Smite officially launches on Live for Xbox One

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Hi-Rez Studios’ free-to-play mythology-themed MOBA Smite has left beta and is now officially available for Xbox One. All million-plus beta participants will find that all purchases, progress, and achievements have been carried over. While free to play, Smite also offers for-pay content in the form of cosmetic skins and new gods. Items can be purchased singularly or in a bundle via The Founder’s Pack, available until August 31, which contains all 67 gods, all future gods, 400 Gems, Ares ‘Soldier of Fortune’ skin, and Ymir ‘Cacodemon X’ for $29.99. For those wanting a freebie, PC players who take advantage of a one-time deal to link their accounts before August 31 will receive a Zeus Xbox skin for both versions. Monthly updates are planned to add new gods, content, and modes.

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The Legend of Legacy character video reveals Bianca, Meurs

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A new character video has been released for The Legend of Legacy. Two of the seven main characters are highlighted in the footage, Bianca and Meurs. Bianca is an amnesiac whose stats favor her taking on a support role, while she prefers to arm herself with axes, bows, short swords, and spears. Meurs is one of the few living elementalists, summoned to Avalon for mysterious reasons. He also excels in a support role, armed with a short sword and shield while harnessing the wind.

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Grandia II Anniversary Edition to launch on August 24

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GungHo has announced that Grandia II HD Edition has been renamed Grandia II Anniversary Edition in honor of the series’ 15th anniversary. Additionally, the studio plans on releasing the remastered version on GOG.com and Steam on August 24. A launch promo is also available for early buyers that knocks 25% off the regular price of $19.99. The PC version will feature a host of visual enhancements, including new shadows, higher resolution, and anti-aliasing, plus a new Japanese voice-over track, a new difficulty level, and controller support.

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Batman: Arkham Knight gets 1989 Movie Batmobile, Bat-Family Skins

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Two new downloadable packs have gone live for Batman: Arkham Knight, the 1989 Movie Batmobile Pack and Bat-Family Skin Pack. The Batmobile Pack adds not only the Batmobile from the 1989 film but also another skin based on the film for Batman, as well as two racetracks inspired by Batman and Batman Returns. The Bat-Family Skin Pack is a bundle of six skins from various timelines: 1990s Catwoman, One Year Later Robin, Arkham Origins Batman, Iconic Grey & Black Batman, 1970s Batman, and Original Arkham Nightwing. Each pack runs $1.99. New screenshots, a new trailer, and a DLC release schedule were also released.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD launches on Steam for Windows PC

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is now on Steam for Windows PC. The PC version is said to more closely represent the director’s vision, adding new gameplay features and PC specific add-ons to the world. Other enhancements include an improved battle camera, scalable motion-blur settings, options for increased resolution, and support for controllers. Minimum and recommended system requirements are listed below.

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PS4 Star Wars Battlefront bundles, Super Star Wars PSN announced

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Two new Star Wars-themed PlayStation 4bundles are slated to hit stores this holiday season. Both bundles are scheduled to launch on November 17, the same day as Star Wars Battlefront’s release, and feature system and controller artwork inspired by Darth Vader. The other bundle comes packed with Disney Infinity extras, including the game, a base, a Boba Fett figure, and the Rise Against the Empire Set Pack. In addition, both will come with vouchers for four digital titles, announced today: Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, and Star Wars Bounty Hunter. All four titles will feature updated visuals as well as support for trophies.

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New Mad Max interactive trailer released, Choose Your Path

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A new interactive trailer has been released for Mad Max. The Choose Your Path video runs through a scenario that takes over two minutes to complete and allows viewers to decide how Max goes about tackling a variety of situations, loading a clip corresponding to their choice. There are three branches in total, three choices per branch, with each showcasing a different gameplay style. The video’s total run length is over seven minutes, the scenario looping several times so that viewers can follow multiple paths.

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Mad World returns in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition launch trailer

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Microsoft has reached into their vaults for the latest trailer for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Fans of the original might recall a memorable TV spot featuring the song Mad World, and in a fitting nod to the 2006 version, Mad World returns for Ultimate Edition’s launch trailer. Check it out below. And as a reminder, all save files, add-ons, and achievements will carry over to Ultimate Edition, which will also support several Xbox One features, including screenshots, Snap, and DVR.

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(PC Review) King’s Quest – A Knight to Remember

(PC Review) King’s Quest – A Knight to Remember

“… a first-rate adventure, through and through. ”

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The Legend of Legacy limited edition contents detailed

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The Legend of Legacy will be getting the traditional ‘Atlus treatment’ when it launches on October 13. Which means, of course, goodies! Pre-order and launch editions will come boxed in a 6” x 8” case, packed with a 40-page hardcover art book, featuring commentary from character artist Tomomi Kobayashi, and a 10-track soundtrack CD with arrangements from Saga and Final Fantasy XIII composer Masashi Hamauzu. Also, unlike the past few Atlus releases, Legend of Legacy will be released for $39.99.

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