Imposter Factory, low Shenmue III sales, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com, bringing you all the news in gaming for Friday, November 29th. Believe it or not today is episode #500 of the daily updates, which blows me away. Now unfortunately today’s news is slow because of the Thanksgiving weekend in the US, but there’s some fun stuff here so let’s take a look.

Imposter Factory announced, third in To The Moon series

Freebird games have announced a new game called Imposter Factory. This is the third game in the To The Moon series. If you don’t know, To The Moon is an indie game that released in 2011 which skyrocketed in popularity because of its super strong narrative. It took six years for the sequel to come out, called Finding Paradise, and so obviously the wait is a bit less this time, with Imposter Factory coming at the end of next year. It’s described as a “bonkers time-loop tragicomedy murder mystery thriller.” So quite the shmorgesbord there. Also, something I just learned is that To The Moon is currently being turned into a full-length animated movie by a first tier Japanese animation company, so that’s pretty cool.

Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and Rogue headed to Switch

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue are both headed to the Nintendo Switch in a bundle called the The Rebel Collection. It arrives on December 6th this year, and it looks like it’ll be about $40. If you have a Switch and never played these games, I can say from personal experience that Black Flag is just a really good pirate game, independant of how you feel about Assassin’s Creed overall. If you’re especially interested in boats, and naval warfare, I found it to be a lot of fun. I never played Rogue, but that one is set in the Seven Years War, and apparently took a lot of the ship-based gameplay from Black Flag.

Codemasters (Grid, F1, Dirt Rally) acquired Slightly Mad Games (Project CARS)

Racing fans have something to look forward to today, as Codemasters have acquired Slightly Mad Studios. What does that mean? Well, Codemasters makes some of the most-played racing games today, all F1 games, Grid, Dirt Rally, etc. And Slightly Mad Studios makes Project CARS, which is also very popular. Project Cars 3 has been confirmed, so now with this 30 million euro acquisition, there’s gonna be a whole lot more to go around.


A big thank you for tuning in, and for supporting me through 500 episodes, it really means so much. As you know I am here every Monday through Friday with the news, which means I am back tomorrow and Sunday with some kind of special episodes for you. So until tomorrow, happy gaming everyone.