XSEED Games today announced the launch of Mission Pack 2: Extreme Battle for Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair on the PlayStation Store. Mission Pack 2 includes 23 of the most challenging missions yet, mixing returning favorites from Earth Defense Force 2025 with brand new, exclusive missions.
Numerous players have reported issues with the saving system in Earth Defense Force 4.1, and after much work, the developers were able to correct these problems. As a thank you to players for their patience, and an apology for any inconvenience these issues may have caused, Mission Pack 2: Extreme Battle will be free for its first two weeks of availability. After this period has passed, the DLC mission pack will revert to its standard price of $9.99 USD.
EDF fans can also play through Mission Pack 1: Time of the Mutants before diving into the most recent DLC. Mission Pack 1 adds 26 missions and is also available on the PlayStation Store for $9.99 USD.
BioWare and Lucasfilm today released a new chapter in the episodic story, Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire. Anarchy in Paradise is the first in a series of seven new chapters and introduces the infamous mercenary known as Firebrand, who’s on a mission to destroy the Eternal Empire.
With the addition of Firebrand to the Alliance, it is up to the Outlander to decide just how far he or she is willing to go to defeat the Eternal Emperor.
Knights of the Fallen Empire, including Anarchy of Paradise, is free to Subscribers. Plus, Subscribers as of February 1st will be rewarded with the HK-55 Jetpack in-game item as part of the new Subscriber Rewards Program.
Electronic Arts today announced that Battlefield Hardline: Betrayal is coming for Premium members in March, and brings new maps, weapons, vehicles, and more.
Here’s what’s on deck for owners of Battlefield Hardline: Betrayal:
In addition, all users will receive a base game update that includes 11 new weapons and new server presets. After the update, every Gold Battlepack you open may also contain a weapon license voucher – a Distinguished class item that unlocks an entire weapon license. Check the forums when the update is released for official patch notes to learn all about the stability and usability improvements that will be included in this upcoming release.
En Masse Entertainment today announced the upcoming closed PC beta test of Battleplans, a new real-time strategy game for PC that focuses on battle tactics instead of button clicks. Offering a unique twist on the RTS genre, Battleplans splits offensive battles and defensive planning into two distinct phases of the game. Players lead attacks on resource-rich territories controlled by NPCs or players and then devise defense strategies to maintain control of those conquered holdings when other players attack in their absence. Players can study replays of these battles to help them refine their defense plans and thwart future incursions.
Sign-ups for the closed PC beta test open today at play-battleplans.com. Invitations will go out later this month, with the game targeted for release later this spring.
Creative Assembly has unveiled further gameplay footage and details for the Grand Campaign in Total War: Warhammer with the release The Empire Campaign Gameplay Walkthrough. This new video provides a brief, work-in-progress snapshot of a campaign played as The Empire and an early look at some gameplay mechanics such as character skill trees, The Empire ‘Offices’ panel, building & technology trees, character customization and a look at the forested hills of Reikland.
Total War: Warhammer will release on April 28th for PC.
With less than two months away until the launch of Quantum Break, Remedy Entertainment and Microsoft Studios made a number of announcements about the upcoming cinematic action game. The most noteworthy? Quantum Break will also be launching on Windows 10 on Aril 5th, and will be available at no additional cost for those who digitally pre-order the game on Xbox One.
Alan Wake Included with Quantum Break for Xbox One; American Nightmare Available with Pre-Order
Two of Remedy Entertainment’s classics – Alan Wake and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare – are now part of the Quantum Break experience. Every copy of Quantum Break for Xbox One will come with a full-game download for Alan Wake for Xbox 360, plus its two add-on packs, The Signal and The Writer, playable on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. Fans who pre-order Quantum Break for Xbox One at participating retailers or through the Xbox Store will also receive a full-game download of Alan Wake’s American Nightmare for Xbox 360.
Pre-Order Quantum Break for Xbox One to Receive the Windows 10 Version at No Additional Cost
Microsoft Studios and Remedy Entertainment will launch Quantum Break on Windows 10 simultaneously with the Xbox One version on April 5th. Anyone who pre-orders the Xbox One digital version of Quantum Break through the Xbox Store, purchases an Xbox One digital token at participating retailers, or pre-orders an Xbox One Special Edition Quantum Break bundle, will receive the Windows 10 version of the game downloadable at the Windows Store via redemption code.
Live-Action Trailer Shows Jack Joyce’s Desperate Struggle to Survive in a World in Chaos
To celebrate the upcoming launch of Quantum Break, Remedy Entertainment and Microsoft Studios also released a new, live-action trailer titled “The Cemetery.” Watch Quantum Break be brought to life as Jack Joyce (Shawn Ashmore) is hunted by agents from Monarch Solutions while he mourns the loss of his brother. But time isn’t the same anymore. It’s broken. And it’s the only weapon Jack has to survive a world in chaos.
Introducing the Xbox One Quantum Break Bundle
Xbox also announced a new Xbox One Special Edition Quantum Break Bundle featuring a 500GB Cirrus White console and matching wireless controller, a full-game download of Quantum Break and a full-game download of Alan Wake accompanied by The Signal and The Writer add-on packs. The bundle will be offered for $399 CAD starting March 29th.
Ubisoft today unveiled the latest videos for the Far Cry Primal Canadian campaign. Written and directed by Canadian filmmaker James Cooper, the three-part video series dives into the prevalent themes at play in Far Cry Primal: Tame The Wild, Unite Your Tribe, and achieving the role of the Apex Predator.
Far Cry Primal will be available on February 23rd for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and on March 1st for PC.
GRIP Digital and Teotl Studios have released a new developer diary for The Solus Project, focusing on the game’s story. The Solus Project releases on Steam Early Access on February 18th and on Xbox Game Preview on February 26th.
Kalypso Media today announced that Dungeon 2 will make its console debut exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on April 26th. The Dungeons 2 PS4 Edition will boast a collection of additional on-disc content including the “Pixieville,” “Morningwood,” “A Chance of Dragons,” “A Song of Sand and Fire,” and “A Clash of Pumpkins” add-on packs, adding more skirmishes, missions, and enemies for the Ultimate Evil to eviscerate.
Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the Square Enix Online Store with free gifts with purchase (while supplies last), up to 50% off some of their most popular titles, and bonus Square Enix Members Reward points. The 1st Anniversary Sale is only valid today through February 21st, so hurry over to see the full list of titles and gifts available.
Some key sale items include: