Metal Wolf Chaos XD Is Finally Coming West This August


Devolver Digital teased the release date for Metal Wolf Chaos XD would be announced this week. Ahead of the announcement, however, on July 3, the game’s Microsoft Store page was updated, revealing the release date. Metal Wolf Chaos XD will be launching on August 8, 2019, on Xbox One, PS4, and PC via Steam.

Metal Wolf Chaos originally released in 204, exclusively on Xbox 360, and only in Japan. It’s a mecha action game developed by FromSoftware, used to the genre with its Armored Core series. The game puts players in the shoes of a fictional mecha piloting President of the United States as he fights his evil Vice-President staging a coup d’état.

The Xbox 360 + Japan exclusivity of Metal Wolf Chaos might sound weird now, but the console at the time was house to many niche Japanese exclusive genres: mecha games such as Metal Wolf Chaos, Danmaku games with all of Cave’s games releasing on 360, and Visual Novels most notably from 5pb. Games.

Metal Wolf Chaos XD is a brand new remaster which was first teased by Devolver Digital back in June 2018, before being officially announced a few days later at E3 2018, bringing the game west for the first time.

More mecha games are always great in my book especially with one as original as Metal Wolf Chaos. Blatant and over the top political satire is something I’ve always particularly liked in games, from Command & Conquer Red Alert to Freedom Fighters, so saying I’m excited is an understatement.

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Gris Launch Trailer Was Rejected By Facebook For Falsely Including “Suggestive Content”


With its bold visual style and an emotionally-driven story, Nomada Studios’ Gris was a title that snuck in at the very end of 2018 but quickly captured a ton of attention, thanks largely from its incredibly strong reception from fans and critics (including our own review of the game last month). However, the game did hit one small snag when it came to its launch trailer, which apparently got barred from appearing on Facebook due to the (supposed) inclusion of suggestive content.

Publisher Devolver Digital shared on its Twitter page that after the game’s release on PC and Switch last month, one of the launch trailer ads for Gris ended up getting rejected by Facebook for being shared on the platform, as a specific scene contained in the trailer was tagged for including content that Facebook determined as being “sexually suggestive.”

Facebook rejected a GRIS launch trailer ad for this ‘sexually suggestive’ scene so this year is going great so far. pic.twitter.com/frVaYOXIHe— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) January 7, 2019

The scene that the trailer itself showed depicts one of the segments of the game where the character encounters a large stone statue of a women with her hands outstretched, though most can see that the scene itself is far from being explicit by any means, and surely Facebook has probably seen much worse. You can take a look at the trailer itself down below:

While the scene in question does show the figure of a woman in a more silhouetted form, the scene certainly doesn’t carry the same degree of being “suggestive” (and especially in context with playing Gris as a whole). However, while this might have been a bit of a bummer in the promotion of the game, it certainly doesn’t take away from the fact that Gris is still a visually-inventive game that anyone should play, “suggestive content” or otherwise.

Thankfully, Gris is already among the success stories of the indie scene, as just a few weeks ago developer Nomada Studio shared that the game had already begin to turn a profit for the team, on top of its incredibly strong reception from those that have played it. Having just started it myself during the holidays, I look forward to seeing the rest of what this special game has to offer.

Gris is available now on Nintendo Switch and PC.

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Gris’ Stunning Artwork is on Display in Concept Art and Early Designs from Devolver Digital


Since its reveal earlier this year, Gris from developer Nomada Studio immediately gave players the indication that it would be a striking and emotional journey with beautiful artwork, and now Devolver Digital has lifted a bit more of the curtain back on the anticipated indie game at its launch.

Right before the game’s release later this week, publisher Devolver Digital has shared some of the initial concept artwork and designs for Gris from developer Nomada Studio, giving a good indication of what to expect from the narrative-driven and stunningly-beautiful puzzle platformer.

Gris will release for Nintendo Switch and PC on December 13, 2018. For a closer look, you can check out some of the early designs and artwork from Devolver Digital below:

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Observation Is the Next Game from Stories Untold Developer No Code


Stories Untold developers No Code have revealed their next game: Observation.

