Blue Isle Studios Releasing Valley On Switch In March

Continuing the trend of Canadian games being ported to Switch, Blue Isle Studios have announced their first person adventure game Valley is hitting the Nintendo Switch next month on March 7th. Valley was originally released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2016, and we did a small interview with the games composer which you can check out here.

Valley is a First-Person adventure unlike any other. Hidden deep within a remote region of the Rocky Mountains, you find yourself bewildered within a secluded valley. With the power of a recently discovered L.E.A.F. suit (Leap Effortlessly though Air Functionality), run and jump your way through beautiful forests, dangerous ruins and vast environments; all the while utilizing the power to control life and death to uncover the startling secrets of the mysterious valley.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas Getting More Starfox Content In An Upcoming Update

During today’s Nintendo Direct it was announced that Starlink: Battle for Atlas will be getting another update, and it’ll include some extra Starfox content. You’ll be able to play as Falco, Peppy, and Slippy taking on Star Wolf’s crew. The new update is expected in April, and can check out the direct below.

Star Fox content starts at 13:58.

Ubisoft Celebrates Year 4 Of Rainbow Six Siege With A Free-To-Play Weekend And New Editions

Got this press release from our friends at Ubisoft, which basically details the fourth year of Rainbow Six Siege along with new editions, and a free to play weekend on February 14th-17th. Check out below or on the official website for the full details.

UBISOFT ANNOUNCES NEW LINE UP OF EDITIONS FOR TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE YEAR 4 ALONG WITH FREE WEEKEND FROM FEBRUARY 14

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Today, Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be available to play for free from February 14 to 17*. This Free Weekend is the perfect occasion for newcomers to join the Rainbow Six Siege community. This Free Weekend also comes with up to 70% discounts on the game on all platforms starting today. For more information on the Free Weekend, please visit the Rainbow Six Siege official website. 

In the meantime, Ubisoft also announced details around the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Edition, Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition, and Ultimate Edition, to support the start of brand new content for Year 4 of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. Players can purchase the new editions starting today. All current Year 4 editions will see a price reduction. 

Year 4 of Rainbow Six Siege will introduce permanent DLC Operator Price Reductions, through the implementation of a scaling DLC operator pricing system. Older DLC Operators will be less expensive and more easily unlocked. 

For all Rainbow Six Siege Starter Edition owners, they will be converted to the progression system for unlocking the original 20 Legacy operators, for more information on this and the DLC Operator Price Reductions please visit the Rainbow Six Siege official website. 

Additional Year 4 Editions line-up details are available below:

Starter Edition

The PC Starter Edition is being removed from digital stores. All current owners of the Starter Edition will be automatically upgraded to the Rainbow Six Siege Edition. For current Starter Edition owners, all progression and content previously unlocked will be carried over. By removing the Starter Edition, all new players save approximately 150 hours unlocking all base operators at the current progression system rates.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege 

The Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege edition provides access to all maps and content and reintroduces the progression system for unlocking all 20 Legacy operators. This edition will cost $26.99 and is available on PC.

Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition includes all content from the Rainbow Six Siege Edition alongside all Year 1 Operators. This edition will be available for $39.99 on PC, $49.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Gold Edition

The Gold Edition provides all the benefits of the Deluxe Edition plus the Year 4 Pass, which grants early access to all 8 Year 4 Operators. Click here to discover all benefits of the Year 4 Pass. This edition will be available for $79.99 on PC, $89.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One 

Ultimate Edition

The Ultimate Edition unlocks all Operators in-game through the end of Year 3, as well as the benefits of the Year 4 Pass (Operators included). This version grants access to all 52 existing Operators, including every DLC Operator. Click here to discover all benefits of the Year 4 Pass. This editions will be available for $129.99 on PC, $139.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

The full reveal of Season 4 of Year 4, Operation Burnt Horizon, will take place in Montreal at the Six Invitational 2019 on Sunday February 17. Watch it live at 1:30 pm EST at https://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6

For more information on Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, please visit www.rainbow6.com

13AM Games Releases Double Cross On Nintendo Switch And Steam

Our friends over at 13AM Games have released their first non-Runbow game - Double Cross is out now on Steam and Switch. The action platformer has you playing as Zahra, an agent for R.I.F.T (Regulators of Interdimensional Frontiers and Technology) who keeps the peace between all dimensions:

A recent attack on R.I.F.T. headquarters thrusts players into a thrilling new case where they must use their R.I.F.T. developed gear to sling, swing, fight and investigate across distinct dimensions. During their travels players will gather clues to bring themselves one step closer to finding the identity of R.I.F.T.’s attacker and save every variation of the universe.

The game is enjoying a 25% launch discount right now, so head over to Steam or Switch to download today!

