The End is Nigh and ABZU are Currently Free on the Epic Games Store

Epic Games Store’s free game giveaway continues as this week’s games are absolute bangers. We’ve got ABZU and The End is Nigh free this week until 12th September.

Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life. Perform fluid acrobatics as the Diver using graceful swimming controls. Discover hundreds of unique species based on real creatures and form a powerful connection with the abundant sea life.

Interact with schools of thousands of fish that procedurally respond to you, each other, and predators. Linger in epic seascapes and explore aquatic ecosystems modeled with unprecedented detail. Descend into the heart of the ocean where ancient secrets lie forgotten. But beware, dangers lurk in the depths. “ABZÛ” is from the oldest mythologies; AB, meaning water, and ZÛ, meaning to know. ABZÛ is the ocean of wisdom.

The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer where the player takes control over Ash, one of few “things” that have “survived” the “end of the world”.
Follow Ash as he flops his way through a future of pain and suffering. Feel his stress levels rise as you throw him into an endless swarm of decaying, mutant animal-like creatures and help aid his final epic quest… to simply make a friend (out of pieces of people he finds along his journey).

Oh, also you collect video game cartridges and tumors! if that does anything for ya.

The free game for next week on the Epic Games Store is Conarium which will be available from 12th September.

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Celeste and INSIDE are Currently Free on Epic Games Store

This week Epic Games Store is giving out two fantastic games for free that almost everyone should be playing. Both of these are critically acclaimed and have received multiple awards.

Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight platformer from the creators of TowerFall. Brave hundreds of hand-crafted challenges, uncover devious secrets, and piece together the mystery of the mountain.

Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.

Celeste and INSIDE will be available from August 29th – September 5th, 2019 so make sure to grab them before the deadline.

The games for next week are ABZU and The End is Nigh.

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The Game Awards 2018: All Announcements And Reveals

The Game Awards 2018 is finally over and it brought quite a few surprises with it. Let’s recap the event and take a look at what went down this year at The Game Awards 2018.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: Black Order

A Switch exclusive title and sequel to Ultimate Alliance 2, this one as our heroes face off against the Black Order and a few other villains. Thanos with the full Infinity Gauntlet was shown at the end so maybe that’s either the final boss or will be the boss in the next game, who knows.

Far Cry New Dawn Revealed; Coming February 15th

New Dawn is the standalone sequel to one of Far Cry 5’s ending. Montana is a mess and power is all that matters. The game looks interesting and could be quite a fun game given it’s setting and the few weapons that we saw.

Supergiant’s New Game Hades Is In Early Access Now [GamingMonk Recommends]

A return to what they do best, Hades has you play as the son of Hades in their upcoming dungeon crawler. Death is common so prepare to walk out of the River Styx every time you keep dying.  The game is currently in early access and is available on the Epic Games Store. We’re super excited about this one.

Anthem’s Story Trailer was Shown

We got a trailer that focused on the story and the world of Anthem. It looks interesting but given Bioware’s last showing with Mass Effect Andromeda, we’re being cautious about this game.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Revealed

Crash Bandicoot Racing is coming to the PlayStation so if you were a fan of the older titles, this will certainly pique your interest. Or if you want a Kart Racer on your PlayStation 4.

The Outer Worlds Obisidian’s New Game was Shown [GamingMonk Recommends]

From the makers of the best Fallout Games comes this awesome looking RPG that looks zany and fun. After watching the gameplay video, We’re quite excited for this title

The Last Campfire a Hello Games Short [GamingMonk Recommends]

Two devs from Hello Games worked on this “Hello Games Short” which looks very promising. Seems to go for the interactive story route like Journey and Ori. We recommend you keep an eye out for this title even though Hello Games’ launch of No Man’s Sky wasn’t great.

Vikendi Winter Map in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

The winter map that was leaked ages ago is now available on the PUBG PC experimental server for players to check out. It launches on December 19th for everyone.

 Atlas Announced by Studio Wildcard; Releases December 13th on Steam

From the makers of Ark Evolved, comes Atlas. A game about pirates and dragons in a map that is 12,000 times the size of an ARK server. It will release next year for the Xbox One.

Ashen Is Out Now [GamingMonk Recommends]

This game is finally out on December 7th and we can wait to get our hands on it. We really recommend you check this game out. It’s also part of the Xbox Game Pass.

BioWare Teases Dragon Age 4

BioWare has teased the world with what is going to be Dragon Age 4. So, at least we now know it is happening.

