Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Contest

BioWare releases 10 free tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition

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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.

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Etrian Mystery Dungeon LE, Protector detailed, contest announced

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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).

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Contests, Wii U

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

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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 …

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

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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. Godofwar.com 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.

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Contests, PlayStation 3 News

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan demo, contest launch

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

A new demo has launched on the Nintendo eShop for Atlus’ Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan. The upcoming first-person role-playing game will feature 3D dungeons, skyships, and some old-fashion dungeon-crawling. The demo features the opening areas and the introduction, which include the Old Forest Mine mini-dungeon, the Windy Plains skyship area, and some of the first main dungeon, Lush Woodlands. All progress is transferrable to the final game.

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3DS, Contests

Hitman HD: Trilogy limited edition, art contest announced

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Square Enix has announced that IO Interactive’s upcoming Hitman collection, Hitman HD: Trilogy, will be available as a limited edition. Trilogy, set to launch on January 29, will come with an art book filled with 22 drawings by various artists depicting moments from throughout the series. Combined, all three games in the pack will offer players the chance to take down over 75 targets across 40-plus levels. Hitman: Sniper Challenge, the standalone game that was released as a pre-order bonus for Absolution, will also be included.

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Aksys continues the BlazBlue celebrations with two new contests

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Aksys is celebrating three years of BlazBlue in the US with three contests, and they have just announced that the final two are now live. The first, which took place back in August, was all about finding the biggest fan, while the second looks for a bit of creativity and the third a bit of promotion. Caption the Blue challenges contestants to come up with a witty caption, while All Eyes on the Azure is all about spreading word about this weekend’s Northeast Championships XIII in Philadelphia, PA.

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