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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

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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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Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD heading to consoles, PC this January

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

It looks as if Aveline will have a busy new year. Ubisoft has announced that the console and PC version of Assassin’s Creed Liberation will be released on January 14 for PS3 and on January 15 for 360 and PC. The download-only release will feature assassin Aveline’s original adventure, set prior to the American Revolution, which found her using machetes, whips, and poison darts to take down her prey throughout New Orleans and even Mayan ruins. This new version will feature upgraded visuals—a comparison below shows a scene from it next to the same from the PS Vita original—and be released at $19.99. A discount of $5 was also announced for owners of Black Flag’s Season Pass.

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Time to face the zombie hordes, How to Survive launches for 360, PC

How to Survive (360, PC, PS3, Wii U) 360 and PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Grab the car keys, the closest sharp object, and a bag of canned goods: zombies are coming. 505 Games has announced that Eko Software’s third-person action-adventure title How to Survive has been released on Live Marketplace for 360 and on Steam for PC. A recent outbreak of a mysterious virus has caused most of the world’s population to turn into zombies, and players must do everything they can to survive the undead while stranded on a small archipelago: seek out food and water, secure shelter, and scavenge items to make tools and weapons.

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First round of Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta now live for consoles, PC

Battlefield 4 (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Beta Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta has officially launched for 360, PC, and PS3 gamers who pre-ordered the Battlefield 3 PC Digital Deluxe Edition, are registered owners of either Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition, or who are Battlefield 3 Premium members. The beta features the Siege of Shanghai map and support for two game modes, Conquest and Domination. This will also be the first time that gamers get to experience Levolution, a new feature that involves levels reacting dynamically to the ongoing action to ensure that each session is different, and earn Battlepacks, random combinations of camos, dog tags, and items.

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Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse launching for console, PC

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has launched a new reimagined version of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. The 1991 classic platformer has been redesigned in 3D for current consoles and PC, and is available today for 360 and tomorrow for PC and PS3. The graphics might have been updated, but the story remains the same, with players guiding Mickey through the Castle of Illusion’s five worlds in his quest to save Minnie from the evil witch Mizrabel.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse launches for 360

Call of Duty Black Ops II (360, PC, PS3) 360 Launch Vengeance Announcement - Screenshot 1

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse, the final downloadable pack for the Season Pass, is now available on Live Marketplace. The drop includes a new Zombies mode, Origins, and four multiplayer maps. The maps, detailed below, include Pod, Frost, Takeoff (based off of Stadium from Black Ops’ First Strike pack), and Dig (an adaptation of World at War’s Courtyard). Origins is set in a Dieselpunk-styled World War I-era France and features the return of four heroes (Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen). New screenshots were also released.

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Tropico 4 – Propaganda pack now available for 360 and PC

Tropico 4 (360, PC) Propaganda DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

El Presidente treats his loyal subjects well, and today he is giving them the most precious gift of all: more time with him. One of his many holdings, Kalypso Media, has released the new Propaganda DLC pack for Tropico 4. As a participant in the International Communist Propaganda competition, players will assist the president in completing the new Propaganda Competition mission by utilizing the new Propaganda Tower to suppress protests and convert citizens as well as by calling upon the PR Specialist trait to brainwash the masses. And of course, a new outfit is included, the Party Leader, to dazzle the competition.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse detailed, trailer released

Activision has announced Treyarch’s final downloadable pack for Black Ops II’s Season Pass, Apocalypse. The fourth pack will include four multiplayer maps and a new mode for Zombies called Origins. The maps, detailed below, include Pod, a utopian community abandoned in the 1970s; Frost, a European city covered in snow and split by a frozen canal; Takeoff, a map based off of Stadium from Black Ops’ First Strike pack; and Dig, an adaptation of World at War’s Courtyard. Origins takes Zombies into a “Dieselpunk-stylized World War I-era France” (excellent!) where four heroes from the first map—Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen—return to help in the trenches.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Vengeance launches for PC, PS3

Call of Duty Black Ops II (360, PC, PS3) PC and PS3 Vengeance Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Vengeance, the latest DLC pack from Treyarch, is now available for PC and PS3. The $14.99 add-on features four multiplayer maps, detailed below, and two additions for Zombies: Ray Gun Mark II and Buried. Buried is a new mode that has players team up with returning characters to protect an Old West mining town from a zombie invasion.

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