Whether you like the Epic Games Store or you abhor it (for various, applaudable reasons), you can’t deny its presence in the world of PC gaming.
Alongside this, EGS now also features a number of some games benefitting from a special “Showcase Sale” to coincide with its Spring Showcase event.
Last night (11th February), EGS aired its Spring Showcase. This is what we saw;
Published by: Outside Game Studio
Developed by: Outside Game Studio
“Science has reached the advent of The Digital Singularity. Humanity’s ultimate achievement is the Binaries, sentient digital lifeforms who possess incredible supernatural powers.
In Binary Smoke players assume the role of a rogue Binary in a living city full of colourful characters and dangerous villains. Rebelling against the ruling class, players will inspire a revolution to change the course of their lives forever”.EGS
The Kingdom Hearts Collection
Prublished by: Square Enix, Disney
Developed by: Square Enix, Disney
Available: 30th March 2021
“The iconic KINGDOM HEARTS series is finally on PC! Start your journey and join Sora & friends as they fight against the darkness in beloved Disney and Pixar worlds”.EGS
Yes, that does mean that the Kingdom Hearts Collection will be an EGS exclusive. Cue the hatred.
Godfall – Primal Update
Published by: Gearbox Software
Developed by: Counterplay Games
Whilst not a new game, the Primal Update will bring the following to Godfall, courtesy of Gearbox;
- Ascension Levels – Now let you power up even after you’ve reached the level cap, granting you new Ascension Powers and Ascension Bonuses.
- Primal Items – Add a compelling dimension to loot hunting, injecting a massive buff to the item’s primary trait as a new loot modifier. You’ll be able to view the impact of these effects on our new Detailed Player Stats Screen.
- Tower of Trials – Both regular and Ascended versions of the tower received a substantial overhaul and expanded content including fresh new objectives, better rewards, greater challenges, and surprise events that will force you to adapt and test your builds. This increased difficulty will definitely make good use of your new Ascension Levels and Primal modifiers.
- Ascended ToT & ToT now have you pick Banes, which are negative effects on the player. The harder the Bane, the better the loot bonus!
- Ascended ToT is the only way to get Primal Items
- Ascended ToT is now heavily condensed: 30 Trials instead of 100 and provides many more keys per Trial surpassed.
- Dreamstones – Dreamstones have undergone extensive changes, including improved loot targeting and increased Electrum rewards. We’ve also added an entirely new class of items called Volatile Dreamstones that can further improve your rewards.
- Zenun Shopkeeper – Zenun is now an in-game vendor that lets you buy weapons with your in-game resources to gear up for your challenge runs. Head to the Sanctum to see what Zenun has available for you today!
- More QoL – This content update includes various bug fixes, player weapon refinements, co-op tech enhancements and other QoL improvements. The full list of updates can be found below.
Rocket League – Lucky Lanterns update
Published by: Psyonix
Developed by: Psyonix
“Celebrate the Year of the Ox with Lucky Lanterns! Rocket League‘s annual in-game event is back to ring in the lunar new year. Complete event challenges to unlock themed items, and enjoy limited time modes all through Lucky Lanterns. Good luck!”Rocket League
Rogue Company – New Map, “Hollows”, and a New Rogue, “Seeker”
Published by: Hi-Rez Studios
Developed by: First Watch Games
“The world needs saving and only the best of the best can do it. Suit up as one of the elite agents of Rogue Company and go to war in a variety of different game modes.
