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Environmentally conscious underwater adventure SAMUDRA heading to Steam September 29

The hand-illustrated 2D puzzle game SAMUDRA is making its way to Steam Wednesday, September 29!

In SAMUDRA, the player takes on the role of a child who must go on a perilous journey to uncover the truth about why and how Surface-Dwellers allowed pollution to run rampant on Earth.

In the not-so-distant future, the world has been completely swallowed up by a toxic flood caused by climate change. Most animals are extinct, resources are scarce, and there are only a few safe havens left on the surface – now occupied by the remaining Surface-Dwellers, who require a breathing apparatus to endure Earth’s toxic atmosphere. But now the Surface-Dwellers are turning to the sea for their resources.

One of the remaining Surface-Dwellers – a child named Trip – helplessly sinks to the bottom of the sea. Away from civilization, he must go on an underwater journey across the ocean floor – facing horrific pollution and bewildering underwater creatures on the way to the surface.

SAMUDRA’s story is told without dialogue. The visuals, mood, creatures, and sounds of the deep carry a warning that we all must heed if we intend to stay on this planet: polluting the world’s oceans will not only dramatically change life as we know it, but possibly end it altogether.

Profits from the game’s sales will partially fund a year-round collaboration with the Indonesian Environmental Activist Circle to reduce plastic usage in Indonesia by 70% in 2025.

SAMUDRA was one of the five winners of the Unity For Humanity Grant – part of the Unity Social Impact program, which celebrates and empowers creators who are using real-time 3D to inspire change.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Immerse yourself in an environmentally-conscious narrative about pollution and climate change.
  • Explore a heavily polluted underwater world.
  • Dive into the game without the need for any spoken or written dialogue.
  • Test your wits through challenging puzzles and thrilling sub-aquatic sequences!
  • Contribute to a good cause: helping to reach a goal of 70% reduction in plastic usage in Indonesia by 2025.

SAMUDRA will be available on Steam (Windows only) Wednesday, September 29 for $9.74 (25% off). On October 6, the game will return to its retail price of $12.99.

The Deluxe version – which includes a Digital Artbook and Original Soundtrack – will be available on Steam Wednesday, September 29 for $11.24 (also 25% off). On October 6, it will return to its retail price of $14.99.

The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem is Available Now

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), a leading entertainment company, and Outright Games, the leading worldwide publisher of family-friendly interactive entertainment, working with developer studio PHL Collective, are ghoulishly excited to have today launched the very first console game for the CGI version of ‘The Addams Family,’ ‘The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem’. Based on the new animated feature films ‘The Addams Family’ and its upcoming sequel ‘The Addams Family 2’ coming this October/November (Germany/Austria), the game is available now for Nintendo Switch™, Playstation®4, Xbox, Stadia and PC.

‘The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem’ will take players on a scare-iffic adventure that’s fun for the whole family! Help Wednesday, Gomez, Morticia and Pugsley save the beloved Addams mansion in this horrifyingly hilarious 3D adventure with shared screen, up to 4-player local co-op. Players can test out the different character abilities to navigate the four unique spooky locations; Gomez’s ancient family Mazurka Saber is perfect for slicing and gliding, while Morticia’s fashionable and friendly Spider Sling can shoot webs, grapple, swing and pull objects. Pugsley’s hand-crafted bombs are a blast to roll around on and blow things up and Wednesday’s pet octopus Socrates is ready to blast off and hover using a powerful ink spray. Get ready for family game night to get terrifyingly exciting!

“It’s been a terrific experience bringing the Addams Family Mansion and the world’s spookiest family into an all-new 3D platform adventure game,” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “With 4-player co-op and graphics faithful to the new animated movie franchise, there is something for fans of all ages to enjoy as they discover the mansion’s secrets together.”

“The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem’ marks the first time ever that we are bringing the CGI version of The Addams Family to gaming console, and is an opportunity for fans of the previous and upcoming CGI films to connect with their favorite characters beyond the movies,” said Robert Marick, Executive Vice President, MGM Global Consumer Products and Experiences. “We are looking forward to seeing fans’ reactions to the brand release from Outright Games.”

Debuting in 1938 as a comic strip, the franchises timeless appeal has gone on to inspire TV series, movies, comics, toys and collectables over its 80+ years of frightful popularity, with fans new and old relating to the macabre set of characters that make up the multigenerational family. In 2019, the family returned to terrorise a whole new generation in the animated ‘The Addams Family‘, which featured a star-studded cast and achieved tremendous box office success, earning more than $200M worldwide. Wednesday and co will return this October in the hotly anticipated animated sequel ‘The Addams Family 2

The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem is available now digitally and at retail for Nintendo Switch, Playstation, Xbox, Stadia and PC.

