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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now available for console, PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 6

The complete version of Dark Souls II, Scholar of the First Sin, is now available for console and PC. In addition to all three download packs (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King), Scholar of the First Sin also includes the new Forlorn invader, a higher multiplayer count, different enemy placement, additional in-game events, expanded item descriptions, interface improvements, and more. New buyers can purchase the game for $49.99, while current owners with the download packs can buy the game for $19.99 and those without the packs for $29.99.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now available on Steam for PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has launched for PC. Available through Steam, Scholar of the First Sin features support for DirectX 11 with updated graphics along with the new Forlorn invader, new enemy placement, an increased multiplayer count, extra in-game events, expanded item descriptions, and more. The release also includes all three download quests, Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King. Newcomers can purchase the game for $49.99, while current owners with the download packs can buy the game for $19.99 and those without the packs for $29.99.

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Four-player brawler Paperbound now available for PC, PS4

Paperbound (PC, PS4) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dissident Logic’s chaotic brawler Paperbound has been released for PC and PS4. Described as a “smash-up brawler that combines platforming, twitchy combat, and gravity redirection in a competitive couch multiplayer setting,” up to four players compete in enclosed arenas with 360 degrees of freedom as one of 11 characters. While the main characters are from books, others are from a variety of other titles, with fighters from Guacamelee!, VVVVVV, and Monaco. AI bots fill in any slots not assigned to other players, each with their own personality and playstyle; the studio also states that the AI will adapt to the player’s skill level.

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy to go to China, India, and Russia

Assassins Creed Chronicles (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has announced the next three titles in the Assassin’s Creed line, and all will be released as part of the Chronicles trilogy. Each release will follow a different assassin in a 2.5D adventure, with the first entry set to take players to China on April 21. The characters are from other properties within the franchise, from the animated short Assassin’s Creed Embers (Shao Jun) and graphic novels (Arbaaz Mir, Nikolaï Orelov). The trilogy will be tied together, but each game will not only adopt its own art style but also be set in different periods, including the Ming dynasty, Sikh Empire, and shortly after the Red October revolution.

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Prepare the death ray! Tropico 5: Supervillian DLC now on Steam

Tropico 5 (PC) Supervillain DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

El Presidente is making the shift from benevolent to malevolent in the latest download pack for Tropico 5, Supervillian. The set includes a new standalone scenario that tasks players with becoming the world’s most dangerous villain by building an underground lair and fitting it with a new giant laser. The pack also adds a moustache avatar accessory, the Isla del Pescado sandbox map, and a new music track along with added voice overs.

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Galactic Civilizations III gets custom factions, bigger maps in Beta 5

Galactic Civilizations III (PC) Beta 5 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

Galactic Civilizations III’s development has progressed to Beta 5. The update adds the option to create custom factions, a bump up to eight factions with two newcomers (Iconian Refuge and Thalan Contingency), a 3D diplomacy overview, two new map sizes (Excessive and Insane), and orbital bombardment as well as tectonic destabilization to the planetary invasion system.

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Night Dive releases Spirits of Xanadu for Linux, Mac, and Windows

Spirits of Xanadu (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Night Dive Studios has released Allen Trivette and Lee Williams’ action-adventure title Spirits of Xanadu. Set on the research ship Xanadu, players must investigate how the craft came to become adrift in space and why its crew has been radio silent for months before setting about to return it to Earth. Curious gamers can check out a question-and-answer session, and possibly win a copy, today at Reddit, beginning today at 2 p.m. CST at the r/PCMasterRace sub-Reddit.

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Dungeons II goes goooooold, specs and pre-order deals detailed

Dungeons 2 (Mac, SteamOS, Windows PC) Gold Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dungeons II has gone gold for Mac, SteamOS, and Windows PC. Scheduled to launch on April 24, the sequel allows players to assist The Dungeon Lord in expanding his domain into the land of man, as he spreads his influence aboveground by attacking cities. The campaign features two factions, 26 creatures, more heroes, and versus multiplayer for up to four players online or LAN. Kalypso also revealed the minimum and recommended system specs, which are listed below.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 out now in full online, as physical release

Resident Evil Revelations 2 (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Physical Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has released the physical version of Resident Evil Revelations 2. The $39.99 set includes all four downloadable episodes along with two spin-off episodes, the Throwback Map Pack for Raid Mode, two extra characters for Raid Mode, and four alternate costumes. A patch will also add online co-op for Raid Mode on March 31. All four episodes can also be downloaded for $5.99 each and the spin-off episode for $4.99, or they can be purchased altogether digitally as part of the Complete Season pass for $24.99. The difference between the Complete Season and the disc version is the latter’s inclusion of Wesker in Raid Mode, the alternate costumes, and the map pack.

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Steam Early Access version of Mordheim: City of the Damned updated

Mordheim City of the Damned (PC) Steam Early Access Update Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rogue Factory has updated the Early Access version of Mordheim: City of the Damned. The tactical role-playing game has been beefed up with three new skirmish maps, one procedurally generated alongside the Bridge and the Library; max-level warbands for all four races; and a variety of graphical upgrades with the switch from Unity 4 to Unity 5. A few new screenshots were also released to show off the new maps.

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