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OPN Curates: This Week in PC Gaming

Releasing August 27-September 2, 2018

The following titles are what we feel are the most noteworthy games releasing this week. The description for each title is the studio's and not our own.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Feel The Power Of Football with PES 2019 offering new licenses, photo-realism and new myClub!

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NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER

Battle as a team of 4 to compete against other teams online! Graphically, SHINOBI STRIKER is also built from the ground up in a completely new graphic style. Lead your team and fight online to see who the best ninjas are!

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Ammo Pigs: Armed and Delicious

It's the year 2049. Slaughterhouse A.I. controls the surface of the Earth, turning all life into sausage. Only the pigs remain to fight. Steer your one-pig army through the dangerous hallways of meat factory battlegrounds as you attempt to rescue innocent pigs trapped and waiting for processing. Relive the glory days of 2D platform gaming with this modern action classic.

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Donut County

Donut County is a story-based physics puzzle game where you play as an ever-growing hole in the ground. Meet cute characters, steal their trash, and throw them in a hole.

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Blade Strangers

A malevolent force known only as Lina is devouring data from a vast, interdimensional network of servers overseen by sentient computers called ”motes.” In desperation, the motes summon heroes from a variety of parallel game worlds to face off against each other in one-on-one combat.

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The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game

Build your deck and face Sauron in The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game, a digital-only experience inspired by the tabletop LCG®. Lead your fellowship through quests that will test your Leadership, Tactics, Lore, and Spirit. Ready your weapons, gather your heroes, and create your own story.

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Need to Know

Welcome to the Department of Liberty. Ascend the ranks of the NSA-like surveillance agency and decide: will you stand up for privacy, or help create an unstoppable police state? Spy on people’s deepest secrets, pick apart their private lives and decide their fate in this modern surveillance thriller.

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Two Point Hospital

Build up a hospital from nothing to a masterpiece as you design the most beautiful – or functional – healthcare operation in the whole of Two Point County.

Optimise your hospital design to increase patient (and cash) flow, arranging corridors, rooms and waiting areas to your exact specifications. Expand your hospital to multiple buildings as you look to get as many patients through the door as possible.

Place decorative and functional items around your hospital to improve its prestige, lower patient boredom, increase happiness and keep those end of year awards flowing in.

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Aggressors: Ancient Rome

Aggressors: Ancient Rome is a turn-based 4X strategy game that brings you back to the ancient world.

A mix of deep gameplay and rich historical flavor, Aggressors lets you relive history as the ruler of one of the mighty civilizations of the Mediterranean world. Will you bring glory to Rome and conquer the Mare Nostrum? Will you build an immortal trading empire with Carthage? Will you bring the light of Athens to the world? Or maybe you will restore the rule of the Pharaoh? Choose one of twenty available factions and conquer the world.

You can manage all aspects of your empire: war, trade, internal politics, diplomacy, cultural development. Play on your strengths, beware of your weaknesses. The ancient world is brutal, for no mercy shall be given to the defeated. Vae victis!

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Shadows: Awakening

Aggressors: Ancient Rome is a turn-based 4X strategy game that brings you back to the ancient world.

Shadows: Awakening is the new adventure in the Heretic Kingdoms saga. After the members of the secret council known as the Penta Nera are assassinated, their souls are consumed by the Devourers – evil demons which possess the ability to absorb the memories and personalities of the souls they acquire and materialize them as their puppets. Re-emerging into the mortal realm once again, the demonic Penta Nera continue their quest for power and immortality, but at what cost?

Shadows: Awakening is a unique, isometric single-player RPG with real-time tactical combat. You take control of a demon summoned from the Shadow Realm – the Devourer – to consume the souls of long-dead heroes and embark on an epic adventure with challenging gameplay, a gripping storyline and enchanting graphics. Do you have the focus and wits to master the world of the Heretic Kingdoms? Gather your party, control powerful heroes and use their skills to your advantage. But who is in charge… the demon, or the souls that it has devoured? It's up to you to either thwart a major threat and save the world, or to plunge it into complete disaster…

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The Corridor: On Behalf Of The Dead

The Corridor: On Behalf Of The Dead is a sci-fi horror game set in a dystopian future where law enforcement invade criminals’ minds to uncover their guilt.

Enter the mind of a suspected killer and face horrors buried deep within their psyche. In a society where violence and murder run rife, you are a Custodian, tasked with solving the most twisted and horrific murders.

Alone and unarmed you must seek out memory evidence to piece together the truth. Be careful, madness lurks in the shadows and your ever-depleting stores of cohesion must be replenished for you to survive!

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Rigid Force Alpha

Classic shoot’em up action in modern 3D! Blast off to take down hordes of infected aliens and dreadful machines programmed on waging an intergalactic war against mankind!

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Droid Invaders

Droid Invaders is a tower defense strategy game. Your mission is to stop revolting droids from reaching your energy sources. Droids live underground, and nobody has figured out why they are suddenly drawn to the surface. Is there a mastermind behind this?

Droids love shiny things. Energy sources are excessively shiny, and having reached the surface that's what most droids are moving towards. Luckily, you have a large arsenal of upgradeable defensive towers. These towers use laser beams, shock waves, fire and many other weapons to fight off droids. You can also trick the curious robots by building shiny decoy towers - they're irresistible, droids can't help but investigate them.

