Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: DLC

Console versions of Minecraft get new versus mini-game, Battle

Minecraft (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Battle Mini-Game Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new mini-game has launched for the console versions of Minecraft, Battle. The free update includes the mode as well as three maps, and more map packs are planned to launch in the future for $2.99 each. The last-man-standing mode has players battle for resources and weapons in booby-trapped arenas. The maps were designed specifically for consoles so that they are “super-accessible and fast-paced, made to support couch-based competition just as easily as online matchmaking.”

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(Xbox One Review) The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine

(Xbox One Review) The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine

“… is as good a send-off to one of this generation’s best role-playing games as players could have hoped for.”

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Xbox One Reviews

Bungie announces new Destiny expansion, Rise of Iron

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Destiny is being expanded later this year with the new Rise of Iron expansion. Beginning September 20, the $29.99 add-on will augment the base game and two The Taken King expansions (re: they are required) with a new storyline that will see players becoming Iron Lords as they join with old heroes to face a spreading plague. The pack will add a new setting on Earth, The Plaguelands, along with a six-player Raid (Felwinter Peak), three-player co-op Strike, social space, weapons, gear, multiplayer maps, and a mutated variation of the Fallen. To combat the new threats, the Light level will be increased and the Gjallarhorn will be reintroduced.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies map The Giant up for purchase

Call of Duty Black Ops III (PC PS3 PS4 Xbox 360 Xbox One) The Giant for Purchase Announcement - Header

Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombies map The Giant, a remake of Der Riese, is now available as a single-map purchase. The drop continues the Zombies storyline with returning characters Dempsey, Nikolai, Richtofen, and Takeo. The $5.99 download is up for current-gen consoles and PC, and was previously included as a bonus with the various premium editions (Juggernog, Hardened, and Digital Deluxe) and as part of the Season Pass. PS3 owners can also grab it for the same price as well, though Xbox 360 players will have to wait a bit longer.

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This War of Mine – The Little Ones DLC now available for PC

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11 bit studios has released a new downloadable pack for This War of Mine, The Little Ones. The drop shifts the player’s perspective to a group of adults that are tasked with taking care of children. Stuck in a besieged city, players must once again guide a beleaguered group through the chaos of war. Caring for the children will require a different approach from the base game, as adults will need to build toys and play games with them. The studio also announced that they’ve helped to raise over $137,000 for the War Child charity, and that every dollar from the pack will go towards the fund.

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DLC, PC News

Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – Dark Brotherhood launches

The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited  (Mac, PC, PS4, Xbox One) Dark Brotherhood Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Dark Brotherhood has moved into Tamriel. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited’s new expansion adds the pugnacious assassins, along with a passive skill line, repeatable bounty quests, contract kills, sacrament quests, and two cities, Anvil and Kvatch. A new storyline finds the guild on the defensive as they seek to find a black-armored warrior that is tracking down and killing their members.

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PC News

Geralt begins his final quest in Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Blood and Wine Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

Blood and Wine, the second downloadable pack for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, has gone live. Geralt of Rivia’s final adventure takes him to Toussaint, a new, remote area that has been saved from the recent turmoils but is currently being stalked by a murderous beast. Geralt’s assignment is to take down the monster in a quest that’s estimated to last over 30 hours and feature new monsters, weapons, gear, and plot lines.

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Dead Island Definitive Collection released for console, PC

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Dead Island Definitive Collection has hit store shelves and digital outlets. The enhanced re-release bundles together Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, and the new Dead Island Retro Revenge. The older titles sport graphical improvements that utilize Techland’s new engine, upgrading them with enhanced texture quality, photorealistic lighting system, more realistic physically based shading, HBAO and motion blur effects, and updated models. The interface has undergone a change as well to be uniform across both titles. As a bonus, an unofficial PC mod was also added to both, Power Fists Power-up (One Punch Mode). On the opposite end of the spectrum, Dead Island Retro Revenge is a retro-style side-scrolling beat ‘em up.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse story trailer, retailer DLC shots up

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse (3DS) Story Trailer and DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released a new story trailer for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, and revealed that the game will have retailer-exclusive downloadable content. The video brings players up to speed on the protagonist’s death, resurrection, and subsequent allegiance to his newfound benefactor, Dagda, a god whose role in the ongoing war between Merkabah and Lucifer remains unclear. A few pictures also offer a look at the GameStop/EB Games red-and-black Power Suit, the Amazon packaging-themed Prime Suit, the Best Buy uniform-inspired Retail Hero jumpsuit.

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3DS, DLC

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine gets launch trailer, Final Quest

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Blood and Wine Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 5

The launch trailer has gone live for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine. Suitably titled Final Quest, the 30-plus-hour send-off for the famed monster hunter will take players to a new area, Toussaint. A land ruled by a chivalric code, its people, free from the worries of nearby war-torn regions, are being hunted by a beast that Geralt has been hired to kill. The rocking video—literally—introduces the pristine realm and hints at the horrors that await.

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