Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Deals

Corpse Party, Grandia II, Trails in the Sky, more on sale at GOG.com

GOG.com has kicked off their latest promo, the Kawaii Sale. The themed event encompasses games made in and inspired by Japan. Discounts range between 50% to 75% off, and titles include Corpse Party, Grandia II, Gurumin, Hatoful Boyfriend, Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, and Way of the Samurai 4. The sale will add even more goodies on Friday, and is scheduled to run through next Monday.

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Time to fire up the ovens! Pizza Tycoon 1 and 2 now on GOG

Players are getting the chance to get back into the restaurant business with the release of quirky business sims Pizza Tycoon 1 and 2. Assemble Entertainment has released the titles, DRM free, for $5.99 each or together as a discounted bundle for $9.96. In addition to pushing pies to customers, players can also go into business with the mob and cause unfortunate accidents to happen at (and to) competing restaurants.

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Titan Quest Anniversary Edition now on Windows 10 Store

THQ Nordic is following up Titan Quest Anniversary Edition’s release earlier this year with a launch on Windows 10 Store. The $19.99 Anniversary Edition include both Titan Quest and Titan Quest: Immortal Throne, with improved stability, enhanced AI, restored and improved multiplayer (with built-in voice chat), support for mods and Steam Workshop, and other tweaks.

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PC version of The Deadly Tower of Monsters gets Survival Mode

Ace Team has updated the PC version of their quirky action title The Deadly Tower of Monsters. The latest patch adds Survival Mode, which will have players alternating between staging and combat platforms. The former allows them to pick and outfit one of the three playable characters before they proceed to the latter, which hosts progressively tougher waves of enemies. Defeated enemies drop coins that can be used to purchase abilities, health, and weapons. The game is also a part of Steam’s Midweek Madness promo, and can be purchased for 66% off until October 7.

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Titan Quest turns 10, Anniversary Edition hits Steam, free for owners

THQ Nordic is celebrating Titan Quest’s 10-year anniversary with the new Anniversary Edition for Steam. First, the best part: Anniversary Edition is free for everyone on Steam who owns any version of Titan Quest, and those that don’t can grab it during launch week for $4.99. Now, the specifics. The latest version is an updated bundle of the fantastic mythologically tinged action-RPG that includes the main game and its expansion, Immortal Throne. The full changelog can be found here. Highlights include bug fixes, restored and improved multiplayer (with built-in voice chat), options for higher resolutions, support for mods and Steam Workshop, higher stack limits, and dozens of new heroes and bosses. Steam achievements and trading cards are also supported.

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Arcade-style strategy shooter Inversus launches for PC, PS4

Inversus, the latest action title from Hypersect designer and programmer Ryan Juckett, is now available on PSN, Humble Store, and Steam. The competitive arcade-style title mixes strategy with shooting, as players fire bullets to open and close paths in an attempt to block and trap their opponent. Up to four players are supported, locally or online, in one-versus-one and two-versus-two modes over 30-plus maps. PSN and Steam are both running a launch-week discount, knocking 10% off, with the former for PS Plus subscribers.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Forced Showdown – Drone Invasion to hit Steam on July 31

Forced Showdown is set to receive its latest expansion pack, Drone Invasion, on July 31. The add-on will feature a new campaign, world, 10 enemies, 10 bosses, 22 cards, 10 modifiers, 18 quests, and mode, Mentor’s Maze Show. Players will be able to tackle the extra content with a new character, the mech-suited ex-soldier Settsu. Dubbed a “bullet-hell crawler,” players build decks of power-up cards and engage in twin-stick combat to survive a roguelite experience.

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Don Ramiro to arrive on Xbox One next week in Maldita Castilla EX

Abylight and Locomalito’s side-scrolling action-platformer Maldita Castilla EX will be launching on July 20 for Xbox One. The retro-style adventure follows knight Don Ramiro on his quest to save the Kingdom of Castile from hordes of monsters. Originally published for PC in 2012, the console version features additional content with eight stages, 19 bosses, 48-plus enemy types, four endings, remixed audio, new music, and a new illustrated bestiary. As a bonus for those eager to answer the call, early buyers will receive a 10% discount.

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Xbox One News

Halo 5: Guardians – Warzone Firefight goes live for free, trailer up

Halo 5: Guardians’ eighth, and according to 343 the largest, free content update has gone live. Warzone Firefight includes two armor sets, three maps, customization options, the Halo 2 Beam rifle, the UNSC air vehicle, and a Forge canvas, Tidal. Additionally, players can tackle the new Score Attack mode in the campaign and Warzone Firefight online. A limited-time promo also kicks off today, the Firefight REQ Reward program, which bestows a Gold REQ Pack to everyone who plays Guardians. Ten are available, the remaining being unlocked by playing in Warzone Firefight. As previously mentioned, Halo 5: Guardians is free to download for Gold members from today until July 5, and the full version is 50% off via Xbox Store.

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Halo 5: Guardians – Warzone Firefight revealed, launching June 29

Halo 5: Guardians will be receiving free additional content next Wednesday in a new update, Warzone Firefight. The eighth expansion will add the new game mode, and update namesake, Warzone Firefight. After some time in beta, the final version of the mode will have a gradually increasing difficulty level, along with new bosses and REQs. The REQs will offer new vehicles, armors, and weapons (UNSC VTOL, AV-49 Wasp, etc.). These will be accessible in Forge as well, which is also getting a new canvas, the ocean-themed Tidal. Multiplayer will be expanded with three new maps: Attack on Sanctum, Prospect, and Molten. The campaign isn’t being left out, either, as it will get Score Attack. As in previous titles, Score Attack allows players to compete with one another for the highest score, solo or in co-op, with points determined by how stylishly enemies are defeated. 343 is planning on showing everyone the ropes with a Firefight pre-release livestream at the official Twitch channel on June 28, 4 p.m. (CST).

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