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Batman is joining the re-release procession with Batman: Return to Arkham. The two-title bundle will include remastered versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. The Rocksteady Studios-developed entries are being updated by Virtuos using Unreal Engine 4. Both titles will come with all of the bonus content released in their respective Game of the Year editions as well as all downloadable content. Graphically, players can look forward to improved models, effects, environments, and shaders.
Arkane Studios will be returning to Dunwall this November with Dishonored 2. Scheduled to launch on Friday, November 11, Dishonored 2 will once again put players in the shoes of infamous assassin Corvo Attano, but now players will get the chance to play as his royal charge, Empress Emily Kaldwin. Combat will once again feature a mixture of melee, medium- and long-range arms, and supernatural powers. Missions also have a branching structure, with the story shifting in response to the player’s actions. More details are in the current digital issue of Game Informer, while gameplay will premiere during Bethesda’s 2016 E3 Showcase, which will be streamed at 9 p.m. (CST) on June 12 on Twitch and Youtube.
State of Decay developer Paranoid Productions has announced their latest project, The Church in the Darkness. Centered on the cult movement of the 1970s, and featuring the actors behind GLaDOS and Team Fortress 2’s Sniper, the game tasks players with infiltrating a cult and sussing out who is and isn’t a threat. Players take on the role of a former law enforcement officer who decides to head down to South America and break into Freedom Town to check on their sister’s well-being. The developers also noted that they will be utilizing alternating personalities and a fluctuating narrative to ensure that each playthrough is different.
The Assassin’s Creed Chronicles trilogy will be wrapping up on February 9, according to Ubisoft. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India will go live on January 12 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia on February 9. All three episodes will be bundled together in Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack, which will also be available on February 9 digitally for PC, PS4, and Xbox One and in retail for PS4 and Xbox One. A PS Vita version is slated for April 5. Episodes are standalone but linked narratively, and can be purchased separately for $9.99.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is now available for PS4 and Xbox One. Set in London during the Industrial Revolution, players take on the role of Jacob and Evie Frye, twin Master Assassins, in an effort to free London one district at a time from the grip of the Templars. Syndicate adds new skills and weapons, including a rope launcher, brass knuckles, a kukri knife, and a sword cane. PlayStation 4 owners have access to 10 exclusive missions, The Dreadful Crimes, that are inspired by the Penny Dreadful stories. Players must track down clues and question witnesses to solve a series of crimes. All players will receive two free costumes in November, a steampunk-styled outfit for Evie and The Creature’s Rags outfit for Jacob.
A new story trailer has been released for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Set in London during the Industrial Revolution, players will take on the role of twin Master Assassins Jacob and Evie Frye to liberate the city from a group of strongmen. The footage highlights each of the seven Templars under Crawford Starrick’s sway that hold power in different sectors of society. Ten new screenshots were also released alongside the trailer.
A Jack the Ripper add-on has been announced for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The story takes place 20 years after the events in Syndicate and teams players up with Frederick Abberline of Scotland Yard to track down the infamous killer. Jack the Ripper will also be part of the Season Pass, which includes four other downloads that add new missions, gear, and weapons. The full list of included packs is available below.