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

Monday, October 21, 2019

Hitman 2 Halloween Free Content Update

Developer IO Interactive will be celebrating Halloween event in upcoming free content update for Hitman 2.

Each year in October, Halloween brings themed limited time event to games that support players with steady supply of contents and this month, action-adventure stealth game Hitman 2 celebrates the occasion with a free update.

Agent 47 will be busy taking on a new themed escalation contract and challenge packs in a latest content pack from developer IO Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment that arrives on October 22, 2019.

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Hitman 2 Halloween Free Content Update

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According to October content roadmap, newly added escalation contract is a spooky job that takes place in Hawke's Bay. Upon completion, players would unlock tactical wetsuit and a bat shuriken as rewards to use on regular missions.

There would possibly be circle of rituals, dead trees, skeletons and tombstones on location to generate nightmare fuel. This uniquely themed content introduced via update 2.71.0 is here to stay as a permanent addition to the game.

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All current players can take part in Halloween event for free, which is also available in Starter Pack for newcomers. So, even if you do not own a copy, you are not kept away from a chance to become a Jack-o'-lantern pumpkin wearing assassin.

Hitman 2 is currently out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms and if all eight chapters within is not enough for you then purchase an Expansion Pass to expand over to more challenges, locations and missions with early access.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Stellaris and The Division 2 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event brings Planetfall, Stellaris and The Division 2 this weekend for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members.

Ever since the return of Free Play Days event, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members are getting chance to play new and exciting titles for free on Xbox One consoles that players are really enjoying very much.

On this weekend, you can try out Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Stellaris: Console Edition and Tom Clancy's The Division 2 for free starting from October 17, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT through October 20, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Stellaris and The Division 2 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Planetfall is a latest installment from turn-based strategy game series Age of Wonders from developer Triumph Studios and publisher Paradox Interactive that came out only a few months ago and features six factions to play with.

Another strategy game from Paradox Interactive, sci-fi title Stellaris is set in year 2200 and players are in charge of a species to lead them to space domination while engaging with other alien races and try to expand your empire.

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A long-awaited sequel to The Division by developer Massive Entertainment and publisher Ubisoft, action role-playing game The Division 2 has improved on its predecessor in terms of gameplay and story campaign.

This critically acclaimed third-person shooter has engaging co-op aspects and side missions to keep players hooked for months. From abilities, skills and weapons loadout, everything goes hand in hand with your playstyle.

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Sign into your account to install the games from Microsoft Store and play for free using Xbox Live Gold membership. Of course, you can carry out all in-game progress and Gamerscore by purchasing those titles to keep things going.

Offering some exclusive promotional discount, The Division 2 Standard Edition comes to a 65% off followed by Gold and Ultimate Edition at 70%. Also enjoy 40% price cut on Year 1 Pass to access VIP status and all Year 1 Episodes instantly.

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall Standard and Deluxe Edition can be acquired in 20% discount but getting Premium Edition will save you 30%. Both Standard and Deluxe Edition of Stellaris console version gives you a simple 30% off price.

Considering limited time Free Play Days event is here only for the weekend, try to make the most of your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership by keeping yourself busy with these exciting games or get them in a reduced price.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Control Post-Launch Content Roadmap

Remedy Entertainment reveals new Photo Mode and two expansions in post-launch content roadmap for Control.

In less than a month after release, latest action-adventure game Control from developer Remedy Entertainment and publisher 505 Games has become a smash-hit title on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After receiving some community feedback, developers issued a performance update for the game on PS4 lately. Remedy has also shared their plans to introduce additional post-launch content until mid 2020 that even includes two expansions.

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Control Post-Launch Content Roadmap

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Although player on PC platform has already figure out their own way of mimicking Photo Mode, this much-requested feature is coming soon by fall 2019 to let people capture its artistic in-game world through amazing snapshots.

By December 2019, free end-game mode called Expeditions will arrive for Control that offers some toughest challenges from Oldest House, which sends protagonist Jesse Faden to help security chief Arish regarding the Foundation.

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Next year, two paid expansion pack The Foundation and AWE are scheduled for early 2020 and middle of the year. New enemies, game mechanics and story missions will be introduced that takes part in yet to explore locations.

