For Honor Gets A Special Assassin's Creed Event

Starting today, Ubisoft will be running an Assassin’s Creed event for three weeks in For Honor. The event will run from December 20th to January 10th .

“Abstergo has created a new gaming experience, called For The Creed, that utilizes the Animus to transport players to an age where the Knights, Vikings, Samurai and Wu Lin wage war on each other. For the duration of the event, players can enter a special variation of the 4v4 Dominion mode – Assassini e Templari, in which they must capture zones in order to lure commanders Ezio Auditore da Firenze and Cesare Borgia out to battle.”

There are also Assassin Creed items for customization. You can check out trailers, gameplay, and the press release below.

ENTER THE ANIMUS IN FOR HONOR® FOR THE CREED EVENT

Three Week Assassin’s Creed Themed Event Brings New Customization Items and Limited-Tire Game Mode 

MONTREAL — December 20, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft announced that For Honor® players will enter the world of Assassin’s Creed with their first-ever cross over event – For The Creed, running from today, December 20 to January 10 on all platforms. This three-week in-game event will fully transform the For Honor experience using the power of the Animus as players relive the lives of fearsome Knight, Viking, Samurai or Wu Lin Heroes. 

Abstergo has created a new gaming experience, called For The Creed, that utilizes the Animus to transport players to an age where the Knights, Vikings, Samurai and Wu Lin wage war on each other. For the duration of the event, players can enter a special variation of the 4v4 Dominion mode – Assassini e Templari, in which they must capture zones in order to lure commanders Ezio Auditore da Firenze and Cesare Borgia out to battle. Defeating commanders will give a team 300 points. The first team that reaches 1000 points and defeats the opposing team during the breaking period wins. Select game modes will be narrated by Warren Vidic, the director of the Animus Project at Abstergo Industries.

In addition to the special mode, the For Honor world will receive a slew of Assassin’s Creed themed changes. Maps featured in the Assassini e Templari mode will include iconography and Animus glitches around the map while the soldiers will be themed around unique factions tied to Assassin’s Creed games. In-game features will also receive updates as all drop attacks will include a Leap of Faith and air assassination animation. The game menus will be displayed through the Animus.

Additionally, For The Creed brings a variety of Assassin’s Creed themed customization items. Players can customize each of their heroes with the Odyssey of the Misthios Mask Outfits based on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, new Haystack Emote, Hidden Blade Execution, Animus Effects, Animus Battle Outfits, Assassin- and Templar-themed Elite Outfits and weapons from the Assassin’s Creed franchise Each Assassin’s Creed game logo will also be lootable by playing during the event. From December 20th until January 14th, players can pick up the For The Creed bundles at 35,000 Steel per Hero. This price may differ based on what players have already unlocked from the bundle.

For The Creed joins the recently released Marching Fire expansion, which added a new faction of Heroes, 4v4 Breach Mode and unlimited PvE Arcade Mode to nearly two years of continuous post-launch support and improvements since February 2017. For Honor will continue to receive new content and in-game events in 2019 with Year of the Harbinger. The Year 3 Pass is now available for pre-order for those looking to receive seven days of exclusive access to new Year 3 Heroes at the time of their launch. 

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios,* For Honor offers an engaging campaign and thrilling multiplayer modes. Players embody warriors of the three great factions – the bold Knights, the brutal Vikings, the deadly Samurai and the fearsome Wu Lin – fighting to the death on intense and believable melee battlefields. The Art of Battle, the game’s innovative combat system that puts players in total control of their warriors, allows them to utilize the unique skills and combat style of each Hero to vanquish all enemies who stand in their way.

For more information about For Honor, please visit forhonorgame.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/forhonorgame and on Twitter at twitter.com/forhonorgame.

For the latest about For Honor and other Ubisoft games, please visit news.ubisoft.com.

*Associate Ubisoft studios include Quebec, Toronto and Blue Byte. Additional development from Studio Gobo.

ABOUT UBISOFT

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.

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Omensight: Definitive Edition Out Now On Switch

Spearhead Games over in Montreal have released Omensight: Definitive Edition on Switch. Omensight was released for PlayStation 4 and PC earlier this year, and now makes its way to Nintendo’s hybrid console.

“You are the Harbinger, a powerful mystical warrior. You have witnessed the destruction of the world. In order to prevent annihilation you are destined to repeat that fateful day and solve the murder of the Godless-Priestess, whose death precipitated the apocalypse.”

You can check out the trailer, some screenshots, and press release below. Make sure to check out the game on Switch.

Montreal, Quebec - December 13, 2018 - Independent game studio Spearhead Games is happy to announce the launch of Omensight: Definitive Edition on Nintendo Switch™ today. The Definitive Edition includes all the content and polish added to the original game since its original launch in May on PC and Playstation 4. To celebrate this momentous occasion, you can check out the new trailer for this 3D action murder mystery game.

