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Tribe Nine Global Beta Test Confirmed for August 2024
Tribe Nine Global Beta Test Confirmed for August 2024 The Deadly Playtest Global Beta Test for Tribe Nine has a new start date. Spots are still open for signups until the end of July 2024, and the event will take place on August 9-15, 2024. Too Kyo Games, the developers of Tribe Nine , previously put the call out for participants in the Closed Beta in June 2024. While the studio had stated those successfully chosen to participate and take part in the beta in July, the official global beta test period will be August 9-15, 2024. It is possible to still sign up to participate up until July 31, 2024. Participants will be informed in early August if they are successful. While the game is set for release on PC and mobile platforms, the test will only take place via Steam. Tribe Nine is the latest game from Too Kyo Games, the studio founded by Danganronpa creator Kazukata Kodaka, in collaboration with Akatsuki Games. Frequent collaborators Rui Komatsuzaki and Masafumi Takada are also involved in character design and music respectively. This free-to-play Extreme Action RPG was first announced in 2020, although news has been limited until now. An anime based on the game’s premise aired in 2022. In addition to Tribe Nine , Too Kyo Games recently announced the development of another game, Hundred Line: Last Defense Academy . This was revealed during the June 2024 Nintendo Direct and is set for release in 2025. Tribe Nine does not yet have a release date, although its global beta test will take place on August 9-15, 2024. The game will be released for PC and mobile devices. The post Tribe Nine Global Beta Test Confirmed for August 2024 appeared first on Siliconera .
SiliconeraJul 24
Mahjong Soul Heads to PC via Steam Worldwide
Mahjong Soul Heads to PC via Steam Worldwide Mahjong Soul is now available worldwide on the PC through Steam . The game launched alongside a new event, Daydream Paradise, which is running from now until August 6, 2024. Mahjong Soul has previously been available for PC via browser and a Windows app, but this release now allows players to make use of Steam features. This includes a new beginner’s guide to riichi mahjong included within the game’s Steam Guides page. Players will be able to link their existing account to the new release via their Yostar account. Facebook, Apple and Google logins can also be linked. The game will also make use of crossplay features. However, the Steam version will not work with MacOS, and paid items can only be shared between the browser and Windows client versions. Free items can be shared across all versions, however, including those on mobile. As well as the Steam launch, a new event has started within Mahjong Soul . Daydream Paradise will run until August 6, 2024, featuring a selection of event missions. In addition, there will be a higher summon rate for the characters Yuan Feng and Kutsuji, while other characters will be available for more limited time periods. There will also be limited time availability of outfits for Hinata Takanashi, Haruma Igarashi and Nadeshiko. This is not the only recent news from Yostar. The publisher also confirmed it would be handling the English translation of Heaven Burns Red , the latest work from Clannad creator Jun Maeda. Mahjong Soul is available now for Steam, browsers and mobile devices. The post Mahjong Soul Heads to PC via Steam Worldwide appeared first on Siliconera .
SiliconeraJul 24
Zoochosis is animal body horror by way of The Thing and it launches this September
Zoochosis is animal body horror by way of The Thing and it launches this September If you're not afraid to change the way you look at zoos forever, might I direct you to the new trailer for Zoochosis ? The horror sim that puts you in the least attractive zookeeper position possible is now set to launch on September 23. At a glance, it looks like The Thing with twisted and infected zoo animals as the hosts.  The first time we saw what developer Clapperheads has in the works was in June, during Day of the Devs SGF Edition . IGN followed up with the exclusive reveal of the release date, and you can watch as body horror hell is unleashed upon a zoo in the new trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBKjbrlwdkk The setup of Zoochosis is as simple as any story that ends in a nasty parasite spreading throughout a ton of captive animals. You're the zookeeper and it's your first night shift, so naturally everything goes about as horribly wrong as possible. As depicted through the lens of your bodycam, strange behavior abounds throughout the zoo's many creatures. Kangaroo pouches morph into massive mouths that vomit up bile. Giraffes contort and split into spider-like monstrosities. Hippos… well, hippos are already scary, and if you're not afraid of them, you should be. The beasts on display in the trailer are great examples of survival horror grotesqueries, so hopefully it's as fun to face them head-on as it is to watch.  Save the animals Screenshot via Clapperheads As tempting as it might be once you see them, your job isn't to go in guns blazing and eradicate all of nature's mistakes. You're the zookeeper, after all, so it's up to you to find out what happened to the animals and how to cure them. If you can get close enough to them to continue your regimen of caretaking and cleaning, you can do anything.  Zoochosis currently has its eyes on a PC release via Steam .  The post Zoochosis is animal body horror by way of The Thing and it launches this September appeared first on Destructoid .
