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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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Summon the Mothership! Funk of Titans now on Live for Xbox One

Funk of Titans (Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A Crowd of Monsters’ funk-themed side-scrolling platformer Funk of Titans has launched for Xbox One. As Perseus, players must help Zeus in his war against the Music Titans by defeating them using funk-fu. Taking the titans down will require battling through over 40 levels set in three different worlds, each themed after a different genre of music, pop, rap, and rock. Time to slap the bass (and some monsters).

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Xbox One News

Tetris Ultimate launches on Live, PSN for Xbox One and PS4

Tetris Ultimate (3DS, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Tetris Ultimate is making the leap from handheld to console today with its release for PS4 and Xbox One. The $9.99 download features six modes, including versus for up to four players. 3DS owners will note that this version features fewer modes, but it’s also $10 less than the digital version available on eShop and $20 less than the physical release. But for Tetris fans, take note: the handheld version has Challenge mode, which sports four variants. Each mode included in this version is detailed below.

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Forza Horizon 2 gets five rides in NAPA Chassis Pack, plus a freebie

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) NAPA Chassis Car Pack Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new download pack has gone live for Forza Horizon 2. The NAPA Chassis Car Pack adds five new rides: the Audi RS6, Buick GSX, McLaren 650S Coupe, Monte Carlo SS, and the Supercharged Land Rover. A free car is also available for all players, the 2002 Lotus Esprit V8. Each ride in the $5 drop as well as the Lotus are detailed below.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin announced for console and PC

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

From Software has more Dark Souls II in store for 2015. Bandai Namco has announced that the studio is currently working on Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Scheduled to launch on April 7, Scholar of the First Sin will include the original game along with all three downloadable chapters (The Lost Crowns Trilogy) and brand-new content. New enemies, in-game events, and an extra non-playable character are being added for all versions, which will be included in the free ver. 1.10 patch for current owners. The versions for the newer consoles and DirectX11 PCs will also sport enhanced graphics.

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Project Totem now Kalimba, set to launch for Xbox One on Dec. 17

Kalimba (Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood developer Press Play has announced that their upcoming platformer Project Totem has been given the official title Kalimba and a release date of December 17. The download-only title will feature a single-player campaign as well as couch co-op. As animated totems, players must navigate their way through three different worlds, building a totem along the way that reflects their progress, as they attempt to defeat an evil shaman.

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Forza Horizon 2: Falken Car Pack launches alongside a free car for all

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) Falken Car Pack Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new add-on pack has launched for Forza Horizon 2, the Falken Car Pack. The $5 set includes six cars: the Alfa Romeo 4C (2014), BMW M4 (2014), Chevy SS (2014), Lamborghini Jalpa (1988), Subaru Legacy RS (1990), and the Toyota 2000GT (1969). One of the additions, the Subaru Legacy RS, is a free bonus for all players. Full details for each ride are available below.

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Forza Horizon 2 to get Mobil 1 Car Pack, bonus free ride tomorrow

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) Mobil 1 Car Pack Announcement - Screenshot 1

Turn 10 has revealed details about their first post-launch car pack for Forza Horizon 2. The debut add-on, the Mobil 1 Car Pack, will go live tomorrow and include six vehicles for $5: the 1988 BMW M5, 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, 1957 Maserati 300 S, 2013 Renault Clio RS 200, and 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16v. The 1988 BMW M5 is also available for free as a bonus for all players. Details for all of the rides are available below.

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Forza Horizon 2 pulls into stores, on Live for Xbox 360 and Xbox One

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

It’s time to hit the open road again with the release of Forza Horizon 2 for 360 and Xbox One. Set in southern Europe, players will be able to get behind the wheel of over 200 cars to participate in a variety of events that can be joined as they cruise around the countryside. Forza Hub, a new app for Xbox One, has also launched in support for all Forza titles. The download will provide community announcements, news, access to events, and a way keep up with and redeem the monthly Forza Rewards.

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Dark Souls II DLC trilogy ending Sept. 30 with Crown of the Ivory King

Dark Souls II (360, PC, PS3) Crown of the Ivory King DLC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King, the final release in the downloadable The Lost Crowns Trilogy, has been officially date for September 30. As with the first two entries, Crown of the Sunken King and Crown of the Old Iron King, the pack will add new environments, enemies, traps, and bosses. After this final journey, those who’ve braved the post-release adventure will claim possession of all the crowns once owned by King Vendrick.

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