Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PC

Styx’s personality, design explored in new Shards of Darkness trailer

The sticky-fingered goblin behind Shards of Darkness is given his time in the limelight with a new Sytx-centric trailer. Cyanide details how the studio “envisioned and gave life, personality, and soul” to the mischievous thief. The video also touches on the game’s humor, with Styx breaking the fourth wall, and how the mechanics are capable of adapting to the player’s style.

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The fight continues, Halo Wars 2 out for PC, Xbox One

Players are returning to the battlefield today twenty-eight years after the original Halo Wars. The real-time strategy game will find a crew awakening from cryosleep to answer a distress call that leads to a new round of warfare. Virtual commanders will find a single-player campaign as well as multiplayer that sports several modes, including Deathmatch and Stronghold. 343 Industries’ head of strategy games, Dan Ayoub, has released a final letter to thank fans and to give several others at the studio a chance to share their thoughts at launch. It’s posted below in its entirety.

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Arsenal of Elegant Destruction highlights Nier: Automata’s combat

Nier: Automata’s combat system is highlighted in a new gameplay trailer. With the game nearing its release date, Square Enix is showing off the weapon-based combat system in a new video from co-developer PlatinumGames, Arsenal of Elegant Destruction. Included is a demonstration of the game’s combo-extension mechanic that allows players to alternate between four weapon types on the fly, including bracers, spears, and swords.

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Corpse Party, Grandia II, Trails in the Sky, more on sale at GOG.com

GOG.com has kicked off their latest promo, the Kawaii Sale. The themed event encompasses games made in and inspired by Japan. Discounts range between 50% to 75% off, and titles include Corpse Party, Grandia II, Gurumin, Hatoful Boyfriend, Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, and Way of the Samurai 4. The sale will add even more goodies on Friday, and is scheduled to run through next Monday.

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NIS announces Ys VIII, Culdcept Revolt, release dates, more

NIS recently held their 2017 press event and has since released a host of trailers and announcements. Several new games have been added to their scheduled. Three titles are set to release this summer: Culdcept Revolt for 3DS, RPG Maker Fes for 3DS, and Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle for PS4 and PS Vita. Two more will follow later in the year: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for PC, PS4, and PS Vita this fall, and at an unspecified date, Tokyo Tattoo Girls for PC and PS Vita. Five others were also dated: Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku! (PS Vita, Steam) is coming June 6, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (PS4, PS Vita) on September 26, Disgaea 5 Complete (Switch) on May 23, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy (PC) on March 27, and Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PC) on April 24. And in a surprising bit of news, The Silver Case’s PS4 version will receive two additional chapters, Yami and Whiteout Prologue. Check below to see all of the new trailers.

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Deck13 narrates 14 minutes of gameplay from The Surge

Deck13 has released 14 more minutes of gameplay from The Surge. The footage is accompanied by commentary by designer Adam Hetenyi, who talks viewers through the abandoned laboratories that they will explore in the upcoming action role-playing game. Within their exoskeleton, players will battle strange creatures and use a limb-targeting combat system to either deliver a death blow or preserve an appendage to further augment their own suit.

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Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition launches through early access

Gamers who purchased the Ultimate Edition of Halo Wars 2 can now play it via early access. The 343 Industries and Creative Assembly co-developed real-time strategy game follows the events of the original Halo Wars. Set 28 years later, players awake from cryosleep to answer a distress call that kicks off a new battle. As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, gamers can play the game on PC and Xbox One, as well as a swap data between the two, with a single digital purchase. To get a better look at the game in action, over an hour of gameplay has been released as an archive from a recent stream and can be found below.

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Birthdays the Beginning’s second interview video released, Nurture

The second release of a three-part video series interviewing Birthdays the Beginning’s Yasuhiro Wada has gone live. The debut covered Creation, while the newest, titled Nurture, focuses on the types of different worlds that players can create. In addition, he also highlights how to create an optimal ecosystem for the world’s many lifeforms.

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Ghost Recon’s Wildlands open beta highlighted in new trailer

Ghost Recon’s Wildlands’ open beta is scheduled to kick off on February 23, and today, Ubisoft has released a new video detailing the event. The beta will run through February 27 and allow players to join a squad to fight against the Santa Blanca cartel in an open world. Additional details can be found at UbiBlog, and a live-action video is set to air on Ubisoft’s Twitch channel today at 4 p.m. (CST).

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Sea of Thieves alpha getting gravity, islands, more in next update

Microsoft has sent word that Rare will be expanding the alpha of their multiplayer-centric sea-faring action-adventure title Sea of Thieves this weekend with Update 0.1.1. Titled Taming New Seas, the patch will introduce several elements, including gravity, additional regions and islands, voyage system navigation, and among several other unnamed items, skeletons armed with machine guns. The studio is also taking the opportunity to invite more Sea of Thieves Insiders to try out the alpha. Players interested in becoming an inside can sign up on the official site.

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