Tag: Prime Matter
News System Shock Remake Gets Hit with Delay, SHODAN Vows Revenge Post 30th May
"I will return more formidable than ever"
The long-in-development System Shock remake has been delayed. It was originally slated to release on PC in March, with PS5 and PS4 iterations confirmed but not dated. Now, the influential first-person shooter will boot up on PC on 30th March, coming to console after "in due course". In a press release...
Review Mato Anomalies (PS5) - Surreal Turn-Based RPG Falls Flat
Neo-future Shanghai is about to explode
Mato Anomalies is a hodgepodge of ideas and motifs that works, for the most part, but suffers from trying to do too much with too little. It's aspirational, but the experience as a whole suffers from poor pacing and repetition, and comes off feeling like just another mediocre JRPG as a result, despite some...
Review Scars Above (PS5) - Ambitious Sci-Fi Adventure Fails to Launch
Less isn't always more
With an intriguing set-up, likeable lead, and aspirations of grandeur, Scars Above is a sci-fi adventure game that we really wanted to like. Unfortunately, the experience is held back by lacklustre combat, abysmal map design, and a central narrative that ultimately fails to launch. After a mysterious alien artefact known as...
News Scars Above Shaping Up to Be Out of This World in Gameplay Overview
Mind over matter
Scars Above is a 3rd-person sci-fi adventure game which puts us somewhat in mind of Returnal (albeit without the lightning-fast action gameplay), and it's coming to PS5 and PS4 on 28th February. You play as astronaut and scientist Kate Ward, who is transported to a distant and alien world upon investigating a mysterious structure...
News The Last Sarkorians is the Next Major DLC for Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
Once more unto the Worldwound
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is a classic-style CRPG (of the finest calibre) actively designed to be replayable, featuring near infinite choice in terms of class, party composition and Mythic Path. We've got another reason to venture once more unto the Wordwound coming down the pipe, in the form of The Last...
Mini Review Gungrave G.O.R.E. (PS5) - It's Definitely a New Gungrave
2022? More like 2002
If you asked us to guess which PS2 game would get a sequel in the year 2022, there's no chance we'd have said Gungrave. The original launched back in 2002 and was the brainchild of mangaka Yasuhiro Nightow, best known for writing the critically acclaimed Trigun. The original Gungrave was a stylish, albeit incredibly basic,...
Review Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (PS5) - Long Live the King
A storm of steel
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is an intricate feudal relationship simulator set in a dynamic sandbox world dominated by six medieval kingdoms roughly analogous to cultures from our own. It features massive-scale battles, deep character customisation, action-based melee and ranged combat (on horseback or afoot), a living,...
News Gungrave G.O.R.E Overview Trailer Describes the Pulpy Violence Coming to PS5, PS4
Don't stop shooting
The release of Gungrave G.O.R.E is right around the corner, with the grimdark third-person shooter set to drown the world in bullets on 22nd November PS5 and PS4. We got an overview trailer showing off the game's plot, setting, and stylish brand of explosive action. G.O.R.E represents the latest chapter in the ongoing Gungrave...
Mini Review The Chant (PS5) - Nothing Special Whatsoever
Kum Ba Nah
With the horror genre going through a sudden but welcome revival, a bang-average title isn't really going to cut it anymore as The Callisto Protocol and Dead Space loom on the horizon. Unfortunately, The Chant is exactly that. It's an okay game, but it's going to be forgotten about just as quickly as it comes. A third-person title about...
News CRPG Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Is Getting a Major Injection of DLC Content
The adventure has only just begun
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous was released on PS4 at the end of September, and if you have somehow managed to blaze through all the content contained in the Enhanced Edition in the weeks since, well, you are in luck. Developer Owlcat Games has detailed the second season of content coming to the game, with...
News Cult Horror The Chant Could Be a PS5 Sleeper Hit
Very few people are talking about cosmic horror The Chant, which is coming to PS5 on 3rd November. But considering the surge in interest around spooky games, we’re a little surprised. While this four minute gameplay demo is clearly very scrappy, it’s got some interesting ideas which will hopefully help it to stand out among...
News System Shock Remake Could Be a March 2023 Release, With a Bit of Luck
That might be the Stockholm Syndrome speaking
The long-in-development System Shock remake may finally launch in March 2023, if an updated Steam listing for the title is anything to go by. The change was noted by industry analyst and insider
News CRPG Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Begins Its Console Crusade on PS4
CRPG means console roleplaying game now
Computer roleplaying game Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous has made the jump to console, with the Enhanced Edition now available on PS4. Like its predecessor, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, the wizards over at developer Owlcat Games have adapted this gargantuan game for us console peasants with intuitive controller...
News Go Behind the Screams with The Chant, Sending Shivers Down Spines on 3rd November
The sound of terror
The Chant is a spooky horror game that takes place on a secluded island where, after a spiritual ceremony goes wrong, murder and madness ensue. In a new trailer, audio director Paul Ruskay describes the subtle art of terrifying players with the power of sound, and we are also treated to some snippets of gameplay. Ruskay...
News Drown in Content with Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous' Roguelike DLC
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is an incredibly deep isometric CRPG, and it's coming to PS4 on 29th September in the form of the Enhanced Edition, which is a revision of many of the base game's mechanics. Treasures of the Midnight Isles, a roguelike endless dungeon-style DLC, will also be available from launch, but sold separately...
