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Tropico 5 to go cloak-and-dagger route with Espionage DLC

Tropico 5 (PC, PS4, Xbox 360) Espionage DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Tropico 5 will be spending some time in the shadows in the newly announced expansion Espionage. Scheduled to launch on May 28 for PC, and later this year for PS4 and Xbox 360, the expansion will add a new six-mission campaign, The Maltese Toucan, which will pit the player against the machinations of foreign agents who are after the regime’s secrets. The pack will also include nine spy- and military-themed buildings, such as security checkpoints, a spy academy, dungeons, and the Ministry of Information; four avatar costumes; six avatar accessories; four island maps; four music tracks; sandbox tasks; and spying mechanics, which will also be available in all multiplayer modes and current Sandbox maps.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News

New Lost Dimension trailer reveals party powerhouses

Lost Dimension (PS3, PS TV, PS Vita) Character Trailer 3 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released a new trailer debuting two more of Lost Dimension’s cast. George and Mana are the heavy hitters of the group, with the katana-wielding George versed in the powers of psychometry and Mana capable of causing earthquakes and throwing debris. Given that one or both of them could possibly be a traitor, it might well be that the player’s party finds themselves having to go toe to toe with the brawlers.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Batman: Arkham Knight gets ‘Be The Batman’ live-action trailer

Batman Arkham Knight (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Live Action Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 4

Warner Bros. has debuted a new live-action trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight, Be The Batman. Featuring The Wretched by Nine Inch Nails, the video features a variety of everyday people rising to the occasion. Though, to be fair to the people standing up to the muggers in alleys and subways, and the firefighter facing down an inferno to save someone, the athlete seems a little out of place. Unless Scarecrow has also taken to dominating the courts as well.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

New Dungeon Travelers 2 video covers the five main classes

Dungeon Travelers 2 The Royal Library and the Monster Seal (3DS) Announcement - Screenshot 3

Atlus has rolled out a new trailer for their upcoming dungeon crawler Dungeon Travelers 2. The latest video gives an overview of the five foundation classes: fighter, maid, magic user, scout, and spieler. The characters start off as one of the five but will eventually transition into more specialized roles as they gain access to intermediate and advanced classes, though they never forget the basics and can still level up their core skills and abilities—whether it’s casting spells are bashing in monsters’ heads, it’s all about the fundamentals.

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PlayStation Vita News

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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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

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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Wii U

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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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

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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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

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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3DS, DLC

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