Wind Waker-inspired survival recreation Windbound is free to maintain on Epic

I noticed a picture of Wind Waker earlier immediately, and that recreation doesn’t age. Link by no means sailed onto PC nevertheless, in order that leaves us with Windbound, a survival journey about crusing between islands. It’s presently free to maintain from the Epic Games Store.

Windbound wasn’t beloved when it launched final yr, owing principally to a tough fight system. It stays an aesthetically beautiful recreation, and a compelling mixture of Wind Waker’s crusing and Breath Of The Wild’s scavenging, cooking and paragliding. As you discover its islands, you are capable of collect supplies to improve your boat and sail by harder seas to but extra islands.

It’s price a shot on the value. Grab it from Epic any time earlier than February seventeenth at 4pm and it is yours to maintain without end.

After Windbound, Epic’s subsequent freebie will likely be Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons, Starbreeze’s journey by which you management two characters concurrently. It’s glorious, and a precursor to director Josef Fares’s newer video games like It Takes Two. Brothers is, to be clear, not co-op – or whether it is, it is co-op you play alone.

Epic have introduced their consideration to maintain making a gift of free video games in 2022, after having dished out 765 million free copies in 2021 from 89 video games. It’s a method that appears to be working in inflicting new individuals to enroll to the digital storefront – with out the backlash brought on by Epic exclusives just like the not too long ago launched Sifu. Epic additionally supplied particulars on new options coming this yr, with public person profiles subsequent in line.