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Meta-RPG sequel Knights of Pen and Paper 2 is coming to PC this year

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Publisher Paradox Interactive has announced Knights of Pen and Paper 2, a follow-up to the popular 2013 game-within-a-game developed by Kyy Games.

The set-up is thus; not only are you playing as a group of heroes exploring a fantasy world, you're also playing as the players who are playing those heroes in a tabletop RPG. Clear?

HTC hopes to release a Half-life game for its VR headset

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Cher Wang, the chairwoman of Chinese tech manufacturer HTC, has told the BBC that she hopes a Half-life video game will be released for her company's virtual-reality headset.

HTC is teaming up with the classic franchise's creator Valve to put its VR hardware on the market, so it's not quite as outlandish a hope as it initially sounds. Still, as we all know, any Half-Life news must be accompanied by the caveat, "probably not going to happen."

Strength of the SWORD: ULTIMATE is the latest addition to Team17's indie roster

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Team17’s assembling quite the indie roster these days, the publisher's latest snagged title being action brawler Strength of the SWORD: ULTIMATE.

Strength of the SWORD has you take on the role of a magically powered War Golem, smashing his way through enemies and boss battles. It's the brainchild of two-man team Ivent Games.

EA outlines Battlefield: Hardline Premium membership

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EA has announced Battlefield: Hardline Premium, the membership option for its upcoming cops versus robbers shooter. As usual, members will get two weeks early access to all new content released for the game.

As well as earning monthly rewards and access to exclusive in-game events and items, Premium members will also gain access to four unique features – Masks, Gun Bench, Competitive Play, and Legendary Status.

Soviet Russia invades Heroes and Generals in new update

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A big new update for Heroes and Generals has popped up on Steam, adding, alongside new gear, playable characters, maps and gameplay improvements, a whole new faction in the form of Soviet Russia.

Russia joins the existing US and German factions in the game's strategic MMOFPS arena, bringing "light tanks, medium tanks, a tank destroyer, a heavy tank, as well as a giant Anti-tank rifle, lots of new weapons, planes, paratroopers and a lot more."

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin trailer introduces NPC invader The Forlorn

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One of the new additions that the upcoming Scholar of the First Sin remastered edition adds to Dark Souls 2 is an NPC invader known as The Forlorn.

Hunting players down “with deadly skill and tenacity”, The Forlorn will show up at inopportune times to carve you into pieces with his mighty zweihander.

Trailer released for Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power, coming 2015

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Frozenbyte has just released a trailer for the third game in its fantasy platformer series, Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power, which is on the way to PC this year.

Once again our three heroes, the Wizard, the Rogue and the Knight, are travelling through colourful, vibrant fantasy landscapes, solving physics-based puzzles and battling strange creatures as they go.

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