Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Xbox One

Halo Wars 2 adds a new Banished Leader, Colony, in latest DLC

Halo Wars 2 received its second downloadable pack, Colony. Colony is a Hunter pair that functions as a single Leader, and can be selected in every multiplayer mode. The creatures command the Banished Lekgolo on the Ark, which allows them to create and expand clusters that can control and repair vehicles. This allows Colony to tromp around the battlefield with a horde of Lekgolo-driven constructs that can be improved and healed, and if needed, reinforced with Colony Drop and Devastating Host. Friendly vehicles can also be commandeered using Vehicle Symbiotes, while nearby allies are healed with the passive ability Combat Repair.

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Horror-themed puzzle-platformer Little Nightmares out for console, PC

Tarsier Studios’ latest horror-themed adventure, Little Nightmares, has been released in stores and online for console and PC. Published by Bandai Namco, Little Nightmares puts players in the shoes of Six, a heroine who must journey through the Maw, a strange vessel set within a “grim and shadowy universe” filled with strange and dangerous creatures. Six has only her raincoat and a lighter to aid her escape, as players “experience a bleak and oversized world that blurs the lines between dreams and nightmares.”

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Forza Horizon 3 – Hot Wheels to be available on May 9

Forza Horizon 3’s second downloadable expansion, Hot Wheels, is scheduled to go live on May 9. The add-on will expand the world with six new themed islands, described as “a place where lazy Sunday drives are replaced by insane high-speed stunts on miles of looping, banking, giant iconic orange Hot Wheels tracks.” There are even a few giant mechanical dinosaurs. A new Stunt Swap feature also allows players to modify stunt track sections to share with friends. Ten Hot Wheels will be added to tackle the courses, including Twin Mill, Rip Rod, and Bone Shaker. A debut livestream, with special guests and first-look gameplay, is scheduled for May 8 at noon over at Beam.pro.

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Call of Duty returns to 1940s this November with Call of Duty: WWII

Beginning on November 3, players will once again re-deploy throughout the battlefields of Europe in Call of Duty: WWII. The story will find players trekking across multiple fronts as members of the 1st Infantry Division, experiencing “gritty realism, authenticity and cinematic intensity on an epic scale.” Multiplayer will feature a narrative-driven mode with the ability to create a class, a Headquarters to socialize with other players, and maps set throughout Europe. Nazi Zombies will also return with a standalone storyline. PS4 pre-orders will receive access to the Private Beta, which is set for later this year. In addition to the standard edition, players can pre-order the $99.99 Digital Deluxe Edition with the Season Pass or the $99.99 Pro Edition with the Season Pass and a SteelBook case.

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GTA Online adds car combat mode Tiny Racers, gives free GTA$

GTA Online has received new competitive racing mode, Tiny Racers. Up to four players can battle it out across seven courses in a classic top-down view. The goal isn’t just to come in first but to avoid falling too far behind because whoever lags will eventually explode. Participants are able to grab a variety of power-ups, from bombs to rockets, to reach the head of the pack. Additionally, players who log in this week are eligible for a GTA$425K ‘tax rebate’, which will be deposited in their Maze Bank account during May.

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite launching in September, editions detailed

After months of waiting, we have some new info on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Kicking things off, the two-versus-two fighter has been officially dated for September 19. Players will also get the chance to explore more of the universe in Story Mode, which also got a new trailer, posted below. Eight characters have also joined the fight: Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Rocket Raccoon, Chun-Li, Strider Hiryu, Ultron, and Chris Redfield. Additionally, two special editions were also revealed. The $89.99 Deluxe Edition comes with the game and the six-fighter 2017 Character Pass, one of whom is Sigma. The $199.99 Collector’s Edition bundles the pass, a case filled with Infinity Stone replicas, and four character dioramas of Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Mega Man X and Chun-Li. All versions come with a pre-order bonus that adds Warrior Thor and Evil Ryu costumes, while Deluxe Edition also adds two more costumes, Gladiator Hulk and Mega Man Command Mission X.

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Console, PC versions of Lock’s Quest pushed back to May 30

THQ Nordic’s upcoming real-time strategy, tower-defense-style game Lock’s Quest has been pushed back from April 25 to May 30. The original version was developed by 5th Cell for Nintendo DS, while the latest, developed by Digital Continue, will be available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. As in the handheld version, players must protect their village during a 75-day-long war. The updated re-release will feature remastered music, remapped controls for keyboard/mouse and gamepad, an updated interface with new art and customized for higher resolutions, an additional map for Antonia Defense Battles, and Endless Mode. A new progression system will also unlock turrets at specific plot points.

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Call of Duty: WWII in development at Sledgehammer

Activision has officially revealed that Call of Duty will be going back in time with the next entry, Call of Duty: WWII. Players can find out more when developer Sledgehammer Games shows what they have in store during a worldwide reveal livestream on Wednesday, April 26. Studio co-heads Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield will be guiding viewers through a first look and detail their plans for the game. The event will kick off at noon CallofDuty.com.

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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition now standalone for PC, Xbox One

Strategy gamers who went with the standard release of Halo Wars 2 can try their hand at battling the Covenant in the game’s predecessor with the launch of Halo Wars: Definitive Edition. The enhanced re-release is now available as a standalone purchase on Steam, Xbox Store, and Windows Store. The latest version features updated graphics, extra Achievements, all downloadable content, and support for Play Anywhere. Play Anywhere allows PC and Xbox One owners to access both versions for a single purchase.

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Syberia 3 to release next week for console, PC, launch trailer up

Kate Walker will return soon with the release of Syberia 3 on April 25. In her latest adventure, Kate is attempting to help the Youkols during the migration of the snow ostriches. Her journey through Syberia is said to be filled with strange characters and situations that will “shatter her life.” Head down to watch the launch trailer.

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