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Legion Weekly Gaming News: Week of 14 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. Hell is Other Demons and Overcooked! 2 are free on the Epic Games Store

2. Tactical turn-based RPG, Dark Deity is available on Steam

3. Storybook Brawl goes live on Steam Early Access on June 19

4. Planet Zoo’s all-new Africa Pack arrives on June 22

5. NARAKA: BLADEPOINT gets an August 12 release date

6. Official release date for Diablo II: Resurrected is September 23

Read on to find out more.

Hell is Other Demons and Overcooked! 2 is Free Until June 24

Source: Cuddle Monster Games (L) & Team 17 (R)

From today until June 24, you can get Hell is Other Demons and Overcooked! 2 for free from the Epic Games Store

Hell is Other Demons is developed by Cuddle Monster Games and is an arcade shooter that will put your creativity, decision making and reflexes to the test. In this retro-looking game, you are cast in the hooves of a demon out to kill other demons and will have to defeat incredibly over-the-top bosses. In addition to the campaign, fans of classic, high-score based arcade games can play the game in Arcade Mode, which offers unlimited, procedurally generated action and endless replayability.

As for Overcooked! 2, this cooperative cooking simulation game is best played with friends as the game was designed for up to four players. You and your fellow chefs will have to work together to gather, chop, and cook ingredients, plate, serve and wash dishes. However, things won’t be that easy as you can bump into each other and levels have various obstacles such as moving floors, portals and even impassable fires. So it’s up to you and your friends to work out a foolproof plan.

You can redeem your free copy of Hell is Other Demons by clicking HERE.

Click HERE to get the standard edition of Overcooked! 2. If you want more mayhem, you will have to purchase the DLCs separately.

Dark Deity is Revealed and Launched During E3 2021

Dark Deity was revealed and launched by its publisher, Freedom Games, during its E3 2021 showcase. Developed by Sword and Axe, the game is inspired by classic early 2000s era turn-based tactical role-playing games. 

The story of Dark Deity follows Brookstead Military Academy recruits, Irving, Garrick, Maren, and Alden who are thrust into a complex war. Dark Deity promises a compelling story and boasts thirty voice characters including talents such as Kira Buckland (Nier Automata, Persona 5 Strikers, Demon Slayer) who breathe life into meticulously designed pixel-art characters. 

As a turn-based tactical RPG, you will have to form a crew made up of diverse classes and this game has more than 50 unlockable classes for you to choose from. However, you will have to be extremely careful with your characters because they die in battle, they stay dead for the rest of the game. During battles, characters that take action near each other will bond and unlock one of over 450 interactions resulting in hundreds of pairings. 

Dark Deity is available now on Steam and features a Deluxe Edition bundle that includes the OST and digital art book at a discounted price.

Auto Card Battler, Storybook Brawl set to debut on Steam Early Access

Good Luck Games’ free-to-play auto card battler, Storybook Brawl will be making its debut in Steam Early Access on June 19. This game is developed by a team of veteran designers who have worked on Magic: The Gathering, Hearthstone and Elder Scrolls Legends.

Storybook Brawl is a lighthearted card-based auto-battle game that features characters from beloved fairy tales and myths. The developers have said that the game is easy to jump into and simple to play but the wide variety of cards offers opportunities for deep strategy and various play styles.

Notable features of Storybook Brawl include 8-player last-man-standing battles that take place over several rounds and over 30 different heroes with unique powers that can be upgraded by levelling up or combined to create a supercharged version.

You can add Storybook Brawl to your wishlist on Steam now.

Planet Zoo Gets Even More Content in the Form of the Africa Pack

Source: Frontier Developments plc

On June 22, aspiring zookeepers will be able to expand their virtual zoos even further with new animal exhibits and scenery items. The latest DLC pack for Planet Zoo is inspired by the diverse cultures and rich ecosystems of Africa.

