Well, folks, that’s it. Stadia just closed off its last day of trailers, reveals, and demos and I’ve got to say up front that while I’m disappointed to see that no UPlay+ integration (soon to be Ubisoft Connect instead) or Family Sharing was announced, I was a little more impressed with the games this time around. You can watch the full five-minute-long event here and if you haven’t yet, you can catch up with what was announced during day one and day two as well. Basically, we were shown a trailer for a new game called Young Souls, given a free demo for Immortals: Fenyx Rising that can be played right now, and shown a bit of gameplay from Phoenix Point, a tactics based game in the same vein as the XCOM series.
Outcasters made a short appearance again as well. It feels like they’re wiggling their way into every single Stadia related video lately. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that an entire segment was wasted on showing off Baulder’s Gate 3 again – you know, that game they already announced and that we’ve been playing in early access? Yeah, that one. Either way, It’s clear that they’re planning a much bigger event before the end of the year – there are just too many missing puzzle pieces that have been promised before 2020 ends and I don’t see them announcing such features off to the side. Let us know in the comments what you thought about this week’s ‘Good Stuff’ event and which of these games you’re most looking forward to!
Young Souls is a stylish blend of epic action in a wide range of dungeons and a captivating story about the challenges of adolescence, friendship, kinship, family and duty. It combines the beat‘em up and RPG genres in a world created with stunning art direction. Explore the world of humans and that of the goblins, both teeming with enemies but also full of unexpected and friendly encounters waiting to be discovered.
Grab your weapons and set forth in search of your adoptive father through epic dungeons in the goblin realm. Arm yourself with the toughest armour and an arsenal capable of taking on the hordes of enemies and bosses that await on the other side of the portal.
Your equipment is your most valuable ally in combat. Adapt your gameplay style to each dungeon by changing the items you take with you on to the battlefield.Steam
In Phoenix Point, fight heart-pounding battles and win by a razor’s edge, then return to base to re-equip, upgrade, and plan your next move in a campaign that tests your strategic mettle.Youtube
This game allows you to face down ever-changing alien threats that adapt to your tactics. with squad-driven, turn-based battles, challenging bosses, deep soldier customization, a vast array of weapons, and destructible environments, Phoenix Point very much looks to scratch my XCOM itch. Coming to the Stadia Store in 2021, but no specific date was given.
Immortals: Fenyx Rising
The Immortals: Fenyx Rising demo is free to play starting right now and is available until October 29, 2020 – that’s a week from now. The game will cost $59.99 USD or €69.99 for the Standard Edition and $99.99 USD for the Gold Edition when it officially launches on December 3, 2020. I’ve included all of the fine print for the demo below, in case you’re interested.
Wield the powers of the gods like Achilles’ sword and Daidalos’ wings to battle powerful enemies and solve ancient puzzles.
Fight iconic mythological beasts like Cyclops and Medusa in dynamic combat in the air and on the ground.
Use your skills and diverse weapons including self-guided arrows, telekinesis and more for devastating damage.
Discover a stylized open world across seven unique regions, each inspired by the gods.
Pre-order now for the bonus quest, A Tale of Fire and Lightning!
¹ Demo games are provided at no cost to you and will be available to claim from 9:00 AM PT on 10/22/20 to 09:00 AM PT on 10/29/20. Once claimed, a demo game will be available to play in your Stadia Library until 9:00 AM on 10/29. At the expiration of the availability period, the demo game will no longer be available to play or as part of your Stadia Library.Stadia’s Immortals – Fenyx Rising Splash Page
² Chromecast Ultra requires a TV with an HDMI port, a Wi-Fi network, a Google Account, a nearby electrical outlet or USB port, and a compatible mobile device. Minimum OS requirements are available at g.co/cast/req.