Playstation News: Mortal Kombat X Predator Bundle Trailer and Free Content

 

 

 

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Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed the Mortal Kombat™ X Predator Bundle, new downloadable content (DLC) that features the ultimate hunter, Predator from the films of the same name, as a playable character and three new character skins including Commando Johnny, Infrared Scorpion and Carl Weathers as Jax.


The Predator Bundle is a part of the Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack, providing fans with Mortal Kombat X DLC for £24.99. Players who already own the Kombat Pack will be able to download the Mortal Kombat X Predator Bundle starting tomorrow, 7th July. 

Players wishing to purchase the Predator Bundle separately will be able to do so beginning Tuesday, 14th July from the PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace and Steam for £6.49. Predator will be sold separately for £3.99 and the Predator Prey Pack including the three new skins will be available for purchase separately for £3.29.

Fans can witness Predator ruthlessly decimate his opponents in the new Mortal Kombat X: Predator Official Trailer, unveiled this morning.

Starting 7th July to thank the fans, all Mortal Kombat Xplayers will receive the Klassic Fatality Pack, giving access to four klassic fatalities from the original Mortal Kombatincluding Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya and Johnny Cage asq well as the Kold War Scorpion Skin for free.  

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Video Game News: 2K reveal ‘WWE2K16′ Cover Superstar as Stone Cold Steve Austin

Stone Cold’ Steve Austin has been unveiled as the cover star of the upcoming WWE 2K16 video game by 2K games in a new trailer:

In an exclusive interview with MTV, the WWE Hall of famer said:

“First of all I’m very honoured to be the cover superstar for WWE 2K16 and being asked got me thinking – and I guess I kind of started looking back at all the things I managed to accomplish in the business.

But I think it was testament to a very deep locker room in one the best eras in the business. All these years later, it is very special and I’m very proud and I was very happy to get the phone call to be the cover star of such a highly regarded video games franchise.”

Currently scheduled for an October 30th release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and in development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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Video Game News: Top 20 UK Sales Charts – Week Ending July 4th

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Batman stands over like a watchful protector of the UK Sales charts as ‘Arkham Knight’ retains top spot for second week. LEGO Jurassic World keeps hold of the number 2 spot as WB Games dominate the charts.

These are the charts for week ending July 4th (does not include digital sales, only retail):

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1 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 1
2 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 2
3 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 3
4 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 5
5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 6
6 YOSHI’S WOOLLY WORLD NINTENDO 4
7 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 11
8 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 8
9 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 7
10 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 12
11 DESTINY ACTIVISION 9
12 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 16
13 PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION 505 GAMES 14
14 FARMING SIMULATOR 15 FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE 15
15 SPLATOON NINTENDO 19
16 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION MICROSOFT 17
17 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT
18 MOTOGP 15 MILESTONE 13
19 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 20
20 MORTAL KOMBAT X WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 18

Video Game News: So finally received my ‘Arkham Knight LE’ today…My Review!

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What should have made the release of Rocksteady’s final chapter of their Arkham series all the more special for me as a fan was spoiled. Just days before the games release came the email I feared after WB Games cancelled the Batmobile Collectors Edition due to problems making its figurine, that WB Games had also chosen to delay the release of the Limited Edition due to problems with the packaging.

I was not best pleased as you can imagine, especially when the delay would be three weeks, with a delivery time of no later then July 14th from the retailer Amazon UK. Replacement codes for the digital version and its content were provided for release day so it was a case of waiting……and waiting!

So I was pleasantly surprised to get a dispatch email July 2nd to say it had been posted out and would receive the next day. Well today it arrived and here is my belated review of the Arkham Knight LE :

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Was surprised by size of the box, similar to the Assassin’s Creed Notre Dame Edition for Unity. I had thought that its size may indicate it was also a display stand much as the Arham City CE had but sadly not. In an ironic  way I am glad it was delayed as once you removed the outer sleeve you immediately encounter a massive story spoiler on the very packaging itself, which I had heard about but to see it was a shock. Considering its the first thing you see before you can access the game inside was a serious mistake by the marketing team. Luckily the delay gave me time to 100% the main story so no harm done but may not be the same for others.

