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Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel announced, launching early 2017

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Bandai Namco has detailed the first downloadable add-on for Dark Souls III, Ashes of Ariandel. The first of two expansions, Ashes of Ariandel will send players to the frozen realm of Ariandel to uncover the evil behind the land’s woes. The journey will feature new armor sets, enemies, magic, weapons, and (undetailed) multiplayer features. Events will also expand on the overarching storyline. A batch of screenshots, along with a trailer, were released to offer an early look at the new quest.

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Endless Space 2 set to hit Steam Early Access next month

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Amplitude will be bringing their latest 4X strategy titles, Endless Space 2, to Steam Early Access next month. The studio also revealed a new faction trailer with the Lumeris being the latest to join the galactic roster. The Lumeris are an amphibious people that have, as with some lovable big-earned aliens from another franchise, developed a society that focuses on trade and acquisition. A handful of families manage the various elements of their economy, with a balance kept to ensure that no single family gains too much power. The Lumeris are one of eight planned factions, four of which will be available in the Early Access version.

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Steins;Gate headed to Steam next month for Windows PC

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The sci-fi-themed visual novel Steins;Gate will be available for PC on September 8. The series, available for PlayStation 3 and Vita, will be making its PC debut on Steam, courtesy of Mages. The story, set in the summer of 2010, takes place in Akihabara as a scientist learns that he can email the past. The nonlinear plot consists of an estimated 30 to 50 hours of material to read, as storylines intertwine and endings change depending on the player’s decisions. The PC version will support Steam achievements and trading cards.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 to enter Steam Early Access on September 15

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Larian is prepping to release Divinity: Original Sin 2 on Early Access on September 15. The early version will include the beginning of the campaign as well as an online player-versus-player arena. As with the original, the game will be playable solo or online, but now with up to four players. The sequel will also feature new combat mechanics, along with a storyline that finds the player imprisoned in Fort Joy by the Magisters of the Divine Order.

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Disgaea 2 PC launching January for OS X, Steam OS, Windows PC

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NIS is set to expand their PC footprint next year with Disgaea 2 PC. The port is being described as the definitive version and will include content from both the PS2 version, Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, and the later, expanded PSP version, Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days. Additionally, three characters previously exclusive to the Japanese version of Cursed Memories will make their North American debut: Dark Eclair, Gig, and Miabel. And as a bonus for those who own Disgaea PC, four characters from the sequel—Adell, Rozalin, Zetta, and Pleinair—have been added today in a new patch.

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

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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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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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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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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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Quantum Break gets physical PC release, Timeless Collector’s Edition

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Nordic is once again partnering with Microsoft for a physical release for PC. Following Ori and the Blind Forest and State of Decay is Remedy’s Quantum Break. Scheduled to launch on September 14, Quantum Break: Timeless Collector’s Edition will run $39.99 and come bundled with a fully patched version of the game, making-of Blu-ray, making-of book, soundtrack CD, two A3 posters (one double-sided), and a quickstart guide, all packed in a slip cover. The game itself will come on five discs and require Steam for activation.

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