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Final Fantasy III Coming to PC

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Square Enix has announced that “Final Fantasy III” is finally heading to Steam. The upcoming PC version will have upgraded graphics and improved 3D visuals and story sequences. There will also be new visual designs of Job Mastery cards. Steam trading cards and achievements will be included.

“Final Fantasy III” was initially released in Japan in 1990 and eventually had a worldwide release as a 3D remake on Nintendo DS in 2007.

The story revolves around four orphaned youths drawn to a crystal of light. The crystal grants them some of its power, and instructs them to go forth and restore balance to the world. Not knowing what to make of the crystal’s pronouncements, but nonetheless recognizing the importance of its words, the four inform their adoptive families of their mission and set out to explore and bring back balance to the world.

There is no release date or price for the PC Steam release.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces Gauntlet

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment recently announced that their upcoming project, “Gauntlet,” completely modernized action RPG version of the celebrated dungeon crawler, will be available on Steam this summer. It will also have full support for SteamOS and the upcoming Steam Machines shipping the second half of this year.

“Gauntlet,” developed by Arrowhead Game Studios, innovates on past titles while staying true to the brand’s legendary format. Players select from four classic fantasy-based characters: Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, or Elf. Each character has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. For example, the Warrior does the most damage in melee combat, the Wizard has the most powerful magic, the Valkyrie has the most armor and the Elf moves the fastest. Distinctive play styles, procedural dungeons and an impressive art style keep the gameplay fresh.

Upon selecting a playable character, the gameplay is set within dungeons where the object is to fight through the chambers slaying evil creatures and completing challenges. An assortment of special items can be located in each dungeon that can restore the player’s health, unlock doors, and shift the odds in the player’s favor with magical relics which can aid the player in surviving longer in the Gauntlet. The enemies are a vast assortment of fantasy-based monsters, including ghosts, grunts, demons, spiders, sorcerers and skeleton warriors.

David Haddad, Senior Vice President, Digital Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, said,

“With ‘Gauntlet’ we combined the arcade style of the original game with an entirely new look and feature set that includes emergent, local and online four-player gameplay. ‘Gauntlet’ will be the first title in the WB Games Vault portfolio, which will provide us with an opportunity to access emerging talent within the game development community and match unique skills and experience with our extensive library of properties.”

Johan Pilestedt, CEO of Arrowhead Game Studios, added,

“To us at Arrowhead, ‘Gauntlet’ is one of the most defining games from our childhoods, and it’s amazing to be able to work with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on a brand new version. ‘Gauntlet’ is one of the original and best known video game properties and we are looking forward to creating a fresh, yet true to the original, take on a multiplayer masterpiece.”

“Gauntlet” will lead the launch of WB Games Vault, a direct-to-digital portfolio that will deliver paid games based on popular Warner Bros. and Midway brands, plus original IP, across multiple digital networks.

Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Coming to PC

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If you thought “Resident Evil 4” was over, you were wrong. You might remember that the fourth installment in the franchise was the most successful and most popular. Now, Capcom has officially announced that “Resident Evil 4” will be re-released in HD.

The news was announced earlier today. The HD version will be released for PC as a digital download on Steam as well as in retail stores in Europe beginning February 28, 2014 for $19.99/€19.99.

“Resident Evil 4 HD” will be available for the first time in a smooth 60 frames per second giving it the highest visual fidelity ever.

The story follows the U.S. government special agent Leon S. Kennedy, who is sent on a mission to rescue Ashley Graham, the U.S. President’s daughter, who has been kidnapped by a sinister cult. Traveling to a remote rural area of Europe, Leon fights hordes of violent villagers and mutated monsters, and reunites with the mysterious spy Ada Wong. The game pioneered and popularized the “over the shoulder” third-person view perspective in video games.

State of Decay Has Steam Early Access Today (9/20)

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Today, September 20, Steam users will get early access to the game, “State of Decay” for only $20. However, the early access does not mean the game is the final version. Undead Labs has warned that it may still crash and at the moment does not support keyboard and mouse input yet. This means players have to use an Xbox 360 controller or a compatible gamepad to play. Undead Labs WILL post keyboard interfaces in progress and use player feedback to perfect those before going live. Continue reading State of Decay Has Steam Early Access Today (9/20)