FEARDEMIC sp. z o.o., a wholly-owned subsidiary of BLOOBER TEAM S.A, and UNFOLD GAMES, LLC, an independent development studio based in California U.S.A concluded a publishing deal which will see FEARDEMIC deliver the game DARQ to consoles by end of the year.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 13th, Kraków, Poland and Los Angeles U.S.A.
The publishing agreement with FEARDEMIC will see the weight and experience of the Bloober Team group of companies focused on the porting of the game to all available consoles and making the amazing experience that is DARQ available to a wider range of gamers. FEARDEMIC has confirmed that DARQ: Complete Edition will be coming to XBOX ONE, PS4, XBOX SERIES X, PS5, and SWITCH. Both FEARDEMIC and UNFOLD GAMES are working toward a DECEMBER 2020 rollout of the console versions. FEARDEMIC also has plans to bring DARQ: Complete Edition to new distribution channels via physical console releases in early 2021.
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UNFOLD GAMES had previously promised two DLC’s to be released for free, as a way to say “thank you” to all the fans of DARQ. The first DLC “The Tower” was released in March 2020 to a warm reception (100% positive user score on Steam).
The second DLC “The Crypt” is still in development, as the developer decided to make it into a much more ambitious expansion than originally planned. It will offer much more content, new achievements, as well as completely new mechanics that haven’t been seen in the game before.
Though originally slated for an earlier release, the new schedule allows for releasing “The Crypt” simultaneously both on the PC and Consoles in December. This means that from December users on all platforms will be able to receive the Complete experience of DARQ as each game purchase will include both “The Tower” and “The Crypt” DLCs as free bonus content, making DARQ console releases the equivalent of Complete Editions.
“DARQ” is the award-winning game that tells the story of Lloyd, a boy who finds himself in the middle of a lucid nightmare. Unable to wake up, Lloyd has to face his fears and decipher the meaning of the dream. He learns to control the dream by bending the laws of physics, manipulating the environment in the most unexpected ways, and solving puzzles that defy the rules of logic.
This month represents the anniversary of the first release of DARQ and the journey of Lloyd that has seen him travel beyond simply a game’s protagonist to one of the most successful horror-themed games of the past year.
To understand the success of the game in the past 12 months, it’s worth noting some of the highlights of its journey so far: DARQ was one of the top 10 most upvoted titles on Steam Greenlight. It was also in the top 50 most wishlisted games on Steam. The game became a viral sensation due to its innovative art style and unique engagement with fans through multiple social media platforms. DARQ landed on the front page of Reddit multiple times. One particular post garnered more than 191,000 upvotes, making it one of the most upvoted posts in the history of the platform. On the launch day, the game was immediately listed on the Steam’s New and Trending, Top Selling, and Featured and Recommended tabs. DARQ was nominated for and won numerous industry awards (Best Game Award at MIX / PAX West, Best Adventure Game and Best Video Game Music at Chainsaw Festival, Best Sound Firestarter Award at Game Audio Awards, Best Sound Design at MUSIC+SOUND Awards, Best Cover Art at Dreamhack Festival, and others). DARQ has become the #42 Most Shared PC Video Game of 2019, according to Metacritic.
August 13th, 2020 -- Vertigo Gaming Inc. is excited to announce the latest title in its million-seller restaurant management series Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! will exit Early Access and fully launch for $19.99 this October on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One consoles as well as Windows PC and Mac via Steam and GOG.
Hit the road in this massive sequel to the million-selling Cook, Serve, Delicious! series as you travel across the United States to participate in the Iron Cook Foodtruck Championships with your trusty robot crew Whisk (voiced by @negaoryx) and Cleaver (voiced by @havanarama).
Set in the radically-changed war-torn America of 2042, play through an all new story-driven campaign where you cook hundreds of foods—including many brand new to the series—across hundreds of levels in a new gameplay structure that has been completely redesigned to deliver fast-paced action, or take it easy with the all new Chill Mode that can be toggled on or off at any time!
Features: Play through the campaign via single player or with a friend in local co-op (with the ability to change on the fly). Upgrade your food truck with dozens of gameplay-affecting modules! Expand your food catalog with over two hundred foods! Decorate your food truck with dozens of trinkets that span the US! Tons of accessibility features that allow you to play the most comfortably you'd like, including motion settings, flashing/strobe settings, audio and colorblind features, and tons more. Over a hundred hours of gameplay spanning over 380 levels! An amazing original soundtrack by award-winning composer Jonathan Geer. Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! is available now for $14.99 in Steam Early Access -- touting an Overwhelming Positive rating of 97% from nearly 700 user reviews -- and GOG for Windows PC. For updates and release notifications, subscribe to Vertigo Gaming Inc.'s newsletter or add CSD3 to your wishlist on Steam.
