Showing posts with label 505 Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 505 Games. Show all posts

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Horace Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away free copy of indie platformer title Horace on PC platform for this week.

Even after fulfilling their promise of giving away free games for a year, Epic Games didn't stop offering PC titles on Epic Games Store and has confirmed earlier to continue rolling out more freebies on a weekly schedule throughout 2020.

This week, EGS has a fair-looking indie 2D pixel art platformer Horace from publisher 505 Games that is available to claim and add to your online collection of games forever before January 18, 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM EDT.

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Horace Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Horace follows the story of a household robot that lives with a family for a while and bonds with its each member. In one unfortunate event, he gets separated and deactivated for a few years before he gets online somehow.

Rebooted back to a world that he couldn't relate to anymore with his family in it and so, he takes it upon himself to find them. This engaging experience of a small robot was developed by Paul Helman and Sean Scaplehorn.

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There are aspects of a regular platform game with player character having some basic abilities, which expands later on. It features some jokes and quips on pop culture references that people with an enthusiasm for older days will surely enjoy.

For their giveaway of next week, Epic Games Store will serve 2013 logic-based puzzle game The Bridge from developer/publisher The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild and it will go live on January 18 to remain until January 30.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Control and Death Stranding Gets Most Nominations at DICE Awards

Control and Death Stranding are on top list of nominees at D.I.C.E. Awards, receiving eight nominations each.

Despite being two major contenders for "Game of the Year" accolades for 2019, both Control and Death Stranding ended up losing the crown to action-adventure title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by Japanese studio From Software.

Now those two games are heading to upcoming 23rd annual D.I.C.E. Awards this award season earning most number of nominations each, to compete against each other over multiple categories including Game of the Year.

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Control and Death Stranding Gets Most Nominations at DICE Awards

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Though started off with a few issues on consoles at launch, reception towards Control was mostly positive. However, that didn't reflect largely when it comes to winning awards and it has won for Best Art Direction at TGA 2019.

On the other hand, social strand genre pioneer Death Stranding was a highly-anticipated title from game director Hideo Kojima following his infamous departure from Konami and has divided audience in terms of reviews.

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These titles are going to be challenging each other for winning on Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Character, Outstanding Technical Achievement and lastly for Game of the Year categories.

Death Stranding is challenging its worthy rival twice as hard for its place in Outstanding Achievement in Character group with Cliff Unger portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen and Sam Porter Bridges played by Norman Reedus.

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Set to take place on February 13, 2020, awards ceremony for Design Innovate Communicate Entertain has been one of the oldest shows within video game industry that made its debut back in 1998 to honor winners of previous year.

Control and Death Stranding will have their chance at a few more events to win over GOTY. When we are done with D.I.C.E. Awards, there are both Game Developers Choice Awards and New York Game Awards coming this year.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Control Getting Expeditions Mode

Expeditions game mode for Control introduce new series of challenges, available from today as a free update.

Despite having a much-deserved nomination for "Game of the Year" title this year, action-adventure game Control couldn't be the winner but was recognized for "Best Art Direction" category at The Game Awards 2019.

As revealed earlier in post-launch content roadmap, developer Remedy Entertainment and publisher 505 Games releases first-ever free content update Expeditions for the game on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Control Getting Expeditions Mode

RELATED: Control Post-Launch Content Roadmap

Take a look at official trailer of free content update Expeditions, showcasing new game mode for Control.




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Expeditions mode is a challenging new experience to test out skills of a player in character build, combat and loadout. Once you have completed "My Brother’s Keeper" main mission, you can get access to this timed game mode.

There is an old-timey jukebox, which is another Object of Power that is kept in a remote room near to Central Executive area. When all jukebox tokens are collected, players will hear a song that would transport Jesse Faden into another dimension.

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How To Access Expeditions

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Once you are transported to Quarry Threshold, you have only 25 minutes to wrap up Expedition. It is already pretty difficult to complete and you are sent back to where you came from when your time is finally up.

You can defeat select enemies, complete Bureau Alerts and Board Countermeasures or buy more jukebox tokens from Astral Constructs menu. Expeditions have three tiers and they are all unlocked in a cycle and each one more difficult.

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Get Jukebox Tokens

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Accessing further tiers will cost you more tokens but gives you a chance to reap better rewards. Playing through Expeditions, Jesse has chances to get brand-new outfit, earn abundant crafting materials and mods for her Service Weapon.

Each time you go out trying your luck, there would be different gameplay factors like weapon damage getting significant buff, ammo generating faster or Jesse's supernatural abilities becomes less effective against Hiss enemies.

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Challenging Combat Experience

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Expeditions will serve as free end-game content and bundled with December update that comes with a bunch of fixes and optimizations. Some issues regarding HUD elements and random camera glitch has been taken care of.

