Indie-niably good news.
It’s that time of the week again – that time when we deliver you nuggets of news in the form of this wonderful weekly roundup. John’s off dancing through the English countryside in pursuit of his dreams (okay, so he’s just on holiday), nevertheless, I’m afraid you’re stuck with me for this week. Let’s jump straight in, shall we?
Space Hulk: Tactics is out now
Space Hulk: Tactics, a faithful turn-based adaptation of the board game Space Hulk and set in the Warhammer 40K universe, launched earlier this week.
Two narrative-driven campaigns tell a new story in the Warhammer 40K universe, allowing you to choose to play as either Space Marine Terminators, genetically modified super soldiers, or Genestealers, the deadly aliens that inhabit the remains of smooshed-together starships, known as Space Hulks.
You can check out the launch trailer below.
The new card system will give players greater control over their forces, allowing for a good amount of customisation. A mission editor is also available, allowing you to easily design, share, and play your own maps.
Space Hulk: Tactics is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Devolver announce new sci-fi thriller, Observation
Devolver Digital has announced a new sci-fi thriller, Observation, by Stories Untold developer, No Code, and set to release on PlayStation 4 and PC, next year.
The reveal trailer, which you can watch below, gives off Alien Isolation vibes – unsurprising as it is being worked on by some of the same developers – and shows how the narrative will unfold via snippets from the viewpoint of the artificial intelligence, S.A.M.
And this is essentially how the game will play out, with the player assuming the role of the space station’s AI. You’ll be able to operate the control systems, switch between cameras, and use tools to aid Emma in discovering the fate of the vanished crew.
Observation is set for release in 2019 on PlayStation 4 and PC. If you can’t wait until then, you can keep up to date with the game via the official website.
Strange Brigade gets DLC, Character pack, and free content update
The new Strange Brigade DLC, Thrice Damned Part 1: Isle of the Dead, is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Additionally, a new character expansion pack is available to purchase, as well as a free new content update for Horde mode and Score Attack.
The Isle of the Dead DLC – priced at Â£5.60 – gives players a new campaign mission, featuring a pirate settlement in an undiscovered region of the Mediterranean, which is (naturally) full of monsters to hunt.
The trailer (above) shows off the cool-looking ruins that are part of the Isle of the Dead, a setting that would be lovely if it weren’t for the pirate skeletons trying to incessantly kill you.
Along with the DLC, a new hero is available; Tessie Caldwell, the famous Rebel of the Skies. She is part of the American Aviatrix Character Expansion Pack – which will set you back Â£6.40 – available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Along with Tessie, the character pack includes:
And finally, players can now access new – free – content for Horde mode and Score Attack via a free update. Horde mode gets The Tunnels map and Score Attack gets the Towering Temple 2 and Cursed Village 2 levels.
Strange Brigade is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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