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Halo 5 to get 4K update, 360 series to be backwards compatible

Microsoft is set to kick off the Halo Summer Celebration. In the upcoming months, the studio is set to revisit several of the older titles in the line. First up is word that four titles will be added to Xbox One’s backwards compatibility library later this year: Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4, and Halo: CE Anniversary. Each game will support the campaign, multiplayer, and LAN play on Xbox One and between One and 360. As a bonus, every 360 add-on map pack will be free in Xbox Store. Later this year, Halo 5: Guardians will receive an update to support 4K alongside the release of Xbox One X. Halo Wars 2 is also set to get a new premium expansion this fall, Awakening the Nightmare. The add-on will feature a campaign focusing on The Banished, along with the return of the Flood and a new multiplayer mode, Terminus Firefight. Lastly, 343 will also be in attendance at several upcoming events, including RTX Austin 2017, HCS Summer Finals at DreamHack Atlanta, ChinaJoy and gamescom.

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Jutland’s liberation begins with release of Valkyria Revolution

The Valkyria series receives its fourth entry today with the launch of Valkyria Revolution. The spin-off shares some similarities with the original trilogy but is entirely separate from them, taking place in a different universe and timeline. The combat has changed, too, from being turn based and tactical to more free wheeling, similar to systems found in action role-playing games. As leader of the Vanargand Squad, an elite anti-Valkyria unit, players set forth to defeat the Ruzi Empire in order to end a devastating blockade that is slowly strangling the kingdom of Jutland. Their squad will fight throughout Europa using swords, guns, and ragnite-fueled powers.

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Deadly Premonition: The Board Game meets Kickstarter goal

The Deadly Premonition: The Board Game has surpassed its Kickstarter’s campaign goal. The initial funding amount of $132,000 was surpassed in eight hours, and there are two weeks remaining, with future pledges going towards meeting the stretch goals. The card-based board game allows for two to four players to take on the role of Agent York as he searches for a serial killer. The planned gameplay will allow players to use evidence, clear suspects, and undermining opponents. Games are estimated to last 30-45 minutes.

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Grand Theft Auto IV, Episodes from Liberty City playable on Xbox One

Rockstar has added three titles to the Xbox One’s expanding list of backwards compatible titles: Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, and Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition. As with the other titles in the program, players who own the digital version can immediately download the game from the “Ready to Install” section, while physical owners can initiate the download by inserting their disc. Original game saves can also be transferred if they are stored via Cloud Saved Games.

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Bully: Scholarship Edition now backwards compatible with Xbox One

Rockstar has announced that the Xbox 360 version of Bully: Scholarship Edition is now backwards compatible on Xbox One. As with other titles, digital owners can download it immediately, while physical owners will have to insert the game disc in order to initiate a free download. If players have their original save files stored via Cloud Saved Games, they can transfer it over to continue their session on Xbox One.

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Zen Studios to add Bethesda pack with Doom, Fallout, Skyrim tables

Zen Studios is teaming up with Bethesda to bring Doom, Fallout, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to their various pinball platforms. Each series will get its own table next month. Doom Pinball will have players fight their way through hordes of demons in a UAC facility. Fallout Pinball will be set in the wastes and feature Factions to join, Vaults to raid, and Bobbleheads to collect. Lastly, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Pinball is set to have craftable weapons, magic, armor, loot to buy and sell, materials to mine, trainers, and side quests. All of them will have leaderboards, score tracking, and additional social features.

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King’s Quest – Chapter 5: The Good Knight, Complete Collection out

The main storyline of King’s Quest comes to a close today with the release of Chapter 5: The Good Knight. All of the decisions made in the previous entries come to a head in the end, as an elderly King Graham goes on one last quest to save Daventry. The finale is also joined by a physical release, King’s Quest: The Complete Collection, for PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. A downloadable epilogue is also in the works, and will be available to everyone who owns the Season Pass or Complete Collection.

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Zen unleashes the ladies with Marvel Pinball: Women of Power

Zen Studios has released two packs of tables featuring heroes and villains for Marvel Pinball. The tables are available across their console and PC lines, with the mobile versions getting them on Thursday. Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, Squirrel Girl, and others make appearances. On one table, Black Widow and Madame Masque must keep the Cosmic Cube balls from breaking to avoid an alternate reality dominated by the Soviet Union. On another, Bombshell and Ms. Marvel duke it while Squirrel Girl and Spider-Gwen assist from the sidelines.

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Destiny: Rise of Iron now available, transition program begins

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

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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