PR Review: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Bundle

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The Marvel Ultimate Alliance Bundle came out of nowhere. With no previous news leaks of this re-release outside of a quick mention at a recent convention, the arrival of this bundle was a surprise to me and I’m sure other gamers around the world. The thought of getting a remastered bundled of these two last-gen treats with all included DLC is actually a nice surprise even with the full price tag of $60; used copies of the original game can still be found for very cheap. Does it hold up to the game we used to play on the original consoles or does this one look like no superhero can save it? Lets suit up and find out.

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Hitman’s Next Elusive Target(s) Will Release This Week

The next Hitman target is incoming later this week, on August 26th, but we know nothing about them yet.

The image above is the only information we got sent via email from Square Enix, along with an email title of “H!Tm@N803Lu51V£1T4|3Ge79” (but that’s probably just the PR being funny…)

We’ll update you if we figure any more information about this mysterious target out.

Vampyr Stalks Out Of Gamescom With A New Gameplay Trailer

Dontnod has released a new gameplay walkthrough of its newest game, Vampyr. It’s a world away from both Remember Me and Life Is Strange – the two previous hit games from the studio. Take a look below:

The video’s blurb gives us a little insight into the game:

Jonathan Reid is a man returned home from the War. A high ranking surgeon, Reid implements new blood transfusion techniques to save lives. One night, Jonathan Reid regains consciousness in a mass gave. The memories of his life and who he is remain in intact, but, he realizes he’s been transformed into a vampire. He has no recollection of how he came to be in the grave or how he was transformed.

When he attempts to return to a normal life, Reid quickly learns that he needs the blood of others to survive. As a doctor, sworn to save lives and heal people, Reid is faced with a damning reality of having to Kill to survive if he is to last long enough to uncover the mystery behind his turning.

Vampyr is scheduled for release in 2017.

Rise Of The Tomb Raider: Blood Ties DLC Gets A Trailer, Clarifies What Current Season Pass Holders Will Receive

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Square Enix has released a new trailer for Rise Of The Tomb Raider – this time showing off the Blood Ties and Lara’s Nightmare DLC.

The video description states:

Explore Lara’s childhood home and unlock the secrets of Croft Manor in the “Blood Ties ” story mode, then defend it against a zombie invasion in “Lara’s Nightmare”. Get the complete gameplay experience with the Season Pass on Xbox One and Windows 10.

All of the content in the Rise Of The Tomb Raider: 20th Anniversary Edition will be added to the Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass on October 11th and players who already own Season Pass receive all of the new content for free, on top of all the expansions that have already been released for the game.

Destiny: Rise Of Iron Will Feature New Achievements And Trophies

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Back at Gamescom, over very own Lee Abrahams conducted an interview with Scott Taylor – senior producer over at Bungie.

During the interview, Taylor confirmed that the new DLC – Rise of Iron – will indeed feature new achievements and trophies for the game.

Today, Eric Osborne (marketing director at Bungie) has also confirmed this will definitely be the case:

Exactly what these rewards will be remains to be seen, but if they’re anything like The Taken King’s rewards, then we can look forward to getting rewarded for completing the new raid, finishing the story missions in-game and possibly getting hold of the new Exotic equipment.

We’ll let you know what it is as soon as we know for sure.

Final Fantasy XV’s English Voice Cast Officially Revealed

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Square Enix has released a six-minute video of Final Fantasy XV’s English voice cast recording and performing their lines.

The actors have a pretty good pedigree between them: Square has handily created a nice little list of who’s voicing who and what their past credits are. Colour us excited.

