order you choose; the game’s fully adaptive narrative remembers every choice you make, every discovery, and every action you take, influencing what happens next. Meet a diverse cast of characters who remember everything you say, and whose attitudes toward you will change based on how you act. Who will you trust? What will you find? What will you risk? You will have to decide for yourself!

Features: 

  • Find artifacts and translate their hieroglyphic inscriptions to piece together the history of the world.
  • Make tough decisions and interact with a large cast of characters who remember everything you say.
  • Sail Aliya’s ship, the Nightingale, through an open world of fast-flowing space rivers and lost moons.
  • Freely explore a variety of locations, from ruined palaces to desert moons, market towns, and farming villages.
  • Marvel at the unique art style, blending beautiful hand-drawn 2D art with 3D environments.
  • Play it again  – Heaven’s Vault is highly replayable thanks to massively flexible choice-driven gameplay and translation puzzles that expand on every playthrough, revealing new secrets.
A screenshot showing a Brass Ceremonial Goblet and three words, allowing the player to choose which they feel is best inscribed onto drinking implement.

The two unique limited editions for Heaven’s Vault are available for pre-order exclusively via the Strictly Limited Games online shop

The Limited Edition is limited to 1,900 copies for Nintendo Switch and 900 for PS4, at a price of 29.99€, including a colorful game manual.

HeavensVault_Packshot_combined.png

The Special Limited Edition is limited to 900 copies for Nintendo Switch and 400 for PS4, for 49.99€, including lots of additional collectibles: 

  • Special Limited Edition Box 
  • Colorful Game Manual 
  • Original Soundtrack with previously unreleased bonus tracks 
  • 10 Puzzle Cards
  • Timeline of the Nebula 
  • Archaeologist’s Notebook 
  • Bookmark
  • 4 transparent Stickers
Special limited edition contents.

Both editions can also be purchased as an exclusive bundle with the two official Heaven’s Vault novels by Jon Ingold, inkle’s narrative director. Only 100 of these bundles will be available for Nintendo Switch and PS4 respectively.

Elite Dangerous Profile Transfers from Console to PC Coming This September

As many of you may know I was a huge fan of Elite Dangerous, I was part of the last Distant Worlds 2 Expedition and completed it making it all the way to Beagle Point. After the release of Odyssey on PC was a disaster, it was revealed it would never come to console. ( I play on PS4) That announcement and the announcement that console support was essentially abandoned completely I lost any desire to play the game along with many others.

There may be new life and hope for many, as it was recently announced that console players this September would be able to transfer their files to the PC version of the game. This will allow them to enjoy the new content as well as Odyssey without having to restart. This to me is far too little too late however as many will have already done this. Check their site for more info.

ICONIC LEGEND OF MANA ALLIES ELAZUL ANDLADY BLACKPEARL ARRIVES IN ECHOES OF MANA

SQUARE ENIX®’s newly released mobile action RPG, Echoes of Mana, which has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times since its launch, has released new content including the scenario event “Searching for Lost Luster” featuring the ally, Elazul, from the beloved Legend of Mana game. Players can also get a chance to obtain the popular Lady Blackpearl from Legend of Mana through the “Searching for Lost Luster Harvest” summons.
 
Details regarding the new content include:

  • New Scenario Event “Searching for Lost Luster” – Available now until June 30, players can clear the event quests to collect event points (EP and High-Level EP) that can be traded for grand rewards at the EP Trader. Additionally, players can receive 3★ Ally Elazul (Young Jumi Knight Ver.) from “Legend of Mana” and 3★ memory gem “Show of Faith.”
  • Chapter 6: In a Patchworked World Main Quest Now Available – The adventure continues with a journey through the most peculiar echo yet with the release of Chapter 6’s story. Players will continue their search for the Mana Sword and explore a new echo, only to be guided by the unfamiliar voices of two young girls. When wandering deeper into this mysterious place, players will encounter Elazul from Legend of Mana and Keldric from Dawn of Mana.

  • “Searching for Lost Luster Harvest” Summons – Now through June 30, this summons features the 4★ ally Lady Blackpearl (Jumi’s Finest Ver.) from Legend of Mana, 4★ ally Hawkeye (Pride of Thieves Ver.) from Trials of Mana, and 4★ memory gem “Chasing the Light.”

Echoes of Mana is a free-to-play action RPG designed for mobile devices. The title features an original story that weaves together both new and beloved Mana series characters alike. Players will be able to enjoy the action gameplay they love from the series and battle with friends through a multiplayer mode.

Echoes of Mana is available now for free on iOS and Android devices via the App Store and Google Play. Text is supported in English, German, French, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean. For more information, visit EchoesOfMana.com.

Elden Ring ‘Network status check failed’ error fix

Wait awhile, it’s on their end. Seriously that is all their is to it at this point. As with all major launches everyone rushed to play it and their servers and such couldn’t handle it. Be patient, be kind. Ok I can’t say that, I swore a lot. Good luck out there Tarnished, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Where Cards Fall Coming PC and Nintendo Switch on November 4th 2021

So many of my readers know how the blog and all started for me, and I have gotten to do some cool things, been invited to some fun places even. Earlier this week though possibly the highlight of it all happened. I’m paraphrasing, but I got an email that basically said Savior,we want you to share this with your readers when we are ready to talk about it. And they are ready.

Where Cards Fall is an Indy game created by developer The Game Band and published by Snowman. You will be able to pick it up on PC via Steam and Epic game store or Nintendo Switch November 4th 2021.

