Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Sunset Overdrive goes goooold, pre-order extras and more detailed

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) Gold Announcement - Screenshot 1

Microsoft has sent word that Insomniac Games’ upcoming action shooter Sunset Overdrive has gone gold. Pre-orders are now open, and gamers who put down their cash between now and the game’s release on October 28 will receive the Day One Edition or, for a bit more, the Day One Digital Deluxe Edition. Both versions come with a variety of extras, including modified weapons and an outfit. The full list of items is available below. The Digital version is slightly more expensive at $79.99, but it also includes the $19.99 Season Pass, which adds exclusive outfits as well as new amps and traps.


DLC, Xbox One News

Final Fantasy XIII now available on Steam, SE Store for PC

Final Fantasy XIII (360, PC, PS3) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy XIII has launched as a download-only release for PC. Available through Square Enix Online Store and Steam, the PC version features 60 frames per second, dual audio for those wanting Japanese dialog with English subtitles, and support for Steam Trading Cards. The rest of the trilogy is slated for release in spring 2015.


PC News

Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets Warlord as final Halo 2 map

Halo The Master Chief Collection (Xbox One) Halo 2 Warlock Map Announcement - Screenshot 1

The last of the six classic multiplayer maps being added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been announced, Warlord. The map will included as part of Halo 2: Anniversary, but it originated in Halo as Wizard, which was followed by two further revisions, the first as Warlock in Halo 2 and the second as Magus in Halo: Reach. This updated version will feature additional skill jumps, more cover, and a new weapon located in the center. Warlord joins Ascension, Coagulation, Lockout, Sanctuary, and Zanzibar.


Xbox One News

Free digital upgrade plan revealed for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Digital Upgrade Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision has announced a free upgrade plan for the digital versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Gamers who pick up the current-gen versions through Live for 360 or PSN for PS3 by March 31 will be able to download their next-gen equivalent for Xbox One or PS4 at no additional cost. All multiplayer stats and DLC purchases, including the Season Pass, will also carry over to the new versions for free, as long as the Xbox Gamertag and PSN ID are the same. Note that physical copies aren’t eligible for the free upgrade.


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

Beware Vilius! Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle deploys for 3DS

Tenkai Knights Brave Battle (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Tenkai Knights are making their 3DS debut today in Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle. Based off the anime currently airing on Cartoon Network, players will be able to harness Tenkai Energy to transform into one of the Tenkai Knights and battle against Vilius and The Corrupted. Missions are based off the series’ first season, and they can be tackled solo or in a co-op mode with a friend. Multiplayer versus modes are also included, allowing players to test their customized robots against their friends’. For fans of the show wanting to spruce up their collection, Target is selling a special bundle for the same price as the standard edition ($29.99) that includes a red metallic Bravenwolf mini-figure.


3DS begins new Mutator Promo, sales plus mystery discounts

GOG (PC) Mutaor Promo - Header has kicked off the Mutator Promo, a new sales promotion offering up to 85% off select titles. The sale features a strange mutator modifier: three ‘mutator’ games will be available to purchase at a variety of discounts after three others have been purchased from a list of select titles, but the mutator titles won’t be accessible until purchased for $2 upfront nor revealed until after checkout. Some of the deals include Cannon Fodder for $1.19, Eador for $3.99, Outlast for $4.99, and Theme Hospital for $1.49. The set of mutator titles and sale titles will change after 48 hours, and the promo itself will run for the next 6 days.


PC News

Dying Light trailer showcases Be the Zombie pre-order DLC

Techland has released a new trailer to show off its asymmetric multiplayer mode, Be the Zombie, in their upcoming open-world, zombie-themed action title Dying Light. The new video, Be the Zombie, gives an idea as what players can expect when their multiplayer game is invaded by another player in the form of a Night Hunter zombie. Invasions will take part in all versions of the game, but to be the Night Hunter and invade other worlds, players will have to pre-order the game to access the Be the Zombie mode.


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Last Team Standing update now live for Grand Theft Auto Online

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3) The Last Team Standing Launch Announcements - Screenshot 1

Rockstar has released another substantial update for GTA Online, Last Steam Standing. The download adds two new weapons, a heavy shotgun and marksman rifle; 30-plus themed clothing items; vehicles, including a sport bike and chopper; Creator features, and numerous gameplay tweaks, such mini-map icons indicating when players are in vehicles. Ten new Last Team Standing Jobs have also been added, scattered across Blaine County and Los Santos. The update now allows for a Forced Weapon setting to be engage, and for creators to add rounds to Captures and Last Team Standing Jobs as well as to Rockstar-created Last Team Standing, Captures, and Versus missions. The sizable list of additions and changes can be found here.


PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt shown at IgroMir, four new screens released

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Oct Screenshot Announcement - Screenshot 1

CD Projekt Red has released a few new screenshots from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The latest batch comes as a result of Russia’s IgroMir expo. A few monsters, a nice vista, and a close-up shot of a few models await.


Convention, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

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

Warner Bros. Interactive is sending adventurers back to Mordor today with the release of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The open-world action title takes place between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and puts players in the role of Talion, a Gondorian Ranger of the Black Gate on a quest for revenge. After Sauron kills him and his family, Talion is resurrected by a Wraith Spirit and sets off to battle Sauron’s forces and discover why he was brought back to life. Each enemy Tailon faces will result in a procedurally generated encounter that is said to be unique to each player, with enemies featuring different strengths, appearances, and missions. And as part of their pact with the wraith, players will be able to control the enemies they encounter, forming an army of their own.


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