Oxenfree II For Nintendo Switch Has Been Delayed Until 2023

“Thank you for your patience”.

Back in April last year, an Indie World presentation went out with a bang – revealing Oxenfree II: Lost Signals for the Nintendo Switch.

Unfortunately, it seems the same title has been delayed again. In an update on social media, developer Night School Studio said it needed some more time to make the game “truly special” and add more localisations.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s beta already beset by cheaters

It’s weekend two of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta – and now PC, PlayStation and Xbox players are all getting stuck in, cheaters have entered the battlefield.

And, in response, console players are disabling crossplay in a bid to avoid matching up with those on PC – the platform believed to have the most trouble with hackers.

If it sounds like you’ve read this story before, it’s because the same thing happened with the beta for last year’s Call of Duty Vanguard and 2020’s Black Ops Cold War.

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Review: Airoheart – Adequate Adventuring For Link To The Past Obsessives

“We have 2D Zelda at home”.

It’s said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and if that is indeed the case, then Airoheart is one of the most sycophantic releases on the Switch today. There’s certainly no shortage of ‘Zelda-likes‘ available on the console, but this is a game that stretches the term “inspired by” to its absolute limits, as it finds as many ways as possible to be The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past without actually tempting Nintendo into releasing its famed copyright ninjas for damage control. Consequently, fans of that top-down Zelda style will no doubt find much to love here, as Airoheart does an adequate job of presenting a wide linear action-adventure experience, but it more often than not feels like you’re looking at a funhouse mirror reflection rather than the real deal.

Airoheart is set in the fantasy land of Engard and follows the tale of two feuding groups: the Elmer and the Breton. The Elmer are masters of peaceful forms of magic while the Breton are proficient in more offensive and violent magical abilities, and there’s been tension between the two groups for as long as anyone can remember. Your character, a half-Breton named Airoheart who lives among the Elmer with his grandpa, is brothers with a Breton leader who is instigating increasingly more aggressive maneuvers against the Elmer in what appears to be a prelude to war. He seems to be most interested, however, in retrieving the fragments of the mythical Draoidhe Stone, a magical MacGuffin that will all but guarantee a swift Breton victory. Guided by a mysterious disembodied voice, Airoheart thus sets out on a quest to retrieve the fragments before the Breton can get their hands on them.

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PUBG dev shares “concept trailer” for its game based upon the Korean novel, The Bird That Drinks Tears

PUBG developer Krafton has released a new visual teaser for its unannounced project based upon the Korean fantasy novel, The Bird That Drinks Tears.

The developer says the trailer “illustrates” what audiences can expect from future entertainment projects based on the IP” as well as “guide the aesthetic and tonal directions of various multimedia projects based on The Bird That Drinks Tears, including a graphic novel and motion picture”.

“The visual concept trailer was created using Unreal Engine 5 and highlights the mystical tone Krafton is aiming for with entertainment projects based on The Bird That Drinks Tears,” explains Krafton.

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Sega’s Brian Ayers dies “after a short illness”

Sega Europe’s Brian Ayers has died at the age of 42.

His colleague, Ryan King, broke the news on Twitter earlier today, and linked to a crowdfund campaign that confirmed Ayers had died yesterday, 23rd September, “after a short illness”.

“Devastated that we’ve lost @Kaaaaneda who was truly the best of us – warm, funny, brilliant, a huge loss to us all,” King tweeted. “Games industry, please share this link far and wide xxx”

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Diablo 2: Resurrected Patch 2.5 is now live – here’s what’s new

Patch 2.5 is now live in Diablo 2: Resurrected.

The new content includes Terror Zones, the “fresh way to experience the journey to level 99 during seasons” that were launched on the public test realm a little while back as an all-new “experimental” feature.

“Terror looms every hour as the armies of the Burning Hells cause monsters in a specific zone to increase in power and level, encouraging players to level up and collect loot in locations all across Sanctuary,” Blizzard teases.

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Twitch loses VP after revenue split controversy

Twitch’s senior vice president of global creators, Constance Knight, is leaving the company.

In a statement shared with staff on Wednesday, Knight said she was off on a “new adventure that provides exciting growth opportunities for [her] both professionally and personally” in the “creator space”.

Knight’s departure from Twitch means the firm has lost its chief content officer, chief operating officer, and Knight’s position in the last year alone (thanks, Bloomberg).

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