What is it though? Quite simply, it is a puzzle game. You build a house of cards and by doing so you you will bring formative memories to life.


Where Cards Fall features:

Custom tailored controls and character animations for PC and Switch

50 challenging spatial puzzles that exercise your imagination and strategic thinking skills

A unique art style inspired by contemporary artistic movements

Tactile, accessible controls hand-crafted for every device

Immersive audio and an original soundtrack. Headphones recommended!


Where Cards Fall’s coming-of-age story isn’t a straight line, but a cyclical process the characters engage with time and time again. The houses of cards give each scene a distinct identity and sense of place. As you solve puzzles, you’ll gain small glimpses into the characters’ lives, uncovering memories within the houses of cards. While the puzzles gently flow into each other, things don’t always conclude neatly.

And if all this info isn’t enough, enjoy the announcement trailer below. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Star Renegades Limited Edition Available for Pre-Order (PS4/Switch)

  One of the newest games coming from my friends over at ININ games and Raw Fury you can pre-order Star Renegades physical  limited and collectors edition over at Store / Pre-Order Link

 

Screenshot 1

 

Star Renegade is a rouge-lite strategy RPG where you are tossed into the middle of a war interplanetary war against The Imperium, a force that wants to rule the galaxy. The follow comes straight from the press release itself.

The game comes with a fast-paced, tactical, turn-based, timeline battle system that offers a variety of options and strategies to bring the opponents to their knees! The more the game progresses, the stronger the squad becomes. Players can unlock, trade and upgrade the rebels with tons of weapons, loot, and gear. But defeating the enemies will not be a piece of cake! Strategy and experimentation are required to beat the opponents and save the universe!
These moments of success will reward the player, as well as the beautiful look of the game.
Star Renegades features a pretty pixel style, the journey through the planets and the varied, challenging battles are accompanied by superior sound design and an awesome synth-wave composition.

  • Fast-paced tactical turn-based timeline battle system
  • Hauntingly beautiful landscapes and ruins
  • Pretty pixel art style
  • Procedurally generated dungeons
  • Unique enemies and bosses
  • Epic synth-wave compositions and excellent sound design 

As you can see the game itself seems to have a lot of things to go through and replay value as the procedurally generated dungeons can usually make for a reason to dive back in for multiple play throughs. As a fan of rogue-lite and RPGs I am actually curious to see how this one turns out. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Limited Edition Features:

  • Game for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4
  • Manual
  • Individually numbered

The Limited Edition is available for €29.99 and limited to 2.500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1.500 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide

The Collectors Edition Features:
 

  • Game for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4
  • Collectors’ Edition Box
  • Manual
  • Modular Diorama
  • Artbook
  • Soundtrack
  • Large Poster
  • Character Cards
  • Sticker
  • Individually numbered

The Collectors’ Edition is available for €49.99 and limited to 2.500 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1.500 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide

Cotton Reboot – To Release on NSW & PS4 Q1 2021

ININ Games is excited to announce news of BEEP’s side-scrolling shoot-em-up Cotton Reboot! to be released both digitally and physically on Sony PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch with a projected release date of Q1/2021 in Europe and North America.

Willow

Shoot-em-up with an adorable main character

A young witch called Nata de Cotton is hot headed, immature, overreacts and rides on a broomstick, accompanied by a fairy named Silk. Cotton is crazy about candies called “Willows”. Those candies are so good that she won’t let anything get in her way to get them. Talk about sugar cravings! 

Armed with explosive fire power, a cast of cunning enemies to confront and some enchanting and beautiful graphics sees this endearing title as one that enlightens the imagination. Cotton will embark on her journey through the game’s seven amazing colourful stages with the hope that she will be rewarded at the end. As you move through a graveyard with wormed eyeballs or through a forest with trees that are part human form, eyes and mouth, hails of bullets and triple lazer fire from Cotton’s latest weapon resource that can be swapped and changed throughout as an endless onslaught of enemies fill the screen with their own arsenal of power. Avoid and maneuvering becomes as important as straight shooting.

Remaster of an iconic “cute’em’up”

Cotton Reboot is an updated, remastered version of the classic and iconic “cute’em’up” Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams with brand new features and updated visual designs. The game also features 3 game modes that include the X68000 original mode that faithfully emulates Sharp’s personal computer from the 1993 version. Arrange mode features 16:9 screens, redesigned graphics and characters. In Score attack mode the player competes for scores online within a limited time (2 minute and 5 minute mode can be selected).

Riding the dragon!
Limited Edition with Special Offerings
In addition to the standard edition, along with its digital online store release, ININ Games will also publish Limited Editions of Cotton Reboot! Preorder for the Limited Editions are expected to start next month, while the preorder of the standard editions will follow soon after.

Undead Darlings No Cure For Love out now on PS4 and Switch

Undead Darlings in an interesting looking game from Sekai Games, with developer Mr.Tired Media that you can buy now on PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch. It is a combination dungeon crawler RPG and visual novel that plays out with you making decisions in between killing monsters as you search for monsters and has multiple endings based on the decisions you make. As a human assisting 6 half zombie women you will act as a sort of pack animal for them as they attempt to deliver the cure, but don’t worry the ladies won’t let you get sick.

Thankfully they have been kind enough to hook me up with a review copy of this one, so stay tuned for a more in depth review where I will happily explain more about the turn based battle system and the interesting Exponential Exploitation mechanics, definitely check this one out though, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Battle mech attack!
Scene 3
Battle 16

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.

Screenshot 1

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.

Screenshot 2

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.