January 5, 2017 – Long War Studios, the development outfit responsible for great XCOM 2 PC content such as the “Alien Pack” and the “Perk” and “Laser Pack” mods, has a new name: Pavonis Interactive, and a new web site. And the team has been working on something ambitious. We’ll be sharing more in the coming weeks so stay tuned.
Boston – January 3, 2017 – This November marks Rock Band’s tenth anniversary. As part of the year-long celebration, Harmonix announced today that it will be making some of the series’ most popular on-disc tracks available for purchase as DLC throughout the year. The festivities kick off when the following tracks become available on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 later this month for $1.99 per track:
The All-American Rejects – “Swing, Swing” (Appeared on Lego Rock Band)
Blue Öyster Cult – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” (Appeared on Rock Band)
Kansas – “Carry On Wayward Son” (Appeared on Rock Band 2)
Starting off the month’s DLC is “More Metal Pack 01”, the first of three packs to be released this month. The following songs will be available Thursday, January 5, as part of the More Metal Pack 01 on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for $5.49 or $1.99 per track:
Avenged Sevenfold – “The Stage”
Megadeth – “Trust”
Slipknot – “Dead Memories”
The full list of songs coming to the Rock Band 4 DLC library this month is as follows:
“The Stage” by Avenged Sevenfold starts off our newest DLC pack. A whopping eight and a half minutes long, “The Stage” is a force to be reckoned with. With devil horn difficulty on both drums and guitar, this is a Metal-lover’s dream. There is an extremely challenging intro for drums – we recommend getting into Practice Mode to nail those double kicks down. There’s plenty of tricky guitar parts outside of the song’s three guitar solos that will also need some special attention to perfect.
The next song in the More Metal Pack 01 is “Trust” by Megadeth. Peaking at #5, the Grammy-nominated “Trust” would become the bands highest charting Billboard Mainstream Rock single. Another track in the pack with three shredding guitar solos, “Trust” will have plenty of movement throughout the tune for guitarists and their bandmates. Be careful in the second guitar solo, as the difficulty spikes for that one.
Rounding out our Metal-focused DLC is Slipknot’s “Dead Memories”. Culled from their platinum-selling album All Hope Is Gone, “Dead Memories” has multiple gameplay highlights. Drummers should take note of that tricky drum pattern during the bridge of this song. And, for you Pro Drummers out there, the chart is notably different for you due to a healthy mixing of toms and cymbals at the same time. Cymbals can really make all the difference!
About Rock Band
The latest entry into one of the best-selling and most beloved game franchises of all time, Rock Band Rivals adds online multiplayer, a new look and feel and a hilarious new campaign mode to Rock Band 4. The first Rock Band to be approached as a platform, Rock Band 4 has seen regular updates since its October 2015 launch, including the addition of several free, community-requested features like Practice mode and Setlists.
Last December, Oculus and Harmonix announced Rock Band VR, a completely new music simulation experience coming exclusively to the Oculus Rift.
For more information on Rock Band and to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, head over to the Rock Band blog or follow @RockBandon Twitter for updates.
December 14, 2016 – We’re pleased to announce that Bloodfall, the third and final premium DLC pack for DOOM, is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can check out our launch trailer here.
Priced at $14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / A$23.95, Bloodfall includes the following for DOOM’s multiplayer:
Three new multiplayer maps:
o Empyrian – fight in an ageless colosseum held aloft by opposing energies, as the gilded embattlements slowly crumble
o Boneyard – battle in the outer realm of Hell, where the landscape is made entirely of demon flesh, teeth, and bone
o Outbreak – engage in intense combat throughout a UAC facility transformed after underworldly science breaks free from containment
A new player-controlled demon: Spectre Pinky
A new weapon: Grenade Launcher – bank grenades off walls and deal area damage, or use the secondary fire to detonate smoke grenades
New equipment: Lateral Thrusters – provides short directional boosts to player movement
New ways to customize your DOOM Marine, including the Cultist Armor – armor blessed in the temple and baptized in blood
Austin, TX – Independent developer Flying Wild Hog and free DLC connoisseurs Devolver Digital have released Shadow Warrior 2: The Way of the Wang, a free DLC pack for the hit first-person slasher on Steam and GOG. Shadow Warrior 2 will be 25 percent off through the weekend to celebrate the launch of the new free DLC.
