Cave Story+ official artwork and logo

In an era before indie games were widely accessible, or even that popular, Cave Story managed to pierce through the fog and become quite a phenomenon. For good reason too, because its combination of storytelling and hectic Metroidvania action was and still is highly compelling. So if you've somehow never given it a try but you're a fan of Metroidvania games, consider this your lucky day!

I say this because Cave Story+, the newer and more polished version, is free to grab over at the Epic Games Store. The catch, as you might guess from the title, is that the giveaway will only last for one more day, so you might want to hurry before it's too late.

Cuphead's The Delicious Last Course DLC official artwork with logo

Given how many games have been delayed over the past month, let alone this whole year, it should come as little shock to hear that a brand new one has just joined the procession. This time around we're talking about Cuphead's The Delicious Last Course DLC. Instead of launching in late 2020 as previously planned, it has now been pushed back until 2021.

"In true Studio MDHR fashion, we aren't content for this final chapter to be anything less than out best work," reads the brief update. "Throughout development, we've challenged ourselves to put everything we learned from making Cuphead into the quality of The Last Delicious Last Course's animation, design, and music."

Fall Guys artwork for the Season 3 update

[Update]: Fall Guys' Season 3 update has brought in a bunch of festive new maps!

After going through the rather arduous process of gathering 300 puzzle pieces and then assembling them, the Fall Guys community has now unveiled the theme for the upcoming Season 3 update. While I'm sure this will come as a massive surprise, Season 3 will bring with it an assortment of snowy maps and plenty of festive costumes to celebrate the holiday season.

More importantly, especially if you were disappointed with the amount of content Season 2 brought to the table, Mediatonic has revealed that Season 3 will feature a lot more games and costumes. Whether these games will be variations or something entirely new, that I'm afraid we'll have to wait a little while in order to find out.

The Pathless official artwork and logo

If you happen to be a fan of flying on birds of prey, this week has been surprisingly accommodating! The Falconeer landed onto PC and consoles this Tuesday alongside a giant war-falcon, while the freshly released The Pathless has a much smaller, though still quite useful (and adorable) eagle companion!

When it comes to the actual gameplay, The Pathless is all about exploring a massive open world, solving an assortment of puzzles and navigational challenges, and then facing off against a bunch of bosses that appear to be permanently lit on fire, hence why they're a bit moody. Along the way you'll be accompanied by the aforementioned eagle who will not only serve as a morale-boosting companion, but also give you the ability to fly around and do crazy acrobatics.

The Medium game official artwork and logo

[Update]: The Medium has now been unleashed onto PC and Xbox!

It's quite astonishing to see how much of an influence Cyberpunk 2077 has. CDPR recently pushed its release date back to December 10th, which then quickly resulted in a cascade of other delays as nobody wanted to release under Cyberpunk 2077's enormous shadow.

First it was Path of Exile's next big update, then the Early Access release of Everspace 2, and now even the psychological horror game The Medium is stepping back. So instead of launching on December 10th as previously announced, The Medium will be now landing onto PC and Xbox on January 28, 2021.

Deep Rock Galactic concept artwork for the Caustic Mire biome

[Update]: Deep Rock Galactic Update 33 has added fancy new biomes, enemies and spruced up missions.

Much like the space Dwarves themselves, the Deep Rock Galactic devs sure are an industrious bunch. After only just releasing a massive new update that brought in fun new mission types and plenty of cosmetics, Ghost Ship Games have already returned to announce their content plans for early 2021.

As you can probably guess from that statement alone, this does mean that Update 33 will not be releasing this year as previously planned. On the positive side, there will be a fancy holiday event to keep us all occupied, as well as a "few cool surprises" along the way.

The Falconeer official artwork and logo

[Update]: Interestingly enough, a second exploration-focused game where you get to fly around with the help of a bird of prey has been released this same week - The Pathless!

If you're in the mood for soaring across the stormy skies atop a giant warbird, you might want to keep an eye on The Falconeer. As you might expect given the premise, The Falconeer is all about exploring the world, squaring off against a variety of mythical beasts in aerial dogfights, and naturally, upgrading and improving your mighty falcon with new abilities and tricks.

Since The Falconeer is one of those games where the atmosphere is half of the experience, allow me to stop babbling and instead show you one of the recent trailers. Have a gander, it'll give you a pretty good idea of what to expect from The Falconeer:

Dungeons 3 official artwork without logo

As you might guess from the name alone, Dungeons 3 is a faithful homage to the original Dungeon Keeper, as well as pretty solid strategy game in its own right. It's all about creating your very own dread fortress, populating it with an assortment of monsters and traps, and then crushing the hopes and dreams of anyone even remotely heroic that dares to waltz in.

If that sounds like something you would love to mess around with, you'll be happy to hear that Dungeons 3 is entirely free to grab over at the Epic Games Store. The only catch, as always, is that the giveaway is timed, so you'll need to snatch yourself a copy before November 12th. As long as you do that, you'll be able to play Dungeons 3 whenever you want and for however long you want.

Door Kickers 2 official artwork and logo

Much like its predecessor, Door Kickers 2 is a top-down tactics game that's all about carefully planning an assault on a heavily fortified area, only to then watch as that plan bursts into flames alongside the nearby walls. Where the sequel will differ, however, is in the number of different operatives you can use, enemies you can fight against, and naturally, doors and walls you can blast apart.

Since this is one of those games that's easier to show than to describe, allow me to share with you the recently posted launch trailer. It should clue you in quite quickly on just what Door Kickers 2 brings to the table. Have a gander:

Screenshot of a small village in Kingdom: Classic

If you're looking for something short and interesting to occupy your time, I'm pleased to say that I bring good news. The indie management/strategy game Kingdom: Classic is currently entirely free to grab over at the Humble Store, and it will remain like that for another six days.

As for the actual gameplay, Kingdom: Classic is all about establishing and keeping your little kingdom safe. You'll need to hire a bunch of soldiers and workers, construct layered defenses and invest your hard-earned gold into infrastructure, and then once night comes, hunker down and survive the relentless hordes that will crash against your walls.