- Retro-style shooter Strafe gets a bloody launch date reveal
- Halo Wars 2 begins Blitz Multiplayer Beta for PC and Xbox One
- Get a look at Yakuza 0’s first-run Business Edition in unboxing video
- Birthdays the Beginning developer video series debuts with Creation
- Rogue Factor adapting Necromunda: Underhive Wars to console, PC
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Supremacy, the title’s third download pack, is now available for PC, PS3, and PS4. The set includes four maps designed around the Exo Grapple mechanic, one of which is a revamped version of Highrise from Modern Warfare 2. Also included is the debut of Bruce Campbell in the next chapter of Exo Zombies. A full rundown on all of the additions is posted below.
Sony has announced that the PS Vita, the successor to the PlayStation Portable, will launch on February 22 for $249.99 (Wi-Fi) and $299.99 (3G/Wi-Fi). The system features an OLED front touch screen and rear touch pad, dual analog sticks, motion sensors, and dual cameras. Social network integration will also feature prominently with support for Facebook, foursquare, Skype, and Twitter. Over 100 titles are said to be in development, including new versions of Assassin’s Creed, Resistance, Uncharted series, and WipEout.
Activision has begun to take submissions for the Activision Independent Games Competition. Open to all independent developers within the U.S., the second AIGC will be administered by IndieCade and offer a developer or developers funding for a game concept, title in development, or completed work, with ownership remaining with the creator. The first-place prize is a cash award of $175,000, and the runner-up will receive $75,000.
White Knight Chronicles II, the sequel to White Knight Chronicles: International Edition, is now available for the PlayStation 3. Actually, it’s more like a bundle, since the International Edition of the original is included with the sequel – hurray for free games! The Level-5-developed RPGs are said to blend the interactive multiplayer co-op experience with the “cinematic storytelling” of their single-player brethren.
Some news on the Section 8: Prejudice front today. First up, developer TimeGate Studios has launched a kill counter across both the 360 and PC versions to introduce a new mode. The sooner players get to 10 million kills, the sooner the Assault game mode is unlocked for play. In Assault, teams are pitted against one another over Control Points, with the attackers trying to achieve control in the fastest time possible and the defenders trying to hold out for as long as possible. And the other bit of news, most likely spotted by you eagle-eyed readers, is that the PC version of Prejudice is now available for purchase. Shooter fans can find it on Steam, Games for Windows Marketplace, Direct2Drive, and Impulse.
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Escalation, follow-up to the First Strike DLC map pack, is now available for download on Live Marketplace. Escalation includes four new multiplayer maps and new Zombie mode content which features George Romero and other horror stars in some Hollywood-style undead action. Escalation is going for 1200 MS Points, and is also the cause of a new Grudge Match today between Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets and Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings against Treyarch members and Black Ops players.
“With its October 19 launch quickly approaching, Activision has announced the full track list for DJ Hero 2. The upcoming 360, PS3, and Wii turntablexplosion will feature 105 tracks that will be used to create over 80 unique mixes.”