‘The Sinking City’ finally returns to stores, but legal battle goes on

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‘The Sinking City’ finally returns to stores, but legal battle goes on

The Sinking City by developer Frogwares is finally available for purchase again, after it was removed from stores last August.

The Lovecraftian horror detective game had originally been taken down amid a legal battle between the game studio and the title’s publisher Nacon. Back then, Frogwares terminated its contract with the publisher, accusing Nacon of withholding royalties to the tune of “roughly 1million euros” and taking issue with the marketing of the game.

However, a new statement from Nacon reveals that the The Sinking City has returned to the Microsoft Store for Xbox One (as well as Steam and the PlayStation Store in the future), following a ruling by the Paris Court of Appeal. The court’s first enforceable decision was rendered on October 28, 2020, ruling that Frogwares had “terminated the contract in a ‘manifestly unlawful’ manner” by taking down the game.

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As a result, The Sinking City will return to storefronts so that “no one is held hostage to this situation”, says Nacon. However, the publisher also cautioned players that some aspects of the game might be incomplete or unplayable, noting that “the game’s online stakes depend on the goodwill of Frogwares to perform”.

According to Polygon, the legal dispute between Frogwares and Nacon is still pending and is expected to go on for “several months”. The outlet also noted that it had reached out to both parties for statements, but both had declined to comment.

Frogwares is currently working on Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One, a prequel to their long-running Sherlock Holmes series of games. The upcoming title will serve as an origin story for the famous detective and is scheduled to launch in 2021 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4 and PS5.

Published at Wed, 06 Jan 2021 07:08:12 +0000

‘Fall Guys’: take a look at the first of three ‘Doom Eternal’ skins

Mediatonic has released a preview of an upcoming Doom Eternal skin for Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.

The developer first teased the Doom Eternal tie-in on Twitter, where it also announced a livestream of the skin’s reveal. However, the stream was later be postponed due to technical difficulties, with the developer instead sharing the first of three Doom Eternal skins to make up for it.

The first Doom Eternal skin is based on the Tyrant, complete with horns, a cybernetic laser arm and mechanical legs. The silhouette of the two remaining Doom-themed skins were also teased, one appears to be the iconic Doomguy while the other seems to be based on the Cacodemon.

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A release date for the skins has not been announced, although they are expected to be available for purchase via the in-game store. Check out the teaser below.

Last year, Mediatonic revealed custom skins for Ninja, MrBeast, AimLab and G2 Esports. The four entities had previously won a charity fundraiser with their combined US$1million bid, which was donated to U.K.–based orgnisation Special Effect. All four skins are now available for one crown per piece of clothing.

The ongoing season of Fall Guys also introduced over 30 holiday-themed skins, including Santa Claus, snowmen, Krampus, a dancer from The Nutcracker, penguins and more. Seven brand-new levels were also added to the game.

Doom Eternal, and its first DLC – The Ancient Gods Part I – are now available on all last- and current-gen platforms. The game, as well as a new Master Level for all platforms, was also added to Xbox Game Pass on PC and Nintendo Switch in December.

Published at Wed, 06 Jan 2021 07:06:55 +0000

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