Mafia 1 remaster artwork of the main character in heavy shadow

While two thirds of the Mafia: Trilogy collection have already been released, mostly with a couple of relatively small updates, the most interesting part is still in development - the full Mafia 1 remake. The reason this is the case is because Mafia 1 is being recreated from the ground up with greatly improved visuals and expanded dialogue, more storylines and backstories, additional cutscenes and gameplay features, as well as a variety of minor quality-of-life upgrades.

As for what exactly all of this looks like in gameplay terms, as well as how much the visuals have been improved, that you can find out through the recently posted developer preview. Have a gander, it's a rather lengthy one:

Total War: Troy artwork for Menelaus of Sparta

[Update]: Total War: Troy's Amazons DLC will be free to grab just like the base game.

Unlike the rest of the Total War series, Troy will be releasing this August 13th exclusively for the Epic Games Store. More importantly, it will also be entirely free to grab for the first 24 hours after launch!

So if you're curious just what Troy has to offer, as well as how its campaign differs from the rest of the series, you might want to check out the newest gameplay preview. It features Menelaus of Sparta and his campaign mechanics, which while seemingly quite simple, can result in some incredibly diverse and interesting armies. Have a look:

Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time official artwork without logo

It has been a fair few years since the series concluded, but Samurai Jack will soon be back for yet another battle against Aku! You can expect to see the Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time action-adventure this August 21st on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Switch.

As you might imagine, Battle Through Time will have you explore and ransack a variety of locations spanning across both time and space, team up with some of the fan-favorite characters from the show, and naturally, toy around with over a dozen different weapons and accompanying skills. Perhaps most importantly, at least as far as authenticity is concerned, the original voice-actors will be reprising their roles!

Artwork of Overwatch's Brigitte working on jetpack cat

[Update #2]: The latest patch has brought in experimental Assault (2CP) changes and Genji nerfs.

[Update]: Overwatch devs are looking to rework Moira and slightly nerf Genji.

In an bit of an usual developer update, the Overwatch team has now released a rather lengthy behind-the-scenes look at what exactly goes into creating a game like Overwatch. More specifically, what it's like to work with the Overwatch engine, as well as what they needed to do with all of their tools in order to make things flow as smoothly as possible.

There's no easy way to summarize this, so if you're curious, you can find the full blog post over at the Overwatch website. But for now, here's a couple of quotes to potentially pique your interest:

Star Wars - The Old Republic Republic artwork showing off the Sith and their forces

After years of exclusivity, EA has recently started moving a whole bunch of their games over to Steam. As such, it should come as very little surprise to hear that the still-popular Star Wars - The Old Republic Republic MMORPG has now made its way to Steam as well.

As is tradition with pretty much every Steam game, SWTOR brings with it trading cards, special emoticons, profile backgrounds, and in a future update, a variety of achievements. Also, if you already own a SWTOR account, worry not as your progress will fully carry over to the Steam version and vice versa.

Vermintide 2 screenshot of Huntsman Kruber

Out of all the ranged classes in the Vermintide 2, the Huntsman is currently the only one without a clear identity. On paper he's supposed to be the heavy-hitter, the one that can clean out an entire patrol full of Chaos Warriors without breaking a sweat. In reality, however, the whole career is a bit of an unfocused mess with talents dragging it in entirely different directions.

In order to correct this, as well as make the Huntsman a lot more fun to play, Fatshark has now reworked some of its core talents and mechanics as a part of the upcoming Big Balance update. First and foremost, the Huntsman now has a brand new passive ability that makes it so every 50 meters traveled gives him a stack of Sure Shot that makes the next ranged hit count as a headshot.

Valorant artwork showing off Viper

[Update]: Valorant's next Agent will be the defense and turret focused Killjoy.

While she is thematically one of the more interesting characters in Valorant, Viper was unfortunately far too weak to see any sort of serious play up to this point. Even after her recent buffs, she still remained at the very bottom in terms of both pickrate and winrate.

In order to correct this, as well as make her a lot more terrifying to play against, Riot has now unleashed yet another round of buffs. Her ultimate has received a variety of improvements that make it far more deadly to enter, the decay you suffer while huffing her poisons has been boosted up, and most importantly of all, using both her Posion Cloud and Toxic Screen abilities now no longer drains extra fuel!

Rocket League screenshot of a goal

If you were planning to grab Rocket League at some point in the near future, you might want to reconsider. I say this because Psyonix has just announced that Rocket League will be going fully free-to-play later this summer!

Naturally, everyone who already owns it will retain their items and will be able to continue playing on their preferred platform. As an additional bonus, anyone who plays Rocket League online before the upcoming free-to-play launch will be granted all of the Rocket League branded DLC, as well as a variety of assorted cosmetics to help distinguish them from complete newcomers.

Dota 2 artwork for the new Aghanim’s Labyrinth mode

If you ever feel like you need to take a little break between the fairly stressful ranked Dota 2 matches, the newly added Aghanim’s Labyrinth should do quite nicely. It's essentially a cooperative roguelike mode where you and your allies have to face off against a variety of escalating challenges, all the while unlocking both permanent and temporary buffs to help spice things up.

As for what exactly you're even trying to accomplish, as well as what the legendary Aghanim is even like, that you'll find out through the rather lovely cinematic trailer. Have a peek:

Watch Dogs: Legion official artwork and logo

The progression of the Watch Dogs series has been quite interesting to follow. The original attempted to have a somewhat realistic and down-to-earth tone, while its sequel opted for a more colorful and action-orientated approach. Now, the upcoming Watch Dogs: Legion is taking things even further, so much so that it's starting to look like a Saint's Row game more than anything else!

However, don't take that as a negative comment since Watch Dogs: Legion does actually look quite interesting! If you're curious just why that is the case, you'll find your answers through the recently posted gameplay preview. Have a look: