Little late this week due to some technical difficulties, those difficulties being I was busy meeting up with an old friend who was visiting from New Zealand where he now lives. It was only meant to be an early evening meal, which then turned to a few drinks, and before you know I’m strolling through the door with the Mrs already in bed and not impressed when I said I’d be home at 7:30pm. Oh well, onto the news…
After what has been a hell of a year for Ariana Grande with everything that happened in Manchester, things are starting to return to normal for the popular singer. This week saw the announcement that she was set to return to Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. Having already appeared in the game once before, Ariana inspires another character in the game known as Chic Ariana.
Gamers will be able to acquire the exclusive character starting on the 18th August, through to the 1st September. But, only if they complete the first stage of the “Musical Showdown” event.
Bloober Team’s release >Observer_
You may remember Bloober Team’s horror masterpiece Layers of Fear which was released last year, if not you can check out Stark’s review of the masterpiece edition HERE. Getting back to the news, they’ve been crazy busy since then and have this week released a new psychological horror, >Observer_.
The story sees you play the role of Det. Daniel Lazarski, who is part of a specialised police force who are tasked to defend people from having their fears hacked and then being used as weapons against them. A unique concept that is sure to wreck a few heads for sure.
The game will be available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Telltale Games releasing titles left, right and centre
After not long launching Batman: The Enemy Within, Telltale Games are already releasing another game as this week episode 2 of Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 was made available for download on all platforms. Titled Giant Consequences, the second episode in the season 2 sees the Admin come to Beacontown.
Here’s the trailer to show you what lies ahead for those adventurers brave enough to enter the Minecraft universe:
The Town of Light to support Mental Health Awareness
You may remember a while back we told you about the admirable work being done by Wired Productions to promote issues surrounding Mental Health Awareness, and their latest gesture along with developer LKA.it is taking their generosity to a whole new level. From the 16th August to September 6th, any digital copies of the game will have 25% of their net receipts donated to a fund to support mental health charities, including Take This, Inc.
The promotional offer won’t just benefit charities though, as gamers also get to benefit from a 20% deduction in price which has been negotiated with many retailers.
So why not go get yourself a new game whilst donating money to a great cause at the same time? Go on, treat yourself, you deserve it!
Gamious announce attendance at Gamescom
Yes, the small indie developer who created Team Racing League (read our review of the game HERE), is going to be attending Gamescom this year. And they’ll be showing off their game in some style as they display it in all its glory in a multiplayer cinema setting with 78”screen. Those of you lucky enough to attend Gamescom will be able to play continuous 3on3 matches with the winners being rewarded with game keys, of which a total of 2,000 is up for grabs!
If you aren’t lucky enough though, then we have our own giveaway for a copy of the game right HERE.
Big things on the horizon for We Happy Few
After a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, Gearbox Publishing has stepped in to help Compulsion Games to take We Happy Few to a wider audience. Keeping all creative control on the game though, Compulsion Games are launching their game worldwide on PC, PS4 and Xbox One with an expected date of April 13, 2018. With more content than ever before, the new release will come with a full-length story campaign played as three different characters and more than 250 unique encounters.
Here’s the reveal trailer to show you what these guys have in store:
And that’s all we have for you this week. We’ll be back with some Tech News tomorrow and another Gaming News roundup on Saturday.