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Legion Weekly Gaming News: Week of 18 October 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. This week’s free game from the Epic Games Store is Among the Sleep - Enhanced Edition

2. Ubisoft releases Discovery Tour: Viking Age for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

3. Adrenaline pumping side-scroller B.A.T.S now available on Steam and the Microsoft Store

4. World War II isometric real-time tactics game War Mongrels hits Steam and Epic Games Store

5. Quirky Burtonesque strategy game, JARS can be purchased on Steam, Epic Games Store and GoG

6. Rhythm-infused action-adventure No Straight Roads: Encore Edition is now on Steam

Read on to find out more.

Get Into the Halloween Spirit with Horror Game Among the Sleep - Enhanced Edition

Source: SOEDESCO

Originally released in 2015 by SOEDESCO and Krillbite, Among the Sleep - Enhanced Edition is a first-person horror game that won multiple game awards such as the Nordic Game Award for ‘Best Artistic Achievement’ and ‘Spillprisen’ awards for ‘Best Sound’, ‘Best Story’ and ‘Game of the Year’. So now that it is free on the Epic Games Store, fans of horror games shouldn’t miss the chance to experience it.

In Among the Sleep, you play as a two-year-old child creeping through a dark and distorted house with the goal of finding your missing mother. Accompanied by only your unusual teddy bear, you have to wander through sinister and surreal surroundings ranging from a haunting playground to a lakeside cottage. 

To find your mother, you will also have to complete puzzles and unravel a disturbing story filled with tension, symbolism and psychological horror. This game will truly make you experience the world through the eyes of a scared child.

The Enhanced Edition contains the completely new Museum Level, with behind the scenes content and extra footage. It also includes a digital artbook and a digital soundtrack. Moreover, players now get to choose which pyjamas their character wears in the game. New dialogue has also been added and a plethora of improvements was made in terms of visuals, performance and gameplay.

Among the Sleep - Enhanced Edition will be free for redemption from today until October 28.

Discovery Tour: Viking Age Brings a Calmer Experience to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 

Fans of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed games and world history are bound to love the latest entry into the new Discovery Tour: Viking Age educational game that was released earlier this week. Much like the previous Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt and Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece for Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey respectively, you will now be able to explore and interact with the history and traditions of the Viking world.

Discovery Tour: Viking Age will give fans of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla a nice break from the fights and raids, instead you will be learning about the history, traditions and famous people of the Viking and Anglo-Saxon worlds. For the first time, Discovery Tour: Viking Age changes the formula by putting narrative and interactivity at the core of the experience. The two new creative pillars “History through stories” and “Learning by doing” make the experience even more memorable and engaging than previous opuses.

There is a new narrative storyline structured around eight quests where you will have the opportunity to embody Viking and Anglo-Saxon characters and take part in their adventures set in the ninth century. This narrative takes players through the snowy lands of Norway, the beautiful landscapes of England, and the mythical realms of Jotunheim and Asgard.

With the release Discovery Tour: Viking Age fans will also be getting 11 exclusive rewards to unlock in the main Assassin’s Creed Valhalla game, 25 Behind-The-Scenes stations about the main game development, and 24 exploration characters.

Discovery Tour: Viking Age is available for free for all Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players or you can purchase the standalone version through Ubisoft Connect or the Epic Games Store.

Save the World by Joining B.A.T.S.

Source: Ritual Games

From One Eyed Robot and Ritual Games comes the action side-scroller B.A.T.S. that is a blast from the past as it is inspired by Saturday morning cartoons and games from the 16-bit era. It is now available on Steam and the Microsoft Store with a 10% launch discount that lasts until October 26.

B.A.T.S. is short for Bloodsucker Anti-Terror Squad and its crew is made up of colourful and powerful characters such as Count BloodVayne who transforms into a wolf with sharp claws; Sergeant Sabre, a sword-wielding combatant inspired by the Marvel vampire-hunter, Blade;  Rick Ghastley who has a bullet spitting Gatling gun that never gives up and also Mitzie, a winged vampire capable of delivering the strongest kicks to enemies.

Gameplay-wise, B.A.T.S. is a fast-paced, arcade brawler-shooter-slasher that rewards precision play and pixel-perfect timing. Play like a pro or take your time running around killing terrorists, slicing off heads and sucking up blood at your own pace. It’s up to you! Either way, you’re gonna have a bloody good time.

There are five levels to master, five characters with “historically accurate” vampire powers to unlock, cool game modes like “Speed Run” and “Boss Rush” to play and there will be lots of hilarious and unfortunate deaths.

