CD Projekt Red Will Appear on E3, What About Cyberpunk 2077?

CD Projekt RED is a studio that can make excellent games, which has been confirmed with The Witcher. We also know that making great games takes a lot of time, and that is the most reasonable explanation of why the development of Cyberpunk 2077 is taking so long. The new studio’s release based on the famous tabletop game will probably arrive soon, but there is nothing apart from the rumours regarding the official release date.

What we know for sure is that the studio plans to make an announcement related to the game on E3 2019. One of the biggest gaming industry events of the year will feature Cyberpunk 2077. We do not know any details, but we are satisfied with the fact that CD Projekt RED confirmed this on their official account. You are probably already used to the mystery around CP 2077, which is probably why the studio hesitated to reveal any further details.

It was only a short confirmation that the company will appear at the E3. Considering that the studio already presented Cyberpunk 2077 there – it was then when the showcase occurred the first time – we hope that we will get to see fresh gameplay footage and other exciting materials. You can check out the 48-minute walkthrough if you haven’t already.

As for the details about the expo itself, E3 2019 is scheduled from June 11th to June 14th. It might not be a usual thing for everything to happen at the middle of the week (Tuesday to Friday), but that won’t change the fact that we can expect plenty of demo versions and exciting reveals. That being said, it seems that there are no major surprises for this year’s E3, but would be a surprise if we knew about it?

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Reveal Scheduled for April

It has been a rough ride for the Electronic Arts and the Star Wars franchise, but things seem to be getting at the right track finally. Respawn has been working on the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order relentlessly and it seems that they are making some progress. As PC Gamer revealed, we can expect the official reveal of the game in April.

The date we are looking for is April 13th, which will be the middle of the Star Wars convention set to be held in Chicago at the time. Respawn and EA believe that event is the ideal time to give the public at least some information about the upcoming franchise addition.

As we already know, the main protagonist of the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a Padawan who is one of the rare survivors of Order 66. Considering that the Order has fallen, the times are difficult, and it will be his task to find a way to restore balance throughout the galaxy.

A special panel will be dedicated to the official release of the game during the Chicago convention. The post at StarWars.com claims that many details will be shown to the public for the first time. We do not have anything against hearing and reading about things, but if you ask us, we would like to see some gameplay footage. The game should be released in fall 2019, and although that is not that close, the developers had enough time to have something that can serve to showcase Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

The convention itself will start on April 11th and last for four days. The franchise fans will be happy to now that they can expect the news about other additions to the series. The community is talking about a possible trailer for the new SW movie (Episode IX), and the chances are that the Old Republic might bring something fresh, too.

The Best Short Indie Games of 2019 and Why Play Them

When you are talking about the best games of the year, we tend to mention large titles developed by even bigger companies. While nobody can deny those releases are great, there are many hidden gems among indie releases. We are talking about games that might not be as long but provide an excellent playing experience. They are also perfect for those that do now have a lot of time to spend gaming. Here is the list of the best under 10 hours games in 2019.

There is no doubt that Celeste is the place number one. After all, this gem was a nominee for the best game of the year in several categories, which is an incredible feat. It will take about eight hours to finish Celeste and, if you have that much time available, you should also consider the Return of the Obra Dinn.

Whenever you have a free afternoon, consider an even shorter game like Donut County which takes a couple of hours to complete. Florence is under an hour, but it is a brilliant title with an incredible amount of creativity. Yes, some of those are only available on mobile, but you can complete all them before finishing the God of War’s main plotline.

The fact that you don’t have to invest days or months into a game is important to some players. We are not saying huge games are bad, but a phenomenal short experience has also been a noticeable trend during 2018. There aren’t any time-sensitive events and you can pick up and play whenever you want and have the same experience.

While indie games often have pleasant graphics, we can all agree that is not the priority of these games. This is what makes developers focus on gameplay and story, which results in some truly great plotlines. There are not many things that can sidetrack you-you are simply focused on the story and that enables a high level of involvement and intimacy.

