Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Red Faction: Guerrilla gets new modes, drops GfWL in Steam Edition

Red Faction Guerrilla Steam Edition (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nordic Games has updated the PC version of Red Faction: Guerrilla. Now available on Steam, the new version has the Game for Windows Live elements stripped out and replaced with Steam extras, including trading cards, matchmaking and multiplayer through Steamworks, leaderboard support, and achievements (base game and DLC), plus voice chat and savegame migration from the GfWL edition. Other additions and improvements include support for offline mode, host migration functionality, Behemoth Mode, six maps for Wrecking Crew, join-in-progress for multiplayer, and stability improvements. More details are available below. And to top it all off: the game’s currently on sale for $2.99.

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Batman: Arkham Knight – Ace Chemicals Infiltration series continues

Warner Bros. has released the latest video of their Ace Chemical Infiltration trailer series for Batman: Arkham Knight. The second of the trilogy continues on from the first, with new footage of the Batmobile in Battle Mode as well as a glimpse at the Arkham Knight’s militia and drone tanks. Check out the first part here.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to get Exo Zombies mode in 2015

Sledgehammer has revealed on their blog that they will be releasing a zombies mode, Exo Zombies, for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The mode will be part of the upcoming DLC pack Havoc, which is slated to launch early next year.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt now up for pre-order on PSN

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) PSN Pre-Order Announcement - Screenshot 9

CD Projekt has announced that they’ve added The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt onto PSN for pre-order. Geralt of Rivia will be setting out on his next journey early next year when Wild Hunt launches for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. For those who missed the recent reveal, players will be able access 16 free DLC packs regardless of whether or not they pre-order.

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PlayStation 4 News

Secret Ponchos launching Dec. 2 for PS4, first month free for PS Plus

Secret Ponchoes (PC, PS4) PS4 Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Switchblade Monkeys’ Wild West-themed top-down shooter Secret Ponchos will be hitting PSN on December 2 for PS4. PlayStation Plus members will be able to access the game for free during launch month. The versus-focused title will feature support for two to eight players, two-player splitscreen play, and several game modes. Players will be able to choose from one of five outlaws and square off in Deathmatch, Domination, Free-for-All, and Team modes. Each outlaw will have their own style, using everything from whips to shotguns, and be able to lay ambushes using a cover mechanic.

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Sunset Overdrive weapon DLC released, voting and MP perks detailed

Insomniac Games has announced several new items for Sunset Overdrive, including new weapons, events, and item boosts. The first weapon pack launched today for $4.99, which includes the Plague Bomb, which causes vomiting to the point of exploding; the Rager, for creating a cloud that confuses and enrages enemies to the point where they attack one another; Shield Buddy, a bomb-deploying shield; and the Multi-Lock Rocket Launcher for targeting up to eight enemies at once. Demonstrations of each can be seen in an archived livestream.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin announced for console and PC

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

From Software has more Dark Souls II in store for 2015. Bandai Namco has announced that the studio is currently working on Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Scheduled to launch on April 7, Scholar of the First Sin will include the original game along with all three downloadable chapters (The Lost Crowns Trilogy) and brand-new content. New enemies, in-game events, and an extra non-playable character are being added for all versions, which will be included in the free ver. 1.10 patch for current owners. The versions for the newer consoles and DirectX11 PCs will also sport enhanced graphics.

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New Batman: Arkham Knight trailer, Ace Chemicals Infiltration Part 1

Warner Bros. has begun to roll out new series of gameplay videos from Batman: Arkham Knight. First up is The Official Batman: Arkham Knight – Ace Chemicals Infiltration – Pt. 1, the first of a trilogy set during a hostage situation. Batman must infiltrate the Ace Chemicals plant and save the remaining workers while battling Arkham Knight and the Scarecrow’s forces. The footage showcases the new Fear Takedown move and incorporation of the Batmobile into Combat Mode.

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Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below Prologue trailer reveals Crota

Bungie has released a new trailer for their upcoming Destiny expansion, The Dark Below. The CG-only video runs just short of a minute and a half and gives players a glimpse of Crota, a Hive god that must be defeated before he can launch an invasion of Earth.

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Xbox One celebrates first year with 24 hours of free Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 4

Microsoft will be celebrating the Xbox One’s one-year anniversary with a 24-hour free-play session of Sunset Overdrive. Beginning tomorrow, Xbox One owners who have a membership to Xbox Live Gold will be able to play Sunset Overdrive for free until 11:01 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, 12:01 a.m. (EST). On November 22, Insomniac will be fielding their own multiplayer team to go against all takers on Monday at noon (CST) as well as show off some new weapons on the official Xbox Twitch channel. Microsoft will also be giving away gifts, including background images and free rentals, as well as prizes; the full list of all the goodies can be found here.

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