Pre-Order Tropico 6 For PC And Gain Exclusive Access To The Beta

Fans of the beloved Tropico strategy series can gain immediate access to the beta by pre-ordering Tropico 6 from the Kalypso Shop.

Tropico 6 improves on the inspiring formula from the acclaimed strategy series and gives players the option of pre-ordering two editions of the upcoming game to choose from: Standard Edition and El Prez Edition.

Check out the latest beta trailer for Tropico 6 below:

Tropico 6 Details

Here’s everything new with the latest release in the Tropico series:

  • Players choosing to pre-order the standard edition will receive a 10% discount and the ability to hop into the beta immediately. Those springing for the El Prez Edition will acquire those two benefits, as well as other bonuses like a flashy tourist outfit and a decorative flamingo pond for their suite.
  • As the leader of your government, players now have the option of ruling an entire archipelago rather than just one island republic. This is sure to divvy up your time between numerous islands and increase the amount of strategy needed to keep the people on your side.
  • Linking these series of islands together with bridges, tunnels, as well as plenty of other enticing transportation for your citizens. Sending them from one island to another in taxis and cable cars is an all-new feature to keep your reign in power.
  • Players can join in up to 4 player co-op or competitive matches with the online multiplayer for extended fun with friends.
  • Send government agents out on raids to bring back all of the worlds riches, or give impressive speeches to keep your citizens following your every word – the choice is yours based on how you wish to rule.

If you’re a first time subscriber to the Kalypso Shop you’ll also gain an extra 15% discount on top of the 10% saved from pre-ordering the game.

With access to an exclusive beta offering a complete tutorial across all four eras (Colonial, World Wars, Cold War and Modern), as well as two full maps to help get players acquainted to running multiple islands at once, reserving customers are in for quite the treat.

Tropico 6 is set to release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One sometime in 2019.

‘Souls’ Inspired Action Game, Sinner: Sacrifice For Redemption, Slashes Its Way Onto Consoles/PC Later This Year

Brutally fend yourself off against the embodiments of the seven deadly sins in Dark Star Games’ upcoming action game, Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption.

What looks like a byproduct straight out of the popular ‘Souls’ series, Sinner sees players as a gritty soldier, Adam, weighing heavily on his dark and mysterious past.

With the announcement of Sinner heading over to Discord, consoles and later on Steam, comes a barbaric launch trailer showing off various bosses. Check it out below:

A Road To Redemption

Here are some of the key features on the future release of Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption:

  • Take on the role of Adam and make a journey to become exonerated for his treacherous past littered with sins and loathsome crimes.
  • Driven along by a stirring soundtrack, players will dive head first into boss battles that manifest from the atrocious seven deadly sins, revealing Adam’s connections with each incarnation.
  • To mix up the combat system, players must permanently debuff their character before each boss battle by sacrificing a chosen body part. Sinner is meant to drive players insane with the increasingly difficult battles that never seem to let up.
  • For those who will brave their way through to the end, players will discover new pieces of equipment in New Game+ mode — adding a pinch of replayability.

Headed to the Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on October 18th, 2018 and Steam shortly after. You can follow the game by joining Another Indie’s Discord group here.

A Tale Of Forbidden Elemental Love, Degrees of Separation – Releasing Early Next Year

From the indie minds of Moondrop Studios, partnered up with veteran publishers behind Ninjin: Clash of Carrots and Override: Mech City Brawl, Modus Games, comes a brand new adventure in the name of love, Degrees of Separation.

A Tale Of Forbidden Elemental Love

This upcoming 2D adventure game grants players a thrilling journey of puzzle-solving and deep narrative between two differing climates personified as partners in love, Rime and Ember.

The announcement comes with a release window of this winter for consoles and PC. Here are all of the details about Degrees of Separation:

  • Both single player and co-op multiplayer is available for players to explore a unique world brimming with puzzling obstacles highlighting the useful differences uncovered in both Rime and Ember.
  • In 2-player co-op, players will work together as a team to achieve passage through tons of environmental challenges utilizing the distinct elemental powers of heat and cold.
  • The game features a powerful mixture of passionate story-driven narrative and inspiring puzzle mechanics between the two co-stars.

Check out an early prototype build from 2014 of Degrees of Separation below:

“The combination of innovative mechanics and powerful narrative is what drew us to this game(…) It’s why we seek out these very important indie titles that have a true story to tell.” – Christina Seelye, CEO of Modus Games

Degrees of Separation is now set to release in February of 2019 on the PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC. Expect more details, including a trailer, to be revealed in the coming months.

