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Take a Break with Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Minigames

What does a man with the world on his shoulders and a child to look after do to relax and unwind? In Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, Kiryu enjoys a swing of the bat, a jostle of the joystick, or some good old-fashioned mahjong.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will be available on March 20th for the PlayStation 4.

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Fortnite Gets New Map Update This Week

There’s a new map update coming to Fortnite Battle Royale on January 18th that will add all new points of interest to the game, such as the city area, “Tilted Towers” and the underground mines, “Shifty Shafts”. Also included are updates to existing areas providing even more variety and distinction between the areas, which means more places to land, more places to loot, and more places to fight.

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Behind the Scenes Look at Underworld Ascendant

OtherSide Entertainment has released a new behind the scenes video produced for PAX South featuring Paul Neurath (Ultima Underworld, Thief), Warren Spector (Deus Ex, System Shock) and Tim Stellmach (Thief and System Shock), who talk about the history and inspiration behind Underworld Ascendant.

Underworld Ascendant will be available for PC via Steam in the second half of 2018.

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Past Cure – Behind the Scenes at Phantom 8

Berlin-based indie developer Phantom 8 shares a new behind-the-scenes video for their premiere title, Past Cure. The psychological action game is set for release on February 23rd on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Now Available

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, an updated version of the latest game in the fighting series exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and PC is available physically and digitally today. SFV: Arcade Edition provides the core content from the initial Street Fighter V release and access to the DLC updates such as the previously released Cinematic Story Mode and Versus CPU Mode. SFV: Arcade Edition purchasers also get the Season 1 and 2 DLC characters, and a host of new features, all for $39.99 USD.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition includes a wide variety of new modes and balance updates, which will also be available for owners of the original Street Fighter V via a free update today. Current players of Street Fighter V and new owners of SFV: Arcade Edition will be placed into the same player pool, with PS4 and PC cross-platform play continuing to unite fans into a unified player base.

Also available from today, Sakura kicks off the Season 3 DLC character line-up and will later be joined by Sagat, Cody, Blanka, and newcomers Falke and G throughout the year. As before, all of the DLC characters in Street Fighter V are earnable completely free of charge through completing various in-game challenges and receiving earned in-game currency, called Fight Money. For those that can’t wait, in-game content can be obtained instantly using real money.

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Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition Now Available

Private Division, Squad, and BlitWorks announced today that Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition, the new console version of the space simulation game, is now available for digital download on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, including Xbox One X. Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition is built from the ground up to include re-worked and console-optimized UI, a new control scheme exclusively for consoles, and more ways to enjoy launching your spaceships into orbit.

In addition to the optimizations for console gameplay, Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition incorporates the Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2 “Loud and Clear” update from the PC version. This includes a range of improvements and features that boost the overall game experience from the prior console version, such as new communications methods between your HQ and spacecraft, more tweakable options while constructing rockets, a complete fuel system overhaul, and much more. As a thank you to the existing console community, all owners of the prior console version of Kerbal Space Program can redeem the Enhanced Edition for free.

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Far Cry 5 x Mondo Limited Edition Now Available for Pre-Order

Today, Ubisoft announced the Far Cry 5 x Mondo Edition, featuring a set of artwork inspired by the Project at Eden’s Gate, is now available for pre-order exclusively on the Ubisoft Store for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Ubisoft has teamed up with Mondo, a collective of artists famous for their unique graphic take on movie poster art, to create an exclusive collection, which includes an art piece that highlights the deviously captivating power that Joseph Seed and the Project at Eden’s Gate hold. The Far Cry 5 x Mondo Edition also includes:

  • Far Cry 5 Standard Game inserted in the game’s SteelBook
  • A unique, exclusive and limited SteelBook X Mondo designed by Jay Shaw, Creative Director of Mondo
  • A vinyl record, featuring Far Cry 5 original soundtrack
  • A code to download the digital version of the vinyl tracks
  • A unique box featuring Mondo drawing of FC5 villain

The Far Cry 5 Mondo edition is limited to 4000 units worldwide and is already available for pre-order on all platforms for $129.99 exclusively on the Ubisoft Store.

