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Legion Weekly Gaming News: Week of 21 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. Horizon Chase Turbo and Sonic Mania are free on the Epic Games Store

2. Beloved classic Legend of Mana is now on Steam

3. Killing Floor 2: Interstellar Insanity gives players tons of new content 

4. Just Die Already receives a new update that adds PvP

5. Melty Blood: Type Lumina scheduled for September 30 release

6. Studio Ghibli inspired roguelite Dragon’s Wandering Tavern gets Q4 2021 release

Read on to find out more.

Horizon Chase Turbo and Sonic Mania are Free on the Epic Games Store

Source: Aquiris Game Studio (L) & Sega (R)

The Epic Games Store’s latest free games are all about fulfilling your need for adrenaline and breakneck speed. From today until July 1, you can redeem both Horizon Chase Turbo and Sonic Mania for free.

Horizon Chase Turbo is a love letter to classic 16-bit racing games such as Out Run and Top Gear. This game will definitely give you a blast to the past with its low-poly aesthetics and catchy music composed by the legendary Barry Leitch, who worked on the music for Top Gear, Lotus Turbo Challenge and more. Since its release in 2018, Aquiris Game Studio has also added many new features, tracks and cars to the game so you won’t run out of content anytime soon. Horizon Chase Turbo also supports split-screen multiplayer.

Sonic Mania was released to commemorate the blue hedgehog’s 25th Anniversary in 2017. It features original zones and fully re-imagined classics, each filled with exciting surprises and powerful bosses. You can play as Sonic, Tails and Knuckles and race through the zones in stunning 60FPS gameplay and pixel-perfect physics.  

Redeem your free copy of Horizon Chase Turbo by clicking HERE and Sonic Mania by clicking HERE.

Square Enix’s Classic Legend of Mana is Now on Steam

For fans of classic JRPGs, you can now purchase the remastered edition of the fourth instalment in Square Enix’s beloved Mana series on Steam

The remastered edition of Legend of Mana features remastered visuals and a rearrangement of selected songs. Players will also be able to alternate between the new and original soundtrack. The game also introduces the “Ring Ring Land” mini-game which was not available in the Western release of the game. 

Legend of Mana sets players on a journey to find the mystical Mana Tree from their dreams. Throughout your adventure, you will acquire special artefacts, which can be placed on the empty world map to bring towns and dungeons to life via the unique Land Creation system. You can also capture eggs and hatch pet monsters to help with battles, and progress through the story in various ways based on the choices you make.

To experience or re-experience the magic that is the Legend of Mana, you can purchase it by clicking HERE.

Killing Floor 2: Interstellar Insanity is a Free Update with Loads of New Content 

Source: Tripwire Interactive

Tripwire Interactive brings it’s first-person shooter and co-op action title, Killing Floor 2 to the darkest depths of space with its newest free update, Interstellar Insanity that comes with a new map, unique rewards, new bundles, astronaut cosmetics, and more.

The biggest change to the game is that it marks the end of the Lockhart map trilogy with new survival map, Moonbase, which is a secret Horzine research outpost. As this map is set on the moon, it has low gravity and adds a little float to the fight. Players can take part in survival, weekly and endless game modes to earn unique seasonal rewards.

Other than the new map, players will also have new tools to massacre the zeds on the Moon. SWAT users will gain access to the HRG Bastion, a light-machine gun with an energy shield while Support users can let their fist do the talking with the HRG Blast Brawlers. These HRG weapons are free for all players. Alongside these new weapons, there will also be new DLC and bundles which include the FAMAS Masterkey for the Commando and Support perks as well as the Thermite Bore for the Firebug perk.

You can purchase Killing Floor 2 from Steam or the Epic Games Store.

Just Die Already’s New Update Lets You Pit Old Folk Against Old Folk

Have you been waiting for a game that breaks the mould and offers up a different style of mayhem? Your answer is Just Die Already, an old people mayhem sandbox game created by the designers of Goat Simulator.

Developed by Curve Digital and published by DoubleMoose, Just Die Already tells the tale of old folk who have been kicked out of their retirement homes and have to compete with each other to secure a sweet spot somewhere new by performing dangerous challenges to qualify for free care.

Players can either play solo, compete in four-player online multiplayer or the newly added Player Versus Player mode, which allows players to pit grandmas and grandpas in a fight for their lives. The free update comes with four new arenas and new PvP modes that include a cat and mouse type mode dubbed ‘Farm’ and the regulars such as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Stock, Time Limit, and King of the Hill.

Just Die Already is available on Steam and the Epic Games Store.

MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA Will be Released on September 30

Source: Project LUMINA

MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA is a new 2D fighting game by Project LUMINA and it is based on the world of TYPE-MOON’s long-form romantic visual novel, "Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-". 

Players will utilise the skills of over 10 characters from the visual novel. Each one offers a unique and diverse range of attacks and moves. Each character will also feature a total of 10 different colour schemes, and you will even have the option of giving your favourite characters customised colours.

Single-player modes include in this latest game include Story, Time Attack, and Survival. While Story and Time Attack are staples of fighting games, Survival truly puts your skills to the test as you have to survive multiple battles before your limited health runs out.

While the game has classic features of the “Melty Blood” series, the new game’s battle system has been rebuilt from the ground up and now features a Rapid Beat system, which allows players to execute combinations with repeated presses of the attack buttons.  

MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA will be available in two different editions, Standard and Deluxe. The Deluxe edition comes with a digital copy of the MELTY BLOOD Guide Book that is packed with visuals and the history of the “MELTY BLOOD” series. It will also feature a music player that allows you to listen to a unique selection of musical tracks from past series and the “MELTY BLOOD SOUND COLLECTION,” which contains the soundtrack from the new game.

Last but not least, every game purchase will come with the free downloadable content, “Additional Content: Arcuied Round Announcements”. 

MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA will be available on Steam.

Dragon’s Wandering Tavern is Set for a Q4 2021 Release

Indie studio Wekthor Games recently unveiled the trailer to its first PC title “Dragon’s Wandering Tavern” and revealed that it will be released in Q4 2021.

The game is very much inspired by Studio Ghibli and features a stunning and quirky art design that mirrors the studio’s various animes. Dragon’s Wandering Tavern is a peaceful Rogulite-like fantasy management game where you play as Dangoru the Dragon Merchant. While wandering the ever-shifting forest, you will have to craft enchanted items, brew magical potions, and cook delicious meals for your friends; assemble a family of cute and quirky creatures who will join you on your adventure.

Together with your companions, you wll travel the mythical Wandering Forest, using the mysterious Shard of Elderlight to help the lost creatures you meet along the way. But there’s an imbalance in the forest, and it changes every night so nothing remains the same when the sun rises.

You can add Dragon’s Wandering Tavern to your Steam wishlist by clicking HERE.

Learn More:

For more information about Horizon Chase Turbo, click HERE.

For more information about Sonic Mania, click HERE.

For more information about Legend of Mana, click HERE.

For more information about Killing Floor 2, click HERE.

For more information about Just Die Already, click HERE.

For more information about MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA, click HERE.

For more information about Dragon’s Wandering Tavern, click HERE.

For more information about Steam, click HERE.

For more information about Epic Games Store, click HERE.