The amazing level of creativity and innovation is the reason why you should consider indie games even the competition of AAA titles is fierce. If you give them a chance, we guarantee that you will find at least a couple of gems you will love to play.

Oikospeil Is a Weird, but Great Game That Is Now Available for Free

Oikospiel is one of those unique games that doesn’t copy anyone else’s idea or has a title that reminds of it. The indie gem is currently available to download and keep, and it will remain like that until the end of March. The reason for this giveaway is that it is the second birthday of Oikospiel, which makes this the ideal period for a celebration.

What Is Oikospiel?

You will play as Pluto, a German Shepherd exploring our planet, but also an asteroid called 433 Eros. The locations you will visit include a beautiful wind farm in the Arctic Ocean, a Kansas prairie, Kochiri Forest, North Pole, as well as indoor areas like a cluttered desk, a PC operating system, and a private jet.

If it seems confusing, why not a bit more to the mix? The Geospiel, a worldwide gaming festival organized by the Oikospielen Opera, is getting near. The employees of the opera are making an effort to integrate Koch Games’ dev dogs into their group, but will that be possible?

We are not making this up; you can check everything out on the official page of Oikospiel. The developers mention that you can expect multiple acts with a total of 40 levels available. It should take about three hours to complete the entire game, which features many animals, and even a ghost, among its playable characters.

The creators describe the game as a fun adventure combined with a satirical critique of the gaming industry. The community recognized the effort, and the release won multiple awards, including IGF Nuovo Award, and the Indiecade Grand Jury Prize in 2017.

How to Download Oikospiel?

The final version of the game can be downloaded from the official page. As the creators like to say, it is currently 100% off, which means you can get it for free. However, if you decide to award the creators for making this awesome game, you can donate the desired amount via the website.

Devil May Cry 5 to Release This Week

March 8th may be the Mother’s Day, but it will also be a holiday for the fans of the Devil May Cry franchise. The new and long-awaited instalment in the series – DMC 5 – will officially release this week. As Capcom revealed, the launch times vary depending on your time zone.

When it comes to the Americas (Latin, South, and North), Devil May Cry 5 will release on March 7th at 9 PM PST. The fans in Australia will have to be patient until the clock reaches 4 PM on March 8th.

When it comes to Asia, Europa, and APAC, the release is scheduled for as early as 4 PM on March 7th, or as late as 11 AM on March 8th in Australia.

What Should You Know about Devil May Cry 5?

It has been a decade since a full sequel was made for the series. The fans have been waiting for one since 2008, which explains the anticipation of the players from around the world. It seems that the professionals have positive things to say about the game, which makes us look forward to it even more.

Devil May Cry 5 is still available to pre-order via Steam. At this moment, the price for a standard edition is $59.99 while the deluxe edition is priced at $71.25. As expected, the deluxe version comes with all sorts of add-ons. The game will be available to play in single-player, but also in co-op and multiplayer modes over the web.

As the description suggests, the demon seeds are again threatening the world. Nero, our brave demon hunter, gets Nico to make him cool mechanical arms so that he can get even cooler abilities to fight demons.

DMC 5 will feature stunning graphics and plenty of high-paced action. We will get to meet Dante again, as well as another character called V.

What Are the System Requirements for Devil May Cry 5?

You will need to have at least Windows 7, 8GB RAM, and 35GB of hard drive space to run the game. Additionally, the required processor is AMD FX-6300 or Intel Core i5-4460. As for the graphics card, you should have at least AMD Radeon R7 260x or Nvidia GeForce GTX 760.

Devil May Cry 5 will also release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The scheduled release date for those consoles is also this week, which means that players across all platforms will get the chance to play the game at the same time.

The Curious Expedition 2 Will Hit Early Access During 2019

The Curious Expedition is a game that takes you back to the 19th century and puts you in charge of an expedition. It is a roguelike mixture of adventure, RPG, and strategy many by Maschinen-Mensch. The development team seems satisfied with the results that this release published in 2016 delivered, which is the reason why they announced a sequel.

