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The Cub Gets New Gameplay Trailer and Playable Steam Demo

Demagog Studio and Untold Tales have released a new gameplay trailer for The Cub to coincide with the release of their Steam demo plus the game’s showing at both the Tribeca Games Festival and the Guerilla Collective showcase.

The Cub is a 2D platform parkour game inspired by classic SEGA games of the 90s – The Jungle Book, Aladdin, Lion King – but with modern twists and ideas. Set in the same post-apocalyptic world as Golf Club: Wasteland, this time the story is from the point of view of those who stayed and survived on Earth as the ultra-rich fled to Mars as society collapsed.

The game was recently part of the final 9 games selected by the Tribeca Games Showcase that are innovating on the front of storytelling, art, and innovation alongside other upcoming titles such as Oxenfree 2, Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course, and A Plague Tale: Requiem.

A further feature showing at The Guerilla Collective is going to be followed by a spot in the June 2022 SteamNext Fest. The playable demo has however been made available now for anyone to try on Steam. It gives players a snippet of 3 different levels as well as a healthy dose of the next wave of Radio Nostalgia From Mars – the signature radio show broadcast of stories and tunes beaming from the ultra-rich colony on Mars.

WARHAMMER 40,000: DARKTIDE GAMEPLAY TRAILER FROM FATSHARK

Today independent developer Fatshark premiered a two-minute gameplay trailer from their upcoming 4 Player co-op game Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. The brand-new gameplay video, highlighting a mission playthrough, premiered during today’s Summer Game Fest broadcast, watched by millions all over the globe.

In the gameplay video, Heretics sabotaged Tertium’s power system, and it is up to the four (anti)heroes to save the day. The job is simple, the risks are high, and the action is gloriously gory.

“It’s been an exciting, and maybe a little crazy week for Fatshark, with two brand new Warhammer 40,000: Darktide trailers released,” says Martin Wahlund, CEO Fatshark. “While last week’s amazing Warhammer Skulls trailer focused more on story, gameplay is what it all comes down to, and today we gave you almost 120 seconds of Darktide.”

Together with NVIDIA, Fatshark also announced that Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will launch with NVIDIA DLSS, Ray Tracing, and Reflex.

Enabling ray tracing on a GeForce RTX GPU, desktop or laptop will greatly enhance the visual fidelity and immersion of Darktide. Using NVIDIA DLSS, players can maximize performance with the power of AI while fighting back hordes of bloodthirsty foes. And with NVIDIA Reflex, responsiveness in the game will be at its best with the lowest latency possible.

Players who don’t own a GeForce RTX PC or laptop can still play Warhammer 40,000: Darktide with GeForce performance at launch by streaming it from the cloud with NVIDIA GeForce NOW.

The recently announced pre-order of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide has two versions available for purchase.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide ($39,99)

  • The Atoman Star Weapon Trinket: A cosmetic weapon trinket awarded to those who answered in the hour of Atoma’s need.
  • Vanguard of the Imperium Portrait Frame: A cosmetic portrait frame reserved for those first to enter the fray, and last to leave it.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide – Imperial Edition ($59,99)

  • Loyalist Pack: Purge heresy in style with these 4 unique class outfits, 8 weapon skin patterns, one headgear, and an Ogryn body tattoo.
  • Mortis Veteran Portrait Frame: A cosmetic portrait frame used to pay tribute to the fallen defenders of Tertium Hive.
  • Caducades Backpack: A cosmetic backpack for human characters. Scavenged from the fallen troops of Cadia, this backpack has been repurposed to serve those still alive and fighting.
  • 2500 Aquilas (premium currency)
  • The Atoman Star Weapon Trinket: A cosmetic weapon trinket awarded to those who answered in the hour of Atoma’s need.
  • Vanguard of the Imperium Portrait Frame: A cosmetic portrait frame reserved for those first to enter the fray, and last to leave it.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

Following up on Fatshark’s best-selling and award-winning Vermintide franchise, the highly-anticipated Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is an intense 4-player co-op action game set in the hive city of Tertium. Fight together with your friends against hordes of enemies in this new Warhammer 40,000 experience. Since Warhammer 40,000: Darktide was announced, it has been a permanent fixture on the Steam Top 10 for most Wishlisted games. Available September 13 on PC and Xbox Series X|S.

Metal: Hellsinger Reveals Release Date and Playable Demo at Summer Game Fest

After an incredible response from press and content creators playing the game recently, publisher Funcom and developer The Outsiders are thrilled to unleash the Metal: Hellsinger demo to the world on PlayStation 5, Xbox X|S, and Steam. The demo proves the difference between playing the game and watching gameplay: to truly experience Metal: Hellsinger, one must feel its jolting rhythm at the tips of one’s fingers. 