London, United Kingdom – 13th August 2020 – Marvelous Europe Limited is today excited to announce the Limited Edition details for the upcoming Action/Simulation game developed by Edelweiss, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, which will launch physically and digitally within Europe and Australia on the 20th November 2020 for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
This Limited Edition, known as Golden Harvest, will be available for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 platforms and will come with a selection of collectable content designed to satisfy any goddess. This Golden Harvest Edition will soon be available to pre-order from the Marvelous Games Store, as well as from selected retailers within Europe, and will have an SRP of £49.99 / €59.99.
Golden Harvest Edition Contents: * Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Game * 132-page Artbook * 3 Disc Soundtrack CD Collection * Double Sided Poster * Collector’s Box
A standard physical edition of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 will also be available at selected retailers within Europe and Australia with an SRP of £34.99 / €39.99. A list of retailers expected to stock Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin can be found on the Marvelous Games website.
About Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin: Developed by Edelweiss, the two-man team behind acclaimed indie darling Astebreed, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation. Players take on the role of Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she explores the beautiful yet forbidding environments of the island, she will also find a home in a mountain village, proving herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humanity.
▪ Refined Side-scrolling Platform Action: Using farm tools as weapons, chain together quick, heavy, and special attacks to take down demonic beasts, while mastering the magical “divine raiment” will be essential to grapple distant platforms, evade danger, and overcome powerful enemies. ▪ Detailed 3D Simulation-style Gameplay: Learn the ancient art of agriculture by following detailed steps from planting to harvesting to cultivate the perfect crop. As a harvest goddess, Sakuna’s strength grows with each successful rice crop, with attributes such as aesthetic and flavour directly correlating to her combat abilities. ▪ Creating a Home in the Wilderness: Sakuna’s mortal companions make weapons, armour, and meals for her using the materials and ingredients she gathers on her adventures, and completing quests for them will unlock even more options. ▪ A Fresh Take on Japanese Mythology: The heroine is part of a pantheon of gods and demons inspired by traditional Japanese mythology but featuring many unique twists. The story and world are filled with lovingly rendered details, some familiar and some completely original.
Developed by Edelweiss and to be published by Marvelous Europe Limited for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Europe and Australia, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will launch physically and digitally on 20th November 2020. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will also be released digitally for Windows PC on STEAM via XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc. on the 10th November 2020. The title has not yet been rated.
Baltimore, MD - August 13th, 2020 - Following its success on PC with 1 million players, Indie publisher Versus Evil and developer Abrakam Entertainment are pleased to announce that digital collectible card and turn-based strategy game Faeria is out now on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Faeria launches on consoles with full cross-play support. Now gamers on PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One can all go head to head. Players can craft exciting decks and shape the battlefield as they fight epic battles, raise mountains, build forests, fill lakes, or harness the sands of the deserts during play. With Faeria’s stunning graphics and strategic gameplay at its core, players will enjoy over 100+ hours of single player content, co-operative missions and puzzles to a vast array of single player challenges, to hone their deck building skills and strategies. Players can take their decks online and go head to head in ranked and casual PVP matches or in Pandora, Faeria’s take on draft mode.
“Faeria is a remarkable and beautifully illustrated collectible card game with a fantastic community of players. We’re thrilled to connect its devoted fanbase with a whole new audience of console gamers via cross-play,” Said Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil. “Our first party partners at Microsoft and Nintendo have been amazingly supportive of our efforts to connect our players together.”
Richard Garfield, creator of Magic the Gathering, counts himself part of the fanbase of PC players, saying: “Anyone who is interested in digital card games should absolutely try Faeria.”
Nintendo Switch players benefit from 5 free DLC packs available for free at launch, including: Premium Edition, All Avatars DLC, All Cardbacks DLC, All Orbs DLC and All Wells DLC from the Premium Edition DLC. The offer is limited to only the first 30 days after release.
And yet even more Faeria news is still to come! Announcement of the release date for the PlayStation 4 version of Faeria, as well as details of an exciting $10,000 cash prize tournament, part of the Faeria World Circuit, will be coming soon.
