Release Date City
Just one release date for you this week. Developers Ronimo Games have announced that sometime in the next month the successful MOBA, fresh from XBLA and PSN, Awesomenauts will be getting a PC release version on Steam. There is not definite release date yet, but saying “this month” is close enough in my estimation.
Also for those of you who own a Mac there is actually a Mac version in progress as well, so you’ll actually be able to try this one!
Colour Me Intrigued
I have three things to talk to you about today, and first off is something which doesn’t really fit into the usual vein of things I post here. You see this is the section where I talk about the little projects and games, usually Indie, which are intriguing and interesting and special.
And this first little piece is something which I don’t think we can really classify as Indie. You see, what I’ve got here is the announcement from High Moon Studios that they are making a Deadpool Game. For those of you who don’t know Deadpool is one of the fan-favourite heroes from the Marvel Comic book Universe. He is the definition of an anti-hero as he spends most of his time brutally harming and killing everyone, fighting the good-guys, fighting the bad guys, never dying and just in general being insane and taking the piss. And of course people love him for it. He’s famous for his brutal killing, for breaking the fourth wall constantly, always making stupid jokes and just in general being absolutely AWESOME!
Honestly, I do put myself into the pro-Deadpool camp because (even with my limited knowledge of the comic books) from what I’ve seen he’s absolutely hilarious. Of course, honestly the game itself looks fairly average, at best. What the trailer shows didn’t impress me in the slightest, but I have to say that a Deadpool game might be worth considering anyway. Just for the shits and giggles (trailer below).
Next up we have an Indie, first person adventure game: Ether. Whether it’s a horror game or a story driven thing like Dear Esther I’m not entirely sure. All I know is that the premise behind it is actually pretty cool. Essentially the game is set in an alternate reality where “mental disease and illness can be cured by individuals who possess the unique gift of ethereal projection”.
To put that into terms I can understand: essentially in the game you will be carrying out Inception on one (or more, I don’t know) subjects in order to cure them of their insanity. You will travel around their brain, probably solving puzzles and just in general being impressed by psychedelic dreamscapes. It sounds pretty cool and has a fair amount of potential. You can see the trailer below!
And finally, because it wouldn’t be a complete week in the world of gaming without a new Portal style science-bending puzzler, I present to you SWAP. Coming at us from Vurb Games and already available for purchase, SWAP involves the player traversing the landscape of the game by swapping various blocks around the place. In fact while I joke about it being Portal stylee, the thing that SWAP most reminds me of is QUBE from earlier this year. As a puzzle game it definitely looks like it ticks all the right boxes: good looking, interesting mechanic, possibility for complex brain-teasing puzzles so it might well be good fun. And as with the other games you can check out the trailer down below!
Videos and Trailers
As usual there is an excellent mix of awesome videos and trailers for you to all feast your eyes upon from the last week. In no proper order I’ll be showing you: the new Deadpool trailer, a trailer for Ether and a trailer for SWAP, all from the Colour Me Intrigued section.
Next up we have another trailer for the awesome looking The Last of Us, this time introducing a new character: Bill.
Then there is new trailer with in-game scenes from Resident Evil 6 showcasing the gruesome stuff players can expect to have to deal with.
Next we have a gameplay tutorial of the upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (yeah it’s a stupid name) featuring the new mechanic of “blade mode”. And the only reason I feel this is worth watching is because the mechanic actually looks pretty damn awesome… AND it involves cutting the clothes of a woman!
The final three bits and pieces are all rather special in their own way. First is a CGI trailer for Planetside 2 which, while it has absolutely nothing to do with anything you will see in game, is absolutely AWESOME! Then we have a fan-made trailer for a Dishonored film (so yeah, there is no film) using footage from Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, V for Vendetta, the game trailers and other bits and pieces and frankly it looks really pretty cool.
The last thing though is something truly special. It’s 13 or so minutes of gameplay footage from E3 of Metro: Last Light which has just been released to the general public. And oh… my… god… Does it look fantastic… I mean seriously I haven’t really been following the development of Metro at all but this single video slammed it so hard onto my radar I think I need to go have a cigarette…
Anyway! That’s the end of the news folks! See you next week!