Attending the Summer Game Fest, the headbanging rhythm shooter also revealed a September 15 release date and the start of console pre-orders, which are bundled with 48-hour Early Access. Stare into the Hells with today’s new gameplay trailer, with a developer introduction from The Outsiders and in-game music performed by System of a Down’s Serj Tankian and Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Glüz. 

Players across the world can now groove to the killer beat of Alissa White-Glüz’s vocals in the demo level and chase that leaderboard high score. The best way to understand Metal: Hellsinger is to experience the pulsating gameplay firsthand, and now everyone can! Blast through the Hells, shooting, dashing, and performing takedowns on time to the thunderous beat of a searing original soundtrack by composer duo Two Feathers, performed by some of metal music’s most celebrated contemporary vocalists.  

Dave Goldfarb, Creative Director at The Outsiders, says, “The time has come, friends. We are so happy to be able to finally make the demo available to everyone so you can feel the Metal for yourself.“ 

On September 15, become the song of vengeance itself as the Unknown, as you hunt for the Red Judge, lord of the Hells. Metal: Hellsinger can be wishlisted on Steam and is available for pre-order now on PlayStation 5, Xbox X|S, with a 48-hour Early Access pre-order bonus. 

Sci-fi Horror Game ROUTINE Re-Revealed at Summer Game Fest

Sci-fi horror game ROUTINE has unveiled a brand-new trailer during Summer Game Fest. Utilizing in-game footage, this trailer shows that the project has been revived and how much it has matured since its last showing. Developers Lunar Software have set out to create an immersive world that begs to be explored from the edge of your seat, with renowned composer Mick Gordon (Doom, Prey, Wolfenstein: The New Order) providing the atmospheric score and sound effects. In addition, Lunar Software has teamed up with indie publisher Raw Fury to support the project. ROUTINE will be coming to PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Game Pass.

First announced in 2013, ROUTINE stood out with its haunting premise in an isolated setting. Since then, the small team at Lunar Software has rebuilt the game from the ground up to align with the experience they originally set out to deliver. The team has released a statement along with the new trailer explaining their work on the project so far.

Raw Fury CEO Jonas Antonson said of ROUTINE: “Like many others, I have been waiting for this game for a long time. Originally, I thought I’d just get to experience it as a gamer and a fan. But then the developers decided to team up with us! I’m beyond excited to go on this amazing journey with them.”

About the Game

ROUTINE is a first-person sci-fi horror game. Set inside an abandoned moon base designed around an ’80s vision of the future, players will explore the decrepit station looking for answers about the events that unfolded there. Armed only with a Cosmonaut Assistance Tool (C.A.T.) to interact with the various computer systems, players must navigate whatever unknown dangers still remain.

In ROUTINE, players will need to outwit and outmaneuver a mysterious threat that lurks inside the decaying lunar complex. Explore the different sections of the station, from abandoned malls to deteriorating living quarters, to piece together the fate of those that once lived there. A minimal UI helps create a more immersive and tense experience as players attempt to run, hide, or defend themselves from any threats that may appear.

No official launch date has been set, but players who want to follow the game’s progress can wishlist it now on Steam.

Flashback 2: A new teaser revealed during Summer Game Fest 2022

Summer Game Fest 2022 – Microids is delighted to unveil the very first gameplay teaser for Flashback 2.  Three decades after the first adventures of Conrad B.Hart, Paul Cuisset and Microids Studio Lyon are eager to invite all players to enjoy this new chapter in the Flashback franchise!

After defeating the Master Brain in the previous episode, Conrad and his allies are once again facing the Morphs species, threatening all civilizations. Adding insult to injury, Conrad’s best friend Ian is being kidnapped in front of him. Another dirty trick from the Morphs? It will be up to you to find out who did it and their motivations.

Developed in close collaboration between Paul Cuisset’s team and Microids Studio Lyon, Flashback 2 will welcome players to discover a brand-new story blending action, puzzle and infiltration. This adventure will take you to familiar places like Neo Washington or the Jungle, as well as new locations like Neo Tokyo or a mysterious space station.

To work on this sequel and pay tribute to the original game, Paul Cuisset managed to bring back some team members like game designer Thierry Perreau and the composer of the famous Amiga soundtrack, Raphaël Gesqua.

Flashback was praised for its innovative animation in the early 90’s, the team wanted to keep that tradition going for this new episode. To achieve their goal, the world renown stuntman Jamel Blissat (Marvel’s Moon Knight Oscar Isaac body double) was hired to do Conrad B. Hart’s motion capture.

Flashback 2 will be released in winter 2022 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. The Nintendo Switch version will follow in 2023.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II — A Dive into the Dark Water Campaign Level

Moments ago, a new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Campaign mission was debuted at Summer Game Fest 2022.  In case you missed it, check out the Operation Dark Water video here:

In Dark Water, players will be challenged to contend with enemy forces while shifting across a boat and avoiding enemy fire and being crushed by shipping containers… but there’s much more to the mission.

