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EGX 2017 reveals show floor map and announce Destiny 2 developer session

It’s less than a week away so what better time for EGX to reveal the final line-up and show floor map. As discussed previously Sony have their largest stand ever, Xbox are also returning with the playable Xbox One X, and there are also showfloor stands for Ubisoft and Nintendo. TiX will be there over the four days and there will be daily updates on the site!

If you are thinking of attending then the EGX mobile app is the best way to find your way around, with all the maps and all the content available at your fingertips.

The developer sessions are also fully confirmed, with one of the latest additions being Bungie. Giving a keynote talk in the EGX Theatre on the theme of ’Building Better Worlds in Destiny’, Community Manager David ‘Deej’ Dague will host a panel discussion featuring artists from Bungie, who’ll outline how the worlds of Destiny are built from the ground up to reflect an artistic vision. In this behind the scenes look at the game, the audience will learn how Concept Artists and Environment Artists work hand in hand to create the places your heroes explore in search of action and glory, with the opportunity to see some of the earliest visions of the worlds you’ve come to know.

Virgin Media will again have a dedicated Destiny 2 area complete with props and costumes recreating those that appear in the game. Guardians can play either Crucible or Strike gameplay modes on almost 50 PlayStation 4 Pro stations. The top performing teams battling out each day will win incredible Destiny 2 prizes. On Saturday, Virgin Fibre will be joined by special guests from Bungie along with YouTube star and Destiny 2 player, Ali A who will compete against gamers on the stand in rounds of the game.

Square Enix Collective will also have a large presence, and will be showing a huge range of independent titles.

  • Throughline Games’ beautiful 2D cinematic anime adventure Forgotton Anne, where players take on the role of Anne as she tries to escape the Forgotton Lands and return to the real world
  • Fear Effect Sedna from Sushee, the first new game in this legendary series for more than 15 years
  • Sand Sailor Studio’s head-scratching puzzler Black The Fall, which casts players into a dark and oppressive world ruled by Communism
  • Recently announced vertical action adventure Octahedron from Switzerland-based Demimonde
  • Multiplayer masterstroke Oh My Godheads, where players fight for control of ancient stone heads in ridiculously fast and frenetic action
  • Psychological horror Tokyo Dark, which puts a new spin on point-and-click play thanks to a multi-branching story rife with melancholic undertones
  • World War II FPS Battalion 1944, which tasks players with taking on some gloriously old-school multiplayer mayhem
  • Bullet-dodging 3D brawler Deadbeat Heroes, which brilliantly taps into all the best tropes from classic 90s beat-em-ups in a 60s superhero parody
  • First-person puzzler The Turing Test from Bulkhead Interactive
  • Square Enix Collective’s first ever release, puzzle-orientated point-and-click adventure Goetia
  • Children of Zodiarcs, a tactical RPG with dice and deck elements and filled with beautiful visuals

For all the information on what’s at the show please visit the EGX website here – https://www.egx.net/egx/2017.

Pick your favourite Deadbeat Heroes soon on Xbox

Deadbeat Heroes

UK-based developer, Deadbeat Productions, have teamed up with Square Enix Collective to announce that Deadbeat Heroes will be heading to Xbox One.

Deadbeat Heroes is a fast-paced, brawling crime-caper set in a comic book inspired world. This 3D movement based brawler is all about dodging bullets, stealing super-powers and cracking to the wise. Action in-game is all about celebrating movement, with the Deadbeat Heroes current 14 or so playable characters being some of the most agile in videogame history. Seamlessly, you’ll be able to leap, dash, wall-run, climb, backflip, and attack in any direction as well as perform a wide variety of super-moves. You’ll need this agility as there is no block move to protect you. These, affectionally described as, ‘glass cannon’ protagonists are able to dish out the damage, but not take any at all.

Deadbeat Productions was started by former Lionhead and Rockstar developers Adam Langridge and Imkan Hayati, after spending many years honing their skills fine-tuning combat mechanics and magic spells in many huge AAA franchise titles before setting out on their own journey. After penning the outline of the game, Adam and Imkan brought on-board the BAFTA award-winning talents of James Leach to add the laughs to the script. Heavily influenced by comic books and arcade beat ’em ups, the result is a brawler about ordinary characters born without super powers, but have decided to become super heroes, regardless.

Deadbeat Productions Director, Adam Langridge;

Deadbeat Heroes is a game that we’ve always dreamed about making. We are delighted that the Square Enix Collective team, with their experience, vision and passion believe in the gameplay, style and, well, daftness of Deadbeat as much as we do.

No release date has been announced for Deadbeat Heroes as yet, but you can find out a little more about the title on the Upstream Arcade site, here.

ThroughLine Games announce Forgotton Anne on Xbox One

Forgotton Anne

Danish developer, ThroughLine Games, have revealed a new 2D cinematic adventure will be heading to Xbox One this year. Forgotton Anne, (yes, it really is spelled that way), will introduce the Forgotten Lands to gamers, as well as its enforcer, Anne.

Anne keeps order in the Forgotten Lands, tasked with supressing a rebellion by her master, Bonku. This rebellion might prevent Anne and Bonku from returning to the real, human world if left unchecked. So, what is the Forgotten Lands?

Imagine a place where everything that is lost and forgotten goes; old toys, letters, single socks. The Forgotten Lands is a magical world, inhabited by Forgotlings. These creatures are composed of mislaid objects, animated by their longing to be remembered again.

Run, jump and climb your way through the Forgotten Lands in Forgotton Anne, and as you do so, your actions can affect how you experience the story. In-gmae dialogue options with Forgotlings can give you different outcomes as you uncover the mysteries of the world, and your own past, in this emotional fantasy adventure. But things are not always what they appear to be.

Along the way, Anne will wield the Arca Stone. This mysterious artefact allows Anne to see and manipulate her surroundings in Forgotton Anne. The power of the Arca lets you distill and instill Anima into creatures and control machinery that runs on Anima. Your actions will decide the fate of many Forgotlings.

Forgotton Anne will bring a detailed painted environment and traditional 2D animation that will make you feel like you’re playing a cartoon feature. Cutscenes will be rendered in-game, allowing for seamless storytelling. This will be accompanied by an orchestral score and fully voiced dialogue throughout the game.

The score is produced in collaboration with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, marking the first time an orchestral score for a game has been recorded in Denmark. It has been composed by ThroughLine’s in-house composer, Peter Due.

Forgotton Anne will be coming to Xbox One at some point in 2017.