The Elden Ring announced for January 21 release

The panda GIF was not deceiving. The Elden Ring gameplay trailer is finally here, after nearly two years of silence (save for a little leak a few months ago). It debuted during the Summer Games Fest and shows off what appears to be Big Dark Souls, which I’m OK with. A release date of January […]

Synthetik 2 is coming to Early Access on August 19

Legion Rising was a top-down 2D roguelike shooter with extensive weapon-handling systems such as movement-based recoil and dynamic reloading, as well as some really meaty gun noises. It was well-received in 2018, with an Overwhelmingly Positive user rating on Steam. Flow Fire Games, based in Berlin, has announced that the sequel, Synthetik 2, will be […]

Axiom Verge 2 can be completed without fighting the boss?

I’m still impressed by what I’ve seen of Axiom Verge 2, a Metroid-style adventure game that appears to play very differently than its predecessor owing to a new protagonist. Instead of the gun you carried in the 2015 original, your character this time battles with melee weapons and a hacking abilities. Axiom Verge 2’s creator, […]

Death’s Door gameplay trailer showcases ‘tight 2D pixel-art action’

Death’s Door, announced by Devolver Digital in March, is probably one of the most fascinating gaming concepts I’ve come across in a long time: It tells the story of a crow with a sword who harvests the souls of the dead. Most of the time, it’s a rather mundane, repetitive job, but every now and […]

Loot River is an if ‘Diablo and Tetris had a baby’

“Imagine if Diablo and Tetris had a kid,” as elevator pitches go, is about as effective as I can imagine. At the very least, it’s difficult to image what a game like that might look like, so check out the Loot River footage from the Summer Game Fest above. Loot River by Straka Studios is […]

Endless Dungeon basically an anime space Diablo, with turrets

Endless Dungeon, an excellent-looking roguelike, received a new teaser at today’s Summer Game Fest, highlighting some of the characters and techniques players may anticipate. Amplitude previously created Dungeon of the Endless, and this is a sort of sequel, except that game was top-down pixel graphics, and this is in an isometric 3D format. One of […]

Tribes of Midgard, a co-op Viking action coming this July

Tribes of Midgard existed before we’d ever heard of Valheim. It’s a co-op Viking survival game for up to ten people, although it may also be played solo. Its randomly created planet is teeming with monsters from Norse mythology. You may explore the realm, combat creatures, create stuff, and construct a fantastic Viking fortress. That […]

Evil Dead: The Game looks pretty good, actually

I didn’t think I’d be telling you that the new Evil Dead official videogame looks really excellent, but here we are. During the Summer Game Fest start webcast, Saber Interactive presented a new trailer for the co-op zombie killer, which you can see below. If you’ve played a lot of Left 4 Dead or are […]

Planet of Lana is a beautiful robot apocalypse

Every one of us has been there. You’re lying in the sun with your favorite kitten when a swarm of robots descends from orbit to wreak mayhem. Planet of Lana is an “off-world quest” about discovering and defending an unspoiled paradise. Planet of Lana appears to be a platformer in the spirit of Inside or […]

Monster Hunter Stories 2 teaser has piqued my interest in training my dragon.

Monster Hunter is one of my favourite games. JRPGs are something I enjoy. Naturally, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a game I’m looking forward to playing. During the Summer Game Fest, we got another glimpse at the forthcoming RPG in the form of a two-minute narrative video packed with Monster Hunter’s famous […]