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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor expands adventure to 360, PS3

Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 6

PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners are now getting their chance to take the fight deep into Mordor. The current-gen versions of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor are now in stores and up for purchase at digital outlets. The open-world action title, set between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, puts players in the role of Gondorian Ranger Talion, who is on a quest for revenge. After Sauron kills him and his family, Talion is resurrected by a Wraith Spirit and sets off to battle Sauron’s forces and discover why he was brought back to life. Each enemy Tailon faces will result in a procedurally generated encounter that is said to be unique to each player, with enemies featuring different strengths, appearances, and missions. And as part of their pact with the wraith, players will be able to control the enemies they encounter, forming an army of their own.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to get 16 pieces of free DLC for all

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Free DLC Announcement - Art 1

CD Projekt Red has announced that everyone who buys The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will receive 16 pieces of free downloadable content. Every version—PC, PS4, and Xbox One—download or physical is eligible for the free packs, the first of which, the Temerian Armor Set and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt, will go live on February 25. The second set of packs will follow a week later, adding new quests and costumes. The remaining packs will launch weekly in two-pack bundles. All downloads will be free, regardless of whether the game is purchased after launch or pre-ordered.

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Techland cancels PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Dyling Light

Dying Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Steam 4 Pack Announcement - Screenshot 3

Techland has announced that development has ceased on the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Dying Light. The studio released an open letter to the community, posted below, regarding their decision. And a single-sentence summary for those pinched for time: “Put simply, older consoles just couldn’t run the game and stay true to the core vision of Dying Light at the same time.”

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

CD Projekt Red releases The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt intro cinematic

The opening cinematic to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released by developer CD Projekt Red. Titled The Trail, the video is over three minutes of decapitation, impalement, magic, and hunting. And it looks fantastic. Amidst flashback sequences, Geralt and Vesemir track down the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg.

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Techland kicks off 4-pack promo on Steam for Dying Light

Dying Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Steam 4 Pack Announcement - Screenshot 1

Techland has launched a new four-pack promo on Steam for their upcoming open-world action title Dying Light. The deal allows users to pre-order four copies for the price of three, with one for themselves and three as giftable extras to send to others. All copies include an exclusive weapon, the Punk Queen, and access to the Be the Zombie DLC multiplayer mode.

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DLC, PC News

Dying Light trailer showcases Be the Zombie pre-order DLC

Techland has released a new trailer to show off its asymmetric multiplayer mode, Be the Zombie, in their upcoming open-world, zombie-themed action title Dying Light. The new video, Be the Zombie, gives an idea as what players can expect when their multiplayer game is invaded by another player in the form of a Night Hunter zombie. Invasions will take part in all versions of the game, but to be the Night Hunter and invade other worlds, players will have to pre-order the game to access the Be the Zombie mode.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt shown at IgroMir, four new screens released

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Oct Screenshot Announcement - Screenshot 1

CD Projekt Red has released a few new screenshots from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The latest batch comes as a result of Russia’s IgroMir expo. A few monsters, a nice vista, and a close-up shot of a few models await.

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Convention, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Warner Bros. Interactive is sending adventurers back to Mordor today with the release of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The open-world action title takes place between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and puts players in the role of Talion, a Gondorian Ranger of the Black Gate on a quest for revenge. After Sauron kills him and his family, Talion is resurrected by a Wraith Spirit and sets off to battle Sauron’s forces and discover why he was brought back to life. Each enemy Tailon faces will result in a procedurally generated encounter that is said to be unique to each player, with enemies featuring different strengths, appearances, and missions. And as part of their pact with the wraith, players will be able to control the enemies they encounter, forming an army of their own.

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Gauntlet delayed until Sept. 23, pre-order bonus and PAX info detailed

Gauntlet (PC) Delay Announcement - Screenshot 1

Gauntlet, the upcoming reboot of the classic top-down action title, has been pushed back to September 23, according to Warner Bros. Interactive. The additional time is needed to ‘fine-tune’ the multiplayer component. To thank those who have pre-ordered for their patience, the studio has added a new in-game bonus, a special Wizard’s Robe made from dead imps that is known The Spawn of Kerthull (pictured below). For those attending PAX Prime 2014, a four-day tournament is being held with several notable personalities, including Jerry and Mike, that will be livestreamed on the official PAX Prime Twitch channel, the details of which can be found below.

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PC News

Gollum revealed in new Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor screens

Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Achievement and Trophy Announcement - Screenshot 1

Some new screenshots of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor have been released from its latest showing at gamescom. Two of the four shots mark the game’s debut appearance of everyone’s favorite misunderstood, single-minded miscreant, Gollum. Developer Monolith also released the achievement/trophy list, for those who can’t get enough virtual accolades.

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