Gear up and go Rogue! Download and play FREE now!”EGS
Developed by: Manticore Games
Available: “Soon” (listed in trailers as “this Spring”)
“Core is a multiverse of free games to play and worlds to explore designed by a global community of developers. Play thousands of Unreal-powered games in every genre imaginable, or create, share, and earn from your own!”EGS
Dauntless – Reforged/Realm of Ice Update
Published by: Phoenix Labs
Developed by: Phoenix Labs
“The permafrost has begun to melt, revealing fragments of an ancient past … and awakening something deep within the ice. Battle through Skaldeskar’s frostbitten lands with the aid of its warrior queen, Linnea Silver, and seek out the Urska in a new Escalation. But beware … all travel through Skaldeskar comes with the risk of frostbite: a disabling condition that can freeze a Slayer in their tracks”.Phoenix Labs
Published by: Gaijin Entertainment
Developed by: Darkflow Software
“CRSED: F.O.A.D is a brutal MMO last-man-standing shooter with realistic weaponry, elements of lethal mystic forces, and incredible superpowers!”EGS
Fortnite – Predator trailer
Published by: Epic Games
Developed by: People Can Fly
“Patiently waiting to hunt its prey, the Predator has emerged from Stealthy Stronghold and is now ready to be unlocked as a Chapter 2 Season 5 Battle Pass Outfit!”Fortnite
Warframe – “Call of the Tempestarii”, Octavia Prime Access, Star Days, Lunar Renewal updates/events
Published by: Digital Extremes
Available: “Soon” [Call of the Tempestarii], 23rd February [Octavia Prime Access], 11th-24th February [Star Days], 16th February – 5th March [Lunar Renewal]
“Warring factions have brought the Origin System to the brink of destruction. Join the Tenno and defend an ever-expanding universe. Master your Warframe, build your Arsenal and become an unstoppable force in this genre-defining looter-shooter”.EGS
Pubished by: Perfect World Entertainment
Developed by: Cryptic Studios
Available: “Soon” – Open Beta launches 23rd March
“Become a Planeswalker in Magic: Legends, an Online Action-RPG set in the Magic: the Gathering Multiverse. Ancient forces move in the darkness and it’s up to you to walk the planes of the Magic Multiverse, to gather the power needed to fight this evil”.EGS
World of Warships
Pubished by: Wargaming
“Experience epic, free-to-play naval combat when you helm one of over 300 historic vessels in the exciting balance of strategy and real-time combat that World of Warships offers”.EGS
Pubished by: Tripwire Interactive
Developed by: Torn Banner
Available: 8th June 2021 (Closed Beta available 26th-29th March through pre-purchases
“Chivalry 2 is a multiplayer first person slasher inspired by epic medieval movie battles. Players are thrust into the action of every iconic moment of the era – from clashing swords, to storms of flaming arrows, to sprawling castle sieges and more”EGS
Snowrunner – Season 3
Pubished by: Focus Home Entertainment
Developed by: Saber Interactive
“Get ready for the next-generation off-road experience! Drive powerful vehicles and overcome extreme open environments to complete dozens of challenging missions solo or with up to three friends!”EGS
King’s Bounty II
Pubished by: Koch Media
Developed by: 1C Publishing
Available: 24th August 2021
Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One
Pubished by: Frogwares
Developed by: Frogwares
“In this story-driven detective thriller, a young Sherlock Holmes struggles to prove himself as he navigates an exotic, dangerous island in the Mediterranean to investigate the mystery of his mother’s death”.EGS
Spellbreak – New updates
Pubished by: Proletariat
Developed by: Proletariat
“Spellbreak is a multiplayer action-spellcasting game where you unleash your inner battlemage. Master elemental magic to fit your playstyle and cast powerful spell combinations to dominate other players across the Hollow Lands”.EGS
Pubished by: Oddworld Inhabitants
Developed by: Oddworld Inhabitants
Available: “Soon” (Trailer notes “soon” as being Spring 2021)
“Oddworld: Soulstorm represents a big visual and cinematic leap. With intelligent new mechanics and twisted new devices which enable highly explosive deviousness. This is a dark parable that tells an epic tale of a volatile society pushed to its limits”.EGS
Axiom Verge 2
Published by: Thomas Happ Games
Developed by: Thomas Happ Games
“In this sequel to the critically acclaimed Axiom Verge, you explore an alternate Earth-like world, replete with the ruins of an ancient, high-tech civilization. But something else is lurking just past the fringes of reality, waiting to pull you in”.EGS
And there we have it. The Epic Games Store Spring Showcase in its entirety. If any of these games take your fancy, be sure to wishlist them. All relevant information can be found on each game’s respective EGS page. And be sure to check out the Spring Sale available now on EGS.
ABG’s Senior Editor (News), YouTube content creator/streamer.