Breathtaking Reveal Trailer – Psychological Thriller – Aftermath

Italian developer One O One Games and META Publishing have today revealed their upcoming psychological thriller, Aftermath, for PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5, via an exclusive 2 minute teaser trailer.

Aftermath strives to throw players into a narrative driven world beyond the unimaginable. Designed to make you wonder: what would humanity do when faced with a situation like this?

The game follows Charlie Gray, a former European astronaut, as she struggles through the remnants of society, in search for her daughter. Driven by its gut wrenching narrative, Aftermath delves deeply into philosophy and psychology, drawing from the One O One team’s previous experience from games like “The Suicide of Rachel Foster”.

Players will find themselves in new territory when it comes to systems like crafting and combat, things that they will need to get familiar with fast if they are to survive against the threat occupying the world – and hunting them down. This otherworldly threat is born from the mind of Italian visual arts master, Alessandro Bavari, the creator behind works like Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant and Suspiria. Players will be forced to think outside of the box when it comes to survival.

With an original soundtrack featuring music from the likes of UNKLE and Planet Funk, every facet of the game’s creation aims to draw players into the hellish, desolate world of Aftermath.

“For us at One O One, this is a major goal. To have the chance to develop such an ambitious, innovative title in Italy and we feel lucky to have META Publishing as a partner. META believed in our game, which aims to tell a mature story through survival mechanics, one that’s far away from the standard wilderness settings that these games feature normally. We are excited to let people get in touch with the uncanny world we’re creating and the characters who inhabit it!” says David Gallo, CEO at One O One Games.

“We’re extremely excited to be sharing this news with the world today,” says META Publishing CEO Ilya Salamatov. “The team at One O One have created an incredibly layered character in Charlie, the protagonist of the game. She was at the top of the world before the event and even though the odds are stacked against her, she still finds the strength to overcome everything and focus on finding her daughter. The story and experience in Aftermath is truly something unique that we hope people will be talking about for years to come. The combination of visual style, story, soundtrack and gameplay creates a completely unique game that will appeal to a vast amount of gamers across the globe”.

“This is only the beginning of us exploring Aftermath,” teases META Publishing Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Collins. “Over the coming months until launch, we’ll be highlighting a huge amount of topics and content, to help players understand more of what’s in store. The trailer released today is layered in moments that reflect elements of the game that we’ve not even started to talk about. You won’t catch them all the first time around. Keep an eye out for more stories, videos, blog posts and articles in 2022, where we’ll explore “the philosophy of the Aftermath” and many of the topics the game covers. We can’t wait to hear what you think!”

To keep an eye on progress, wishlist the game on Steam and PlayStation now! You can follow Aftermath and META Publishing on Social media, where we’ll be revealing more about the game throughout 2022.

Moss: Book II Release Window Revealed

After kicking off PlayStation’s July State of Play with the reveal of Moss: Book II—the highly-anticipated sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed VR games ever made—Polyarc is sharing with the world that players’ adventures with Quill will continue this spring 2022.

Moss: Book II builds upon the story set forth in the platinum-selling Moss video game that still ranks as one of the best rates VR games to date. Having rescued her uncle Argus, Quill’s adventure continues with the revelation that a winged tyrant is hunting her within the hexed castle where her uncle was held captive. But Quill has a plan of her own, one that could finally end the merciless rule of the Arcane and save the world from a great unmaking. Lined with dangerous terrain, challenging puzzles, and enemies twisted in fire and steel, the journey will be trying—filled with triumph and heartbreak alike—but new allies, old friends, and the very nature of the castle itself can offer help along the way.

To stay up to date on all the latest about Moss: Book II players can follow Polyarc on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Visit https://www.polyarcgames.com/ for more information.

Fans can also get a behind-the-scenes look at Moss: Book II in Polyarc’s recent videos showcasing the game’s development:

Co-op Survival Horror Game Paranormal Hunter Revealed During UploadVR Showcase

Paranormal Hunter, the co-op survival horror game set in haunted locations full of malevolent spirits from EALoGAMES, will petrify ghost hunters on Windows PC via Steam Early Access in Q2 2022, as revealed during the UploadVR Showcase. Paranormal Hunter will launch with full keyboard and mouse, and VR support Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index, and Windows Mixed Reality. PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch versions will torment consoles alongside the simultaneous PC 1.0 release in late 2022.

