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The Epic Games Store’s annual holiday sale has begun, bringing steep discounts to over 1,300 games, but that’s not the only promotion that the company has launched in order to convince more of its critics to try out its arguably controversial game launcher.

From now until January 6, Epic Games will be giving away a free and presumably enticing game as part of its 15 Days of Free Games promotion, granting free titles every day over the course of its holiday sale. The first of these is Shenmue III, the latest chapter of Yu Suzuki’s action-adventure franchise that originally debuted for the Dreamcast in 1999. It is up for grabs until tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. (EST).

A description for Shenmue III:

Play as Ryo Hazuki, an 18-year-old Japanese martial artist hellbent on avenging his father’s death.

In this third installment of the epic Shenmue series, Ryo seeks to solve the mystery behind the Phoenix Mirror, an artifact sought after by his father’s killer. His journey takes him to an immersive representation of rural China, brimming with activity and surrounded by beautiful landscapes.

Ryo’s adventure leads him to towns and mountain villages where he can further his training, try his hand at gambling, play arcade games, and work part-time jobs while investigating those who know truth behind the Phoenix Mirror.

Epic Games is also encouraging PC gamers to spend more of their hard-earned dollars on its storefront with $10-off coupons that are applied to games that cost $14.99 or more. They are stackable, which means huge discounts for users who are really trying to flesh out their Epic Games Store libraries.

“Every full game you buy over the cost of $14.99 will receive a $10 off coupon applied at checkout, with no limit on how many games you can purchase,” Epic Games explained. “That means that no matter how many games are in your shopping cart, at least up to the 50 item transaction cap, any that cost over $14.99 after a sale discount has been applied will have an additional $10 off coupon applied. If you were to buy ten full games at exactly $14.99 each, your coupons would stack to $100 off your current purchases. You can do this as many times as you’d like. The coupons are limitless until the sale ends.”

Source: Epic Games

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  1. That’s one way to say – “Our bad about the high price for Final Fantasy VII Remake but we will eat that cost plus, we’ll give you extra perks too!”

    Not bad, Epic, not bad.

    Your move Santa Gabe.

  2. They can give away their entire collection for free, and I wouldn’t care.
    They even embraced NFTs with open arms. EGS is pure evil and I’ll have nothing to do with it.

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