Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for April 17, 2021 where we cover gaming news stories and events that we missed out on covering over this past week.
From the brutally violent hack and slash Demon Skin to the extremely relaxing and chill stroll down memory land in Forgotten Fields, several games saw their release this past week. Other games such as Gamex Studio’s SimPocalypse and Cris Tales from Modus Games are letting everyone know of their upcoming release dates.
The court date for Epic Game’s antitrust lawsuit against Apple is approaching fast. This past week both parties submitted their tentative witness lists and there are a lot of people on them including the two CEOs.
Elsewhere in the gaming world Quantum League was fully released by Nimble Giant Entertainment. Exit Plan Games 3D action platformer Bang-On Balls: Chronicles released a Roman Baths update. Lastly, Hermit Games and 2P Games launched their 2.5D anime roguelike dungeon crawler Nigate Tale on Steam early access.
SimPocalypse Full Release Set for May
Indie game developer Gamex Studio has set a May full release date for their post-apocalypse civilization simulator Simpocalypse. The era of technological advancement and civilization has ended and the era of survival reigns for this 4X clicker sim.
Previously the game was made available in early access so the developer could get player feedback and work on balancing all the different systems in place. Another goal was to ensure that new players are not overwhelmed by the game’s depth.
The game takes place after a world nuclear war. Players start as leaders or managers of a settlement in this post-apocalyptic world. Their task is to direct and control the citizens while trying to gather enough food and other basic supplies to survive. Exploring the surround world while also providing safety is equally critical as one works to advance their civilization and expand it further. In the end the strong the settlement is, the more likely it will survive.
Simpocalypse is currently available as an early access release on PC for Windows and Linux through Steam for $9.99 USD. A full release is set for May 11, 2021. At the time of this article a web browser demo for the game is still available on ArmorGames. For more information about Simpocalypse visit the game’s website at simpocalypse.com.
Cris Tales JRPG Heading for July PC and Console Release
Modus Games revealed during this past weeks Nintendo Indie World showcase that the JRPG Cris Tales will launch on July 20 on PC and consoles. Created by Colombian developer Dreams Uncorporated the game takes players on a time warping adventure into the past, present, and future.
The game’s story follows Crisbell and her allies as they travel in time working to save the kingdom of Crystallis from an evil threat. Players will use Crisbell’s ability to slip between time periods in order to aid citizens across the kingdom and perform surprise attacks on enemies. During her travels, Crisbell will gather allies to help the cause. In each era combat functions differently providing players more ways to take down their opponents.
Cris Tales launches on July 20, 2021 through Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG for PC. The game is also launching on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Stadia. Priced at $39.99 USD a limited-quantity Collector’s Edition is available for pre-order which includes an art book, pins, Matias plush, character stickers, art prints, digital downloads, and more. Pre-order information can be found on the game’s website at modusgames.com/cris-tales/.
Apple and Epic Games File Tentative Witness Lists
This past Wednesday, both Apple and Epic Games filed tentative witness lists for Epic Games’ antitrust lawsuit against Apple. Both companies laid out their lists on who they plan to call during the in-person bench trial.
The trial is scheduled for May 3, 2021 and a pretrial conference is scheduled for April 21, 2021. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers will be presiding over the trial as Epic Games argues that Apple is running a tech monopoly by not allowing competing app stores on iOS.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to be on the stand for two hours and Epic Games CEO Time Sweeney will see about eight hours. Other people on the list include executives from Microsoft, Facebook, NVidia Corp, and Match group according to a case filing obtained by Law360. In addition several Apple and Epic Games executives and other notable employees are expected to be testifying at some point during the trial.
Elsewhere, Epic Games is currently taking legal action in the United States and Australia against Apple plus the filing of a complaint in the UK.
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