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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Campaign Trailer, Limited Editions Announced, Multiplayer Reveal on August 11

With just a few short months to go before Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare hits store shelves, Activision and Sledgehammer Games have announced a trio of collector’s edition versions of the games with a variety of in-game content and collectible items.

On November 4th, fans will have their choice of the Atlas Limited Edition, Digital Pro Edition, and Atlas Pro Edition of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, priced at $79.99, $99.99, and $119.99, respectively.

Each version, including the downloadable Digital Pro Edition, will come equipped with the Atlas Digital Content Pack, which features two new weapons — the Bal-27 AE Assault Rifle and Atlas 45 AE Pistol — as well as a unique Atlas exoskeleton, helmet, player card, and five bonus supply drops that unlock new in-game gear. Players will also be able to upgrade their exoskeleton in the campaign early with new powers and abilities via an extra upgrade token.

What’s more, the collector’s edition versions of the game will include Atlas Gorge; a bonus multiplayer map that reimagines Pipeline, a fan favorite map from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

Both the Digital Pro Edition and Atlas Pro Edition will also come with the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass, which unlocks access to four forthcoming DLC multiplayer map packs.

For those that prefer tangible collectibles, the Atlas Limited Edition and Atlas Pro Edition will come with a unique steelbook case, the game’s official soundtrack, and the Atlas: Advanced Soldier manual — a collection of original concept art and historical and tactical information.

While you won’t be able to get your hands on the collector’s edition versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare until this November, check out the story trailer to see more of the game’s campaign and to get a small taste of what to expect from the multiplayer reveal on August 11th.

Ubisoft Introduces Elise in a new Assassin’s Creed Unity Arno Trailer, Screens, Artworks & More

Today Ubisoft is releasing a new CGI trailer for Assassin’s Creed Unity that shows Arno racing against time and through a dense and chaotic central Paris in order to prevent the beheading of Elise, a character central to Assassin’s Creed Unity’s story. As an independent young noblewoman, Elise is determined to secure her place in the Templar dynasty amidst the chaos of the French Revolution. Her quest leads her to cross paths with Arno and establish an unlikely bond with him. 

In addition to the new trailer, Ubisoft is offering fans the chance to discover a novel by Oliver Bowden based on Assassin’s Creed Unity. This new paperback from Penguin Random House builds on Bowden’s past Assassin’s novels – with 3 million copies sold to date - and examines an era when the divide between the rich and poor is at its most extreme, and a nation is tearing itself apart. Told from Elise’s perspective, the book follows her and Arno as they are drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and the Templars – a world with dangers more deadly than they could ever have imagined - and fight to avenge all they have lost. 

Finally, fans can now also order “Elise: The Fiery Templar,” a high quality figurine designed by Ubicollectibles that features Elise as she sets her sights on her target with her gun poised and sword sheathed at the ready on her back. This collectible can be assembled into a diorama with the “Arno: The Fearless Assassin” figurine. Additional digital content for Assassin’s Creed Unity also is included with the purchase of this collectible.

Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released worldwide on October 28. The novel Assassin’s Creed Unity will be available in November. “Elise: The Fiery Templar” figurine will be released on October 14.

Assassin’s Creed Unity will be available across EMEA on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC at selected retailers . “Elise: The Fiery Templar” figurine will be available across EMEA territories and can be ordered now via the Uplay shop: shop.ubi.com/Elise

The Last of Us Remastered Photo Mode Detailed

We made a slew of cool additions to The Last of Us Remastered to create the definitive The Last of Us game, but one of the features we’re most excited about is Photo Mode. After all, what’s a beautiful post pandemic landscape if you can’t share some good pictures of it?

Photo Mode is activated through the pause screen. You can activate it by simply tapping L3 to freeze the action in-game as long you aren’t in a cutscene. For a clear description of how it works, check out a tutorial from Jeff Negus, our in-house editor and videographer:

Camera control, field of view, and depth of field adjustments will help you frame the perfect shot. Aesthetically, you can add one of ten different color filters and adjust its intensity. You can choose to give your photo a vignette or even select from a selection of eleven different frames. If you like the look of film grain, you can add that as well. There are a ton of options for you to explore.

