Wattam Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Wattam RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network The Last of Us Part 2 Release Date and Satanic Drinking Matches Define PlayStation State of Play https://www.gameskinny.com/ts0xj/the-last-of-us-part-2-release-date-and-satanic-drinking-matches-define-playstation-state-of-play https://www.gameskinny.com/ts0xj/the-last-of-us-part-2-release-date-and-satanic-drinking-matches-define-playstation-state-of-play Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:02:21 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

After a long hiatus, Sony's State of Play was back today, with some updates on soon-to-be-released games and one long-awaited announcement. 

The Last of Us Part 2 Release Date, Trailer

The last thing shown certainly wasn't the least anticipated. Naughty Dog finally delivered a new trailer for The Last of Us Part 2, in conjunction with PlayStation Worldwide Studios.

The trailer didn't show us all that much outside of some tense action as Ellie faces off against nightmarish foes and humans alike.

But we did get a a release date: February 21, 2020.

Humanity

Humanity, a brand-new title from Enhance Studios, received an exclusive first reveal during State of Play.

It's not completely certain what Humanity is, apart from something with lots of people that makes beeping sounds, but it looks like it could possibly be a physics-based puzzler. Check it out below

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare got some attention ahead of its next big beta. The State of Play trailer showed off some of the game's storyline and the tension involved not just in facing off against one's own countrymen, but in the moral grayness that comes from everyone in war having their own motivations. 

For more on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, here's everything we know. You can also see our beta impressions here

Wattam

Katamari Damacy Reroll re-introduced the world to Keita Takahashi's unique and eclectic design sense, and it's about to be taken even further with Wattam. After a long wait and talks of cancellation, Wattam is set for a December 2019 launch. 

Details are still thin, but the game appears to take its marketing slogan of "reconnect the people" very seriously. It's all about forging physical and emotional connections with a variety of, well, not exactly people, but lifeforms, forming chains, and generally just making the world a brighter, more colorful place.

 

Arise

Techland Publishing and Piccolo introduced Arise during another exclusive first look today.

Arise looks to be a somber adventure revolving around journeying to the next life. After being set ablaze on his own funeral pyre, the main character awakens in a snow-covered wasteland and endeavors to find his way back to a beautiful world of light, warmth, and vibrant color.

Not much else is known apart from that, but it's coming soon.

MediEvil Demo

Ahead of its spooktacular October release, the MediEvil remake is getting a demo on the PlayStation 4, available now, and those who play the demo can claim the special Dan's Helmet item ahead of release.

Civilization VI for PS4

Sid Meier's Civilization VI has graced PC and even Nintendo Switch, while PlayStation 4 players have so far missed out on all the world-conquering fun.

But that's about to change. Civilization VI is bringing its humorous take on empire building to the system along with the Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm bundles on November 22.

The PS4 is getting exclusive Nubian, Khmer, and Indonesian DLC packs as well.

Death Stranding PS4 Pro Bundle

We still don't really know what Death Stranding is about, but we do know it's getting a special PS4 Pro bundle launching alongside the game on November 8.

Afterparty

The creators of Oxenfree are bringing a completely new experience to PS4 on October 29, with Afterparty. It's a game about two friends, Milo and Lola, who die right before graduating college.

They go to hell, but on their way, they're informed of a loophole that might just let them outwit Satan and escape hell: they have to out-party Satan and his hellish overlords in a series of drinking, dancing, and karaoke matches, among other things.

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That was it for this State of Play, and there's no telling when we might get another. Regardless, even with the PlayStation 5 on the horizon, it looks like there's plenty of upcoming goodness to keep PlayStation 4 owners busy.

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The Top 5 Cutest Indie Games of 2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/zfkae/the-top-5-cutest-indie-games-of-2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/zfkae/the-top-5-cutest-indie-games-of-2018 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:05:55 -0500 pithyalyse

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Moss

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PSVR
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Ok, so Moss may stretch the definition of "indie" just a bit -- its developer, Polyarc, was formed by three ex-Halo and Destiny developers and funded by over $3 million in seed money -- but it is firmly within the realm of adorable. 

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The PlayStation Virtual Reality exclusive brings players down to the perspective of its teeny protagonist, a young mouse named Quill, as you help her explore lush environments, solve puzzles, and fight a newly awakened evil that's taken root in her otherwise quiet home. All the while, your identity as the player, an "other" in her world, is apparent in your manifestation as a masked figure or floating orb. 

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You won't have to wait long to get your hands on this cute adventure -- it's slated to come out next month.

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Are there any upcoming releases you think could thrash these titles in a cute-off? Post your picks below. Or if you're interested in other indie game suggestions (of all aesthetic varieties), you can check out more of our content here.  

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Wandersong

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PC, Switch
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"Save the world with singing" goads the Wandersong Kickstarter page. This side-scrolling adventure encourages players to solve puzzles and build relationships through music by breaking into song at any time. Literally, any time. Even when some NPCs would really rather you shut up.   

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Last year, Wandersong exceeded its Kickstarter goal, earning $21,000, with plans for release on PC and Switch in 2018's first quarter. It draws inspiration from other quirky narratives like Earthbound and Over the Garden Wall, as well as some of the personal encounters creator Greg Lobanov experienced as he biked 5,000 miles across the United States. 

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Tala

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PC
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If Tala looks like an art project that sprouted legs and ran off into the sunset, that's no coincidence. Matt Petrak, its sole developer, recounts on his game's website that it began as an art test combining traditional animation and nature photography. After he was exposed to the corrupting influence of Unity, however, it began to take root as a point-and-click puzzle adventure. Adding to its charm is a completely visual dialogue system and, from the looks of the trailer, plenty of quirky humor keeping those conversations interesting.

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Tala's website states its release date as simply "when it's done," but PC Gamer's indie issue lists this PC title as a 2018 release So fingers crossed! 

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Wattam

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 PC, PlayStation 4
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Only the minds behind Katamari Damacy could hatch up such a delightfully wacky concept for a game.

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In Funomena's Wattam, players take on the role of a bowler hat-sporting green cube known only as the Mayor. Everything in the environment is sentient, and by extension, everything is capable of being controlled. The aim? Get everyone to hold hands together in a circle so the Mayor can set off the bomb under his hat.

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Why? Who knows! Maybe we can all figure that out together when Wattam comes out later this year. In the meantime, players can look forward to the idea of playing as a giant mouth that poops ... and then getting to play as that poop.

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Ooblets

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PC, Xbox One
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Have you ever been playing Animal Crossing and thought, "You know what would make this better? Pokemon!"

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"And what if they grew out of the ground? And after I farmed them, they waddled after me everywhere I went! And I could even dress them up in little outfits..."
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Did I lose you there?

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If not, then you might want to watch out for Ooblets, a monster tamer/farming simulator combo scheduled to release mid-2018 for PC and Xbox One. The first game by two-person developer team Glumberland, Ooblets' adorable aesthetic captured the heart of Double Fine Productions after a reveal trailer. And with the Psychonauts publisher's support behind them, the team received an invite from Microsoft to unveil its demo at last year's E3. 

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With so many great-looking indie games slated to release in 2018, it can be overwhelming to keep track of them all, especially with how many platforms there are to watch out for now. You've got Itch.io, Humble Bundle, Steam Direct -- even the Nintendo eShop is attracting droves of developers. Don't worry, though. This list is here to help make sure you don't miss out on this year's truly important titles: the most adorable ones.

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