The Foundation takes Jesse deep into Federal Bureau of Control history for a mind-bending exploration at Oldest House. AWE will see her venturing into another part of FBC, known as investigations sector for more paranormal happenings.

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Remedy also revealed that first expansion for the game will remain a timed exclusive for PS4 but second one will see launch on all platforms at once. PC and Xbox One players will get their hands on these DLCs after exclusivity period ran out.

Control Digital Deluxe Edition is already out on PlayStation Store right now to pre-order for $79.99 only, which comes with exclusive side mission, Season Pass and Urban Response Gear bonus outfit for Jesse, exclusively on PS4.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Ark: Genesis Season Pass Out Now

Studio Wildcard adds a new chapter in Ark: Survival Evolved with Genesis Season Pass, out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Fans of survival game genre has loved the idea of being stranded on an island full of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures for premise of 2017 action-adventure title Ark: Survival Evolved by developer/publisher Studio Wildcard.

To introduce a brand-new chapter of more Jurassic adventures for established lore of Ark, a two-part expansion pack included within Genesis Season Pass is already out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platform.

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Ark: Genesis Season Pass Out Now

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First chapter of Genesis is coming out on December 2019 and then on winter 2020, second part will become available. More story-based gameplay and all-new multiplayer mission are coming into your crafting and survival quest.

Season Pass owners can immediately access in-game cosmetic AI companion named HLN-A upon purchase. This helpful buddy-bot will follow you around narrating your action and perhaps even unveil secrets to Genesis.

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Exclusive HLN-A Cosmetic Pet

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HLN-A will have a full voiceover once both parts of Genesis eventually see launch to guide you through missions. Both chapters will feature varied biomes, crafting items, wild creatures to tame and unforeseen maps to explore.

New primeval creatures to debut are fire-shooting lava lizards, island-sized giant turtles and some shape-shifters. Start your journey with bare fists and then work your way up to having an army of these incredible beasts at your command.

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Giant Sea Turtle Boi

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Developers continue to add more DLC packs for Ark universe rather than working on issues even though a fraction of player community has been asking for load crash and server lag fixes, rest have accepted the game with its flaws.

Studio Wildcard however, claims to listen to their fan community and is working to improve Ark: Survival Evolved experience. Also, they don't currently have any plans to work on a sequel or at least, they are not on board just yet.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Soulcalibur 6 Adds Cassandra and Haohmaru

Bandai Namco brings back Cassandra for Soulcalibur VI and adding Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown in Season 2.

Up until now, weapon-based fighting game franchise Soulcalibur from developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment made a successful comeback in 2018 with Soulcalibur VI, which is reboot to its long-running series.

Recently at EVO 2019 grand finals, game producer Motohiro Okubo took to stage revealing return of series veteran Cassandra Alexandra and adding surprise guest character, Haohmaru from iconic Samurai Shodown game series.

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Soulcalibur 6 Adds Cassandra and Haohmaru

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Players can unlock weapons and new story mission for Cassandra when she becomes available on August 5.




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Cassandra is younger sister to Sophitia and has been a recurring playable fighter character after debuting back in Soulcalibur II. Also known as The Valiant Princess, she last appeared in Soulcalibur IV and coming back within a few days.

A DLC character for Season Pass, Cassandra retains her old fighting style using a deadly combination of her sword and shield to attack. A new gameplay system will be introduced from Season 2 but more on that would be revealed in future.

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Season Pass 2 would of course add new downloadable content and Haohmaru, a legendary ronin samurai comes on board as a guest fighter. It appears that his reputation precedes him from his own franchise to other fighting games.

Very first among four bonus characters, Haohmaru is ready to cross paths with warriors of another world in his eternal quest to become the greatest warrior of them all and he will not hold back his furious sword for anyone.

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In latest reveal trailer for upcoming Season 2, Haohmaru shows-off his brief appearance before joining to Soulcalibur roster.




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There were speculations that Bandai Namco may add Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII or Kratos from God of War in future but the famed swordsman become their latest pick after making a comeback through Samurai Shodown 2019.

Fighting game lovers can easily dip their toes into Soulcalibur VI, which is now available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Whether you are willing to enjoy fighting on solo or online, there is much to explore and unpack.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Hitman 2 August 2019 Roadmap

IO Interactive revealed new Challenge Pack and homing briefcase are coming to August roadmap of Hitman 2.

