The Monday news:
SALES & DEALS
Steam's Top 10
- Sid Meier's Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Warden & The Paunch
- Deep Rock Galactic
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Monster Train
- Fallout 76
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection
GOG starts the week with a new weekly sale full of "games overflowing in cuteness" with up to 90% discounts: https://www.gog.com/promo/20200525_weekly_sale
Steam has two new sales:
Fanatical has several new sales:
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
The Witcher 3 E3 2014 Gameplay Mod is now available for download
DreLL47 has released a brand new mod that promises to tweak the gameplay of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This mod aims to enhance the animations of Geralt in order to bring the game closer to its E3 2014 demo. Moreover, the mod is compatible with The Witcher 3 Enhanced Edition.
Going into more details, this E3 2014 Gameplay Mod adds four movement styles while using a gamepad. These four styles are: Walking, Slow Jogging, Fast Jogging and Sprinting. While using the keyboard, there are three movement styles (slow jogging is removed).
The mod also reworks left and right dodge to flips. Additionally, it replaces the vanilla roll animations with evades. There are currently three types of evasion: forward, backward and flip evade.
>> Available from Nexus Mods.
First comparison video released for The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project 12.0 Ultimate
Modder Halk Hogan PL has released the first comparison video for The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project 12.0 Ultimate. This video compares the vanilla version of The Witcher 3 with the upcoming V12.0 version of his mod.
The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project aims to improve the graphics of CD Projekt RED’s RPG. The mod achieves this by reworking models and textures to better quality preserving the original art style.
GTA5 NaturalVision: Evolved is like a next-gen remaster, comparison video with vanilla version
Earlier this month, we informed you about the early access release of the NaturalVision: Evolved mod for Grand Theft Auto 5. This mod introduces a lot of modern-day graphical features to Rockstar’s open-world game. And, as we can see in the following comparison video, it feels like a next-gen remaster.
New screenshots released for the Fallout New Vegas remake in Fallout 4 Engine, Fallout 4: New Vegas
The team behind the Fallout New Vegas remake in the Fallout 4 Engine, Fallout 4: New Vegas, has released two new screenshots. These screenshots are from the latest build and will give you an idea of the game’s graphics.
Fallout 4: New Vegas aims to recreate Obsidian Entertainment’s Fallout: New Vegas in Fallout 4’s Creation Engine. This mod will come with all of the original quests, story and content. Furthermore, it will have additional gameplay elements and systems from the new and improved engine.
New gameplay video for STALKER fan remake in Unreal Engine 4 shows Pripyat & new aiming system
As we reported earlier this month, Ivan Sorce is working on a remake/remaster of the first STALKER game in Unreal Engine 4. This remake aims to be as accurate as possible, while also taking advantage of Unreal Engine 4’s capabilities. And a few days ago, Ivan Sorce released a new gameplay video for it.
This following gameplay video for STALKER in Unreal Engine 4 showcases Pripyat, as well as a new aiming system. It will also give you an idea of the graphics that you can expect from this, unofficial, engine port of STALKER.
Someone is working on a remake of Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo in Unreal Engine 4.25, first screenshot
3D Archviz Specialist, Pasquale Scionti, is currently working on a remake of the Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo in Unreal Engine 4.25. While this project is still in an early state, the artist has released the first screenshot. Thus, we can now compare and see the benefits that UE5 will bring to the table.
Pasquale Scionti has used Quixel Megascans in order to come as close to the Unreal Engine 5 demo as possible. Moreover, this Unreal Engine 4.25 version will be using real-time ray tracing effects. Below you can find this WIP screenshot.
>> Because why not?
Doom Eternal Slayer Mod turns Doom 2 into a third-person hack n slash melee game
Modder ‘zheg’ has released a pretty cool mod for the classic Doom games. As the title suggests, Doom Eternal Slayer turns Doom 2 into a third-person action melee game. And, to be honest, it looks retro-cool.
Going into more details, this mod features a completly 3D player model with cool animations to hack n’ slash the monsters in many ways.
The final version of Doom Eternal Slayer will contain 3 melee weapons and the the original weapons from Doom II. Moreover, it will contain an exclusive boss fight with the Marauder and the Icon of Sin.
>> You can get it from ModDB.
6GB AI-enhanced 4K HD Texture Pack overhauls all of the weapons textures in Skyrim Special Edition
Modder ‘Iconic’ has released a brand new AI-enhanced HD Texture Pack for Skyrim Special Edition. This Texture Pack uses AI techniques in order to upscale the vanilla textures in 4K. Moreover, this pack focuses solely on the weapons textures, and overhauls all of them.
Going into more details, the modder used an AI upscaler in order to overhaul the weapons textures. Then, he hand sharpened them in Photoshop using a custom sharpening method that leaves no hard edges, and saved them in BC7 file format. As such, these new textures are as close to the vanilla versions as possible.
As the modder noted, this pack is for those that prefer to stay true to the game’s vanilla art style. What this ultimately means is that other, custom texture packs may look better/sharper/more high-res. Still, I’m pretty sure that purists Skyrim Special Edition fans will find these AI-upscaled textures useful.
