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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes getting early-run DLC, mobile app

Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 7

Konami has revealed more info about Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain prequel Ground Zeroes. An early-bird bonus will be available for both games, with buyers of the first-run physical or launch-period online copies of Ground Zeroes receiving DLC for Phantom Pain. The pack will add more personnel for Mother Base. The two games will be further linked by the ability to bring over character skins as well as freed prisoners of war and rescued VIPs from Ground Zeroes to Phantom Pain, the latter also serving as staff in Mother Base. It was also announced that the PS4 and Xbox One will also be receiving physical and digital copies of Ground Zeroes for $29.99.

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New limited Xbox One bundle packed with a free copy of Titanfall

Xbox One (Bundle) Titanfall Bundle Announcement - Set

Microsoft has announced a new Xbox One bundle that includes a free digital copy of Respawn and EA’s shooter Titanfall. Beginning March 11, select retailers will be selling a $499.99 set that includes a digital code for Titanfall, a month of Live Gold, a system with Kinect sensor, a wireless controller (standard, not the futuristic-looking Titanfall-themed controller), and a headset. The bundle will only be available for the launch of the game and won’t be restocked afterwards.

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Dark Souls II trailer Hollow Lullaby gives gamers a pep talk

A new Dark Souls II trailer has been released to help steel the anxious adventurer. The new footage, titled Hollow Lullaby, runs for over a little over a minute and reveals only a few more snippets of what will be awaiting players on March 11. Nothing like a virtual pat on the back to let you know that you’re in for some pain.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Deep Silver to release Sacred 3 this summer for consoles, PC

Sacred 3 (360, PC, PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Digital adventurers will be able to delve once again into the wilds of the Sacred universe this summer with the release of Sacred 3. The latest installment will feature the same action-RPG gameplay as its predecessors, a cast of unique fighters, who each have access to their own skill trees, and a new character, Malakhim. All versions, console and PC, will also feature drop-in/drop-out co-op multiplayer for two players offline and up to four online.

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Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut in development for PS4, Xbox One

Strike Suit Zero Director's Cut (PS3, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Born Read Games’ stylish sci-fi- and mech-themed action title Strike Suit Zero is heading to next-gen consoles in the form of a new Director’s Cut edition. The PS4 and Xbox One versions will include all of the downloadable content currently available for the PC release as well as updated models, an improved graphics engine, and the always-nebulous “more.”

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Wolfenstein: The New Order launching May, gets Doom beta bonus

Bethesda has announced that the seminal first-person shooter series Wolfenstein will return later this year. Wolfenstein: The New Order, currently in development at MachineGames, will launch on May 20 for consoles and PC. And in addition to a new trailer, it was also revealed that it will be bringing an old friend to the party: Doom. As a pre-order bonus for gamers who get in early for Wolfenstein, Bethesda will be sending out beta invites for the upcoming latest installment of Doom.

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Lords of Shadow 2 PSN gets Mirror of Fate HD as pre-order bonus

Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 (360, PS3) Mirror of Fate HD Preorder Bonus Announcement - Screenshot 1

Virtual Draculas can turn the tide on themselves with a new pre-order bonus for the digital version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for PS3, a copy of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD via PSN. To further sweeten the pot, Konami is also tossing in a Lords of Shadow 2 Dynamic Theme. Mirror of Fate, once a 3DS exclusive, is a prequel to the original Lords of Shadow that follows the quests of Trevor and Simon Belot against Dracula as well as introduces a new character who makes their return in the sequel, the Toymaker.

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PlayStation 3 News

Strider double jumps, dashes way onto PSN, Xbox Live

Strider (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Console Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The new plasma-scarf-sporting Hiryu is hitting the streets of Kazakh City today with the release of Strider. The Double Helix-developed entry continues the series’ style of fast-paced, side-scrolling combat, as Hiryu bounces and dashes around obstacles and slices his way through enemies. In addition to the story, players will also be able to tackle Beacon Run, a speed-run-style mode, and the wave-based Survival Mode.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance being livestreamed, heading to console

Action-adventure RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance has been announced for PS4 and Xbox One. Developer Warhorse Studios has revealed that Microsoft and Sony have both approved the title for their respective systems, and to celebrate, the developers are currently livestreaming a gameplay session. The rewards have also been updated accordingly, with tiers featuring a digital copy being open to either platform, depending on backer preference, and boxed rewards now including console copies (with goodies). Beta access remains for Linux, Mac, and Windows only, but the release notes that console betas might be added later. The game’s current Kickstarter campaign has exceeded its original goal several times over.

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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark to bridge game, film universes

Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark (360, 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

As has become franchise tradition, Activision will be releasing a Transformers game tie-in alongside the latest film, Age of Extinction. The newest game, Rise of the Dark Spark, will include over 40 playable characters from both film and Cybertron universes as each side battles to attain the Dark Spark. Rise of the Dark Spark will be set after the films as well as High Moon Studios’ War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron with a campaign that jumps between worlds and factions but features similar gameplay and modes as before, including Escalation. New additions include a revamped leveling system with persistent character development and an upgradeable defense system.

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