Death is no longer the end in DE-EXIT

After dying and waking once again in a new, surreal world you are confronted with a series of events that will put your whole new existence at risk. The plane of memories was supposed to be a safe haven, almost paradise.

But something is not right. This world is starting to collapse. And you are the hero to save it – neither a super-soldier nor a legendary warrior you just need to survive to succeed. Stealthily, avoiding conflict and solving puzzles.

Wishlist on STEAM here!

About DE-EXIT
Survive and save the world from total annihilation in this Voxel Cinematographic Experience, where a highly produced cinematic experience meets the minimalistic voxel graphics.

You are dead. But that was never meant to be the end.

Features:

  • A relaxing journey with unexpected encounters
  • Voxel art style
  • Epic cinematics
  • Easily accessible gameplay
  • Stealthy puzzles
  • Jump and run passages
  • Personal reflection around the afterlife and the memories

New UNSIGHTED Gameplay Trailer Shows Alma in Action

Today, Humble Games and Studio Pixel Punk revealed an all-new gameplay trailer for their top-down RPG, UNSIGHTED, which launches on September 30, 2021, for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Check out the wide range of attacks and techniques players can experience in this latest trailer.

Fans can also get a sneak peek of the game today by downloading the PC and Nintendo Switch demos. PC fans can also wishlist the game via the Humble Store and Steam.

In UNSIGHTED, players will navigate an expansive, interconnected world, filled with shortcuts and secrets where they will solve puzzles and unlock new means of navigation to recover Alma’s memories before the clock runs out. After a long war with the humans, the few androids that remain in Arcadia, once a populous metropolis, are running out of Anima, the energy that gives all robots consciousness.

KEY FEATURES:

  • EXPLORE YOUR WAY – The world of Arcadia is massive and ripe for exploration, with many shortcuts to discover and maps both above and below the surface of the world. When one path seems too tricky, find new uses for familiar weapons and tools.
  • RICH AND VARIED COMBAT – Build your perfect loadout to suit your playstyle. UNSIGHTED allows players to equip weapons in various ways, from dual-wielding swords to shuriken and shotgun combinations. Alma will need to use perfectly timed combat actions to trigger faster reload speeds or a massively damaging parry to survive in the city.
  • CRAFT AND UPGRADE – Upgrade Alma through an extensive upgrade tree via chips you’ll find throughout your journey. Chips can be crafted or discovered, and each offers different bonus effects. Experiment with nearly limitless builds from the fast and efficient to the powerful and stylish.
  • CHOICES MATTER – Alma’s withering life force ticks away in real-time and is the driving factor in the story of UNSIGHTED. Tarry too long in one spot, and you may find that critical NPCs have already become Unsighted before you meet them.  Save or drain other Automatons of their anima for your survival. The constant passage of time can result in vastly different endings and allows for further playthroughs to stay fresh and exciting.
  • HIGHLY REPLAYABLE + CO-OP – In addition to the main story UNSIGHTED also features additional challenge modes, BOSS RUSH and DUNGEON RAID. You can also bring a friend along your journey through Arcadia through full-featured CO-OP.

Rhythm of the Universe: IONIA, Stunning VR Adventure, Out Now for Quest & PC VR

ROTU Entertainment releases the long-awaited adventure puzzle VR game about preserving the environment through the power of music theory, Rhythm of the Universe: IONIA, today on Oculus Quest and SteamVR for compatible PC VR headsets. IONIA will arrive on PlayStation VR in the coming days.

Explore Ionia, a verdant land of music and magic on your quest to save the Harpa, a mythical being whose habitat is on the brink of destruction. Solve puzzles as you traverse ancient ruins, luminescent caves, breathtaking ravines, and lush forest canopies. Utilizing VR controllers, go hands-on with Ionia’s music-inspired flora and fauna.

IONIA shines a light on a truly immersive, gorgeous world unlike anything in VR gaming. At the intersection of visuals and musical flourish lies an important message about saving our natural world before it’s too late. IONIA’s achievements in art, sound, and design won multiple nominations at the Raindance Film Festival, several Indigo Design Awards, an Epic MegaGrant, and an official selection at 2020’s Cannes XR Development Showcase, part of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

While Ionia is a virtual world, ROTU Entertainment’s team of filmmakers, musicians, and visual artists looks to inspire positive change in the real world. Five percent of all proceeds from Rhythm of the Universe: IONIA will benefit the environmental non-profit Wildlife Warriors Worldwide, founded in 2002 by Steve and Terri Irwin. Robert Irwin, wildlife activist and photographer, appears in the launch trailer to celebrate the conservation efforts players will undertake in IONIA.

