Itchy. Scratchy. Newsy. Let’s get right into the gaming news and rumours (I guess?) from June 10th, 2020.
Battlefield 6 Rumoured to Return to Modern-day Setting
A new rumour, which is coming from someone with a good track record of Call of Duty gossip has hinted that the next Battlefield game will return to its routes and go for a modern day setting. As you know, the past two battlefields I and V have been set in World War 1 & 2 respectively.
In various tweets, the rumour instigator Tom Henderson hinted that there probably won’t be gameplay at EA’s Live but perhaps a teaser instead.
Henderson goes on to say that BF6 will be cross-get:
“The next Battlefield title will be on both current-gen and next-gen consoles, with a small number of people working on a feature-limited version for current-gen,”
EA Sports UFC 4 for PS4 appears on PlayStation Network
PS4 Patches, a site that uses bots to track when patches and updates get sent to Sony’s PSN, may have unearthed the new EA Sports UFC game.
Thanks to this site, a file named Magnum was discovered. Once opened it revealed the above graphic, for a possible sequel to the mixed martial art franchise. Although the game itself hasn’t been revealed, all signs point to EA possibly announcing it at their next live event. We’ll keep you posted.
Oliver Twins Collection coming to Evercade.
Here’s something to warm your retro heart this Wednesday, the upcoming handheld retro console Evercade has only gone and secured The Oliver Twins Collection for its library.
The collection which features *deep breath* Treasure Island Dizzy, Fantastic Dizzy, Go! Dizzy Go!, Dizzy The Adventurer, Panic Dizzy, Wonderland Dizzy, Mystery World Dizzy and BMX Simulator, FireHawk, DreamWorld Pogie and Super Robin Hood(!) is a special edition cartridge with all of the profits going to the National Video Game Museum charity.
The collection brings together basically some of the best games of the NES era, and joins a handheld which is beginning to look hugely enticing, with the likes of Atari, Namco Museum, Mega Cat Studios, Data East, Interplay, Songbird Interactive and Technos also being represented on the system (you can also plug it into your TV via HDMI for full screen retro goodness).
The Oliver Twins;
“We were really excited to hear about the Evercade. It promised to be an awesome way to play officially licensed Retro games, either on the move or the TV – with classic collectable Cartridges. It was well designed and a great price. What could be better?!
Then they reached out to Codemasters and us to ask permission for a special Oliver Twins collection which would include 11 of our classic 8-bit console games!
That now makes it the best Retro console in our eyes and we’re really pleased that thousands more people will be able to enjoy the games we wrote around 30 years ago!
The lovely people at Blaze and Codemasters have also agreed that ALL profits and licencing royalties go to charity.”
Evercade is due for a release in Q3 of 2020.
Source [Press Release]
No Man’s Sky gets Crossplay Multiplayer / Game Pass Date.
A cool bite of news has just landed for the almighty No Man’s Sky.
First up it’s been now confirmed that the game will join Xbox Game Pass from tomorrow (June 11th), along with the Windows 10 version of the game which will land on Xbox Game Pass for PC on the same day.
Along with this, Mr. Sean Murray himself has confirmed that No Man’s Sky will be getting crossplay multiplayer, also from tomorrow.
As one of the still few games that support crossplay, this means that PC, Xbox One and PS4 players will be joining together looking for something to be getting on with in the No Man’s Sky universe.
Sure there’s something by now, right?
Source [NMS Blog]
NACON To Hold Their Own Not-E3 Digital Conference
The French publisher NACON is to hold it’s first ever digital conference joining the dozen others doing so in lieu of E3. On the 7th of July at 6PM BEST / 7PM CEST / 10AM PT, the publisher’s youtube channel will “feature a wide range of announcements, gameplay video presentations and a few surprises”.
Source: Press Release
Ponpu Get’s Later Release Date But Added Multiplayer
Developer Purple Tree Studio and publisher Zordix today announced that their upcoming four-player duck-on-duck destruction game Ponpu will feature both local and online multiplayer when it releases for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam, and Xbox One this Fall. The game was originally due to release in June but has been delayed.
