Weekend Announcements February 23-25th: Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 and More

By Rebecca Smith, 4 months ago
The weekend has been and gone, but that doesn't mean we don't have any news for you. There were three titles revealed over the three days: a shooter involving flying cupcakes, the latest lacrosse title, and hide and seek with witches. Do any of these capture your interest?

Birdcakes

The studio behind Fenix Furia has returned with their latest creation, "a randomly generated 2D shooter". When a picnic goes wrong, Pancake the Cupcake (he's actually a flying cupcake with bird wings, because why not?) is left trying to defend his girlfriend Cherry from swarms of flies, and their bosses. Armed with candy bullets, he'll need to make his way through six worlds full of flies. Death means returning all the way back to the beginning, but power ups can be purchased from the bakery store to help him in his next attempt. This ID@Xbox title will be arriving later this year on Xbox One.


Casey Powell Lacrosse 18

Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 may not strike you as a big name title, but it was successful enough to warrant another instalment. Building on the last title, this year's game includes reworked controls for face-offs, shots, dodging and controlling the stick. AI has been enhanced to be able to respond to "complex 6v6 tactics" like those in real matches. Big Ant Studios has also used motion capture to improve the realism of the title, including face-offs, shooting and post-goal celebrations. You'll be able to create your own player and team like in the last title, but Lacrosse 18 also adds the ability to create stadia and logos, meaning you can recreate everything from your local team. The game arrives on March 13th on Xbox One.


Witch It

Stepping away from their usual adventure titles, publisher Daedalic Entertainment has signed Barrel Roll Games' hide and seek title and will be bringing it to Xbox One later this year. Players are divided into two teams; the first are witches who must hide throughout the world, and the second is the hunters that must find them. There are three game modes to enjoy. Hide & Seek tasks hunters with simply finding all of the witches to win. In Mobification, caught witches turn into hunters too. Finally, Hunt a Hag strips things back to basics and disables all special skills, meaning that players rely solely upon their melee weapons.

Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.