Third-person action game Control will get Foundation, its first paid DLC on March 26, 2020 for all major platforms. A follow-up second expansion pack titled AWE will arrive on middle of next year to explore further oddity.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Death Stranding Announced for PC

Kojima Productions finally confirms PC version of Death Stranding is coming in summer 2020 from publisher 505 Games.

Over a week from global release, upcoming action game Death Stranding will be arriving on November 8, 2019 for PlayStation 4 players to enjoy. However, this highly-anticipated title from Hideo Kojima is no longer a PS4-exclusive.

Today, developer Kojima Productions has officially confirmed that PC version of their latest social strand game will become available sometime on early summer of 2020 with publisher 505 Games in charge of its distribution.

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Death Stranding Announced for PC

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Although originally announced for PS4, platform exclusivity of Kojima's next project has always been shrouded into mystery but once it was delisted from exclusive game catalogue of official website, fans were hopeful to see a PC release.

Also, it was revealed years ago by Kojima himself when his partnership with publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment was revealed but that Q&A session by PlayStation Europe was later deleted to simply keep focus on PS4 launch.

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Aside from a pending official release date announcement, 505 Games has yet to reveal to fans whether or not they will bring DS to popular storefront like Steam or will it be a timed exclusive for Epic Games Store for PC platform.

Spending four years in development time, Death Stranding is finally getting released over Sony consoles very soon and PC gamers will be able to experience first Hideo Kojima directed game next year following his departure from Konami.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Control Getting Photo Mode

Long-anticipated Photo Mode feature is heading to Control tomorrow to let you capture its striking aesthetic.

Following its launch back in August 2019, action-adventure game Control from developer Remedy Entertainment and publisher 505 Games has seen overly positive response on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

A post-launch content roadmap was revealed last month that includes two upcoming expansions alongside a brand-new game mode and a much requested Photo Mode, which is arriving soon on October 16, 2019.

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Control Getting Photo Mode

RELATED: Control Post-Launch Content Roadmap

In a latest Update 1.04, Photo Mode will be added and can be found within Options menu. Camera can be moved left to right to focus on object or pan up and down using thumb sticks or trigger buttons of a controller in console.

You can begin capturing any fascinating visuals starting from Brutalist hallways of the Oldest House or protagonist Jesse Faden wielding her supernatural gifts against Hiss-corrupted enemies around her to unleash your creativity.

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Change Focus Distance

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There are two tabs in menu just like any regular camera, which are Camera and Filters tab. You can roll around a subject, adjust depth of field, focus distance, or even broaden and tighten field of view before taking a shot in Camera.

Before applying multiple different filters on a scene, remove Jesse or all other characters from any scene, or even do both using Filters tab. Options to reset a shot and hiding all UI are available for your convenience as well.

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Adjust Aperture and Depth

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Inside of ever-changing surroundings of the Bureau that houses stranger things from other dimensions, aligns perfectly with its uniquely creepy aesthetic and strong colors, a Photo Mode is a feature that was long overdue.

A new game mode Expeditions is planned for Control to release on December 2019 to challenge players in a set time to get precious rewards. However, different modifiers will make things tricky for Jesse each time she ventures into it.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Indivisible Out Now

Action role-playing-platform game Indivisible from Lab Zero Games and 505 Games is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Born from a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, action role-playing-platform title Indivisible from developer Lab Zero Games and publisher 505 Games releases today for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

After their work on 2D fighting game Skullgirls received critical-acclaim, developers started working on their newest project. Its gameplay mechanics has turn-based RPG elements that reside with a mix of platforming exploration.

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Indivisible Out Now

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Indivisible centers around a fearless girl named Ajna in its lead role, who has mysterious abilities absorb incarnations within her. These powers awakened when her village was burned down by warlord and sent her on hot pursuit.

Throughout her journey across the fantasy world of Loka, she will come across a wide array of guest characters that will be of her assistance. Also, there are many incarnations to encounter, so that she can absorb them and help her fight.

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Hand-Animated Combat Sequences

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"Incarnations" will draw themselves inside her inner realm sometimes and would only appear when she will need them. Since they all possess different unique abilities and skills, choosing them wisely will be critical for fights.

Being a rebel by nature, Ajna will develop more skills and will learn more about herself as she keep exploring. There is an assortment of over 20 customizable characters and an experimental battle system always keeps things interesting.

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Meet New Incarnations

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A launch trailer came out showcasing key-features and mainline story of the game and for heralding its arrival.




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Its characters and surrounding world is inspired by a wide array of diverse cultures and mythos. Moveset for actions are pretty easy to get a hold on and players can certainly defy a few turns if they really need to or attack all at once.

