British publisher Wired Productions and Italian development team, Storm in a Teacup, have announced a partnership to bring their new horror adventure title to the masses in 2019.
“Close to the Sun is a beautiful and unique title which showcases both the talent of the developer and the calibre of experience synonymous with the Wired Productions brand,” Said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions.
“Our pipeline for 2019 builds upon the quality titles we’ve brought to market over this past year, and we couldn’t be happier to announce this partnership with Storm in a Teacup."
“We’re delighted to partner with Wired Productions and to see Close to the Sun benefit from their experience in titles with that extra level of depth," added Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi, CEO & Founder of Storm in a Teacup.
"Working together enables us to focus on perfecting a game that we truly believe will be a new benchmark for Storm in a Teacup; a title that brings story, horror and character development together to a new level.”
Close to the Sun launches on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in 2019.
Let us know what you think of the reveal trailer below or over in the forums.
This week's giveaway prize is a Steam key for Mad Max, the open-world adventure that mixes hand-to-hand and vehicular combat.
In an industry beset with delays, Deep Silver and 4A Games have bucked the trend with the refreshing news that Metro Exodus has gone gold and, after five years in development, will release a week earlier than planned.
"Our fans have been waiting patiently for Metro Exodus ever since we announced the title at E3 2017,” said Klemens Kundratitz, CEO at Deep Silver.
“We had previously delayed the release date to ensure 4A Games had the time to deliver their ambitious vision for the game, but now we’re delighted to confirm that Metro Exodus has ‘gone gold’ and we are able to bring the release date forward to the 15th February 2019.”
Before that date, we've got gameplay reveals to look forward to and a new story trailer.
If you've got any burning questions you want answered, leave them below or over in the forums, and watch this space for our upcoming interview.
Lince Works and Merge Games have announced a release date for the Switch version of stealth-em-up Aragami.
A Switch Signature Edition (seen above) will also be available for $49.99/€49.99/£44.99, and comes with an art book, soundtrack CD, two limited edition enamel pins, a numbered collector’s certificate and art card, plus an outer sleeve featuring alternate box art.
In Aragami, you play as an undead assassin with the power to control shadows, whether it's teleporting between them to avoid combat or summoning weapons and creatures from the dark to take down enemies.
The Nightfall expansion included in the Switch version is a 4-chapter prequel that is said to fill in important gaps in the main game’s narrative. It introduces two new playable characters and new shadow powers, and can be played in either single-player or in cross-platform online co-op.
Aragami: Shadow Edition arrives 22 February on Nintendo Switch, and is available now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Did you play the original release? Looking forward to the game’s arrival on Switch? Let us know below.
El Hijo, a stealthy spaghetti-western from Berlin-based Honig Studios, is being published by HandyGames in 2019.
El Hijo takes a non-violent approach to stealth, instead hiding and "shadowplay" are at the core. With each challenge he overcomes, El Hijo gains self-confidence and cunning, devising innovative schemes to get past his foes.
Variations of existing mechanics are introduced gradually and then combined with each other to offer up new challenges without needlessly adding more mechanics.
El Hijo is set to release next year on Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC and Mac.
What do you think of the teaser? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Hound Picked Games and developer Causal Bit Games have confirmed a delay for the Switch version of Battle Princess Madelyn, which released last week on Xbox One and PC.
“Unfortunately, the delay for Switch (and PS4 (NA)) was unavoidable, but these extra weeks have resulted in superb feedback from some top gaming media, and experts, which means some new and exciting additions to the game will occur over the next month via patches updated through all the stores,” said Causal Bit Games’ Creative Director, Christopher Obritsch.
“Due to the length of time it takes to get patches through the different publishers, we hope that the Switch version will be out very soon. We will ensure that all of the bug fixes and changes we took in from feedback are in the game on launch. Thank you for your understanding.”
While the Switch version remains unavailable for the time being, PlayStation 4 users in North America can look forward to the launch of Battle Princess Madelyn later this month, on 20 December. There’s no word yet on European release date, however.
Battle Princess Madelyn is an old-school arcade action game inspired by classic titles such as Ghouls N’ Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon’s Trap. Notable features include hand-drawn pixel art and a unique story penned by a professional children’s author.
Battle Princess Madelyn is available now on Xbox One and PC.
Ghost Recon Wildlands is getting another batch of special missions today, this time featuring content from the Ghost Recon Future Soldier series.
Future Soldier is the latest franchise to make a guest appearance in Wildlands, following the addition Rainbow Six Siege, Splinter Cell and Predator-themed missions in the past.
The crossover arrives as part of the Special Operation 3 free update, which also sees two new Future Soldier-inspired classes added to Wildlands’ PvP mode.
The first, Vanguard, utilises sensor grenades to highlight hidden enemies for their team mates, while the Sharpshooter class can charge shots, negating the effects of weapon sway and bullet drop.
Year 2 pass owners will have a week’s early access to the new PvP classes from today, with non-owners getting access to them on 18 December.
Let us know your thoughts on the latest crossover below or in the forums.
Capcom have announced the first major expansion for Monster Hunter: World, which will be arriving on PC and consoles in autumn 2019.
Before then, players can look forward to the arrival of the famous monster hunter himself, Geralt, who’ll be making a special appearance in Monster Hunter: World early next year thanks to a collaboration with The Witcher developer, CD Projekt Red.
The unique quests starring Geralt are said to offer “a brand-new type of gameplay that blends the immersive RPG experience of The Witcher 3 with Monster Hunter: World,” according to Capcom.
Those who have yet to sample Monster Hunter: World can do so for free this week thanks to a trial for console users.
From 12 – 17 December, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players can sample quests and online multiplayer, with progress carrying over should you decide to buy the game.
Finally, to show their appreciation for Monster Hunter: World’s success, Capcom will be hosting an in-game – and imaginatively titled - Appreciation Fest next month.
The fest features a newly decorated Gathering Hub and gives players the chance to earn special equipment in new anniversary quests.
Let us know your thoughts on all the upcoming content below or in the forums.
Bethesda and Arkane Studios are bringing asymmetrical multiplayer to Prey this week, alongside a new single player VR mini campaign.
A VR version of Typhon Hunter, which puts the player in control of Yu inside the virtual world, is scheduled to arrive sometime in early 2019 for PC and PS VR.
Typhon Hunter will be available for free to those who own either the Digital Deluxe version of Prey or the Mooncrash expansion. If you own the vanilla version of the game, you’ll need to upgrade to either of the two for access.
Arriving alongside Typhon Hunter is a new, VR-only single player “escape-room-style” campaign called TranStar VR that’s set just before the events of the main game.
As TranStar employees, players must solve intricate puzzles and complete other objectives on board Talos I. This mode will be available on PC and PS VR.
Typhon Hunter multiplayer and TranStar VR release on 11 December on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
What do you think of the new modes? Let us know below.