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Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, Re-Elect announced for console, PC

Saints Row Gat out of Hell (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

During their panel at PAX Prime, Volition took the opportunity to announce two new Saints Row projects, Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell and Saints Row: Re-Elect. Both titles were available at Deep Silver’s booth for attendees to try out, and both will be available on January 27. Gat Out of Hell is a standalone expansion for Saints Row IV that will pit players, as either Johnny Gat or Kinzie Kensington, against the forces of hell in a quest to save the soul of the gang’s leader. In addition to a musical number, players can also look forward to fighting historical figures as well as old enemies and a few old friends. Re-Elected is an updated version of Saints Row IV for PS4 and Xbox One.

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Lockout being reimagined for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo The Master Chief Collection (Xbox One) Lockout Announcement - Screenshot 1

Microsoft has announced that Lockout will join Halo 2 multiplayer maps Ascension, Coagulation, Sanctuary, and Zanzibar in being reimagined for the upcoming compilation Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Max Hoberman, president of Certain Affinity and one of Halo 2’s lead designers, described some of the changes to the three-level map: “most prominent among these are a bit of cover added to the ‘Elbow,’ the long walkway connecting the grav lift to the sniper tower, and a dynamic element that should help counter an entrenched group of enemies.” Lockout will also be one of the levels playable at the Xbox Booth (#412, #422, #432) at PAX Prime. 343 Industries will be hosting a number of events at PAX, including a signing, a panel, and a weekend-long tournament, details of which can be found below. Gamers not attending can check out a livestream of the events at the Halo Twitch channel.

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Convention, Xbox One News

Gauntlet delayed until Sept. 23, pre-order bonus and PAX info detailed

Gauntlet (PC) Delay Announcement - Screenshot 1

Gauntlet, the upcoming reboot of the classic top-down action title, has been pushed back to September 23, according to Warner Bros. Interactive. The additional time is needed to ‘fine-tune’ the multiplayer component. To thank those who have pre-ordered for their patience, the studio has added a new in-game bonus, a special Wizard’s Robe made from dead imps that is known The Spawn of Kerthull (pictured below). For those attending PAX Prime 2014, a four-day tournament is being held with several notable personalities, including Jerry and Mike, that will be livestreamed on the official PAX Prime Twitch channel, the details of which can be found below.

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PC News

Grab some friends and swords, Dragon Age: Inquisition gets co-op

A new co-op dungeon-crawler multiplayer mode has been announced for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Up to four players will be able to work with one another to complete special cooperative quests that are separate from the storyline. While in the dungeons, players will be able to salvage items, craft new armor and weapons, gather loot, and unlock up to 12 characters. Each of the characters will be from one of three classes: Mage, Rogue, and Warrior. PAX attendees will get a chance to try the multiplayer first hand at the Xbox Booths in North Hall, Booths 412, 422, and 432 on the fourth floor, from August 29 to September 1.

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Metro Redux brings updated 2033, Last Light to console and PC

Metro Redux (PC, PS4, Xbox One) June Screenshots - Screenshot 3

Metro returns today with the enhanced next-genified re-release Metro Redux. The $49.99 bundle includes Metro 2033, its sequel Metro: Last Light, and all DLC released for both titles for PS4 and Xbox One. Each is also available separately via download for $24.99. Both games have been enhanced with new animations, new voice overs, refined combat mechanics, and improved enemy AI. Ranger Mode is also available in both games as is the option to select two different play styles, the action-heavy Spartan mode and resource-restricted Survival mode.

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Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old King launches for console, PC

Dark Souls II (360, PC, PS3) Lost Crowns Trilogy DLC Announcement - Screenshot 2

Crown of the Old Iron King, the second part in Dark Soul II’s The Lost Crowns downloadable three-part mini-campaign, is now available. The add-on is available for 360, PC, and PS3, supplementing the original game with new enemies, bosses, gear, and locations. Unlike its grim subterranean predecessor, Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old King takes place in the same type of lave-filled and ash-strewn environment as the foreboding Iron Keep from the original game. (Hint: the DLC might be accessible from there.)

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Ace Combat Infinity update adds new crafts, missions, and parts

Ace Combat Infinity (PS3) Update Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new patch has gone live for Ace Combat Infinity. The free-to-play title is being expanded with five new aircraft, an increased level cap for 15 craft, nine new aircraft parts, seven new campaign missions, new special raid missions for Stonehenge and another limited-time mission, and the ability to view rankings for allies and rivals. Full details can be found below.

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PlayStation 3 News

Grand Theft Auto Online update adds missions, modes, and more

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3) Online Flight School Launch Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Grand Theft Auto Online received a hefty content update today, the San Andreas Flight School Update. The pack, detailed below, includes 10 new solo aerial missions, and new versus Mission Modes, as well as new races, contact missions, capture jobs, vehicles, and customization options. There are a few payout changes as well, with difficult missions now offering higher rewards and rewards now being time scaled. The update is packed with automatic update 1.16.

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Battle wages across Venus and Mars in new Destiny videos

A new gameplay trailer, titled Venus, has been released for Destiny. At around a minute and a half, the footage features a trio exploring and battling around the overgrown surface and underground compounds as well as through ruined cities. A similarly themed trailer for Mars has also been posted below, which follows another group making their way around the red planet. And in case you missed it, a multiplayer trailer was released last week.

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Gollum revealed in new Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor screens

Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Achievement and Trophy Announcement - Screenshot 1

Some new screenshots of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor have been released from its latest showing at gamescom. Two of the four shots mark the game’s debut appearance of everyone’s favorite misunderstood, single-minded miscreant, Gollum. Developer Monolith also released the achievement/trophy list, for those who can’t get enough virtual accolades.

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