Sega bringing Valkyria Revolution over for PS4, Xbox One

The Valkyria series is continuing stateside next year with the release of Valkyria Revolution for PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One. Released in Japan as Valkyria: Azure Revolution, North American players will be able to purchase the game digitally and physically for PS4 and Xbox One as well as digitally for PS Vita. Neither strictly a sequel or a spin-off, Revolution is set in an alternate timeline from the main series, now based on Europe’s industrial revolution rather than WWII, and replaces the turn-based combat system with a hybrid setup. Combat is in real time, but players will also engage in tactical strategy across multiple battlefields. The story follows five vengeful friends, the Circle of Five, who use their influence to push an isolated nation to fight against imperialist neighbors. As the game plays out, the group will come to be viewed as brave liberators or traitorous murderers. One of the remaining Valkyrur, Brunhilde, is a wild card in the struggle.

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Dishonored 2 to get free update next week with New Game Plus

Dishonored 2’s first free game update has been announced and dated for next week. Arkane is using the update to note only improve performance but to also add a new feature. Beginning Monday, and today as part of the beta update for PC, players can access New Game Plus. In the mode, accessible once the game has been completed, players will be able to access both Corvo’s and Emily’s ability sets as well as all Bonecharm Traits and Runes found during the playthrough. Two more features were announced to be added in January, as part of the second free update: Custom Difficulty Settings and Mission Select.

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(Xbox One Review) Dead Rising 4

“… brings back the addictive over-the-top action of its predecessors, but not all of the changes made to the open-world formula are positive.”

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Destiny: Rise of Iron – The Dawning event kicks off today

Bungie has begun the latest event for Destiny: Rise of Iron, The Dawning. The event adds new quests, bounties, gear, emblems, emotes, and more. A record book with new challenges has also been added, while the Sparrow Racing League returns with two additional tracks, one set on Earth and the other on Mercury. Players will also find a new mode, Strike Scoring. Full notes can be found here.

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Watch four minutes of The Surge’s gory, methodical combat

Deck 13 has released four minutes of gameplay from their upcoming action role-playing game The Surge. The unedited footage features a bloody combat system that results in dismemberment and disembowelment while also emphasizing a slow pace. The player explores a facility overrun by cybernetic enemies, both those built for combat and others that are failed experiments with nano-technology. The system forces players to make a choice to either aim for an enemy’s vulnerable spot to secure victory or try to preserve them, prolonging the battle but also making it possible to attain their equipment after the battle.

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Blizzard Mountain Expansion released for Forza Horizon 3

Blizzard Mountain Expansion has gone live for Forza Horizon 3. Blizzard Mountain adds a new high-terrain area to Australia, along with extra events, challenges, and a new campaign. For the first time, players have to contend with snow, heavy wind, and sunlight reflecting off of ice. Seven rides are included to tackle the new environment: 2016 Ford Gymkhana 9 Focus RS RX, 1965 Ford F-100 Flareside Abatti Racing Trophy Truck, 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Group 4, 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B, 2016 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept, 2016 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck, and 2016 Subaru #199 WRX STI VT15r Rally Car. MS is hosting a day-long stream to celebrate the release at the official Forza Beam channel, with presenters showing off the latest additions and answering questions.

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Persona 5 gets fancy with Haru Okumura, actor actor interviewed

Persona 5’s latest reveal, Haru Okumura, is said to be the rebellious daughter of a rich businessman. After a strict upbringing, she has shed a life of wealth and rigid routines to hang out with her friends. As Noir, she seeks justice and a better world with the Phantom Thieves. As before, a video interview with the character’s voice actor, Xanthe Huynh, has been posted below the character trailer.

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Tekken 7 gets Kuma and Panda, tournament mode for online versus

Tekken 7 has officially added two more to its roster, Kuma and Panda. The former is Heihachi’s pet and bodyguard, trained in Kuma Shinken, while the latter is Xiaoyu’s pet and protector. As it happens, she also practices Kuma Shinken. Check them out in action below. Additionally, Bandai Namco also announced that tournaments will be added to online multiplayer, with up to eight participants able to compete in single or double elimination bouts. Winners can also receive in-game items or fight money. Password support will be implemented for joining and spectating, too.

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Velvet goes on the hunt in new trailer for Tales of Berseria

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for Tales of Berseria. The video features protagonist Velvet Crowe as she pursues her quest of vengeance against her enemies. PC and PS4 players wanting to follow up on what they see will get a chance to play the game ahead of its release with a demo scheduled to go live on January 10.

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Shadow Warrior 2 gets free trial-based DLC, The Way of the Wang

Shadow Warrior 2 received a new free download pack today, The Way of the Wang. The seven-trial drop adds an area in the game’s hub town that allows access to trials that unlock new weapon gem slots, weapon upgrades, and crafting abilities. Those that are able to complete the final mission, Trial of the Ancient God, will receive a new weapon, the Fist of Gozu. Additionally, the game will receive three new Insane difficulty levels and five extra achievements. For those on the fence, it’s currently 25 percent off as part of a weekend-long promotion.

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