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A handful of new games have been added to the Xbox Games Store today… and one is a theatrical “swamp noir” and another is an anime-inspired fighting game.
Developed by Prologue Games, Knee Deep is a murder mystery set in the backwater Florida town of Cypress Knee, and it offers players a Telltale-like adventure game driven by dialogue choices and multiple quirky characters.
Also available this week is Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – Road to Boruto, an expanded re-release of the fighting game that includes all of the downloadable content packs, as well as a brand new adventure focusing on Naruto’s son.
More information on both of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)
This week’s PlayStation Store update appears to be brought to you by the letter D…
Koei Tecmo starts things off with the launch of Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers, a new tactical RPG in the long-running series. Available to download now for the PS4 and Vita, Godseekers depicts the “chaotic end days of the Han dynasty,” which is “a period in Chinese history when ancient China was overwhelmed by uprisings and internal strife within its imperial court.”
From ancient China to post-apocalyptic Japan comes Double Dragon IV, the first new entry in the franchise created by the original development team in more than a decade. Billy and Jimmy, the Lee Brothers, make their PS4 debut in a retro-styled side-scroller that serves as a direct sequel to Double Dragon II: The Revenge. The slightly-less-apocalyptic landscape of Florida serves as the setting for Knee Deep, a PS4 adventure game that uses a theatrical style to engage the audience with its murder mystery.
Finally this week, a pair of anime adaptations will be released for the PS4 including Digimon World: Next Order and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – Road to Boruto.
More information on all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)
Knee Deep arrives today on PlayStation 4 and for those of you looking for a choice-driven narrative akin to one of Telltale’s games, Knee Deep and its intriguing noir plotline might be just the thing for you.
Knee Deep centers around three characters… a tabloid blogger, a local reporter, and a private investigator… all working to uncover the truth behind the mysterious death of a washed-up actor. Located in the town of Cypress Knee in the suspense-inducing Florida swamplands, Knee Deep features three acts (“Wonderland,” “Festival,” and “Boomtown”), 30+ fully-voiced supporting characters, and a dynamic narrative whose progression is entirely dependent upon the quality of your choices.
Knee Deep will also make its way to the Xbox One this Friday, February 3. For gamers planning to pick up Knee Deep on PlayStation 4, the game is currently priced at $14.99, with PlayStation Plus members receiving an additional 20% discount all throughout February.
You can find some additional info in the Launch Trailer embedded above.
Knee Deep, a “swamp noir” from Prologue Games, will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One in a few weeks.
According to a recent tweet by the developer, the adventure game will be available to download for the PS4 on January 31. Meanwhile, an Xbox Games Store listing has confirmed that Knee Deep will make its Xbox One debut on February 3.
When a washed-up actor hangs himself on location, a spotlight is cast on the backwater Florida town of Cypress Knee. Knee Deep is a crime thriller where choices matter as you investigate this mysterious suicide. Your screen becomes a stage as you investigate as three distinct characters: cheeky blogger Romana Teague, down-and-out local reporter Jack Bellet, and cynical private investigator K.C. Gaddis. Use your skills of observation, deduction, and cleverness to pull back the curtain and reveal the true story behind this swampland conspiracy. Experience a magical reality where characters are transported among scenes, set pieces moved into place, and music wafts from the orchestra pit. Knee Deep is about characters, storytelling, and the melodrama of swampland Florida.
Knee Deep was originally released for the PC last year, and we got a chance to try it out at PAX East 2016. The murder mystery’s “theatrical presentation” and Telltale-like choices were definitely a highlight of the convention.
Prologue Games closed the book on their Florida-set episodic adventure, Knee Deep, earlier this Spring. But PS4 and Xbox One owners who missed out on it will get their own chance to try it out when Knee Deep launches for the consoles this Summer
Currently available for the PC through Steam, Knee Deep is classified as a “swamp noir” by the developer, who also looked at David Lynch’s surreal TV production, Twin Peaks, for inspiration. But rather than re-explore the rainy corners of the Pacific Northwest, Knee Deep drags three different characters into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of a washed-up actor in the Sunshine State:
When a washed-up actor hangs himself on location, a spotlight is cast on the backwater Florida town of Cypress Knee. Your screen becomes a stage on which you investigate this mysterious suicide as three distinct characters: cheeky blogger Romana Teague, down-and-out local reporter Jack Bellet, and cynical private investigator K.C. Gaddis.
With a story that unfolds like a three-act play, Knee Deep’s characters are transported between scenes as if they were delivering their lines from the world’s largest stage. You can see just how big the game’s world gets in the trailer embedded above.
Another PAX East has come to an end, but Mike “Gabe” Krahulik, Jerry “Tycho” Holkins, and game developers from around the world will return to Boston next year for more shenanigans. In the meantime, I’ve got an overflowing notebook and thoughts on more than a dozen titles from the final days of the expo. (more…)