Steam Archives – DestructoidJul 23
Ova Magica Multiplayer Modes Could Be Considered
Ova Magica Multiplayer Modes Could Be Considered Ova Magica, a life and farming game like Harvest Moon with creature-catching elements like Pokemon , entered early access on Steam, and ClaudiaTheDev spoke about the possibility of multiplayer. While there is none in the base game, a note suggested that it is possible the team would consider it if the title “is popular enough.”  In the statement, ClaudiaTheDev noted that the base Ova Magica game was only designed with a single-player farming and creature-catching experience in mind. The developer said in a reply on the Steam Discussion Forums, “Re-designing the code core is at this stage not an option anymore without risking to break the whole game.” However, it was after that statement that ClaudiaTheDev noted other multiplayer elements could eventually be investigated for Ova Magica . However, these seem like they would be outside of the main gameplay experience and instead be supplemental options. The Steam forum comment continued, “But when Ova Magica is popular enough and there will be a high demand we consider adding new "modes" with multiplayer options.” Ova Magica early access just began on Steam. People can already pick a starter Blob and begin collecting and raising them, however only 36 of the eventual 66 are available. Some Clover Town battles and Cup Tournament activities are available. The live-sim and farming part means all three seasons are available and 12 festivals can be experienced. However, while 13 characters are available to romance in Ova Magica now, you can only get to 3-4 of their seven Heart Events and marriage isn’t possible yet . Ova Magica is now in early access on PCs via Steam , and a full 1.0 launch is expected in between 8-10 months. The post Ova Magica Multiplayer Modes Could Be Considered appeared first on Siliconera .
SiliconeraJul 23
A Street Cat’s Tale 2: Outside Is Dangerous Feels Less Harsh
A Street Cat’s Tale 2: Outside Is Dangerous Feels Less Harsh I can’t count how many times I accidentally let the poor, stray kitten die in the original A Street Cat’s Tale game. It was a lot. I felt really bad! I was genuinely terrified the same thing would happen in A Street Cat’s Tale 2: Outside is Dangerous . (That ominous subtitle wasn’t helping!) While it is still very perilous for a formerly indoor cat on their own, I found various quality of life adjustments made it easier for Cinnamon (and me) to adjust to life on the streets. A big part of this involves how A Street Cat’s Tale 2: Outside is Dangerous gets started, as it offers an opportunity to enjoy more exposition and ease into the game. Much like a certain little kitty in a big city , this cat named Cinnamon accidentally ends up outside. After his owner Hazel moves, he inadvertently naps in a box that is taken away. When he wakes up, he’s alone. It’s then that he realizes he was taken far from home, and some street cats help him adjust to his new life in the big city as he finds his way and perhaps gets back to Hazel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbTgFHB97BE&ab_channel=CFKOfficialChannel This initial accommodation is so helpful, both narratively and in terms of gameplay. We get an introduction to Cinnamon, first of all, and a means of better connecting with the character. The first game had a strong start! However, at that point it was more about identifying with a poor baby who lost its mother. Here, the character is better established from the outset. However, it’s even more useful because of the other elements of this execution. After seeing Cinnamon spirited away, we also get a chance to safely practice solving sokoban box-pushing puzzles and learn survival techniques like hunting, scavenging, and sharing with other cats in a safe, controlled environment. This continues with some early quests that also help ease us into the world. Those are the most obvious quality of life changes! There are so many others in A Street Cat’s Tale 2: Outside is Dangerous that make the game better and more enjoyable to play. For example, you don’t have to pick up items one at a time. This is a godsend for survivability and befriending other cats. You can actually hold on to some and carry them with you. An actual inventory? In a game? What a novel idea! Introducing the cats who will matter to you upfront, as well as some important humans, is also a boon. You aren’t wandering around, trying to find out who people (well, felines) are and where. It’s better structured with its chapters and missions. I felt like I fumbled much more often with the original game, and it isn’t an issue this time around. Image via feemodev and CFK Perhaps most importantly, the tone is so much better in A Street Cat’s Tale 2: Outside is Dangerous compared to the original game. I very much felt like in each run, I was nearly guaranteed to flail or fail. It ended up being such a daunting endeavor. Yes, Cinnamon still gets hungry at a fairly steady place and there’s a lot to do here. However, I always felt more optimistic about his odds whenever I played, and the tone of Cinnamon and the other cats also felt more positive than in the original game.  It’s such a big change that I’d almost say go ahead and play A Street Cat’s Tale 2: Outside is Dangerous first and consider, well, not playing the original game. This is coming from someone who enjoyed it, as perilous as it could be. This new entry ends up feeling so much stronger! Granted, there are connections to characters from A Street Cat’s Tale , so that bonus exists for people who do take a chance on both. However, this one ended up being so much more fun and, given there’s a demo for the PC version on Steam, a lot easier to even see if it vibes with a player. A Street Cat’s Tale 2: Outside is Dangerous is available on the Nintendo Switch and PC .  The post A Street Cat’s Tale 2: Outside Is Dangerous Feels Less Harsh appeared first on Siliconera .
