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Eat. Explore. Evolve. Maneater Out Now for Xbox Series X and Coming Soon to PlayStation®5 Nov. 12

Developer and publisher Tripwire Interactive and retail partner and publisher Deep Silver, Inc, are proud to announce that the million units plus seller, Maneater launched today digitally and at retail on next-generation consoles, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and will be available on PlayStation®5 computer entertainment system on November 12 (US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea) and on November 19 for the rest of the world. Now players can dive into friendlier (looking) waters with Maneater on the newest hardware gaming has to offer. Fully evolved for the next generation of console systems, Maneater supports native 4K HDR at 60 FPS, and new lighting effects that will bring the underwater world of Maneater to life like only the next gen consoles can, with Ray-Tracing coming soon in a post-release patch. Xbox Series S owners will also benefit from increased graphical fidelity and frame rate. The PC version of Maneater will receive next-gen updates in the first half of 2021. More information on those enhancements will be coming in the near future.

Players who currently own Maneater on Xbox One or the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system have access to a free, full upgrade, so as their console evolves, Maneater does too!

Out now on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC (via the Epic Games Store)—and very soon for the PlayStation®5—Maneater invites players to experience the ultimate power fantasy by controlling the apex predator of the seas—a terrifying shark!

Maneater is a single player, open-world action-RPG (ShARkPG) where YOU are the shark. Starting as a small bull shark pup you are tasked with surviving the harsh world while eating your way up the ecosystem. To do this, you will explore a large and varied open world encountering diverse enemies — both human and wildlife. Find the right resources and you can grow and evolve far beyond what nature intended, allowing the player to tailor the shark to their play style. This is fortunate, because to get revenge on the cruel fisherman that dismembered you will take evolving into a massive shark, an apex predator of legends. Eat. Explore. Evolve.

Maneater Key Features Include:

  • Fully Evolved for Next-Gen Consoles: Gaming’s new queen of the deep will return more powerful than ever in the next generation of gaming. Full utilization of next gen hardware including native 4K HDR support at a silky smooth 60 FPS, lush new lighting effects, immersive feedback via the PlayStation®5 DualSense controller’s haptic motors, and more will put players in control of the apex predator of the sea like never before.
  • Eat: Feed on humans, consume nutrients, and find rare shark loot to evolve past what nature intended.
  • Explore the Gulf: Explore seven large regions, including bayous of the gulf coast, resort beaches, industrial docks, the open ocean and more. Experience a living world with a full day/night cycle.
  • Evolve Into a Legend: Unlock and equip various Evolutions that improve and enhance your shark as you progress through the campaign.
  • Unique Story: Play through a full narrative, story-based campaign narrated by Chris Parnell (Rick and Morty, Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock) and set against the backdrop of a reality TV show.
  • Diverse, Compelling Combat: Battle fierce wildlife including other apex predators or fight against various types of human hunters ranging from town drunks all the way up to the Coast Guard.

With a truly unique premise and never-before-seen approach to the action-RPG genre, Tripwire Interactive looks forward to taking players on a journey through uncharted waters with Maneater.

Maneater is out now for $39.99 / €39.99 / £34.99 MSRP with an ESRB rating of M for Mature, PEGI 18 rating, and USK 16 rating. For more details on Maneater, please visit the official website – and follow the developers at Tripwire Interactive on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch.tv, and Instagram.

Dead by Daylight comes to next-gen this week

Behaviour Interactive is excited to launch its hit multiplayer horror game, Dead by Daylight™, on new consoles this week. This launch is part of The Realm Beyond—Dead by Daylight’s initiative in embracing the possibilities of new gen.

Dead by Daylight on Xbox Series X/S 

Dead by Daylight will launch on Xbox Series X/S on November 10. Players who own an Xbox One version of DbD will be eligible for a free upgrade on Xbox Series X/S. Their progression will be carried over on to their new console.

