Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Adventure

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now available on Steam for PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has launched for PC. Available through Steam, Scholar of the First Sin features support for DirectX 11 with updated graphics along with the new Forlorn invader, new enemy placement, an increased multiplayer count, extra in-game events, expanded item descriptions, and more. The release also includes all three download quests, Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King. Newcomers can purchase the game for $49.99, while current owners with the download packs can buy the game for $19.99 and those without the packs for $29.99.

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Night Dive releases Spirits of Xanadu for Linux, Mac, and Windows

Spirits of Xanadu (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Night Dive Studios has released Allen Trivette and Lee Williams’ action-adventure title Spirits of Xanadu. Set on the research ship Xanadu, players must investigate how the craft came to become adrift in space and why its crew has been radio silent for months before setting about to return it to Earth. Curious gamers can check out a question-and-answer session, and possibly win a copy, today at Reddit, beginning today at 2 p.m. CST at the r/PCMasterRace sub-Reddit.

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Outlaws, Loom, The Dig, and more from LucasArts added to GOG.com

Outlaws (PC) GOG Announcement - Screenshot 1

Another batch of LucasArts titles has been added to GOG.com’s library. Six games are included in the latest set, three of which are making their digital distribution debut: the action-platformer Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb, first-person shooter Outlaws (plus A Handful of Missions expansion), and point-and-click adventure Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders. The remaining games, each 20% off as part of a launch promo, are all adventure titles: Loom, Monkey Island: LeChuck’s Revenge, and The Dig.

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New Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin video debuts Forlorn NPC

A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. The latest footage showcases the new NPC invader, the Forlorn. The video runs a little over three minutes and shows what players have come to expect from Dark Souls II: pain. Beset by regular enemies, a player desperately tries to get the upper hand as the Forlorn closes in and proceeds to harass them throughout the encounter.

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Square Enix Collective offering Anachronox, Fear Effect, and Gex IPs

Gex (PC, PSX, Saturn) PC version, courtesy of GOG.com

Square Enix is offering three Eidos IPs for independent developers to try their hand at through the studio’s Collective platform. Anachronox, Fear Effect, and Gex are all on offer for developers to submit game ideas, and new project pitch submissions have also been reopened. A previous submission, Goetia, a point-and-click adventure from French developer Sushee, recently passed its Kickstarter goal with 48 hours to go. According to the release, it was the latest campaign’s success that inspired them to open up the Eidos IPs.

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GOG.com adds bizarre FMV-infused adventure Toonstruck

GOG (PC) Toonstruck Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

GOG.com has added the surreal point-and-click adventure title Toonstruck to their library. The 1996 adventure title from Interplay follows cartoonist Drew Blanc as he attempts to escape a strange cartoon world populated by a wide variety of weird creatures—ah, the ‘90s. The game also features digitized actors, and a handful of notables are involved, including The Simpson’s Dan Castellaneta, Christopher Lloyd, and Tim Curry, also star of Interplay’s Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin patch, media released

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer, the box art, and 10 new screenshots for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. A new patch has also gone live, which adds the new non-playable character The Scholar, who offers additional insight into the story, plus improvements to online matchmaking, expanded item descriptions, the Agape Ring, and other adjustments and changes to solo as well as online play.

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

White Night (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

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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Daedalic to bring new adventure title Silence to PS4

Silence The Whispered World 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) PS4 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Daedalic Entertainment will be bringing their upcoming adventure title Silence to PS4. The game follows Noah, a boy who becomes stranded in the war-torn lands of Silence after tracking down his sister. After finding her in the company of a resistance movement, he joins the rebels in an effort to stop the seekers from taking over the land, and to eventually make his way back home. Silence was announced for PC and Xbox One last October.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin screenshots, details released

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Details Announcement - Screenshot 1

New screens from and info about Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has been released by Bandai Namco. More details about what will be added and changed were also announced. And away we go: item descriptions will be expanded, the new Agape Ring will be added to store souls absorbed during online play, matchmaking will be improved with the top three most-active bonfires highlighted, white phantoms will stay in worlds longer and remain if time runs out during boss battles, enemies will have new behavior, the Imitation spell will affect normal enemies, and members of the Covenant of Champions will have to face continually respawning enemies. Those are in addition to updated graphics, new enemy placement, and an increase in the online player count.

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