SiliconeraJul 20
No Man's Sky's Huge Overhaul, The Software Update That Stopped The World, And More Of The Week's Top Stories
No Man's Sky's Huge Overhaul, The Software Update That Stopped The World, And More Of The Week's Top StoriesThis week saw No Man’s Sky, a game that has repeatedly reinvented itself in the years since its release, get one of its biggest overhauls ever. Not to be outdone, Baldur’s Gate 3 also got a patch that rounds out the game nicely. Also, the FTC responded to Microsoft’s latest Xbox Live price hike, calling it “exactly… Read more...
KotakuJul 20
New Kingdom Hearts Glasses Have Sora and Organization XIII Art on Them
New Kingdom Hearts Glasses Have Sora and Organization XIII Art on Them Square Enix announced it is taking orders for new Kingdom Hearts can-shaped glasses that feature art of characters like Sora or imagery from the game on them. They are only in the Japanese eStore at the moment, and they are expected to launch in Japan on September 28, 2024. There are three different types of Kingdom Hearts glasses available in this line. Each one is a clear glass with a design either in black or white on it. The shape of each one is similar to a soda can, and they stand at over four and a half inches tall like an actual can would. One features a white emblem that resembles a coat of arms that has Kingdom Hearts written on it in script, the Mickey mouse simple, a pair of crossed Keyblades in front of a heart, and a crown. The can with Sora on it has him in black sitting on a throne with a crown on his head in front of the game’s logo. The third one features Organization XIII symbol with the Roman numerals for 1-14 around it. Each glass is priced at 2,200円 (~$14).  Here's how all three of them will look: Images via Square Enix While there hasn’t been news about Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link lately, following the April 2024 beta test announcement , new merchandise tied to the series has appeared regularly. For example, a new Shadow Heartless plush and mug are on the way. The Kingdom Hearts games are available on the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Epic Games Store and Steam. The three new Kingdom Hearts glasses will launch in Japan on September 28, 2024. The post New Kingdom Hearts Glasses Have Sora and Organization XIII Art on Them appeared first on Siliconera .
SiliconeraJul 19
Once Human Devs Delete Post Asking Players To Leave Positive Steam Reviews After New Update Breaks Stuff
Once Human Devs Delete Post Asking Players To Leave Positive Steam Reviews After New Update Breaks StuffOnce Human’s post-launch rollercoaster ride continues apace after a new update broke certain items and bases in the game. While frustrating for players and another headache for the developers, the funniest part is that the fresh problems arose just as the developers were asking fans to boost the survival MMO’s rating… Read more...
KotakuJul 19
Real-time strategy title Tempest Rising gets a Steam demo, out now
Real-time strategy title Tempest Rising gets a Steam demo, out nowFrom Saber Interactive and 3D Realms, upcoming RTS Tempest Rising has a brand new demo, with a pair of playable missions. Storm’s coming… oh it’s here In the works for a while, publisher 3D Realms’ and Saber Interactive’s real-time strategy game Tempest Rising is looking great. A classically styled RTS, Tempest Rising comes complete with … The post Real-time strategy title Tempest Rising gets a Steam demo, out now appeared first on BrutalGamer .
BrutalGamerJul 18
Streets of Rogue 2 shifts Early Access date to add more polish
Streets of Rogue 2 shifts Early Access date to add more polish Last month, Streets of Rogue 2 set its Early Access date for August 14, but those plans have since changed . The sandbox roguelite sequel is now set to hit Early Access for all starting on October 22. The reason for the delay is pretty straightforward: according to developer Matt Dabrowski and tinyBuild, Streets of Rogue 2 simply needs more time for additional polish. The announcement states that the team is "committed to providing the best experience possible," even in this early stage, so we'll just have to wait a little longer to try it for ourselves.  Part of that polish process involves putting the game through more thorough testing. As Dabrowski says of the new release date, "it will also give me time to conduct a large-scale pre-release playtest." His previous experience on the first Streets of Rogue taught him that this would be "very beneficial to development." Procedural mayhem Screenshot via tinyBuild The first game already had some pretty impressive scope to it, and it sounds like the sequel is going all out in that regard. Dabrowski previously touched upon how "stupidly ambitious" Streets of Rogue 2 is, ramping the procedurally-generated chaos up to absurd heights.  There are plenty of hand-crafted aspects in the mix, too, and that complex blend could likely benefit from the additional attention this delay affords. With dozens of character classes and an open world that is purportedly over 10,000 times the size of one of the levels from the first game, it'll be interesting to see how it all comes together. In the meantime, anyone can take part in the aforementioned playtest, which will kick off in "late August or early September." You can sign up right here .  The post Streets of Rogue 2 shifts Early Access date to add more polish appeared first on Destructoid .
Steam Archives – DestructoidJul 18