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Xbox Store Today: Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind, Perception, Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 2, more
It’s Wednesday and another big day is in store for Microsoft’s Xbox Games Store…
First up, Bethesda is relaunching The Elder Scrolls Online with its latest expansion, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind. Players will return to the island of Vvardenfell on the Xbox One to save it from a “deadly Daedric threat” and battle other players in the Ashlands in a 4v4v4 arena-style environment.
Also available to download today for the Xbox One is Perception from The Deep End Games. Perception is a narrative-driven adventure game where players take control of Cassie, a blind woman with a supernatural connection to a haunted mansion. After the nightmares become too much, Cassie goes to the mansion to discover what mysteries live within its walls.
Elsewhere on the Xbox Games Store, Telltale Games has continued their Guardians of the Galaxy series with Episode 2: Under Pressure. Xbox One owners will be able to explore Rocket’s past while also receiving help from “dubious old friends and unwilling new allies.”
Finally today, Codemasters will release Dirt 4 for the Xbox One, and off-road racing fans will get to tackle new rally, rallycross, and landrush events.
You can learn more about all of these games (and the rest of today’s new releases) after the break. (more…)
Wipeout Omega Collection, Perception, Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind, more added to PS Store this week
The PlayStation Store is racing for the future with this week’s update…
First up is the Wipeout: Omega Collection, a new PS4 compilation featuring the last two games in the series. The futuristic racing franchise may have faded away in 2012, but Sony is hoping that fans will want to replay Wipeout HD, its Fury expansion, and Wipeout 2048 one more time with enhanced graphics and sound.
Also available to download this week is a different kind of racing game from Codemasters. The publisher has relaunched its off-road racing series with Dirt 4 for the PS4. Including more than 50 vehicles and an almost unlimited number of routes, Dirt 4 will keep fans busy for quite a while. And speaking of dedicated fans, Bethesda is returning to the island of Vvardenfell for new adventures in The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind for the PS4.
Finally this week, PS4 players will get the chance to download the Diablo-like Victor Vran and Perception, a first-person narrative adventure created by a team of developers who previously worked on BioShock and Dead Space. Telltale will also launch Guardians of the Galaxy – Episode 2: Under Pressure, the newest episode in their Marvel adaptation.
You can learn more about all of these games (and nearly a dozen other new releases) after the break. (more…)
Deep End Games delivers a Launch Trailer for Perception on PC; PS4 and Xbox One launch pushed back a week
Perception is now available to download for the PC, through Steam and GOG, and The Deep End Games has unveiled a brand new Launch Trailer to go along with its release.
The Deep End Games is made up of developers that previously worked on BioShock for Irrational Games and Dead Space for Visceral, and they’ve used that experience to create a new horror adventure that takes players inside a haunted mansion known as Echo Bluff. However, navigating the mansion won’t be easy as the protagonist, Cassie, is blind:
In Perception, players take on the role of Cassie, a blind woman able to sense the world around her via echolocation, who is plagued with dreams of a haunted New England estate. Armed with only a cell phone with spotty reception, Cassie heads to Echo Bluff, and it turns out the place is worse than her nightmares. A wraith-like inhabitant known as “The Presence” hunts the young intruder, but Cassie remains determined to uncover the secrets held within the estate’s walls.
Cassie must use her ultra-sensitive hearing to maneuver around the ancient estate and uncover the mysteries within. Each tap of her cane reveals the scenery around her, but also draws in the Presence, who is listening for the young woman. Cassie must avoid detection wherever possible in this cat-and-mouse thriller.
Cassie’s only hope at survival is to uncover the storied past of Echo Bluff, or she risks becoming one of its victims.
Perception was also expected to launch for the PS4 and Xbox One this week, but The Deep End Games has sadly been forced to push its console debut back a week. It should be available to download through the PlayStation Store and Xbox Games Store on June 6.
The Deep End Games has been working on Perception, their upcoming first-person suspense game, for several years now. Today, the developer was ready to confirm that Perception, which features a blind woman named Cassie as its protagonist, will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 30.
To go along with their release date announcement, The Deep End also unveiled an unsettling new trailer that includes scenes with a deer monster, a human-size cocoon, and a puppet with a machine gun. Be sure to watch it with the lights on.
After previously revealing that Perception, a survival horror game starring a young woman named Cassie, would be released for the PC and PS4, developer The Deep End Games has now confirmed it’ll also be available for the Xbox One.
If you’re unfamiliar with Perception, The Deep End has released a new trailer, as well as posted a detailed description about the game to the Xbox Wire:
Perception is a narrative-based first-person horror game where you play as Cassie, a blind woman whose nightmares about a haunted mansion have plagued her for months. She finally decides to go to the mansion to solve the mystery, but there’s more to this estate than she ever dreamed. She must use her wits, her smartphone, and her echolocation abilities to unravel the tortured history of the place and escape with her life.
Sound is a major element to playing Perception. Every sound becomes a visual cue for the player, whether it be a hissing pipe or an alarm clock going off at an inopportune time — the more sound you make while exploring Echo Bluff, the greater your chance of grabbing the attention of the malevolent force inside the house.
As you continue to play, you’ll travel back through the decades and see the house’s many iterations, along with the generations tormented by the forces at play. As Cassie solves each mystery, the house dwindles slowly toward its original form, to the beginning of its horrors.
Perception doesn’t currently have an official release date, but there’s a possibility it could launch sometime in 2017.
The Deep End Games has announced they’ve partnered with Feardemic, an independent publisher of “unique psychological horror games,” to bring Perception to the PS4. Originally unveiled as a PC exclusive a few years ago, Perception is the story of Cassie, a blind who ventures into a haunted mansion after restless spirits invade her dreams.
If you’re unfamiliar with Perception, Deep End’s Creative Director, Bill Gardner, penned a quick primer about Perception for readers of the PlayStation Blog:
After months of research, she discovers an abandoned mansion in Gloucester, MA. Once there, Cassie finds that Echo Bluff is worse than her nightmares. A ghostly Presence has tormented its inhabitants over generations, and it now hunts Cassie. She must solve the estate’s mysteries or become one of its victims.
Cassie finds her way by tapping her cane and can “see” via echolocation. She needs to avoid detection and uses ambient sounds of the house to help her navigate or uses objects to create distractions. Every sound creates a visual. But there is a cost…sound will attract your enemies and reveal your location.
But you’ll also need to match wits with the Presence, a mysterious force that haunts the mansion. When playing, you must carefully weigh the risk of making too much noise against the possibility of being discovered. Once spotted, your only hope is to run, hide, and pray that it doesn’t find you. Cassie can also use the ambient sounds of the house to her advantage, by throwing objects like alarm clocks to create “sound bombs” that can distract her enemies.
The Deep End Games will debut a brand new trailer for Perception during this year’s New York Game Awards, which will be held on January 19 in Manhattan. However, it might be a while before we get the chance to play it. Perception doesn’t currently have a release date.
When your resume includes critically-acclaimed classics like BioShock and Dead Space, it’s hard for a fledgling studio’s debut title to stand on its own. Unfortunately, those are the high standards The Deep End Games, a studio that counts developers from both Irrational Games and Visceral Games, is being held to. Thankfully, their first offering, Perception, has a unique visual design and an irresistible narrative hook to pull potential players in. (more…)
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