Become judiciar of the people during the French Revolution in We. The Revolution.
Originally released for PC in March of this year, We. The Revolution is a fascinating, historically influenced narrative experience. Players take on the role of a judge of the Revolutionary Tribunal and must then decide the fate of criminals, loyalists and civilians after reviewing evidence and cross-questioning.
You'll need to be careful, selective, and thorough if you hope to survive in your role; the revolution was about many things and many people were out for themselves. It's hard to find out who is truly loyal, and to what cause. While this is happening you've also got to deal with your family, who have very split opinions over the fate of the nation and the criminals you are trying.
We. The Revolution will be coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year.
Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada console port receives confirmation of English language support.
Dandy Dungeon is of the games which brought me back into grabbing games on my phone. It's a nonsensical little management game where you take on the role of a flagging, slobby 36-year old who is determined to get out of their job by becoming a video game developer. You follow Yamada's game from the very first test through every stage of development, playing out his RPG as a puzzle experience. It's all done in a very clever way, with the experiences of luckless Yamada directly impacting and inspiring the new monsters and challenges which he adds into his game.
While Yamada is a bit of a buffoon, so much work and care has gone into the game that it becomes quite hard to put down, and while it does dip into microtransactions they are all handled in a very clever way which can be worked around with a little bit of patience.
Onion Games had previously only released Japanese language announcements for the game, however we've now received an English language press release. This certainly looks to be a good step toward a Western release for Dandy Dungeon when it comes to the Switch in Summer.
Piranha Bytes acquired by THQ Nordic
Okay, so we don't normally deal with the business specific side of the industry when it comes to Pocketgamer.com, however this could definitely spell some new games for us players, so let's chat.
THQ Nordic, who have been gobbling up companies and IPs since they rebranded (after acquiring the THQ IP bucket a few years back), have now acquired Piranha Bytes.
Piranha Bytes are best known for their European RPGs; third-person adventure RPGs which have no reservations about ramping up difficulties or wiping out players who don't exercise caution in dangerous areas. Their properties included Elex (which was published by THQ Nordic) as well as the Risen and Gothic series.
I was a massive fan of the Risen series, and really enjoyed the world-building which had gone into ELEX: a post-apocalyptic world where technology fights magic fights might.
What does the acquisition mean? Well, THQ Nordic have been doing good work with the IPs they acquire, not just overseeing new developments in old series, but also making sure that their games are ported to as many consoles as possible. De Blob and De Blob 2 are great examples of this, they're now on almost every console going thanks to the publishers efforts.
In a time when people laud heavy praise on anything coming out of From Software, Risen and Gothic's ownership of challenge is definitely something which could be welcomed by a larger audience. Maybe we'll see some of Piranha Bytes' games coming to the Switch.