“Across an expansive single-player campaign, your Ponpu will battle its way through 10 challenging worlds, while fighting off rival Ponpu and enormous, deadly and grotesque bosses. In the newly announced online multiplayer support, up to four Ponpu anywhere in the real-world can duke it out across three frenetic modes, including Coin Chase (get those coins before the competition!), Color Fight (your attack spread paint through the level, cover the most real estate with your color to win!), and good old-fashioned team deathmatch (kill, kill, kill!), with each win, kill and stat tracked via a handy new global ranking system.”
A demo for Ponpu will be available as part of the Steam Game Festival, Summer Edition, taking place from June 16th through June 22nd.
Source: Press Release.
Paradise Lost Trailer Coming at Escapist Indie Showcase
Remember Paradise Lost? The PC and (as of yet unconfirmed but apparently a dead cert) PS5 game about a parallel universe where WWII didn’t end and the Nazi’s nuked Polan? Well, in a weird announcement, publishers All In! games have announced that a trailer for the game will be shown at the Escapist Indie Showcase tomorrow. An announcement for a trailer? Must be something special…
Source: Press Release
Gravity Heroes announced for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
PQube, Studica Solution and Electric Monkeys have today announced Gravity Heroes for PC/Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This 2D arena shooter lets players manipulate gravity, loot randomly dropped weapons and power-ups as they fight off hordes of robotic enemies either player solo or with up to 3 friends locally.
Gravity Heroes has a story as old as time – synthetic life and machines have risen up and threaten to break a peace pact. To investigate and prevent this, a special task force has been formed: the Gravity Heroes. The game’s main mechanic allows you to evade and shoot enemies while walking on the ceiling, the walls or just floating around.
Gravity Heroes will be available in Q1 2021 for PC on Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Source: Press Release
Ary and the Secret of Seasons delayed to September
Originally scheduled to release on July 28th, the 3D adventure game Ary and the Secret of Seasons has been delayed until an unspecified date in September. It will be available for for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam. The delay came coupled with this message from publisher Modus Games:
“Today, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your continued interest in Ary and the Secret of Seasons. As much as we would love to release the game on time, events out of our control have delayed some important milestones. Therefore, we are delaying the game’s launch until September 2020. While our first priority is to keep our development teams safe during COVID-19, it is always with a heavy heart that we have to push games back. We are working hard to finish the game, and the additional time will ensure we are able to put forth the best product possible. Thank you very much for your continued support, The Modus Team.”
Source: Press Release
Summer in Mara Gets Story Trailer Ahead June Release
Summer in Mara, which is due out for Switch and PC via Steam on June 16th. It’s scheduled to release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later. Ahead of it’s release, Chibig Studio has released the official story trailer for for the game above.
Scandinavian Adventure Roki Get’s “Folksong” Trailer
Publisher United Label and developer Polygon Treehouse have released a new teaser trailer for narrative adventure game Roki dubbed “Folksong.”
We’ve been following Roki for a while and it managed to make our list of best games from EGX 2019. A a dark contemporary fairy tale underpinned by a touching narrative, alluring art style, ancient puzzles and atmospheric exploration, Roki is heavily inspired by Scandinavian folklore.
Roki is due out for Switch and PC in 2020.
Dead Space, Binary Domain and Shadow of Mordor Writer hypes PS5 Event
In a now deleted tweet, writer Antony Johnston announced that a game he has been working on for two years will be getting revealed at Sony’s PS5 event.
“As some of you know, I’ve been working on a big videogame for almost 2 years now. In totally unrelated news, you should all watch the PS5 launch event on Thursday. 🧐June 9, 2020“Antony Johnston
Antony Johnston’s video game credits include Dead Space, Binary Domain, Shadow of Mordor and ZombiU. The game Johnston is attached too isn’t guaranteed to be a sequel to any of these games however. The writers credits include a number of well loved comic books – Wasteland, Alex Rider – as well as original novels. We don’t have to wait long to find out what this game actually is…
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