In a latest announcement, developer IO Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has laid out content roadmap of their action-adventure stealth game Hitman 2 for the forthcoming month of August 2019.

Expansion Pass owners of H2 are going to get a new challenge pack, escalation contracts, featured contracts, legacy elusive targets and much more next month for Agent 47 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

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Hitman 2 August 2019 Roadmap

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August will be kicking off by throwing off escalation contracts "The Simmons Concussion" at you where you take full advantage of a radical energy drink Jester to stay sharp and then throw those soda cans at joggers on sight.

Social chameleon is theme for this month and The Chameleon is a perfect fit as legacy elusive target to match that. Follow him to Colorado and execute according to specific client briefing to earn tactical gear with hunter's hat.

RELATED: Hitman 2 Adds New York Location DLC

What was discovered as an in-game bug that IO Interactive has quickly patched upon finding has now come back to hit back hard. The homing briefcase that defied the laws of physics has returned for "Best Case Scenario" challenge pack.

Escalation contract picks Mr. Batty after his indestructible package got destroyed eventually. He will be followed by another legacy elusive target known as The Identity Thief in Paris and you only have 10 days to carry out this mission.

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Monthly theme of social chameleon strikes again in featured contracts and submissions are open for "Cosplay Karma" until August 12. Afterwards, move over to Isle of Sgail to take out escalation contract, The Scarlett Deceit.

Finally, there is one more elusive target to wipe out from scene that goes by as The Gunrunner and would be residing in Marrakesh, Morocco. A handful of bug fixes and improvements will be deployed on same day, by the end of the month.

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Our silent assassin protagonist will get his job done by whatever means available at hand and Expansion Pass will add Smart Casual Pack content featuring a new suit along with a few useful items to assist you finish a mission in style.

Hitman 2 has been a successful venture by IO Interactive so far and you can purchase either of Gold or Silver Edition of the game to get started with upcoming adventures if you already don't have Expansion Pack 1 or Expansion Pass.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Post-Launch Content Roadmap

Ahead of global launch, upcoming post-launch content roadmap for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is revealed at SDCC 2019.

Already boasting a massive roster of playable heroes and villains, action role-playing game Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order by developer Team Ninja and publisher Nintendo is planning to bring some more known character.

In a latest reveal at San Diego Comic-Con panel, Marvel bad boy Loki of Asgard has been confirmed to be a playable character. Also, post-launch DLC roadmap for MUA3 is discussed in details including their content and official release dates.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Post-Launch Content Roadmap

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Fans of Asgardian trickster may have seen him last in 2018's Marvel Cinematic Universe live-action movie Avengers: Infinity War but he is about to show up as an in-game boss character and even join band of heroes to help fight Thanos.

Popular heroes from X-Men team, Cyclops and Colossus are about to debut as free post-launch DLC on August 30, 2019. A fearless mutant leader and Soviet powerhouse are surely some finest addition to an ever-increasing roster.

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Cyclops and Colossus Free DLC

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Three extra downloadable content packs will follow up that are part of its Season Pass worth $19.99 only. Each one of these unique themed expansions for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 will release roughly three months after.

However, Cyclops and Colossus are only tip of the iceberg that Team Ninja has planned and won't be a part of DLC 3, which will be X-Men themed. Hopefully, they will add protagonists like Emma Frost, Gambit and Jean Grey/Phoenix.

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Nintendo previously announced at E3 2019 and now detailed on first wave of content from Expansion Pass of upcoming Marvel brawler. First DLC will include Marvel Knights characters Blade, Moon Knight, Morbius and Punisher.

Titled Curse of the Vampire as a nod to 2010 Marvel crossover-event, a roster featuring anti-heroes such as a brutal vigilante, a living blood-sucker, a seasoned vampire hunter and a supernatural avenger only hints to a hardcore storyline.

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DLC Pack 1 Features Marvel Knights

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An action-packed official launch trailer is dropped at SDCC 2019 with a brief overview of MUA3 gameplay and plot.




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The video opens up with Odin Allfather is talking to members of Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy about an upcoming galactic threat, which is Thanos. Standing beside them is God of Mischief, Loki to offer his help in their quest.

The Black Order members Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight and Supergiant go through a monologue of how the heroes will inevitably fail to thwart an all-out extinction these minions were planning for a while.

