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Oddworld: Soulstorm PS5 is your free PlayStation Plus game in April

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 26 February 2021 08:52 GMT Oddworld: Soulstorm has given us the most detailed look yet at its gameplay.As part of Sony’s State of Play, Oddworld: Soulstorm developer Oddworld Inhabitants not only announced a release date for the game, shown new gameplay, the developer also confirmed that the PS5 version of the upcoming adventure will be free on PlayStation Plus in April.Though it’s a little weird to see one of the Plus games in April announced before we know what we’re getting in March, it’s nonetheless a welcome surprise. Oddworld: Soulstorm will be available to claim on…

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Crash Bandicoot: It’s About Time PS5 and Xbox Series S|X improvements detailed

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 25 February 2021 23:52 GMT We know that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is heading to PC, PS5, Switch, and Xbox Series X/S soon – but now we have more details about what to expect.Activision and Toys for Bob announced that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is landing on PC, Switch, and new-gen consoles on March 12, and thanks to a new trailer from February’s PlayStation State of Play, we know specifically what to expect from the game’s latest update.The PlayStation 5 version of the game will come with improved graphics and performance, adaptive…

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Solar Ash tasks you with saving your world from a massive black hole

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 25 February 2021 23:40 GMT During PlayStation’s State of Play broadcast, Annapurna Interactive and Heart Machine revealed new narrated gameplay for Solar Ash.Releasing for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, as well as on PC via the Epic Game Store, Solar Ash is a 3D third-person action platformer filled with sunken cities, water shelves, dangerous lava zones, and more. Developed by the folks who brought you Hyper Light Drifter, Solar Ash has you taking on the role of a Voidrunner named Rei who traverses through the biomes in hopes of saving her homeworld from a black hole…

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Sony giving away Ratchet & Clank in March as Play At Home returns

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 17:52 GMT Download Insomniac’s platformer and score 90 extra days of access of streaming services Funimation or Wakanim. Sony has brought its Play At Home initiative back for a second year.The PlayStation maker said in a blog post that it is giving away 2016’s Ratchet & Clank for free at the start of next month. Insomniac’s platformer will be available to download for nothing from March 1 at 8pm PST / March 2 at 4am GMT / 5am CET until March 31, 2021 at 8pm PDT/April 1 at 4am BST/5am CEST.Furthermore, starting on…

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Cult classic El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is making its PC debut “soon”

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 17:11 GMT The 2011 action game is making a return in the near future.Action title El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is going to be launching on PC at some point in the near future.In a rather vague press release, producer Sawaki Takeyasu – who led development on the original game – said that the title will be coming to Steam “very soon.” There’s no more information than that right now, but this does following Takeyasu teasing that El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron would be making its PC debut at the end…

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Little Nightmares 2 Part 8 – Pink Door Puzzles, Music Box

You’ve seen it on the horizon throughout your adventure, but now it’s time for Mono to enter the mysterious lighthouse. It’s already obvious that there’s more to the magical building than meets the eye, but as you approach the finale of Little Nightmares 2, there are still plenty of puzzles in store. Little Nightmares 2 Part 8 – Pink Door PuzzlesFrom the glowing entrance to the lighthouse, keep walking down the corridor, then through the door at the end.In this floaty room, walk towards the door in front of you, then into the other one that opens.On the other side,…

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Little Nightmares 2 Part 4 – Teddy bears, morgue furnaces, smashing hands

With the nightmarish school in their wake, Mono and Six find themselves in a new building, with a fresh set of horrors in store. After climbing in through the window from the rain-slick street, the dim corridor lined with scattered hospital beds, it’s clear that this new area has a different – and no less unsettling – vibe. Little Nightmares 2 Part 4As you make your way inside, walk over to the right and crouch under the bed. Continue forward, then push through the door with Six.After the scene, jump onto the bed, climb up the rungs on the other…

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Little Nightmares 2 Part 2 – Escape the Teacher’s Classroom at doll school

