PIF Picks: The Top Gaming News from August 28 to September 1, 2023

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PIF Picks: The Top Gaming News from August 28 to September 1, 2023

As we navigate the dynamic world of gaming, it’s essential to stay updated with the latest developments and breakthroughs. Below, we bring you the most exciting gaming news from August 28 to September 1, 2023. From game releases to industry shake-ups, we’ve got you covered on all the pivotal moments defining this exciting gaming week.

Creators of ‘Untitled Goose Game’ Announce Fresh Collaboration with Panic!

Melbourne’s House House has teamed up with Panic Inc for a fresh, unique project. The upcoming game? A whole new experience from “Untitled Goose Game”. Although the team hasn’t named the project yet, they promise fans a unique experience that sparks curiosity and anticipation.

Panic Inc. reciprocated the enthusiasm, stating that the new venture would be “not what you would expect from the team. The publisher backs innovative indie games. Partnering with House House? Likely another win for them. Although details are scant at the moment, the gaming world is eagerly awaiting more information on this intriguing collaboration.

AEW All In Breaks Records and Introduces New Mobile Game

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) rocked the mobile gaming scene during their UK event. AEW All In, featuring stars like Friedman, Punk, and Omega, broke records with 80,000 fans. They highlighted the new game, “AEW: Rise to the Top”

At the pre-show, wrestler Saraya took the stage. She introduced the new mobile game to thousands. It’s a collaboration with East Side Games and Game Masons. They launched the game in beta the same day they showcased it.

Mark Caplan, Vice President of Licensing and Games for AEW, expressed the company’s enthusiasm for the mobile gaming venture. He said the game links AEW’s TV and PPV broadcasts with gaming. It’s AEW’s strategy to grow its multimedia brand.

The Case of the Golden Idol Unveils Free Web Version and Final DLC

The Case of the Golden Idol has rolled out a free web-based version alongside a brand-new DLC, “Golden Idol Mysteries: The Lemurian Vampire.” Developed by Color Gray Games, the free web version is a trial, offering players the first three cases to solve.

The announcement coincides with the surprise release of the game’s second and seemingly final expansion, “Golden Idol Mysteries: The Lemurian Vampire.” This DLC adds three more mysteries to the game as a sequel to the first DLC expansion, “The Spider of Lanka.” Both DLCs act as prequels to the main game, exploring the origins of the enigmatic golden idol.

The game clinched the 2023 Independent Games Festival Design Award. It also got a BAFTA nomination. It’s praised for its unique gameplay and eerie vibe. It’s a must-play experience, inspired by Lucas Pope’s “Obra Dinn.”

Dreamate Games Announces New Arc Line, A Steampunk CRPG

The gaming world is buzzing with the announcement of “New Arc Line.” It is a steampunk fantasy CRPG that’s drawing comparisons to the iconic “BioShock Infinite.” Developed by Dreamate Games, the game is slated for a 2024 release on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.

The announcement trailer showcases the game’s visually striking setting, the fantastical city of New Arc. The aesthetic, reminiscent of BioShock Infinite’s floating city of Columbia, intrigues fans. The trailer also hints at similar narrative themes, such as the idea of tyranny and dysfunction masked by a facade of progress and exceptionalism.

While the trailer offers only a glimpse of a masked, hooded character who may be the game’s antagonist, it’s enough to get fans excited about what’s to come.

Paleo Pines to Launch on Multiple Platforms, Promising a Fresh Take on Farming Simulators

If you’ve ever wondered what “Stardew Valley” would be like with dinosaurs, look no further. “Paleo Pines,” a new simulation game, is set to bring the cozy farming experience to a whole new level by adding a prehistoric twist. Developed by Modus Games, the game is scheduled for release on September 26 for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

The game’s trailer reveals many activities players can engage in, from taming dinosaurs to growing crops and customizing farmhouses. The game features different biomes, including grassy and rocky terrains and hidden secrets, much like its inspiration, “Stardew Valley.” Players can expect to interact with various NPCs and even tame dinosaurs that assist in daily farm activities. 

The game offers a unique blend of the familiar and the fantastical, aiming to cater to farming sim enthusiasts and dinosaur lovers. With six species of dinosaurs, three of which are ridable, “Paleo Pines” promises a rich and diverse gameplay experience. The game also hints at the unique abilities of these dinosaurs, adding another layer of complexity and excitement to the farming sim genre.

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