Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Creative Assembly

Alien: Isolation – The Collection out for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Alien Isolation (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Complete Edition Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Alien: Isolation is back just in time for Halloween as Alien: Isolation – The Collection, a new all-in-one set for console and PC. The pack includes the original game and all downloadable content. The DLC adds two standalone missions based on moments from the original Alien film, allowing players to control Ripley and the crew, and five mission packs. The latter includes new maps, challenges, and playable characters for Salvage and Survivor modes.

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gamescom – Microsoft: Halo Wars 2, Killer Instinct S3, DVR, more

Xbox One (System) Killer Instinct Season 3 Gamescom- Screenshot 4

Microsoft made a number of announcements at this year’s gamescom. A few of which include the reveal of Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One and Windows 10, currently in development at Creative Assembly, Killer Instinct Season 3, and the addition of Shadow Complex to the backwards compatibility preview program. Speaking of which, Microsoft plans to have up to 100 Xbox 360 titles supported by the November launch. Other announcements included console bundles for Fifa 16 and Halo 5: Guardians, DVR for Over-the Air TV functionality for Xbox One (a subscription-free service, allowing for streaming and transferring between devices), two Halo 5 wireless controllers ($69.99 each), and a chatpad ($34.99). Details, screens, and movies for the games on display can be found below.

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Total War: Attila gets Celts Culture Pack, Blood & Burning Pack

Total War Attila (PC) Celtic and Blood DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Celts have invaded Total War: Attila as the latest playable faction. The Celts Culture Pack adds three playable tribes, the Caledonians, Ebdanians, and Picts. Each tribe has specific traits as well as shared abilities, such as access to Guerrilla Deployment for all units and an income boost from looting, raiding, and sacking. Also included are new objectives, skills, faction- and tribe-specific units, tier-five buildings, and narrative event chain. A new Blood & Burning pack was also released, adding blood, severed limbs, disembowelment, and decapitations. Sick solders throw up during combat, and blood appears in event screens.

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The Celts are coming! Total War: Attila getting Celtic Culture Pack

Total War Attila (PC) Celt DLC Pack Announcement - Screenshot 1

Creative Assembly will be adding the Celts in Total War: Attila. The faction will host three playable tribes, the Caledonians, Ebdanians, and Picts. In addition to tribe-specific traits, the faction allows access to Guerrilla Deployment for every unit and an income boost from looting, raiding, and sacking. The pack adds new objectives, skills, faction- and tribe-specific units, tier-five buildings, and narrative event chain. However, no release date was announced.

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The Huns have arrived, Total War: Attila now available for PC

Total War Atilla (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Huns have begun their sweep across Europe today with the release of Total War: Attila. As with the original Rome and its expansion Barbarian Invasion, Attila follows Rome II and brings the timeline forward to the early medieval period. The empire is now split between Western and Eastern halves, and new factions have appeared, such as the Vikings and Goths. New features have also been introduced, such as expanded morale mechanics, including the ability to decimate a mutinous army, along with a branching skill tree, a more involved family tree, and city-management options.

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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.

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Total War Chronicles to create stories from Attila campaigns

Total War Chronicles (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new web-based companion app has been announced for Total War: Attila, Total War Chronicles. By utilizing an in-game button, players will be able to view and share a log of their campaigns from Total War: Attila that details important events from their current session. Sessions will be broken up into chapters, and options will be available to name, tag, and point out specific moments with commentary on their timelines. Each campaign shared will be viewable and ratable by others. Chronicles is set to go live alongside the launch of Attila, on February 17.

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New Total War: Attila spotlights revamped army management

Creative Assembly has revealed Total War: Attila’s revamped army management systems in a new video. Several new and updated mechanics are featured, including army integrity, decimation, and the family tree. Apparel, companions, items, and skills are also covered. Many of the changes are geared towards increased specialization, with players now able to more easily develop more defensive- or offensive-oriented field armies.

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Shields up! Total War: Rome II – Wrath of Sparta DLC now on Steam

Total War Rome 2 (PC) Wrath of Sparta DLC Announcement - Screenshot 4

War has erupted across the Mediterranean and Aegean in the new downloadable campaign for Total War: Rome II, Wrath of Sparta. In the $14.99 expansion, players will be able to lead Athens, Corinth, Sparta, or the Boeotian League during the nearly three-decade-long Peloponnesian War. Each faction has their own unique units, while a Hellenic focus influences a new technology tree with mathematics and philosophy as well as the various events, which center on the regions’ athletic competitions and festivals.

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Alien: Isolation update adds Nightmare and Novice difficulty models

Aliens Isolation (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Nightmare and Novice Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new update has been released for Alien: Isolation that adds two additional difficulty models, Nightmare and Novice. Novice adds additional resources and ammunition, weakens the strength of androids and survivors, and makes distracting a less-aggressive Alien easier in certain portions of the game. On the other end of the spectrum is Nightmare, which limits resources, increases the strength of androids and survivors, upgrades the Alien AI, and starts the player off with a broken tracker that has a distorted display. The update is available for all versions.

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