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New Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin video debuts Forlorn NPC

A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. The latest footage showcases the new NPC invader, the Forlorn. The video runs a little over three minutes and shows what players have come to expect from Dark Souls II: pain. Beset by regular enemies, a player desperately tries to get the upper hand as the Forlorn closes in and proceeds to harass them throughout the encounter.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Episode 1 now on PSN, Feb. 25 on Live

Resident Evil Revelations 2 (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has released the first episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PSN for PS3 and PS4. Episode 1 will launch tomorrow on Xbox Live for Xbox 360 and Xbox One and on Steam for PC. The sequel begins with Claire Redfield, now an agent for the anti-bioterrorism group Terra Save, working alongside Moira Burton, Barry Burton’s daughter, to escape the clutches of kidnappers. In search of the two, Barry encounters Natalia Korda, a young girl with the power to sense enemies, whom he recruits to find Moira. Players must switch between the pairs in order to avoid enemies and find their way off a deadly island.

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Resident Evil sets PSN, Capcom digital release sales records

Resident Evil (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Sales Announcement - Screenshot 1

According to Capcom, Resident Evil has set the record for PSN’s biggest-selling day-one digital title. Additionally, the game has become their fastest-selling digital title to date in North America and Europe. To accompany the announcements, we’ve added several new screenshots from the remade remake, showing more of Chris and the Master of Unlocking herself in action.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin patch, media released

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer, the box art, and 10 new screenshots for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. A new patch has also gone live, which adds the new non-playable character The Scholar, who offers additional insight into the story, plus improvements to online matchmaking, expanded item descriptions, the Agape Ring, and other adjustments and changes to solo as well as online play.

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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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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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