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Game News! 22/08/19

It’s Gamescom week! That surely means a ton of new game announcements and news no? Let’s dive in!

Windjammers 2

The latest trailer has hit for Windjammers 2! The sequel will combine everything fans love about the classic title with entirely hand-drawn 2D animations to create the ultimate windjamming experience. The coming sequel will bring new stages and players, surprising and amazing new power moves and enhanced gameplay mechanics! Coming Q4 2019!

Streets of Rage 4

Streets of Rage 4 is hitting PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch! We cannot wait for this one! The new trailer is pretty hype too with the reveal of a new character, Cherry Hunter!

Cherry Hunter is the daughter of Adam Hunter from the original Streets of Rage. Trained by her father and Axel, Cherry learned self-defence from a young age. Her interest in following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a cop soon faded out, replaced by her love of music. Nowadays, she plays with her electro progressive rock band in some of the most dangerous places in Wood Oak City. She may look young but make no mistake – she is a seasoned veteran of kicking ass and taking names.

The new trailer also reveals several more levels in the upcoming game at different times of day:  neon-lighted urban rooftops, elevator, seedy airport hangars, dirty sewers, thumping music stage and many more are all yours for the taking – lay the smackdown and don’t look back.

Streets of Rage 4 will be the first entry to the core series in 25 years, standing as Axel and Blaze’s glorious return to serving up side-scrolling beatdowns. With lush hand-drawn animations, new combat abilities, and fresh tracks from an amazing team of composers, Streets of Rage 4 will be a masterful tribute to and revitalization of the classic action fans adore.

Iron Harvest

If you are a tabletop gaming fan you will definitely recognise the artwork on display here. Iron Harvest is set in the world of Jakub Rozalski’s Diesel-Punk universe which in turn is where the board game Scythe is set. One of our favourite tabletop games so we are all looking forward to this one. September 1st 2020 is a long time to wait!

The game is set at the dawn of the 20th century, shortly after the end of the Great War, when the world is full of secrets and mysteries and of opportunities and challenges. Tradition clashes with scientific and technological progress, while Europe is still recovering from the brutal battles of the World War. That means war again is on the horizon…

Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered celebrates its 20th anniversary by bringing the cherished RPG to modern platforms, featuring newly rendered visuals that bring the game’s beloved characters to life like never before. Players step into the shoes of SeeD recruit Squall Leonhart and resistance fighter Rinoa Heartilly as they work together to save the world from the military nation of Galbadia.

The remastered version includes the following boosts to enhance the experience:

  • Battle Assist: The ability to always have maxed out HP and ATB, and trigger Limit Breaks at any time.
  • No Encounters: An enemy encounter option that allows players to enjoy the storyline uninterrupted. While enemy encounters are turned off, players can still enjoy the story event battles.
  • 3x Speed Boost: Play through the game with three times the speed.

Releasing September 3rd for PS4, PC, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows

The big question when this game was first announced was hows it going to work? Like one punch and you’re done. Now we know. Enjoy.

Watch Dogs Legion

Coming to Stadia. Cyberpunk 2077 also if you are interested…

Little Nightmares II

Little Nightmares II is the story of Mono, a young boy trapped in a world distorted by the humming transmission of a distant Signal Tower. With Six, the girl in a yellow raincoat, together they set out to discover the grim secrets of the world whilst fleeing from the monstrous residents out to capture them.

The relationship between the two children will play a huge role within the game’s story and unveil new gameplay mechanics as the children must work together to traverse through the world. At certain points in the game, Mono will also be able to wield a range of items picked up in the environment – a new mechanic added to Little Nightmares II that brings an extra layer of complexity to the game’s puzzles and encounters with enemies. There will be times when stealth remains the best option, sneaking past towering enemies, and times when players must think quickly to save themselves, as well as their companion Six.

In addition to new gameplay mechanics, players will also venture outside of The Maw (the setting of the first Little Nightmares game), exploring new environments including a dark wilderness and facing new enemies, such as the sadistic Teacher.

Looking good!

Wasteland 3

Looking better than the E3 showing. At least the tone is more inclined to the previous games. This one is a wait and see still…

Need for Speed: Heat

There is a new Need for Speed coming at the end of the year. Yay? Hopefully, they can drag this franchise out of the slump its been stuck in over the past few years. It does look nice though…

Look out for more news soon!

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