Showing posts with label Season Pass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Season Pass. Show all posts

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Metro Exodus DLC Expansion Pass Roadmap

Details on Expansion Pass content for Metro Exodus is revealed by 4A Games and its first DLC is coming this summer.

Despite having to delay its original release date and then facing some issue with moving to Epic Games Store by ditching Steam, developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver still saw success with first-person shooter title Metro Exodus.

Following its release on February, a Game Plus mode was added via "Ranger Update" for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One a month later. Now, detailed plans regarding upcoming DLC release roadmap for the world of Metro is revealed.

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Metro Exodus DLC Expansion Pass Roadmap

RELATED: Metro Exodus Out Now

Owners of Aurora and Gold Edition are already covered on Expansion Pass on their respective available platform. However, you can also place your digital pre-order now on Epic Store for $9.99 only and for just $24.99 on consoles.

Developers are currently working on two major story-driven expansion packs and players would be assuming roles of two new characters other than main protagonist Artyom that belong to Spartan Rangers and one of them is an American named Sam.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR METRO EXODUS.

Kick-starting from summer 2019, first DLC titled "The Two Colonels" that chronicles the journey of Colonel Khlebnikov who comes out of Novosibirsk to meet his son but survival on surface has not been easier lately and tough decisions should be made.

Then next chapter, "Sam's Story" is scheduled arrive on early 2020 that is centered on a US marine, Sam who wants to go back to his country to reunite with his family upon learning that many other city has survived the war like Moscow.

RELATED: Metro Exodus Adds Game Plus Mode

First expansion will hand you over a brand-new weapon in form of a deadly flame-thrower to successfully fend off mutated creatures on your way and gameplay will likely be the same you had in post-apocalyptic wasteland of Russia already.

With launch of Metro Exodus earlier this year, developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver has completed a trilogy inspired by Dmitry Glukhovsky's novels and seems like this Expansion Pass roadmap is looking to extend that established legacy.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Samurai Shodown 2019 Gameplay Overview

SNK is back to get players to "Embrace Death" once again with 2019 Samurai Shodown reboot.

Returning to their roots of blade-wielding fighting nearly a decade after, Samurai Shodown is the latest in legendary fighting game series by developer/publisher SNK that is scheduled to launch on 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Though it originally inspired a unique gameplay mechanics that allowed swordplay in genre of fighting games, a lot of that has changed somehow in its transition from 2D graphics to 3D animation renders over the years for better.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 Gameplay Overview

RELATED: New Samurai Shodown Game Revealed

SNK has dropped a new trailer today, which offers a better gameplay overview for this anticipated fighting game.




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As we mentioned about change in playing style, newest Samurai Shodown will deprive new and season players of "Combo", which is an intentional move by developers to gradually make you skilled in combat other than relying on button mashing.

In fact, relying on the latter and being impatient in a face-off can cost you dearly if you are not paying attention. So, learn from mistakes you made in each battle and hone on striking at a precise time to be far more effective in a fight.

RELATED: SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Announced for Switch

One core gameplay elements distinct to the franchise is Rage Gauge that gets heated up for each time you take a hit and when it is at max Rage, players get bonus attack damage for every single blow they can land on their opponent in a match.

Other than that and a Weapon Flipping Technique to disarm your rival, you can now deliver a Lightning Blade attack by performing Rage Explosion. Once used, it will take away your Rage Gauge and you are to survive with skillful moves.

RELATED: Samurai Shodown 2019 Release Date

It looks like SNK has added a Dojo Mode for players to "git gud" before they go butting heads in multiplayer. Through a revolutionary deep learning AI, your play style will be analyzed from offline or story mode playthrough.

Thus, the game creates a simulation with your unique way of playing into a CPU-controlled "ghost" character. You can either send your ghost fighter into clouds to challenge other players or even go up against a top professional from around the world.

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Intense and Epic Battles

RELATED: Samurai Shodown V Special Comes to PS4 and PS Vita

Classic characters like Charlotte, Galford, Genjuro Kibagami, Hanzo Hattori, Haohmaru, Nakoruru and Shiki are making their return to the current roster alongside newcomers Darli Dagger, Wu-Ruixiang and Yashamaru Kurama.

Additional characters will be added via post-launch DLC and placing a pre-order for Samurai Shodown reboot before June 30 would offer you a free Season Pass. It gives you access to four playable DLC characters and Nakoruru Retro 3D costume over first six months.

RELATED: Samurai Shodown 2019 Adds Three New Characters

Over a decade may have changed a few aspects of the series but a heavy influence of Japanese culture remains intact in its core to unleash a new era of samurai warriors upon us once again with a brand-new installment.

