The Tribeca Games Spotlight made its debut last year, showcasing narrative-driven games like Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Lost in Random, and one of our favorites of 2021, Sable. This year the presentation continued and was full of games that look just as promising. The Spotlight showcased nine unique experiences with long-awaited titles like A Plague Tale: Requiem and Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, and some lesser-known indie games that deserve a spot on players’ To-Watch lists . In case you missed the show, we’ve rounded up some highlights.
Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals
Get ready to return once more to the bizarre world of Night School Studio because Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals looks wonderfully disturbing. The showcase gave us new snaps of the protagonist Riley and her longtime friend Jacob exploring a nocturnal path, spooky caves and abandoned buildings. The pair joke back and forth in a whimsical way that fans of Night School Studio will recognize. The Spotlight also revealed that the characters will explore alternate timelines. This time hope allows players to go back and influence the past. Portals open on their own, but Riley and Jacob seem to be able to open them for their own purposes as well. The developers even called the characters’ motives “possibly “disgraceful”. The game is slated for release on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC in the near future.
A Plague Tale: Requiem
We first met Hugo and Amicia in A Plague Tale: Innocence, when the action/adventure stealth title released in 2019. Though it had some rough edges, the siblings’ story of surviving a rat infestation of immense proportions made the game a must-play. The sequel, A Plague Tale: Reqiuem, picks up the story right where we left off. From the footage, it looks like this adventure is about to get even darker than the first. We got glimpses of new scenes, like Amicia in a prison cell and asking bystanders to flee from a plague of rats. And although the game deals with the supernatural, it remains firmly rooted in reality. Amicia isn’t a warrior, so she mostly sticks to stealth and is easily defeated. Requiem is coming to all major consoles and PC later this year.
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course
The long-awaited DLC to Studio MDHR’s hand-drawn hit is finally coming this month. Set for release on June 30th, the massive expansion promises all the beautiful and challenging action that made players fall in love with the base game.
Best known for Her Story and Telling Lies, Sam Barlow is at work on his next interactive experience, Immortality. The game revolves around the mystery of Marissa Marcel, an aspiring actress who just seems to have disappeared. You can dive into the drama on Xbox Series X/S and PC soon.
Players will uncover the story of an Indian mother who moves to Canada with her family in Venba. The narrative, set in the 1980s, will explore themes of communication, cultural identity and love through branching dialogue and cooking. The game’s narrative vehicle is a corrupted recipe book. In an attempt to restore it, the main character, Venba, will connect to her roots and help pass this on to her son. The game is coming to PC but doesn’t have an official release date yet.
The vibrant look and wild premise make Thirsty Suitors one of Spotlight’s most intriguing games, and it started the show. You play as Jala, a single woman who returns home for her sister’s wedding. She will battle the pressure of expectation alongside many of her ex-girlfriends and would-be suitors in explosive, mind-blowing matches. The footage showed one of those conflicts as Jala’s third grade friend Sergio hopes to win her over. The metaphorical jabs become real and exaggerated, but the struggle eventually ends with Sergio accepting that his love isn’t based on anything substantial. There’s no word on when the game will launch, but it’s coming to PC when it does.
American Arcadia, which just debuted at Summer Game Fest Live, appears to be an interactive experience in the vein of The Truman Show. The residents of the game’s seemingly perfect neighborhood are monitored 24/7, all for entertainment. But Trevor Hills is ready to break free. The game is coming to PC with no set release window, but you’ll be able to play demos of American Arcadia and all the other games on this list starting tomorrow.
Tribecca’s hands-on demo festival begins June 11th and lets players try out every game shown today. The time slots are limited and run until June 19th. So make sure you get a reservation for any games you want to watch as soon as possible. If you want to read more news for this summer’s showcase season, you’ve come to the right place.
https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/06/10/oxenfree-2-a-plague-tale-requiem-cuphead-and-more-highlighted-at-tribeca-games-spotlight Oxenfree 2, A Plague Tale: Requiem, Cuphead, And More Highlighted At Tribeca Games Spotlight