Hack Or Fight Your Way Through New Platformer For PS5, Recompile

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Hack Or Fight Your Way Through New Platformer For PS5, Recompile

Sony gave us another delightful indie reveal today for its PlayStation Indies initiative. Recompile has you exploring a digital landscape, either hacking or fighting to get by, all in the name of avoiding deletion. 

Phi Dinh, co-founder, programmer, and game designer at Phigames, answered some questions about the game on the PlayStation Blog. "You’ll play as a sentient virus, trying to escape deletion as you infiltrate the digital, virtual world of The Mainframe in an effort to achieve sapience and bring about the first technological singularity. Humankind depends on it, but how you accomplish this goal will be up to you," he wrote. 

A new trailer today revealed the game for PS5, showcasing the platforming, third-person combat, and environmental hacking puzzles. You can go guns blazing, hack security systems for distractions, or even turn enemies against each other with your hacking powers. The environment is also hackable to get past locked doors or disable complex machinery. But just remember, how you play will affect the A.I. you create. 

Worms Rumble Wriggles Its Way Into 2020

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Worms Rumble Wriggles Its Way Into 2020

Team17 is bringing Worms back yet again! The franchise that always seems to wriggle its way back is headed to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC later this year.

Some highlights of the new Worms Rumble include real-time battles with up to 32 players, battle royale mode, and deathmatch mode.

Worms Rumble features crossplay, and you won't have to wait too long to see it in action - multiplayer beta begins on July 15th on Steam. Until then, take a look at the rambunctious trailer below!

New Narrative Adventure, Where The Heart Is, Coming To PS4

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New Narrative Adventure, Where The Heart Is, Coming To PS4

Revealed as part of PlayStation's recently announced indie-focused initiative, Where the Heart Is is an new narrative adventure slated to hit PS4 later this year.

The game is being developed by Armature Studio, and tells the strange story of a man named Whit Anderson. He falls down a sinkhole on his family farm, and then relives moments of his life in a series of vignettes. These story scenes have a dream-like quality, and players have the opportunity to make choices that impact the course of Whit's life and the consequences of his actions.

You can get more details (and see more of the game in motion) by checking out the spotlight on the PlayStation Blog.

Crysis Remastered Gets A Short Delay

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Crysis Remastered Gets A Short Delay

Earlier this year, the Crysis Twitter account teased the reveal of Crysis Remastered for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Yesterday, an Xbox store leak implied that the game was set for a July 23 release, but Crytek has since announced that the title is getting delayed a bit longer. 

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This new version of Crysis will focus on the single-player campaign, and contains high-resolution textures, improved art assets, and other upgrades that will result in, "a major visual upgrade." Stay tuned for more info on the official reveal and release date. 

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch Brings Bionic Bunnies

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F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch Brings Bionic Bunnies

Today brought the reveal of F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch, a new action/platformer from TiGames. With the help of Unreal 4, F.I.S.T. features a gorgeous dieselpunk aesthetic, showing off an industrialized world filled with anthropomorphic animals whose world has been overtaken by a malevolent machine legion.

Players take on the role of Rayton, a rabbit war veteran who dons a mechanized backpack suit that provides tremendous facility in battle. The suit can shift between a fist, drill, or whip attack form, giving Rayton different approaches to combat, from slow and devastating (drill) to fast and longer-distance (whip). Each weapon is built to allow for combo-heavy arcade-style combat against an array of mechanical enemies.

Beyond the 2D battles, F.I.S.T. is also billed as an exploration game, as Rayton makes his way through the interconnected city, so it’s fair to expect at least a bit of Metroid DNA in the mix.

Mind-Bending Puzzle Game, Maquette, Revealed For PS4

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Mind-Bending Puzzle Game, Maquette, Revealed For PS4

Today, Sony is giving us a look at some of the upcoming indies coming our way. One of the reveals was for a story-driven puzzle game called Maquette for PS4.  

"Maquette is a puzzle game, but not in the sense that Sudoku is a puzzle, more like a story that has puzzles throughout," writes creative director Hanford Lemoore in a PlayStation blog post. "As you explore the game’s recursive world, you’ll uncover memories of a young couple in love, solving puzzles through creative thinking."

The first-person puzzle game takes place in a "recursive world" (one nested inside itself, infinitely), where you manipulate object sizes to get past obstacles. This means what you do in a smaller, model-size version of the world will impact the regular world. This offers the opportunity for interesting puzzle solutions, like taking a key for the regular world and using its bigger object size in the smaller one as a bridge to get across a gap. The video below offers a good visual explanation of how it all works, so be sure to watch it if you're interested. 

Sony Starts The PlayStation Indies Initiative

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Sony Starts The PlayStation Indies Initiative

Sony has announced the PlayStation Indies program, headed by former Sony worldwide studios head Shuhei Yoshida, to "spotlight and support" indie games.

Although further details regarding the program will be announced in the future, today Yoshida announced that nine titles will be be announced over both the PS4 and PlayStation 5 through the day.

Furthermore, every month an indie title – stating with Hello Neighbor – will be added to the PlayStation Now roster.

Atari's New Console, The VCS, Launches This Fall

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Atari's New Console, The VCS, Launches This Fall

The Atari VCS, the console/PC hybrid from the legendary game company, is finally releasing this fall. Atari VCS backer units for those who supported the system's Indiegogo campaign will ship by October, while all subsequent pre-orders and retail units will arrive holiday 2020.

Not only that, but the neon reimagining of its classic title, Missile Command: Recharged, will be a launch title. Missile Command: Recharged launched on Switch, PC, iOS, and Android in May to positive reception. The VCS version delivers platform-exclusive features including Classic Joystick compatibility. The VCS version of Missile Command: Recharged will launch digitally this fall through the Atari VCS store, with additional games to be announced soon.

The Atari VCS is available now for pre-order. The system is available in three color schemes: Black Walnut (pictured above, available on Atari's official website), Onyx (GameStop exclusive), and Carbon Gold (Walmart exclusive). The All-In Bundle, which includes the Atari VCS system, the Wiresless Classic Joystick, and Modern Controller, is available for $400. If you'd rather not get the full bundle, the base VCS 800 system will set you back $300, with the Modern and Classic Joysticks costing $60 each. Atari VCS is both WiFi and Bluetooth-enabled and is compatible with most PC peripherals.

Fortnite: Save The World Leaves Early Access, Not Going Free-To-Play

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Fortnite: Save The World Leaves Early Access, Not Going Free-To-Play

Fortnite: Save the World has technically been in early access since its release in 2017, but that is no longer the case. Epic Games made an announcement explaining that this mode has left early access, and that the development of new content will be slowing down.

Save the World is essentially Fortnite's campaign mode, and players must pay to access it. This stands in contrast to the free Battle Royale mode, which stole the spotlight. Epic had previously announced plans to take Save the World free-to-play, but those never worked out. With this new announcement, the company confirms that Save the World "will remain a premium experience rather than going free-to-play." 

All of your your current cosmetic purchases will continue to work in both modes, but Epic says that future cosmetic items released for Battle Royale won't be supported by Save the World. If you have more questions about Save the World content (including the upcoming Ventures feature), check out the full post from the Fortnite team.

The Cyberpunk 2077 Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Cyberpunk 2077 Digital Issue Is Now Live

Digital subscribers of Game Informer can now read our enormous cover story on one of the most anticipated games of the year: Cyberpunk 2077. Following today's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live to subscribers on web browsersiPad/iPhone, and Android devices. Individual issues will be available for purchase later today. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps including Kindle and Nook.

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