Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for February 1, 2020.
Over the past week several projects released demos such as the RPG Bonfire and Kickstarter project It Is Nice When It Snows or entered a public beta like Phageborn. Other games like the found-phone horror SIMULACRA 2 or comic adventure Solar Panic: Utter Distress, and roguelite platformer Terraforming Earth launched on Steam. Even the mobile gaming world saw some love with Vilmonic, the artificial life sim, dropping on Android and iOS.
With the Weekly Rewind, this is our opportunity at Nano Gaming News to review and cover stories we missed. Included in this week’s rewind the hit JRPG Edge Of Eternity released a free prologue chapter and the cyberpunk dungeon crawler Conglomerate 451 is looking to escape early access in late February. Last weekend, System Era sneaked in patch for Astroneer that added several quality of life improvements.
Edge Of Eternity Prologue Chapter
Midgar Studio and publisher Dear Villagers announced last Thursday that another major update is coming to their early access JRPG, Edge Of Eternity.
The newest update, titled Chapter 0: The Seeds of Destruction, is the prologue to the game. In this update players are able to explore the dark and complicated past of the main characters Daryon and Selene. Also more information about the nature of the all-consuming Corrosion is discovered and the threats to the world of Heryon.
Free major updates are planned to continue expanding the game world. This fifth update, similar to past updates since the early access release, adds hours more of gameplay content. Future updates are planned to improve existing content and add more story chapters throughout the early access period.
Edge Of Eternity along with Chapter 0: The Seeds of Destruction are available on Steam as an early access title. Regularly priced at $19.99 USD the game is expected to see a full launch on PC next year. The latest information about Edge of Eternity can be found on the game’s website at eoegame.com, join the game’s Discord, or follow @EoeGame on Twitter.
Conglomerate 451 Release Date
RuneHeads along with publisher 1C Entertainment announced this past Thursday that their cyberpunk dungeon crawler, Conglomerate 451 will be escaping from early access on February 20, 2020.
The first-person experience had seen numerous updates since its early access release in May 2019. New areas, enemies, corporation bosses, along with roguelike features like imperfect character cloning and randomized perks were a part of the many updates. Also included were quality of life game improvements such as an updated UI. On launch, the game will see another patch to fix bugs and additional feature polishing.
Shipping for both Windows and Mac on PC players will take on the role of CEO for a special agency tasked with taking down corrupt corporations that are threatening sector 451 of Conglomerate City. Luckily for the player, this CEO has access to technology that only the top companies and governments can only dream of such as cloning, cybernization or DNA manipulation. All that matters is that the agents can be built and custom tailored for the mission at hand.
Conglomerate 451 is currently available in early access on Steam for $19.99 USD. The full launch is scheduled for February 20, 2020. For more information about Conglomerate 451 visit the game’s page on the RuneHeads site.
Astroneer Patch 1.9.8
System Era late on January 24 released an Astroneer update for PC, Xbox, and PS4 players simply called Patch 1.9.8. This update featured a focus on performance and quality of life features.
Hot swap functionality is now a thing. Players can now swap a currently held item with another item when placing the original item on the currently occupied slot when clicked if there are no empty slots available. This will further help players who like to run tidy bases and general gameplay when needing to swap items around.
More objects are shreddable. An overhaul of the properties of existing objects that includes debris and platforms so that everything of Tier 3 and smaller can be shredded. This unifies the shredding behavior in game. Medium Shredders can shred all Tier 1 objects. Larger Shredders can shred all Tier 1 and 2 objects. The XL Shredder can handle all Tier 1, 2 and 3 objects. In other words, all those extra platforms laying around the base that players couldn’t easily get rid of there is now a shredding solution.
Air controls have been updated to include the otggling between roll and yaw for vehicles when in mid-air by pressing left-shift on keyboards, X for Xbox controllers, and square for PS4 controllers. The terrain tool also seen some love with augments on the terrain tool can now be toggled on and off when the augment is highlighted.
A new low storage UI will alert players if a save fails for any reason. A choose language UI is available in the menu options. Also in the menu is a new option in the Quit tab that allows players to return to their starting shelter. In addition several performance optimizations are included in the update with a full list of changes in patch 1.9.8 available on the System Era forums.
Astroneer is currently available on Humble Bundle or Steam for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 at a regular price of $29.99 USD. For more information about Astroneer visit the game’s website at astroneer.space or follow @astroneergame on Twitter.
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