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Legion Weekly Gaming News: Week of 6 September 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. Get post-apocalyptic survival game Sheltered for free from the Epic Games Store

2. Tactical sci-fi RPG Encased is now available on Steam, Epic Games Store and GOG

3. Get up to 80% off Ubisoft games during the Autumn Sale 

4. Survival platformer Residual launched on Steam, Epic Games Store and GOG

5. 2D turn-based RPG Terrain of Magical Expertise launched for the PC 

6. Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster can be purchased on Steam

Read on to find out more.

Experience a different post-apocalyptic survival game in Sheltered

Source: Team17

Released in 2017 by Team17 and indie developer Unicube, Sheltered is a post-apocalyptic survival game where you not only have to ensure your own survival but you are also responsible for the wellbeing and survival of three family members. One mistake, one bad decision and a loved one could be gone, forever. 

Throughout your time in Sheltered, you will combat claustrophobia, radiation and mental exhaustion as you try to turn a cold and cramped shelter into a home. And as you cling desperately to life, you must send family members into the desolate wasteland to scavenge for vital supplies. You’ll come across abandoned towns, roaming factions and feral beasts.

Despite its simple pixel-art graphics, Sheltered is a game with a wealth of gameplay mechanics. There is a crafting system, which you have to rely on to enhance the comfort of your shelter and create weapons for combat. There are also deep RPG mechanics in play as your family develops, their stats will adapt with an evolving experience and trauma system. To further expand on your family, you can also extend your family lineage through bloodlines.

With its dynamic encounter system, you will stumble upon various threats including hostile factions and feral beasts. But along the way, you will meet recruitable outsiders, each with their own personalities, who you can integrate into your shelter and earn their loyalty.

The sequel to Sheltered is expected to release later this month, so before you jump it, you should definitely play the first game. 

Add Sheltered to your Epic Games Store library by clicking HERE.

Travel to An Alternate 1970s in the Isometric Dystopian Sci-fi RPG, Encased

Dark Crystal Games and Prime Matter’s isometric dystopian sci-fi role-playing game, Encased, has finally made it out of Early Access and is now available for purchase on Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store.

Encased will be a treat for fans of the original Fallout series and Wasteland series or those who just love isometric RPGs set in a universe populated by hundreds of characters and is filled with deep lore. Set in the 1970s after an apocalypse, your adventure in Encased begins in The Dome, a giant zone left by an unknown civilization. After a mission that goes awry due to an anomaly, you are then forced to traverse across the vast wasteland, finding companions and choosing whether to confront or cooperate with six factions that have sprung up after the aftermath.

As per the standard isometric RPG formula, there is a deep customisation system where you are free to choose your skills, abilities and perks as it fits your playstyle. This also encourages alternative playthroughs as each new game could end up very differently from one another as your actions and decisions will lead to different outcomes.

You can purchase Encased from Steam, GOG or the Epic Games Store. It currently has a special launch discount of 20% which ends on September 15.

Time to Buy the Ubisoft Games on Your Wishlist During the Autumn Sale 

Source: Ubisoft

Another new month, a new season and a new sale. If there are any Ubisoft games on your wishlist, now would be the best time to get them as there is an Autumn Sale happening at the Ubisoft Store. The sale ends September 23 and you can get plenty of great games for extremely low prices. From now until September 11, you can also pick up Far Cry 3 for free.

Here is a list of games that you should definitely check out during this sale:

There are plenty of other great deals for older Ubisoft games such as the various entries in the Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s series. Besides games, there are also plenty of deals for DLCs that you shouldn’t miss out on.

Apogee Entertainment’s First New IP in 25 Years is the Survival Platformer, Residual

Residual is a new breed of survival platformer from developer OrangePixel and legendary publisher Apogee Entertainment. The release of the game is also a huge milestone for Apogee as this is its very first new IP in 25 years.

Taking place in a forgotten galaxy full of strange planets, you play as a lone explorer who crash-lands on a planet full of ancient mystery. You then have to venture forth across a harsh, unpredictable and procedurally generated world. To survive, you will have to harvest food and make campfires. Along the way, you will learn how to craft various sci-fi inspired survival tools such as shields, force fields, teleporters, and mining devices.

