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. Terraforming Mars is free on the Epic Games Store from today until May 12
2. Dorfromantik’s 1.0 version has been released on Steam and GOG
3. Loot River is available now on Steam
4. Rogue Legacy 2 1.0 launched on Steam, the Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store
5. Cargo Company fully released and available on Steam with 15% discount
6. Ravenous Devils makes its way onto Steam, the Epic Games Store and GOG
Read on to find out more.
Released in 2018 by Asmodee Digital and developed by LUCKYHAMMERS alongside the award-winning strategy board game’s original creator, Jacob Fryxelius, Terraforming Mars is a faithful digital recreation of the cult classic board game.
In this game, each player competes as a powerful corporation sponsored by the World Government on Earth tasked with terraforming the Red Planet. You will create oceans, plant forests, import resources from Earth, and more in an effort to make Mars habitable for human life.
The game features multiple game modes including two unique single-player modes where you can play solo (just like the board game) or against AI-controlled opponents. There is also the pass-and-play local multiplayer and online multiplayer in intense turn-based strategic gameplay with up to five players.
The main goal of Terraforming Mars is to earn the most victory points by your contributions to terraforming and to human infrastructure. However, you will also need to hinder your opponents’ progress by developing projects that will slow them down such as sending a large asteroid to destroy their newly planted forest.
After being in Early Access for about a year, Toukana Interactive’s peaceful city puzzler Dofromantik’s 1.0 version has finally been released on Steam and GOG. To date, the game has received over 12,000 Steam reviews with a 97% positive rating, got nominated for the Steam ‘Sit Back and Relax’ award and was named ‘Best Game’ at the 2021 German Developer Awards.
Dorfromantik is a building strategy and puzzle game where you place tiles to create ever-growing, idyllic village landscapes. You begin with a barren tile and a stack of randomly generated tiles which you will have to place in an available slot and rotate for the best fit to earn points. Certain tiles with special objects will also give you a quest, for example, having to place a windmill next to six grain fields or a deer that wants to live in a forest with at least 50 trees.
With the 1.0 release, Dorfromantik now comes with major improvements to the game’s tutorial, balancing, menus and feedback systems, this update also features four new modes including the challenging ‘Hard Mode’, the ‘Quick Mode’ for shorter play sessions, as well as the ‘Monthly Mode’ which provides you with new challenges every month. Finally, there is also the ‘Custom Mode’, which adds a lot more variation to the game as you are able to tweak settings like difficulty and session length. You can even share these customisations with friends for even more challenge and fun.
What do you get when you combine the addictive puzzles of Tetris with the satisfying challenge of Soulslike games? The answer is you have a very fun and unique game named Loot River. Developed by straka.studio and supported by SUPERHOT PRESENTS, this action roguelike is now available for purchase on Steam with a 10% launch discount that ends on May 11.
Loot River takes you on an adventure in labyrinthine procedurally-generated waterways where you will discover a varied bestiary of cursed enemies and a bounty of build-changing weapons, spells and other loot. You will explore a rich world where wandering nomads, drawn by shards of an unholy relic, find themselves stuck in a perpetual cycle of life and death, losing their sanity as they journey through endless parallel realities, devouring each other to absorb the knowledge of fellow travellers.
Other than the challenging combat, you have the power of the Relic that enables you to shift the ground beneath you, sliding around the floating pieces of the ruined landscape. These Tetris-like blocks can be slotted together to solve spatial exploration puzzles and used as tools in combat to manipulate enemies and control the space in which battles take place.
Manipulating enemies is one part of the fun, the other is dispatching them. In Loot River, you will discover a wealth of weapons, gears, spells and unholy knowledge that you can combine to create powerful and surprising synergies to help you get further with each run.
After an incredible Early Access period, Cellar Door Games has finally released the sequel to its genre-defining rogue-LITE, Rogue Legacy 2 onto Steam, the Epic Games Store and the Microsoft Store. No matter where you decide to purchase it from now would be a good time as it has a 20% launch discount that ends on May 10.
Rogue Legacy 2 features an all-new art style with 3D characters set against stunning hand-drawn backgrounds, fresh weaponry, abilities and classes, as well as brand new biome generation for greater strategic choice. The sequel also introduces all-new mechanics for you to explore such as Heirlooms that will permanently give heroes new abilities.
Alongside this, Rogue Legacy 2 has vastly improved Traits and will bring greater value to the risk-versus-reward gameplay, as well as making significant strides in accessibility to let you succeed even when you are struggling. Traits have also been tweaked and now feature gold modifiers. The more debilitating a trait is, the bigger the reward. So not only will choosing your heirs be a meaningful decision, but it will also entice you to take on new challenges.
Similar to the first game, every adventure will be unique as you will encounter new monsters, new traps and new layouts every time you enter the Kingdom. The lore of the game has also been greatly expanded and you will learn about the inevitable collapse of a once thriving kingdom, and discover the dark secrets of the ones responsible.
Other new additions come in the form of new classes and in total there are now 15 new classes with 15 distinct styles of play. Some of the new classes include the Ranger which lets you rain poisoned arrows down onto your foes, Dragon Lancer who strikes at foes from the skies at incredible speeds and the bard who sings and dances through enemies.
For fans of the 1994 classic Transport Tycoon designed by Chris Sawyer, where you were handed the reins of a budding transport company and tasked to transform it into an empire, Cargo Company follows in that game’s tarmac and is set to let you relive the nostalgia and most importantly, fun.
In this transportation simulation tycoon game by Ambiera, you are the boss of a company that transports passengers and cargo using trains, trucks, busses, and even rockets between planets. So with that said, you will have to build bridges, railways, streets, train stations and launch platforms and manage production chains that include steel, wood, oil, goods, cars, tanks and more.
Throughout its time in Early Access, Cargo Company has had multiple features added to it including Mars, Ceres, Europa and Titan as playable planets, competitor AIs, many new city buildings, terrain generation options and a whole lot more.
So if you are keen on becoming an interplanetary tycoon, you can purchase Cargo Company from Steam. It currently has a 15% launch discount that will end on May 10.
Ravenous Devils by Bad Vices Games and Troglobyte Games is a cooking simulator with a psycho-horror twist and instead of serving up hot delectable meals to customers, you actually have to turn your customers into meals instead.
This game sees the gruesome twosome, Hildred and Percival, opening up their latest criminalistic venture in a gritty 19th Century town filled with poverty and squalor where they lure clients into Percival’s tailor shop and decide whether to take their measurements or lives, throw the unlucky ones down to Hildred, where she will grind, slice and season victims into moreish menu items, ready for sale in her pub.
The goal is to grow their fortune, and human meat pie sales to bring more and more clients through the door. However, their plan is not foolproof as the mysterious "Mr. J" threatens to reveal their deadly deep secret. So it is up to your accurate and fast-paced point and click skills to help them upgrade their equipment, cook up new recipes and develop the shops into a raving success.
For more information about Terraforming Mars, click HERE.
For more information about Dorfromantik, click HERE.
For more information about Loot River, click HERE.
For more information about Rogue Legacy 2, click HERE.
For more information about Cargo Company, click HERE.
For more information about Ravenous Devils, 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 Microsoft Store, click HERE.