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[Games Around the Corner] Week 35, 2021 - Monsters, Demons, and Spirits

This week sees the release of an adventure game exploring the homeland of a Viking warrior and a psychological horror game. Additionally, there's a sequel of Owlcat Games' RPG Pathfinder: Kingmaker.


Song of Iron

Developed by Joe Winter, Song of Iron is a side-scrolling adventure game that follows the journey of a Viking warrior. Playing as the warrior, players must battle against monsters and men across forests, caves, and mountains in search of the Great Temple of the Gods. On the journey, players will also be able to explore the Viking warrior's ancient homeland and uncover mysteries of the land. Players will be equipped with shields, bows and arrows, as well as axes.


Song of Iron will be released on Steam and Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on 31 August.


Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous

When Areelu Vorlesh, a scholar and practitioner of forbidden magics, opened a rift to the abyssal planes of existence, demons led by Deskari and Baphomet invaded the realm of Sarkoris, turning it into a demon-infested land now known as the Worldwound. Before embarking on their journey to fight the demons, players must choose their character based on Mystic Paths, including the Angel, Lich, Aeon, Azata, Demon, Gold Dragon, Legend, Swarm that Walks, and Trickster.


As the game progresses, players will be able to form their own army of the Fifth Crusade, leading them in battles as the Commander. In addition to the original classes from Pathfinder: Kingmaker, players will gain control of five new classes, including the Arcanist, Bloodrager, Shaman, Oracle, and Witch. Additionally, players will be able to experience the game with a 360-degree rotating camera.

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous will launch on Steam on 2 September.


The Medium

Set in post-Communism Poland in 1999, spirit medium Marianne is haunted by the vision of a girl murdered at a lake. She believes that she will learn the truth of the vision at an abandoned hotel resort only to find out that a tragedy once took place at the resort.


Assuming the role of Marianne, players must use her psychic abilities to unearth the secrets, solve dual-reality puzzles, and survive attacks from sinister spirits, while exploring the two worlds at the same time: the current world and the spirit world.


The Medium was first launched earlier this year on PC and Xbox. It will make its PlayStation debut on 3 September. PlayStation users will be able to utilise the console's DualSense wireless controller for a more immersive gaming experience.


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