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Legion Weekly Gaming News: Week of 1 November 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. Sci-fi city-building sim Aven Colony is free on the Epic Games Store

2. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 releases legendary content with the free Legendary DLC Pack 2 

3. Hilarious wild west point-n-click game Lone McLonegan is now on Steam

4. Demon Turf promises to be your next platforming addiction

5. First episode of the real-time strategy game, Too Many Humans is out now

6. Unpacking is now available for purchase from the Humble Store, Steam and GOG 

Read on to find out more.

Forget things on Earth as you build an alien colony in Aven Colony

Source: Team 17

The first free game of November from the Epic Games Store comes from the duo of Team17 and Texas-based independent developer Mothership Entertainment. From today until November 11, you can get the engrossing sci-fi city-building and management sim, Aven Colony for absolutely no cost.

Launched in 2017, Aven Colony provides you with a gripping, rich simulation of an alien colony which you have full control over what to build, how to customise it and what is the best way to maintain your settlement within Aven Prime. However, it won’t be so easy as Aven Prime is a  hostile extra-terrestrial world full of deserts, tundras, and wetlands light-years from Earth.

In the single-player campaign, you will need to brave Aven Prime’s harsh environments where freezing winters, lightning storms, ice storms and toxic gas clouds are just part of everyday life. If that wasn’t bad enough, you will also have to prepare for attacks from the local fauna, including giant acid-spewing sandworms, “creep spores” that infect your buildings, and “plague spores” that infiltrate your colony and infect your colonists with a deadly plague. You will have to protect your colony from everything the planet throws at you as you have to ensure the future of the human race.

Other than the campaign, you can also play in sandbox mode which allows you to customise the game experience including editing starting resources, environmental events, minerals and much more.

Once you are done with the base game, you can also purchase the additional sandbox map, Cerulean Vale, which allows players to explore treacherous badlands and discover the remnants of an ancient seabed.

To add Aven Colony to your Epic Games library, click HERE.

It is not over 9000, but Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is getting plenty of new content

Announced earlier this week, Bandai Namco continues to expand Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 with even more great content through their latest DLC update known as the Legendary DLC Pack 2, which also comes together with a free update that includes new Raid Quests, Ultimate Skills, Photo Mode Goodies and a whole lot more.

Contents for the Legendary DLC Pack 2 include three new missions, one new stage called the “Volcanic Wasteland” and four new playable characters which include Jiren (Full Power), Gogeta (DB Super), Caulifla (Super Saiyan 2), and Kale (Super Saiyan 2). There are also four new Parallel Quests, ten new skills, four super souls and a plethora of new costumes and accessories.

As for the Free Update, it brings with it as mentioned in the opening paragraph new Raid Quests, Ultimate Skills, Dual Ultimate Attacks, photo mode goodies, and even more costumes and accessories.

Last but not least, Bandai Namco also announced the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Super Fashion Contest where players can submit their customised avatars to see who has the most style and flair. Participation details are in the trailer.

You can purchase Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 from Steam.

Can you help Logan McLonegan become the most notorious outlaw again?

Source: Flynn's Arcade

The point-n-click section of games has been somewhat of a ghost town with just tumbleweeds rolling around. Enter Lone McLonegan, a hilarious old-school point-n-click game that will take you to the far west, published by Flynn’s Arcade and developed by Verónica Rodríguez and Antonio Carlón.

The “hero” of this wild west tale is none other than Lone McLonegan, a classic tough guy, but only on the outside. On the inside, he’s soft, cowardly, prefers to avoid fights whenever he can by using the most convoluted situations, and of course your help.

If you are a fan of old-school LucasArts point-n-click games such as Full Throttle, Grim Fandango and the Monkey Island series, then Lone McLonegan is one to play as its humour draws from those titles. Throughout the game, you will meet a lot of peculiar characters and will need to solve a lot of intricate and funny puzzles to steal from the bank, escape from prison, squeeze cactuses, explode things and defeat Lone’s archenemy, Bragg Badass to become the Most Wanted Outlaw in The Far West.

