Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Xbox One

Turn-based strategy title Battle Worlds: Kronos out for PS4, Xbox One

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Nordic Games has released Battle Worlds: Kronos on PSN for PS4 and on Live for Xbox One. The turn-based strategy game is said to be inspired by Battle Isle, with players battling for control of a planet on hexagonal-segmented battlefields. Two sides square off over three campaigns, estimated to last over 60 hours, with 50-plus unit types, from infantry to aircraft, for the succession of the next emperor. The console version also include the downloadable campaign Trains.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Dead Island Definitive Collection screenshots, PS4 pre-order live

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Ten new screenshots have been released from Dead Island Definitive Collection. The upcoming enhanced re-release will bundle Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, and Dead Island Retro Revenge with numerous graphical improvements using Techland’s new engine. Some of the upgrades include enhanced texture quality, photorealistic lighting system, more realistic physically based shading, added HBAO and motion blur effects, and updated models. The interface is also being updated to be uniform across the included titles. The PS4 version of Dead Island Definitive Collection will support four-player co-op, PS Vita Remote Play, Share Play, streaming, and recording, and is now up for pre-order. Early buyers will receive a system theme.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – Dark Brotherhood detailed

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Last week, Bethesda revealed The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited’s next add-on, Dark Brotherhood. Today, they have followed up with a more detailed rundown of what’s going to be included in the 2,000-crown pack. The assassin guild will unlock a new passive skill line with which players can take out citizens with impunity, protected as they are by the Shadows of Sithis. Located on the Gold Coast, last seen in Oblivion, the Brotherhood will send players on tasks in two new cities, Anvil and Kvatch. There’s danger lurking about, though, in the form of a black-armored warrior who is on the hunt for assassins. Battling him will take players through new story content. Virtual killers for hire will also have access to repeatable bounty quests, contract kill quests, and sacrament quests.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine screens, PAX info posted

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A handful of few new shots have been released from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s upcoming expansion Blood and Wine. The screens cover a little of everything, from giant monsters to some of the surreal new environments. CD Projekt also announced a PAX East 2016 panel about the in-game card game Gwent, titled Gwent-Ception: Does a Game Within a Game, Make a Game a Better Game, which will take place on Saturday on 2 p.m. (EST) and stream on Twitch.

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Gears of War 4 multiplayer trailer, PAX East events details posted

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The Coalition has released a new trailer ahead of the Gears of War 4’s multiplayer beta opening to all Live Gold members. The beta will open up next Monday, so to get newer players up to speed, a highlight reel was put together showcasing some of the new weapons, abilities, and executions. The Dropshot, Buzzkill, and vault kick all pop up. PAX East attendees will get a chance to try multiplayer with a hands-on demo as well as watch the Gears eSports ESL Pro League Season 2 Grand Finals, catch the reveal of the new competitive mode Escalation, and sit in on a multiplayer-themed panel hosted by The Coalition. Gamers who won’t be in Boston for the show can check out the events, and take part in some giveaways, at 10:00 a.m. (CST) at the official Gears Twitch channel.

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Convention, Xbox One News

Watch nearly 7 minutes of gameplay from The Technomancer

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Spiders has released a new video for their sci-fi-infused role-playing game The Technomancer. The gameplay trailer features the protagonist Zachariah from character creation and on, as he levels up, unlocks talents, takes on side quests, and makes allies. As a Technomancer, he has access to four skill trees, three combat stances, and special powers, all of which he will use as a representative of an embattled corporation that is at war over the remaining water on Mars. A moral code will also allow players to turn themselves into a hero or into someone slightly less reputable.

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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition launching on April 27

Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition (PC, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is set to launch for Windows 10 on April 27. The Definitive Edition of Moon Studios’ fantastic action-platformer will feature new areas, gameplay upgrades, and difficulty options. Players who own the Xbox One version will be able to grab an upgrade for $4.99 to access the new content, as well as have their saves and progress sync with the PC version. Newcomers will be able to download the Definitive Edition through Live and Steam for $19.99.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – Dark Brotherhood trailer up

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is about to get a new faction, the Dark Brotherhood. A new video has been released showcasing the shadowy assassins that will be included in an upcoming downloadable pack. Assassins will have their own passive skill line, a storyline, and new repeatable quests involving Contracts and the Black Sacrament. Price and a release date weren’t in the announcement, but they will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Eclipse launches on PSN for PS4

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s second download pack, Eclipse, debuts today on PSN. The drop adds four new maps, one of which is a re-imagining of Call of Duty: World at War’s Banzai, and the next chapter of Zombies, titled Zetsubou No Shima. The maps range from a post-apocalyptic tribal compound to a futuristic civilian sub-orbital airport.

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Two Ghostbusters games announced for PC, console, and mobile

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Activision has announced that they are teaming up with Sony Pictures to release two new games based on the upcoming Ghostbusters film. Both will take place after the events of the film. Ghostbusters is a PC and console title that focuses on a team of rookies who are called on to save the city after ghosts turn up while the main crew tours the country. It’s a third-person action role-playing game, designed for single player or four-player local co-op, with players leveling up their four-character squad’s abilities and gear. This version is slated to be released on July 12, a few days before the film hits theaters on July 15. The other game is a mobile title also set to launch in July, Ghostbusters: Slime City. It will feature asynchronous co-op, leaderboard support, and the ability to craft proton packs as players take on waves of enemies.

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