Moonglow Bay Comes to Xbox and Steam October 7th 202

Following the Future Games Show on 26th August 2021, Publisher Coatsink and developers Bunnyhug are extremely thrilled to announce the release date of Moonglow Bay, the story-driven ‘slice-of-life’ fishing RPG set in a fishing town afraid to fish.

Moonglow Bay will be launching October 7th on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One Consoles, Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC and Steam, with the Epic Games Store version setting sail a little later on November 11th. Moonglow Bay is priced at £19.99/$24.99 USD/€24.99 SRP across all platforms.

Moonglow Bay was once the jewel of the Eastern Canadian coastline until rumours of dangerous, fantastical creatures ruined the fishing trade. With the town on the verge of bankruptcy and only one year until its centennial, you decide to fulfil your partner’s final wish of starting a business in a decisive attempt to revive the town.

Along the way you will befriend locals and encounter strange fish, cook and sell a variety of recipes; acquire new equipment, such as rods and a fishing boat; learn to cast nets, set traps and fish through ice. Explore the furthest reaches of the bay, from frigid glaciers to boiling geysers; and ultimately determine if there is any truth to the tales…

Combining a playful voxel art style and a sumptuous soundtrack, Moonglow Bay features distinct story arcs, 100+ aquatic species to discover, Monster encounters and a fully-inhabited town to explore, which can be enjoyed both single-player or with drop-in-drop-out local co-op. Explore the ocean, grow your business and restore life to an enchanting coastal town.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 Comes to Life on PC and Console on November 9

In Jurassic World Evolution 2, for the very first time, players will build their parks beyond the confines of the Muertes Archipelago.  The game is set immediately after the Earth-shattering events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and will immerse players in an original Jurassic World story as they lead efforts to control, conserve and contain dinosaurs alongside an iconic cast of characters from the films, including Dr. Ian Malcolm (voiced by Jeff Goldblum) and Claire Dearing (voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard).

The upcoming sequel offers players an original Campaign mode, expanded construction options, more customization choices and the all-new Chaos Theory mode in which they can play through ’what if’ scenarios from all five films in the Jurassic World franchise from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.

Thats probably dangerous

Explore a Flooded World When FAR: Changing Tides Arrives Early 2022

Some of you may remember way back in 2019 when I reviewed Far:Lone Sail on PS4.  Okomotive was nice enough to hook me up with a review copy, and the game was simple in both concept and game play. Simply take your vehicle and travel across the beautiful and ever changing landscape while collecting fuel and upgrades and not destroying it. I never really forgot that experience though and I couldn’t tell you why, and here is the sequel I didn’t know I needed. check out the real trailer and some screen shots below and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

New ‘World War Z: Aftermath’ Gameplay Overview Trailer (PC, PS5,PS4, XSX, X1)

Powered by the next generation of Saber’s dynamic Swarm Engine™, World War Z: Aftermath lets you play with up to three friends or on your own with AI teammates against hordes of ravenous zombies in two huge and totally new story episodes set in the city of Rome and Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula.

Key Features:

  • New Battles from a World at War: Fend for your life and make a stand against the swarm in two thrilling new story episodes — take back Vatican City in an epic confrontation in Rome, and join forces with survivors in Russia’s snowbound Kamchatka region.
  • New Ways to Fight: Decimate the undead with a brutal new melee system featuring two-handed and dual-wield weapons like the sickle, cleaver, fire axe and sledgehammer, and experience the heart-pounding immersion of Aftermath’s optional first-person mode.
  • Deep Hero Progression: Level up eight unique classes, each with their own perks, including the new Vanguard class, armed with an electrified shield that can plow through the horde with devastating efficiency. Customize your weapons and conquer new daily missions with special modifiers for bonus rewards.
  • The Next Generation of Zombie Action: Play in glorious 4K|60 FPS on next-gen systems. Endure hundreds more zombies on screen than ever before possible in the new Horde Mode XL, coming exclusively to PC, PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S in a free post-launch update.
  • The Complete World War Z Experience: Aftermath includes all content from World War Z: Game of the Year Edition, including full episodes in New York, Moscow, Marseille, Jerusalem and Tokyo – altogether 23 total PVE maps across 7 massive episodes, an amazing wealth of content.
  • Play With Friends Anywhere: Aftermath supports up to four-player co-op with full cross-play between consoles and PC, including Steam and the Epic Games Store. Or play solo with AI teammates so that you don’t have to rely on friends or strangers to continue the story.

World War Z: Aftermath will launch this fall on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC via Epic Games Store and Steam, with backwards compatibility on PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S at 4K|60 FPS. In 2022, World War Z: Aftermath will officially launch on PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S with a free next-generation upgrade and additional enhancements, including the new Horde Mode XL.

WitchSpring3 Releases August 13th

Ok all my RPG lovers, this one is my friends over at ININ games and STUDIOARTDINK. August 13 you can pick up the psychical or digital version of WitchSpring3 Re:Fine – The Story of Eirudy.

