Legion Weekly Gaming News: Week of 16 May 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. Borderlands 3 is this week’s mystery free game from the Epic Games Store

2. V Rising is out now on Steam Early Access

3. Outward: Definitive Edition available now on major digital game distribution platforms

4. Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong is now available on the Epic Games Store

5. Tennis Manager 2022 has been released on Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store

6. Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia launched and is now available on Steam

Read on to find out more.

Epic Games Store unlocks the vault to reveal Borderlands 3 as its first free mystery game

Source: 2K

The Epic Games Store is bringing back its mystery free games and has just revealed that from today until May 26, you will be able to add 2K and Gearbox Software’s Borderlands 3 to your library.

Released in 2019, Borderlands 3 expands and improves many of the key features that made the series a fan-favourite for fans of looter-shooters and those who love games with a larger-than-life cast of characters. In this entry to the series, you will be facing the fanatical Calypso Twins who have united the bandit clans and are closing in on the galaxy’s ultimate power. As the thrill-seeking Vault Hunter, only you have the arsenal and allies to take them down.

Speaking of Vault Hunters, similar to previous games, you will have four new extraordinary Vault Hunters with unique abilities and playstyles to choose from. There is Amara, the Siren who can summon ethereal fists; Moze, the Gunner who can unleash destruction with her mecha Iron Bear; Zane, the Operative who relies on a variety of gadgets; and FL4K, a robot Beastmaster who summons creatures to aid in his fight.

If you have played the previous Borderlands games, you will know what to expect as the game is all about discovering and traversing new worlds, each with unique environments and killing everything and everyone that stands in your way for glorious new weapons. Some of these new weapon types include shotguns with bullet shields, SMGs that grow legs and chase down enemies and a lot more.

For fans who love playing these types of games with friends in co-op, Borderlands 3 will have you gaming together for hours on end. There is a new level-sync system so that experience seamlessly scales for each individual player and with loot instancing, you won’t have to fight each other for the loot that you want.

You can add Borderlands 3 to your Epic Games Store library, by clicking here.

Are you strong enough to rule or will you burn in V Rising?

The highly-anticipated open-world fantasy vampire survival game by Stunlock Studio, V Rising has finally made it onto Steam Early Access. So for fans of survival games and action RPGs, you can purchase it by clicking here and start your reign of terror with your brood and bring terror back to the world of Vardoran.

In V Rising, you play as a newly awakened vampire in a world ruled by humans and you will need to survive if you want to become the next Dracula. Surviving won’t be easy as you will need to feed on blood to gain new powers, hide from the sun, engage in real-time PvE and PvP combat and build your castle.

The gothic open-world of Vardoran is filled with mythical monsters and brutish bandits to kill, villages to pillage and lairs of supernatural beasts to explore. You can either experience what this world has to offer solo or co-op on official servers with up to 40 players. If you want even more challenge, you can play on PvP servers where you can attack or be attacked by other players. 

So if you are ready to sink your fangs and nights into a new survival game with exciting combat, V Rising would be a very good choice.

Rediscover the world of Aurai and its adventures in Outward: Definitive Edition

Source: Deep Silver

When it was first released in 2019, Nine Dots Studio and Deep Silver’s open-world fantasy role-playing game, Outward quickly became one of the must-play games for fans of RPGs as it brought a new spin to the genre by putting players in the shoes of a simple adventure and not a typical hero. It also combined storytelling elements that differ with each playthrough with survival elements to cater to gamers who are up for a challenge.

Over the course of three years, the game received multiple free contents through updates and two DLCs - Three Brothers and The Soroboreans - which added to the overall replayability. So if you have been looking for a new RPG to play or re-play, now would be a good time to have an adventure in the world of Aurai with the release of Outward: Definitive Edition.

The Definitive Edition retains much of what fans loved about the initial release so you will still be playing as an ordinary adventure who will not only have to hide or defend yourself against threatening creatures but also brave hazardous environmental conditions, protect yourself against infectious diseases and make sure you get enough sleep and nourishment. 

Improvements and features added in the Definitive Edition include new unique encounters in dungeons, new defeat scenarios and some new diseases. Crafting and enchanting have also been made more accessible and you can expect a lot more new challenges.

