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Survival Horror RPG, Chernobylite Creeps onto PS4, XB1 Sept. 7

Video game publishers All in! Games and Perp Games together with development studio, The Farm 51, are pleased to announce that Chernobylite, the highly anticipated sci-fi survival horror RPG, will be released for PlayStation 4 (Digital+Physical) and Xbox One (Digital) on September 7th, 2021.

Chernobylite will be available digitally on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One storefronts for $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99. Fans eager to get their hands on a physical version of Chernobylite for PlayStation 4 will be able to purchase a copy from their local retailers on September 7 in North America, and on September 10 throughout Europe for an SRP of $34.99 / €34.99 / £29.99.

The physical retail edition of Chernobylite on PlayStation 4 will feature a physical map of the Exclusion Zone, digital postcards, a digital artbook ‘The Art of Chernobylite’, and more!

“With the PC launch right around the corner, we’re thrilled to reveal that we’ve locked in Chernobylite’s console release for this September,” said Piotr Żygadło, CEO at All in! Games. “Working on our first simultaneous physical release together with Perp Games has been a great experience so far and a huge milestone for All in! Games. We are confident that Chernobylite will be one of the most exciting indie games of 2021 and intend to continue to give it our full support.”

“It’s humbling to see how Chernobylite’s original concept, an interactive VR documentary, has become a full-blown video game, soon to be available across a variety of platforms,” said Wojciech Pazdur, Director of Development at The Farm 51. “We can’t wait for people to start exploring the hauntingly beautiful recreation of the real-world Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.”

About Chernobylite

Chernobylite is a science-fiction survival horror RPG, set in the hyper-realistic, 3D-scanned wasteland of Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone. You’ll take on the role of Igor, a physicist and ex-employee of the Chernobyl Power Plant, returning to Pripyat to investigate the mysterious disappearance of his fiancee, 30 years prior. Compete with a hostile military presence and other stalkers, face supernatural creatures as well as a harsh and unforgiving environment in your search to uncover the truth. Get ready for a thrilling adventure of survival, conspiracy, horror, love, and obsession. Will you survive your fears?

  • Non-Linear Storytelling & Strategy –No playthrough is the same. The choices and story are in your hands. Choose wisely whether to trust your comrades or not, use resources for survival or research, and to face conflicts or avoid them. The future is up to you.
  • Stealth, Survival, & Combat –Survival in the Zone is not easy, and each day brings new challenges as your comrades die and supplies diminish. Avoid detection with stealth takedowns or engage in open-armed combat. Danger lurks around every corner.
  • Base Building & Crafting – Construct a base from which to plan your daily operations and excursions. Utilize workstations to craft gadgets, traps, and weapons, or modify existing equipment to your needs.
  • Resource & Team Management –Companions are key to your survival and the resolution of your journey. Each day requires careful planning and assignment of resources and tasks to your comrades.

For more information about Chernobylite, including full language support, visit the official Chernobylite WebsiteSteamTwitterFacebookSubreddit, and Discord server.

VR arcade basketball game In da Hoop! Available Now on Steam

One month after a successful launch on Oculus Quest, Realcast‘s VR basketball game In da Hoop! is coming to Steam VR on July 21st, where it is priced at $14.99 / €14.99 / £10.99 and available for Valve Index, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift and Rift S. During the first week of launch the game will be sold at 30% off. A PSVR release is due to follow later this year. Brought to you by the creators of Just Dance, In da Hoop! uses unique motion-tracking technology with physical hand gestures to simulate the act of shooting hoops.

In da Hoop! lets you compete with your friends to rack up the highest score. Unlike real basketball, In da Hoop! lets you tweak a variety of variables for extra wacky spins on the popular sport. You can play a variety of hoop distances, positions, and movements. From Small Arcade Coin-up to Free throw Backboard. There is a Training mode with a 3-star achievement system including Tutorial levels. All levels have Combo rewards and unlocks to compete in Quick Play mode. Later on, special challenges will be added as Earthquake Basketball challenge, Treehouse Basketball shot, Bigball Basketball Shot, Upside-Down Basketball Shot, 2 Player Team Challenge, Ghost Mode, Basketball Bowling and 3 Strips Basketball Shot.

