Weekly Round-Up: 10/17/2020-10/23/2020
Updated: Oct 29
Written by Mary Joaquin
Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up!
Every week, we cover the latest in the gaming world. This weekend started off slow but momentous, with a survey from Fall Guys and a landslide victory by G2.
The weekdays picked up with a series of announcements and releases from indie games and developers. Puzzlers Where Cards Fall and Manifold Garden came to more platforms, GoNNER 2 released, and setting up the Halloween mood are Scorn and Little Nightmares II giving scares with their trailers.
Let’s get right into it!
“Please may you fill in another survey?” tweeted the official account. The survey enables the developers to see the number of expected rounds each season, saying it would be beneficial for the future of Fall Guys.
On Sunday, Oct 18, G2 Esports won against Gen.G in the League of Legends World Championship quarter-final match.
According to Dot Esports, G2 had been a frequent contender for the championship and their sweeping 3-0 victory cements their spot once again.
ESPN reported that Gen.G’s troubles began in the unequal team composition of G2’s focused on Twisted Fate, Pantheon and Jhin, making Gen. G resort to including Tarc with their Kalista ultimate to improve their odds in the 5v5.
Rasmus “Caps” Winther was Player of the Game, with an overall KDA of 14.
Originally available only on iOS, the adventure game was released last year, with spatial puzzles and a slice of life story. However, according to PC Gamer, the game doles out its ten-year story without dialogue, relying only on the puzzles and its atmospheric audios.
“Create pathways through dreamlike spatial puzzles to navigate the insecurities and emotions of high school and beyond,” reads its description on Steam.
The game is slated for release in 2021.
On Tuesday, October 20, William Chyr Studio’s Manifold Garden released on Steam and Itch.
Previously released on Apple Arcade and the Epic Games Store a year ago, and on Switch, PS4 and Xbox One back in August, the game weaves itself into the unique features of Steam such as achievements, Trading Cards and Badges. The 3D-puzzler also includes a two-week 20% discount period.
On Wednesday, October 21, Scorn released a gameplay trailer, showcasing the H.R Giger-inspired game’s amalgamation of body horror with all its squishy sound effects.
Scorn first appeared in 2016, following developments and two Kickstarter campaigns since 2014. “The unsettling environment is a character itself,” reads its game description. The gameplay video reveals little else story wise but features the weaponry and enemies the player will come across.
Ebb Software announced in May that the game will be exclusively on Xbox Series X but will still be available on Steam, Windows Store, and GOG.
The game will be releasing in 2021.
On Thursday, October 22, GoNNER 2 released on Steam.
Announced back in early June, the game takes its hero Ikk on a mission to help Death recover her domain. The sequel features colorful graphics, a nonlinear level structure, and a co-op mode.
“Battle crazy bosses, lose your head (a lot), in this messy, cute, fast-paced procedurally-generated platformer,” reads its description. The game is also available on GoG, Switch, Xbox One and its Xbox Game Pass.
It is slated for a future PS4 and Xbox Series X release. The first game won an Excellence in Audio award in the 2017 Independent Games Festival.
On Friday, October 23, Bandai Namco released a Halloween trailer for the upcoming Little Nightmares II.
The trailer showcased the suspense-adventure’s different areas and its inhabitants, from a faceless woman to headless mannequins. On top of that, the first game’s DLC character the Thin Man reappears to stalk Six, and the new character, Mono.
The game’s TV Collector’s Edition includes a custom TV box, artbook and steelbook, stickers, digital bonuses, and store-exclusives 3D lenticular art and preorder bonus Mono keychain.
The game will be released early February 2021.
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