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Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 Details

Blizzard News offers a first intel dump for Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, the next iteration of the free-to-play battle royale. This introduces a new Al Mazrah map, new aquatic combat features, new vehicles, new buy stations, and more. Here's word:
With over 125 million players dropping in to play the original Call of Duty®: Warzone™, and over 200 streamers and content creators playing an early Alpha version of Call of Duty®: Warzone™ 2.0 at the Call of Duty®: Next event, the first official intel has dropped regarding this massive, free-to-play Battle Royale experience featuring a huge and incredibly detailed new map, a host of innovations, and many more details we plan to share between now and November 16, when Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is officially launched – free for everyone – as part of Modern Warfare® II Season One.

ATTENTION! The following briefing represents only the first wave of intel related to Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 and is by no means exhaustive. Look for a number of additional intel drops to come! In addition, the original Call of Duty: Warzone is continuing on, and we’ll have more information to share in the weeks ahead.

Star Citizen Passes a Half-Billion Dollars

The Stretch Goals Page on the Roberts Space Industries Website shows that the crowdfunding of Star Citizen and Squadron 42 has now passed the half-billion dollar mark (thanks TweakTown). As of this writing the site says funding for the space games is now at $500,076,598 from 4,096,882 backers. To save you the math, this means over four million people have pledged an average of over $122.00 each on this project.

Hello Neighbor 2 Demo

A playable demo for the Windows edition of Hello Neighbor 2 is now available exclusively on Steam. This adventure sequel once again plays with the idea that you actually want to know what that creepy neighbor is doing down in his basement. Here's a recent trailer about the demo. Word is the demo paves the way for the game's full release, which is expected for PC and consoles on December 6th:
In today's Steam-exclusive demo, players will get to start their investigation in a familiar location. The old Peterson house has seen better days, but there's rumors of strange noises coming from the building at night. In this one-shot standalone adventure you'll have to tread carefully to avoid the attention of the house's reclusive owner as you search for the tools and keys needed to steal a glimpse at its deepest, most hidden secrets. What's lurking behind the red door? Why are there so many paintings of oranges? And what on earth is going on in that bathroom!?

Coming to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles on December 6th, Hello Neighbor 2 takes the stealth, horror and mystery of the original game to a much wider setting. It's not just the Peterson estate that's full of secrets - it seems that everyone in the town of Raven Brooks is hiding something, and young investigative journalist Quentin is just the man to find out what's going on. That is, if he doesn't end up on the town's extensive missing persons list himself...
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Construction Simulator Released

Construction Simulator is now available, offering the chance to operate some heavy machinery to undertake a variety of construction projects. The Windows edition is available on Steam, and the options for the various console editions can be found on this page. The Release Trailer provides a look, and building on that we have some details:
True to the tagline "GET TO WORK." in Construction Simulator®, anyone can work their way up from a simple construction worker to the biggest builder in the respective region. Each of the two huge open world scenarios, inspired by regions in the US and Germany, offers an extensive campaign in which players start their own construction company. With guidance from a mentor, players have to build their company from scratch to gradually land more and more exciting assignments when they expand their business. Tasks such as restoring a harbor to attract more tourists or giving a run-down city center a new lease of life will demand all their skills. More than 90 exciting tasks and 100+ hours of gameplay fun are awaiting simulator fans in the most comprehensive and authentic construction simulation of the popular series to date.
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HYPER DEMON Released

HYPER DEMON is now available for Windows on Steam, offering a first-person shooter from Sorath which claims to be "like no other." That's a lofty ambition, but the madcap Launch Trailer and new Gameplay Video do a lot to support the premise. Be careful, this carries a photosensitivity seizure warning: "This game contains intense visuals including stroboscopic effects." Here's what you get if you can overcome the flashing lights:
HYPER DEMON is an FPS like no other..
a pearl of lightning. a dream from the future. a drop of poison. a swan song.
The faster you slay demons, the harder the game and the higher your score.
There is an end
will it see you?

