Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: FPS

Treyarch reveals Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles

Fans of the Zombies mode in Call of Duty will soon find a different kind of offering on Live, PSN, and Steam. Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles will include eight maps across the Treyarch-developed entries (World at War, Black Ops, and Black Ops II). The maps are being “completely remastered from the ground-up, delivering many of the classic, thrilling Zombies origins storylines with stunning visuals, enhanced audio and new gameplay, all updated for today’s generation of consoles.” AI is also said to be undergoing an update. Additionally, players will be able to use custom weapons, including guns found in Black Ops III, across all of the maps: Nacht der Untoten (Abandoned Bunker), Verruckt (Wittenau Sanitorium), and Shi No Numa (Jungle Swamp) from World at War; Kino Der Toten (Theater of the Dead), Ascension (Soviet Cosmodrome), Shangri-la (Exotic Jungle Shrine), and Moon (Lunar Base) from Black Ops; and Origins (WWI France) from Black Ops II.

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Talos I calls! Prey now available for console, PC

Prey returns today, courtesy of Arkane Studios. Bethesda Softworks picked up the dormant series after its sequel found itself stuck in development, and they found a new home for it with the creators of the Dishonored series. The result is a new take on the story, with players taking on the role of Morgan Yu, who awakens from cryosleep to find themselves on board the space station Talos 1. Yu realizes that they were the subject of strange experiments, which will come in handy, as a hostile alien force has overrun the station. With a mixture of shooter and light role-playing mechanics, players decide which of the alien powers to use, and how they will engage with other characters, as they attempt to find answers as well as stop the invaders.

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Space Hulk: Deathwing gets free content, console bound this fall

Space Hulk: Deathwing is heading towards consoles later this year, and to get things started, Streum On Studio has released the Special Missions Update for PC. Scheduled to launch this fall, the Enhanced Edition for PS4 and Xbox One will feature all of the new content and features that PC players will receive through free downloads. The first of those updates goes live today, adding Special Missions to multiplayer. These are available in Chapter 1 and are slated to be added to every chapter, offering randomly generated mission sequences and Genestealer spawns. Future updates will add new enemies, weapons, skills, multiplayer classes, and multiplayer progression system along with loot and class customization.

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Arkane, Bethesda release launch trailer for Prey

With its release closing in, just a few days away now, Bethesda has released a new launch trailer for Prey. After its whizz-bang overview, check out the other trailers covering the aliens, powers, and weapons found on Talos I. Console gamers itching to give it a try can currently download the Opening Hour demo, which include the first full hour of gameplay.

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Strafe gets several special editions, including physical copies

Devolver Digital is set to release three different collector’s editions for Pixel Titans’ Strafe. The upcoming procedurally generated first-person shooter will be available from Special Reserve Games as the Throwback Edition, complete with pogs and floppy discs; the Vinyl Edition with a two-disc vinyl set from Laced Records; and the PS4 Collector’s Box, which comes with a region-free copy of the game for PS4. All pre-orders come with an exclusive weapon, the VV-1N.

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Call of Duty returns to 1940s this November with Call of Duty: WWII

Beginning on November 3, players will once again re-deploy throughout the battlefields of Europe in Call of Duty: WWII. The story will find players trekking across multiple fronts as members of the 1st Infantry Division, experiencing “gritty realism, authenticity and cinematic intensity on an epic scale.” Multiplayer will feature a narrative-driven mode with the ability to create a class, a Headquarters to socialize with other players, and maps set throughout Europe. Nazi Zombies will also return with a standalone storyline. PS4 pre-orders will receive access to the Private Beta, which is set for later this year. In addition to the standard edition, players can pre-order the $99.99 Digital Deluxe Edition with the Season Pass or the $99.99 Pro Edition with the Season Pass and a SteelBook case.

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GTA Online adds car combat mode Tiny Racers, gives free GTA$

GTA Online has received new competitive racing mode, Tiny Racers. Up to four players can battle it out across seven courses in a classic top-down view. The goal isn’t just to come in first but to avoid falling too far behind because whoever lags will eventually explode. Participants are able to grab a variety of power-ups, from bombs to rockets, to reach the head of the pack. Additionally, players who log in this week are eligible for a GTA$425K ‘tax rebate’, which will be deposited in their Maze Bank account during May.

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Call of Duty: WWII in development at Sledgehammer

Activision has officially revealed that Call of Duty will be going back in time with the next entry, Call of Duty: WWII. Players can find out more when developer Sledgehammer Games shows what they have in store during a worldwide reveal livestream on Wednesday, April 26. Studio co-heads Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield will be guiding viewers through a first look and detail their plans for the game. The event will kick off at noon CallofDuty.com.

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Prey demo to go live on April 27 for PS4 and Xbox One

Console gamers are getting the chance to try the first hour of Prey on April 27 with the release of Prey Demo: Opening Hour. The trial will allow players to take a look around the interstellar research facility Talos I, shortly after it’s been overrun by aliens, as recently awoken subject Morgan Yu. A new trailer has also been released highlighting the gameplay options possible during the initial hour.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Continuum gets new trailer, screens

Infinity Ward has released a new trailer for the recently revealed Continuum. The multiplayer-focused video runs two minutes long, offering a glimpse at the new maps, and was released alongside a handful of new screenshots. The second DLC map pack for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare adds four maps, which are detailed below, and a 1970s-themed add-on for Zombies.

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