Monday, March 30, 2020

Cult Classic NieR Replicant now in developement!

Square Enix Ltd., today revealed that the cult classic third-person action RPG NieR Replicant, is to be rebuilt as NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and PC (STEAM®)!

For the first time in the West after the original game’s Japanese debut in 2010, NieR Replicant ver1.22474487139…, invites players into a dark, apocalyptic world as they join a brother’s captivating quest to cure his sister of a deadly disease - a quest which will in turn make them question everything. Developed in collaboration with Toylogic, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… brings together an all-star team including acclaimed director, YOKO TARO (Drakengard® / NieR:Automata®), composer Keiichi Okabe (TEKKEN / Drakengard / NieR:Automata), and producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST® X / NieR:Automata).

The release of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… gives those new to the game the opportunity to experience the origin of the NieR series following the critically acclaimed NieR:Automata, which has surpassed over 4.5 million shipments and digital sales worldwide since its initial release in 2017.

For Xbox gamers yet to experience the epic war between machine lifeforms and androids, SQUARE ENIX also announced today that NieR:Automata will be coming to Xbox Game pass on 2 nd April 2020.

NieR Replicant ver1.22474487139…, is now in development for the PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One and PC (STEAM®). Follow the official NieR series social channels Facebook and Twitter for the latest information about the game.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Your weekend: Zombies, Gwent, Pumpkins, Slime and oh yeah, Easter is coming!

A brand new "No Money, No problem" episode! Let us tell you about upcoming demo's, beta's, (temporarily) free games and free weekends!

Resident Evil Resistance Open Beta!
RE fans can get a sneak peek at Resident Evil Resistance, the asymmetrical 4 vs 1 multiplayer experience that is included with Resident Evil 3. In the open beta starting March 27, players have the option to take on the role of Daniel Fabron, one of the game’s four Masterminds, to run twisted experiments using various bioweapons and traps on a group of everyday civilians. In turn, players can band together as one of four of the six Survivors, each possessing a unique ability to help their team escape the experiment before time runs out. The Resident Evil Resistance open beta starts March 27 at 03:00 h ET / 07:00 h GMT / 08:00 h CET for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and 13:00 h ET / 17:00 h GMT / 18:00 CET for Steam. The open beta will end when the game launches on April 3.

GWENT launches on Android! 
CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce the Android release of GWENT: The Witcher Card Game. Players can download the game for free right now from the Google Play Store. The Android version of GWENT brings the complete GWENT experience to an even wider range of mobile devices. Players can download the game and start building their Witcher-world army right away, challenging other Android players — as well as those on iOS and PC thanks to built-in crossplay. For players who already have a GOG.COM account associated with GWENT, all progress and purchases will cross over to the Android version so you can pick up exactly where you left off elsewhere! GWENT on Android is compatible with devices running Android version 7.0 or later, with at least 1.5 GB of RAM on board. Whether a device meets the game’s compatibility requirements can be checked by visiting GWENT’s product page on Google Play.

Three demo's by Headup Games!
If you’re looking for something fun to play this weekend while you’re stuck in home isolation limbo, publisher Headup is happy to help! Several free demos are now available, including a demo for the awesome Pumpkin Jack, which has everyone buzzing for its full release this coming Halloween. Head over to Steam now to check out the following games for free:
Pumpkin Jack: Sometimes, it’s good to be bad, and in Pumpkin Jack, you embody Jack, the mythical Pumpkin Lord! Dive into an epic 3D platforming adventure through otherworldly landscapes and help the Evil defeat Good!

Slime-san: It was a normal day like every other, then a giant worm ate poor little Slime-san, and now he has to make his way out of the worm’s digestive tract by slipping, sliding and jumping his way around in this hyper-cute platformer! Slime-san is guaranteed to put you in a good mood!

The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia: Don’t let your typing skills get rusty during these trying times! The Textorcist is a mix of bullet hell shooter and typing game...yeah, you read that right! On top of that, you’re a freelance exorcist! You know you wanna try this one!  

Easter celebrations in Grand Fantasia!
The Easter hare is hopping around the Anime MMORPG Grand Fantasia with its basket filled to the brim with colorful events and exclusive items. gamigo invites the players of Grand Fantasia to Ilya’s annual Easter Spectacle. Visitors can look forward to special events and festive titles.

Marking the arrival of spring, adventurers of Grand Fantasia celebrate Easter with a traditional egg hunt. Players must resurrect the NPC Jimmy after he has not returned from his expedition. Those who successfully perform the sacred ritual will receive the title: Witnessed the Resurrection Ceremony. These days, there are rumors going around of a particularly fluffy creature that accompanies players on their adventures. The inhabitants of the brilliant fantasy world would be wise to keep their eyes open. More information about the events and Grand Fantasia can be found on the official website.


