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Halo 5: Guardians – Warzone Firefight revealed, launching June 29

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Halo 5: Guardians will be receiving free additional content next Wednesday in a new update, Warzone Firefight. The eighth expansion will add the new game mode, and update namesake, Warzone Firefight. After some time in beta, the final version of the mode will have a gradually increasing difficulty level, along with new bosses and REQs. The REQs will offer new vehicles, armors, and weapons (UNSC VTOL, AV-49 Wasp, etc.). These will be accessible in Forge as well, which is also getting a new canvas, the ocean-themed Tidal. Multiplayer will be expanded with three new maps: Attack on Sanctum, Prospect, and Molten. The campaign isn’t being left out, either, as it will get Score Attack. As in previous titles, Score Attack allows players to compete with one another for the highest score, solo or in co-op, with points determined by how stylishly enemies are defeated. 343 is planning on showing everyone the ropes with a Firefight pre-release livestream at the official Twitch channel on June 28, 4 p.m. (CST).

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Isometric puzzle-platformer Lumo out now for Xbox One

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Triple Eh? Inc.’s Lumo is now available for Xbox One. Previously published by Rising Star Games for Linux, Mac, Windows PC, and PS4, the adventure features isometric platforming, over 400 puzzle-filled rooms, secret areas, four zones, and six hidden mini-games. To see the game in action, check below to find the launch trailer.

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Tekken 7 launching early ’17 for console, PC, TTT2 free for Live Gold

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Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for Tekken 7. The video coincides with the news that the game will be released in early 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Currently in development under franchise director Katsuhiro Harada, the home port will feature several additions over the arcade version, including Story Mode, which will host seven new characters alongside Street Fighter’s Akuma. The storyline will follow the struggle between members of the Mishima clan. To celebrate the announcement, and so players can take advantage of its recent addition to the list of Backward Compatible titles, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be free for a limited time for Xbox Live Gold members, starting today at 1 p.m. (CST) until June 21 at 5:00 a.m. (CST).

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

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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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Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder announced for console, PC

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Deadly Tower of Monsters developer Ace Team is returning to world of rolling boulders for the good of mankind with Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder. The epoch-spanning tower-defense-styled title will continue in its predecessor’s footsteps by having players crush whatever is in their path. After Atlas misplaces an item necessary to keep the world running smoothly, rulers throughout history have decided to run amok. Various periods of art history are being used to represent the struggle, from Surrealism to Late Gothic, as players attempt to defend their resource nodes and destroy enemy castles. New to the series is a four-player competitive co-op mode where two teams of two try to gather resources and build defenses while destroying their rivals.

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Turn-based strategy title Battle Worlds: Kronos out for PS4, Xbox One

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Nordic Games has released Battle Worlds: Kronos on PSN for PS4 and on Live for Xbox One. The turn-based strategy game is said to be inspired by Battle Isle, with players battling for control of a planet on hexagonal-segmented battlefields. Two sides square off over three campaigns, estimated to last over 60 hours, with 50-plus unit types, from infantry to aircraft, for the succession of the next emperor. The console version also include the downloadable campaign Trains.

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Quantum Break now available online, in stores for PC and Xbox One

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Remedy’s latest time-shifting action title Quantum Break has hit store shelves, Live Marketplace and Windows store for PC and Xbox One. To celebrate the launch, Remedy will be hosting a livestream on Twitch in a few hours (noon CST) with key members, including creative director Sam Lake, discussing the game from their studio in Finland. As Jack Joyce (Shawn Ashmore), players find themselves in a race to stop a world-shattering event. Mixing gameplay and live-action sequences, players watch their choices play out within the levels and during recorded episodes. As a bonus, every copy of the Xbox One version comes with a download for Alan Wake and its two add-ons.

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Graham to return on April 26 in King’s Quest – Once Upon a Climb

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Sierra is prepping to release the third chapter in the latest King’s Quest adventure next month. Once Upon a Climb will be a little different from the first two chapters as it takes a tonal shift to a romantic comedy with the introduction of Queen Valanice, Graham’s wife and Gwendolyn’s grandmother. Players will once again make their way through Hagatha’s tower, but it won’t be quite the same as the first time back in 1985.

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Axiom Verge in development for Xbox One, Wii U, releasing this year

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Developer Tom Happ will be bringing his throwback action-platformer Axiom Verge to Wii U and Xbox One. Currently available for PC and PS4, the Metroid-style adventure features over 40 weapons and tools, nearly 100 upgrades, 80-plus creatures, and nearly a thousand rooms to explore. Players can also utilize glitches to gain an advantage by corrupting environments, scrambling enemies, and uncovering secret areas.

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Dungeon of the Endless heading to Xbox One next month

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Amplitude Studios’ roguelike dungeon-defense title Dungeon of the Endless is heading to Xbox One on March 16. The console version will feature a single-player mode, an online co-op mode for up to four players, updated controls, and a revamped interface. After crash landing on an alien planet, players must manage and lead a team of heroes through randomly generation, monster-filled dungeons in an attempt to reach the surface.

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