The game and codes are all in the very nicely produced Steel Book that is the second thing you discover. Great visual design on both inside and outside. The #0 Comic book ‘Before the Storm’ serves as a nice prequel story giving us an insight into Batman’s mindset before the events of Arkham Knight unfold. Beautifully drawn and a nice story to experience adding all the more go the Arkham Knight experience.

The Artbook is larger than I had expected with a warm introduction from Rocksteady’s Game Director, Sefton Hill, which was great to see. Containing a treasure trove of concept artwork for the game, with characters and locations from the game, as a fan of comic book and video game art, this is a superb element go the edition.

Of course the main reason I had picked this Edition, the Batman statue. Again it felt larger than expected, never visualised it really in my mind. The level of detail is high with Batman wearing his Arkham Knight Batsuit, standing over Gotham City, forever its protector. It is quite heavy, and discovering batteries surprised me. Had not known that this figurine also lit up but saw light bars on the ground of the city scape. The build is very ‘plastic’ so handling with care essential. Overall it is a great piece to mark the final story in the Arkham series for me as a fan and a collector.

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I am very happy with this Limited Edition, easily one of the finest ones I have purchased. Shame that I could not have experienced on the actual day of release, but as the PIC above shows, fits in nicely and adds to my Arkham City piece for a nice display. For the £80 price I paid I do feel like I got value for money with the extras above the game itself worth the extra spend.

You can read my spoiler free Review of the game itself here. Combined with finally now owning the LE, my experience with Arkham Knight is complete, and I am very happy indeed!

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Video Game News: Batgirl DLC for Arkham Knight releasing July 14th

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the first story driven add-on for Batman™: Arkham Knight – Batgirl: A Matter of Family. Set prior to the events of Batman™: Arkham Asylum, Batgirl: A Matter of Family will allow players to take on the role of Batgirl for the first time in the Batman: Arkhamfranchise. This exciting story add-on features an all-new location with multiple missions, side quests and secrets; a new hacking feature to progress through the world and solve puzzles; and Dual Play functionality with Robin for dynamic take-down manoeuvres. Batgirl: A Matter of Family will be available 14th July for fans who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass and are connected to the Internet, or it can be purchased separately on 21st July for £5.79 on the PlayStation® Network and Xbox LIVE online entertainment network from Microsoft.

The Batgirl: A Matter of Family add-on content was developed by WB Games Montréal and was created using the Batman: Arkham Knight engine built by Rocksteady Studios.  The remaining Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass add-on content is under development by Rocksteady Studios.  

The Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass includes an exclusive Flashpoint Batman Skin, which is available now, and delivers regular new content for six months featuring new story missions, more Super-Villains invading Gotham City, new legendary Batmobiles, advanced challenge maps, alternative character skins, and new drivable race tracks.

Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and is available now for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The PC version of the game will be available in the coming weeks.   

Batman: Arkham Knight brings the award-winning Batman: Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios to its epic conclusion. Developed exclusively for the new generation of consoles and PCs, Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile. The highly anticipated addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman: Arkhamseries, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. In this explosive finale, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city that he is sworn to protect, as Scarecrow returns to unite the super criminals of Gotham and destroy the Batman forever.

For more information on Batman: Arkham Knight, please visit www.batmanarkhamknight.comhttps://www.facebook.com/BatmanArkham or  https://twitter.com/BatmanArkham.com.

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Film News: EW reveal ‘Dawn of Justice’ Film stills

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With SDCC fast approaching, Entertainment Weekly has snapped up the exclusive reveal of new stills from the big DC Comics big screen ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice':

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Doctor Who News: Peter Capaldi gives Insight on Series 9 with EW Interview

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Ahead of SDCC next week, comes the first Series 9 photograph (above) and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly Peter Capaldi has given some hints about Series 9 for The Doctor’s new adventures and series tone:

“He’s throwing himself into life with a newfound hunger for adventure. He’s in pursuit of joy and grabbing every thrill that he can along the way. But I sense him running from something, that even he does not yet understand. There is an epic sweep to this season and I think the villains and monsters reflect that. Great new ones, brilliant old ones, and some very scary creatures looming in stories with real emotional ambition.”

Series 9 returns to BBC and BBC America later this year.

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