Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Screenshots

Metal Gear Online gameplay trailer, screenshots released

Konami has debuted gameplay from Metal Gear Online, the multiplayer component from the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The four-minute-long trailer was revealed at The Game Awards 2014. According to the announcement accompanying the video, Online will be available for free and transition into elements of the single-player mode. The game will feature graphical and mechanical updates in line with The Phantom Pain’s additions, a class-based system, and appearances by prominent characters, including Ocelot and Venom Snake.

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

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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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

PlayStation Experience 2014 Highlights – Suikoden II, Street Fighter V

Some big news came out today from Sony’s PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas. The biggest of which is arguably the reveal and announcement of console exclusivity of Street Fighter V. Sony and Capcom have partnered up to release it for PS4, and to make it cross-platform compatible with PC. To keep gamers occupied until then, Capcom is also releasing Ultra Street Fighter IV for PS4. Another surprise came out of Konami, who announced that the highly acclaimed Suikoden I and II will be available on PSN for PS3 and PS Vita next week, on December 9. Sega wasn’t to be outdone, however, with the reveal that Yakuza 5 will be a downloadable release for PS3 in 2015, nor Atlus, who gave Persona fans more to look forward to in 2015 the news that Persona 5 will be available for PS3 and PS4.

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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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PC News

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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DLC, PC News

Red Faction: Guerrilla gets new modes, drops GfWL in Steam Edition

Red Faction Guerrilla Steam Edition (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nordic Games has updated the PC version of Red Faction: Guerrilla. Now available on Steam, the new version has the Game for Windows Live elements stripped out and replaced with Steam extras, including trading cards, matchmaking and multiplayer through Steamworks, leaderboard support, and achievements (base game and DLC), plus voice chat and savegame migration from the GfWL edition. Other additions and improvements include support for offline mode, host migration functionality, Behemoth Mode, six maps for Wrecking Crew, join-in-progress for multiplayer, and stability improvements. More details are available below. And to top it all off: the game’s currently on sale for $2.99.

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PC News

PC adventure title Syberia now available on PSN for PS3

Syberia (PC, PS3) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nordic Games has some good news for console adventure fans with the announcement that Syberia is now on PSN for PS3. The decade-plus-old adventure title runs $14.99 and features updated graphics along with a new controller-friendly interface. To find out more about how American lawyer Kate Walker ends up in a strange world tracking down a mammoth-obsessed inventor alongside his emotive android Oscar, check out our review of the PC version.

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PlayStation 3 News

Atlus and Spike Chunsoft team up for Etrian Mystery Dungeon for 3DS

Etrian Mystery Dungeon (3DS) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Etrian Odyssey is once again finding itself paired with another role-playing game, this time Spike Chunsoft’s Mystery Dungeon. Announced today for 3DS, Etrian Mystery Dungeon will feature Etrian Odyssey’s character-leveling system and the random-heavy design and third-person, fixed-perspective view of Mystery Dungeon. Players will begin their journey as a Landsknecht, but they will eventually gain access to 10 different classes. Combat will be turn based and navigation will utilize a hub system, with players returning to and stocking up in the village of Aslarga before setting out for the nearby randomly generated dungeons.

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3DS

Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- Limited Edition delayed one to two weeks

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign (PS3, PS4) LE Delay Announcement - Screenshot 1

The limited edition version of Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- has been delayed. Aksys Games has revealed that strikes at the Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles have held up a few of the pack-in items. On a positive note, everything should be back on track soon and the LE ready for release within one to two weeks. The standard edition will still be available on December 16.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Forza Horizon 2 gets five rides in NAPA Chassis Pack, plus a freebie

Forza Horizon 2 (360, Xbox One) NAPA Chassis Car Pack Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new download pack has gone live for Forza Horizon 2. The NAPA Chassis Car Pack adds five new rides: the Audi RS6, Buick GSX, McLaren 650S Coupe, Monte Carlo SS, and the Supercharged Land Rover. A free car is also available for all players, the 2002 Lotus Esprit V8. Each ride in the $5 drop as well as the Lotus are detailed below.

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DLC, Xbox One News