Steam’s Summer Sale is over, which implies summer season is properly and really underway. I hope you’re all having an excellent July, the one month of the 12 months the place video games sort-of cease releasing for a bit. I do know I’m.

There’s nonetheless loads of information althoughteases for Control and different August releases, plus Blizzard sics the AlphaStar AI on its StarCraft II gamers, The Bard’s Tale IV will get a director’s lower, Cuphead is getting a Netflix cartoon, Amazon pronounces a Lord of the Rings MMO, and Ion Maiden bows to Iron Maiden.

This is gaming information for July 8 to 12.

Free for the ages

Steam’s free video games are often free-to-try, not free-to-keep, however this week’s the uncommon exception. With Age of Wonders: Planetfall due out on August 6, Triumph’s made its earlier sport Age of Wonders III free to drum up pleasure. You can seize it here from now by July 15.

And Epic continues to offer away a free sport each week on the Epic Games Store, although we’ve undoubtedly entered the “Old Humble Bundle” period of choices. This week’s freebie is Torchlight, and subsequent week is Limboeach nice video games, and value grabbing when you haven’t earlier than, however I’d guess most individuals have collected these venerable indies in some unspecified time in the future within the final decade.

Bard’s Tale, instructed once more

I suppose I ought to’ve guessed, however The Bard’s Tale IV is getting an overhauled “Director’s Cut” in August. InXile did the identical with Wasteland 2, sprucing up the graphics and the sport in locations. The Bard’s Tale IV will embody “thousands of fixes and tweaks,” plus a brand new chapter of endgame content material, a “refined and more feature-rich” interface, extra character creation choices, and rebalanced fight.

Given that I loved the opening hours of The Bard’s Tale IV however fell off because of bugs and poor optimization, I’m hoping it will get me to complete it.

Psycho-not-until-next-year

We’ve waited 14 years for a brand new Psychonauts. Might as properly make it a spherical 15, yeah? I hope that’s your response, as a result of the long-awaited sequel has certainly been delayed till 2020 as of the latest Fig update.

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