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Treyarch Unveils First Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Details

Activision has revealed the first details for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, the newest entry in gaming’s biggest first-person shooting franchise. Taking place a few decades after the catastrophic, history-changing events of Black Ops II, Black Ops III is set to inject more new technology and mechanics than any Call of Duty franchise in years.

Calling in reinforcements

Harnessing the power of cybernetic augmentations and a new sub-dermal technology called Direct Neural Interface, soldiers in the campaign are more capable to combat the threats that face them than ever before. DNI technology enables soldiers to communicate with one another in new ways, which comes in handy when considering the new design approaches the campaign of Black Ops III takes.

Designed to work with four-player online co-op or solo play, the levels feature larger environments and off the rails sections where players engage in open area battles created to increase the possibilities on the battlefield. With these new open sections aiming to increase the replayability of the campaign, Treyarch has built a new animation system and rebuilt its AI to be more reactive to the diverging approaches players take.

The aforementioned augmentations also give players a variety of choices when deciding how to approach these open areas. Cyber Cores and Cyber Rigs are new technologies that are available to the players. Cyber Cores consist of skills like remote hacking and deploying swarms of nanodrones, while Cyber Rigs provide players new movement and defensive capabilities. Soldiers also have access to T-Mode, which enables co-op players to visualize the battlefield with threat assessment overlays and highlights so that they can help each other out more quickly.

The campaign also features a customizable safe house where co-op players congregate between campaign missions and show off their earned medals and achievements. Players can also access a Wiki within the game to learn more about the backstory and the current situation of the world.

Head to the next page to learn about the big changes coming to Black Ops III’s competitive multiplayer!


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Star Wars: Battlefront’s Designer Dishes Some Fresh Details

You've seen the trailer, but you still have questions about Star Wars: Battlefront. Fortunately, design director Niklas Fegraeus has opened a Q&A forum through his Twitter. Check out this freeform info rundown about one of the most hotly anticipated shooters of the year.

Here's a selection of some of the most interesting details about Star Wars: Battlefront, according to Niklas Fegraeus. Get more info by checking out Fegraeus twitter account: @DICEfigge). And don't forget to watch the trailer, here.

For more info on Star Wars: Battlefront, read our detailed look at the new location, Sullust, check out the 17 things we learned from the trailer, and then go on a photo tour through the show itself.

 

[Source: MP1ST]

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Killing Floor 2 Gets Steam Early Access Date & Details

Developer Tripwire Interactive has announced that Killing Floor 2 will hit Steam Early Access later this month, with a hopeful full release by the end of the year.

The Early Access version (out on April 21 for $ 29.99) contains three levels, four perk classes, 27 weapons, 11 Zeds, seven playable characters, a boss, and level creation.

Tripwire says that the final game will contain 10 perk classes and more weapons and levels, the balancing will be tweaked, and other features are being planned as well. The studio also says that this build of the game contains no game-breaking bugs and can be played solo or co-op.

For more on the game, take a look at this recent dev diary covering perks, animations, and more.

[Source:Tripwire Interactive]

 

Our Take
Developer Tripwire states very sincere in its Early Access notes that this version of the game is a fully functioning version of the game, and that this period is for balancing and testing. The studio won't commit to a firm release date, but given how clearly they've explained where the game currently is, what they believe Early Access is for, and what else needs to be done, it is confident the title will not be mired in Early Access forever.

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343 Details Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s April Update, Promises ODST Details Soon

The upcoming Master Chief Collection update focuses on ranking, title-specific improvements, as well as systems that address quitting, betrayals, reputation, and more.

You can find the full details of the upcoming update here, which also talks about Halo 5's somewhat mysterious Hunt the Truth initiative. There's no new information, but if you haven't been following it closely, it offers a nic refresher.

Finally, the update says, "Over the next few weeks, we’ll start talking a bit more about Relic, ODST, and future updates. We’re excited, and we hope you are too." Hopefully we'll have an ODST release date soon.

[Source: Halo Waypoint]

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Capcom Releases New Trailer And Details About Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition

Capcom’s official announcement of Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition comes with a laundry list of goodies.

