Showing posts with label Obsidian Entertainment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Obsidian Entertainment. Show all posts

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon DLC Announced

Obsidian announces first DLC expansion for The Outer Worlds, titled Peril on Gorgon at Xbox Games Showcase.

An unexpected gem of 2019, sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division received critical-acclaim and amazing sales milestone shortly after its anticipated release.

In response to an incredible player reception, Obsidian promised to release a narrative-focused DLC last year. TOW first expansion pack, Peril on Gorgon is announced today at Xbox Games Showcase and set to arrive on September 9, 2020.

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The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon DLC Announced

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Peril on Gorgon gets a brand-new trailer from Obsidian, teasing its story premise and upcoming content.




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Players will return back to Halcyon star system to take a new assignment that takes them to Gorgon asteroid. A bizarre adventure will ensue in deep space as you are tasked to investigate Spacer's Choice facility and face its perils.

You will be trying to uncover the mystery of a substance known as Adrena-Time stimulant, which is similar to bullet-time effect. Aside from new playable map, Peril on Gorgon DLC will add armors, weapons and raise level cap to 33.

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During your time at Spacer's Choice, you will come across new NPCs and discover reasons behind shutdown of Gorgon Project. There will be new enemies to encounter and three new science weapons to wield for self-defense.

Players require reaching colonized moon of Monarch to get access to newly revealed open-world sections. At Gorgon, you will get to explore unseen corners of Halcyon colony that involves large outdoors and narrow interior.

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Obsidian is currently planning to include nearly 6-8 hours long gameplay for latest expansion of The Outer Worlds, tied to main campaign. On a later date, Peril on Gorgon DLC will be released on Nintendo Switch handheld consoles as well.

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon DLC will be available to purchase on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $14.99 only. Or you can buy TOW Expansion Pass for $24.99 to receive Murder on Eridanos on launch.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch New Release Date

Obsidian announces a June 2020 release date for long-awaited Nintendo Switch version of The Outer Worlds.

Though 2019's acclaimed sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds by developer Obsidian Entertainment was set to launch on Nintendo Switch last month, everything came to a halt due to global pandemic of COVID-19.

It has recently revealed via an official announcement from Obsidian today that both digital and physical version of The Outer Worlds gets a brand-new release date of arrival for Nintendo hybrid handheld console on June 5, 2020.

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The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch New Release Date

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Previously planned for a March 6 release, TOW was unfortunately pushed back when its port developer Virtuos Games had to suddenly close down their studio like all Chinese offices amidst an initial outbreak of Coronavirus in February.

Before news of delay came in, fans were unhappy over a physical release without cartridge that charges full price for an empty case and publisher Private Division decided to include a game card for retail copies taking notice of their feedback.

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Another thing players need to keep in mind that TOW will be receiving a day one patch worth nearly 6 GB with added hi-res textures, gameplay optimization and other essential fixes to improve your overall experience on Switch.

For a standard price of $59.99 only, The Outer Worlds digital and physical versions for Nintendo Switch will be available on given date. Obsidian is also planning to release a Steam version of TOW for PC platform later at some point in 2020.

Friday, February 7, 2020

The Outer Worlds Hits 2 Million Sales

Revealed during a Take-Two Interactive earnings call, The Outer Worlds have sold over 2 million copies since launch.

Despite never having a chance to explore possibilities of a sequel of Fallout: New Vegas, developer Obsidian Entertainment saw great success with 2019 sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Currently awaiting launch of a Nintendo Switch version that has now been delayed indefinitely, TOW has recently reached a new milestone of selling over 2 million copies across all major platforms in just a few months after release.

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The Outer Worlds Hits 2 Million Sales

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Built upon action-RPG style of Mass Effect and New Vegas, the game largely focuses on player choices and actions. In spite of having a bunch of major bugs at launch, people have been very positive towards Obsidian's latest project.

This impressive milestone was achieved in its 15 weeks lifetime on PC, PS4 and Xbox consoles. TOW was also available for members of Xbox Game Pass at release and therefore, more than 2 million players has been part of its experience.

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These numbers were revealed in an earnings call for Take-Two Interactive, parent company of publisher Private Division. CEO Strauss Zelnick is really unsure whether a day-one release for Game Pass had any negative impact on its sales.

