April 26th, 1:23 AM Ukrainian time. Exactly at this date and time the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe has started. The melted core of the burning Reactor No. 4 mixed with the other chemical substances to create a highly radioactive material that hadn’t exist anywhere in the world besides Chernobyl.
And we’re going to tell you the story of Chernobylite: conspiracy, horror, survival, love, and obsession in a form of a video game.
But it’s just the beginning. We’re a game development team from Poland that has been spending a lot of time in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone gathering all data and materials required to make the ultimate survival horror experience of the Chernobyl catastrophe. We want to bring you a deep, emotional story, engaging survival and horror experience, and a visually stunning recreation of Chernobyl area achieved with detailed 3D scanning of rich game world, beautifully rendered in Unreal Engine 4.
February is the month where a few long-awaited titles finally land in our hands. While some titles are such as Crackdown 3 is already generating quite a hype, titles like Metro Exodus have been a part of a long argued debate on the fact that it will be released exclusively on Epic Store. So without any more fuss, let’s jump into best games that are coming out this month.
God Eater 3 Release Date- 8 February 2019
God Eater 3 is an action role-playing game developed by Marvelous First Studio and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. As the third main entry in the God Eater series, the game is set to be released in February 2019 for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4
Metro Exodus Release Date- 15 February 2019
Metro Exodus is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by 4A Games and published by Deep Silver. It is the third instalment in the Metro video game series based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novels. It is set to follow the events of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light.
Crackdown 3 Release Date- February 15 2019
Crackdown 3 is an upcoming action-adventure video game for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One with development being headed by British developer Sumo Digital and published by Microsoft Studios.
Anthem Release Date- 22 February 2019
On a world left unfinished by the gods, a shadowy faction threatens all of humankind. The only thing that stands between these villains and the ancient technology they covet are the Freelancers. Join with up to three other players and assemble high-tech, hand-crafted, uniquely powerful exosuits. Explore vast ruins, battle deadly enemies, and claim otherworldly artefacts. With every mission, you and your Javelin exosuit grow in power. Fight the dangers of an ever-changing world. Rise united to defeat evil. Triumph as one. Anthem invites you to experience a co-operative Action-RPG set in a new and mysterious world from BioWare and EA.
Far Cry: New Dawn Release Date- 15 February 2019
Far Cry New Dawn is an upcoming first-person shooter developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. The game is a spin-off of the Far Cry series and a narrative sequel to Far Cry 5. It is due to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 15, 2019.
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth launches for the Nintendo 3DS on June 4, 2019! The highly-anticipated sequel to the first Persona entry to appear on Nintendo’s portable platform, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth features the return of the iconic casts of Persona 3 and Persona 4, along with the arrival of fan-favorite characters from Persona 3 Portable and Persona 5!
Prepare to face a mysterious world of film in this challenging dungeon crawler. The Phantom Thieves are on another adventure as they find themselves trapped within a series of labyrinthine movies, each with its own unique twists and turns themed after various movie genres. Along the way, you’ll encounter other like-minded heroes who possess the will and strength to help you in your journey. But who is this mysterious girl Hikari, and how will everyone escape from this cinematic entanglement that transcends time and space!?
ATLUS is also excited to announce the Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth “Showtime” Premium Edition (MSRP: $69.99)!
Aside from a Nintendo 3DS copy of the game, this special set includes the following:
• 5″ Koromaru Plush – Now you too can have your very own plush of everyone’s favorite Shiba from Persona 3!
• Art Book – Take in all the illustrations featured in the game with the included art book!
• Deck of Playing Cards – Enjoy playing your favorite card games in style with a full deck of playing cards emblazoned with characters featured in Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth!
• Set of 4 Buttons – Show off your love for Persona’s most iconic characters with some flair with this set of four buttons featuring the P3, P3P, P4, and P5 protagonists!
• Collectible Outer Box – You need to place to hold all this merchandise, don’t you? Everything included in the “Showtime” Premium Edition can be housed in this collectible box!
The Launch Edition for Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (MSRP: $39.99) will also be available for all pre-orders and first-run copies of the game, while supplies last. This release will include a Nintendo 3DS copy of the game and a set of 4 buttons.
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Features • Joker Takes Center Stage – Experience a thought-provoking story from the perspective of the protagonist from Persona 5 as you along with the other Phantom Thieves meet the S.E.E.S. from Persona 3 and the Investigation Team from Persona 4 in a cinematic world!
• Persona 3 Portable’s Female Heroine Steals the Spotlight – Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth will feature the long-awaited addition of P3P’s female heroine who will play a pivotal role in your adventure through the silver screen!
• Paying Homage to the Classics – Explore a series of labyrinths parodying popular film genres with plenty of references true film fans will love!
• We’ve Got Company – Persona Q2 expands on Persona Q and Persona 5’s combat systems, including a new Unison feature. By completing side quests, certain groups and pairings will team up to unleash their own special attack!
• For the World Cinema Aficionados – Immerse yourself in Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth thanks to its Japanese voice audio track with English subtitles. This will mark the first time many fans will hear the original Japanese voices of the Persona 3 cast!
Nintendo (HQ: Minami-Ku, Kyoto, Representative Director and President: Shuntaro Furukawa, hereinafter referred as “Nintendo”) and LINE Corporation (HQ: Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, President: Takeshi Idezawa, hereinafter referred as “LINE”) have announced a partnership in the mobile game business. The companies will co-develop and jointly operate a new game for smart devices.
1. Context of the Partnership
Nintendo continues to introduce unique entertainment products and characters like Mario to the world, establishing itself as a globally recognized brand that represents video game culture in the home entertainment industry. In 2016, Nintendo entered the mobile games business, creating even more opportunities for consumers to engage with Nintendo IP and reaching audiences beyond its dedicated video game platform business.
“LINE”, under its corporate mission “Closing the Distance,” LINE is dedicated to creating a world that seamlessly connects people, information, content, and services anywhere, anytime, and at the most comfortable distance. In its endeavor to realize a self-contained Smart Portal strategy, LINE offers services in a variety of fields to its 165 million monthly active users in four key markets (Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia), where the userbase continues to expand.
Utilizing both companies’ strengths, Nintendo and LINE will co-develop and jointly operate a new action puzzle game featuring Dr. Mario titled Dr. Mario World to be released by Nintendo. Dr. Mario World is targeting an early summer 2019 global release, including in Japan and the United States.
Together with Nintendo and LINE, NHN Entertainment, which has released and operated various online and mobile games, will take part in the development and operation of Dr. Mario World.
Get ready to rock, Sonic fans! Today, SEGA is pulling back the curtain and introducing fans to the musicians creating the dynamic soundtrack for the highly anticipated kart-racing experience, Team Sonic Racing.
Featuring Sonic Team Sound Director, Jun Senoue, along with Act. on drums and Takeshi Taneda on bass, the video showcases the team’s creative process as they play tracks including, “Frozen Junkyard”, “Market Street”, and Team Sonic Racing’s guitar-heavy theme song, “Green Light Ride”. Recorded live from Tokyo, this insider’s jam session provides Sonic music fans with the best seat in the house.
Developed by award-winning studio Sumo Digital, Team Sonic Racing is the ultimate arcade and fast-paced competitive style racing experience, featuring your favorite characters and environments from across the Sonic Universe. Race together and win together in online multiplayer or local co-op mode utilizing the dynamic team mechanics and vehicle customization features to dash across the finish line. Team Sonic Racing is set to release both physically and digitally on May 21, 2019 on Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, with a digital-only release on PC.
