Between Horizons challenges players to uncover the mysteries of their ship, the Zephyr, but with a catch: there’s only one shot to get it right. Explore the ship's unique
areas, get to know its inhabitants and find clues that establish story connections until the full picture reveals itself — or not.
Developed by the creators of critically acclaimed sci-fi noir Lacuna, Between Horizons
is set aboard the Zephyr, humanity's first-generation ship en route to a distant, mysterious star. Players assume the role of Stella, born on the ship 24 years ago and recent inheritor of her father's post as Chief of Security. Dive into the mystery and uncover the conspiracy that threatens to disrupt the Zephyr's social order and work to foil it — align with them.
Between Horizons is a modern 2.5D pixel art adventure that brings a branching narrative into a semi-open world. The developers at DigiTales proudly maintained the tight pacing of Lacuna which translated into crafting a meaningful, space-faring story laced with thought-provoking dilemmas and rich sci-fi themes. Players will need to reevaluate their moral compasses and make increasingly tough decisions as the situation aboard the ship spirals out of control. After all,
those alive today won’t be around to see the end of the mission, so the new Chief of Security must shape the future.
Between Horizons features include:
A New Type of Experience : Between Horizons merges investigative-style gameplay with a branching sci-fi story in an ever-expanding Metroidvania-style environment
Solving cases for yourself: The flexible evidence system lets players assign clues to cases, confront ship denizens about them, and submit any case with evidence players have
connected to it. Everything found on the ship is connected, but figuring out how — that’s the challenge.
At What Cost?: Underneath the game's exciting and plausible sci-fi plot lies a number of thought-provoking problems inviting players to weigh intergenerational responsibility against personal freedom
Getting New Perspective: Timeless pixel art mixed with 3D environments and compelling visual effects come together in Between Horizons, creating a unique, beautiful art style
Failure is Very Much an Option: There are no second chances — submitting wrong solutions means the story will go on and players live with the consequences. A new and improved auto-save system will make sure there is no going back, as the story branches and endings are based on player decisions, none of which can be taken back.
Between Horizons will be available for Consoles and PC in 2023!
From the mind of Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites) comes High On Life. Humanity is being threatened by an alien cartel who wants to use them as drugs. It’s up to you to rescue and partner with charismatic, talking guns, take down Garmantuous and his gang, and save the world!
Fresh out of high school with no job and no ambition, you've really got nothing going for you until an alien cartel that wants to get high off humanity invades Earth. Now, you and a team of charismatic talking guns must answer the hero's call and become the deadliest intergalactic bounty hunter the cosmos has ever seen.
Travel to various planets and locations across the cosmos, go up against the nefarious Garmantuous and his gang of goons, collect loot, meet unique characters, and more, in the latest comedy adventure from Justin Roiland!
Rescue and join forces with a troop of mouthy guns to suit up as the galaxy's most lethal bounty hunter. Navigate dynamic and changing worlds that range from a jungle paradise, to a city built inside an asteroid, the hub of the cosmos. Leverage the distinct skills of each gun to defeat a variety of diabolical alien enemies and track down Garmantuous. Complete hunter challenges, meet weird, fun, and hilarious characters, collect an array of alien technology, and more!
High On Life launches for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on December 13, 2022. The game is available for Pre-order/Pre-Install today!
Turbo Overkill (@turbo_overkill), the critically acclaimed, hyper-fast-paced cyberpunk boomer shooter by Apogee Entertainment and developer Trigger Happy Interactive, celebrates Halloween with its highly anticipated Episode 2 update, available now on Steam Early Access for PC and coming next year alongside PC's 1.0 release to Xbox consoles, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.
Witness the gripping, gibtastic second act of Turbo Overkill’s cyberpunk revenge story as the city of Paradise burns around Johnny Turbo. Picking up right from Episode 1’s cliffhanger ending, Episode 2 sees Johnny taking the fight straight to Syn, an omnipotent AI laying siege to the world.
The hunt continues across eight new campaign levels, but armaments new and old can level the playing field. Eviscerate your way across a massive section of Paradise on your new Chainsaw Bike. Swing between towering, neon-lit skyscrapers with the new Grappling Hook. Rev up Johnny’s iconic chainsaw leg, which allows for visceral melee damage at high speeds, with new upgrades at vending machines and Splice stations throughout the city.
To slay thousands of Syn’s minions, Johnny needs to walk harshly and carry several big sticks. Call down actual orbital strikes with the Ion Blaster and take aim with the Telefragger sniper rifle, which teleports Johnny inside enemies, exploding them from within. Barbecue ‘em with the Plasma Gun’s “unreal” stream of orbs and microwaving beam. Unleash Turbo Time, Johnny’s ultimate power and the next evolution of Bullet Time, to move and shoot faster than enemies can blink.
