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Legion Weekly Gaming News: Week of 31 May 2021

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Legion weekly gaming news is where you will find a compilation of bite-sized news about upcoming game releases, DLC announcements and industry news. This week, you will find news regarding:

1. Tourist Season DLC for Anno 1800 is available now

2. Get all three chapters of Tell Me Why for free from the Microsoft Store

3. Watch the Chivalry 2 Launch trailer and pre-download ahead of the global launch

4. Frostpunk is free to redeem on the Epic Games Store until June 10

5. Warhammer games on GOG and Steam are on sale until June 11

6. Ex-Riot Games developers unveil new community-sim MMO, Palia

Read on to find out more.

Anno 1800’s Tourist Season DLC is Out Now

Ubisoft has just released the second DLC for the third season of its city-building real-time strategy game, Anno 1800. With the latest content, players are given new buildings, public transportation, a new monument and more that will help turn their city into the next tourist hotspot.

Players’ virtual tourists will now be able to live the life of luxury in new hotels; alongside bars, cafes and restaurants that provide benefits to nearby citizens based on the dishes served based on your cities’ produced goods. 

An enormous new monument known as the Iron Tower (based on a real famous landmark) will also be available for tourists to visit. Other than that, tourists can also easily access cultural sites such as museums or zoos using the new bus system

Last but not least, Tourist Season also introduces new production chains for the Chemical Plant and modular Orchards. Both can be configured to introduce different goods, adding another layer of challenge and flexibility.

Released alongside the DLC is a Game Update that allows players to Regrow trees in previously deforested areas, slow down the game’s speed by 50%, introduce updated ground plates for ornaments and more.

Anno 1800 is available on Ubisoft Connect and the Epic Games Store.

Tell Me Why is Free on the Microsoft Store

Source: Dontnod Entertainment

All three chapters of Dontnod Entertainment’s episodic narrative adventure game, Tell Me Why is now free on the Microsoft Store. Earlier this year, the first chapter of the game became permanently free but now you can keep the entire trilogy for free.

In Tell Me Why, players control siblings, Tyler and Alyson Ronan as they are reunited when they return to their childhood home to investigate the circumstances of their mother’s death. Along the way, they will also unravel secrets in their small hometown and learn more abou their loving but troubled childhood.

Throughout the game, players will interact with memories of the past and make choices that determine the strength of the unique bond that the siblings share and ultimately shape the future course of their lives.

Click HERE to get your free copy of the game.

Pre-download Chivalry 2 Before the Global Launch on June 8

Source: Torn Banner Studios

The sequel to Torn Banner Studios’ award-winning multiplayer first-person slasher, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Chivalry 2 will be officially launched on June 8. However, for fans aching to get their hands wet with sweat and virtual blood, you can pre-download the game two days before the launch.

The global launch will be on Tuesday, June 8 at approximately 11AM Eastern Daylight Time or Wednesday, June 9 at approximately 1AM Australian Eastern Standard Time. The pre-download will be available on Sunday, June 6 at June 6 at approximately 11:00am Eastern Daylight Time or Monday, June 7 at approximately 1:00am Australian Eastern Standard Time. However, the online servers will only be active on the launch day.

If you are looking to get a better idea of the gameplay and what are some of the new features in Chivalry 2, you can watch the trailer on YouTube.

Chivalry 2 will also be available on NVIDIA’s open cloud gaming service, GeForce NOW, which enables players to stream the game. This enables gamers on low-powered hardware to experience the game with amazing GeForce quality.

You can purchase Chivalry 2 from the Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store.

Get Frostpunk for Free from the Epic Games Store

Source: 11 bit studios

From today until June 10, 11 bit studios’ city-building survival game, Frostpunk is free to redeem from the Epic Games Store

Frostpunk is a brutal strategy game that puts players in charge of the last city on Earth and you have to manage its infrastructure and resources to ensure the survival of your society. This may sound like your run-of-the-mill strategy game but Frostpunk throws in moral conditions of your society. Throughout the game, you will have to make choices such as allowing child-labour and how you treat the sick and wounded. Will you rule with an iron fist or be a benevolent and generous ruler? Each choice can lead to unexpected results.

Get your free copy of Frostpunk by clicking HERE.

Warhammer Skulls Festival Brings Discounts to Steam and GOG

Source: Warhammer Community

Today marks the beginning of Games Workshop’s annual “Warhammer Skulls” event, which means from today until June 11, all the games from the Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 universe will be receiving limited-time discounts up to 80% and even free content on Steam and GOG.

The Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 universe have games that span almost every genre, which means there is something for everyone. From first-person shooters to strategy games to action role-playing games and more. 

If you already own certain titles, you will be receiving free content such as a brand-new Servo-Tech class for Necromunda: Underhive Wars, two free Hive fleet skins for Space Hulk: Tactics and even free content for the latest game in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Necromunda: Hired Gun.

For gamers with a GOG account, you can even redeem a goodie pack that comes with the 1995 strategy game Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat and content such as wallpapers, concept art album, an original soundtrack and more.

Check out the Warhammer Skulls Festival on Steam or GOG.

Ex-Riot Games Developers Unveil Palia

Ex-Riot Games developers have banded together to form a new studio, Singularity 6 and they recently unveiled their upcoming MMO, Palia.

Palia is a massively multiplayer online community sim set in a high fantasy world that draws inspiration from games like Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon. Instead of wandering the wilderness hunting beasts and going for raids in dungeons, Palia takes a more relaxing route where players take on the form of newly reemerged humans, who have to work together to make a new home.

There will be plenty of things to do in Palia such as fishing, gardening and crafting. The best thing is, all of these activities can be done solo or with other players. Another big feature to the game is the ability to build and decorate your own house and there will be more than 1000 decor items available at launch.

Palia will be entering pre-alpha later this year and you can register to participate via the official website.

Learn More:

For more information about Anno 1800, click HERE.

For more information about Tell Me Why, click HERE.

For more information about Chivalry 2, click HERE.

For more information about Frostpunk, click HERE.

For more information about Palia, click HERE.

For more information about Ubisoft Connect, click HERE.

For more information about Steam, click HERE.

For more information about Epic Games Store, click HERE.

For more information about GOG, click HERE.

For more information about Microsoft Store, click HERE.