‘Spirit Of The North’ and ‘The Captain’ will be free on the Epic Games Store

The two titles replace 'Hundred Days: Winemaking Simulator' and 'Realm Royale Reforged Epic Launch Bundle'

Epic Games Store has announced the next two titles that will be made available for free.

Third-person adventure game Spirit Of The North and single-player sci-fi title The Captain will be free to download from Epic’s PC marketplace from September 15.

Players have until September 22 to claim the titles, before they’re replaced by new ones. Spirit Of The North and The Captain are set to replace Hundred Days: Winemaking Simulator and Realm Royale Reforged Epic Launch Bundle, which are available until September 15.

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According to their listings on the Epic Game Store, “Spirit Of The North is a single-player 3rd-person adventure game inspired by the breathtaking and mysterious landscapes of Iceland. Play as an ordinary red fox whose story becomes entwined with the guardian of the Northern Lights, a female spirit fox,” while The Captain is a retro-inspired adventure game where players “will have to race back home across the galaxy.”

“Collect new friends on your journey. Make new enemies,” continues the game’s description. “You won’t be able to save everyone. Who will you leave behind? Which civilisations will you save – or destroy – along the way?”

The Captain is currently priced at £15.99 while Spirit Of The North will also set players back £15.99.

The creator of the X-COM franchise previously claimed that the Epic Games Store is great for indie developers and games, after his studio Snapshot Games released Phoenix Point on the storefront as a timed exclusive in 2019.

Battlefield Bad Company 2. Credit: EA DICE.
Battlefield Bad Company 2. Credit: EA DICE.

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In other news, Battlefield creative director Lars Gustavsson is leaving EA Dice to seek a “new adventure,” parting ways with the studio he’s been with for over 20 years.

In a blog post published yesterday (September 8), EA confirmed Gustavsson’s departure.

“Creative director Lars Gustavsson, who has been with the franchise since the beginning and is affectionately known as Mr Battlefield, has decided he is ready for a new adventure,” wrote Battlefield general manager Byron Beede. “We would like to thank him for his invaluable experience, expertise, and friendship for all these years.”

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