Dead by Daylight will also be available on Xbox Game Pass for Console. With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, players will have access to Cloud gaming (Beta), allowing them to face trials on their Android mobile phone or tablet, truly making DbD a portable experience. Moreover, Ultimate members can redeem a new Perk for free, adding Kate Denson and the Clown to their roster, as well as two outfits.

Dead by Daylight on PlayStation  5 

The hit horror game will be available on Day 1 on PlayStation 5. In Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States, this means players can look for Dead by Daylight on November 12, as soon as they purchase their console. In other territories, it will be available on November 19. Players who own the game on PlayStation 4 or got the game for free on PlayStation+ will be eligible for a free upgrade and will see their progression follow through on PlayStation 5.

The Realm Beyond Graphical Update Continues 

Dead by Daylight will run at 60 fps and 4K on new consoles. Moreover, the Realm Beyond Graphical update will continue and the team will release regular content drop for free, as is the case on all other platforms. The developers are hard at work, overhauling the maps, characters, animations, VFX and more, truly bringing the game to a new, even more immersive level.

“Dead by Daylight continues to break records and we’re so grateful to our fans for their support. The future is coming to us in the shape of these amazing new platforms. Dead by Daylight will be there, bigger and better than ever to terrify people using the latest tech!” said Mathieu Côté, Head of Partnerships, Behaviour Interactive.

About Dead by Daylight™  

Dead by Daylight is the hit 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer horror game from Behaviour™ Interactive where 1 crazed killer hunts 4 friends through a terrifying nightmare. Players take on the role of both Killer and Survivor in a deadly game of hide-and-seek. Dead by Daylight boasts more than 30 million players both globally and across all platforms. On any given day, one million players step into the fog, whether on PC, console, or mobile. Since its release in 2016, this multiplayer game has become a place where cult classic horror survives and thrives, having welcomed legends from TV, movies and video games. The team regularly releases new content in the form of chapters, Archives tomes and frequent quality of life updates. For more information, please visit deadbydaylight.com.

Souls-like Hellpoint announced for PS5, Xbox Series X/S

The dark Sci-Fi Hellpoint from developer Cradle Games and publisher tinyBuild will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S in 2021. The enhanced version will include support for higher framerates and resolutions, faster loading times, and a choice of two visual modes:

  • Performance mode with Dynamic 4K @ 60FPS on PS5 and Xbox Series X
  • Quality mode with Native 4K @ 30 FPS on PS5 and Xbox Series X

Next-gen owners won’t have to wait until next year to experience Hellpoint on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X. Thanks to the backward compatibility, Hellpoint will run better on the new consoles when they launch: a new ‘unlock framerate’ option will be added with a patch.

For existing and future owners of PS4 and Xbox One versions, the upgrade to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions will be free.

Hellpoint is set in the aftermath of a massive quantum cataclysm called the Merge. You wake up on board the Irid Novo space station, a beacon of galactic cooperation and scientific exploration gone horribly wrong. What happens next will be solely determined by your choices.

Key Features:

  • Souls-like gameplay in a unique setting: Explore the derelict space station of Irid Novo and face bizarre enemies with a tight and unforgiving combat system.
  • Occult space story: Blending science and fantasy, the intensely atmospheric dark sci-fi setting will keep you searching for answers.
  • Dynamic World: The Quantic System acts as a dungeon master, slightly transforming the game world every time you die and triggering events as the station revolves around the black hole.
  • Jump-in co-op and PvP multiplayer: Ask a friend to press Start to join a couch co-op session or call for assistance online. Hellpoint offers a full, uninterrupted co-op story with shared loot drops.

 

WRC 9 available on PS5 at launch – Gameplay Trailer

NACON and KT Racing are delighted to announce that WRC 9, the official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship, will be available on PlayStation®5 when they launch. See you on November 12 or 19 – according to the date of availability of the console in each country – for a stunning 4K 60FPS experience!

Acclaimed by players and critics since its release on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC on 3 September, the benchmark sim-racing series is about to write a new chapter in its story by accompanying the launch of the next generation of consoles.

