Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Contest

Techland has a proposition: drink water, get free Dying Light DLC

Dying Light (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Intro Cinematic Announcement - Screenshot 2

Dying Light developer Techland posted a joke yesterday on Twitter promoting delicious, delicious water. Whoever posted a picture of themselves drinking water and promoted it with the hashtag DrinkRightDyingLight would receive a docket code for a free premium weapon. The studio is doubling down on the surprise promotion by creating new, free downloadable packs. The exact number of which is dependent on the number of people who post a picture of themselves drinking water on Twitter with the tag #DrinkForDLC. The first goal is a perk, given that there have been nearly 5,000 tweets already, which is a 50% XP boost to player agility for 24 hours, beginning this Sunday. Check below for the full breakdown. All previous tweets count towards the new DLC.


Contests, DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Rome II and Company of Heroes 2 free for Make War Not Love promo

Total War Rome 2 (PC) August DLC Announcement - Screenshot 2

Total War: Rome II and Company of Heroes 2 are once again going head to head for Valentine’s Day. During the Make War Not Love weekend promotion, the communities of each title will be set against one another in three hour-long rounds. During that time, every in-game victory will be tallied for each side, and the winners will be awarded with free DLC for the victorious title. Special promo-only achievements can also be earned in each title. The competition begins at noon and ends at noon on February 15, and during this time, both games will be free to download through Steam and have their downloadable content discounted.


Contests, PC News

3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Bros. now on eShop for 3DS

3D Fantasy Zone (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 3

Sega has released another re-mastered update from their 3D classics line for 3DS, 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Bros. The latest version of the side-scrolling shooter features stereoscopic 3D graphics, an unlockable mode with Upa-Upa as a playable character, and a coin stock feature that allows players to store coins across several sessions to unlock new abilities. Sega has also launched a new contest to coincide with the game’s release, offering contestants the chance to win a limited edition Sega hoodie. Check out their blog for more info.


3DS, Contests

BioWare releases 10 free tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age Inquisition (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Free Tavern Song Announcement - Header

Fans of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s ballads can take them on the go today with the release of several of the game’s tavern songs. All 10 of the tracks, performed by Elizaveta and composed by Raney Shockne, are being made available for free. Additionally, BioWare has released the sheet music from each track, which musicians can also use to enter a recently launched Fan Celebration Contest. The songs can be downloaded from the official site and will be free until February 9.


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

Etrian Mystery Dungeon LE, Protector detailed, contest announced

Etrian Mystery Dungeon (3DS) LE Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Set)

Atlus has revealed the goodies that will be bundled with the first-run copies of Etrian Mystery Dungeon. As with previous launch copies, this one will come with a six-track soundtrack sampler, a 28-page art and info book, and a cardboard outer box to hold the extras alongside a copy of the game. A new trailer and screenshots were also released of the Protector, a tank class that can soak up damage behind its tower shield after provoking enemies. Atlus is also running a contest that will award random contestants who share the new video on Facebook or Twitter with the Etrian Mystery Box, a package filled with random items from around the company’s store rooms (and desks).



Sony to offer 1- and 3-month PlayStation Now subscription plans

PS Now (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) PS4 Subscription Announcement - Header

Sony has detailed subscription options for their rental streaming service, PlayStation Now. The plans will be available on January 13 and allow PS4 owners to stream the service’s 100-plus PS3 library for $19.99 per month or $44.99 for three months. Titles will still be available to stream individually for as short as four hours and for as long as 90 days. A free seven-day trial is being offered to let players sample the offerings, which features games from Bandai Namco, Sega, and Warner Bros. Subscription plans will be available for other PS Now-enabled devices at a later, unspecified date. A new PS Now theme is has been added on PS Store as a free download, and anyone who downloads it before January 31 will be automatically entered into a contest for a chance to win a one-year subscription.


PlayStation 4 News

Ryse: Son of Rome – Morituri Pack launches, contest announced

Ryse Son of Rome (Xbox One) Morituri Pack Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ryse: Son of Rome’s multiplayer received a new add-on today, the Morituri Pack. The $7.99 download includes three new arenas for Gladiator mode (Beacon, False Gods, and Revolution), two arenas for Survival mode (Sulfur River and The Forbidden Forest), five arenas for Solo mode (the new Gladiator arenas plus Garden and Market), and the armor of Oswald, King of the Britons. Beacon tasks players with invading a barbarian camp, while False Gods has an Ancient Egypt theme and Revolution a post-collapse Western Roman Empire theme. Both Sulfur River and The Forbidden Forest are filled with traps that spring during combat. A contest to discover the final Easter Egg was also announced, details are available below.


Contests, DLC, Xbox One News

Resident Evil Revelations Wii U trailer released, contest announced

Capcom has released a new trailer for the Wii U version of the upcoming 3DS re-release Resident Evil Revelations. The new footage showcases how the system’s gamepad will be used throughout the game as players investigate the abandoned SS Queen Zenobia. A contest was also announced where players can search for the ship at the official website, using the in-game scanner to track down the vessel for a chance to win prizes.


Contests, Wii U

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan now available for 3DS

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new adventure beckons on the 3DS today with the release of Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan. Estimated to clock in at over 30 hours, Atlus’ latest handheld quest for glory features character customization, upgradeable skyships, touchscreen support …



God of War: Ascension demo, contest for early access announced

God of War: Ascension (PS3) Demo and DLC Extras Announcement - Header

A single-player demo for the next God of War, Ascension, will be available on February 26, but Sony has announced a new contest for players to try it a week early. is hosting the Rise of the Warrior social experience, an online game that not only unlocks weapons for multiplayer (pictured) but also offers early access to the upcoming demo for the first Spartan or Trojan team to earn 10 million points.


Contests, PlayStation 3 News