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2K announces add-on content and Season Pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

borderlandspresequel-seasonapssHey! Guess what! 2K Games, Gearbox, and 2K Australia will follow the release of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel with four add-on content packs. And… and… you’ll be able to pre-purchase a Season Pass to get a 25% discount on all four DLC packs.

Announced over the week at the PAX Prime convention, the four content packs will add “new characters, challenges, missions, and experiences” to the Pre-Sequel. Obviously, the make-up of each pack has yet to be formalized, but we do know that they’ll be priced at $9.99 apiece while the Season Pass has been set at $29.99.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (and the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass) will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 14.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be released for consoles, PC in early 2015

Before we get the much-rumored Resident Evil 7, it looks like Capcom wants to shamble out another spinoff in the Resident Evil franchise with the announcement that Resident Evil Revelations 2 is in development. Revelations 2 is ditching its handheld roots and will be available for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in early 2015.

Pesky details like the plot and what the game actually looks like will be announced at a later date. For now, check out the live-action teaser trailer (and it’s very scary watches) above. Capcom has promised that “hidden secrets beckon to be discovered by anyone with eyes and wits sharp enough to find them.” But that sounds like a lot of work for Labor Day…

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Earth Defense Force 2025 expansion coming to PS4 in Japan

D3 Publisher has announced that the giant bugs of Earth Defense Force 2025 will invade Japanese PS4s beginning in 2015. The game, which will be released in Japan as Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair, will either be a self-contained expansion or an expanded re-release of the original game with new content.

You can check out the game’s debut trailer above and prepare to purchase more Raid by the pallet, the “New Despair” looks like he won’t go down easy. Hopefully, a North American release date will be announced soon.

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New 3DS with second analog stick, more buttons, NFC announced

For all the jokes about Nintendo’s conservatism, sometimes they really can surprise you. A Japan-only Nintendo Direct presentation on Friday revealed that the company is working on a “New 3DS” and “New 3DS XL,” which will sport a second analog stick, more buttons, built-in NFC functionality, and more.

Yes, you read that right. Nintendo has grafted three additional buttons onto the New 3DS (a second analog stick and two new trigger buttons up top). The handheld has also been given a power boost, allowing for “Super Stable” 3D play and built-in NFC functionality for Nintendo’s upcoming line of Amiibo figures. A bigger set of screens will also give gamers a better look at the new 3D effects.

To wring every bit of power out of the New 3DS, Nintendo has announced that games designed to run exclusively on the new hardware will be produced. The first such game, a remake of Xenoblade Chronicles, will be available in Japan this October alongside the launch of the New 3DS itself.

So where does that leave 3DS fans in North America and Europe who want to get their hands on this new handheld? They’ll have to wait until 2015 as Nintendo has no plans to release the New 3DS in either territory until next year.

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Weekly Warp-Up: PAX Prime 2014 Edition

No, that’s not a typo. Welcome to the Weekly Warp-Up, your weekly wrap-up of the biggest and the best articles posted at Warp Zoned this week…

The 2014 PAX Prime convention is in full swing, so if you’re in Seattle you’re probably reading this from the show floor. And here’s some of the things you could be seeing today and tomorrow:

Deep Silver has Escape Dead Island, Dead Island 2, and Metro Redux available to play on the show floor, as well as Volition’s Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, which were announced on Friday. Speaking of crazy shooters, Harmonix is showcasing A City Sleeps, their new music-based shooter. Sony has more than 30 PS4 and Vita games to play at their booth. And Telltale Games has given the public their first taste of Tales From the Borderlands. Finally, The Behemoth has unveiled Game 4, and yes, the spider woman-cupcake is present and accounted for.

In non-PAX news, we’ve posted a pair of reviews this week for your perusal, Scram Kitty and His Buddy On Rails and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. And Andrew Rainnie continues his look at the state of the Wii U by asking if it’s worth it Bringing Ubisoft’s U Back to the Wii U.

More news from the week that was can be found after the break. (more…)

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New Releases: The Sims 4, Danganronpa 2, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate

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The Summer is over (more or less) and it’s time for the Fall gaming avalanche, but don’t expect a big batch of new releases just yet. That said, this week’s big releases include…

  • The Sims 4 (PC), the latest game in EA’s super-popular people simulator franchise will be available in a Premium Edition (with extra goodies) and a standard edition (which EA is calling a Limited Edition for some reason).
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (Vita), the second anime-esque murder mystery set inside a high school will be available just in time for the first day of school.
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (PS4 and Xbox One), Koei Tecmo’s latest Dynasty Warriors/Samurai Warriors gets expanded and re-released for next-gen consoles.

That’s it for now, but Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft have plans to digitally release a bunch of games to fight over your gaming dollar as well this week.

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Peggle 2 pinballs to the PS4 on October 14

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PopCap Games has announced that the pinballing puzzles of Peggle 2 will ricochet their way onto the PlayStation 4 on October 14:

After launching for the Xbox One in December, PopCap released Peggle 2 for the Xbox 360 this past May. PC, PS3, and mobiles release are likely planned for some point down the road, but PopCap has yet to announce when Peggle 2 will debut on those platforms.

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The Behemoth’s Game 4 is a strategy game… here’s the first trailer

We still don’t know what The Behemoth’s Game 4 will actually be called, but the developer has confirmed it’ll take the form of a hex-based strategy RPG. With narration by Will Stamper (he did BattleBlock Theater too) and The Behemoth’s trademark art style, it will also likely be a strategy game like no one’s ever seen before.

For proof, just check out the PAX Prime trailer above (the previously revealed spider-woman shows up at 0:19). Game 4 is in development for the PC and Xbox One and will be released… someday.

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