“I’ve been a Nintendo fan all my life and their games have inspired so much of my game designs, so releasing Omensight on the Nintendo Switch™ is like a dream come true,” said Malik Boukhira, co-founder of Spearhead Games. “Omensight: Definitive Edition was a 2 year-long journey with a crew of 15 amazing and driven people. We’ve been listening to and working on all the feedback from our community since the game’s first release and we’re now happy to bring the ultimate version of Omensight to Nintendo Switch™ owners.”

Omensight: Definitive Edition is available digitally right now on the Nintendo eShop for $19.99/16,79€.

About Omensight

When the world of Urralia nears its end, that’s when your work as The Harbinger begins. You take on the impartial, and crucial, role of both warrior and judge to rewrite the destruction of your war-sieged world by identifying characters that may have played a part in the apocalypse. By understanding the events that pushed Urralia to its tragic end, you can manipulate time and circumstance to prevent the catastrophe.

  • Use the power of Omensight to weave a new narrative, pave the way to a brighter future, and give the world of Urralia a second chance.

  • Upgrade The Harbinger’s “warp flow combat” and time-slowing spells, then unleash them against enemies to devastating effect.

  • Recruit a colorful cast of characters in your mission to unravel the events that brought about Urralia’s end - Ally with a song-slinging bard, martial-expert army captain, or a beer-swilling bear, all with varying accounts of how the world met its demise.

Assets are available to download here.

For review inquiries or codes or more information, please contact

Philip Tam - Community Manager & Game Designer - Spearhead Games

press@spearheadgames.ca

About Spearhead Games

Spearhead Games is a Montreal-based independent developer. The studio’s first title, cooperative action puzzler Tiny Brains, followed the antics of four super-powered lab animals in their quest to escape a mad scientist’s nefarious tests. In 2016, Spearhead released Stories: The Path of Destinies, which saw ex-pirate fox Reynardo come up with last-minute schemes to stop an emperor gone mad.

For more information, please visit: http://www.spearheadgames.ca

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15th Annual Global Competition - International Mobile Gaming Awards

The International Mobile Gaming Awards will be having their 15th Annual Global Competition, and they are looking for entries. The awards will be given in San Francisco during GDC. If you are working on an unreleased mobile games with a playable demo, VR or AR, or games published after Jan. 1st 2018 then you should consider applying!

“The IMGA is now the mobile entertainment industry's leading showcase for groundbreaking
innovations, displaying exceptional quality and new trends in mobile entertainment, whether
the games are made for the iPhone, for Android Phones or other platforms.”

Graceful Explosion Machine Demo Out Now On Switch

Still on the fence about Vertex Pop’s shoot em up? Well now there is a demo available on Switch you can try out. The game is also on sale for 30% making the decision even easier if you should pick it up (you should). You can head to the e-shop right now to download the demo and pick up the game.

And as a friendly reminder, Vertex Pop is still working away at Super Crush KO, which we should see on Switch and PC next year.

Long Distance Relationship Puzzle Game A Fold Apart Coming To Consoles and PC In 2019

Lightning Rod Games took to the Kinda Funny Showcase last weekend to show off a new trailer for their paper puzzle game based on long-distance relationships A Fold Apart.

You can check out the trailer below which confirms a 2019 release date and that it will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

Last Year: The Nightmare Releases First On Discord December 18th - Consoles Next Year

Last Year: The Nightmare is an asymmetric multiplayer survival game that we wrote about earlier this year, and now we have a release date. Starting December 18th on Discord, gamers will be able to download the game. If you’re a console player, they also announced a console port coming sometime in 2019.

Last Year: The Nightmare has five players working together in attempt to escape and fight back the deadly killers controlled by a sixth character. Developer Elastic Games also promises regular content updates over time. You can check out the trailer and press release below.

LAST YEAR: THE NIGHTMARE SCREAMS ONTO DISCORD STORE DECEMBER 18

ELASTIC GAMES ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE AND VOICE CAST FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MULTIPLAYER ACTION-SURVIVAL GAME

MONTREAL, December 4, 2018 - Elastic games announced today that its asymmetric multiplayer action-survival game, Last Year: The Nightmare will be available through the Discord store on Tuesday December 18, 2018. A distinguished voice cast was also revealed, unveiling the talent that breathes life to Last Year: The Nightmare. The game launches as part of the First on Discord program and will retail for 29.99 USD. Additionally, Elastic games has disclosed that they are planning to release Last Year: The Nightmare for consoles, in 2019.

Last Year: The Nightmare is a 6-player online action game in which five players work together and attempt to escape while fighting back deadly killers controlled by the sixth. The survivors must complete various objectives in the environment to win, while the murderers lose if they are not successful in annihilating the enemy team. Last Year: The Nightmare has been developed as a service game that evolves over time, with regular content updates to keep the experience fresh. This gives the game unlimited replay value, as players will always have a reason to relive the nightmare.