At this point, we only know that we can expect The Curious Expedition 2 to enter the Early Access phase on Steam during 2019. That implies the developers are only starting to work on the game. In the meantime, console lovers will have what to look forward to, considering that the original version is making its way to unmentioned multiple consoles. In theory, that surely means PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but we are still waiting for confirmation whether it will be available on Switch.

What Is the Curious Expedition?

The timeline is set more than two centuries ago where you will assume the helm of an expedition filled with celebrities (as in famous people). Your goal will be to explore different locations and look for treasures that will bring you a fortune, but also fame (as in becoming a famous person).

It sounds like a casual adventure, but in reality, The Curious Expedition is a roguelike release with elements of strategy.

You will start by deciding who you will take on your journey, as well as packing the necessary supplies. Each destination you explore is procedurally generated to add to the replay value of the game. During your expedition, you will need to manage food and other resources so that there is enough for all the members.

As expected, the locals are not huge fans of those coming to explore their areas, but the ancient temples are way too tempting. Apart from the general quest, The Curious Expedition also features a mini-game that involves a type of dice-tossing.

You will have an option to choose occasionally. What you decide will affect the outcome of the expedition. You can irritate the supernatural beings lurking around you, but also boost your supplies.

What Can We Expect from The Curious Expedition 2?

The developers won’t stray away from the concept implemented in the original. Some of the biggest additions should include multiplayer, as well as the option to tailor the game to your preferred playing style.

In the meantime, you can still use the opportunity and purchase the original version of The Curious Expedition at a discount price.

Neverdark Is a Cyberpunk Mix of Tactics and 4X Strategy Just Announced By Slitherine

Imagine this scenario – the entire world loses electricity supply and there is no communication or even the opportunity to use electronic appliances. It is only natural to assume that it would wreak havoc throughout the entire world. That is exactly the topic of the new game Neverdark, which was officially announced by Slitherine.

We know this studio for many great releases, including Panzer Corps, several additions to the Warhammer 40,000 franchise, as well as Battlestar Galactica Deadlock. Those are enough titles in the resume so that we can start feeling excited about their next release. It is interesting to mention that the game will be a debut of the Polish development team Simteract.

What Are the Main Features of Neverdark?

Neverdark will be a mixture of 4X strategy, but the aim is to make it a cyberpunk mixture of tactics and strategy at a grand level. After the global blackout, major cities across the globe have been taken by rebel factions. Your task is to retain control of several cities, including New York, Paris, and Tokyo.

As you play, you will notice the landmarks of each of the mentioned cities. However, you will now be placing military units and other battle-related infrastructures, such as medical stations and weapons facility.

Slitherine emphasizes that the game is still early in development, which is why they cannot provide more details. Even the Steam page doesn’t have a release date set. However, it seems that the goal will be to make a grand strategy similar to those that Paradox has been developing for years.

The creators reveal that they have looked for inspiration for combat in XCOM, which means that we can expect turn-based battles in Neverdark. Apart from the classic missions of defeating the enemy, you will also have the chances of escorting civilians and even performing assassinations.

Conan Unconquered Has New Footage, and It Looks Promising

Conan Unconquered is an upcoming real-time strategy release focusing on survival. The development team behind the title is Petroglyph Games, which have recently revealed fresh game footage that allows us to check out their next planned release.

In case you do not know, Petroglyph Games is most known for Star Wars: Empire at War. Electronic Arts also employed them to work on remastered versions of Command & Conquer. It is even more interesting that many of the team members were a part of Westwood Studios, a team that developed the original C&C.

What more can you ask as a guarantee that they can do a good job in the strategy genre? Okay, we cannot guarantee that Conan Unconquered will be a great game, but we are very excited about it.

