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Legion Weekly Gaming News: Week of 11 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. Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep: A Wonderlands One-shot Adventure is free on the Epic Games Store

2. Jurassic World Evolution 2 can now be purchased on Steam and the Epic Games Store

3. Narrative driven cooking adventure Epic Chef is now available on Steam

4. Cyjin: The Cyborg Ninja will put your mouse skills to the test

5. Highly-anticipated sequel to Koei Tecmo’s BLUE REFLECTION is out now

6. Final Fantasy V makes its pixel remaster debut and is now available on Steam

Read on to find out more.

Borderlands 2’s Tiny Tina gets a one-shot adventure before the arrival of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

Source: Gearbox

Touted as the best DLC for Borderlands 2 as it features the antics of the maniacal teenager, Tiny Tina that takes you away from the wasteland of Pandora into a Dungeons & Dragons inspired scenario, Gearbox has turned DLC Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep into a standalone game called Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep: A Wonderlands One-shot Adventure, which you can now get for free from the Epic Games Store from today until November 16.

This standalone adventure would give you a good taste of what to expect of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, which is expected to be released next year. 

Instead of smashing psychos, killing mutants and dismantling robots, in this one-shot adventure, you will be busy smashing skeletons, defeating dragons, and battling giant golems. The story in this adventure involves the capture of The Queen that puts her kingdom in danger, so it is up to you and your friends to restore peace and order. However, as this is based on the tabletop game “Bunkers & Badasses” with Tiny Tina as the Bunker Master you can expect things to change at Tina’s whims.

However, unlike Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands where there will be new characters and classes, you will be using the six characters from Borderlands 2 namely Axton the Commando, Maya the Siren, Salvador the Gunzerker, Zer0 the Assassin, Gaige the Mechromancer and Krieg the Psycho. 

As per any Borderlands game, you will be doing a lot of shooting and looting but this time you will also be casting Lightning Bolts and Fireballs. What’s not to love?

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is a gift for those who want more dinos in their life

Frontier Developments plc has officially released its much-anticipated dinosaur park management simulation, Jurassic World Evolution 2. The game is now available for purchase on Steam or the Epic Games Store. There are two editions available the first being the standard with just the base game and the Deluxe Edition, which includes three exclusive vehicle skins inspired by the Dinosaur Protection Group, six guest building amenity signs, and five prehistoric species for you to use in your Challenge and Sandbox mode parks.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 actually takes place in the same universe as the movie Jurassic World franchise and in this game, you will be placed outside the confines of the Muertes Islands. In the Campaign mode, you will be at the heart of the action following the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. For fans of the movie, you will be delighted to know that Claire Dearing and Dr. Ian Malcolm, voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard and Jeff Goldblum respectively, will be joining you in your adventure. 

With an all-original story, the Campaign mode sees budding prehistoric park managers learning the ropes needed to be park-management masters. They will join forces with Cabot Finch to help lead the efforts of the Department of Fish and Wildlife across the United States of America to establish new facilities to control, contain and conserve wild dinosaurs.

If you prefer to change the course of events and experience the Jurassic World universe like never before, there is also the Chaos Theory mode where you revisit pivotal moments from all five films and make your mark in a range of ‘what if’ scenarios with different challenges and unpredictable outcomes as you alter the events from the films.

Last but not least, there is also the Sandbox mode, which lets you unleash your creativity to its fullest potential or you can put your park management skills to the test in Challenge mode that has a wide range of missions with varying difficulty.

Epic Chef is a cooking game for those with a palate for narrative-driven adventure

Source: Team17

Team17 and Infinigon Games are adding something new to their menu of games. This time, they have concocted a quirky narrative-driven adventure known as Epic Chef

Set in Ambrosia, the capital city of the Kingdom of Concordia, you follow the story of Zest, a novice to the world of cooking, as he sets out to make a name for himself in the competitive world of Concordia’s master chefs. Throughout the game and with your help, Zest will go from novice sous chef to experienced master chef by battling rival chefs in head-to-head food fights, using a plethora of ingredients and flavours to make one of over 100,000 unique dishes in the game.

Speaking of dishes, the game features dynamic recipe creation that allows you to experiment with thousands of different ingredient combinations to create a unique menu of delicious delights that range from unicorns to street rats. Nothing is off the menu.

Besides creating recipes and engaging in food fights, you can also take Zest on spa and fishing trips or just wander around town and meet the friendly locals. If those activities get a little boring, you can also customise and repair Zest’s dilapidated and haunted villa to its former glory.