Thursday, March 26, 2020

We've played: Super Destronaut Land Wars!

When I saw this trailer, I knew I had to play it. Shooting enemies in a colorful, but dangerous world! I can't wait!

Super Destronaut Land Wars is an arcade shooter and very challenging. In the main game menu, you can choose two different modes: Challenge Mode and Arcade Mode. Challenge Mode is simple: play the game and complete challenges as you go. There are thirty different challenges for you to complete, like a certain amount of coins you need to earn, kill a certain amount of enemies, or increase your max health to name just a few.

There is also an Arcade Mode that offers you five different types of game play. The first one is Classic Mode, an arcade game as we know it from the 80's and early 90's. The second one is Hardcore Mode which offers you more enemies, but you will also earn more HP by killing them. And to spice it up you'll start on wave 5. In Combo Breaker you start with maximum multiplier and if it depletes to zero, it's game over. The Maximum Strength Mode is for the fans of entering an arena all guns blazing, because you will enter the arena with a freaking rocket launcher! And to top it off we save the best for last; Snail Mode! A hilarious mode where you are slow and you won't be able to jump.

During the levels you're able to buy new weapons, if you collect enough coins that is. And remember where the shop is. The levels aren't that big, but it's hard to looking for the shop when you're constantly attacked by all kinds of colorful arcade creatures! I love the voxel graphic style of the game. This is one of those games you can easily pick up when you have 30 minutes to spend and just want to play short game. But at the same time, that's danger of this game, because more than once you will think: I'm going to play just one more round!

Super Destronaut Land Wars
Petite Games & Ratalaika Games

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Sneak Preview: Resident Evil 3 Demo!

What did we do last weekend? Well, playing the Resident Evil 3 demo of course! It was awesome and it makes us here at HQ looking forward to the release of the final game! Here is the demo announcement trailer to get you warmed up!

Let us assure you, if you liked the remake of Resident Evil 2, you won't be disappointed! The demo gave a good taste of what the full game will be; action packed, thrilling and filled with zombie gore! And that's what we want right?

The Resident Evil 3: Raccoon City Demo lets players step into the boots of the legendary heroine Jill Valentine, as she teams up with Carlos Oliveira and the Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service (U.B.C.S.) to evacuate civilians from a crumbling Raccoon City. While Jill is fighting to save innocent civilians, she must also save herself from the relentless bioweapon Nemesis, whose sole objective is her demise. The Raccoon City Demo revealed a brand new cinematic trailer exclusive to demo participants upon completion.

As if Jill’s battle was not daunting enough, Capcom also invites players to test their limits with a challenging Mr. Charlie scavenger hunt within the Raccoon City Demo. Twenty Mr. Charlie statues are strewn across Raccoon City; can you seek and destroy all of them with Nemesis hot on your heels? An on-screen counter will help players keep track of their acquired statues and a final count will be displayed upon the demo’s completion. 

We completed the demo, but we didn't collect all the Mr. Charlie statues. They were really well hidden! Does it look good! Hell yeah it does! The horrific settings from the original game and new content come to life as never before with RE Engine, previously utilized to create the acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5 with high-definition graphics and modernized gameplay mechanics. 

Next weekend we can dive into another Resident Evil adventure with the open beta of Resident Evil Resistance. We will share more info about it in our "games for free" article this week. So stay tuned!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Your weekend: Zombies, Greeks, Cyberpunk and a beta sing-up!

A brand new "No Money, No problem" episode! Let us tell you about upcoming demo's, beta's, (temporarily) free games and free weekends!

Resident Evil 3 Demo coming March 19!
Resident Evil fans can get an early taste of the upcoming survival horror game, Resident Evil 3 by Capcom, with an action-packed playable demo that will be available starting this Thursday, March 19 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC players via Steam. The Resident Evil 3: Raccoon City Demo lets players step into the boots of the legendary heroine Jill Valentine, as she teams up with Carlos Oliveira and the Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service (U.B.C.S.) to evacuate civilians from a crumbling Raccoon City.
While Jill is fighting to save innocent civilians, she must also save herself from the relentless bioweapon Nemesis, whose sole objective is her demise. The Raccoon City Demo will reveal a brand new cinematic trailer exclusive to demo participants upon completion, and will be available starting March 19 at 00:00 h ET / 04:00 h GMT / 05:00 h CET on Xbox One and 13:00 h ET / 17:00 h GMT / 18:00 h CET on PlayStation 4 and Steam. (we post more info about RE Resistance next week ;) )

