Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Preorder

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta schedule detailed

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Activision has sent word that everyone who has pre-ordered Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for PS4 will be able to access the multiplayer beta beginning at noon (CST) on Friday, October 14. Xbox One owners will be able to join in at noon the following Friday, October 21. The servers will run throughout the weekend, shutting down at noon on Monday, October 24. Details as to what will be included for play should be along shortly, but for now, a FAQ has been set up to address any questions prior to launch.

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Kit Harington, McGregor make their Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare debut

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Infinity Ward has released a story trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The video highlights the game’s campaign, which will see players leaving Earth to battle for control throughout the solar system. It also marks the debuts of Game of Throne’s Kit Harington as Admiral Salen Kotch and UFC fighter Conor McGregor as Captain Bradley Fillion, both of the Settlement Defense Front.

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Shadow Warrior 2 up for pre-order, to launch on October 13 for PC

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Shadow Warrior 2 will be lopping off limbs and blowing off heads next month for PC. Flying Wild Hog is set to deploy Lo Wang against the demon hordes just in time for Halloween, with the $39.99 special edition and $49.99 deluxe edition (art book, soundtrack, skins and weapons) hitting digital outlets on October 13. Now a mercenary, Wang will once again wield his swords, guns, and magic to rid the world of monsters, alone or with up to four players in online co-op. The sequel is described as being bigger than the 2013 original, with “an open, vertically scalable world” that hosts a procedurally generated loot system. Pax West attendees can try the game out this weekend at booth 2443. Everyone else can see it in action below by checking out the new trailer.

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Rhythmic RPG The Metronomicon to get down on September 29

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Kasedo Games will be releasing Puuba’s rhythm-based role-playing game The Metronomicon on September 29. The game will contain 50 songs, five of which are exclusive to the title. Players control a party of four masters of the rhythmic combat, drawn from a pool of eight, as they buff, debuff, and attack a host of bizarre dancing enemies.

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PC puzzle-platformer Seasons After Fall to launch Friday

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The puzzle-heavy platformer Seasons After Fall has been dated and will hit Steam on September 2. As a magical wild fox, players are able to change the seasons as well as the world around them to solve puzzles. Environmental obstacles will require the manipulation of the elements, often multiple times over, such as creating a makeshift pass by summoning water to then freeze to use as a bridge. A better look can be found below with the newly released trailer from Gamescom. Steam users itching to navigate the wilds can currently preorder the game for 15% off.

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The Final Station now available for preorder on Steam

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Steam users can now pre-purchase their train ticket through a decrepit world in The Final Station. In the post-apocalyptic survival thriller, players must maintain a train, attend to its surviving passengers, and scavenge resources from abandoned stations. Early buyers can snag the game through Steam for 20% off, $11.99.

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Dead Rising 4 up for pre-order with retail-exclusive, general bonuses

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Microsoft has begun to take pre-orders for the standard edition of Dead Rising 4. Series fans will want to take note that getting in early will net them several downloadable packs. Those who go through the Microsoft Store will receive the exclusive X-Fists pack, which gives the EXO Suit a boost to bash through undead hordes. Additionally, players will also receive the goodies offered by other retailers, which will add the Steampunk Snowman Head, Candy Cane Crossbow, and Slicecycle.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare goes ’80s in Zombies in Spaceland

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Infinity Ward has revealed a new Zombies entry for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Zombies in Spaceland. The co-op-centric mode is set in a space-themed amusement park during the 1980s. Continuing series tradition, the story will follow four characters voiced by several actors and comedians: David Hasselhoff, Ike Barinholtz, Jay Pharoah, Paul Reubens, and Sasheer Zamata. Four actors are invited to an audition by director Willard Wyler, played by Paul Reubens, but find themselves transformed into an archetype (jock, nerd, rapper, and valley girl) and stuck in one of his movies. Helping them along the way is a mysterious DJ, played by David Hasselhoff. Jay Pharoah is slated to host a Zombies in Spaceland stream tomorrow, starting at 11:00 a.m. (CST), on the Call of Duty Twitch channel and Youtube channel. The mode will also be playable at this year’s Call of Duty XP.

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Four-player brawler Mother Russia Bleeds to launch Sept. 5 for PC

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Le Cartel’s arcade-style four-player beat ‘em up Mother Russia Bleeds has been officially dated for September 5. The brawler is set in an alternate world where a group of imprisoned fighters needs to battle their way through swaths of troops and freaks throughout the USSR. In addition to the campaign, a wave-based Survival mode will be available at launch and is slated to be joined later by Versus mode and Boss Rush. Both the standard version and Dealer Edition, a bundle with two copies of the game and the soundtrack, can be pre-ordered for 10% off at the official site.

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Vikings – Wolves of Midgard gets new teaser, pre-order discount

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Kalypso has released a new trailer for their upcoming action role-playing game Vikings – Wolves of Midgard. The footage highlights the combat system, including hand-to-hand melee and magic, along with a few of the locations and some of the enemies. Players will need to protect and rebuild their village from a variety of beasts as a warrior or shieldmaiden, solo or with a friend in online co-op. Balheim, Midgard, and Niflheim will open for exploration, while the gods can be swayed by blood sacrifices. Kalypso has also kicked off a pre-order promo on Steam offering a 15% discount as well as an exclusive customization pack, a digital art book, and a digital soundtrack.

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