I’m writing this on a bus on the way to the airport, so you’ll have to forgive my brief intro here. It’s…very bumpy.

It’s our gaming news round-up though, and you know what they say: The gaming news round-up must go on. Keep reading for news about Destiny 2‘s new expansion (with the most generic name I can imagine), a look at the follow-up from the director of World War I tearjerker Valiant Hearts, details on Dark Souls: Remastered‘s PC discount, and Valve’s video game acquisitions.

This is gaming news for April 23 to 27.

Arma Free

Starting off this week like every week, with a list of what you could be playing this weekend—for free. You’ve got a pair of options this week, both shooters. First up is Arma 3, a.k.a. “the hardcore shooter” or maybe “That game DayZ and also PUBG spawned out of.” Ol’ grandpappy himself is free from now until Monday via Steam.

Then there’s Day of Infamy, the WWII follow-up to popular modern war shooter Insurgency. It’s also free through Monday at 10:00 a.m. Pacific, which means you should be more than covered for a weekend of gaming. As long as you like shooters, of course.

Never forget

Valiant Hearts is one of my favorite games of the last few years, if not all time. I was worried we’d never get a follow-up after director Yoan Fanise left Ubisoft in 2015. And it’s true, we may never get a direct sequel.

Sounds like a spiritual successor is in the works though. Fanise is involved in a new project announced this week, 11-11: Memories Retold. The announcement trailer doesn’t give much indication of what’s to come, but wow I hope it’s even half as emotional as Valiant Hearts. And just in time for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, too.

Thy hope is crowned

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is out next week if you can believe it, the first history-based Total War game since 2015’s Attila. By this time next week, you could be fighting off a Viking invasion of Britain—or starting one. There’s a new “Land of Hope” trailer showing off some of the scenery. Fingers crossed it plays as good as it looks.





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