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Splatoon Gets A New, Free Game Mode Tomorrow Called Tower Control

Yes, Splatoon is getting even more free content tomorrow. We do have one question, though. Why didn’t Nintendo promote the game by talking about its plans to expand it for free a la The Witcher 3?

Regardless of the promotional strategy, things have been good for Splatoon fans. There have been a heap of new weapons, and tomorrow we get a completely new mode.

Tower Control is a race to control a moving edifice in the center of the map. As players climb aboard, it will move toward the opposing end of the map. Of course, being on the tower makes you a target, so your team will need to rally to assist.

This weekend also marks the first Splatfest in the Americas. Players are asked to choose an allegiance (this time its Cats versus Dogs), fight for their cause, and earn Super Sea Snails to level up gear. 

You can pick a side now and get a special t-shirt representing your choice. The side that wins the Splatfest will walk away with extra Super Sea Snails.

Tower Control opens up tomorrow, July 1, at 7 p.m. Pacific / 10 p.m. Eastern. The Splatfest runs all day July 4.

Correction: This story originally indicated the new mode arrives tonight, June 30. We've corrected the story to reflect the right date and apologize for the error.

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Neverwinter: Rise Of Tiamat Expansion Hits Xbox One Tomorrow Morning

Earlier this year, Perfect World’s free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons MMO Neverwinter released on Xbox One. Those who started this fantastical adventure will have a lot more content to sink their teeth into tomorrow morning.

Along with new quests and heroic encounters, the Rise of Tiamat update includes an onscreen mini-map, performance upgrades, adjustments to queuing, and a 25-player battle with the five-headed draconic goddess Tiamat.

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Our Take
Adam Biessener seemed to have fun when he played the original PC release of Neverwinter a few years ago, so this freebie doesn't seem like a bad deal. If you're bored and you have an Xbox One, this might be the solution for you.

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[Update] The Witcher 3 Update 1.05 Arrives On Consoles Tomorrow

Update: The next update for The Witcher 3 will be arriving tomorrow on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The news comes by way of community manager Marcin Momot on Twitter. Read on for details and info on the past two weeks of DLC.

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The parade of free DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt keeps on marching. We didn’t get a chance to cover last week’s drops, so we’ve got a double dose of add-ons to share with you.

If you haven’t picked up last week’s content, you can grab a new quest (Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear) and an alternative look for Triss. This week, you can get another new quest (Contract: Skellige’s Most Wanted) and the Skellige Armor Set.

CD Projekt has also released a set of notes related to the upcoming 1.05 console patch. This list is notably shorter than previous updates:

  • Gold will no longer reset beyond 65535
  • Fixes lack of interaction with Roche on Oxenfurt Bridge in the quest 'Get Junior' 
  • Geralt's clothes will no longer be wet after leaving the menu
  • The gate in the crypt now works correctly during the quest 'Scavenger Hunt: Viper School Gear'
  • Fixes the endless loading screen when fighting the Ice Giant during the quest 'Lord of Undvik' 
  • Mutagen bonuses will now be saved properly. 
  • Potion of Clearance will no longer be automatically placed into the quick slot if player runs out of other edibles
  • Fixes issue where some skills were not removed properly by Potion of Clearance
  • Improves stability in gameplay and the UI

Community manager Marcin Momot says that the next update will be significantly larger. We’ll update once 1.05 is available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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Hatch Your Masterplan Tomorrow, But Watch This Training Video First

As unabashed fans of both heist movies and revenge stories, The Masterplan has our interest piqued. Add in a story penned by Tom Jubert (The Swapper, The Talos Principle) and we're definitely curious.

The Masterplan takes place in 1970s America, and you are tasked with assembling a team to stick up convenience stores, banks, art galleries, and more. You'll be able to plan the job however you want. You can be silent and get out without detection or make some noise and spill some blood.

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You'll want to arm your team, but you can choose lethal or less-lethal weapons. And even if you are packing serious heat, you can choose to stick up guards and take hostages so you don't have to leave casualties.

The Masterplan is out tomorrow, June 4, on PC, Mac, and Linux. For more, check out our previous coverage.

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Hitman: Sniper Is Available Tomorrow To Challenge Your Sniping Prowess

Square Enix announced that Hitman: Sniper will be available tomorrow on mobile (iOS and Android) and tablets.

The competitive sniping game has you taking on contracts, sniping down targets. Every situation has various ways to take down your opponents, giving you the option to explore different tactics to try and raise your score on the leaderboards.

