Pitting the fabled city-states of Sparta, Athens, Corinth and the Boiotian League against one another in a recreation of the Peloponnesian Wars, Wrath of Sparta is a campaign expansion for Total War: Rome II that lets you define the very destiny of ancient Greece. Wrath of Sparta is available now on Steam for $14.99.
Frontier Developments today launched Elite: Dangerous, the fourth game in the Elite series.
Elite: Dangerous was crowdfunded via Kickstarter and Frontier Developments’ own website, beginning in November 2012. Throughout 2014, backers have had access to the game’s Alpha, Beta and Gamma stages.
Elite: Dangerous is available now at elitedangerous.com/store for $59.99.
Rockstar Games presents a new trailer for the four-player co-op mode for Grand Theft Auto Online that allows players to plan, prepare and execute multi-tiered Heists across Los Santos and Blaine County. These will require tight communication and coordination, with players taking on specified roles at each point to accomplish multiple objectives on the way to each Heist’s epic finale. Featuring new gameplay, new vehicles, new weapons, new clothing and much more, GTA Online Heists are coming early in 2015 to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 and PC.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions today released Lord of the Hunt, a new Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor story mission expansion pack. Lord of the Hunt is available now for purchase and to Season Pass holders for download on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. In Lord of the Hunt, Sauron has dispatched lethal Beastmaster Warchiefs to exterminate the monsters of Mordor. Talion will join Torvin the Dwarven Hunter and use his powers of Domination to turn these menacing new beasts against the Warchiefs, proving that Mordor cannot be tamed.
2K and Gearbox Software announced today that the new add-on content pack for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught is now available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Included in the add-on content pack, The Holodome Onslaught features a new challenge arena where players will fight wave after wave of new enemies while earning new loot, including weapons, class mods, and heads and skins. It also adds all-new narrative content with appearances from veteran Vault Hunters Gaige and Axton. Additionally, this add-on content pack contains the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack, which raises the level cap to 60, giving each playable character ten new levels as well as the ability to earn ten new skill points.
The Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught is the second of four add-on content packs for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and is included in the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass. Each add-on content pack will also be available individually for $9.99.
The Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode is also available today for PS3 and PC users via a free update, adding a third playthrough making the game more difficult as enemies scale up to your current level as well as adding the ability to reset campaign progress at any time.
2K today announced availability of multiple DLC offerings for WWE 2K15, including the WCW Pack, which features playable WCW Superstars Bam Bam Bigelow, Diamond Dallas Page, Fit Finlay, Lord Steven Regal and Lex Luger. The WCW Pack is available for $7.99.
In addition, also available today are two playable versions of WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan for $2.99, as well as two playable versions of iconic performer Sting for $2.99. The playable Hulk Hogan characters were initially featured as part of the WWE 2K15 Hulkamania Edition, while the playable Sting characters were featured as part of the WWE 2K15 pre-order offer.
Finally, WWE Diva Paige is available now exclusively for fans who purchase WWE 2K15’s Season Pass Program. For a one-time cost of $24.99, a savings of more than 20% versus individual content purchases, players will receive the following items as they become available: Exclusive access to Paige; access to the Accelerator; access to all three 2K Showcase stories (One More Match, Hall of Pain and Path of the Warrior).
CD Projekt RED today revealed details about previously-hinted-at playable character. We now know who she is: Ciri, the ashen-haired girl from an ancient prophecy. A descendant in a long-lost Elven-blood lineage, Ciri plays an important role in the Witcher lore — a powerful, living weapon capable of both healing and destroying the world she inhabits.
CD Projekt RED decided that introducing another character and telling parts of the story from her perspective would greatly benefit the overall experience. Adding Ciri as a playable character unlocks quite a few narrative possibilities for the team, though while Ciri is a major character, she is not a playable character in the same way as Geralt — the game is still about him, his story and how you, as the player, choose to face the choices and encounters in front of you.
Ciri boasts exceptional swordfighting abilities, as well as several unique skills that will gradually unlock as you play. She’s fast and agile, she can blink (as seen in the Elder Blood trailer), but — most importantly — there’s something dormant in her, a mythical power, but CD Projekt RED will say more about that in the future.
Capcom today announced that DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition will be available to purchase for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting March 17th for $39.99. In addition, Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Summer 2015.
DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition will include the original game, all previously released DLC, including the “Vergil’s Downfall” campaign as well as brand new modes and additional gameplay features.
New to DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition, players will be able to play as Dante’s twin brother himself in Vergil’s Bloody Palace Mode. For an extra depth of challenge, players will be able to try out the added Gods Must Die difficulty level and Must Style Mode as well as Hardcore Mode, which has been designed to play more like the classic Devil May Cry series. DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition players will also receive new Dante and Vergil costumes inspired by classic Devil May Cry character designs. The game will run at 1080p and 60 fps across both next-gen consoles.
Balancing and improvements based on fan feedback from DmC Devil May Cry are being implemented into DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition, as well as modifiers that can be turned on at various stages, including Turbo Mode which allows players to increase the speed of play. Additional leaderboards, trophies and achievements will be included, as well as social features, taking advantage of both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One functionality.
Bandai Namco today announced Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The series’ trademark one-on-one multiplayer modes return for offline and online play. Challenge players from across the world or across the couch in single match battles to determine the ultimate ninja. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 arrives in 2015.
Indie studio Might and Delight has released a new video containing Shelter 2´s theme song, as well as showing off the game’s seasons feature, a graphical system that allows for weather and seasons to change in real-time during the game. Shelter 2 will be arriving on steam, GOG and other digital platforms early in 2015.