Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PC

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Reckoning dated for PSN, Steam

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Reckoning Live Announcement - Screenshot 3

Activision has sent word that Reckoning, the final download pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, will be launching on September 3 for PC, PS3, and PS4. Four new maps are included with the add-on—Fracture, Overload, Quarantine, and Swarm—along with an Exo Grapple playlist, and the Exo Zombies finale, Descent. Descent adds a new ocean-based Atlas locale, ‘fused’ enemy type, and Trident Reflected Energy weapon. Details on each of the maps can be found below.

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Divinity: Original Sin II announced, hitting Kickstarter this month

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Larian Studios has announced that Divinity: Original Sin II is in development. As with the original, the studio will be turning to the fans via Kickstarter to help fund the final release. But before the campaign begins on August 26, Larian is allowing potential funders the chance to vote on the campaign’s rewards. As to why the studio is returning to crowdfunding, Larian founder Swen Vincke wrote in a blog post that, among other reasons, the feedback from backers and Steam Early Access players proved invaluable during development. And as to what they have planned, he uses the example of Baldur’s Gate 2 in comparison to Baldur’s Gate, in that the sequel will offer more and better content due to the team not having to focus on developing an engine.

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Brigador hitting Steam Early Access on October 20, trailer released

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A new trailer has launched for the upcoming Early Access release of Brigador. The tactical action-heavy title from Stellar Jockeys will task players with escaping Solo Nobre. By completing contracts and making their way through the city, players will be able to earn cash to unlock new pilots, weapons, and vehicles. The Early Access version will feature 15 pilotable vehicles, 25 weapons, three factions, multiple pilots, and destructible environments. Twice as many vehicles and weapons are slated to be included with the official launch release.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer beta teaser, info released

Call of Duty Black Ops III (PC PS3 PS4 Xbox 360 Xbox One) Beta Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision has released new screenshots and a teaser for the impending multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The beta is scheduled to start next week for PS4, and on August 26 for PC and Xbox One, and the trailer offers the first look at what’s coming. Some info gleamed from the teaser includes the planned availability of seven-plus multiplayer modes, three-plus maps, eight multiplayer specialists, and weapon customization. Specifics about the weapons, maps, and modes that will be playable will be released later today on Treyarch’s community page.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition – The Descent out for PC, PS4, Xbox One

Dragon Age Inquisition (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) The Descent Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Descent downloadable pack has gone live for Dragon Age: Inquisition. The add-on introduces a new storyline, dungeon, and characters for $14.99. After a series of earthquakes rattle Thedas, players must travel underground and navigate the dangerous Deep Roads to discover the source. Along the way, the party will uncover more about the history of the dwarves as well as acquire some high-end gear.

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Zombie Vikings to get physical version, Ragnarök Editiön, for PS4

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Zoink Games’ comedic hack-and-slash adventure title Zombie Vikings: Ragnarök Editiön will be hitting store shelves this fall for PS4. Rising Star Games has signed on to release a physical version for North America. The brawler, written by Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’s Zach Weinersmith, will be playable solo or co-op with up to four players, with players leading a band of zombie Vikings in a quest to retrieve Odin’s magic eye from Loki. The boxed version will come with several bonuses, including five extra bonus Verses Arenas, two extra playable characters, and an unlockable making-of video.

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gamescom – Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Anno 2205, more

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Ubisoft released a host of new media for several of their key upcoming titles. Below are new trailers and screenshots for Anno 2205, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, The Crew Wild Run, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. The Assassin’s Creed Syndicate media highlights the game’s two assassins, twins Jacob and Evie Frye, as they attempt to liberate Industrial Revolution-era London. Wild Run is the new expansion for The Crew, which will add customizable dragsters, drift cars, monster trucks, and motorcycles. In addition, to the new rides, the updated graphics and new weather system is also on display. The Spectator Cam was also revealed for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, which will allow an extra player to watch the action; PC gamers will have it launch, while PS4 and Xbox One owners will need to wait until early 2016. It and more are highlighted in the screens and trailer, but to see it in action, gamers can check out Ubisoft’s Twitch channel on August 8 from 4-8 p.m. (CET) for a live 5 vs 5 match on PC.

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gamescom – Microsoft: Halo Wars 2, Killer Instinct S3, DVR, more

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Microsoft made a number of announcements at this year’s gamescom. A few of which include the reveal of Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One and Windows 10, currently in development at Creative Assembly, Killer Instinct Season 3, and the addition of Shadow Complex to the backwards compatibility preview program. Speaking of which, Microsoft plans to have up to 100 Xbox 360 titles supported by the November launch. Other announcements included console bundles for Fifa 16 and Halo 5: Guardians, DVR for Over-the Air TV functionality for Xbox One (a subscription-free service, allowing for streaming and transferring between devices), two Halo 5 wireless controllers ($69.99 each), and a chatpad ($34.99). Details, screens, and movies for the games on display can be found below.

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Vega returns to the fight, joins roster of Street Fighter V

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The almighty clawed one has joined the cast of Street Fighter V. Vega is the latest of the veterans to make his return, and he arrives shortly after the reveal of the first of V’s four newcomers, Necalli. Vega joins returning fighters Birdie, Cammy, Chun-Li, Ken, M. Bison, Nash, and Ryu. Check below for a new trailer and over a dozen-plus screenshots showing him in action.

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Act of Aggression’s super weapons revealed in new trailer

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Eugen Systems has released a new trailer for their upcoming real-time strategy title Act of Aggression. The video highlights the various super weapons used by two of the three factions. These are the top-tier weapons that are accessible during the end game, when it’s time to launch those final assaults, whether to wipe out the enemy’s remaining units or to devastate their teetering economy. The US Army has access to the Peacekeeper missile silo and its offense-oriented LGM-118 and the MIM-104 Patriot launcher for defense, while the Chimera has the Omega Blitzer for offense and the mobile Antey for defense. Specifics on the Cartel’s super weapons will have to wait until this year’s Gamescom.

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