Showing posts with label WB Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WB Games. Show all posts

Friday, August 7, 2020

New Suicide Squad Game Teased

Rocksteady Studios teases upcoming Suicide Squad game ahead of DC Fandom event on August 22, 2020.

Back in June, there has been a rumor of Rocksteady Studios was reportedly working on a brand-new Suicide Squad game from a series of leaked domain names and believed to be revealed at upcoming DC Fandom event in August 2020.

Just today, Rocksteady released a new teaser image of Superman and logo for their newest Suicide Squad game on Twitter, with a brief tagline to reveal more information about the ongoing project at DC Fandom on August 22, 2020.

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New Suicide Squad Game Teased

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A silhouette of Superman and a Suicide Squad logo on his head as a target actually nods back to a previously leaked domain "SuicideSquadKillTheJusticeLeague.com", hinting at a possible clash between DC's anti-hero squad and Justice League.

According to early rumors, Suicide Squad will hunt down Man of Steel and fellow members of Justice League as part of their mission. In recent years, DC Comics has explored similar ideas in "Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad" story in 2017.

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Rocksteady posted an image of Superman in a latest Tweet, announcing new Suicide Squad game.


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Suicide Squad is a top-secret government black-ops unit that originally formed as "Task Force X" by Amanda Waller. She would recruit lesser known super-villains for highly dangerous military operations to offer amnesty for their past crimes.

In past, Rocksteady has worked on Batman: Arkham series, which received critical-acclaim and concluded with Batman: Arkham Knight in 2015. Now they are making a return with another DC Comics property that became popular recently.

Friday, July 31, 2020

EA Hints at Acquiring Warner Bros. Interactive

According to reports, Electronic Arts is interested in purchasing Warner Bros. Interactive from parent company AT&T.

Right after buying out WarnerMedia company back in 2018, Texas-based telecommunications company AT&T has announced to sell off its video game division Warner Bros. Interactive for $4 billion in a shocking revelation last month.

Earlier this month, rumors of Microsoft Studios being a potential buyer was out there but that has since been died down. Most recently, one of the top-executives of Electronic Arts hinted at possibilities of acquiring WB Interactive soon.

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EA Hints at Acquiring Warner Bros. Interactive

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A week ago, a WB Interactive games digital sale on Microsoft Store apparently teased of an announcement during Xbox Games Showcase digital event but they never really talked about anything regarding a buyout of WB Games.

Player community across different gaming platforms are curious to know who will end up owning Warner Bros. Interactive, acquiring license for known franchises like Batman: Arkham, Injustice, LEGO, Middle-Earth and Mortal Kombat.

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Blake Jorgensen, COO of EA has revealed interest in acquiring new talent but he didn't specify about Warner Bros. Interactive particularly. During recent earnings call for Q1, he mentioned of "one big asset" when asked for acquisition strategy.

He also clarified that EA is largely interested in attaining studio talent than simply owning their game franchises. One of the classic examples for such buyout is attainment of Titanfall series developer Respawn Entertainment back in 2017.

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About a possible buyout of Warner Bros. Interactive, Blake Jorgensen gave out a very indicative statement.

I can't comment on any specific acquisition other than what I will tell you is, as you've seen in the past, where we've done the best is where we have long-term relationships with people, and we're really trying to buy great talent versus games.

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Whosoever owns WB Interactive will receive access to its subsidiary developer Avalanche Software, Monolith Productions, NetherRealm Studios, Rocksteady Studios, TT Games and several studios of WB Games in U.S. and Canada.

Even though a buyout takes place, in-development Warner Bros. IPs like new Harry Potter and Batman game will not be part of that deal. Jorgensen could also be talking about EA's business practices than teasing to purchase WB Games.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Xbox WB Games Publisher Sale 2020

Microsoft is giving up to 80% discount in WB Games Publisher Sale for select titles on Xbox One, until July 28, 2020.

In anticipation of some huge announcements ahead of Xbox Games Showcase, video game publisher Warner Bros. Interactive kicks of a great limited time deal featuring some of their most popular franchises on Xbox consoles.

Owners of Xbox One consoles can save up to 80% over a bunch of select titles and add-ons in "WB Games Publisher Sale" at Microsoft Store, starting right away from July 23, today and the offer will be running up until July 28, 2020.