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Gene Rain

Death is always fair. He treats both the poor and the rich equally. This is the concept of the "Death Squad". We will control a "Death Squad" in the game, fighting to end the conflicts afflicting the whole world.

We have set 3 forces in the game. The background of the story is the beginning of the conflict between these 3 forces. Each force has its own ideas and goals that it strives for; in the game, following the story, players must control 3 main characters: Alex (half human and half robot), Salman (robot) and Li Ying (human). They will fight to end the world conflicts no matter the cost.

The game has a simple upgrading system. There are 9 weapons + a variety of character attributes in the game. Amongst them, 3 main weapons and all character attributes can be upgraded.

There are 4 types of scenes in the game: destroyed cities, quiet towns, deep canyons, and cities in dark night. There are more than 12 types of enemies in the game. We input sensations, data, and behavior into the game’s AI to let it have a human-like characteristics. Each enemy has unique attributes and detailed behavior in the game.

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The Universim Early Access

Jump straight into managing your own planets as you guide a civilization through the ages. Become the ultimate empire in The Universim, a new breed of God Game in development by Crytivo.

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Switchblade Early Access

War is the new sport in Switchblade, an arena-based 5v5 vehicle action game that combines high-octane combat with an ever-shifting selection of strategic choices.

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Green Hell Early Access

GREEN HELL is an Open World Survival Simulator set in the uncharted unique setting of the Amazonian rainforest.

You are left alone in the jungle without any food or equipment, trying to survive and find your way out. Clinging to life, the player is set on a journey of durability as the effects of solitude wear heavy not only on the body but also the mind. How long can you survive against the dangers of the unknown?

On this journey, you won’t get any help from the outside world. Equipped only with your bare hands you’ll have to learn actual survival techniques to build shelters, make tools, and craft weapons in order to hunt and defend yourself. Constantly threatened by the jungle you’ll fight with both wild animals and tropical sicknesses. Players will also have to face the traps set by your own mind and fears that crawl in the darkness of the endless jungle.

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Landinar: Into the Void Early Access

Landinar: Into the Void is an action-packed space adventure in a backwater quadrant under tight control of the empire.

As the player you take control of a captain down on your luck, with more enemies than friends and a knack for getting into trouble. After an unfortunate run-in with the law, the time has come to make a change. Get into your ship and fly out into space to take on contracts, fight enemies and collect new tech to design and build your own spaceship.

In Landinar: Into the Void you create your own adventure. You decide what to do, who to talk to, who to fight and how big (or small) your space ship is going to be!

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RESEQUENCED Early Access

While investigating the mysterious disappearance of her parents, a college student's DNA is modified.

RE*SEQUENCED is a 3D open-world adventure game focused on story, exploration and combat. You play as Lux Hart, a college student who travels to her parents' rural home during summer break, only to find them missing. While investigating their disappearance, she uncovers their connection with the mysterious underground agency The Redaction Commission. Using alien tech acquired by the Commission, her DNA is edited and resequenced, arming her with extraordinary abilities.

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Dead Frontier 2 Early Access

Online survival horror at its darkest. As one of the few survivors of the outbreak, you must scratch a living out of the decaying ruins of society. Scavenge for supplies, improve your skills, and trade with other players. All the while, keeping your eyes peeled for the infected lurking around every corner.

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BattleRush 2 Early Access

BattleRush 2 is a multiplayer large open-world shooter in the entourage of the Second World War with total destructibility of the environment.

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Vengeful Rites VR

Vengeful Rites is an adventure RPG designed exclusively for Virtual Reality. The world is being overrun by goblins and monsters and it falls to you to defend the realm of men against their invasion. You've got everything you need to accomplish your task. Your journey awaits...

Explore every inch of a fantasy world steeped in mystery and danger while fighting against clever, nimble and sometimes colossal enemies that refuse to go down easily. Solve riddles and puzzles meant to bar your path or protect ancient treasures. Wield powerful magic with an intuitive on-the-fly casting system that gives you full control without having to navigate convoluted menus or interfaces. Customize your gear and play style with meteor shards and perks.

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NightKnight VR

NightKnight is an intense, chaotic, fantasy VR archery game. Grab a magic bow and equip your favorite arrow to defend the castle from hordes of living undead. Could you survive the night and protect sweet Princess Day?

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PROZE: Prologue VR

PROZE: Prologue is a free opening chapter for the PROZE game. Prologue is set in 1976 and is a prequel to the main story. You’ll play as Soviet engineer Anatoly, who works on a secret research project called DUGA.

You’ll explore Cold-War era facility, start the PR-03e experiment and find out the origins of the conspiracy that will take you to the events of the main game.

PROZE: Prologue is an immersive VR experience. You’ll have to investigate both the interior and exterior of the base, interact with the environment and solve puzzles. All of that is presented with the latest Unreal Engine 4 graphics and effects.

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Straight from the Devs
August 27, 2018
Published in Straight from the Devs

AAA or indie, big or small, OPNoobs is looking for quality games made by talented people. It’s not about marketing budget or Twitch numbers, we bring you updates straight from the developers of the games you’re playing. We provide an unfiltered voice from inside the gaming industry. Anything published in OPN’s Straight From The Devs series is just that, and we hope our readers feel that this narrows the gap between them and the industry they follow so closely.

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