A mid-season sneak peek of Marvel Studios’ “What If… ?” is available now, showcasing the surprises in store for the final four episodes of Marvel Studios’ first-ever animated series, exclusively on Disney+. Witness the biggest heroes of the multiverse as they navigate alternate realities on a collision course toward an unforgettable finale.
“What If…?” flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles. The series is directed by Bryan Andrews; AC Bradley is head writer.
SQUARE ENIX® today announced that a special Square Enix Presents Tokyo Game Show edition will air on October 1 at 3:00AM PDT. The official stream with English subtitles can be found at https://youtu.be/d-pJiL_wm1M. The program will focus on both new and previously released information on upcoming Square Enix titles. All information relevant to Western audiences will be available on October 1 via the Square Enix press site following the stream broadcast.
In addition to the Square Enix Presents Tokyo Game Show edition, several game-specific stream programs will air throughout the weekend, including the following that will offer English subtitles or dubbing:
Forspoken™ – Friday October 1 at 6:00AM PDT
STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN™ – Saturday, October 2 at 5:00AM PDT
FINAL FANTASY® VII THE FIRST SOLDIER – Sunday, October 3 at 1:30AM PDT
Indie developer ACE Team and Good Shepherd Entertainment have revealed that The Eternal Cylinder, the wonderfully bizarre survival adventure game in which you’ve got to explore and evolve or get crushed beneath a giant rolling cylinder of death, will officially launch on Sept. 30, 2021, for PC via the Epic Games Store, Xbox One, and PlayStation®4.
The Eternal Cylinder gives you a herd of adorably strange creatures called Trebhums to control on a surreal alien world where all life must face the threat of… the Cylinder, a gargantuan rolling structure of ancient origin which crushes everything in its path! In this massive world with real-time environmental destruction, you’ll discover numerous unforgettable biomes, deadly predators, and organic exploration puzzles and challenges.
Your Trebhums start their journey at the bottom of the food chain, but they have the extraordinary ability to spontaneously evolve. They can eat a variety of flora and fauna to evolve with dozens of new attributes and abilities to overcome obstacles and escape danger. These mutations stack, allowing your herd to grow with a range of emergent skill combos and creature designs for different gameplay opportunities.
Pre-orders for The Eternal Cylinder are now open on the Epic Games Store and come with a special 10% discount for buying early. For more on The Eternal Cylinder, visit www.EternalCylinder.com, and follow @theACETeam and @GoodShepherdEnt on Twitter.
Rebound CG is delighted to announce the full release of Tennis Manager 2021 on PC and Mac and is now available for $39.99 // 39,99 € // £34.99 on Steam, the Epic Games Store, GoG and the Mac App Store.
After several months in Early Access and five major patches, the game has evolved greatly, achieving some impressive milestones. To date, Tennis Manager has reached its highest user score on Steam with +85% positive reviews, thousands of players, and millions of matches played (aces and double faults alike!);
Honoured with comparisons to the most successful management simulation, ‘Football Manager’ and a growing audience including a FIFA eSports World champ’ and amazing pro tennis players Gael Monfils top 10 ATP and Holger Rune world #1 Junior, there’s a real audience for Tennis Management simulation. All these sucesses are made possible by our community, whose feedback has been vitally important, helping us to finish the game that we were all working so hard to create.
Tennis Manager’s launch is a huge achievement and an important step moving forward for our small indie studio of 10 full-time developers and we continue our efforts on mobile, as we look forward to seeing tens of thousands of mobile players take a step onto the court in our new adventure.
NACON and KT Racing studio are happy to unveil a new video for WRC 10, the official game of the FIA World Rally Championship, with a dive into the game’s sound recording!
Essential for total immersion, the WRC 10 team paid particular attention to the rendering of engine sounds, recording real racing models and integrating them into the game. A complex and precise process, the recordings allow to capture sounds from different sources and perspectives, in order to retransmit the sound effects as close as possible to the players’ behaviors and actions. Once recorded, the different sources are processed, mixed and integrated into the game on each vehicle. Finally, for the final mix, environmental sounds such as public areas, different road surfaces or the impact of the weather are added for a more realistic simulation than ever!
