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Epic Mega Sale loses two pre-order titles on day one

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Cecil Davis | 18 May, 2019, 05:11

Overall, the confusion paints a picture of a good idea that was hustled out the door without being fully thought through.

Stock up on great games like Control and Metro Exodus with the Epic Mega Sale, now available on the Epic Games Store.

"We are in discussion with Epic regarding the temporary removal of Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 from the Epic Game Store", public relations manager Jesse Henning said. At the time of writing, the Epic Games Store lists Stories Untold as the current free game, until 30 May.

In a statement shared with Engadget, Epic said, "If a developer or publisher chooses to not participate in our sales, we will honor that decision". While the Steam Summer Sale isn't rumored to kick off until next month, your wallet can lighten itself a bit with the Epic Mega Sale, a massive sale on all the titles now available on the Epic Games Store. If you've purchased Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 during the period when the discount did apply at the time of check out, Epic will honor that price.

Ashen - 56% off Another Epic exclusive, this action RPG is a smart fresh twist on the typical Dark Souls formula, and with this discount, it's barely more than a tenner to take on the challenge. There are still other peculiarities with the sale.

Update: The price on Hades (and possibly other games) has been straightened out - it was previously too high in the United Kingdom and European Union, but is now £5.49/€6.61/$6.99. Titles like Heavy Rain, John Wick Hex, and even Metro Exodus can be picked up for a discount right now.

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Supergiant Games took a different approach to a similar issue with its early access game Hades, and ended up wading even deeper into the seas of complication as a result. As part of the sale, Epic Games is also promising an additional $10 off when you buy any game that costs at least $14.99. Folks can pick it up at www.PlayHades.com. The sale itself isn't that surprising, it's the fact the company is taking $10 off the price of any game above $15.

Epic have just announced the Epic Mega Sale is now on. "We communicated poorly in the hours that followed, and want to clear things up", Supergiant designer Greg Kasavin explained following the final change.

Once the sale is over, the price on the store will jump back to the intended $24.99. "We had meant to raise the retail price of the game soon, but made the decision rashly as part of the sale-we didn't provide advance notice to our customers, despite previously stating we would do so". "...we didn't provide advance notice to our customers, despite previously stating we would do so". That was our mistake, and we sincerely apologize. "To all our players, thank you for your patience and understanding around this". It looks like the sale has now gone live, and will remain until 13 June 2019. Klei Entertainment's Oxygen Not Included, which was also available for pre-order, vanished as well.

So, which are the best games on sale right now?

On the plus side (though it may be an error for now), brand new games seem to have regional pricing for those of us at the tip of Africa.

Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines 2 was announced quite recently, with a release date set for early 2020.