In da Hoop! features online leaderboards allowing you to compete with the global community. A post-launch update will add online multiplayer, allowing you to play directly with others from all over the world.

“We’re very pleased by the reception In da Hoop! received when it launched last month on the Oculus Quest store, so bringing it to a whole new audience of VR and basketball enthusiasts is a thrill,” said Realcast Creative Director, Diego Fernandez-Bravo. “In da Hoop! captures the sheer physicality of shooting hoops without the need for any basketball equipment. We’re excited for even more players to have a baller time with it!”

First-Person Survival Platformer Escape From Naraka Available July 29 With NVIDIA DLSS and Ray-Tracin

Escape from Naraka is a unique first-person action-platformer with exotic Balinese themes, inspired by local mythologies and legends. Published via Headup, the small Indonesia-based development team, Xelo Games, will launch their game next Thursday, on July 29th.

Powered by Unreal Engine 4, players will encounter a beautifully created first-person action-platformer set in a gigantic Balinese temple including real statues, and inspired by real mythology, and creatures straight from legend.

If you’re going to play Escape from Naraka on a Nvidia GeForce RTX PC, you can enhance your experience with ray-traced reflections, ray-traced shadows, RTX Global Illumination and performance-accelerating NVIDIA DLSS! Check out these effects in action in this new RTX video:

“It’s a great honor to work with Nvidia. Like a dream coming true!”, adds Irfan Sarwono, Game Director of Xelo Games. “Since it’s a mix of runner and platformer including Steam Leaderboards, and it is up to the player to achieve the best possible time, the extra FPS won’t hurt. DLSS? Check! Ray-Tracing? Check!”

About Escape from Naraka

Escape from Naraka is a first-person survival platformer with rich Balinese world-building. Taking huge inspiration from Balinese legends and local mythology, the game tasks you with platforming your way through a nightmarish temple. Every level will challenge you in a new and exciting way, with several themed stages, each with their own trials to complete. You will have to master the arts of dodging and timing to survive!

FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Exotic Balinese themed levels full of platforming challenges, traps, and dangerous encounters
  • Your path to freedom will be blocked by terrifying enemies that stand your way
  • Unique abilities which are essential for your successful escape
  • Lots of secrets to uncover for eagle-eyed explorers
  • Leaderboards for each level and one for the complete run so you can see how you fare against others
  • Unique cultural world-building using real Balinese artifacts and 3D scan technology
  • RTX support: Ray-traced shadows and reflections, NVIDIA DLSS, RTX Global Illumination
  • Razer Chroma support

Wishlist now if you are a fan of games like SEUM: Speedrunners from HellDark Deception, or DOOM! For more information, check out the official Twitter page and feel free to discuss the game with the developers on Discord.

Psychological Horror Adventure ‘Saint Kotar’ launching on Steam in October

Saint Kotar, the choice- and story driven point and click psychological horror game that was announced to be published by SOEDESCO recently will launch on Steam, Epic Games Store & GOG this October. A new teaser trailer was released to tease the premise of the game.

Descent into insanity
The teaser trailer that was released today shows a gritty, dark world where one of the main characters slowly descends into insanity. The teaser depicts strong religious influences, as it’s narrated with parts of the famous Psalm 23: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil.” Cults, dark rituals and gruesome scenes are definitely to be expected.

About Saint Kotar
In this story-and-choice-driven point and click psychological horror game with branching storylines and multiple endings, you take the role of Benedek and Nikolay. These two troubled godly men go out to search for a missing woman in an ancient rural town plagued by macabre murders and strange phenomena, which are allegedly related to occult rituals of devil worship and witchcraft.

  • Delve into a psychological horror point and click adventure
  • Live the game’s branching stories and influence the game’s endingL
  • Experience the dark world through its hand-painted graphics and fully voiced narration
  • Alternate between two protagonists and affect both their stories and the fate of other characters with your actions

BALLPOINT PEN DRAWN PUZZLE ADVENTURE INKED: A TALE OF LOVE COMES TO CONSOLES

After a life full of adventures, the Nameless Hero decided it was time to rest peacefully along with his love, Aiko. For a while, they lived together in the ballpoint pen drawn world of pen and paper, until Aiko disappeared — and the Nameless Hero embarked on a quest to find her. Indie games publisher Pixmain and indie development studio Somnium Games announce that their acclaimed story-driven puzzle adventure game Inked: A Tale of Love will be released on PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch later this year. The final release date will be announced soon.

