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Legion Weekly Gaming News: Week of 16 August 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. Void Bastard and Yooka-Laylee are free on the Epic Games Store

2. Hell Architect is now available on Steam and GOG 

3. Greak: Memories of Azur can be purchased on Steam, GOG and Microsoft store

4. Marvel’s Avengers gets new expansion set in Wakanda

5. GOG Games Festival brings plenty of great deals until September 2

6. Fortnite introduces new Fortnite Impostors mode

Read on to find out more.

Get Void Bastards and Yooka-Laylee for Free from the Epic Games Store

Source: Blue Manchu (L) & Team17 (R)

From today until August 26, the first-person roguelite, Void Bastards and platformer, Yooka-Laylee are free for redemption from the Epic Games Store.

Developed by Australian Studio, Blue Manchu, Void Bastards is a sci-fi first-person shooter with roguelite elements that is heavily inspired by System Shock 2 and Bioshock. You play as one of the many rehydrated prisoners aboard a stranded personnel vessel in the dangerous Sargasso Nebula and you have to survive by boarding and salvaging materials from other spaceships. 

The interiors of these ships are procedurally generated, which means the layouts, hazards and enemies are always different. So your constantly change your strategy if you plan to survive encounters with these strange and terrible enemies. While death isn’t permanent as there is an endless supply of “rehydrated” prisoners, you will lose all your ammunition, fuel and food. But you do get to keep weapons, gadgets upgrades and objective progress.

If you prefer a game that is less challenging and violent, Team17 and Playtonic Games’ open-world platformer, Yooka-Laylee should be right up your alley. Launched in 2017, this colourful platformer has five huge, beautiful worlds that are inhabited by an unforgettable cast of characters and a horde of shiny collectibles. 

You take control of the buddy-duo Yooka and Laylee as they embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B and his devious scheme to absorb all the world’s books and convert them into pure profit. The game also supports co-op play where a second player controls the Bee-Team, tasked to grab quills and collect and store butterflies for when Yooka and Laylee need a boost. Other than working together, you and three friends can also compete in eight unique local multiplayer arcade games. 

Both games are free starting today until August 26 so to add Void Bastards to your Epic Games Store library, click HERE and for Yooka-Laylee, click HERE.

Create Your Own Version of Hell in Hell Architect

Developed by Woodland Games and published by Leonardo Interactive, Hell Architect is a dark humoured survival-sim where you have to unleash your creative side when it comes to managing your own version of Hell.

Your task as the architect of Hell is to create new prisons for the lost souls and sinners who have found themselves ‘downstairs.’ Like all good (or bad) big corporations though, Hell is a tightly run ship and under the watchful eye of Lilith from the HR department, so you must devise the most creative ways to squeeze as much suffering as you can from your ‘guests.’ To climb down the corporate ladder, you must gain the approval of the head honcho, Lucifer himself, as they evaluate your hard work as well as your sense of aesthetics and thriftiness.

Throughout your tenure, you will be tasked to design, build and furnish the nine infamous levels of Hell in the single-player campaign, or you can spend an eternity designing your chaotic masterpiece in sandbox mode. All the lost souls who arrive in hell have their own abilities and traits, so it is up to you to put them to work harvesting resources and doing the grunt work while you concentrate on researching new buildings to make sure their stay is as ‘comfortable’ as possible.

Hell Architect is currently has a 15% launch discount until August 26, so if you are interested in hell, you can purchase the game on Steam or GOG.

Time to Go On a Captivating Journey in Greak: Memories of Azur

Source: Navegante Entertainment

Navegante Entertainment’s debut title, Greak: Memories of Azur aims to whisk you away on a captivating journey about resilience as you follow the adventures of siblings Greak, Adara and Raydel.

In Greak: Memories of Azur, you control the three tenacious siblings as they traverse their beautiful and hostile homeland as they flee from the invasion of deadly creatures known as Urlags. To help them survive their journey and solve intricate puzzles, you will have to make use of their unique abilities by simultaneously alternating between them. 

Greak is the smaller brother, who is swift and agile. Because of his size, he can fit through small narrow spaces. Adara is the middle sister who is a talented apprentice of the Prya monastery, which makes her skilled in magic. During exploration, she uses her skills for levitation and diving and in combat keeps foes at bay with ranged arcane magic. Last but not least, is their big brother, Raydel. He is one of the best warriors in Azur and excels at offence and defence using his sword and shield. He also has a hookshot to traverse complicated terrain.

The game is brought to life by stunning hand-drawn art combined with expressive and atmospheric music themes specially created to enhance this unique adventure. Both of which are used to help tell the captivating story of family, home and union.

