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THE DEVIL ALWAYS PLAYS BY HIS OWN RULES

NACON, Cyanide Studio and Leikir Studio unveiled the new gameplay trailer for Rogue Lords, which introduces a deep and very unique mechanic. In this turn-based roguelike, gamers play as the devil and can therefore play by different rules than their opponents.

In Rogue Lordsyou play as the devil, who was defeated by demon hunters several years ago. To regain your power, your disciples – nine evil geniuses who have signed a pact with you – must seek out some legendary artefacts. To defeat your enemies, you must use your diabolical powers to cheat, in exchange for some of your Diabolic Essence. But be careful! If you use up all your essence, your run will end.

Combat

You will face demon hunters on your way to achieving your goal. These vile paragons of virtue stand in your way at every fight as part of one or more waves of enemies. If the health bar of one of your disciples is fully depleted, the disciple can still fight but is vulnerable. However, their death is not the only option: each time they take damage in this state, you can use some of your Diabolic Essence to protect them.

To avoid this critical situation, you can sacrifice some of your life’s essence beforehand to manipulate the health bars of your disciples and better withstand certain attacks. You can also do the same to the health bars of your enemies to weaken them. And your diabolical powers don’t end there! You can also steal buffs from your opponents or return debuffs to those who inflicted them. It’s up to you to defend enemy attacks and create devastating combos.

Interactive events

Your Diabolic Essence is also highly useful during interactive events. Your chances of success vary according to the actions required and the skills of your disciples. But by activating Devil Mode, you can tip the balance in your favour to obtain your preferred result and give mortals good reason to fear you. If successful, you can gain valuable bonuses for the rest of your run.

The map

With each run, the world map is randomly generated, and you will be offered several paths. You choose your route based on the events you want to trigger. But even when you have committed to a route, nothing is ever final for the devil. By sacrificing some of your essence, you can take secret paths to easily reach places with powers that can change the course of your quest.

Stay tuned because Rogue Lords will be back soon with more information. The game will be available in 2021 on PC, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Nintendo SwitchTM..

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Chill and Tranquil Adventure Game Stonefly Launches June 1

Stonefly, a chill and tranquil action adventure game from Flight School Studio, the award-winning independent game studio behind the 2019 hit Creature in the Well, launches June 1, 2021 on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. Stonefly takes players on a mech adventure through an enchanting forest, as they follow the coming-of-age story of Annika Stonefly, a brilliant but naïve inventor on a quest to recover a lost family heirloom. The game is published by MWM Interactive, a division of leading entertainment company Madison Wells, that is dedicated to bringing players inventive, artful and compelling games from independent developers around the world.

“Our small team set out to create something visually unique and mechanically original with Stonefly and we think players are going to love following Annika’s journey and gliding around the world we’ve created,” said Bohdon Sayre, Game Director at Flight School Studio. “We always challenge ourselves to put stakes in the ground outside the norm, and MWM Interactive have been a great partner to allow us the creative freedom to take risks and explore new territory. Stonefly is an ambitious project, different than anything we’ve made before, and a game that we are really proud of.”

Featuring richly handcrafted art inspired by mid-century modern design and nature, Stonefly follows Annika on her quest to recover her dad’s beloved rig after it is taken by a thief in the night. As Annika, players invent and craft abilities for their very own mech, as they venture into the wilderness, harnessing the wind to strategically glide among beautiful flora and dangerous fauna on missions to harvest materials. Along the way, players develop cool tech, join a band of castaway pilots known as the Acorn Corps, confront hordes of hungry bugs, and help Annika uncover her true potential and embrace her legacy.

Stonefly will be available June 1 for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, the Nintendo Switch system and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. Pre-orders are now available on the Epic Games Store. Players can also add Stonefly to their wishlists on Steam or the Epic Games Store.

To learn more about Stonefly, follow @StoneflyGame on InstagramTwitterFacebook or visit the game’s official website www.stoneflygame.com.

Old People Mayhem Sandbox ‘Just Die Already’ to Launch on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC on May 20th 2021

Having spent the last 12 months couped up in our houses, it’ll soon be time to collectively step out and breathe in the fresh air. Of course, that’s all before we strap two live fireworks to our tender bodies, propelling us up into the sky before we come crashing back down to the ground, landing in the open jaws of a handy shark who has taken refuge in a nearby river.

Oh wait. No. That’s Just Die Already – the old aged pensioner playground that Curve Digital and DoubleMoose has announced to be launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch as well as PC on Steam and Epic Games Store on Thursday May 20th, 2021.

If this is the first time you’ve heard about Just Die Already – and, given we’ve all had so little to do during the last year that even thankless tasks such as “reading a book” or “making conversation with a loved one” have almost seemed legitimate, we frankly find that hard to believe – then hold onto your dentures: Just Die Already tells the tale of old folk who have just been kicked out of their retirement homes, competing with each other to secure a sweet spot some place new by performing dangerous challenges to qualify for free care. 

Players can either take on Just Die Already alone or compete in four-player online multiplayer (fully cross-platform too, thanks to Epic Online Services), ticking off dangerous challenges that put your life – and, indeed, every atom of your being – in danger. You’ll lose limbs getting eaten by sharks, you’ll break every single one of your bones, you’ll get squished and squashed and shot to pieces and, if you’re lucky, you’ll stay alive long enough to earn your place at a prized retirement home.

