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Gaming News Week 19

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I must have mentioned it several times on LadiesGamers, that I wasn’t a fan of Mario. Still, I felt I just had to go to the Mario Bros Movies, and I wasn’t disappointed. The way they incorporated game elements into the story was really ace; I really loved it. And Peach stood up for herself; good for her! I’m still awful at the Mario games, but my heart has softened towards the moustached plumber!

Anyway, let’s take a look at the news that caught our eye this week; enjoy!

Tales of Seikyu in Development

China-based Ace Entertainment has shared the first gameplay trailer of Tales of Seikyu, a farming simulation game with an oriental fantasy theme. Players take on the role of managing an ancient inn in a mystical realm filled with mythical creatures. In the intro to the trailer, they call it a gift to farming sim enthusiasts, and I must say, it does look promising. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a farming sim where you turn yourself into a boar to break up the farming land and into a slime to water the crops!

This is Steam’s description where the game will first land. Ace does have plans, though, to bring it to consoles as well. A release date isn’t available yet.

“Tales of Seikyu” is an oriental fantasy-style farming simulation adventure game set in the lost land of Seikyu, inhabited by various legendary creatures worldwide. The town residents lead their own lives, such as the exquisite bar owner Shuten-dōji who is always tipsy; the sharp-tongued, rebellious folklorist Yoji, who is obsessed with studying ancient gods; and the former mafia boss Otter Andolini, who now only cares about his dock. Despite the seemingly peaceful atmosphere, the town is constantly threatened by the power of the Old Gods. As an outsider, can you successfully manage the old inn entrusted to you by the Inari God?

More info on the Steam page.

Didero Games Club

We got information in our mailbox this week about the newly formed Didero Games Club. Didero works a lot like Netflix used to work when they shipped DVDs. You create a wishlist, and they send you a game from their wishlist, and when you return it, they send another game.
To ensure it all works well, all shipping is tracked, both to games and when they return, and Didero ships the games in their boxes to keep them safe. When you finish a game, they instantly make you a prepaid shipping label to send it directly to another club member. That means games spend more time with gamers rather than going back to a warehouse to be processed. 
Now I must tell you, neither Paula nor I have any experience with Didero, as they only operate in the USA. Should you want to check it out, here’s their link.

Alchemic Cutie Soon on Switch

When I saw the news that Alchemic Cutie was coming to the Switch and PlayStation on June 16th I just knew I had written about the game before. And sure enough, in 2019 I made an article stating that the game would not only come to Steam but also to Switch. Alchemic Cutie is a relaxing and cathartic cosy RPG about Jellies and their place in the world. While breeding and taming wild jellies, you’ll meet other villagers, enter jelly competitions, and uncover mysteries on the island to explore.

Each jelly has unique stats and traits giving them little personalities. With over 4,000 visual styles, you’ll have tons of possibilities for accessorizing and styling your jellies. You can tame, breed, and raise the perfect jelly companions. The more variety, the better the jellies will do in heated jelly competitions for the top prize. Morph or buff your jellies through the use of alchemy and unlock a flavour of variety within your town. Build your status on the island of jelly dreams while creating lasting friendships or even rivals in the great jelly competition.

Modernized Version of Murder on the Orient Express

Now who doesn’t know Agatha Christies crime novel Murder on the Orient Express? Or maybe you’re familiar with it due to the movie adaptations?

Publisher Microids and Microids Studio Lyon announced the modernized and revisited version of this classic in a video game. They will bring the classic tale to life in a way that will surprise even the most dedicated fans. With brand-new elements added to the original story, players will experience mystery and suspense like never before and rediscover one of the most famous cases of Hercule Poirot. Murder on the Orient Express will still be a faithful rendition but is augmented, with a new character named Joanna Locke added to the mix.

The game is expected in Q4 of this year on all major consoles.

Lost Words: Beyond the Page Now on Mobile

Lost Words: Beyond the Page is a sweet and heartwarming story. As you journey with Izzy and Grace, it is full of rich emotions which will leave you thinking about the game long after you have finished it. When Paula reviewed the game on Switch, she gave it our highest rating of Two Thumbs Up. This atmospheric puzzler is set between the pages of a diary and fantasy land. It has a compelling story written by Rhianna Pratchett, the writer of Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Mirror’s Edge.

And now, PID Games & Sketchbook Games have announced that the game is also available on iOS & Android! You can download Lost Words: Beyond the Page for free and unlock the full game afterwards for € 5,99.

Lost Words Beyond the page LadiesGamers

Peridot from Niantic

Now, Niantic may ring a bell for you: the company that brought us Pokémon Go (together with GameFreak of course). I got an invite this week to check out their newest mobile game that uses AR and features the sweetest pets: Peridot. 

Peridot just launched on the 9th of May and intends to fulfil your fantasy of bonding with a magical creature that can fly through the air and might have a secret love for turkey sandwiches. Choose a ‘dot’ egg and hatch the most adorable creature that you can then see in the real world on your mobile device.

I did download it, and I have my first critter, whom I named Pippin. She is still a baby, so I haven’t done much more than scratch her head and give her sandwiches! You can read more about Peridot here. 

Together in the train to work
That’s it again for this week! Thanks for reading, and join me again for a cup of coffee or tea next week!

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