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Legion Weekly Gaming News: Week of 7 June 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. Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis is now free to play 

2. Genshin Impact Arrives on Epic Games Store and Control is Free to Redeem

3. No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle is on Steam

4. Dying Light: Hellraid DLC receives new content and updates

5. The Fermi Paradox will be in Steam Early Access on July 1

6. Golf Club Wasteland will be launched in August

Read on to find out more.

Free-to-Play Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis is Now Available

The latest entry in the Phantasy Star Online 2 (PSO2) series, Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis (PSO2:NGS), is free-to-play and now available for download.

Like its predecessor, PSO2:NGS is set in a sci-fi universe and has a bright and colourful anime art style. In this new online action role-playing game, you will explore an all-new world that features broad, expansive playfields filled with ferocious enemies waiting to do battle with teams of up to 32 players.

The game was redesigned from the top down and now sports an improved graphics engine that brings lush environments, amazing player character details, monstrous foes to life in razor-sharp resolution. Players of PSO2 will also notice the difference in lighting and particle effects. 

Customisation has also been taken up a notch as you will be able to make your avatar look exactly the way you want it to. It is very unlikely that you will find another character that looks exactly like yours. 

You can download Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis for free on Steam, Epic Games Store or the Microsoft Store.

Epic Games Store Welcome Genshin Impact and Offers Control for Free

Source: Remedy & miHoYo

miHoYo’s hit free-to-play open-world role-playing game, Genshin Impact is now available for download on the Epic Games Store. 

Genshin Impact takes place in the visually stunning world of Teyvat and you play as the mysterious “Traveler”, who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of their lost sibling while unveiling mysterious secrets of Teyvat along the way. 

To celebrate the arrival of Genshin Impact on the Epic Games Store, players will be able to redeem a free bonus bundle to better prepare them for their upcoming adventures. All you have to do is just type in the redemption code “GenshinEpic” before June 9.

In other Epic Games Store news, Remedy’s 2019 award-winning action game, Control will be free to redeem from today until June 17. Control is set in a unique and ever-change world where you play Jesse Faden, the new Director of a secretive agency that is invaded by an otherworldly threat and you have to regain Control.

This is the standard edition of Control, which doesn’t come with the two expansions but is a great game on its own and if you have a powerful rig, you can even play the game with ray tracing enabled.

Cult Classic Series No More Heroes is Now Available on Steam

Source: XSEED Games

XSEED Games cult classics, No More Heroes and its sequel, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle were originally released for the Nintendo Wii. Both have also made it onto Nintendo’s latest console and finally, PC gamers will be able to experience what made both games such a hit as it is now available on Steam.

The PC releases have been updated with HD visuals and support for 60FPS, Steam Cloud support and a slew of other PC-specific features, which will undoubtedly make the hack and slash action smoother and more fluid.

In both games, you will play as Travis Touchdown, an assassin in the United Assassins Association (UAA). In the first game, Travis is ranked #11 and with his trusty beam katana, sets off on a mission to defeat the world’s top 10 assassins. 

In the sequel, which takes place three years after Travis achieves his goal of becoming #1, he takes it a little too easy and finds himself falling all the way down to rank #51. It won’t be an easy task especially since another assassin, Skelter Helter, has marked Travis for dead as he wants revenge for the death of his brother. 

You can purchase No More Heroes & No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle on Steam. To celebrate the release on the platform, both games have a 10% discount until June 15.

Dying Light: Hellraid Receives New Story Mode and New Content for Free

Source: Techland

Dying Light’s dark-fantasy DLC, Hellraid, has recently received a free content drop that adds a brand new Story Mode, new areas, new weapons and a number of visual and technical enhancements. 

The new Story Mode sets you on a journey deep into the demon-infested bowels of Ba’al’s Temple to rescue a mysterious and powerful mage from captivity. There will be three new quests - Clavis Stone, Imprisoned and Beneath Seals, all available in co-op - new locations and a fearsome new shield bearing skeleton enemy.

To help you defeat enemies new and old, you will gain access to Hellraid’s first-ever ranged weapon, Corrupted Justice - an ornate and powerful bow, and Bonecruncher - a hard-hitting two-handed hammer.

Besides the new content, the game’s lighting system has been overhauled and additional environmental sound has been added to dramatically enhance the tone and atmosphere of the game. Other updates include new animations, improved minimap functionality, inventory management and more.

Dying Light: Hellraid can be purchased on Steam. Do take note that the DLC requires the original Dying Light in order to play.

Fermi Paradox will Launch in Steam Early Access on July 1

The Fermi Paradox is classified as a narrative strategy Galactic God game where the future of the galaxy is up to you. The game is developed by Anomaly Games who have worked on titles such as Spec Ops: The Line, Kane & Lynch 2, The Captain is Dead and more.

This game is truly unique as it is a choice-driven sci-fi narrative strategy god game where you play as the entity known as the Galactic Gardener and you have to use strategy and thoughtful decision-making to guide multiple alien civilizations from the stone age to their distant future. Basically, you control evolution, extinction, first contact, great wars, civilisational development, united colonies and more. 

Anomaly Games has revealed that they will be working with four talented industry veterans writers, Cara Ellison (Void Bastards, Dreams),  Jana Sloan van Geest (Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds, Assassin’s Creed: Origins), Jedidjah Julia Noomen (Lost at Sea, Alt-Frequencies), and Brian Mitsoda (Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, Dead State).

You can add The Fermi Paradox to your Steam Wishlist today.

Golf Club Wasteland Turns Earth into a Golf Course for the Ultra-Rich

Source: Untold Tales

Untold Tales and Demagog Studio recently announced that their upcoming golf game, Golf Club Wasteland, will be available this August on Steam and the Epic Game Store.

In Golf Club Wasteland, 99% of human life has been wiped out and only the ultra-rich made it to Mars. Earth is now a golf course for this 1%. You play as a lone golfer back on Earth for one last round. 

This artistic apocalypse isn’t just all about getting a hole in one though as between putts, you will piece together the fall of humanity at the hands of consumerism, Silicon Valley culture and ecological disasters through the narrative, custom radio show style soundtrack and environmental storytelling.

The game will feature three different modes, Story mode is for players who just want to focus on the story and enjoy a scenic round of golf; Challenge mode is for those looking for an extra challenge and wants to beat each hole under par using skill and by solving puzzles and finally, for the pros, there is Iron Mode, where there’s almost zero room for error.

Golf Club Wasteland will be released on the Epic Games Store and Steam. You can add it to your Steam wishlist now.

Learn More:

For more information about Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis, click HERE.

For more information about Genshin Impact, click HERE.

For more information about Control, click HERE.

For more information about No More Heroes, click HERE.

For more information about Dying Light, click HERE.

For more information about The Fermi Paradox, click HERE.

For more information about Golf Club Wasteland, 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.