Smoke and Sacrifice, a collaboration between Solar Sail Games and publisher Curve Digital, hits Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 15, 2019.
The hand drawn, RPG driven game centers on Sachi, a mom who traverses the dangers and complexities of the Underworld after sacrificing her first born to the Sun Tree. From Stone Age to Steampunk, the weapons in the title are varied, along with the immersive world that Sachi encounters.
“Smoke And Sacrifice is a one of a kind experience that we’re extremely proud to be a part of,” said Simon Byron, Publishing Director for Curve Digital. “Sachi’s plight and hunt for the truth is something that’s kept us gripped since the very start, and we’re elated to finally be able to reveal it’s coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.”
Are you excited for this release and have you already played Smoke And Sacrifice on PC or Nintendo Switch? Feel free to comment below!
God Eater 3, the latest installment of the successful action RPG series, hits PlayStation 4 and PC on February 8.
The storyline centers on an Earth that is seemingly beyond saving due to the destruction of beasts known as Aragami. It’s up to a group of heroes known as God Eaters to save humanity and vanquish these monsters. The only way to defeat the Aragami is by taking them on with God Arcs, special weapons that are designed to help the God Eaters complete their mission. The game will also support English and Japanese audio, which is a first for the franchise. The new God Eater 3 trailer shows the various weapons (they’re called God Arcs) the heroes employ during their battles.
Are you a fan of the God Eater series? Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Working together, in a world filled with competition, is a rare thing indeed, and the new PC game Grimmwoodhopes 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!
Indie developer Valiant Game Studio is infusing their upcoming game Pendulum Swing with an interesting combination. The RPG takes place during the Roaring Twenties, with dwarves, goblins and orcs taking part in this universe!
The episodic 3D adventure begins with Brialynn Donu Tenúm, a dwarven hero who steps out of an indefinite retirement to retrieve a stolen artifact. Stepping into an entirely different world, however, places Brialynn out of her element.
The first episode will be released for free and the second installment will be priced at $4.99, and the final five episodes will roll out through the year.
“Pendulum Swingraises complicated social issues such as prejudice, racism, stereotypes and the disparity between wealth and poverty wrapped in the beautiful art deco style that was popular in the 1920s,” said Valiant Game CEO and Creative Director Anna Jenelius. “We feel we are bringing together a number of great features that fantasy and RPG fans will love. (We) look forward to feedback on the first two episodes, which we will incorporate into the subsequent episodes in order to relay the deep narrative in a way that speaks to players.”
Pendulum Swing hits Steam (PC & Mac) on August 15. Check out gameplay of the title (beta mode) below!
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!
It’s hard to stand out in a world of video games, but Harold Halibuthas 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 Halibutuniverse, and a group of digital artists have rendered these objects into a virtual existence.
“HaroldHalibutstarted 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!