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I've  been trying to puzzle out just what Get Even is for years now, but I'll be able to find out for sure once it launches on May 26th. It's from The Farm 51 and published by Bandai Namco, and it looks to be some sort of survival horror adventure that's part Condemned, part Saw. You wake up in abandoned mental asylum with a bomb strapped to your chest, not knowing where you are or indeed unable to remember anything at all, except for the missing teenage girl you were looking for.
Musou fans sit up and take notice - Dragon Quest Heroes 2 is coming to PC on April 28th. Expect slimes, slimes and more slimes. Oh, and sodding great battles with hundreds of on-screen foes. It's that Dynasty Warriors hack 'n' slash you love, mixed with the oddball antics of Dragon Quest. Get ready for its release by checking out the full Dragon Quest heroes II PC system requirements.
When it comes to flight simulators, it really is all about X-Plane these days. Microsoft Flight Sim has faded away behind the facade of GFWL, handing X-Plane the limelight. The latest of these, X-Plane 11, is out at the end of this month. It packs a major new graphics engine overhaul compared to X-Plane 10 and you're going to need a much beefier PC to match the X-Plane 11 system requirements.
If there were a grand prize for most pointless remaster, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition would be tearing off Deadpool's head and eating it with one arm, while punching the Assassin's Creed: Ezio Collection to death with the other. No one asked for it, but maybe someone, somewhere out there, sort of wants it when it's 90% off in a Steam sale. If you are indeed one of those select few, here's what hardware you'll need to play a marginally better looking version of Bulletstorm with the official Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition PC specs.
Dark Souls-likes are a 10-a-penny these days, but few of them can ever hope to hold a candle to From Software's magnum opus. The Surge is looking to change all that. It's unashamedly sci-fi Dark Souls, but we can't just gloss over the fact it's sci-fi. This makes The Surge fundamentally different from an aesthetic point of view, as well as affording developer Deck13 the ability to introduce robot limb chopping mechanics. You can hack off specific parts, Horizon-style, weakening your opponents. The Surge has been previewing very strongly, and Focus has just announced it's out on May 16th. If sci-fi Dark Souls sounds like your thing, here are the official The Surge PC system requirements.
Publishers these days seem to be loving quick release cycles. Steel Division: Normandy 44, the latest real-time strategy game from the gurus at Eugen Systems (Wargames), was announced a fortnight ago and it's out in May. Eugen's trademark unit variety means it could quickly become the WW2 connoisseurs RTS of choice. There are literally hundreds of unique units to choose from throughout a sprawling campaign or 10 v 10 multiplayer battles. Steel Division promises to be a strategy epic in every sense of the word, but does it have epic PC system requirements to match? Let's find out.
Old-school Call of Duty throwback Battalion 1944 has always looked neat, but things kicked up a notch when Square Enix picked up the publishing duties last week. Suddenly Battalion 1944 skyrocketed from indie hopeful to potential multiplayer smash hit.
In the absence of Monster Hunter, Toukiden 2 looks to be out as good as it gets for fans of tracking down and slaying giant beasts, before harvesting their skin and bones to wear as bespoke armour. The original was actually pretty awesome, truth to be told, so Toukiden 2 could be worth keeping an eye on when it launches next week. If you fancy giving it a shot, here are the official Toukiden 2 system requirements.
Someone save us, we’re drowning in games. Relic’s Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 3 has become the latest to join the assembled throng of quality titles launching in the first half of 2017. The previous assumption was that Dawn of War III wouldn’t be launching late in 2017, however publisher SEGA has come out and announced an April 27th release date on PC. Here's the full Dawn of War 3 system requirements.
Square Enix has been teasing us these last few months, but at long last it has confirmed Nier Automata will be coming to PC very soon indeed. In fact, after rumours of a lengthy delay it turns out we'll only have to wait an additional week compared to our console brethren. Nier Automata is out on March 17th for PC worldwide, and here's the official Nier Automata PC system requirements.
In quite a strange turn of events we've already got the official Middle-Earth: Shadow of War system requirements. This time yesterday we didn't even know it existed, then Warner Bros announced it at lunch, and here we are now with the PC specs you'll need to play the Mordor sequel. Considering Shadow of War is being announced less than six months before its launch, I can only presume development is almost finished and they're holding out for a quiet period to launch. So no more rambling, here's the (fairly demanding) system requirements you're going to need to play Middle-Earth: Shadow of War on PC.