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FGQF – New Paper Mario, RIDE 4, PGA TOUR 2K21, Alan Wake, Ghost of Tsushima

A new Paper Mario, a closer look at Ghost of Tsushima, new games from PQube & Team17 and Alan Wake turns 10. All that and more in today's Finger Guns Quick Fire.

Take a look at today’s gaming news as Finger Guns Quick Fire loads it all onto a catapult and fires it into your eye holes. Read on.

Ghost of Tsushima State of Play

At 9PM BST, Sony delivered one of their D̶i̶r̶e̶c̶t̶ State of Play live streams. You can watch it above. This one focuses solely on Ghost of Tsushima. The game looks gorgeous and, for an open world game, seems very innovative. The wind, rather than way points, guide your direction. Jin, the protagonist has several different combat stances which have different damage effects on enemies. The stealth game play, reminiscent of old school Assassin’s Creed, means we won’t need to ask for a feudal Japan entry into Ubisoft’s assassins series either. Sold.

Paper Mario: The Origami King coming to Nintendo Switch in July.

Out of nowhere Nintendo have revealed a brand new entry in the Paper Mario series. The Origami King is coming to Nintendo Switch on July 17th.

In The Origami King, Princess Peach’s castle has been taking over by the King Olly sand it’s up to Mario, the Toads and even Bowser to reclaim the kingdom from this very papery clutches.

The Origami King features various mechanics including the 1,000-Fold Arms ability to extend your arms to interact with the environments and to solve puzzles. Line up scattered enemies in battle and maximise damage with the new ring-based battle system.

Source [YouTube]


No Straight Roads is coming to Xbox One and Switch, alongside PS4 and PC next month.

Metronomik have revealed that No Straight Roads will be coming to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on launch day (June 30th), alongside the previously announced PS4 and PC releases. Three-player co-op is also included along with touchscreen support and single joy-con controller play.

Source [Press Release]


Announcement trailer revealed for RIDE 4

Milestone, the developers of MotoGP 20, have revealed the first trailer for RIDE 4, coming to Steam, PS4 and Xbox One on October 8th.

RIDE 4 features shiny visuals and a renewed Career mode, bringing the player in fast-paced challenges wordwide. A brand new Endurance mode has also been revealed, a rock-hard challenge only for the best of players. Considering the difficult of RIDE as a franchise already, this sounds particularly tough as nails. Yikes.

Check out the trailer below;

Source [Press Release]


DayZ Becomes One of the Most Played Games on Xbox Game Pass

Bohemia Interactive has revealed that DayZ has become a hugely popular title on Xbox Game Pass after becoming available last week on May 7th. Hundreds of thousands of new players accessed the hardcore survival game and has become one of the most played games on Xbox.

Vojtěch Ješátko, Publishing Director at Bohemia Interactive;

“Xbox Game Pass is a great opportunity for us to open the game to a different audience, and to let a massive number of new players experience DayZ in all its crude harshness and beauty, together with the veterans.

Over the years, DayZ has gone through a difficult development, but at Bohemia Interactive, we never lost faith in the game – so seeing its record player numbers across all platforms is a very rewarding moment for the whole team. For us, it also confirms that DayZ still remains an unmatched and unforgettable survival experience.”

Source [Press Release]


The Darwin Project Shutting Down

Looks like the show’s over for Darwin Project. Developer Scavengers has announced the game will no longer receive updates and will remain online until at least the end of the year.

In a blog post, Scavengers said that despite their best efforts, the player base has shrunk to a point where the game has become unsustainable.

Scavengers wrote in their farewell post;

“Over the past years, we saw a decreasing playerbase, and have been working hard on finding solutions –from a new platform development (PS4) to bringing new content (class system, battle passes, systemic maps, customizable craftwheel, new tiles, live events), spectator interactions extension, and continuous optimizations.

We have assessed all potential solutions and scenarios, but unfortunately, Darwin Project is unable to sustain itself thus forcing us to come to this very difficult decision.”

Source [Scavengers]


Boss Fight Trailer arrives for Spongebob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom

The latest trailer has arrived for SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom, released on June 23rd, 2020 for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC. The trailer focuses on the boss fight.

There’s evil afoot! Not only is Bikini Bottom being attacked by an army of evil robots, SpongeBob and his friends also have to face old enemies and gigantic, evil robo-versions of themselves! EVIL!!

Source [Press Release]


A Fold Apart is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on May 19th

Lightning Rod Games’ A Fold Apart is coming to PS4 and Xbox One next week on May 19th.

A Fold Apart tells the story of a couple’s long-distance relationship as the paid navigate the emotional complexities of separation.