OrangePixel’s Nature Engine generates planets and creatures from a vast set of environment-based rules, then drops explorers on a single world brimming with potential. For example, if a planet orbits close to the sun, intense heat, high winds, and sparse vegetation will pose a set of challenges wildly different from other worlds. Further from the sun, long nights make stamina easier to maintain, but reduced sunlight turns every function of your solar-powered suit—like scanning the terrain—into a critical decision. Every kind of planet and ecosystem welcomes different creatures, with over 3,000 possibilities for passive and aggressive fauna.

Residual may be unpredictable, but it is also incredibly accessible as it welcomes players to a non-violent survival experience and features no traditional combat. Instead, you have to jump and descend through colourful, highly detailed pixel art evoking classic 2D platformers. Solve light puzzles to reveal the secrets of a long-lost civilization. But ultimately your goal is to repair your ship to return home.

If Residual sounds like your type of game, you can purchase it on Steam or GOG with a special 15% launch discount which ends on September 17.

Terrain of Magical Expertise Wants You to Battle the Black-Hat Hackers

Source: 1C Publishing

Terrain of Magical Expertise is a game about a game where you will take on the role of a White-Hat Hacker and battle your way through turn-based RPG adventure. Inspired by the hit web series of the same name, you will be set on a fantastical story-driven journey through a fictional online game entrenched with hackers, cheats and a high stakes competition. 

The game is essentially a non-linear, story-driven RPG adventure with an original turn-based combat system that is enhanced with exciting quick time events. It packs over 40 hours of gameplay, features charming animations and a huge world to explore, as well as the voicework of 50 renowned actors from your favourite video games, YouTube channels, anime and cartoons.

At the start of the game, you will create your player-character with a variety of magical techniques, which are all executed via specialised quick time events. During battles and the course of the game, you will have to utilise hacker abilities to turn the tide against your cheating enemies or you can cheat as well by manipulating the game’s rules. You will also fight alongside six party members, each with their own unique skills that can be combined into “Team Attacks” that will devastate your foes. 

Terrain of Magical Expertise is available for purchase on Steam or GOG and currently has a special launch discount of 15%.

Experience the Classic Story of Final Fantasy IV in Stunning Pixel Remaster Form

The critically acclaimed Final Fantasy IV is now available on Steam and you will get to experience the timeless story of love and betrayal, alongside dynamic characters and battles, with upgraded pixel graphics and audio in the Square Enix’s 2D Pixel Remaster series.

As part of the Pixel Remaster series, Final Fantasy IV now features updated 2D pixel graphics redrawn for modern hardware, but still features iconic Final Fantasy character pixel designs created by the original artist and current collaborator, Kazuko Shibuya. The soundtracks of the game have also been beautifully rearranged by legendary composer, Nobuo Uematsu. 

Besides the new lick of paint, the game also features improved gameplay, including updated controller controls, modernised user interface, auto-battle options and more. Other quality-of-life improvements include supplemental extras like the bestiary, illustration gallery, music player and the ability to save at any time.

For those who have never played Final Fantasy IV, the story follows Cecil, a dark knight and captain of the Red Wings, who decides to fight against the tyrannical Kingdom of Baron. When it was first released back in 1991, it set the standard for role-playing games with its diverse cast of characters, deep plot and real-time Active Time Battle (ATB) system.

So if you want to experience or re-experience the magic that is Final Fantasy IV, you can purchase it on Steam. Also, if you purchase the game before September 23, you will receive early purchase bonuses, including three specially rearranged music tracks, two wallpapers, and a 20% discount.

Learn More:

For more information about Sheltered, click HERE.

For more information about Encased, click HERE.

For more information about Residual, click HERE.

For more information about Terrain of Magical Expertise, click HERE.

For more information about Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster, click HERE.

For more information about Steam, click HERE.

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

For more information about Ubisoft Store, click HERE.

For more information about GOG, click HERE.