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WORMS RUMBLE EXPLODES ONTO PLAYSTATION® CONSOLES AND STEAM TODAY

Team17 is today launching the latest entry in the Worms franchise, Worms Rumble, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC, bringing fast-paced, real-time action to the award-winning series for the very first time. Today’s launch debuts with three maps: Missile Mall, Portal Park, and Transforming Towers, with free additional content and updates set for release over the coming weeks and months. This opening salvo of content delivers three modes: Deathmatch (which also allows players to queue as a party with their friends) and solo & team-based variants of battle royale (Last Worm Standing and Last Squad Standing) in matches containing up to 32 players.

As announced by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Worms Rumble is immediately available for free on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 during December as part of PlayStation Plus, so subscribers can download the game and jump straight into the action-packed arenas. They’ll also have the option of taking part in crossplay battles with PC players on Steam. Worms are fully customisable, with options to play in a variety of outfits and weapons skins, which are unlocked through level progression and the use of in-game currency.

Players who want to spice up their outfit collection further can also purchase two downloadable content collections, the Action All-Stars Pack and the Legends Pack. The Action All-Stars include variants of a ninja, superhero, and wizard, while the Legends Pack has sheep, donkey, skunk, pigeon, cow, and retro commando outfits in various colours and styles. Worms Rumble is available to PC players either directly from the Team17 Store or via Steam.

Worms Rumble Key Features:

  • Real-time, frantic, 32-player action: Worms Rumble makes history as the first game in the series to introduce real-time strategic combat and object destruction
  • Get more targets with crossplay matchmaking: Whether on PS4, PS5, or PC, players can battle against players from all other platforms
  • Make your Worm its own: No Worms game would be complete without cosmetics and personalisation, ranging from outfits and hats, to skins for your Worm and weapons they wield
  • Lock and load your arsenal: Crates across the maps contain a host of weapons and items, including fan favourites like the Sheep Launcher, Holy Hand Grenade, and Grapple Gun.

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Release Round Up December 2020

We’ve reached the last month of 2020. Let’s check out the games that’ll close this year! Highlights include Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age, DOOM Eternal, IMMORTALS FENYX RISING and Cyberpunk 2077.


01-12Empire of Sin
02-12Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate
03-12Renzo Racer
03-12Biz Builder Delux
03-12Baila Latino
03-12Oniria Crimes
03-12fault – milestone two side: above
03-12IMMORTALS FENYX RISING
03-12Quiplash 2 InterLASHional: The Say Anything Party Game!
03-12Wildfire
03-12Absolute Drift
03-12Drifting: the Art Of Sliding Sideways
03-12Death Tales
03-12Liberated: Enhanced Edition
03-12Cybxus Hearts
03-12PHOGS!
03-12GUNPIG: Firepower For Hire
03-12Outbreak: The New Nightmare
04-12Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise
04-12Commandos 2 – HD Remaster
04-12John Wick Hex
04-12Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light
04-12Nine Witches: Family Disruption
04-12Steampunk Tower 2
04-12Futoshiki Math
04-12Paw Paw Paw
06-12Super Space Serpent Secondary Edition
08-12DOOM Eternal
08-12Monster Sanctuary
08-12Lofi Ping Pong
08-12Shakes on a Plane
08-12Heroes of Loot
08-12Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
09-12Ghostrunner
09-12I, AI
10-12PixelJunk™ Eden 2
10-12Alt-Frequencies
10-12Accidental Queens Collection
10-12Evolution Board Game
10-12OctaFight
11-12Autumn’s Journey
11-12Warplanes: WW1 Sky Aces
14-12Jigsaw Fun: Piece It Together!
14-12Chill Panda
15-12COLLECTION of SaGa FINAL FANTASY LEGEND
15-12Dark Grim Mariupolis
15-12Boot Hill Heroes
16-12SYNTHETIK: Ultimate
17-12Unto The End
17-12Defentron
17-12Gems of Magic: Lost Family
17-12Yum Yum Line
18-12Shikaku Shapes
21-12Smart Moves
21-12Traffix
22-12Landflix Odyssey
24-12Kolumno
24-12The Last Dead End
24-12Elliot
24-12Spirit Arena
25-12Dungeonoid
25-12Match Three: Pirates! Heir to Davy Jones
25-12Candy 2048 Challenge
25-12BIT.TRIP FATE
25-12BIT.TRIP FLUX
25-12BIT.TRIP CORE
25-12BIT.TRIP RUNNER
25-12BIT.TRIP VOID
25-12BIT.TRIP BEAT
26-12Cube Life: Island Survival
26-12Door Kickers
26-12DungeonTop
03-12IMMORTALS FENYX RISING
04-12DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
08-12Puyo Puyo™ Tetris® 2 Launch Edition
08-12Temtem
10-12Cyberpunk 2077
22-12Override 2: Super Mech League
01-12Chronos: Before the Ashes
01-12Empire of Sin
01-12Twin Mirror
01-12HardCube + Mystery Mine Bundle
01-12Lou’s Revenge + One Dog Story Bundle
03-12IMMORTALS FENYX RISING
03-12PHOGS!
04-12Shoot 1UP DX
04-12Duck Life Adventure
04-12Ruinverse
04-12Steampunk Tower 2
04-12John Wick Hex
04-12DRAGON QUEST® XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age™ – Definitive Edition
04-12Nine Witches: Family Disruption
04-12Guntastic
08-12Call of the Sea
08-12Puyo Puyo™ Tetris® 2 Launch Edition
09-12Do Not Feed the Monkeys
09-12I, AI
10-12Cyberpunk 2077
11-12SiNKR 2
22-12Override 2: Super Mech League

