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Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King kicks off DLC trilogy

Dark Souls II (360, PC, PS3) Crown of the Sunken King DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The first download pack for Dark Souls II, Crown of the Sunken King, has launched today. The release marks the debut of The Lost Crowns trilogy, a download-only expansion set that adds new enemies, locations, and bosses. Crown of the Sunken King is set in an underground cavern filled with stepped pyramids, within which will be found the first of several prized crowns that were previously owned by King Vendrick.

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En garde! Abyss Odyssey launches for 360, PC, and PS3

Abyss Odyssey (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ace Team’s lovely 2D action-adventure title Abyss Odyssey has launched for 360, PC, and PS3. The side-scrolling release mixes elements of traditional one-on-one fighters, platformers, and role-playing games, making for another unique entry into the company’s library, following as it does the equally eccentric Rock of Ages and Zeno Clash. A combination of Art Nouveau aesthetics and Chilean folklore is mixed with three characters, persistent experience, and procedurally generated levels in an abyss ruled over by a shaman who gradually evolves to a final form as the community beats the game. The console versions are both on sale during launch week as well, with 30% off for PS3 and 33% off for 360.

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Ace Team details Abyss Odyssey features in new gameplay video

A new overview trailer has been released for Atlus’ upcoming beat ‘em up Abyss Odyssey. Developer Ace Team goes over many of the game’s features throughout the seven-minute-plus video, including the challenge rooms, ability to steal souls, and procedurally generated areas as well as multiplayer’s local and online co-op options.

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Valiant Hearts: the Great War goes over the top for console, PC

Valiant Hearts the Great War (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Valiant Hearts: the Great War, a new adventure from Beyond Good & Evil and Rayman Legends developers Ubisoft Montpellier, is now available for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. As a party of four characters, players will attempt to navigate the battlefields of World War I, using each in turn to assisst the others, as they follow a friendly dog out of the warzone. The characters “are inextricably drawn together, and friendship, love, sacrifice and tragedy befall each as they help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors of war.”

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Abyss Odyssey launching online this July for console and PC

Abyss Odyssey (360, PC, PS3) PC Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ace Team’s 2D side-scrolling action title Abyss Odyssey will be available online on July 15 for PC and PS3, and on the following day for 360. Atlus also announced that the official website has gone live at AbyssOdyssey.com, and that they are running a pre-order program for the PC version through Steam offering 33% off the suggested price of $14.99.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Invasion now on Live for Xbox 360, One

Call of Duty Ghosts (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Invasion Live Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The third download pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts, Invasion, has launched for 360 and Xbox One. The add-on includes four multiplayer maps, including a new version of Call of Duty 2’s Favela; the next and penultimate episode in the Extinction storyline, Awakening; and a host of new Field Orders. More info on each addition is available below.

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Ubisoft’s JRPG-inspired Child of Light launches for console, PC

Child of Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has launched their download-only role-playing game Child of Light. A reimagining of fairytales styled after classic watercolor art, Child of Light is Ubisoft Montreal’s take on traditional Japanese RPGs, with players taking on the role of the young princess Aurora in her quest to win back the heavens from the Queen of Night. In a twist on the formula, platforming has been added alongside a traditional turn-based combat system.

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Trials Fusion now in stores, online for 360, PS4, and Xbox One

Trials Fusion (360, PC, PS3, PS4) PC Beta Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 5

RedLynx’s follow-up to Trials Evolution, Trials Fusion, is out today for 360, PS4, and Xbox One. A download version is available for $19.99 for all systems, and a physical version, which includes a Season Pass and bonus in-game items, is available for $39.99 for PS4 and Xbox One. Fusion features the same trick- and physics-based gameplay as its predecessors, a track editor with the ability for users to share their creations, online play, and the new FMX tricks system.

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Watch Yoshitaka Amano create Child of Light-inspired artwork

Child of Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Amano Art - Header

Famed artist Yoshitaka Amano has provided his own take on the world of Child of Light. A new time-lapse video was released showing the Final Fantasy artist creating the work pictured above; a full version of the piece is viewable below. The art will be available as a poster in the Collector’s Edition that’s been announced for release in Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Unfortunately, there’s been no word on a North American release.

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Alucard returns in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 – Revelations

Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 (360, PC, PS3) Revelations DLC Media - Screenshot 6

It’s time for Alucard to show Gabriel how it’s done today with the launch of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 – Revelations. The prequel storyline follows Alucard up to his reunion with his father, the demon lord Dracula. The new download pack adds new areas to explore within the world of Lords of Shadow 2, as well as two new powers (Glaciem and Igneas), power boosts through drinking blood, and the ability to transform into a werewolf.

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