Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for July 25, 2020 where we cover stories and events that we missed over the past week.
This past week was full of news that included the Xbox Series X event that showcased several games including The Falconeer. It was also a big week with several releases such as the horror adventure Dark Room or the beautiful watercolor RPG Shivering Hearts.
Here is a quick recap, for those that missed, of a few stories NGN covered this past week. This past week saw the cinematic puzzle game Ourea and the difficult platform shooter COSMOS release on PC. Rogue-lite survival horror TOXICANT jumped into early access and Othercide has some bonuses for those who pre-order before this coming week’s release. Plus there was more on the Xbox Series X side with the dual-reality trailer for The Medium.
The Falconeer Heading to Xbox Series X
Wired Productions and developer Tomas Sala have announced that their airborne ocean-world fantasy RPG The Falconeer is also coming to the Xbox Series X. With the announcement comes a new trailer, The Path, that further examines the game world with its stunning graphics.
The game will release day one on the Xbox Series X. It supports a minimum 4K resolution at 60 frame per second showing off the beautiful world in glorious High Dynamic Range. Smart Delivery will be enabled to ensure players can enjoy The Falconeer on their favorite Xbox console.
Having worked closely with the Xbox team over the past year, The Falconeer has found a natural home on the Series X. It’s a technological marvel that, coupled with Tomas’ passion and genius, constantly astounds us. With Smart Delivery, we’re ensuring fans get the best version of The Falconeer, on any Xbox at no extra cost.Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions
The Falconeer Day One Edition is also available to pre-order which includes a custom reversible sleeve, lenticular card, sticker sheet, a digital download of the official soundtrack and a digital game guide.
Working on the Xbox Series X has been a terrific experience. My focus – my passion – is to create worlds that aren’t just epic landscapes and backdrops but are dangerous and haunting places, where the action ties you to the fabric of these worlds. Time spent with the Xbox Series X has allowed me to harness the creative and technical power to take the player on a wondrous journey into such worlds, straight from my imagination, free from limitations.Tomas Sala, the sole developer of The Falconeer
The Falconeer is heading to Steam for PC as well as the Xbox Series X and Xbox One consoles in 2020. PC players can add the game to their Steam wishlist on the game’s Steam page. More information about the game can be found at thefalconeer.com.
Dark Room Terrifies Gamers on Steam
Indie game developer Lexip Games has released their horror adventure Dark Room on PC this past Tuesday. The award-winning developer has released episode one of the terrifying adventure challenging players to discover their past, their identity, and their destiny. This exploration all occurs while being trapped in a mansion of mystery, terror, deceit and surprises.
The game offers a classic point-and-click adventure with clues to decipher, doors to unlock, puzzles to solve and mysteries to explain. Players find themselves locked in a room with a strange wristwatch that displays the date of July 4, 1997. There is a golden key and someone is pounding on a nearby door, but who is the player, why are they here, what happened?
Dark Room is available on Steam for Windows PC for $2.99 USD. For more information about the game visit it’s page on the developer’s website here.
Shivering Hearts Delivers A Beautiful RPG Experience
Solo indie developer Mischa has released their self-published light-hearted RPG on Steam this past Tuesday on July 21, 2020. The game features a beautiful watercolor aesthetic with an emotionally gripping story.
A unique fantasy follows the player in a setting with their childhood friend Rin to uncover what is plaguing the village of Shivering Hearts. From a cast of colorful characters to a wide range of experiences including beauty, heart-ache, romance, death, hope, nihilism, betrayal, regret, and loss. Plus there is the possibility of helping someone on the verge of mental collapse.
The game takes influences from early RPGs or more specifically Baldur’s Gate 2, Fallout 1 and Planescape: Torment. Gameplay features a depth of dialog similar to those classic RPGs that expands on the range of conversation with the characters while exploring the plot.
Shivering Hearts is available on Steam for Windows PC at the price of $7.99 USD. For more information about Shivering Hearts visit the game’s website at shiveringhearts.com.
Thank you for reading the July 25, 2020 Edition of the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind. Don’t forget to check back with us next Saturday for the next edition of Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind and until then, keep on gaming.