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Super Rare Games Introduce Mystery Box

Super Rare Games are gearing up to the end of the year by clearing out their storerooms.

Here’s their press release:


Super Rare Games has raided the storeroom again to dig out some ridiculously rare copies of some of our most sought after titles!

Missed out on a Super Rare physical game? We’ve gathered a variety of sold out and incredibly rare games to put together just 1,000 limited edition randomised Mystery Boxes…

🎁 Available soon – On sale this Thursday, December 3rd at 6pm GMT / 1pm ET / 10am PT for approx £32 (excluding tax & shipping), available worldwide exclusively at superraregames.com

❓ Mystery Boxes – 2020’s Mystery Box is a striking red colour, with future editions looking slightly different to make them collectible in their own right

🎁 What’s included? – Each Mystery Box includes 1 random game from the list below + everything that comes with the contained game (full-colour manual, sticker, trading card booster pack) + two completely random additional trading card packs

❓ Gotta go fast! – Limited to 2 per person, last year’s Mystery Box sold out in 30 minutes, so if you’re missing out on any Super Rare titles you may want to act fast

🎁 CHANCE RATE:

Ultra Rare (5% chance): Q.U.B.E. 2, Fairune Collection, Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf, EARTHLOCK, Machinarium, Wulverblade, Evoland: Legendary Edition, The Sexy Brutale

Super Rare (29% chance): Toki Tori Collection, RIVE: Ultimate Edition, The Darkside Detective, SteamWorld Quest

Rare (32% chance): Octahedron, Assault Android Cactus+, Mechstermination Force, Tricky Towers, Graceful Explosion Machine, SteamWorld Dig, Freedom Finger

Uncommon (34% chance): The Gardens Between, Smoke & Sacrifice, Little Inferno, SteamWorld Heist, Old School Musical, Chroma Squad, Dandara, Monster Prom

Please note that these are stockroom leftovers and spare customer service copies as part of the original numbered runs – we never reprint games

As part of our annual stockroom raid and some multi-game bundle reallocated stock, we’re also adding additional copies of the following games into general stock:

Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition (Collector’s Edition)
Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition (Standard)
Darkwood
Freedom Finger
Two Tribes Collection (includes Toki Tori Collection + RIVE: Ultimate Edition)
SteamWorld Collection (includes SteamWorld Dig + SteamWorld Heist
Old School Musical
Chroma Squad


Oh – and there’s 50% off all t-shirts, so if you don’t have one this week will be a great time to pick one up!