News The Chant Conjures Spooky Gameplay in Latest Trailer
Coming to PS5 soon
Publisher Prime Matter is gearing up to release its next title, the creepy-looking horror action game, The Chant. Taking place on a secluded island retreat, a spiritual ceremony goes wrong, things start to go awry as evil spirits and monsters will hunt you down. We get some snippets of new gameplay in the above new trailer...
News Legendary PC RPG Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Gallops onto PS5, PS4 on 25th October
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is the triumphant sequel to Mount & Blade: Warband, an RPG on a massive open-ended scale that will gallop onto PS5 and PS4 on 25th October. In the Mount & Blade series, you guide your character from unknown wanderer to renowned warrior, to noble king or emperor, if the fancy takes you. Or you could...
News Returnal Fans Will Want to Keep an Eye on Sci-Fi Shooter Scars Above, Coming to PS5, PS4
Lost in Space
Scars Above is a third-person shooter in which you play as Kate, an astronaut and scientist marooned on a strange alien world. It's coming to PS5 and PS4, but does not yet have a release date. Dr Kate Ward is a member of SCAR (Sentient Contact Assessment and Response) team sent to investigate a colossal alien structure known as The...
News Cult Horror Game The Chant Spooks PS5 This November
Horror packed end to 2022
Publisher Prime Matter has handed a 3rd November 2022 release date to its upcoming cult horror game The Chant. An all-new trailer has also been revealed, which features many gameplay clips. "Players will encounter terrifying creatures and will fight using occult weapons and abilities, or they can surrender and flee This...
News Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Pre-Orders Now Open, Discounted for PS Plus Members
Choose your path
Pathfinder: Wrath of Righteous Enhanced Edition is storming onto PS4 on 29th September, and preorders for the expansive CRPG are now live. We got a new trailer today and the news that PlayStation Plus members will get a special 10% discount off the asking price for preorders on PSN. Pathfinder: Wrath of t
News The Console Release Date for CRPG Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Has Been Announced
The sequel to Pathfinder: Kingmaker is coming to console
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is the sequel to Owlcat's excellent Pathfinder: Kingmaker and we knew it was coming to console, but now we know when: The ambitious CRPG is launching on PS4 on 29 September and will be known as Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Enhanced Edition. A...
News Just Announced, Mato Anomalies Is a Turn-Based RPG Set in a Futuristic Neo-Noir Vision of Old Shanghai
Fight for what you hold dear
Announced today, Mato Anomalies is a neo-noir RPG developed by Shanghai-based studio Arrowiz, and it's launching in Q1 of 2023 on PS5 and PS4. Playtime is reportedly over 40 hours too, so expect a substantial offering. Featuring a turn-based combat system, players will follow dual protagonists Doe, who is a private...
News The Chant Story Trailer Reveals a Cult Gone Wrong
Out for PS5 this year
Horror fans look set to have a great end to 2022, with Signalis, Resident Evil Village: Shadows of Rose, and The Callisto Protocol all rounding out the year in style. Yet another terrifying game to add to the list is The Chant, which sort of looks like budget Until
News System Shock Remains Horrifying in New Trailer, Still Slated for PS5, PS4 in 2022
Ghost in the machine
If it feels like you have been waiting for the long-in-development System Shock remake for an eternity, it's because, well, you kinda have. We got another tantalising look at the highly anticipated imme
News The Chant Enrols You in a Creepy Cult on PS5
Craft and fight to survive
Ever watched one of those Netflix documentaries about a creepy cult? They tend to be quite alarming, and you can easily see how said stories could form the basis for a horror film or video game. Looks like The Chant is drawing on some real-life inspiration for its upcoming PS5 thriller, as it promises a “spiritual...
News RPG Outward Gets Definitive Edition on PS5, Out Next Week
Free PS4 to PS5 upgrade available
Old-school RPG Outward, first released for PlayStation 4 back in 2019, is being repackaged in a Definitive Edition on PS5 next week. A free PS4 to PS5 upgrade is available for current owners, but you will need to jump through an extra hoop to qualify for the offer. As well as the base game, you must also have...
News Sci-Fi Action RPG Dolmen Explores a Hostile Planet on PS5, PS4 in May
Release date announced
Remember during last year's E3, Koch Media announced a whole new publishing label? That publisher is Prime Matter, and it has all kinds of interesting games in the works. One of these is Dolmen, an action RPG set on a hostile alien planet named Revion Prime. You'll be able to wield guns as well as melee weapons in this...
News System Shock Remake Is Still Happening, Coming to PS5, PS4 in 2022
Published by Prime Matter
Nightdive Studios has been working on a remake of the original System Shock for what feels like an eternity, but it seems like the end might finally be on the horizon. In a recent update to its Kickstarter backers, the studio has announced some new info on the project. Firstly, the game is now set to be published by Prime...
Live Watch Koch Primetime Right Here
Koch Media, and its various subsidiaries including Deep Silver and new publishing label Prime Matter, will be joining the E3 2021 hype train this week with a livestream of its own. The publisher’s already told us what not to expect: basically all of its big brands. Tune in from 12PM PDT/3PM EDT/8PM BST. Koch Primetime (11th June,...
Feature Koch Media Announces New Publishing Label, Prime Matter, with 12 Upcoming Games
Here's everything you need to know
Koch Media isn't a well-known name like EA, Activision, or Ubisoft, but it's a major player in the gaming space. Part of Embracer Group, a conglomerate that also includes THQ Nordic, the company is a leading European distributor and publisher, with its own suite of IPs you'll probably have played before. Under the...