UP IN THE CLOUD: AMAZON EXPANDS LUNA, PRIME GAMING LIBRARIES
Amazon Luna, still in its beta phase, announced a deluge of titles coming to the cloud gaming service in April, including Call of the Sea, Ghostrunner and Narita Boy. These games come after Observer: System Redux launched on March 25.
Prime Gaming has unveiled its April offerings for subscribers, with a new selection of free games and in-game content for select titles.
The latest exclusive Fall Guys bundle is now available for subscribers. The Boxzilla Bundle, themed for Season 4, includes a Boxzilla costume and 6,500 kudos. Two more bundles are planned to drop later in 2021.
Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege is rolling in the exclusive Caveira Bundle for Prime Gaming, designed by community artist SAU_SIEGE. The bundle includes new headgear, uniform, weapon skin and charm.
As of Tuesday, Prime Gaming players can unlock the Hot Take Gun Buddy for VALORANT, with more in-game content expected to drop later in the year.
April’s free-to-download titles on the platform include Move or Die – Couch Party Edition, The Escapists, Moving Out, Aces of the Luftwaffe – Squadron and Before I Forget. Players can keep each month’s free titles forever, even after the month has ended.
Elsewhere in cloud gaming…
Google Stadia offers four new titles to its Pro subscribers, available on April 1, including Resident Evil 7 biohazard Gold Edition, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA and PIKUNIKU. Pro subscribers can also play Elder Scrolls Online, including Tamriel Unlimited and the Morrowind Chapter, for free from March 31 at 9 a.m. PT through April 13 at 9 a.m. PT.
HITMAN – Free Starter Pack is now free for all Stadia players to claim and play, regardless of Pro status.
Eight games are launching on Stadia this week, most notably Outriders, the highly-anticipated RPG shooter from People Can Fly and Square Enix. Also arriving are Killer Queen Black, Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, Nanotale – Typing Chronicles, Cosmic Star Heroine, Kemono Heroes and Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3.
Xbox held its first /Twitchgaming showcase on March 26 which spotlighted several titles coming to the platform’s subscription service. Most notable is the arrival of Among Us, the indie darling from InnerSloth previously only available for PC and Nintendo Switch. The full list of incoming games, 22 in total, includes The Ascent, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, Sable, Narita Boy and Boyfriend Dungeon, among others.
Humble Bundle has taken a stand against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) violence, responding to the increase in racially-motivated attacks on AAPI communities and the March 16 shootings in Atlanta. Humble Bundle will support Stop AAPI Hate, a national coalition aimed at addressing anti-Asian discrimination, over the coming weeks in a number of ways.
Two bundles, the Humble Burn Rubber Bundle and the Humble Software Bundle: Biggest Graphics Ever, launched this week, with a third bundle planned for April. A portion of proceeds from all three will be donated to Stop AAPI Hate. Stop AAPI Hate will also be Humble Bundle’s April charity of the month, with five percent of all sales proceeds being donated to the coalition.
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