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Destiny: Rise of Iron now available, transition program begins

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Destiny’s latest expansion, Rise of Iron, is now available for download. The $29.99 add-on is the game’s largest to date, introducing The Plaguelands on Earth, the six-player Raid Felwinter Peak, a three-player Strike, four player-versus-player maps, Supremacy competitive mode, and a social space home to a stronghold that needs to be retaken. A new story partners players with Lord Saladin to battle an evil spreading a disease across the land. An extra Raid, Wrath of the Machine, is also slated to go live at noon on Friday.

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Nordic Games now THQ Nordic, several THQ projects in the works

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After eight years, Nordic Games has decided to take full advantage of their 2013 asset acquisition of THQ and reincorporate themselves as THQ Nordic. The change comes as the company looks to enter their next phase and fully embrace their IPs, as they seek to “align them with the very best development resources to expand upon them with the level of experience that communities and established fan bases expect and deserve.” The studio currently has 23 ongoing projects, 13 of which have not been revealed publicly. According to the release, the majority of those that haven’t been announced are based on THQ properties. It seems as though Darksiders II will be getting plenty of company.

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Warner Bros. to distribute Telltale’s Batman, The Walking Dead series

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Warner Bros. Interactive has teamed up with Telltale Games to distribute two of the latter’s upcoming titles, Batman – The Telltale Series and the third season of The Walking Dead. Batman will debut digitally this August for console, mobile, and PC. A physical version will hit stores on September 13 as a Season Pass Disc that will include the first of the season’s five episodes on the disc. The remainder of the episodes will be downloadable as part of the package as they become available.

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Details, teams revealed for Call of Duty World League Stage 2 Finals

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Activision has released details about Call of Duty World League’s upcoming CWL Pro Division Stage 2 Finals. Scheduled to run from today until July 17 in Burbank, CA, teams from Australia/New Zealand, Europe, and North America are set to square off by region. Quarterfinals kick off the tournament, with Saturday hosting ANZ finals and semifinals and Sunday the top European and North American teams. The players are competing for a piece of the $3.5 million 2016 prize pool. Players can watch the event on the Call of Duty Twitch channel, MLG.tv, Call of Duty’s eSports section, and through the PS4 version of Black Ops III’s Live Event Viewer. The full schedule can be found below.

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Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare compatible with Xbox One

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Red Dead Redemption is now backwards compatible for Xbox One. Rockstar’s ambitious, highly praised Western features reformed outlaw John Marston on a quest for revenge as he hunts down members of his old gang. The undead are also joining the party, as the entire line of titles is backwards compatible, not just the original: Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare, and Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition. Digital owners can download the titles from the Games Store, while physical owners will need to insert the game disc into their system in order to initiate the download.

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Prison Architect, DLC now available for PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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Prison Architect is now available digitally and physically for PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Released last year for PC, Introversion Software’s prison sim was ported by Double Eleven. The console version features a story mode, sandbox mode, and new in-game community features that allow players to build, maintain, and share their prisons. Additional downloadable content has also gone live, All Day and a Night, for $9.99. The DLC adds eight unique wardens, prison maps, and expansion plots. Each warden has their own play style, and they will be able to build penitentiaries in an abandoned city block, a desert, and other odd locales.

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Console versions of Minecraft get new versus mini-game, Battle

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A new mini-game has launched for the console versions of Minecraft, Battle. The free update includes the mode as well as three maps, and more map packs are planned to launch in the future for $2.99 each. The last-man-standing mode has players battle for resources and weapons in booby-trapped arenas. The maps were designed specifically for consoles so that they are “super-accessible and fast-paced, made to support couch-based competition just as easily as online matchmaking.”

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Tekken 7 launching early ’17 for console, PC, TTT2 free for Live Gold

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Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for Tekken 7. The video coincides with the news that the game will be released in early 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Currently in development under franchise director Katsuhiro Harada, the home port will feature several additions over the arcade version, including Story Mode, which will host seven new characters alongside Street Fighter’s Akuma. The storyline will follow the struggle between members of the Mishima clan. To celebrate the announcement, and so players can take advantage of its recent addition to the list of Backward Compatible titles, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be free for a limited time for Xbox Live Gold members, starting today at 1 p.m. (CST) until June 21 at 5:00 a.m. (CST).

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Call of Duty XP 2016 detailed, hands-on with Infinite Warfare, events

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Activision is preparing to open ticket sales for Call of Duty XP 2016, “the biggest Call of Duty fan event in history.” Running from September 2-4 in Los Angeles, the Call of Duty World League will host the final teams for $2 million in prizes at the Call of Duty World League Championship. The event will also feature hands-on demos of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered multiplayer,and new downloadable content for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. There will also be exhibits, developer panels, a surprise musical guest, paintball in a life-sized replica of Black Ops’ Nuketown map, Zombies laser tag, and the first Call of Duty VR experience that will include piloting a Jackal. Tickets will go on sale at noon (CST) on June 11 for $49, $129, and $199. Full details are below. For those unable to attend, check out the event livestream at the official Twitch and Youtube channels.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan out now

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in a new PlatinumGames-developed brawler, Mutants in Manhattan. Inspired by the original run, the game sports cartoon-like cel-shaded graphics and a story from IDW Publishing author Tom Waltz. The team-based title pits the four turtles against Shredder, General Krang, Karai, Bebop, and the rest of the Foot Clan in a battle to save New York. See it in action below.

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