Explore notorious haunted locations alone or with up to four players in online co-op. Conduct paranormal investigations in dilapidated homes, long-abandoned hospitals, and other ominous sites. Scour each scene for key objects and clues to summon the dark spirits refusing to move on while learning about each location’s tragic history, then banish each ghost before their dark energy spreads and consumes unfortunate souls.

Encounter terrifying spirits inspired by Japanese folklore and horror cinema. Avoid otherworldly pursuers, momentarily repelling ghosts with UV light blasts. Creep through twisting stages full of locked doors and blocked passages, moving cautiously to maintain precious sanity and survive to see the morning. Use the rewards from successful hunts to purchase additional equipment.

Dive into an immersive experience crafted to create moments of soul-shaking horror for solo and cooperative sessions. VR users can make use of a diegetic UI, with health and sanity meters represented via an in-game watch for an added atmosphere of authenticity. Engage in crossplay with both VR and standard keyboard and mouse players for a tailored and inclusive co-op ghost-hunting experience across all input methods.

“We are pleased to announce Paranormal Hunter for consoles, PC and VR headsets,” said Takatoshi Tatsumi founder, EALoGames. “Although seeking out the supernatural is a daunting experience, playing with teams of friends makes searching for spirits as fun as it is frightening!”

Paranormal Hunter will be available on Windows PC via Steam Early Access with VR support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index, and Windows Mixed Reality devices in Q2 2022 for $14.99 with English, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese-language support.

For more information, please visit the official website, follow Paranormal Hunter on Twitter and Facebook, and wishlist Paranormal Hunter on Steam.

After almost a decade Kingdoms of Amalur gets an expansion on Dec 14!

Almost 10 years ago, a legendary RPG was born: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. This year on December 14th, the journey of the Fateless One continues. After the Crystal War has been fought and Gadlow has been defeated, the people of Amalur were hoping for peace to return to their lands. And although peace has indeed come to Amalur, rumors of a new threat are starting to spread, rising in the far west, the icy lands of Mithros. None other than Telogrus, the God of Chaos himself has awoken and is gathering followers to throw the whole world into chaos!

The upcoming expansion Fatesworn offers a brand new storyline, a new environment, various new quests and missions, new Chaos Realm dungeons all over Amalur, a new gameplay mechanic, new weapons and armor, new enemies, and much more. It will raise the level cap to 50, and even features a new soundtrack by famous composer Grant Kirkhope. Fatesworn requires the base game Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Fatesworn will release December 14th, 2021 for PC, Xbox One™, and PlayStation®4 at an SRP of $ 19.99 / € 19.99 / £ 17.99 on all platforms. The Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Fate Edition includes both, the base game and the upcoming Fatesworn Expansion and is available at an SRP of $ 54.99 | € 54.99 | £ 44.99.

About Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Fatesworn

Journey to a brand new Amalur environment filled with snowy tundras, deep caverns, and treacherous enemies, and visit mountain villages and the ancient lakeside city of Crownhold. Master the unstable power of Chaos with a unique new non-combat Skill tree and class of weapons and armor. As the fabled Fatesworn, you will wage a last battle against the Niskaru and their Chaos brethren, as procedurally generated Chaos dungeons turn every region in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning into a potential battlefield.

Features:

  • Set in a completely new environment called Mithros featuring mountains and snowy landscape
  • Face the God of Chaos in 6h+ Main quest with a compelling storyline that concludes the game, featuring new and returning characters
  • “Chaos” as a completely new gameplay mechanic connected to weapons, enemies, rifts, and portals
  • Level cap raised to 50
  • The journey takes you to 2 entirely new dungeon sets
  • Enter Chaos Portals to explore 25 brand new Chaos Realm dungeons strewn across the Fatesworn world and the old world
  • New enemies and variations of existing enemies
  • New crafting items for weapons, gems, potions with new reagents and components
  • 6 new unique armor sets with very special and powerful traits
  • 21 new weapons and shields (9 chaos weapons, 15 unique)
  • New accessories like rings and amulets with powerful traits
  • New music by award-winning composer Grant Kirkhope
  • A new mysterious trader selling equipment lottery boxes, offering a new way to complete rare item sets
  • New twist of fate cards
  • Tons of new sidequests task quests and faction quests to fulfill
  • New villages and cities, with new houses and interiors and much more

Annapurna Interactive & Heart Machine’s Solar Ash Launches Today

Solar Ash, the highly anticipated traversal game published by Annapurna Interactive and developed by Heart Machine, launched today for PlayStation and PC via the Epic Games Store.

