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Hello and welcome to the Marc Bloch Reviews Historical Video Games Monday news roundup. It’s a short one this week, but join us again on Wednesday for a review of Painters Guild. And if you like what we do here, why not leave a comment or subscribe us on Twitter at @BlochReviews?

The News

Ubisoft has announced Far Cry Primal, which appears to be some sort of pre-historic mammoth-hunter simulator. First, there was a long and puzzling livestream, and then, at long last, there was a trailer as well. Games marketing is so weird these days.

(PS: There may be certain, let us call them “people”, who might argue that a game set in pre-history – by virtue of said “pre-“ – does not belong on a site about games set in (non-pre-) history. But listen: This site is not one to busy itself with minor matters of chronology.)

A newly launched Kickstarter, Antinomy is an open-world action-adventure set in a fictionalised Middle Eastern country inspired by the Holy Land in 1892. It looks promising, so consider taking a look. The Kickstarter runs until the end of November. (Disclaimer: Your news editor has backed this game himself. Always use your best judgement plus health scepticism when deciding whether or not to back a Kickstarter project.) [Kickstarter]

Recent Releases

Europa Universalis III Complete has been released on GOG. It’s still a good game and worthy of purchase. However, do note that, because of reasons, the “Complete” package is not actually complete with all upgrades; in order to get the complete game, you need to buy the “Complete” package as well as the “Collection Upgrade” package, which together will give you the complete… Look, just wait until they put the Chronicles package up for sale. Because that one is the cactual complete game. [GOG]

From the Watchlist

There are now 38 days to the release of Templars Templars Everywhere Assassin’s Creed Syndicate!

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