CATAN Studio and Asmodee launched the highly-anticipated, luxury version of the board game classic CATAN, CATAN – 3D Edition. CATAN – 3D Edition is available at CatanShop.com and other major retailers for an MSRP $300 USD/$419.99 CAD / £299.99 GBP. You can find CATAN – 3D Edition at a retailer near you through the store finder.
This long-awaited 3D edition of the contemporary classic board game CATAN is based on hand-sculpted terrain tiles by CATAN’s original game designer, Klaus Teuber, and includes hand-painted terrain, intricately designed and antiqued player pieces, thoughtful insert tray, and a beautiful display box.
“Our primary goal as CATAN Studio is to help share good stories that are well told,” said Pete Fenlon, CEO of CATAN Studio. “An immense amount of thought, care, and passion went into developing CATAN – 3D Edition. We cannot wait to get this game into the hands of players around the world so they can start building those amazing stories together.”
CATAN – 3D Edition Contains:
Hand-painted 3D terrain hex tiles, sea frames, and harbor markers
Antiqued 3D player pieces in four colors
Antiqued robber figure
Card sorting trays
Custom CATAN dice
CATAN GMBH will continue to develop the world of CATAN 3D with new expansions, content and more – stay tuned!
Ravenscourt and Wild Forest Studio team up to release Night is Coming, the unique survival city-builder mashup, digitally on PC next year.
Ravenscourt and Wild Forest Studios today released a new gameplay trailer that sets the magical mood and gives players a glimpse into the horrors that await them once evening falls. Manage daytime hours wisely to supply settlers, satisfy their needs and desires, and set up defenses to survive the night.
Night is Coming is appearing at the digital Indie Arena Booth 21 during gamescom along with other titles from the Ravenscourt family. On a specially created landing page, players will be able to receive information about the game, see a few initial screenshots, and prepare for the terrors Night is Coming will unleash on its settlers.
In the action-packed “Next Level Action” featurette, cast members Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh and Fala Chen, and producer Kevin Feige, director Destin Daniel Cretton and fight coordinator Andy Cheng offer an upfront look at the jaw-dropping action in Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings.” Showcasing a combination of Marvel Studios’ signature action style and the mastery of martial artists from around the world, “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” is poised to explode on screen with never-seen-before action and spectacle.
Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” opens in theaters on Friday, September 3.
Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy, with Michelle Yeoh as Ying Nan, and Tony Leung as Xu Wenwu, Shang-Chi’s father; as well as Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Yuen Wah, Ronny Chieng, Zach Cherry, and Dallas Liu.
“Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and produced by Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Charles Newirth serving as executive producers. Dave Callaham & Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham wrote the screenplay and the screen story is by Dave Callaham & Destin Daniel Cretton.
Dovetail Games is thrilled to announce the launch of Train Sim World 2: Rush Hour and its first rail line, the Boston Sprinter route , on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, and for the first time releasing on PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S. Existing owners of Train Sim World 2 on Xbox One or the PS4™ system can upgrade their version to a native Xbox Series X|S or PS5™ version for free, enjoying an enhanced version of the game optimized for the latest console generation.
The new route is available as part of the Rush Hour: Season Ticket, granting immediate access to the Boston – Providence Route, and the Dresden and London Victoria routes as they release, for $39.99 / £34.99 / €39.99, or purchase the Boston – Providence Route individually for $29.99 / £24.99 / €29.99. New operators can pick up the Train Sim World 2: Rush Hour Deluxe Edition bundle which includes Train Sim World 2 and the Rush Hour expansion, priced at $49.99 / £44.99 / €49.99, or they can take a test-drive as Train Sim World 2 joins the Xbox Game Pass subscription on PC and Xbox consoles.
Alongside Rush Hour, a major update for the existing Train Sim World 2 simulation has been released for free on all platforms. This updates the game to Unreal Engine 4.26, adds new visuals like distance field shadows, upgraded immersion controller scheme allowing new camera views, and panels for information like gradient profiles to aid operators when driving. This update also includes some major improvements for existing routes, making it the perfect time for players to start their journey as a driver.
