And boy, does it look polished. Well, as polished as 8-bit era games can look. The quirky little adventure is also a budget title, coming in at under AUD$15. Developed and published by Indie studio, LUEGOLU3GO STUDIOS, based in Spain, Nogalious definitely wears its retro heart on its pixelated sleeve.
For the past few BlizzCons there's been that little hope in the back of fans' minds; a little voice saying "hey, maybe this is the year we get the Diablo 4 reveal". We've known for quite some time that Blizzard has been hiring for a mysterious Diablo-related project. Which has now been confirmed to be multiple Diablos.
Namely in the trailer's title: "Take the Crown". Also in highlighting just how good he is. But beyond that, and a backing track by Jay Rock, it also highlights just how good this latest edition of the game is looking. Like, seriously, the animations, individual player characteristics and even the NBA presentation are very, very good.
In a vignette series designed to give excited tomb raiders a look at what they can expect in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, we see just how incredibly gorgeous this new playspace is, how a number of gameplay mechanics work, and a closer look at combat. All servicing Shadow of the Tomb Raider as potentially the best yet in the rebooted franchise.
I've been on extended holiday away from Azeroth, so this type of news is news to me, but I figure everyone who's still populating the world ought to know that "the opening shots have been fired in the next great battle for Azeroth", what with the alleged destruction of Teldrassil and all. (I say "alleged" because as I say, I've been on holiday away from Azeroth.)
In fact, it's out in just seven days, arriving on GoG.com and Steam on August 14. And according to inXile's Brian Fargo, the new remasters feature updated visuals and even bug fixes the team faced back in the 80s for an absolutely complete experience in one of the most celebrated RPG series of all time.
With QuakeCon scheduled to take place this weekend, alongside the gameplay reveal of the highly anticipated DOOM: Eternal, there’s also the matter of competitive Quake Champions. Where the greatest players from across the globe make their way to the convention for both team and solo competition. Including Australian Quake Champion Daniel "dandaking" De Sousa.
And in that acknowledgement, BioWare's Casey Hudson teased that the developer has "some teams hidden away working on some secret stuff that I think you’ll really like", but stopped short of confirming what it actually is they're working on adding that they're "just not ready to talk about any of it for a little while...".
Set to get a full reveal ahead of Gamescom later this month, today a Life is Strange 2 teaser trailer emerged that is more cryptic than a short look at what to expect. But, due to the cinematic ambition of the first season this sort of movie-style teaser trailer works well for Life is Strange. Of which, Square Enix is also describing as a universe or setting for a wide range of stories.