Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for July 4, 2020 where we cover stories and events that we missed over the past week.
This past week had several stories on Tuesday that included the MMORPG Bless Unleashed making their PC 2021 announcement. Also on Tuesday, Far Few Giants updated everyone with sequel news and that The Night Fisherman is now on Steam. However, unfortunately the week had a very sad moment on Thursday when the gaming world learned of the passing of Byron “Reckful” Bernstein.
Here is a quick recap, for those that missed, of a few stories NGN covered this past week. Three games made big release announcements with the brawler Party Animals in late 2020, the cute platformer Double Pug Switch in September, and zombie car action Road Z: The Last Drive in August. The horror adventure Quintus and the Absent Truth released Chapter One: Forgotten free on various indie platforms and Frostwood Interactive’s Kickstarter for Forgotten Fields has passed the half-way milestone.
Bless Unleashed MMORPG on PC in Early 2021
Round8 Studio has announced that Bless Unleashed is heading to PC in early 2021. Currently the game is available as a free-to-play title on the Xbox One.
In this action MMORPG players are taken on a epic journey across a massive world full of viscous monsters and dangerous dungeons. The game is built on the Unreal Engine and features vibrant landscapes and powerful graphics to immerse the player into the world. Combo-driven gameplay mechanics and a persistent progression system adds levels of complexity providing a well rounded player experience.
We are absolutely thrilled and excited to be able to announce that we are in preparation for our Bless Unleashed PC platform launch! Bless Unleashed is a dynamic combat-driven, vast open-world MMORPG, and our players will be able to explore the world of Bless Unleashed and experience the treacherous, and menacing dungeons with other friends and foes right from your PC.Jason Park, Head of Development, Round8 Studio
Bless Unleashed is coming to PC in early 2021. The game is already available to play on the Xbox One console. For more information about Bless Unleashed visit the game’s website at blessunleashedpc.com.
The Night Fisherman is now on Steam, Sequel in July
Indie developer Far Few Giants released their narrative story experience The Night Fisherman for free on itch.io back at the end of last May. Now the story is also available on Steam after what the developer described as overwhelming demand.
This short and powerful story takes place on the shores of the British coastline where the player is a night fisherman. It is meant to be a short and impactful story in a series of twelve short narrative experiences. The sequel is currently being developed and is set for release in July.
The Night Fisherman is available to play for free on the Far Few Giants itch.io page and on Steam for Windows PC and macOS.
RIP Reckful 1989-2020
On Thursday the entire gaming world was rocked by news of the passing of Byron “Reckful” Bernstein. Reactions quickly came in from those who knew Reckful such as Andy Milonakis, Chance Morris aka Sodapoppin, and Zack aka Asmongold. In addition Reckful’s brother Gary Bernstein put out a call for people to share pictures and stories of his baby brother.
Reckful had a long career with the game World of Warcraft. He was a PvP legend in the community and that very community upon news of passing came together with in game memorials. Fans and friends alike were even more shocked and saddened to learn that Byron had taken his own life. Asmongold attended the in-game memorials as seen in the above YouTube video which really shows how much the community cared about Reckful. In addition Asmongold is donating $20,000 to a suicide prevention charity.
For this writer, I am still completely blown away that Reckful is gone. His passion for Warcraft was completely infectious. And his streams were always fun and a delight to watch. In fact, his stream with Sodapoppin in Japan convinced me that I have to visit Japan at least once and opened up my eyes to a world I would have never known.
RIP Byron “Reckful” Bernstein 1989-2020.
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