Despite being a weapon-based fighting game series, Samurai Shodown always relied heavily on a plot and upcoming 2019 game is no different. Set prior to the events of Samurai Spirits from 1993, this reboot can become another hit for staying true to its heart.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Humble Store Techland Spring Sale 2019

Indie publisher Techland is celebrating "Spring Sale" on Humble Store with exclusive discounts on many of their games.

Fans of Polish developer/publisher Techland are well aware of upcoming survival horror action role-playing game Dying Light 2 and those who have yet to catch up its predecessor Dying Light from 2015 can have it now Techland Spring Sale at Humble Store.

This spring season, players can expect to enjoy some amazing discounts for a limited time on few select titles from Techland that assures you a good time with some fan-favorite games on PC platform provided via Steam keys.

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Humble Store Techland Spring Sale 2019

RELATED: Gears 5 Possible Release Date Leaked

Right off the bat, we can get our hands on Western-themed first-person shooter Call of Juarez from 2007 that is one of the remarkable titles from its genre and is currently available for only $2.49 at a whopping 75% reduction rate.

Then you hop in for more with fourth installment of Call of Juarez franchise in 2013, because Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is also offering a 60% price cut that lets you return to Old West for as low as $5.99 only, which is 60% off to be precise.

RELATED: RAGE 2 Post-Launch Content Roadmap 2019

Earlier, we were talking about experiencing Dying Light for an open world survival horror experience in first-person and what better way to enter a world ravaged by zombies for $15.99 at 60% discount instead of paying $39.99 full price?

Get your full dose of adrenaline-fueled rush when you already have the critically-acclaimed game with loads of downloadable content and expansion pack.


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Then get into Dying Light: Bad Blood, which is on Early Access now and up for grabs at 15%. You will begin with a Founder's Pack that includes 1000 Blood bucks in-game currency, exclusive Golden Founder's Mask and legendary skins aside from main game.

It is also possible that you are not looking for all that action and maybe want to settle for something peaceful. Then you have Pure Farming 2018 and it's Deluxe Edition for a flat 60% off now on Humble Store within May 16, 2019.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Hitman 2 Winter Update

Developer IO Interactive introduces Update 2.13 for Hitman 2 that includes new mission, item unlocks and the Snow Festival.

Winter is here! Believing this season is as good as any other to eliminate targets, developer IO Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment rolled in an update for Hitman 2, their latest release from the action-adventure stealth video game series Hitman.

Update 2.13 is a major game changer to introduce a slew of brand-new content for everyone with lots of improvements to make the game better and it is going to be the first add-on for Expansion Pass owners since launch.

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Hitman 2 Winter Update

RELATED: Hitman 2 Out Now

Before jumping into the winter event with the latest update, check out the official Snow Festival trailer below.




RELATED: Hitman 2 Live-Action Launch Trailer

Available from January 21, Update 2.13 will take Agent 47 to Hokkaido, Japan to take care of a target named Dmitri Fedorov as part of a winter-themed seasonal event "Snow Festival". For a limited time from today, it will be going on live and run till February 12.

Those who already played the 2016 game Hitman are familiar with Hokkaido as it was one of the six locations and is also included in the free downloadable Hitman Legacy Pack for owners of that game alongside new gameplay elements.

RELATED: Sean Bean to Star in Hitman 2

The developers have enhanced and updated the location with some lights to color it up some more to make it suitable for the festival. The Winter Sports Pack introduces items like arctic tool box, piton, quickdraw, snowball and winter sports suit.

Upon unlocking those during the event will allow players to keep them for use forever. The tight-fitting sweater helps you fight right into the snowy occasion and the snowball is a good way of distracting others. Aside for climbing, the spiked piton could be a deadly weapon if you want.

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Hitman 2 Winter Sports Pack

RELATED: Hitman HD Enhanced Collection Coming to Consoles

The Winter Sports Pack DLC comes along with the two-part Expansion Pass that costs only $39.99 and is also included with the H2 Gold Edition costing $99.99. Those who have purchased H2 Silver Edition by spending $79.99 will receive the first half.

Of course this content doesn't cover Expansion Pass 1 in its entirety as there will be challenges, location, missions, outfits, weapons and a brand-new map for Sniper Assassin mode. So, presumably Warner Bros. will be rolling out more content over time.

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Ghost Mode Improvements

RELATED: Hitman 2 Ghost Mode Gameplay Reveal

Update 2.13 comes along with a number of bug fixes and improvements to better your experience of playing as the silent assassin. An issue of game crashing from main menu during Ghost Mode session is also taken care of.

