Murderous Pursuits is free to try this weekend

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Murderous Pursuits is a multiplayer assassination game (opens in new tab) that echoes the Assassin's Creed series' now absent multiplayer. There is potential for amusing cat-and-mouse exchanges, says Pip in her review (opens in new tab), but a lobby full of humans is hard to find. Here's hoping a free weekend boosts its player count. 

Live now through Sunday August 5 at 1pm PT / 9pm BST, Murderous Pursuits is free to try on Steam (opens in new tab). Developer Blazing Griffin—the studio behind The Ship: Remasted—bills its latest as a "kill-or-be-killed stealth-em-up multiplayer game for 1-8 players." I agree with Pip here—there's fun to be had in Murderous Pursuits, when you can find enough players to tangle with. 

And I suspect human encounters will be more entertaining still with Murderous Pursuits' latest update. It introduces a new Library level, a new last person standing Elimination mode, a new subvert ability that prevents foes from using their special moves for a short period time, and two new moves: backstab (which is as it sounds), and Humble Pie Hunter Stun. 

"Knock your Hunter down a peg or two with several slices of humble pie," says the dev on the above. Here's that in motion:

Check out Murderous Pursuits' update 1.4.0 patch notes in full here (opens in new tab). Visit its Steam page (opens in new tab) to get involved in this weekend's free trial.