In the Africa Pack, you will be able to introduce a selection of extraordinary animals to your zoo. There’s the sociable Meerkat - a sought after fan favourite; the endearing Fennec Fox; amazing African Penguins; and the striking Southern White Rhinoceros. 

Besides the four new habitat animals, you will also be able to add the Sacred Scarab Bettle exhibit to your zoo and watch your guests be amazed by these insects rolling their signature dung balls.

To ensure that your zoo matches the African theme, there will be over 180 new pieces of scenery items that are inspired by the colourful architecture of North Africa. You will find mudbrick, vivid mosaic tiles, brightly painted benches and a wide range of new foliage to create immersive experiences for your guests.

Furthermore, the pack will also introduce a new timed scenario, which unfolds in a secluded oasis bazaar. You will have to solve problems and transform this struggling attraction into the perfect environment for both animals and guests.

Last but not least, the Africa Pack will launch alongside a free base-game update the introduces new behaviour updates, habitat webcams, vista points and a free Timed Scenario set in Guatemala.

Planet Zoo and its various DLCs are available on Steam.

NARAKA: BLADEPOINT Hits Steam and Epic Games Store in August

Character-action battle royale, NARAKA: BLADEPOINT by 24 Entertainment will be launching on August 12 and will be available on Steam and the Epic Games Store. Prior to the full release, gamers will be able to take part in the open beta from now until June 22.

What makes NARAKA: BLADEPOINT stand out from other battle royales is its combination of exhilarating melee action and unparalleled movement, through parkour that offers a dynamic verticality to gameplay. Players can choose to take on opponents head-to-head using melee such as swords and spears or snipe unaware opponents from afar.

The game is available for pre-order and comes in three different editions, Standard, Deluxe and Ultimate. If you pre-order any version of the game on Steam, the Epic Games Store or the official NARAKA: BLADEPOINT website, you will receive an exclusive Tarka Ji Outfit and hero Yoto Hime for free. For those who purchase the Ultimate Edition, you will receive an exclusive Matari outfit and grappling hook and spear skin.

Diablo II: Resurrected Set to Arrive on September 23

Source: Blizzard Entertainment

The gates of hell will be reopened on September 23 with the arrival of Diablo II: Resurrected. This definitive remastering of Diablo II and its Lord of Destruction of expansion will bring players back to Sanctuary and tasks them to save it from demons, hellspawn and certain doom.

The remaster of this timeless classic will see various upgrades such as fully realised 3D character models, support for up to 4K resolutions, full remastered 7.1 Dolby Surround audio and recreated cinematics with high-fidelity visuals. But for players who want that sense of nostalgia, with just a push of a button, you can seamlessly switch the game to its original 800x600 resolution experience.

Blizzard has announced that in August, players will be able to take part in the multiplayer open beta which will feature five of the final game’s seven highly customisable character classes. These classes will be the Amazon, Barbarian, Paladin, Sorceress and Druid. 

Diablo II: Resurrected can be purchased as a standalone experience or as part of the Diablo Prime Evil Collection, which includes: Diablo II: Resurrected, Diablo III Eternal Collection and the Mephisto pet and Hatred’s Grasp wings for Diablo III.

Players who pre-order either versions will receive a Heritage of Arreat transmog for Diablo III (available in-game by September 23), which gives Diablo III barbarians access to the iconic blue war paint and leather armour of the Diablo II barbarian. Preorders will also unlock early access to the open beta.

You can pre-order Diablo II: Resurrected from its official website.

Learn More:

For more information about Hell is Other Demons, click HERE.

For more information about Overcooked! 2, click HERE.

For more information about Dark Deity, click HERE.

For more information about Storybook Brawl, click HERE.

For more information about Planet Zoo, click HERE.

For more information about NARAKA:BLADEPOINT, click HERE.

For more information about Diablo II: Resurrected, click HERE.

For more information about Steam, click HERE.

For more information about Epic Games Store, click HERE.