Photo Mode arrives in Patch 1.01 for The Last of Us Remastered. It will only be available in this PS4 edition of the game. Patch 1.01 will be rolled out globally by the time you get your hands on the game July 29th. Let’s see your best photos! Use #TheLastofUs so we can find them and we’ll re-tweet some of our favorites from the official Naughty Dog Twitter.

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42 New Screens of The Last of Us Remastered

42 New Screens of The Last of Us Remastered

The Walking Dead: Season Two - A Telltale Games Series Episode 4 - ‘Amid the Ruins’ - Trailer & Release Dates

Fellow survivors, 

Today we would like to share the official trailer and release dates for ‘Amid the Ruins,’ the penultimate episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two - A Telltale Games Series.

The Walking Dead: Season Two - Episode 4 ‘Amid the Ruins’ will be available starting next week on these dates for the corresponding platforms:

July 22nd: PC/Mac via Steam, the Telltale Online Store and other digital distribution services; on the PlayStation Store in North America for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita

July 23rd: Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft; on the PlayStation Store in European territories for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita

July 24th: Available as an in-app purchase within The Walking Dead: Season Two on the iOS App Store

Additional platform release dates for tablets, mobile, handheld, and micro-console devices are to be announced. Please stay tuned to @telltalegames on twitter for more updates as they become available.

The Walking Dead: Season Two’s fourth episode, ‘Amid the Ruins,’ will be available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation Network for $4.99 USD individually, or as part of a season pass option including access to episodes as they are released. On PC/Mac, the episode will be available as part of a season pass, and also available on the iOS App Store as part of a season multi-pack, or for $4.99 USD as an in-app purchase within The Walking Dead: Season Two application.

For more information on the game, visit the official websiteFacebook and follow Telltale Games on Twitter.

The Last of Us Remastered New Screens, - Hands on: The Last of Us Remastered

With The Last of Us Remastered’s PS4 release just weeks away (July 29th), I dove into a pre-release version of the game to see exactly how Naughty Dog is leveraging PS4’s hardware to upgrade last year’s biggest Game of the Year winner.

First, there’s the immediately noticeable bump in native screen resolution. The jump from 720p (PS3) to native 1080p (PS4) gives the visuals a major shot in the arm. The crisp new presentation banishes those nasty jaggies to the margins, while higher resolution environment textures adorn the lovingly crafted post-apocalyptic environments.

But the kicker is the new framerate. I’ll admit to being at least a bit skeptical on hearing that Naughty Dog would target a smoother, more fluid 60 frames per second for The Last of Us Remastered. I wondered whether it would add a distracting layer of artificiality, that it might somehow interfere with the game’s cinematic look and feel. Luckily, based on my hands-on experiences at a recent media event in New York City, those concerns feel entirely unwarranted. Played at the higher framerate, The Last of Us Remastered has a silky smooth feel that makes aiming and camera control feel more responsive and natural.

Conveniently, the PS4 version was shown side-by-side with the original PS3 game. Curious, I picked up the DualShock 3 and panned the camera around for a few seconds, before hastily switching right back to Remastered. It’s nice to see that Naughty Dog is giving players the choice to lock TLOUR to 30 frames per second — which PlayStation.Blog’s own Ryan Clements currently favors — but for me it’s 60 FPS or bust, no contest. I suspect this one will boil down to personal preference. 

Then there are a slew of subtler visual details. Lighting quality has received a boost, with improved shadow detail. Joel and Ellie’s in-game character models also look more detailed, sporting higher resolution textures that allowed me to see the fabric weave in Joel’s filthy flannel shirt. The 1080p presentation also helped me spot subtle visual details I’d never noticed in the original PS3 version, like the way tiny streams of blood trickle down Joel’s arm when he’s injured, or how rats weave erratically through garbage-strewn ruins.

The gameplay remains unchanged, though the higher framerate does lend a feeling of increased responsiveness. The most notable difference is that the L2 and R2 triggers now control aiming and firing — and yep, you can switch back to the classic L1 and R1 controls if that floats your boat.

