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Assassin’s Creed: Unity Season Pass, AC Chronicles China side-scroller announced

Ubisoft has announced they’re preparing a Season Pass for Assassin’s Creed: Unity that will include story content that takes place after the main campaign as well as a standalone side-scrolling adventure set in China. You read that right… Unity’s Season Pass will include access to Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, a standalone game developed by Climax Studios that takes place after Assassin’s Creed: Revelations:

For the first time ever, players will be transported to the Middle Kingdom in the 16th century, where the last remaining Assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood has returned to her homeland. Players will be immersed in a vibrant setting, inspired by traditional brush paintings and Chinese architecture from a pivotal, historic time period in one of the greatest civilizations in history. Hell-bent on revenge, Shao Jun will use the skills she learned under legendary Assassin Ezio Auditore to exact vengeance. Players will be able to rely on stealth to accomplish their mission, as well as Shao Jun’s martial arts training and all-new Assassin gear.

Meanwhile, the Unity expansion is known as “Dead Kings” and includes a wonderful weapon known as the Guillotine Gun:

In this self-contained set of missions, players will explore the murky depths of the Basilica and fight merciless adversaries to uncover the darkest secrets of the city. Arno will equip the new Guillotine gun, a deadly explosive weapon for short and long range combat. In addition to the main missions, players will discover new open-world activities including treasure hunts, murder mysteries and contracts, as well as new co-op missions. Additional weapons, gear, skills and outfits can be unlocked and carried over to the main game.

The Assassin’s Creed: Unity Season Pass has been priced at $29.99 and those who pre-order it will receive an exclusive in-game weapon, the Double-Handed War Axe. All of the Season Pass content, including Chronicles: China, will be released separately and should be available by “early 2015.”

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Somebody gets maimed in Sunset Overdrive’s live action trailer… maybe

Insomniac Games has spent all year hyping up the insane action that’ll be found in this Fall’s Sunset Overdrive. When players aren’t zip-lining and rail-grinding from place to place, they’ll battle hordes of mutants with a variety of different weapons including one that shoots exploding teddy bears.

Is it possible to translate all of this absurdity into a live action trailer? Probably not… but Insomniac wasn’t going to let a pesky thing like the safety of their actors get in their way. Unfortunately, their attempt to produce the greatest live action trailer of all time resulted in a few disemboweled actors and a fiery rain of body parts. Thankfully, this behind-the-scenes look at the production should make you glad its all just a parody.

Sunset Overdrive will be released exclusively for the Xbox One on October 28.

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New Releases: Hyrule Warriors, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, FIFA 15, More

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Have you got Destiny out of system yet? If so, there are plenty of new releases to talk about this week includingHyrule Warriors, Nintendo and Koei Tecmo’s mashup of The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors for the Wii U. If nothing else, the game will let us play as Ganondorf and that just sounds amazing.

Also available this week is Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes for the PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Disney’s “2.0” attempt at a toy/game hybrid adds Marvel superheroes and an expanded Toy Box Mode. And speaking of games that appear on a lot of platforms… EA Sports will release FIFA 15 this week for the 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Sorry, Wii U owners.

Finally this week, WB Games is rebooting the Gauntlet franchise on the PC and Microsoft is bundling up Killer Instinct‘s first season on the Xbox One in the Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack.

Even more new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Warp Zoned’s Fall 2014 Preview Presents the Video Game Fantasy League

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With its spreadsheets, massive drafting guides, and heavy emphasis on statistics, your average Fantasy Football league is run more like a role-playing game than a sports contest. So as we were putting together our Fall gaming preview, we thought, why not combine the two? And thus was born… the Video Game Fantasy League.

Warp Zoned’s staff got together and “drafted” eight games from this Fall’s release schedule in hopes of creating the best-reviewed team of games. The rules are simple. Each staff member was required to draft a PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U game. The final two positions were reserved for a handheld game (3DS or Vita) and a Wild Card slot that could be filled with a game from any platform. Points are scored based on how well-reviewed each game is and points are locked in based on a game’s Metacritic average a month after a game has been released. Any game delayed into 2015 will receive a big fat zero.

