We just like the spy-themed extraction shooter Deceive Inc rather a lot. We referred to as it “a inventive mix of sneaking and shooting” in our 82% evaluate, and it earned a spot in our checklist of eight missed video games that you simply may need missed in 2023. That is a stable and well-deserved advice, however probably not excellent news as a result of it means lots of people are lacking out on one of many extra attention-grabbing gaming experiences of the yr.

This coming weekend will likely be a superb alternative to handle that drawback, as a result of Deceive Inc will likely be fully free to play from July 27-30 on each PC and consoles.

Together with hopefully boosting participant numbers, the free weekend celebrates the discharge of the large Neon Nights update that kicks off Deceive Inc’s second season. The update features a new agent named Sasori, who gave up his life because the world’s most notorious murderer so he may open a quiet little restaurant in Osaka. As is the best way with this stuff, he is finally pressured to return to the enterprise, however agrees to take action solely below one situation: No collateral harm.

To assist make that situation just a little simpler to attain, the Neon Nights introduces non-lethal poison, which prevents all therapeutic (even should you choose up a spy cache) and blocks all “superior interactions,” like hacking doorways. As if that is not dangerous sufficient, Sasori can be capable of hint poisoned brokers, even by means of partitions. 

And to encourage everybody else to raise their professionalism, Deceive Inc’s Warmth System, which applies penalties to gamers who kill NPCs, wil be much more punitive—which in line with developer Candy Bandit Studios is definitely one thing that almost all gamers had been calling for.

The update additionally contains new throwing dart weapons and a “conventional wakizashi,” which I assume is deadly, and new unlockable cosmetics together with cyberpunk-themed legendary skins. A brand new limited-time duos mode will likely be obtainable throughout the free weekend, enabling gamers to work collectively in groups of two for the primary time.

The Deceive Inc free weekend will start at 12:01 am PT on July 27 and run till 11:59 pm PT on July 30, on Steam and the Epic Video games Retailer. When you dig it, it is also on sale for 25% off—that is $15/£13/€15—till July 31.