PixelJunk Monster 2 announced for PS4, Switch, and Steam

Publisher Spike Chunsoft and developer Q-Games have announced PixelJunk Monsters 2. The tower defense sequel will launch digitally for PlayStation 4, Switch, and Steam on May 25 for $14.99.

Here is an overview of  PixelJunk Monsters 2:

About the PixelJunk Series

In 2007, Q-Games released PixelJunk Racers. Since then, the series’ popularity has grown internationally and Q-Games has released several celebrated PixelJunk titles with genres ranging from arty platformers to hard-core side-scrollers.

About PixelJunk Monsters 2

In the acclaimed tower defense series’ first ever official sequel, play as Tikiman and build towers to defend your Tiki Hut from the monster hordes. The sequel brings with it four player online co-op, new and sometimes quite explosive fruit bombs and on top
of that the game has been fully re-imagined in beautifully detailed 3D. Get ready to defend your Chibis again in this fun and addictive game for all the family.

Key Features

  • Local & Online Play – Maximize the fun by playing with your friends on the couch or with up to four players online!
  • Close Encounters – Multiply the suspense by toggling your POV from top-down to an in-your-face view!
  • Fluid and Detailed Graphics – Immerse yourself in an all new world like never before as the HD animation breathes life into Tikiman and the unique maps!
  • The Mask Makes the Tikiman– A mask for any occasion! Customize Tikiman with different masks and shells.

Square-Enix establishes a new studio led by Final Fantasy XV’s Director

Square-Enix has announced that they have established a Tokyo-based studio Luminous Productions, led by COO and head of studio Hajime Tabata, who directed Final Fantasy XV.

Luminous Productions was established with the purpose of “developing new AAA titles, and bringing innovative games and other entertainment content to a global audience.” It aims to “utilize innovative technology and creativity to change the future of gaming and entertainment.”

More information regarding new projects that Luminous Productions will undertake will be announced later this year.

You can check out there website at this link.

“Steins;Gate 0” anime begins airing April 11, here is the second trailer

5pb has released the second trailer to the upcoming Steins;Gate 0 anime.  The series is a sequel to the 2011 anime series Steins;Gate, and is planned to premiere on April 11, 2018.

Here is a brief overview of the story, and the trailer.

“This is a story of a ‘future’ I wasn’t able to save.”
A “true sequel” that takes place November 2010, β Timeline — A world line where the protagonist, Okabe Rintarou, at the end of overcoming countless hardships and sorrows, had given up on saving “her.”
Okabe is at the bottom of despair…
His friends worry for him…
And what about the “girl” he wasn’t able to save?
Learn of it through the tale of “zero” where new encounters converge.
“She,” without a shadow of a doubt, continues to exist in there…

After long journeys via world lines, Okabe returned to his daily life, albeit crushed by the regret and misery of not being able to save “her.”
While helping out in a college seminar in order to finish off what “she” had already started, he comes across Professor Alexis Leskinen and assistant Hiyajo Maho, who were both on the same team and school as “her.” There, he discovers “Amadeus,” a system still in the stages of development that can store human memories inside computers.
Okabe was told that the Amadeus had “her” memories stored inside, and was requested by Professor Leskinen to cooperate with him as an Amadeus tester by means of conversing with “her” through a monitor. The system was inputted with “her” memories before “she” had ever met Okabe.
Upon encountering “her” installed within this architecture, Okabe’s life begins to change completely…

PS4 Exclusive Fighting game “Omen of Sorrow” Physical Edition Announced

Soedesco has announced that they will publish a physical edition of Chilean game studio AOne Games’ upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive fighting game Omen of Sorrow in late 2018.

Here is a brief overview and trailer of the title.

About

Omen of Sorrow features 12 perfectly designed legendary creatures inspired by gloomy European myths, such as a vampire, succubus and werewolf. The game offers stunning Unreal Engine 4-powered graphics. The battle system of Omen of Sorrow revolves strongly around player skill, ensuring a captivating experience for veterans and newcomers alike.

A Fresh Take on the Classics, Created by Experts

Omen of Sorrow was created by a team of fighting game enthusiasts, aiming to combine the best elements of the classics into the ultimate fighting game experience. By visiting many events during development, AOne games took inspiration from the community of hardcore fighting game fans. This has resulted in a refreshing new take on the genre, with a flawless online multiplayer experience. Besides online combat, Omen of Sorrow also offers players an elaborate single player mode with epic boss fights, and a local multiplayer mode to compete against friends.

Key Features

  • Revel in perfect design inspired by age-old European myths and legends.
  • Choose among 12 iconic dark characters, each with unique abilities.
  • Engage in epic boss fights in a superb single player mode.
  • Enjoy a flawless online and local multiplayer experience.
  • Feast your eyes on outstanding Unreal Engine 4 powered graphics