Xbox Game Studios internal development team, Matt Booty believes The Outer Worlds to be an enduring franchise, thus hinting at a sequel. Besides, Obsidian has already announced a new story-based DLC that is coming soon this year.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Outer Worlds for Nintendo Switch Delayed Due to Coronavirus

Because of recent Coronavirus outbreak, Nintendo Switch port of The Outer Worlds is now delayed indefinitely.

Ahead of its release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, developer Obsidian Entertainment revealed plans to launch a Nintendo Switch version of their 2019 sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds.

An official date for Switch release of TOW was confirmed by publisher Private Division earlier but that has now been delayed indefinitely due to studio close down that was developing the port, following recent Coronavirus outbreak in China.

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The Outer Worlds for Nintendo Switch Delayed Due to Coronavirus

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Singaporean developer Virtuos was tasked to port The Outer Worlds on Switch, which was originally scheduled to arrive on March 6, 2020. However, they had to close down all of their Chinese offices in wake of a sudden epidemic.

This unfortunate event is causing an unexpected delay to overall work progress and dev team will need more time to complete development. As soon as a new launch window is worked out by Virtous team, it will be revealed very soon.

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Private Division has announced this news of delay on their official Twitter account alongside more details.


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Previously, Switch version of TOW was planned for a physical release without a cartridge but a download code in an empty case. This was seen as a cash grab move by majority of player community and was criticized on social media.

Whether or not as a response to that feedback, Private Division will now include a game card for physical package of The Outer Worlds. Hopefully, people would appreciate their decision to offer actual value rather than just a code in a box.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch Release Date

Obsidian has finally revealed a release date for Nintendo Switch version of sci-fi RPG title The Outer Worlds.

Even before 2019 sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds could launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a Nintendo Switch version was confirmed by developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division.

Original announcement for a port for Switch console of the game came from senior producer Matthew Singh of Obsidian by end of July last year and now an official date set for launch is revealed to be on March 6, 2020.

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The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Upon release, TOW will become available on Nintendo eShop for digital download priced $59.99 only. Simultaneously, a physical version will also arrive on retail stores with a download code inside its box and no game cartridge.

This is a huge bummer for collectors who simply don't want to buy an empty case without a game card, which essentially means that many Switch owners would have to purchase an extra SD card after paying its full price already.

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After this news was reported by Destructoid, Twitter user @Nibellion has pointed it out by posting an image.


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The Outer Worlds base game has a file size of nearly 20 GB on PS4 console and Private Division could have easily ported that on Switch if they wanted to. Even for downloading TOW from eShop and play, players would still require a cartridge.

Bethesda pulled such a trick with physical release of their latest co-op shooter title Wolfenstein: Youngblood. However, CD Projekt Red has fitted The Witcher 3 main game and all post-launch DLCs into a single SD card for a Switch release.

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Obsidian has teamed-up with Virtuos, who previously worked on Switch port of Dark Souls: Remastered and L.A. Noire. Also, a story-based DLC expansion is announced to release this year to show support to player community.

The Outer Worlds mostly received positive reviews aside from some criticism for its timed-exclusivity at Epic Games Store. It will be more fun for Nintendo Switch players to enjoy this acclaimed sci-fi RPG on portable system.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add The Witcher 3, Untitled Goose Game and More

Nearing end of year 2019, Xbox Game Pass brings new games like The Witcher 3, Untitled Goose Game and more.

Keeping up with their reputation for being called Netflix of video games, Microsoft Studios continues to bring more fan-favorite titles for members of Xbox Game Pass monthly subscription service to enjoy on Xbox One consoles.

In next few days, Game Pass will unleash a few more exciting titles that all of their subscribers will be get on board with. You can pre-install Bleeding Edge, Gears Tactics and Ori and the Will of the Wisps on PC to download automatically on launch.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add The Witcher 3, Untitled Goose Game and More

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Life is Strange 2: Episode 5 | Console, Ultimate
In episodic graphic adventure title Life Is Strange 2, developer Dontnod Entertainment and publisher Square Enix explores a journey of two brothers who heads out to Mexico as fugitives following a tragic incident back in home.

Sean and Daniel are almost near the border but there are still some challenges on their way. Every action they have taken so far to reach their father's hometown has led them to this point on road and it has come to an end in Episode 5.