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Xbox WB Games Publisher Sale 2020

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A huge collection of LEGO franchise is up for sale, which adds LEGO CITY Undercover, LEGO DC Super-Villains, LEGO Harry Potter Collection, LEGO Marvel's Avengers, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 and LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game.

Mortal Kombat X is up for 70% off and latest series installment Mortal Kombat 11 is going for just 60% less. Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath comes at a reasonable 30% reduced rate as well as Aftermath expansion bundled with Kombat Pack.

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Before developer IO Interactive eventually releases Hitman III next year, try your luck being Agent 47 in Hitman 2 and its Season Pass for a whopping 80% off, which undoubtedly is a stealing promo price for any time of the year.

Some of the sweetest deals within WB Games Sale are Batman: Arkham Knight, Hitman HD Enhanced Collection, Injustice 2, Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Scribblenauts Showdown, all available for a 75% discount on retail price.

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Also don't forget to check out Season Pass for Arkham Knight, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Shadow of War. Batman: Arkham Collection for at just $14.99 is literally the icing on the cake among all WB Games has to offer.

For some time, There have been reports of Microsoft buying out Warner Bros.' video game division from parent company AT&T. WB Publisher Sale could very well be a beginning of their rumored acquisition before an official reveal.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Batman: Court of the Owls game Rumored to Be Revealed Soon

WB Montréal could finally be revealing Batman: Court of the Owls game this week at Summer Game Fest.

Rumor mill for a new Batman game has been running for some time since December 2018 and even Batman: Arkham Origins developer WB Games Montréal started teasing on annual Batman Day 2019, adding further fuel to flame.

According to an early report, a reveal was all set for E3 2020 event which was cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak and now an alleged leak on Reddit by user BloomMilk claims for an upcoming announcement of new Batman game.

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Batman: Court of the Owls game Rumored to Be Revealed Soon

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This leak apparently originated from 4chan imageboard and therefore, should be taken with a grain of salt. This leaker claims that WB Montréal will be revealing their long-awaited Batman game at Summer Game Fest event on May 12, 2020.

When a Twitter user asked video game industry influencer Geoff Keighley about possibility of a Batman game reveal event recently, he simply advises to manage expectations without directly confirming or denying anything at all.

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Keighley being coy about what to expect from Summer Game Fest, assures that the game will be "cool and fun".


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Latest source of leak also claims that there will be general story reboot without "Arkham" in title, yet character looks and gameplay mechanics are to remain similar, which sounds a lot like previous report of Batman: Arkham series reboot.

Players will be exploring to a massive open-world Gotham City, exclusively on next-gen console systems and PC. Renowned voice actor Mark Hamill will not be reprising his iconic role as The Joker, which is a huge let down for series fans.

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Since there are no way to verify credibility for any of these sources, players can simply wait for Geoff Keighley to officially unveil highly anticipated reboot of acclaimed Arkham series at Summer Game Fest showcase on this Tuesday.

WB Games Montréal teased working on a Batman game set within Arkhamverse and is loosely based on 2011 DC Comics storyline Batman: Court of Owls several times already, showing logos of various criminal factions of Gotham.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Batman: Court of Owls Game Rumored to Be Arkham Series Reboot

Recent leak suggests upcoming Batman: Court of the Owls game might be a reboot of Arkham series.

After rumor mill for a brand-new Batman game running for a while, developer WB Games Montréal eventually starts teasing of an announcement on occasion of 80th anniversary of The Dark Knight and on annual Batman Day 2019.

Most recent among all rumors are a leak from industry insider known as Sabi on Twitter, who claims that upcoming action-adventure seems to be a reboot of Arkham series, which still is largely focused on Batman: Court of the Owls saga.

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Batman: Court of Owls Game Rumored to Be Arkham Series Reboot

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Given how Batman: Arkham Knight was ended in 2015, it makes sense for WB to go for a series reboot. Also, reusing its gameplay elements and flight controls only makes sense because it was so well-received by fans and critics alike.

Sabi has previously reported on some accurate news from Breath of the Wild 2, E3 and a few other Nintendo series. However, these claims should always be taken with a grain of salt until they are confirmed from an official source.

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Sabi claims news of Arkham series reboot and some of recently leaked information are in fact accurate.


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Court of the Owls is most popular among modern-day portrayal of The Dark Knight that also features an extended Bat-Family. Besides, it was first storyline that re-established the legacy of Batman in rebooted timeline of The New 52.

