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Tetris Ultimate: Challenge Pack launches for PS4, Xbox One

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The Challenge Pack has gone live for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Tetris Ultimate. The set consists of three new modes and is available as a $6.99 bundle or as individual downloads for $2.99. All three modes are playable in single and multiplayer, with Time’s Up challenging players to add extra time to a 30-second timer, Landslide increasing the number of blocks and their speed as player’s attain higher levels (with a random Tetriminos popping in every 10 turns), and Haunted turning the bottom Tetriminos invisible as players level.

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Mega Man Legacy Collection to hit 3DS, PC, PS4, Xbox One this year

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The blue bomber will be returning in a new six-title compilation this fall in Mega Man Legacy Collection. Scheduled to launch initially for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and later for 3DS, the set will include the first six Mega Man games, plus a Museum of concept and character art and a new Challenge Mode. The latter will consist of a set of increasingly difficult trials that utilize portions from all six games, such as going through an area from each game on a single life, which is said to provide a challenge for veterans and serve as a learning tool for new players. The mode will also upload replays of the best runs for everyone to check out. Digital Eclipse is handling the project.

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Resident Evil 0 getting the HD treatment in early ’16 for console, PC

Capcom has announced their plans to follow the recent Resident Evil HD remake with a new HD remake, this time for Resident Evil 0. The prequel, previously only available for GameCube and Wii, is slated to launch in early 2016 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The game’s original director, Koji Oda, is back on board along with several of the developers from the original team. Oda and producer Tsukasa Takenaka released a video for the announcement, complete with a life-saving herb.

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Payday 2: Crimewave Edition announced for PS4, Xbox One

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505 Games will be releasing a new version of Payday 2. Set to go live for download on June 16, Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will feature an improved frame rate, textures, and resolution. In addition to all of the available download packs and content updates, Crimewave Edition will also include new characters, contracts, enemies, heists, jobs, and masks. Plus a new perk system, pre-planning stage, and stealth-based fifth skill tree. A pre-order bonus, Hard Time Loot Bag, is also up for grabs and is detailed below.

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Blazkowicz returns, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood out for console, PC

The new standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Old Blood, has launched on Live, PSN, and Steam. The $19.99 download takes B.J. Blazkowicz through eight chapters that span two interconnected storylines set in 1946. The first part, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, finds him behind enemy lines in Bavaria, undertaking a two-part mission to break into Castle Wolfenstein and steal intel to find General Deathshead’s compound. The second part, The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs, takes place further along on his search, after he stumbles upon a city where strange artifacts have recently been uncovered.

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State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition out now for PC, Xbox One

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State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition is now available for PC and Xbox One. The latest version includes the base game and both expansions, Breakdown and Lifeline, remastered in 1080p with improved animation, lighting, shadows, and textures. Combat mechanics have also been overhauled. Other added content includes a new mission type, requiring players to clear out hordes that gather around supply crates; an SUV along with 25-plus new vehicle skins; 30 minutes of new music; the ability to use Lifeline’s characters in Breakdown; Lifeline’s community upgrades in all versions; and an under-barrel grenade launcher and incendiary ammo.

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Resident Evil HD Remaster sells over a million units worldwide

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Capcom has announced that the latest Resident Evil re-release, a download-only title in North America, has sold over a million units worldwide. The HD Remaster had previously set a day-one record for the fastest-selling digital release on PSN across Europe and North America. This latest version features updated graphics, sound, and controls, along with a new Very Easy Mode.

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Saint Seiya Soldiers adds Taurus’ Aldebaran and Leo’s Aiolia

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Saint Seiya Soldiers’ Soul’s roster is expanding with news that Taurus’ Aldebaran and Leo’s Aiolia will be joining the fight. The announcement was accompanied by new character art and screenshots, over a dozen of which have been posted below.

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Tower Of Guns lets loose on PSN for PS3, PS4, soon for Xbox One

Tower of Guns (PS3, PS4, Xbox One) PSN Launch Announcement - Screneshot 1

Grip Digital and Terrible Posture Games’ bullet-hell-style first-person shooter Tower Of Guns has launched for PS3, PS4 and will go up on Friday for Xbox One. The download-only release, described as “a pure FPS experience,” features randomized levels and enemies, upgradeable abilities, and modifiable gear. After dying, players retain their kit and powered-up abilities but return to the beginning of the tower to face new enemies and a new layout.

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy to go to China, India, and Russia

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Ubisoft has announced the next three titles in the Assassin’s Creed line, and all will be released as part of the Chronicles trilogy. Each release will follow a different assassin in a 2.5D adventure, with the first entry set to take players to China on April 21. The characters are from other properties within the franchise, from the animated short Assassin’s Creed Embers (Shao Jun) and graphic novels (Arbaaz Mir, Nikolaï Orelov). The trilogy will be tied together, but each game will not only adopt its own art style but also be set in different periods, including the Ming dynasty, Sikh Empire, and shortly after the Red October revolution.

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