Dovetail Games is proud to have the official license from Amtrak and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for the two new locomotives added in the Boston Sprinter route, with the team working closely to accurately recreate the look, feel, and sound of these engines as they traverse the 43 mile (70 km) route between Boston and Providence.
“We’ve worked closely with our fantastic partners Amtrak and the MBTA to ensure we’re giving players the most authentic experience of being in the operator’s seat for the Boston – Providence line in Rush Hour.” said Dovetail Games CEO Jon Rissik, “Immersion is at the core of Train Sim World 2, and Rush Hour represents our commitment to continually expand and improve the player experience.”
“Dovetail Games’ commitment to authenticity and enthusiasm for railroads made this a fantastic partnership.” said Amtrak Marketing VP Kerry McKelvey, “Amtrak is excited to bring a new segment of the popular Northeast Corridor to Train Sim World 2.”
“Working with Dovetail Games to give gamers a look from the Engineer’s seat of one of our MBTA F40-3C locomotives has been a unique experience.” added MBTA Chief Railroad Officer Ryan D. Coholan, “We hope that this experience as an Engineer will give people a deeper appreciation of the joys and challenges of operating a powerful diesel locomotive on a busy railroad.”
Rush Hour itself starts with the release of Boston Sprinter, the ‘Northeast Corridor: Boston – Providence’ route, one of the oldest, busiest, and fastest passenger lines in the United States that began service in the 1830’s, with players taking control of the modern Amtrak ACS-64 or striking MBTA F40PH-3C as they pass through busy commuter stations.
Stations are livelier than ever to support the new commuter line, with an improved passenger system seeing platforms and cars buzzing with activity as commuters board and depart at each station. This feature is unique to Rush Hour and original Train Sim World 2 routes, adding increased passengers volume, more variety of clothing, new Winter outfits and passenger scenes.
More information about the new routes and features included in Train Sim World 2: Rush Hour can be found below:
Boston Sprinter: Available now, take the busiest and fastest passenger rail line in the United States and explore the famed
Northeast Corridor between the two state capitals of Boston and Providence aboard iconic Amtrak and MBTA equipment.
Nahverkehr Dresden: Conquer two paths through the Saxony countryside, whether Regional, Express, S-Bahn, or Inter-City Express. Climb aboard modern DB and MRCE traction and transport both passengers and freight alike on this complex route out of Dresden’s Central station.
London Commuter: One of Britain’s most hectic main lines from the historic London Victoria, through the international hub of
Gatwick Airport and into the country’s oldest railway seaside resort, Brighton. Operate both Southern and Gatwick Express locomotives through this challenging route mixing stopping, semi-fast, and express service.
New Passenger System: Adding a greater variety of passengers, new clothing and increased volumes during peak times creates the feel of operating under real-world rush hour conditions on each station approach.
Busy Network: A wide range of services on the route ensure that players see lots of traffic moving around traveling between each station. Take control of a service and face the challenge of keeping to time on this busy commuter route.
Updated Immersion: Enjoy a newly updated immersion controller scheme that gives players quicker access to controls and camera views. Including the new ‘head out’ camera. Can you complete a service driving with the HUD switched off?
Free Update for Train Sim World 2: Free for all Train Sim World 2 players the update to the main game includes an upgrade to Unreal Engine 4.26 bringing a new interface and a variety of enhancements to performance and visual fidelity.
Free Upgrade for PS4™ system and Xbox One: Players who own Train Sim World 2 on either console can upgrade to a native PS5™ or Xbox One X|S version, no additional purchase necessary.
Train Sim World 2 advanced simulation: Along with all of the new features, players can also enjoy all of the existing features of Train Sim World 2 on these new routes including creative tools like the Livery Designer and Scenario Planner, detailed tutorials and learning aids, as well as powerful realistic simulation thanks to the SimuGraph physics engine.
Dovetail Live: Players can track and share progress of their Rush Hour experience with online stats, check the Driver Logbook to review performance, and Railfan Shots to capture and share the perfect moment.