Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shooter

Umbrella Corps – Code: Veronica map, new enemy debuted

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Umbrella Corps is getting a touch of Resident Evil Code: Veronica. The Antarctic Base is a direct carryover from Code: Veronica, with the facilities still damaged after the T-virus outbreak. It’s a three-story structure with connecting ventilation ducts and ladders, and is described as “perhaps the most tactical map in the game.” A new enemy was also revealed, Mutated Zombies. These are advanced cases that are unaffected by the Zombie Jammer and can cause the device to become ineffective on other monsters that are near the player. They will be in the single-player Experiment Mode’s Antarctic Base map as well as Multi-Mission Mode’s SP DNA Hunter ruleset. Check them and the new map out below.

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Tom Clancy’s The Division – Incursions adds new activities, features

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Tom Clancy’s The Division – Incursions, the first of two free updates, has gone live. Players can now take part in Falcon Lost, with player teams helping the Joint Task Force to fight the Last Man Battalion, and timed assignments that offer new rewards. New global events add Dark Zone supply drops of non-contaminated gear that don’t require extraction. Also added is the ability to trade within groups, and see the strength of other agents by a gear score. Several new gear sets will also offer build-based stat perks: Tactician’s Authority (electronics and support), Striker’s Battlegear (assault), Sentry’s Call (marksman), and Path of the Nomad (lone wanderer). Operation ISAC, an in-game weekly video series that offers missions and intel, also debuted earlier today, and will air every Tuesday at 3 a.m. (PT).

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JD Fenix introduced in new Gears of War 4 story trailer, Tomorrow

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The Coalition and Microsoft have released the first story trailer for Gears of War 4. Titled Tomorrow, the video introduces a new arc that begins after the events of Gears of War 3. The upcoming storyline takes place 25 years later and follows the exploits of Marcus Felix’s son, JD, as he struggles against a new enemy. Also, a reminder for multiplayer fans: the beta is set to kick off on April 18 for players who’ve logged in time with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Later that week, on April 24, it will expand to include Live Gold members. Check here for details.

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Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours gets Sega-themed DLC today

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Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours’ second, Sega-themed DLC bundle is now available for PC and PS4. The latest drop joins the Taito bundle, which added ships, extra levels, and music themed around Metal Black, Night Striker, and RayForce. The Sega set adds even more ships, levels, and music, this time from Fantasy Zone, Galaxy Force II, and Space Harrier. The packs are available individually for $4.99 or as a bundle for $11.99.

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Doom multiplayer beta opening to all on April 15, DLC plans detailed

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id Software is opening up the Doom multiplayer beta to everyone beginning April 15. Through April 17, players will be able to jump into the beta without a code and try out two modes—Team Deathmatch and Warpath—on Heatwave and Infernal. Post-launch content was also announced, and will come in the form of updates for SnapMap and multiplayer. For SnapMap, the game’s map-making and sharing suite, there are plans to release new AI enhancements, features, modules, objects, and props. Multiplayer will receive free game modes as well as for-pay packs. The latter will add new maps, hack modules, playable demons, and weapons beginning this summer. Each drop will cost $14.99 each or $39.99 as part of the Season Pass.

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Gears of War 4 launching October 11, MP demo hitting April 18

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Microsoft has announced that Gears of War 4 will be launching for Xbox One on October 11. The fourth entry will begin a new story arc with a new set of characters setting out to face an unknown enemy. The game is said to harken “back to the dark and intense roots of the original classic” and that “fans can expect a familiar, yet distinct evolution of gameplay.” To get the ball rolling, a multiplayer beta is set to kick off on April 18 for anyone who has played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10. The beta will then expand on April 25 to include all Live Gold members.

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Doom live-action trailer, closed multiplayer beta go live

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Bethesda has released a new live-action trailer for Doom. With apologies to The Rock, the one minute of the lone marine battling demons is better than the entirety of the 2005 film. The video’s release coincides with the launch of the closed multiplayer beta. The beta is ongoing for all systems and runs through April 3. To get beta players up to speed on the mechanics, id has created a playlist of gameplay videos.

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Taito-themed DLC now available for Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours

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Degica has announced that their Taito-themed DLC for Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours has gone live on Steam and PSN. Additionally, the Sega-themed packs are scheduled to launch on April 7. The Taito pack includes craft, remixed music, and levels from three different titles: Metal Black, Night Striker, and RayForce. The Sega pack will also feature craft, remixed music, and levels from three different games: Fantasy Star, Galaxy Force II, and Space Harrier. Note that downloadable ships are only playable in downloadable levels. The Taito drops are priced at $4.99 each or $11.99 for a bundle of all three.

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Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta to open Versus for play in April

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Gears of War 4’s multiplayer component will enter beta this April. Players who own Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Windows 10 or Xbox One will being to receive tokens next month to access Versus, with the first wave of keys going out on April 18. The beta will run until May 1. Microsoft has also extended the qualification period. To qualify to receive a token, players need to log on to Xbox Live and play Ultimate Edition by 1 p.m. (CST) on April 11.

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Cave shooter Deathsmiles blasts its way onto Steam

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PC shooter fans are getting another heavy hitter from Degica today with the release of Deathsmiles. The popular Cave shooter has been available stateside for Xbox 360 since 2010, and its release on Steam marks its debut for PC. First-week buyers will receive a discount of 10% off as well as a download of the official soundtrack. The PC version supports local two-player co-op and sports five playable characters, six modes, and a nonlinear progression system.

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