Also read in the news: Take-Two is set to release 93 games by 2025, and THQ Nordic is preparing 118 new projects, New Game + Expo, Paralives is the spiritual successor to The Sims.
Serious Sam 4 Cinematic and Gameplay Trailers Released
Serious Sam 4 has finally got a release date. Devolver Digital and Croteam have shed some light on the release date of their next project, as well as shared details about the game. So, the release of the game is scheduled for August this year on PC and Stadia. The game will appear on Steam in two editions: standard for 725 rubles, and Deluxe for 930.
The game will also reach consoles, but only in 2021, since the publisher Stadia has made a deal for the exclusivity of the project for a year.
Serious Sam 4 is a prequel about how Sam Stone, along with an armed squad of soldiers, fights the hordes of Mental. According to the classics, hundreds of enemies will attack us at the levels, both old, like skeletons and headless kamikaze, and new ones, for example, the equalizer. The weapon in the game is also classic, but among the innovations is finishing off opponents. A four-player co-op announced.
Mafia: Trilogy Official Details
Last week we wrote that Hangar 13 and 2K Games announced the release of Mafia: Trilogy, which includes: a remake of the first Mafia, a remaster of the second Mafia, and the third part of the series. This week, the official details of the trilogy were shared with us.
As for Mafia: Definitive Edition, the game is called the same Mafia that we remember, but much more. This means not only a reworked game as such, but also a new voice acting, a re-recorded orchestral soundtrack, extended cut scenes, new dialogues and missions. The game will also add new gameplay features that were not in the original. For pre-ordering the game as a bonus, you will be given new outfits for the next parts of the series.
The game will be released on August 28th on PC, PS4, Xone and Stadia, as expected.
In the case of Mafia II: Definitive Edition, the game has already been released on PC, PS4 and Xone [release on Stadia will be delayed] with 4K support, all add-ons, as well as new sets of vehicles and clothes. Mafia II: Definitive Edition will be available for free for owners of the original game.
In Mafia III: Definitive Edition, the game has remained almost unchanged, only including all addons and some new clothing sets.
Take-Two Financials: Publisher Plans to Release 93 Games by 2025
Take-Two Interactive released its financials for 2020, which ended at the end of March. You can get a lot of interesting information from it.
Firstly, the past year has become the most profitable for the publisher. Thus, the revenue amounted to $ 3.1 billion, which is 16% more than last year. Of this total, 77% came from digital sales [2.38 billion].
His main titles were sold in large numbers. So, GTA 5 sold 130 million, not taking into account the recent free distribution of the game in EGS. In second place in terms of sales of Red Dead Redemption 2 - 31 million copies sold. Borderlands —10 million; NBA2K20 - 12 million; The Outer Worlds —2.5 million
But most notably, the report indicates the publisher's plans to release 93 new games by 2025 [47 for the current franchises and 46 new ones]. Of these, 63 are large projects, 17 are of the second order and 13 are casual. However, we will not see major releases until April 2021.
THQ Nordic Group mentions 118 new projects in report
Embracer Group also published its financial report. It is a multi-publisher group that includes THQ Nordic, Deep Silver, Saber Interactive and others. In total, the family of companies includes 35 publishing houses. Embracer's ambition is even greater than that of Take Two, with about 118 new games currently in development, of which 69 have yet to be announced. The report states that the publisher plans to release at least one AAA game each new fiscal year.
Other interesting facts include:
Another new summer online exhibition New Game + Expo
A whole group of developers and publishers from America and Japan have unveiled a new digital exhibition this summer, meet - New Game + Expo. The structure of the event can be said to be already classic for the format: new announcements, gameplay demonstrations, news from the industry, Q&A sessions with developers.
The main stream will take place on June 23 on Twitch from 18:00 to 19:00. After that, until June 24, 2:00, additional events within the framework of the exhibition will be broadcast.
Paralives is the spiritual successor to The Sims with deep character and environment editor
Paralives is an indie project created by four developers. It is headed by Alex Masse. Paralives is to some extent the spiritual successor of The Sims, or, for that matter, let's call the project sims-like, where we equip the house and life of the character we have created - "couple", as the developer calls him [count the local sim].
Character customization occurs by dragging different parts of the body, setting its volume, shape and height. And of course, appearance costemization is available.
Paralives also boasts an advanced editor that lets you customize any interior detail, from walls to door handles and gravestones. The complex system of personal development is also mentioned, going to shops, visiting friends and neighbors, as they say - “all this”.
The game is being developed with the support of the people on Patreon. The game page appeared there this year. The size of the team will increase depending on the donations on the resource. According to Masse's plans, at the moment it is desirable for the team to recruit 10 developers. The game has no release date yet, but it should go to Steam with achievements and a workshop.
That was all the big news at the end of the week. Keep calm and keep playing and we'll see you next week ... In the next digests ...
The Topic of Article: Trailer for Serious Sam 4, details of Mafia: Definitive Edition - game news digest # 3.05. Part two.