Shadow Warrior 2’s The Way of the Wang DLC opens up a new area within the game’s hub town, presenting seven special trials for Lo Wang to unlock and overcome. Players will be able to earn new crafting abilities, weapon gem slots, and base weapon upgrade perks upon completing each new trial with the prized Fist of Gozu weapon waiting for those that complete the final Trial of the Ancient God mission. Shadow Warrior 2 fans will also find three new ‘Insane’ difficulty levels for the game and five new achievements waiting for them in the DLC pack.
“The fact is Shadow Warrior 2 was a hit for Flying Wild Hog and Devolver Digital and frankly we have more money than we can handle at the moment,” said Fork Parker, CFO at Devolver Digital. “Our team of lethal but fiscally responsible ninja accountants advised me to go ahead and giveaway The Way of the Wang DLC for free and write it off on our taxes. So there you go, you cheap bastards.”
Launched in October, Shadow Warrior 2 has been a critical and commercial success for the independent Polish developer Flying Wild Hog. In its first week alone, the sequel enjoyed a fourfold increase in sales over the 2013 Shadow Warrior reboot.
The sequel follows the further misadventures of former corporate shogun and anti-hero, Lo Wang, who after the events of the first game is surviving as a reclusive mercenary on the edge of a corrupted world. The formidable warrior must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world he inadvertently corrupted.
Shadow Warrior 2 is available on Steam [shadowwarrior.com] and is set for release on consoles in early 2017. For more information please hit up whowantssome.wang or follow @shadowwarrior on Twitter.
December 1, 2016 —Master of Orion’s stellar “Revenge of Antares” update has arrived and the galaxy will never be the same. This update gives players access to an iconic, non-playable race and even more content. Ready for purchase is the “Revenge of Antares Race Pack” DLC, bringing three well known and playable races to the already formidable galaxy.
Included in the “Revenge of Antares” update is a non-playable race, the militarized and despotic Antarans. This tyrannical race also brings a new victory condition. Additionally, in the “Revenge of Antares” update, players gain the ability to recruit galactic leaders and encounter independent civilizations as they deepen their experience in Master of Orion.
Alongside this free update comes the “Revenge of Antares Race Pack”, available for purchase. This DLC introduces a trio of familiar and playable alien races: the Trilarians, the Gnolam, and the Elerians—daunting aliens that will bring new dimensions to the battle for Orion. The Elerians, a fierce race of galactic isolationists, make uncompromising foes. The Gnolam are a wealth-driven society, which translates to them being an economically beneficial ally or a financial danger. Finally, the Trilarians are an aquatic race who, despite their commitment to peace, will fight valiantly against any threat.
Master of Orion’ “Revenge of Antares” game update is available today, free of charge.
The “Revenge of Antares Race Pack” is purchasable today for $9.99 via Steam and GoG.com
December 1, 2016 – Wargame: Red Dragon is still alive and well thanks to its amazing community and the support of its developers. The million-selling series Wargame is back with a Double Nation Pack DLC introducing two new REDFOR Armies: Yugoslavia & Finland. As voted by the community, these two nations come to reinforce the PACT side of Wargame: Red Dragon, bringing up to 186 new gorgeous units to add further strategic depth to Eugen Systems’ spectacular RTS.
The Yugoslav People’s Army is a highly-mechanized fighting force, with powerful tanks and IFV backed up by a wide choice of versatile SAM/SPAAG weapon systems and many indigenous assault aircrafts. It features four variants of the M-84 MBT as well as heavier tanks such as the M-91 Vihor. Yugoslavia also fields many variants of BOV wheeled armored vehicles, M-60 APC, M-80 IFV… The Yugoslav Air Force introduces no less than four indigenous planes (Jastreb, Super Galeb, Orao & Novi), modeled in-game into seven variants. Yugoslavia is playable in a coalition with Czechoslovakia.
