It’s that time of the week when I skim through a ton of indie video game news. We have a lot to deal with, so buckle up. If I missed anything, please share any additional news in the comment section.
First of all, we will talk about Courage and greed. Rekka Games and Team17’s dungeon co-op brawler recently released on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One (affiliate link). You will be able to enjoy the co-op arcade gameplay mixed with permadeath and roguelite elements as well as a variety of PvE and PvP game modes.
Play as one of four iconic adventure classes; the nimble Thief, the valiant Warrior, the eccentric Wizard or the mighty Amazon, players dive into a series of procedurally generated side-scrolling dungeons as they fight their way through waves of vicious enemies, fight giant bosses and line their pockets of gold, filling up the greed meter as they go!
Later, Knight Shift Games and Playtonic Friends announced Andru, the second playable character for Elsa. This game is an upcoming neo-retro roguelike and Andru is a melee based character with bladed weapons and a hooded vest. You can have fun Elsa next year when it releases on Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
Andru’s weapon suite includes a variety of elemental swords, claws, and ghost blades, all with different playstyles, abilities, and effects. Each weapon class has three elemental variations similar to Elsie’s guns. Each elemental weapon type has a different play style and feel, including different combos, attack speeds, and distinct effects that open up a variety of gameplay possibilities.
In the world of MMOs, NCSOFT has announced a new third person shooter called LLL project. It seems like an interesting game as it will feature a post-apocalyptic South Korea, a 10th century Byzantine Empire, and a 23rd century future that coexist in a single timeline. In addition, you will be able to pilot robots, cars, helicopters and more. LLL project will be released on PC and consoles in 2024.
Project LLL will feature a vast open world where more than 30 km of the earth’s surface is seamlessly connected to a single environment offering players procedurally created compelling content that reacts appropriately to the player’s situation instead of repeatedly playing pre-set content.
Project Manager Seeder Jaehyun Bae She said:
I personally referred to the novels Foundation and Dune. As for the subject matter of the game, I was influenced by Philip K. Dick’s novels. I tried to develop the story with themes of technology, human justice and alternate history as shown in Blade Runner, Total Recall, The Man in the High Castle, etc.
I think gamers these days are more interested in how a game actually works than cinematic animations. Since this was the first reveal, I wanted to showcase the game itself without any hype or polish. There will be other opportunities for us to share the development process like this. This is only the first step in our communication.
If you like Platform Slasher 2D Lunar scars from Black Mermaid and Humble Games, you may enjoy the recent quality of life and balance improvements. The update was released for PC via Steam and will roll out to consoles over the next few days and weeks. You can find the patch notes below.
Added controller rebinding options, fixed old input rebinding bugs. Native Dualshock support can be activated in the menu.
Navigation map completely revised. Added markers and other fixes related to it.
Introduced a new type of Dark Mirror. Now only the rare Corrupted Mirrors require sacrifice to unlock.
Changed Moonhunger System – Now to activate Moonhunger, the player must reach at least 3 Sprite levels before dying.
Dark Mirrors Gland Drop bonus now costs Bone Dust instead of Glands.
Mana cost, upgrade costs, and times are better balanced.
Fixed several enemy bugs causing soft locks.
Late game balancing, including the Lajos boss.
Tutorial parts improved.
Multiple general fixes leading to freezes or crashes.
WayForward and Arc System Works released RWBY: Arrowfell. This side-scrolling action-adventure game tells an original and canonical story set during RWBY extension Volume 7 and now you can enjoy it on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5 and Xbox (affiliate link).
Meanwhile, Colossal Order and Paradox Interactive have launched a slew of new content for Cities: skylines. Here’s a quick breakdown of all the new content you can enjoy. All but the Roads and Vehicles item are paid DLCs.
Elvis’ Heart of Korea Content Creator Pack: Inspired by a South Korean metropolis, this pack introduces 60 resources including service buildings, farmables, and 10 other unique structures.
Skyscrapers Content Creator Pack by Feindbold – Enjoy more than 15 skyscrapers influenced by iconic skyscrapers from around the world.
“K-Pop” radio station and “’80’s Downtown Beat” radio station are available and sold separately.
Roads & Vehicles, a free update for all players, adds free content to both the base game and three expansions (After Dark, Snowfall and Plazas & Promenades). Content includes: Vehicles of different capacities such as buses and trams, as well as road types with multiple lanes, rails and bike lanes.
The free online action RPG Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis I recently got a little addition to the anime. SEGA recently launched AC Scratch Ticket: Overlord Style. This provides a variety of weapons based on the hit anime series Overlord including Ainz and Albedo avatar items, voice tickets, emotes, weapon camos, stamps, and more.
If you are enjoying MMORPG Fantasy Tower by Hotta Studio and Level Infinite, recently released the Confounding Labyrinth 2.1 update. This update brings the new Confounding Abyss map filled with menacing bosses, exciting challenges, and the new Lin simulacrum. you can play Fantasy Tower now on Android, iOS and PC. Are you having fun?
Don’t worry VR gamers, I have some news for you. The sword fighting game Altair Destroyer Event Horizon update launched. This update brought a new area called The Depth and a new boss called Unknown to challenge players. Additionally, the Royal Set DLC is now available for purchase with new weapons and avatars.
Depth – The structure of the map changes every time you explore it. This is a high difficulty area that can be challenged after defeating the final evolved form of LAWS-ZERO. The area also features a new drone-type LAWS that hovers in the air.
Unknown – A large unidentified LAWS named “UNKNOWN” lurks deep within the new area. THE LAWS are the experimental battle AIs left behind and free to roam. This boss surpasses the strength of LAWS-ZERO with his ultra-powerful attacks that exploit the VR space in all three dimensions.
If you’re looking for great lofi music to listen to while you work, Humble Games and Nikko Nikko have released the album lofi for the upcoming rhythm RPG Infinite guitars. You can stream it now on Apple and Spotify. So, you can play on Nintendo Switch, PC (Steam|Humble [affiliate link]) and Xbox One starting December 13.
In Infinite Guitars, a world destroyed by the devastating war against the Mechs, the remnants of humanity seek and fight to survive. Now, the metal war machines have awakened and only your electric guitar can turn their technology against them! Gather the party, tune your favorite ax, and get ready to rock out in Infinite Guitars, a genre-bending rhythm RPG with vibrant anime-inspired artwork, adrenaline-pumping Mech battles, and a fiery original soundtrack.
Also, Crunchyroll has announced a new 8-bit adventure game for their mascot called Crunchyroll-Hime The search for Hime. This game will be released on Game Boy Color with pre-orders open now through December 23rd. Of course, you can also play for free via download or browser later this year, but the ability to buy a new Game Boy Color game is something else entirely.
Take control as Crunchyroll-Hime to save the anime club from the year 2000 in its first video game: Hime’s Quest. Set in 1999, something electric is in the air. An evil force has crept into New Crunchy City, wreaking havoc on its technology and tragically destroying the Anime Club’s prized DVD/VCR combo player. Can you root out the vile cretin brazen enough to ruin their meeting?
In the end, Path of exileThe new expansion of was given its name The forbidden shrine. This expansion will be available to play on PC starting December 9th and on consoles starting December 14th. On December 1st, fans can tune into Twitch at 1pm PST to watch a live stream where Grinding Gear Games will showcase new content from the expansion.
by Tommy Williams
Source: Geek Tyrant