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. The Epic Games Store offers up theHunter: Call of the Wild for free
2. WRC 10 receives second free update filled with historical content
3. Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous gets two free DLCs
4. NERF Legends blasts its way onto Steam
5. Adorably named Pronty: Fish Adventure has been released on Steam
6. Gunfire Reborn exits Steam Early Access to a full launch
Read on to find out more.
theHunter series by Avalanche Studios and THQ Nordic has become something of a cult hit among digital hunters all over the world. This week you can try it out for yourself to see what the hype is all about as the Epic Games Store is offering theHunter: Call of the Wild for free from today until December 3. Click here to add it to your game library.
In theHunter: Call of the Wild, you will find yourself traversing an open world that is lush and incredibly lifelike to search for your next prized hunt. The world is teeming with life, from true-to-life animals to the rustling of leaves. Speaking of animals, they are also designed to be as realistic as possible and you will have to learn about their authentic behaviours, traits and movement patterns to better pursue them.
Once you have found them, you will then have to assess the value of your target through aspects such as the size and symmetry of a red deer’s antlers or the weight and unique plumage of a Canadian goose, to determine if the animal if it is worth shooting.
Each hunt you go on will also be unique as you can choose to use equipment such as rifles or bows, each one ideal for different sized animals. You will also have to practice your aim to account for wind and bullet drop. To further aid you in your hunt, you will also have access to callers and scents to lure your target towards you.
Last but not least, you can also collaborate or compete with friends in various challenges and hunting events. On top of that, you can also visit and hunt in DLC reserves by joining up with a friend who already owns the DLC.
Just three months after its official release, WRC 10, the official FIA World Rally Championship video game by NACON and KT Racing is receiving its second free update, which brings new content such as three special stages for the Acropolis Rally, five new anniversary events and a new realistic mode to “Club” mode.
The Acropolis Rally is a scenic yet challenging course set in Greece as it takes place through winding and dusty mountain rounds and sometimes on cliff sides. While this course is already present in the game, the update adds three special stages for you to experience and enjoy in the game’s Career mode.
Adding on to the three historical events added in the previous update released in October comes five new events where you can play as famous driver and co-driver duos in their famous cars during that time period, these include Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena in their Citroën Xsara WRC during Rally Germany in 2002, Richard Burns and Robert Reid in their Subaru Impreza S5 WRC '99 during the Safari Rally in Kenya in 2000 and more.
Last but not least, in “Club” mode, which allows players to create their own online events and championships, there is now the option to play in “Realistic” mode that adds an extra layer of challenge to the game. This mode allows you to carry over damage inflicted on the vehicle to the next stage, to place one or more service parks (and to impose a mandatory passage to a service park in order to equip the car with appropriate tyres when the road surface changes between two stages), and finally, the stages are played in one shot and cannot be replayed.
In its base game form, Owlcat Games’ isometric role-playing game Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is already an extremely time-consuming and replayable affair as it features various paths, classes and an engrossing story. However, now you will have even more reasons to spend more time with the game as it has just received not just one but two free DLCs.
The first of which is called Faces of War. This DLC adds new portraits, hairstyles, war paints and hair colours that expand the rich possibilities for character customisation that the game already has. You will also now be able to zoom in on the character menu to get an even closer look at all your heroes.
The second free DLC is Love Beyond Death and it adds a side quest for Chapter 5 of the Wrath of the Righteous main story. You will get to visit a new area of Bear’s Maw Shrine and will also witness the consequences of the demonic invasion, which occurs during a wedding.
These DLCs are free for all owners of the game and are not part of the Season Pass’ content. You can purchase Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous from Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store and it currently has a 15% discount for all editions of the game.
Yet another childhood toy line has been given the video game treatment. This time, the game is inspired by Hasbro’s iconic NERF toy line. NERF Legends is a fast-paced, high-energy first-person shooter that lets you experience NERF like never before.
In NERF Legends, you will do battle in thrilling combat arenas and take on a diverse range of blaster-wielding opponents, and show off your skills with high-flying trick shots. The single-player campaign features a variety of extreme enemies, boss battles and challenges across 19 locations. Once you have completed the single-player campaign, you can pit your skill against other players in a 4v4 team-based or 8-player free-for-all mode.
The game features 15 authentic NERF blasters from the Mega, Ultra and Elite lines, including new releases from 2021. To give you an edge in combat, you can supercharger your blasters with power-ups such as magnetic pull darts, push darts, seeker darts, and slow darts.
NERF Legends is now available for purchase on Steam or the Microsoft Store. There is also a Digital Deluxe Edition which comes with the “Alpha Pack” that includes a NERF Elite 2.0 Echo CS-10 blaster, NERF Elite 2.0 Phoenix CS-6 blaster and the Alpha suit for your in-game avatar.
Pronty: Fish Adventure may have an extremely quirky name but this subaquatic Metroidvania game by 18Light Game Ltd. and Joy Brick Inc. has actually received a Bronze Award a the Tencent GWB Game Award 2020, so it would be wise for you to actually give this a game try.
In this beautiful subaquatic game, you play as Pronty, a genetically modified creature with traits of an aquatic creature and humans, who becomes the defender of the fallen Royla, City of the Deep, and has to unravel the mysteries that surround her and also the truth about modern Atlantis.
Pronty is armed with her trusty partner ‘Bront’ the Javelin that will help her throughout her adventure against terrifying aquatic creatures that have mutated due to pollution. The game features a unique combat system that allows you to remotely control Bronty to repel enemies and remove obstacles.
When it comes to enemies, Pronty will have to face off against 13 fearsome bosses and more than 40 types of mutant monsters. However, you will be able to combine abilities and upgrades that will not only help you fight off your enemies but also help in exploration.
You can purchase Pronty: Fish Adventure on Steam and from today until December 2, it comes with a 10% launch discount.
Developed by Duoyi Network and published by 505 Games, the hyper-stylised, roguelite-inspired co-op first-person shooter, Gunfire Reborn has recently shot its way out of Steam Early Access and has hit two million sales worldwide.
Gunfire Reborn made its way onto Steam Early Access in May 2020 and earned high praise from players with a 94% positive review on Steam and was even dubbed “irresistible” in a review from Famitsu.
The game is melds features and mechanics of ability-based hero shooters with roguelite elements and is rendered in a striking cel-shaded aesthetic ala the Borderlands series. You can play the game solo or cooperatively with up to three other players in an extremely replayable romp. There is also an emphasis on customisation and class building as there are over 40 weapons, 100 scrolls, powerful inscriptions and Ascensions which can help you create devastating Sharpshooters or magic-based Alchemists.
Gunfire Reborn can now be purchased on Steam and currently has a 15% discount which ends on December 2.
For more information about theHunter: Call of the Wild, click HERE.
For more information about WRC 10, click HERE.
For more information about Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, click HERE.
For more information about NERF Legends, click HERE.
For more information about Pronty: Fish Adventure, click HERE.
For more information about Gunfire Reborn, click HERE.
For more information about Steam, click HERE.
For more information about the Epic Games Store, click HERE.
For more information about the GOG, click HERE.
For more information about the Microsoft Store, click HERE.