Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PC

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to get two add-ons, to be 10-20+ hours each

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) PSN Pre-Order Announcement - Screenshot 7

Despite being an estimated 200-plus hours, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting even bigger with the announcement of two downloadable expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski emphasized the size of the additions by referencing the pre-DLC era, when expansions were physical releases, packed to the brim: “We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back.” To that end, the studio aims that each “offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone games out there,” with Hearts of Stone estimated at over 10 hours long and Blood and Wine over 20 hours long.

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Pike & Shot: Tercio to Salvo goes live, adds new units, scenarios

Pike & Shot Tercio to Salvo (iPad, PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The first expansion for Pike & Shot, Tercio to Salvo, has gone live for iOS (iPad) and Windows PC. The add-on allows players to try their hand at 10 new historical scenarios that span from the 16th to early 17th centuries. The new battles bring with them 49 new army lists and the debut of two nations, Dutch Republic and Russia. Four terrain types can also now be selected for skirmishes: agricultural, hilly, mountainous, or wooded. Matrix and Slitherine are currently offering the PC version at 50% off for a limited-time launch promo as well as a free Steam key to players who bought a copy of the PC version from Matrix Games or Slitherine’s store.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now available for console, PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 6

The complete version of Dark Souls II, Scholar of the First Sin, is now available for console and PC. In addition to all three download packs (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King), Scholar of the First Sin also includes the new Forlorn invader, a higher multiplayer count, different enemy placement, additional in-game events, expanded item descriptions, interface improvements, and more. New buyers can purchase the game for $49.99, while current owners with the download packs can buy the game for $19.99 and those without the packs for $29.99.

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Ride given new release date, now launching June 23

Ride (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) June Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has announced that the Milestone Milestone s.r.l.-developed racer Ride will now be released on June 23. Originally scheduled to launch on May 19, the new date is listed for all versions of the game. Ride is set to offer players four different racing categories, over 100 bikes across several build types (Superbikes, Supersports, Naked, and Historical), and extensive customization options.

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First six screenshots released from dynamic PC RPG Zombasite

Zombasite (PC) Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Soldak has released the first set of screenshots from their upcoming open-world role-playing game Zombasite. The shots are from an early build but give a look at the dynamic world that’s currently in development, featuring some of the environments and factions that remain after an infection has caused the dead to rise. As a clan leader, players must guide their people alone or with a friend in co-op to battle the undead while dealing with the other survivors.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now available on Steam for PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has launched for PC. Available through Steam, Scholar of the First Sin features support for DirectX 11 with updated graphics along with the new Forlorn invader, new enemy placement, an increased multiplayer count, extra in-game events, expanded item descriptions, and more. The release also includes all three download quests, Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King. Newcomers can purchase the game for $49.99, while current owners with the download packs can buy the game for $19.99 and those without the packs for $29.99.

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Four-player brawler Paperbound now available for PC, PS4

Paperbound (PC, PS4) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dissident Logic’s chaotic brawler Paperbound has been released for PC and PS4. Described as a “smash-up brawler that combines platforming, twitchy combat, and gravity redirection in a competitive couch multiplayer setting,” up to four players compete in enclosed arenas with 360 degrees of freedom as one of 11 characters. While the main characters are from books, others are from a variety of other titles, with fighters from Guacamelee!, VVVVVV, and Monaco. AI bots fill in any slots not assigned to other players, each with their own personality and playstyle; the studio also states that the AI will adapt to the player’s skill level.

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy to go to China, India, and Russia

Assassins Creed Chronicles (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has announced the next three titles in the Assassin’s Creed line, and all will be released as part of the Chronicles trilogy. Each release will follow a different assassin in a 2.5D adventure, with the first entry set to take players to China on April 21. The characters are from other properties within the franchise, from the animated short Assassin’s Creed Embers (Shao Jun) and graphic novels (Arbaaz Mir, Nikolaï Orelov). The trilogy will be tied together, but each game will not only adopt its own art style but also be set in different periods, including the Ming dynasty, Sikh Empire, and shortly after the Red October revolution.

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Fifteen screenshots released from PC version of Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) March PC Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Rockstar is preparing for next month’s release of Grand Theft Auto V for PC with a new batch of screenshots. The 15 shots cover everything from combat to wildlife, and give PC gamers a chance to check out what’s coming their way shortly. A trailer is also scheduled to go live soon, which will give a better look at the graphical upgrades planned for the long-awaited version.

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The Shaolin Monks return in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

NetherRealm has released new footage from Mortal Kombat X. The latest trailer, Shaolin, features three characters, returning combatants Kung Lao and Liu Kang along with newcomer Kung Jin. Series fans might remember that things didn’t end well for some of the older characters in MK9, and the new video shows that the deceased have returned to the arena under the control of their old enemy Shinnok.

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