Take-Two Interactive and 2K Name Industry Veteran Michael Condrey as President of New Game Development Studio in Silicon Valley
Take-Two Interactiv and its wholly-owned label, 2K, today announced that video game industry veteran Michael Condrey has joined the Company as President of the label’s new game development studio based in Silicon Valley. Best known for co-founding Sledgehammer Games and leading development for the renowned Call of Duty franchise, as well as his roles as Chief Operating Officer and Director at Visceral Games in establishing the popular Dead Space franchise, Condrey will build and lead a new development team to work on an unannounced project.
Condrey brings more than 20 years of creative, production and development leadership experience to 2K. His industry acumen played an integral role in bolstering one of interactive entertainment’s most distinguished franchises of all time – Call of Duty – including the development of the award-winning, first-person shooter titles Call of Duty: WWII (2017), Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014) and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011). Condrey also led creation of the third-person, survival-horror shooter Dead Space (2008), which earned Action Game of the Year honors at the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ Interactive Achievement Awards, as well as guided the James Bond 007 franchise to critical and commercial success.
“At 2K, we offer our collective audience a variety of engaging and captivating entertainment experiences. We continually seek opportunities to empower and invest in the right people and ideas,” said David Ismailer, President at 2K. “Michael’s unparalleled creative, production and leadership accolades are well-documented and deserved. We are greatly inspired not only by his passion but the potential for his new studio to complement our existing portfolio and development expertise. We welcome Michael to the 2K family and look forward to seeing our new Silicon Valley studio flourish in the months and years to come.”
“Great games come from the passion of a team driven by the pursuit of quality and the empowerment of an independent studio model. 2K’s studios have creative and technical autonomy, backed by a world-class infrastructure of support, and that offers the perfect recipe to build a new studio and craft experiences that will lead the next generation of gaming for fans everywhere,” said Condrey. “David and the dedicated people at 2K and Take-Two have an extensive history of rich and established brands, as well as a long tenure of executive leadership committed to supporting the ambitions of their independent studio teams.”
“Today’s announcement represents a rare and special opportunity for developers to help build and shape a new Silicon Valley studio from the ground up,” added Condrey. “I couldn’t be more excited, or thankful, to embark on this next step in my career.”
2K’s new Silicon Valley studio – with an official name to be announced – will join the Company’s family of wholly owned development teams, including Visual Concepts, Firaxis Games, Hangar 13 and Cat Daddy Games. Condrey and his future team will have the creative freedom to develop the studio’s vision and long-term projects while having access to a global network of proven industry leaders and resources across 2K’s studios. Those interested in pursuing career opportunities can visit the studio website or 2K Careers for more information.
Observer is a cyberpunk, detective thriller set in the year 2084 in Krakow, Poland. The world lies in ruins with corporations seizing power after the fall of governments. You do their bidding. No lie will remain hidden from you, as you hack into the minds of those you interrogate. When your past catches up with you, you must act on your own and unravel the mystery of your son’s disappearance. Your name is Daniel Lazarski, you’re an Observer.
Key Features • Hack into the twisted minds of criminals and their victims as you traverse a surreal landscape, uncovering meaning behind imagery.
• Unique cyberpunk setting, as players find themselves in 2084 AD, Krakow, Poland.
• Genre-defining gameplay in an unsettling, dark dystopian future.
• Exercise your morality by making difficult choices in the futuristic slums, where the law is what you make it.
Power Ranger: Battle for the Grid is easy to learn but hard to master fighting game that delivers a modern take on the Power Rangers franchise. The game features stunning graphics with vivid details and pits new and classic Rangers and villains against each other in team battles. Featuring a streamlined combat system, the game welcomes newcomers to the genre with simplified controls, while maintaining depth and detail for more intense and experienced competitors. Players will be challenged to test their skills online against friends and other players around the world, providing endless replayability. With new content and game modes releasing throughout the year, the game will continuously offer the community new ways to play and compete.
With cross-play across multiple platforms, all players whether on Xbox One, Switch, or PC, will be in the same player pool and will have the ability to compete against each other in real-time. Even when players change their platform, their mission progress they have worked to achieve will still be available to them, allowing for cross-progression and true seamless gameplay no matter where they play.