Check out the Call of Duty blog post for more Dark Water mission intel.

Distance Studios Reveals World Premiere of the Callisto Protocol Gameplay + Exclusive Schofield Trailer Cut at Summer Game Fest

Moments ago, Striking Distance Studios CEO Glen Schofield appeared on the Summer Game Fest livestream to reveal two new assets for the upcoming survival horror game The Callisto Protocol.

As part of the show, Glen debuted an all-new “Schofield Cut” of the gameplay trailer first revealed at State of Play last week. This new version of the trailer contains an extra 30 seconds of brutal new combat, including a vicious new death sequence for the game’s hero Jacob Lee.

He also provided a world premiere first look at a gameplay demo, providing about two minutes of never-before-seen gameplay.

Under the Stairs and Gearbox Publishing Debut Eyes in the Dark: The Curious Case of One Victoria Bloom at PAX East

Eyes in the Dark: The Curious Case of One Victoria Bloom will be launching on Steam and the Epic Games Store on July 14, 2022 (MSRP: $14.99). In addition, Under the Stairs and Gearbox Publishing announced that starting today anyone who pre-purchases the title will receive a free copy of the game’s original soundtrack at launch (a $4.99 value).

In Eyes in the Dark, players control Victoria Bloom, a young girl searching for her grandfather who is lost somewhere in Bloom Manor, the family home that darkness has overrun. Find extra flashlight batteries to light up the dark, collect powerful new items to upgrade your arsenal, and attempt to defeat mysterious Guardians as you make your way through this monster-filled title that changes with every playthrough.

Key features of the title include:

  • Illuminate and Take Aim: Victoria starts with only a flashlight and slingshot to light her way and keep her safe, but you’ll soon uncover powerful gadgets to help find her grandad. Operate your flashlight and slingshot utilizing standard twin-stick shooter actions to ward off creepy crawlies and traverse Bloom Manor’s shadowy halls.
  • An Ever-Changing Mansion: Don’t expect a house tour when you arrive, because the arrangement and contents of Bloom Manor change with every playthrough. When entering new areas, players can choose between multiple different ways to increase their power and difficulty of the run, tailoring each playthrough with every decision.
  • A Powerful and Surprising Arsenal: As you make your way through Bloom Manor, grab and use all of items and upgrades to mix up the combat mechanics. Keep an eye out for the light-spreading Shotgun Bulb or Matches that set your enemies ablaze – items like these have unique effects that you can utilize by trying different combinations and setups.
  • Face the Darkness: As you progress through the game, you’ll find the Bloom family past casts a guiding light for Victoria’s future. Complete quests, and fight off monsters, and unlock secrets about the eccentric Bloom family that could come in handy as you delve deeper into the manor.

Eyes in the Dark creates an atmosphere of loneliness and isolation, all while giving you the tools to ultimately come out of the experience as a stronger person,” said Filip Neduk, game designer at Under the Stairs. “Victoria’s trial – going through the mansion alone and facing her fears – mirrors the player’s need to learn and master the mechanics of the game to progress; you both go through this adventure together.”

“It’s an incredible feeling when you get to bring your hard work into the light after such a long time, both for us developers and for the characters we create, like Victoria Bloom,” continued Vladimir Bogdanić, director at Under the Stairs. “One of the beautiful things that the team focused on was making sure that no two playthroughs of the game would be the same, regardless of how you guide Victoria. I’m ecstatic for fans to switch on their own flashlights and experience Eyes in the Dark on July 14th.”

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Deep Silver & Volition Tease Saints Row Ultimate Customization Showcase

Publisher Deep Silver along with developer Volition today announced that Saints Row’s best-in-class customization suite will be showcased in an incredible premiere featuring a trailer, interviews, and insider information on April 20, 2022.

The extensive showcase, starring key members from Volition and hosted by actor Mica Burton, will air on Deep Silver’s Twitch and YouTube channels starting at 12:00 pm PDT on April 20.

Player choice and customization have always been core pillars of the Saints Row series, and next week’s showcase will highlight how this newest entry not only continues this tradition, but also brings it to new heights. Volition has removed the boundaries of gender and restrictions for players – put anything on without limits or rules. Saints Row also brings weapon and vehicle customization to the forefront with a slew of never-before-seen options. Ultimately, in Saints Row, player choice comes first.

Set in the fictional vibrant city of Santo Ileso, Saints Row is a complete reboot of the series and combines all the action, crime, and humor you’d expect from the series into one over-the-top, wingsuit-enabled package. The game’s extensive customization suite is Volition’s most powerful toolset to date and is best in class. How your Boss looks as you take over the city’s criminal underbelly is entirely up to you.

Saints Row will launch August 23, 2022, on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. Pre-order the game on your preferred platform now: SaintsRow.com/preorder

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