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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus demo launches for console, PC

Players can try their hand at Wolfenstein II today with a new free trial. The demo, now available on Live, PSN, and Steam, features the first level of The New Colossus. Those who want to continue the campaign will be able to carry over their save data to the final version.

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Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades out now

The downloadable multiplayer add-on Comrades has gone live for Final Fantasy XV. The expansion allows players to join the Kingsglaive elite force alongside their friends to fight to restore the Light after the events of Chapter 13 in the main storyline. The $19.99 release has players equipping power-granting royal sigils to create teams of specialists to take down enemies and beasts, while a single-player portion seems them taking on quests from their base in Lestallum. A new update also went live recently, allowing players to access multiple hunt quests at a time as well as added several recipes.

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy socks, levels for Black Friday

Activision has sent along word about several Black Friday deals for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. On November 24, several retailers will be offering special bundles. GameStop is set to offer a pack that includes the game and, in something of an unexpected move, a pair of Crash Bandicoot-themed socks. Walmart’s deal is going to be a bit more traditional, with the game including the new, challenging Stormy Ascent level. Gamers will also find deals on collectible statues, mugs, Holiday sweaters, and even candles.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ DLC plans detailed

MachineGames has outlined their plans for Wolfenstein II’s post-launch support. The studio has several pieces of downloaded content in the works. The drops, collectively titled The Freedom Chronicles, introduce three new heroes to the resistance. The pieces can be downloaded separately or together, as part of the Season Pass. The first release, Episode Zero, is available for those who pre-ordered or have the pass, and introduces players to Joseph Stallion, Jessica Valiant, and Gerald Wilkins. The next pack, The Adventures of Gunslinger Joe, is slated for December 14. As former quarterback Joseph Stallion, players will “smash through Nazi hordes from the ruins of Chicago to the vastness of space!” Next up is The Diaries of Agent Silent Death on January 30. The add-on follows ex-OSS agent and assassin Jessica Valiant as she infiltrates Nazi bunkers in California. The final drop, The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins, is slated to go live in March. As US Army Captain Gerald Wilkins, players head to Alaska in order to take down Operation Black Sun.

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Europe calls! Call of Duty: WWII released for console, PC

The Allies set out for their historic showdown with the Third Reich today with the launch of Call of Duty: WWII. As Ronald ‘Red’ Daniels, a member of the 1st Infantry Division, players will find themselves fighting on several different fronts alongside British and French Resistance forces. Multiplayer, co-developed with Raven Software, features team-drive modes, with Allies and Axis soldiers battling it out in objective-based missions with player-created characters from classes across five divisions. All will interact in a new social space called Headquarters. Nazi Zombies also returns with a standalone storyline that introduces new characters who find themselves in a Bavarian village. In addition to the standard edition, there is the $99.99 Digital Deluxe Edition, which comes with the Season Pass, as well as the $99.99 Pro Edition with the Season Pass and a SteelBook case.

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.hack//G.U. Last Recode brings the G.U. trilogy to PC, PS4

.hack//G.U. Last Recode has been released for PC and PS4. Recode bundles together updated versions of Rebirth, Reminisce, and Redemption. Each has been updated to support 1080p at 60 frames per second and 16:9. They have also been tweaked with balance changes to improve combat and pacing, while the new Cheat Mode allows players to get the upper hand.

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Descent: Underground to get physical, digital release in 2018

Publisher Little Orbit has announced that they have inked a deal with Descendent Studios to release a physical version of Descent: Underground. The reboot brings the classic, dizzying shooter to a new audience with retail copies for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Little Orbit will be assisting with funding as well, in addition to taking on marketing and distribution. The studio also noted that Steam users who purchased the game through Early Access will still receive the finished game once it’s released.

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap gets physical release for NS, PS4

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap will be receiving its first physical release for Switch and third for PS4, courtesy of Nicalis. In partnership with DotEmu, the remake of the Sega Master System’s Wonder Boy III features updated audio and visuals that can be swapped on the fly, unlockables, and a new character, Wonder Girl. In the action-adventure platformer, players transform into different creatures with unique abilities as they attempt to break a curse that prevents them from taking on their original form.

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GTA Online’s Halloween event, discounts, and more announced

GTA Online is following its four-year milestone with a host of new additions, and some Halloween discounts. One of the new vehicles is the Western Seabreeze, which can land on a runaway or open ocean, and can be outfitted with a machine gun and a bomb bay. Halloween celebrations are ongoing with Double GTA$ & RP across numerous modes for the day: Lost vs Damned, Slasher, Beast vs Slasher, Come Out to Play, and the Transform – Inferno Race. From today until November 6, Double GTA$ & RP bonuses are offered in Adversary Mode Condemned and a special Halloween Playlist that features the new Inferno Transform Race, Lost Vs Damned, and Slasher. Discounts are also running during the same period for Fränken Stange, Lurcher, LCC Sanctus, and Duke O’Death. A list of discounts and events can be found below. Rockstar also sent out a reminder that players can claim GTA$400,000 by logging in through November 6, which should hitting Maze Bank accounts by November 13.

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Star Wars Battlefront II loot crate mechanics get tweaked

Dice has announced that fan feedback has led to a change in Star Wars Battlefront II’s use of loot crates. The recent beta offered players a chance to voice their opinions about the usage of crates to attain high-end items and kit, which has resulted in a change in how they will affect character progression. The key tweaks are that Epic Star Cards have been removed from crates, crafting upgraded Star Cards requires reaching a certain rank, most weapons are now locked behind milestones, and class-specific gear and items are earned by unlocking them through play. A recent studio blog post details the studio’s decision.

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