Steam Hoard release date, price revealed

The Steam version of dragon strategy arcade game Hoard launches on PC and Mac on 4th April, Big Sandwich Games has announced.

It costs $9.99, but a limited time "fire-sale" discount of 25 per cent will be available to pre-sales from 21st March.

Like the console version, Steam Hoard has four modes, over 35 levels, leaderboards, four-player co-op and competitve multiplayer.

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Download Games Roundup

Download Games Roundup

Gemini! Hoard! Flux! CreaVures! Rustle!

It might be enjoying the extra daylight of a full review elsewhere, but it's worth dwelling on the joy of seeing neglected classics like Beyond Good & Evil 'remastered' in HD for the download generation.

Unlike SEGA's bizarrely shoddy treatment of its Dreamcast titles (to date), Ubisoft deserves enormous credit for bothering to cast a backward glance at a title that would have otherwise slunk into retro obscurity. Seeing such an enduring gem of game generate such excitement the second time around makes me wonder what other games from generations gone by warrant a similar second chance - apart from ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus, obviously.

System Shock 2 immediately springs to mind, as does the original Project Zero. Hey, how about Amplitude and Frequency, or Gregory Horror Show? And wouldn't it be nice if Capcom could bring us an HD Resident Evil 4 while we're at it?

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PSN dragon blaster Hoard unveiled

Levelling and fire-breathing on PS3 and PSP.

The US PlayStation blog has the first details of a new PlayStation Network game for both PS3 and PSP called Hoard.