Though I didn’t get a chance to try out the multiplayer mode (a personal favorite), the campaign is looking mighty promising. The Last of Us Remastered will come complete with all previously released DLC, including the excellent story chapter Left Behind. And at a reduced price of $50, it’s a good bet for new PS4 owners who missed out on one of the best games of the generation, or seasoned TLOU veterans eager for another dose of Joel and Ellie.

Woofle - The Redhood Diaries

A non-sugarcoated fairy tale platformer, full of drama and dark twists… 

In this fantasy / steampunk setting - with dangerous smoke-spewing factories, a charming medieval village and nature manipulated by evil - we follow the journey of a fearless Little Red Riding Hood. The well-known voyage to her grandmother’s house is only a fraction of this immersive visual adventure. 

Key Features

  • A rich visual experience. 
  • Retro-inspired platforming action. 
  • Axe-wielding, hack ‘n slash combat. 
  • Mind-boggling 3D puzzles. 
  • A dramatic, twisted storyline.

Story

"Many years ago, Joseph, a young and ambitious engineer, fell in love with a girl. 

They got married and moved in with Joseph’s mother, in her small cabin in the woods. One day, Joseph’s wife went for a walk in the forest and never came back - leaving both Joseph and his mother heartbroken. 

After the mysterious disappearance, Joseph seeks comfort in his work. His mother seeks for answers in the forest. Years later, she finds a scared little girl in the woods. The resemblance between the red-caped toddler and her dead-pronounced daughter-in-law is striking. She takes the girl back to her place and gives her a meal and a bath. While helping the toddler out of her dirty ripped clothes, she finds a locket carrying the picture of Joseph’s wife, which confirms her initial instinct: this must be her granddaughter. Red Riding Hood is given her name and a loving home, where she grows up rather carefree until fate strikes once again. 

When the girl is 14 years old, Joseph gets killed in an accident at the factory - or so, his family is told. Once grown up, Red Riding Hood heads towards the city, to avenge her beloved father’s death and hunt down the one she holds responsible: B.B. Woolfe, CEO of Woolfe industries.” 

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The Walking Dead Season 2 - Episode 4 ‘Amid The Ruins’ New Screens, Details coming next week 

Alein: Isolation Pre-order Content Unites Original Movie Cast

SEGA of America, SEGA Europe and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products today announced exclusive pre-order bonus content for Alien: Isolation, featuring the vocal talent and likenesses of key cast members of the 1979 Ridley Scott masterpiece, Alien. Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winner Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley) , Tom Skerritt (Dallas) , Veronica Cartwright (Lambert) , Harry Dean Stanton (Brett) , Yaphet Kotto (Parker) and Ian Holm (Ash, likeness and sound-alike) are set to feature in two downloadable bonus missions, which allow you to relive two classic scenes from the movie.

“Working with the original cast has been an incredible experience,” said Alistair Hope, Creative Lead on Alien: Isolation. “It was important to us to have the key original cast members reprise their roles in order to perfectly capture the atmosphere of the movie. For some of the original cast, this is their first appearance in an Alien video game. Seeing them reprise those roles after 35 years was an unforgettable experience.”

Anyone in the UK who pre-orders the game will get a free upgrade to the Nostromo Edition, which includes the bonus content “Crew Expendable”. Players can choose to play as one of three surviving crewmembers, only moments after Brett’s death at the jaws of the creature. As Ellen Ripley, Dallas or Parker, players can explore the Nostromo from habitation deck down through engineering, coordinating their efforts with Lambert and Ash to lure the Alien into the ship’s airlock.

In addition, consumers who pre-order at select retailers will also receive “Last Survivor” in which players pick up the story as Ripley tries to escape on the Narcissus. On hearing the screams of Lambert and Parker, players must navigate their way back down through the Nostromo in order to activate the self-destruct sequence, before retracing their steps back to the Narcissus shuttle and their escape.*

Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.

Alien: Isolation will be available from October 7th, 2014, for Xbox One the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Windows PC, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.

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