Biomutant close up artwork of the main character

Biomutant is an upcoming open-world, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu RPG that offers you the ability to mix melee attacks, shooting and various mutant powers in order to wreak havoc on your enemies. Since most of that is par for the course these days, it is also worth mentioning that Biomutant's world and characters are imaginative, colorful, and quite unlike anything I've seen these past few years!

So while the recently posted trailer won't show you much in terms of actual gameplay, it will give you a pretty good idea of the sort of characters you'll get to interact with, enemies you'll have to beat up, as well as locations you'll be able to explore. Have a peek, Biomutant's world is a rather interesting one:

Warhammer: Chaosbane screenshot of a High Elf Mage using lightning spells

Warhammer: Chaosbane, much like Diablo 3 from which it draws a great deal of inspiration, is a fantasy hack & slash that's all about carving through hordes of demons, messing around with a variety of spells and abilities, and naturally, collecting more loot than you could possibly fit in even the largest of vaults. A relatively simple concept, but one that has been proven to work time and time again.

If you're wondering what all of this looks like in gameplay terms, allow me to share with you the recently posted in-game preview starring the High Elf Mage. Have a gander:

Below game screenshot of the character entering the Depths

If you're a fan of exploration and challenging rogue-like games, you might want to take a look at the freshly released action-RPG Below. It features an atmospheric and procedurally generated world riddled with secrets to uncover, devious traps that can and will kill you, and naturally, a whole assortment of monstrosities you'll have to deal with on your journey into the depths.

Since that sort of description can apply to a whole bunch of games, allow me to also share with you a lengthy gameplay preview Game Infomer did with Below's Creative Director Kris Piotrowski. It'll give you a pretty dang good idea of what Below is, how it plays like, and why the developers chose to make it:

Stardew Valley screenshot of a well-maintained farm

Stardew Valley has finally received it's long-awaited multiplayer mode a little while ago, which usually would be the end of the story for an already well-maintained and incredibly polished indie game. According to the latest developer blog post, however, it would appear that not only is Stardew Valley getting more content in the future, but it will be getting more content at a seemingly faster rate as well!

"Now, I believe I’ve said in the past that I wanted to devote all my time to the new game, and I might not work on any new Stardew Valley content. Well, that’s not exactly true," reads the lengthy blog post. "While there have been times in the past where I felt burnt out, and maybe even said that I wanted to move on, I always find myself coming back to Stardew Valley."

World of Demons screenshot of the Mage freezing his enemies

Book of Demons is a deck-building hack and slash adventure with a rather unique and fetching paper-craft aesthetic. It spent around two years in Steam's Early Access program, and after receiving quite a few updates and positive reviews, I am glad to say that it has now finally released in full!

You can get a pretty good idea of what Book of Demons is about, as well as what the visuals look like, by checking out the recently posted launch trailer. Have a gander, it's fairly short:

Slay the Spire screenshot of the Defect

While it may seem like a simple card game at first, Slay the Spire is a brilliant combination of turn-based strategy and roguelike progression systems. I've probably 'beaten' it about fifty times at this point, but I still find myself coming back to it because of how many different playstyles you can utilize, and perhaps most importantly, because of how often the developers have patched it with new features and balance changes.

With all of that in mind, I am extremely happy to say that Slay the Spire will finally be coming out of Early Access on January 23rd, 2019! There will be a price increase shortly after the upcoming Winter Sale, however, so you might want to grab it before that happens.

Hades official artwork showing off the god himself

The Epic Games Store has recently opened its doors, and what better way to start things off than by announcing and subsequently releasing Hades, a brand new game from the creators of Bastion, Transistor and Pyre. Given the studio's previous work, I'm sure it won't come as much of a surprise to hear that Hades is a remarkably stylish dungeon crawler with some rogue-like elements thrown into the mixture, as well as a focus on storytelling through some quality narration.

Since these types of games are better shown than talked about, allow me to share with you the recently posted launch trailer. Have a gander, it's quite an interesting one: