Showing posts with label WB Games. Show all posts
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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

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




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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.

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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

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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.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Hitman HD Enhanced Collection Coming to Consoles

Agent 47 is returning once again as Hitman: Absolution and Hitman: Blood Money remaster are launching next week.

Developer IO Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment launched the latest entry in the Hitman stealth action-adventure video game series, Hitman 2 on November 2018 and now they are going to bring two more titles back for modern consoles.

Apparently, Hitman: Absolution and Hitman: Blood Money is getting remastered to see release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 11, 2019. Titled "Hitman HD Enhanced Collection", this bundle of two will be available on digital purchase for $59.99 only.

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Hitman HD Enhanced Collection Coming to Consoles

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In a recent post on Twitter, the official account for Hitman game has revealed the great news for the fans of the franchise and Agent 47.



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Both of these classic games are coming with 4K visual improvements at 60 frames per second but most probably you will need a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X to enjoy that. Texture resolution is improved and texture format gets upgraded while super-sampling is added.

Improved lighting and updated controls are there to help the silent assassin with clarity towards his objective at hand. Other features include heightened shadow map and mirror resolutions to enhance the overall gameplay experience for seasoned veterans and new players.

RELATED: Hitman 2 Ghost Mode Gameplay Reveal

When these two titles were submitted to Pan European Game Information board to get content ratings on September 2018, there were rumors and speculation that we are getting a re-release of some sorts, which turned out to be true after all.

Considering how the latest release of IO Interactive was received by fans, launching remastered version of Absolution and Blood Money for consoles is quite a smart move. However, the developer hasn't revealed any plans to release a PC version yet.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Batman: Court of Owls Game Teased

WB Games Montréal developers are teasing of a possible "Batman: Court of Owls" game being in development.

Some recent evidence suggests that developer WB Games Montréal is currently working on a new Batman game and it is based on the "Court of Owls" storyline. Court of Owls is a new group of villains that was introduced in The New 52 wave of DC Comics in 2011.

Long before, it was a secret organization working in shadows and had some of the most powerful people of Gotham City in their pocket, most of them as its member. Interesting fact is that, they have old ties of history to the Wayne Family as well.

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Batman: Court of Owls Game Teased

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The court is a secret society that employs a group of undead assassins wearing owl masks called Talons to do their dirty work and is responsible for some of the most violent crimes in the city. They became a recurring enemy for The Dark Knight after targeting Bruce Wayne.

Batman was pitted against one of the Talons who severely beat him and tortured to the point where he begged to be killed but then found a way out. When the antagonism between them reaches its peak, they even launched an attack on Wayne Manor.

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Based on the recent Tweets from assistant producer of WB Montreal, the studio is currently working on a new title and everyone on board is very excited. She posted a photo of her wearing a black T-shirt with an owl emblem on its back.



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The emblem heavily resembles to the one that was used in the Court of Owls comic books and this could be a potential hint to the next Arkham series of games. Perhaps the game will serve as a prequel to the Arkham series and even start a new trilogy as well.

Even though the series is closely associated with Rocksteady Studios, the third game of the series, Batman: Arkham Origins was developed by WB Montreal. So, it would not be a huge tectonic shift of things if the new title goes to WB.

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However, you should not have high hopes for any surprise announcement from the studio this week at The Game Awards 2018 and creative director Patrick Redding has already confirmed about that in one of his recent Tweet.



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To fuel the speculation a bit more, comic-book writer and the creator of "Court of Owls", Scott Snyder (Death of the Family, Night of the Owls) has recently Retweeted an IGN article speculating over the possibility of the new game.

Since we are not getting a peak at what they are cooking this week at TGA, fans of the Caped Crusader will have to wait a little longer to see him returning into action. Right now, an official announcement can set all records straight for all parties.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Hitman 2 Out Now

Stealth action-adventure game Hitman 2 from IO Interactive and WB Games is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Agent 47 is back again in Hitman 2 from the latest installment of the stealth action-adventure Hitman game series developed by IO Interactive and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, now available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The return of silent assassin carries out elements from the previous game of 2016 and then incorporating them with the newest features developed for the game. Not only is the title the most up-to-date in franchise but it also is the best iteration of the protagonist.

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Hitman 2 Out Now

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To hunt down the mysterious Shadow Client, 47 go on a global chase throughout Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand, Miami, Santa Fortuna of Colombia, Whittleton Creek in Vermont, Sgàil in North Atlantic and even locations of Mumbai, India.

Each of these locations will present tons of opportunities to get the job done if you keep an open eye and many character will come and go while you meet them to overhear conversations related to the job. Killing your targets and then getting out alive is the task.

