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

More information on Helheim Hassle:
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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.

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.

World War Z “Dronemaster” Update

Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive have announced that the “Dronemaster” update is available to download for free today in World War Z, the best-selling co-op shooter inspired by Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster film. This latest update introduces full* PvE crossplay support across PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store, letting you party up in co-op with friends no matter what platform they’re on.

Dronemaster Update Trailer: https://youtu.be/KR-shP-0fSQ

World War Z has also released its first new playable class since it launched last year: the Dronemaster. This highly versatile character comes with its own personal drone which stuns zombies when they get too close for comfort. You can customize your drone in the perk tree to suit your play style and squad comp: increase its offensive capabilities to make it more lethal in an assault, or raise its defensive powers to better support your team.

In addition, today’s update features a new rare weapon pick-up with its own upgrade tree for your armory: the ACW-20. This low-caliber, semi-automatic grenade launcher is perfect for mopping up tightly packed groups, but watch out for friendly fire! There’s also a variety of new weapon upgrades, perk rebalancing, fixes and quality-of-life improvements.

Finally, players can grab World War Z’s latest premium DLC today: the “Signature Weapons Pack,” which includes four unique weapon skins for the game’s main characters. This DLC is free for Season Pass and GOTY Edition owners. It is also available for standalone purchase on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

Powered by Saber’s dynamic Swarm Engine™, World War Z delivers a thrilling social play experience from the comfort of your home. Survive against hundreds of fast-moving, bloodthirsty zombies at a time with six distinct classes and an arsenal of deadly weapons, explosives, turrets and traps. Outlive the dead through intense four-player co-op campaign missions around the world, and battle both zombies and real human opponents in competitive, team-based Players vs. Players vs. Zombies (PvPvZ) multiplayer.

Paradox Interactive Acquires Iceflake Studios

Paradox Interactive, a publisher and developer of games worth acquiring, today announced the acquisition of Iceflake Studios, a developer located in Tampere, Finland. This brings the total number of studios owned and operated by Paradox Interactive to nine, with locations in six countries.

Iceflake Studios was founded in 2007 and has developed games for PCs, consoles and for all current VR and mobile platforms. The studio is currently developing Surviving the Aftermath with Paradox, a survival management-strategy game now available in early access on PC and Xbox.

“When we started our discussion with Paradox, we knew that we had a very like-minded approach. Our collaboration with Surviving the Aftermath has been excellent and showed how similar our approach to development is. So when Paradox suggested that we could become part of the family, we were thrilled,” said Lasse Liljedahl, Co-Founder and Studio Manager at Iceflake. “It did not hurt that we were fans of Paradox games ourselves, to begin with! This new step helps us to focus on our dream of becoming one of the best developers in the game genres we love so much.”

“The collaborative efforts we’ve shared thus far with Iceflake have given us all the confidence that this is a natural fit,” said Charlotta Nilsson, COO at Paradox Interactive. “Surviving the Aftermath fits the Paradox portfolio perfectly, and Iceflake has shown themselves to be the kind of partner who can help us create more titles in our core genres. Turning this relationship into a long-term partnership is an easy decision, and we’re eager to share more great games with our audience in the years to come.”

Iceflake Studios joins the rapidly growing family of studios at Paradox Interactive, which also includes Paradox Development Studio in Stockholm; Paradox Arctic in Umeå, Sweden; the Paradox development team in Malmö, Sweden; Paradox Tectonic in Berkeley, California; Triumph Studios in Delft, The Netherlands; Harebrained Schemes in Seattle; Paradox Tinto in Barcelona, and Playrion Game Studio in Paris.