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Square Enix Collective offering Anachronox, Fear Effect, and Gex IPs

Gex (PC, PSX, Saturn) PC version, courtesy of GOG.com

Square Enix is offering three Eidos IPs for independent developers to try their hand at through the studio’s Collective platform. Anachronox, Fear Effect, and Gex are all on offer for developers to submit game ideas, and new project pitch submissions have also been reopened. A previous submission, Goetia, a point-and-click adventure from French developer Sushee, recently passed its Kickstarter goal with 48 hours to go. According to the release, it was the latest campaign’s success that inspired them to open up the Eidos IPs.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD combat trailer, Episode Duscae clip released

Square Enix has released a translated video of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD from their recent Active Time Report presentation. The three-minute-long trailer starts with a bloody man begging for help and subsequently follows Class Zero as they argue about duty and battle a variety of monsters. The last minute is a clip from Final Fantasy XV – Episode Duscae – of Noctis and crew also battling enemies, as well as doing a bit of giggling. Episode Duscae will be available with the Day One Edition of Type-0 HD.

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3DS, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ now available for 3DS

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Bandai Namco has released Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ for 3DS and New 3DS XL. The new version of Assault Horizon Legacy features support for several of the new system’s added features, including amiibos, 3D face-tracking technology, the c-stick, and expanded controls for the ZL and ZR buttons. New Nintendo-themed skins can also be unlocked by collecting Super Stars, including Bowser, Donkey Kong, Mario, Luigi, and Peach. Additional skins are accessible by using compatible amiibo characters, such as Captain Falcon, Samus, Star Fox, and Zelda.

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Sunset Overdrive gets scavenger hunt for Valentine’s Day

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A special Valentine’s Day-themed Achievement and costume has been added to Sunset Overdrive. The set is inspired by game director Drew Murray’s daughter, Ainsley, whose drawings are scattered throughout the game world. By finding and interacting with all 12 pieces of art, players will earn the 175-point ‘D’awwwwww’ Achievement along with a custom outfit. Insomniac has created a series of videos to help players track them all down.

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Xbox One News

Broforce adds otherworldly terrors with Alien Infestation update

Broforce (PC) Alien Infestation Update Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Free Lives has added some evil extraterrestrial bros to Broforce in a new update, Alien Infestation. Aliens have invaded the action platformer, and now players must face a new enemy that can attack from above, scale walls, and munch on terrorists. Up to four players will be able to tackle the new campaign, which also features new traps and bosses. Amped bros can currently grab the game for 25% off.

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Dying Light gameplay video shows the Night Hunter in action

Techland has released a new gameplay trailer from Dying Light’s Be the Zombie multiplayer mode. The video, narrated by lead game designer Maciej Binkowski, highlights the asymmetric aspect of the player-versus-player combat. One player controls the super-powered Night Hunter zombie and uses its array of moves, from a ground pound to horde-summoner spit, to track and take down four other players. Current players should watch until the end: a code flashes that can be redeemed for in-game weapons from Dockets.DyingLightGame.com. Note that accounts must be linked to access the free weapons from the Quartermaster.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Far Cry 4: Overrun DLC launches for console, PC on Thursday

Far Cry 4 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Overrun DLC Launch Announcement - Header

A new downloadable pack has gone live for Far Cry 4, Overrun. The add-on adds Overrun, a new player-versus-player mode that tasks teams with taking and holding one of three zones; four new maps; and a new vehicle, the dune buggy. Additional details are available below, and PC gamers will be able to get their hands on the pack on February 12. And as part of a general update, the map editor’s functionality has also been expanded to allow for all created maps to be playable in co-op.

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Resident Evil sets PSN, Capcom digital release sales records

Resident Evil (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Sales Announcement - Screenshot 1

According to Capcom, Resident Evil has set the record for PSN’s biggest-selling day-one digital title. Additionally, the game has become their fastest-selling digital title to date in North America and Europe. To accompany the announcements, we’ve added several new screenshots from the remade remake, showing more of Chris and the Master of Unlocking herself in action.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin patch, media released

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer, the box art, and 10 new screenshots for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. A new patch has also gone live, which adds the new non-playable character The Scholar, who offers additional insight into the story, plus improvements to online matchmaking, expanded item descriptions, the Agape Ring, and other adjustments and changes to solo as well as online play.

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Microsoft holding launch event for Evolve with prizes, developer Q&A

Evolve (PC, PS4, Xbox One) MS Launch Event Announcement - Screenshot 1

Microsoft is holding a launch event for the Xbox One version of Evolve at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on Monday, February 9, at 9 p.m. The store will be redesigned to adopt an Evolve theme, allowing early buyers to pick up their pre-order at 12:01 a.m., sign up for giveaways, and ask questions in a Q&A with Major Nelson and developers from Turtle Rock Studios. The first 150 buyers to pick up their game will also receive an Evolve gift bag. Additional details can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

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Xbox One News