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Life is Strange 2: Episode 5 on Xbox Game Pass

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Pillars of Eternity | Console, Ultimate
Commonly referred to spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate, acclaimed RPG title Pillars of Eternity from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Paradox Interactive focuses on party-based tactical combat and offers a gripping story.

Every additional piece of content that was released for PC version as well as all DLC packs and expansions are now included in Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition for console for players to get a wholesome experience in one package.

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Pillars of Eternity on Xbox Game Pass

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | Console, Ultimate
Among all three titles of The Witcher franchise based on novels of author Andrzej Sapkowski, 2015 action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red has been the most beloved to fans.

You can get back to monster hunting business as Geralt of Rivia a day before first season of live-action Witcher series premiers on Netflix and set for a story-driven adventure that sends you to find a child of Elder Blood in a fantasy universe.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Xbox Game Pass

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Even though having a reputation of being an absolute mad lad, people seem to can't get enough of this meddling goose and now he has made way to Game Pass to throw your stuffs away, or at least will try to if you let him.

Become a honking agent of chaos in this stealth-sandbox puzzle game and take stuff away from people of an unsuspecting village. Annoy the heck out of everyone with your sneaking skills because it is fun and create funny situations.

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Untitled Goose Game on Xbox Game Pass

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Also, retro side-scrolling title Headlander and arcade-style football game Tecmo Bowl Throwback are about to leave Game Pass library very soon but you can get them at 20% off price as membership discount to keep playing.

Although there are frequent offers on signing up to Xbox Game Pass for great prices every now and then, you can get a 3 months membership right now for $1 only and that is a great yearend deal for any new member willing to try it out.

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Outer Worlds First DLC Coming in 2020

Obsidian has announced story-based DLC for their acclaimed RPG game The Outer Worlds, coming next year.

Only months after release on all major platforms, sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds has managed to be nominated as a contender for "Game of the Year" title at The Game Awards 2019 but lost to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Nevertheless, developer Obsidian Entertainment is very much thankful to all players who supported their effort by nominating them and announces to release a new story-based DLC next year to further expand the narrative.

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The Outer Worlds First DLC Coming in 2020

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Social media manager for Obsidian forum conveyed this news from developers in a recent post to say thanks for support they received from player community but no official release window for upcoming expansion is given yet.

Despite frequent requests from fans, there has been no mention of DLC plans for TOW in forums or subreddits up until now. Whether or not they will make this a free offering or premium release has to be cleared as well.

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Official statement posted in forum gave out no more details other than promising a new DLC for next year.

The reception to The Outer Worlds has been unbelievable to see, and even just being nominated means a lot. However, the journey isn't over yet as we are excited to announce that we will be expanding the story through DLC next year! Details will be made available at a later date.

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Obsidian received three nominations in three categories; Best RPG, Best Narrative and Game of the Year at TGA 2019. Voice actor Ashly Burch (Horizon Zero Dawn, Life Is Strange) was chosen as well for her performance in role of Parvati Holcomb.

The Outer Worlds from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division is out now on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a Nintendo Switch version scheduled to arrive at some point in 2020.

Friday, November 1, 2019

The Outer Worlds Player Beats Game on Max Difficulty, Non-Lethal Run

YouTube gamer Kyle Hinckley took a challenge to beat The Outer Worlds in hardcore difficulty and without killing anyone.

Within weeks of its worldwide release on all major platforms, sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds by developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division has been making all sort of positive buzz in gaming world.

Since the game is offering players a bucket load of choices to pursue that adds value of replayability, anyone can choose to do anything and one player among all decided to avoid violence and play like a complete pacifist.

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The Outer Worlds Player Beats Game on Max Difficulty, Non-Lethal Run

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YouTuber Kyle Hinckley took a path to of peace where he keep away from killing anyone directly and see what that leads him to. If that was not already tricky enough to pull, he chose to do that in Supernova, toughest difficulty of the game.

Obsidian actually allows players to complete many in-game main quests without having to murder anyone. If there seem to be a situation where that doesn't seem like a viable option, you just need to come up with a way somehow.

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In one of his missions, he had to use a computer to wrap things up but there were two caterpillars on his way and he had to hide but since he cannot use the PC without alerting them, a tactical time dilation became his solution.

Another case presented a situation where he had to enter in a room with a character but it would lead to crashes. So, he made that NPC to do his bidding by using a mind control ray that lead into them attacking one another and he moves forward.