>> You have to go to Nexus Mods to get it.
Mods allow you to play as Sephiroth from Final Fantasy 7 Remake in Sekiro, with his Japanese voice
Earlier this month, we informed you about a mod that replaced Genichiro’s model with Sephiroth from Final Fantasy 7 Remake. At that time, there was no way to play as the big bad character from Square Enix’s JRPG. However, modders Victor_Gopher and Forsakensilver released a new version that replaces Wolf with Sephiroth.
Furthermore, PedraoManzon released a Japanese Voice Pack that PC gamers can use with this mod. As its description reads, the Sephiroth voice pack replaces Wolf’s voice with Sephiroth’s.
PedraoManzon recorded some clips of Dissidia NT, edited and replaced Wolf’s sound samples with them. Not only that, but the modder has also included Sephiroth’s iconic line “I’ll… never be a memory “.
You can download the Sephiroth Final Fantasy 7 Remake mod from here. You can also download the Sephiroth Voice Pack from here.
This Sekiro Mod will let you wield Anakin’s Lightsaber from Star Wars
Star Wars and Sekiro fans, here is something special for you today. Modder ‘Dangel_Deviliono’ has released a new mod for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice that allows you to wield a Star Wars Lightsaber. And, surprisingly enough, it looks pretty cool. Going into more details, this mod replaces the default Kusabimaru sword with Anakin’s Lightsaber. Moreover, players can choose the color they want from a respectable range of colors. You can choose between blue, green, purple, red, yellow and rainbow. Since players avoid and deflect attacks in Sekiro, this mod makes the game look even cooler. And since we now have Lightsabers in this game, I guess it’s time to now release some Star Wars characters for it, like Darth Vader or Obi-Owan Kenobi (preferably from Star Wars Battlefront 2).
>> You can find this mod at Nexus Mods, but keep in mind that you'll need the Sekiro Mod Engine (also from Nexus Mods).
Pump up Mechwarrior 5's weather effects with this lovely mod
Mechwarrior 5's weather effects and night-fights can leave a little to be desired, with night not always requiring night vision and the weather little more than cosmetic tweaks. It's more arcade experience than realistic weather effects. For those who like a little more simulator in their mech sim modder RainingFire416 has cooked up the Weather Improvement Mod.
Weather Improvement Mod tweaks the game's weather settings so you'll actually care about time of day and conditions when accepting a contract. Harsh weather is now realistically harsh, with extreme snows giving a whiteout blizzard effect. Night missions are also appropriately dark, and making use of night vision in combat is no longer optional. In addition, the mod adds daytime missions to volcanic biomes and nighttime missions for the iron oxide and sulfurous biomes. Finally, there are also crystal-clear weather days, where barely any haze obscures long-distance views.
Shrek is far scarier than Nemesis, as this Resident Evil 3 mod shows
Hello and welcome to the nightmare which will haunt you forever and ever, yes, even longer than the horror that was Thomas the Tank Engine in Skyrim. An intrepid modder has replaced Nemesis, the eponymous uberzombie villain of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, with none other than memetic zeitgeist-thing Shrek. I am horrified.
Is Shrek unintentionally horrifying? Does this mean at some point that Shrek has a rocket launcher? Does this mean that at some point Shrek has a flamethrower? Does this mean you have to imagine Mike Myers as a voice actor in RE3? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. Thankfully(?) the mod only replaces Stage 1 Nemesis with Shrek and does not make some kind of spidery, skinless Shrek-horror for the later stages.
>> Interested? Then go to Nexus Mods to get it.
Microsoft releases new screenshots for Microsoft Flight Simulator, showcasing its stunning graphics
Microsoft has released a new set of screenshots for Microsoft Flight Simulator. These screenshots are from the game’s alpha build and showcase its stunning visuals. Moreover, they show the new Boeing 757, as well as some of its beautiful environments.
The Wonderful 101 Remastered PC port is not that great, suffers from major mouse issues
PlatinumGames has just released The Wonderful 101 Remastered on the PC. However, it appears that the PC version was not that polished when it launched. And, after testing the game, we can confirm that there are some major issues with this PC port that the team has not fixed.
Official Cinematic Teaser and Screenshots for first-person perspective adventure game, Paradise Lost
All in! Games and PolyAmorous have released the official cinematic teaser trailer and the first screenshots for Paradise Lost. Paradise Lost is an FPP adventure game that will come out on the PC later this year.
Ubisoft added all of the side activities in the first Assassin’s Creed game in just five days
A lot of players have criticized the first Assassin’s Creed game for being repetitive. However, things could have been worse if it wasn’t for the suggestions of Ubisoft’s CEO’s kid. After playing an early version of the game, Yves Guillemot’s kid said that the game was boring, forcing the team to add some side activities.
>> And look at them now.
Halo 3 PC Public Beta/Flight phase will begin in the first half of June 2020
343 Industries has announced that the public beta/flight phase for Halo 3 will begin next month. To be more precise, the team aims to launch the public beta in the first half of June.