  • Master minimal controls that open up a plethora of weapons and abilities for deep and spectacular combos.
    Collect gems to buff your shot and rapid or grab them to charge laser attacks and skillfully unleash cataclysmic super moves.
  • Groundbreaking spherical projection gives the player wide peripheral vision without pinching and shrinking the center of the screen like a traditional linear perspective, allowing fields of view up to 180 degrees.
    A unique red holographic “rear view” overlay gives the player a full 360 degree sensory awareness of threats.
  • Challenge your Steam and Discord friends’ scores or take the ultimate journey to reach the top of the Global Leaderboard.
    Watch Replays for any run, record and share clips straight from the game with embeddable video links that seamlessly work in Discord, Twitter and more.

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Stellaris Toxoids Species Pack Released

The Toxoids Species Pack is now available for Stellaris, adding new creatures to the science fiction game. The Windows, macOS, and Linux edition is on GOG.com* and Steam, while the console editions are in their respective stores. But there's something new for all Stellaris players, as there's also a new version 3.5 patch available for the base edition of the game. The Stellaris Dev Diary #267 has details on that. Get your antidote ready, as here's toxic word on the Tocoids:
Paradox Interactive, a developer and publisher of games for foul players, today released the Toxoids Species Pack for sci-fi strategy game Stellaris on PC platforms. Toxoids, a new Species Pack for Stellaris, adds new origins, civics, and cosmetic options to the game, and is available today from digital retailers worldwide. Containing themes of rapid gains at the cost of personal and environmental sacrifices, Toxoids gives players several new options to create and play the galactic empire of their twisted dreams.

Be glad you can watch, but not smell, the Toxoids launch trailer:
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Dual Universe Demo

Dual Universe is getting set to launch next week, offering a first-person MMOG. But the opportunity to check out the game's science fiction setting is upon us today, as a playable demo is now available on Steam. Word is: "The free trial server will be reset regularly, meaning all accounts will be periodically reset. Players will receive a notice on logging in at least one week prior to the next reset date. The frequency of these server resets is yet to be finalized." Here's the Launch Announcement Livestream discussing the game's emergence from a couple of years of beta testing. Here's more of an explanation:
The free Steam trial, which runs separately from Dual Universe’s main persistent server, is designed to give interested players a comprehensive overview of what to expect when the title launches on the platform, the developer’s official website, and NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW on September 27.

In an effort to introduce newcomers to everything Dual Universe will have to offer next week, gameplay within the free trial is accelerated, meaning markets are seeded with useful items at greatly reduced prices. Players still need to make money on their own, but will be able to access the resources necessary to explore uncharted planets, form new business ventures, create priceless works of arts, and experiment with the most advanced voxel-based tools on the market from the outset.
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Iron Man Game Announced

Marvel announces a new Iron Man game is in development at Motive Studio, confirming rumors that have swirled for a while. There are additional details on the EA Website, saying this is the first of several new collaborations between Marvel Studios and Electronic Art. The game is currently in preproduction, so it doesn't yet have a release date. Here are some stark details:
Developed in collaboration with Marvel Games, the game will feature an original narrative that taps into the rich history of Iron Man, channeling the complexity, charisma, and creative genius of Tony Stark, and enabling players to feel what it’s like to truly play as Iron Man.

GeForce RTX 4090 Next Month

To the surprise of no one, NVIDIA finally announced its RTX 40-series GPUs at its event today. What may be a surprise is the power being promised, as the 4090 is said to offer 4X the performance of the 3090. Word is this will be available October 12th starting at $1599, and the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB and 12GB will follow in November. This post has the news, the NVIDIA Website has more details, and this trailer shows off the new cards. NVIDIA also announces DLSS 3 the next iteration of its accompanying technology that combines DLSS Super Resolution, all-new DLSS Frame Generation, and NVIDIA Reflex. The presentation included DLSS 3 videos showing off NVIDIA Racer RTX, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Cyberpunk 2077. Here's word:
GeForce RTX 40 Series of GPUs support DLSS 3, an AI-powered performance multiplier that kicks off a new era of NVIDIA RTX neural rendering for games and applications. DLSS 3 builds on the company’s lead in AI-accelerated super-resolution techniques to deliver outstanding image quality and up to 4x the performance of brute-force rendering, plus the quick responsiveness that defines a comprehensive gaming experience.

