Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PC

Warren clocks in with the release of The Surge out for console, PC

Deck13’s gritty action role-playing game The Surge has been released in stores and online. As CREO’s latest new hire, the everyman Warren, players find themselves in a world where robots have gone crazy. Donning an exosuit, Warren can go for all-in attacks or target specific limbs with the chance of a clean cut providing a new piece of kit to attach to his suit. Gear can also be crafted from salvaged parts, allowing for those less precise (or skilled) to still enhance get some swanky upgrades.

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Harvest Moon: Light of Hope announced for PC, PS4, Switch

Natsume and Rising Star Games are teaming up for a new Harvest Moon, Light of Hope. Instead of minding a small farm, players will find themselves shipwrecked en route to a new home, stuck in a village that’s been ravaged by the same storm. Determined to help the townsfolk, players set out to rebuild the damaged buildings as well as save their lighthouse. There will still be plenty of farming, with crops and livestock to tend, but also resource hunting to repair buildings, neighbors to befriend, and eventually, romantic interests to woo. Light of Hope also marks the series debut for PC and—less surprisingly—Switch. E3 attendees will be able to try it out in South Hall, Booth 2047.

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Relive Tekken 1-3 with the 8-bit debut of video series Retro Recap

Namco is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Tekken franchise with a new history-of video series. This latest series is to get everyone up to speed for Tekken 7, given the numerous plot twists, but to keep things manageable, the videos are covering a few entries at a time. The debut covers Tekken 1-3. Given those are a bit older now, it’s done in a gussied-up 8-bit style.

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Launch trailer kicks off upcoming release of The Surge

A week out from release, and Deck13 has a new launch trailer prepped and ready to go for The Surge. Players get another look at Warren, an unfortunate new hire at the megacorporation CREO who finds himself fighting for survival against killer robots. The upside is that those same robots can be repurposed to his benefit, as their severed limbs serve as upgrades to his exosuit.

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Endless Space 2 video series moves into week two with eXpansion

Amplitude has released the second in their 4X video series. After covering exploration last week, today, the studio is tackling the expansion elements found in Endless Space 2. The video follows the factions as they grow from small, struggling colonies to galactic empires. After finding habitable worlds, players must send out ships to colonize their new holdings, establish economic links to make them profitable, and secure them with warships. Of course, our description isn’t quite the same as seeing it in action.

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Degica to bring visual novel Symphonic Rain to PC this June

An updated version of the rhythm visual novel Symphonic Rain is set to hit PC this June. For its English debut, original character artist Shiro returned to update all 100-plus pictures. As Chris Vertin, players are a student at the Piova Communal School of Music, and cause a stir when they play a magical instrument in harmony with a fairy’s singing. The game, set in a city that never stops raining, features a story written by Maoto Nishikawa, music by Ritsuko Okazaki, and multiple endings that are determined by the player’s choices as well as their performance during recitals.

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Morrowind’s politics highlighted in ‘Assassins and Great Houses’

Bethesda has released a trailer highlighting the down-and-dirty politics that dominate Morrowind in The Elder Scrolls Online. In Assassins and Great Houses, players get a look at the intrigue that takes place throughout Vvardenfell, which will require them to work with several factions. In particular, they will have to balance their relationships with the three houses that dominate the realm: House Hlaalu, House Redoran, and House Telvanni.

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Shooter action-RPG hybrid Drifting Lands to launch June 5

Alkemi has released a new trailer for their shooter and role-playing hybrid Drifting Lands. Currently in Early Access, the full game is set to launch on June 5. At release, the game will feature three ship classes, 60 skills, 100 levels, and a story mode with generated enemy placement. Drifting Lands combines the mechanics of a shooter with the loot-grabbing, progression, and customization of an action-RPG.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles overview video up

A new trailer has gone live for the recently announced Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles. The latest video features an overview of the gameplay from the upcoming compilation. Chronicles is set to bring together eight maps from a variety of Treyarch-developed titles, complete with updated graphics and the ability to use weapons from throughout the series.

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Behold! Birthdays the Beginning released for PC, PS4

NIS has released their god-game-like evolution sim Birthdays the Beginning. As a benevolent guide, players terraform a cube-shaped world to manipulate its weather and geography in order to create an ecosystem that shifts the evolution of its flora and fauna. Macro and micro modes allow for planet-wide and specific changes, while the ability to save the genetic makeup of creatures allows players to choose when and where to introduce specific animals. To celebrate the game’s release, two free decorative downloadable items will go live tomorrow, Boxasaurus Rex and Crashed UFO. Upcoming for-pay drops include eight bundles and two individual pieces, though their contents were unspecified.

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