Everything is in stock, so we’re hoping to ship mid-December – please note, Christmas delivery cannnot be guaranteed.

Nintendo Switch Updated to Version 11.0.0

The Nintendo Switch has e new firmware rolling out and it features a ton of new features, including prioritising which games are being downloaded and transferring screenshots and videos from your Switch to a smart device.

Here are the full patch notes:


Nintendo Switch Online was added to the HOME Menu.

A new feature that automatically downloads backed up save data was added to the Save Data Cloud.

  • When using software with the same Nintendo Account linked to multiple systems, save data backed up from one console will automatically be downloaded to your other system(s).
    *To use this feature, it must be enabled under System Settings > Data Management > Save Data Cloud.
    *Save data will not be downloaded automatically unless save data for that software exists on the console. The first time only, users must download the save data manually.
    *A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to use the Save Data Cloud service.

A new Trending feature was added to the User Page.

  • Users can check what software their friends are playing or have started playing recently.
    Information will not be displayed for friends who have their online status set to display to no one.

Users can now transfer screenshots and videos from Album to their smart devices.

  • Users can wirelessly connect their smart devices to Nintendo Switch to transfer the screenshots and videos saved within their Album.
  • For screenshots, users can transfer a maximum of 10 screenshots and 1 video capture at once.
    *To connect, users must use their smart device to scan the QR Code displayed on the Nintendo Switch screen.
    For more information, please refer to the Nintendo Support website.
    *“QR Code” is a registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED.

A new Copy to a Computer via USB Connection feature was added under System Settings > Data Management > Manage Screenshots and Videos.

  • Users can use a USB cable to connect Nintendo Switch to their computers to copy the screenshots and videos saved under Album.
    * A USB charging cable [model HAC-010] or a USB-IF certified USB cable that supports data transfer is required to connect to a computer.
    For more information, please refer to the Nintendo Support website.
    * Connection via the Nintendo Switch dock is not supported. Please connect the Nintendo Switch system directly to the computer.

Users can now select what download to prioritize when there are multiple downloads in progress.

  • When there are multiple software, update data, or downloadable content downloads in progress, users can now select which they want to download first.
  • You can set this under Download Options by selecting the icon for the software you want to download first on the HOME Menu.

User icons were added.

  • 12 user icons that commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. series were added.

Users can now name preset button mappings with the Change Button Mapping feature.

Brazilian Portuguese was added as a supported language.

  • When users set their region to the Americas and their language to Português, the language used on the HOME Menu and in certain software will be displayed in Brazilian Portuguese.

Several issues were fixed, and usability and stability were improved.


Source: Nintendo Everything

Going Under Updated to Version 1.0.2

We’ve previously reviewed Going Under for the Nintendo Switch (it was good!). And there’s a new update live for the Nintendo Switch version. (The Steam version has already been updated.)

Here are the full patch notes:


Features:

  • Added an option to turn off the jitter effect in the menus (This was meant to be in to begin with whoops)
  • You can now control the menus with your controller’s D-pad
  • There is now a menu option to change between holding the trigger & pressing it to toggle Focus
  • Attempting to swap inventory slots while attacking or dodge rolling will now buffer the input and swap the weapon once the action ends
  • “Attack Speed Up” buff now improves the reload time of projectile-type weapons
  • Added an option to view the credits from the title menu
  • The dialogue before founder boss fights will now be skipped if you already have their share.
  • Added the option to invert the camera’s X-Axis control.
  • Enemies should no longer spawn so close to the player when they first enter a new combat room.
  • Screenshake algorithm has changed to have a smoother falloff and less intensity when smacking a bunch of environment objects. Try it out!
  • Confidence Juice and Tappi’s max-level mentor bonus now play music to let you know how long they last.
  • You can now date the Slime Hand in Winkydink. “Just like real life. -Nick”

Balance Changes:

  • Made earning 5 stars in the Styxcoin Event slightly more lenient
  • Nerfed the Rifle from 100 shots to 80
  • You can now use SelfCare+ at max HP and it will grant 2 armor instead of 1
  • Beggar Queen’s damage bonus has been reduced slightly, and no longer applies to unarmed attacks.
  • Purchase Protection now only triggers on cash purchases of $10 or more.
  • Fern’s vending machine will stop working after buying 3-6 cans.
  • Removed Upcycle+’s old “replacement” functionality and instead made it increase the size of the held item (to potentially hilarious effect)
  • Slime Hand’s scissor attack has been made a bit easier to avoid.
  • Extended the length of Retaliatory’s damage buff from 2 seconds to 3.
  • Fire Grates in Winkydink now turn off when the combat concludes.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where extra connected controllers would fail to function (and even some keyboards & mice from the future would cause this)
  • Fixed an issue where force closing the game during Ray’s “app announcement scene” could prevent apps from unlocking for the rest of the game
  • Prevented Eclaire from glitching into walls & floors
  • Fixed issue where walking Eclaire or possessing a debt ball would cause you to teleport around when riding a vehicle.
  • Fixed an issue where dollars wouldnt succ to Jackie if she was Downsized
  • Fixed an issue with a rare Winkydink room containing a weird hat with no weapon icon
  • Fixed an issue with the Resolution setting in the options where it would only say “1920×1080”
  • Fixed an issue where enemies wouldnt spawn in a certain room in Styxcoin
  • Fixed an issue where the options menu showed that the scroll wheel is how to Switch Focus Target on mouse/keyboard. The actual way is with the 1 and 2 keys.
  • Fixed an issue where the calculator would display as a 2 damage item but hit for 4.
  • Over-protective now works properly when used as a Pinned Skill
  • NPC’s names now appear properly in dialogue scenes
  • Steam achievements relating to completing mentorships now work properly. If you’ve already reached level 4 with a mentor and failed to get their achievement, completing a dungeon run (or just entering a dungeon and abandoning) should grant you the achievement.
  • Fixed an issue where using Ray’s max-level mentor bonus once would break it (and some other things) until the game was restarted
  • The Hauntrepreneur’s “shop” will now correctly sometimes spawn a briefcase full of cash instead of an empty slot
  • You can no longer chill on Swomp’s couch multiple times in the same run
  • The Styxcoin boss’s death explosion will no longer hurt the player
  • You can no longer exit Avie’s room once entering it
  • Added a failsafe that should prevent soft locks caused by frozen enemies never unfreezing
  • The briefcase in the Haunt’s garage will prompt the player to “Acquire” instead of “Buy” it
  • Prevented Kara’s max-level mentor app spawning while using a different mentor
  • Fixed a rare soft lock related to the Caffiend’s launch animation
  • Changed the way Canbassadors spawn in the Caffiend fight, and eliminated the issue where they occasionally fail to activate
  • Fixed an issue where Emotive would trigger from dodged/blocked damage, occasionally resulting in 1000 slimes spawning and crashing the game
  • Team Player now reacts properly to the player taking fire damage.
  • Prevented the player from defeating a boss and triggering the victory cutscene in the same frame as being defeated
  • Companions now set themselves to either side of Jackie instead of right on top of her when entering new rooms, preventing an issue where you could be shoved into the void by your companions in certain dungeons
  • Fixed an issue where only Forbidden Flavors would spawn once unlocked
  • Fixed an issue where using Swomp’s chill zone too much would break it permanently
  • Fixed an issue where the hurtboxes of Hover Hands’ hands were inaccurate.
  • Prevented an issue where completing a mentor level at the same time as getting the 3rd Share could soft lock game progress until restarted.
  • Fixed cubes turning bright white when opened.
  • Fixed an issue where picking up an app in a room that offered a choice between skills would despawn all the skills
  • Removed a brief moment where the game could be paused during the final cutscene
  • Removed a brief moment where the background would be visible after the credits ended
  • Fixed various dialogue typos

Source: Nintendo Everything

Animal Crossing New Horizons Sells 6 Million Physical Copies in Japan

ACNH has now become the fastest game in Japan to reach the 6 million physical sales milestone. Just last week Japan saw 37.290 physical copies being sold. These numbers are without the digital sales, so the exact amount of sales is probably through the roof.

