Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Steam

Bandai Namco reveals Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul, Project X Zone 2

Project X Zone 2 (3DS) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has officially revealed Project X Zone 2 and Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul. Saint Seiya is heading to PC, PS3, and PS4, while Project X Zone will follows its predecessor to 3DS. While we don’t have a lot of details, we do have plenty of screenshots and two new trailers posted below.

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Nordic brings four House of Tales adventure titles to Steam

15 Days (PC) Nordic Steam Announcement - Screenshot 1

Four adventure titles developed by House of Tales have been re-released on Steam by Nordic Games. Overclocked, Mystery of the Druids, The Moment of Silence, and 15 Days are now all available for download. The titles cover a wide range of storylines, from a group of activists getting caught up in a conspiracy after selling stolen art to raise money for charity (15 Days) to a Scotland Yard detective out to uncover the link between a group of druids and a recent series of murders (Mystery of the Druids). Screens and details for each are available below.

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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron coming to Zen’s pinball lines

Avengers Age of Ultron (Android, iOS, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Zen Studios is continuing their line of Marvel-themed tables with the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The table will be available across Zen’s titles on PC, console, and mobile platforms (Zen Pinball 2, Pinball FX2, and Marvel Pinball) on April 21. The table will have modes for each member of the team, including Captain America and Thor, with a battle between Iron Man and Ultron and a first-person shooting mini-game for Hawkeye.

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Pike & Shot: Tercio to Salvo goes live, adds new units, scenarios

Pike & Shot Tercio to Salvo (iPad, PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The first expansion for Pike & Shot, Tercio to Salvo, has gone live for iOS (iPad) and Windows PC. The add-on allows players to try their hand at 10 new historical scenarios that span from the 16th to early 17th centuries. The new battles bring with them 49 new army lists and the debut of two nations, Dutch Republic and Russia. Four terrain types can also now be selected for skirmishes: agricultural, hilly, mountainous, or wooded. Matrix and Slitherine are currently offering the PC version at 50% off for a limited-time launch promo as well as a free Steam key to players who bought a copy of the PC version from Matrix Games or Slitherine’s store.

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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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