So, we’re playing Steamworld Dig for review, since the Nintendo 3DS version will be coming to Steam this week. While doing some digging and other various puns with the steam and/or digging trait, we came across a rather peculiar reference.
Somewhere in the depths of the ruins that populate this cavernous game, we found a game shop selling promise of a certain item with a familiar logo. More so, a recognizable face was plastered around it. A symbol “3” stands next to a banner simply marked “soon.” Next to the shop, eager fans have died, waiting in line. It is the Holy Grail.
Ok, we admit it’s getting really late and the contents of this article aren’t to be held with any seriousness, but we had a right old chuckle. It turns out that Steamworld Dig has a lot of chuckling going on. It’s been pretty damn compelling so far to go ever deeper into the dirt. We’ll see where it goes from there.
In a bit of a spoiler, Telltale Games just released a screenshot of The Walking Dead on Facebook with characters for Season 2 of the game. Its adventure will continue with Clementine from Season 1, but will also see the reappearance of Omid.
This young male gets picked up by the original group in episode 3 from the first season, but then he parts ways with protagonist Lee in the grand finale, together with his girlfriend Christa. It’s not yet confirmed if she’ll still be alive as well.
The image in question has the two known characters meet up somewhere around Gil’s Pitstop, which is used as a pivotal point in the 400 Days downloadable content for the game.
Don’t worry if you’re concerned about spoilers, as there are still many factors unknown by the teaser image. For instance, it isn’t said whether this emergence is dependent of prior choices or not and that is a big part of this conversational adventure title.
The first episode of Season 2 from the Walking Dead should release this month for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 and be called “All That Remains.”
This week’s episode of The Simpsons featured itself as a gaming reference. During a section in this cartoon called “Labor Pains,” Homer can be seen trying to play The Simpsons: Tapped Out on a mobile device.
Ironically enough, the free-to-play game was ridiculed for its monetization elements. When Homer fires up the app, his card gets charged with a ridiculously staggering amount of $300. It’s not so free now, is it? It’s not sure what the message here is. Is it that in-app purchases are evil? Is linking your credit information to impulse spending mobile games dumb? If so, wouldn’t they want to limit the awareness of that? Who knows; it makes for a split second chuckle.
On the same day, Family Guy went for another outdated Super Mario Bros reference, during its racist and self-indulgent episode of the Griffin family going to Italy. Maybe someone needs to tell Seth MacFarlane to stop forcing crooners in a modern cartoon and get a Nintendo Wii U. Perhaps it will make Emilia Clarke come back. We kid, Seth; we know that’s not happening.
Developer Circle Entertainment released a bunch of screenshots for its upcoming title World Conqueror 3D. As the company focuses on 3DS releases, you can expect this to board the Nintendo eShop soon as well. A release date for North America is set on November 14, 2013.
Essentially, World Conqueror 3D is an adaptation of the popular Risk board game. Players occupy certain territories on a world map and put an army there to defend it. Depending on the amount of forces present on any such terrain, it’s possible to enemies in neighboring places. These assaults can be done with a selected amount of units and they can be performed in different types. For instance, it’s possible to strike from the air to ground units or have ships attack land. Fights are determined with a set of dice rolls, depicted next to each unit.
Combat will stretch all over the globe in several detailed environments. Game modes will include Conquest as well as Campaigns. It’s possible to select one of several nations, like the USSR, Japan or UK.
Here are those screenshots we talked about.
Prolific developer and publisher combo Daedalic Entertainment released news screenshots for its latest project called 1954: Alcatraz. It will, naturally, revolve around the iconic prison island off the shore of San Francisco.
Once more, the developer opts for its strength and presents a point and click adventure with a narrative stretching from noir elements to a love story. Players follow a certain Joe, who is spending 40 years in incarceration for armed assault. He’s plotting a daring escape, which will require the help of his wife, Christine. As problems pile up, the story will conclude in different endings.
This game is set for release on PC, somewhere in late 2014. Here are those screenshots we talked about.