I completed Control two weeks in the past and now all I can take into consideration is extra Control. Good information on that entrance, as Remedy introduced two expansions this week—together with one themed round Alan Wake? It definitely appears that approach.
That information, plus a couple of Tokyo Game Show bulletins, Civilization in Excel, Civilization-as-battle-royale, KFC’s new online game obsession, a System Shock III trailer, and extra.
This is gaming information for September 9 to 13.
For the primary time ever, Epic’s free recreation of the week is one I haven’t performed. Conarium, launched in 2017, is “a chilling Lovecraftian game” and the screenshots look neat, although it holds a middling rating on Steam. Still, it’s free proper? Nothing to lose by selecting it up.
And keep tuned subsequent week for what I assume is Arkham Asylum or one among its sequels. Epic’s teaser solely says “???” in the meanwhile, although the accompanying image of Batman is clue sufficient.
On a extra restricted timescale, Humble is making a gift of copies of Endless Space and its expansion till round mid-day Saturday. It’s nowhere close to pretty much as good as its sequel, however for those who’re in search of a little bit of space-based 4X motion I’d nonetheless advocate grabbing the gathering.
Oh and hey, talking of Endless Space 2, there’s a brand new enlargement. Dubbed Awakening, it provides a brand new Nakalim faction. The Nakalim are a crumbling empire, and thus start the sport with a major head begin on the tech tree—however they’re horrible at new analysis, and should search out “Relics” all through the galaxy to stimulate new discoveries. Nifty in concept, although Steam critiques appear torn.
Our first Tokyo Game Show announcement: Capcom formally unveiled Project Resistance, a multiplayer Resident Evil spin-off. It’s asymmetrical, with 4 Survivors battling in opposition to one “twisted Mastermind,” who seemingly locations traps and monsters from the security of safety cameras. That’s a neat twist, however time will inform whether or not it could draw (and preserve) an viewers.
Then there’s Shenmue III, which is one way or the other just a few months off from launch. This three-minute trailer out of TGS reveals off the world one sweeping shot at a time, and…properly, a few of it appears good. I notably just like the nighttime photographs, although I stay skeptical of this entire endeavor. We’ll discover out November 19 whether or not or not it’s been well worth the wait, I suppose.
Speaking of “Crowdfunded Games Stuck In Development Hell,” System Shock 3 put out a brand new teaser this week. There’s numerous SHODAN, numerous capturing, and a minimum of one physique with its entrails hanging out. I don’t wish to get excited, nevertheless it’s laborious to not really feel slightly “It’s happening!” twinge.
Watching credits roll on Control, all I might assume was “I hope there’s more, and soon.” Lucky for me, there may be. Remedy put out a street map this week saying a couple of forthcoming updates. By the tip of this 12 months we’ll have a Photo Mode and “Expeditions,” a free replace that provides a brand new space and a few buddy-cop shenanigans with Security Chief Arish.
2020 is when it will get attention-grabbing although, with two paid expansions. The first, The Foundation, presumably fleshes out the world under The Oldest House—a setting barely touched upon in the principle recreation. Then later within the 12 months is AWE, which I’ve already seen known as the “Alan Wake Expansion” given the teaser artwork resembles the quilt artwork for Alan Wake, flashlight and all. Hell yeah.
Watch The Witcher
A fast observe right here, however Netflix tweeted-and-deleted a publish this week saying that its adaptation of The Witcher is arriving in 90-ish days, placing it round mid-December. I do know you’re all feverishly anticipating Henry Cavill’s sizzling wig motion. (Via PC Gamer / Redanian Intelligence)
I by no means completed The Surge however the movies for its upcoming sequel are making me wish to revisit it. I imply, sci-fi Dark Souls sounds fairly nice—although I bear in mind the unique being fairly janky, within the typical “It’s almost-but-not-quite a Souls recreation” approach. There’s a couple of week and a half till The Surge 2 hits although, so that you’d higher hurry if you wish to get caught up.
Night on the museum
Bossa’s principally identified for making goofy video games like Surgeon Simulator and I Am Bread, however upcoming thriller The Bradwell Conspiracy appears something however. Apparently there’s some form of thriller in and round and maybe below…Stonehenge? No thought what the hell it could possibly be, however I’m a sucker for these kinds of first-person exploration video games.
Dauntless 1.0 Redux
Uh, that is an odd one. Monster Hunter-esque Dauntless “launched” in May after a 12 months in open beta, and I’d kind-of assumed that meant it was thought of out of Early Access. Right? That’s how this stuff go? And but this week I acquired the phrase that Dauntless is leaving Early Access on September 26—for the second time, I suppose. There’s a “launch trailer” under, although for those who return to May you’ll be able to nonetheless discover trailers that reference “our launch week” so I don’t know, I surrender. Have enjoyable with Dauntless, everybody. See you in 4 months for the subsequent launch week.
End of the world (as we all know it)
The battle royale development has hit some unlikely targets within the final 12 months or two, however Civilization VI has to rank up close to the highest. This week Firaxis debuted a brand new (and free) Civilization VI mode, “Red Death,” which brings the ol’ shrinking-circle-of-death to turn-based technique. No, actually. Everyone will get a civilian and a handful of navy models, and the final one alive wins. Apparently it began as an April Fools joke and now it’s an precise mode, which appears to be occurring a lot as of late.
Enough about actual Civilization. If you wish to actually impress me, construct video games in Excel. As a part of olcCodeJam2019, developer s0lly created a working model of Civilization solely in Microsoft’s spreadsheet software program. You can seize a replica on itch, or simply watch the video under. (Via PCGamesN)
Kentucky Fried Gamers
And because it’s been a wild week for bizarre information, not even “Civilization in an Excel spreadsheet” can take high billing right here. No, that honor belongs to KFC, which this week revealed the existence of I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator, that includes anime-Colonel Sanders, a corgi chef, and hen. Yes, it’s a real game, and it’s releasing September 24. And uh, whereas we’re at it, appears like KFC goes to sponsor a Rainbow Six Siege event as properly. What a nightmare world.