Players, who will pre-order the Far Cry 5 by Mondo capsule edition, will receive the unique Doomsday Prepper Pack and the Chaos Pack, which include a set of cosmetic and consumable items to be used as players lead the resistance against The Project at Eden’s Gate..

Far Cry 5 will be available March 27th on PlayStation 4 Pro, PlayStation 4, Xbox One X, Xbox One, and PC.

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The Hidden Ones DLC for Assassin’s Creed Origins Launching January 23rd

Today, Ubisoft announced that The Hidden Ones, the first DLC for Assassin’s Creed Origins, will launch on January 23rd on all platforms. Ubisoft also revealed release dates for upcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins post-launch content, including season pass content and free add-on content available to all players. Players can continue their journey through Ancient Egypt with a wide variety of content including several hours of new storyline expansions and quests, timed events and customization items.

DLC 1 – The Hidden Ones: This story-driven expansion builds upon the growth of the Brotherhood, taking players four years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Origins as they clash with an occupying Roman force in a new region of the world, the Sinai. This expansion will increase the level cap to 45, allowing players to continue to upgrade and customize their character. Players will have access to four new Legendary weapons, a new outfit, two new mounts and multiple new weapons as well as two new levels for all crafted gear. The Hidden Ones DLC is available for all season pass owners or can be purchased separately for $12.99 on January 23rd.

Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt: This new educational mode of the game lets everyone, from players to history-enthusiasts and non-gamers, choose between free roaming the world of Ancient Egypt to learn more about its history and daily life or embarking on guided tours curated by historians and Egyptologists. People can discover and explore a world free of conflict, time pressure or gameplay constraints, where storyline and quests are not active and the world of Ancient Egypt evolves into a combat-free living museum.

Discovery Tour will be available as a free update for all Assassin’s Creed Origins owners and will be available for purchase separately for $25.99 on Uplay and Steam for PC on February 20th.

DLC 2 – The Curse of the Pharaohs: This new expansion offers players a completely new storyline to delve into as they travel to Thebes to investigate an ancient curse that is plaguing the region. The Curse of the Pharaohs focuses on Egyptian mythology, pitting players against famous pharaohs and Egyptian beasts as they investigate the cause of the curse that has brought the dead pharaohs back to life. This new piece of content will increase the level cap to 55 and give players access to new outfits and gear, including rare and legendary weapons, all themed around classic Egyptian mythology. The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC will be available for season pass owners or can be purchased separately for $25.99 on March 6th.

The season pass is included in the Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold Edition and, in addition to the two DLC, includes the Horus Pack and Roman Centurion Pack with their own set of weapons, mounts and outfits, a legendary weapon and 500 Helix credits. The season pass is also available for purchase separately for $49.99.

Additionally, a wide variety of free content, including Trials of the Gods and a new quest, Incoming Threat, a prelude to DLC 1 The Hidden Ones, in which players must head-off an incoming incursion and find where its coming from, will be available for all Assassin’s Creed Origins players.

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First Star Wars Battlefront II Patch of 2018 is Now Live

With the first patch of 2018, Star Wars Battlefront II offers a new Blast map on the planet Crait and to introduce Iden Versio’s TIE fighter to the roster of hero ships available in Starfighter Assault. The patch will also introduce a series of bug fixes and balancing tweaks to the gameplay experience, including updates to heroes Finn, Captain Phasma, Lando Calrissian and Boba Fett.

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Warner Bros. Announces Scribblenauts Showdown

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Scribblenauts Showdown, a new video game that expands upon the puzzle-action series’ creativity by introducing two new party game modes for one to four players. For the first time, Scribblenauts Showdown introduces multiplayer mini-games, where players can conjure nearly any object from the massive dictionary of nearly 35,000 words to outsmart their opponents. Scribblenauts Showdown will be available March 6th for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.