Published on March 19th, 2020 | by Zorbz
VIDEO: MANEATER PC Exclusive demo/Summer Showcase
Myself Zorbz and Snrub were lucky enough to be invited to Koch Media’s summer showcase to try out some of their upcoming releases. We were fortunate to try a whole range of titles. Below you will find some screen shots of some of the games we were fortunate enough to try, but above you’ll find a 30 min demo of myself playing Maneater from the start of the game right through the first chapter.
A bit about the game without any spoilers on the story is that, you guessed it.. you’re a shark. Now you go about your shark business chomping up everything you can in sight and leveling up in the process with certain moves and attacks unlocking as you progress as well as your shark gaining both size and skill. It’s not all just about that though, there is a point to the story which you will find out watching the video.
What I will say about the gameplay is it is really fun from what I played. It’s over the top, has a great announcer doing his voice over whilst you play and gives some life to what would other wise be a pretty silent entry. The mechanics are not too hard to pick up and it all feels like a blast once you nail them, especially when you’re taking down boats or chomping up humans off the beach. What I like most is the campy light hearted nature of it all. Sure it’s violent and gory, but it doesn’t take itself serious and it brings back what games are meant to be all about – FUN!
Anyways enough chatting from me, feel free to shoot us any questions about the game whether it’s on our Facebook or Instagram Gamebugau pages and otherwise enjoy the video. Release date May 22, 2020 for PC and consoles, followed by a switch release at a later date.
Now a bit about the other titles we checked out:
Iron Harvest: 1920+ – scheduled for release 01/09/20 for PC, Xbox One and PS4
Iron Harvest from what we played is a very deep story driven RTS that is set in an alternate reality of 1920+ just after the end of The Great War. It’s got great visuals, a compelling story fully voice acted and a whole range of modes aside from just the campaign.
Think of something like age of empires or command and conquer but with the story of a modern game. This is looking to be a must for fans of classic RTS titles.
Destroy All Humans! – Scheduled for release 2020 on PC, Xbox One and PS4
This is a remake of the original PS2 title and when I say remake, it’s visually been reworked from the ground up. This isn’t simply an up res port, no this has new textures, updated assets, effects, you name it. I was actually really surprised to see the effort that was put in. Now I won’t lie, i was never a big fan of it originally back on the PS2 and unfortunately the gameplay is still the same. It is fun in bursts and has some quirky voice over work, but the gameplay does feel quite dated. Still it’s early days so who knows, I might be pleasantly surprised upon release. Definitely one to keep your eye on.
Spongebob Square Pants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated – Scheduled for release 2020 for Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Another Remake from the ground up is Spongebob Square Pants: Battle for Bikini Bottom. This PS2 generation title has also gotten some fancy treatment and damn does it look absolutely stunning. It is one of the most vibrant and colourful games i’ve ever seen and it had my eyes joyfully delighted! I absolutely love Spongebob and so I was super excited to try this out. Whilst it is a simple platformer, it’s fun, easy to pick up and play and as I already mentioned, simply gorgeous. The voice acting is all there from the cast and it sports an original story from that of the tv series. The demo was quite short but it definitely left me wanting more, so I can’t wait until this title graces us with it’s presence.
That’s just a glimpse of what we got to play and to see some extra photos be sure to check out our upload on our instagram story for more pics of the event and the amazing food the team kindly provided us.
Thanks again to Koch Media for a great time to try out some rad games!