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Halo 5: Guardians – Anvil’s Legacy DLC, Forge for PC to hit Sept. 8

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Halo 5: Forge is set to launch on September 8 for Windows 10. Releasing alongside Forge will be Halo 5: Guardians’ ninth free content update, Anvil’s Legacy. Forge will allow players to create, share, and play on maps for Halo 5, which should be easier with a keyboard and mouse, and will also feature sharper visuals, including support for 4k, the ability to play and host 16-player custom matches, and a new multiplatform content browser. Anvil’s Legacy will also include a streamlined crossover content browser for Forge, plus two new maps (Arena’s Mercy, Warzone’s Temple) and several new REQs. The requisitions will add three weapons, Sound Dampener attachments, and customization options.

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Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel announced, launching early 2017

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Bandai Namco has detailed the first downloadable add-on for Dark Souls III, Ashes of Ariandel. The first of two expansions, Ashes of Ariandel will send players to the frozen realm of Ariandel to uncover the evil behind the land’s woes. The journey will feature new armor sets, enemies, magic, weapons, and (undetailed) multiplayer features. Events will also expand on the overarching storyline. A batch of screenshots, along with a trailer, were released to offer an early look at the new quest.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided now available for console, PC

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After being away for a few years, Adam Jensen returns today to find a world on the brink of anarchy. Following the events in Human Revolution, augmented humans turned on their non-augmented counterparts, leading to an outburst of violence that has resulted in harsh laws designed by the latter in order to control the augmented. The cause remains a mystery to the public, and Jensen is determined to find the answers, using stealth, hacking, and gunplay, before the struggle erupts into chaos. Also included is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach, a first for the series, which has players take on the role of a hacker in a puzzle-shooter hybrid.

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New trailer released for survival open-world RPG Outward

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Nine Dots has released the Pax West trailer for their upcoming open-world fantasy adventure Outward. The role-playing game is said to utilize elements from survival titles, such as the need for food and water, to impact the narrative. Players take charge of one of four factions and lead them across the lands of Aurai. The group will have to manage their resources and fight those that get in their way. The game will autosave frequently to ensure that players live with the outcomes of their decisions, and enemies will not scale to their level, which will make navigation difficult. Magic will take time to prepare, equipment will reduce mobility, and the environment will have an impact on gear. Players can also have a friend tag along locally or online in two-player co-op. Pax attendees can try the game out at Booth #7303.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Season Pass priced, detailed

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With Deus Ex: Mankind Divided nearing its launch, Square Enix has announced the content of the season pass. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Season Pass is priced at $29.99 and includes several packs that add extra items as well as story missions. The first story expansion, System Rift, is set to go live this fall, while a plethora of in-game weapons will be added on August 23. Full details are below.

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Learn the story behind Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom in new trailer

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Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom’s Gamescom trailer has gone live. The video highlights the story of Enigami’s upcoming action role-playing game. In it, players take on the role of Chado, a young Waki who goes on a quest to find the Land of Life as a war rages between the kingdoms of Adorya and Adorn. Along the way, he learns how to interact with a mysterious, magical spirit named Shiness.

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Dead Rising 4 up for pre-order with retail-exclusive, general bonuses

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Microsoft has begun to take pre-orders for the standard edition of Dead Rising 4. Series fans will want to take note that getting in early will net them several downloadable packs. Those who go through the Microsoft Store will receive the exclusive X-Fists pack, which gives the EXO Suit a boost to bash through undead hordes. Additionally, players will also receive the goodies offered by other retailers, which will add the Steampunk Snowman Head, Candy Cane Crossbow, and Slicecycle.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare goes ’80s in Zombies in Spaceland

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Infinity Ward has revealed a new Zombies entry for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Zombies in Spaceland. The co-op-centric mode is set in a space-themed amusement park during the 1980s. Continuing series tradition, the story will follow four characters voiced by several actors and comedians: David Hasselhoff, Ike Barinholtz, Jay Pharoah, Paul Reubens, and Sasheer Zamata. Four actors are invited to an audition by director Willard Wyler, played by Paul Reubens, but find themselves transformed into an archetype (jock, nerd, rapper, and valley girl) and stuck in one of his movies. Helping them along the way is a mysterious DJ, played by David Hasselhoff. Jay Pharoah is slated to host a Zombies in Spaceland stream tomorrow, starting at 11:00 a.m. (CST), on the Call of Duty Twitch channel and Youtube channel. The mode will also be playable at this year’s Call of Duty XP.

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Everspace to enter early access for PC, Xbox One on September 14

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Rockfish Games is planning on releasing their roguelike space-based shooter Everspace on Steam Early Access, GOG’s Games in Development, and Preview Program for Xbox One and PC on September 14. The Kickstarter-backed titled raised over $750,000, and will be the first title on Xbox Preview Program on Windows 10, supporting both cross-save and cross-buy. The early version will feature six sectors, with a final sector, two additional unique player ships, and different starting gear slated to be added later this year. Scroll down to see the game in action.

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Arcade-style strategy shooter Inversus launches for PC, PS4

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Inversus, the latest action title from Hypersect designer and programmer Ryan Juckett, is now available on PSN, Humble Store, and Steam. The competitive arcade-style title mixes strategy with shooting, as players fire bullets to open and close paths in an attempt to block and trap their opponent. Up to four players are supported, locally or online, in one-versus-one and two-versus-two modes over 30-plus maps. PSN and Steam are both running a launch-week discount, knocking 10% off, with the former for PS Plus subscribers.

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