Providing rally fans with all the official content of the Championship and multiple improvements, WRC 9 will now be playable at 60FPS for an even more immersive driving experience. PlayStation®5 console owners will be able to hone their driving skills in even more spectacular environments and enjoy an unparalleled feeling of speed in a WRC game.

Like all gamers around the world, we couldn’t wait to try out the next generation of consoles. After many months of work, it’s an honour to be there on day one with one of our flagship titles,” said Benoit Clerc, Head of Publishing at NACON. The possibilities offered by the new consoles have allowed us to take WRC 9 to a new and incredible level of performance and smooth gameplay, further demonstrating KT Racing’s expertise in racing simulations.”

When WRC 9 releases on PlayStation®5, it will also include the October update that was released for current-generation consoles. The update includes six new stages for Rally Finland, an additional WRC driver and a brand-new Photo Mode.

On Playstation®5, KT Racing is using the new haptic features of the DualSense™ controller to develop and improve the feedback provided by the different road surfaces encountered in the World Rally Championship. Thanks to the subtle vibrations possible with the DualSense™ controller, players can experience the most realistic driving sensations yet and feel the difference between asphalt, gravel and snow, as well as the direction of impacts. In terms of gameplay, the controller’s innovative triggers have also been used to provide more feedback. They react to the vehicle’s condition, such as making acceleration harder when the car is damaged.

Finally, a free upgrade to the PlayStation®5 version of the game will be accessible to players already in possession of WRC 9 for PlayStation®4.

WRC 9 will be available on PlayStation®5  November 12 or 19, according to the release date of the console in each country, and on Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch™ at a later date.

The game has been available on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and PC via the Epic Games Store since 3 September 2020.

Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition Making Its Way To PlayStation 5!

Merge Games and the North Carolina-based development team, Infuse Studio, are ecstatic to announce their first release on PlayStation 5 will be Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition. Customers will be able to purchase Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition digitally through the PlayStation Store on November 26th and as a physical copy on December 4th.

Alongside this already fantastic news, Merge Games is excited to reveal that Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition will be available as a Signature Edition game, and that it will also be the world’s first ‘Indie Collectors Edition’ for PlayStation 5. The Signature Edition version will include a region free copy of the Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition, an original soundtrack CD featuring 14 tracks, 2 exclusive design pins, a numbered certificate of ownership, and 36-page Lore and Art Book showcasing dozens of new and never seen before sketches.

Signature Edition pre-orders will open today (October 27th 07:00 PT / 14:00 CET / 15:00 GMT). Check out the Signature Edition page here – https://signatureeditiongames.com/products/spirit-of-the-north-enhanced-edition-signature-edition-ps5

Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition, is a 3rd person casual adventure, with stunning landscapes inspired by those in Iceland and its story by pieces of Nordic folklore.

Awaken the slumbering spirit of the north and begin a quiet journey of companionship and discovery. Play as an ordinary fox whose story becomes entwined with The Guardian of the Northern Lights, a magical spirit fox. As you journey over the mountains and under red-stained skies, you’ll discover more about your companion and a land left in ruin.

Spirit of the North has been uniquely designed to purposefully have no dialogue or narration. Players must breathe in their surroundings to solve various puzzles and speculate the meaning of a lost ancient civilization. Overall giving players an emotional and fulfilling adventure through stunning visuals and an ethereal score.

Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition Key Features: 

  • Explore the world with 2 new and platform-exclusive skins – Black Marble and Champagne.
  • Fall into complete immersion as you make your way across stunning 4k landscapes, complete with remastered textures, lighting and objects, complete in 60FPS.
  • Solve environmental puzzles to change the world around you, using ancient powers bestowed upon you by The Guardian of the Northern Lights.
  • Follow the mysterious Spirit Fox across a land left in ruin as you discover more about a lost civilization.
  • Moving orchestral soundtrack featuring 14 original compositions.