Our draft, and the games we’re most looking forward to this Fall, looks a little something like this… (more…)

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XBL Store Today: D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, Flockers, Diablo III: UEE

Surprise! Swery65, the demented genius behind the equally demented Deadly Premonition has unleashed the first two episodes (and a prologue) of D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die on the Xbox Games Store. The Xbox One murder mystery uses a striking cel-shaded art style and features another dose of the developer’s trademark sense of humor. Also available on the Xbox One Store today is Flockers, a Lemmings-like puzzler from Team17 (the creators of Worms).

Xbox 360 owners can finally download the Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition beginning today. The $39.99 package includes both the original game and the Reaper of Souls expansion pack.

More details on all three games can be found after the break. (more…)

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Final Fantasy XV gets a TGS 2014 trailer; Tetsuya Nomura steps down as director

Square Enix showed a trailer for Final Fantasy XV yesterday at the Tokyo Game Show and… what is happening, are they driving a car? The prince is sleeping? What am I even watching? I don’t even know what’s going on, and I’m still excited anyway. The game will be released for PS4 and Xbox One, and while there’s no release date, there will be a playable demo packaged with Final Fantasy Type-0 when it comes out on March 17, 2015.

Square Enix also announced that director Tetsuya Nomura will be replaced by Hajime Tabata, allowing Nomura to “focus his full efforts as the director of other highly anticipated titles, including Kingdom Hearts III.” That’s a lot of serious announcements for one day. Thanks, Square Enix!

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will include FF15 demo when its released on March 17

Square Enix has announced they will release Final Fantasy Type-0 HD in the US on March 17, 2015. Are you still a little shaky on what Type-0 HD entails? Square Enix has helpfully provided this description for the PS4/Xbox One title:

Step into the fray as Class Zero, a group of fourteen students from an elite military academy whose country is attacked by an aggressive neighboring Empire. Using the powerful abilities and magic of all fourteen characters in fast-paced action RPG combat, players must face the brutality and injustices of war to uncover the secrets of its genesis.

As a further incentive to entice fans to take a chance on their latest Final Fantasy spinoff, Square Enix will include a Final Fantasy XV demo download code inside each copy of Type-0 HD.

Type-0 HD has undergone quite a few changes in its odyssey towards America. Originally announced as Final Fantasy Agito XIII, it began life as a PSP entry in Square Enix’s “Fabula Nova Crystallis” franchise. After a name change, it was released in Japan in 2011. Owing to its handheld roots, Type-0 was initially rumored to move to the Vita before Square Enix announced the PS4/Xbox One port at this year’s E3 Expo.

So four years later (and nine since its initial announcement), we’ll get a chance to see what the fuss is about.

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Five Survivor Mode add-ons for Alien: Isolation planned; Season Pass announced

Sega and Creative Assembly have big plans for Alien: Isolation after its October 7 launch. As part of a planned Season Pass, the developer will create five Survivor Mode add-ons that place players in direct opposition with the Xenomorph in a confined space and with limited resources. A bonus Survivor Mode demo, “Basement,” will be included with the game at launch.

Each Survivor Mode add-on will include “three new maps, each with their own set objective and challenges, a new playable character and a variety of enemy types between you and your escape.” New Survivor Mode packs will drop at a rate of about one per month and the first will be released on October 28. All five will be available by next March.

“At this year’s E3 and a number of subsequent events, we put the Survivor Mode demo into the hands of the world’s press and consumers and the reception was incredible,” said Al Hope, Creative Lead on Alien: Isolation. “This is the game in its purest form; it’s you against the creature and it’s against the clock. It was just fantastic watching players leave the demo with a strange mix of joy, terror and relief at simply surviving, before jumping back in and try to tackle it in a different way to beat their time!”

Can you escape the Xenomoprh? Don’t forget the cat!

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