From January 22, even people who didn't purchase Hitman 2 can take part into the Snow Festival and get the Hokkaido Legacy Location as a free trial on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which will end on February 12 for all three platforms.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season PC Version Will Be Exclusive to Epic Games Store

The two remaining episodes of Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season will be exclusive on PC to Epic Games Store.

After picking up the pieces from the ruins of Telltale Games, Skybound Games got back at the development of episode three of episodic survival horror adventure Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season in November and scheduled the release date for January 15, 2019.

Then developer of massively popular game Fortnite, Epic Games have launched their own digital storefront with a relatively small lineup and now, the final two episodes of the acclaimed series will be available exclusively on Epic Games Store for PC.

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Exclusive to Epic Games Store

RELATED: Epic Games Store Launch Lineup Revealed

One of the shocking events in the gaming industry this year was probably when we learned about developer/publisher Telltale Games is shutting down after laying off majority of their workforce, which also meant that many of our beloved series will never see light.

Around that time, Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season was halfway in development. However, The Walking Dead comic-book creator Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible) announced at New York Comic Con 2018 that his company Skybound Games will complete the remaining episodes.

RELATED: Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode Three Release Date

Skybound took responsibility of the final two episodes and brought in the original developers who previously worked on the series to complete the project. Epic Games came forward to help putting the original team back together to give fans what they want.

Now that Epic has become the exclusive platform to serve the third and fourth episode of the game on PC, it is not going to be available in other storefronts like Humble Store or Steam anymore unlike the previous seasons.

RELATED: Skybound Will Complete Telltale's Walking Dead

If anyone has already purchased the Season Pass for PC version of the game then they won't have to move to Epic's marketplace. Regardless of their chosen storefront, the players will receive access to the concluding chapters anyway.

Below is a Q&A video starring the voice actor of Clementine, Melissa Hutchison with detailed FAQ on the new sales exclusivity.




RELATED: Telltale Games Removed From Steam

In a rapid-fire fashion, Hutchison let fans know that the previously downloaded versions of all three seasons will still be playable and choices can be carried over to The Final Season as long as you can retrieve them locally or have a cloud save on Telltale.

When they will be able to arrange sales for physical copies, the news will be shared on their social handles for fans to know. In time, they will also announce the launch date for the season on Android and iOS devices as well.

RELATED: Telltale Games to Shut Down

They way Telltale Games have closed its door on their employees was really a dick move. Plus, we will probably never see another season of Batman: The Telltale Series, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series and The Wolf Among Us, because no one is working on them.

Skybound Games stepping up to ensure a proper sendoff to the series and give a deserving conclusion to Clementine was truly commendable. Similarly, Epic Games Store made a smart move by partnering up is this initiative through their digital distribution platform.

Street Fighter V Won't Have Season Pass for 2019

Unlike past seasons of Street Fighter V, Capcom has no plans for a Season Pass of DLC characters for the 2019.

After finishing the year in grace with Capcom Cup 2018, developer/publisher Capcom decided to introduce a brand-new character for their immensely popular fighting game Street Fighter V and they did so a few days ago with Kage (Kah-Gay).

With that announcement, the company is showing up intention of mixing things up in 2019 for SFV. Season 4 is just on the horizon and players thought that reveal of this new character DLC would come up with more details on Season Pass but apparently, they don't have a plan for it.

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Street Fighter V Won't Have Season Pass for 2019

RELATED: Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Adds Kage

Though people are calling the character out as a bad Halloween costume for Ryu or some citing this as just another crazed cosplay character, he is the physical embodiment of the Satsui no Hado and not Evil Ryu to be very specific.

The initial reaction from the fans for Kage was mostly mixed but many of them were not much interested about his inclusion anyway. You can purchase the currently available DLC for only $5.99 or in exchange for 100,000 Fight Money.

RELATED: Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Adds G and Sagat

However, Capcom didn't go on hinting at who else would be there on their content plan for next season and announced the following on Twitter.



RELATED: Street Fighter V Season 3 DLC Characters Revealed

Of course they have no intention to stop with Kage and probably bring in more fighters next year but instead of offering a bundle of half-dozen warriors for a discounted price, they will probably sold them separately for in-game currency or real money. We are not sure yet.

There is also a possibility that the developers are moving towards a sequel or going for a free-to-play model. Producer Yoshinori Ono of Street Fighter V mentioned in a 2016 interview to Famitsu that they have plans to support the game to 2020 at least though.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Soulcalibur 6 Adds 2B from NieR: Automata

The combat android 2B from action RPG NieR: Automata will be joining the fight in Soulcalibur VI very soon.