From the creators of the award-winning Hyper Light Drifter, Solar Ash is a high-speed and gravity-bending 3D third-person action platformer filled with sunken cities, vast water shelves, dangerous lava zones and more. Journey through a surreal, vivid, and highly stylized world filled with mystery, wild high-speed traversal, endearing characters, and enormous enemy encounters.

Players take on the role of a Voidrunner named Rei who nimbly traverses through these dangerous biomes in an effort to save her planet from falling prey to the Ultravoid’s path of eternal hunger. While travelling through the voids, players will help Rei learn the truth about the beasts that roam this strange land and uncover the mystery of the Starseed and Echo.

For all the latest updates on the game, follow Annapurna Interactive and Heart Machine on Twitter.

Cities: VR is coming to Meta Quest 2 this Spring

Fast Travel Games has today announced Cities: VR, the ultimate city-building and management simulator, is coming to Meta Quest 2 in the Spring of 2022. Made for VR, Cities: VR brings the definitive city-building experience of Cities: Skylines into virtual reality for the very first time.

Experience your architectural and urban-planning creations in the most immersive VR city building simulation to date. Step through the screen and control every aspect of city planning – design neighborhoods, construct buildings, direct the flow of traffic – all while you handle economics, emergency services, and more. As the mayor of your city, you’ll also need to provide healthcare, education, entertainment, and more to your growing population. Watch the city of your dreams rise from the ground up.

Cities: Skylines is the ultimate modern city-builder, and it’s an honor to bring this franchise to VR,” said Erik Odeldahl, Creative Director at Fast Travel Games. “The city-building genre has huge potential in the VR market and we couldn’t wait to work on this IP. We’ve spent a ton of time, research, and energy to translate Cities: Skylines to VR in a way that is both approachable for new players and a new challenge for Cities veterans. We can’t wait to see what players build!

KEY FEATURES

Build and Manage Your Ideal City

  • Get hands on with an immersive and comprehensive city-building simulation like no other. Control every aspect of urban planning – from the downtown center roadways to utility line placement in suburban districts – and build your ultimate city.

An Immersive & Scenic Simulator

  • Experience your creations in the most immersive VR city building simulation to date. Raise the city of your dreams from the ground up through an unparalleled level of presence, immersion and hands-on gameplay. See your skyline rise from an expansive bird’s eye view, or become a part of your creation and watch your city come alive from the streets.

The Definitive City-Building VR Game

  • Cities: VR takes the core gameplay experience of leading city-building simulation Cities: Skylines and brings it to life like never before.

Easy to Pick Up

  • A detailed, easy-to-follow tutorial will take players through the basics of city building in VR. Precise and tactile feedback and a palette of tools at your fingertips makes for an easy-to-use control system.

Cities: VR is a new take on the leading city-building simulation, Cities: Skylines, and is both a great entry-point to the franchise and a compelling new experience for Cities: Skylines veterans. This experience keeps the core gameplay elements of the franchise intact, while offering a unique approach to the simulation through VR. The game is being solely developed and published by Fast Travel Games, who has licensed the IP from Paradox Interactive.

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Action-Packed Shooter ANVIL Launches Today

Today marks a momentous occasion, Vault Breakers. ANVIL, the top-down action shooter from developer Action Square has just launched onto Steam Early Access, Xbox Preview and Xbox Game Pass. Starting today, players can jump into the dangerous world of ANVIL, taking on the role of the powerful Vault Breakers.

Breakers seek out “Vaults” which are remnants of alien civilizations scattered throughout multiple galaxies. Players are tasked with exploring these diverse galaxies and using their abilities to take down hundreds of monsters. Over 100 randomly generated artifacts are scattered throughout the game’s many planets and players must scavenge in order to upgrade and find better loot to help them with the slaughter.

Due to the Vault Breaker’s mechanical bodies, defeat doesn’t mean the end, it just means it’s time to rebuild. Players keep any EXP gathered when they die. The more EXP you earn, the stronger and more powerful the Breakers become. Kill, scavenge, die, rebuild. This is the life of a Vault Breaker.