“Saving the Harpa and the Ionian forest mirrors our dreams for our own, precious world,” said Jason Parks, ROTU CEO. “We hope to inspire players to think critically about what they can do for the planet we share, through hands-on exploration only VR gaming can make possible.”

Save the Harpa today at the Oculus Store for Oculus Quest and Steam VR for Valve Index, Oculus Rift S, HTC Vive, Vive Pro, and HP Reverb G2. The PlayStation VR version will release in the coming days. Rhythm of the Universe: IONIA supports English, Spanish, French, Simplified Chinese, and German languages and is rated E for Everyone and equivalent in regions around the world.

For more information about Rhythm of the Universe: IONIA, please visit the official website, follow the game on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and join the official community on Discord.

Dollhouse to launch on October 29 on Nintendo Switch

Today, SOEDESCO confirms film noir psychological horror game Dollhouse is coming to Nintendo Switch in both physical and digital formats on October 29.

Nintendo Switch-specific features allow players to feel the character’s every heartbeat with HD rumble as she gets chased by her pursuer. Additionally, using the gyroscope camera also allow players to take control of the game’s first-person camera and a dedicated button is also available to use so players can turn instantly during unexpected confrontations.

LATEST MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VIDEOS SPOTLIGHT LEADERSHIP BOTH IN AND OUT OF COMBAT

Today, Eidos-Montréal released two new videos for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, each featuring insights directly from Senior Gameplay Director Patrick Fortier. In the first video, Fortier hones in on how the Guardians synergize in battle, while the second focuses on how players can lead the Guardians outside of it.

Just as they all have their own distinct personalities out of combat, each Guardian similarly boasts their own unique specialties and abilities on the battlefield, with their strategic management proving paramount for players hoping to take down the vast array of different enemies they’ll encounter while adventuring through the cosmos. Rocket serves as the group’s multi-target explosive specialist, Groot as its protector and healer, Drax as its staggering wrecking ball, Gamora as its high-damage single-target assassin, and Star-Lord as, of course, its versatile “so-called” leader.

In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, players won’t only have the opportunity to lead the Guardians in combat. As seen in the second video, they’ll also be responsible for steering their teammates in the right direction while journeying to and from a plethora of iconic Marvel locations on the Milano. Making choices (and dealing with the consequences) is a core part of being a leader, and it’s similarly at the core of the Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy experience, from deciding how to approach a conversation, to allocating ability points, to choosing between comic-accurate and original outfits, and beyond.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be available on PlayStation®5 console, PlayStation®4 console, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, PC, and streaming via GeForce NOW on October 26, 2021. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cloud Version for Nintendo Switch also coming to select regions October 26.

Subdivision Infinity DX Blasts onto PlayStation 5 Today

Subdivision Infinity DX, the immersive, pulse-pounding sci-fi 3D space shooter from publisher Blowfish Studios and developer Mistfly Games makes a landing on PlayStation 5 today.

Venture into the deep void of space as intergalactic starfighter Sgt. Jed Riddle to uncover the secrets of a ruthless collective of extraterrestrial mercenaries. Engage in high-speed starcruiser dogfights and intense battles with massive capital ships in more than 40 missions throughout the exhilarating campaign. Collect materials to upgrade Riddle’s ship with advanced weaponry, and gain the upper hand against the enemy.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Arriving on PC and PlayStation September 21st

Kena, a young Spirit Guide, travels to an abandoned village in search of the sacred mountain shrine.  She struggles to uncover the secrets of this forgotten community hidden in an overgrown forest where wandering spirits are trapped.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a story-driven action adventure set in a charming world rich with exploration and fast-paced combat. Players find and grow a team of tiny spirit companions called the Rot, enhancing their abilities and creating new ways to manipulate the environment.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Release Date Kena: Bridge of Spirits will hit the stores on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021. It will be available for PS4, PS5, and PC.

The game is available for pre-order on the game’s official website. It comes in 2 variants; the Standard Edition and the Digital Deluxe Edition.

  • Standard Edition includes Kena: Bridge of Spirits game and pre-order Rot Hats for $39.99
  • Digital Deluxe Edition includes standard edition with Kena Digital Soundtrack, Kena Digital Deluxe Staff, and Golden Rot Skin. It is available to purchase for $49.99