Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Linux

Dash like a madman in new Mighty No. 9 gameplay trailer

Mighty No 9 (PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One) CE Announcement - Screenshot 3

Deep Silver has release a new gameplay trailer for Mighty No. 9. The upcoming action-platormer from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune and developer comcept is something of a spiritual successor to the Blue Bomber and features similar combat and platforming. The video highlights a bit of this, focusing on Beck’s dash ability. The multi-purpose move can be used to reach dangerous areas, collect power-ups, and defeat weakened enemies. It’s also key in maximizing the combo multiplier, as several can be chained together to continually absorb scattered power-ups.

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Roguelite-y diplomatic RPG Overfall launching for PC on May 17

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Pera Games’ Overfall is set to launch in full on May 17. Combining elements of role-playing games and roguelites, along with a dash of diplomacy, players must take to the seas in order to find a hidden citadel before their enemy. They are tasked with making their way through the archipelago world, solving quests, taking on and leveling up their crew, and engaging with the various inhabitants. The game’s Story Builder, created in collaboration with Chris Avellone, also allows players to create their own story. To help get everyone started when the final version goes live, Pera and Christ have created a Writing Style Guide.

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Mighty No. 9 goes gooooold, launching on June 21 for console, PC

Mighty No 9 (PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Deep Silver Announcement - Screenshot 5

comcept has sent along the long-awaited word that Mighty No. 9 has gone gold. The side-scrolling action-platformer will hit digital outlets and store shelves on June 21. Note that the portable versions for 3DS and PS Vita will be along at a later, unspecified date. For the occasion, creator Keiji Inafune has written a message to everyone that’s been chomping at the bit to get their hands on the game, which can be found below.

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GOG.com adds titles from 2K Games, kicks off celebratory sale

GOG (PC) 2K Addition and Sale Announcement - Screenshot 1

GOG.com has announced that they are now selling games from 2K Games. To celebrate the addition, a publisher-wide sale is running from now until April 5. Several series are featured, including Railroad Tycoon, X-Com, and Sid Meier’s Pirates!, with some bundles up to 75% off. Eleven titles in total are on offer.

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Camel 101 to try their hand at survival horror with Syndrome

Syndrome (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Developer Camel 101 has announced a new survival horror title, Syndrome. Hearkening back to the genre’s early days, players will struggle to survive as they fend off enemies and constantly scavenge for resources. Players must make judicious use of whatever they find in order to survive their trek through a spaceship that is overrun by strange creatures. These monsters are being designed to test the player’s will and skill, and challenge them at all times, with the goal being that “every encounter is an internal battle between fight or flight.”

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Superhot launches for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC

Superhot (PC, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The time-bending first-person shooter Superhot is now available for PC. As the gung-ho protagonist, players must fight through hordes of enemies without ammo drops, regenerating health bars, or any fancy aides—only what they can scavenge off of defeated foes. However, they do have one thing on their side, which is that enemies only move when the player moves. The game includes several modes, including Endless Mode, Challenge Mode, Extras (with mini-games), and Replay Editor.

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Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition out for Linux, Mac, SteamOS

Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcment - Screenshot 2

Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition has been released for Linux, Mac, and SteamOS. The expanded version adds a number new modes, quests, spells, weapons, and classes, including support for splitscreen co-op. Steam is currently offering a discount of 33% off to entice newcomers.

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Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star lands on PSN for PS4, PS Vita

Hatoful Boyfriend HB (PC, PS4, PS Vita) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 9

Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star is spreading its wings of love today for PS4 and PS Vita. Mediatonic is sending players back to St. Pigeonations as the only human girl at a school populated by birds. In addition to meeting new students, a few old friends return for another semester. Before everyone can enjoy the holidays, however, players must get to the heart of a mystery centered on the school.

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Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star out for PC, next week for PS4, PS Vita

Hatoful Boyfriend HB (PC, PS4, PS Vita) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Love is in the air with the release of Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star for PC. Mediatonic’s latest re-enrolls players in St. Pigeonations as the only human girl on campus joined by all of the birds from the original game. The holiday season is bringing more than a sense of joy, however, as a sinister mystery begins to take shape. Players will need to get to the bottom of things before it all runs … afowl.

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Screenshots, trailer released from Underworld Ascendant prototype

Underground Ascendant (PC) Prototype Announcement - Screenshot 1

Following last spring’s successful Kickstarter campaign, OtherSide Entertainment has released the first look at their sequel to Ultima Underworld, Underworld Ascendant. The studio, founded by Looking Glass co-founder Paul Neurath, has released screenshots and a trailer from the prototype. The footage follows an unarmed rogue facing off against a Shadow Beast guardian after stealing an artifact. The final version is planned to include three factions (Dark Elves, Dwarves, and “mushroom people”), the Improvisation Engine for greater freedom in solving puzzles, three intertwining classes (fighter, mage, and thief), and extended lore penned by Tracy Hickman.

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