Despite many leaks from unofficial sources are revealing new and interesting details on gameplay and plot premise every other week, WB Games Montréal has yet to confirm a final title, story, release date and available platforms.

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Developers having their lips tightly sealed about it have only allowed these reports to run rampant. Then renowned DC Comics writer Scott Snyder (Death of the Family, Night of the Owls) added fuel to that with a cryptic Tweet last year.

Batman: Court of the Owls game is currently in development by WB Games Montréal to release for next-gen consoles and is likely to make an official reveal in next episode of Sony's State of Play presentation or during E3 2020 event.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

WB Montréal Teased New Batman Game Again

Nowhere near reveal yet, WB Games Montréal teases fans with another image for next Batman game.

There has been a rumor of developer WB Games Montréal secretly working on a Batman game for some time since 2018 that is loosely based on 2011 DC Comics storyline Batman: Court of Owls and is set within Arkhamverse.

After some back and forth teasing for last two years, WB Montréal is back at it again in 2020 with a new logo they posted on social media and even left a clue for legion of fans to seek its meaning of by simply writing "/redacted".

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WB Montréal Teased New Batman Game Again

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According to curious player community, previous set of logos represents Amanda Waller, Court of Owls, Ra's Al Ghul and Suicide Squad. Before they get to a full official reveal of Batman: Arkham game, there will most likely be another tease.

All of these parties have gone after the Caped Crusader on more than one occasion in history of comic-books. Putting them all together into one game is probably vital to an overarching narrative like previous games of Batman franchise.

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WB Montréal posts "/redacted" in caption of a Tweet that is a clue to visit their official website for a larger image.


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Judging by its appearance, the logo seems to be representing a top-secret project of United States Army known as The Colony. They led by Jacob Kane, father of Kate Kane AKA Batwoman and were introduced in the beginning of DC Rebirth.

Considering how WB has been emphasizing on a tagline "Capture the Knight" from start, this newly revealed faction nicely fits into the memo that suggests that several different groups are trying to hunt The Dark Knight for some reasons.

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People have already placed together previously leaked symbols to form a pattern and make some sense.


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Following original rumor that spread around from an owl emblem on a black T-shirt worn by an assistant producer of WB Montreal, there was heavy speculation that a surprise reveal will take place at major gaming events but nothing happened.

Filling out five of all six circles now leave place for only one more, which can possibly be an owl insignia for Court of Owls that assistant producer Valerie Vezina was wearing in a photo she shared on her Twitter handle two years ago.

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Piecing these pieces of puzzles through teaser images only hints that upcoming Batman game would feature major factions of Gotham City and it will be significantly long compared to any previous installment of Arkham games.

A reputed leaker claimed the title to be "Batman: Arkham Legacy" and will have a fully playable Bat-Family. It may come out during release of next-gen consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X but will be available on current-gen hardware.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Warner Bros. Cancelled Two Superman Games

According to rumors, Warner Bros. has developed and cancelled two open-world Superman games from 2013.

In a day and age of superhero comics, movies and TV shows, only a few renowned characters among many has made a booming transition into popular video games like Batman: Arkham series and Marvel's Spider-Man.

According to industry insider James Sigfield, Warner Bros. has been trying to make an open-world Superman game since 2013 by taking pitches from many parties and has cancelled two of them in past six years period.

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Warner Bros. Cancelled Two Superman Games

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One of these titles was going the same way of 2018's best-selling superhero adventure game Spider-Man for PlayStation 4. It was supposed to have Man of Steel flying around in an open-world Metropolis fighting many of his arch-nemesis.

For reasons unknown, this title has got canned in a prototype stage of development, followed by another one titled Superman: Unborn that met the same fate by publisher company Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment.

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James Sigfield took Twitter to share a few scrapped piece of concept art from reportedly cancelled Superman game.


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Instead of setting around in Metropolis, "Unborn" was planned to be less of an open-world to limit Superman's strength. It was set within bottled city of Kandor and had both Brainiac and Doomsday as primary antagonists among a few others.

This part of detail seems to tie to previous a leak from May 2018 on image-based online bulletin board 4chan that mentioned Brainiac as its main villain. However, that rumored title had Metropolis as its premise instead of Kandor.

