Dark Souls #1 is an official comic that will be releasing this April

Given the popularity of Dark Souls as a series and the short comic that preceded the release of Dark Souls 2 the only surprising thing here is how long it took for an official comic book to show up.

In a short announcement over at IGN George Mann, the writer behind the comic, announced that Dark Souls #1 will be releasing on April 6th, shortly before Dark Souls 3's launch. Here's one of the four cower images announced:

Snowfall is the second expansion to City: Skylines and brings with it a weather system and new modes of transportation

Back when Cities: Skylines first released it was exactly what the genre needed to stave off a decline in to irrelevance. A well done, semi-serious city management/builder sim without any of the bloat and nonsense that came with Sim City.

And now Cities: Skylines is poised to become even better as a new expansion titled Snowfall has been announced, bringing with it a new weather system and everything that entails, new modes of transportation and a lot more. Here's the announcement trailer:

Metal Gear Online is now out this January 19th on PC

To say that the PC version of Metal Gear Online was heavily delayed is a bit of an understatement as months have passed since the consoles got their taste of MGS V multiplayer action.

And now, after a rather short beta that lasted slightly over a week Metal Gear Online is finally available for the PC crowd to experience. Here's the announcement message from the MGO developers:

Humble Firaxis bundle is live and filled with great games

As a big fan of strategy games Firaxis has been one of rare few companies to consistently feed my "addiction" with quality releases that had never lost that "I need to play one more turn..." feeling despite hundreds of hours I sunk in to them.

So I'm happy to tell you that during the currently running Humble Firaxis Bundle you can grab their very best, including various Civilization games and Xcom itself, at a rather low $8.69.

Blizzard's Championship Circuit has one heck of a prize pool

Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard's answer to the ever rising popularity of Dota 2 & League of Legends and while it aims at a much more casual audience its prize pool is hardcore indeed.

In a recent blog post Blizzard announced that their Championship Circuit, which is already underway for many regions, will have an overall prize pool totaling more than $4,000,000. Here's the image that came with the announcement to explain how the ladder will work:

Darkest Dungeon is arriving on Steam, GOG & Humble Store on January 19th

Darkest Dungeon's Early Access campaign was a bit of a roller-coaster of emotions. When it first released it was a crowd favorite earning obscene amounts of praise for everything from gameplay to art style but during the mid point in development a couple of patches made the game a bit more tedious than the players appreciated which turned in to wide spread criticism only to have that criticism turn back in to praise a patch later.

And now after successfully enduring the Early Access trials Darkest Dungeon is set to release today, January 19th. Along with the announcement came a new spiffy release trailer, take a look:

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc has been confirmed as a Steam release in February

There was a rumor a while back that the Danganronpa series, among others such as Final Fantasy X & X-2, would be making their way to Steam but no actual confirmation was ever given. However, since now three of the games mentioned in the leak are confirmed as Steam releases I think its safe to assume that the rumor is quite true.

In today's case its the Playstation exclusive Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc that is confirmed as a Steam release for February, with the sequels most likely following suit afterwards. Here's the announcement trailer:

Door Kickers 2 will take the series in to a more modern warfare setting

[Update]: After years in development, Door Kickers 2 has now entered Steam Early Access.

Door Kickers 1 is a real time strategy game where you take control of a SWAT team during a raid against overwhelming numbers of armed and entrenched opponents. The success of your operation depends entirely on your planning, timing and most importantly, kicking down doors. In short, its a damn good game.

Which is why I am happy to tell you that Door Kickers 2 - Task Force North has been officially announced and will bring with it the same sort of gameplay that made Door Kickers 1 good but this time around in a more military environment. Here's a quick overview of what to expect:

The Division will start with only midtown Manhattan available

Despite some previous gameplay presentations and announcements centering around events in Brooklyn and other nearby areas Ubisoft has recently announced that The Division will only contain the Midtown Manhattan borough on launch.

Don't take that as a negative however because according to an interview the Examiner did with The Division's creative director Magnus Jensen it will be a 1:1 recreation of Midtown Manhattan which is still a rather large area. Here's the full quote:

Subterrain has a very interesting take on the survival-horror genre

Subterrain is a top down open-world shooter with randomized levels and big focus on survival which includes things such as eating, sleeping and even attempting to find a place where you can safely take a dump without getting your face chomped off. You can also craft a lightsaber, yep.

After a rather successful Early Access campaign and a lot of very positive reviews Subterrain will be fully released on Steam this January 21st. Here's the release trailer: