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OVERCOOKED CELEBRATED BY THE BAFTA AWARDS WITH “BEST BRITISH GAME” AND “BEST FAMILY GAME” AWARDS
Award-winning veteran games developer and international games label and Cambridge based independent developer Ghost Town Games are proud to announce that their chaotic couch co-op cooking game Overcooked was awarded both Best British Game and Best Family Game at the 2017 BAFTA Games Award which took place in London last night, 6th April 2017.
“We are incredibly thankful to the BAFTA Games Awards. This comes as a complete surprise and we are thrilled to win the Best Family Game and Best British Game awards. We would like to thank everyone at Team17, our friends, our families and everyone who has supported us in our journey.
It’s been a crazy few years but it’s been extremely humbling to see so many friends and strangers come together to play our game. Thank you all so much,” said Phil Duncan, Co-Founder and Designer, Ghost Town Games
Overcooked allows gamers to play solo or engage in classic, chaotic couch co-op for up to four players in both co-operative and competitive challenge modes. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders. Sharpen your knives and dust off your chef’s whites, there isn’t mushroom for error and the steaks are high in these crazy kitchens!
- 28 standard campaign levels plus an additional introductory level and final boss to conquer!
- Local co-op play for 1 to 4 players across all campaign levels!
- 9 versus levels to go head to head locally with either 2 or 4 players
- A range of different and unusual kitchens to play across with different recipes to master, cook soup, burritos, burgers and fish and chips
- 11 achievements/trophies to cook up
Overcooked is available to download for Xbox One via the Xbox Games Store, PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store and for PC via Steam for just £12.99 / $16.99 / 15,99 €. A Nintendo Switch version will be released later in 2017.
MAKE IT RAIN PAIN IN BULLETSTORM: FULL CLIP EDITION, OUT TODAY
Developer People Can Fly and publisher Gearbox Publishing are pleased to announce that Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition launches today on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC. Featuring updated hi-res textures, increased polygon counts, sterling audio, smoother framerates, and running in up to 4K resolution on PC and PS4 Pro, this upgraded and definitive version of the action-packed, critically-acclaimed first-person shooter comes with all the previously-released DLC along with brand-new content.
For the first time ever, players will get the chance to play Bulletstorm as the iconic Duke Nukem in Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition. Featuring a rerecorded script and brand new lines from the voice of Duke, Jon St. John, the Duke Nukem’s Bulletstorm Tour add-on content will replace main character Grayson Hunt with The King himself and provide players with a whole new butt-kicking perspective on the cult-classic shooter. Duke Nukem’s Bulletstorm Tour is now available for digital purchase for $4.99.
“Everyone at People Can Fly is thrilled to be bringing Bulletstorm back to gamers around the world,” said Sebastian Wojciechowski, president of People Can Fly. “The team has poured their hearts into this project, and worked tirelessly to ensure that this is the best Bulletstorm experience for fans the world over. We are thrilled to be bringing this franchise, which we hold dear to our hearts, to a new generation of gamers.”
Now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is the ultimate Bulletstorm experience, and includes:
- The Total Package – All previously-released content, including the Gun Sonata and Blood Symphony add-on packs, now on modern platforms.
- New Overkill Campaign Mode – Upon completing the main campaign, blast through this New Game+ mode with an unrestricted arsenal of weapons and Skillshots.
- New Echo Maps – Players can showcase their skills on six brand-new levels for the score-based Echo Mode.
- Killer Visuals – Presented with updated models, environments, and animations all running at 60fps across all platforms.
- The Art of Destruction – Pull off masterful kills by mixing fast-paced gunplay with unique kick, slide, and leash combos.
- Visceral Audio – Orchestrate a crescendo of chaos with newly remastered audio effects.
- Duke Nukem’s Bulletstorm Tour – Play through the entire Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition campaign as Duke Nukem, featuring full voice over and brand-new lines from Jon St. John, the original voice of Duke.
“It has been an honor working with People Can Fly to help bring new gamers to the franchise People Can Fly has built with Bulletstorm” said Steve Gibson, Head of Gearbox Publishing. “Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is truly the definitive version of the game, as it takes the experience to a new level of presentation and graphical fidelity that has exceeded expectation. Whether this is your first time playing in this universe, or you’re coming back to Stygia, there are incredible new experiences waiting for you.”
Slime-tastic! Slime-san available today on PC, Mac and Linux
One giant worm, a slimy hero, hundreds of levels, several mini-games and an incredible, all-star soundtrack!
Are you ready for a gooey adventure?! Headup Games and Fabraz are oozing with pride because Slime-san releases today on PC, Mac and Linux. Got what it takes to help our slimy hero escape his fate? Then get the fast-paced platformer now on Steam and Humble Bundle for $ 11.99 / € 11.99, available at a 10% launch discount.
Experience the platforming sensation yourself and jump, slide and slime your way through a giant worms’ innards, who gobbled up poor Slime-san. Combine his slimy perks with your quick reflexes to conquer over 100 challenging levels while discovering tons of unlockables and secrets along the way and listening to the great all-star soundtrack!
Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that previously has come to underground fame with their critically-acclaimed games “Cannon Crasha” and “Planet Diver”.
Console releases of Slime-san will follow in Q3 2017.
Yooka-Laylee’s Capricious Soundtrack Out Now on Vinyl, CD and Digital Platforms
Listen now on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0OmX3NzAbRFywKiWSaBTFA
Video game music label Laced Records, in partnership with Team17 and Playtonic Games today announce the worldwide release of the official Yooka-Laylee soundtrack on CD, Double LP and digital platforms. Physical versions are available now on the Laced Records store.
Composed by a trio of Rare stalwarts, Grant Kirkhope (Goldeneye 007, Banjo-Kazooie), David Wise (Battletoads, Donkey Kong Country) and Steve Burke (Kameo, Viva Piñata), the music of Yooka-Laylee is a melodic masterpiece, evoking memories of classic platforming puzzle adventures, packed with quirky compositions that perfectly complement the game’s unique cast of colourful characters!
“It’s great to be celebrating the release of the game with a separate soundtrack release. We’ve had the pleasure of humming these tunes all day throughout development and were blessed to have great composers write music for us in their renowned style” said Gavin Price, MD of Playtonic.
The Yooka-Laylee soundtrack comprises of 28 original tracks, with CD and digital versions including 10 extra tracks of variant compositions.
The double LP set spreads the listening experience across two deluxe 180g vinyl records, packaged in a deluxe heavyweight sleeve, and pressed on vivid purple and green, reflecting Yooka-Laylee’s titular heroes. The CD is presented in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, with both formats featuring gorgeous artwork from the game. A digital download of the full album is also included exclusively with vinyl purchased from the Laced Records store.
Yooka-Laylee enthusiasts and fans of all video game music can purchase the CD and vinyl right now, at lacedrecords.com
Yooka-Laylee launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and Linux on the 11th April 2017 and is available to pre-order digitally now via the Xbox Store, PlayStation Store, Steam and GOG. A boxed version is also available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from select retailers.
Darksiders Warmastered Edition releasing on May 23rd 2017
Darksiders Warmastered Edition is a remaster of the original Darksiders with hellish HD resolution and performance improvements!
Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell. In the slaughter that ensued, the demonic forces defeated the heavenly hosts and laid claim to the Earth.
- Apocalyptic Power – Unleash the wrath of War, combining brutal attacks and supernatural abilities to decimate all who stand in your way
- Extreme Arsenal – Wield a devastating arsenal of angelic, demonic and Earthly weapons; and blaze a trail of destruction atop Ruin, War’s fiery phantom steed
- Epic Quest – Battle across the wastelands and demon-infested dungeons of the decimated Earth in your quest for vengeance and redemption
- Character Progression – Uncover powerful ancient relics, upgrade your weapons, unlock new abilities, and customize your gameplay style
- Battle Heaven and Hell – Battle against all who stand in your way – from war-weary angelic forces to Hell’s hideous demon hordes
COMPETITIVE ANIMATED PLATFORM FIGHTER BRAWLOUT LAUNCHES ON STEAM EARLY ACCESS ON APRIL 20TH, THEN XBOX ONE AND PLAYSTATION 4 IN Q3 2017
An all-out brawl is coming soon to Steam, as Angry Mob Games today announced their competitive fighting game Brawlout will be launching on Early Access on April 20th and is scheduled to launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in Q3 2017. Designed for couch and online play – Brawlout mixes platform fighter mechanics, with traditional fighting game moves and pace, doing away with traditional blocking and grabbing to reveal a system based on fluid movement and over the top combos.
