Grow Home finds its way onto Steam for Windows PC

Grow Home (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has released a new platformer for PC, Grow Home. Developed by Reflections, Grow Home has players take on the role of BUD, a Botanical Utility Droid, as he explores a series of islands filled with caves and waterfalls in search of a plant that can create oxygen on his home world. BUD must use a growing Star Plant to mold the planet and create new ways to ascend towards the sky. For more insight into the mechanics and development process, check out Ubi’s blog‘s recent interview with producer Pete Young.

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Total War Chronicles to create stories from Attila campaigns

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A new web-based companion app has been announced for Total War: Attila, Total War Chronicles. By utilizing an in-game button, players will be able to view and share a log of their campaigns from Total War: Attila that details important events from their current session. Sessions will be broken up into chapters, and options will be available to name, tag, and point out specific moments with commentary on their timelines. Each campaign shared will be viewable and ratable by others. Chronicles is set to go live alongside the launch of Attila, on February 17.

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Dreadnought gets a 10-minute gameplay video, narrated by devs

Grey Box and Yager have released a 10-plus-minute-long gameplay video from their upcoming action title Dreadnought. The video is narrated by two of the game’s designers, Eino Joas and Timm Boukoura, who talk players through the special abilities, ships, and tactics they are utilizing in their battle against one another as members of opposing teams. The two fight on the glacier map, which was playable recently at PAX South, using the Light Destroyer and the Light Tactical Cruiser, while an Artillery Cruiser, Corvette, and Dreadnought engage in the background. In all, a decent peek at what’s to come later this year.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc to launch Feb. 26 for PC, PS

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PC and PlayStation gamers will be able to download Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC pack, Havoc, on February 26. The inaugural add-on features four multiplayer maps (Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban), the AE4 energy assault rifle, the AE4 Widowmaker variant, and most importantly, Exo Zombies. Havoc is already available for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Full details can be found below.

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Forza Horizon 2 gets Top Gear Car Pack, plus a free car for all

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A new set of rides has gone live for Forza Horizon 2 today, the Top Gear Car Pack. The $5 download includes five vehicles: the 2015 Lexus RC F, 1993 Jaguar XJ220, 2014 BMW M235i, 1986 Lamborghini LM002, and the 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale. A free addition for all also joins the game’s roster, the 1966 Ford Lotus Cortina. Details for each are available below.

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Hammerfall details Regicide Collector’s Edition bundles for PC

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Hammerfall Publishing has begun taking pre-orders for the Collector’s Edition bundles of Regicide, their new chess-like game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. There are 10 different Collector’s Edition bundles available for the PC version, and each features early access to the game, a set of art prints, and a t-shirt or hoodie designed by artist Stefan Kopinski. The full list of bundles can be found here. Regicide features the rules of chess but with a storyline based around the Blood Angels and other Space Marine chapters battling Orks, power-ups such as physic powers, and different battlefield types. Multiplayer will also be supported for player-versus-player matches.

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Shiro’s mini-RPG Evoland ventures onto Android and iOS

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Shiro Games has ported its referential epoch-spanning role-playing game Evoland to Android and iOS. Originally released for PC, the game follows a young adventurer through the various ages of role-playing and adventure games as he levels up from the 8-bit era to the 32-bit. Gameplay also changes, with exploration and combat shifting from the over-the-top, on-the-spot action of The Legend of Zelda to an overhead system with bitmap backgrounds and turn-based combat as in Final Fantasy 7.

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Criminal Girls: Invite Only launches online, in stores for PS Vita

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NIS has released a new dating-sim-style role-playing game for PS Vita, Criminal Girls: Invite Only. Originally released for PSP in 2010, the new version includes new scenarios, two new playable characters, updated art, and support for PS TV. As the guardian of seven delinquents, players must guide the girls through four trials of the Redemption Program in one-on-one encounters in order to save their souls from being damned to Hell and give them a second chance on Earth.

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White Night releasing for PC, PS4 on March 3, Xbox One on March 6

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OSome Studio’s upcoming narrative-driven, horror-themed survival title White Night is nearing completion and set to go live next month. The Linux, Mac, PS4, and Windows PC versions will be available on March 3 and the Xbox One version on March 6. As the survivor of a deadly car crash, players will attempt to seek aid from the inhabitants of a strange, isolated mansion. Needless to say, that quickly turns into a fight for survival as they battle through, explore, and navigate their way around the puzzles and dangerous that await on the estate.

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Columbus Nova acquires, rebrands Sony Online Entertainment

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Sony has sold its MMO-focused division Sony Online Entertainment to New York-based investment management firm Columbus Nova. According to the new owners, “SOE will now operate as an independent game development studio and will continue to focus on creating quality online games, providing excellent service to its extensive player base, while centering on its untapped potential as a multi-platform online gaming company.” As part of the transition from Sony, the studio has been renamed to Daybreak Game Company.

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