Gearing up for a new month, game streaming services are busy this week. GeForce Now is releasing a couple of new games on its platform, as well as adding new touch controls to Genshin Impact on mobile devices. On top of that, Amazon Luna is bringing some new games to its paid channels and free Prime Channel.
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GeForce Now gives Genchin Impact players new touch controls
In case you haven’t heard, Genshin Impact is taking many players by storm. It’s a free-to-play game that sets you in an open world called Tevyat. With Genshin Impact on GeForce Now, players can hop in and play for free on Android, iOS, and iPadOS devices.
Prior to this addition, Genshin Impact players could only play the game with a connected controller, much like many other games out there. Now, anyone who plays on an Android or iOS mobile device will be greeted with touch controls upon opening Genshin Impact on GeForce Now.
To add to that, GeForce Now is bringing the heat with Saints Row, a reboot of the classic franchise that has been around for ages. This new game has players taking the wheel and creating their own stories. Staying true to the franchise, the possibilities are endless.
GeForce Now is also releasing several more titles this week for cloud-play:
- Destiny 2 (New release on Epic Games Store)
- Fallen Legion Revenants (New release on Steam)
- Guild Wars 2 (New release on Steam)
- Saints Row (New release on Epic Games Store)
- Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 (New release on Steam)
- The Bridge Curse: Road to Salvation (New release on Steam, Aug. 25)
- Century: Age of Ashes (Epic Games Store)
- Coromon (Epic Games Store)
- Dark Deity (Steam)
- HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed (Epic Games Store)
- Last Call BBS (Steam)
- Plague Inc: Evolved (Steam)
- Rebel Inc: Escalation (Steam)
Amazon Luna gets you ready for September
Every month, Amazon Luna dumps a bunch of names on a table to let you know what’s coming up in the next couple of weeks. This week, the company has unveiled a few names I’m certain will get at least a few gamers excited.
First off, Luna has some extra additions to its paid channels. The Luna+ Channel will be getting Tetris Effect: Connected, as well as Endling — Extinction is Forever. The latter is a survival game where you play as a mother fox trying to care for her cubs. The art style will draw you in and keep you there for a while, as it’s a gorgeous game.
The Family Channel will be getting Youtubers Life and Smurfs: Missions Vileaf. As for the Retro Channel, which generally handles throwback titles, Baseball Stars 2 and Metal Slug are joining the party.
Perhaps the most exciting part of what Amazon Luna has to offer this week is the list of games coming to the Prime Channel, which is free for those who subscribe to Amazon Prime. Here’s what’s coming:
- Hot Wheels Unleashed
- Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
- Riptide GP: Renegade
- Earthworm Jim
- Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
Amazon Luna released Hot Wheels Unleashed back in July, but for the Luna+ Channel. That means those who have been holding out and waiting for the popular game to come to Prime will be excited. On top of that EVERSPACE is an exciting game worth checking out.
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