Inked: A Tale of Love is an epic tale of love and hope. This heart-warming and enchanting story is set to an original soundtrack that perfectly scores this touching romance. Everything falls apart when a sudden change to their world shifts the story, taking the Nameless Hero on a quest in a vast landscape filled with puzzles to find his lost love. Each puzzle takes him closer to her, unraveling a journey that entwines the Artist and the Nameless Hero. Together they embark on an adventure that will forever change them both.

Nominated for Special Selection in Infogamer by Reboot and Best Visuals in Reboot Develop 2016, Inked: A Tale of Love was initially released on PC in 2018. The game has been recently released on iOS and Android (under the name Inked), featuring a new enriched storyline with a more immersive and smoother player experience. Its mobile version earned four awards (Grand Award, Best Upcoming Game, Best Casual Game and Best Mobile/Tablet Game) at GameConnection Asia 2020.

New Back 4 Blood Trailer Details PC Features

Warner Bros. Games and Turtle Rock Studios today revealed a new Back 4 Blood trailer showing off the co-op zombie shooter’s Ridden-slaying action running on PC. The new video highlights several features coming to the PC version of the game at launch, including 4K resolution, uncapped framerate, NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling), ultrawide and multi-monitor support, cross-play, and various other graphics and visual quality options.

The upcoming Back 4 Blood Open Beta will begin with an Early Access portion from Aug. 5-9 for those who pre-order the game. Players can also register at Back4Blood.com/Beta for a chance to get into the Early Access portion, but please note, website registration does not guarantee Early Access entry as codes are limited. The Open Beta will continue from Aug. 12-16 and be available for all players. Both Open Beta portions will be playable on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One Consoles, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC, including cross-play and cross-gen support. For more information on the Open Beta, visit Back4Blood.com/Beta.

Back 4 Blood is a first-person co-op zombie shooter from the creators of the critically acclaimed Left 4 Dead franchise and features thrilling, dynamic moment-to-moment gameplay and highly variable, customizable action to keep players coming back for more. The Back 4 Blood story takes place after a catastrophic outbreak where most of humanity has either been killed or infected by the parasitic Devil Worm. Hardened by unspeakable events and emboldened to fight for the last of humanity, a group of apocalypse veterans called the Cleaners have rallied to take on the infected horrors known as the Ridden and reclaim the world.

Back 4 Blood will be available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One Consoles, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC on Oct. 12, 2021. Pre-orders will receive entry into the Early Access portion of the Open Beta from Aug. 5-9, along with a bonus Fort Hope Elite Weapon Skin Pack.

To learn more about Back 4 Blood, please visit www.Back4Blood.com or join the community conversation on Twitter (@Back4Blood), Facebook (Back4Blood), Instagram (Back4Blood), Twitch (Turtle Rock Studios), YouTube (Back4Blood) and Discord (Turtle Rock Studios).

Back 4 Blood will be available for PC via the Microsoft Store, Steam and Epic Games Store on Oct. 12.

Streets of Rage 4’s Free Update, Mr. X Nightmare DLC Now Available on PC and Consoles

Publisher and co-developer Dotemu with co-developers Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games today announce that Mr. X Nightmare, the highly anticipated DLC for the smash hit Streets of Rage 4, is out now on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Steam, GOG, and the Windows Store for $7.99. Fans are also treated to a big free update separate from the DLC which brings several cool new features and enhancements to the game.

To celebrate the release of Mr. X Nightmare, Dotemu has punched the base price of the game down by 40 percent on Steam and Nintendo Switch, and roundhouse-kicked 10 percent off the DLC price for PlayStation fans, as well as 15 percent off the Nintendo Switch, Steam and Microsoft Store PC versions from July 15 – July 29.