15 Minutes of Anthem - Lost Arcanist Gameplay

Courtesy of IGN, we have 1 5 minutes of new Anthem footage, specifically the entire Lost Arcanist mission from start to finish. Anthem is being developed by Bioware out in Edmonton, and is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 22nd. Check it out below!

Release Date Announced for Guacamelee! 2 on Xbox One

DrinkBox Studios have announced when XBox One gamers will get to enjoy the latest in Juan Aguacate’s adventures. Guacamelee! 2 will release on Xbox and Windows 10 on January 18th, and is currently enjoying a 20% pre-order discount.

Brawling has never been more beautiful! The long-awaited sequel to the smash hit action-platformer is here: Guacamelee! 2 brings luchador Juan Aguacate out of retirement for a stunning new Metroidvania-style adventure, where he must face his greatest challenge yet - one that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of the Mexiverse! Explore a huge, hand-crafted world inspired by Mexican culture and folklore, filled with sassy new villains and weirdos (and a few old friends!). Learn a deep repertoire of bone-crunching wrestling moves to fend off the skeletal hordes and overcome skillful platforming challenges... and who said anything about a Chicken Illuminati? Certainly not us!

Kickstarter Plug: MATH-Commander - VR/AR

MATH-Commander is an arcade game combining both Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and everyone’s favourite: Mathematics. Out from Wulum Ltd in Calgary, you play as the Math-Commander in a twist on the typical shoot-em up, detailed on the Kickstarter:

“If you are playing from VR you will see the playing action in front of you. An Iron Man–style virtual console display will inform you how many targets you must destroy, how much time you have, and what your next target is.”

And for those who want to play on Augmented Reality:

For those playing the AR version, the scenario will display over a real surface previously identified by your mobile's camera. You will see your base cannon and enemies through your mobile device and choose your targets by tapping.

You can check out some of the videos below to get another idea.

You can check out the Kickstarter right now, which at the time sits at around 13% of their goal with 11 days left, however they have a modest goal of $9500 - so check them out! And in the meantime, follow them on Twitter.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas Gets Free Content Update

Ubisoft has given Starlink owners an early Christmas gift - in the form of a free update for their space RPG Starlink: Battle for Atlas. The update is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch versions of the game and comes with new enemy units, new activities, and a photo mode. Full press release below.

STARLINK: BATTLE FOR ATLAS™ TAKES OFF WITH NEW FREE CONTENT FOR THE HOLIDAYS

MONTREAL – December 20, 2018 – Today, Ubisoft announced that Starlink: Battle for Atlas™, the all-new action-adventure game from Ubisoft Toronto released on October 16, 2018, will receive a large content update before the holidays. Introducing several fan-requested features, the update will be available free to all players on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One on December 21, 2018. 

New contents include:

  • NEW ENEMY UNITS – All planets of the Atlas star system will receive brand new enemy types, introducing unique gameplay mechanics and encouraging players to adopt new strategies.

  • NEW ACTIVITY – Outlaw fortifications will appear all over Atlas for players to take down. This new activity will provide loot and experience upon completion.

  • PHOTO MODE – Players will be able to capture the favorite moments of their journey throughout Atlas and express their creativity with several tools to personalize their shots.

For more information about Starlink: Battle for Atlas, please visit: www.starlinkgame.com

For the latest on all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit www.ubinews.com

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.

© 2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. The Starlink: Battle for Atlas logo, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo.


Game Developer Job In Montreal - Gameplay Programmer

NewFound Recruiting is working with top gaming studios in Downtown Montreal for some exciting permanent programmer opportunities! These client are offering excellent compensation packages with bonuses, incentives, benefits, vacation, great work culture with social events, relocation assistance and more! If interested, you can email your resume to Amanda Messina (amanda@newfoundrecruiting.com), and make sure to check out their website.

This is a chance to work directly on the design and have a say on compelling, cross-platform content that is authentic, rebellious and revolutionary! A company owned by true visionaries and leaders in the gaming industry! 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze, define and implement the required gameplay features;

  • Collaborate with game designers to refine gameplay features;

  • Work with game designers/level designers/animators to define the technical feasibility for each gameplay feature;

  • Help with improvements in designing and implementing new systems, or modifying existing systems;

  • Develop tools to provide efficient feature development during the production;

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s  degree  in  computer  science  or  computer  engineering,  or  equivalent  training and working experience;

  • 3+ years of work experience in the gaming industry;

  • Must have delivered at least 1 game as a gameplay programmer on a ‘AAA’ console title;

  • Strong programming skills in C/C++ and/or C#;

  • Experience developing tools, Engine development, or API architecture

  • Strong understanding of gameplay technologies,

  • Good knowledge of mathematics, physics, animation, artificial intelligence to implement gameplay features;

  • Experience in console development and Unity experience is a plus;

  • Must have a passion for playing and making games

  • Excellent communication skills

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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