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Superman Game Scrapped Character Concept Art

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Unborn ended up being cancelled because Warner Bros. was adamant for developers to use Arkham engine, which is a heavily modified version of Unreal Engine 3 that has also been used to work on their latest release Injustice 2.

Due to such requirement and limitations of that engine, dev team couldn't get Superman to fly. Apparently, they have cancelled an untitled Suicide Squad game featuring characters like DeathStroke, Harley Quinn and Katana as well.

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Man of Steel was featured in some fighting games and side-scrolling brawlers but none of them has been able to see success so far like another iconic DC superhero Batman in Arkham franchise from developer Rocksteady Studios.

Currently, all efforts are focused on a yet to revealed Batman game from WB Montreal that would feature the Court of Owls and rumored to be called "Batman: Arkham Legacy", without having voice actor Kevin Conroy in lead role.

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.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Batman: Court of Owls Game Teased By WB Montréal

Arkham Origins developer WB Montréal officially teases new Batman: Court of Owls game on Twitter.

While celebrating 80th anniversary of Batman making his first appearance on Detective Comics #27 in May 1939 and annual Batman Day 2019, developer WB Games Montréal teased an upcoming new Batman game yesterday.

Today, an official clip of all those cryptic logos teased by Arkham Origins developer is posted on their Twitter handle that clearly hints of an announcement coming soon, maybe in Sony's latest State of Play episode on September 24.

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Batman: Court of Owls Game Teased By WB Montréal

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Rumors were riling up from last year about a new Batman game by WB Montréal that is set in Arkham Asylum universe and will adapt the "Court of Owls" storyline of 2011 from The New 52 wave of DC Comics as its primary plotline.

These rumors were strengthened by an image shared on Twitter by studio assistant producer that had an owl emblem on it. A leaked and now-deleted placeholder listing for an upcoming WB Games title was even spotted on Amazon lately.

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This short video captioned "Capture the Knight" displays clearer version of logos teased earlier on Batman Day.


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These mysterious symbols obviously hints at next possible direction for next Batman games and one of them can be incorporated with Court of Owls, one with Ra's al Ghul or his League of Assassins and the rest to other different organizations.

It could also be an implication that four fractions are after The Dark Knight to end his reign of vigilantism on Gotham or they all belong to a same group that will slowly evolve over time and become something bigger than they were earlier.

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Fans were asking for a follow-up title for long after Rocksteady Studios have wrapped up Arkham trilogy in 2015 with Batman: Arkham Knight. "Court of Owls" saga can very much become that successor series they have been wanting.

Whatever WB Games Montréal has been trying to tell us through cryptic messaging will probably come to an end very soon and will reveal what gritty interpretation of Batman they are after this time in their latest Court of Owls game.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Batman: Court of Owls Game May be Revealed Soon

Recent tease from WB Games Montréal on Batman Day may be hinting at upcoming Batman: Court of Owls game.

For some time, there have been some rumors of developer WB Games Montréal secretly working on a new Batman game that is set on acclaimed New 52 storyline titled "Court of Owls", published in 2011 from DC Comics.

Annual Batman Day has returned in 2019 just like every year on September 21, which WB Games has taken Twitter to celebrate its 80th anniversary and have teased an upcoming anticipated project of theirs based on Caped Crusader.

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Batman: Court of Owls Game May be Revealed Soon

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They shared a video on social media of Bat Signal shining on a building and it shows glimpse of images with cryptic symbols. One of these logos closely resemble to Court of Owls, hinting at long-rumored title they have been working on.


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Now this tease actually makes sense and also aligns with a Tweet from a year ago by assistant producer of WB Montréal. She posted a photo wearing a black T-shirt with an owl emblem on its back that matches to one of the glitchy images.


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As many comic-book fans know already, writer Scott Snyder (Death of the Family, Night of the Owls) and artist Greg Capullo (Haunt, Spawn) has worked on "Court of Owls" story arc in 2011, which is one of the best Batman stories of modern times.

Hiding beneath the shadows, the Court has been operating in Gotham City for centuries that use a group of lethal assassins under their employ called The Talons to eradicate anyone who becomes a threat to their organization.

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Snyder has Retweeted the video posted by WB Games earlier with a #bewarethecourtofowls hashtag to bolster all speculation and then quickly removed it, only to seemingly confirm of a new Batman game featuring Court of Owls.