Faeria is also currently available on PC for Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Rotterdam, the Netherlands – August 13, 2020 - Players can soon fight the evil bigwig octopus commander and his army in Dog Duty. The octopus-infested Real Time Tactics game will get its full release on Nintendo Switch™, Playstation®4, Xbox One and Steam® on September 17, 2020. Control a squad of three characters and wreak havoc, destroy installations and fight the exotic and evil Octo-Army in an open world setting.
A nostalgic feel of the 80’s and 90’s Dog Duty was inspired by classic games and TV series such as Commandos and G.I. Joe. Created based on the nostalgic memories from developer Zanardi & Liza, classic villains such as Mojo Jojo from The Powerpuff Girls and Dr. Eggman from Sonic the Hedgehog played a big part in the development of the evil octopus army. It’s the way these villains think of themselves as the greatest beings alive. The same characteristics apply to the octo-bosses that players have to fight against in Dog Duty. The octopuses lend themselves well to powerful and unique creatures that bring a healthy dose of humor and chaos, much like the villains from classic 80s and 90’s series. The retro graphics, upbeat music and fast-paced Real Time Tactics style of the game provide a unique old school feel that appeal to young and old.
Information Title: Dog Duty Platforms: Nintendo Switch™, Playstation®4, Xbox One, Steam® Developers: Zanardi & Liza, SOEDESCO Studios Genre: Real Time Tactics Release Date: September 17, 2020 Hashtag: #DogDutyGame
About Dog Duty Control a squad of misfits as they go up against some evil bigwig Octopus Commander and his army who are threatening world-peace. In this fun, fast-paced Real Time Tactics game, you go into combat and use guerrilla warfare to eliminate all octo-scum. Fight on top of your moving vehicle as you go from island to island to liberate outposts and defeat wicked bosses in their crazy octo-machines. Wreck those squids up, but beware, they’re well-armed.
Assemble a 3-person squad and fight in Real Time Squid combat Liberate outposts to cut-off weapon, armor and other octo-supplies Defeat epic bosses and kill your way to the Evil Octopus Commander Fight on top of your armored octo-frying vehicle while driving
Thursday 13th of August, 2020, Angoulême, France. It's with great pleasure to announce that Headbang Club’s Double Kick Heroes is now available on Nintendo Switch and Steam. The game will then release on Game Pass for PC and Xbox One and the Xbox and Microsoft Store on the 28th.
You're the hope of the last bastion of humanity. Jump into your Gundillac, Sheila and grab hold of the wheel - it's time to take on everything a post-apocalyptic, metal inspired rhythm shooter can throw at you, whilst moshing to the sickest heavy metal soundtrack in a game to date.
“To celebrate the release of the game on Nintendo Switch, we thought we’d ramp the metal up to a whole new level and teach you the power of Double Air Kicking.” David Elahee - Headbang Club. “But be warned, this mode isn’t for the faint of heart - so please double air kick responsibly!”
Double Kick Heroes is available now, priced at €21.99 / £19.79 / $21.99 on Nintendo Switch & $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.49 on Steam.
Features: A full story mode that’s accompanied by 50 kerranging songs, including the OST Volume 2 Update, by top artists such as Ultra Vomit, Volkorx, Gorod, Jinjer, Carpenter Brut and Gojira!
Unique Rhythm shooter mashup with incredibly detailed pixel art
5 difficulty settings to test even the most metal of metal head’s skills
Tons of accessibility options
USB drum and guitar support on PC and Xbox One
Nintendo Switch Joy Con Alternative Motion Control Methods
Air drumming - Joy Con used as drumsticks, keeping in rhythm of game
Air beat - Can't drum? No Problem! Stomp to the beat with your Joy Con
Want the all out motion controlled experience and really put that double kick pedal to the metal? Then it's time to use two sets of Joy Con and play Double Air Kick style, one in your socks and one in your hands and drum and stomp your way through the apocalypse!
About Headbang Club
Headbang is an artist collective of game devs gone wild. They joined forces to create a METAL game dev band and have finally released Double Kick Heroes and are now working on some top-secret pixel art projects. More: http://headbang.club
About Hound Picked Games
Hound Picked Games, a subsidiary of global consultancy agency PR Hound, is a company set on helping indie studios realise their full potential releases. It specialises in hand-picking indie games that can benefit from the work of industry experts with over 50 years of experience in the business. More: https://www.houndpicked.com
About Plug In Digital
Founded in 2012, PLUG-IN DIGITAL offers high-quality expertise to all parts of the video game industry. Distribution, consulting and monetization, business development, strategic and marketing advice… Our company relies on a network of specialists in the gaming business, built on 15 years of concrete and successful experience. More: http://www.plug-in-digital.com