“With a gorgeous animated style, six playable characters with unique special attacks, new combo options, more movement abilities and advanced tech moves, we are excited to announce our Early Access launch”, said Bogdan Iliesiu, CEO of Angry Mob Games. “We’ve heard what players miss from classic fighters and what they love about new ones, and Brawlout is designed to give people the best of both worlds, whether that’s ruining friendships around the TV or going online to anger strangers in tournaments.”
Launching with an initial 6 fighters, Brawlout hosts up to four players in online and local battles, including ranked online tournaments, in addition to a robust single-player campaign. Each fighter will have distinct advantages, including powerful projectiles or long-range whip attacks, and can be evolved with further combo options or advanced technical moves. Fighting also builds a player’s Rage Meter, which fuels powerful special attacks. Brawlout has been designed for both couch play and online play, with 2-4 player quick matches, ranked ladders, private lobbies and Brawlout TV for watching live matches, featured replays and for making live tournaments much easier to stream.
Joining the fray with fellow fighters Paco, King Apu, Sephi’ra and more, Angry Mob Games today unveiled Brawlout’s newest badass, Volt, whose electric powers keep enemies at bay while his sharp spines and quick reflexes work together to exact victory. Launching with Early Access, the new resident Exemplar, Volt, enters the skirmish to challenge fellow fighters Chief Feathers, Sephi’ra, Olaf Tyson, Paco and King Apu. An anxious descendant of a great war hero, Volt desired the more peaceful existence of being his tribe’s chief shaman, however the role of Exemplar was thrust upon him by his family, forcing him to fight for the honor of his people. Sharp of spine, quick of speed, Volt uses his electrical powers to zap, stun and singe enemies. For more info check out the Volt character introduction on Youtube.
Brawlout will be coming to Steam Early Access on April 20th and will retail for $19.99, £14.99, €19.99.
EMBARK ON A JOURNEY TO UN’GORO AND EXPLORE THE PRIMAL SIDE OF HEARTHSTONE
Today, Azeroth’s finest scholars and explorers have set out on their most ambitious expedition yet—the Journey to Un’Goro. This new expansion for Blizzard Entertainment’s smash-hit digital card game Hearthstone is now live! Players from around the world are trekking into the heart of this primeval land on a mission to learn about the local inhabitants, harness astonishing elemental energies, and discover powerful minions hidden in the thick jungle mists—all while excavating 135 new Hearthstone cards to add to their collections.
Journey to Un’Goro thrusts players into a land of primordial wonder where ancient elementals, lethal flora, and fierce predators have roamed since the dawn of time. Being an apex predator in such an unforgiving ecosystem has its benefits—the crater’s dinosaurs have learned to adapt to any threat. Adapting allows a minion to take on new properties or powers to better deal with their prey, so don’t let your guard down! As an enticement for those brave or curious enough to venture deep into Un’Goro, a mysterious new bounty awaits: Quest cards. These Legendary spells will always appear in the player’s starting hand, and—once their requirements are met—grant incredible rewards.
“With dinosaur and elemental minions and the new Adapt and Quest mechanics, Journey to Un’Goro begins the next Hearthstone chapter with a prehistoric punch,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We can’t wait to see the strategies that deck-builders uncover as they explore the jungles of Un’Goro.”
Journey to Un’Goro is available now for Windows and Mac PCs; Windows, iOS and Android tablets; and iOS and Android phones. Card packs can be purchased individually or in discounted bundles from the in-game Shop for gold or real-world currency at the same price as all other Hearthstone card packs. Players now have the chance to win Journey to Un’Goro card packs as quest rewards or prizes in the Arena, and can also craft cards from the expansion by using Arcane Dust collected from disenchanting unwanted cards.
Learn more about the perils and wonders awaiting intrepid explorers in Un’goro Crater at www.ungoro.com.
That’s all for news today!