Myst Spiritual Successor Obduction Releases This July

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Myst Spiritual Successor Obduction Releases This July

Cyan, the developer of Myst and Riven, has unveiled a new yet cryptic trailer for the upcoming exploration game Obduction, which releases this July.

We've heard little about this title since it raised over $1.3 million with its Kickstarter in November 2013, but now Cyan is revealing a bit more of what's in store and a look the areas you'll explore. A female voice narrating the trailer below says, "We all lost everything. Everything but our stories, and they shouldn't be forgotten."

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Blackwood Crossing Is About Two Siblings And A Mystical Encounter

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Blackwood Crossing is an upcoming adventure game from PaperSeven, which centers around an orphaned brother and sister who meet a Donnie Darko-like rabbit creature on a train.

This coming of age story is about childhood, fantasy, and magical realism: after meeting the mysterious figure, the two siblings, Scarlett and Finn, unexpectedly find themselves on a train ride that will change their lives. With a storybook atmosphere and vibrant visuals, Blackwood Crossing at the very least looks intriguing.

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Blackwood Crossing Is About Two Siblings And A Magical Encounter

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Blackwood Crossing Is About Two Siblings And A Magical Encounter

Blackwood Crossing is an upcoming adventure game from PaperSeven, which centers around an orphaned brother and sister who meet a Donnie Darko-like rabbit creature on a train.

This coming of age story is about childhood, fantasy, and magical realism: after meeting the mysterious figure, the two siblings, Scarlett and Finn, unexpectedly find themselves on a train ride that will change their lives. With a storybook atmosphere and vibrant visuals, Blackwood Crossing at the very least looks intriguing.

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Intrigue And Adventure Promised In Brief New Teaser

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Intrigue And Adventure Promised In Brief New Teaser

Sherlock Holmes has to crack the mystery of being a father in this next chapter from developer Frogware. The game is due on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this summer.

Familiar characters join the great detective this time around, including Dr. Watson and Alice De'Bouvier. However, it is young Katelyn Holmes that promises the most interesting story in The Devil's Daughter. A great mystery surrounds Sherlock's daughter, and we get to watch as it slowly unravels. See for yourself below.

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Ninja Theory Developers Discuss How The Game's Combat Has Evolved

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The recently re-titled Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice will attract fans of the Dark Souls series with its unique combat mechanics. The game hits PlayStation 4 and PC later this year.

From developer Ninja Theory, this action game puts players in control of Senua, a Celtic warrior who suffers greatly at the ends of a Viking invasion. The game tackles themes of mental illness and nightmares as the protagonist travels through hellish landscapes to find her sanity again. The latest developer diary highlights Hellblade's gameplay as well as how players' and enemies' health will be displayed. Check it out below.

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Lovecraftian Horrors Come To Oculus Rift On June 6

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Oculus Rift owners are getting one of the system's most promising titles on June 6, when Insomniac Games' Edge of Nowhere releases on the platform. This new trailer features monsters, mystery and isolation.

Virtual reality is still a relatively new product, and few of the games currently available have a big focus on traditional narrative storytelling. Edge of Nowhere follows explorer Victor Howard as he slowly loses his mind on a research mission in Antarctica. The third-person perspective is also a distinguishing characteristic of this VR game, as players will turn their heads to move Victor left and right, as well as helping him climb up and down cliff faces. Check out the trailer below.

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Ready At Dawn Unveils Colorful Arena Combat Game

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Ready At Dawn Unveils Colorful Arena Combat Game

Ready At Dawn, the developer behind the grim and cinematic The Order: 1886, has taken a different approach with its new game, De-formers, which will receive distribution and publishing help from GameStop. De-formers is a small arena combat game where you take on different "forms" and try to knock other players out of the arena with your body. It's also quite colorful.

In a brief interview with the team, Ready at Dawn emphasized the importance of the game's physics system, saying that the intricacy of the physics make it feel more real and interesting than a standard animation system. The game will include power ups that allow players to use a variety of strategies to overcome their foes. Defeating opponents allows you to consume their mass and become bigger, literally giving you more weight to throw around. From what I saw of De-formers, there was definitely promise for a chaotic brand of combat if you have enough players to fill all 8 slots, but i'm curious and somewhat skeptical about how entertaining the action is you've only got two or three people rolling around.

You can watch a brief trailer that shows the game in action right here:

Gameplay Reveal Trailer Adds Competitive Co-Op For Four Players

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Tower defense fans can look forward to smashing a bunch of expensive castles in this pun-filled sequel from ACE Team. The game comes digitally to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this fall.

The original Rock of Ages game was a humorous take on tower defense action. Up to two players could do battle by launching, rolling, and blocking rocks from hand-crafted castles and other various structures.

A sequel is due out this fall, and as the title suggests, it plans on expanding the ideas present in the first title. This time around, four players can join in, forming teams of two to take down the detailed architecture. Get a taste of the gameplay in the reveal trailer seen below.

The Dangerous Golf Launch Trailer Gets Elaborate

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The Dangerous Golf Launch Trailer Gets Elaborate

Dangerous Golf comes out on digital stores tomorrow (PC, PS4, and Xbox One), and the game's launch trailer shows that there's more than one way to make a mess.

The game's elaborate levels include security lasers, strategically placed crossbows, suits of armor made for tumbling, and much more.

For more on the title, check out my hands-on impressions of a few of Dangerous Golf's early boards and check out this previous trailer.