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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Devastation, Live MP weekend announced

Call of Duty Ghosts (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Devastation DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision has revealed the second of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ four download packs, Devastation. The drop will launch first for 360 and Xbox One on April 3 and include four new multiplayer maps, detailed below; a new weapon accessible in all multiplayer maps, the Ripper sub machinegun/assault rifle combo; the second part of Extinction’s four-part episodic campaign, Mayday; and a new boss, the Kraken. As a bonus for Season Pass holders, the Ripper can be downloaded today.

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Strider double jumps, dashes way onto PSN, Xbox Live

Strider (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Console Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The new plasma-scarf-sporting Hiryu is hitting the streets of Kazakh City today with the release of Strider. The Double Helix-developed entry continues the series’ style of fast-paced, side-scrolling combat, as Hiryu bounces and dashes around obstacles and slices his way through enemies. In addition to the story, players will also be able to tackle Beacon Run, a speed-run-style mode, and the wave-based Survival Mode.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 demo out now for consoles, PC

Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 (360, PC, PS3) Dracula Media - Screenshot 4

Konami is giving gamers a sample of what’s in store when Lords of Shadow 2 launches with a new playable demo. The trial serves as a prelude to the full game and is now live for 360, PC, and PS3. The demo features two fights, one against the Brotherhood of Light as they attempt to storm Dracula’s castle and the other against a massive titan. Players will have access to two weapons throughout the demo to accomplish their tasks, the Void Sword and the Chaos Claws.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII now available for 360 and PS3

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII (360, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Lightning sets out for a new journey today with the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for 360 and PS3. Her latest adventure, available in stores and digitally through Live and PSN, is a more action-oriented title than a traditional Final Fantasy release, with players having direct control over Lightning as she ventures about Nova Chrysalia with her band of allies battling the deadly cult Children of Etro.

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Far Cry Classic taking players back to the jungle next week

Far Cry Classic Compilation (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 3

Far Cry Classic, an updated re-release of the original Far Cry, will be available on February 11 on Live and PSN, according to Ubisoft. Previously scheduled for launch as part of Microsoft’s 2013 Summer Arcade promo, this new version will run $9.99 and feature updated graphics, a new interface, and improved cutscenes. Far Cry Classic is not included in the upcoming Far Cry Compilation, but it is in the European version, titled Far Cry The Wild Expedition.

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Aurora to return home on April 30 with release of Child of Light

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

Ubisoft has revealed that their upcoming turn-based role-playing game Child of Light will be released on April 30. The downloadable title will be available on eShop for Wii U, Live for 360 and Xbox One, PSN for PS3 and PS4, and Steam for PC. The Framework-powered adventure is being labeled a “reimagining of fairytales” and will have players take on the role of Aurora as she journeys through the world of Lemuria. After being taken from her home, she sets out to make her way back but discovers that she must first free the moon, stars, and sun from the clutches of the Queen of the Night. She will face dragons and monsters along the way, but also find help in new allies, including the firefly Igniculus.

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Strider to launch next week for current and next-gen consoles, PC

Strider (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Strider Hiryu will once again set out against the forces of evil next week when the Double Helix-developed Strider launches on Live, PSN, and Steam. The PS3 and PS4 versions will be first out of the gate on February 18, with the PC, 360, and Xbox One versions will follow the day after. Also announced is the inclusion of two new Challenge Modes to accompany Story Mode, the speed-run-style race Beacon Run and the wave-based trial Survival Mode. A global online leaderboard will track player stats across all modes.

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Lara gets even in new Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition launch trailer

Last year’s Tomb Raider reboot is getting a next-gen makeover soon with the upcoming release of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for PS3 and Xbox One. To kick things off, Square Enix has posted a new launch trailer to demonstrate the action in store. In addition to the enhanced graphics, which will feature new effects, additional polygons, Tress FX technology for realistic hair, new textures, and new rendering techniques, the game will also include all available downloadable content plus developer videos, a digital art book, and a digital copy of the Dark Horse comic.

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Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD launches online for 360, PC, PS3

Assassins Creed Liberation HD (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Assassin’s Creed Liberation has made the leap from handheld today with an HD re-release for 360, PC, and PS3. Set prior to the Revolutionary War, Liberation puts players in the role of Aveline, the first playable female Assassin, who must use her varied arsenal, including a whip, a machete, and poison darts, to take down enemies across the world, from the streets of New Orleans to Mayan ruins. The new version has been remastered in high definition and features “improved gameplay mechanics and missions.”

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance now $29.99, includes character DLC

Metal Gear Rising (360, PS3) Jetstream DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 3

Konami has gone for a double whammy to entice gamers into grabbing Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Not only have they lowered the price to $29.99, but they have also tossed in the Jetstream and Blade Wolf character download packs. The Jetstream DLC features Samuel Rodriguez, Raiden’s dashing sword-wielding rival, in his own side story that details his origins. The Blade Wolf DLC is a similar origin-themed release that reveals the backstory of Blade Wolf, previously known as LQ-84i. In addition to seeing how he came to serve under Desperado Enforcement’s Sundowner, players will also get to experience a new boss battle.

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