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Close to the Sun Launching in May, Epic Games Credited for ‘Accelerating Development’

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Close to the Sun

Close to the Sun is more near than far, as the release date has been set for early May.

Announced via press release, developer Storm in a Teacup revealed that Close to the Sun‘s production ramped up thanks to the exclusivity deal with Epic Games and will now release on May 2. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions have no firm release date but are still on track to launch this year. Check out the accompanying trailer down below.

Managing director of publisher Wired Productions Leo Zullo elaborated on today’s news in the press release.

“Our partnership with the amazing team at Epic Games has not only accelerated the development process of Close to the Sun in terms of accessing the sheer pixel-pushing grunt of Unreal Engine 4, but allowed the incredibly talented Storm in a Teacup team to showcase their collective talents to deliver a truly memorable and breath-taking first-person horror adventure.”

Though the vitriol surrounding the Epic Games Store has been mountainous, a developer crediting the store with its game’s “accelerated development” is an undeniable benefit.

OnlySP’s Ben Newman gave his thoughts on how the store can impact single-player gaming. Check out that story here.

The most recent Epic Games Store exclusivity deal to go through saw the acquisition of Anno 1800.

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Will Show Unexplored Stories of Secondary Characters

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The luminary creator of the Dragon Ball manga, Akira Toriyama, shared new information about the upcoming action RPG, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.

Via the Bandai Namco Twitter account, Toriyama revealed that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will depict the backstories of several secondary protagonists. This means that the game will diverge from the story of the manga and give greater insight into Dragon Ball‘s many supporting characters. While a plethora of games depict the events of the Dragon Ball franchise, only a few of them meaningfully expand upon the story’s events, characters, and world.

Toriyama describes Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot as a “fresh new take on the franchise.” Even though Toriyama rarely contributes to Dragon Ball games, he did create much of the lore in the now-defunct MMO Dragon Ball Online, which heavily influenced the story of the Dragon Ball Xenoverse games. While not much information is available about Kakarot and Toriyama’s involvement at this time, the title does have an early 2020 release date and a fishing mechanic.

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