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Sniper Assassin Multiplayer Mode

RELATED: Hitman 2 Ghost Mode Gameplay Reveal

Test your assassination skills from hundreds of challenges in three different levels to prep you up for the Silent Assassin rating. Aside from going deep down inside the life of Agent 47, Hitman 2 brings out two new multiplayer modes for players.

The first one among the twp is Sniper Assassin mode, where you go solo or play in online co-op with fellow ICA operatives Stone or Knight, aiming for long-range kill. All you have to do is to take down targets to earn points, unlock challenges and upgrade your rifle.

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The second one is a unique 1v1 competitive play called Ghost Mode, where the multiplayer mode pits you in a direct PvP match to get five target kills before your opponent. You will be on two different realities that doesn't affect each other but let you see the progress of your competitor as he moves.

Before we jump into the final notes, we offer you to take a look at the official gameplay launch trailer that briefly showcases what you are getting into.




RELATED: Hitman 2 Live-Action Launch Trailer

Developer IO Interactive has more plans for Hitman 2 post-launch live content and they are already bringing actor Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Oath) as the first Elusive Target Mark Faba, who goes by the name of  The Undying.

November 20 marks the arrival of the content and Elusive Target runs for only 14 days and awards you Explosive Pen for completing it, so do not miss it out anyhow. The studio is very proud to bring back Agent 47 to dedicated fans of the series and promises to keep up with players by providing more in future.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Hitman 2 Live-Action Launch Trailer

Hitman 2 official live-action launch trailer brings back Sean Bean as elusive target Mark Faba, "The Undying".

The release of Hitman 2 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as an upcoming rebooted sequel from the stealth video game series Hitman from developer IO Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive is only a week away, on 13 November 2018.

So far, the game looks impressive and it comes with a lot of improvements to gameplay elements. A trailer is just released to celebrate the launch of the game and with that actor Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Oath) returns to play an in-game character.

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Hitman 2 Live-Action Launch Trailer 

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Watch the live-action launch trailer for Hitman 2 as Sean Bean narrates the nature of an assassin in his usual charisma.




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The role Sean is playing in the game is of an Elusive Target named Mark Faba but he is mostly known to people as "The Undying". In the previous trailer, he came for a therapy session and opened up about his life before shooting down the counselor, revealing him to be an assailant sent to kill him.

He now explains that a true assassin doesn't need a silencer pistol or a hidden blade, instead he should use his head to become the master of his craft. He then shows using a rubber ducky as a detonator and toilet flush as a distraction noise for others.

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To be innovative while on work you can take a weird disguise by wearing a huge mascot suit and then use a big fish, boat, a frying pan, a steel pipe or propane tank to hit your target. Electrocuting them is not off the table as well.

As he was closing his statement and takes a sip of his drink, it is implied that he was served by the silent killer protagonist who purposefully spilled poison in the glass previously. He then goes outside blending into the crowd after changing into his work dress.

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On a lighter note, the actor opened up with UNILAD Gaming about his experience to become the elusive target Mark Faba in Hitman 2 and you shouldn't miss it.




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Considering how every character Sean Bean ever plays always end up dying, his role as "The Undying" is quite a pun here. Because, not only is he going down one way or another, he hinted to bite the dust pretty easily according to what the trailer suggests.

The game is a follow up to Hitman from 2016, which stated to revamp the whole franchise but the lead, Agent 47 remains the same in his role. You can pre-order from the Standard, Silver, Gold or Collector's Edition of the game if you haven't already.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Sean Bean to Star in Hitman 2

Actor Sean Bean is the Undying and it makes him a perfect fit for being an Elusive Target in upcoming Hitman 2.

Upcoming stealth action-adventure game Hitman 2 from developer IO Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is less than a month away from releasing on November 13, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Videos regarding gameplay and various modes are being dropped every now and then to reveal more about the game to players. One of the most recent revelations came out to be the inclusion of actor Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Oath) in the game as an Elusive Target.

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Sean Bean to Star in Hitman 2

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Watch the actor monologue throughout the new live-action trailer as an in-game character that came up on the hit list of Agent 47.




The character Sean plays here is named Mark Faba, who is known as a man of many lives and deaths because of his trait of faking his own death too many times, which eventually earned him the nickname of "The Undying".

Faba is a former MI5 agent who went rogue and become a freelance assassin, who is now a target for the protagonist. He will be visiting the Global Innovation Race event in Miami, to complete his own contract and probably meet his demise there.

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A week before the release of the game, the Undying will be added as the first Elusive Target on November 20 available only for a limited time, which is still undisclosed and can be ranging from either 48 hours to a whole week.

Serving as an Elusive Target that would most likely die perfectly resonates with Bean as most of the character he plays on movie or TV ultimately ends up dying and over his three decade long career, we saw him die over and over in different ways, too many times.

