Nacon’s annual Bigben Week event featured many new games and Dexerto was able to attend in Paris. Here’s what we saw.
Nacon It might not have been a publisher a few years ago, but the company has grown to sixteen studios, all with projects in the works for this year and beyond.
Named after the parent company but taking place in Paris, the company’s Bigben week is an ideal time to see what the French publisher is up to.
What we saw at Nacon’s Bigben Week event
steel cratesthe new soulslike action title from RPG studio Spiders is shaping up really well in the hands-off demo we’ve seen.
In the game’s alternate history, players will take to the streets of Paris in the midst of an industrial revolution and battle King Louis XVI’s mechanical army.
It could be a very pleasant surprise in the second half of 2022, as it blends a more fast-paced sort of Souls-style combat with multiple paths and fluid traversal against the backdrop of a third-person city in ruins a la Dishonored – it launches on September 8th.
Greedfall II: The Dying World
The studio also confirmed this Greedfall II: The Dying World, a sequel to the 2019 original, is in early development. It is slated for a 2024 release.
WRC Generations & Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown
Elsewhere, KT Racing confirmed that its next rally title WRC generationswill be launched in 2022. It will include adjustable engine mapping, a new league system and the introduction of hybrid cars.
This was also announced by KT Racing Test unlimited: Solar Crown will now be released in 2023 and will no longer launch on PS4 and Xbox One.
Tour de France 2022 & Pro Cycling Manager 2022
Fans of two-wheel racing will also get their money’s worth; Tour de France 2022 and Pro Cycling Manager 2022 will both be released on June 9th. While the former offers an accessible way to test your virtual stamina reserves, the latter has received a major UI overhaul thanks to feedback from fans of the series.
Clash: Artifacts of Chaos
Clash: Artifacts of Chaos comes from a small Chilean team and focuses on a martial arts master, Pseudo, who protects a little creature called The Boy.
Pseudo can switch between multiple combat stances and third and first person perspectives to unleash brutal finishing moves. Combat is weighty, but the most interesting thing about Clash is that your protagonist can switch between the real world and the dream world, the latter opening up additional multiplayer options.
Add in a unique mechanic that lets you challenge enemies to a surprisingly addictive dice minigame for a chance to inflict debuffs, and there’s plenty to look forward to when it launches in 2022.
blood bowl 3
blood bowl 3 is also developing impressively ahead of its launch this year. This threequel doesn’t reinvent the turn-based formula of the Games Workshop sports title, but cleans it up with clearer menus and a more user-friendly formation selection tool.
Then there’s additional customization options (including cheerleaders and coaches), special fields with game-changing properties, a solo campaign playable with all races, and an improved multiplayer suite.
Bones were broken and teammates flung through the air in our playtest, but it all looks so much fancier than 2015’s Blood Bowl 2 – and we can’t wait to see more.
We’ve seen a few other things from Bigben week, but we’ll report on that when a separate embargo falls in the coming days.
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