Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PC

Shiro’s mini-RPG Evoland ventures onto Android and iOS

Evoland (Android, iOS, PC) Android and iOS Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Shiro Games has ported its referential epoch-spanning role-playing game Evoland to Android and iOS. Originally released for PC, the game follows a young adventurer through the various ages of role-playing and adventure games as he levels up from the 8-bit era to the 32-bit. Gameplay also changes, with exploration and combat shifting from the over-the-top, on-the-spot action of The Legend of Zelda to an overhead system with bitmap backgrounds and turn-based combat as in Final Fantasy 7.

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Android, Apple Handheld

White Night releasing for PC, PS4 on March 3, Xbox One on March 6

White Night (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

OSome Studio’s upcoming narrative-driven, horror-themed survival title White Night is nearing completion and set to go live next month. The Linux, Mac, PS4, and Windows PC versions will be available on March 3 and the Xbox One version on March 6. As the survivor of a deadly car crash, players will attempt to seek aid from the inhabitants of a strange, isolated mansion. Needless to say, that quickly turns into a fight for survival as they battle through, explore, and navigate their way around the puzzles and dangerous that await on the estate.

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Columbus Nova acquires, rebrands Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment (Studio) Acquired Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sony has sold its MMO-focused division Sony Online Entertainment to New York-based investment management firm Columbus Nova. According to the new owners, “SOE will now operate as an independent game development studio and will continue to focus on creating quality online games, providing excellent service to its extensive player base, while centering on its untapped potential as a multi-platform online gaming company.” As part of the transition from Sony, the studio has been renamed to Daybreak Game Company.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

GOG.com kicks off Devolver Digital Game & Watch bundle promo

GOG (PC) Deveolver Digital Promo Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Shadow Warrior 2013)

GOG.com has teamed up with publisher Devolver Digital to offer five of their titles and 10 of their films in a new sales promotion. From January 30 until February 3, individual games and movies can be purchased at 50% off or in an all-in-one bundle for $13.75, a discount of 90%. A full list of all the films and titles currently on offer, which includes the 2013 Shadow Warrior, Hotline Miami, and Mars, can be found below.

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PC News

Might & Magic III – HD Edition released online for Android, iOS, PC

Heroes of Might and Magic 3 HD Edition (Android, iOS, PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Heroes of Might & Magic series returns today in Ubisoft’s Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition for Android and iOS tables as well as Windows PC. The DotEmu-developed entry features updated graphics, seven campaign scenarios, 48 skirmish maps, and support for local multiplayer. The PC version also allows access to a map editor and a Steam lobby.

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Android, Apple Handheld, PC News

Offworld Trading Company hitting Steam Early Access on February 12

Offworld Trading Company (PC) Steam Early Access Announcement - Header

Soren Johnson’s Mohawk Games has revealed that the studio’s debut title, Offworld Trading Company, will be available on Steam Early Access on February 12. The economic sim focuses on players trying to maximize their profits by exploiting the resources of Mars. Colonists need resources, food, and water to survive, and skillful players will be able to parlay their business acumen—along with the help of hackers and pirates— into riches that will see them expanding into offworld markets. The Early Access version includes a single-player campaign, a skirmish mode, and head-to-head as well as free-for-all online modes. A few screens and a gameplay trailer were released as well, and can be found below.

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Dying Light now available in stores and online for console, PC

Techland’s latest open-world action title Dying Light has launched for console and PC. The parkour-infused survival title pits players, as undercover operative Kyle Crane, against hordes of zombies as they make their way through an overrun city on a rescue mission. The game features a day-and-night-focused design, allowing players to scrounge for supplies during the day while challenging them to survive the night against faster, more powerful enemies. And as recently announced, the previous pre-order bonus Be the Zombie multiplayer mode is now free for all.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

BioWare releases 10 free tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age Inquisition (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Free Tavern Song Announcement - Header

Fans of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s ballads can take them on the go today with the release of several of the game’s tavern songs. All 10 of the tracks, performed by Elizaveta and composed by Raney Shockne, are being made available for free. Additionally, BioWare has released the sheet music from each track, which musicians can also use to enter a recently launched Fan Celebration Contest. The songs can be downloaded from the official site and will be free until February 9.

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Dying Light release dates revealed, Be the Zombie mode free for all

Techland has announced that Dying Light will have a worldwide digital release for PC on January 27. The PS4 and Xbox One versions will also launch on the same day in North and South America, while digital copies in other territories will be released on January 28 and physical copies on February 27. The studio also announced that the Be the Zombie multiplayer mode will no longer be a pre-order bonus but free for all. A new gameplay video was released of the team demonstrating the mode. The team also released a letter explaining the recent news, which has been posted below.

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Dying Light co-op spotlighted in new gameplay trailer

Techland has released a new video showcasing the co-op mode from their upcoming open-world action title Dying Light. A team of survivors controlled by two lead developers, a brand manager, and an assistant producer from the studio assist one another to battle back the undead hordes. The drop-in/drop-out-supported four-player multiplayer is integrated into the campaign, allowing players to take on quests, explore, and tackle co-co-specific challenges together.

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