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Lord Winklebottom Investigates: PC and Nintendo Switch

Charlotte Sutherland, solo developer at Cave Monsters, has announced her first game release, Lord Winklebottom Investigates. The game is set to launch on PC, Mac, Linux and Nintendo Switch. Lord Winklebottom is a point-and-click adventure with a hand-drawn art style and a jolly good sense of humour…

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Set in the roaring ‘20s, the game sees the world’s foremost giraffe detective about to embark on his most challenging case yet. A mysterious invitation to an isolated island results in a grisly murder and a race against time to track down the killer. Thankfully, there’s nobody better to crack the case than the great detective and gentleman, Lord Winklebottom.

Join Lord Winklebottom and his steadfast hippo companion, Dr Frumple, as they investigate the murder of their old friend. Uncover clues, interrogate suspects and solve puzzles to crack the case. Our daring detective will put his neck on the line to capture the killer and uncover the horrifying dark secret at the heart of the Isle of Barghest.

Game designer and creator Charlotte Sutherland said: “Lord Winklebottom is homage to detective stories, particularly those set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, such as Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie and the Paul Temple mysteries. I’m really excited to bring the strange world of Lord Winklebottom and its bizarre cast of anthropomorphic animals to life, and can’t wait for people to get the chance to play it”.

Cave Monsters is looking for £25,000 to help with a Kickstarter campaign that will last 30 days from 25 February to 26 March. The fund will be used to get the game fully voice acted to a high standard, collaborate with a composer to create a 1920’s inspired soundtrack, programming assistance, and additional localisation for other languages.

The game will be released on PC, Mac, Linux and Nintendo Switch in Q2 2020. 

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – The Fate of Atlantis

Ubisoft has announced the release date for the episodes of the second post-launch story arc of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, The Fate of Atlantis. The first episode, Fields of Elysium, will release on April 23 across all available platforms. Throughout Fields of Elysium and the following two episodes, players will continue their Odyssey in the Greek afterlife to uncover the great mysteries that lie within the ancient realms of the gods.

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As the story of Fields of Elysium unfolds, players traverse the paradise of Elysium, a realm of great beauty, to reveal sinister secrets while facing against the might of the Isu. Players encounter both new factions and familiar characters, and acquire new legendary weapons and gear.

Fields of Elysium also introduces new Ability enhancements, which modify existing abilities to alter their function, giving players the opportunity to further fine-tune their playstyles. Ability enhancements are divided into each branch of the skill tree – Hunter, Warrior and Assassin – and several are introduced in each episode, starting with Ares Bull Charge, Might of Artemis, Kronos Time Warp and Ares Madness in Fields of Elysium.

Following the first story arc, Legacy of the First Blade, The Fate of Atlantis sees our hero confront deities, encounter terrifying beasts of myth, and forge new bonds with a colourful cast of characters. After Fields of Elysium releases on April 23, the second episode, Torment of Hades, and the third episode, Judgment of Atlantis, will complete the second story arc mid-2019 on all available platforms.

The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey post-launch plan is the biggest and most ambitious in the franchise, and Season Pass owners will be able to access two major episodic storylines, Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis. Players can dive into new episodes as they premiere, or experience the epic adventures in their entirety once all episodes are available. The Season Pass also includes Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered and Assassin’s Creed® Liberation Remastered, which released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on 29 March 2019.

In order to play The Fate of Atlantis, players will have two different options:

  • Following the main game, players will have to complete the questline Between Two Worlds, the mythological main game story arc, and Heir of Memories, the Lost Tales of Greece questline that is available after completing the former questline. Finally, they must have reached character level 28 or above.
  • Otherwise, players will be able to use a shortcut created specifically for those who would like to play The Fate of Atlantis and who do not fulfill all the above conditions. Thanks to this shortcut, players will enter Greece level 52 with preset Abilities and resources enabling them to start their adventure into the afterlife with the Lost Tales of Greece questline Heir of Memories. They will also have the opportunity to choose their hero. However, contrary to the previous option – players’ progression using the shortcut will not carry over to the main game save, and they will not be able to obtain achievements.

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Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series

Step into a galaxy far, far away and experience the first Star Wars story designed exclusively for virtual reality with Oculus.

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Descend into Darth Vader’s mysterious fortress alongside new allies and encounter fearsome enemies, including the Sith Lord himself. Viewers will be at the centre of a story in which they hold the key to the galaxy’s salvation… or destruction. The story will be told in three parts, and will be an interactive story. The first episode’s trailer looks like viewers will be able to interact with the environment with Oculus controls.

This VR series can be experienced on the Oculus Quest, or with a PC and the Oculus Rift S.

The release date has not been announced yet. For more information, visit: https://www.oculus.com/vader-immortal/

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