Last Year: The Nightmare also brings together an all-star cast that crosses the full spectrum of AAA gaming. Gamers of all walks of life are sure to recognize the talented individuals behind the digital characters we have all come to love. The caliber of the voice work on display is sure to impress, drawing from a variety of genres and categories of games. Among the talent featured in the game are Melissa Hutchison (TellTale's The Walking Dead), Zeno Robinson (Metal Gear Survive), Michael Johnston (Teen Wolf), Erica Lindbeck (Spider-Man), Noshir Dalal (Red Dead Redemption 2), Elias Toufexis (Assassin's Creed Odyssey), Ray Chase (Final Fantasy XV) and Jon Olson (World of Warcraft).

Supporting Assets and Links
To download supporting assets including new screenshots please visit: 
Last year: The Nightmare Press Kit

For more information on LAST YEAR: THE NIGHTMARE, visit 
lastyearthegame.com and join the official Discord server at discord.gg/lastyearofficial. You can also follow the social feeds on Twitter and Facebook.

About Last Year: The Nightmare
Halloween night. 1996. A group of teenagers awake to find themselves trapped in a dark, twisted reflection of their sleepy hometown of Forest Hills. As they make their way across the East Side High School campus, they realize they are being hunted by a supernatural force taking the forms of fearsome killers. Relentlessly pursued, the teens must band together to fight back, survive, and escape the terrifying anomaly they have come to know as The Nightmare.

About Elastic Games
Located in the Mile End district in Montreal, Elastic Games is a privately-owned game development company currently working on its debut title "Last Year: The Nightmare". With over 50 years of combined experience working on high profile products, Elastic Games is dedicated to deliver amazing and memorable player experiences by pairing indie creativity with triple-A production values.

Below (Finally) Has A Release Date - And It's Soon

They story of Below from Capybara Games is a long one. First announced at E3 2013, the game has seen its fair share of delays. Well we now have a release date, and it’s soon. On December 14th, gamers will be able to download Capybara’s adventure game on Xbox One and Steam. You can wishlist the game on Steam here, and we’ll most likely be streaming the game on .

Trap Labs Is A StarCraft and Fairly OddParents-Inspired Clash And It's Out On Steam Today

Solo developer Packet1337 Inc have released Trap Labs out on Steam. The game is inspired by the obstacle dodging player-created maps in Starcraft and Warcraft, and early 2000s cartoons like Dexter’s Lab, and Fairly OddParents.

“Trap Labs was inspired by bounds and mazes from StarCraft and Warcraft. They were obstacle dodging custom maps made by players. The concept and controls were extremely simple but ridiculously fun. The obstacles and patterns can vary from very casual to super hardcore….The art style was inspired by favorite cartoons growing up such as Dexter's Lab and Fairly OddParents which tailored well towards the silly cartoon storyline. My goal was to make Trap Labs a fun experience for people of all ages.”

Trap Labs will have you going through a room without being trapped and features 100 story campaign levels with online co-op. You can pick it up on Steam right here.

Super Animal Royale Hitting Early Access December 12th - Beta Details Included

Super Animal Royale will be hitting Early Access on Steam December 12th. Before that though, British Columbia developer Pixile will be having a few stress tests:

Sat Dec 1st: North America server 12 noon — 9:30pm PST! Click here to see the time in your location.

Sun Dec 2nd: Asia server 2pm — 7pm Singapore time! Click here to see the time in your location.

The final beta test weekend will take place the weekend before launch: December 8th and 9th.

If you’re interested in a Beta Key for Super Animal Royale, Pixile is inviting people to their Discord channel to request one (and make sure to join the CanadianGameDevs Discord channel for unrelated-fun reasons!)

If you’re unfamiliar with Super Animal Royale, it’s a top-down multiplayer survival shooter for sixtyfour players.

“Engineered to charm and trained to kill, Super Animals are cute enough to make you go “Aww” and deadly enough to make you go “Ahhhh!” Select your favorite from a menu of foxes, pandas, kitty cats, and other bloodthirsty beasts. Parachute into the ruins of an ill-fated safari park and fight off a lethal barrage of bullets, explosives, and silly dancing. Enjoy carefully balanced run and gun gameplay combined with an intuitive fog of war system that restricts a player’s view to line of sight, allowing for sneaky, strategic play. Explore a beautiful 2D world, inspired by classic top-down adventure games. Cut tall grass and loot abandoned structures in search of the guns, explosives and health juice you’ll need to reach the top of the food chain.”

You can add the game to your wishlist on Steam right here.

Guacamelee! 2 Coming To Xbox One

DrinkBox Studios is still busy with Guacamelee! 2. Announcing some DLC yesterday, and with the Switch port on the way, they announced today that Guacamelee! 2 is coming to Xbox One in January.

If you’ve played Guacamelee! 2 and wondering what we though, you can check out our spoilercast here!