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This particular news of Sean Bean appearing in the latest Hitman game would make many movie goers and avid fans of television series very happy. On top of that, the whole trailer was a one man show narrated by Sean himself.

However, this is not his first time and those who keep track of all of his works on different media know that Sean has previously worked on video game projects like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Sid Meier's Civilization VI.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Hitman 2 Ghost Mode Gameplay Reveal

Competitive multiplayer gameplay of Ghost Mode for stealth action-adventure game Hitman 2 is introduced.

Upcoming rebooted title Hitman 2 from renowned stealth video game series by developer IO Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive is only months away from release on November 13, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

As the game is nearing global launch, new and unique in-game features are being revealed by the developers and the brand-new addition is Ghost Mode, a 1v1 competitive multiplayer mode with new twists in gameplay rules to keep players on the edge of their seats.

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Hitman 2 Ghost Mode Gameplay Reveal

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A new official trailer is released to better portray gameplay mechanics of Ghost Mode with video demonstration, which you can check out right now.




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Ghost Mode puts you and your opponent to go after same targets and execute your kills quickly and smoothly than your competitor. Both of you will start from same point and then will progress onwards on your own to secure kills for points.

The key objective is to earn five points by taking out randomly chosen targets before the other player does. Two assassins will share the same location in separate realities and you can always see everything your opponent is doing as a Ghost version.

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Prey on Same Target

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As soon as your rival terminates a target, you time window gets shortened to make a kill of your own to balance the score. You shouldn't panic for the ongoing countdown timer on screen and go on a killing spree of non-targets, because that will only blow up your cover and decrease the score.

Instead, try to turn the table on the challenger by taking a first hit on a target before they do. Ghost Mode also demands that you put emphasis on being smart rather than quick as you will start out with limited resources and you have to make the most of it before you find a Ghost Crate with selective items.

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Pressure on Countdown Timer

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There is also a Sniper Assassin game mode in Hitman 2 that will be available from the release for everyone. This is a very first online co-op mode on Hitman franchise where players are to complete sniper mission and pre-ordering the game gets you an early access.

Agent 47 will return once again to take on missions of wiping out high-profile valued targets while hunting for the Shadow Client. In doing so, he will be travelling from Miami to Colombia and beyond. As a follow up to release, there are two planned expansion packs to add more content at a later date as well.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Rocksteady Rumored to Work on Justice League Game

New rumor suggests that Rocksteady Studios may actually be working on a Justice League game instead of Superman.

If you have ever played any one of those action-adventure games from Batman: Arkham series by developer Rocksteady Studios and publisher WB Games, you will probably admit that they have redefined the superhero genre in video games with those titles.

Which is why, people got a little bit excited when news of a new open world Superman game being in development by the same creators was leaked. However, some new rumors now suggest that they were actually working on a Justice League game.

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Rocksteady Rumored to Work on Justice League Game

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When there was a buzz regarding a new Man of Steel game from Rocksteady, it was a natural flow among fans to be excited, because The Dark Knight received an acclaimed trilogy and some more. It is time for big blue to take the flight over Metropolis.

The latest leak from image-based online bulletin board 4chan suggests inclusion of Gotham, Metropolis, Keystone and a few other cities. The previously revealed poster of Superman fueled the spark only for a job listing for a "highly-anticipated AAA title" to arrive shortly and make everyone go crazy.

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Justice League Team-Up

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Apparently, what they are working on is either titled Justice League: Crisis, Justice League: New Crisis or Justice League: Infinite Crisis. Our best bet is on the first one because the domain justiceleaguecrisis.com is currently registered with Warner Bros.

While we can debate some more on what the title is going to be, the developers are working with all of their efforts to reveal the game on 2019. Even though they are making a Justice League game now, it appears that Rocksteady always had the plan to do this. But how can we be so sure?

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Starro, Justice League's First Villain

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In Arkham Knight, there is an episode titled "Batgirl: A Matter of Family" featuring Batgirl that takes place before the events of Arkham Asylum. It has a hidden Easter Egg of the villain Starro, who remains encased in a giant test tube, which cannot be broken.

You can take a look at the video below to check out for yourself how the alien conqueror lays waiting to take over on a later time.




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Aquaman, Batman, Cyborg, Wally West as Flash, Hal Jordan as Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman will most likely be among playable characters. Starro appearing through Easter Egg also means that they will also be in the early years of their careers.

The leak mentioned about releasing frequent DLC content in episodic style and some of the future DLC may end up adding villains like Brainiac or Darkseid. The information mentioned on the job listing regarding next-gen consoles may even hint that it will debut on the new Microsoft and Sony consoles in 2019.