Tell Me More about Conan Unconquered

Apart from the option to check out the actual gameplay footage, the developers discovered some other interesting things about the game. For example, they do not hide; they will try to apply the current trends in the industry. That means they played releases like They Are Billions and Frostpunk. The goal is to make an “unusual” RTS, one that will challenge you in an unconventional way.

Despite that, you can still expect the classics like establishing a stronghold and strengthening your military units. The additional threats are weather effects and disasters like fire, sandstorms, and disease. The aim is to make the game more difficult to balance, especially when the enemy army launches an attack.

The interesting thing about Conan Unconquered is that you can play it in single-player and co-op mode that will support two players. You will get an additional set of hands, but the challenges will be more difficult.

If you compare this release to the previous made by Petroglyph, the authors insist that we can expect an extra dose of simulation. You will have multiple resources available, including but not limited to iron, wood, gold, and food. The maps will be procedurally made, which should increase the challenge.

According to the rumours, we can expect the full version of Conan Unconquered in the next several months.

Apex Legend Will Include a New Legend Called Octane Soon?

The silent release hasn’t stopped Apex Legends from becoming a huge hit among the players. They recently hit the whopping 50-million player mark, and they do not plan on stopping. The fact that we can expect the first Battle Pass soon only fuels the hype and the interest about the game.

The release of the first BP is scheduled for March 12, and the rumours indicate that we will get the chance to play with Octane on that day. It is an entirely new Legend addition that may even become available sooner than that.

It seems that the popularity of Apex Legends took even the developers by surprise. However, they reacted quickly, and they are working hard to ensure plenty of additional content for players. It was several weeks ago when the first rumour about the addition of new characters appeared.

According to that leak, it seems that Respawn has an entire list of Legends that wasn’t released in the initial version but may be planned for the later date. Apart from Octane, Prophet, Rosie, Jericho, and Crypto are on that list.

Data Miners on the Hunt

We can thank the good old data miners for that high-quality information. If we believe the names of the files, it seems that octane will have a kit with an injection ability. One of the users on Reddit even revealed an image of how Octane could look.

Does it seem to you like he reminds of a cyborg? If you take a good look at the picture, you will notice not one but two legends. However, we don’t have any further information on the character on the right.

The additional data available on Octane lists abilities for that legend, such as restoring health while not taking damage, as well as the option to move faster for a certain amount of time.

Everything is still guesswork, but we can safely say that we are incredibly excited about the upcoming release of Apex Legends Battle Pass. If that means getting the chance to play with a new legend, so be it.

Stranded Sails Is a Pirate-Themed Game about Surviving on a Tropical Island

The fact that thousands of players loved Stardew Valley inspires developers to upgrade that idea and create their formulas to make new great games. Lemonbomb Entertainment is one of those studios, and they are developing Stranded Sails. The game combines the SV theme with pirates, which sounds like an intriguing combination.

According to the details revealed online, you will only be able to play the game in single player. Stranded Sails will be a farming title set in an open world. Everything starts when you end up shipwrecked on an unknown island. You will be playing the ship’s captain child (you can choose between a male or female character) with the goal of making a new ship so that you can return to civilization.

The process of constructing the ship will take time, especially since you also have to consider how to survive in the meantime. That is why you need to establish a village, as well as collect resources and grow crops to keep everyone fed and happy. The latter is crucial because you need someone to take care of your farms while you go on exploration expeditions.

The island you are on is a part of a big archipelago, and you can use a small boat to travel to other islands within it. That will enable you to uncover new resources, as well as treasures and tools. However, you are human, and you only have limited energy, so make sure to watch that energy bar.

Ample Focus on the Story

Stranded Sails should be a game heavily inspired by the plotline. You can expect many quests to complete, as well as secrets to solve. Maybe the islands you are on are cursed, and you meet some supernatural creatures along the way.

While reading all these features, we realized that the game could be a true gem. However, there is a “small” condition that the authors manage to transfer these ideas into reality the way they meant.

Stranded Sails will have separate releases on PC and Switch. According to the Steam page, we can expect the game in the next several months. There is no information about the price at the moment.