Legion Weekly Gaming News: Week of 25 April 2022

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. Just Die Already and Paradigm are free on the Epic Games Store

2. King Arthur: Knight’s Tale full release now available on Steam

3. Adventure and exploration game The Serpent Rogue released on Steam

4. Rock music inspired rogue-like Metal Tales: Overkill is now on Steam

5. Galactic Civilizations IV is now available exclusively on the Epic Games Store

6. Ragnorium makes it out of Early Access and is now available on Steam

Read on to find out more.

Just Die Already and Paradigm are both weird and free on the Epic Games Store

Source: DoubleMoose (L) & Jacob Janerka (R)

If you are the type of gamer who likes to play games that are a little peculiar in terms of mechanics and premise, the Epic Games Store has you covered with its pair of free games for the week. From today until May 5, you can add Just Die Already and Paradigm to your library.

Released last year by Curve Digital and DoubleMoose, Just Die Already tells the tale of senior citizens who have been kicked out of their retirement homes and are now causing havoc by competing with each other to secure a sweet spot somewhere new by performing dangerous challenges to qualify for free care. Some of these challenges include getting electrocuted by a tram, fired high into the sky strapped to a rocket and more.

You can either play this game solo or compete in four-player online multiplayer, ticking off dangerous challenges that put your life in danger. But if you would prefer something more straightforward and “Old-School”, there is the PvP mode where you can take part in Deathmatches, Team Deathmatches, King of the Hill and a mode called Farm, where a player plays as a farmer trying to stop apple thieves with his shotgun and the others set about stealing said fruit.

As for Jacob Janerka’s Paradigm, this surreal point-and-click adventure game sees you playing as Paradigm, a genetically grown individual created by DUPA genetics who was horribly mutated during the growing process and then dumped in the post-apocalyptic Eastern European country of Krusz. You will then aid Paradigm in his journey to put a stop to DUPA genetics and possibly finish his latest EP.

Paradigm draws influence from classics such as Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle and more. So if you loved those games, you will definitely enjoy this one.

To add Just Die Already to your Epic Games Store library, click here and for Paradigm, click here.

King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is a retelling of the classic Arthurian mythology with a twist

Even to this day, the legendary tale of King Arthur and his valiant Knights of the Round Table is still used as an inspiration for games. The latest is none other than NeocoreGamesKing Arthur: Knight’s Tale which has recently left Early Access and is now available on Steam. It currently has a special 10% launch discount that ends on May 4.

Set in a dark fantasy world based on the Arthurian myth and NeocoreGames’ previous King Arthur strategy games, this tactical RPG hybrid is a modern retelling of the classic Arthurian mythology but with a twist on the traditional tales of chivalry. Set right after the famous battle of Camlann, you play as Sir Mordred, the nemesis of King Arthur who succeeds in killing the king. But before he dies, he is able to strike you down. The Lady of the Lake resurrects you and wants you to finish what you have begun - to kill King Arthur - or whatever he has become.

The game features a campaign made up of four story acts with more than fifty unique missions. You will have to gather your very own Knights of the Round Table and send them on knightly quests. You can choose from more than 30 heroes across six diverse classes but do be warned, death is final. You must manage them at the Round Table and plan ahead before going into battles. 

Besides your knights, you will also be in charge of rebuilding Camelot and expanding the mystical Stronghold with new buildings that each unlock various upgrades, and also offers different ways to heal up and manage the heroes of the Round Table.

Finally, after completing the campaign, you can take on the endgame content where tough new challenges will appear on the map with challenging, mythic boss fights and random quests, loot, and character progression that will ultimately lead to the banishing of Balor, the monstrous god-king of the Fomorians.

Explore, craft and use potions to cleanse the world in The Serpent Rogue

Source: Sengi Games

Team17 and Sengi Games’ latest release The Serpent Rogue is an alchemy sandbox game where you play as the mysterious, plague-masked protagonist, The Warden, who must explore the world and discover the best way to cleanse the world of the malevolent corruption known as the Serpent Rogue, and restore balance to the lands surrounding Mount Morbus.

Alchemy is a big part of The Serpent Rogue’s gameplay and mastering it is pivotal to the Warden’s success. You will have to collect and research ingredients to unveil their uses, experiment with different mixtures to craft unique potions and use concoctions in a variety of ways to progress through an ever-changing world.

Challenges can be solved in multiple ways: enemies can be defeated directly through head-to-head open combat, perfectly timed alchemic potions, or by befriending and taming local beasts. Each step of The Warden’s journey is filled with challenges and decisions, which can be felt across the wider world. For example, if you leave food lying around, it will attract vermin and cause havoc and if you leave bodies unburied, it will lure fearsome ghouls.

