From hit games to megaflop, which games are coming and what is being played – every day of the week three current short messages about the day in the Games Telegram.
Me15. September 2021
“NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition” soon for Apple Arcade
2K is proud to announce the “NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition,” the latest in the NBA 2K franchise, exclusively for Apple Arcade. Players can live their NBA dreams on the virtual field and play with top NBA basketball players such as Luka Doncic, Damian Lillard, Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Zion Williamson, Rui Hachimura, Karl-Anthony Towns and others – all in one authentic NBA 2K experience designed specifically for Apple Arcade. You can join the Quick Match with updated 2022 NBA Rosters, head to head against a friend in online multiplayer, play 3v3 streetball in Blacktop mode or embark on your very own personal NBA journey in MyCAREER mode .
“Stellaris” expands its universe
Paradox Interactive released the Lem update for “Stellaris”. This free expansion adds new content to both the original game and several of its expansions. The base game “Stellaris” will also be playable for free throughout the weekend. To celebrate this release, Paradox has partnered with the Polish Science Fiction Foundation to mark Stanisław Lem’s 100th birthday with in-game content directly inspired by the author’s work. Named after the well-known Polish sci-fi author Stanisław Lem, the Lem update is the first release by the newly established Custodians team within the Paradox Development Studio. The Custodians team is focused on the development of free content, balance and updates for “Stellaris” and improves both the base game and the previously released downloadable content.
Borderlands 3 is celebrating its second anniversary
“Borderlands 3” is 2 years old. ‘Loot Monster Mayhem’ is back until 5:59 p.m. CEST, with an increased spawn rate for loot variants from enemies. If you can’t blow up enemies and collect loot by then, find Maurice’s black market machine, hidden somewhere in the wilderness, to grab some iconic free items courtesy of everyone’s favorite Saurian. Cosmetic items are being released that you can keep permanently in your inventory! Including the shared psycho lollipop player skin with bright rainbow ice cream cake colors and more.
Of14. September 2021
System software update for PlayStation 5
Starting tomorrow, a new system software update will be available for download and installation for all PlayStation 5 consoles. What does it bring? M.2 SSD storage expansion: The PlayStation 5 storage can be expanded with separately available M.2 SSDs and used for PS5 and PS4 games as well as media apps. Also: 3D audio support for integrated TV speakers and PS5-UX improvements through new customization options for the user interface as well as customization options for gaming and social experiences. Additionally: Improvements to the PS Remote Play and PlayStation App apps, including the use of PS Remote Play via mobile networks and screen sharing in the PlayStation app.
A new “Monark” trailer is here
NIS America releases a new trailer that introduces the four protagonists of “Monark”. The troop faces the madness of the Otherworld. “Monark” will be released in spring 2022 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. In “Monark” players not only encounter external dangers, but they also have to face themselves! The Shin Mikado Academy is shrouded in a terrifying fog. Players must develop their ego and break pacts imposed by the pactbearers. This is the only way to fight the corrupting fog. The Shin-Mikado-Academy is enveloped in a mysterious and deadly mist. To help the friends trapped there, players must enter the Otherworld, a demon-populated dimension away from the real world. In this enigmatic domain, the Authority of Vanity must be used specifically to summon a battalion of Fiends. The power of the fiends depends on the ego of the master.
$ 100 million in funding for 1047 Games
1047 Games announced that it has completed another $ 100 million financing round with a pre-money valuation of $ 1.5 billion. The leading investor is Lightspeed Venture Partners alongside New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners, Anthos Capital and previous investors Galaxy Interactive, VGames, Human Capital, Lakestar, DraperDragon, and Draper University. Since the open beta at the beginning of this summer, 1047 Games’ online shooter “Splitgate” has seen a rapid increase in the number of players on PC, PlayStation and Xbox. The free-to-play game has been downloaded over 13 million times in less than two months.
Mo13. September 2021
“↑↑ ↓↓ ← → ← → BA” code is celebrated
Konami is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the famous “↑↑ ↓↓ ← → ← → BA” input command. To commemorate this milestone, a new website has been launched containing information on the retro game series “Arcade Archives” and featuring brand new anniversary items for fans that are available in the official Konami shop. As part of the celebrations, the artists DJ Tokyo Machine and DJ No.2 created arrangements of songs from retro Konamo titles, which are also available on the anniversary website. DJ Tokyo Machine remixed music from the popular NES title “Gradius” with a music video from the Tokyo Machine team. DJ No.2 created the “Five Game Remix” in the increasingly popular music style “Lo-Fi-Hip-Hop”. “↑↑ ↓↓ ← → ← → BA” is a hidden but well-known input command – and not only for players. The code was first used in the NES version of Gradius, which was released on April 25, 1986. If players give the command, their spaceships get a complete upgrade with all power-ups.
“Just Dance 2021” Saison 4
Ubisoft announced a new content update for Just Dance 2021, the newest installment for the most successful music video game brand of all time, to celebrate the upcoming season. This update offers everyone who owns “Just Dance 2021” new free content such as new premium songs that are available for a limited time as well as online competitions. Exclusive songs will also be released through Just Dance Unlimited, the subscription-based streaming service. To bring the final 2021 season to a fitting conclusion, players will have the opportunity, through Just Dance Unlimited, to play some of the new songs from the upcoming “Just Dance 2022” season 4 in “Just Dance 2021” season before everyone else.
“Beat Arena” is available
Konami announced that Beat Arena, the new band performance VR game, is now available globally for all Steam VR devices. The game features songs from the popular Bemani series, among other things. The new virtual reality game puts the player at the center of a band and provides a variety of instruments to choose from – drums, guitar, keyboard, bass – each offering a unique rhythm gameplay. Players can form their own bands with their friends using the game’s asynchronous multiplayer functionality, where they can see their friends’ previous performances. With the highly customizable original avatars from Beat Arena, which reflect unique personalities, players can look good both on and behind the stage.