Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for June 27, 2020 where we cover stories and events that we missed over the past week.
Last Thursday was a big day filled with loads of gaming stories. The currently on PC RPG Grimshade was released for Nintendo Switch players. On that same day the post-apocalyptic turn-based tactical game Dreadlands introduced two new support classes and some other goodies. Rounding out the game day was information on the new lightning fast Dead Zone game mode for the MMORTS Starborne.
For those that missed some of our other stories, here is a quick recap of a few of stories NGN covered this past week. Updates were every where with automation making its way to Astroneer. Also volcanic lands can be found in Last Oasis and the serpent’s catacombs are open for exploration in Curse of the Dead Gods. A brand new mystery, Seven Doors, has players ready to solve puzzles and The Falconeer now has a Steam page plus a brand new story trailer.
Grimshade Released on Nintendo Switch
Developer Talerock and publisher Asterion Games has brought the previously on PC party-based role-playing JRPG inspired Grimshade to the Nintendo Switch. The console version comes with revised performance, controller support, and improved localization offering RPG gamers better immersion in the hand-painted fantasy world of Ree-Fah in the handheld mode.
Combining an elaborate tactical system with turn-based battles, Grimshade puts players into an adventure that is told in a gloomy war setting with personal choices. A growing danger forced the residents of the area to hide behind the city of Brann’s great walls. This ultimately lead to neighboring kingdom to invade turning the area into a battlefield. Players under this setting will meet several heroes who each have their own motivations, but a single united purpose.
Grimshade is available on Steam now for $19.99 USD on Windows PC. A special promotion runs until July 9, 2020 that discounts the game down by 50%. Nintendo Switch players can pick the game up in the Nintendo eShop for $24.99 USD. More information about Grimshade can be found on the game’s website at grimshade.co.uk.
Dreadlands Adds Two New Support Classes
Blackfox Studios and Fatshark last Thursday revealed two new support classes for its post-apocalyptic turn-based strategy early access game Dreadlands. In addition 13 new gang logos create by the community were added.
Set in a shared game world filled with cooperation and PvP among other players two new support classes add more depth to various playstyles. Tribe-kins can now utilize the Mushroomancer who is covered in moss and mushrooms. This support character uses nature to bless allies and curse foes on the battlefield with healing spores or toxic spores.
Scrappers can take advantage of the new Engineer. While the Engineer would rather be tinkering in a workshop, this support does like to on occasion test their research. From deploying turrets to their tinker ability that fixes both man and machine with spare scrap there is always something for them to do.
We’d love to know what players think of these two new classes, not to mention the new community created gang logos we’ve added.Peter Nillsson, CEO and Founder, Blackfox Studios
Dreadlands is now available for Windows PC as an early access game on Humble Bundle and Steam at the regular price of $19.99 USD. More information about Dreadlands can be found on the game’s website at playdreadlands.com, by following @playdreadlands on Twitter, or by joining the official Dreadlands Discord.
Starborne Introduces New Dead Zone Mode
Solid Clouds, the indie developer behind the massively multiplayer real-time sci-fi strategy game Starborne has introduced a new faster game mode called Dead Zone. In this new mode instead of a game taking place over a 10 week period, players can play a round in just 4 hours or in just under 3% of the time it takes to complete a regular game.
This new mode is being previewed in a tournament during the last weekend of June that lets the victors help contribute to the lore of Starborne. Currently in open beta, this latest update preview will feature four new playable factions; Nightcorps, Les Apaches, Surpasum, and Gatos Fritos.
Other features in the preview include new cards and the card pool being overhauled. A new much smaller map featuring 25 player starting locations and a new nebula. Claiming special hexes now gives unique empire-wide bonuses. The new station planner has new buildings and organizations and sprawling radiation pools now appear on the map that requires players to contain them.
We have been playing Dead Zone a lot in the office and we are incredibly excited about its potential. We have spent the last few years building up our own framework to make large-scale strategy games and Dead Zone is a showcase of how powerful that framework is becoming. Our community has been the cornerstone behind our success so we are excited to reward the victors of this first Dead Zone Tournament with a unique opportunity to contribute to the history of the Starborne universe.Stefan Gunnarsson, CEO and Lead Designer, Starborne
Starborne is currently in open beta. Players can signup at landing.starborne.com and while on the site they can learn more details about the game.
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