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Thanos and The Black Order

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DLC Pack 1 will become available from September 30, 2019, with its new modes, unique set of playable characters and story. Following release of Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire, more content related to Fantastic Four and X-Men will come out.

Nintendo Switch-exclusive superhero smackdown title Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is about to launch on July 19, 2019 ten years after the last game of MUA franchise to return with a brand-new continuity.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Shenmue 3 Backers Won't Get Pre-Order Content

Kickstarter backers will not receive Shenmue III pre-order content for free upon launch but sure can pay for it.

If debacles created around upcoming anticipated action-adventure game Shenmue III was not enough by now, we have more disappointing news at hand for backers who funded creator Yu Suzuki on Kickstarter to make this project successful.

Going Epic Games Store-exclusive was bad enough for many fans on PC but in a latest crowdfunding update, developer Ys Net also states that backer are not receiving pre-order content included in Deluxe Edition, unless they pay for it.

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Shenmue 3 Backers Won't Get Pre-Order Content

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Apart from going timed exclusive at Epic Store, it was announced at E3 2019 that developers are now working on post-launch content and they are likely to be added as pre-order bonuses or be included in Deluxe Edition and Season Pass.

Even though people who funds projects on Kickstarter receive some extra incentive limited for them as an appreciation for their support, Ys Net decided to completely deny them of any extra content and that includes higher tier backers as well.

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When someone at ResetEra forum asked for a response from YS Net about Season Pass, they had the following to say.

Dear Antonio,
We apologize for the long delay in responding. Your feedback is appreciated and we will look into having your noted points in future updates.
Standard and deluxe versions released through retail sales are not affiliated with the crowdfunding campaign, so will not be included with backer pledges, however, they will be available for sale separately. Kickstarter Backers will receive the Kickstarter version, Slacker Backers will receive the Slacker Backer version. Both have unique content respective to their versions not available in the retail versions.
A season pass is not included.
Trial version release date info has yet to be confirmed and will be announced in the updates when details are available. You will be receiving your trial version, but we must ask for your patience for a little longer.
There will be more information following in the days ahead concerning updates.
Sincerely,
The Shenmue III Team

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According to their statement, backers are still getting some exclusive content respectively unique to Kickstarter and Slacker Backer version. Nevertheless, if you are so willing to enjoy post-launch content for Shenmue III, pay for it.

Though it was probably a decision made by publisher Deep Silver but Yu Suzuki has clearly forgotten how for all those backers who showed up pledging their support to his KS project at first hour major companies has gotten involved.

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A considerable faction of backers who gave their money to Suzuki and his company Ys Net for a copy of the game on Steam upon release now either has to wait a year if they are unwilling to install Epic Games launcher on their PC.

Although they were originally denied any refunds by Ys Net for this change, which created a major backlash and possibly had some lawsuits incoming but CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney came offering a full refund for damage control.

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Suzuki revealed in a recent interview during PC Gaming Show 2019 that the game won't even be covering Ryo's complete story but only 40% of it, which means he already has plans for one or two more upcoming sequels in mind.

Given how his backers are scammed out of what they are promised in early phase of Shenmue III, his reputation is literally tarnished and he surely will face trouble gathering funds for next Shenmue game without Epic Games or Sony backing him.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Samurai Shodown 2019 for Consoles Out Now

Sword-based fighting game Samurai Shodown 2019 from SNK Corporation is now available on PS4 and Xbox One.

A much-awaited reboot to return to its legendary series roots, sword-based fighting game Samurai Shodown (2019) from developer/publisher SNK Corporation is launching today worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Not only has the title shifted from 2D graphics sprites to 3D animation renders but swordplay combat has been revamped as well. Most importantly, the franchise never disappoints when it comes to bring hardcore blood and gore on screen.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 for Consoles Out Now

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In an attempt to make players rely on precision and not on button mashing spree, "Combo" system has been removed. However, classic elements of Rage Gauge mechanic still allow you to inflict bonus attack damage on your opponents.

There is a Dojo Mode for players to hone their skills before jumping into any multiplayer matches. Through deep learning AI, a simulation can be created with your play style for a CPU-controlled "ghost" character to fight others online.