Powered by new fourth-generation Tensor Cores and a new Optical Flow Accelerator on GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs, DLSS 3 is the latest iteration of the company’s critically acclaimed Deep Learning Super Sampling technology and introduces a new capability called Optical Multi Frame Generation. Optical Multi Frame Generation generates entirely new frames, rather than just pixels, delivering astounding performance boosts. Because DLSS Frame Generation executes as a post-process on the GPU, it can boost frame rates even when the game is bottlenecked by the CPU.
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RTX Portal Announced

Included in NIVIDIA's announcements today is the announcement of Portal with RTX, an updated version of Valve's classic puzzle game that takes advantage of the horsepower of NVIDIA's RTX graphics card to add full ray tracing support. This page offers a World Premiere Trailer and says this can be wishlisted right now on Steam (thanks jacobvandy). Here's word:
Portal with RTX exemplifies the incredible power of our new, beyond fast GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards, and the capabilities of our NVIDIA RTX Remix modding platform. Every frame of gameplay is upgraded with stunning full ray tracing, new, hand-crafted hi-res physically based textures, and new, enhanced high-poly models evocative of the originals. Performance is accelerated with NVIDIA DLSS 3, allowing the game to run incredibly smoothly, and system latency is minimized using NVIDIA Reflex. And it was all built collaboratively by NVIDIA Lightspeed Studios.

In Portal with RTX, full ray tracing transforms each level, enabling light to bounce and be affected by the scene’s geometry and materials. Every light is ray-traced and casts shadows, global illumination indirect lighting naturally illuminates and darkens rooms, volumetric ray-traced lighting scatters through fog and smoke, and shadows are pixel perfect.
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RTX Remix Plans

The RTX Portal news above includes the announcement that the RTX Remix tool used to create this will be release for free, allowing the creation of graphics enhancement mods for classic games. Here's more:
RTX Remix is able to capture the textures, geometry, lighting, and cameras thanks to an innovative, custom D3D9 Runtime called the RTX Remix Runtime. Classic games like Morrowind use the D3D9 runtime to send draw calls (rendering instructions) to the GPU. RTX Remix Runtime intercepts those draw calls, interprets them into distinct assets, and reassembles those assets into an identical scene. From there, RTX Remix converts the assets and scene into the widely adopted Universal Scene Description (USD) open 3D framework, which is the foundation of the NVIDIA Omniverse platform for building and operating custom 3D pipelines.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Closed Beta Next Month

Fatshark announces that closed beta testing for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will run from October 14-16 as it prepares to launch the co-op action game. Here's the recent Gamescom 2022 Trailer to inspire you. A post on Steam has details on the plan, including how to participate if you aren't already signed up:
Best start clearing your calendar on the 14th -16th of October! We’re opening the gates of Tertium for a Closed Beta Test on PC (Steam & Microsoft Store). So, if you haven’t already - fill out the survey and you’ll get the chance to join in on the carnage.

If you haven't completed the survey, you won't be eligible to receive a test key - so click the link and make sure to complete it!

If you’ve already filled out the survey we sent out last month, you don’t need to do anything else. We’ll notify you if you're accepted to test and deliver download instructions when we get closer to the date. For more information, read the FAQ.

Super Buff HD Announced

Developer Buffcorp and publisher Digerati announce Super Buff HD, a fast-paced first-person shooter coming "soon" to Steam. This is a new title for a project previously known simply as Buff, reflecting how even more jacked it has become. The Announce Trailer shows how wildly this succeeds at innovating the genre, showing stylish untextured graphics, and battles against buildings, giant mushroom creatures, and autonomous garbage cans. Basically it makes Serious Sam seem serious. Here's word on the game's tiny development team:
A skate-surf-FPS designed with high-mobility and low-expectation in mind, Super Buff HD is the creation of Egypt-based developer, Buffcorp, aka Omar Samir. Lead programmer and self-proclaimed supreme leader on the project, Super Buff HD is Samir's first 'mostly solo' game, having worked previously as a contract dev on what he describes as "dirty deeds done dirt cheap."

