The catch-up coffee: Thursday, August 22, 2019

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News by Lindsay M., News Editor

Welcome to Digitally Downloaded’s regular catch-up news feature. With each issue we will bring you the best news that you may have missed. Grab the biggest mug you’ve got, fill it with your favourite brew, and catch up with us (and our favourite news anchor, Dee Dee)!

The Bradwell Conspiracy coming to several platforms later this year

From A Brave Plan and Bossa Studios, The Bradwell Conspiracy is a narrative-driven first-person game about corporate duplicity, and it will be available later this year. It promises a brutalist art style, original gameplay mechanics such as 3D-printing, and puzzles throughout. Here’s the first trailer:

You’re a museum visitor, waking in the aftermath of an explosion. It’s 2026. To escape, you’ll have to collaborate with a Bradwell employee who is trapped elsewhere in the collapsed building. You communicate with her by sending images through a pair of Smart Glasses.

The Bradwell Conspiracy will be released for PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Apple Arcade. It’s set to launch “this autumn,” which means sometime in the months before December we’ll be able to experience it.

Kingdom Under II gets launch details, new trailer

Kingdom Under Fire II – the long delayed and long-awaited sequel to an Xbox title, finally has a firm release window and price. It lands in November, for $US29.99 on PC. The price is a surprise – the game had previously been billed as a free-to-play experience, so it will be interesting to see what impact the new pricing model has.

There will still be an in-game store, but that will be purely for cosmetic items, we’re told. Now you’ll never feel like you need to pay for something to get a boost up.

There was a new trailer released at Gamescom, too. Check it out – it really does look great.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Skate lookalike!

I swear, if I hear one more person ask when Skate 4 is happening, I’m going to rip all my hair out. It isn’t happening, and quite frankly even if it does, there’s no need to be so aggressive in the want for it… mostly because there’s Skate XL on the way. Skate XL is a sandbox-style skateboarding game that will launch for PC (already available in Early Access) and consoles. Most recently, it was announced for the Nintendo Switch.

The goal of the game is to recreate the authentic California skateboarding experience, with physics-based board control. Both the board and the character are under the player’s control. The above trailer focuses on two newly revealed environments based on a SoCal skatepark and California high school, and showcases the customisable character with several clothing changes.

The staff at developer Easy Day always had a Switch version in mind: “All through development we’ve talked about how perfect the game would be on the [Nintendo] Switch” said Dain Hedgpeth, director and co-founder of Easy Day Studios. “It’s our first title for the platform and it’s so awesome to be able to play the game on the go with the same level of control and responsiveness that it has on the PC version”

Square Enix shows off new gameplay footage for Marvel’s Avengers

We originally saw Marvel’s Avengers back at E3 for the first time, but we didn’t get much in terms of gameplay information. Luckily, Gamescom has come, and with it Square Enix brings new gameplay footage:

The footage comes from the game’s opening level, where Black Widow, Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, and Thor are battling Taskmaster and his mercenaries. The level is technically a tutorial to introduce players to the unique power of each Avenger. The game begins at A-Day, where something horrific happens, then picks up five years later with the Avengers disbanded and the Earth in trouble.

Marvel’s Avengers will be released for Google Stadia, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on May 15, 2020.

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