New Epic Game Store Free Games Include Darksiders 2

New Epic Game Store Free Games Include Darksiders 2

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Darksiders 2 is the next Epic Game Store free game, and it will be available beginning tomorrow, January 1, and remain free for one week. Players who claim it in that span can add the game to their library. The news was not much much announced as it was teased today in an image from Epic, but because of the icon they used, it's easy to deduce what the next freebie will be.

Clearly the face of the game's protagonist, players can expect to meet Death tomorrow. As for the second game, the skis may imply Ubisoft's open-world mountain sports game Steep is the other free game, running for the same period as Darksiders. Both games have been offered as complimentary entries in other platforms' subscription services, like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Games with Gold, and because games tend to repeat across multiple services, this further supports the idea that the other freebie will be Steep, though it seems we won't know for sure until tomorrow.

Darksiders 2 originally launched in 2012 averaging a low- to mid-80s score from critics. Originally released as the second part of a planned four-part series telling the story of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the series was put on indefinite hiatus following the closure of publisher THQ. The IP was bought by Nordic Games who later became THQ Nordic., before releasing remastered versions of the first two games. The series has since released two more games including a direct sequel and a recent spinoff.

Steep was developed and published by Ubisoft in 2016 and features four mountain sports, skiing, wingsuiting, snowboarding, and paragliding, in the snowy Alps and Alaska. Players drop into a shared world environment where they can compete or cooperate with others to perform tricks, win races, and record stunts. It earned middling scores at launch, evidenced by its 71 average on OpenCritic.

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