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Abyss Odyssey launching online this July for console and PC

Abyss Odyssey (360, PC, PS3) PC Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ace Team’s 2D side-scrolling action title Abyss Odyssey will be available online on July 15 for PC and PS3, and on the following day for 360. Atlus also announced that the official website has gone live at AbyssOdyssey.com, and that they are running a pre-order program for the PC version through Steam offering 33% off the suggested price of $14.99.

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Payday 2: Big Bank DLC now available on Steam for PC

Payday 2 (360, PC, PS3) PC The Big Heist DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The PC version of Payday 2 has received a new DLC pack today, Big Bank. The $6.99 download features the Benevolent Bank, which sports better vaults and more guards than any previous bank but also houses bigger vaults and rewards. Since this is the biggest score to date, players will be able to engage a pre-planning phase to check out blueprints and choose power-ups, such as better weapons and getaway drivers. The pack also adds a new contact, The Dentist, voiced by Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito.

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Dead Rising 3 announced for PC, to launch on Steam this summer

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Dead Rising 3, formerly an Xbox One exclusive, will be making its way to PC later this summer. Capcom has announced that it will be a download-only release available through Steam. This version will feature “high PC resolutions with fully optimized visuals for the wide screen, upgraded textures on characters, backgrounds and in-game objects.” As a Steam title, the game will support Steam Achievements, Clouds, and Trading Cards as well as support for global leaderboards and controllers.

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Dark Souls II getting three chapter packs, The Lost Crowns trilogy

Dark Souls II (360, PC, PS3) Lost Crowns Trilogy DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Three new chapters have been announced for Dark Souls II. Bandai Namco has announced that FromSoftware is currently developing three downloadable packs, dubbed the The Lost Crowns trilogy: Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King. The packs will drop on July 22, August 26, and September 24. Each will be available separately for $9.99 for console and PC and as a bundle for $24.99 as part of a Steam season pass for PC. The packs will add new areas, enemies, and bosses, with the first entry tasking players with exploring underground caverns dotted with pyramids in search of the crowns once owned by King Vendrick.

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Square Enix releases PC version of Final Fantasy III on Steam

Final Fantasy III (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Another Final Fantasy has made its way to PC today with the release of Final Fantasy III on Steam. Originally released in Japan in 1990, Final Fantasy III not only introduced the popular job system but was also the first in the series to sell over a million copies. The PC version features Steam Trading Cards and Achievements, new graphics for the Job Mastery Cards, 3D visuals, an improved bestiary, and updated story sequences.

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Tropico 5 now available digitally through Steam, Kalypso for PC

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El Presidente has decided to bestow the PC gaming populace with his presence today with the release of Tropico 5. Available online through Steam and Kalypso, and in stores on June 3, Tropico 5 adds dynasties, new research trees, new technology, improved trading mechanics, and exploration. Multiplayer is supported for up to four players in both co-op and competitive modes

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Stories abound with release of Always Sometimes Monsters for PC

Always Sometimes Monsters (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Always Sometimes Monsters, a new story-driven role-playing game inspired by real-life events, has launch for PC. Players choose a race, gender, and sexual orientation, and play out a life in a game world that reacts to each choice they make. Beginning shortly after finding their love about to marry another, players will be given numerous choices throughout this new phase of their life, and each choice they make will impact an ever-branching story that is designed to change with each playthrough.

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Divinity: Original Sin – Early Access adds Mac support, CE detailed

Divinity Original Sin (PC) CE Announcement - Set

Larian has revealed a limited Collector’s Edition for their upcoming role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin. The studio also announced that an Early Access update has added support for Macs. The Collector’s Edition is limited to 1,500 sets and includes two copies of Original Sin for co-op play, digital copies of its predecessors Divine Divinity and Beyond Divinity, recipe cards, a cloth map of Rivellon, and more, detailed below. The Early Access update, also detailed below, adds a Mac version with Retina support, an improved Laptop Optimized mode, cross-system support for co-op play across Mac and Windows, Steam Cloud support, 10 extra talents, new skills and the ability to unlearn unlocked skills.

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Dance, dance! Cosmic DJ now available via Steam Early Access

Cosmic DJ (PC) Steam Early Access Announcement - Screenshot 1

Devolver Digital has added another to Steam’s Early Access library, Cosmic DJ. Developed by Gl33k, the “psychedelic sound design game” puts players behind a set of digital turntables as the Cosmic DJ of Legend, who has been tasked with repairing Jamtennas throughout the galaxy by using a tap-based sequencer and precision grid sequencer. In my mind, one cannot call themselves the Cosmic DJ of Legend until all six levels have been made funky again, but we’re also known for rigorous titling practices. So go forth, and return the rhythm to the galaxy.

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Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar final version to launch May 15

Hegemony Rome The Rise of Caesar (PC) Steam Early Access April Update Announcement - Screenshot 4

Longbow has announced that Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar will make the leap from Steam Early Access to full launch on May 15. A boxed retail version will also ship out on May 30. As the famous dictator, players will battle Gallic tribes throughout Western Europe as they relive the events depicted in Caesar’s famous Commentaries on the Gallic War and go beyond to fight in new battles. The latest installment of the Hegemony series is said to feature ten times the terrain detail over previous entries, the ability to appoint officers as governors, new construction options, a refined supply system, and “over one million square kilometers that are seamlessly zoomable, from the Mediterranean coast to the shores of Britannia.”

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