“Elite: Dangerous” is an online space game descended from the classic “Elite” series of video games. It’s $50, available for Windows PCs with a Mac version to come. Credit: Frontier Developments PLC
New video games this week:
"Elite: Dangerous." A Kickstarted space simulation that promises a full recreation of the Milky Way (yes, 400 billion or so star systems) as a continuation of the heralded "Elite" game series. Players can trade, bounty hunt or assassinate their way to riches in a persistent online game. Buyers of the PC version will also have access to the Mac version when that's complete. Not Rated. $50 for Windows PC.
"TERA: Fate of Arun." The first major expansion for the action MMO "TERA" features a new continent, a level cap of 65, and a new battleground in which teams compete against each other in a race to defeat enemies. Rated M for Mature, free for Windows PC.
Also out this week: "Total War: Rome II – Wrath of Sparta" (PC), "Bit Dungeon II" (PC), "Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-" (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4), "Loadout" (PS4), "Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes" (PC), "Blox Drop X: Twisted Fusion" (Nintendo Wii U), "Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition" (PC), "Kalimba" (Xbox One), "Divinity: Original Sin" (PC, Mac).