Play Assassin's Creed Odyssey for Free!
Play Assassin's Creed Odyssey for Free March 19-22, 2020 on the Xbox One, Xbox One X, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. Players can pre-load the game on the PlayStation 4 and Uplay. During the Free Weekend you'll get access to the full main game content.  Any progression made during the Free Weekend will carry over when you upgrade to the full game on the same platform. By playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey during the Free Weekend from March 19 to March 22, all players will unlock the Ezio’s Roman Set through Ubisoft Club. For more information about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and the Free Weekend, please visit the official website.

Liberated playable demo now available!
Liberated, an action-adventure game about revolution in a cyberpunk world, has been selected for the Spring Edition of Steam Game Festival. A new, exclusive playable demo will be available to download for free between March 18th, 10 AM PDT - March 23th 10 AM PDT. Download this limited-time demo directly from Liberated’s Steam page.

Guilty Gear -Strive- Closed Beta Test Sign-ups Start Today!
Arc System Works America, Inc. is excited to announce that we will be performing a Closed Beta Test for Guilty Gear -Strive- April 16th -19th! Sign up now for a chance to get early access to the latest entry in the Guilty Gear franchise, slated for release in late 2020 for PlayStation®4. The closed beta version of the game will include 7 characters: Sol, Ky, May, Axl, Chip, Potemkin, and the recently announced Faust. In addition, get the first look at the revised character screen and in-game user interface.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Your weekend: Helicopters, Race cars, Dinosaurs and a train to hell!

A brand new "No Money, No problem" episode! Let us tell you about upcoming demo's, beta's, (temporarily) free games and free weekends!

Comanche gets free multiplayer beta weekend / Early Access in March!
Pilots, get ready for action! The Comanche Open Multiplayer Beta on Steam will lift-off February 28, 5 AM PST / 2 PM CET and last until March 2, 10 AM PST / 7 PM CET. This open beta will allow us to make our final preparations for the Early Access launch. During the Comanche Open Multiplayer Beta, anyone can participate by downloading the game on Steam. Comanche is created by NUKKLEAR.

Open Wheel Racing Now Available for GTA Online!
The future of competitive motorsport has arrived, and it’s in a hurry. Two brand new open-wheel ultra-performance vehicles. Seven high-speed tracks. Dozens of split-second decisions, from the tires you use, to whether you take that all-important pit stop. And above all: one seat, one driver, one grand prize. Click here to read about all the details!

ARK: Survival Evolved Free Weekend on Steam Starts Now!
Studio Wildcard is celebrating the launch of its massive expansion pack ARK: Genesis – Part 1 with a free weekend on Steam for its dinosaur survival-adventure game ARK: Survival Evolved! Until 10 am PT/1 pm ET on March 2, ARK: Survival Evolved is free to play on Steam. Just head over to the Steam page and click the "play game" button.

Catch a Ride to a Card Game in Hell: Monster Train’s Closed Beta Begins Today!
Good Shepherd Entertainment and indie developer Shiny Shoe have kicked off the closed beta of Monster Train, the upcoming strategic roguelike deck-building game set on a train to Hell. Players can register for a chance at access to the beta, which will run until March 19 and features both solo and multiplayer game modes.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Sneak preview: Darksburg!

The co-op zombie survival action game Darksburg from Northgard and Evoland series developer Shiro Games, is now tearing up Steam Early Access.

We had the honors to play Darksburg early access and let me tell you it's something you don't want to miss out on! I'm a big fan of top down hack and slash games and Darksburg seems to be a great addition to this genre. Select your favorite class to enter the fields of terror and fight your way through hordes of zombies and other foul creatures.

You'll always enter the level with a group of four characters, so you can join forces with three other players or let AI take control of the other characters in your party. Darksburg’s Early Access build includes four playable Survivors, four playable Revenants, five atmospheric maps, and three game modes to master. I think their going to be at least two more characters, judging by the character select menu.

In Darksburg you can try to complete objective-based challenges in white-knuckled co-op matches. Face off against fearsome Revenants, super-powered zombies controlled by other players, in brutal PvP matches or face down endless waves Last Stand mode. So it's not one big main story to play, but all kinds of awesome modes to enter. This game is meant to play with others, it's where the fun starts!

I had a blast playing this game in Early Access. It's filled with action, cool characters and hordes of enemies to slay, so I'm looking forward to see what the full game is going to be like!