Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for July 11, 2020 where we cover stories and events that we missed over the past week.
This past week gave us a brand new arcade racing game last Tuesday with Old Skool Racer. A day after on Wednesday, Blizzard Entertainment dropped details about the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Collector’s Edition. Also this past Tuesday, details emerged about an upcoming fantasy business adventure called Craftlands Workshoppe.
Here is a quick recap, for those that missed, of a few stories NGN covered this past week. Psychological horror title What Happened along with the survival horror roguelite TOXICANT announced release dates. Killing Floor 2 is now available on the Epic Games Store and is one of the featured free games this week. Oxygen Not Included teased more details about its upcoming DLC that includes more space. Lastly on Friday indie developer Triple Topping Games released The First Stories of Welcome to Elk for free on Steam.
Old Skool Racer Early Access Release
Indie developer Karma Play released their brand new arcade racer Old Skool Racer on Steam as an early access game. The racer was inspired by and works to recreate the thrill of classics like Star Wars Pod Racer, Wave Race 64 and Outrun.
Planned game features include five different vehicle types: cars, motorbikes, speedboats, hoverpods, and chariots. There are over 30 day and night locations that cover locations all over the world from San Francisco to Mount Kilimanjaro. Both single player and multiplayer race modes offer various ways to race from quick races to time trial and stunt modes. Plus there are plenty of achievements and trophies to obtain while vying for the top spot on the global leaderboard.
Throughout the early access period, updates are planned weekly with close cooperation with racing game fans. Community recommended features will be given top priority.
Old Skool Racer is available now on Steam as an early access title for Windows PC at a price of $19.99 USD.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Collector’s Edition Details
Blizzard Entertainment has released a preview of the items in the limited World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Collector’s Edition. Unlike the Battle for Azeroth Collector’s Edition that ditched many of the traditional items seen in previous editions, this one is loaded with physical items in addition to the digital in-game items.
Returning to the collector’s edition is the expansion themed mouse pad and the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands art book. A digital soundtrack is available for download that continues the previous collector’s edition move away from CD media. Unique to this collector’s edition is the inclusion of four collector’s pins that feature sigils for each Shadowlands covenant.
In-game goodies include the Enscrolled Evewyrm mount, Anima Wyrmling pet, Eternal Traveler’s Hearthstone, Illusion: Wraithchill cosmetic weapon effect and a Shadowlands-level character boost along with 30 days of game time.
At this point in time a release date has not been announced, but places where one can pre-order the $120 Collector’s Edition they are listing a December 31, 2020 date which appears to be a placeholder as said during the livestream on YouTube they are still planning a fall release. More information on the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Collector’s Edition can be found here.
Craftlands Workshoppe End of August Release
Lithuanian indie developer Arvydas Žemaitis and Excalibur Games have announced a new fantasy business adventure set in the clouds with Craftlands Workshoppe. The game is set to enter early access at the end of August 2020.
From the leader developer of the indie Shoppe Keep series comes this latest project filled with a cast of colorful characters, intrigue, portals, air ships and so much more. While life in the clouds might seem like a dream, there is still so much work that needs to be done if one wants to turn a tidy profit. Players can employ workers to hit anvils, stir cauldrons and assist with other workshop duties. After all, players will be more than busy managing their employees salaries, organizing their air fleet and become a tycoon in the clouds.
Craftlands Workshoppe will be available in early access at the end of August on Steam. Players can also purchase the game on Humble Bundle when it is released.
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