- Dead Rising 4 now available for PC, Xbox One, plus a how-to video
- Persona 5 digital pre-orders up, Story and Confidant trailers released
- PSX 2016 – Bandai Namco: Ace Combat 7, Ni No Kuni II
- PSX 2016 – Activision: Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, Destiny The Dawning
- PS4 getting Yakuza Kiwami in 2017, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life in 2018
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Battlefield 3’s first expansion, Back to Karkand, will be coming in hot this December with—deep breathe—three new maps, five new dog tags, three new vehicles, including the F-35B STOVL jet fighter, ten new weapons, and a new persistence system. To get everyone ready to revisit Wake Island, Gulf of Oman, and Sharqi Peninsula, EA will be periodically sending out some new shots, a few of which hit today.
Insomniac Games is set to spread its multiplatform wings with Overstrike. The EA-published four-player co-op action title will be released for the 360 and PS3, making this the studio’s first 360 release. Players will control a group of elite agents who have been tasked with taking down a nefarious organization that is trying to take over the world. The team, known as Overstrike 9, is made up of an ex-mercenary, a thief, a young scientist, and a veteran detective.
The Reaper’s assault on the galaxy continues next March when Mass Effect 3 launches for the 360 (with Kinect support), PC, and PS3. When gamers rejoin Commander Shepard on March 6, they will find Earth overrun and the denizens of the galaxy on the brink of defeat. As Shepard, players will lead the counterattack to save those that can be saved and sacrifice those that can’t, as some allies and planets must fall to the Reapers for others to continue the fight.
Battlefield 3 has officially been dated. Today at their pre-E3 press conference, EA announced that the DICE-developer shooter is set to hit store shelves on October 25. If the trailers have you biting at the bit, just hold steady because you don’t have too much longer as a multi-platform beta is set to launch this September. The Frostbite 2-powered follow-up to 2005’s Battlefield 2 will ship as two versions for the 360, PC, and PS3, a standard edition and a Limited Edition. Gamers wanting to put money down now on the LE will receive the Back to Karkand digital expansion, a pack of four Battlefield 2 maps remade in the Frostbite 2 engine, for free.