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Bethesda to launch Arkane’s Prey on May 5 for console, PC

The upcoming re-imagined version of Prey is set to be released on May 5 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Gamers who pre-order will receive several digital extras at launch in the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack. The set will include the family heirloom Margrave shotgun along with several tools: three neuromods to acquire new abilities, two medkits, a Fabrication plan to create the shotgun and ammo, a starter kit for building tools and weapons, and a upgrade to help preserve resources. Developed by Dishonored creator Arkane Studios, the new version finds players waking up in 2032 on the space station Talos I. Not only have aliens invaded the facilities, but players have been the subject of strange experiments and have no memory of recent events.

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Grab your bats, swords, and cup of ramen! Yakuza 0 out now for PS4

It’s time to hit the streets of Kamurocho and Sotenbori with the release of Yakuza 0. The action-adventure thriller lays down the groundwork for an upcoming remake of the original this summer and Yakuza 6 early next year. The prequel, set in 1988, follows a young Kazuma Kiryu on a quest to beat a murder wrap and fellow brawler Goro Majima as he attempts to earn his way back into the underworld. In addition to playing through the story, players also get to run a real estate company, battle endless thugs in the street, practice at batting cages, race model cars, go on dates, try their hand at bowling, and hit the arcades for some OutRun.

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Dishonored 2 update adds custom difficulty settings, mission select

Arkane Studios has released the second free update for Dishonored 2. The latest download adds two new features: Custom Difficulty Settings and Mission Select. The former adds over 20 sliders for players to customize their game, adjusting everything from the number of enemies who will attack simultaneously to the speed of sleep darts. It will also add Iron Mode, which features permadeath and no manual saves. Mission Select allows for any mission to be unlocked once played, with the player’s status retained from the playthrough. The patch is available for all versions.

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Dark Souls III downloadable finale revealed, The Ringed City

The final downloadable pack has been announced for Dark Souls III. In The Ringed City, players will be seeking out the Slave Knight Gael in search of the Dark Soul of Humanity. Their quest will take them to the Ringed City, where “they will encounter ancient beasts, a new cast of characters teetering on the edge of insanity, new armor, weapons, magic, and at the bottom of it all, a long lost city filled with new horrors for players to overcome.” Check below to find the announcement trailer.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Yakuza 0

“… a lengthy, thrilling, and often humorous adventure that kicks off a great series.”

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Retro-style shooter Strafe gets a bloody launch date reveal

Pixel Titans’ upcoming re-imagining of the old first-person shooter Strafe has been dated in a particularly gory trailer. The procedurally generated retro-style shooter is set to launch on March 28 for Mac and PC. Don’t let that last bit stop you from seeing a bunch of exploding pixel heads below, though.

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Get a look at Yakuza 0’s first-run Business Edition in unboxing video

Sega has posted a video detailing all of the goodies that come with Yakuza 0. The pre-order and first-run edition comes with several extras, including a business card holder and three business cards. The cards allow players to properly present themselves as Kazuma Kiryu, Goro Majima, or a variety of hostesses. The Business Edition costs the same as the standard edition ($59.99).

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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ announced for Switch launch

Nicalis will be bringing The Binding of Isaac to Nintendo Switch this spring. Described as the “definitive edition,” The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will be bringing its rogue-like twin-stick shooting action digitally and physically to players at the system’s release. The game features randomly generated dungeons, 500-plus items and weapons, more than 50 bosses, 30 challenge modes, and over 6,000 rooms. Completionists can also shoot for unlocking 20 different endings.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Sabotage hitting PSN on January 31

Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s first downloadable pack, Sabotage, will debut for PS4 on January 31. The Infinity Ward-developed drop will include four multiplayer maps: Dominion, Neon, Noir, and Renaissance. Dominion is a remake of the Modern Warfare 2 map Afghan, now set on Mars. The download will also include a ‘90s-themed Zombies co-op mode, Rave in the Redwoods, with director Willard Wyler recasting the original crew in new roles.

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Things get weird at Sega over Yakuza 0 The Business Edition

Yakuza 0’s early run, dubbed The Business Edition, is making Sega’s Marketing and Production team embrace their inner American Psycho. A new video has gone up of the crews embracing the holiday spirit by giving one another business cards. Not just regular business cards, but fancy business cards. They also happen to be housing them in the sleek holder that comes with The Business Edition.

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