Gaming News weekend 37

It’s that time again, time for the gaming news that stood out to us. This week we have news about: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is coming, Dunkin’ Donuts on the Animal Crossing band wagon, The Kind Camomille campaign ended, Woodsalt, Scary Kholat on Switch a Narrative-led Sci-Fi JRPG, As Far As the Eye city builder, early access Cloud Gardens, Immortals Fenyx Rising coming and The Survivalist launches October 9.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is Coming

You can hardly have missed it this week: Nintendo announced together with Developer Koei Tecmo that another Hyrule Warriors is coming! And soon, to be released in November. Now I’m no fan of action fighting games (simply because I’m awful at it!) but this game did pique my interest. You see, it tells the story of Hyrule 100 years before Breath of the Wild. The video is awesome, the storytelling will be so interesting. Here’s the official description, and check out the trailer below.

Hyrule Warriors: The Age of Calamity features gameplay that will be familiar to fans of the Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors games. Focused on performing combos and over-the-top special abilities, the action-heavy gameplay is fast-paced and strategic, perfect for players looking for an intense, non-stop action game with direct ties to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In addition to all the action, the game is loaded with a robust story that depicts the events, relationships and dramatic moments of the Great Calamity in captivating detail.

To tie in with the game, the Amiibo for the four champions will be available again too!

Dunkin’ Donuts on the Animal Crossing Band Wagon

As you know, a lot of celebrities and companies have found a way to tie themselves to the success of Animal Crossing New Horizons. Below is a tweet by Dunkin’ Donuts!

The Kind Camomille Campaign Ended

Kickstarter campaign The Kind Camomille has ended, and has been hugely successful: 511 backers pledged CA$ 18,214, while the original goal  CA$ 4,200. No surprise that it reached 433% as the campaign was funded already in 36 hours! The amount reached meant that Stretch Goals Fishing, Bug Catching and the Lost Temple were reached. 

If you missed out and want to contribute to this upcoming Switch game, you can check it out on their Patreon. 

The Kind Camomille

Woodsalt, a Narrative-led Sci-Fi JRPG

An adventure game inspired by JRPG’s like Final Fantasy and Persona. Which means focus on dialogue choices and relationship building. There’s no combat in the game, as it purely focuses on advancing the story to its multiple endings. The game is called Woodsalt, made by a small indie developer in the UK, and it is coming to the Switch (and Steam) on October 13.

Set on the planet of Nu-Terra after Earth was evacuated, Emcy wakes up to find himself caught in a struggle between the people who wish to return to Earth and those who wish to remain, all the while suffering with messages from beyond and terrifying images from tangent universes.

Sounds interesting, right?

Scary Kholat on Switch

Personally I’m too much of a scaredy cat to play a horror game, but this news announcement stood out to me for a specific reason: it is narrated by Sean Bean! Remember him, Boromir in Lord of the Rings and of course, he starred in many movies since. He was one of the reasons why I loved Civilization VI so much: his voice.

So, let’s look at Kholat: billed as the most terrifying journey of your life, Nintendo gamers can experience this epic adventure game, which was created by Polish indie developer IMGN.PRO. It’s already out on Switch, but you can now pre-order the limited edition psychical boxed version of the game here.

Kholat is told through a first-person horror adventure framework and presents an atmospheric storyline of intrigue and mystery. With standard survival equipment including map, compass and flashlight, the player must balance their health and well being with the challenges that unfold. A sense of unease will wash over the player as  periods of time pass,  the cold winds and wintery conditions that prevail as you move from location to location. Limited information in the form of notes and cryptic voiceover as the player journeys through the world add to the experience of feeling lost as ghostly figures roam looking for their prey.

The game is rated 12+ in Europe. Want to check out the trailer?

As Far As the Eye City Builder

An interesting game has come to Steam that looks like our kind of game: As Far As The Eye. Building a mobile village and traveling with your tribe toward the Centre of the world, also called The Eye. It’s a roguelike turn-based resource-management made of procedural situations, natural events, skill-trees and hard choices. Can you see why it looks interesting? No news of a Switch release though.

Early Access Cloud Gardens

Some games we see that just make us wish it will make it to the Switch too in future! Wholesome game Cloud Gardens is a relaxing, humble little game about overgrowing the ruins at the end of the world. This latest project from indie dev Noio Games landed on Steam Early Access this week and Emily is taking a look at it. It looks just like our kind of game! No plans yet for the Switch, but we can always hope! 

Immortals Fenyx Rising Coming

Ubisoft is bringing  us open-world action-adventure Immortals Fenyx Rising (formerly known as Gods & Monsters) is coming to the Nintendo Switch on 3rd December. Now when you check out the trailer you can’t help but be reminded of Breath of the Wild. Is that a bad thing? Or will it be nice to play another huge adventure game?

The Survivalist Launches October 9

We mentioned this game before, when it was shown in the Indie World Showcase in 2019. Team 17 has now revealed the release date on Switch (and Xbox, PS4 and PC): October 9. In this Sandbox game you find yourself on an island that will change with day/night cycles as you explore and uncover its secrets. Hunt (or be hunted by!) animals for food and meet the local inhabitants, who aren’t necessarily pleased to see you. Get quests from a Mysterious Stranger or find them washed up on the shore. Prepare to trek into the wilderness, with a variety of biomes, for an adventure that’s unique to every player. You can even play with friends to gain loot, trade and ultimately survive together and as you and up to three fellow castaways explore an island paradise.

A demo is already available on the Switch.


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