Deep Silver and 5 Lives Studios (Satellite Reign) have announced Windbound, a new survival-adventure title launching on PC and consoles later this year.
Resources in Windbound are scavenged from the land and local fauna, but with finite supplies on each island, players will have to brave “tempestuous winds, monstrous waves, and deadly sea creatures” in order to seek out untapped environments.
While exploring further islands, it sounds like we’ll occasionally come across mysterious scattered ruins that are said to offer up “more than just your way home.”
Windbound is out 28 August on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC.
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Epic Games have announced a new partnership deal with three studios that will see them handling publishing duties for their upcoming titles across multiple platforms.
Once a game has been released and the initial development costs have been recouped, Epic and the development team will be splitting all profits made, with studios said to be getting “at least 50% of all profits.”
"gen DESIGN, Remedy, and Playdead are among the most innovative and talented studios in the industry, with strong visions for their next games. They will have full creative control, while Epic will provide a solid foundation of project funding and services,” said Hector Sanchez, Head of Epic Games Publishing.
While there’s no details on what the three studios who have partnered with Epic are working on, more information will be announced “in the coming months.”
What do you think of Epic’s new take on publishing? Let us know below or in the forums.
Published by tinyBuild and developed by We’re Five Games, Totally Reliable Delivery Service is a multiplayer-ragdoll-physics game that’s coming to PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch later this year.
There are seven sandbox islands, each with their own set of deliveries, points of interest, secrets and “personality,” for players to explore. Up to four friends can play together via online or split-screen multiplayer, with public and private lobbies also supported.
Totally Reliable Delivery Service is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC on 1 April.
Easy Day Studios’ physics-based skateboarding sim, Skater XL - currently available through Steam Early Access - has received an update introducing new tricks and technical upgrades.
All of the new features are available through the public beta branch of the game, which players must download and opt into. Updates from the previous public beta, including the Encinitas Skatepark map, have been rolled into the current public version of the game.
Skater XL is coming to PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. While there’s no solid release date just yet, the developer stated that the game will be out sometime in 2020 in response to a fan question on twitter.
"We don't have an exact date yet but we'll be announcing it as soon as it's confirmed. Will be this year though," read the tweet.
Have you been playing the game in Early Access? Looking forward to the update? Let us know below.
Two Point Studios and SEGA have released a video showing just how Two Point Hospital will transition to consoles when it releases on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch next month.
To make expanding a more streamlined process, constructed rooms can be copied and multiplied with a single button press, and there’s also a new overview mode that allows players a bird’s eye view of their hospital so they can spot potential choke points.
Two Point Hospital is out on 25 February for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and is currently available on PC via Steam. All three console editions will come with the two previously released expansion packs, including the Bigfoot DLC.
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Deep Silver and 4A Games are bringing Metro Redux to Nintendo Switch, a double pack which contains definitive versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light.
Players can approach the campaigns in one of two modes; Survival, in which you’ll experience the game “as a slow burn survival horror” due to the lack of ammunition and filters for your gas mask, or Spartan, where these items are more prevalent.
The boxed edition of the game comes with both campaigns and DLC on a single 16GB cartridge, while those who want to buy the digital version will be able to download Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux individually from the Nintendo e-Shop.
There’s no word on whether the final instalment in the series, Metro Exodus, is coming to Switch.
Metro Redux is out 28 February on Nintendo Switch.
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KT Racing have released a new trailer looking at some of the new and improved features found in their official Isle of Man TT simulator, TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2.
One of the biggest changes sees the introduction of an open world that’s said to be a “biker's paradise.”
Players will have to “prove their worth” before taking on the island's iconic, 60km Snaefell Mountain course by competing in a series of road races, earning upgrades that can be tested out in the game world.
There’s no solid release date just yet, with the game said to be releasing on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC sometime during the “first semester” of this year.
Did you play the first game? What do you think of the new features? Let us know below.
Milestone, the team behind Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 3, has teamed up with real-world supercross rider and rapper, Adam Enticknap, for the game’s latest musical trailer.
“’Be One of Us’ was the first thing that came to mind when the developers of Monster Energy Supercross 3 came to me for this project,” stated Supercross athlete and rapper Adam Enticknap.
“The gaming features are so realistic and so sick that I knew I had to translate that authenticity. This truly has been a surreal experience and I hope fans dig the rap as much as I know they are going to love the new game.”
Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 3 is out February 4 on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC and Stadia.
Nintendo and Game Freak have announced an expansion pass for newly released titles Pokémon Sword and Shield.
Here’s a brief description of the expansions from the official Pokémon site:
In an update that went live today, Sword and Shield players can now find gigantamax Lapras, Coalossal, Flapple and Appletun in the Wild Area. Galarian Slowpoke has also been added to the games, having “wandered in from the Isle of Armor.”
Looking forward to more Pokémon? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and Lucasfilm have announced a new LEGO Star Wars game that encapsulates all nine main films.
“LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga marks our return to the franchise that kicked off the LEGO video game series. The game will give fans an all-new LEGO Star Wars experience with complete freedom to explore the LEGO Star Wars galaxy,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games.
“It was an absolute pleasure to be part of the launch of the original LEGO Star Wars game and it’s equally exciting to now move the series forward and help create a new era of LEGO Star Wars games.”
Whilst this game will consolidate all the main Star Wars films, it doesn’t look like the collection will include any content from spin-off films Rogue One and Solo.
There’s no solid release date just yet, with the game scheduled to arrive sometime this year on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC.
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