3 Million PSVR Systems Sold & Two New Release Dates

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Sony announced recently that it has sold 3 million PSVR headsets worldwide. Alongside 21.9 million VR games and experiences. To celebrate the milestone, the company has revealed two release dates for highly anticipated PSVR titles.

September 25, 2018

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Jump into the ring with a premier VR boxing experience from Survios that puts you in the gloves of Adonis Creed on his journey from an underground amateur to a spotlight champion. Creed: Rise to Glory hits PlayStation VR September 25.

October 9, 2018

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In Evasion, play as one of four unique hero classes within an elite special operations team charged with saving an embattled human colony. This intense, sci-fi first-person VR shooter from Archiact hits PlayStation VR October 9.

Top Ten Most Played Titles

The top ten most-played games on the platform span across diverse genres, from action-RPG to horror to first-person shooter, including:

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  2. PlayStation VR Worlds
  3. Rec Room
  4. Resident Evil 7 biohazard
  5. The Playroom VR
  6. Job Simulator
  7. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  8. Batman: Arkham VR
  9. Farpoint
  10. Superhot VR

Tune in to Codename Morpheus every other Thursday for more!

Physical editions of Dead Cells out today

Dead Cells Signature Edition

Press Release: The reception of Dead Cells has been overwhelmingly positive. Released digitally ten days ago, Dead Cells has been critically acclaimed by by the press and fans alike. Now it’s the turn of the boxed versions to be released.

Gamers who prefer a hard copy of their game will be able to get their hands on a physical copy of PlayStation4. Available from stores and online from today, Dead Cells on PlayStation4 version costs $29.99.

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Collectors will be pleased to hear that a Signature Edition version is also available for PlayStation4. Available directly from the Signature Edition Games website, this versions include:

  • A region free PlayStation4 ‘Dead Cells’ Game
  • A double-CD digipak soundtrack
  • An exclusive enamel character pin
  • A fifty-six-page hardback artbook
  • A certificate of authenticity featuring the autographs of the developers, Motion Twin
  • An outer box featuring exclusive artwork in a matt finish with spot gloss

Dead Cells puts you in control of a failed alchemic experiment trying to figure out what’s happening on a sprawling, ever-changing and seemingly cursed Island. Tough but fair combat, responsive controls, challenging foes, permadeath and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble, make for a demanding, visceral and cathartic action game.

Experience a roguevania, mixing an interconnected world, branching paths and unlockable skills with the constant adrenaline-pumping threat of permadeath.  No checkpoints. You either vanquish the final boss in one go, or you try again. However, you keep some of your progress for successive runs; new paths you’ve unlocked, access to new levels, mutations, abilities and weapons.

Speaking of weapons, Dead Cells features a plethora of ways to slay your enemies. A large variety of swords, bows and of course spells, but also whips, grenades and turrets, each one with its own unique twist. Plus, mutations and scrolls allow you to build and customize your character differently with each and every run.

At the end of the day though, it’s YOUR skills as a player that matter most! Roguelites are about constantly sharpening your skills, until what was an insurmountable obstacle becomes a walk in the park. Patience, you’ll get better!… eventually.

  • Roguevania: The progressive exploration of an interconnected world, with the replayability of a rogue-lite and the adrenaline pumping threat of permadeath.
  • 2D Souls-lite Action: Tough but fair combat, the iconic dodge roll, more than 90 weapons and spells with unique gameplay… The unforgiving action wed to the absence of any kind of safety net makes for an adrenalin pumping ride each and every run.
  • Nonlinear progression: Sewers, Ossuary or Ramparts? Once unlocked, special permanent abilities allow you to access new paths to reach your objective. Opt for the path that suits your current build, your play style, or just your mood.
  • Exploration: Secret rooms, hidden passages, charming landscapes. Take a moment to stroll the towers and breath in that fresh sea mist infused air…

Megaquarium is opening for business September 13th on PC

Big Pharma dev Twice Circled is excited to announce their aqua-management sim, Megaquarium, is set for release this September on PC, Mac, and Linux!

