Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Action

Grand Theft Auto V for next-gen console, PC dated, media released

Rockstar has announced that the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V will launch on November 18 for console and January 27 for PC. A host of new, exclusive content was also revealed. In addition to graphical improvements, including higher resolution and greater draw distances, there will be new activities, weapons, vehicles, foliage system, new songs (100+), and DJ mixes. There will also be more wildlife and traffic, an enhanced weather effects, and improved damage effects. PS3 and Xbox 360 owners picking up one of the new versions will also receive some extras, including new activities (e.g., wildlife photography), shooting range challenges, weapons, and rare versions of vehicles from previous entries, such as a faster, nimbler Blimp. GTA Online is also getting a player limit boost up to 30. Pre-orders will also receive $1,000,000 in in-game cash for both the single-player portion and GTA Online.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Resident Evil Revelations 2 to be released in episodes and on disc

Resident Evil Revelations 2 (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Release Details Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has detailed their plans for the release of Resident Evil Revelations 2. The sequel will continue the episodic format of the original, but instead of simply being a method presentation, the breaks will constitute individual weekly downloads that will run for a four-episode season. Each episode will be available individually for $5.99 or altogether as a Complete Season bundle for $24.99. Those who prefer a physical copy will be able to buy a retail disc version, set to ship after the final episode goes live, for $39.99. Additional, unspecified extra content will be included with the Complete Season bundle, which will also be included along with even more bonus content in the physical version. Revelations 2 follows Terra Save agents Claire Redfield and Moira Burton in their attempt to escape a zombie- and mutant-infested prison.

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Aiden isn’t finished yet, Watch Dogs heading to Wii U this November

Watch Dogs (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U) Wii U Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Wii U owners will be able to hack their way around Chicago—and into some explosive chaos—this November in Watch Dogs. Beginning on November 18, gamers will get the chance to don their GamePads in a quest for revenge as hacker turned vigilante Aiden Pearce. The Wii U version will support Off-TV Play, allowing for gaming sessions to move between TV and GamePad, and add an interactive map of the city on the GamePad whenever played on a TV.

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Sunset Overdrive Season Pass to add missions, weapons, and more

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) Season Pass Announcement - Screenshot 1

Microsoft has detailed the Season Pass for Insomniac Games upcoming action title Sunset Overdrive. The $19.99 pass, which is now available for purchase, will include the first two campaign add-ons, a weapon pack add-on, and a bonus pack with an assortment of extras. When tallied up, the four downloads will add four Amps, four traps, eight weapons, and 10 outfits. On top of that, the campaign packs will also add new bosses, challenges, locations, and missions.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Assassin’s Creed The Americas Collection announced for 360, PS3

Assassins Creed Liberation HD (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

Ubisoft will be releasing a new Assassin’s Creed compilation for 360 and PS3, The Americas Collection. Scheduled to launch on October 28, the new set will include three titles: Assassin’s Creed III, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, and Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD. No word on a price, though.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Bungie issues deployment orders, Destiny to go on sale at midnight

Destiny (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Destiny Planet View Announcement - Screenshot 3

After a massively successful pre-order program and beta run-up, Bungie’s eagerly awaited first-person shooter Destiny nears its global midnight launch. Their first title since leaving behind the Halo franchise with 343 Industries, Destiny features a single-player storyline intertwined with multiplayer instance combat, similar to Guild Wars 2 for PC, and an integrated versus mode. Players are able to create a character, customize their gear, and earn loot during their outings. In addition to the game, the Expansion Pass has also launched. The $34.99 pass includes access to two planned packs that will include new missions, co-op activities, multiplayer arenas, weapons, and gear. Each pack runs $19.99 if purchased separately, and the first is slated to go live in December.

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Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition launches online for PC

Dead Rising 3 (PC, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

PC gamers envious of their Xbox One counterparts’ bloody rampages through the undead hordes in Los Perdidos are finally getting their turn today with the launch of Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition. The $49.99 digital release includes Dead Rising 3 along with the four downloadable packs that combine to make up the add-on Untold Stories of Los Perdidos. The PC version features a “high resolution with fully optimized visuals and upgraded textures on characters, backgrounds and in-game objects” along with the regular Steam extras, such as Achievements, Cloud saving, Trading Cards, leaderboards, and controller support.

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DLC, PC News

Watch Dogs: Bad Blood adding new missions, co-op on Sept. 23/30

Watch Dogs (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Bad Blood Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new story-based download pack for Watch Dogs, Bad Blood, will be going live on September 23 for season pass holders and September 30 for everyone else. The new campaign will follow the hacker T-Bone in 10 new missions set throughout the city in new locations. After receiving a call to help a former co-worker, Tobias Frewer, T-Bone delays dropping off the grid to lend a hand, only to discover that his friend might be setting him up. The pack also adds Street Sweep contracts, “a dynamic new system of side missions” that are playable in co-op with friends or public sessions; a remote-controlled car dubbed Eugene; and new outfits, perks, and weapons.

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Ubisoft releases three new screenshots from Assassin’s Creed Rogue

Assassins Creed Rogue (360, PS3) Sept Media - Screenshot 1

Another set of Assassin’s Creed screenshots out of Ubisoft today, and this batch is from Rogue. The current-gen—or previously current-gen—release turns the tables and has players take on the role of a Templar during the Seven Years’ War. After being betrayed by the brotherhood, Shay Patrick joins his former foe and sets out on a quest for revenge by hunting down assassins.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Destiny gets the Google Maps treatment with Destiny Planet View

Destiny (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Destiny Planet View Announcement - Header

Activision has launched Destiny Planet View, a novel fusion of Google’s mapping technologies and tools with Destiny’s environments, lore, and mechanics. Viewers will be able to explore the playable areas of Mars, the Moon, and Venus using Google maps. Each location features navigable screens that not only offer a better view of the battlegrounds but also bits of background info, tips, and videos of the events displayed.

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