  • Ray Chase (Xenoblade Chronicles X, Killer Instinct) as Noctis
  • Adam Croasdell (Shadow of Mordor, Reign, NCIS, Once Upon a Time) as Ignis
  • Robbie Daymond (Sailor Moon, TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan) as Prompto
  • Chris Parson (Overwatch, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Rango) as Gladio
  • Jim Pirri (Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, The Penguins of Madagascar) as Regis
  • Amy Shiels (Twin Peaks remake, Call of Duty: Black Ops) as Luna
  • Matt Mercer (Overwatch, Resident Evil, Fallout 4) as Cor
  • Darin De Paul (Overwatch, Doom, Star Wars: The Old Republic) as Ardyn
  • Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness) as Aranea

Check out the video below, too:

Final Fantasy XV launches November 29th 2016 on Xbox One and PS4.

You Can Get A Sneak Peek Of Fallout 4’s Nuka-World Tomorrow

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Fallout 4’s Nuka-World DLC will be debuted on Bethesda’s Twitch channel tomorrow.

According to Bethesda, the new DLC content will be at least as big as Far Harbour. You’ll be able to access the DLC by hopping on a bus that’s been put on specifically to take you to the theme park: the Nuka-Express.

We have no word on what the story of this DLC is going to be, though, so if you’re interested swing on by to the Bethesda stream tomorrow: it starts at 10pm BST / 11pm CET.

Halo 5 Is Getting Some More Multiplayer DLC Soon

Halo 5: Guardians is getting a bit more multiplayer DLC soon, the latest community update has revealed.

The blog over on Halo Waypoint introduces “Preview of Autumn” and shows off some concept art for a new Arena battleground. There are some new weapons coming in hot, too: the most notable being the Gunfighter Magnum which has iron sights and a fast-reload mag.

Expect more information to be announced on the game later this week.

Seriously 4.0 Requirements Revealed

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In a new developer blog, The Coalition has revealed (most of) the requirements for the Seriously 4.0 achievement in Gears of War 4. They’re pretty serious. The requirements are as follows:

  • Complete the Campaign on Insane Difficulty
  • Get to Re-Up 10
  • Earn all Ribbons at least once
  • Earn a Rank Placement in each mode
  • To be revealed: Horde Requirement
  • To be revealed: Horde Requirement
  • To be revealed: Horde Requirement

The “Re-Up” feature is back from Gears of War 3, and works much the same. At Level 100, you will be able to reset your rank and start leveling again, earning new rewards, bonus Gears Packs, and a fancy background for your player level icon (these can be seen below). You need to hit Level 1000 for Seriously 4.0, on top of beating the campaign on Insane, earning all possible ribbons, and trying out each multiplayer game mode a few times to earn a placement rank. Plus what are sure to be some lengthy Horde feats, still to be revealed.

The blog also touched on the “credits” you will earn from playing the game. These are gained from any actions in multiplayer (Versus or Horde), and can be used to purchase Gears Packs. These card packs will unlock new character and weapon skins, emblems, bounties, and horde supplies. More about the Gears Packs can be seen here. The leveling system was also fleshed out a bit, though we saw the basic gist of it in the beta back in April. After five matches in any game mode, you’ll receive a placement rank – either Bronze, Silver, Gold, Onyx, or Diamond – and based on your performance from there, you’ll either move up, down, or stay put. If you’re only winning half your matches, you’re where you need to be based on your current skill.

Gears of War 4 will be out October 11th.

For Honor Reveals Collector’s Case & Exclusive Costumes For Heroes

Ubisoft has announced a collector’s edition of For Honor, and it will only be purchasable via Uplay.

The collectors’ case will include the following:

  • For Honor Gold Edition: the base game, the Digital Deluxe Pack from the Deluxe Edition, and the full Season Pass
  • An exclusive Collector’s Box
  • Three 1/3 scale, full metal warrior helmets on wooden stands representing the Knights, the Vikings and the Samurai
  • An exclusive lithography
  • The game’s original soundtrack

Anyone that pre-orders the game will also receive the ‘Legacy Battle Pack’ which lets your heroes take on the skin of the spirit that guides each faction. There are three armour styles exclusive to the Pack which are wearable by the Warden, Raider, and Kensei Heroes.

The closed alpha test for For Honor will run from September 15th to 18th.

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