Hitman: Sniper is free-to-play. In-app purchases are available for those who want to get upgrades faster, but these are optional. You can get the same perks and content by playing the game.

We took the game for a spin last year, and were pretty impressed. You can read our impressions here.

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Tanya Joins The Mortal Kombat X Roster Tomorrow For Kombat Pack Owners

The second of four announced Mortal Kombat X DLC fighters arrives tomorrow for Kombat Pack owners. Tanya, who players fought in the story mode, joins the roster.

The Tanya pack also includes classic costumes for Liu Kang, Kano, and Sonya Blade.  For those that are interested in purchasing her individually, you'll need to wait until June 9.  

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The pack will cost $ 7.99. Tanya will be sold separately for $ 4.99, and the Klassic Pack 1 (implying there will be more returning costumes) will run you $ 3.99. For more on the Kombat Pack ($ 29.99) and the characters included with it, check out our previous coverage.

You can also read our review of Mortal Kombat X. It's out now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 releases are also planned and scheduled for this summer.

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Disney Infinity 2.0 Comes To Vita Tomorrow With Symbiote Suit Spider-Man

Last December at PlayStation Experience, Disney announced it was bringing its toys-to-life game, Infinity, to the handheld scene. Tomorrow, that becomes a reality, as the starter kit arrives at retail.

Included in the starter is a rechargeable bluetooth base, the Spider-Man playset, the same toy box game discs that come with the console starters, and Spider-Man in his symbiote suit. You can use the black-clad Spidey in the console versions, and given the language that he’s “debuting” in the starter, he may be available for purchase later.

The base appears to have only two spots for items (compared to the console base, which two character spots and a playset/other slot). One of these is for a character (and circular discs). The other is for a playset or the hexagonal discs that add terrain, skies, and toys to the toy box. The bundle is priced at $ 59.99. 

For those looking for even more Disney Infinity information, check out our coverage hub. Disney Infinity 3.0 (introducing the Star Wars universe to the series) adorns the June 2015 cover.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

 

Our Take
If this works smoothly, it would be a great way for kids to continue their toy box building on the go. That feature gets the most play in my house, and with my son’s adoration of Spider-Man in his symbiote suit, I need to make sure he doesn’t see this on the store shelves.

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Learn More About Destiny’s Prison Of Elders Cooperative Mode Tomorrow

Bungie is hosting another live stream in the lead-up to the May 19 release of the second Destiny expansion. This week, the studio is focused on the Prison of Elders cooperative endgame content.

The stream will be hosted by Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague and House of Wolves lead designer Matt Sammons. They will be joined by community member “ProfessorBroman” to run through the explanation.

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You can tune in tomorrow, May 6 at 11 a.m. Pacific / 2 p.m. Eastern. For more on House of Wolves, check out our coverage from last week’s Trials of Osiris reveal.

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Destiny’s New Trials Of Osiris Unveiled Tomorrow During Live Stream

Bungie is getting ready to tell us more about what to expect from the upcoming Destiny House of Wolves expansion. We already learned that there won’t be a raid launching with the add-on. Instead, there is something new coming for high-level players: the Trials of Osiris.

Tomorrow, Bungie crucible designers Derek Carroll and Lars Bakken will be revealing information on the multiplayer mode. You can tune in at 11 a.m. Pacific / 2 p.m. Eastern on Bungie’s Twitch channel to learn all about the Trials of Osiris.

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You can also check out the news from last week’s tour of the Reef. House of Wolves will be out on May 19.

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PSA: Tomorrow Is The Last Day To Earn Club Nintendo Coins

If you've got unregistered games or incomplete quizzes, tomorrow is the last day to earn some Club Nintendo coins for them. It will not, however, be the last day to redeem the coins for Nintendo goodies.

Other upcoming Club Nintendo closure milestones include May 1 being the last members can earn Elite status, which entitles them to special exclusive gifts. Finally, the last day to redeem your coins is June 30. After than day, your bank of coins will be deleted and Club Nintendo will be bulldozed to begin construction on whatever Nintendo has planned next.

If you're unsure what to use all your Club Nintendo coins for, Brian Shea put together a handy list of all the games available through the service in its twilight hours, which you can see here.

You can head here to take your final quizzes and redeem your final codes.

[Via: Polygon]

 

Our Take
Club Nintendo was great while it lasted. I got Virtual Console games like Super Mario RPG, Super Metroid, and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask for free all because I had bought other Nintendo games. I am disappointed to see it go, but Nintendo has done a good job of offering some worthwhile titles right at the end. I'm curious to see what Nintendo has planned for the Club's follow-up.

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