The DLC sees new features added to Streets of Rage 4 which encompasses several different areas:

  • Playable New Fighters: Introducing the playable debut of powerful officer Estel Aguirre, with the awaited return of fully realized playable versions of Max Thunder and Shiva, both beloved characters of Streets of Rage 2 & Streets of Rage 3.
  • Survival Mode: An inventive, immensely replayable challenge where fighters beat down endless waves of foes and earn perks for as long as they can stay alive. The Random version of this mode keeps each fight unpredictable through generated runs, and the Weekly version has a series of static gauntlets generated each week that keeps players on their toes as they brawl their way through the streets of rage and fight for the top spot. Each completed level offers a choice of randomized stackable perks to choose from.
  • New Moves: Braving Survival’s onslaughts also permanently unlocks new moves for use across any of Streets of Rage 4’s modes, allowing players to personalize movelists for their favorite characters. Even Retro characters now have new moves.
  • New Badass Weaponry: Progress unlocks devastating new weapons within the incoming training mode, as well as gallery content.
  • Leaderboards Show Who’s the Boss: The mode’s leaderboards keep track of the community’s well-fought runs too; who will be Wood Oak City’s finest fighter?
  • New Tunes: Keep groovin’ with original music from Tee Lopes (Sonic Mania, League of Legends).
  • And Wait, There’s Even Moaaar: A separate free update adding an in-depth training system, color palette options, a fiendish New Mania+ difficulty, plus a wealth of refinements and balancing changes addressing feedback from Streets of Rage 4’s passionate community.

Streets of Rage 4 is a revival of the classic beat em’ up series released in 2020. After not seeing a release for 25 years, Streets of Rage 4 brought the series into the modern era, receiving critical praise for its faithful evolution of the series’ signature action and surpassing more than 2.5 million copies downloaded. The title features new and returning characters, stylish hand-drawn artwork, fresh combat abilities and mechanics, retro pixel character unlocks, and a soundtrack crafted in homage to the sound and style that made the original games so popular.

For all things Streets of Rage 4, visit www.streets4rage.com, check out www.facebook.com/StreetsofRage4, pummel @Dotemu, @Lizardcube, and @Guard_Crush’s follow buttons on Twitter, and join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/DvVq4yz.

Latest Death’s Door Gameplay Trailer Confirms It Still Looks Awesome

Brace your eyeballs for more gorgeous action from Death’s Door, the relentlessly beautiful action-adventure launching July 20 on Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One and PC.

The latest concoction from Acid Nerve – creators of the critically acclaimed Titan SoulsDeath’s Door thrusts players into a quirky and curious world where Crows are in charge of collecting the souls of the dead. Discover more at playdeathsdoor.com

Moss: Book II Revealed, Quill returns!

Quill is back! And she’s journeying deep into the hexed castle of the Arcane in Moss: Book II, the highly anticipated follow-up to the smash hit VR game Moss. At the Sony PlayStation global State of Play livestream today, Polyarc revealed that Quill’s adventure is far from over and teased a greater danger from those who seek to unmake the world we’ve grown to adore.

“We were blown away by the reception from fans to the Moss story. Players built an extraordinary bond with Quill. Countless emails, tweets, streams, and fan art postings made us feel like we had created something special,” said Josh Stiksma, principal software engineer and design director, Polyarc. “We’ve since poured our hearts into ensuring Book II is a worthy continuation of Quill’s journey, and hope fans around the world are ready to join Quill in the next chapter of her story.”

Moss: Book II builds upon the story set forth in the platinum-selling Moss video game that ranks as one of the all-time top-rated 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 you help along the way.

“In Moss, players not only guided Quill throughout gameplay, but they also reached into the world as their own character—their every action had an impact. Players return to this role in Book II and it’s our hope that they are once again reminded of the joy of physical interaction and the power of emotional feedback they can experience within VR,” said Stiksma. “And it’s that immersion that makes the journey feel all the more real and the stakes even higher.”

With the announcement of Moss: Book II, Polyarc now sits alongside a select group of VR development studios to have announced a sequel release. Further cementing its place among distinguished video game developers, Polyarc has received more than 80 global industry awards and nominations for Moss from notable organizations such as BAFTA, The Game Awards, E3 Game Critics, D.I.C.E., GDC, Golden Joystick, and the Annie Awards.

For more information, visit www.polyarcgames.com and follow Polyarc’s social channels: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.