Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PC

The Elder Scrolls: Legends launches for PC, add-ons, dates revealed

The Elder Scrolls: Legends has left beta and officially launched for PC. The strategy card game, a free download through the Bethesda.net launcher, features single and multiplayer content. The first player-versus-environment add-on was also revealed, The Fall of The Dark Brotherhood. Scheduled to go live on April 5, the expansion has players take on the role of a double agent whose mission is to infiltrate the gang. Decisions made will affect not only how missions play out but also the ending. The add-on will feature three maps, 25-plus missions, 40 new cards, exclusive cards, and the Doom Wolf Mount for Elder Scrolls Online. Each map can be purchased in-game separately or as a bundle for $19.99 or in-game gold. Legends will also be launching on March 23 for iPad, and next month for Android tablets. May will also bring the mini-tournament Gauntlet Mode, Spectator Mode, and Twitch integration. Players who prefer the phone will get a chance to play this summer, while Mac gamers will get to try Legends this spring.

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DLC, PC News

Quake Champions getting a version of Quake III’s Camping Grounds

A new trailer and handful of screenshots offer a first look at Quake Champions’ upcoming take on The Camping Grounds, Blood Covenant. Fans of the series will remember the original level from Quake III Arena, Q3DM6. The new version is said to retain several sections, namely “the long Jump Pad to the Rocket Launcher, the Quad Damage spawn, the Railgun ledge, and the tightly spaced battles in the Pillars.” Newer bits take into account the active and passive abilities available in Champions. PAX East attendees can drop by Bethesda’s booth (#18007 and 20007) to try it out.

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Convention, PC News

Nine new screenshots released from Dark Souls III: The Ringed City

Bandai Namco has sent out nine screens from the final downloadable expansion of Dark Souls III, The Ringed City. In the titular Ringed City, players will be seek out the Slave Knight Gael in search of the Dark Soul of Humanity. More of the quest can be seen in the latest images, which “highlight the lost wanderers, royal residents, and fearsome beasts that inhabit the fabled city at the end of the world.”

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Reclaim Earth for humanity in Nier: Automata, now available for PS4

Battle androids 2B, 9S and A2 are reporting in with the release of Nier: Automata for PS4. Co-developed with PlatinumGames, the latest entry finds androids battling machines that have overrun the planet in order to secure it for the remaining humans. A launch trailer, below, offers an overview, but for a lengthy look at the game, check out Exploring Earth’s Distant Future – 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Gameplay. To celebrate the release, Square Enix has released two free PS4 themes showing off the main characters in their flight suits. Check them out on the PS Store here and here.

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PlayStation 4 News

Forza Horizon 3 – Duracell Car Pack, free ride going live tomorrow

Forza Horizon 3 is getting seven additional rides tomorrow in the Duracell Car Pack. The final Car Pass download will add the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, 2015 Jaguar XES, 1992 Ford Falcon GT, 1983 Volvo 242 Turbo Evolution, 1995 Nissan Nismo GT-R LM, 1959 BMW 507, and 1972 Land Rover Series III. There’s also a bonus: the Duracell-themed 2016 GTA Spano. The freebie is available for all players, and can be downloaded from the Xbox Store under “Forza Horizon 3 GTA Spano.” Details for all of the vehicles can be found below.

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CI Games pushing Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 back to late April

CI Games has announced that they have delayed their open-world action title Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. Gamers don’t have to wait much longer, though, as the new date is only three weeks later, April 25. According to the release, the additional time will be used to implement feedback received during the last beta. Currently, the game features weapon customization, vehicles, dynamic weather, and a day-and-night cycle.

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Xbox 360 shooter Bullet Soul announced for PC with all DLC

Another Xbox 360 shooter is making its way to PC, the bullet-hell-style shooter Bullet Soul. Mages will be releasing the title next month on Steam. In addition to having to dodge waves of projectiles, players will also have to perfect their timing in order to maximize the proximity-based scoring system that increases a multiplier the closer the player is when they destroy enemy ships. If they are within range, the projectiles become harmless. Secret bonuses are also hidden throughout the stages. The game will feature four different modes, several of which were downloadable add-ons for the 360 version, three different ships, a hidden second loop, three modes (Bancho, Caravan, and Normal), leaderboard support, tate/vertical screen support with X/Y scaling and smoothing, and a Version B with a fourth ship.

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Outlast to get physical on April 25 with bundle release Outlast Trinity

Warner Bros. is teaming up with developer Red Barrels for a physical release of Outlast. The disc version will be a bundle that collects Outlast, Outlast Whistleblower, and Outlast 2 into one package titled Outlast Trinity. The first game, released in 2013, sets players in the remote Mount Massive Asylum in Colorado as journalist Miles Upshur, while the downloadable expansion, Whistleblower, covers events prior to the original. Outlast 2 is taking a different course, following cameraman Blake Langermann and his wife Lynn as they investigate the murder of a pregnant woman in the Arizona desert. Fans of the series can pick it up on April 25 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, the same day that Outlast 2 is set to launch digitally.

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See nearly 30 minutes of uninterrupted gameplay from Nier: Automata

It’s never a bad time for more Nier, and today, Square Enix has released an extended look at the upcoming Nier: Automata. How “extended” is extended? Twenty-seven minutes and forty-nine seconds, that’s how extended. The video, titled Exploring Earth’s Distant Future – 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Gameplay, offers an overview of the game’s mechanics and world. Some of the items featured include the Reliquary System, which allows players to return to where they were defeated for buffs or an ally; 17 of the Pod Skills that the robot companions can utilize during battle; how to gain new buffs and abilities using the Plug-in-Chip System; and the Riding System, which allows players to ride boars (of course).

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Nightdive bringing Turok 2: Seeds of Evil to PC on March 16

Nightdive Studios is revisiting Turok next month with the PC release of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil. The sequel, set to go live on March 16, once again follows the warrior Turok as he jumps, swims, and blasts his way through new enemies and levels, now in a futuristic setting. The original Nintendo 64 release is being improved with updated visuals and a new multiplayer mode, Last Turok Standing.

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