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Draw Your Blade

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Many fan-favorite characters including Charlotte, Galford, Hanzo Hattori, Haohmaru, Nakoruru and Ukyo Tachibana are returning with three promising newcomers Darli Dagger, Yashamaru Kurama and Wu Ruixiang are joining to its roster.

SNK has revealed names of four characters meant to arrive in Season 1 DLC pack that are Basara, Kazuki Kazama, Rimururu and Wan-Fu. Upon purchasing the game before June 30 gets you free access to Season Pass contents as pre-order bonus.

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Season 1 DLC Characters Pack

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In a recreation of 1993 original SamSho intro, a brand-new launch trailer is released focusing some key aspects.




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Take time to explore with different warriors and their unique playstyle to experience what made it so great. A Nintendo Switch release is currently due for Q4 2019 and PC platform will see launch probably sometime in early 2020.

Samurai Shodown assembles some deadly blade-wielding warriors in 2019 reboot to lead this weapon-based fighting series forward. Veteran series fans should be rejoiced to draw your blade once again after so long and embrace death with glory.

Hitman 2 Adds New York Location DLC

As part of Expansion Pass, first post-launch sandbox location for Hitman 2 takes Agent 47 to New York for new mission.

Agent 47 comes to visit New York as a brand-new sandbox location has now been added to first expansion pack of stealth action-adventure game Hitman 2 by developer IO Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Available from today on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, this first post-launch content update also includes a new mission "The Bank". Owners of Expansion Pass or Expansion Pack 1 can get in to access new unlocks on completing challenges.

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Hitman 2 Adds New York Location DLC

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In a new trailer, Agent 47 goes to a bank in New York location using a disguise to complete a mission at hand.




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While in New York, players are to pay visit to Golden Handshake bank to complete newest campaign mission. Contracts Mode will be applicable for The Bank for players to create new custom challenges for others in same location.

When he finally arrives at the bank, he is tasked to find its director Athena Savalas and eliminate her. Don't forget to retrieve vault data core before leaving and upon successful completion of your mission earn new achievements.

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47 can get his hands on useful tools and weapon new starting point using Mastery Progression system. Also, "The New Yorker" double-breasted trench coat and a customized Bartoli 12G shotgun are among new unlocks to carry over to other missions.

Not available for individual purchase, players can only get their hands on New York location and The Bank campaign mission via obtaining either one of Hitman 2 Gold or Silver Edition and Expansion Pass or Expansion Pack 1 for Standard Edition.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Gears 5 Won't Have Season Pass

Coalition will not feature loot boxes or a Season Pass for their upcoming cover-based shooter game Gears 5.

Following a spectacular show at E3 2019 press conference, developer studio The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios announced that upcoming third-person shooter game Gears 5 will be launching on September 10, 2019.

Apparently, they have more plans to bring change to business model of this highly anticipated title from Gears of War franchise and one of their recent statement revealed that Coalition is getting rid of all Gear Packs and Season Passes.

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Gears 5 Won't Have Season Pass

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In an attempt to focus on player experience, developers are making all DLC maps free and you can always earn some exclusive customization items. Escape and Versus mode will not only give you direct rewards but leaderboard placements as well.

By playing Tour of Duty, you earn character skins and other stuff to customize for completing daily challenges and rank up with seasonal medals. Nothing is pay-only and every piece of content out there is earnable through gameplay.

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Spending more time in multiplayer mode will increase rate of supply drops and your chance to get more random content. On picking a duplicate card, it will turn into scrap that can be used to upgrade character skills or crafting items.

Although purchasing supply drop content with real-world money is not an option, you can always buy in-game currency Iron to get exclusive customization from store but none of these will provide any competitive advantage or whatsoever.

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There is no randomness on your store purchases like Gear Packs and you get exactly what you see. However, buying Boost can accelerate progression like increased rate of XP gain and more frequent supply drops for a limited period.

By doing away with loot boxes and Season Passes, Gears 5 is really heading into a new direction. This cover-based shooter will be available on PC and Xbox One via Xbox Play Anywhere while also featuring cross-play within Microsoft platforms.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane Post-Launch Content Roadmap

Warhammer: Chaosbane will get free updates and new DLC campaign featuring Tomb Kings in post-launch roadmap.