Even though weapon-based fighting game franchise Soulcalibur has pioneered many other titles to step into the ring, it heavily struggled to stay popular and relevant over time and Soulcalibur VI is trying to bring it back on track by as a reboot to the series.

The game was already in talks for featuring a huge guest appearance of Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and now Bandai Namco Entertainment is planning to bring the android heroine of NieR: Automata, 2B as their next guest fighter.

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Soulcalibur 6 Adds 2B from NieR: Automata

RELATED: Dark Souls Trilogy Announced for PS4 and Xbox One

An official reveal trailer for the character is released today and before we talk more about 2B, lets' just jump into it (Read in Philly D's voice).




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YoRHa No. 2 Type B will be added to the roster as the second guest character while wielding her signature dual blades. You can already see many of her fighting styles originated from the action role-playing game of Square Enix are adapted into it.

Additionally, she will have a custom costume inspired from NieR's Kaine, a brand-new themed stage, award-winning background music from the original game, spear weapon, extra parts and stickers as shown in the gameplay trailer above.

RELATED: Classic Goku and Vegeta Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

Since 2B was created to fight against an army of hostile robots that invaded the planet, her fighting capabilities and skills are unquestionable. Aside from acrobatic prowess, she is profound in melee attacks and she intends to continue fighting as long as she can for the glory of mankind.

During combat, 2B will be assisted by her robot companion Pod 042 to perform long distance attacks on her opponents. She is introduced in the game as a complete package because of her unmatched fighting abilities and for a great crossover value.

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2B and Additional Downloadable Contents

RELATED: Code Vein Delayed to 2019

Although when 2B will join the cult classic series is yet not confirmed, we know that it would be through a downloadable content included in the Season Pass priced $29.99 only. However, buying the Soulcalibur VI Deluxe Edition for only $89.99 automatically adds her with two other playable characters when they are released.

One of the returning fighters from the series, Tira will join 2B when the season pass finally launches in an undisclosed date in near future. Maybe we get to see Bandai Namco include Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII or Kratos from God of War next.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Season Pass Details

Ubisoft wants player to keep playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey long after the credits roll with two post-launch story arcs.

The latest installment of action role-playing game series Assassin's Creed from Ubisoft being Assassin's Creed Odyssey, which is set to release on October 5, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The game will be set on Greece and allow players to take the role of a legendary Spartan mercenary. Already pretty large in size, details regarding post-launch content and Season Pass on this upcoming title have announced to expand the experience further with two new story arcs.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass Details

RELATED: Assassin's Creed Odyssey Leaked

Detailing the nature of the content developer/publisher Ubisoft are offering, a brand-new trailer was released recently.




RELATED: Assassin's Creed Odyssey Confirmed

When you are finished playing the base game, your assassin character isn't done with the mythology of Ancient Greece just yet. The first major story arc that Odyssey will take us into is Legacy of the First Blade that reveals the history of the first person who has ever wailed the iconic Hidden Blade.

The Fate of Atlantis will come out next in queue as the second storyline that takes players to a journey to discover truth of the renowned sunken city and even go up against some godly creatures that they never hoped to come across.

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The Fate of Atlantis

RELATED: Assassin's Creed Series is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Legacy of the First Blade will debut on December and The Fate of Atlantis arrives by spring of 2019. Those post-launch story arcs will come out in episodic nature; each releasing in six weeks after another and in-between them, free in-game regular quests will follow in Tales of Greece.

Purchasing Gold, Pantheon, Spartan or Ultimate Editions of the game automatically grants you access to Season Pass or you can just get it separately. Also, Discovery Tour returns from Assassin's Creed Origins.

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Assassin’s Creed III Remastered

RELATED: Assassin's Creed Anime Announced

Speaking of history earlier, Assassin's Creed III Remastered and Assassin's Creed Liberation Remastered are both being added into Season Pass premium content. These two games will have all of their original content included as well.

Plus, added DLC comes with visual enhancements of 4K and HDR support for experiencing high-resolution graphics even on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X platform. Although the former remastered edition was criticized for poor plot, it still managed to sell over 3.5 million copies.

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Assassin\s Creed III: Liberation Remastered

You can still make a stand-alone purchase for the remastered titles if you are not at all interested to buy the Season Pass for Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Ubisoft made the same approach with Far Cry 3 Classic Edition when it came along with Season Pass of Far Cry 5.

So, after you complete your quest on Greece as Alexios or Kassandra, you can have some more fun-time with Connor or the first female protagonist of the series, Aveline de Grandpré to experience the era of American Revolution.