Lone McLonegan: A Western Adventure can be purchased on Steam. It currently has a special 20% launch discount which ends on November 11.

Jump, spin and demon attack your way to victory in Demon Turf

From the award-winning team at Fabraz and Playtonic Friends - the team that created Yooka Laylee - Demon Turf is a fast-paced and action-packed action platformer that will be a treat for gamers who love to challenge themselves with impeccable timing and hand-eye coordination.

In Demon Turf, you join Beebz, an ambitious demon whose goal is to take over the Demon Turfs and dethrone the Demon King. Doing that won’t be an easy task so she has enlisted the help of her friends, Midgi, Luci and of course, you.

The game is built around a phenomenal control scheme,  hybrid 2D/3D art style and a drive to give gamers ultimate flexibility over how they approach the games’ challenges. It is also full of charming, amusing dialogue from a cast of memorable characters. There is also plenty of side content that is made up of 50 specific locations/characters, 25 arena challenges, 10 Demon Soccer Golf courses and eight cartridges for you to find to unlock remixed throwback levels from glorious 3D platformers of the past.

Combat in Demon Turf is physics-driven meaning you can push, pull and spin your enemies out of the way and down cliffs or into spikes. The game also boasts a unique self-placed checkpoint system that enables you to teleport between checkpoints if you missed a collectable. This also lets you show off how you can pull a perfect run without needing a checkpoint.

Demon Turf is now available on Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store and comes with a 10% launch discount which ends on November 12.

In Too Many Humans, you ARE the zombie

Source: RealityZ

French video game studio, RealityZ has unleashed their real-time strategy game, Too Many Humans, where you will take control of a zombie horde to destroy humanity and save Earth. The game is divided into three episodes and you can the first episode today, while the next two will be available in 2022.

The story of Too Many Humans begins when Gaia, the goddess of nature, calls upon her brother Phtisis to destroy humanity, whose polluting presence is harming Earth. Phtisis raises an army of living dead to carry out his mission and preserve the planet. Players will harness the immeasurable strength of their undead horde and discover new mutations to power up their legion of the living dead.

Gameplay-wise, Too Many Humans flips the tower defence mechanics so that this time around, you are the threat and you will have to focus on three main mechanics. The first is collecting resources. In order to feed the horde, you will have to ‘recruit’ new troops by using humans to enlarge your ranks. This “flesh” resource can then be used to create more zombies to overwhelm human strongholds.

Secondly, you have to mutate your zombies. With the mutation mechanic, you have flexibility in your tactical approach. Some zombies will be more resistant, others capable of causing explosions, some will collect resources by consuming whatever gets in their way, be it humans, cars or lampposts. Finally, you have to control the battlefield by managing your resources, special troops and enemies. 

The first episode features seven action-packed levels that will see you travelling across the United States to spread chaos and desolation. The second and third episodes are scheduled for release in February and June 2022 respectively and will add more levels and new gameplay mechanics. 

Too Many Humans - Episode 1 is now available on Steam.

Experience extreme calm and peace in Unpacking

Humble Games and developer Witch Beam officially released their award-winning game, Unpacking this week and you can now purchase it from the Humble Store, GOG and Steam.

As the name states, Unpacking is a zen game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part block-fitting puzzle, part home decoration with no timers or scores, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking. 

Over the course of eight house moves, you are given a chance to experience a sense of intimacy with a character you never see and a story you’re never told by discovering her story through the items that come with her to each new home (and the items that get left behind). 

While you unpack, you will also get to enjoy the soothing soundtrack by BAFTA award-winning composer and audio director Jeff Van Dyck.

Learn More:

For more information about Aven Colony, click HERE.

For more information about Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, click HERE.

For more information about Lone McLonegan, click HERE.

For more information about Demon Turf, click HERE.

For more information about Too Many Humans, click HERE.

For more information about Unpacking, 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.

For more information about the Humble Store, click HERE.