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Doing this has made the game completely skip an impending cut-scene for some reason but let Hinckley proceed anyway. In most cases, he simply talked his way out of troubles or simply ran away from clashes when deemed necessary.

Not only he was busy evading conflicts but also focused on none would get hurt by any of his cohorts too by setting them to passive mode. Occasionally, he used many tools and weapons to affect circumstances but never directly for killing.

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Kyle uploaded a series of playthrough videos on his YouTube channel "The Weirdist" for viewers to enjoy and here is where it all starts.




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Surviving in a hostile alien world of Halcyon requires skill and therefore, his character is armed with high charm and temperament. Though he lacked experience due to no combat, but smaller stuffs like hacking and lock picking took care of that.

The Outer Worlds is currently available on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a Steam release to follow soon as well. A port for Nintendo Switch has also been announced lately for an early 2020 release.

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Outer Worlds Launch Trailer

Obsidian Entertainment releases official launch trailer of The Outer Worlds to herald its upcoming release.

We are exactly a week away from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division to release their upcoming role-playing game The Outer Worlds on October 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Players who love sci-fi RPG genre are already pretty pumped up for this largely anticipated single-player title that revolves around space exploration and a newly revealed trailer starts showcasing more of player-driven story elements.

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The Outer Worlds Launch Trailer

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Just ahead of its worldwide release, an official launch trailer is dropped focusing on various player choices.




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Small bits of footage from trailer shows off how player character has made quite a reputation into a space colony as a stranger right after waking up from cryosleep and arriving there to find his way into a new world full of possibilities.

Either try to sneaking up on unsuspecting enemy like an assassin or starts smashing up robots in true spirit of a brawler, actions of your character will shape up a persona to people around that also depends on a playstyle that suits you.

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However, whether or not you choose to be a beacon of hope for Halcyon Colony or a gruesome antagonist is completely up to you. Whoever you choose to be, it will all reflect on your actions and a branching story will unfold as you go.

Despite being considered an Epic Games Store-exclusive title for a year, PC version of The Outer Worlds is available on Microsoft Store and members of Xbox Game Pass can play it for free against their monthly subscription.

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Small pieces of exciting gameplay also offer a glimpse to a colorful alien world and interesting combat system. There will be no shortage of witty dialogue from friendly NPCs as you make progress as a good guy, villain or even a Moon Man?

The Outer Worlds clearly radiating signature styles of Obsidian all over it, which is a bit assuring. Aside from launching on major platforms, a Nintendo Switch port has been announced earlier but no official release date is given just yet.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Outer Worlds to Host Twitch Stream Before Release

Obsidian Entertainment plans to host a live stream on Twitch Plays for sci-fi RPG title The Outer Worlds ahead of release.

Anticipation around upcoming action role-playing game The Outer Worlds from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division is steering through roofs as it approaches near launch date of October 25, 2019.

To do something rather different to promote their upcoming title among video game loving curious crowd, Obsidian decided to live stream their latest first-person sci-fi RPG on Twitch platform days before worldwide release.

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The Outer Worlds to Host Twitch Stream Before Release

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News came out earlier that TOW will be a pre-release title for Twitch Plays, starting from October 22, 3 PM PT/6 PM EST. It would surely be interesting to see a playthrough ahead of official launch and what story we ended up on.

The Outer Worlds is going to become first ever unreleased Twitch Plays title ever but unlike many other games, it will not have an open-ended outcome because of a player-driven narrative and could lead to total chaos all over.

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Back in 2014, Twitch Plays was introduced as an interactive stream where viewers will make in-game decisions by typing into chat and then a bot will input those commands into game, which turned out to be a huge success for the platform.

Initial test run for their steam was Twitch Plays Pokémon and it took so long to complete as people were driving player character in wrong directions every time but the social experiment was proven to be a success nevertheless.

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Since RPG titles are driven by choice, it may go so many ways and apparently, Obsidian is on board with that idea of marketing because it will create an anarchical playstyle with some contribution from community which completely suits TOW.

The Outer Worlds will arrive on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms very shortly, followed by a Nintendo Switch version that was announced a few months back, to take players to Halcyon colony on edge of the galaxy.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Outer Worlds PAX West 2019 Trailer

Latest trailer of The Outer Worlds shown at PAX West 2019 takes you for some dystopian space adventure.