Helping Samir on Super Buff HD are two associates he currently regards as "good friends" – Cayden, who handles all the sounds in the game and occassionally helps out with "some art and level stuff," and Christian, who Samir describes as "a programming prodigy" and "basically the next John Carmack."
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Unholy Announced

Publisher HOOK and Polish developer Duality Games announce Unholy, a psychological horror game coming to PC and consoles in 2023. This will cover two settings, a desolate post-Soviet town in Eastern Europe, and a "grotesque" religious society called Unholy. Here's the Steam Listing, here's a quick Teaser Trailer, and in the name of all that's holy, here are some details:
HOOK, the recently formed indie label of global video game publisher Digital bros, and Polish developer Duality Games have released a brand new teaser trailer as part of the recent Tokyo Game Show for Unholy, the new first-person psychological horror experience coming to PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X in 2023.

Unholy follows the disappearance of a young child from a run down, unwelcoming post-soviet town. Using exploration, puzzle solving and innovative combat mechanics, players will traverse between reality and a twisted Unholy world to unveil the terrifying truth.
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Everdream Valley Demo

Do you ever dream of living on a pastoral farm? Well Everdream Valley has you covered with a playable demo of this agrarian adventure on Steam. The Demo Announcement Trailer shows how this will allow you to get your ducks in a row. Here's word on how this will allow you to reap what you sow:
What could be more fun than a summer holiday with your grandparents in the countryside? When the sun shyly looks over the horizon, and a rooster crows cock-a-doodle-doo, another busy day starts on the farm! Ever since your grandparents appointed you a Junior Farmer, your responsibilities include sowing, taking care of the plants, crafting some materials and, of course, feeding, breeding and petting the animals!
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Out of the Blue

I mentioned my amazement years ago at how hard it's become for us to get appointments for our annual physicals. It got to the point where we started scheduling the next year's checkups at the end of the years'. It turns out this level of preparation is still not sufficient. We had appointments today, but got the call yesterday saying they need to be rescheduled. It's not like I was looking forward to this, but I was looking forward to getting it over with. They haven't rescheduled us yet, but hopefully our new appointments won't be a year out.

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Monday, Sep 19, 2022 Talk Like a Pirate Day. Yarr!

Diablo IV Endgame Beta Nears

A Developer Update from Blizzard announces the chance for some players to check out Diablo IV nears, leaked footage of the action/RPG sequel notwithstanding. Word is closed beta testing of endgame content is coming, explaining how invites are being distributed. Included is this video where Rod Fergusson and Joe Shely discuss the news. Here's an explanation of the desire to collect early feedback on late-game content:
We have decided to focus the Closed Beta on Diablo IV’s end-game offerings for a few reasons. The full story of Lilith’s return to Sanctuary is not something we would like to spoil prior to release—players will experience a post-campaign Sanctuary during the Closed End Game Beta. Also, for many, the end game is their favorite aspect of Diablo—we want to ensure it feels satisfying, and with no shortage of challenging variety to experience across many, many demon-slaying gaming sessions. To achieve this, we’re collecting community feedback early so that it may be integrated into Diablo IV prior to launch. Players who are selected to participate in the Closed End Game Beta will have the ability to provide feedback between bouts of cutting down demons through an in-game feedback tool.

Now, here’s a run-down of the end game offerings included in the Closed End Game Beta: Helltide, Nightmare Dungeons, Whispers of the Dead, Fields of Hatred, and Paragon Boards. Take stock of the skills and knowledge you cultivate from playing through these features, you’ll need every tool at your disposal to defeat the Closed End Game Beta’s boss!
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Steam Bash Bash

Valve announces the Steam Bash Bash is underway, offering a week-long hack & slash celebration focusing on melee combat games. This involves discounts, demo, and more. This trailer introduces the event, and this blog post explains everything. Here's the summary:
From now until September 26th at 10am PDT, you'll find discounts and demos on current and upcoming games as described above, and we hope you have as much fun exploring them as we did putting it together! However, if you disagree with our definition of games that Bash, definitely feel free to angrily tweet at us let us know, as we're always looking for fun and creative ways to feature all kinds of genres!
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More Early Steam Decks

Valve continues to exceed its own expectations in shipping Steam Decks to preorder customers. A new update says it is once again ahead of schedule in getting its handheld PCs into the hands of gamers:
As some folks on the internet have noticed (we see you Reddit!), we're speeding through reservations at an accelerated pace. This is due to increased production, and we've beaten our own estimates yet again. With today’s batch of emails we’ve now sent invitations for all reservations in the Q3 (July-September) bucket.

