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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Jan, 2018 At 06:44 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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THQ Nordic today announced signing a global distribution deal (excluding the Korean language version) for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire with Versus Evil. Currently in development for PC, MAC and Linux by Obsidian Entertainment, the physical edition of the game will be brought to you by THQ Nordic. Further information on the content of the editions, as well as RRP and the release date to be announced soon.

“When we first started working with Obsidian on Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, we knew that we wanted to make sure that we created a great physical product that matched the quality of this RPG”, said Steve Escalante General Manager of Versus Evil. “In partnering with THQ Nordic, not only did we find a team that is passionate about the product, but has the distribution and reach we hope to achieve with a physical edition of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

“We are all really excited for the game and its different editions. It is always a pleasure working together with such talented, motivated, and dedicated teams like Versus Evil and Obsidian. It also helps that we are huge fans of the genre“, comments Jan Binsmaier Publishing Director of THQ Nordic. “On top of all that, we found a strong and reliable partner with Versus Evil, and it feels great to know that we share our mindset and work ethics. It is a perfect match.”

In Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, players embark on a dangerous voyage of discovery as they hunt down a god to save their own souls. Building on the award-winning gameplay of the first Pillars of Eternity, every aspect of Deadfire has been improved and expanded. Vastly more detailed graphics, deeper game mechanics, increased player choice and reactivity, a new companion relationship system, streamlined combat, and an entirely new, hand-crafted adventure make Deadfire the ultimate cRPG experience. Players travel the far-flung region of the titular Deadfire Archipelago by ship, where they will discover new races, visit exotic islands, defend their ships against pirates, and, most importantly, choose their allies carefully, as there are powerful factions to encounter at nearly every port.

About Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Pursue a rogue god over land and sea in the sequel to the multi-award-winning RPG Pillars of Eternity. Captain your ship on a dangerous voyage of discovery across the vast unexplored archipelago region of the Deadfire. Bend the world to your will, as you explore the depths of infinite possibilities, including detailed character customization, total freedom of exploration, and more meaningful choices at every turn.

  • Immerse yourself in a deeper single player RPG game experience – enriched with cutting edge technology and features, Deadfire builds on the foundation of classic D&D gameplay with vastly improved graphics, deeper game mechanics and a whole new hand-crafted adventure where choices truly matter.
  • Discover the new region of the Deadfire – plot your own course by ship and explore the rich and exotic islands of the archipelago region, discovering new places interacting with their inhabitants and engaging in a variety of quests at every port.
  • Build your party and customize your companions – choose from 7 different companions to join you on your quest and assign multiple classes and deeper abilities for each. Witness their personal relationships and interactions unfold with the addition of the new companion system.
  • Captain your ship across the seas – as your stronghold on the seas, your ship is much more than simply a vessel for exploring. Upgrade your ship and crew and choose what skills you improve in order to survive dangerous encounters along the way.
This is interesting news. Indie games are seeing deals made between developers and publishers a lot lately. Hopefully this lets the game get even more attention.
Source; THQ Nordic PR
By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Jan, 2018 At 04:30 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Critically acclaimed independent game developer Rock Pocket Games announced today that their quirky, award winning puzzler Shiftlings will wobble onto the Nintendo eShop on the 1st of February 2018.

Set in an intergalactic reality show, Shiftlings is a quirky puzzle platformer about a pair of space custodians who travel the cosmos completing complex challenges. Shiftlings’ special twist is that these two oddballs are linked by a single air hose, allowing them to pass gas back and forth between their space suits in an instant. This feature lets one character expand massively in size and weight, reducing mobility but providing clever ways to solve objectives and reach new terrain.

The quirky platform puzzler is a perfect match for the Nintendo Switch. You can tackle the 55 levels on your own or together with a family member or a friend while relaxing on the couch. Or spice up a long train or plane ride by playing a few levels of Shiftlings with a travel companion.

Here are some of the special features for the Nintendo Switch Version:

  • Smooth 60 fps with high-quality animations and beautifully designed 3D environments
  • Improved level design, player progression and overall pacing.
  • Enhanced single player experience.
  • Supports all of the Nintendo Switch’s special play modes and brings enhanced user experience options like character outlines, HD rumble, and helper icons.
  • Redesigned Hola Cola Pickups.

As with the original Shiftlings game, the space platform-puzzler features couch co-op as well as a single player mode. You can enjoy the conjoined physics-based platformer puzzles through 55 levels, spread across 5 stunning worlds.

The enhanced Nintendo Switch version also features smooth 60 fps gameplay. The updated level layout and design improve the player progression and overall pacing of the game. New help features and all the play modes are available to the Nintendo Switch, offering enhanced single and cooperative experiences compared to the original.

“We are VERY excited to bring Shiftlings to the Nintendo Switch. It’s the perfect game for the console. It’s made specifically for couch co-op but it also has to offer challenges for the hardcore gamer who wants to tackle the game by her/his own” said Natascha Röösli, Assistant Producer, Rock Pocket Games.

Aaron Dintino, Lead Designer, Rock Pocket Games adds: “The on-demand co-op, colorful aesthetics and accessible-yet-challenging gameplay makes this the perfect game for Nintendo’s newest console. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that Shiftlings was destined for the Nintendo Switch before the console was even announced.”

The game will be available on the 1st of February 2018 in North America, Europe and Australia. Rock Pocket Games will release the game with an initial one time release sales offer for a limited time.

 

Shiftlings was already a great game, but these improvements for the Switch version make it sound even better. It really is a perfect fit for the Switch.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Jan, 2018 At 12:26 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Atari is doing something different now.

The company is looking to bring the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise to Switch, but to do so, Atari has starting a crowdfunding campaign. Using the equity crowdfunding platform StartEngine, the campaign seems to have a minimum goal of $10,000 and will run for three months.

Atari is promising that the new RollerCoaster Tycoon game  will be the classic simulation gameplay that the series is known for. Among the promised features are:

– Multiple Scenarios – Complete tricky objectives with specific time limits and other constraints.
– Sandbox Mode with Various Landscapes – Create the park of your dreams with unlimited time and unlimited resources.
– Tycoon Career Mode – Expand your park and grow your Amusement Empire.

What do you think of this? Will you contribute, or is this not your thing?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Jan, 2018 At 12:32 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Zeboyd Games has had some difficulties with bringing  Cosmic Star Heroine to Switch, as despite reaching out to Nintendo repeatedly, a port hasn’t been arranged.

However, it now seems the game could finally appear on Switch via a third-party. Robert Boyd told USgamer that a contractor has reached out to Zeboyd about a port, and noted that  “their terms were quite favorable.” Nothing has been signed just yet, but Boyd is “optimistic.”

Here is a trailer for those unfamiliar

 

Hopefully we can also get their amazing RPG parody, Cthulhu saves the world, on Switch as well.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Jan, 2018 At 09:04 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Ojiro Fumoto, the crerator of Downwell, a rougelike vertical scroller,  has been hired by Nintendo. The developer announced the news on Twitter.

Downwell,  was very well received, and cited as an example of ingenuity in indie games.

This is another sign of Nintendo’s embrace of the indie community. It will be interesting to see what they do next.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Jan, 2018 At 11:36 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Idea Factory sent out the following

 

The battle for your heart has spilled onto new territory! Hakuoki™: Edo Blossoms, in addition to its scheduled release on the PlayStation®Vitasystem in Spring 2018 for North America and Europe, is now also set for a PC launch on Steam in Spring 2018! The game will have Japanese audio, and options for English, Japanese, and traditional Chinese subtitles for the Steam version.

This remastered telling of the beloved visual novel Hakuoki series is a continuation of the Hakuoki™: Kyoto Winds story and focuses on the story set in Edo, the second part in this two-part series. The young Chizuru, determined to find her father, will romance the famous warriors of Shinsengumi through a series of engaging stories and dramatic events. Now, experience new characters, love interests, and episodes in the world of Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms – all in 1080 graphics.

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Chizuru Yukimura travels from Edo to Kyoto in hopes of searching for her father who had mysteriously vanished. Along the way, she encountered the Shinsengumi, and spent the next four years working with them to locate her father. In 1868, the final year of the Bakumatsu Period, the Shinsengumi, with Chizuru at their side, took part in the Battle of Toba-Fushimi to decide the future of the Tokugawa Shogunate against the rising tide of Imperial Nationalism. Unfortunately, defeat for the Shinsengumi came swiftly at the hands of the Imperial Army, and they retreated back to Edo in shame.

It was a bittersweet homecoming for both Chizuru and the warriors of the Shinsengumi, as the city of Edo resembled very little of its former self, engulfed by the harrowing winds of change that were sweeping through the country. As the Shinsengumi’s survival came under threat, they were faced with a choice: discard their principles, or give up their lives. Some of them had no such choice, and they cloaked themselves in darkness to protect the Shinsengumi’s greatest secret: the Furies.

This is a story about a girl who allies with the warriors of the Shinsengumi, who are struggling to uphold their faith in an era of rapid social change in Japan, and the fate of those who sought to resist that change… Key Features 12 Charming Bachelors – Start by choosing from one of 12 handsome bachelors and fall in love with Japanese history’s most famous warriors. Multiple Endings, One True Love – Explore the gorgeous world of Hakuoki through narrative choices that unlock branching storylines and up to 30 different endings. Beautiful History Comes Alive – The dramatic romance, friendship, and betrayal unfolds on your screen through fluid animation, vibrant art, and detailed CGs.

This is an amazing looking game. We will be covering this more in the future.

Are you excited for this game?

 

Source: Idea Factory PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Jan, 2018 At 11:09 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Samurai Shodown II, the Neo Geo classic, will be coming to the Switch on Feb 1.

 

Samurai Shodown II is a fighting game released by SNK in 1994. The legendary weapon-wielding fighting game returns stronger and sharper than ever! Four newcomers join the battle for a total of 15 combatants ready to step on the stage of grand battles. With the new Rage System and Weapon Breaking Attacks, epic and intense battles are waiting for you!

This is an absolute classic game. Will you be checking it out?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Jan, 2018 At 12:08 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Four Horses sent out the following

 

Following on from the great success of Kid Tripp on the Nintendo Switch and 3DS, it gives us enormous pleasure to be able to announce that Mike Burns, the creator of Kid Tripp, has chosen Four Horses to also bring the sequel, Miles & Kilo, to the Nintendo Switch.

 

Miles & Kilo takes all the great features of Kid Tripp, turns them up to 11 and throws in a dog for good measure!  Play your way: with full control of Miles, you can spend as long as you like carefully picking your way through the levels or turn on Autorun and go for your fastest times, the choice is yours.  Miles & Kilo is bigger and more refined than Kid Tripp and will be crash landing onto the Nintendo Switch eShop later this year.

Four Horses also noted, that the game will give full control of Miles this time. For those who liked the autorunning from the first game though, that will be an option as well.

 

Are you excited? Let us know!

 

Source: Four Horses PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Jan, 2018 At 11:11 AM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Rocket League currently supports cross-platform play, that allows matching between someone playing on Switch, Xbox One and PC, but Psyonix is going a step further,

The company plans to add cross-platform party support, with this addition coming later this year.

For those unaware, Cross-platform parties will allow you to create a party of players from different platforms, who can then can move together between matches as a group. This can be done without having to constantly invite people into a private match.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Jan, 2018 At 10:15 AM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Devolver Digital sent out the following

 

Independent developer Deconstructeam and pottery enthusiasts Devolver Digital have released The Red Strings Club on Steam, GOG, and Humble with a 15 percent off launch discount through Jan. 30.

 

The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk narrative experience about fate and happiness featuring the extensive use of pottery, bartending and impersonating people on the phone to take down a corporate conspiracy. The professed altruistic corporation Supercontinent Ltd is on the verge of releasing Social Psyche Welfare: a system which will eliminate depression, anger and fear from society. However, the bartender of a clandestine club and a freelance hacker don’t regard this evolution as an improvement but as brainwashing. Alongside unwitting company employees and a rogue empathy android, the duo will pull all the strings they can to bring down this scheme.

 

Deconstructeam first splashed on the indie game scene with 2014’s Gods Will Be Watching, a game jam project turned debut release with partner Devolver Digital. The team’s first effort went on to gain critical acclaim for its bold narrative and unorthodox approach to the point and click adventure genre. The team has continued their work with notable entries in the world’s largest game jam competitions, with a few of these experiments coming together to assemble The Red Strings Club.

Will you be checking this game out? Let us know!

 

Source: Devolver Digital PR