Just ahead of release on June 4 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, upcoming action role-playing game Warhammer: Chaosbane from developer Eko Software and publisher Bigben Interactive already revealed their post-launch roadmap.

If you happen to be a Deluxe or Magnus Edition owner, you can start your journey early on from today. Regardless of your selected version of the game, everyone can hop in for some free content aside from paid ones included in Season Pass.

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Warhammer: Chaosbane Post-Launch Content Roadmap

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Free Updates
Over next few months of post-launch period, Eko Software wishes to roll in some major updates for free. Completing entire campaign run will unlock Endgame mode, collector's guild and other contents for players to access at their will.

One of the game modes you get then is called Expedition where people can team-up with their friends on levels that are randomly generated or try out Relic Hunt for a change of difficulty levels and improve your chances of winning better loot.

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Among those high-quality gears lie new heroic sets, which grants you a permanent bonus and a very powerful set to match upon completing. Then there is a timed Boss Rush mode for facing off any bosses you already encountered during campaign.

Once you play through story mode, there is no need to start over with another new character and instead you will have all unlocked aspects ready at hand. This means, money and fragments earned by your main character would be shared with any other.

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Season Pass
Bunch of premium content will be rolled out after release and first downloadable content will feature an Emote Pack to taunt forces of Chaos with, followed by a new God Skill Tree and then a Pet Pack containing unique companions afterwards.

Finally in fourth DLC pack, a brand-new story set in realms of Tomb Kings will be explored with enemies and locations. Though not many details are out yet but developers assured to make it the biggest expansion for Chaosbane.

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Furthermore, post-launch content roadmap includes series of free updates such as new level of difficulty, gear, permadeath mode and more Endgame modes. Also, a new system to continue character progression will be introduced.

Although things are looking pretty promising for Warhammer: Chaosbane but not including any PvP mode in roadmap and letting player have chances to win better heroic items for money is lot like a pay-to-win mechanics at work that can ruin the experience.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Phantom Sight Revealed

Operation Phantom Sight DLC for team shooter Rainbow Six Siege reveals two new operators Nøkk and Warden.

Back in February 17, 2019, developer/publisher Ubisoft has announced a new free expansion Operation Phantom Sight for their popular online tactical shooter game Rainbow Six Siege on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Currently is in Year 4 Season 2 content, Siege is including two new Operators and featuring a reworked version of Kafe Dostoyevsky map. Details of this upcoming DLC have been revealed during Pro League Finals, today at Milan, Italy.

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Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Phantom Sight Revealed

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Ubisoft released a new R6 Siege video detailing gameplay mechanics for new Operators and their gadget features.




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A member of Danish Jægerkorpset Corps, Nøkk is a new Attacker and a mysterious persona to even Team Rainbow. She carries an FMG-9 and SIX12-SD while uses a high-tech HEL Presence Reduction to become invisible to be detected by her enemies.

This medium-speed, medium-armor Rainbow attacker agent is good at infiltration and stealth like a ghost. However, her gadget might glitch but won't give away her position if she does nothing except moving on a normal or slower pace.

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Rainbow Six Siege New Operator Nøkk

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Then there is a dapper new defender from American Secret Service named Warden, who at first glance may remind you of Walter White from Breaking Bad. His primary weapon of choice is an M590A1 shotgun and an MPX submachine gun as a strong anchor.

Warden uses a pair of Glance Smart Glasses to remain impervious to flashes and see through smokes. A high-armor, low-speed Operator, he is highly effective against Blitz, Capitão, Glaz and Ying but have to wary of Thatcher and IQ for their gadget-disabling abilities.

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Rainbow Six Siege New Operator Warden

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Developers at Ubisoft has also reworked existing Kafe Dostoyevsky map to suit it better for competitive play. First floor of the café is now redesigned with a remodeled kitchen and second floor got new bomb sites, plus received other tweaks.

Season Pass owners for Year 4 of Rainbow Six Siege would have two new Operators, Nøkk and Warden already unlocked at launch on their platforms and others can purchase them only after seven days using their in-game R6 credits.

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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, latest release from Hitman action-adventure stealth video game series.

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.

Unlocking these during the event will allow players to keep them forever to use. The tight-fitting sweater helps you fight right in snowy occasion and snowball is a good way of distracting others. Aside for climbing, 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.