Featuring fifty over handcrafted paper-folding puzzles, revealing the narrative told by text messages. A Fold Apart is currently available on PC, Nintendo Switch and Apple Arcade.

Source [Press Release]


Urban Trial Tricky revealed for Nintendo Switch.

Urban Trial Tricky, the latest iteration of the Urban Trial franchise has been revealed for Nintendo Switch. The light-hearted trick-based platforming game is set in a cartoon city with bright visuals and a dynamics tricks system. The game features three modes, over thirty levels and a vast amount of outstanding customisation options in 60 FPS.

Source [Press Release]


Gameplay trailer revealed for Little Town Hero.

A gameplay basics trailer has been revealed for Little Town Hero, available on Switch and PS4 next month.

To protect your home, you’ll need to gather your ideas and fight! With the unique combat system of Little Town Hero, you can plan your attacks, garner support from your friends, and fend off giant monsters with the power of ideas!

Little Town Hero is coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4 on June 26th, 2020.

Source [Press Release]


Devolver & Ronimo Games unveil Eldritch dungeon crawler Blightbound

Blightbound is an online & local co-op multiplayer dungeon crawler from Ronimo Games (Awesomenauts) and Devolver (all the games) in which you’ll be fighting “a terrifying cadre of mystical and monstrous enemies”. The game will be entering early access this year. There’s plans for more than 20 playable heroes, hundreds of items of loot, three distinct lands to traverse and conquer and a slew of free content updates so that Blightbound is “an ever-expanding game with new dungeons to explore”.

Source: [PRESS RELEASE]


Lunch A Palooza Launches On Steam with Console Release Looming

Indie developer Seashell Studio today launched its fast-paced cuisine-themed multiplayer game, Lunch A Palooza for PC. It is available now for 20% off on Steam.

The 1-4 player party game was already finalist of the Indie Prize Showcase for GameDaily Connect USA and Asia as well as making the Pixelatl Showroom Section in Cuernavaca, Mexico. There’s a PS4, Xbox One and Switch release planned for later this year.

Source: [PRESS RELEASE]


PGA TOUR 2K21 Gets Release Date

PGA TOUR 2K21 is set to tee off on the PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia on August 21st, 2020. Justin Thomas is the cover athlete for PGA TOUR 2K21, a 2017 FedExCup Champion, PGA Championship winner, and former World #1 on the Official World Golf Ranking.

Source: [PRESS RELEASE]


Rock of Ages 3 Delayed Due to COVID-19

The tower defence come demolition game Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break has received a small delay, publisher Modus Games have announced. The game is now set to launch July 21, 2020 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.

“Due to current events, Rock of Ages 3 will be launching seven weeks later than originally announced. We regret having to make fans wait, but we want to make sure the final release meets the expectations of our players.” said Shane Bierwith, EVP of Modus Games.

Source: Press Release


“Anime-fused action RPG” Zengeon heading to consoles

Zengeon, which first launched for PC via Steam in June 2019, is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch in 2020, publisher PQube and developer IndieLeague Studio announced. An anime roguelite inspired by ancient Chinese culture and deities, Zengeon has the player “uncover the mystical story by collecting Memory Fragments in levels that change every time you play”. Sold.

Source: Press Release


Team17 sign ‘Greak: Memories of Azur’ for PC and Consoles

Greak: Memories of Azur is a single-player, fantasy Metroidvania that sees players alternate control of three siblings – Greak, Adara, and Raydel – as they attempt to defeat deadly enemies, solve puzzles, and overcome a deadly invasion on their homeland. Team17 are working in collaboration with developer Navegante and Bromio to bring this game to PC and consoles, adding another game to the British publishers portfolio which is already 100+ titles strong.

“Greak: Memories of Azur is a real labour of love for everybody involved with Navegante and our friends from Bromio; we want to create a game that excels artistically and exceeds the players’ expectations. Partnering with Team17 is a dream come true for us, since their track record in nurturing and launching indie titles is incredible, so we’re extremely excited to fulfil our vision for Greak: Memories of Azur with them.”

Rodrigo Fernandez & Gustavo Alcala, Co-Founders, Navegante Entertainment

Source: Press Release

Alan Wake is coming to Xbox One and PC Game Pass next week

As part of the cult classic’s 10th anniversary celebrations, Alan Wake is joining Xbox One and PC Game Pass next week. The news is part of a week of celebrations starting today, the 14th of May, the game’s official anniversary. There’s currently retrospectives on Remedy’s blog and Sam Lake is chatting to the game’s cast, including the voice of Alan himself, Matthew Porretta, on Twitch.

Source


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