Explore the most exciting gaming news from November 27 to December 1, 2023. Stay informed about the highly awaited game launches and significant trends in the gaming sector. Our weekly summary provides a comprehensive overview and key takeaways from the gaming industry.
Steam Surprises Gamers with 6 Free-to-Play Games
Steam has recently added six new free-to-play games to its vast collection. This move caters to the growing need for budget-friendly entertainment options in the gaming community.
- Retro Commander: Developed by Noble Master, this post-apocalyptic real-time strategy war game has received positive reviews for its engaging gameplay.
- Fishing Online: Created by Braves, this game offers a relaxed, cartoon-style fishing experience in an online metaverse, perfect for socializing with friends.
- Shell’s Kitchen: From Stupid Town, this unique cooperative game takes players on a culinary adventure in an aquatic world.
- Reptile Chronicles: A 3D fantasy PvP arena game developed by GameXP, where players use magic and strategy to dominate in real-time duels.
- True Reporter: Mystery of Mistwood: Also from GameXP, this puzzle-solving game immerses players in the mysterious disappearance of Charlie Goodman.
- Coffee Brakes: A quirky game by WorkingTitle featuring competitive office chair jousting and offering a humorous twist to multiplayer battles.
These additions to Steam’s library provide gamers with free entertainment and showcase independent game developers’ diversity and creativity.
Netflix to Add 3 Grand Theft Auto Games Starting December
Netflix is adding “Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition” to its platform. Starting December 14, 2023, Netflix members can enjoy these iconic games at no extra cost. This includes “Grand Theft Auto III – The Definitive Edition,” “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – The Definitive Edition,” and “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition.” Available on Apple’s App Store, the Google Play store, and within the Netflix mobile app, members can pre-register now to play as soon as they launch.
Despite a rocky start marked by bugs and technical issues, these GTA editions have undergone significant improvements. Once criticized for subpar remastering, the games now offer enhanced experiences with fixed bugs, improved textures, and more.
Including GTA games in Netflix’s offerings will expand the streaming giant’s gaming library to over 80 titles. All games are accessible to Netflix subscribers without additional costs, ads, in-app purchases, or extra fees.
Sonic’s Rival Races to the Big Screen in Sonic Movie 3
The anticipation for “Sonic the Hedgehog 3” is palpable, particularly with the announcement of Shadow the Hedgehog’s inclusion in the film. The character, a fan favorite for his complex personality, is set to be a main character in the upcoming movie.
Adding to the buzz, Paramount recently released an intriguing behind-the-scenes image on the Sonic movie’s social media accounts, dated November 29. It features the iconic hover shoes of Shadow, hinting at his presence in the movie.
The film is set for release on December 20, 2024, heightening the sense of anticipation. The casting for Shadow’s voice actor is still unknown, but expectations are high given the star-studded cast of the previous movies. With Ben Schwartz as Sonic and Idris Elba as Knuckles, the new addition to the cast is eagerly awaited by fans, some of whom favor high-profile actors like Keanu Reeves or Robert Pattinson for Shadow’s role.
Upcoming Horror Game Echoes the Legacy of P.T. and Allison Road
Hitori de Productions, an independent game developer, has announced the release of Supernormal, a new horror game. It’s described as a spiritual successor to the iconic yet unreleased game Allison Road, which drew inspiration from P.T.
Set to release on January 8, 2024, Supernormal introduces players to a psychological horror world. Players will assume the role of a detective investigating a young woman’s disappearance in an apartment filled with dark secrets. The game will blend clue gathering with spine-chilling paranormal events.
Although not available for pre-order, fans can wishlist Supernormal on its Steam page. The page showcases screenshots that hint at the game’s visual style and P.T. influences. Supernormal promises around 2 hours of gameplay, similar to many popular short horror games known for their intense experiences.
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