RGX Showdown

New Futuristic Street Racing Game, RGX Showdown, Released By Telltale Games

Hang onto your hats and take to the streets in the latest high-speed futuristic street racer. Created by racing gurus from the Burnout series and Split/Second, indie racer RGX Showdown bursts its way onto stores everywhere – today.

RGX Showdown Brings The Heat

From The Walking Dead to The Wolf Among Us, Telltale Games has presented inspiring fictional narratives in the form of episodic seasons.

RGX Showdown may be indie developers Shortround Games‘ debut release, but the small team of veterans are eager to have players engaging in the action at blistering speeds and competing in an online competition.

Take a look at the full throttle trailer showcasing the intense speed found in RGX Showdown below:

The rapid racer comes fully equipped with loads of appealing features, such as:

  • Fast online races between two racers both competing for the top time will have players quickly engaging in one race after another. Races typically last less than a minute, leaving players at a constant high-velocity pace within a myriad of races.
  • Earn cosmetic decals and paint jobs from completing various events scattered across the vibrant RGX universe.
  • Race between international tournaments that change every hour to make your way to the top. Always have a chance at victory with new winners claiming the podium every hour which offers up unique rewards.
  • Players aren’t limited to rewards by winning only, as RGX offers plenty of event points – win or lose – to alleviate any would-be headaches from tedious progression.
  • Unlock new Champion Cars by racing your way through the numerous vehicle classes and swiping a few high-octane victories as you speed through fast highways, weave in and out of traffic and burst around gripping curves.

You can download RGX Showdown on the PS4 and Xbox One starting today, September 18th, 2018, for the budget price of £7.99/$9.99.

New Gameplay Footage Shows Off 19 Minutes Of Life Is Strange 2: Episode 1

Life is Strange has been embedded in video game history as a piece of – somewhat niche – memorable storytelling that weighs heavily on the player, no matter if you’ve played it once or a dozen times. Dontnod Entertainment is bringing back the highly acclaimed series with their upcoming sequel, Life is Strange 2.

Life is Strange 2

After the surreal events following Max Caulfield and Chloe Price, fans will return to the sobering universe as Sean Diaz, accompanied by his little brother, Daniel. As Devastating events occur involving the brothers, they are forced to outrun the Seattle Police and hitchhike their way to their home of Puerto Lobos, Mexico.

Check out the 19-minute long official gameplay “Seattle” trailer below:

Returning to the Life is Strange universe, fans of the series will be delighted to find the same atmosphere, mysterious powers and musical stylings are returning to the sequel.

Those who have experienced The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit earlier this summer will find that their decisions made in the demo will carry over to Life is Strange 2.

Episode (one) out of five of Life is Strange 2 is set to release on September 27th, 2018 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. There is currently no official release date for the other episodes in the sequel.

Overcooked 2

Pre-Order Overcooked 2 And Receive Five Exclusive Chefs

The incredibly strategic chef simulating, food preparation co-op game Overcooked is finally receiving its well-deserved sequel this August.

If you pre-order the game before its release you will gain an early advantage with five exclusive chefs unlocked from the “Too Many Cooks” extra content pack.

Overcooked 2 – Five Exclusive Chefs

From a Calico cat to a space alien chef, expand your cooking arsenal with a variety of unique top chefs in the upcoming Overcooked 2:

Here’s everything that’s been added to the cooperative cooking sequel from indie developers Ghost Town Games:

  • Levels can now dynamically shift around you to help throw in an extra dash of depth to the overall cooking strategy. Players will also find themselves fighting the heat in a number of various kitchen settings, such as slicing rolls in a high-class sushi restaurant to harnessing your culinary skills in the wizard school kitchen.
  • No longer stuck with local co-op only, players can now participate in up to 4-player co-op action, either online or local.
  • Overcooked 2 will introduce the brand-new throwing mechanic which allows players to cautiously heave ingredients to one another – or into the blender – in tight situations when time is of the essence.
  • A slew of new recipes will make their debut in Overcooked 2 which means all-new equipment to handle and ingredients to uncover.
  • On top of the completely new roster of chefs featured in Overcooked 2, the “Too Many Cooks” pre-order bonus comes with 5 talented exclusive chefs: Calico Cat chef, Monkey chef, Unicorn chef, Walrus chef and Alien chef.

Fans don’t have much longer to wait to get their hands prepped and ready for insane cooking action as Overcooked 2 hits stores – both digital and physical copies – on August 7th for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC for £19.99/€24.99/$29.99.

