You have probably seen the kwalee name swapped in recent days, with them behind Scathe and Die by the Blade. Now, although two other games have signed with one of the major game publishers, Kwalee is now also behind Wildmender and Robobeat.
Leading UK games publisher Kwalee has announced publishing deals with the developers of two exciting new games at the Future Games Show Summer Showcase: the eco-survival adventure known as Wildmender and a rhythm shooter – Robobeat. These two are added to a list of releases that already features Scathe, a thrilling retro FPS and die by the blade a fast and fun 1v1 gun battle game on it.
But what are these two new games about?
Well, Wildmender will make you dig up the past in order to protect the future. A survival exploration game with an invigorating twist, you challenge yourself to restore the environment, explore the landscape, revive withered plant life, cultivate your garden, and build a better world. You’ll be able to do it alone or with friends in 4-player online co-op as Muse Games’ stunning survival game is set to come to Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PC in 2023.
The key features:
- Survival, crafting and construction:
- a- Explore various massive procedurally generated worlds, with a unique variety of plant and animal species to discover;
- b- Scour the landscape for new seeds, discover tool blueprints, and commune with lost spirits to discover new craftable tools and unlock new craftable items and magical abilities;
- c- Build buildings, arrange your irrigation system, decorate your base and build your own personalized garden;
- a- Protect your world from the corrupting influence of specters using a range of weapons and magical abilities;
- b- Befriend local wildlife and receive magical benefits in return;
- Cooperative Multiplayer:
- a- Build your own lush paradise in single player mode or develop an oasis with up to 3 friends in cooperative mode;
- b- Customize your character with crafted items and clothes.
Howard Tsao, Studio Manager, Muse gamessaid: “Wildmender is everything we are as a team – bringing people together through games, pushing the boundaries of systems-focused gameplay and caring about the environment. We’re thrilled to have Kwalee as an editor. The Kwalee team shares our vision and passion, and everyone at Kwalee is so supportive and fun to work with.
And then we have Robobeat – a game in which you’ll want to keep your trigger finger on the pulse! You see, in the rhythm shooter Robobeat, it’s all about maximizing your damage by shooting to the beat. Maximize your damage and reduce your cooldown by firing in sync. Combine in time with rhythm to get different melodies from the same gun. Quickly advance through procedurally generated levels, equip an arsenal of finely tuned weaponry, and accompany your arsenal with a symphony of mods. Your playstyle is continuous shuffling, so you never know what each new run will bring!
Robobeat is currently planned for a PC version.
The main features of it include:
- Face your enemies to the music with an orchestra of guns and melee weapons;
- Choose from a diverse playlist to find a track that suits your playing style;
- Unlock new songs, weapons and utilities as you progress through the mansion and uncover its secrets;
- Feel the beat with environments and visuals that adapt to the music;
- Mix it up with a range of mods to give you an extra boost;
- Use your fluid movements to master the platforming levels.
Simon Fredholm, Founder of Robobeat, said: “I am beyond thrilled to partner with Kwalee for Robobeat. From the start, their team understood the game on a deeper level. It is clear from their experience that they know what they are doing and are not afraid to take risks, to create something fresh and new. They want to make the best games possible, and that’s who I am too. I’ve been given the opportunity to create something awesome, and I’m looking forward to the future.
MAX EVERINGHAM, Head of PC and Console Publishing at Kwalee, added: “We are very excited and delighted to welcome our new developer partners, Muse Games and Simon Fredholm, to the Kwalee PC and Console Publishing label. “Wildmender” and “Robobeat” are both wonderful examples of creative and innovative gameplay, but couldn’t be more different from each other in the entertainment experience they provide players. We hope gamers will embrace and love these games as much as we do when they both release next year.
Will you keep an eye on Robobeat or Wildmender? Comments are below.