Mages Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Mages RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network PQube announces Steins;Gate 0 for America and Europe Wed, 25 May 2016 10:38:18 -0400 Jeffrey Rousseau

Today, PQube has announced that they will be releasing Steins;Gate 0 for America and Europe this year. The sequel to Steins;Gate will be available on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita consoles. 

The original Steins;Gate, developed by 5PB and Nitroplus, was released for America in 2015. Steins;Gate is a visual novel featuring a nonlinear story exploring the themes of cause and effect. Players took the role of protagonist Rintaro Okabe, as he attempts to avoid tragedy. Rintaro must time travel many times in hopes of being successful. The game featured a number of endings based upon the choices you make interacting with friends and acquaintances alike.

The sequel will continue the time traveling adventures of Rintaro and will explore one of the alternate endings from the first title. This time, however, he will be joined by friends from Future Gadget Lab and new characters. The story will also focus on AI and the creation of something known as "Amadeus".

A release date hasn't been announced but science fiction and visual novel fans can look forward to Steins;Gate 0 later this year.

Leap of Fate, the new cyberpunk roguelike game with a twist is available now! Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:35:20 -0400 Ian Ilano

From husband-and-wife developer Clever-Plays comes the new action roguelike game, Leap of Fate.

The game is available on the Steam and Humble Store for $15.99. 

Leap of Fate has been in development for some time, and is a terrific example of how positive community feedback and Steam Early Access can help guide indie developers in the right direction.

Leap of Fate

So what exactly is, Leap of Fate?

Simply put, Leap of Fate is a narrative-driven, cyberpunk action roguelike game. Lead developer Mattiue Bégin said:

"With Leap of Fate we wanted to make a fresh roguelike with more narrative substance."

The game will combine elements of your typical action roguelike game, with powerful narratives and cinematics. There isn't a typical "big boss" in the end. The primary enemy you'll be fighting is yourself. It's this new — dark — narrative, combined with your traditional hack-n-slash gameplay that makes Leap of Fate so intriguing. 

Key features include:

  • Hundreds of randomly placed enemies with unique designs.
  • Upgrades on 100+ magical skills through an innovated skill tree system.
  • Fast-paced action utilizing the extremely mobile "Shadow Walk" ability.
  • Procedurally-generated levels.
  • A fleshed out narrative plus cinematics.
  • Controller support and a developed UI.
  • Four characters: Aeon, Big Mo, Mukai, and Rasimov — each with their own distinct gameplay and story.

The game has received nothing but positive comments from players. The developers made the effort to listen to all player feedback when the game was still in Early Access.

If you're into roguelike gameplay, enjoy becoming immersed in a deep and exciting narrative, and want to experience a polished Early Access game, then Leap of Fate sounds right up your alley.