No Code is working with Devolver Digital on Observation, which will be making its way to PlayStation 4 and PC sometime during Spring of 2019. Set in space, you view events as the space station’s AI SAM. A tragedy has occurred in which the crew of the space station have seemingly vanished, leaving only Dr. Emma Fisher behind. As the AI you view the world through various cameras connected to your system. You will be helping Emma fix the damage done to the station and try to solve the mystery of what happened and why by using your AI tools and abilities. A message during the reveal trailer also flashes stating, “Bring her” with no explanation as to its origin.

No Code previously worked on a mobile game for iOS and Android named Super Arc Light that came out of a Game Jam prototype. They also worked on The House Abandon, a short story horror game for PC released in 2016. Stories Untold was another horror game that told four short stories, including a remaster of The House Abandon. It has received very positive reviews since its launch and received multiple nominations at the Develop Awards, Golden Joysticks, and TIGA Awards. As part of Observation‘s reveal, Stories Untold is currently 75% off on Steam and on sale for $2.49 USD.

Observation will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PC in Spring 2019. You can view some images of the game in the gallery, as well as watch the reveal trailer below.

The new game from the creators of Stories Untold puts you behind the many lenses of a space station AI, just as things go very, very wrong.



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Reigns Is Getting a Game of Thrones Edition for Mobile and Steam


Reigns is a strategy game that puts players in the role of a monarch, making important decisions—so it makes perfect sense that a version based on Game of Thrones is the next step for developer Nerial and Devolver Digital. The obviously-titled Reigns: Game of Thrones will have players navigate the complex politics and alliances in Westeros.

Players can choose between popular characters such as Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, Sansa Stark, and more. Seen through the “fiery visions” of Melisandre, the Red Priestess, each character will have their own unique challenges. Expect the game to branch away from the mythology of the television show, with various “what if?” scenarios resulting from the player’s actions.

The gameplay of Reigns is presented in the form of cards—an advisor or other character presents the ruler with choices, and the player swipes in a certain direction to make a particular choice. Expect the same gameplay here, but with some George R.R. Martin flair.

Reigns: Game of Thrones can be pre-ordered on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or Steam. The game will retail for $3.99 and release in October. Check out the trailer and some screenshots below.



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Crossing Souls is Now Available for Nintendo Switch


You can now play the action adventure game Crossing Souls on Switch. Nintendo announced its launch with a totally bitchin’ trailer.

For those unaware, Crossing Souls takes place during the summer of 1986, when a group of friends discover a mysterious pink stone that allows them to travel between two realms. Players control five characters that have their own special abilities and fight against street gangs, secret armies, dead monsters and more while trying to unravel a government conspiracy,

The game is a full-on 80’s tribute from its cutscenes inspired by 80’s cartoons to the score inspired by John Williams, so if you need something to fill the void that Stranger Things has left, this is definitely a game for you to check out.

Crossing Souls is now available Switch, and you can check out Nintendo’s launch trailer below. If you’re curious, you can read DualShocker’s review of the game when it was released for PS4 back in February. The game is also available for PC, Mac, and Linux.



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Enter the Gungeon Pays Homage to Metroid With Updated Weapon


With the release of Enter the Gungeon‘s new Advanced Gungeons & Draguns update right around the corner, developer Dodge Roll Games took to Twitter to show off a sneak preview of one of the game’s updated weapons. Fans of a certain space bounty hunter may find this weapon familiar, as the updated weapon pays homage to Metroid‘s Samus Aran.

Aptly titled The Heroine, the weapon showed off in Dodge Roll Games’ Twitter post is not entirely new to Enter the Gungeon. Described by the game’s Ammonomicon as “the arm of a famous bounty hunter,” The Heroine was available in earlier versions of Enter the Gungeon, however, its previous incarnation didn’t include the Plasma Beam, Wave Beam, or Ice Beam.

New weapons are just one of the additions that Dodge Roll has promised with its upcoming Advanced Gungeons & Draguns update. The developer stated that the forthcoming update will also include new items, enemies, synergies, rooms, and more.

