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To Leave Review — A Challenging, Interpretive Take on Mental Illness

To Leave is a visually stunning game that tackles an important topic, but its increasing difficulty can make it seem impossible to finish.


Mental illness can be challenging to portray in any medium as people often have many misconceptions about them. However, it is one of the central themes of To Leave, a unique 2D puzzle platformer game from Ecuadorian Developer Freaky Creations. The game is about the fantastical journey of a manic-depressive teenager named Harm whose goal is to harvest the souls of his home world and send him and everyone else to Heaven. The game was marketed as being extremely difficult and "hardcore," which is seriously no understatement....

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NieR: Automata Getting Lovely A2 Figure; Bring Arts Figures Get an Updated Look

Square Enix has a whole range of NieR: Automata figures in store, including a brand new static A2. The Bring Arts figures are being shown at SDCC. ...Read More

on July 21, 2018 5:06 PM
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Check Out the US PlayStation Store Flash Sale This Weekend

Save up to 70% this weekend in the PlayStation Store on titles like the complete season of Life is Strange and Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. ...Read More

on July 21, 2018 5:00 PM
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New Jump Force Screenshots Show Ichigo from Bleach In Action

A new batch of screenshots of Bandai Namco's Jump Force for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, focus on Ichigo Kurosaki from the Bleach anime franchise. ...Read More

on July 21, 2018 4:40 PM
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The Banner Saga Series Soundtrack Gets Discussed in New Video

Violinist Taylor Davis and vocalists Peter Hollens and Malukah discuss how much they enjoyed working on the soundtrack of The Banner Saga series. ...Read More

on July 21, 2018 4:00 PM
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Overview Trailer Shared for the Surreal Fantasy Game Another Sight

Developer Lunar Great Wall Studios gives an overview of the game Another Sight that was inspired by the novel Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. ...Read More

on July 21, 2018 2:59 PM
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Creative Team of Life is Strange Comic Announced

The first issue of the Life is Strange comic book series launches in November with writing by Emma Vieceli and interior art and covers by Claudia Leonardi. ...Read More

on July 21, 2018 1:52 PM

MercurySteam Interview — Studio Head on How the Studio Was Saved, Working with Nintendo, and More

MercurySteam Interview — Studio Head on How the Studio Was Saved, Working with Nintendo, and More

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on July 21, 2018 1:13 PM

MercurySteam rose from the ashes to create three Castlevania games and Metroid: Samus Returns. Studio Head Enric Álvarez explains how it all happened.


Spanish developer MercurySteam is a rather unique studio. While most European teams work with western publishers, the San Sebastian de Los Reyes-based studio has three Castlevania games for Konami and the recent Metroid: Samus Returns for Nintendo under its belt....

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Digimon Survive for PS4 and Nintendo Switch Gets First 1080p Screenshots and Details

Bandai Namco released the first screenshots and details of the upcoming Digimon game Digimon Survive, which will come for PS4 and Switch. ...Read More

on July 21, 2018 12:31 PM

To Leave Review — A Challenging, Interpretive Take on Mental Illness

To Leave Review — A Challenging, Interpretive Take on Mental Illness

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on July 21, 2018 11:41 AM

To Leave is a visually stunning game that tackles an important topic, but its increasing difficulty can make it seem impossible to finish.


Mental illness can be challenging to portray in any medium as people often have many misconceptions about them. However, it is one of the central themes of To Leave, a unique 2D puzzle platformer game from Ecuadorian Developer Freaky Creations. The game is about the fantastical journey of a manic-depressive teenager named Harm whose goal is to harvest the souls of his home world and send him and everyone else to Heaven. The game was marketed as being extremely difficult and "hardcore," which is seriously no understatement....

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Spacelords Interview — Director Talks Relaunch, Cross-Play, Free to Play, Next-Gen, and Much More

Spacelords Interview — Director Talks Relaunch, Cross-Play, Free to Play, Next-Gen, and Much More

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on July 21, 2018 10:45 AM

MercurySteam Studio Head Enric Álvarez explains what went into the upcoming relaunch of Raiders of the Broken Planet, which will become Spacelords.


By now, you probably already know that MercurySteam's Raiders of the Broken Planet is going to be relaunched as Spacelords and it's going to be free to play.

Yet, this kind of operation is definitely complex, and can't be covered simply by a press release. Earlier this week, DualShockers traveled to San Sebastian de Los Reyes, Spain, and visited MercurySteam's HQ to talk with the developers and learn about this massive change and what it entails....

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Underworld Ascendant Interview — Director Discusses Player Choice, Realized Worlds, and Influences

Underworld Ascendant Interview — Director Discusses Player Choice, Realized Worlds, and Influences

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on July 21, 2018 10:10 AM

Game Director and Writer Joe Fielder discusses OtherSide Entertainment's upcoming immersive sim Underworld Ascendant, as well as his career in the industry.


The upcoming game from developer OtherSide Entertainment and publisher 505 Games, Underworld Ascendant, is a follow-up to the incredibly influential game Ultima Underworld. Known for ushering in the immersive sim genre, this 26-year-old game has influenced beloved titles such as BioShock and Minecraft. Underworld Ascendant attempts to bring the magic of its predecessor back truly giving the player the choice of how they want to play....

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Spacelords Isn’t Coming to Nintendo Switch For Now, But a Future Port Isn’t Out of the Question

Spacelords Game Director Enric Álvarez explains why Raiders of the Broken Planet's relaunch won't include the Switch but doesn't close the door for the future. ...Read More

on July 21, 2018 6:29 AM
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Spacelords Developers Explain Why it Won’t Have Loot Boxes: “We Don’t Like Them”

Raiders of the Broken Planet is relaunching as the free-to-play Spacelords, but it won't include any loot boxes; MercurySteam explains why. ...Read More

on July 21, 2018 6:09 AM
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Raiders of the Broken Planet Relaunching as “Spacelords”; Will Become Free to Play

Spanish developer MercurySteam is relaunching its third-person-shooter Raiders of the Broken Planet as Spacelords and removing all price barriers. ...Read More

on July 21, 2018 6:00 AM
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New Kingdom Hearts Trailer Celebrates Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday

Mickey Mouse is 90 years old, and Square Enix joins the celebrations by releasing a trailer showing some of his appearances in the Kingdom Hearts series. ...Read More

on July 20, 2018 10:39 PM