Weekly Gaming Roundup
Updated: Jun 28, 2021
Written by: Mary Joaquin
Welcome back to the Weekly Gaming Roundup!
Every week, we cover the latest in the gaming world. This week, we're ramping up to all new excitements. From launches to upcoming titles, you're going to want to free up some space in the old hard drive.
Let's get right into it!
Announced on Saturday, June 12, Death’s Gambit: Afterlife will be coming to Nintendo Switch with new content.
Additions include a complete mechanical revamp, alternate endings, weapons with talents, and bringing the total number of bosses to 20, and levels to 21, along with a new map. The game had originally been released in 2018 on PC and PS4 at the same time. This time around the releases will be staggered by a month, according to Jean Canellas, a developer for White Rabbit.
It has an official Discord and is currently planned for additional platforms. Afterlife is slated for release this year.
Lakeburg Legacies was announced for PC, on Sunday, June 13.
Quipped “The Sims meets Crusader Kings”, the game allows players to control how the kingdom works from its resources to its townspeople. Decisions dictate everything and players navigate through them, promising unique playthroughs.
"We want the focus to be on the inhabitants, on the people who live in the city we are managing," said Matthieu Richez, Ishtar Games CEO and creative director. "We want the player to know each inhabitant by name, by their specialty, by attributes, and we want to create little stories with these inhabitants.”
Dejima Games announced Firegirl during Guerilla Collective on Monday, June 14.
Players act as a fire rescue officer on a mission to juggle both saving their rundown fire station and saving citizens from the fires across the city. The roguelite is chock-full of procedurally generated blazes, guaranteeing unique fire challenges from its fire-monsters.
Keep the fire in your heart alive as you put out both literal and figurative fires in this fiery game. Stay cool until the game releases this Fall.
Firegirl will be coming to PC, Switch, old-gen and new-gen Xbox and PS platforms.
On Tuesday, June 15, Ziggurat Interactive announced Bloodrayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites for Summer 2021.
The updated version remains rooted in its origins, with both a new mechanic going from 3D to a 2D side-scroller. It also comes with new voice-acting performances by the original duo cast of Laura Bailey and Troy Baker.
Fresh Bites also serves a fresh look into the game, matching new consoles and advanced controller support. Collectors can also look forward to an exclusive physical edition.
The game is coming to several platforms—PC, PlayStation, Switch, Xbox, and through Limited Run Games.
Revealed on Wednesday, June 16, Rogue Spirit will be coming to Steam Early Access on August 25.
Kids With Sticks revamps the 2D roguelite style into a 3D world that players can make entirely their own. Each playthrough promises unique challenges depending on the player’s skill set. They traverse the world as the ghost of a former prince, on a quest to fight against an evil threat.
Rogue Spirit’s demo will be available from Steam Next Fest running to the 22nd of this month up until its Early Access release.
Stellaris: Console Edition got a fourth expansion pass on Thursday, June 17.
The pack includes Federations, Ancient Relics Story, and Necroids Species, the latter two still upcoming. Federations gives players more avenues for political navigations with expanded diplomatic capabilities and a new Origins system. They can also build a renewed empire with the new constructions available.
The launch also gives a free update to players with visual and audio enhancements, UI improvements, and better loading time for the PS5.
Ancient Relics Story and Necroids Species’ release dates have yet to be announced.
Adventure4Life Studios announced the Kickstarter campaign for Plot of the Druid, on Friday, June 18.
Inspired by LucasArts and Sierra classics, Plot of the Druid takes players into a journey of regaining honor and saving the world. The journey need not be as serious as it sounds. The game’s dialogue is rife with fully voiced British sarcasm by its cast, Easter eggs, and promising exploration.
The demo is available on Steam and Itch, with tier rewards promising collector’s editions and game appearances. The Kickstarter officially launches on the 22nd.
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