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This week in gaming news

The I’s Have It

The Developers of Slay the Spire, Darkest Dungeon and Dead Cells have announced an new showcase event to help give a platform to larger indie titles. Benjamin Laulan, co-founder of Evil Empire who took over development of Dead Cells back in 2019 had this to say:

“on one side there are the big showcases such as the Game Awards, which are more for triple-A games and games with really huge budgets. And on the other hand, there are showcases that may be more focused on [smaller] indies. And we couldn’t really identify ourselves as a studio, I mean, between those two. We felt that there was this in-between spot that needed to be filled somehow.”

Slay The Spire’s Studio co-founder Casey Yano and Darkest Dungeon director Chris Bourassa talking to Gamers Social Club spoke of the difficulty in game funding currently with the “gold mine” of funding like Epic Store deals becoming far more difficult to acquire. Helping boost the Indie scene was one of the main motivations behind the new initiative.

The event is named the Triple-I Initiative and will air 3:00am on April 11th AEST. Be sure to check out the Zed Games Event Calendar on our website.

What could be announced at such a showcase? It’s been revealed that Evil Empire has been working on a new Prince of Persia Roguelite due to enter early access this year and is likely the title the studio has alluded too.  But… what.. ELSE!!!!!!!!!!?


Are you ready to have you hopes raised before being dashed spectacularly? On April 1st a store page was made for the much-anticipated Hollow Knight Silksong on Xbox. The game is now visible on Nintendo eshop, PSN, Steam, GOG and Xbox Live. But that’s not all, the title has been officially rated by the ESRB, PEGI, the USK in Germany and the The Game Rating and Administration Committee in South Korea. All this leads to the inevitability it that Silksong will release sometime in the future, just like it could have any time in the last 5 years.

Fashion For your Dragons

If you’re into video games there is a non-zero chance that you also like Dungeons and Dragons and have at some point in your life been a consumer. If inclined you can embrace those two elements with some fashion crossovers releasing in the next week.

Converse will be releasing their Converse x Dungeons & Dragons Collection on April 11th including all sorts of clothing including dungeon appropriate shoes. Black Milk Clothing however will be launching their Dungeons & Dragons lineup on April 9th.

Game Release Schedule

Botany Manor (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC), Children of the Sun (PC), Gigantic: Rampage Edition (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) – April 9

House Flipper 2 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S), Slave Zero X (Switch) – April 11


April Fools

Before we wrap the news, here are some of the funniest gaming jokes and pranks from April First this year







That’s all this week in Gaming News.