Features:

  • Become a “Breaker” searching for Vaults and explore the unknown galaxy.
  • Explore multiple galaxies with random planets and unique bosses.
  • Open vaults and defeat bosses to utilize the upgrade powers found within.
  • Utilize over 100 randomly generated artifacts and dozens of weapons that will make every session unique and different.
  • Explore a combination of different playstyles by testing synergy between various artifacts and obtain powerful weapons to become the ultimate Breaker.
  • Gain EXP during battle to enhance your Breaker’s strength and give them new powers.
  • Never fear death, rebuild your Breaker to be even stronger after a defeat.

Want to jump into ANVIL yourself? Grab the game on Steam Early Access, Xbox Preview and Xbox Game Pass now. E-mail the media contact below for review requests and head to the official ANVIL discord to keep up to date.

Milestone Releases Batman Expansion for Hot Wheels Unleashed

The amazing post-launch content plan for Hot Wheels Unleashed kicks off today with the release of the Batman Expansion. The Batman Expansion is the first major DLC offering for Hot Wheels Unleashed and comes packed with DC Universe content dedicated to the legacy of the Dark Knight.

The Batman Expansion brings a huge amount of new playable content with a brand-new Career map inspired by Gotham and the breathtaking Batcave environment featuring many new tracks. The Batman Expansion also includes five themed vehicles: The Penguin, Robin™ 2.0T, Armored Batman™, Batman™ Rebirth, The Joker™ GT, plus a new Track Builder Module, the Joker Funhouse Split, and many themed customization items. The Batman Expansion is included in the HOT WHEELS™ Pass Vol. 1 or can be purchased separately starting today.

Hot Wheels Unleashed offers players the opportunity to drive the cars as if they were playing with the die-cast toys. The gameplay includes adrenaline-filled races, an extended choice of Hot Wheels vehicles with different attributes and rarity levels that players can customize with different skins, and jaw-dropping tracks set in everyday-life locations with special track pieces and interactive items. The game also features a revolutionary Track Editor enabling players to customize tracks in any game environment and share them with the game’s community.

Hot Wheels Unleashed™ is available on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store). For more information, visit hotwheelsunleashed.com. Drivers can also join the #HotWheelsUnleashed conversation online at Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

Spaceflight Simulator Touches Down on Steam Early Access Jan. 25

Spaceflight Simulator, a game with real-life physics where astronauts and engineers build their own rockets and explore the universe developed by Stefo Mai Morojna, initiates a space race on Steam Early Access for PC on Tuesday, Jan. 25. More than 20 million rocket technicians have escaped gravity’s pull via the App Store and Google Play, and a Nintendo Switch version will release in tandem with the 1.0 release on Steam later in 2022.

Put together a space program from scratch to explore the solar system and reach the vast unknown. Build finely crafted rockets from essential parts, including propulsion systems, fairings, capsules, and more, and aim for the stars. Scientifically accurate rocket physics paves the way for realistic flight sequences, where it will take more than one attempt to get the first rocket in orbit.

Land on planets in a solar system realistically sized to simulate the grand scale of celestial objects, with accurate terrains, climates, and gravity pulls for a true-to-life experience. Aspiring astronomers can oversee a maiden voyage to the Earth’s Moon before taking off to Mars, Mercury, and beyond.

Android and iOS players have sent a combined 300 million rockets to space, and more than 30,000 are part of an active and helpful Discord server to help new rocketeers get their bearings. Included with the Steam Early Access launch is the Parts, Skins, Planets and Bundle DLC. Already available as a paid DLC for mobile, the content update allows explorers to survey Jupiter and its four moons right off the bat alongside new parts for rocket-building and exclusive ship skins for the PC version.

“I’m very happy and excited to see Spaceflight Simulator taking shape on Steam Early Access,” said Stefo Mai Morojna, lead developer. “More space enthusiasts can start their own rocket programs, fail over and over, and finally reach the stars! And with the release on Nintendo Switch coinciding with the 1.0 PC launch, we’ll see more aspiring rocketeers than ever before.”

Spaceflight Simulator lands on Steam Early Access on Jan. 25, 2022, for $11.99 USD. The game supports English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Dutch, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Korean, and Japanese languages.

For more information, follow @SpaceflightSim on Twitter, like its Facebook page, subscribe to its YouTube channel, or join the expedition via Discord.