Now that Q3 is done early, we're going to get a head start on the next set of reservations, and are fulfilling reservations that were scheduled for the Q4 window. We've updated the store page to reflect this, with an updated bucket description: September-December.

Omega Strikers Released

Omega Strikers is available as a free-to-play release on Steam, offering a 3v3 multiplayer game for Windows. This features "lightning fast" matches that involve scoring goals and smashing your opponents. Said scoring and smashing is on full display in this new Meet Asher trailer. Here's word:
Omega Strikers is a 3v3 competitive game where the objective is to knock out opponents and score goals against the enemy team using explosive attacks and abilities. Matches are fast and intense—the first team to get five goals wins, and you must get at least two points ahead to secure a victory.

Omega Strikers has an ever-growing roster of unique and powerful Strikers, each of which can be unlocked through normal play. 3v3 unranked, ranked, and private lobbies across a handful of maps are available from day one, with more maps and modes planned. For those looking to dive deeper into the game, cosmetic purchases and battle passes are available via in-app purchase.
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Candle Knight Release Date, Demo

Dracma Studios announces that Candle Knight has a release date, saying the 2.5D platformer will be set to curse the darkness on January 20th. And while it can't hold a candle to the full game, there is now a playable Windows demo on Steam. Here's a new TGS Trailer showing off gameplay. The description waxes poetic:
Wield your flame to overcome menacing creatures lurking in the shadows of a ruined castle, use the dynamic difficulty system to your advantage, traverse challenging platforming sections and solve cryptic puzzles inside surreal paintings in this 2.5D action adventure platformer.
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Into the Black

Last Link of the Day: I Got Access to Chernobyl’s Deadliest Area. Thanks The Flying Penguin.

Return to Monkey Island

The Return to Monkey Island Website announces the launch of Return to Monkey Island for Windows and macOS on Steam and for Switch. This celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day sees the return of Guybrush Threepwood, zombie pirate LeChuck, Ron Gilbert, and the current incarnation of Lucasfilm Games. It continues the point-and-click comedy adventure that made the original series a classic. Here's the Launch Trailer and here's the setup:
It’s been many years since Guybrush Threepwood was last locked in a battle of wits with his nemesis, the zombie pirate LeChuck. His true love, Elaine Marley, has turned her focus away from governing and Guybrush himself is adrift and unfulfilled, having never found the Secret of Monkey Island. Hip, young pirate leaders led by Captain Madison have shuffled the old guard from power, Melee Island has taken a turn for the worse, and famed businessman Stan has been imprisoned for ‘marketing-related crimes’.

Banter with old friends and new faces on familiar islands now under dangerous new leadership. Then, take to the high seas and explore the new and unknown as you work your way out of tough predicaments. Clever puzzles, bizarre situations, and devastating ripostes are all that stand between Guybrush and glory.
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Rockstar on GTA6 Leak

A tweet from Rockstar Games has the full official response to yesterday's leak of a trove of Grand Theft Auto VI footage. Word is development of the open-world crime sequel will continue as before:
We recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto. At this time we do not anticipate any disruption to our live game services nor any long-term effect on the development of our ongoing project.

We are extremely disappointed to have any details of our next game shared with you all in this way. Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned and we remain as committed as ever to delivering an experience to you, our players, that truly exceeds your expectations. We will update everyone again soon and, of course, will properly introduce you to this next game when it's ready. We want to thank everyone for their ongoing support through this situation.

Diablo IV Footage Leaks Too?