You can purchase Greak: Memories of Azur from Steam, GOG or the Microsoft store. It currently has 10% discount which lasts until August 25.

The Action Heads to Wakanda in Latest Marvel’s Avengers Expansion

SQUARE ENIX’s Marvel’s Avengers has just received a massive free update that comes with a new expansion, Black Panther - War for Wakanda. In addition to adding Black Panther, the ninth playable Super Hero to the game, the War for Wakanda expansion also brings with it two new villains, a brand-new environment to explore, new enemies, the Birnin Zana Outpost, new solo or multiplayer Drop Zone and Threat Sector missions and more.

The story of this new expansion revolves around King T’Challa, also known as the Black Panther and how he must keep his country safe from arch-villain Klaw’s forces. T’Challa must take the fight right to them to defend everything and everyone he holds dear. However, he is betrayed and the king finds it hard to entrust his duty to anyone else, even his sister Shuri. 

You will experience the game’s story and additional missions in the ongoing Avengers Initiative in the lush jungles of Wakanda, explore the Royal Palace that overlooks Birnin Zana and even visit Shuri’s laboratory, Zawavari’s chambers and the Wakandan War Room.

Alongside the new update, Square Enix also announced that the release of a new digital-only version of the game known as Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame Edition, which comes with immediate access to all previously released free content, as well as eight free bonus outfits, including several inspired by Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame.

Marvel’s Avengers is available for purchase on Steam.

GOG Games Festival is Here to Help You Choose What to Play Next

Source: GOG

For the next two weeks, GOG will be running its Games Festival that will be packed with new releases, hot gaming deals, the latest demos to try, and a whole line-up of exciting upcoming titles that you can wishlist.

Throughout the festival, GOG will unveil the latest titles that will be coming to the platform. One of the most anticipated has to be Psychonauts 2, which will be making its premiere next week on August 25. Other upcoming titles joining GOG’s catalogue include adventure simulator Occupy Mars: The Game, the point-and-click thriller Slender Threads, the charming adventure game Eastward, and brutal action RPG titled No Place for Bravery.

Besides upcoming games, you can also check out the collection of the latest demos, which include B.I.O.T.A., Death Trash, Kraken Academy!!, The Magister, Project Warlock II, and many more.

GOG has also announced that they will be expanding their catalogue of classic games with four grand instalments of the cult action-adventure series featuring the famous Lara Croft. These games will also come with attractive discounts and are made up of Tomb Raider: Legend (-86%), Tomb Raider: Anniversary (-89%), Tomb Raider: Underworld (-89%), and Tomb Raider GOTY (-80%)

On top of that, you can also discover a true FPS classic in a totally new light by grabbing a free copy of Quake II RTX. This version of the game includes three levels to test with more ray tracing-fueled visual fireworks if you own the original game.

Last but not least, during this festival period, over 1200 games will have discounts of up to 90% off that will make it hard to resist. Some of these include Bioshock Infinite Complete Edition (-75%), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition (-80%), Shadow Warrior 2 (-85%), Cyberpunk 2077 (-33%) and more.

Epic Games Introduces New Fortnite Impostors Mode

The new content train for Fortnite continues to chug along at a steady pace and Epic Games has announced and launched a brand-new mode to the highly popular battle royale game: introducing Fornite Impostors. 

Set within the Fortnite universe, players will find themselves maintaining operation as an Agent working for the Imagined Order or sabotaging their way as an Impostor. This new mode is a highly social, high-fidelity mode for a maximum of ten players. Eight Agents must work together to maintain The Bridge, an all-new map, and two Impostors are set out to overtake it.

As an Agent, players will be assigned a variety of Assignments such as repairing the Battle Bus or calibrating llamas. Cooperate, complete them all, then claim victory for IO! Impostors must masquerade and hide their identity at all costs. If required, they can sabotage Agent plans by Disabling Tasks, Teleporting Players, or throwing a Peely Party.

Players can start a Discussion in The Bridge’s centre room. During Discussions, Agents and Impostors can share information with each other via Emotes and a Quick Chat menu. However, the main point of Discussions are to find out who the Impostors are and to vote them out.

You can start joining the fun by clicking HERE.

Learn More:

For more information about Void Bastards, click HERE.

For more information about Yooka-Laylee, click HERE.

For more information about Hell Architect, click HERE.

For more information about Greak: Memories of Azur, click HERE.

For more information about Marvel’s Avengers, click HERE.

For more information about Fortnite, click HERE.

For more information about Steam, click HERE.

For more information about the Epic Games Store, click HERE.

For more information about GOG, click HERE.