You would be forgiven for being sceptical over the quality of South Park: The Stick of Truth. After all the game was originally announced back in 2012 and since then suffered a number of delays, the closure of its publisher THQ, a move to Ubisoft, a further delay into 2014 and the fact that the previous South Park titles have hardly set the world on fire. In addition to this the company behind it Obsidian have a history of fairly uneven output and who also seemed fairly busy with their Project Eternity/Pillars of Eternity project on Kickstarter. So you would definitely be forgiven for thinking this would be a mess of a game.
The good news is that all your worries can be set aside because Obsidian has seemingly against the odds managed to pull off a great game both of its own accord and also one that is faithful to its source material. Of course one would have expected some faithfulness to the source material seeing as Trey Parker and Matt Stone were involved with the project from day one, having them themselves gone to Obsidian with the project.
Intermarum, the developer of turn-based simulation game Race To Mars has announced that the game has moved onto the Steam Early Access program for the price of $19.99.
In Race To Mars players are able to become the heard of a space company with the goal of eventually establishing a colony on Mars. You begin as a start-up researching cutting-edge technologies and eventually move to the red planet itself.
Obviously the game is not finished but a list of features has been announced by the developers for those who jump in.
The finished game is expected in June/July of this year.
The second title from new indie published NKidu games has been announced as Full Bore from Whole Hog Games. Full Bore is a 2D Puzzle-Platformer in which you play as a pig.
The title is to be split into two parts with part 1 being released back in 2013 and both parts 1 and 2 being brought to Steam this Spring. We also have a batch of screenshots.
Square Enix have released a 30 second advert showing off their upcoming remastering of Final Fantasy X|X-2. The title which is set for release on 21st March features the two titles in the Final Fantasy X series with remastered graphics and audio.
Last November Namco Bandai re-released SoulCalibur II as SoulCalibur II HD Online, the re-release featured improved graphics and online gameplay.
A new update has been released for the title which features a number of improvements to the online experience as well as general bug fixing.