Road to E3 2019 - Marvel's Avengers Will Make Its Debut

One of the most anticipated game at this year’s E3 will no doubt be Marvel’s Avengers from Edios Montreal and Crystal Dynamics. The game was actually announced a little while ago, but very little has been shown. Square Enix announced a few days ago that we will get our first glimpse of the game at this year’s E3.

Since this, a few things have gone out like IGN reporting that the game will have “continuous” single-player, and co-operative gameplay. We’ll have to wait a little while longer to get the full look though and see what that means, and we’ll be sure to post it here on CanadianGamedevs.com

Slender: The Arrival Heading To Nintendo Switch

Slender: The Arrival, Blue Isle Studios indie hit from 2013 is heading to the Nintendo Switch next month on June 20th.

“You're on your own. No one to come for you. No one to help you. No one to hear you scream. Slender: The Arrival is the official video game adaptation of Slender Man, re-created from Mark Hadley's original nerve-shattering sensation. Developed by Blue Isle Studios, The Arrival features a brand new storyline, improved visuals, great replay value, and most importantly, survival horror at its best.”

Rocketship Park Releasing Word Forward May 22nd On iPhone, Apple TV, and Android

Rocketship Park out of St. Catharines Ontario announced yesterday their next game, this time a word puzzle game. Word Forward has you using all the letters in a 5x5 grid to make words disappear and clear the board:

Word Forward isn’t about spelling the longest words or the most clever - it’s about carefully using every tile to declare victory in 500 puzzles. It requires cunning and strategy -- Word Forward is a brain teaser that will really make you think!

Word Forward comes hot off the heels of re-releasing Block Droppin on iOS. Word Forward will hit iPhone, Apple TV, and Android phones May 22nd. If you’re an Android user you can pre-register for the game right here.

Quebec-based Triple Scale Games Releases 'Save Your Nuts' On Steam

Triple Scale Games has released physics-based competitive multiplayer Save Your Nuts on Steam last week. The multiplayer game can be picked up on Steam right now, where it’s currently enjoying a 20% launch discount. Check out the description, screenshots and trailer below!

In Save Your Nuts, crafty squirrels organize a tournament to challenge other animals in a physics-based competition for the ages. Make daring plays alongside your teammates, grab food power-ups, and tackle your opponents to steal their nuts in this frantic multiplayer-focused party game!

Crimson Moon Content Update Coming To Starlink: Battle of Atlas This Month

Ubisoft isn’t done with Starlink: Battle of Atlas. After announcing they are done working on physical toys, Ubisoft will be dropping the new content update on April 30th. Titled Crimson Moon the free update will let players travel to the Crimson Moon, home of the Outlaw Games:

Players will be able to compete in all-new single-player and two-player split-screen racing tracks, fight waves of ruthless enemies in the Crimson Coliseum and see their rank and stats on leaderboards. The Crimson Moon will also impact the entire world of Atlas and let players engage with new faction story missions and weekly challenges.

The update also includes five new pilots, three new starships and eleven new weapons available separately for digital-only purchases. Additionally the game will be released on PC on the same day as the update.

On top of all of this, exclusive to Switch there will be a new campaign where players will get to play as StarFox companions Peppy, Falco and Slippy each with their own unique abilities. This DLC will be a separate download, and go for $15.99. You can check out the trailer and screenshots below.

UBISOFT ANNOUNCES NEW CRIMSON MOON CONTENT UPDATE FOR STARLINK: BATTLE FOR ATLAS®, LAUNCHING APRIL 30

Join Forces with Star Fox Team’s Peppy, Falco and Slippy in Add-On Content Launching Alongside the Update, Exclusively for Nintendo Switch™ 

Montreal — April 24, 2019 — Today, Ubisoft announced that Starlink: Battle for Atlas® will receive a significant content update centered on the mysterious appearance of the Crimson Moon in the Atlas star system. The update will be available for download on the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X.

The new Crimson Moon content will also be included in the all-new Windows PC version of the game, releasing the same day, April 30, 2019. On PC, Starlink: Battle for Atlas will feature the same content as the console version and will support the Dualshock and Xbox One controller mounts, as well as digital play. For more information about Starlink: Battle for Atlas PC specs, please visit https://starlink.ubisoft.com/game/en-ca/news-videos/348652/Starlink-Battle-For-Atlas-Comes-to-PC.