Epic Chef can now be purchased on Steam and currently has a 10% launch discount which ends on November 18.

In Cyjin: The Cyborg Ninja your mouse is the deadliest weapon

If you would like to play a game that requires only the use of one hand and one peripheral, then Cyjin: The Cyborg Ninja is the one you are after. Developed by Thai Studio Aiya Games, this action-platformer features lightning-fast platforming by relying on just the mouse.

Developed with ultra-precise control in mind, Cyjin: The Cyborg Ninja will push your gaming skills to the very limit as not only will you have to deal with lasers and deadly spikes obstructing your path, but also an army of hostile yōkai-inspired robots that will deter you from making it to the end of the level.

So if you believe you have elite mouse-based twitch control, then you should put your skills to the test as Cyjin will require lightning-fast and precise mouse movements to carefully navigate hazards and also crush his enemies. We almost forgot to mention that there are also intense boss fights that will further challenge your skills.

Cyjin: The Cyborg Ninja is now available on Steam.

BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light will take you on a magical journey to recover lost memories

Source: Koei Tecmo

The highly-anticipated sequel to 2017’s BLUE REFLECTION by KOEI TECMO and developer Gust Studios, BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light has officially been released and is available for purchase on Steam.

The sequel follows the adventures of three students - Ao Hoshizaki, Kokoro Utsubo, and Yuki Kinjou - who find themselves transported to the mysterious floating academy and have to search for clues to find their way back home, with only their names as memories. However, a path to a new land, the Heartscape, mysteriously appears and the three heroines find themselves in yet another strange new world that has ingredients for cooking, along with materials for crafting, battle, and building special facilities inside the academy. They also discover memory shards, which help to reignite their memories bit by bit after touching one of these lights. 

There is also danger lurking in Heartscape and our heroines will have to battle these creatures and unlock unknown powers that deepen the cryptic nature of their surroundings. Eventually, Ao and friends will learn to use the power of mysterious rings to summon weapons, change their appearance, and become “Reflectors” ready to repel the attacking beasts in real-time combat.

But it is not just all about battles as the students are able to bond and grow deeper connections with each other to make their everyday life in this mysterious world as rich and as fun as possible. Characters will reveal their true feelings and personalities as bonds grow deeper and they will also acquire new strengths and abilities that will help them find their way back home.

To keep the game fresh long after launch, Gust Studios and Koei Tecmo have unveiled that there will be three free updates, the first of which is expected to release on November 23 and will include all-new Photo Mode filters. On December 21, additional photo frames and idol poses will be added to the game. The ability to build a Photo Studio in school development and a hardcore difficulty mode will also be added with this update.  The last free update arrives on January 14 2022 and it comes with a Pixel Art filter and more unique poses to the photo mode.

BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light is now available for purchase on Steam and comes in three editions, Standard, Digital Deluxe and Ultimate. Click here to find out more about what comes with each one.

Another classic Final Fantasy game gets a pixel remaster

Final Fantasy V has finally been added to Square Enix’s pixel remaster series and is now available for purchase on Steam with a 20% launch discount. Much like the games added to the pixel remaster series before it, this classic now features beautifully upgraded pixel graphics and audio but still retains the classic story and gameplay. 

Final Fantasy V tells the story of a young man and his trusty pet Chocobo, who find themselves drawn toward friends that will change their destiny. When the crystals that balance the powers of the world are threatened, the king hastens to the rescue...only to go missing. 

What makes Final Fantasy V loved by fans is its deep and customisable job system, which allows you to freely select jobs for your characters to master and provides each character with a different playstyle. It also expands on the iconic Active Time Battle System, which was introduced in Final Fantasy IV.

The pixel remaster version of the game brings with it improved gameplay including modernised UI, auto-battle options and various quality of life improvements including supplemental extras like the bestiary, illustration gallery, music player and the ability to save at any time.

Those who purchase Final Fantasy V before November 30 will receive early purchase bonuses, including three specially rearranged music tracks, two wallpapers and the aforementioned 20% discount. 

For fans of the series that have yet to buy any of the games, you can also opt for the Final Fantasy I-VI bundle. Find out more by clicking here.

Learn More:

For more information about Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep: A Wonderlands One-shot Adventure, click HERE.

For more information about Jurassic World Evolution 2, click HERE.

For more information about Epic Chef, click HERE.

For more information about Cyjin: The Cyborg Ninja, click HERE.

For more information about BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light, click HERE.

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

For more information about Steam, click HERE.

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