The Serpent Rogue can now be purchased from Steam with a special 10% launch discount which ends on May 11. Alternatively, you can try the game out first by downloading the free demo.

Become a Rock God in rock music inspired rogue-like Metal Tales: Overkill

After a very successful Kickstarter campaign, Zerouno Games has released their rock music inspired rogue-like 3D Shooter Metal Tales: Overkill on Steam. So get ready to fight through procedurally generated levels and battle against a looming curse affecting your metal brothers. 

In this action-adventure game where Metal and Adrenaline collide, the God Kuk has possessed all the guitar gods, and through them, the metalheads. Through infinite concerts, he is helping his legion of metalhead zombies wipe out every original creation of metal bands and their dedicated fans. As legions of metalheads are stripped from their passion, only one person can really grind through the challenge and come out victorious.

Like most rogue-like games, you will have to choose your path carefully through the procedurally generated levels and battle the evil hordes looking to destroy you at every turn. Choose from four playable characters that you identify with most and jump into three intense environments - the Metal Den, Metal Festival and Hell itself where you will go toe to toe with 15 different enemies and eight guitar bosses in the ultimate Rock showdown.

What is even better, you can jump in and jam out with a friend in local co-op where you both can take on the challenges together while headbanging to the awesome soundtrack consisting of original and international Metal bands’ songs.

Stardock releases the fourth instalment to its award-winning Galactic Civilization franchise

Source: Stardock

After seven long years of waiting, fans of Stardock’s space 4x strategy sandbox game can now blast off into space and experience the newest instalment of the franchise in Galactic Civilizations IV. In the latest entry, Stardock took the best elements of previous games and added in new features like multi-sector maps, the ability to customise your civilization’s mid-game via policies, internal factions, a unique mission/quest system and a whole lot more.

As the leader of a spacefaring civilization, you will need to seek out new star systems and discover the exciting potential of the subspace realm. With over a dozen starting civilizations to choose from - plus the ability to create unique civilizations from scratch - the possibilities for each playthrough are endless, ensuring a truly unique experience with every new game.

One of the newer features in Galactic Civilization IV is the multi-sector maps. You are still able to play in smaller maps but will now have the ability to span an adventure across an enormous map with multiple sectors, giving you a true feeling of galactic conquest and exploration. Each sector is connected by subspace streams that will allow you to travel between them.

Another new feature is that citizens now have individual approval ratings and so it is important to keep them happy because a disloyal and unhappy governor might just take their planet and corresponding colonies with them and start a new empire of their own. The story of the game will change depending on which characters are recruited and how their various backstories manifest throughout.

The addition of Galactic Achievements makes it so that you will achieve a satisfying victory. With this new feature, you can take on challenges to earn prestige points that will go toward a total necessary for you to win the game. This cuts down on the late game grind and allows a story to come to a much more interesting conclusion.

A new Core Worlds system has been introduced to reduce micromanagement as now you will oversee a lower number of worlds instead of having to manage each world individually but still receive the benefits of colonising and conquering as many as possible. When you colonise a subpar world, it will be fed into an established core world. 

Finally, to provide you with a unique experience for every game, you can now set and update policies and issue executive orders during gameplay. This will allow you to shift priorities as you play by choosing between different buffs and focuses, while executive orders allow you to spend a new resource called “control” to do things like print money or draft colonies.

Galactic Civilizations IV is now available exclusively on the Epic Games Store.

Ragnorium establishes a new colony on Steam

Planet recolonisation simulator Ragnorium by developer Vitali Kirpu and publisher Devolver Digital made its way onto Steam Early Access two years ago and has finally received a full 1.0 release. 

In Ragnorium, you are tasked with leading a small group of cloned colonists on their pioneering journey into the harsh outer reaches of space, building a self-sustaining society while attempting to survive an oncoming Holy Crusade.

In its full release, the game now has more colonist types, six planet maps, randomised items, new resources, characters and boss encounters that will be a treat for players old and new to discover and to challenge their colony management credentials.

Furthermore, version 1.0 also introduces Zenlike Mode which gives players a more relaxed onboarding experience. It grants you a generous window of tranquillity before the Ark Holy Crusade invitations are introduced and the difficulty begins to rise. On the other hand, there is also Hardcore Mode which is a relentless and unforgiving mode for only the pluckiest pioneers. 

Ragnorium can be purchased from Steam and it currently has a special 20% launch discount that ends on May 9.

Learn More:

For more information about Just Die Already, click HERE.

For more information about Paradigm, click HERE.

For more information about King Arthur: Knight’s Tale, click HERE.

For more information about The Serpent Rogue, click HERE.

For more information about Metal Tales: Overkill, click HERE.

For more information about Galactic Civilizations IV, click HERE.

For more information about Ragnorium, click HERE.

For more information about Steam, click HERE.

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


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