Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Linux

Four-player brawler Mother Russia Bleeds to launch Sept. 5 for PC

Le Cartel’s arcade-style four-player beat ‘em up Mother Russia Bleeds has been officially dated for September 5. The brawler is set in an alternate world where a group of imprisoned fighters needs to battle their way through swaths of troops and freaks throughout the USSR. In addition to the campaign, a wave-based Survival mode will be available at launch and is slated to be joined later by Versus mode and Boss Rush. Both the standard version and Dealer Edition, a bundle with two copies of the game and the soundtrack, can be pre-ordered for 10% off at the official site.

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Vikings – Wolves of Midgard gets new teaser, pre-order discount

Kalypso has released a new trailer for their upcoming action role-playing game Vikings – Wolves of Midgard. The footage highlights the combat system, including hand-to-hand melee and magic, along with a few of the locations and some of the enemies. Players will need to protect and rebuild their village from a variety of beasts as a warrior or shieldmaiden, solo or with a friend in online co-op. Balheim, Midgard, and Niflheim will open for exploration, while the gods can be swayed by blood sacrifices. Kalypso has also kicked off a pre-order promo on Steam offering a 15% discount as well as an exclusive customization pack, a digital art book, and a digital soundtrack.

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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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Becks sets out for PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U and Xbox One in Mighty No. 9

After a long road, the Mega Man-inspired action-platformer Mighty No. 9 has been released for console and PC. Developed by comcept and designed by Keiji Inafune, Mighty No. 9 follows the adventures of the robot Beck, unit No. 9 of a 10-robot squad of combat units. After a computer virus infects the others as well as the world’s machines, Beck, alongside his friend Call, must fight the now-violent bots as they track down the source.

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(PC Review) Brigador

“… a solid callback to the destructive days of yesteryear, invoking the likes of Crusader: No Remorse and Syndicate.”

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This War of Mine – The Little Ones DLC now available for PC

11 bit studios has released a new downloadable pack for This War of Mine, The Little Ones. The drop shifts the player’s perspective to a group of adults that are tasked with taking care of children. Stuck in a besieged city, players must once again guide a beleaguered group through the chaos of war. Caring for the children will require a different approach from the base game, as adults will need to build toys and play games with them. The studio also announced that they’ve helped to raise over $137,000 for the War Child charity, and that every dollar from the pack will go towards the fund.

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(PC Review) Overfall

“… a highly replayable, diplomacy-centric roguelike with great combat, good writing, and a lot of charm.”

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PC Reviews

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

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

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

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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