Just Die Already might be a fictional tale of OAPs competing for spots in retirement homes, but given the folks in those homes have food & drink, company, and – most importantly – haircuts on tap, I’m starting to think I should join then,” offers DoubleMoose co-founder Armin Ibrisagic“Seriously, after a year of COVID-dodging, there’s not a single person in a retirement home who doesn’t look younger and fresher than anyone at DoubleMoose. At least we can now take on the comparatively sprightly forms of Just Die Already’s cast of characters when the game launches on May 20th.”

For more insights into Frank’s mind, the protagonist of Just Die Already, follow the Twitter account here: @JustDieGame. Be warned: Frank does not hold back…or even know what Twitter is, really.

Just Die Already will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch as well as PC on Steam and Epic Games Store on Thursday May 20th, 2021 for £11.99/$14.99/€13.99. 

Until then, you can pre-order the game on Steam here or on the Epic Game Store here.

Related Links

Official page: https://bit.ly/3uNotMJ
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JustDieGame 

New Pokemon Snap tops the UK game charts

With no surprise, New Pokemon Snap tops the UK physical games chart in the UK. Its reported that New Pokemon Snap launch is four times bigger than the original. New Pokemon Snap is the third biggest launch for the Nintendo Switch behind Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Read our review here) and Monster Hunter Rise this year.

Sony’s new IP Returnal debuts in 2nd place in the charts. The reviews have been good for Returnal, yet sales proves that it has under performed against other top PlayStation triple A games. Is it because of the shortages of PS5’s available? It’s a likely cause.

However, it isn’t looking good for Nier Replicant remastered. Nier debuted at No. 1 last week but has fallen all the way down to 22 with a 78% drop in sales.

See the top 10 chart below:

Source: GameIndustry.biz

Fall Guys Delayed on Switch and Xbox

Mediatonic have announced that Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has been delayed for the Nintendo Switch and Xbox. Initially slated for Summer 2021; the developer wants to use this delay to add features like crossplay.

Meanwhile Mediatonic is working on new Seasonal content releases, fresh Shows, Costumes, Rounds, and much more. 

Prepare to disembark, Commander. Your Odyssey begins on PC, 19 May

Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) announced today that Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, the highly anticipated new era for Elite Dangerous, releases on 19 May for Windows PC via Steam, the Epic Games Store and FrontierStore.net.

Prospective Commanders can pre-order the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey expansion with an SRP of £29.99/$39.99/€34.99. The Deluxe Alpha expansion pack is still available, with an SRP of £39.99/$54.99/€46.99. This includes the Odyssey expansion, access to the ongoing Alpha phase ending on 30 April, and the official soundtrack. Both pre-order packs grant access to the exclusive Pioneer suit skin as a pre-order bonus.

Odyssey constitutes the most ambitious Elite Dangerous expansion to date, delivering on the promise of allowing Commanders to explore atmospheric planets on foot for the first time, taking on new missions, and engaging in intense tactical combat, expanding Elite Dangerous’ gameplay from the iconic cockpit experience players have come to know and love over the last seven years.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey players can customize their characters for ground operations with different specialized suits and gear options, including the Remlok Maverick scavenger suit for salvage missions, the Supratech Artemis explorer suit for exobiology investigation, and the Manticore Dominator combat suit for Commanders daring to enter the sphere of combat in the perilous Conflict Zones.

Independently of their chosen career path, players can meet with other Commanders in social hubs across the galaxy, where they can plan their next missions, form alliances, and acquire and upgrade their gear. This seamless integration of a finely detailed on-foot experience combined with the galaxy-spanning distances of the classic Elite gameplay results on a more wide-ranging experience for all Commanders to enjoy in their own style.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey releases on PC on 19 May. The Odyssey Alpha phase shall end on 30 April. Releases on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system are planned for autumn 2021.

For more information, follow Elite Dangerous on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube. Visit the Elite Dangerous official website at elitedangerous.com. For media assets, visit Frontier.co.uk/media.

Battlefield reveal soon

EA/DICE will be revealing the next instalment in the Battlefield series soon.

In a blog post, posted today:

“Hey BattlefieldTM community!

I know everyone is wanting more detail about what’s to come for Battlefield this year, and I promise we have A LOT to show you in the coming months. We’re putting some things together for when we reveal the next generation of Battlefield, and we can’t wait to show that to you all…but for now, we have a couple of things we wanted to tell you about.

First, we’re really excited to have the biggest Battlefield development team ever working on our console and PC game for this Holiday season, and second…we have something very exciting to talk about on mobile!”

2021 is an exciting time for us here at DICE. Working with more world-class development studios within Electronic Arts, we have our biggest team ever on a Battlefield game for console and PC. Our friends at Criterion and DICE LA are working with us on our shared vision for the game, while the team in Gothenburg is taking technology in the game to the next level. Together, we are creating a jaw-dropping experience for you to enjoy later in 2021.”

“We’re in daily playtesting mode right now: polishing, balancing, and making the best possible Battlefield game we can. I can tell you it is a bold step. It has everything we love about Battlefield – and takes all of it to the next level. Epic scale. All-out military warfare. Crazy, unexpected moments. Game-changing destruction. Massive battles, packed with more players and mayhem than ever before. All brought to life with the power of next-gen consoles and PCs.”