It’s showcase week it seems, and following the efforts of Nintendo and Sony last night, Microsoft took its own turn today with another of its predominantly indie-focused ID@Xbox digital showcase events. And if you missed the typically meandering revelations, you can check out everything that surfaced far more succinctly below.
Eville is a multiplayer social deduction game developed by VestGames and will be released on October 11th for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Game Pass. It sees up to 13 players working together – or otherwise – to expose conspirators hiding in a murder-ravaged village. Those cast as villagers must weed out the suspects during the day, while those in the role of conspirators can decide who to weed out next at night.
born of bread
Developer WildArts’ light-hearted adventure Born of Bread features a mix of Paper Mario-like exploration and turn-based combat in which players – in the role of a flour golem – must travel the world from the mysterious ruins of the Forest of Roots to the bustling metropolis South Munch City to save them from chaos. It all looks very adorable and will be coming to Xbox and PC at a currently unspecified future date.
Homestead Arcana is another entry in the increasingly cluttered farming sim genre, but this one from developer Serenity Forge aims to shake things up by adding a more magical twist to the proceedings. Players take on the role of a peasant witch pioneering, cultivating, and crafting spells to restore a corrupted empire besieged by a force known as Miasma. It’s coming to Xbox and PC sometime next year — as well as Game Pass on day one.
And more from Skybound…
Homestead Arcana is one of four games from publisher Skybound confirmed for Game Pass, with ’90s-inspired adventure Big Con, puzzle-platformer Rainbow Billy, and Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead: The Final Season all “in this year” to join the service”.
Song of Iron 2
The second installment in developer Resting Relic’s Norse-themed action-adventure series, Song of Iron 2 promises plenty of “instinctive, ruthless run-and-gun close-ranged combat” as players navigate a dark fantasy landscape to explore the… to unite clans of the region and prepare for the coming war. There’s no release date for this one yet, but expect more details in due course.
Turnip Boy robs a bank
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