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Hello and welcome back to another edition of the Indie News Roundup. There’s quite a few bits and pieces to get through from this week but we feel confident that we’ve gathered the three stories that are worth talking about this week. SO, sit back, relax, and get caught up with the indie news from the last seven days.
Deltarune coming to the Switch this month
Toby Fox’s surprise announcement and release of the Deltarune demo a while back got a fair few people excited about the game. And there’s good news for Switch players who might have missed the demo, because Deltarune’s first episode will be available on the hybrid console from February 28.
The first episode, which will be available for free on the Switch, has been out for some time on PC and has been pretty well received, with players praising Fox’s ability to put a fresh spin on his storytelling without parting too much with what made Undertale such a special game.
And speaking of Undertale, Toby Fox’s debut game will be available for 33% off in the lead up to the release of Deltarune of the Switch, so if you missed it the first few times, here’s your chance to get it for less.
Beyond Blue to make an appearance in Blue Planet 2 Live
Beyond Blue, the colloborative project from developer E-Line Media and BBC will be making an appearance during the Blue Planet II Live in Concert. As for what type of appearance we can expect, not too much is given away though an extended look at its gameplay would be a welcome one.
We’ve only been shown snippets of the game in previous months, and while many (inluding me) expected it to be an Abzu clone at its core, the game will have a fairly in-depth story apparently.
You’ll play as a Marine biologist as you go about exploring the ocean. Both E-Line and BBC have promised those attending the concert a chance to see â€œnever-before-seen footage,â€ of the game, though it’s a safe bet that the footage will get uploaded to social media after the concert tour.
And finallyâ€¦ The Degrees of Separation launch trailer is pretty dramatic
There’s a saying that opposites attract so it only seems fitting that Modus Games’ heroes of Degrees of Separation break out on to consoles and PC on Valentine’s Day.
Along with the release is a launch trailer that shows off the gorgeous design that Degrees of Separation offers. The game follows two â€œcontrasting souls,â€ in the fire master Ember and ice-controlling Rime as they embark on a puzzle-fuelled adventure.
It’s only been out for a few hours but word on the cyber-street (or, internet) is that Degrees of Separation offers up an artsy slice of co-op fun, perfect for any gaming couples out there or just a nice way to spend a weekend, whatever you like.
You can pick up Degrees of Separation Â£16 across all platforms.