Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PC

Arc System Works goes adventuring in Inferno Climber for PC


Arc System Works’ action role-playing game Inferno Climber has launched for PC. As one of eight playable characters, including the Forest Hunter, Popular Merchant, and Royal Knight, players must gather five stones from five different kingdoms. In addition to having to avoid traps, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and acquire loot, players must also maintain a steady supply of food. The estimated 50-hour adventure is said to host over 90 enemy types.


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Time-jumping visual novel Steins;Gate out for Windows PC

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Mages has released Steins;Gate for PC. The adventure-style visual novel takes place in 2010, with players following a scientist in Akihabara who learns how to send email to the past. The sci-fi story intertwines plots that lead to multiple endings, depending on the choices made, and is said to include an estimated 30 to 50 hours of reading material.


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Doom – Free Update 3 to add Deathmatch, Private Matches

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id Software’s upcoming patch for Doom will add Deathmatch and Private Matches. Free Update 3, scheduled to go live later this month, will allow players to go all-in versus everyone or just friends. The modes will also feature several customization options, including settings to change the time limit and score limit, remove power weapons, and turn off demons. A teaser was released offering a brief look at the upcoming patch. Those wanting to see it demonstrated live can check out a livestream next Tuesday at 1 p.m. (CST) on Twitch.


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Halo 5: Guardians – Anvil’s Legacy out for Xbox One, Forge for PC

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343 Industries has released Halo 5: Guardians – Anvil’s Legacy, the entry’s ninth free add-on, and Halo 5: Forge for Windows 10. Accompanying the launches are two overview trailers, one for each drop. Studio head Josh Holme also released a letter going into greater detail about how the two tie together, and what the release of Forge for PC means for the future of Halo 5. PC gamers can download Forge from here. Give the letter a read, and the trailers a look, below.


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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex now on Windows Store with wheel support

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, the first PC entry in the popular series, has left beta and is now available in full on the Windows Store. A new patch has been introduced in the process that adds support for 11 wheels, all from Logitech and Thrustmaster. The full list can be found below. Support for more is on the horizon, including the ClubSport V2 Xbox One Hub and the Fanatec CSR models, with support for the latter scheduled to be introduced later this month. Also, save for the G29, H-pattern shifters are supported for all Logitech wheels. Additional manufacturers will be added to the list in the future.


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Cinematic trailer released for supernatural adventure Virginia

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After a brief teaser, Variable State has released a cinematic trailer for their upcoming supernatural procedural Virginia. The footage is taken from gameplay, but spliced together to offer a wider look at the thriller’s characters and environments. Taking its cues from television, the developers utilize a variety of editing techniques, including dissolves, jump cuts, and montages, throughout the game.


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Hitman – Episode 5: Colorado to be released on September 27

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Io-Interactive is following their recent release-date reveal of Hitman: The Complete First Season with news that Episode 5 will be going live on September 27. The penultimate episode, titled Freedom Fighters, will be set in Colorado, and task players with sneaking into a farm that’s been turned into a makeshift militia training camp. Four people—Sean Rose, Maya Parvati, Ezra Berg, and Penelope Graves—have been targeted by Agent 47 in what’s being described as “one of the toughest episodes yet.” The mission will entail 70 challenges along with new gear, items, and weapons.


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Gory retro beat ’em up Mother Russia Bleeds launches for PC

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Le Cartel’s side-scrolling brawler Mother Russia Bleeds is now available for PC. As a trapped street fighter, players must battle their way to freedom through the streets of an alternate USSR that is filled with corrupt police, criminals, and forced addicts. They can go at it alone or with up to four players in co-op. In addition to the campaign, co-op is also supported in Survival Mode. The suitably ridiculously violent launch trailer can be found below.


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Rhythmic RPG The Metronomicon to get down on September 29

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Kasedo Games will be releasing Puuba’s rhythm-based role-playing game The Metronomicon on September 29. The game will contain 50 songs, five of which are exclusive to the title. Players control a party of four masters of the rhythmic combat, drawn from a pool of eight, as they buff, debuff, and attack a host of bizarre dancing enemies.


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PC versions of Xbox One games up for pre-order at Windows Store

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Microsoft has announced that the Windows Store is now offering pre-orders for PC versions of Xbox One titles. Several are planned to launch this holiday season, including Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, and ReCore, all of which can be ordered today. All of the titles support Xbox Play Anywhere, allowing owners to play the PC and Xbox One versions with a single purchase. Games and their add-ons can be continued between both platforms as well, with shared saves. The first game of the bunch to come out the gate is Armature Studio’s ReCore, set to launch on September 13. Full details on all titles can be found below.


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