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Alien: Isolation update adds Nightmare and Novice difficulty models

Aliens Isolation (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Nightmare and Novice Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new update has been released for Alien: Isolation that adds two additional difficulty models, Nightmare and Novice. Novice adds additional resources and ammunition, weakens the strength of androids and survivors, and makes distracting a less-aggressive Alien easier in certain portions of the game. On the other end of the spectrum is Nightmare, which limits resources, increases the strength of androids and survivors, upgrades the Alien AI, and starts the player off with a broken tracker that has a distorted display. The update is available for all versions.

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The Harran Crisis unfolds in Dying Light intro cinematic

The opening movie from Dying Light has been released by developer Techland. The intro catches up with the city of Harran after a deadly outbreak and sets up the battle between the game’s two main factions, the privately funded humanitarian organization Global Relief Effort and the city’s Ministry of Defense. Also, check for some killer music. And in case any readers missed it, Techland also recently released a story trailer.

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Soldak tackles the undead with new game, Zombasite

Zombasite (PC) Announcement - Soldak Logo

Drox Operative developer Soldak Entertainment has announced their next release, Zombasite. As with previous Soldak titles, the game will be an action RPG set in a dynamic world that’s populated by warring factions and potential allies. There will also be a dash of fantasy, though, as the dead are brought back because of a parasite created by the accidental fusion of a spell cast by a necromancer and the magic of dark elves. The infected retain some of their former skills while also developing new powers as the parasite attempts to spread itself to others. Players will take on the role of a clan leader, alone or with a friend in co-op multiplayer, trying to survive the undead hordes as well as maintain their clan’s numbers by keeping its members from becoming infected. As the leader, players will also be able to negotiate with, trade with, and raid other clans in a constantly evolving game world.

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‘First-person experience’ Adr1ft revealed in new trailer, screens

505 Games has released a new trailer and screenshots from One Zero’s Adr1ft. In the upcoming ‘first-person experience’ title, players awake to find themselves floating in space, surrounded by the debris of a space station. They must scavenge the wreckage to find parts to repair their damaged EVA as well as what’s left of the space station, and in the process, find out what caused the accident.

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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris now available for console, PC

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Lara Croft returns today in a new isometric adventure for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. The sequel to Guardian of Light follows in its predecessor’s footsteps with more traps to avoid, puzzles to solve, and twin-stick shooting, arcade-style combat. Now with support for up to four players, the game follows Lara and three allies as she searches for powerful artifacts and battles Set’s army of monsters alongside treasure hunter Carter Bell and gods Horus and Isis.

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Dying Light story, factions revealed in new trailer

A new story trailer has been released for Dying Light. According to the game’s co-author Rafal Orkan, the team drew inspiration from several literary works, including Heart of Darkness and The Plague. As secret operative Kyle Crane, players must sneak into the quarantine zone of a city that’s been overtaken by zombies and navigate their way around hordes of zombies and warring factions.

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Batman: Arkham Knight – Ace Chemicals Infiltration trilogy finale up

Warner Bros. released the final trailer of the Ace Chemicals Infiltration Trailer trilogy for Batman: Arkham Knight last weekend during the PlayStation Experience. The Official Batman: Arkham Knight – Ace Chemicals Infiltration Trailer – Pt 3 features more melee combat as well as the Arkham Knight’s Automated Gunship and a look at the PS4-exclusive bonus Scarecrow Nightmare Mission Pack. If you need to catch up, check out part one and two.

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Eugen Systems reveals Act of Aggression factions, concept art

Act of Aggression (PC) Details - Screenshot 1

Eugen has released new details about their upcoming real-time strategy title Act of Aggression. The Wargame creator detailed the game’s three playable factions: the high-tech, stealth-focused Cartel; the veteran US Army, who are limited to current technology but can level up in specific roles; and the Chimera, a UNO-funded force that can either specialize in specific roles or be reasonably skilled in all. The studio said it is designing Acts of Aggression to be more accessible than the Wargame series. In addition to more traditional RTS elements, such as resource harvesting and base building, the game will also emphasize maintaining supply lines, holding key locations for extra resources and gathering prisoners, and developing super weapons.

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New King’s Quest gameplay trailer debuted at The Game Awards 2014

Sierra has released the first gameplay trailer from The Odd Gentlemen’s King’s Quest. The studio revealed the trailer at this year’s The Game Awards, which coincided with series creator Roberta Williams winning the Industry Icon Award alongside Sierra co-founder Ken Williams. The upcoming reimagining adds new chapters to the original games but are independent of them while keeping the same main characters and storylines from the earlier entries.

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Total War: Rome II – Wrath of Sparta to add Peloponnesian War

Total War Rome 2 (PC) Wrath of Sparta DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

The nearly three-decade-long Peloponnesian War is making its way into Total War: Rome II later this month in Wrath of Sparta. The downloadable campaign will go live on December 16 and cover the earliest period of any Total War title to date over a 78-region map that focuses on Greece, the Greek islands, and the Ionian coast. Players will have access to new tech trees, land- and sea-based units, wonders, and heroes as they wage war as Athens, Boeotian League, Corinth, or Sparta.

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