Key Notes: 

  • First ‘Indie Collectors Edition’ for PlayStation 5.
  • The Digital version launches November 26th, priced $24.99, €24.99, £19.99.
  • The retail version will be available in stores on December 4th, priced $34.99, €34.99, £29.99.
  • The Signature Edition version preorders open October 27th and the game launches December 4th, priced $49.99, €49.99, £39.99.

JUST DANCE® 2021 WILL LAUNCH ON PLAYSTATION®5 AND XBOX SERIES X|S ON NOVEMBER 24

Today, Ubisoft announced that Just Dance® 2021 will release on PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S on November 24, 2020. Just Dance 2021 for PlayStation®4 will be backwards compatible on PlayStation 5*. Players who purchase Just Dance 2021 on Xbox One will be able to download their game to the Xbox Series X|S version at no additional cost.

Just Dance 2021 will launch on November 12, 2020, on the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Stadia™. Offering players even more ways to dance, the game features 40 hot new songs, the new Quickplay mode and the improved World Dance Floor. Players will also enjoy the return of favorite Just Dance game modes, including Kids Mode, co-op and Just Dance® Unlimited.

Available on all platforms, the Just Dance® Controller App makes the game more accessible for current-gen and next-gen owners with its phone-scoring technology, which allows up to six players to dance without any additional accessories, available for free on iOS and Android™.

For the latest information on Just Dance 2021, the Just Dance Controller App or Just Dance Unlimited, please visit justdancegame.com. Follow Just Dance on Twitter @justdancegame and use hashtag #JustDance2021.

*PS4 disc-based games require disc-drive and cannot be played on PS5 Digital Edition.

GODFALL Deep Dive: Combat Techniques, Unique Weapons and More!

We’re excited to share with you more insights into the unique combat experience of Counterplay Games and Gearbox Publishing’s upcoming looter-slasher, Godfall, available on PC through the Epic Games Store starting November 12th, and at local PS5 launch on November 12th or 19th.

The team at Counterplay Games has been hard at work creating a unique, engaging experience for players leveraging intense combat, challenging enemies and a wide range of devastating weapons and abilities. You can check out more specifics in the latest PlayStation Blog post here including more details on:

  • Enemy weakpoints, breaching and Soulshatter finishes
  • Unique Polarity attacks
  • Offense-focused Shield moves
  • Archon Modes
  • Warhammers, Greatswords and Polearms

And as always, stay in the loop with all upcoming announcements and reveals at Godfall.com, and the official Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

Maneater Evolves with Ray-Tracing, 4K 60 FPS and More Enhancements

Fresh off of the wake of a spectacular launch on current-gen consoles and PC via the Epic Games Store, developer and publisher Tripwire Interactive and retail partner and publisher Deep Silver, Inc, are thrilled to announce that Maneater has sold over one million units worldwide. To celebrate this significant milestone and the growing pool of players who have successfully navigated the harsh waters of this open-water, action-RPG (aka ShARkPG), Tripwire Interactive and Deep Silver are excited to share first details on what players can expect from Maneater on Xbox Series X and PlayStation®5 systems. Fully evolved for the next generation of console systems, Maneater will support Ray-Tracing, native 4K HDR at 60 FPS, and new lighting effects that will bring the underwater world of Maneater to life like only the next generation consoles can. Xbox Series S owners will also benefit from increased graphical fidelity and frame rate. The PC version of Maneater will also be getting next-gen updates in early 2021 and more information on those enhancements will be coming in the next few months.

Players who currently own Maneater on Xbox One or the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system can also look forward to a free, full upgrade, so when their console evolves, Maneater will too!  Next-Gen upgrades for Maneater will be available at launch for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on November 10, 2020 – and for the PlayStation®5 computer entertainment system on November 12, 2020 (North America, Australia, and New Zeland) and November 19, 2020 (Europe).

Out now on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC (via the Epic Games Store), Maneater invites players to experience the ultimate power fantasy by controlling the apex predator of the seas – a terrifying shark!

