Sold Out and developer Metronomik have pushed back the release date for their musical-action title, No Straight Roads.
Xbox One and Switch versions of the game were announced earlier this year, with the latter benefitting from a few platform exclusive features, including a three-player co-op mode and touchscreen functionality.
No Straight Roads will be available to purchase digitally from 25 August on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC. The game is also getting a physical release on all three consoles, though the Switch edition will be released later.
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Cornfox & Bros. have released a cryptic tweet hinting at a possible Switch version of their Zelda-inspired adventure title, Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm.
As you can see in the above tweet from the developer, a ticket has been prepared for the game’s protagonist, Hero Arcadian, for a trip from the studio’s Helsinki home to Kyoto, which just happens to be the location of Nintendo’s headquarters, on 11 August.
It also mentions how Hero will be meeting some old friends who may be “planning a surprise.” Given the series’ inspiration and the fact the first game is already available on Nintendo’s hybrid console, a possible Oceanhorn 2 Switch announcement seems likely.
Of course, without official confirmation from either party, this is all just speculation for now. We’ll just have to wait until later this summer to know for sure.
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Square Enix have confirmed PS5 and Xbox Series X editions of their upcoming action-adventure game, Marvel’s Avengers.
Square Enix also confirmed there will be cross-play between the two generations, so Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 users will be able to fully utilise the game’s online elements with their respective friends on Xbox One and PS4.
As for what improvements players will see in the next-gen editions, both will feature “extremely fast load times, boosted resolution and fidelity, improved texturing and armor destruction, ray tracing, and more,” while Square Enix also had this to say about the PS5 version:
“The PlayStation 5 experience will be seamless and dynamic, fully utilizing the ultra-high speed SSD, the PS5 DualSense advanced haptics, and immersive spatial audio. To fully customize their visual experience, PS5 will also provide players with their choice of Enhanced Graphics Mode or High Framerate mode.”
It’s not clear if similar features will also be available on the Xbox Series X, but more details about platform specific improvements – including for Stadia and PC - are set to be shared “at a later date” according to the press release.
Marvel’s Avengers is out 4 September on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Stadia.
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Codemasters have revealed the release date for DIRT 5 as well as more details about the off-road racer’s career mode, which will star two of gaming’s most famous voice actors, Troy Baker and Nolan North.
The campaign will also feature one off “Throwdown” challenges for players to take on and support local multiplayer for up to four players. Additional drivers will replace AI racers and even help with career progress by earning Stamps, which can then be used to unlock the aforementioned final challenges.
DIRT 5 is out 9 October on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. An Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 version is also going to be released at some point, but no date has been set yet.
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Australian indie developer Exbleative have released a new trailer for their “gravity-defying” exploration game, Exo One, in which you pilot a mysterious alien craft across strange planets.
While the freedom to explore various worlds seems to be the main draw of the game, there is also said to be a “minimalist yet mysterious” narrative about humanity’s first “ill-fated” mission beyond our solar system.
Exo One is scheduled to launch on PC sometime this year. There’s no solid release date just yet, but there is a demo currently available on the game’s Steam page.
Let us know your thoughts on the game below or in the forums.
The Game Bakers, best known for their neon boss-rush title Furi, have released some new gameplay footage of their next project, Haven, which is coming to PC and consoles later this year.
While the fixed positions of battles appear to indicate a turn-based combat system, fights are actually said to be real-time, with players able to use abilities from each character to mitigate damage and deal out attacks against infected local fauna. Successfully winning an encounter cleanses said creatures of their infection.
We also got a look at some dialogue options and saw more of Yu and Kay’s upgradeable ship that serves as a home base, where it looks like players can craft meals and freely move the camera to explore the ship’s interior.
Haven is out sometime this year on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One, where it’ll also be available through the Xbox Game Pass subscription service.
What do you think of the latest trailer? Let us know below.
Following last week’s premature reveal via the Microsoft Store, EA have officially unveiled Star Wars: Squadrons, a first-person title that focuses on starfighter combat.
Players will be able to “plan every skirmish” in a briefing room before joining an “ever evolving battlefield,” with Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan confirmed as some of the new locations they’ll be visiting.
As well as a multiplayer element, Star Wars: Squadrons will also include a “thrilling” single-player campaign set just after the destruction of the second Death Star. Players will be able experience the campaign from alternate perspectives by representing both the New Republic and Imperial factions via two customisable pilots. The narrative will feature new characters and “some cameos from familiar faces.”
It sounds like we’ll be taking a more hands-on approach with our fighters, with players able to “divert power between systems” and upgrade their ships with new weapons and components earned entirely via in-game rewards.
EA also confirmed that the entire game will be playable in virtual reality via PC VR and PS VR, with cross-play enabled between the two platforms.
“We created this game for every Star Wars fan who has ever dreamt about soaring across the galaxy in their favorite starfighter,” said Ian Frazier, Creative Director, Motive Studios.
“Through the collaboration of the teams at Motive and Lucasfilm, we’ve been able to create a high-fidelity starfighter experience with an authentic storyline that invites Star Wars fans to explore never-before-seen corners of the galaxy in their own ship. We’re excited to show all this in action this week at EA Play Live.”
Star Wars: Squadrons is out 2 October on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Origin PC and the Epic Games Store.
What do you think of the game? Let us know below or over in the forums.
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