Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PC

Nier: Automata adds costumes, sidequests, boss fights with CEOs

Nier: Automata’s first round of downloadable content has gone live. The drop, titled 3C3C1D119440927, costs $13.99 and includes three colosseums along with extra sidequests. The latter bestow costume rewards, with several from Nier: Replicant (Revealing Outfit for 2B, Young Man’s Outfit for 9S and Destroyer Outfit for A2), records for the jukebox, equipment and cosmetic accessories (color-changing hairspray for 2B and A2), stat-boosting masks, and special bullets that alter the enemy’s appearance. To cap it off, the colosseum battles will pit players against Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda and PlatinumGames CEO Kenichi Sato.

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Gears of War 4’s May update goes live tomorrow with maps, rewards

The Coalition is set to release Gears of War 4’s May content update tomorrow. The download will feature two maps, the return of Gears of War 2’s Security as well as a newcomer, Dawn. Security has been given a graphical boost, shifting the setting to a dilapidated COG depository with working defense lasers, along with tweaks that are said to incorporate “Gears 4’s close-cover combat, Horde and proper support for respawn-based modes like TDM.” Dawn is set in an Outsider village set around an abandoned mining colony with two defensive structures, tight corridors, and open spaces. Lasers have also been adjusted, now turning on instead of off when a button is pressed in Horde. Other improvements include Multi-GPU support for Windows 10, a new Horde Variant, the return of Gnashers Only King of the Hill for Versus, craftable Locust Grenadier Elite, Season skin rewards, and Zombie Ben Carmine.

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Strafe gets several special editions, including physical copies

Devolver Digital is set to release three different collector’s editions for Pixel Titans’ Strafe. The upcoming procedurally generated first-person shooter will be available from Special Reserve Games as the Throwback Edition, complete with pogs and floppy discs; the Vinyl Edition with a two-disc vinyl set from Laced Records; and the PS4 Collector’s Box, which comes with a region-free copy of the game for PS4. All pre-orders come with an exclusive weapon, the VV-1N.

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Horror-themed puzzle-platformer Little Nightmares out for console, PC

Tarsier Studios’ latest horror-themed adventure, Little Nightmares, has been released in stores and online for console and PC. Published by Bandai Namco, Little Nightmares puts players in the shoes of Six, a heroine who must journey through the Maw, a strange vessel set within a “grim and shadowy universe” filled with strange and dangerous creatures. Six has only her raincoat and a lighter to aid her escape, as players “experience a bleak and oversized world that blurs the lines between dreams and nightmares.”

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(PC Review) Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition

“… the most easily playable and palatable version of one of the very best games of all time.”

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Forza Horizon 3 – Hot Wheels to be available on May 9

Forza Horizon 3’s second downloadable expansion, Hot Wheels, is scheduled to go live on May 9. The add-on will expand the world with six new themed islands, described as “a place where lazy Sunday drives are replaced by insane high-speed stunts on miles of looping, banking, giant iconic orange Hot Wheels tracks.” There are even a few giant mechanical dinosaurs. A new Stunt Swap feature also allows players to modify stunt track sections to share with friends. Ten Hot Wheels will be added to tackle the courses, including Twin Mill, Rip Rod, and Bone Shaker. A debut livestream, with special guests and first-look gameplay, is scheduled for May 8 at noon over at Beam.pro.

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Call of Duty returns to 1940s this November with Call of Duty: WWII

Beginning on November 3, players will once again re-deploy throughout the battlefields of Europe in Call of Duty: WWII. The story will find players trekking across multiple fronts as members of the 1st Infantry Division, experiencing “gritty realism, authenticity and cinematic intensity on an epic scale.” Multiplayer will feature a narrative-driven mode with the ability to create a class, a Headquarters to socialize with other players, and maps set throughout Europe. Nazi Zombies will also return with a standalone storyline. PS4 pre-orders will receive access to the Private Beta, which is set for later this year. In addition to the standard edition, players can pre-order the $99.99 Digital Deluxe Edition with the Season Pass or the $99.99 Pro Edition with the Season Pass and a SteelBook case.

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GTA Online adds car combat mode Tiny Racers, gives free GTA$

GTA Online has received new competitive racing mode, Tiny Racers. Up to four players can battle it out across seven courses in a classic top-down view. The goal isn’t just to come in first but to avoid falling too far behind because whoever lags will eventually explode. Participants are able to grab a variety of power-ups, from bombs to rockets, to reach the head of the pack. Additionally, players who log in this week are eligible for a GTA$425K ‘tax rebate’, which will be deposited in their Maze Bank account during May.

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite launching in September, editions detailed

After months of waiting, we have some new info on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Kicking things off, the two-versus-two fighter has been officially dated for September 19. Players will also get the chance to explore more of the universe in Story Mode, which also got a new trailer, posted below. Eight characters have also joined the fight: Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Rocket Raccoon, Chun-Li, Strider Hiryu, Ultron, and Chris Redfield. Additionally, two special editions were also revealed. The $89.99 Deluxe Edition comes with the game and the six-fighter 2017 Character Pass, one of whom is Sigma. The $199.99 Collector’s Edition bundles the pass, a case filled with Infinity Stone replicas, and four character dioramas of Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Mega Man X and Chun-Li. All versions come with a pre-order bonus that adds Warrior Thor and Evil Ryu costumes, while Deluxe Edition also adds two more costumes, Gladiator Hulk and Mega Man Command Mission X.

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Console, PC versions of Lock’s Quest pushed back to May 30

THQ Nordic’s upcoming real-time strategy, tower-defense-style game Lock’s Quest has been pushed back from April 25 to May 30. The original version was developed by 5th Cell for Nintendo DS, while the latest, developed by Digital Continue, will be available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. As in the handheld version, players must protect their village during a 75-day-long war. The updated re-release will feature remastered music, remapped controls for keyboard/mouse and gamepad, an updated interface with new art and customized for higher resolutions, an additional map for Antonia Defense Battles, and Endless Mode. A new progression system will also unlock turrets at specific plot points.

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