Pre-orders for Io-Interactive’s new Hitman game go live again today. Players will be able to pre-order the ‘Intro Pack’ or the ‘Full Experience’, both of which will guarantee access to the upcoming beta.
A new trailer titled ‘World of Assassination’ has also been released by the studio today. The world of assassination is a place of hidden violence, secret deals and bloody murder. It is the world where agencies such as the ICA work in the shadows to bring balance – it is the setting for past, present and future Hitman games.
Hitman will launch on March 11th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The Hitman beta starts on February 12th through February 14th on PlayStation 4 and February 19th through February 21st on PC. Players can guarantee access to the beta by pre-ordering the Full Experience or the new Intro Pack.
All pre-orders will also include the ‘classic’ Requiem pack which includes exclusive in-game digital items inspired by Hitman: Blood Money including the Requiem Legacy white suit, Blood Money shirt, tie and gloves, silenced ICA-19 chrome and white rubber duck explosive.
PlayStation users exclusively will also gain access to The Sarajevo Six; 6 Bonus Contracts, one of which will be released with each location and sees Agent 47 travel the world in pursuit of six former members of a paramilitary unit called CICADA in this self-contained side-story exclusive for PlayStation 4 users.
Activision and FreeStyleGames today announced the Guitar Hero Live Shred-a-Thon, a special 5-day marathon that includes the debut of Through the Fire and Flames by Dragonforce. The Shred-a-Thon is live now on a special third channel in GHTV, and runs until Monday, February 8th at 10:00 AM ET.
The Shred-a-Thon playlist includes the following tracks on repeat:
Once the marathon concludes, Through the Fire and Flames will be added to the game’s regular song catalogue. Every song in the Shred-a-Thon is also Rival Challenge-enabled, which means players have the option of competing against matchmade players in a head-to-head battle during each song.
Additionally, fans can tweet the @GuitarHero Twitter account with a screenshot of their Shred-a-Thon scores for a chance to win in-game prizes, including an exclusive marathon Player Card and song play tokens, as well as Gold Guitar Hero Live Controllers, Guitar Hero Live t-shirts and more.
Paradox Interactive today announced that the newest expansion to Cities: Skylines will be released on February 18th. The city-building game from Colossal Order will receive a flurry of new weather-related features in the “Snowfall” expansion. The new content will be available from digital retailers for $12.99.
Iceberg Interactive today announced it has signed the publishing rights to developer Grey Wolf Entertainment’s Dawn of Andromeda, a real-time 4x space strategy game to be released on Steam’s Early Access program in April.
Indie developer Clapfoot today announced that its third-person, tower-defense game Fortified is now available on Xbox One and PC for $14.99.
To rid the planet of Martian invaders, Earth’s finest citizen gamers will need to battle swarms of enemies with an arsenal of Cold War era weapons and experimental alien technology, while also commanding troops and setting up defensive structures.
Wired Productions today announced that Tiny Troopers Joint Ops, its twin-stick arcade shooter originally developed by Kukouri Mobile Entertainment, will be available for digital purchase on February 26th for Xbox One, featuring all-new Xbox One exclusive content.
Developed for Xbox One by Australian-based Epiphany Games, the Xbox One version of Tiny Troopers Joint Ops includes four brand new Zombie Wave maps, a brand-new soundtrack, and an Ultra Hard Mode.
eastasiasoft today announced that Rainbow Moon will launch for the PlayStation 4 on February 16th. The PS4 version features updated dialog, improved load times, and Cross-Save across PS4/PS3/Vita. The game will be available at a special 50% discount for existing owners of the PS3 or PS Vita versions.
Idea Factory International announced that Megadimension Neptunia VII is now available exclusively on the PlayStation 4 in both retail and digital formats. Alongside this, the publisher has released some same-day DLC. Original Japanese Voiceover, Histy’s Item Trial Set, and Histy’s Item Beginner Set are available as free downloads. Additionally, the Nightwear Pack will be available to download for $2.75. Idea Factory will release more DLC weekly.
Sega today announced that Make War Not Love 3, the third annual Relic vs Creative Assembly community event, will commence on February 14th at 1pm EST and run until 1pm EST, February 20th. Company of Heroes 2 has come out victorious against Total War in the previous two years and the RTS titles will lock horns again as the Company of Heroes 2 community takes on the Total War: Attila community. This year however, a new challenger is entering the fray. The Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II community will bring their multiplayer skills to the contest, thus completing the bill for the RTS triple threat match up and the bloodiest Make War Not Love line-up yet.
All you need to do to take part is play your chosen game as much as possible during the contest. To give new players an incentive to join the action, Total War: Attila, Company of Heroes 2 and Dawn of War II will all be available to buy at 75% off for the duration of the contest and will be available to play for free from February 18th until February 20th at 4pm EST.
Points, or in this case percentages, mean prizes and all matches/skirmishes completed in each game will be tallied up and then weighted using a formula that would make even Alan Turing’s head spin. Every 48 hours throughout the contest, the community in the lead will unlock a selection of games from Sega’s back catalogue to download for free, in addition to some bumper discounts for other Sega titles.
The winning community at the end of the contest will unlock a piece of content specific to their game to download for free. If Company of Heroes 2 win, it will be Company of Heroes 2 – The British Forces, if Dawn of War II wins, it will be the Tau Commander for Dawn of War II: Retribution and if Total War: Attila wins, an as yet unannounced, brand new piece of DLC will unlock. These prizes will be available to download once the contest has concluded.
Continue the Siege with the first major content update, Operation Black Ice, which gives you access to the new Yacht map, two new JTF2 operators, new weapon skins, a spectator camera on all platforms and more. The new JTF2 operators are exclusive to Rainbow Six: Siege Season Pass holders for one week.