New games was the big story of Stadia this week, with a few new games added to the store and several announced as on their way. Plus, there were several notable updates including DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods expansion.
Stadia Changelog is a weekly series on 9to5Google where we round up some of the Stadia news that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to talk about. This includes a roundup of what new games were released on Stadia during the week, what games saw updates and patches, new games either confirmed or speculated for the platform, and more. Come back every Friday!
New games now available on Stadia
This week, three new games were added to the Stadia store including:
As of this week, Google has added 24 games to Stadia in calendar year 2021, well on its way to the promise of at least 100 titles added this year.
Stadia game updates
Marvel’s Avengers lays out its 2021 road map
Square Enix laid out a road map for its Marvel’s Avengers this game, and it’s a bit less than most were expecting. Between now and this summer, players can expect a few key updates to deliver new features and story content, with the most notable update arriving in the summer with Black Panther and the War for Wakanda. This week, the Hawkeye update also went live.
Watch Dogs: Legion gets multiplayer fixes
Rolled out earlier this week, a patch for Watch Dogs: Legion delivered some fixes to the new online multiplayer mode. You can read the full changelog for hotfix 3.2.1 here.
DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two
The second major update for DOOM Eternal arrived this week, bringing the “Ancient Gods” expansion to the game. The add-on, which costs $19.99, is the conclusion to DOOM Slayer’s Saga. DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods — Part Two can be purchased from the Stadia store and includes the game’s “Battlemode.”
DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two is the epic conclusion to the DOOM Slayer’s Saga and the second campaign expansion to the critically acclaimed DOOM Eternal. You denied the gods and awoke an ancient evil. Now rally the scattered Sentinel armies, lay siege to the last bastion of Hell, break through the fortress walls, and face the Dark Lord himself. The soul of the universe hangs in the balance. Your war against Hell ends here.
Risk of Rain 2 teases major update
We already know that a lot is in store for Risk of Rain 2 this year, and on Twitter the game is teasing what’s in store. From the looks of it, we’ll learn a lot more next week.
Uno ‘Ultimate Edition’ arrives
Ubisoft launched a new version of Uno: Ultimate Edition this week that delivers a new pack that ties in with Immortals: Fenyx Rising. The update costs $4.99 as an add-on for all players, including those who bought the now-former Ultimate Edition.
Take your game to the Golden Isle with an all-new take on the beloved card game with UNO® Fenyx’s Quest! In this mythological new game mode, you’ll experience thrilling new features centered around the cursed gods, as well as two powerful exclusive Action cards, Typhon’s Trick and Fenyx Power. Take your seat around the golden board, and be the first to clear your hand and accomplish Fenyx’s Quest!
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 gets a new legendary pack
Available this week, the first Legendary Pack was added to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 with new characters, missions and quests, and more included with the $8 expansion pack.
Play as Pikkon from the movie “Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn”, and Toppo (God of Destruction) from DRAGON BALL Super in Legendary Pack 1. In addition, there are new extra missions featuring Fu, Parallel Quests, New Skills, New Costumes and New Illustrations that will allow you to enjoy DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 even more!
Gods Will Fall just got a March 2021 update
The recently released Gods Will Fall just got an update on Stadia and other platforms that makes a few tweaks to the game. You can read the full changelog here.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: War of the Druids
Ubisoft announced this week that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is getting its “Wrath of the Druids” expansion next month, specifically on April 29. The free update will be available on Stadia just like other platforms.
Games coming to Stadia
While the list of games that arrived on Stadia this week was rather small, there was absolutely no shortage of games confirmed to be coming to the platform. That list starts out with Square Enix’s Life is Strange series. The next installment, Life is Strange: True Colors will arrive on Stadia later this year and is already up for pre-order. Previous installments will also be coming with the Life is Strange: Remastered Collection.
Other games confirmed for Stadia this week include Zorro: The Chronicles that will launch in the Fall. Disco Elysium: The Final Cut has also been confirmed for launch on March 30, 2021. A day later, Stadia Makers title Nanotales — Typing Chronicles will make its debut on the platform as a sequel to Epistory.
In unofficial news, The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom showed up at PEGI this week, as our friends over at StadiaSource spotted.
This week’s biggest Stadia news:
- How well does FIFA 21 run on Google Stadia? [Video]
- Lenovo will bundle 3 months of Stadia Pro with its Legion and IdeaPad Windows laptops
- As Stadia stagnates, its exclusive games are becoming available elsewhere
- Stadia Premiere Edition w/ controller, Chromecast gets $40 discount
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