Sink or swim in Twice Circled’s upcoming aquatic economic management sim. Megaquarium, the new tycoon title from Big Pharma devs, is set open to open shop September 13th on Windows, Mac, and Linux $24.99 USD.

Megaquarium breaks new ground by taking classic tycoon gameplay and applying it to a brand new industry, the unique and challenging business of public aquariums. Gameplay revolves around creating and laying out exhibits, managing the aquarium’s workload among its staff and ensuring the entire endeavour runs at a profit.

Megaquarium’s wide array of aquatic life will keep the player thinking on their fin. With fish, sharks, crustaceans, corals, jellyfish, cephalopods and more, their diverse care requirements will demand attention to detail and strategic thinking. As players advance they’ll unlock new livestock, equipment, guest facilities and more. This all funnels back into the success of their aquarium as layout choice and staff management, create a make-or-break tycoon experience that tests the player to the limit of their creativity and economic ability.

Key Features:

  • Run an aquarium business from the ground up. With staff costs, fish food and more to pay for, players will need to keep a constant eye on their bottom-line. Players can also micro-manage to extremely finite details, or focus more on the larger scale aspects.
  • Players can choose from nearly 100 aquatic life to exhibit in their aquarium!
  • Design an aquarium where strategic layout is key to garner visitor attention and profit
  • Hire and manage your aquarium staff. Based on your management style, and choices for positions, your aquarium could run magnificently… or crack under pressure
  • Hundreds of hours of research have gone into making Megaquarium as true to life as practicable. Learn and study animal needs, in-game systems, and management skills to become the best!

Megaquarium will be available on Linux, Mac & PC.

Vampyr: FOX21 secures the rights to develop the TV series

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Press Release: FOX21 has secured the rights to DONTNOD Entertainment and Focus Home Interactive’s hit RPG video game, VAMPYR, for Wonderland Sound & Vision and DJ2 Entertainment to adapt for television.

VAMPYR launched worldwide last June, reaching #1 on STEAM, the internet’s largest video game distribution platform. VAMPYR is game developer DONTNOD’s follow-up to its Peabody and BAFTA Award Winning game, LIFE IS STRANGE, which DJ2 Entertainment is also set to executive produce.

As the developers of VAMPYR, DONTNOD CEO Oskar Guilbert goes on the record to say, “we believe it is a fantastic premise for a television show. This is a new and exciting way for fans of the game, as well as the uninitiated, to enter and engage with VAMPYR’S rich, deep story. We cannot wait to see how the talented team at FOX21 will bring out the darkly atmospheric universe of our game into television.”

Focus’ CEO Jurgen Goeldner agrees and says, “we are delighted to partner with FOX21 for the adaptation of VAMPYR into a TV series. DONTNOD has created a uniquely dark, immersive world with deep narration, which has made VAMPYR already a modern video game classic. We cannot wait to see FOX21 bring all of their talent and experience in launching a TV show that will allow an even wider audience to discover the fantastic universe of VAMPYR.”

The DJ2 team loves the creative vision DONTNOD & Focus devote to all of their projects,” says DJ2 CEO, Dmitri Johnson. “The great relationship we’ve built with them since partnering on their incredible game, LIFE IS STRANGE, allowed us to get on board for VAMPYR well before its release. Like them, we’re excited to collaborate with our friends at FOX21, Wonderland, and the rest of the creative team we’re assembling.” 

Vampyr is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

World Spinning 2D Platformer vridniX has Launched on Steam

screen15Press Release: Publisher Deck13 and developer Uncanaut are proud to announce that vridniX has just been released on Steam.

vridniX is a hectic 2D platformer in which you play a quick moving character who can’t stop running and where you can rotate the levels to solve absurd jumping puzzles. Featuring a selfish brat of a hero, players will face off against over 100 levels and be challenged in some truly unique boss fights. Along the way, experience some seriously bizarre humor and gameplay that’ll make all but the most hardened of players rage quit sooner or later — just to jump back into the action a few minutes later to give it another try!

