Deep Rock Galactic official artwork without logo

[Update]: Ghost Ship Games have now detailed their plans for post-launch updates.

After a whole assortment of quality updates and improvements over the course of its Early Access stay, Deep Rock Galactic has now finally dug its way to the surface. So if you're a fan of co-op games, or just mining through tons and tons of alien-infested caverns in search of shiny metals, you should definitely give Deep Rock Galactic a closer look.

Speaking of which, you can get a pretty good impression of what Deep Rock Galactic has to offer through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander, it's a short but sweet one... and no, that's not a Dwarf joke!

Cassette Beasts screenshot of the 2v2 battle system

It may have taken quite a while, but I'm still more than happy that we're now finally getting some rather interesting Pokemon-inspired games. Temtem has only just recently launched into Early Access, and already we have the announcement of the somewhat strange yet highly creative Cassette Beasts.

Besides the bizarre novelty of transforming into monsters through the use of oldschool cassette tapes, what really sets Cassette Beasts apart is the ability to fuse together literally every single combination of monsters. So not only is there a whole bunch of abilities and elemental weaknesses to worry about in the base set, but there's also a sizable amount of 'hidden' monsters to experiment with. A pretty cool concept, I have to admit!

Children of Morta official artwork and logo

Quite a few months after its original release, the indie roguelike RPG Children of Morta has now received a rather solid update. The biggest new feature, as the title would suggest, is the New Game Plus mode. It allows you to keep previously unlocked characters, progression and resources, all the while greatly increasing the difficulty in order provide a fresh and interesting experience.

Besides combat itself, the Setting Sun Inn update has also brought in a variety of new cutscenes, events and quests. These additions range from those that are merely atmospheric and help you form a bond with the characters, to those that further the story and sometimes even offer new rewards to toy around with. Naturally, all of these events will be available in both the normal and New Game Plus modes.

Delores: A Thimbleweed Park Mini-Adventure official artwork

While it originally started off as a prototype for Ron Gilbert’s new point-and-click adventure game engine, Delores: A Thimbleweed Park Mini-Adventure has slowly grown into an actual game - a small spin-off game that doesn't have the usual polish you might expect from a fully fledged title, but a fun little game regardless.

Because of its humble origins, Delores is entirely made out of art and animations found in the previously released Thimbleweed Park. However, while its visuals may be the same, Delores contains all-new puzzles and storylines to discover. So if you're a fan of Thimbleweed Park, or point-and-click adventure games in general, Delores should be a nice, bite-sized experience.

Streets of Rage 4 official artwork and logo

It has been quite a while since Streets of Rage 3, but I'm glad to say that the series has now finally made a reappearance with the newly launched Streets of Rage 4. Much like it's predecessor, Streets of Rage 4 is a stylish beat 'em up where you and (hopefully) a couple of friends go wander around kicking the everliving daylight out of an assortment of over-the-top baddies.

As for what exactly this kind of action might look like in gameplay terms, that you will find out through the recently posted launch trailer. Have a gander:

Deep Rock Galactic minigun firing from up close

[Update]: The day has finally come - Deep Rock Galactic has now been unleashed from Steam Early Access!

After spending some quality time in Steam Early Access, the co-op focused Deep Rock Galactic is now nearly ready for its full release! According to the recent announcement, you can expect version 1.0 to arrive this May 13th alongside a major update.

As for what exactly Deep Rock Galactic even is, as well as what it looks like in action, that you can find out through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander, it's a rather long and informative one:

Amnesia screenshot of a strange shadow in the corridor

If you're looking for something to help pass the time, you'll be glad to hear that both Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Crashlands are currently entirely free to grab. All you have to do is head on over to the Epic Games Store pages for Amnesia and Crashlands, claim yourself a copy of each game, and you'll be good to go.

You might want to hurry, however, as time isn't exactly working in your favor. More specifically, the two games will only be free for another day, so make sure to grab them before they get replaced by the next batch.

For the King official artwork and logo

If you regret missing the recent board game focused Humble Bundle, you might be happy to hear that one of its games, the board game and RPG hybrid For the King, is currently free to grab. Simply head on over to the Epic Games Store, log into your account or create a new one, and you'll be ready to go after a brief download.

As always, the giveaway is on a fairly strict time limit. So if you're interested, make sure to grab For the King before 5pm on April 30, as that when the giveaway will shift over to a brand new game. It's also worth mentioning that you don't need to install or even play For the King immediately. Simply add it to your account and you'll be able to play it whenever you want.

Desperados 3 official artwork and logo

[Update #2]: Desperados 3 has now arrived, and so far the reception is immensely positive!

[Update]: Desperados 3 now has a free demo available, and it's quite a lengthy one!

Despite knowing very little about Shadow Tactics going in, it quickly became one of my favorite games of the year. As it turns out, Shadow Tactics is not only a worthy successor to the commandos series, but also a damn good real-time strategy game in its own right!

As such, I'm delighted to say that Mimimi Games, the studio behind Shadow Tactics, will soon be releasing yet another character-based strategy game - Desperados 3. And when I say soon, I really mean that as Desperados 3 will be coming to PC and consoles this June 16.

Terraria Journey's End official artwork and logo

[Update]: The day has finally come - Terraria's biggest and most ambitious expansion is going live today!

For such a cheap game with absolutely no microtransactions, it's genuinely impressive to see just how many massive updates Terraria has received over the years. Alas, all good things most come to an end, and so Terraria's crowning update Journey's End will be launching onto PC this May 16th.

However, Terraria will not be going out with a whimper, as the Journey's End expansion is absolutely massive in scope! It'll bring with it 800 new items to find or craft, a ton of new enemies and bosses to overcome, an overhauled world generation system, an all-new difficulty mode, new and enhanced weather effects, and the list goes on for a very long time. More importantly, Journey's End will also add the most impactful and gameplay-relevant feature of them all - the ability to play golf!