Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PC

Nier: Automata to launch simultaneously in 2017 for PC via Steam

Nier Automata (PS4) Steam Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix has announced that their upcoming action role-playing game Nier: Automata will be released for PC. The computer version is slated to launch on Steam alongside the PS4 version in early 2017. A batch of new screens were also released, and can be found down below. In Automata, players will follow the droids 2B, 9S, and A2 as they attempt to free future-Earth from alien ‘machine lifeforms’ that have forced mankind to the moon. 2B is a sword-wielding battle droid built for the infantry squad YoRHa, and the main character, but she is backed by a Pod support system offering options for long-range combat.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare goes ’80s in Zombies in Spaceland

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Infinity Ward has revealed a new Zombies entry for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Zombies in Spaceland. The co-op-centric mode is set in a space-themed amusement park during the 1980s. Continuing series tradition, the story will follow four characters voiced by several actors and comedians: David Hasselhoff, Ike Barinholtz, Jay Pharoah, Paul Reubens, and Sasheer Zamata. Four actors are invited to an audition by director Willard Wyler, played by Paul Reubens, but find themselves transformed into an archetype (jock, nerd, rapper, and valley girl) and stuck in one of his movies. Helping them along the way is a mysterious DJ, played by David Hasselhoff. Jay Pharoah is slated to host a Zombies in Spaceland stream tomorrow, starting at 11:00 a.m. (CST), on the Call of Duty Twitch channel and Youtube channel. The mode will also be playable at this year’s Call of Duty XP.

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Everspace to enter early access for PC, Xbox One on September 14

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Rockfish Games is planning on releasing their roguelike space-based shooter Everspace on Steam Early Access, GOG’s Games in Development, and Preview Program for Xbox One and PC on September 14. The Kickstarter-backed titled raised over $750,000, and will be the first title on Xbox Preview Program on Windows 10, supporting both cross-save and cross-buy. The early version will feature six sectors, with a final sector, two additional unique player ships, and different starting gear slated to be added later this year. Scroll down to see the game in action.

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Five-table Pinball FX2 VR – Season One Pack launching next week

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Zen Studios has announced a new five-table pack for Pinball FX2 VR for Oculus Rift. Scheduled to be released on August 23, the Season One Pack includes five previously released tables updated for virtual reality: CastleStorm, Wild West Rampage, BioLab, Paranormal, and Earth Defense. The tables will have players razing castles, creating alien species, investigating supernatural events, and fending off an alien invasion. A brief clip offers a 360 view of Earth Defense.

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Arcade-style strategy shooter Inversus launches for PC, PS4

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Inversus, the latest action title from Hypersect designer and programmer Ryan Juckett, is now available on PSN, Humble Store, and Steam. The competitive arcade-style title mixes strategy with shooting, as players fire bullets to open and close paths in an attempt to block and trap their opponent. Up to four players are supported, locally or online, in one-versus-one and two-versus-two modes over 30-plus maps. PSN and Steam are both running a launch-week discount, knocking 10% off, with the former for PS Plus subscribers.

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Epic Games’ MOBA Paragon enters open beta for PC, PS4

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Epic has kicked off the open beta for its free-to-play console and PC MOBA Paragon. The five-versus-five, third-person action title features an increasing roster of Heroes, with one slated to be added every three weeks, and crossplay between PC and PS4. The game is said to be designed for players to “win without ever spending money,” with cards only accessible by playing. The studio is currently holding a livestream event on their Twitch channel and Youtube channel to discuss game design, demonstrate gameplay, and offer a look at what they have planned for updates.

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Slavers, raiders, and rides in Fallout 4 – Nuka-World gameplay trailer

Fallout 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Nuka-World Video Announcement - Screenshot 1

Fallout 4’s final add-on, Nuka-World, received its first gameplay trailer today. The footage offers an overview of the sixth expansion’s additions and setting, a dilapidated amusement park that doubles as a base for Raiders. The makeshift city has several themed areas, including Safari Adventure, Kiddie Kingdom, and Galactic Zone. Players can use the park as their own base to lead Raiders on missions to conquer surrounding settlements. Also featured are some of the new creatures, enemies, and weapons.

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Nordic Games now THQ Nordic, several THQ projects in the works

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After eight years, Nordic Games has decided to take full advantage of their 2013 asset acquisition of THQ and reincorporate themselves as THQ Nordic. The change comes as the company looks to enter their next phase and fully embrace their IPs, as they seek to “align them with the very best development resources to expand upon them with the level of experience that communities and established fan bases expect and deserve.” The studio currently has 23 ongoing projects, 13 of which have not been revealed publicly. According to the release, the majority of those that haven’t been announced are based on THQ properties. It seems as though Darksiders II will be getting plenty of company.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Descent available for PC, Xbox One

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Descent has launched for PC and Xbox One. The pack includes four new multiplayer maps, which are detailed below and include a remake of Black Ops II’s Raid. The drop also comes with the next entry in the Zombies’ Origins series, Gorod Krovi. The latest installment of the horror-themed spin-off is set in an alternate past where players must face mechanized zombies and dragons while battling their way through Stalingrad.

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Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition launching Aug. 30

The Witcher 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Xbox One Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 4

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting the ‘game of the year’ treatment—and soon. CD Projekt Red has announced that Geralt is going all-in on August 30 with a Wild Hunt complete set that includes the original game, Hearts of Stone, Blood and Wine, and all minor downloadable packs. Sure it’s been out for over a year, but what do formalities matter when we’re talking about a hundred-plus hours of slaying monsters and tackling top-notch, well-written quests.

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