We have to start from world’s biggest video game conference Gamescom, which took place at Monday, August 19th in Cologne, Germany. It always gathers main Video game developers with presenting upcoming game releases. For this year conferenced tuned above 50,000 people and first time it has happened at night – says New York (CNN Business).
All watchers could see fresh pre-show trailers and releases from Google, Nintendo, Microsoft, Private Division, Hideo Kojima with Sony collaboration.
- Google game developer has added some new games to its cloud streaming platform, Stadia, including “Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle,” “Orcs Must Die! 3,” “Cyberpunk 2077,” “Kine” and “Superhot.”
- For Nintendo lovers – they had a pleasure to see announces of 29 indie games coming to its Switch console.
- Microsoft’s Xbox has not presented yet its new release for its strategy game “Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition.”, but made it clear the official release date – November 14, 2019.
- Private Division label Take-Two Interactive’s has announced a sequel to a space flight simulation game “Kerbal Space Program.” You can start playing it on PC next year and later to Xbox One and Playstation 4.
Renewal happened to “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” – now you can get a gun fighting mode, where two players can stand against another duo. And this possible for free trial only from August 23th to 26th till new release on October 25.
Live action murder mystery “Erica,” became available on Playstation 4.
- Japanese video game designer Hideo Kojima, creator of famous highly anticipated horror game “Death Stranding.” made discussion about it and show three new videos about game story, because his fans did not know much about it. And one more new, “Death Stranding” will be available at Playstation 4 on November 8.
Murder mystery game “Erica” is back
After long time without renewal and years working with underlying technology developers live action thriller game “Erica,” is now available on Playstation 4.
So, now you can join the flavourworks’ interactive single-player game. The specialty of “Erica” is combination of full motion video with narrative choices and active consequences. The main hero Erica came to an emotionally traumatic world of murder and mystery and every different decision makes different sort of view on truth. Pricing: $10/£9 at PlayStation store.
Real fear with “Westworld Awakening”
For the fans of “Westworld” serial there is new VR game. With this game you can feel yourself in the shoes of a newly self-aware android.
“Westworld Awakening” was developed by HBO and Sprint Vector studio Survios. All actions and graphics is so quality, that people who played (The Verge) says they feel actually fear in such virtual reality.
For example if you choose character to be Kate and not doing everything what a human companion says, terrible, deluded android would cut you down with a Bowie knife. The most terrifying thing that he acts even unaware that he was no longer tasked with playing his scripted part. So to survive, you have to run by swinging your arms at your sides.
Another reason of such great reality effect is that “Westworld Awakening” unlike most VR games, features a unique movement mechanic, wherein swinging your arms at your side causes you to jog or sprint at the speed your arms move. This method was created by Survios for its 2017 game Sprint Vector and allowed exploring a 3D space without having to physically move your body around the room you’re in. Such feature help adopting you brain for moves and reduce nausea. Avaliable: at Oculus Rift (as well as the newer Rift S), the HTC Vive, Vive Pro through SteamVR, Oculus Store, Viveport support. Pricing: $29.99.
The world’s bestselling game for June 2019
The world’s bestselling game of June 2019 became Mortal Kombat 11, as Forbes writes. The year has not finished yet but sells of Mortal Kombat 11 has already toppled the half-year reign of Kingdom Hearts 3.
This made Mortal Kombat 11 the second highest seller in franchise history with only one game who made it behind – Mortal Kombat X. But according to quantity of time stayed till 2019 finishes leader still can pass it.
Play new PC game from Ubisoft for FREE limited time
Sony has published new PC game ReadySet Heroes available for playing for FREE until August 28th.
ReadySet Heroes’ Epic Games is a kid of developer Robot Entertainment. The game seems very cute and colorful. For those who will make pre-ordering on the PlayStation Store they will receive an exclusive theme, 10 avatars, a PlayStation crown and player skin, and the digital soundtrack.
After official release on September, 30, pricing will be $20 USD / $29 AUD / £16 GBP, available by preorder, says Gamespot.
New retro 2D mode at next “Mario & Sonic Olympics”
Everyone known computer game is coming with new design dedicated to Olympic Tokyo Games 2020 with retro style in 2D.
Minigames “Mario & Sonic Olympics” look funny and have some interesting features during playing: for example pauses if you make a long jump, or many other combinations of difficult jumps and dives (Engadget).
The look of game is visually different from popular contemporary games and can annoy some gamers. But for those who were born in 80s this mismatch between 8- and 16-bit graphics just makes pleasant nostalgia.
Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Cap, and Black Widow comes to virtual reality – Marvel’s Avengers Game let them be at your control
Some days ago Crystal Dynamics and publisher Square Enix have shown 18-Minute Gameplay Video Released at Gamescom. In this movie you could know about all mechanics and characters of heroes. For example Cap is a brawler with his boomerang-like shield, Black Widow is a combination of melee and gun-play, Iron Man as usually flies, Thor uses lightning attacks, Hulk, not as a surprise, smashes. Trailer allows to see avengers very clear and even include boss battle against Taskmaster as Black Widow(explains Gamespot).
At the moment work for the game continuing and Crystal Dynamics is assisting by Eidos Montreal. Final version of Marvel’s Avengers will be available on PC, PS4 already on May 15, 2020.
Welcome new Sega strategy game Humankind
One more great presentation at Gamescom brought Amplitude Studios with its new kid new Sega strategy game Humankind (Metro). The game shows what would happen if civilization had serious competition.
Amplitude Studios is known as an Endless Space developer and here you can play new Japanese style arcade game where you can control the whole human history. The game starts at Neolithic era and carries on right into the modern day. The specialty of Humankind is that you can create your own civilization using combination of 60 real-word cultures from human history. Do not rely on trailer only, at the end there is some gameplay footage as well. Release of Humankind will be at 2020.
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