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Hello and welcome to another, yes, another, of our Indie News Roundups. It’s our weekly feature where we force feed you lucky lot a handful of stories that may have sneaked past you these last seven days. Let’s not waste any more time, and get straight to the stories.
Devotion’s Steam return isn’t looking great
Devotion developer Red Candle Games released a statement this week addressing the future of the studio’s accidentally controversial horror game.
Greetings, we are Red Candle Games from Taiwan. To all of our players, industry and media friends, we would like to provide an update on ‘Devotion’. pic.twitter.com/wfGTUbHtHx— redcandlegames (@redcandlegames) July 15, 2019
Devotion was pulled from the Steam store earlier this year after a rogue asset that appeared to compare Chinese President Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh was spotted. The developer has been pretty quiet on the future of Devotion for a while and this week’s statement suggests the future isn’t looking too bright.
The statement explains how the asset incident had caused “immeasurable harm” to Red Candle and its partner. While the developer works to “prevent the damage from worsening” Red Candle’s co-founders “reached a unanimous decision to not re-release ‘Devotion’ in the near term.”
The statement closes saying that the studio “hopes for a second chance in the near future” but the immediate message is that we won’t be playing Devotion for a while.
Edge of Eternity’s third chapter is live on Early Access
JRPG Edge of Eternity has released its third chapter, The Reunion, on Steam’s Early Access this week.
The new update brings about three to four hours of gameplay, including a new town to explore, a handful of new quests, ghouls to fight, and items for you to organise meticulously.
This might be the first time you’re hearing about Edge of Eternity, being developed by Midgard Studio, following its successful Kickstarter. The game managed to amass a fair bit of buzz though, and thanks to the extra support it received, has brought in Chrono Trigger composer Yasunori Mitsuda to help out with the game’s music.
The Reunion promises a fair bit of story and it sounds like things are really starting to kick off., with the third chapter the game’s rag-tag adventurers being pushed to their limits.
Edge of Eternity will receive free updates along with the chapter dumps, both of which will expand the game world and improve what features are already in the game as it gears up for its PC launch in 2020.
And finally… Tropico 6’s regime will launch in September
City and dictator-sim, Tropico 6, will get its full console release on September 27. The game launched on PC earlier this year and has been available on the Xbox Preview program since last month.
Along with all the city building and regime fun, the PS4 and Xbox One release will include the game’s map editor as well as all the other goodies that PC players have been enjoying for a while.
Tropico 6 will release on September 27 for PS4 and Xbox One.