Social RPG Adventure ‘Grimmwood’ Lands PC Release In August

Working together, in a world filled with competition, is a rare thing indeed, and the new PC game Grimmwood hopes to elevate the social mulitiplayer RPG experience. The game has players defend their village with up to 30 strangers amidst a mystical and unforgiving forest. With monster hordes attempting to eliminate humans from the environment, gamers must band together to survive this hellish experience.

The title, which hit Open Beta in early May, had more than 20,000 players experiences the game’s punishing “Blitz Mode,” where surviving on a daily basis may be a herculean task. Social chat and interaction are available in Grimmwood’s universe, and players, if they choose, can also end up double crossing their fellow villagers or voting out citizens who aren’t contributing to the overall experience.

A collaboration between Headup Games and Big Moustache Games, Grimmwood hits PC on August 2nd. Check out the release trailer below!

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Goblin Adventure Game ‘The Path of Motus’ Lands July 17 Release

During my many years as a gamer I’ve never played a title wherein a goblin is the main character in a story, but that’s not the only reason why The Path of Motus may be a keeper.

Three years in the making, the story centers on Motus, a young goblin who, though raised in a small village, has big dreams. Placing adversity in his path are numerous bullies who use the power of their negative words and influences in an attempt to stop his progress. As a fan of platform and side scrolling titles, I’ll definitely give the game a shot, especially since it has more than button mashing ambitions:

“When I was younger, I was interested in what made bullies act so aggressive,” said The Path of Motus game designer Michael Hicks. “As time went on I began to befriend some of them, and learned they had either been bullied themselves earlier in life, had really bad family lives, or were just simply jealous of other people; I kept all of this in mind as I designed the game. As Motus gradually grows from a child to an adult, you’ll get to explore the motivations of the characters you meet, and I expect you’ll have some surprising moments in the process! I feel the discussion around this topic often ignores the root causes of bullying, so hopefully this game lets us see how our own actions potentially contribute to this issue.”

The Path of Motus hits Xbox One, Steam and PlayStation 4 on July 17. Check out the release trailer and tell us what you think!

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Hand Crafted Adventure ‘Harold Halibut’ Swims To PC And Consoles In 2019

It’s hard to stand out in a world of video games, but Harold Halibut has an intriguing and ambitious look that may place it above the fray. The narrative exploration game centers on a lab assistant who was born on a submerged spaceship that crash landed on an alien planet that consists entirely of water. Harold spends his liquid days and nights dreaming of what Earth would have been like and he eventually becomes determined to find the mystery behind his adopted home.

Developer Slow Bros. created the models and puppets that inhabit the Harold Halibut universe, and a group of digital artists have rendered these objects into a virtual existence.

Harold Halibut started out as a dinner table conversation about the adventure games we played as children,” said Slow Bros. designer, writer, and composer Onat Hekimoglu. “We soon started building dollhouse sized sets and puppets in our bedrooms. The result works like a game but it looks like a stop motion film. Welded metal, carefully sewn textiles against tiny wooden floorboards, and clay faces the size of walnuts pull the player into Harold’s world.”

Published by Curve Digital, this hand-crafted title comes out in 2019 on PC and consoles. The Harold Halibut announcement trailer is visually jaw dropping and refreshingly offbeat – check out the video and tell us what you think!

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‘Shonen Jump’ Heroes And Villains Head For Battle In All-Star Driven ‘Jump Force’

Bandai Namco Entertainment America has announced that Jump Force will be released in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via steam. The game will feature characters from the iconic Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, and Naruto franchises, with the action taking place in such landmarks as New York’s Times Square and the Matterhorn in the Alps.

“With Jump Force, we are thrilled to bring to life Shueisha’s deep catalogue of beloved franchises that has produced some of the most popular pop culture characters to ever come from Japan,” said Bandai Namco Entertainment America VP of Marketing Eric Hartness. “Jump Force gives fans of manga and anime a dream opportunity to see their favorite heroes come to life in our world in a globetrotting adventure filled with explosive battles of epic proportions.”

Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think! 

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‘Fallout 76’ Teaser Trailer Releases With Single Player Campaign Rumors

There are few franchises in the gaming universe that have reached the stratospheric heights as the Fallout series, so it’s no surprise that the Fallout 76 teaser trailer has reached over 5 million views since its release.

More importantly, there is a ton of speculation as to whether this revered, open ended world title will not have a single player campaign. The trend towards the multiplayer aesthetic is hard to ignore, and one would understand if this installment is an online survival RPG.

As an old school gamer who prefers the comforts of solitude, the shift away from single player mode has me a tad frustrated, but due to my love for Fallout’s massively open world design and always impressive storytelling, I will be more than happy to enter the multiplayer fray. More details on Fallout 76 will be had during the Bethesda E3 Showcase on June 10, but for now, check out the teaser and tell us what you think!

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Colorful RPG ‘Rainbow Skies’ Hits PlayStation Store In June

Rainbow Skies

Turn-based role playing games coupled with immersive gameplay are a great combination, and hopefully that’s just a part of a combo that works with the upcoming title Rainbow Skies. Created by SideQuest Studios, Rainbow Skies hits PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita on June 26 (it hits Europe and Asia the following day).

The storyline focuses on Damion, a monster tamer who, after a terrible hangover, accidentally destroys the entire monster compound, thus threatening his town’s safety. The title is a collaboration between publisher Eastasiasoft Limited and its development partner SideQuest Studios.

“Featuring a humorous story with interwoven narratives, monster taming, a revamped battle system allowing greater tactical depth, treasure hunts, new min-games and an improved sidequest system, Rainbow Skies offers even the most seasons of RPG players countless hours of fun,” said SideQuest Studios CEO Marcus Pukropski.

The trailer features vibrantly colorful visuals and promises gamers that they will can use hundreds of skills to defeat their enemies. With tons of items, character building, and sidequests in its aresenal, Rainbow Skies has all the makings of an immersive RPG. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

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