Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel announced, launching early 2017

Dark Souls III Ashes of Ariandel (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has detailed the first downloadable add-on for Dark Souls III, Ashes of Ariandel. The first of two expansions, Ashes of Ariandel will send players to the frozen realm of Ariandel to uncover the evil behind the land’s woes. The journey will feature new armor sets, enemies, magic, weapons, and (undetailed) multiplayer features. Events will also expand on the overarching storyline. A batch of screenshots, along with a trailer, were released to offer an early look at the new quest.

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Final garage reveal brings 65 cars to Forza Horizon 3

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A new week, a new list of the cars set to appear in Forza Horizon 3. This is also the biggest week of reveals as it’s also the last, with the list clocking in at 65 cars. As always, three of them are being highlighted, and they’re an eclectic lot: the 1972 Reliant Supervan III, 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Station Wagon, and 2015 Alumi Craft Class 10 Race Car. The full list can be found below.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided now available for console, PC

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After being away for a few years, Adam Jensen returns today to find a world on the brink of anarchy. Following the events in Human Revolution, augmented humans turned on their non-augmented counterparts, leading to an outburst of violence that has resulted in harsh laws designed by the latter in order to control the augmented. The cause remains a mystery to the public, and Jensen is determined to find the answers, using stealth, hacking, and gunplay, before the struggle erupts into chaos. Also included is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach, a first for the series, which has players take on the role of a hacker in a puzzle-shooter hybrid.

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The King of Fighters XIV finishes its introductions, launches for PS4

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King of Fighters is officially back. After weeks of team reveals, Atlus has announced that The King of Fighters XIV has been released for PS4. The inaugural 3D entry features 50 characters, an updated combo system, story mode, and new multiplayer options. Producer Yasuyuki Oda summarized the history behind the game’s development in a letter, posted below. Our review also went up earlier today.

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Dynamic RPG Zombasite launches in full for Linux, Mac, and Windows

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Soldak’s latest open-world action role-playing game, Zombasite, is now available for PC. The full version has left early access and can be purchased for 25% off during launch week for Linux, Mac, and Windows. As the leader of a struggling group of survivors, players must navigate a dynamic land that is succumbing to the Zombasite parasite. They will have to make sure their clan is fed, protected, and happy. Clan members will also need to be heavily armed, in the event that negotiations with nearby factions devolve into open warfare. The game features eight main classes, hybrid classes, 24 specialties, co-op multiplayer, and numerous options to customize sessions.

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New trailer released for survival open-world RPG Outward

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Nine Dots has released the Pax West trailer for their upcoming open-world fantasy adventure Outward. The role-playing game is said to utilize elements from survival titles, such as the need for food and water, to impact the narrative. Players take charge of one of four factions and lead them across the lands of Aurai. The group will have to manage their resources and fight those that get in their way. The game will autosave frequently to ensure that players live with the outcomes of their decisions, and enemies will not scale to their level, which will make navigation difficult. Magic will take time to prepare, equipment will reduce mobility, and the environment will have an impact on gear. Players can also have a friend tag along locally or online in two-player co-op. Pax attendees can try the game out at Booth #7303.

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Endless Space 2 set to hit Steam Early Access next month

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Amplitude will be bringing their latest 4X strategy titles, Endless Space 2, to Steam Early Access next month. The studio also revealed a new faction trailer with the Lumeris being the latest to join the galactic roster. The Lumeris are an amphibious people that have, as with some lovable big-earned aliens from another franchise, developed a society that focuses on trade and acquisition. A handful of families manage the various elements of their economy, with a balance kept to ensure that no single family gains too much power. The Lumeris are one of eight planned factions, four of which will be available in the Early Access version.

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Claymation point-and-click adventure Armikrog out for console

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The crowdfunded point-and-click adventure title Armikrog has launched for console on eShop, Live, and PSN. The game, developed by members from the teams behind Earthworm Jim and Neverhood, is a claymation adventure that follows the astronaut Tommynaut and his talking blind dog, Beak-Beak. The duo must make their way to safety after they crash land on an alien planet and get stuck in the fortress Armikrog.

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Steins;Gate headed to Steam next month for Windows PC

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The sci-fi-themed visual novel Steins;Gate will be available for PC on September 8. The series, available for PlayStation 3 and Vita, will be making its PC debut on Steam, courtesy of Mages. The story, set in the summer of 2010, takes place in Akihabara as a scientist learns that he can email the past. The nonlinear plot consists of an estimated 30 to 50 hours of material to read, as storylines intertwine and endings change depending on the player’s decisions. The PC version will support Steam achievements and trading cards.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) The King of Fighters XIV

(PlayStation 4 Review) The King of Fighters XIV

“… a fast, fluid, and dynamic fighter that sits alongside some of the best in the series.”

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