And how! With an evocative art-style that's feels like the pairing of LittleBigPlanet with the very-weird French films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet -- like Delicatessen and The City of Lost Children. With Bandai Namco publishing, Little Nightmares comes from Swedish developer Tarsier Studios. In it players take control of a small girl in a yellow raincoat who has been transported to The Maw, a place where nightmares are all too real.
After its cinematic debut at E3, Bethesda gave us our first glimpse of what the new Prey actually looks like at QuakeCon last month. With the footage shown giving off the vibe of a first-person psychological sci-fi horror. And now with a new, and pretty cryptic, glimpse at a few sections of the game that still seems to be the case. But with the added ability to possess a coffee mug. To roll through a small gap in a window. At least, that's what we think is happening.
From the art director of the brilliant Journey comes ABZÛ, an underwater adventure full of life, colour, and meditation. If the idea of diving through beautiful underwater vistas sounds like something you might be interested in, then you probably don't want to miss out on this. It's truly a wonderful game to look at.
And so the final piece of the puzzle moves into place. With probably the most asked for feature since Cities: Skylines launched in 2015. Natural disasters! The one thing SimCity fans could point to when they were hesitant in crowning Cities: Skylines the new king of city building games. Coming as part of a 'Natural Disasters' DLC pack this summer, it's time to prepare for some citywide chaos.
Free to play action-RPG hit Path of Exile is getting even more expansion love on September 2 with the introduction of Atlas of Worlds. Using the new Atlas to guide your travels, the expansion aims to revamp the end-game with dozens of new maps, bosses, and items. Including stuff designed by the community. Nice.
It certainly feels like a while since we've had a huge AAA release. Specifically one that blends RPG elements, action, stealth, and open world exploration in a future where augmented citizens are treated like yesterday's trash. Yep, we're only a few days away from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided! Which launches August 23 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. A game that we've been waiting quite a while for now. And one that continues to look fantastic with its new launch trailer.
By the time Santa gets around to visiting every house in the world over the course of a single evening this December via chimneys that may or may not exist, he'll be bringing along three different Virtual Reality boxes in his sack. The Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive. Can the market support three VR devices? Who knows, but we do know Ubisoft won't be playing favourites when it launches Eagle Flight, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, and Werewolves Within this holiday season across all three Virtual devices.
What's that in my eye? Nothing. You see I had a spicy lunch and maybe some chili got in there. Who knows for sure. On an unrelated note, Blizzard has released the latest Overwatch Animated Short, called "The Last Bastion". Which, as per the name focuses on everyone's favourite robot-sentry. And it's truly special, so much so that the next time you pick Bastion you'll want to ditch all the fighting and retreat to the woods.