Tri-Heart Interactive has announced that its action-packed local multiplayer, The Otterman Empire will be firing onto Steam, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One early next year. Grab a friend or three and take to the skies for co-op and versus modes in this friendship-making (or breaking) party game.
Choose your otter, customize your jetpack, add a weapon of spectacular power and leap into an otterly epic local multiplayer blast-fest with rapidly switching objectives and aerial antics, set across a sprawling universe where otters reign supreme.
The Otterman Empire features intense split-screen multiplayer action, blurring the lines between shooters and party games. Players are propelled by jetpacks, adding a captivating new twist to shoot ‘em up versus gameplay while intensifying the frenzied fun. Each two minute round demands a new objective with its own rules and gameplay dynamics. Randomly generated objectives and supply drops keep players on their toes and guarantees that no two games of The Otterman Empire are ever the same.
Compelling single-player and co-op progressive campaigns also invite players to work together or to fly solo in the face of evil, as all that stands between deranged scientist, Tiko, and his destruction of the empire.
Since its inception, The Otterman Empire has been a community-driven project, extensively playtested and refined with the help of a thriving and dedicated fan base providing feedback at every stage.
“Working with the community hands-on has been a big eye-opener for us as developers,” says Kieran Rogers, Tri-Heart Interactive Managing Director. “Coming out the gate as a ‘community-driven game developer’ has impacted the choices we’ve made every step of the way. Having a tight-knit community that is as invested in the game as much as we are, gives us a broader perspective on a project that we are so close to and it has helped us to create a party game we’re really proud of.”
- Eight dynamic local multiplayer modes including the fast-paced, Squiditch, explosive Detonator and sharp-shooting Target Practice.
- Compelling campaign mode with a huge variety of challenges across an entire galaxy.
- Ten completely customizable characters with a range of unlockable helmets, jetpacks and antenna to make your otter your own.
- Eight lush and detailed planets including the huge volcanic base station, Fishmonger Base, the technological playground, Ottopolis and the beautiful overgrown temples of Lontra.
- A combination of competition and collaboration which delivers a range of challenges with unpredictable outcomes.
The Otterman Empire is coming early 2020 to Steam, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Find out more at: www.theottermanempire.com
Persona 5 Royal lands early next year
The award-winning RPG, Persona, gets a new instalment at the end of March 2020.
Two years ago, the Phantom Thieves stole the hearts of millions of fans around the world. Now, they’re getting ready to make their triumphant return in Persona 5 Royal, an enhanced release of Atlus’s acclaimed JRPG Persona 5.
Persona 5 Royal steals the show for the PlayStation 4 system on 31 March 2020 with a Phantom Thieves Edition, Launch Edition, and special digital bundles. Digital pre-orders, which are available now on the PlayStation Store, will come with an original Persona 5 Royal theme as a bonus. And, all the original Persona 5 DLC will be free for all Persona 5 Royal players.
With the Persona 5 Royal physical editions, players will get:
- Official Joker Mask (comes with a stand)
- Collector’s Box
- Art book
- Limited edition Steelbook case
- Dynamic PS4 theme code
The game will be available on 31 March 2020 for the PlayStation 4.
Live-action Mulan trailer revealed
Disney has revealed a trailer for its live-action Mulan movie, which is set to hit cinemas in March 2020.
Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s “Mulan,” in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father.
Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin suggested by the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”
Disney’s Mulan opens in cinemas on March 27, 2020.