Sci-Fi Sidescroller Planet Alpha Shows Off Wild Planets, Familiar Danger

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Sci-Fi Sidescroller Planet Alpha Shows Off Wild Planets, Familiar Danger

The indie market abounds with atmospheric sidescrollers. Inside was one of our highest-rated games of 2016, titles like The Artful Escape are somewhere on the horizon, and in September we'll get a stylish new sci-fi take on the genre with Planet Alpha.

A new trailer for the game shows the player character, a lanky astronaut, running and jumping away from a variety of of flora, fauna, and robots. Like Inside, it doesn't look like there are ways to directly fight back against enemies. Most of the footage instead involves close escapes and tense stealth against larger-than-life enemies.

Planet Alpha looks gorgeous and varied. It'll be available to explore on all major platforms September 4.

Sci-Fi Sidescroller Planet Alpha Shows Off Wild Planets, Familiar Danger

about X hours ago from
Sci-Fi Sidescroller Planet Alpha Shows Off Wild Planets, Familiar Danger

The indie market abounds with atmospheric sidescrollers. Inside was one of our highest-rated games of 2016, titles like The Artful Escape are somewhere on the horizon, and in September we'll get a stylish new sci-fi take on the genre with Planet Alpha.

A new trailer for the game shows the player character, a lanky astronaut, running and jumping away from a variety of of flora, fauna, and robots. Like Inside, it doesn't look like there are ways to directly fight back against enemies. Most of the footage instead involves close escapes and tense stealth against larger-than-life enemies.

Planet Alpha looks gorgeous and varied. It'll be available to explore on all major platforms September 4.

A Harrowing Night Out: First Impressions Of Indie-Horror Title Beware

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A Harrowing Night Out: First Impressions Of Indie-Horror Title Beware

Several times in his life, developer Ondrej Svadlena has found himself on the run. First as a political refugee, then as a frightened student, and even as a regular motorist, he knows what it’s like to feel chased. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that his new game reduced me to a bundle of nerves, anxiously looking over my shoulder while under tight pursuit. It’s right there in the title – Beware.

When I started my demo, all I knew was the basic premise: It’s survival horror in a car. And while cars usually offer protection in survival horror, Beware quickly proves that in the right circumstances, four doors and a motor are no reassurance at all.

The game opens in a trailer park at dusk. I’m already seated in my car. The family compact feels refreshingly tactile; the engine doesn’t turn on automatically, nor do the headlights. My perspective bounces around realistically as I pull out of the park, smacking against the side window when I accidentally drive into a ditch. The game makes a point of reminding me that I’m not controlling the car, just the nervous guy inside it.

A Harrowing Night Out: First Impressions Of Indie-Horror Title BEWARE

about X hours ago from
A Harrowing Night Out: First Impressions Of Indie-Horror Title BEWARE

Several times in his life, developer Ondrej Svadlena has found himself on the run. First as a political refugee, then as a frightened student, and even as a regular motorist, he knows what it’s like to feel chased. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that his new game reduced me to a bundle of nerves, anxiously looking over my shoulder while under tight pursuit. It’s right there in the title – Beware.

When I started my demo, all I knew was the basic premise: It’s survival horror in a car. And while cars usually offer protection in survival horror, Beware quickly proves that in the right circumstances, four doors and a motor are no reassurance at all.

The game opens in a trailer park at dusk. I’m already seated in my car. The family compact feels refreshingly tactile; the engine doesn’t turn on automatically, nor do the headlights. My perspective bounces around realistically as I pull out of the park, smacking against the side window when I accidentally drive into a ditch. The game makes a point of reminding me that I’m not controlling the car, just the nervous guy inside it.

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La Mulana 2, the sequel to the tough-as-nails Metroidvania platformer from 2005, was given a release date over the weekend and then abruptly released today.

Developer Nigoro launched a Kickstarter for the sequel in January 2014 and has been silently plugging away at the game for the last four years. On Saturday, publisher Playism announced that the game would be out on July 30, just two days after the announcement. 

You can check out the game's release trailer below.

about X hours ago from

La Mulana 2, the sequel to the tough-as-nails Metroidvania platformer from 2005, was given a release date over the weekend and then abruptly released today.

Developer Nigoro launched a Kickstarter for the sequel in January 2014 and has been silently plugging away at the game for the last four years. On Saturday, publisher Playism announced that the game would be out on July 30, just two days after the announcement. 

You can check out the game's release trailer below.

Spider-Man Has Gone Gold For September Release

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Spider-Man Has Gone Gold For September Release

Pretty much every PlayStation 4 owner is anticipating September's release of Marvel's Spider-Man, the open-world superhero game starring everyone's favorite webslinger. Today, Insomniac tweeted out that Spider-Man has gone gold, meaning that a master disc has been printed and sent off to manufacturers. 

That means the copy you buy at a retail store has basically been finished, not including any post-gold development that might come between now and release.

We are pleased to announce that #SpiderManPS4 has GONE GOLD for its worldwide release on September 7th. Thanks to @PlayStation and @MarvelGames for their support in the creation of this original Spider-Man adventure. pic.twitter.com/iD4mJmqGfK

Spider-Man Has Gone Gold For September Release

about X hours ago from
Spider-Man Has Gone Gold For September Release

Pretty much every PlayStation 4 owner is anticipating September's release of Marvel's Spider-Man, the open-world superhero game starring everyone's favorite webslinger. Today, Insomniac tweeted out that Spider-Man has gone gold, meaning that a master disc has been printed and sent off to manufacturers. 

That means the copy you buy at a retail store has basically been finished, not including any post-gold development that might come between now and release.

We are pleased to announce that #SpiderManPS4 has GONE GOLD for its worldwide release on September 7th. Thanks to @PlayStation and @MarvelGames for their support in the creation of this original Spider-Man adventure. pic.twitter.com/iD4mJmqGfK

Digimon Survive Coming West In 2019

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Digimon Survive Coming West In 2019

Bandai Namco announced this morning that the newest Digimon title, Digimon Survive, will be coming to the west on pretty much every platform next year.

Not connected to any existing Digimon timeline or story, Digimon Survive has players learn about and bond with their Digimon in an entirely new world. The survival RPG puts tamers in the unenviable role of having their peaceful lives broken up with new dangers in a world they haven't quite grasped yet. Check out the teaser trailer below.

Digimon Survive will release in 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

Digimon Survive Coming West In 2019

about X hours ago from
Digimon Survive Coming West In 2019

Bandai Namco announced this morning that the newest Digimon title, Digimon Survive, will be coming to the west on pretty much every platform next year.

Not connected to any existing Digimon timeline or story, Digimon Survive has players learn about and bond with their Digimon in an entirely new world. The survival RPG puts tamers in the unenviable role of having their peaceful lives broken up with new dangers in a world they haven't quite grasped yet. Check out the teaser trailer below.

Digimon Survive will release in 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.