Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: DLC

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc to launch Feb. 26 for PC, PS

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Havoc Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

PC and PlayStation gamers will be able to download Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC pack, Havoc, on February 26. The inaugural add-on features four multiplayer maps (Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban), the AE4 energy assault rifle, the AE4 Widowmaker variant, and most importantly, Exo Zombies. Havoc is already available for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Full details can be found below.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Forza Horizon 2 gets Top Gear Car Pack, plus a free car for all

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) Top Gear Pack Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new set of rides has gone live for Forza Horizon 2 today, the Top Gear Car Pack. The $5 download includes five vehicles: the 2015 Lexus RC F, 1993 Jaguar XJ220, 2014 BMW M235i, 1986 Lamborghini LM002, and the 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale. A free addition for all also joins the game’s roster, the 1966 Ford Lotus Cortina. Details for each are available below.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Dying Light now available in stores and online for console, PC

Techland’s latest open-world action title Dying Light has launched for console and PC. The parkour-infused survival title pits players, as undercover operative Kyle Crane, against hordes of zombies as they make their way through an overrun city on a rescue mission. The game features a day-and-night-focused design, allowing players to scrounge for supplies during the day while challenging them to survive the night against faster, more powerful enemies. And as recently announced, the previous pre-order bonus Be the Zombie multiplayer mode is now free for all.

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

Dying Light release dates revealed, Be the Zombie mode free for all

Techland has announced that Dying Light will have a worldwide digital release for PC on January 27. The PS4 and Xbox One versions will also launch on the same day in North and South America, while digital copies in other territories will be released on January 28 and physical copies on February 27. The studio also announced that the Be the Zombie multiplayer mode will no longer be a pre-order bonus but free for all. A new gameplay video was released of the team demonstrating the mode. The team also released a letter explaining the recent news, which has been posted below.

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

Insomniac adds three new challenges to Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) New Challenge Announcement - Screenshot 1

Insomniac Games has added new challenges to their open-world action-platformer shooter Sunset Overdrive. The three new Buck National challenges involve clearing 600,000 in Buck’s National vs The Apocalypse, 564,500 in Buck’s Strikes Back, and 703,700 in Buck’s Stops Here. Each challenge also has an accompanying new Achievement. For those looking to pick it up, Microsoft announced that they are currently running a promo for Sunset Overdrive, knocking the price down 40% on the Xbox Game Store.

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Xbox One News

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies gameplay trailer up

A new gameplay trailer has launched for Exo Zombies, one of the additions from the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC pack Havoc. The gameplay clip runs a little over two minutes and features the latest actors to join the series, including Bill Paxton and John Malkovich, mixing it up with a variety of exo-suit-powered zombies and mutant dogs. The Havoc pack is set to launch first for Xbox on January 27.

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

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin screenshots, details released

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Details Announcement - Screenshot 1

New screens from and info about Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has been released by Bandai Namco. More details about what will be added and changed were also announced. And away we go: item descriptions will be expanded, the new Agape Ring will be added to store souls absorbed during online play, matchmaking will be improved with the top three most-active bonfires highlighted, white phantoms will stay in worlds longer and remain if time runs out during boss battles, enemies will have new behavior, the Imitation spell will affect normal enemies, and members of the Covenant of Champions will have to face continually respawning enemies. Those are in addition to updated graphics, new enemy placement, and an increase in the online player count.

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

Free Assassin’s Creed Unity DLC pack Dead Kings now available

Assassins Creed Unity (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Dead Kings DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has released a free downloadable pack for Assassin’s Creed Unity, Dead Kings. Set after Unity, players control Arno as he explores the catacombs and caves of modern-day Saint Denis. Using a lantern to light his path, he will have to navigate subterranean traps and puzzles as he battles new enemies, the Raiders, while unlocking the new Guillotine Gun and meeting historical notables along the way, such as Napoleon and the Marquis de Sade. Side quests also offer the chance for players to take part in enigmas, co-op missions (a heist and a Brotherhood mission), and investigate new Murder Mysteries. Unlocks gained in single and co-op modes can be brought over to Unity.

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

Aliens invade El Presidente’s domain in new Tropico 5 DLC, Surf’s Up!

Tropico 5 (PC) Surfs Up DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 5

El Presidente protects his island from all threats, even from those beyond the stars. In the new Tropico 5 DLC add-on, Surf’s Up!, it’s up to the benevolent dictator to stop aliens from building an intergalactic highway across Tropico. The $3.99 expansion adds The Dolphinarium building, The Diving Mask avatar accessory, Qualichi sandbox map, and a new scenario that requires players to call upon the might of the Pacific Ocean’s many dolphins to repel the alien invasion.

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DLC, PC News

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call gets six new DLC tracks

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (3DS) LE, Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

A new set of add-on tracks has been released for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call. The six new tracks are from four different series, including Secret of Mana and Xenogears, and are sold separately for $0.99. The full list is available below. And for those who can’t get enough rhythmic button-tapping action, more tracks are scheduled to go live on January 22.

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3DS, DLC