Eerie Adventure Game, Call Of Cthulhu, Release Date Officially Announced

Plunge deep into the Lovecraft universe and bring to life the mysterious RPG with Cyanide Studio’s upcoming release, Call of Cthulhu.

The investigative sci-fi mystery-RPG has finally been handed an official release date, and it’s only a couple of months away.

Call Of Cthulhu Details

Below are a few details about the upcoming thrilling adventure game:

  • Players will explore the depths of Darkwater Island as Private Investigator Edward Pierce in a chilling first-person view discovering the dreadful secrets that lie within the twisted community.
  • You will make your way through haunting asylums, underground bars and plenty of secret areas and passageways all scattered throughout the eerie community of Darkwater Island.
  • Players have the decision to tackle all investigations at their own pace using their own methods. Gain intel by conversing with the many civilians populating the island, or perhaps have your own personal discoveries and observe every detail buried in the surroundings.
  • Control Pierce’s sanity which can warp his mind – a mind that has become ever-so-fragile after The Great War – and see how long he can last during the terrors of Darkwater, as well as the disturbing truths seemingly hidden around every corner.

Fans can expect to see Call of Cthulhu released right around Halloween on October 30th, 2018. Scary stuff. The game is coming to the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

the inner friend

The Inner Friend… Is Awakening – It’s Out This Year

Audio can sometimes distort the meaning, can change the perception of something. We can witness an event, but we hear someone else’s story or whilst we are witnessing the event the ambience can alter what we have clearly seen; we doubt ourselves.

Sometimes we just need to cut the talking and just watch, a picture can tell a thousand stories and gazing upon a canvass, silent movie or a photo is when we truly find something about ourselves; no external influence, only our internal thoughts to delight or dismay us, we, you, I…

The Inner Friend

The Inner Friend

The Inner Friend is a game developed by Montreal ‘s Playmind studio. Previously working on AR, VR and interactive installations, they have taken their experience on these projects onboard to develop The Inner Friend, a narrative told through the visual exposition of surreal landscapes – based on the psychology of a child and supported with an ambient/cinematic score.

As you go into the subconscious mind you need to restore memories but the further you drive the darker the world becomes – you must escape or fight horrid creatures.

The Inner Friend

Can The Inner Friend accomplish its goal? Will its minimalistic and surreal visuals draw us into the world? Will the puzzle and combat help to compliment its meaning or will it hinder it?

Like gazing upon the canvass… We will all walk away with our own thoughts and our own interpretations.

The Inner Friend

A picture can tell a thousand stories. The Inner Friend will release this year on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Desert Child game

Racing RPG Desert Child Due Out Q3

The heat is exhausting out here, the only time you get shade is when the sun sets and then, you still want to be under an umbrella. For me, well I just get on this hoverbike over here and ride, for pleasure, for pay; it makes no difference.

Racing RPG Desert Child Game

The hot air turns cool. Of course, it can get pretty hot then let me tell ya – but when I ride, it’s like, what’s the word, Zen, you know… Free. It’s then I forget about the earth and its bullsh… ha, sorry kids, its nonsense. That’s not the life for me; the life for me is up there, Mars; and I’ll do whatever it takes to get there. Me and my trusty Judy here, my hoverbike.

Desert Child game
Dine on a range of interplanetary cuisine with sweet buffs to help you win

Hell, I’ll race, hunt bounties and deliver drugs; whatever it takes… Oh, you don’t like that? Listen, kid, you may snarl away to yourself as you’re reading this on your phone, tablet, but out here you do what you can for a buck. Breaking the law? Nah man, it’s survival. It’s the difference between having a meal and rummaging in the bins for scraps.

To me, I see as I’m playing some RPG, life-sim, racing game; the more points I get, the better the ranking, the bigger the taking. Man, I sometimes see the scores with my very own eyes I get that absorbed in it. Pfft, don’t look at me like that, I’ve got rent to pay and noodles to eat. I might even customize I, Judy, here.

Desert Child game
Race, shoot, and get better! Designed for replayability, with secrets that keep you coming back

I know you don’t understand but look, kid, if you want to survive out here you should do the same, earn what you can and get your ass to Mars.

You’ll see me soon kid, by Q3 you’ll understand and if you see me, you’d better shoot first kid; like I said, just think you’re on your PS4, Switch, Xbox One or PC… It makes it easier.

Desert Child game
Hunt bounties, deliver drugs, throw races – do anything you can to earn cash

Desert Child, that’s who I am. And that’s who you’ll be”.

Epic Loon

4 player platformer Epic Loon brings back beloved couch co-op; releasing end of June

Fighting iconic terrors like Godzilla and Alien from the classic VHS film era is due to hit the video gaming world in the upcoming co-op platformer, Epic Loon.