A New Stranger Things Game Is Coming Soon

According to the creators of the show, the game follows the story of Season 3 and will have a few surprises of its own. The game will support co-op and will release on the Xbox One, PC and Switch.

Mortal Kombat 11 Announced; Releases April 23

Another Mortal Kombat game, Another CG Trailer set to some Hip-Hop. Watch Scorpion take on Raiden in what is a brutal fight that perfectly showcases the Brutality of the games.

Super Smash Bros. Will Have Joker from Persona 5 as DLC

So when this happened I kinda lost my mind until it was just a trailer to say Joker is in Smash. We’ve gotten Joker now and Reggie said that Smash Bros. Ultimate is the biggest crossover yet with everyone’s favourite characters but I have just one question. Waluigi When Reggie?

The Pathless Revealed [GamingMonk Recommends]

From the makers of Abzu comes this upcoming title. With hauntingly beautiful visuals and another mysterious world to explore, Giant Squid has gotten our attention.

Rocket League Gets McLaren 570S Car Pack DLC

Just a small trailer to showcase the fact that you can now drive the McLaren 570s in Rocket League and use it to dominate people.

Rage 2 Trailer Shown, Releases on May 14th [GamingMonk Recommends]

This game is going to be a bat-shit crazy fun if it’s anything like the trailer and if it can live up to the hype of the trailers, this game will be a lot of fun to play. Mad Max mixed with what seems like DOOM shooting and superpowers and abilities. Hell yeah, we’re excited for these.

Journey Coming to PC, Available on The Epic Games Store [GamingMonk Recommends]

A very unique title where your guide is also another player with whom you have no actual vocal or textual communication. It’s such an inspiring experience where you feel connected with someone who you don’t know at all. If you haven’t had the chance to play it, you should absolutely go ahead and play this title.

Psychonauts 2 Trailer [GamingMonk Recommends]

We got a Psychonauts 2 trailer and the hype is real. Psychonauts 1 was such a fun game with great characters, writing and gameplay and we really hope this can live up to the hype of that one. Plus, Psychonauts 2 has James Willems of Funhaus playing a Toilet which is going to be awesome and we can’t wait to witness that.

Sayonara Wild Hearts[GamingMonk Recommends]

“A Pop Album Video Game”. That’s how the game describes itself. It’s vibrant, it’s got a lot of dancing and it is hard to describe honestly. We really suggest you check out the trailer and then read the video description to get the gist of the game.

Devil May Cry 5 Trailer Shown; Xbox One Demo Out Now [GamingMonk Recommends]

A trailer that showcases each characters’ powers and moves and gives us some insight into what is happening the DMC world. If you’ve got an Xbox One, you should download the demo because it is time to kick some ass.

Scavengers

We were expecting the Avengers but instead, we got Scavengers. in a future where the world is cover in ice after a cataclysmic event, players must work together to ensure the survival of the human race by facing off against hostile inhabitants and opposing players.

Dauntless Announced for Consoles

Dauntless was announced for consoles and is currently available for PC players for free on the Epic Games Store. Dauntless is a co-op Action RPG title where you hunt Behemoths to improve your character’s skills and gear.

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ABZU Coming to Switch on November 29

Critically Acclaimed Underwater Exploratiton Game ABZU Desdends on Switch This Month

Independent publisher 505 Games and developer Giant Squid have announced their award-winning inspirational aquatic journey ABZU is coming to Nintendo Switch on Thursday, Nov. 29 priced at £14.99. Available for pre-order beginning today, players who purchase ABZU ahead of its launch will receive a limited-time 10% discount on the meditative oceanic adventure game.

ABZU is a beautiful underwater journey that immerses players in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life. Playing as the Diver, you’ll discover hundreds of unique species based on real creatures and form a powerful connection with the abundant sea life. But this underwater world can be dangerous, broken and toxic – and your mission is to unlock the mysteries of the deep and change the world around you for the better.

Developed by Giant Squid Studios – led by Matt Nava, the artistic mind behind Journey and Flower – and featuring a score by Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory, ABZU is told in the form of mythology and folklore, while capturing the dream-like feeling of underwater exploration. The name is derived from ancient Sumerian language; AB, meaning water, and ZÛ, meaning to know: ABZU is the ocean of wisdom.

First launched in 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, ABZU was lauded by critics and garnered numerous awards and nominations including Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media from the International Film Music Critics Association (winner), Artistic Achievement from the 2017 BAFTA British Academy Games Awards, Music of the Year from the 2017 Game Audio Network Awards (winner), Best Original Game from the 2016 Joystick Awards and Best Art Direction from the 2016 Game Awards.

 

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