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Daily Archives: August 2, 2012
Another announcement out of QuakeCon 2012 today: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s first expansion, Dawnguard, is now available for PC. The $19.99 adventure, now on Steam, features new quests, enemies, characters, locations, and weapons. Players also face the ultimate choice of whether to hunt the vampire lord Harkon as a member of the Dawnguard or to join him as an immortal blood-sucker.
Activision is set to wrap up the latest season of content drops for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 with the last two Content Collections, Collection #3: Chaos Pack and Collection #4: Final Assault. The collections will launch on the 360 first, with Chaos Pack set to hit Live on August 9 and Final Assault on September 6. Each pack is detailed below, but a quick takeaway is that Chaos Pack focuses on missions, with the new Chaos Mode for Special Ops, four new Special Ops Missions, and three new Face Off maps, while the multiplayer-centric Final Assault will include five new multiplayer maps.
Ubisoft has released a new trailer for Assassin’s Creed III showing off the new tech behind the 18th-century adventure, Ubisoft-AnvilNext. The engine will power the physics, animation, and weather systems, with the trailer offering a bit of what that means for Connor/Ratohnhaké:ton.
And out of left field comes an announcement from QuakeCon 2012 that Apogee will be resurrecting their 1995 first-person shooter Rise of the Triad. The Unreal Engine 3-powered update will be co-developed with Interceptor Entertainment and sport over 20 single-player levels, a multiplayer component, five playable characters, and a level builder with Steamworks support.
With QuakeCon 2012 in full swing, id and Bethesda have released new footage from the upcoming Doom 3 re-release, Doom 3 BFG Edition. The trailer, The Lost Mission, shows off some of the new seven-level chapter of the same name. It,Doom 3, and the Resurrection of Evil expansion will all support 5.1 surround sound and 3D. The set will also include Doom and Doom II.