Batman Day bears more significance than ever before this year because it was 80th anniversary of The Dark Knight making his first appearance on Detective Comics #27 back in May 1939 only to become a comic-book legend in coming years.

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WB Montréal Game Leaked Amazon Listing

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Last month, a leaked placeholder listing on Amazon has shown that an upcoming game from the studio may be nearing announcement for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at Gamescom 2019 event but that never really came to light.

Following release of Batman: Arkham Knight in 2015, fans are asking for a new Arkham game and there is a possibility that Batman: Court of Owls game may be revealed during Sony's upcoming State of Play episode September 24.

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.

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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 25, 2019

DC Universe Online: Metal Event & Episode Announced

New episodes and limited-time events based on DC Comics crossover event Dark Nights: Metal is announced for DC Universe Online.

It was revealed only a few months ago that developer/publisher Daybreak Game Company and co-publisher WB Games are bringing their popular free-to-play MMO game DC Universe Online on Nintendo Switch console by this summer.

Players on Switch will soon be joining others from PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms in upcoming newest event and episode pack themed on Dark Nights: Metal, which is recently announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.

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DC Universe Online: Metal Event & Episode Announced

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Metal is a major 2017 DC Comics crossover event of by writer Scott Snyder (Death of the Family, Night of the Owls) with artist Greg Capullo (Haunt, Spawn). It introduces ominous forces of a Dark Multiverse that threatens all existence.

Heroes and some villains of DC Universe eventually rallies together to face Barbartos, the Bat-God and his Dark Knights, comprised of twisted versions of Batman from alternate reality timelines to ravage worlds on his behalf.

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Barbatos is Coming!

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SDCC 2019 revealed that upcoming debut of Dark Multiverse will see launch of two new episodes in 2019. In September, Episode 35: Metal Part I will be released and it will be followed by Episode 36: Metal Part II in December.

Metal will unfold horrors in form of demented versions of The Dark Knight that will seemingly make Owl Man of Crime Syndicate look like a literal clown, especially lieutenant of Barbatos' dreaded Dark Knights, Batman Who Laughs.

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Beware of Batman Who Laughs

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DCUO currently has Justice League Dark event ongoing and new monstrous creature Shadow Golem is added in Chaos Gotham. Of course, defeating him will be no easy trick for starters but on doing so; players can earn Orbital Strike trinket.

More reward items like Clairvoyant's circlet, Magician's shirt and hair style, Mystical Ankh of Nabu and Pulse Material will be available on episode vendor as well as Shadow Haunted Flames Accessory and a Shadow Henchmen are included.

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Shadow Golem Creatures

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Characters like Merciless, Red Death and Barbatos himself from Dark Nights: Metal will appear on Part I and II of Metal. Other prominent members like Devastator, The Drowned and Murder Machine may show up in latter episodes.

Players who have an active subscription of action combat based MMO title DC Universe Online can get full access to Episode 34: Justice League Dark for free and this limited-time event part of the episode will be available until next release.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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, May 23, 2019

DC Universe Online Comes to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch version for free-to-play MMO game DC Universe Online is announced to come in summer 2019.

Since it was released back in 2011, action focused free-to-play MMO title DC Universe Online from developer/publisher Daybreak Game Company in association with WB Games has grown exponentially with series of events and updates.

Over past eight years, this popular massive multiplayer online game has expanded its overall player count on all major gaming platforms. Recently, an official Tweet has confirmed arrival of DCUO for Nintendo Switch on summer 2019.

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DC Universe Online Comes to Nintendo Switch

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A brand-new teaser trailer is released to herald the arrival of DC Universe Online on next-gen Nintendo handheld.




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Based on a gameplay mechanic of creating customizable character of your own using pre-built templates or a design inspired by existing figures, players would come across iconic comic-book characters from DC Universe and interact with them.

The game would send players to Gotham City, Metropolis and other popular locations as well. Depending on whatever alliances you choose, your character would eventually make their way into Justice League or Secret Society of Super Villains.

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Creative director S.J. Mueller of DCUO is excited to bring DC experience of superhero adventure for people to have on the go via Switch handheld. However, developers also stated that there might be some small changes in it due to port.

Lately, Justice League Dark episode has been included in DC Universe Online lore on March 2019 after it was updated with Teen Titans: The Judas Contract in July 2018 and it was followed up by Atlantis story expansion on November 2018.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.