EA and Ghost Games rebooting Need for Speed for PC, PS4, and Xbox

Need for Speed (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announced - Screenshot 1

EA has tasked Ghost Games with rebooting Need for Speed for PC and the new console generation. Scheduled to launch this fall, Need for Speed will feature “deep customization, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative.” The game is said to pull from all eras with research and development provided by Speedhunters. A teaser has been released, and posted below, but series fans will have to wait until June 15 for the first official trailer.

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Swords & Soldiers II grabs its banners, marches onto eShop for Wii U

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Ronimo has returned with a new 2D side-scrolling strategy game for Wii U, Swords & Soldiers II. As Viking Chieftain Redbeard, players will embark on a 15-mission campaign alongside Kebab salesman Al’Yucaneet to the Netherworld in order to conquer the residing demonic hordes. Three factions in total are playable: Demons, Persians, and Vikings. In addition to the story is a local multiplayer mode, score-based challenges, and skirmishes. Off-TV play is also supported with the GamePad.

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Four more of the Lost Dimension crew revealed in new trailer

Lost Dimension (PS3, PS TV, PS Vita) Character Trailer 2 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released another character trailer for their upcoming tactical role-playing game Lost Dimension. The first video featured Himeno, Sojiro, and Zenji, and the latest debuts Agito, Marco, and Nagi. Each features a different ability, with Agito capable of teleporting, Marco of shielding and powering his attacks, and Nagi levitating to either avoid obstacles, lift enemies, or propel herself like a human missile. Atlus also announced that a new costume for the game’s protagonist, Sho, has been added to the free downloadable content that will be available at launch.

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Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves out now on Live, PSN

Destiny Expansion II House of Wolves  (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bungie has released Destiny’s second expansion pack, House of Wolves. The download adds quite a bit, including the three-player co-op arena Prison of Elders, the weekly three-versus-three multiplayer event Trials of Osiris, the Strike mission The Shadow Thief, and new story missions and quests. Additionally, the level cap has been raised to 34, with gear ascension to increase the level of Legendary and Exotic kit. Other additions include a new social space within The Reef, which offers new bounties and rewards. There are also new weapons and armor, and three new versus multiplayer maps (Black Shield, Thieves’ Den, and Widow’s Court), with PlayStation versions receiving a time-exclusive fourth map, Timekeeper, set to head to Xbox this fall. And as a bonus for the entire community, all competitive maps from the first expansion, The Dark Below, are available to everyone.

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Atlus releases final Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker trailer, DLC

Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker (3DS) Final Trailer and DLC - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released the final trailer and begun to finish out the downloadable content for Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker. A free battle, the Addonetarium, offers players the chance to gain more add-ons to further augment their demons during fusion. And going live later this week, a batch of six new demons will be added via SpotPass: Beast Cabracan, Dragon Fafnir, Megami Black Maria, Touki Ongyo-ki, Tyrant Lucifuge, and Vile Seth.

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Forza Horizon 2 – Pre-Order Car Pack now on Live Marketplace

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) Pre-Order Pack Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Microsoft has made Forza Horizon 2’s Pre-Order Car Pack available for all players. The four-car set includes the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570-4 Superleggera, the 2008 Ferrari California, the 2013 BMW M6 Coupe, and the 2013 Audi RS 4 Avant. The set can now be downloaded for $4. Additional details on each ride can be found below.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Five seconds of in-game footage released from Doom 4

Bethesda has released the teaserist teaser possible with a new three-second clip from Doom 4 … well Doom, but we’ll go with Doom 4 for the time being. The video offers the slightest of glimpses at the game’s progress, but series fans won’t have to wait too much longer for more info, as the studio plans on a full reveal at this year’s E3.

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The Bard’s Tale to celebrate 30 years with Kickstarter for fourth entry

The Bards Tale IV (PC) Kickstarter Announcement - Header

inXile is looking to bring back The Bard’s Tale. The studio plans on using the series’ 30th anniversary, June 2, to launch a Kickstarter campaign for The Bard’s Tale IV. The fourth entry will once again be a dungeon crawler set in Skara Brae, and unlike the previous reboot, feature the same labyrinthine dungeons, puzzles, and riddles as the original trilogy. The studio also noted that, as they own the rights to the series, the game will be “rich with callbacks and old favorites such as teleporter zones and magic mouths.” The game will be powered by the Unreal 4 engine, include music inspired and played by Gaelic musicians, and utilize a dynamic phased-based combat system. A teaser shot was also released and is viewable below.

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New #HuntTheTruth out, Master Chief wanted for kidnap, murder

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A new episode of the #HuntTheTruth podcast has gone live. The latest release details a secret report that accuses Master Chief of interrupting peace talks and kidnapping an emissary who is later found dead. Head over to huntthetruth.tumblr.com to hear the full account, and to listen to any missed episodes. New episodes are released every Sunday.

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Xbox One News

Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited video highlights activities

Bethesda has released the second video in their This is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited series. The first video covered the amount of choice in options and play styles, while the latest details the possible activities for players to partake in, such as dungeons world bosses, Trials, and the Alliance War in Cyrodiil. Castle sieges, large-scale battles, and hulking bosses are all on display during the three-minute run time.

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