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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Coming To Early Access, Complete With Excellent PVP Mode

You might recall that way back in June 2014, we quite enjoyed a little RPG called Divinity: Original Sin. It earned a 9 from us, thanks engaging interactions with the environment and cool spell and effect interactions.

Its sequel is coming up on us quickly, with plans to arrive in early access in less than a month. The first build will include the first part of the campaign, but Larian is also including something pretty cool.

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At PAX East, we got to try out the player-versus-player mode. It combines the cool environmental and spell interactions with a bite-sized tabletop miniature feel. The result is something I can see playing quite a lot with friends.

You’ll be able to give it a spin for yourself on September 15. 

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Coming To Early Access, Complete With Excellent PVP Mode

You might recall that way back in June 2014, we quite enjoyed a little RPG called Divinity: Original Sin. It earned a 9 from us, thanks engaging interactions with the environment and cool spell and effect interactions.

Its sequel is coming up on us quickly, with plans to arrive in early access in less than a month. The first build will include the first part of the campaign, but Larian is also including something pretty cool.

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At PAX East, we got to try out the player-versus-player mode. It combines the cool environmental and spell interactions with a bite-sized tabletop miniature feel. The result is something I can see playing quite a lot with friends.

You’ll be able to give it a spin for yourself on September 15. 

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PSA: SSX Is Now In EA Access Vault

EA announced today that it added the 2012 snowboarding game SSX to the EA Access vault.

Announced via the EA Access Twitter (shown below), SSX is available now for members. The vault is an ever-growing list of free EA games members can choose from. EA Access subscriptions cost $ 4.99 USD per month.

SSX joins both Unravel and Need For Speed, which were added last month. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 will join the list on August 30.

[Source: EA Access on Twitter] 

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Early Access To World Of Warcraft: Legion’s Demon Hunter Class Begins August 9

Early access for the Demon Hunter class in World of Warcraft: Legion begins in just a little more than a week.

Yesterday, Blizzard revealed this news on Twitter, where it said the class would arrive by August 9. This early access offer is exclusive to those that pre-purchase Legion before its release. Those who pre-purchase the expansion will also be able to boost one character up to level 100.

You can pre-order the $ 49.99 standard expansion, or the deluxe for $ 69.99, by heading here. Earlier this month, Blizzard released a pre-expansion patch. You can watch our Test Chamber about what was added here. World of Warcraft: Legion will be out on August 30.

[Source: Twitter]

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We Happy Few Enters Early Access With A Fresh Look At Gameplay

The sublime, Orwellian-inspired We Happy Few is out now via several different early access programs. Check out a new gameplay trailer to be introduced to the game's surreal world and combat.

We Happy Few is available for Xbox via its Preview program, Steam Early Access, and GOG's Games In Development. For those participating in early access, developer Compulsion Games will be adding content and features, such as expanding the city Wellington
Wells. Players currently have access to some of the game's key mechanics, such as, "
social
conformity and suspicion, Joy intake, crafting, combat, and survival," as explained in a press release.

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A date for We Happy Few's full release has not yet been announced, though it's expected to come out this year. For more on the game, read our E3 preview.

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Origin Access Vault Gets 10 More Games This Summer

Last week, we reported that the EA Access vault on Xbox One is going to grow over the summer. Not to be outdone, the PC version of the program, Origin Access, is adding some new games to its own collection.

Today brings both Need for Speed and Unravel to the vault on PC. Then, on August 30, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 will be free for members. 

Also coming at some point this summer is a slate of slightly older games. You’ll be able to play the following before the leaves start to turn color:

  • Crysis
  • Crysis 2
  • Crysis 3
  • Mini Metro
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Jade Empire
  • SimCity 2000

There are also a number of early play trials coming to Origin Access. On September 22, you’ll be able to take FIFA 17 out to the pitch. On October 13, it’s back to war with Battlefield 1.

Origin Access costs $ 4.99 per month on PC.

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PlayStation Plus Members Are Getting Free Early Access To Paragon In July

Starting on July 5, the starter pack for Epic Games' MOBA Paragon will be free for the month for PlayStation Plus members.

The starter pack will allow players to enter the early access season before its free open beta arrives on August 16 for both PlayStation 4 and PC. Early access will have challenges for three hero classes: Murdock, Rampage, and Gadget. Master challenges for these classes include an immediate challenger skin and permanent hero level XP boost. Completing a master challenge unlocks a taunt and master skin for each separate class.  

Epic Games released the trailer seen below announcing the PlayStation Plus release. 

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Earlier this month, Paragon received retail packaging and began selling in stores despite not being fully finished and tested. The back of the box stated it was in early access, and it came with unique features such as skins, five hero master challenges, and rep boosts for a $ 60 price tag labeled as Paragon Essentials Edition.

In 2015, we talked to Epic Games about what will make Paragon unique in the rapidly growing MOBA genre, and you can check out a gameplay trailer for the Paragon here.

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