Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Activision

Destiny gets The Vault of Glass raid, more content coming next week

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Bungie has introduced Destiny’s first raid, The Vault of Glass. The six-player end-game event adds a new location to the game for players level 26 and above. Combined Arms, a new versus multiplayer playlist, is going to follow up the raid later this week, setting teams against one another in two modes on vehicle maps. Next week will also mark the debut of the game’s first timed event, Queen’s Wrath. Players will be able to take on new Bounties, unlock mission modes, and acquire some Legendary and Rare rewards. Queen’s Wrath will run from September 23 to October 6.

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Activision bringing Chivalry: Medieval Warfare to 360, PS3 this fall

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Torn Banner Studios is currently working with Mercenary Technology to bring their action title Chivalry: Medieval Warfare to 360 and PS3. The titles’ console debut will be available this fall as a download-only release, according to publisher Activision. In addition to the PC version’s four classes (Archer, Knight, Man-at-Arms, and Vanguard), 60-plus weapons, and ability to lay siege to castles and raid villages, the console version will also support 12-player multiplayer.

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

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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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Destiny gets the Google Maps treatment with Destiny Planet View

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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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Battle wages across Venus and Mars in new Destiny videos

A new gameplay trailer, titled Venus, has been released for Destiny. At around a minute and a half, the footage features a trio exploring and battling around the overgrown surface and underground compounds as well as through ruined cities. A similarly themed trailer for Mars has also been posted below, which follows another group making their way around the red planet. And in case you missed it, a multiplayer trailer was released last week.

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Destiny gets new trailer, now GameStop’s most pre-ordered new IP

Bungie has announced that Destiny has broken GameStop’s record for the most pre-orders of a new property. This follows the previous update that over 4.5 million unique players took part in trying out the game during its recent open-beta phase. Coinciding with the news is the release of a new multiplayer trailer, which is also being used to celebrate the commencement of gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Nemesis launches for 360, Xbox One

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Nemesis, the final download pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts, is now live for 360 and Xbox One. The $14.99 download includes four multiplayer maps as well as the final entry in the Extinction storyline, Exodus. The maps (Dynasty, Goldrush, Showtime, and Subzero), detailed below, range from small to medium in size and each include their own unique Field Orders. Exodus features different escape paths for a more dynamic last act, plus new weapons to craft and a new Ancestors enemy type.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts to round out DLC run with Nemesis this August

Activision has announced the final download pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts, Nemesis. The drop will include four multiplayer maps as well as the final entry in the Extinction storyline, Exodus. The maps (Dynasty, Goldrush, Showtime, and Subzero) are each detailed below, but the batch ranges from small to medium in size and include their own unique Field Orders. Exodus opens up the Extinction mode some with different paths to take during the episode’s final escape, plus new weapons to craft and a new enemy type, the Ancestors.

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Destiny beta breaks records, logs over 4.5 million players

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Activision has released details about the recent beta for Bungie’s upcoming first-person shooter Destiny. The beta period kicked off on July 16 and closed on Sunday, and in the intervening period, the game logged over 4,638,937 unique players. According to Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg, the program marked “the biggest beta of this console generation by a wide margin and the largest console beta ever for a new video game IP to date.” Bungie COO Pete Parsons added that they “cannot thank the community enough” and that “the response was humbling.”

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare storyline detailed in new trailer

A new trailer has launched for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The three-minute-long Campaign Story Trailer follows the events that lead up to the game, which revolves around a massive terrorist attack on nuclear facilities across the globe. As nations struggles to rebuild, a private military contractor takes the lead and begins to emerge as the sole superpower. Expect to see a lot of sci-fi-styled armament and fast-paced action. Some new screenshots were also released and have been posted below.

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