Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: DLC

SMT: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker free, for-pay DLC detailed

Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker (3DS) StreetPass, Spot Pass Details Announcement - Screenshot 5

A few free, as well as some for-pay, downloadable packs will be hitting Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker. All of the downloads are Free Battles, skirmishes that don’t affect the in-game clock that ticks down during story events and battles. The two freebies are Beginner’s Brawl and Lost Demon Rescue. The former will be up at launch and allow new players to level easily and bank some macca, as it won’t have scaling difficulty, while the latter will go live on May 12 and feature a recruitable demon that will join the party if it’s saved from two approaching enemy hordes. The for-pay battles run $0.99 each and switch things up by offering different scenarios, such as chasing down demons toting tons of macca. Full details for all are available below.



Age of Wonders III: Eternal Lords, V1.5 update now available

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Age of Wonders III is bulking up today with the release of the free V1.5 update as well as its second expansion pack, Eternal Lords. The latest add-on includes a new story that follows the struggles of Arvik, heir to the Kingdom of Frostling, who turns to necromancy to reclaim his power. He must choose to either fight alongside his fellow Frostlings or devote himself entirely to necromancy. The pack also adds a new class (Necromancers), two races (Frostlings and Tigran), three leader specializations, diplomacy options, cosmic events, and the Race Governance mechanic.


PC News

Mortal Kombat X launches for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, DLC in tow

Mortal Kombat X (PC. PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Next Gen and PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

NetherRealm returns to their roots today with the release of Mortal Kombat X for PS4, PC, and Xbox One. PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers will be able to snag a copy later this summer. The latest entry in the series features not only a lineage theme—Sonya and Johnny’s daughter Cassie as well as Jax’s daughter Jacqui join the roster—but also a faction element and expanded move lists. Faction Wars is a persistent mode that tracks online performance and assigns earned points to the various factions, and each week the winning faction’s members will be rewarded with unlocked items. Characters also have three different fighting styles, each with their own focus and moves. Single player has also been beefed up with Living Towers, timed challenges that update regularly, as well as the return of Test Your Might, Test Your Luck, and the Krypt with its numerous unlockables.


DLC, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Prologue video released for Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves

Bungie has released the prologue for Bungie’s second expansion pack, House of Wolves. In the video, Guardians are offered vast riches to track down and kill traitorous Fallen, who responded to a gesture of mercy with violence. Not to mention it looks really nice—anyone else wanting to see this extended out to an actual short?


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

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to get two add-ons, to be 10-20+ hours each

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) PSN Pre-Order Announcement - Screenshot 7

Despite being an estimated 200-plus hours, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting even bigger with the announcement of two downloadable expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski emphasized the size of the additions by referencing the pre-DLC era, when expansions were physical releases, packed to the brim: “We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back.” To that end, the studio aims that each “offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone games out there,” with Hearts of Stone estimated at over 10 hours long and Blood and Wine over 20 hours long.


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

Pike & Shot: Tercio to Salvo goes live, adds new units, scenarios

Pike & Shot Tercio to Salvo (iPad, PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The first expansion for Pike & Shot, Tercio to Salvo, has gone live for iOS (iPad) and Windows PC. The add-on allows players to try their hand at 10 new historical scenarios that span from the 16th to early 17th centuries. The new battles bring with them 49 new army lists and the debut of two nations, Dutch Republic and Russia. Four terrain types can also now be selected for skirmishes: agricultural, hilly, mountainous, or wooded. Matrix and Slitherine are currently offering the PC version at 50% off for a limited-time launch promo as well as a free Steam key to players who bought a copy of the PC version from Matrix Games or Slitherine’s store.


Apple Handheld, DLC, PC News

Forza Horizon 2 goes Hollywood with Furious 7 Car Pack DLC

Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360, Xbox One) Furious 7 Edition DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Microsoft has released a Fast and the Furious-themed downloadable add-on for Forza Horizon 2, the Furious 7 Car Pack. The $5 expansion features eight cars, two more than the usual car pack, which range from the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T that debuted in the first film to the 2014 Maserati Ghibli S. And for this month’s bonus, Playground Games has put up the 1998 Toyota Supra as a free download. Full details on all of the new rides can be found below.


DLC, Xbox One News

Etrian Mystery Dungeon grabs its kit and heads out to retail, eShop

After weeks of class reveals, Atlus has released the adventurers of Etrian Mystery Dungeon to set out on their labyrinth-filled journey. The action-heavy dungeon crawler is a combination of two different styles, with the class and progression systems of Etrian Odyssey and the perspective and combat of Mystery Dungeon. Players must take a four-party band into randomly generating dungeons in order to find out what’s behind the recent increase in monster attacks. Also available today are five downloadable items that are free until May 7 as well as a .99 3DS theme. As a reminder, all launch copies come packed with a soundtrack sampler with six rough cuts, a 28-page art-and-info booklet, and a slip cover.



Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now available for console, PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 6

The complete version of Dark Souls II, Scholar of the First Sin, is now available for console and PC. In addition to all three download packs (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King), Scholar of the First Sin also includes the new Forlorn invader, a higher multiplayer count, different enemy placement, additional in-game events, expanded item descriptions, interface improvements, and more. New buyers can purchase the game for $49.99, while current owners with the download packs can buy the game for $19.99 and those without the packs for $29.99.


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

Sunset Overdrive gets price drop, April Fools’ Day Achievement, DLC

Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sunset Overdrive received a new downloadable expansion today, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machine. The $9.99 expansion adds a new side story that sees Sam setting out to save his mentor from the Fizzco Robotics Factory. His mission will see him battling new enemies but also gaining access to new amps, outfits, traps, and a massive controllable Energy Ball. A series of videos has been uploaded to the game’s official Youtube channel covering most of the additions: enemies, traps and amps, and weapons. An extra 200-point Achievement was also added for April Fools’ Day, and for those who haven’t picked the game up yet, Microsoft has permanently lowered the price to $39.99.


DLC, Xbox One News