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Gears of War 4 December update to add PC split-screen, maps, more

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Gears of War 4’s impending December Update has been detailed by The Coalition. Following last month’s release of Checkout and Drydock, two more maps will be added to the roster: Speyer, a pre-Locust War district offering close combat in its sanctuary and longer range combat in its academy, and Glory, a COG battery fortified with a mounted turret overlooking a courtyard. The update will also add vertical split-screen support for Windows 10, a daily rewards system, and other fixes, along with Gearsmas items. Season Pass holders get access to the maps at all times when they launch on December 13, while everyone else can play them while they are in rotation as part of public playlists. Players looking to grab the game can get it for 33% from December 1 to 28. Videos for both maps can be found below.

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DLC, PC News, Xbox One News

King Art’s tactical-RPG The Dwarves out for console, PC

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THQ Nordic has released King Art’s latest strategy title The Dwarves for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Based on Markus Heitz’s first novel, aptly titled The Dwarves, players take on the role of Tungdil as he leads a party on a mission to save the realm of Girdlegard from evil. The game is said to offer “massive-scale, tactical battles in real-time and a brand new, physics-based ‘crowd combat system’,” with the latter highlighting the scale of combat when the heroes battle hundreds of smaller enemies. King Art funded the game via Kickstarter last year.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

God Wars Future Past official site updated, story trailer released

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NIS has released a story trailer for their upcoming tactical role-playing game God Wars Future Past. The official site has also been updated with information about the battle system and a handful of the characters. The game follows the origins of Japan as told through folklore, with Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga battling for control of the country, known as Mizuho. As the recently imprisoned Princess Kaguya, players must learn the truth about their past, along the way gaining access to 14 customizable characters, over 30 classes, and 400-plus skills.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Final Fantasy XV launches in store, online for PS4 and Xbox One

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Square Enix has released the long-awaited fifteenth entry in the mainline Final Fantasy series today. The delayed release is being described as the “next evolution of the world renowned video game series, featuring visceral action-packed battles, a fantasy world based in reality, and colossal wonders to behold.” Players take on the role of Crown Prince Noctis, as he and his friends go on a quest within the lands of Eos to discover his destiny amidst an ongoing war with the Niflheim empire. Check out the launch trailer below.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Titanfall 2 multiplayer trial announced for console, PC

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EA has announced a free multiplayer trial for Titanfall 2. Respawn’s recently released shooter allows players to once again take control and pilot a giant mech or battle on foot. Soon, everyone will get the chance to try out all of the multiplayer modes, as the demo period is set to kick off on November 30 for Origin Access members and on December 2 for everyone else. Progress made during the trial will carry over into the full game. Players who decide to purchase the game will be able to download all post-launch downloadable content, including maps and modes, for free.

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Watch Dogs 2 launches online for Windows PC

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Ubisoft has released the PC version of Watch Dogs 2. The computer version features a few system-specific extras, including support for 4K, ultra textures, multi-monitor support, uncapped FPS, three save slots, and the ability to add extra details. The minimum and recommended specs can be found below. As tech pro Marcus Holloway, players must clear their name after being framed for a crime by the predictive program ctOS 2.0. In doing so, they will uncover a city-wide conspiracy that causes them to link up with the hacktivist group DedSec. The group will take on the city’s security forces by hacking the local infrastructure and taking down gunmen by using stealth or force.

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Clint and crew let it rip in new trailer for Wild Guns Reloaded

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Natsume has released a trailer for their upcoming action title Wild Guns Reloaded. The cult classic made brief returns on the Virtual Console in 2010 and 2014, but the studio is looking to bring it back in full as a from-the-ground-up remake. Clint, Annie, Doris, and Bullet all get back into the action, blasting enemies to smithereens with machine guns, lasers, and grenades. Up to four players will be able to team up to take down the main mode.

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PlayStation 4 News

Amnesia Collection now available digitally on PSN for PS4

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A new horror compilation has gone live today for PS4. Frictional Games’ Amnesia Collection brings players The Dark Descent, A Machine for Pigs, and the Justine expansion for the first time to PS4 via PSN. All three rely on atmosphere rather than mayhem, as players must stick to the shadows and avoid making contact with enemies in order to survive.

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Puzzle-heavy adventure OneShot launching next month for PC

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Degica will be releasing a new puzzle-adventure title next month for PC, OneShot. As Niko, players must make their way through a strange world as they attempt to save it. The characters that inhabit the world will remember the player’s actions, and while some will also help them along the way, not everyone wants them to succeed. Check out a handful of screenshots and its launch trailer below.

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PC News

Enjoy the nightlife in 1980s Japan in new Yakuza 0 activities trailer

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A new video has gone live highlighting some of the side activities available in Yakuza 0. Sometimes even gangsters need to cut loose, and Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima will have plenty to do during their downtime in the redlight districts of Kamurocho and Sotenbori. The areas will offer access to a batting cage, karaoke bar, disco, (ahem) wrestling arena, and arcade. The latter will host a number of Sega titles, including Out Run, Space Harrier, and Super Hang On. PSX 2016 attendees can try their hand at the game with a special playable demo at Sega’s booth, B2250.

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