Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin screenshots, details released

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Details Announcement - Screenshot 1

New screens from and info about Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has been released by Bandai Namco. More details about what will be added and changed were also announced. And away we go: item descriptions will be expanded, the new Agape Ring will be added to store souls absorbed during online play, matchmaking will be improved with the top three most-active bonfires highlighted, white phantoms will stay in worlds longer and remain if time runs out during boss battles, enemies will have new behavior, the Imitation spell will affect normal enemies, and members of the Covenant of Champions will have to face continually respawning enemies. Those are in addition to updated graphics, new enemy placement, and an increase in the online player count.

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Etrian Mystery Dungeon gets a release date, new trailer and screens

Atlus has released a new video, screenshots, and art from their upcoming Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon hybrid roguelike, Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The latest batch of visuals focuses on the elite swordsmen of the game, the Landsknecht. The offensive-heavy fighter’s melee and area-of-effect attacks are highlighted, and players can look forward to utilizing the moves themselves when the game launches on April 7.

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The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 release date, Almanac Edition revealed

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The Book of Unwritten Tales developer King Art Games has announced that the sequel’s final chapter will now be released on February 20. The studio also revealed a special version, the DRM-free Almanac Edition. The premium set will come bundled with a 104-page hardback artbook, a making-of DVD, a soundtrack, a double-sided poster, and the Color Your Critter DLC, which will allow players to choose the color of Nate’s sidekick. And to store everything, the set will be packed inside of box designed to look like a hardcover book.

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Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta coming for all platforms

Battlefield Hardline (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360) Open Beta Announcement - Screenshot 7

EA has announced that Battlefield Hardline’s second beta will be open to all players and accessible across all platforms. The date of the next round of testing wasn’t announced, but it was noted that there won’t be a cap on level progression and that there will be two maps and two modes. Conquest will offer the chance for up to 64 players to battle it out as cops and criminals, while Hotwire will focus on mixing combat with high speed.

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Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ announced for New 3DS XL

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A previous Ace Combat entry will be returning to join the New 3DS XL’s launch library with the reveal that Bandai Namco has Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ prepped for a day-one release. Both a 3DS version and another for New 3DS XL will be available on February 13. The re-release will feature all of the content from the 2012 original plus reworked controls for New 3DS XL to utilize the C-stick and ZL/ZR buttons. A new batch of screens was also released, one of which features a ship sporting a rather nice Luigi-themed paint job.

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate New 3DS XL bundle, story trailer revealed

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) 3DS XL Announcement - System

Capcom announced that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will launch alongside the upcoming New Nintendo 3DS XL on February 13. There will also be a special 3DS XL bundle that includes a customized handheld, with a theme based around the game’s artwork, and a copy of the game. The bundle will also be available on launch day. A demo is also slated to go live “soon” for 3DS that will include portions of both the single-player and multiplayer modes. To hold players over until then, Capcom also released a story trailer, which is available below.

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Screenshots and specs released for PC version of Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) PC Spec and Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Some news out of Rockstar HQ today for PC gamers looking to take a trip to Los Santos. The studio has revealed that Grand Theft Auto V’s official launch date is now March 24. They also released the first PC-only screenshots as well as the system specs, all of which can be found below. The PC version will run at 1080p and 60fps with support for up to 4K resolution, and for those with multiple monitors, support for up to three at a time. And of course, the Rockstar Editor will be included for creating, editing, and publishing game clips as well as access to Grand Theft Auto Online. Heists, which will be available soon for the console versions of GTA Online, will be ready out the gate for the PC version.

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Citizens of Earth going live on Jan. 20, plus new screens, discounts

Citizen of Earth (3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released some new screenshots from their upcoming retro-styled role-playing game Citizens of Earth. Set to launch on January 20, the game puts players in the role of Vice President of Earth and tasks them with drumming up support amongst the populace to help him investigate the reason behind why so people have gone crazy, and to protect him in the process. The studio also sent word that there will be several discounts during launch week, with Steam, PSN (for PS Plus members), and eShop all offering 20% off.

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Free Assassin’s Creed Unity DLC pack Dead Kings now available

Assassins Creed Unity (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Dead Kings DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has released a free downloadable pack for Assassin’s Creed Unity, Dead Kings. Set after Unity, players control Arno as he explores the catacombs and caves of modern-day Saint Denis. Using a lantern to light his path, he will have to navigate subterranean traps and puzzles as he battles new enemies, the Raiders, while unlocking the new Guillotine Gun and meeting historical notables along the way, such as Napoleon and the Marquis de Sade. Side quests also offer the chance for players to take part in enigmas, co-op missions (a heist and a Brotherhood mission), and investigate new Murder Mysteries. Unlocks gained in single and co-op modes can be brought over to Unity.

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Forza Motorsport 6 announced at NAIAS 2014

Microsoft used this year’s North American International Auto Show to reveal that Turn 10 Studios is working on Forza Motorsport 6. A partnership with Ford was also announced, which will see Ford’s new performance line added to the series as well as its Ford GT supercar as the centerpiece of the cover art. The other vehicles in the line will be making their gaming debut in Forza 6, including the Shelby GT350 Mustang and F-150 Raptor.

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