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RUMOR: Aeon Must Die! devs quit the studio due to issues with crunch and not getting paid

It seems the studio behind Aeon Must Die!, the anime-styled beat'em-up that was just announced for Switch, has been caught up in quite a bit of turmoil recently.

Word is breaking out on Twitter that Limestone Games recently saw a mass exodus of employees due to development crunch and issues with not getting paid. It also seems the trailer that was shared today was a rework of a trailer created by employees that are no longer with the team.

Limestone Games is yet to make a comment on this situation. The same goes for Focus Interactive, which is the publisher of Aeon Must Die!.

Anime-inspired beat ’em up "Aeon Must Die!" heading to Switch in 2021

Quite the stylish title

Limestone Games and Focus Home Interactive are delighted to reveal Aeon Must Die!, a galaxy-spanning brawler with a unique anime-inspired art style and a massive story of betrayal, love, and revenge across a broken universe. Aeon Must Die! was revealed earlier today as part of the PlayStation State of Play broadcast and will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2021. Check out the Reveal Trailer now.

A spectacular beat’em-up packed with brutal, over-the-top action and an anime-inspired art like you’ve never seen
Aeon, the dreaded Emperor of the unstoppable Void Armada, has been betrayed and left for dead by his generals. Weakened and without a body to exact his revenge, he desperately merges with you to escape. Travel across the futuristic city of Pantheon to destroy or subdue those who betrayed Aeon, while fighting for your mind, free will, and control of your body.

Choose who you kill or spare and change the fate of the galaxy

Experience a unique beat’em-up introducing breakneck, risk-reward gameplay, innovative tactical fighting, and an RPG alignment system that tracks how you behave as a warrior.

Will you succumb to Aeon’s will and unleash his power, losing yourself in the process? Or will you choose the hard way and remain free, at the cost of your strength?

More information on Aeon Must Die! will come in the coming months as we head towards release in 2021.

Selena Gomez and Trevor Daniel Perform "Past Life" in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Another big celeb shows love for Animal Crossing!

Brie Larson recently appeared on Animal Talking, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons talk show hosted by Gary Whitta. That was an absolutely huge get for Whitta, but it appears he's not done pulling in huge guests.

The most recent episode of the show saw Selena Gomez as a guest, and she even performed a song. At the 53 second mark in the video above, you can hear Selena Gomez and Trevor Daniel Perform "Past Life" while in the Animal Talking studio. Give it a watch/listen!

Dauntless 'Ramsgate Theme' music video release

The official Dauntless YouTube channel has been sharing some musical themes from the game lately, and a new one has gone live today. Check out the Ramsgate theme above.

With the help of our Slayers, Ramsgate has been reborn, but it's not all lumber and steel. Even the theme song was rebuilt from the ground up.

New gameplay trailer for Temtem released

A tempting game for Pokemon fans

Temtem, the Creature Collecting MMO, has you seeking adventure in the lovely Airborne Archipelago alongside your Temtem squad. Catch every Temtem, battle other tamers, customize your character, join a friend's adventure and explore the dynamic online world.

thatgamecompany discusses Sky: Children of the Light's social play and hand-holding mechanic

Take my hand

thatgamecompany is no stranger to unique multiplayer experiences, as Journey gave players a new way to share an experience with one another. The company has taken that vibe and expanded upon it in Sky: Children of the Light.

At the GDC Summer 2020 virtual panel, thatgamecompany's John Hughes talked about how the company evolved their ideas of social gameplay.

"Multiplayer gameplay that inspires social play should provide a careful balance of open-ended and goal oriented play. We switched to more of a tree structure and created alternate paths and added secrets and activities. These acted as ice breakers for deeper relationships to form. Anything in the world that slows players down can create the boredom necessary to inspire creative usage of the mechanics they've gained access to.

We knew that some of the best experiences you can have in Sky are off the main path, being guided by an other player or just stumbling around together. To reinforce this, we introduced hand holding between players, which has proven to be one of the most iconic features of Sky. One player can give control to another, and then be guided around the world. A really attentive guide will create experience for other players."

Check out a new gameplay trailer for Genshin Impact

Still looking gorgeous

Soar across boundless lands, cross towering mountain ranges, and swim in vast oceans and lakes. Go forth and discover the secrets of a world full of mysteries and miracles — your adventure awaits!

RUMOR - Warren Ellis may not work on Netflix's Castlevania series after the fourth season

A lot of people came together to make Netflix's Castlevania a success, and that includes Warren Ellis, the comic book writer who handled the story for the first three seasons, as well as the upcoming fourth season. It seems Ellis' work might end there, though.

Ellis has been accused of sexual harassment and abuse by several women, which has lead to him being removed from multiple projects. While not 100% confirmed, it seems likely that Ellis will no longer be involved with Castlevania going forward. You can real Ellis' defense against the allegations below.

While I've made many bad choices in my past, and I've said a lot of wrong things, let me be clear, I have never consciously coerced, manipulated, or abused anyone, nor have I ever assaulted anybody. But I was ignorant of where I was operating from at a time I should have been clear and for that I accept 100% responsibility.

Ring Fit Adventure approved for launch in China

Ringing up a new localization

Ring Fit Adventure is officially ready for release in China. Chinese authorities have giving Ring Fit Adventure an ISBN number as of today, which means the game can see launch in the region. Now we'll just sit back and wait for Nintendo and Tencent to announce the release date!

Limited Run Games opening preorders for the Grandia HD Collection on Aug. 7th, 2020

Includes a reversible cover

Limited Run Games has revealed the preorder date for their next retail release. Fans of the Grandia HD Collection can look forward to locking in a preorder tomorrow, Aug. 7th, 2020. Preorders open at 10 AM ET, and are sure to go quickly. This package includes a reversible cover.

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