Stranger of Sword City delayed, gets new in-game art option, trailer

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NIS and Experience Inc.’s latest collaboration, Stranger of Sword City, has been delayed a bit and will now launch on April 26. The upcoming dungeon-crawler will also feature a new art option, offering players the choice of two art styles for their in-game graphics. In addition, a new trailer, posted below, was released highlighting some of the characters that the player will meet as they defend the land of Escario.

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Ubisoft details free, for-pay DLC plans for Tom Clancy’s the Division

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Tom Clancy’s the Division will be receiving three major expansions, according to Ubisoft. The online open-world role-playing shooter will receive both free updates and for-pay add-ons. The free updates will include standard balance tweaks and bug fixes along with new modes, such as group challenges in co-op. For-pay additions will be released throughout the year and add an underground area for up to four players in co-op, a survival mode, and another, unspecific mode called Last Stand. All three are included with the Season Pass, which also comes with an exclusive sawed-off shotgun and customize sidearm, in addition to outfits, weapon skins, and access to special events and content drops. Players can sign up for the upcoming beta here, which is set to kick off on January 28 for Xbox One and 29 for PC and PS4.

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GOG.com gets into early access with Games in Development

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GOG.com has kicked off a new curated pre-order program, similar to Steam Early Access and Xbox’s Game Program, called Games in Development. They will be offering select, in-development titles that they deem promising. The titles will come with a 14-day refund, be DRM-free, and implement GOG Galaxy’s rollback feature. Five titles have been chosen to begin the program and discounted up to 40% off: Ashes of the Singularity, Curious Expeditions, Project Zomboid, Starbound, and TerraTech. The discounts will end on February 2.

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The Replacer’s back to sell Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening

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Treyarch’s brought back an old acquaintance to promote the new Awakening DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The Replacer Returns sees Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Blacklist) reprising his role as series pitchman and going through a bizarre sequence of events that sees him walking dogs, cooking, and modeling. Awakening is set to hit on February 2 for PS4 with four new multiplayer maps and a new Zombies mission, Der Eisendrache.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider now available digitally for PC

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Rise of the Tomb Raider has ventured beyond the Xbox family and has hit digital outlets for PC. Ported by Nixxes Software, the PC version supports enhanced graphics options, including 4K resolution, Pure Hair tech, new weather and foliage effects, and greater draw distances.

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Forza Motorsport 6 getting Alpinestars Car Pack tomorrow

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Turn 10 will be releasing seven new rides for Forza Motorsport 6 tomorrow with the Alpinestars Car Pack. The $6.99 set will include the prototype 2015 Ford #02 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk XXVI Daytona, which will be at this weekend’s race, as well as the 1990 Mercury #15 Whistler Radar Cougar XR-7, 2005 Pontiac Aztek, 1992 Alfa Romeo Milano Quadrifoglio Verde, 1967 Sunbeam Tiger, 1974 Toyota Corolla SR5, and 1996 Subaru SVX. A new contest is also beginning tomorrow, with special Rivals mode that features the Ford Daytona Prototype on the Daytona Sports Car Circuit. Winners will receive Alpinestars-branded apparel. Check here for the rules.

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Torment: Tides of Numenera enters Steam Early Access

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inXile’s crowdfunded role-playing game Torment: Tides of Numenera, the spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment, is now available on Steam Early Access. Designed in the style of the Infinity Engine games of old, using an isometric view and a similar interface, the game will feature a combination of 2D and 3D graphics and an emphasis on narrative. The setting is based on Monte Cook’s Ninth World from the Numenera pen-and-paper game.

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Homefront: The Revolution co-op mode trailer, details released

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Deep Silver has detailed the four-player co-op mode in Homefront: The Revolution. The upcoming open-world first-person shooter’s Resistance Mode will allow players to form a Resistance Cell to battle the KPA in story-driven missions throughout Philadelphia. Players will level as they play, unlocking new skills, equipment, and weapon blueprints. A trailer was released to show the mode in action, while a closed beta is currently scheduled to run February 11-14 for Xbox One. Community members who’ve signed up on the official site will also get a chance to take part in stress tests, which are planned for January 29 and February 5 for Xbox One. Also announced is the Revolutionary Spirit pre-order pack, which will come with unique skins and access to select weapons for the campaign.

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Get a look at Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – Storybook Edition’s steel book

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Atlus has revealed some more artwork from the Storybook Edition of Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The art print of Alice and Socrates was released last week, and today the studio has sent the art of Valkyrie Gwendolyn that will appear on the metal slipcase. More VanillaWare art is never a bad thing.

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Black Ops III – Awakening: Der Eisendrach trailer released

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The official trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening: Der Eisendrache has gone live. The first downloadable chapter in the latest Zombies mode adds Origin characters Dempsey, Nicolai, Richtofen, and Takeo. The group must explore a medieval castle that’s been built on a deposit of Element 115, and survive the ensuing onslaught of monsters. Awakening will be released first for PS4 on February 2.

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