As part of the free update, players can explore the Crimson Moon, theater of the Outlaw Games. Players will be able to compete in all-new single-player and two-player split-screen racing tracks, fight waves of ruthless enemies in the Crimson Coliseum and see their rank and stats on leaderboards. The Crimson Moon will also impact the entire world of Atlas and let players engage with new faction story missions and weekly challenges. Additionally, players will be able to expand their roster and play through the new Crimson Moon content with five new pilots, three new starships and eleven new weapons available separately for digital-only purchase. 

Alongside the Crimson Moon update, prepare to take control of the Star Fox team members Peppy, Falco and Slippy in brand-new content coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch. Hunt down the Star Wolf team in a series of missions with the help of three new Star Fox team pilots, each with their own unique special ability and skill tree. The new Star Fox content will be available separately for digital-only purchase for $15.99 on Nintendo Switch beginning April 30, 2019.

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

For the latest on all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit news.ubisoft.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.

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Amateurs by Sleepy Tom Turned Into Retro-Style Arcade Skateboarding Game

To celebrate the release of his new Amateurs EP producer Sleepy Tom has released a free game on itch.io which you can play right here. Sleepy Tom got a lot of Canadian talent to help him create the retro-style arcade skateboarding game (including friend-of-the-site Sebastian Scaini who we interviewed last year about his love of Game Jams) which you can check out below:

You can check out the trailer for the game, as well as play it for free here. What’s your high score?

Co-op Puzzle Game Pitfall Planet Out Now On Switch

The Switch ports continue. Pitfall Planet, the co-op puzzle game that won 2015 Best Overall Game at Level-Up, and then released on Steam in 2016 has come to Nintendo’s little hybrid system. You can pick it up right here for $18.99 CAD.

“Featuring the cutest pair of robots this side of the Milky Way, Pitfall Planet’s action takes place on a distant, forgotten mining world. Play as the two astrobots, who after being stranded and separated from their ship, must traverse the subterranean caves of the ruined planet, overcoming its many perils in the process. In Pitfall Planet, you and your friend are equipped with the latest and greatest in astro-mining technology. Players can use their grappling hooks to pick up objects (including each other!) and throw them over gaps or cliffs. To collect all the ore in each level, you'll learn to master the art of teamwork!”

The game also has a little extra Toronto flair, with the Reptoid Games adding some extra cutscenes in the port.

Block Droppin Blitz Out Now On iOS

A couple of years ago, Niagara-based Rocketship Park was formed and shortly after that they released Block Droppin’. Now the gang have updated their puzzle game, and released Block Droppin Blitz on iOS:

Slide blocks to make shapes. Drop shapes to score points. But be careful about where those shapes end up!

Block Droppin’ is the latest fast-paced puzzle game to train your brain and test your reflexes. Combining elements of sliding tiles, falling blocks, and old school puzzle games, Block Droppin’ takes quick wits and concentration, so make sure your sliding skills are up to the task!

CEO Jim Squires took to medium to write up about the first game, and why the latest game isn’t free-to-play anymore. Block Droppin Blitz can be picked up on iOS right here for $2.99.

Monster Slaying Puzzle Game '4096 Slayer' Out Now On iOS and Android

Developer Maple Mana (aka Dan Currie) have released a new monster slaying puzzle game on iOS and Android - ‘4096 Slayer’ takes a unique spin on 2048 this time adding monsters, where everytime you kill the strongest one, a new one appears twice as strong. Check out the trailer below and download the game on iOS and Android devices.

Tech Support: Error Unknown Releases February 27th On Steam

Dragon Slumber, the indie developer Quebec, will be releasing their latest game Tech Support: Error Unknown on Steam this Wednesday February 27th. In the game you’ll play as a new Quasar Telecommunications support agent - and while resolving customers issues you’ll fine yourself in the middle of a conspiracy.

Tech Support: Error Unknown is an adventure game with simulation and puzzle mechanics, which places you in front of a virtual computer. As a tech support specialist new to the job, use a wide array of computer software to solve customer issues or choose to manipulate programs for personal gain. Hack your system to unlock its full potential, GPS track lost phones, scan profiles to blackmail customers, or simply propose they reboot. 

You can check out the Steam page for the game right here. Trailers and screenshots below. We sat down with Kevin Giguère to talk about the game which is up on Patreon right now, and be up for everyone else tomorrow before the games release.