Compulsion Games will bring the nightmare of a world censored of free thought to light in We Happy Few when it launches worldwide on August 10, 2018 for PS4, Xbox, and PC platforms. Compulsion Games has previously released Contrast, which we reviewed back in 2013 mostly praising the atmosphere and narrative focus of the puzzle / platformer. Gearbox will publish the originally crowd-funded action / adventure survival title which pairs the desperation of rebelling against a powerful dystopian society with a narrative exploring the right to have individual feelings as a driving force.
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One of the underground classics of masterpiece quality and bizarrely unique trappings has been reborn. ToeJam and Earl originally brought hip hop space aliens to the Sega Genesis on a quest to repair their ships after crash-landing on the craziest, most dangerous planet in the universe… Earth! Half of a million dollars was pledged by fans for the rebirth of this retro game franchise in a brand new installment coming to modern formats.
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Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists: Atelier of a New Land is the next entry in the Atelier series from Gust and will feature, for the first time, a girl who cannot use alchemy as its protagonist. Nelke von Luchetam is an ace scholar of noble descent and inherits lordship of a village called Vestbalt. Lady von Luchetam desires to provide for her people through hard work and learning how to utilize an ancient, untouched artifact called the Grantzvite Tree which will allow her to build Vestbalt into a thriving, beautiful city from its humble beginnings.
Among her quest Nelke will be accompanied by a fully nostalgic and star-studded cast of characters from across the various Atelier games including Rorona (young version), Marie, Meruru, Sophie, Vio, Klein, Vayne, and many more. There’s even a silhouette sheet of the cast hinting that we might see Firis, Totori, Lotte, Elie, Escha, Logy, Stella, and Lilie. These legendary alchemists will come to the aid of young Nelke as she comes into power with her peaceful quest that is sure to have its fair share of unexpected dangers and challenges. Players will learn more about the characters from the Atelier franchise as Nelke’s friendship with each grows. There will also be new characters. Players can earn money through the creation of a local economy of ateliers and shops, among other things, as they develop Vestbalt the way that they see fit.
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Nintendo hosted their E3 showing this morning as a 43 minute Direct in which Super Smash Bros. Ultimate took up over half of this time getting a world premiere and full run-down of characters, levels, and gameplay changes. There was also a few games released during the show including Fortnite for Nintendo Switch and some world premieres of both exclusive and third party titles.
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An extended look at Death Stranding as well as Sony’s other first party titles was given, but not the deep dives we were promised. Instead, Sony has delivered incredible surprises after fooling everyone into a false sense of security. We thought they wouldn’t announce anything and just focus on their four main games. During the start of the show, they suffered technical difficulties which almost ruined the entire event.
However, the surprises started to make up for it and PS4 fans were given plenty of reasons to be excited for this year’s PlayStation E3 Press Conference. All in all, the show did end abruptly and had a distinct lack of flow compared to past shows. Sony needs to try harder
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World Premieres took place, New IPs were revealed, Nintendo’s legendary Shigeru Miyamoto took stage, and we got deep dives on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Beyond Good and Evil 2, and more. Ubisoft took more of a Hollywood Movie Awards style approach with the vibe of their E3 2018 Press Conference and also gave one fan the chance to join thanks to his win in the pre-show tournaments.
One of the major themes in Ubisoft’s Press Conference was listening to what gamers had to say, and fine-tuning their business practices to be more in-line with what their audience expects of them. They brought a lot of games this year and gave ample time to showing off each one, even running 30 minutes longer than originally planned with a total run time of 1 and a half hours.
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Square Enix hosted its own pre-recorded Press Conference today for E3 2018 in which a number of games were showcased, with two brand new games revealed. They did repeat a few trailers from previous reveals, but kept it short and sweet running just 30 minutes. RGN provides a recap in this article as well as all of the footage from the event. For those who didn’t already get the memo, Kingdom Hearts III now has a release date – which was shared with us again at this show as well.
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The indie label best known for games like Hotline Miami, Titan Souls, and their involvement with the Serious Sam series, Devolver Digital hosts something that you could try to call a Press Conference each year at E3. In reality, these shows are more of a parody of the traditional Press Conference, but we love Devolver Digital as a publisher since their taste in games is excellent and they serve as a curator of finely tuned, fun-focused indie titles the world may have otherwise never heard about.
They’ve brought “hand-crafted games” as they call them from obscurity and helped them rise to blockbuster success at times, and at minimum they give great games a chance to be played. So here’s our recap on what happened on the Devolver Digital stage at this year’s E3 2018.
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It’s finally time, fans have been waiting for so long to hear more about the recently leaked (and then confirmed) Fallout 76, as well as whatever else Bethesda has been up to. These questions and more were answered at Bethesda’s E3 2018 Press Conference which took place at 6:30 Pacific Time on Sunday June 10th, 2018 in Los Angeles.
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Xbox destroyed expectations, shocking us all. With everything to prove and nothing to lose, a truly spectacular show has redeemed the green giant for gamers of every kind. They have put on perhaps the best E3 showing of all time. Promising that all fifty games shown will run best on Xbox, an easy claim to make with Xbox ONE X out-powering PS4 Pro, Phil Spencer succeeded in displaying 15 world premieres and 18 exclusive games.
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