Experience the Brutality of World War II in War Mongrels

War Mongrels is a game from Destructive Creations and is an authentic isometric real-time tactics game that mixes dynamic, tactical elements, adventure, and stealth, tightly packed into a dark, fascinating story that takes place during World War II.

In this game, you guide a squad of fugitives who have defected from the Third Reich and are struggling to survive the brutal ordeals on the Eastern Front of World War II. Each character has their own personality, background, and skills at your disposal to help them face an evil that challenges not only their values and ideals but all of humanity.

Throughout War Mongrels’ campaign, you will discover an often untold side of World War II which is told through animated cutscenes filled with visceral action and inspired by real-world accounts from war survivors and historians. Destructive Creations have strived for authenticity by ensuring uniform details, regional terrain, news articles, and everything in between shines a light on aspects of World War II that rarely make the history books.

To survive, you will have to plan your attacks by pausing the action and issuing orders to each squad member, you can either catch soldiers unaware, ambushing them from the shadows or rush in guns blazing, utilising twin-stick shooter controls. There are also interactive environments that you can use to your advantage such as whistling, playing music boxes or throwing objects to distract enemies.

If you need help, you can always enlist a friend through the online co-op mode to make it through missions.

War Mongrels is now available on Steam and the Epic Games Store.

Solve the Mysteries of Your Parents’ Basement in JARS

Source: Daedalic Entertainment

Tower Defense games are a dime a dozen these days so if you have been searching for one that breaks the mould, JARS from Mousetrap Games and Daedalic Entertainment could be right up your alley, or in this case, down your basement.

JARS tells the story of young Victor, who is asked to get a jar of pickles from the cellar for his mother. After he discovers a mysterious sarcophagus, crawly creatures emerge from the other jars in the basement, and our protagonist has to fight them in order to protect his ominous find. In the strategic tower defence game, Victor makes use of minions and items to break all jars and defeat their inhabitants.

With its strategic mix of tower defence and puzzle game, you will have to find the perfect approach by choosing the right minions at the right time and combining them with items and other upgrades to ensure Victor’s victory. You will also have to help him find out why some pages are missing in a mysterious book, why Dracula hides in his basement, and if he can save the world - before he gets grounded by his mother.

The story also plays out in a distinct art style that is inspired by spooky and funny classics and also the works of Hollywood director, Tim Burton. 

JARS is now available for purchase on Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store with a 20% launch discount that ends on October 28. On Steam, you can either purchase just the base game or Supporter Bundle that includes the complete JARS soundtrack, exclusive Piñata skins for the Jars in the game, rejected concepts from the development of the game and a selection of desktop wallpapers and animated GIFs.

Rocking Action-Adventure No Straight Roads: Encore Edition Now Available on Steam

Released last year by Sold Out and Malaysian independent studio Metronomik, No Straight Roads: Encore Edition has finally arrived on Steam. This enhanced version of the original music-adventure features the base game and Christmas Edition update, plus brand new content, including an expanded collection of tracks, a new opening cinematic, quality of life improvements and over 500 pieces of fan art available to view and collect throughout Vinyl City.

Released exclusively on the Epic Games Store last year, No Straight Roads is an action-adventure game that mixes rhythm-infused combat with a vibrant, offbeat world and killer soundtrack. The game follows the music-based adventures of indie rock band members Mayday & Zuke in their rebellion against EDM empire NSR.

In combat Mayday and Zuke play distinctively to one another due to their instruments of choice. Mayday uses swings and transformations from her guitar to deal damage, while Zuke builds up combos with his drumsticks to provide support using his transformations. As the combat is rhythm-based, you will have to pay attention to audio cues to play your moves and time your attacks. 

Vinyl City is divided into districts, each one led by an NSR artist. The duo will then have to hijack their performances, beat them in battle and claim the area, which will then open up more of the city for you to explore and power up. Essentially, you will help the duo lead a musical revolution to uncover NSR’s evil intentions and save Vinyl City from corruption.

You can purchase No Straights Roads: Encore Edition on its own or opt for the Soundtrack Bundle which now has a 10% discount.

Learn More:

For more information about Among the Sleep - Enhanced Edition, click HERE.

For more information about Discovery Tour, click HERE.

For more information about B.A.T.S, click HERE.

For more information about War Mongrels, click HERE.

For more information about JARS, click HERE.

For more information about No Straight Roads, click HERE.

For more information about Steam, click HERE.

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

For more information about the Microsoft Store, click HERE.

For more information about GOG, click HERE.

For more information about Ubisoft Connect, click HERE.