Well now this is something the definitely gets my attention. We are talking about a very successful title on another platform that has finally decided to take the road to the OUYA. This is going to be fun, I personally was ok in the game when I played it on the PC, but I think if given the chance I would definitely try it out on the OUYA to see how it feels. Now of course with an established game, such as this, one can only hope that it will feel right at home on whatever platform the developers put it on. So here's hoping, and the official press release:
Fight for your (After)Life: Skulls of the Shogun Coming to OUYA October 28
Rally an Army of the Undead and Defend your Honor Alone or With Friends in this Fast-Paced Turn-Based Strategy Game
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Oct. 23, 2014 – OUYA today announced that following a successful mobile launch, Skulls of the Shogun will be available on OUYA on October 28. Players can take up arms as the tough-as-nails General Akamoto, a bone-faced commander who continues to fight even through the cold dark of death itself. Skulls of the Shogun features extensive single-player or multiplayer campaigns, and will be available on OUYA for $9.99.
Skulls of the Shogun combines classic arcade-style pick-up-and-play with turn-based strategy, and is optimized for tactical and adaptive play. The game lets players explore a number of vivid, high-res 2D environments where they can command stoic skeletal warriors, call upon mercurial animal spirit-monks for power and guidance, and consume the skulls of their enemies to gain fiendish new powers. As the saying goes, sticks and stones may break your bones, but wave after wave of heavily armed skeletons will pulverize your immortal soul.
Social gamers can face off against their friends on thirty different multiplayer maps, which can accommodate two, three, or four players simultaneously in local or online co-op. Players who prefer to go it alone can lone-wolf their way through a full 10-15 hours of bone-chilling single-player combat.
To me Daedalic Entertainment has always had this episodic game type of feel to them, well they have decided to help out Fictiorama Studios by publishing their upcoming game, dead Synchronicity, which is actually a series of games. The first one is set for early 2015. I'm going to be honest I must have missed this when it was KickStarted, and I apparently keep missing information about this game, but now it seems I have corrected this wrong. So here you go the first, and exciting, press release surrounding the partnership of the two studios to make sure that this game gets out to the masses:
Daedalic Entertainment to Publish Indie Adventure Game "Dead Synchronicity”
Hamburg, Germany/ Madrid, Spain; October 23rd, 2014 – Daedalic Entertainment and Fictiorama Studios are pleased to announce a publishing deal for “Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow comes Today” – Fictiorama’s upcoming 2D dystopian suspense adventure game.
As part of the agreement, Daedalic plans to publish Dead Synchronicity digitally world-wide, as well as release retail editions in selected territories in early 2015. The game will be available for PC, Mac, Linux and iPad.
Daedalic Entertainment will arrange full English and German localizations of the game, including the recording of voiceovers in both languages. Furthermore, Dead Synchronicity is scheduled to also feature Spanish, French, Italian and Russian subtitles.
In Dead Synchronicity, you play as Michael, a man with no past, who must recover his identity and decode the two events that brought the world to the edge of collapse: the so-called Great Wave, an inexplicable chain of natural disasters, and a pandemic that turned humans into “the Dissolved”, infected beings whose sick bodies will eventually dissolve into blood. However, before they die their gruesome death, the Dissolved gain special cognitive powers. If Michael doesn’t hurry, he won’t be able to avoid the impending moment of “dead synchronicity”, when Time itself starts to dissolve.
As an homage to darker adventure titles, such as “I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream” and “Sanitarium”, Dead Synchronicity paints – using hand-drawn 2D art – a mature dystopian sci-fi scenario, and features classic point & click adventure gameplay elements.
For an early taste of Dead Synchronicity, Fictiorama has made a public Alpha demo available that players can play-test for free: www.deadsynchronicity.com/extended-demo-alpha-ks/
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow comes Today is the first installment in a planned series of adventure games by Fictiorama Studios.
Holy crap I hope this takes off and I get to see a lot more of this. Remember a while back when Microsoft said they had Ridley Scott working on a Halo series, well this is it, and after seeing the trailer I NEED TO SEE MORE. The unfortunate thing is that we won't be able to until November 11th.
Now I've heard through the grapevine that there is some serious Halo stuff going on, they are calling it HaloFest (isn't that what was at PAX a couple of years ago?). In this you will get to see a preview for Halo 5, you'll also get to see all kinds of other events. All you have to do is enlist, and by that what they mean is pre-order Halo: The Master Chief Collection. If you can do that, here's all that you could be a part of:
HaloFest: A Celebration Fit for a Spartan
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Microsoft and 343 Industries’ tribute to longtime fans, the culmination of more than 13 years of storytelling, adventure and gameplay. For the first HaloFest, 343 built a living museum of Halo history, but this time, the history is encapsulated in its purest form, the Master Chief’s epic saga. So this year, in celebration of those memories and the future that lies ahead, Halo will take over the Avalon Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 10, the day before Halo: The Master Chief Collection arrives worldwide.
Fans all over the world are invited to join the festivities via a live broadcast on Xbox Live,Xbox.com and Twitch, beginning at 8 p.m. PT. Tune in to the HaloFest Livestream to see:
- First look at Halo 5: Guardians. Fans will have a chance to experience the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta before its release on Dec. 29. An exhibition match between eSports pros will provide a first glimpse at the future of Halo multiplayer gameplay.
- World premiere of Halo: Nightfall. The evolution of Halo storytelling continues with the debut of Halo: Nightfall. Watch the first episode of this original live-action digital series, which introduces Agent Locke – a pivotal new character in Halo 5: Guardians. Halo: Nightfall is the result of an unprecedented collaboration with industry talents like Ridley Scott and Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, who worked hand-in-hand with 343 Industries to raise the bar for live-action storytelling in the Halo universe.
- Interviews with 343 Industries and more. Hear from Head of 343 Industries Bonnie Ross, Franchise Development Director Frank O’Connor, Executive Producer Dan Ayoub, Executive Producer Josh Holmes and others as they talk about the past, present and future of the Halo universe. Additionally, get the latest details on Halo: Nightfall directly from 343 Executive Producer Kiki Wolfkill, the cast and production team, and hear from celebrity Halo fans walking the green carpet at the Avalon Theatre.
- The global Halo Tournament. On Nov. 8-9, the Halo: The Master Chief Collection Launch Invitational, presented by ESL, will feature 32 of the biggest names in eSports going toe-to-toe in Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer for $50,000 in prizes and the chance to be the first to play the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta. The competition will take place at ESL’s Southern California headquarters, and all coverage will be streamed at Twitch.tv/Halo on Nov. 8-9, with additional highlights airing during the HaloFest live broadcast on Nov. 10.
As many of you already know Altered Confusion will once again be taking part in the 24 Hour Gaming Marathon that is Extra Life. This of course is a charity event put on every year where individuals put themselves to the test of gaming non-stop all the while trying to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. Now I know that there are tons of teams out there that you probably already know all about, but just in case you have somehow missed the chance to help out with a donation you can donate for Altered Confusion, or whomever you wish.
Now with that being said we are taking game requests, if we have them we would love to play some if not all the games requested by you, the fans, readers, awesome people that you are.