Another great thing about Outward is that you can enjoy your adventure with a friend via split-screen co-op or online co-op and one of the biggest changes to co-op is that you will now be able to access your stash while visiting a friend’s world.

Outward: Definitive Edition is now available for purchase on Steam, GOG, the Epic Games Store and the Humble Store. For those who already own Outward and the Three Brothers DLC, on Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store, your copy of the game will be automatically updated to the Definitive Edition.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong is a different breed of narrative RPG

The Vampire: The Masquerade franchise continues to grow despite the delay and development troubles of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. Last month, Sharkmob released their free-to-play Battle Royale titled Bloodhunt and this week, Big Bad Wolf Studio has released its narrative RPG, Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong exclusively on the Epic Games Store, which you can purchase by clicking here.

Set in the popular Vampire: The Masquerade universe, Swansong sees mysterious assassins attacking the Boston Camarilla - a secret society comprising most of the vampires in the city. Galeb Bazory, Emem Louis and Leysha are tasked by the Prince of the city’s Kindred to uncover the identity of the attackers and their motives for the large-scale attack. The orders are simple: infiltrate, investigate and get answers, using supernatural powers if necessary.

In this adaptation of the pen and paper game, you will take control of Galeb, Emem or Leysha who have their own personality, morality and dilemma. Each of them also has distinct character sheets with different Skills and Disciplines that can be modified based on your choices. Some of the skills include lockpicking, intimidation and deduction while Disciplines are vampiric powers such as Fortitude, Celerity and Obfuscate, all of which can be improved and with a higher mastery level, open up new options.

The overall story features multiple branches where choices have consequences and where each dialogue confrontation makes you move forward in the story. Swansong features 15 different endings for the main characters and the fate of the Camarilla, so you will experience your own adventure in this unique narrative RPG.

Showcase how you will be an ace in Tennis Manager 2022

Source: Rebound CG

Released just in time for the Roland-Garros French Open tournament, independent developer and publisher Rebound CG have released Tennis Manager 2022, a realistic management sim that puts you in control of a virtual tennis academy.

In this year’s release, you will once again take a group of players from humble beginnings on the junior circuit, through training and more than 2000 tournaments, to the high-stakes professional circuit and global acclaim. The Rebound CG has taken what made the first title such a great experience and built upon it with a host of new features.

Alongside its roster of brilliant international tennis stars, the game features player creation, new contract management and negotiation system, plus a host of complex team management tools to dive into. Matches have also been made more immersive with enhanced AI and animation, while countless other gameplay improvements ensure that Tennis Manager 2022 delivers the leading simulation experience for fans of tennis everywhere.

Tennis Manager 2022 is now available for purchase on Steam, the Epic Games Store and GOG and from today until May 25, the game will have a 10% launch discount. If you own Tennis Manager 2021 on Steam, you will instead get a 25% discount.

Become an incredible legend in Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia

Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia is the latest fantasy strategy role-playing game by developers Matrix Software and publisher Happinet where you will take part in an epic battle of nations.

Runersia is a continent created by the Rune God and where mana rains down endlessly. Eons ago, five Mana Stones were brought forth and embedded into special Brigandine equipment, creating Rune Knights - special individuals who can wield the mana power and stones embedded into their armour to cast skills and mana as well as summon and control ancient monsters. 

You will take control of one of the six Brigandine nations - Justice, Glory, Freedom, Sanctity, and Ego. The sixth nation exists without Brigandine - and will have to build an army of over 100 knights and 50 monsters to lead your nation towards continental conquest in deep turn-based battles.

This PC release comes packed with new and exclusive features such as the more detailed Battle Map HP Display, Creative Mode which gives you the ability to customise and select preferred power balance and starting knights to play through the campaign with no time limit or you can start a new campaign with a head start and all items in New Game+.

Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia is now available for purchase on Steam.

Learn More:

For more information about Borderlands 3, click HERE.

For more information about V Rising, click HERE.

For more information about Outward, click HERE.

For more information about Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong, click HERE.

For more information about Tennis Manager 2022, click HERE.

For more information about Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia, 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 Humble Store, click HERE.


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