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World to the West release date announced


Publisher, SOEDESCO have announced that the digital and boxed edition of 3D action adventure World to the West will be available worldwide on Xbox One. This is Rain Games’ second offering after the successful release of puzzler, Teslagrad.

This new title, World to the West, is a pulpy, cartoony, top down action adventure inspired by European adventure comics. The player takes control of four unique characters, each with their own motivations, skills and interweaving storylines, as they seek to escape the dark shadow of an ancient prophecy. You will travel through corrupt colonies, lush jungles and frozen tundras as they snoop through the secrets of a forgotten civilisation.

Players can choose from four playable heroes and swap them out in game. Each character has their own unique story, heritage, abilities and playstyle. By picking a certain character, they can fight or avoid enemies, or even try to persuade them to see things their way.

As the heroes hail from different nations they all possess individual abilities with which to explore the vibrant world, filled with characters who have their own helpful and, not-so-helpful agendas. Experience seamless transitions between combat and puzzle solving which really should keep you on your toes.

Face your enemies head on with brute force, convince them to see things your way or simply avoid them altogether. How you face the problem of your foes is entirely up to you. Exploration is the key to World to the West, snoop here, there and everywhere in order to uncover secrets, all set in the Teslagrad universe where you’ll encounter some familiar and not-so familiar faces.

World to the West will see a worldwide digital and retail release on the 5th of May.

REUS release date announced for Xbox One


How about a complete change of pace from the flying bullets and smoking tyres of the games that have come out recently? Abbey Games, along with publishing partner Soedesco have revealed today that their PC hit, REUS will be hitting consoles later next month.

So, what’s REUS all about? When I was first starting to play strategy or simulations games, the God Simulator of choice was Populous. There’s a definite God-Sim shaped hole in the gaming catalogue for the Xbox One. There might be pretenders to the crown, but none can achieve what Populous managed. They’re puny, impotent godlings in comparison. REUS hopes to address all of that.

The title will see you control four mighty giants, each with their own unique abilities. You’ll be able to terra-form the planet to your will with the aim being to experiment with different terrain types to find the perfect mix. This, along with a complex system of upgrades and synergies will allow for endless styles of play.

Observe humanity and praise or punish your subjects as you see fit while enriching the planet with over 100 plants, animals and minerals. You will also unlock content by helping humanity achieve numerous goals and achievements.

Co-founder of Abbey Games, Bas Zalmastra, suggests that REUS plays well with a controller;

The controller interface got a lot of attention, and you notice that. Playing REUS from the couch is a great and smooth experience! We are very happy with how the port turned out and we are very excited for Reus’ PS4 and Xbox One release.

You won’t have to wait long for you to get your omnipotent hands on REUS. Abbey Games are releasing the title on Xbox One both digitally and physically on the 14th of October.

Come forth, worshipper, and receive your blessings.

SOEDESCO to take us on Adam’s Venture


I love it when surprise announcements are made. I equally love it when they are of games that appear to be in the spirit of the old LucasArts games from my childhood. SOEDESCO have announced a release date for Dutch developer, Vertigo Games’ Adam’s Venture: Origins. I didn’t even know it was coming.

Based on the cult classic Adam’s Venture Chronicles, a three game series featuring the lead character and released initially in 2009, Adam’s Venture: Origins is a fully reimagined remake. This will take the form of a non-violent, puzzle based adventure.

Set in various locations worldwide, guide Adam to solve the secret of a strange Templar scroll. Uncover the location of the four rivers mentioned in the Book of Genesis and decode what this could mean.

Adam’s Venture: Origins is careering it’s way to Xbox One on the 1st of April.

Ziggurat hits retail shelves Feb 19th

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It’s been almost 10 months to the day since dungeon-crawling first-person bolt-thrower, Ziggurat was released digitally on Xbox One. The title saw you enter the ever-changing Ziggurat as a nephyte sorcerer, prepared for your rite of passage. If you survive the procedurally-generated maze, packed with dangerous foes and odd-looking vegetables, then you’ll emerge as a powerful wizard. Who wouldn’t want to be a wizard?

Well, magically, Ziggurat hits retail shelves on the 19th of February, as developer, Milkstone have partnered with distributer Soedesco to produce a retail release. So if you’ve been meaning to pick it up and haven’t had the opportunity yet, now is your chance. Grab it, learn powerful new spells and become even more powerful than David Blaine.

If you’re undecided still, you can read our very own Greg’s review, right here.