Nikola Tesla Inspired Horror Game ‘Close To The Sun’ Lands A May Release

Close To The Sun, a first person horror game from publisher Wired Productions and game studio Storm in a Teacup, arrives on PC May 2 on the Epic Games store. The title will also come out later this year on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Set in the 19th century where futurist Nikola Tesla chased his passion for changing the world, Close to the Sun finds gamers aboard a colossal vessel named the Helios. Though it was initially a craft aimed to further scientific research, it is now filled with a haunted atmosphere. The smell of rotting flesh as well as a sign that says “Quarantine” are just two signs that this vessel may not be a safe haven. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

Gamers who pre-purchase Close to the Sun on EpicGames.com will receive an exclusive, limited edition digital artbook.

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Handcrafted Adventure Mystery ‘Trüberbrook’ Readies For Steam And Console Debut

A game that claims to have the narrative echoes of Stranger Things, The X-Files, and Twin Peaks is not one to be ignored, and hopefully adventure game Trüberbrook lives up to its bold proclamations.

Gamers take on the role of Hans Tannhauser, an American scientist who wins a European vacation in the late 1960s. Initially enamored with the remote German village of Trüberbrook, Hans realizes that this sleepy environment holds a wealth of mystery and possible danger. 

Each scene in the game, according to the developers, were staged with actual physical lighting. The handcrafted nature of Trüberbrook is evident in the trailer, and considering the title achieved its Kickstarter goal of $200,000 in just 30 hours, this title should have a following.

Trüberbrook hits PC, Mac, and Linux on March 12, with an April 17th release on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

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Karma System Is In Play With New ‘One Piece World Seeker’ Trailer

Most adventure games, whether it’s RPG or even brawler based, relay on the simple aesthetics of its action elements. If one wants a deeper experience, side missions as well as interactions with other characters is almost imperative. With the impending release One Piece: World Seeker, gamers will be able to immerse themselves with the game’s Karma System.

Playing as rubbery powerhouse Luffy, gamers can open different side quests based on their interactions with new characters as well as completing various quests. Such an open ended universe, along with the eye catching visuals of One Piece World Seeker, are just two of the reasons why I’m looking forward to playing this title.

One Piece World Seeker hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and team on March 15 via Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. A deluxe edition of the game (priced at $89.99) includes the game and the season pass content (this addition is separately priced at $29.99). Are you a fan of the One Piece video games? Feel free to comment below! 

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Action Platformer ‘Odallus: The Dark Call’ Targets Nintendo Switch Release In February

Even with the ever evolving graphics that are part of the videogame universe, the need for 8-bit driven titles is real for gamers of all ages. The critically acclaimed PC title Odallus: The Dark Call, developed by indie studio JoyMasher, is set for a PS4 and Xbox One release this spring. Nintendo Switch owners will be able to download the title on February 8 with a 20% discount launch for a limited time.

The title has gamers playing Haggis, a battle weary warrior who enters the fray once again to rescue his son from Darkness. Along with boss battles, the action platformer has over eight hours of gameplay, 50 plus enemies, eight levels and, of course, 8-bit graphics. Growing up in the 1980s, 8-bit gaming was a big part of my life, and games like Odallus: The Dark Call pays loving homage to that era while also attempting to carve out a path of its own. I’ll be reviewing this title on either PS4 or the Xbox One, but if you’ve already played the game (or want to comment on the trailer), we would love to hear your thoughts!

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Hand Drawn RPG ‘Smoke and Sacrifice’ Hits Xbox One And PlayStation 4 In January

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!

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‘Dark Souls Trilogy’ Readies For PlayStation 4 And Xbox One Release In October

Dark Souls Trilogy will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 19. The collection includes Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, and Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades.

“The Dark Souls Trilogy gives those who haven’t played the Dark Souls series a great opportunity to jump in and experience what has become one of the most influential video game series of the past decade,” said Jenn Tsang, Marketing Brand Manager for Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. “The magic of Dark Souls lies within its ability to challenge players with highly rewarding gameplay and deliver a euphoric sense of accomplishment after beating a particularly tough boss, or area in the game. We hope to share that feeling with new players through Dark Souls Trilogy.”

Gamers yearning for a hard copy of the trilogy should not wait until the last minute to purchase the collection, as a limited number of copies are available (a pre-order for the physical edition is recommended). Are you a fan of the Dark Souls titles? Feel free to comment below!

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