The Knights of the Mediterranean expansion artwork for Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition strategy game

[Update]: The Knights of the Mediterranean expansion has now arrived, and so far things are looking pretty good.

Despite it being somewhat overshadowed by the much more popular Age of Empires 2 and 4, I'm happy to say that Age of Empires 3 has not been forgotten. In fact, it's actually going through a bit of a renaissance right now as the Definitive Edition is getting ready to receive a brand new expansion on May 26th, 2022!

The Knights of the Mediterranean will bring with it Malta and Italy as two new civilizations, an assortment of all-new historical maps modeled after some of the most memorable European conflicts, as well as a casual friendly new game mode - Tycoon. This one is a little bit unusual since the focus is not on direct combat, but rather on economic superiority. A bit of an unexpected addition for an Age of Empires game, but it should at the very least be a nice little break from the hectic multiplayer matches.

Total War: Warhammer 3 artwork for the first round of Regiment of Renown units

[Update #2]: Immortal Empires will be coming in August with 86 playable factions and a bunch of awesome improvements!

[Update]: Total War: Warhammer 3's greatly anticipated combined campaign map Immortal Empires is heading into Beta in Q3 2022.

As a part of their efforts to fix Total War: Warhammer 3's many problems, Creative Assembly has now unleashed Update 1.2. You can expect to see changes to the auto-resolve and the AI's aggression towards the player, better pathfinding and target acquisition for your armies, as well as the very first wave of Regiments of Renown - powerful and lore based units that all come with their own special abilities and appearances.

You can get a quick overview of what all of these changes and additions look like in action through the developer update below. Have a gander:

Fall Guys artwork for the free-to-play Season 1 artwork

[Update]: The day has finally come - Fall Guys has now gone free-to-play!

After a full month of events and teasers, the Fall Guys team has now finally spilled the beans! As many of you may have already guessed, the big reveal is that Fall Guys will be going free-to-play on June 21st, 2022 for PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Switch.

The good news doesn't end there, however, as the free-to-play version will also launch with cross-play and cross-progression between the various platforms. So regardless of what you're using to play and who you're teaming up with, things should work without a hitch.

MTG Arena artwork for the Battle for Baldur's Gate Alchemy set

[Update #2]: Wizards of the Coast has now unveiled all of July's Baldur's Gate cards!

[Update]: MTG Arena's June 2nd update is adding new cards and long requested quality-of-life improvements.

In an effort to spice up the struggling Alchemy format MTG Arena will be bringing in the Commander focused Battle for Baldur's Gate set on July 7th, 2022. Instead of being a simple copy, however, MTG Arena's Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate set will rebalance a bunch of cards with 1v1 play in mind, as well as add a couple of all-new extras.

As the name might imply, Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate will be fully legal in the Alchemy format, as well as in Historic and Historic Brawl. Out of the three, Historic Brawl is likely going to be the format that benefits the most from its inclusion as the influx of new commanders and ramp artifacts should significantly shake up the meta.

Overwatch screenshot for the support hero Moira and her orb ability

[Update #2]: Overwatch 2 devs have now unveiled the very first roadmap alongside Junker Queen's cinematic short.

[Update]: Overwatch 2's PvP mode is going free-to-play and launching on October 4th, 2022!

Given their importance in the new 5v5 world, tanks have so far received the most attention from the Overwatch 2 team. This is the most apparent with Orisa, a hero that went from being a fairly boring line-holder to the ultimate killing machine that simply bulldozes her way through any opposition. Needless to say, she's been through one heck of a glow up!

However, not all heroes have made the transition to Overwatch 2 quite so successfully. Junkrat and Symmetra, two heroes that have been heavily geared towards combating shield tanks, have suddenly found themselves without much purpose in the significantly more dynamic Overwatch 2. So in order to sort this issue out, Blizzard is currently looking into reworking either their weapons or abilities, all with the intention being to promote more skillful play and give the two heroes an interesting niche to fill.

MultiVersus artwork for the cross-over fighting game starring Shaggy and Batman

If you're a fan of Super Smash Bros. inspired fighting games, you might be interested to hear that Warner Bros.' is working on a cross-over madhouse by the name of MultiVersus. To put it quite simply, MultiVersus is a primarily 2v2 platform fighter where characters like Batman, Superman, Bugs Bunny, Jake the Dog, Shaggy and even Arya Stark get to smash each other over the head with a large array of ridiculous attacks.

Since words alone can't exactly do the concept justice, allow me to share with you the official trailer. Have a gander, it's quite the sight to behold:

Bethesda's Starfield action-RPG artwork showing off the main characters

In an announcement that has become a remarkably common sight these past few months, Bethesda has just revealed that they are delaying two of their games. In other words, Bethesda's action-RPG Starfield and Arkane's open world first-person shooter Redfall have now been pushed back to the first half of 2023.

“The teams at Arkane Austin (Redfall) and Bethesda Game Studios (Starfield) have incredible ambitions for their games, and we want to ensure that you receive the best, most polished versions of them,” reads the brief developer update. “We can't wait to share our first deep dive into the gameplay for both Redfall and Starfield soon.”

Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia turn-based tactics game artwork

After spending a fair bit of time on PlayStation 4 and Switch, the turn-based tactics game Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia has now landed onto Steam. It brings with it six playable factions, an absolute ton of units and monsters to play around with, as well as the usual assortment of PC improvements.

Rather than babble on, allow me to share with you the PC gameplay trailer. It's a fairly lengthy one, so it should clue you in quite quickly on just what The Legend of Runersia is really all about. Have a gander:

Total War: Warhammer 3 strategy game screenshot of Grand Cathay's Iron Dragon

[Update #2]: Immortal Empires will be coming in August with 86 playable factions and a bunch of awesome improvements!

[Update]: The patch has now arrived, and I'm happy to say that the new Regiments of Renown are even better than expected!

In order to fix some of Total War: Warhammer 3's most glaring issues, Creative Assembly recently announced that they are working on a bunch of major updates. The good news doesn't end there as the Warhammer team has also revealed that the first one in line, Update 1.2, will be launching the very next week!

No exact date has been announced just yet, but you can expect to see either more information or the update itself on Tuesday, May 17th. Either way, I'll make sure to let you know what's going on once Creative Assembly finally spills the beans.

Apex Legends artwork for the new defensive legend Newcastle

After a brief round of teasers and previews, Apex Legends' Season 13 - Saviors has now finally been released. It brings with it Bangalore's brother Newcastle as a brand new and defense-focused legend, a couple of fun locations to mess up on the Storm Point map, as well as a whole bunch of new cosmetics to collect.

Most importantly, ranked play has received yet another rework. This time around the goal behind the tweaks is to incentivize teamwork and playing for the win, and the various sources of RP have been shuffled around in order to make that happen. The topic's a bit too complicated to easily summarize, so if you're looking for all of the details you can find what you seek over at the recent developer update.