Gather your friends and choose to partner up or battle each other in engaging and completely bonkers gameplay from French developers Macrales Studios.

Epic Loon Brings Back Beloved Couch Co-Op

Here are a few takeaways surrounding the premise and mechanics of the upcoming indie title:

  • Teaming up with up to four players in local co-op, players will take on the role of the vile alien species born from the coveted VHS cleaner tape determined to wipe out the collection of quirky renditions of VHS classics, such as Nosferatu, Jurassic Park and Godzilla.
  • Two separate gameplay modes will have players either teaming up for a co-op adventure or duking it out in competitive ‘Battle Mode’ across various classic film settings.
  • Revitalizing the local couch co-op experience brings forth a vintage style of gameplay to help match the retro ambience.
  • With over 350 levels to master and unique game modes like Hardcore difficulty and Speedrun settings, players will find themselves amidst a bizarre action platformer overflowing with content.

Epic Loon will come crashing down on the classic VHS scene after the start of summer on June 28th, 2018. The Switch, Xbox One and PS4 are all seeing console releases of the alien swarming co-op platformer, as well as a launch on PC.

Stay tuned for more on the classic film destroying couch co-op title, Epic Loon, as we near the official release next month.

Super Hyperactive Ninja

Get caffeinated with Super Hyperactive Ninja releasing right around the corner

In an awesome looking new title from Grimorio of Games comes the next speed-running platformer, Super Hyperactive Ninja.

Heading to consoles and Steam, you will need to get through sharp cartoon style levels and consume more coffee to keep your energy up and flowing.

Super Hyperactive Ninja

Taking speed running to the next level, you will need to harness lightning quick reflexes to recover the stolen coffee before the inevitable sleep inducing caffeine crash ends your game. The unique platformer has loads of cool features shown off in the announcement trailer.

Check out the blazing trailer below and soak in the hyperactive-ness of the latest platforming hero:

Along with the meteoric trailer also comes a trail of features and content within the release of Super Hyperactive Ninja:

  • Players can expect to try their speed running skills throughout over 50 levels that are sure to throw out one challenge after another.
  • The speed run friendly game is sure to be completely difficult to master but promises to be fair in punishment and execution.
  • A hidden 2-player battle mode is teased to be discovered somewhere within the game adding something a little extra outside of the platforming mayhem.
  • Your ninja skills will not be confined to one sure path as many hidden secrets and pathways can be discovered by utilizing unlockable items.
  • Awesome sharp 2D visuals that take on the charming appearance of hand-drawn cartoons.
  • New guest characters to be added to Super Hyperactive Ninja by the names of Jack from the co-op platformer Caveman Warriors, the indie game character Aragami and Ace from the comic book series Ice Cream Surfer.

Check out the live demo on PC here and get in on the hyperactive action ASAP.

Coming to PC and PS4 on May 22nd and Xbox One on May 25th, Super Hyperactive Ninja is sure to heat up gamepads everywhere once the coffee-addicted platformer lands.

Sonic Mania Plus

Sonic Mania Plus release date announced; new content, characters, more!

Sonic Mania created one of the best platforming experiences in all of 2017, as well as one of the most memorable Sonic the Hedgehog titles since his introduction to the new wave of 3D gaming. And after less than a year of release, Mania has officially sold over one million copies worldwide.

To celebrate the milestone and incredible success of the 16-bit revival of everyone’s favourite blue blur, Sega has announced the release of Sonic Mania Plus – a definitive version of the hit 2017 platformer packed with extra exclusives including new playable characters. To help bring in the new announcement Sega has also unveiled a brand new trailer showcasing the new characters and content, which can be seen below.

The new content featured in the upcoming release of Sonic Mania Plus includes:

  • Two new playable characters from the Sonic universe – Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel – both of which debuted in the 1993 Japanese release of SegaSonic the Hedgehog (Arcade).
  • All new Encore mode beefs up the replayability by adding new layouts and new challenges to previous zones and levels throughout Mania.
  • Four player versus modes, as well as ghost time trials, will be added to the competition and time attack modes now allowing you and three of your friends to compete in a unique challenge against one another.
  • If springing for the physical release of Mania Plus, players will receive an exclusive 32-page art book and a unique reversible cover showing off an old-school Sega Mega Drive cover, all included in slick holographic packaging.

Previous owners of Sonic Mania will have the option of downloading the Encore DLC pack upon release of Mania Plus at a generous price tag of £3.99.

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