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The Xbox Games Store grew by a few titles today as new Xbox One and Xbox 360 games are now available to download.
On the Xbox One, Gearbox’s Borderlands: The Handsome Collection compiles Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel into a single current-generation package. In addition to enhanced graphics and every piece of downloadable content for both games, the Handsome Collection also includes a brand new four-player couch co-op mode.
The Internet’s favorite boogeyman, Slenderman, will also make his Xbox One debut today as the survival horror title Slender: The Arrival is now available to download.
Finally, two episodic games will receive new entries this week as Telltale’s Game of Thrones: The Sword in the Darkness (Episode 3 of 6) and Dontnod’s Life Is Strange: Out of Time (Episode 2 of 5) are now available on the Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Mortal Kombat X is about to get family-friendly as Mezco Toyz is now accepting pre-orders for plush dolls of Scorpion and Sub-Zero. The eternally-brawling pair will also be turned into bobbleheads, and action figures. The God of Thunder and Earthrealm’s protector, Raiden, will also get an action figure.
Both the bobbleheads ($16 each) and the plush dolls ($15) will be available in October. The action figures will be released in June as individual figures ($22 each) or in a three-pack ($66). You can begin throwing money at the screen to obtain any or all of these toys by visiting Mezco’s website.
I know my wallet suddenly feels a little bit lighter.
As promised, BioWare has released a new trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s first expansion, Jaws of Hakkon. And also as promised, the expansion is available to download now (for $14.99) if you own the game on PC or Xbox One. So what can players expect from Jaws of Hakkon? Would you believe it involves dragons…
Discover the fate of the last Inquisitor and the powerful dragon he hunted. Enter an overgrown wilderness filled with Avvar, fiercely independent hunters who settled in the southern mountains of Thedas. Explore their culture to uncover what happened to the last Inquisitor and the dragon he pursued. Find an ancient Tevinter fortress that hides a dangerous secret. In this new adventure, playable within the Dragon Age: Inquisition campaign, you will face powerful foes, gain legendary armor and weapons, and confront an ancient god of war bent on destroying the world.
The Jaws of Hakkon expansion will eventually make its way to the PS4 (and possibly the PS3 and Xbox 360, as well), but exactly when that will happen is currently unknown.
Activision has released a trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance Pack, giving gamers their first glimpse at four brand new multiplayer maps (“Perplex,” “Site 244,” “Climate,” and “Chop Shop”), the next Exo Zombies episode, and a bonus new grappling ability. We wrote all about the new content found in the Ascendance Pack in case you need a refresher course.
And don’t forget, Activision will host an extended gameplay walkthrough of the Ascendance Pack on March 29 during the Call of Duty Championship.
Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be able to download the Ascendance Pack on Tuesday, March 31. Because of Activision’s exclusivity agreement with Microsoft, Advanced Warfare players on the PC, PS3, and PS4 will get the DLC a month later.
The Evil Within‘s first downloadable expansion, The Assignment, launched just two weeks ago. Today, Bethesda confirmed that they aren’t wasting any time and revealed plans to release the second expansion, The Consequence, in April.
The Evil Within: The Consequence will continue Juli Kidman’s adventures in and around Beacon Mental Hospital. Bethesda has released a teaser trailer to promote the expansion that is short on details so as not to spoil the surprise. But if you’ve got 19 seconds to kill, give it a watch.
The Consequence will be available to download for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on April 21.
Don’t Forget! This is just a changelog of recently announced release dates. Warp Zoned’s complete Video Game Release Calendar includes every title we could find with a 2015, 2016, or unannounced release date.
Spring is in the air… well not literally as it’s still pretty cold out there in the northeast. But I hear it’s pretty crazy all over the place. Some kind of insanity has infected the populace and its scheduled to last throughout the month of March. A “March Madness” if you will. It’s a good thing we’ve got a new batch of release dates to round up.
Perhaps people are mad over the many delays that were recently announced including Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Fall 2015 to Spring 2016), Homefront: The Revolution (TBA 2015 to TBA 2016), the console version of Hyper Light Drifter (TBA 2015 to TBA 2016), the PS3/Xbox 360 version of Mortal Kombat X (April 14 to sometime in the Summer), and Batman: Arkham Knight (June 2 to June 23).
The full list of games included in our third Video Game Release Calendar Changelog can be found after the break. (more…)
Jaws of Hakkon is first Dragon Age: Inquisition expansion and its coming to PC, Xbox One first
BioWare has confirmed that Jaws of Hakkon, the first expansion for Dragon Age: Inquisition, will be available soon. But first, the developer will upload a trailer for the add-on, which will be released for the PC and Xbox One “first” as part of a timed exclusivity agreement. According to BioWare’s Twitter feed, we won’t have to wait long for the trailer, as it should be available tomorrow:
— Dragon Age (@dragonage) March 23, 2015
It’s unknown when the PS4 will receive the Jaws of Hakkon expansion, but if Microsoft’s contract with Electronic Arts is anything like their Call of Duty deal with Activision, it’ll probably follow along in a month or so.
While any hint as to the actual content of the expansion will have to wait until tomorrow’s trailer premiere, XboxAchievements has unveiled the four Achievements/Trophies that’ll be added to the game:
- Firestarter (15) – Destroy all the Winter Shards and light all the fires in the Old Temple
- Legend-Marked (30) – Impress the Avvar of Stone-Bear Hold and gain their friendship
- Historian (30) – Uncover the secrets of a legendary figure
- Winter’s End (90) – Dispel a myth of ancient days
Presumably, expansion plans for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Inquisition will be announced at a later date, but it’s very possible EA and BioWare will leave the previous generation behind with Jaws of Hakkon.
UPDATE: BioWare just tweeted that the Jaws of Hakkon expansion will released tomorrow for the PC and Xbox One alongside the trailer.
Well isn’t this a nice Monday morning surprise? Telltale Games has announced the third episode of their Game of Thrones adaptation, The Sword in the Darkness, will be released for all seven platforms this week:
- March 24 - PC, PS3, PS4
- March 25 - Xbox 360, Xbox One
- March 26 - iOS, Android
A new trailer for The Sword in the Darkness has been embedded above and here’s what players can expect as they reach the halfway point of Telltale’s take on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga:
Asher, the exile, heads to Mereen in search of an army to take on the Whitehills. Meanwhile, far across land and sea in Westeros, Mira must deal with the lethal politics of King’s Landing. Her family’s safety is paramount and she will do anything to protect them, but nothing is given freely, and her choice of allies may soon come to haunt her. To the north, in Ironrath, the Whitehill occupation continues. Gryff Whitehill, fourth-born son, is out to prove himself, and brutality and violence grows daily, pushing the Forresters to make far-reaching decisions. Finally, at the Wall, Gared learns that he must head north if he is to help his house survive. But fate is cruel, forcing choices that will change his path forever.
Telltale has been releasing new episodes in their Game of Thrones about two months apart, so expect Episode 4 to launch sometime in late May/early June.