Granblue Fantasy: Versus artwork showing off the characters

After spending a short amount of time on the PS4, Arc System Works' newest fighting game Granblue Fantasy: Versus has now also landed onto PC via Steam. The freshly released PC version brings with it a variety of graphical customization options to tweak, support for gamepad and keyboard/mouse controls, as well as both Japanese and English voice acting.

You can get a pretty good idea of what Granblue Fantasy: Versus looks like in gameplay terms, as well as what the singleplayer focused RPG mode has to offer, through one of the trailers down below. Have a peek:

Football Manager 2020 official artwork without logo

[Update]: Somewhat unrelated, but it's also worth mentioning that the excellent Tomb Raider 2013 is entirely free to grab on Steam until March 24th.

If you currently have a bit of free time and you're willing to try something a bit out of the ordinary, you might be interested to hear that Football Manager 2020 is having an extended free trial. Simply head on over to Steam, click on that giant "Play Game" button, and you'll be ready to bankrupt club after club in no time!

Speaking of which, there is a bit of a time limit with this trial. However, unlike the usual free weekend which gives you a couple of days at best, Football Manager will be entirely free to play until 3pm GMT on March 25th, which is more than enough time to get a good impression of it.

Overwatch official artwork for Echo

[Update]: Echo has now been unleashed onto the PTR, and while she's not a support hero as many had expected, she is really fun to play!

When Blizzard first started teasing Hero 32, I speculated that it would either be Dr. Mina Liao, one of the original founders of Overwatch, or the strange Omnic Echo that appeared as a part of McCree and Ashe's cinematic short. What I didn't even consider, however, is that Hero 32 would be a strange mixture of both!

Designed by Liao, Echo is a rapidly adapting artificial intelligence that embodies all of her creator's hopes and dreams. How exactly this came to be, as well as why Echo was even created, you'll find out through the newest story trailer. Have a look:

Hearthstone's artwork for Illidan from the cinematic trailer

Blizzard has said many times before that they would prefer to keep fleshing out the current classes rather than creating new ones, which is I'm both surprised and happy to say they'll soon be bringing in the Demon Hunter! Much like its World of Warcraft counterpart, the Demon Hunter class will have a fast and aggressive gameplay style, with the Hero Power only further enforcing this by boosting the Demon Hunter's attack by one for the low cost of one mana.

However, unlike the Warrior which can offset the health cost of their aggression through armor cards, the Demon Hunter will not have access to any direct healing spells. Instead, you'll need to keep your health topped off through lifestealing, which should be quite interesting as it gives your opponent a chance to mess you up through the use of large taunt minions and damage buffs.

Dragon's Dogma official screenshot

If you're currently stuck in isolation and you need something to help spend the time, you might want to check out the newly launched Humble Bundle. It's filled to the brim with Capcom games, as well as discounts for some of the newer ones, so it should keep you entertained for quite a while.

When it comes to the games themselves, the bundle contains the likes of Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2, Dragon's Dogma, Resident Evil HD Remaster and quite a few other ones I found myself enjoying. You can find the full list, as well as the pricing tier each game appears in, right below:

Trials of Mana gameplay screenshot of three characters fighting a boss

The upcoming Trials of Mana is a 3D remake of the classic action-RPG Seiken Densetsu 3, the sequel to the rather famous Secret of Mana. The remake will bring with it modernized graphics, voice acting, a remastered soundtrack, a brand new episode that takes place after the ending, as well as a variety of quality of life features.

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of this looks like in gameplay terms through one of the recently posted trailers. Have a gander, it's a rather long one:

Azshara official artwork without logo

[Update]: Blizzard has now added a 100% experience buff for all players until April 20th, so if you ever wanted to level an alt, this would be a pretty good time to do so.

Despite Blizzard doing their best to promote alt characters through Allied Races and reduced experience requirements, Battle For Azeroth still remains rather unfriendly to alts. As soon as you reach level 120 with a brand new character, you essentially have to do a dozen different things in order to catch up, all of which require a considerable amount of time. Nowhere is this more apparent than with Essences which provide a sizable boost to power, yet often require you to do outdated content for weeks on end.

As such, I am glad to say that Blizzard has now introduced an easier way to acquire Rank 3 Essences on alts. Simply complete any of a variety of endgame activities and you will receive Echoes of Ny’alotha, which you can then trade with MOTHER in the Heart Chamber for an unlocked Rank 3 Essence of your choice. It'll take you 500 Echoes to acquire each Essence, but don't worry about this being too grindy as the amount you'll gain by simply playing the game seems to be quite high:

Vermintide 2 artwork for the upcoming Enchanter's Lair map

[Update]: The Enchanter's Lair map has now arrived alongside the very best boss fight in all of Vermintide 2!

I have to give credit where credit is due, Vermintide 2 developer Fatshark has done an amazing job over the past few months. They released multiple balance updates in a row, brought back the lovely A Quiet Drink event, built an easier way to acquire cosmetics, and most importantly of all, unleashed two awesome new maps to explore.

The good news doesn't end there, however, as Fatshark has now announced that the final map in the Curse of Drachenfels trilogy is just about ready to launch. You can expect to see Enchanter’s Lair arrive this March 24th on PC, and much like the previous maps, it will be entirely free for all current and future players.

Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil Resistance official artwork combo

[Update #2]: Resident Evil 3 and its companion Resident Evil 3 Resistance have been released, though sadly they don't seem to have lived up to the high standards set by Resident Evil 2.

[Update]: The demo has finally arrived, and I'm happy to say Resident Evil 3 is looking pretty darn good right now!

A little while ago Capcom announced that Resident Evil 3 will not only be getting a playable demo, but that it will be coming in the "near future". They certainly weren't joking about that last part as the demo has now been slated to launch this March 19 on Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One!

What exactly the demo will contain, and how long it will be, Capcom has unfortunately not clarified. However, given that Resident Evil 2's demo ended up being a massive success, I can only imagine that Resident Evil 3 will follow in the same footsteps. In other words, don't be surprised if its ends up being a 30-minute demo showcasing the introductory portions of the game, all topped off with a brand new trailer at the very end.

Overwatch screenshot of the board room from the Riato map

[Update #2]: Echo has now been unleashed onto the PTR, and while she's not a support hero as many had expected, she is really fun to play!

[Update]: Echo has been confirmed as Overwatch Hero #32.

If you've been following the recent rumors, then you're no doubt aware that Blizzard is planning to make a major announcement later this week. The exact nature of this announcement is still unclear, but given the most recent Twitter teaser, it would appear to be a brand new hero.

The exact details are still shrouded in mystery, as is the name of the hero itself. However, given that Dr. Mina Liao is one of the founding members of Overwatch and a character that was confirmed to play a big role in the story, there is a pretty good chance she will be next hero to dive into action.