Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PC

Tropico 5 set to go live online for Linux, Mac on September 19

Tropico 5 (360, PC) Linux and Mac Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Kalypso has announced that the Linux and Mac versions of Haemimont Games city- and political-management sim Tropico 5 will be added to Steam on September 19. Both versions will feature cross-platform multiplayer through SteamPlay, plus support for controllers and Big Picture Mode. Windows gamers who have already purchased the game will be able to download the new versions for free.

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Total War: Rome II – Emperor Edition launching September 16

Total War Rome 2 (Mac, PC) Emperor Edition Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has announced that the upcoming Emperor Edition of Total War: Rome II will launch on September 16 for both Mac and Windows PC. Marked as the definitive version of the game, Emperor Edition will include all updates, all free DLC, and the upcoming free Imperator Augustus Campaign Pack. The Augustus pack will overhaul the building chains, politics system, and add a new campaign centered on the Second Triumvirate War. Steam users can currently opt-in to the latest beta patch to experience most of the changes now, though the campaign won’t be available until final release.

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Watch Dogs: Bad Blood adding new missions, co-op on Sept. 23/30

Watch Dogs (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Bad Blood Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new story-based download pack for Watch Dogs, Bad Blood, will be going live on September 23 for season pass holders and September 30 for everyone else. The new campaign will follow the hacker T-Bone in 10 new missions set throughout the city in new locations. After receiving a call to help a former co-worker, Tobias Frewer, T-Bone delays dropping off the grid to lend a hand, only to discover that his friend might be setting him up. The pack also adds Street Sweep contracts, “a dynamic new system of side missions” that are playable in co-op with friends or public sessions; a remote-controlled car dubbed Eugene; and new outfits, perks, and weapons.

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New Assassin’s Creed Unity screenshots focus on story, co-op play

Assassins Creed Unity (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Sept Media Batch - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has released a handful of new screenshots from Assassin’s Creed Unity. A few of the shots are from the single-player campaign, but most of the screens are from co-op multiplayer, demonstrating how teammates can help their fellow assassins reload during a firefight and pull them out of combat after being wounded.

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Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, Re-Elect announced for console, PC

Saints Row Gat out of Hell (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

During their panel at PAX Prime, Volition took the opportunity to announce two new Saints Row projects, Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell and Saints Row: Re-Elect. Both titles were available at Deep Silver’s booth for attendees to try out, and both will be available on January 27. Gat Out of Hell is a standalone expansion for Saints Row IV that will pit players, as either Johnny Gat or Kinzie Kensington, against the forces of hell in a quest to save the soul of the gang’s leader. In addition to a musical number, players can also look forward to fighting historical figures as well as old enemies and a few old friends. Re-Elected is an updated version of Saints Row IV for PS4 and Xbox One.

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Rome II – Emperor Edition, free Imperator Augustus pack announced

Total War Rome 2 (Mac, PC) Emperor Edition Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega will be releasing an all-in-one version of Total War: Rome II, the Emperor Edition. This version will include all of the patches and free DLC released to date, which have added several factions and units since launch, and a new Campaign Pack expansion titled Imperator Augustus. Current owners should be happy to hear that Imperator Augustus will be a free download for them, which will add a new campaign map based on the Second Triumvirate War. Players will be able to select between Lepidus, Marc Antony, and Octavian in the three-way struggle for the Republic. The pack will also offer “an improved politics system, overhauled building chains, rebalanced battles, and improved visuals in both campaign and battle.” Some of the changes include the ability to avoid civil wars, the rebellion of the player’s own general and units if civil war does break out, and a greater emphasis on managing gravitas.

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GOG.com redesigned, adds section for DRM-free movies

GOG (PC) Movie and Site Redesign Announcement - Screenshot 1

GOG.com has announced that they have expanded their service to include DRM-free movies. Each film is priced at $5.99 and, at the moment, has something to do with gaming or Internet culture, though future additions will expand to include “TV and cinema classics from major studios.” Buyers can either stream or download the films, and as with the games, digital extras will be included with purchase. There are currently 20 documentaries available, two of which, Art of Playing and TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard, are being offered for free so that users can get a chance to experience the service.

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Gauntlet delayed until Sept. 23, pre-order bonus and PAX info detailed

Gauntlet (PC) Delay Announcement - Screenshot 1

Gauntlet, the upcoming reboot of the classic top-down action title, has been pushed back to September 23, according to Warner Bros. Interactive. The additional time is needed to ‘fine-tune’ the multiplayer component. To thank those who have pre-ordered for their patience, the studio has added a new in-game bonus, a special Wizard’s Robe made from dead imps that is known The Spawn of Kerthull (pictured below). For those attending PAX Prime 2014, a four-day tournament is being held with several notable personalities, including Jerry and Mike, that will be livestreamed on the official PAX Prime Twitch channel, the details of which can be found below.

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Grab some friends and swords, Dragon Age: Inquisition gets co-op

A new co-op dungeon-crawler multiplayer mode has been announced for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Up to four players will be able to work with one another to complete special cooperative quests that are separate from the storyline. While in the dungeons, players will be able to salvage items, craft new armor and weapons, gather loot, and unlock up to 12 characters. Each of the characters will be from one of three classes: Mage, Rogue, and Warrior. PAX attendees will get a chance to try the multiplayer first hand at the Xbox Booths in North Hall, Booths 412, 422, and 432 on the fourth floor, from August 29 to September 1.

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Metro Redux brings updated 2033, Last Light to console and PC

Metro Redux (PC, PS4, Xbox One) June Screenshots - Screenshot 3

Metro returns today with the enhanced next-genified re-release Metro Redux. The $49.99 bundle includes Metro 2033, its sequel Metro: Last Light, and all DLC released for both titles for PS4 and Xbox One. Each is also available separately via download for $24.99. Both games have been enhanced with new animations, new voice overs, refined combat mechanics, and improved enemy AI. Ranger Mode is also available in both games as is the option to select two different play styles, the action-heavy Spartan mode and resource-restricted Survival mode.

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