Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for March 6, 2021 where we cover stories and events that we missed over the past week.
Several game launches took place this past week such as the Bang-On Balls: Chronicles 3D platformer or the the early access open-world homesteader Ranch Simulator. In the mix of stories this past week Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition arrived on consoles bringing lots hospital-management shenanigans with the release. On the early access side of things a heart-sacrificing roguelite titles Revita climbed onto Steam. In the Epic Games and Apple legal story a court date for May has been confirmed.
Other stories posted this past week on Nano Gaming News include the turn-based pixel pet battler Soul of Giga release on Steam from Goody Pundit and Kiss Publishing Limited. Nimble Neuron released some of the season one rewards for Eternal Return: Black Survival. Fluids are now a thing in Warpzone Studios and Team17’s Hammerting and the developer’s behind Dyson Sphere Program released a game design developer log.
Two Point Hospital Jumbo Edition Hits Consoles
Two Point Studios and SEGA last Thursday launched the PC hit Two Point Hospital on consoles with the Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition. Now players on consoles can jump into the wacky hospital management title and give their own try at building a successful hospital.
The Jumbo Edition includes the base game, four expansions and two item packs. This combo packs 27 hospitals, 189 illnesses and lots of other fun items into a single edition. Players are able to travel to new areas in Two Point County and discover extra-terrestrial species in Close Encounters. Players looking for an eco friendly challenge can team up with Two Point County’s mayor for an Off the Grid effort.
Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition is available for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. Physical versions for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch can be purchased on the game’s website. The JUMBO Edition is playable on the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility. For more information visit twopointhospital.com.
Revita a Heart-Sacrificing Roguelite Enters Early Access
Solo indie developer BenStar aka Benjamin Kiefer and publisher Dear Villagers released their roguelite title Revita on Steam last Wednesday. The game is a heart-sacrificing journey that took four years to develop.
In game players work to reclaim their lost memory by climbing an ominous clock tower. This is accomplished by passing through a series of procedural encounter rooms and defeating challenging bosses. Along the journey players can trade health for randomized upgrades with the game daring them to live on the edge.
Early access will immediately offer three different biomes with more than 150 relics for players to use to create their own ultimate combos. There are also strange endearing residents to meet, a customizable station hub for resting, and over 30 vanity hats. Regular updates are planned to expand the game with more content.
Epic Games and Apple Have a May Court Date
Last Monday lawyers for both Epic Games and Apple took part in a management conference with US District Court Northern California Judge Yvonne Gonzalez. During the conference the two sides worked out details of the upcoming bench trial which confirmed the previously mentioned date of May 3.
The plan still involves holding an in-person trial which will require witnesses to appear in the Northern California courtroom to answer questions before the the two sides and judge in court. Judge Gonzalez believes that the case is of such significance that the court should hear it in person with witnesses that are less likely to lie when they are physically sworn in inside the courtroom.
In addition Epic Games is currently taking legal action in Australia over their app store war with Apple in addition to a complaint filed in the UK. Later in 2021 as disclosed from an October 2020 court filling the Epic Games versus Apple case in the United States will be heading to a bench trial on May 3rd. A pretrial conference is scheduled for April 21, 2021.
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