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How about a Scarf for Christmas?

Discover your true destiny as you explore beautifully crafted worlds. Although pretty, these worlds have been altered in various ways. Something or someone is hiding the truth. What can you see on the horizon? What will the dawn of a new day bring? Zero-in on what’s really going on in SCARF!

During your adventures in SCARF, you will have to solve all kinds of increasingly complex puzzles, overcome daunting obstacles and discover gorgeous new places, using interesting mechanics. Take your time and ease your breath in this wild world, do not fear the puzzles and challenges as the game mechanics are quite forgiving.

Create a bond with the SCARF and unlock new abilities that will allow you to master exceedingly difficult platforming challenges. Glide, hook and slingshot your way through this fantastical world of wonders.

Features:

  • A journey for all ages with multiple narrative levels
  • Beautiful scenarios
  • A stunning art style
  • A mysterious polymorphic scarf in the shape of a dragon
  • Unravel an alternate ending, depending on the player’s exploration
  • Adaptive orchestral music
  • A magical world with a legendary mythology
  • Exploration, puzzles and platforms that make for an adventure worth remembering

The gorgeous and exciting 3D single-player adventure platformer takes you on a wholesome journey. Give yourself or a loved one a treat. SCARF is coming to you on 23rd December 2021 on Steam and GOG! 

And to remember that you are not alone out there in these troubling times, we think it is essential for the community to have access to good quality games at a reasonable price. Therefore the full game will have a 10% launch discount.

THE FULL MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM BATTLE OPERATION Code Fairy Saga Now Complete With Release of Final Volume

Leading video game publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. has launched Vol.3 of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM BATTLE OPERATION Code Fairy, the concluding chapter of the all-new story arc set in the legendary sci-fi universe, in the Americas on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

As a multipart story told through three volumes, the MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM BATTLE OPERATION Code Fairy saga is now complete with the dramatic conclusion of Vol. 3 available for all Mobile Suit Gundam pilots to experience. Players who purchase the Standard Edition of Code Fairy will gain access to all three volumes of the game, in addition, those who purchase the Deluxe Edition of Code Fairy will receive access for up to eight exclusive Mobile Suits from Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2. All three volumes are also available for individual purchase.

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM BATTLE OPERATION Code Fairy tells an original story surrounding the “Noisy Fairy” – a secret unit led by Alma and under the direct control of Kycilia of the Principality of Zeon. During the “One Year War,” the unit struggles to break through into the continent of North America which is where the game’s story picks up. MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM BATTLE OPERATION Code Fairy is a tale of unbreakable bonds formed in the midst of the brutality of war.

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM BATTLE OPERATION Code Fairy builds upon the world established by the free-to-play action title MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM BATTLE OPERATION 2, even unlocking special Code Fairy-themed rewards and items in BATTLE OPERATIONS 2 for players who progress within Code Fairy. Additionally, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM BATTLE OPERATION 2 players can unlock a special Code Fairy themed mission through gameplay progression.

For more information regarding MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM BATTLE OPERATION Code Fairy, please visit: https://www.bandainamcoent.com/games/gbocodefairy.

Live Your Motorsport Story in GRID™ Legends – Launching Feb 25, 2022

Codemasters® and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today confirmed February 25 as the global launch day for GRID™ Legends. The all-action racer will feature the biggest variety of game modes, including a deeper Career with over 250 events, an epic story mode entitled ‘Driven to Glory’, the return of Drift and Elimination, and the introduction of Electric Boost racing. Drivers of all levels can immediately jump behind the wheel of over 100 vehicles at launch, race around the world from classic tracks to iconic city locations, and connect with friends and rivals in seconds with cross-platform multiplayer thanks to the hop-in feature. GRID Legends will be available on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation®5, alongside PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Origin and Steam). Pre-order either the Deluxe or Standard edition and receive exclusive Seneca & Ravenwest Double-Pack content.

GRID Legends features more gameplay choices than any previous GRID title, including the return of community-requested Drift mode and fan favourite, Elimination which puts all the pressure on the back-markers, with drivers dropping out periodically until only one remains. The new Race Creator lets players host their dream multi-class matchups, pitting different vehicle types together to create unique racing moments in every race. The experience can be personalised further by changing the weather conditions, time of day, or adding ramps and boost gates, so no race is ever the same.

‘Driven to Glory’ is a gritty motorsport story that throws players in at the deep end as teams battle for the GRID World Series. Created using virtual production technology and featuring award-winning actor Ncuti Gatwa, Driven to Glory comes to life using real actors instead of motion-capture, blending movie sequences with racing challenges. After the story’s finale, progress carries into career progression, opening up a new series of events to complete.

GRID Legends boasts an improved multiplayer system that puts racing and connecting with friends at the heart of the experience. Not only does it support cross-platform gameplay, but it also updates players as to when their mates are online and allows them to start racing in three quick button presses. No more waiting for friend requests and lobbies; select a race, and the action begins almost simultaneously.

“With the release date set, the studio is putting the final polish to our deepest GRID game ever,” said Chris Smith, GRID Game Director at Codemasters. “GRID Legends is an all-action accessible racer focused on variety and choice; deep career, a new innovative story mode and a Race Creator that allows players to create dream racing match-ups with deep personalisation. And our new hop-in gameplay enables friends to connect in seconds and spend more time on the track and less time in lobbies.”

Players who pre-order receive the GRID Legends Seneca & Ravenwest Double Pack. Available on launch day, this content unlocks four additional cars for Career events: the Aston Martin Vantage GT4, Porsche 962C, Ginetta G55 GT4, and Koenigsegg Jesko. The pack also features exclusive Ravenwest-focused Career events and exclusive Seneca and Ravenwest team icons, liveries and banners, so players can personalise their vehicles and show them off online.

For the latest GRID news, go to the website and social channels on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

Dive into VR horror with Propagation: Paradise Hotel

At the UploadVR Showcase 2021, WanadevStudio, home of the hit VR rhythm game Ragnarock, announced a new VR title from the Propagation VR franchise.

After making a name for itself with a first original experience hitting 350,000 downloads, the French studio decided to expand its Propagation VR universe with “Propagation: Paradise Hotel”, a new thrilling survival-horror adventure that will let you explore dark environments and cross paths with terrifying creatures, testing your nerves on the way.

The “Propagation: Paradise Hotel” VR experience is scheduled for late 2022, and the team is working for it to be available on all major VR platforms.

To follow the developments of “Propagation: Paradise Hotel”, a Steam page has been created where it is already possible to Wishlist the upcoming experience.

Players can discover the universe of Propagation by playing the free original Propagation VR experience, and on the Propagation: Paradise Hotel website.

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.