Tropico 5 now available online for Linux, Mac and SteamOS

Tropico 5 (360, PC) Mac and SteamOS Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Tropican Department of Information has announced that El Presidente has single–handedly, and most gloriously, completed development of Tropico 5 for Linux, Mac, and SteamOS. Available through the Mac App Store and Steam, the latest installment adds a new Dynasty System to the series’ traditional city-building and political elements, allowing players to extend their rule through multiple eras. The App Store version features cross-platform multiplayer, while the Steam version also supports cross-platform multiplayer as well as Big Picture Mode and controllers. Steam users who already purchased Tropico 5 can download the new versions for free.

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PC News

Age of Wonders III gets new units, modes, more with Golden Realms

Age of Wonders 3 (PC) Golden Realms Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Triumph Studios has released the first expansion for Age of Wonders III, Golden Realms. The add-on includes a little of everything. In addition to the three-scenario campaign Golden Realms, the pack adds the Halfling race, wild magic, new map locations, guerrilla warfare skills, 20-plus units, 50 artifacts, and two scenarios. Additional features added to the regular maps and randomly generated maps include empire quests, mystical city upgrades, defensive city upgrades, and a new ‘King of the Hill’-type victory condition.

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D4 to bring more Swery (very) soon, launching Friday for Xbox One

D4 (Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, the first episode in a new time-travel murder mystery from Deadly Premonition creator Swery, will be available tomorrow. Players will be able to swap between the controller or Kinect, with the latter offering a way to merge player and protagonist David Young with facial recognition and gesture replication. Kinect can be used while seated, or not at all. A ranking system will also show how the player’s moral compass aligned by comparing their actions to other players’ at the end of each episode.

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Xbox One News

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD dated for March, to include FFXV demo

Square Enix announced at the Tokyo Game Show that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be arriving on digital outlets and store shelves on March 17. The new adventure, set on the world of Orience, is said to offer “a gritty worldview and an action-packed battled system.” It was also revealed that access to a demo of Final Fantasy XV, titled Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae-, will be included. The demo, in the form of a download unlocked via voucher, will be unique in that it will include the same opening section as the final game but feature an alternative story progression. New trailers for both have been posted, and some new screens from Type-0 HD.

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Alien: Isolation’s Survivor Mode now official, DLC packs announced

Aliens Isolation (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Survival Mode Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has officially announced Alien: Isolation’s Survivor Mode, which was debuted earlier this year at E3. As a terrified survivor on board the Sevastopol Station, players must make use of limited resources in order to avoid detection by a lone Xenomorph while also completing a series of objectives. The game will ship with one map, Basement, but more will be available as downloadable content beginning on October 28. Basement will include three new maps as well as a new playable character. Five add-on packs in total will be released by March, each featuring a new playable character, different enemies to avoid, and new maps. A Season Pass is now available for all packs, offering a savings of 25%.

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Anomaly 2 guided safely onto PSN, now available for PS4

Anomaly 2 (Android, iOS, PC, PS4) PS4 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Earth’s future isn’t looking too good in Anomaly 2, now on PSN for PS4. Even though I thought we helped to defeat the alien invaders back in 2012, they apparently returned with a vengeance and overran the planet with their damned machines. Players once again take on the role of a convoy’s commander, guiding the vehicles through a maze of defensive structures and alien attackers in what’s been dubbed a tower-offense design. Additions include the ability to transform troops into war mechs, a multiplayer versus mode with tower defense versus offense, and alternate endings.

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PlayStation 4 News

Forza Horizon 2 launching with free DLC car pack, VIP perks revealed

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) Free Car DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

A free car pack will be available at launch for Forza Horizon 2. The Launch Bonus Car Pack will feature eight cars, listed below, three of which will be making their series debut: the 1993 Clio Williams, 2003 Ford Focus RS, and 1997 Land Rover Defender 90. For the more dedicated fans out there, the Forza Horizon 2 VIP program was also detailed. The $19.99 club ($9.99 for Forza 5 VIP members) allows access to the five-cart VIP Car Pack, four of which are new to the franchise, exclusive multiplayer events, and discounts. Additional details can be found below.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, DLC available for 3DS

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is once again summoning players to the battlefield with the melodic tunes of high adventure with Curtain Call. The 3DS exclusive follows up the 2012 original with 221 songs, 60-plus playable characters, the new Versus Mode, and the customizable Quest Medley, which allows players to choose their own party. Songs included are taken from across the franchise’s 26-year history, with Lightning Returns, Type-0, Tactics, and Advent Children being a handful of the titles represented. A list of newly launched and upcoming DLC is also provided below.

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3DS, DLC

Shadowgate now on GOG at 20% off, with ringtones and other extras

Shadowgate (PC) Closed Beta Announcement - Screenshot 4

Zojoi’s re-imagining of the classic point-and-click adventure title Shadowgate is now available on GOG.com. To promote the launch, GOG.com is offering a 20% discount on both Mac and Windows versions. The service is also including several digital bonuses: an exclusive comic-style hint book, five wallpapers, and 13 downloadable ringtones taken from the NES version. With those ringtones, it’d be like every call is a mystery waiting to be unraveled!

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PC News

Destiny gets The Vault of Glass raid, more content coming next week

Destiny (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Content Update Announcement - Screenshot 3

Bungie has introduced Destiny’s first raid, The Vault of Glass. The six-player end-game event adds a new location to the game for players level 26 and above. Combined Arms, a new versus multiplayer playlist, is going to follow up the raid later this week, setting teams against one another in two modes on vehicle maps. Next week will also mark the debut of the game’s first timed event, Queen’s Wrath. Players will be able to take on new Bounties, unlock mission modes, and acquire some Legendary and Rare rewards. Queen’s Wrath will run from September 23 to October 6.

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