In development for four years, vridniX has been tweaked and polished throughout the last year leading to twitch perfect controls and super smooth gameplay that’s not only highly addictive but generates salt and motivation at the very same time!

vridniX is available now on Steam for $9.99 with 20% off during its first week

Key Features

  • Never stop running!
  • Make the levels rotate!
  • Survive in 6 strange worlds and over 100 frantic levels!
  • Meet many twisted characters in hilarious cutscenes!
  • Fight epic bosses, but you can’t attack!
  • 8+ hours of gameplay!
  • Destroy everything you love!
  • Face the salt!

About vridniX

Welcome to the epic tale of a selfish brat — vridniX is a ‘hero’ who can’t stop running! He bounces against walls, hangs from the ceiling with his massive tongue, he can do backflips in mid-air and above all… he has the unique ability to rotate levels by picking up special orbs! Unfortunately, by using his ability, vridniX will eventually destroy all the places he passes through. Play as the evil hero — and ragequit in over 100 frantic levels because vridniX is a true challenge.

The Endless Mission Kicks Off its Beta This September, Showcasing Games Made by the Community

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(Update 8/18) Original story stated the beta was “open beta”. This is not true and is just labeled as “beta” as there may be a limited number of people who will be allowed to participate.

(Original Post) Press Release: E-Line Media is excited to announce that the beta for its sandbox-style creation game, The Endless Mission, will launch on Steam in September 2018. Renowned for creating the BAFTA award-winning Never Alone, E-Line Media has set out to empower players to express themselves by giving them the ability to play, mashup, modify, create, and share their own games and experiences.

Keeping community at the forefront of The Endless Mission’s development, E-Line Media will not only be on-hand at PAX West to give fans their first public taste of the game’s creation tools and game editor, but attendees will work together to make its first community game. Each day, visitors to Booth #7317 will have a chance to build upon the work of other attendees as all of PAX crafts the first community games to be featured in The Endless Mission. Think of it like PAX meets gamedev, meets the game of telephone.

With its open beta, The Endless Mission will empower players to play, mashup, modify, create, and share their own games across an ever-expanding range of genres – Platformer, Racing, and RTS will initially be available in the beta. This will provide gamers with powerful, Unity-driven game development tools, presented in an easy-to-navigate framework that is rewarding for gaming enthusiasts dipping into development for the first time and users with an extensive history of making their games something more.

The Endless Mission arrives on Steam in September 2018 with a Beta, followed by an Early Access launch in late 2018. Visit E-Line Media at Booth #7317 during PAX West to be among the first to create your own game, and sign up for the newsletter to get the latest details on the open beta. For more information, wishlist and follow the game on Steam, and be sure to follow the journey on Twitter and Facebook.

Retro co-op adventure Robbotto out now on Switch & PC

Press Release: When it comes to video games, nostalgia is king. Many of us have fond memories of the games we played when we were young, and of those retro aesthetics that captured our imagination and became synonymous with a sense of play. Robbotto, the new 2D co-op adventure from indie studio JMJ Interactive, captures the spirit of retro arcade fun, and is out right now on PC and Nintendo Switch.

The story of Robbotto is simple and engaging: join Robb and Otto, two intrepid maintenance robots, as they travel through a malfunctioning spaces cruiser in an effort to shutdown the machines rampaging through the ship. Controlling either character, the player must master platforming and shooting to conquer each level. Tackle the adventure alone, or with a friend through local co-op.  On the couch, in the park, at a bar — the possibilities for solo or co-op play are endless.

“I have put a lot of heart into Robbotto, so to finally be able to release it feels great,” said JMJ Interactive founder and Robbotto developer, Marten Jonsson. “Creating a game is like laying a puzzle, every piece has to fit together, and I can only hope that people will appreciate the complete image. So cheers to the game being released, I hope you have fun!””

Game features:

• Retro aesthetic: Inspired by retro arcade titles, Robbotto is a nod to classic bar games.

• A plethora of levels and enemies: With over 100 levels, 20 different enemy types, and 10 massive bosses, Robbotto offers a wide variety of content to enjoy.

• Single player or local co-op: Play through the campaign solo or with a friend in asynchronous co-op.

• PC controller support: Play with a controller or keyboard on PC.

Experience retro co-op in Robbotto, out now on PC and Nintendo Switch