Vergil has finally been confirmed as a playable character for the remastered game (Capcom has been teasing it for a while), and joining him are Trish and Lady. While Capcom hasn’t announced what role Vergil will take on in the story, it has revealed that Trish and Lady will be taking on Dante and Nero’s missions, respectively. 

Consoles will also be getting the Legendary Dark Knight Mode, originally a feature in the PC release of the original game, which spawns more enemies with higher strength and vitality. Also coming are a set of new costumes and skins that will appear in the game’s cutscenes. Finally, the game will run at 1080p while maintaining the original release’s 60 FPS performance, and Capcom has announced unspecified balancing changes.

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Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition is planned for a digital release this summer on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Capcom has not announced plans to sell the game at retail.

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343 Shares Halo 5 Beta Stats And Master Chief Collection Update Details

There were more than 6 million sniper kills during the Halo 5 beta, and The Master Chief Collection is getting more stability and matchmaking updates.

You can check out the full details of the Master Chief Collection update as well as the Halo 5 beta stats by heading here. The next Master Chief Collection update is going through certification now and should be available soon.

Along with a few stats about the most popular weapon kills from the Halo 5 beta, you will also learn gamertags from players who played the most matches, and who won the most Breakout rounds.

For more on the Halo 5 beta, you can check out our pair of Test Chambers from t when the beta was live by heading here and here.

[Source: Halo Waypoint]

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New Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker Story Trailer Details Post Game Content And Release Date

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is the long awaited 3DS remake of the original Devil Survivor 2, originally released in Japan July 2011. A new story trailer for the game was released today offering some insight into the story of the new post-game content. If you haven’t played the original version or watched the 2013 anime adaptation, you might want to avoid watching the trailer as it does reveal one of the routes for how the original game ended.

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The trailer also reveals the release date for Record Breaker as May 5. If you want to learn more about Record Breaker, including all of the improvements over the original, check out our initial preview and the reveal trailer.

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Paperbound Preview – Debut Trailer And Details For New Hand-Drawn Fighting Game

If you enjoy four-player fighting games like Towerfall and Samurai Gun, you may be interested in checking out a new game called Paperbound, coming out on PS4 and Steam sometime this month. The game features 11 hand-drawn characters pulled from classic literature like A Journey to the Center of the Earth and Dante’s Inferno, as well as some popular indie characters including Juan from Guacamelee, the Locksmith from Monaco, and Captain Viridian from VVVVVV. An interesting feature of the game as you can see in the trailer below, is that the characters will run in 360 degrees of motion as they clamber over round platforms and on the ceiling of the arenas.

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There are 18 arenas in the game and four different gameplay modes that include free-for-alls and team battles. In order to win a match, you must jump into a portal once the victory conditions have been met.

[Source : PlayStation Blog]

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Persona 5 Director Offers More Details On The Recent Trailer

Persona 5's first substantial trailer premiered earlier this week, and producer and director Katsura Hashino offered some deeper insight into what to expect from the game.

Posting on the Japanese Persona website, Hashino pre-wrote a statement before the trailer went live and shared some of his fear about waiting to hear what the fans would have to say. You can find the full translation of Hashino's message on Siliconera, but here are a pair of the highlights:

This time, it’s about a group of high school students that are being “chased” by unexpected occurrences due to the justice they believe in. We’re writing [the story] to convey a thrilling everyday life in the shoes of these characters, that are as large as life, in this juvenile school setting.

We may feel some sort of suffocation in this world today, but as long as the world is comprised of relationships among humans, it is a person’s character, or a group’s character, that will provide the ‘power’ to destroy that ‘feeling of entrapment’.

You can check out the trailer for the game below, which is planned for release some time this year on PlayStation 3 and 4.

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[Source: Persona 5, Siliconera]

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Turtle Rock Studios Details Evolve’s Day One Patch

Evolve launches next week, February 10, and a day one patch will be required in order to jump online.

Considering this will the first time many will jump into Evolve, many of updates will be unnoticeable. There are some balancing tweaks, game and level-loading optimizations, general bug fixes, and the update also opens up connectivity to the Evolve match-three mobile puzzle game, Evolve: Hunters Quest. You can check out the full list of patch details here.

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[Source: Evolve]

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