Octodad: Dadliest Catch Lands On Xbox One Next Week

Several months back it was announced that Octodad: Dadliest Catch was in development for Xbox One. Today developer Young Horses have revealed via Twitter that everybody’s favourite ordinary-dad-simulator will be available for Microsoft’s machine next week, August 26th at a price of $14.99/£11.99.

The new release on Xbox includes the base game plus the previously revealed free DLC “Octodad Shorts”. Fans of the game will also be pleased to hear that the Wii U port is done and dusted, awaiting certification – so expect a launch date announcement regarding that one fairly soon too.

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch Lands On Xbox One Next Week

Futurlab’s Velocity 2X Out Now On Xbox One & PC

Velocity 2X, the award-winning critically acclaimed arcade shooter from indie devs FuturLab is now available on Xbox One and Windows PC.

These new editions promise to be just as awesome as the exiting PlayStation options, plus they’re bundling the core game with all the bonus content contained in the “Critical Urgency” and “Dual Core” DLC packs as standard.

A light-speed action game with responsive controls, Velocity 2X flows energetically between two trigger-testing genres: a top-down vertical shooter and a side-scrolling platformer. Whether dashing through enemy strongholds in the nimble Quarp Jet or on foot, players can unleash a barrage of attacks and teleport precisely through danger in the blink of an eye, rewarding gutsy moves and quick reflexes. Competitive leaderboards rank player performance by speed, completion percentage, and overall score to support dedicated speedrunners across each of the more than 50 stages in the game.

Set in the distant future, Velocity 2X stars Lt. Kai Tana, an ace fighter pilot who must use her raw firepower, wits, and agility to battle hostile aliens and free her fellow prisoners. The adventure bursts off the screen with bold art design inspired by the classics of 80s sci-fi, as well as a variety of colourful worlds, immense boss battles, dazzling visual effects, and a pulsing techno soundtrack.

Published by Sierra, Velocity 2X is available today via the Xbox Games Store and Steam, priced at $19.99/£16.79.

Futurlab’s Velocity 2X Out Now On Xbox One & PC

Octopus Prime: Transformers Themed Splatfest Heading To Splatoon

Earlier today Nintendo confirmed the ‘testfire’ demo for Nintendo’s squid-based-shooter Splatoon would be returning for US and EU players later in the month, and now they’ve also revealed the latest two teams who’ll face off in their next Splatfest – Decepticons vs Autobots!

That’s right, it’s a Transformers special Splatfest!

For those not in the know, Splatoon’s Splatfest is a regularly recurring event – usually held at weekends in which Inklings are able to choose between two teams and participate in battles for heightened XP. As well as giving players those rather nifty Transformers shirts Inkopolis Plaza and all the games stages are also decorated to reflect the special event.

Octopus Prime: Transformers Themed Splatfest Heading To Splatoon

Sony’s Paris Games Week Conference Detailed

Sony have today confirmed that the PlayStation conference at this year’s Paris Games Week will be taking place on October 27th at 5pm GMT (6pm CEST, 9am PT, 12pm ET)

The “Media Preview” is a first for Sony, who opted to head to the Parisian show instead of Cologne’s Gamescom this year, given how soon that event fell after June’s E3.

“With the changes this year of E3 taking place a week later and Gamescom taking place earlier, we feel that both PlayStation and the wider industry would benefit from a major news milestone later in the year, during the most important period for gaming.”

Sony also announced earlier this week that the PlayStation Experience will be returning at the end of the year, this time in San Francisco.

Sony’s Paris Games Week Conference Detailed

Crackdown 3’s “100% World Destruction” Limited To Multiplayer Only

Xbox exclusive Crackdown 3 has been wowing visitors to Gamescom this week with a rather impressive new world destruction model being demoed on stage.

Dave Jones, the game’s director, has now confirmed however that Crackdown 3’s reliance on cloud based tech means that this level of destruction will only be available in the game’s multiplayer mode.

“Yes, [destruction is] exclusive to the multiplayer mode,” Jones said, speaking to IGN.

Asked if you can destroy buildings in single player, he continued “No, you can’t, and in some respects that goes against the grain of what Crackdown is […] we really wanted to create a new multiplayer experience that bent that.”

“You have to be online for multiplayer, and at that point we can connect to the cloud and really expand the experience.”

Specifics regarding the title’s multiplayer aspect are currently unknown, but Jones has said fans can expect more than “a simple deathmatch” from the experience.

Crackdown 3 is due to launch sometime in Summer 2016.

Crackdown 3’s “100% World Destruction” Limited To Multiplayer Only

EA Moving Future UK Releases To Thursdays

To bring the UK releases in line with the rest of Europe, EA have announced they’re moving all future UK game launches to Thursdays rather than Fridays, as has been the norm for years.

As part of the announcement, a few upcoming titles have new release dates, which are as follows:

  • Madden NFL 16 – August 27
  • FIFA 16 – September 24
  • Need for Speed – November 5
  • Star Wars Battlefront – November 19

Until now, players in the UK have had to wait until Friday for new EA games to release, one day after the rest of Europe. We realised that players wanted to be able to get in the game the same time as their friends across Europe and we’re happy to make this change.

EA Moving Future UK Releases To Thursdays

Stranger’s Wrath Wii U Not Currently Under Development At Oddworld Inhabitants

Earlier this week Oddworld Inhabitants released a few screenshots of the work-in-progress WiiU port of New ‘n’ Tasty which is due later this year, but it now appears the studio’s port of Stranger’s Wrath for Nintendo’s console has been put on the back-burner, at least for the foreseeable future.

In response to rumours posted online, they tweeted out that while the game isn’t cancelled as such, but it is not currently being worked on.

Stranger’s Wrath Wii U Not Currently Under Development At Oddworld Inhabitants