Maneater is a single player, open-world action-RPG (ShARkPG) where YOU are the shark. Starting as a small bull shark pup you are tasked with surviving the harsh world while eating your way up the ecosystem. To do this, you will explore a large and varied open world encountering diverse enemies — both human and wildlife. Find the right resources and you can grow and evolve far beyond what nature intended, allowing the player to tailor the shark to their play style. This is fortunate, because to get revenge on the cruel fisherman that dismembered you will take evolving into a massive shark, an apex predator of legends. Eat. Explore. Evolve.

The Tripwire team has been overwhelmed by the great reception Maneater received since it launched earlier this year, and we can’t wait for players to experience the thrill of playing as a deadly shark in all of her powerful glory on next-gen consoles,” said John Gibson, CEO of Tripwire Interactive. “With next-gen Maneater has never looked better with amazing ray traced water and smooth 4k 60FPS gameplay, but the adventures won’t stop there, as fans can expect even more exciting news about the future of Maneater soon.”

Maneater Key Features Include:

  • Fully Evolved for Next-Gen Consoles: Gaming’s new queen of the deep will return more powerful than ever in the next generation of gaming. Full utilization of next gen hardware including ray-tracing, native 4K HDR support at a silky smooth 60 FPS, lush new lighting effects, immersive feedback via the PlayStation®5 DualSense controller’s haptic motors, and more will put players in control of the apex predator of the sea like never before.
  • Eat: Feed on humans, consume nutrients, and find rare shark loot to evolve past what nature intended.
  • Explore the Gulf: Explore seven large regions, including bayous of the gulf coast, resort beaches, industrial docks, the open ocean and more. Experience a living world with a full day/night cycle.
  • Evolve Into a Legend: Unlock and equip various Evolutions that improve and enhance your shark as you progress through the campaign.
  • Unique Story: Play through a full narrative, story-based campaign narrated by Chris Parnell (Rick and Morty, Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock) and set against the backdrop of a reality TV show.
  • Diverse, Compelling Combat: Battle fierce wildlife including other apex predators or fight against various types of human hunters ranging from town drunks all the way up to the Coast Guard.

With a truly unique premise and never-before-seen approach to the action-RPG genre, Tripwire Interactive looks forward to taking players on a journey through uncharted waters with Maneater.

Maneater is out now for $39.99 / €39.99 / £34.99 MSRP with an ESRB rating of M for Mature, PEGI 18 rating, and USK 16 rating. For more details on Maneater, please visit the official website – and follow the developers at Tripwire Interactive on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch.tv, and Instagram.

Bloober Team Announces Observer: System Redux as Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 Launch Day Title

Bloober Team announced Observer: System Redux will be available day one on next-generation consoles. This dark cyberpunk thriller will be available for $29.99 or €29.99 on PC and Xbox Series X November 10th, 2020, with a follow-up release for PlayStation 5 on November 12, 2020.

“Making Observer: System Redux available for next-gen console players has been a huge focus for the team,” said Piotr Babineo, Bloober Team CEO. “Now that both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 release dates are out there, we can finally share our release date news. We know next-gen pricing is a major concern for our fans and we feel that releasing all the new content and upgrades in Observer: System Redux at the same cost as the original Observer is a great way to stay close with our community.”

Observer: System Redux brings additional content to the original release, with three new major missions: Errant Signal, Her Fearful Symmetry, and It Runs in the Family, updated characters models, and new locations. This new content is supported by the latest in next-gen features such as 4K resolution, upgraded textures, new animations, models, and effects, all transformed with ray-tracing and HDR lighting. Observer: System Redux will be released in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Korean at launch.

Considered one of the best cyberpunk games coming to next-generation platforms, Observer: System Redux features Rutger Hauer as Dan Lazarski/Observer in one of his last voice-acting roles.

Want a closer look at Observer: System Redux? New gameplay will be shown during Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online.