Only 5 games have reached that milestone in Japan since New Super Mario Bros.

Source: Nintendo Life

Explore and Conquer in The Unexpected Quest, OUT NOW on Steam!

PQube and developer Rionix have announced that The Unexpected Quest is OUT NOW on Steam!

The medieval settlement building and management adventure strands players in a foreign land with only one goal – conquer and settle within the wildly beautiful yet dangerous and mysterious landscape. Inspired by classics such as Warcraft III and The Settlers, The Unexpected Quest sets players out to embark on quests, hunt down treasures and manage your resources. Gather materials, build towns and armies, craft items, potions and more in your efforts to successfully dominate the land. 

Check out the launch trailer:

The Unexpected Quest invites players to conquer the medieval landscape with nothing but guts, guile and god-like overhead command of dwarven forces! Build camps, build armies, unravel the mysteries of the snow-capped mountains, foul-stinking swamps and more through resource management, battle tactics and quests. 

Here are some exclusive screenshots from Chapters 7 and 8, which are both longer and have new timed features and puzzles to challenge the player further!

Free the friendly mother of dragons from her imprisonment in Chapter 7!
Gather resources at your own peril: the fumes are toxic to your villagers without the right potion!
Between fire elementals, zombie mages and the Towers of Death, you have a lot of work before sieging the castle in Chapter 8!

EXPLORE

Send units to investigate the furthest reaches of sprawling forests, buoyant bayous and snow-capped mountains as you discover a vast array of creatures, quests and resources! 

BUILD

Classic production buildings like sawmills and forges are essential to developing your town and resources, while quest-specific structures like bridges help you expand further out into the harsh terrain!

GATHER

 Hunt for resources in the rich and sprawling world; manage your food, gold and wood stocks to expand your kingdom and prepare for quests! Remember, no dwarf works on an empty stomach!

FIGHT

 Hire experienced soldiers, upgrade their equipment, build a legion of formidable dwarfs and let them defend what you have built or search for magic items and other treasures!


The Unexpected Quest is OUT NOW on Steam

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Pang Adventures – ‘Buster Edition’ Hits Retail Stores Today for PlayStation®4

We’ve previously reported on Pang Adventures heading to the PS4 and the Nintendo Switch. And today Meridiem Games announced that the physical boxed edition of Pang Adventures for PlayStation®4 is available in retail stores across Europe today. 

According to the press release:

The Pang series is a beloved collection of arcade video games from the early 90s. Guide two brothers on a quest around the world to save humankind from a massive alien invasion! Use your wits and skills to overcome the attack balls pouring from the skies and rescue the world’s cities and landmarks from impending annihilation.

Pang Adventures brings new features and gameplay to this arcade legend while keeping true to the original spirit of the series. 

Originally developed by Pastagames and published by Dotemu, Meridiem Games will release a special boxed ‘Buster Edition’ of Pang Adventuresandwill include a special reversible sleeve, retro styled survival manual and sticker set and will retail for €19.99/£19.99

Features of Pang Adventures – ‘Buster Edition’ 

  • 3 different ball-popping modes
    • Tour Mode: Fightback the alien forces, one location at a time! 
    • Score Attack: Save the world with only 3 lives and NO CONTINUES! A real arcade experience. 
    • Panic Mode: Bust balls like a legend! 99 levels of continuous battles will put your skills to the ultimate test. 
  • Local Co-op: Adventures are best shared! The couch co-op feature is available in every game mode, allowing friends and family to team up and save the world!
  • More than 100 levels scattered throughout Antarctica, Scotland, Death Valley, Bora Bora… each location with its own unique tricks and twists!
  • The Pang brothers have upgraded their gear since the last alien invasion: machine guns, flamethrowers, lasers, shurikens…you name it, they’ve got it!