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Here Are All The Details Of Dragon Ball Xenoverse’s Resurrection F DLC Arriving Next Week

Bandai Namco has fully detailed Dragon Ball Xenoverse's third DLC pack, which predominantly features assets from the new film, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F.

The DLC will be available on June 9 on all platforms (though Bandai Namco does note that the exact time of release may differ among platforms) and will include everything from the list below.

  • Four new playable characters including; Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta, Golden Frieza, and Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
  • Five new Parallel Quests
  • Two new masters including; Elder Kai and Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
  • Eight new Master Quests
  • 14 new skills
  • Two new costumes including; Gohan’s Tracksuit and Turtle Hermit’s Aloha Shirt
  • Two new accessories including; Tagoma’s Scouter and a Turtle Hermit Set
  • One new gesture
  • Seven new Z Souls

For more on the upcoming DLC, including additional images outside of those in the gallery below, head here and here. You cab also check out our review as well as an archived livestream and Xenoverse Test Chamber episode by following the links.

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Details For Battlefield: Hardline’s First DLC Pack

The "Don't Revive Me, Bro" podcast on Twitch recently featured an interview with Zach Mumbach, Visceral Games' multiplayer producer for Battlefield: Hardline. in this lengthy hour-plus conversation, Mumbach shares a few details for Battlefield: Hardline's first expansion, Criminal Activity.

As reported by MP1st, this upcoming downloadable content will feature four new maps and additional vehicles. Two of the maps will be set at night, and some, if not all of the maps the maps will feature “a little bit more” destructibility. This content is included in the Premium memberships.

When asked how many weapons or gadgets would be in the DLC offering, Mumbach laughed and wouldn't provide an answer, and instead doubled down on there being four maps. Mumbach said that the level cap won't be raised, and people can expect the expansion "soon."

[Source: Don't Revive Me, Bro via MP1st.

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Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass Announced And Priced, But Details Sparse

Warner Bros. has announced both a season pass and digital premium edition for Batman: Arkham Knight. The details aren’t complete yet, but the publisher says that it has six months of post-launch content planned for the game.

The $ 39.99 season pass (also included in the $ 99.99 digital premium edition at no discount) is a collection of skins, challenge maps, and race tracks. WB also alludes to new story missions and more super-villains, but there’s no indication of how deep these experiences will be.

Batman: Arkham Knight will be out on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on June 23. To see the game in action, check out a new trailer featuring Robin, Nightwing, and Catwoman.

 

Our Take
Warner Bros. has a habit of prematurely announcing season passes for games before the publisher is willing to share complete details. We don’t know how many character and Batmobile skins, race tracks, super villains, or story missions are included. 

It’s impossible to make a value judgment at this point with details so sparse. I’m not opposed to DLC being announced prior to a game’s release (though this is pushing it at two months out), but when you’re offering a product, you’d best be ready to get specific about what’s included at a hefty $ 40 price.

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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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