Launching on PC, Mac and Linux later this year, LUNA The Shadow Dust is a point-and-click puzzle adventure from Lantern Studio and Application Systems Heidelberg
LUNA features traditional frame-by-frame character animation, a wide range of puzzles (which can be solved without backtracking or hunting for hidden items), hand-drawn environments and cinematics, and an original soundtrack.
A preview version of the game will be made publicly available to download this Friday, but you fine folks don't have to wait that long, as Application Systems have given us the go-ahead to share the links with you.
Clicking the link will start the download straightaway.
Click here for PC.
Click here for Mac.
LUNA The Shadow Dust was one of the hundreds of games on show at EGX Rezzed 2019. Read Rob's take and check out our video coverage for more.
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Mortal Kombat 11 has launched today on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, promising the "most personalised Mortal Kombat experience ever." A Nintendo Switch version is set to follow on 10 May.
Alongside the standard version, players can opt for one of two special editions.
The Premium Edition (£79.99 RRP) features:
The Kollector's Edition (£279.99 RRP) includes:
The Kombat Pack will add a total of six DLC characters, including Shang Tsung. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (who played the sorcerer in the 1998 cult-classic film) is lending his voice and likeness to the character.
"The entire team at NetherRealm Studios has been hard at work on Mortal Kombat 11, and we’re excited to see players around the world finally get their hands on the game,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios.
"Mortal Kombat 11 introduces more ways to customize their favourite fighters than ever before, new gameplay modes, franchise-first characters and of course our time-bending new story that both fans and new players will enjoy.”
Warner Bros. are kindly sending us a free copy for review, so keep your eyes peeled for our definitive take on the fatal fighter.
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Mark Cerny, lead systems architect on the PS4 and it's next-generation successor, has shared the very first details about Sony's latest project.
The chip will also house a custom unit for 3D audio which Cerny asserts will aid in immersion, as sounds will be coming at you from all angles. No external hardware is required for this effect although he notes that headphones are still going to provide the best results.
The new machine contains an internal solid-state drive. This can massively reduce not only loading times, but the time it takes to render a world. We're told that Cerny demonstrated this with PS4 exclusive, Spider-Man. The new console, which we've masterfully avoided calling the PS5 so far, cuts the fast travel time down from 15 seconds to 0.8 seconds, and the improved rendering speed means that Spidey can travel at breakneck pace without any loss of graphical fidelity.
Other features of note include support for 8K graphics and backwards compatibility. When asked about the possibility of a next-gen PS VR, Cerny confirmed that VR is "very important" to the team and the current PS VR headset will be compatible with the new console.
Rubin later shared via Twitter a part that didn't make it into the published interview, in which Cerny states that the launch price should be "appealing to gamers in light of its advanced feature set."
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The first DLC for Trials Rising has launched today, with 24 new tracks, 2 Stadium Finals and 2 Skill Games.
Sixty-Six can be purchased as standalone DLC for £6.49/€7.99/$7.99 or as part of the Expansion Pass, which also includes the future expansion Crash & Sunburn, the Stuntman Rider Pack and the Samurai Item Pack.
In addition to the expansion, Private Multiplayer mode is available to all players for free.
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EA and Respawn Entertainment have announced that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a third-person action adventure title, is launching in November.
We meet Cal on Bracca, a brand new planet and one of several new locations introduced in the game. Our protagonist was doing a fine job of hiding from the Empire until he exposed himself by using Force powers. Now, he's on the run from the Second Sister, one of the Empire’s elite Inquisitors, and the Purge Troopers - special Imperial forces trained to seek out Jedi and aid the Inquisitors.
Cal will make new friends and bump into familiar faces on the way, all the while being accompanied by his faithful droid, BD-1.
“Many Star Wars fans, ourselves included, are really interested in the dark times, so we wanted to explore that mysterious, dangerous period,” said Stig Asmussen, Game Director at Respawn Entertainment.
“The team at Lucasfilm have been amazing collaborators, helping us explore and further develop this part of the timeline where the Empire is at the height of its power and any remaining Jedi are in hiding. Within this narrative, we’ve crafted a game with intense, yet thoughtful and fun melee combat using the lightsaber and Force powers, allowing anyone to fulfill their Jedi fantasy.”
Respawn are aiming to "deliver the kind of intense Star Wars lightsaber battles that are seen in the films." Alongside the lightsaber combat and Force powers, players will be able to utilise traversal and platforming abilities to "strategically overcome opponents and solve puzzles in their path across this galaxy-spanning adventure."
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order launches 15 November on Xbox One, PS4 and PC via Origin. You can pre-order and sign-up to be notified of any new announcements over on the official website.
What do you make of the trailer? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Funcom and Petroglyph have released a new video looking at their upcoming RTS, Conan Unconquered.
It’s not just the strength of their walls players have to take into consideration, with disease also playing a major part in survival - if the bodies pile up too high, you could find a plague ravaging your armies.
Fire can also decimate a stronghold and there’s even the chance your food supplies might be poisoned, or your gold resources plundered.
To bolster their survival chances, players are able to call upon hero units, such as Conan himself, and even summon towering avatars that are capable of crushing both enemy and friendly units.
Conan Unconquered is out 30 May on PC.
What do you think of the latest video? Excited for the game’s release? Let us know below.
This week’s giveaway winner, standing tall with a copy of Human: Fall Flat, is Jacob Cartwright (@MidknightZERO)!
Wired Productions and Storm in a Teacup have announced the release date for their first-person horror title, Close to the Sun.
Players have no weapons or means to defend themselves whilst exploring – save for the help of an ally who helps Rose navigate the ship - and instead must use “running, hiding and quick thinking” in order to survive.
Close to the Sun is out 2 May on PC via Epic Games Store with an RRP of €29.99 (or regional equivalent). Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions are scheduled to arrive later in the year.
What do you think of the game? Let us know below or over in the forums.