Indivisible retained the signature hand-drawn style of its creators that gives it a unique vibe in overall. Lab Zero Games did a fine job in seamlessly merging platforming and real-time combat mechanics onto an overlay of a solid story.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Dead by Daylight: Stranger Things Chapter DLC Out Now

Horrors of Upside Down has made it to Dead by Daylight in latest Stranger Things chapter DLC, out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Always introducing new and interesting elements to asymmetric survival horror game Dead by Daylight, developer Behaviour Interactive and publisher 505 Games opted in for a crossover with Netflix sci-fi horror series Stranger Things.

This latest DLC chapter is already out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which includes a new killer, two survivors and a map location. Also, developers felt generous enough to kick-start a sale on all major platforms this week.

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Dead by Daylight: Stranger Things Chapter DLC Out Now

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DBD is now having an 80's vibe with introduction of popular scary elements of Stranger Things into Entity's World. On its fourth year of content, more nightmare fuel is added to the mix to force survivors into facing new challenges.

Behaviour teamed up with online streaming giant Netflix to work on newest DLC chapter that includes monstrous Demogorgon creature, investigative reporter Nancy Wheeler and everyone's favorite big brother Steve Harrington.

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Survivors of Hawkins

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Underground Complex of Hawkins National Laboratory will now become a killing ground for the supernatural hunter from an alternate dimension called Upside Down that Nancy and Steve will try to get away from at any cost.

Demogorgon is a humanoid monstrosity that is quick and brutal, who creates portals on ground or wall and travels through them to reach its prey. It's very presence changes surrounding environment and even affects nearby survivors.

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Holes in Abyss

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Many aspects of the series are awfully similar to themes of DBD that nicely blended into its current lore and 1vs4 gameplay. Stranger Things chapter also breaks a trend by adding a non-human killer for the first time with two unique survivors.

Picking up only Nancy and Steve from many fan-favorite characters was tough but it was their survival skills that made them a perfect fit. Harrington is more resilient to take beating whereas Wheeler is good at scouting and stealthy approach.

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Dead by Daylight Steam Sale Week

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PC version of the game is currently free for a week on Steam and you can then purchase it at 50% off until September 23, 2019. Players on console can have it at half price on PlayStation Store and $10.00 discount at Microsoft Store.

Dead by Daylight has debuted iconic psychotic killers like Freddy Krueger and Ghost Face in past but adding apex predator Demogorgon into the mix only teases possibility of bringing Aliens and Predator on board for upcoming hunting seasons.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Control DLC May Have Alan Wake Crossover

Recently revealed post-launch DLC content for Control may finally tie in to story of Alan Wake in 2020.

In a recent venture with publisher 505 Games, developer Remedy Entertainment has seen critical and commercial success with release of action-adventure game Control on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

According to their latest announcement for upcoming post-launch content roadmap for the game, two new expansions are revealed and one of them is clearly teasing a tie-in to 2010 supernatural horror universe of Alan Wake.

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Control DLC May Have Alan Wake Crossover

RELATED: Control Post-Launch Content Roadmap

Before Control, Finnish developer Remedy made a reputation with critically acclaimed psychological thriller title Alan Wake. Although there was a stand-alone follow-up title Alan Wake's American Nightmare, fans never got a true sequel.

Players have already found clues, documents and Easter eggs during their mind-bending exploration of Control that clearly points at events of Bright Falls from first Alan Wake game that was launched almost 10 years ago for Xbox 360.

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Initially, it was an easily missable teaser image of Control's second expansion AWE but when Remedy creative director/writer Sam Lake shared that image on Twitter with a cryptic caption, many people starts noticing what was up.


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A closer look at poster of AWE expansion reveals official box art of Alan Wake in top half of its lettering that sued fonts from the same game. In below half, protagonist Jesse Faden of Control is probably fighting Hiss at Federal Bureau of Control.

AWE can either stand for either "Alan Wake Experience" or Altered World Events and the latter one actually makes more sense. Remedy has also teased these references earlier in their 2016 sci-fi adventure shooter title Quantum Break.

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Alan Wake Reference in Quantum Break

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Although both Alan Wake and Control are set on different plots, many hints suggest that they both are from same universe and maybe even the latter is some sort of continuation of events that took place in Washington forest a decade ago.

According to press release, AWE will arrive on mid-2020 and will send Jesse to investigations sector of Oldest House, a part where FBC keeps tabs on Altered World Events and Bright Falls' case was what the Bureau investigated earlier.

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With every lead matching and pointing to each other, there could is a very good chance for a crossover event or even nothing at all. If not anything, it can very much help revive a beloved series once again by providing a great launch pad.

Through its ending, Control has set up possibilities for a potential sequel to expand further on lead character Jesse Faden's story and despite Remedy expressing to make Alan Wake 2, nothing can be said for sure until next year.