Warner Bros. have revealed release dates and details for the free DLC coming to Shadow of War in the coming weeks.
Further free updates include the ability to challenge another player’s Orc follower to an arena deathmatch for powerful rewards and upgrades from 5 December, while a higher difficulty level is being added on 12 December that is said to be “even more challenging than Nemesis with no last chances.”
The first of Shadow of War’s paid DLC also arrives this month, and sees the Slaughter Tribe added to the game.
Let us know your thoughts on Shadow of War’s upcoming free content below or in the forums.
PC players can partake in some superpowered sparring as Injustice 2 is now available via Steam and the Microsoft Store.
All previously released DLC fighters are included in the Ultimate Edition, available through Fighter Pack 1 and 2, or can be purchased separately, with the exception of Hellboy who will be arriving at a later date.
The roster will be further bolstered with the addition of 3 new combatants in the near future. The recently announced Fighter Pack 3 will add The Atom, Enchantress and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Will you be picking this up on PC? Looking forward to the new characters? Let us know below or over in the forums.
DICE have responded to the latest controversy surrounding Star Wars Battlefront II’s progression system.
“There’s been a lot of discussion around the amount of in-game credits (and time) it takes to unlock some of our heroes, especially Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader,” read the post by John Wasilczyk, Executive Producer at DICE.
“Unlocking a hero is a great accomplishment in the game, something we want players to have fun earning. We used data from the beta to help set those levels, but it’s clear that more changes were needed. So, we’re reducing the amount of credits needed to unlock the top heroes by 75%.”
Instead of costing 60,000 credits, Vader and Luke will now only require 15,000, while heroes such as Palpatine, Chewbacca and Leia are going for 10,000. The game’s own protagonist, Iden Versio, now costs 5,000 credits to unlock rather than 20,000.
Although news of the reduction will be welcomed by those who found the price of the game’s heroes too steep, it’s worth noting that the amount of credits players are awarded for completing the campaign have, apparently, also been reduced, from 20,000 to 5,000.
DICE will be hosting a Reddit AMA tomorrow, giving players the chance to put forward their questions regarding the game’s progression system to key figures from the studio ahead of its full launch this Friday.
Let us know your thoughts on the latest Battlefront II controversy below.
Those with EA Access have spent some time playing Star Wars Battlefront II's early access trial and not everyone is happy with the changes that have been made.
EA responded to one user who complained about paying $80 and having Vader locked behind a paywall or a hefty grind.
"The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes.
As for cost, we selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch. Among other things, we're looking at average per-player credit earn rates on a daily basis, and we'll be making constant adjustments to ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable via gameplay.
We appreciate the candid feedback, and the passion the community has put forth around the current topics here on Reddit, our forums and across numerous social media outlets.
Our team will continue to make changes and monitor community feedback and update everyone as soon and as often as we can."
That response didn't go over to well and currently has a little over 300,000 downvotes, probably a few more by the time you read this.
The EACommunityTeam account has been trying to put out a lot of fires over the weekend without much success.
Have you tried Battlefront II? How do you feel about the progression system? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Tekken 7 is getting another DLC character in the form of Final Fantasy XV protagonist Noctis, who comes complete with his signature Engine Blade.
Noctis isn’t the only familiar character set to make a cameo in a fighting game however, as Warner Bros. and NetherRealm recently detailed the new characters coming to Injustice 2 as part of the game’s third and final Fighter Pack.
The Atom, Enchantress and the legendary Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will all be making their way to the game in the near future, and from what we see in the reveal footage it looks like the turtles will fight as a team, rather than individually.
Let us know your thoughts on the new arrivals coming to both Tekken 7 and Injustice 2 below or over in the forums.
You could snag a Steam key for indie smash hit Undertale in our giveaway this week.
Electronic Arts yesterday announced an agreement pertaining to the acquisition of the Titanfall developer.
Respawn's CEO, Vince Zampella, reassured fans that it's still business as usual and explained the decision in a blog post.
"While it wasn’t necessary, going with EA made a lot of sense. With Titanfall and Star Wars, EA has been a great development partner that supports us and doesn’t interfere with our process for making games or studio culture. EA will provide us with more resources, access to new technologies, and expertise that we can tap into that will help us make better games, and Respawn will retain the same creative freedom and culture we’ve always had. We’ve been talking closely with the leadership at EA and we share their values and vision for the future of being a developer-focused company that puts the players first.
"I will still be running things at Respawn and will also be a part of the studio leadership team at EA. There will be no layoffs or major organization changes within Respawn. All games currently in development are continuing as planned."
As for those games which are currently in development, an FAQ states that the Titanfall team are "continuing to work on the franchise" and development is "going well" on the upcoming Star Wars title.
How do you feel about the acquisition? Share your thoughts below or over in the forums.
The first season of Telltale’s take on the Dark Knight is arriving next week on Switch, in both retail and digital formats.
"We think our unique take on Batman is a great way to introduce Nintendo fans to Telltale's style of storytelling. It's also nice that returning fans will be able to experience the game on a console they can take with them everywhere,” said Sean O'Connor, Executive Producer at Telltale.
The studio already has a presence on Switch in the form of Minecraft: Story Mode, while Guardians of the Galaxy will also be releasing on the platform in the near future.
Are you looking forward to seeing more Telltale series on Switch? Let us know below, and be sure to check out our thoughts on Telltale’s Batman adventures in our individual episode reviews for the entire season:
Episode 1: Realm of Shadows
Episode 2: Children of Arkham
Episode 3: New World Order
Episode 4: Guardian of Gotham
Episode 5: City of Light
Now that HITMAN - Game of the Year Edition is available, IO Interactive have quietly announced that they’re working on a follow-up.
"Your support will directly help us to continue on our independent journey towards the next Hitman game and beyond. We’re in this together and we promise that we will channel our passion and skills to shine through in everything that comes from this studio.
"One last thing about our next Hitman game; I want to let you know that we’re making great progress and we have exciting new features and some franchise firsts, which we can’t wait to tell you all about. You’ll have to wait a little longer as we don’t plan to start talking about that until some point in 2018."
Until then, you can get your fix of the baldy butcherer in exclusive Game of the Year Edition mission, Patient Zero, and get ready for the Elusive Targets to appear once again.
What are you hoping to see in the next Hitman title? Share your ideas with us below or over in the forums.
Having launched yesterday, the newly designed PlayStation App "heightens and proliferates the connected PlayStation experience beyond the console", meaning you can stay in touch whilst on the go. We think.
PlayStation Messages lets you check your friends list to see who's online and what they are playing, send text and voice messages to people or groups, upload and share images, and search for new contacts.
With the PlayStation Communities app, you can quickly post text and images in discussion threads, search for new communities and topics and organise your next gaming session.
After downloading the PS4 Second Screen app, you'll be able to navigate the console's menus using your device, easily input text using the on-screen keyboard and view extra content in compatible games, such as maps and radars.
The app is available now for iOS and Android.
Will you be downloading the new PlayStation app? Let us know how you get on below or over in the forums.