You only have one week to decide which games will keep you warm over the holiday season because the sale is currently active and runs through December 1. There are also some excellent options, including huge reductions on wonderful titles from 2020 like Death Stranding, Hades, and Cyberpunk 2077, as well as discounts on recent releases like Deathloop and Back 4 Blood.
Below are some of the finest sales that are currently going on. Since Valve no longer offers rolling discounts, the price you see today is the lowest it will go for the duration of the promotion. Visit Fanatical, Epic, and Green’s Black Friday sales for additional PC game bargains.
The Biggest Announcements and Games from The Annapurna Showcase
The most recent Annapurna expo included a new look at upcoming games, new announcements, and even some unexpected drops.
Annapurna Interactive is getting a reputation for putting out unusual games that are off the beaten way, like the newly released Stray, which rapidly became popular as the cat game. In that setting, the company debuted many new games and shared additional information and release dates on projects that had already been announced in its most recent Annapurna Showcase. Here is everything we saw at the expo, including some games and demonstrations that are already available.
We got a better look at Outerloop Games’ upcoming title Thirsty Suitors. The drawn-out gameplay example emphasized one potential suitor, in particular, your third-grade boyfriend Sergio, to explain how battle functions. The presentation explained how to use a taunt to make opponents “thirsty,” how battles can change in the middle of a bout and demand specific skills like calling his mother, and lastly how to make amends and be friends. Additionally, we caught a glimpse of some skateboarding action. Steam, PlayStation, Switch, Xbox, and Game Pass will all soon provide Thirsty Suitors.
The cinematic adventure game Hindsight, in which a lady searches through boxes left behind and muses over her own recollections of the past, received a fresh look in the showcase. It will arrive on August 4.
The Following Game from Route Zero Studio Is
The leaders of Cardboard Computer discussed the origins of the studio and their future intentions in the developer spotlight. Although not much of the new nameless project was displayed, they did mention that it would be performance-focused and have a funnier, quicker tempo. This one looks to be lighter in tone, even though they claimed Kentucky Route Zero also had humorous components and ended up being a tragedy.
The Depressing Story of Graveyard Clem, Bounty Star
Developer Bounty Star, a Western sci-fi hybrid, was released by Dinogod. The female lead was first introduced in the trailer, which then switched to monstrous mecha suits with rockets and close-quarters combat. It will arrive in 2023.
Outer Wilds’ creators showed up in the showcase to provide an update. The Switch version’s development is still ongoing, and it appears to be taking longer than anticipated. However, the studio did reveal that PS5 and Xbox Series X|S will receive new-gen enhancements. They ran at 60 frames per second in the brief trailer. On September 15, the improvements will be made accessible.
An adorable flight game called flock that featured vibrant, cartoon-style creatures made its debut. You’re moving your flock in formation as if you were a rider atop the lead bird. On Xbox, PS4, PS5, Steam, and it’s coming to Game Pass, you may “collect your buddies.”
A New Game by The Creator of Katamari
A very brief preview of the upcoming game from Katamari Damacy’s developer, a new firm called Uvula, was shown. A young person’s face emerged in the teaser, and it showed them opening their eyes before being licked by a dog. That was it in a nutshell. You can predict the game’s outcome just as well as we can.
The Wild Lost
The display was concluded with a brand-new trailer for the first-person survival horror game The Lost Wild. We witnessed your character wandering the forest, collecting resources from defunct structures, stumbling into a stegosaurus, and coming into contact with further carnivorous dinosaur species. There is no stated release date.