This is the GameSentral Rewind, a daily recap of the top gaming headlines.
Skyrim VR coming to PC next month
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR will come to Steam VR with support for both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift on April 3, after initially launching last year exclusively on PlayStation VR.
According to a blog post announcing the release, Bethesda said that Skyrim VR will include the entire base game and all of its DLC expansions just like the PSVR version.
Stardew Valley’s multiplayer now in QA phase
Stardew Valley’s multiplayer update has officially entered the QA phase, and some new single player content will come with it.
The game’s creator Eric Barone assured fans that there would be more to the update than just the multiplayer feature, saying that players can expect “new single player stuff” with the multiplayer functionality being “just a layer on top of the existing single player game.”
SEGA Genesis Collection for PS4, Xbox One, PC announced
SEGA will be launching a Genesis Collection of classics from its Genesis/Mega Drive era for PS4, PC, and Xbox One on May 29.
The publisher has promised 50 games upgraded with modern features like online multiplayer, achievements, mirror modes, rewind, and save states.
Altered Beast, Alien Storm, Shining Force, and Sonic 3D Blast were some of the games mentioned in the announcement. Those who preorder the physical edition will get a double-sided Golden Axe/Streets of Rage poster. SEGA will ensure that the Steam version has parity with the console version on its launch day.
Here’s the full lineup:
- Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
- Alien Soldier
- Alien Storm
- Altered Beast
- Beyond Oasis
- Bio-Hazard Battle
- Bonanza Bros.
- Columns III: Revenge of Columns
- Comix Zone
- Crack Down
- Decap Attack
- Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- Dynamite Headdy
- ESWAT: City Under Siege
- Fatal Labyrinth
- Gain Ground
- Galaxy Force II
- Golden Axe
- Golden Axe I
- Golden Axe II
- Gunstar Heroes
- Kid Chameleon
- Light Crusader
- Phantasy Star II
- Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
- Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium
- Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
- Shining Force
- Shining Force II
- Shining in the Darkness
- Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
- Sonic 3D Blast
- Sonic Spinball
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Space Harrier II
- Streets of Rage
- Streets of Rage 2
- Streets of Rage 3
- Super Thunder Blade
- Sword of Vermilion
- The Revenge of Shinobi
- ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
- ToeJam & Earl
- VectorMan 2
- Virtua Fighter 2
- Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
- Wonder Boy in Monster World
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 update comes to PC; dev wants to remove difficulty spikes
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has a new update out, with patch 1.0.3 mostly fixing bugs and improving performance.
While most of developer Fatshark’s fixes are standard, there’s one notable fix: “Game no longer uninstalls itself after a particularly rare crash.”
The developer also rebalanced several characters. Foot Knight Markus Kruber got his Protective Presence perk tweaked so that it properly applies buffs modified by talents, while Unchained Sienna Fugonasus no longer converts received damage into overcharge when she’s incapacitated.
Meanwhile, Fatshark CEO Mark Wahlund acknowledged player complaints about the game’s abrupt difficulty spikes with plans to tweak the game more to iron them out.
“We have … reduced the amount of elite enemies in each pack on Recruit (difficulty level), but we will of course continue to monitor and do adjustments. Watching streams of new players playing the game has been a very helpful tool for us to understand what [have] been the largest obstacles for new players.”
Mark Wahlund, Fatshark CEO
Valkyria Chronicles 4 release window announced
Sega has announced that Valkyria Chronicles 4 will launch this fall in North America and Europe this fall, and in spring 2019 for Australia.
This is a narrowing of the blanket 2018 date announced when the game was unveiled last year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.