Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Preorder

Grab some ammo and a camel, Metal Slug 3 on Steam for pre-order

Metal Slug 3 (PC) Steam Pre-order Announcement - Screenshot 1

PC gamers itching for an action-platforming fix can now pre-order Metal Slug 3 on Steam. SNK Playmore plans on releasing the final version later this month, but for now, early buyers can purchase the game for 25% off at $5.99. The PC version includes Arcade Mode, Mission Mode for replaying completed arcade missions, Multiplayer with support for online co-op via Steam, and an optional auto-fire mode.

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Capcom releasing Resident Evil 4 for PC next month, pre-order up

Resident Evil 4 (360, PC, PS2, Wii) PC Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new high-definition version of Resident Evil 4 will be available for PC next month, according to Capcom. Scheduled for release on February 28, North American gamers will be able to download the re-release off Steam. This updated version will feature “HD running at a smooth 60 frames per second for the first time,” plus sharpened text, improved textures, wide-screen support, and all previously released content, including the Separate Ways epilogue, and game controller support. A pre-order campaign has launched on Steam as well, with early buyers receiving two digital extras: a 60-track soundtrack and an art book.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII demo, pre-order bonus go live

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII (360, PS3) Demo Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Lightning returns today, literally. Square Enix has announced that the first playable demo for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will launch later today for PS3 and is available now for 360 Live Gold members. Live Silver members will have to wait until January 28. The demo features a battle-heavy trip through the Yusnaa palace alongside Snow. For players that activate the Outworld feature and submit their score for the final fight against Zaltys, the Siegfried outfit will be unlocked in the full version. As an extra bonus, the PSN version will include the Utsusemi Garb DLC in the demo and full version, which includes the Heavenly Fan weapon and the Kaminari shield.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance now on Steam for pre-order

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance (360, PC, PS3) PC Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

The PC version of Konami and PlatinumGames’ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is now available for pre-order on Steam. Beginning at noon (central), players who put down their cash will receive 33 percent off; players who pre-order after the first 24 hours will still get a discount, but at a slightly lower 20 percent. The PC version includes all three DLC missions released for consoles—Blade Wolf, Jetstream, and VR Missions—as well as several body upgrades for Raiden, including the White Armor, Commando Armor, and his MGS4 outfit.

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Fable Anniversary release date, pre-order bonuses announced

Fable Anniversary (360) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Fable is turning 10 years old. Wait … it’s almost a decade old? Suddenly my back and knees hurt…I feel…so old. On the upside, developer Lionhead Studios has dusted off the original and been giving it a new coat of paint, retooling the interface, adding SmartGlass integration, and packing in The Lost Chapters. MS revealed today that development has almost wrapped and that Fable Anniversary will be available for 360 on February 4. Additionally, Lionhead will also be giving away a special Head Avatar Helmet celebrating the anniversary and exclusive DLC for first-run buyers: a 5×5 code for the Launch Day Weapons & Outfits Pack. The drop, detailed below, includes five outfits and two weapons.

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Xbox 360 News

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky screens and more

Atelier Escha & Logy Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PS3) Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is now officially available for pre-order. Tecmo Koei has announced that gamers who pre-order at GameStop will receive a costume set of ‘Apple Pirate’ for Escha and ‘Tails Butler’ for Logy, while Amazon pre-orders will receive the ‘Enchanted Witch’ costume for Escha. Images for all costumes as well as the official box art and a dozen new screenshots are available below. The official website has also gone live.

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PlayStation 3 News

The mission is a go: Battlefield 4 deploys for consoles, PC

Battlefield 4 (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Beta Details Announcement - Screenshot 3

Dice is once again welcoming players to the front with the release of Battlefield 4. Available today for 360, PC, and PS3, the latest entry continues the series’ tradition of open warfare with combat over land, sea, and air. Battlefield 4 includes a single-player campaign, focusing on an impending war between China, Russia, and the U.S., as well as an extensive multiplayer component that features destructible environments and a wide array of weapon, kit, and vehicle unlockables. For those thinking of making the jump to PS4 or Xbox One, gamers who buy the current-gen versions can upgrade to the next-gen versions for $10 when the systems launch next month.

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Dying Light pre-order bonus announced, Be the Zombie mode

Dying Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) PAX Screens - Screenshot 1

Warner Bros. announced at this year’s PAX that Techland’s upcoming zombie-themed action title Dying Light will come with a special pre-order bonus, Be the Zombie mode. The mode will allow players to take control of the undead in the game’s player-versus-player component at launch. As a bonus, gamers will get to control a special mutation known as the Night Hunter, which protects the zombie hive at night from human hunters with increased speed, a tendril for grappling, charge attacks, and long-distance attacks. Night hunters also have their own skill tree, as well as offer their own rewards and perks. New screens were also released.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition pre-order, demo live

Castlevania Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition (PC) Preorder Bonus Announcement - Screenshot 1

MercurySteam’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition, the PC port of the studio’s inaugural entry into the series, is now available for pre-order on Steam. Gamers who decide to put their cash down early will save 10% off the standard price of $29.99. The PC version features upgraded graphics, 60 frames per second for systems meeting the recommended specs, Steam achievement and cloud saving integration, and both downloadable content packs, Reverie and Resurrection.

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Two new downloadable pre-order extras announced for Space Hulk

Space Hulk (PC) Preorder Bonus Announcement - Screenshot 1

Full Control has announced some new pre-order bonuses for their upcoming Warhammer 40,000-based strategy title Space Hulk. The download-only release is set to launch on Steam next month, and gamers who pre-order ahead of time will receive two exclusive DLC items: a personal banner for multiplayer and a Genestealer skin for single player.

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