Turbo Overkill’s thrills—driven by high speeds, higher framerates, and pixel-perfect gunplay—gain cinematic flair with full voice acting throughout Episode 2 and retroactively added to Episode 1. Veteran talent includes Patricia Summersett (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild), Jon St. John (the Duke himself), Tay Zonday (“Chocolate Rain”), Gianni Matragrano (Genshin Impact, ULTRAKILL, SMITE), and D.B. Cooper (Monster Train, Bless Online).
“While Turbo honors and builds upon the gameplay legacy of the classic shooters I grew up with, its visuals and storytelling are a big leap forward,” said Sam Prebble, lead designer, Trigger Happy Interactive. “With Apogee’s support, I’ve been able to add top-tier voice talent and cinematics. Plus, the amazing soundtrack work by composers Chipper Hammond, Nikola Jeremić, and Tim Stoney really pulls you in with gritty, dark synthwave beats. These production values add a lot of excitement to the FPS playground each level represents.”
Turbo Overkill Episode 2 is available now via Steam Early Access for PC for USD $19.95, and as a free update for current game owners. Episode 2 will be available next year alongside the PC's 1.0 release on Xbox, PlayStation and Switch.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment shared new gameplay details for One Piece Odyssey, the upcoming JRPG based on the mega-popular series ONE PIECE that delivers a storyline rooted in canon. From combat systems to field actions and side stories, learn more about the many gameplay elements of One Piece Odyssey.
In One Piece Odyssey, players explore new and familiar environments that are richly detailed and authentic to ONE PIECE’s visual style, uncovering new areas and hidden treasures in their quest. The gameplay features classic and exciting turn-based battles that incorporate ONE PIECE’s traits by letting players swap between their favorite Straw Hat Crew members and use their unique abilities to take on powerful enemies and massive bosses. In addition to the main storyline, fans can have an adventure in ONE PIECE’s world by discovering hidden Side Stories and embarking on Bounty Hunts that pit protagonist Luffy against dangerous enemy pirates.
One Piece Odyssey's exciting battles lets players use various attacks and items, as well as type-matching with different characters and skills to exploit enemy weaknesses. The game’s epic battles feature a unique mechanic where players overcome situations typical in ONE PIECE called Dramatic Scenes that occur with specific combat conditions that boost player progression, letting the Straw Hat Crew earn increased experience for completing tasks.
The game transports the Straw Hat Crew to a mysterious new island where players embark on various challenges that connect the "past" and the "present" of ONE PIECE, and fight powerful enemies and massive bosses in exciting turn-based battles. The game will set fans out on a journey into a world of epic adventure drama, where an original story and new characters developed under the guiding hand of series creator Eiichiro Oda await to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the ONE PIECE series.
Meridiem Games (@MeridiemGames) announced that its graphic adventure Neon Blood will be launching digitally for Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2023. Check out the official announcement trailer!
The year is 2053, and after the devastation of World War III, humanity has been reduced to existing in a single macropolis called Viridis, which is made up of two cities, the luxurious Bright City and the dystopian Blind City.
Axel McCoin, a detective from Blind City, finds himself motivated by his ideals to rebel against the injustices caused by the social separation between the two cities. Further motivated by the social inequalities that exist in society, he becomes a symbol of revolution to the people who share his ideals.
On his adventure, Axel will meet powerful allies who will help him in his quest as well as enemies who will stand in his way, such as Ruby Emerald who will do everything in her power to derail Axel's plans.
Neon Blood Features include:
Neon Blood unviels an elaborate and deep story with a cyberpunk theme that serves as a thread to tell the story of Axel and the relationships he will establish throughout his adventure.
Character interaction and exploration will lead the Axel through the micropolis of Viridis revealing the different realities of the two cities to players.
Neon Blood has been been created using stunning 2.5D visuals, based on the use of 2D sprites in PixelArt with 3D-modelled environments, maintaining an aesthetic differentiation between the 2D characters and the 3D environments.
Explore the two deeply contrasting cities with markedly different aesthetics - the futuristic sc-fi cityscape of Bright City and dark, gritty cyberpunk inspired Blind City.
Use the investigative skills of detective Axel McCoin to reveal the dark secrets of Viridis and set in motion a revolution that could destroy the foundations of society.
Developed by ChaoticBrain Studios, Neon Blood will launch for Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2023!
Somerville is a Sci-Fi adventure grounded in the intimate repercussions of large-scale conflict. In this original IP, led by Director Chris Olsen and built in collaboration with Ex-Playdead CEO and co-founder Dino Patti, players can expect to encounter a hand-crafted narrative experience set across a perilous rural landscape.
In the wake of an otherworldly invasion that’s left the world in catastrophe, it’s time for you to explore a rich and atmospheric world, along with the intimate repercussions of large scale conflict, on your way to making your family whole again.
Watch the new trailer below.
Somerville will be available on Xbox and PC on November 15, 2022.