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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date, editions detailed

Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain (360, PS3) Release Date and Editions Announcement - Screenshot 5 (Art 1)

After some recent speculation, Konami has confirmed that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be available on September 1 for console and September 15 for PC. It was also announced that the game will be available as a $59.99 Day 1 Edition or, for PS4 and Xbox One, a $99.99 Collector’s Edition. The Day 1 Edition will come with downloadable items, including a special cardboard box and a silver personal ballistic shield, while the Collector’s Edition will come packed with access to more DLC as well as a collectible steelbook, a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray, and half-scale replica of Snake’s bionic arm. Extras for digital Day 1 Editions will be announced later. The full list of what’s included for both version is available below.

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Free Assassin’s Creed Unity DLC pack Dead Kings now available

Assassins Creed Unity (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Dead Kings DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has released a free downloadable pack for Assassin’s Creed Unity, Dead Kings. Set after Unity, players control Arno as he explores the catacombs and caves of modern-day Saint Denis. Using a lantern to light his path, he will have to navigate subterranean traps and puzzles as he battles new enemies, the Raiders, while unlocking the new Guillotine Gun and meeting historical notables along the way, such as Napoleon and the Marquis de Sade. Side quests also offer the chance for players to take part in enigmas, co-op missions (a heist and a Brotherhood mission), and investigate new Murder Mysteries. Unlocks gained in single and co-op modes can be brought over to Unity.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes launches on Steam for PC

Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the prequel to the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, has launched on Steam for PC. The $19.99 release features 4K compatibility, which is said to increase “the number of simultaneous light sources, the number of models that can be displayed on-screen and increased shadow resolution.”

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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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Sneaky Sneaky sneakily sneaks onto that suspiciously sneaky Steam

Sneaky Sneaky (Mac, PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Naiad sees Ubisoft’s stylish blade- and pistol-wielding assassins and raises them a suspiciously cute thief in Sneaky Sneaky. The new 2D stealth-based adventure title has launched on Steam, and at 10% off. As the thief, players must regain his glorious loot after he stumbled into an ambushed and was robbed shortly after pulling off a job. Fifteen different enemies are scattered around the lands, which can be bypassed by stealth. If combat is called for, the game switches from a real-time movement system to a turn-based combat system. The thief can also enhance his skills be leveling up. For those whose fingers are perpetually sticky, a batch of screenshots has been posted.

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue and Assassin’s Creed Unity now available

Assassins Creed Unity (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

In addition to the current-gen Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Ubisoft has also announced the release of the PC- and next-gen-only Assassin’s Creed Unity. ‘Generation’ is hard to define at the moment, so bear with us. Rogue’s launch trailer was posted yesterday. Unlike Rogue, which follows a Templar during the Seven Years’ War, Unity is set during the French Revolution and follows Arno, a man who turns to the brotherhood after the loss of a loved one. Players will be able to traverse an open-world Paris, taking down targets as they gain new skills, customize weapons, and earn new gear. Unity also includes four-player co-op missions that reward special co-op gear, and players will get to utilize unique co-op skills based around agility, force, or stealth.

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue on sale tomorrow, launch trailer released

Assassins Creed Rogue (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has released a launch trailer for Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Scheduled to hit store shelves and download outlets tomorrow, Rogue follows Assassin turned Templar Shay Patrick Cormac. The new Templar is on a quest to take down his former brothers in the midst of the Seven Years’ War. Players will once again be able to take to the seas as well as explore new locations throughout North America, including the Appalachian River Valley and New York.

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Ubisoft to host Assassin’s Creed Unity livestream launch event

Assassins Creed Unity (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Twitch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft will be hosting a livestream launch event for Assassin’s Creed Unity. The stream will take place on November 7 beginning at 2:00 p.m. (CST) and feature an extended look at gameplay as well as interviews with the developers and giveaways. Gamers wanting to check it out should head on over to and bookmark Ubisoft’s official Twitch channel.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes launching for PC on December 18

Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) PC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Konami announced that they will be launching Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for PC via Steam on December 18. This version of the Phantom Pain prequel will be 4K compatible and feature several graphical upgrades, including an increase in the number of on-screen models, shadow resolution, and simultaneous light sources. As Big Boss, players must break into Camp Omega prison on a rescue mission. The game world is now an open environment, allowing for greater freedom of movement and engagement, and features a day-and-night cycle and weather effects.

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Assassin’s Creed The Americas Collection announced for 360, PS3

Assassins Creed Liberation HD (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

Ubisoft will be releasing a new Assassin’s Creed compilation for 360 and PS3, The Americas Collection. Scheduled to launch on October 28, the new set will include three titles: Assassin’s Creed III, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, and Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD. No word on a price, though.

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