Koch Media Shows Off Gungrave G.O.R.E., Painkiller, And Slate Of New IPs


During immediately’s Summer Games Fest, Koch Media confirmed off quite a lot of upcoming video games, a lot of them new IP, nurtured underneath its new publishing label, Prime Matter. If you didn’t catch the occasion, right here’s a fast round-up of what was introduced, when it’s coming, and what platforms you possibly can play it on. 

The Chant (working title)

Release Date: 2022
Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

Horror followers could need to keep watch over The Chant. The sport stars a younger lady who takes a religious retreat on a distant island the place every thing that might go incorrect does. Players will fight an evil cult and different cosmic horrors utilizing weapons imbued with religious powers. Players also can improve their notion of the world by accessing the religious sight of their third eye. Outside of fight you’ll discover the grim island and clear up puzzles in a similar way to Silent Hill. 

Crossfire: Legion

Release Date: 2022
Platforms: PC

Legion is an RTS spin-off of the favored Crossfire shooter collection. This basic technique expertise is ready inside the identical universe and has all the acquainted trapping RTS followers anticipate. You’ll management numerous customizable items to battle massive armies in both the total single-player marketing campaign or in opposition to human commanders in on-line multiplayer. RTS followers starved for a brand new expertise not named StarCraft have one thing to doubtlessly look ahead to when Crossfire: Legion arrives subsequent 12 months. 

Dolmen

Release Date: 2022
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Do you take pleasure in Dark Souls and Souls-like experiences? How about sci-fi and Lovecraftian horror? Dolmen would be the sport for you. This motion RPG outfits gamers with a melee weapon/protect combo in addition to a gun to tackle vicious, bug-like threats to disclose the secrets and techniques of a mysterious crystal, the Dolmen. While fight consists of the assault/parry/dodge method the subgenre is understood for, gamers can imbue their weapons with elemental results. For instance, utilizing cryo to gradual or freeze enemies. Souls-like video games are a dime a dozen at this level, however we look ahead to seeing how Dolmen continues to evolve and differentiate itself when it launches subsequent 12 months. 

Echoes of the End

Release Date: TBA
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

We don’t know a lot about Echoes of the End aside from that gamers management Ryn, a younger murderer who has the facility to control and destroy matter. The sport is the debut title from Icelandic studio Myrkur Games and is ready in a singular fantasy world impressed by the scenic island. Echoes of the End is being made totally in Unreal Engine 5, so odds are it’ll look fairly sharp. We’ll simply should keep watch over it to study extra about what it entails. 

Encased

Release Date: September 
Platform: PC

Encased is a humorous RPG set in an alternate model of 1976. At the middle of every thing is The Dome, a mysterious construction of unknown origin stuffed with superior expertise. To uncover the reality, you’ll head in and be part of a corporation working to unravel the Dome’s mysteries. Players select one in every of 5 disciplines (science, engineering, safety, administration, and convict), every with their very own specialised expertise to assist handle numerous points of the Dome’s society. When catastrophe strikes, you’ll should work collectively along with your crew to outlive and, maybe, escape. The Dome is at the moment playable in Steam Early Access and releases to PC this September. 

Final Form (working title)

Release Date TBA
Platforms: consoles and PC

Earth has bit the mud on this sci-fi first-person shooter. You management a humanoid machine known as a Valkyrie piloting a sentient spaceship to cease a devastating plague from wiping out the remnants of humanity. That mysterious premise is backed by fast-paced gunplay that emphasizes fixed motion. Stay nonetheless for too lengthy, and also you’ll end up riddled with bullets courtesy of a hostile alien race looking for to manage uncharted house. Final Form seems to be a good distance out, however its transient gameplay teaser has our consideration. 

Gungrave G.O.R.E.

Release Date: TBA
Platforms: TBA

Gungrave followers haven’t obtained a correct entry since Gungrave: Overdose in 2004 however that’s lastly altering with G.O.R.E. We don’t know something about it aside from a short, action-packed cinematic trailer that guarantees loads of bloody motion. Fingers crossed we’ll study extra particulars in regards to the sport earlier than later. 

The Last Oricuru

Release Date: 2022
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

This intriguing RPG combines medieval and sci-fi trappings. The Last Oricuru begins when gamers awaken from cryosleep to search out themselves trapped in an alien world resembling the middle-ages. Decision-making is the secret as gamers can type alliances with totally different faction leaders within the midst of a civil battle.  There’s no proper or incorrect solutions, and decisions lead to totally different outcomes – some good, others not a lot. Best of all, you possibly can play The Last Oricuru alone or with a accomplice within the drop-in/drop-out co-op to unravel puzzles required for 2 gamers. 

Painkiller 

Release Date: TBA
Platforms: TBA

A brand new Painkiller sport is within the works, however we don’t know who’s creating it or when it’s coming. The unique Painkiller launched in 2004 and was a supernatural first-person shooter by Outriders and Bulletstorm developer, People Can Fly. We’ll have to remain tuned to see what this sequel or reboot has in retailer. 

Payday 3

Release Date: 2023
Platforms: consoles and PC

Outside of unveiling a brand new piece of idea artwork (posted above), we nonetheless know little or no about Payday 3. Koch solely reiterated the sport will characteristic a “fully fledged social heist universe” set inside a Hollywood-like setting. That isn’t prone to fulfill followers of the franchise, however any affirmation that the sport nonetheless exists is at all times welcomed. 

Scars Above

Release Date: 2022
Platforms: consoles and PC  

At first look, Scars Above seems to be a mixture of Tomb Raider and Returnal in its mix of third-person fight and exploration. Astronaut Kate Ward finds herself stranded on an odd alien planet, and she or he’ll must make the most of a mixture of wits and fight experience to outlive. Kate defends herself with weapons like a laser machete, a fireball-shooting flamethrower, and even a freeze gun. When issues aren’t actively attempting to kill you, you’ll piece collectively clues in regards to the world itself to determine what precisely you’re coping with. Developer Mad Head Games describes Scars Above as “Alice in Wonderland meets Alien”, and we’ll see how that comparability stacks up when the sport launches subsequent 12 months.


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