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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition announced

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A Game of the Year Edition of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is set to hit store shelves on May 5, according to Warner Bros. The re-release will include the base game and all downloadable packs for $49.99. Some of the added content includes two story packs, The Lord of The Hunt and The Bright Lord, additional skins, nine extra runes, new missions, and new challenges. The full list of download packs, and their content, is posted below.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt goes goooooooold for console, PC

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Geralt’s return is nearing with news that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold. The upcoming role-playing game will differ from its predecessors in that it will take place in an open world, rather than connected hub areas. All of that space is being put to use, as CD Projekt estimates that Wild Hunt contains over 200 hours of gameplay. His latest adventure will see Geralt tracking down the Child of Prophecy. And if that wasn’t enough, two downloadable expansions were also recently announced, with one estimated to be over 10 hours long and the other over 20.

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Mortal Kombat X launches for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, DLC in tow

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NetherRealm returns to their roots today with the release of Mortal Kombat X for PS4, PC, and Xbox One. PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers will be able to snag a copy later this summer. The latest entry in the series features not only a lineage theme—Sonya and Johnny’s daughter Cassie as well as Jax’s daughter Jacqui join the roster—but also a faction element and expanded move lists. Faction Wars is a persistent mode that tracks online performance and assigns earned points to the various factions, and each week the winning faction’s members will be rewarded with unlocked items. Characters also have three different fighting styles, each with their own focus and moves. Single player has also been beefed up with Living Towers, timed challenges that update regularly, as well as the return of Test Your Might, Test Your Luck, and the Krypt with its numerous unlockables.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt trailer gives world, gameplay overview

CD Projekt has uploaded almost five minutes of gameplay footage from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The snippet is from the campaign’s main quest, which sees Geralt of Rivia on a mission to track down the powerful Child of Prophecy throughout the Northern Realms. The trailer gives a broad, narrated overview of the game’s mechanics, including side activities (horse racing, gambling), the ability to join cults, dialog options that alter your stance in the world, the gradual repopulation of lands cleared of monsters, and combat.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to get two add-ons, to be 10-20+ hours each

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Despite being an estimated 200-plus hours, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting even bigger with the announcement of two downloadable expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski emphasized the size of the additions by referencing the pre-DLC era, when expansions were physical releases, packed to the brim: “We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back.” To that end, the studio aims that each “offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone games out there,” with Hearts of Stone estimated at over 10 hours long and Blood and Wine over 20 hours long.

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The Shaolin Monks return in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

NetherRealm has released new footage from Mortal Kombat X. The latest trailer, Shaolin, features three characters, returning combatants Kung Lao and Liu Kang along with newcomer Kung Jin. Series fans might remember that things didn’t end well for some of the older characters in MK9, and the new video shows that the deceased have returned to the arena under the control of their old enemy Shinnok.

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Batman: Arkham Knight now launching June 23, plus gameplay trailer

Rocksteady has rescheduled the worldwide launch for Batman: Arkham Knight from June 2 to June 23. To tide series fans over, a new, nearly eight-minute-long gameplay trailer was released. Titled Officer Down, the video follows Batman as he glides and zips around Gotham, engaging thugs in melee combat (for a 30-hit combo), saving injured officers, and destroying rides in the Batmobile. The footage was captured directly from the PS4 version.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – The Bright Lord out for console, PC

A new downloadable pack has launched for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The Bright Lord. The new story add-on allows players to take control of Celebrimbor as he undertakes a 10-mission quest to defeat the Dark Lord. The set also includes a new skin, the option to play as Celebrimbor in the main campaign, Elven Archery abilities, a rapid-fire bow, new Test of the Ring Challenge Mode, higher-level enemies that offer Level 30 Runes, and a boss fight against Sauron.

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Dying Light gameplay video shows the Night Hunter in action

Techland has released a new gameplay trailer from Dying Light’s Be the Zombie multiplayer mode. The video, narrated by lead game designer Maciej Binkowski, highlights the asymmetric aspect of the player-versus-player combat. One player controls the super-powered Night Hunter zombie and uses its array of moves, from a ground pound to horde-summoner spit, to track and take down four other players. Current players should watch until the end: a code flashes that can be redeemed for in-game weapons from Dockets.DyingLightGame.com. Note that accounts must be linked to access the free weapons from the Quartermaster.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Dying Light

(PlayStation 4 Review) Dying Light

“… a load of pure, bloody fun.”

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