As Mono and their new-found friend leave the dark forest behind, they find themselves in a mysterious city – seemingly deserted – with the nowhere to go but forward. Little Nightmares 2 Part 2 – School PictureIn the alley, both of you grab the dumpster to reveal a hole in the fence into the playground. Next to the door, climb onto the dumpster to collect another hat, then climb up the white sheet into the window.Inside, go over to the right and jump up to pull the lever, then go up the hallway and into the doorway on the left.Here,…

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Little Nightmares 2 review – little people, sizable fear

Some slight pacing and gameplay mechanic issues aside, Little Nightmares 2 is a brilliant sequel that will delight as much as it’ll unnervingly linger.There’s a lot to be said for a game creating a creepy atmosphere. While full-blown horror titles have often tried and failed to really get under my skin, Little Nightmares 2 slowly seeped into my pores. It’s not a game that goes out of its way to shock, its appearance on the surface coming across as rather tame among its horror stablemates, but the nightmares depicted here are truly insidious.Six, the main character from the original game,…

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Ubisoft pushes back Prince of Persia remake once again

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 5 February 2021 17:55 GMT The title was set to launch in March but now doesn’t have a release date.French publisher Ubisoft has decided to delay its remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time a second time.The news was revealed via the game’s official Twitter account, with the development team saying that the title would be launching at “a later date.”Announced back in September, the Prince of Persia remake was initially set for a January release, but was bumped until March.“Since announcing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake in September, we saw…

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Sonic the Hedgehog is getting an official Lego set

It’s taken two years, but the incredible Sonic the Hedgehog Lego set we reported on back in 2019 has finally been approved – it will become a real Lego set. It’s official – Sonic the Hedgehog will get its first Lego set in the near future. The fan-made idea for a Lego product was today revealed to have been picked to become a real set, yet another video game franchise making that leap via the Lego Ideas program. If you’re unfamiliar with Lego Ideas, it’s an online initiative run by the Lego Group designed to engage with the more hardcore…

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Sonic the Hedgehog voice actor departs role

Roger Craig Smith had played the blue blur for over 10 years.The voice of Sonic the Hedgehog has announced his departure from the role.Yesterday, Roger Craig Smith took to Twitter to say – in rather vague terms – that he was no longer voicing the super-fast blue hedgehog. He started giving life to Sonic in 2010, primarily in video games but also in the Sonic Boom animated show and various cameos, including Wreck-it Ralph and its 2018 sequel.“Welp, 10 years was an amazing run,” he said. “Onward to new zones. Much love to the fans who’ve been so kind. It’s…

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Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition is free on the Epic Games Store, For the King coming next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 28 January 2021 16:46 GMT Your weekly free game through the Epic Games Store is now available.This week’s free game on the Epic Games Store is the metroidvania, action-platformer Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition, which will remain available for nada until February 4.In it, the universe is populated by the oppressed who are on the brink of oblivion. Dandara is tasked with reshaping the world, which is full of mystical creatures and exploration.Heres’ the synopsis:The world of Salt hangs on the brink of collapse. The citizens, once free spirits, now stand oppressed and isolated. But not…

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Little Nightmares 2 may be getting a demo soon

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 11:47 GMT You might be able to get a taste of the horror to come later today. A demo for Bandai Namco’s Little Nightmares 2 has started to pop up on console stores.As spotted by Destructoid, a trial for the upcoming horror title is being rolled out on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Little Nightmares 2 Demo has appeared on the Microsoft store, as well as the PlayStation Store in parts of the world. So far, nothing has shown up on the Nintendo eShop just yet.Nothing has been officially announced by…

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Unreleased Simpsons game found on Dreamcast dev kit

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 20 December 2020 16:44 GMT A tech demo for an unreleased Dreamcast game called “The Simpsons: Bug Squad!” has been found on an old dev kit.The game, which was in development at the long-shuttered Red Lemon Studios, has been shared on the DreamcasticChannel on Youtube after a Dreamcast-Talk forum user called sreak found this demo on a Dreamcast dev kit’s hard drive (thanks, The Dreamcast Junkyard).As far as we can tell, the game appears to have been long forgotten until this point – and you can kind-of see why. A Simpsons game in which you play as a bug? It’s a…