As Metroid Prime 4 was notoriously absent from Nintendo’s E3 Direct, Enter the Gungeon‘s forthcoming update seems to be the only way players will be able to use Samus’ arm cannon for the foreseeable future. For those interested in a tough roguelike with a loveable cast of characters, Enter the Gungeon is now available on PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The game’s Advanced Gungeons & Draguns update is scheduled to be released on July 19th.



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Check Out Over Ten Minutes of New Gameplay from The Messenger


We’ve been raving about The Messenger for quite some time here at DualShockers after seeing the upcoming indie platformer this year at both PAX East and E3. In fact, we loved what we saw of the Ninja Gaiden-inspired title so much that we even awarded it with our Best Indie Game award of E3 just this past week.

Now, Sabotage Studio and Devolver Digital have released a new gameplay video for The Messenger which shows off over ten minutes of the game in action. The opening minutes of the trailer introduces the tutorial which features some of the basic mechanics that players will use throughout the entirety of their journey while also revealing some story details.

After this, the video cuts to a stage further into the game where you can start to get a better idea of how these the mechanics will interact over the course of a full level. At certain moments in this video, you can also see the transitions that The Messenger sometimes makes between 8-bit and 16-bit graphics, which is one of the coolest parts of the experience. If you have yet to see anything about The Messenger yet, this trailer does a great job of highlighting what makes the game so unique. This is the trailer to check out if you’ve even remotely been interested in this game.

As always with these articles, you can find the full gameplay video for The Messenger at the bottom of the page. Currently, The Messenger doesn’t have a specific release date, though it is planned to launch at some point this summer on both PC and Switch.



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The Swords of Ditto Gets a Colorful Launch Trailer Ahead of Its Release


One Bit Beyond’s highly anticipated title The Swords of Ditto is almost here is almost on the way and to celebrate, the game’s publisher, Devolver Digital has uploaded a launch trailer featuring a glimpse on what players can expect from the game.

The Swords of Ditto is a compressed action role-playing game that delivers a distinct adventure for each new hero of legend as they embark on a journey to stop the sinister antagonist, Mormo. In The Swords of Ditto, players will have the freedom to explore a colorful albeit critical world, tackle dark dungeons, and develop their hero in a charming village, as you progress on your mission to prevail over the evil presence, which plagues the island.

Several selling points for The Swords of Ditto include the option to play the game solo or with a friend via local co-op, where gamers can revive their fallen allies with the power of hugs. Additionally, the forthcoming title also includes a slew of weapons items, and stickers, which can be used to increase your player’s skill and aid you on your journey.

You can watch the launch trailer below this article. For more information on the title, check out the full list of trophies that will be offered. A trailer focusing on the LocoRoco quest, which will be exclusive to the PS4 version, as well as twelve minutes of gameplay footage revealed at E3 last year.

The Swords of Ditto is set to be released on April 24 for PC and PlayStation 4.



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Enter the Gungeon Sells Over 75,000 Copies on Nintendo Switch in Two Weeks


Developer Dodge Roll took to Twitter to announce that their bullet hell title Enter the Gungeon has sold over 75,000 copies in two weeks on the Nintendo Switch eShop.

It’s great to hear another indie success story on the Nintendo Switch, especially considering Enter the Gungeon is an excellent title as well. I was disappointed that it never made its way onto the PS Vita back when it first released in 2016 on the PS4.

If you’re not familiar with the gameit’s an overhead roguelike bullet hell shooter where you play as one of four characters, each with their own unique abilities, as they descend into the Gungeon.The title borrows a lot of mechanics that have been around for some time while incorporating its own blend of different weapons, bosses, and aesthetically pleasing areas to explore. Not to mention it can be pretty brutal at times so players looking for a challenge should have a lot of fun. There’s also a ton of things to find and do in Enter the Gungeon so players will have plenty of reasons to go back and find check every nook and cranny.

Enter the Gungeon is available right now on Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux.



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