Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will unlock all four Xbox 360 titles

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Everyone who buys Gears of War: Ultimate Edition or the Xbox One bundle will be able to unlock the entire series. Xbox 360 backwards compatibility, announced during E3, will allow gamers who pick up Ultimate Edition between August 25 and December 31 to play the entire run on their Xbox One: Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, and Gears of War: Judgment. Of course, current owners will be able to play them using their own copies, once backwards compatibility goes live for all this fall. All save files, add-ons, and achievements will carry over, and they will also support Xbox One features, such as screenshots, Snap, and DVR. Xbox One gamers in the preview program can play the first Gears of War today.

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Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Reckoning hitting Live tomorrow

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Activision has revealed that the final download pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Reckoning, will be available tomorrow for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The pack will include four new maps (Fracture, Overload, Quarantine, and Swarm), an Exo Grapple playlist, and the Exo Zombies finale, Descent. The final Exo Zombies entry adds new ‘fused’ enemies, a new ocean-based Atlas locale, and the Trident Reflected Energy weapon. A new trailer for Descent, as well as details on each of the maps, can be found below.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

GOG adds Anno 1602 A.D., Albion, and Archimedean Dynasty

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GOG.com has added three Ubisoft titles to their DRM-free library, Anno 1602 A.D., Albion, and Archimedean Dynasty. All three titles are making their digital distribution debut, and to celebrate, they can be purchased in a bundle for 20% off. Each has also been updated to support Windows 10. Additional details and screens can be found below; we strongly suggest checking out Archimedean Dynasty.

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PC News

Dying Light: The Following to add huge map, buggies, more

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Techland has released details about Dying Light’s latest expansion, The Following. The story-driven add-on will feature dirt buggies, a new map the size of all previous maps combined, and new items. Three screens were released that offer a glimpse of the additions (see: guy shooting a shotgun from the buggy). The Following will also be available for free for Season Pass holders.

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New Gears of War: Ultimate Edition developer video released

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The third behind-the-scenes video for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has gone live. The first two showcased the new opening cinematic and Coalition’s efforts to get the game running at 60 fps in 1080p. The latest video runs over three minutes and covers, oddly enough, cover, and the team’s methods of retaining the feeling of the original while updating the mechanics for a new generation.

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Xbox One News

Toy Soldiers: War Chest to launch on August 11 for console, PC

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The Toy Soldiers series will be returning on August 11 with Toy Soldiers: War Chest for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. War Chest, developed by Signal Studios, will be available in two versions, a standard download-only release and a deluxe version, the Hall of Fame edition, that will be sold in stores and digitally. The base game will feature four armies, while Hall of Fame will include an additional four licensed armies: G.I. Joe, He-Man, Cobra Commander, and Ezio. Each army can also be downloaded separately or together in the Legendary Heroes bundle.

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PCE Works to re-release Akumajou Dracula X and Force Gear

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PCE Works has rolled out their latest re-releases for the Turbo Duo, the Akumajou Dracula X and Force Gear. Dracula X is available as a standard edition as well as in a deluxe pack, the Belmont Survival Kit. The standard digipack edition includes an untranslated re-release of the 1993 classic, a translated color manual, replica foldouts of two ads ran in Japan, a bookmark, and a metallic sticker. The kit includes the deluxe digipak edition, a pin, a wooden cross necklace, and a life-sized wooden stake prop replica, all tucked within a velvet-lined wooden chest. A free can of a Dracula X-themed energy drink will also be sent out to early buyers. The kit runs 219 Euros ($240). A free translated copy will be available later. Force Gear, a caravan horizontal shooter unlocked in the PC Engine version of Tokimeki Memorial, is available for 29 EUR ($32) or with the digipack version of Dracula X for 99 EUR ($109).

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Legacy System News

Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition now available for PS4

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Atlus has released an updated version of Abyss Odyssey for PS4, the Extended Dream Edition. The original release of the 2D action platformer is already available for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, and now next-gen owners—well, current-gen—will get the chance to experience the lovely, challenging adventure in 1080p. In addition to graphical improvements, the game features all updates released for PC, which includes expanded move lists and multiplayer support for two players locally and four players online in duel mode. PS Plus subscribers can currently grab it or the PS3 version for 40% off.

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PlayStation 4 News

NIS announces exclusive Samurai Warriors 4-II limited edition for PS4

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NIS will be releasing a limited edition of Samurai Warriors 4-II for PS4. The special version will launch on September 29 exclusively through their online store, and will come packed with an 80-page art book, a 13-track CD, and a collector’s box. Koei Tecmo is handling traditional retail and digital publishing duties for the standard edition. The latest entry in the series will feature revamped combat and character-progression mechanics, 13 chapters, nine characters (including a new addition), and a wave-based challenge mode, Endless Castle.

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PlayStation 4 News

Rare Replay now up for digital pre-order on Xbox.com, Xbox One dash

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Microsoft has announced that retro gamers can now pre-order a copy of Rare Replay for Xbox One from Xbox.com or from the Xbox dashboard. The release also noted that those who have played some of the titles on their Xbox 360 can transfer their profile’s saved progress and achievements over to Xbox One. The previous progress will count towards unlocking their associated bonus rewards. Full details on all 30 titles are available below.

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Xbox One News