Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for July 31, 2021 where we cover gaming news stories and events that we missed out on covering over this past week.
The last day of July is here and that makes this the final Weekly Rewind of the month. This past week has a flurry of game announcements and news that was mostly overshadowed by the stories coming out of the Activsion-Blizzard scandal. Two games fully hit the market this past week that can help with distractions and provide some quality entertainment. First off there is the Viking survival RPG Tribes of Midgard that landed on PC and PlayStation. Then there was the release of Chernobylite that is a sci-fi survival horror RPG with some supernatural elements.
Space Engineers released a brand new update that adds Heavy Industry to the game allowing players to really explore their mass production ideas. Thirdverse released the final teaser for the Tesseract Abyss 2 update that is coming to Swords of Gargantua in August. Lastly at F5 Games Show, the developers of Dyson Sphere Program revealed that the next update will feature a new battle system for the game.
Space Engineers Heavy Industry Update
Keen Software House released Update 1.199 or the Heavy Industry Update for Space Engineers, their sandbox space engineering, construction, survival, and exploration game. This update introduces a reimagining of industrial might and a whole new vision of industry in the game.
In the update, players can start a lunar mining site to building a factory floor full of smelting, refining, and mass production. This is one of the biggest updates to hit the game including the various DLC. There are nearly 100 new blocks and block variants for players to explore Heavy Industry and build up their operations.
Marek Rosa, Space Engineers developer and Keen Software House founder, has a blog post that details many of the changes in the Heavy Industry update including Parking Brake and Toggle Power behavior changes. A full changelog of everything in Update 1.199 can be read here.
Space Engineers is available on Humble Bundle, Steam and Xbox for $19.99 USD. The paid Wasteland DLC content that features additional vehicle customizations, armor skins, and character emotes is available on Steam for $3.99 USD. For more information about Space Engineers visit their site at SpaceEngineersGame.com.
Swords of Gargantua: Tesseract Abyss 2 Latest Teaser Trailer
Thirdverse, formerly Yomuneco, has revealed Teaser 3 for the Tesseract Abyss 2 update that is coming to their VR sword-action game Swords of Gargantua on August 5, 2021. Almost two years ago in December 2019, the original Tesseract Abyss Adventure Mode expansion was released to players which received much fanfare and positive reviews.
The Tesseract Abyss 2 update adds three new enemies for players to face off against including the massive new foe Galossus. Tesseract Abyss puts players into the deepest layers of 4D space known as the Tesseract. Only by using weapons and coins earned in this mode, will players be able to continue their venture into the abyss where they can become stronger through equipment and abilities.
Swords of Gargantua is now available on Steam and the Oculus Store at a price of $24.99 USD. The VR sword game can be experienced through Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, HTC Vive, HTC VIVE COSMOS, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality devices. For more information visit the game’s website at gargantuavr.com.
Dyson Sphere Program Announces Battle System for Next Update
Gamera Game and developer Youthcat Studio revealed that a battle system will be in the next update. Earlier this week during the F5 Games Show when the announcement was made, the developer also announced that the game has sold more than 1.5 million units since the January 2021 early access launch.
During the show, Xun Zhou, a producer at Youthcat Studios, did not give many details about the new battle system. However, he did provide some concepts of what it would look like. One example was for players to imagine they are building when suddenly the player is faced with an assault from a swarm of enemies. Players will have the ability to research new weapons, expand their territory, fight stronger enemies, and build defense systems to protect their planets. This new system will bring a fresh new experience to the game. An option to turn off the battle system will be available for those who only want to focus on production without the threat of enemies.
Dyson Sphere Program is now available in early access on Steam for $19.99 USD. The Dyson Sphere Program Soundtrack is also available as a separate DLC for $4.99 USD on Steam. For more information about Dyson Sphere Program visit the game’s Steam page or follow @DysonProgram on Twitter.
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