In WitchSpring3 Re:Fine – The Story of Eirudy, dolls are of central importance to Eirudy, if not indispensable. By defeating monsters, Eirudy absorbs vitality into her soul stone to bring her dolls to life. With her companions to stand by her, the brave witch faces every enemy in her way. 

As the game progresses, Eirudy’s collection of puppet companions grows, each coming with individual abilities to aid her in battle. Using, understanding and summoning these dolls is one aspect of mastering this expansive RPG!

  • Customisable Magic System
  • Turn Based Battles 
  • Different Story Paths
  • Multi Language Support
  • Superb Crafting System
  • Unique Atmosphere 
  • A Lovable Protagonist
  • Individual Characters that develop and evolve
  • Fabulous Soundtrack

This is one of those games that I cant wait to get my hands on personally, not only because of who is making it but because the premise itself seems pretty interesting. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Taito’s G-Darius HD (PS4/Switch) Digital/Physical Pre-Order

Some of you may remember me reviewing similar titles of Taito and ININ games in the past as they have sent me quite a few of their remasters and I can truly say they have always been top notch, And I do not expect this one to be any different. They may not always be my preferred genre, but they always bring that nostalgia feeling with a new age play style. I have set all the details you need below, in their words if course.

TAITO and ININ Games are happy to announce G-Darius HD – a remastered port of the original G-Darius from 1997! The classic shoot ‘em up will be released both physically and digitally on Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 4 for Europe and North America later this year and can already be pre-ordered. 


Developed by the masters of remastering at M2, G-Darius HD is a beautiful port of the original game from the late 90s that was known for its epic, boss versus player beam-battles and its brilliant, catchy soundtrack. Back then, the game was praised as a prime example of how to bring a 2D game genre to 3D properly. Now true fans of the series and new players alike, can enjoy this iconic shoot ‘em up in HD glory! And those who enjoy authentic graphics, faithful to the original also get their money’s worth, as it  can be played in low resolution to get the classic arcade experience.


Branching stages and different paths within one stage

Iconic maritime-inspired boss design

Unique capture system of enemy spacecrafts for strategic depth

Playable with modern high-resolution, or original arcade graphics

Fantastic soundtrack and audio design

For more information about the game, visit https://darius.iningames.com/

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Release Date

Today we have the happy news to give that both the digital and phsycal versions of Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World from ININ Games and STUDIOARTDINK will be coming west on May 28th 2021.

The retail editions for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 will be available for €39.99 / $39.99 / £34.99 and include the original Monster World IV exclusively.

I would like to point out there will be a Steam version, however that will be coming a month later on June 29th.

Limited and exclusive physical editions

Three limited editions for Switch and PS4 can exclusively be pre-ordered at Strictly Limited Games. All three editions include the original Monster World IV:

  • The Limited Edition is available for €39.99 and includes exclusive color manual & reversible box art.
  • The Collector’s Edition includes terrific items like the Monster World Map, 2x soundtrack (Original & Remix), Artbook, a Squishy Ball Pepelogoo and more (€99.99). 
  • The Mega Collector’s Edition celebrates the origins of the game and includes everything from the CE and even more fantastic items like the Asha and Pepelogoo Figurine (18cm / 7.1″), Asha Pixel Pin, a Vinyl Sticker for your console and more (€179.99).

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

 

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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

The Flies Inside Pre-order

The time has come my friends, our very own @torstenvblog and his first book, The Flies Inside is now live for pre-order.

https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-flies-inside-torsten-v/1138929829?ean=9780578858821

For $10 you can support a new author and check out his first book, in paper back. Stay tuned for my review, and possibly an interview. Thank you for the continued support. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Flies Inside by Torsten V, Coming March 19th 2021

This is one of my proudest post to have ever written if I am being 100% honest. Our own writer, and possibly the best friend I have ever had, @torstenvblog will soon be releasing his first book, The Flies Inside. It will be up for pre-order soon on the Barnes and Nobles website and cost $9.99.(It is a physical release) Which is funny because until today I did not know the full title, that is how kept in the dark I was.

I also want to give a huge shout out to https://twitter.com/CatzkriegArtz for the great work she did on this preview of the back cover of the book, and you can even check out her soon to come Etsy store. https://www.etsy.com/shop/catzkriegartz/

Cat is a personal friend of Torsten, and I think it is pretty cool that from the bottom up this entire process was completed by friends just working their way into getting started. Obviously this was just a quick post to let everyone know it was coming, and I do have plans to follow up when those pre-orders go live and I will have a full review shortly after release.

I am told its a sort of Horror/mystery deal by a friend that has read an earlier draft but the author described it as more of a horror/dark drama. It seems like an intriguing combo, and knowing he wrote this for his father that he lost last year it makes sense. They bonded a lot when he was a kid over horror movies and comics, and this has really colored his writing style. His father whom we affectionally called Duke was a good man, one you couldn’t help but love and respect. Where ever he is I know he is as proud of him as I am. May the gaming gods smile upon you all, and please consider supporting one of our very own when the time comes.