Currently scheduled to release on October 25, 2019, upcoming anticipated role-playing game The Outer Worlds from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division is all set to arrive on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Since we are only a few months away from launch, some more details and tidbits about the game wouldn't really hurt. Therefore, a brand-new trailer has debuted at PAX West 2019, showing more of its in-game environment.

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The Outer Worlds PAX West 2019 Trailer

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An introduction to a new world remains focal point of latest video that comes with a glimpse at gameplay as well.




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What we can see above is a recruitment ad for people interested to join Halcyon Colony that would accept almost anyone on board and doesn't require much of a standard or need strangers to pass any basic aptitude test.

One of their so-called prosperous communities are Terra 2, where robots take time to take a dump, you get to hang out at social clubs, enjoy housing guarantee, gourmet dining and come across many unpleasant surprises.

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Those who are looking forward to some off-world adventures can head to Monarch, which even though slightly terraformed, doesn't look like a friendly environment at all since hostile creature are at every corner, waiting to rip you apart.

Regardless of your talent chops, there is a job corporate outer space has to offer to almost everyone even if you are a mad-scientist. Besides, they have a career development program to hone your skills and be better at what you do best.

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Halcyon Colony will also take care of your "Robophobia" or effects of permanent concussion if you have any. Or you can just defend yourself using a wide range of weapons to hack, slash, shoot and blow up any hostilities threatening you.

The Outer Worlds single-player sci-fi RPG title from developers of Fallout: New Vegas and you can actually feel that same vibe here. A Nintendo Switch version has been announced back in July but Obsidian has yet to reveal an official release date.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Outer Worlds Coming to Nintendo Switch

Upcoming sci-fi RPG game Obsidian Entertainment, The Outer Worlds comes to Nintendo Switch following launch on other platforms.

Although developer Obsidian Entertainment never returned for a sequel to their successful Fallout series spin-off title Fallout: New Vegas, another role-playing game became their recent project of focus, titled The Outer Worlds.

Already announced to launch on October 25, 2019 for players of PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, a Nintendo Switch version has now become official so that people can take a trip to a dystopian future on the go.

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The Outer Worlds Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Senior producer Matthew Singh announces their upcoming single-player sci-fi RPG game in following trailer.




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The game sets around a sci-fi premise of a future that is dominated by huge corporations that are terraforming planets for colonize them. Player character wakes up from hibernation after seventy years to revive fellow colonists of his ship.

Many are expecting some resemblance with Fallout games because of developer's past ties with named franchise and there might be some similarities after all. It allows protagonist to kill anyone at will but lacks a crafting system within.

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Of course, Nintendo hybrid console has its fair share of hardware limitations, Obsidian has partnered with Virtuos, who has successfully ported other renowned titles like Dark Souls: Remastered and L.A. Noire to Switch in past.

Obsidian Entertainment didn't reveal a definitive release date for Nintendo Switch version of The Outer Worlds other than saying, it will come after the game launches on other platforms and that ranges from later this year to early 2020.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Pillars of Eternity is Coming to Nintendo Switch

Obsidian's award-winning isometric RPG title Pillars of Eternity comes to Nintendo Switch next month with all DLC and expansions.

Considered as a successor to Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale, isometric role-playing game Pillars of Eternity from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Paradox Interactive was originally released on PC platform in 2015.

After it was ported to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in August 2017, a Nintendo Switch version is announced lately. Launching as Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition, the game will come out on August 8, 2019 and available for pre-order.

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Pillars of Eternity is Coming to Nintendo Switch

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PoE on Switch will include two parts of The White March expansion pack with all additional content and updates released for PC version. Obsidian is also offering an updated control and UI that is better suited for Nintendo's handheld console.

Plus, new difficulty levels, expanded party AI options and a raised level cap are all coming within same package. This will surely be a great jumping point for players on Switch without having to worry about missing out anything important.

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Player character wanders around the fantasy world of Eora to shape destiny with made choices on certain paths. Upon picking a race from available six, you are to master core skills like stealth, survival and more to progress forward.

Pillars of Eternity received critical-acclaim for reinventing tactical combat system of old school isometric RPG titles. Although it will be out on Nintendo eShop, neither Obsidian nor Paradox has spoken about a physical release yet.