Following closely after the GTA6 leak mentioned above, there's a post on Reddit offering what's alleged to be 53 minutes of beta footage from Diablo IV. According to the post this is from the friends and family beta of Blizzard's upcoming action/RPG sequel. VG247 has a further explanation:
As shared by Reddit user iV1rus0 on the GamingLeaksAndRumours subreddit, about 53 minutes of the upcoming sequel is available to watch as a pair of videos, one that's around five minutes in length, the other around 38 minutes. While the GTA 6 footage was the result of a hack, this Diablo footage appears to be from a Discord stream, as the app's notification sounds can be heard in the background.

Arto Demo

Gamera Games and OrionGames announce Arto, a fast-paced action/RPG expected to launch for Windows on December 1st. But your first chance to try this is now, as there's a playable demo on Steam. The game involves going all Pleasantville on a monochromatic world by bringing back the color. The result is pretty psychedelic, as seen in the Announcement Trailer. Here's a bit more:
Arto is an action role-playing experience that features fast paced combat, an arsenal of weapons and spells to unlock and upgrade, alongside epic boss encounters. Arto invites you to discover strange biomes with their own unique visual and gameplay styles, to piece together the mysteries of a broken world. Are you ready to paint a new path?

Arto features huge bosses and over 30 different enemies, each with their unique abilities, motivations and lore. You'll need to perfect your positioning, weaponry, combat skills and timing if you're to defeat them.
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Trinity Fusion Announced

Trinity Fusion is a side-scrolling action/RPG in the works at Angry Mob Games for release on PC and consoles next year. This promises "slick and stylish combat" spanning multiple realities in a quest to save a collapsing multiverse. Check out the Reveal Trailer and the Steam Lising for a look at what to expect. If you're interested in participating in upcoming closed beta testing you should sign up on the Trinity Fusion Website. Here's more:
Set across three shattered versions of the game's world, Trinity Fusion casts players in the role of the Hitchhiker, psychically linked to her parallel selves to coordinate the attempt to stitch their different realities together. Each reality comes not only with its own unique challenges, but a version of your character with their own weapons and abilities. Deploy equipment that afflicts enemies with status effects, deal heavy bursts of damage at a distance with ranged weapons or brawl up close with blades and hammers!
Stages are a mix of procedurally-generated and hand-crafted levels. As the player travels through each universe, levels and biomes will merge depending on the route the player takes, encouraging multiple playthroughs to see the various ways the worlds can be combined.

Make difficult choices with dozens of unique weapons from Wrist Claws to Rocket Launchers, with elemental weapon variants adding further variety. Mods with different activation conditions can dramatically change the decision-making process mid-run. Do you spend your money at the shop on a slightly better weapon, or do you hold onto it for now, knowing one of your mods gives you a better critical hit chance based on how rich you are? While you’ll lose much of your gear upon death, there are plenty of permanent upgrades available, so no matter where you die, you’re making progress somewhere.
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Divinia Chronicles: Relics of Gan-Ti Launched

Divinia Chronicles: Relics of Gan-Ti has officially launched for Windows on Steam, following an Early Access run for this action/RPG from indie developer Team Monkey. Here's the quick pitch: "Indie-RPG infusing 'Zelda' with classic JRPGs like 'Secret of Mana'. Explore the cute and wonderful Orio Island, gain the trust of the elemental god fairies and wield their magical powers to save the Divine Tree from the Relics of Gan-Ti." A V1.0 Release Trailer celebrates the occasion. Here's more on the game:
A long time ago at the peak of the High Kingdom of Aerovan, a group of seers looked into legends of a powerful force believed to be the origin of life; this they called ‘Gan’, though modern peoples know it as ‘Divinia’. The ancients sought to utilize Gan as a weapon; in doing so, their perverse intentions spawned the malignant ‘Gan-Ti’, or ‘anti-life’. Infusing Gan-Ti into artifacts, the godlike High Kings ruled the Aerovan peninsula with an iron fist.

Eventually, rebellion arose and the Order of Archkeepers was formed of the most noble warriors to free the people. They managed to capture the relics of Gan-Ti and cast them into the fiery pits of Mt. Suvius near the shores of Orio island.
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Out of the Blue

Avast there! Happy Talk like a Pirate Day! Hats off to actor Robert Newton, who basically invented pirate talk for 1950's Treasure Island. Something, something scurvy matey! Yarr!

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