But Yugoslavia is not arriving alone, as the Finnish Army is also available in this new Nation Pack! It features excellent reconnaissance (a small army by itself!), providing a wide array of choices, ranging from the stealthy to the powerful. Finland introduces a new unit type: ATV riders, with the FDF Mönkijä, a small & elusive jeep! A strong infantry line-up backs up this recon force, with a large selection of shock troopers & commandos with CQC MG, giving Finland an uncanny ability at clearing urban areas & woods. The Finnish Army’s lineup also features a wide range of tube artillery, from heavy mortars, such as the TelaKrH 66, the Gvozdika, to modernized MBT such as the T-72M1MOD. And let’s not forget the iconic StuG III, a.k.a “Sturmi” !
Since its release, Wargame: Red Dragon has added the following DLC :
– The Millionth Mile (60 new units and a new unit type)
– Second Korean War (a new solo campaign and 12 new units)
– Norse Dragons (60 new units for Sweden, Denmark & Norway)
– Nation Pack : Netherlands (with 80 units)
– Nation Pack : Israel (with 96 units)
– Russian Roulette 10v10 map
New bundles are also made available today on Steam :
– Full Nation Pack : Netherlands + Israël + Yugoslavia + Finland
– Red Dragon Complete Edition : Game + all available DLCs
– Wargame : Ultimate Franchise Pack : All Wargame games + DLCs
This Double Nation Pack : Reds is available now on PC. Enjoy up to 75% off on Steam for the whole Wargame Franchise until December 5th.
SAN FRANCISCO – November 10, 2016– Today, Ubisoft® announced that Operation Red Crow, the fourth major update for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be available on November 17 for Xbox One, Sony Playstation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. In line with the studio’s commitment to provide new post-launch content for the game and complete the Year One road map, this content update introduces a free new map and new gameplay features. Once again two new Operators will be available for Season Pass holders on November 17 and for all players on November 24.
Celebrate Red Crow’s Launch with a Free Weekend
Ubisoft also announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be available for free from November 11 to 13, for the first time on PlayStation®4 system, as well as on Windows PC via Uplay and Steam.
In the lead up to the fourth major update, the Rainbow Six community remains strong and continues to increase with more people playing Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege than there were at launch. There is no better time to join the strong community of more than 10 million players and discover Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege firsthand.
The New Skyscraper Map and Two New Japanese S.A.T. Operators
In Operation Red Crow, the Skyscraper map is perched high above the streets of Nagoya, Japan, where Operators have to neutralize an organized crime threat within a Yakuza-filled mansion. Two Japanese Special Assault Team (S.A.T.) Operators, Hibana and Echo, have been enlisted to suppress this menace:
Hibana is an expert at gaining entry in high risk areas thanks to her explosive leadership on the field. She is equipped with the SuperNova and Type-89 as primary weapons, allowing for rapid motions and providing precise room-to-room clearings.
Echo, a tactical and technology-driven Operator, is also equipped with the SuperNova, along with the MP5SD4 as primary weapons, allowing him to proceed rapidly and precisely in Close Quarter Battle contexts.
Season Pass owners will benefit from seven days of exclusive access to these new Operators, while all other players will be able to unlock them with their Renown or R6 Credits after the exclusive period.
Further details on the content of Operation Red Crow will be unveiled during the Rainbow Six Pro League Season 3 Finals livestream, which will include the first live demo of the new DLC. To get an exclusive first look at Operation Red Crow, tune in to the livestream at 9:45am PT on Sunday, November 13, here: https://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6
The Rainbow Six Pro League Season 3 Finals will be held on November 12 and 13 at the ESL Studios in Katowice, Poland where the top Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege players will gather and compete for a $150.000 total prize-pool.
Boston – October 31, 2016– Huge new releases and iconic hits from the 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s join the Rock Band 4 DLC music library this month. Kicking off the month is a “Hootie & The Blowfish Pack 01”, which will be available tomorrow, November 1, on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for $5.49. Each song can also be purchased individually for $1.99 per track:
Hootie & The Blowfish – “Hold My Hand”
Hootie & The Blowfish – “Only Wanna Be With You”
Hootie & The Blowfish – “Let Her Cry”
In celebration of Friday’s release of Bon Jovi’s thirteenth studio album, This House Is Not For Sale, a new single from this album will join their 12 other career-spanning hit tracks in the Rock Band 4 DLC music library on Thursday, November 3 for $1.99:
Bon Jovi – “Born Again Tomorrow”
Other artists set to contribute new tracks to join Rock Band throughout the month of November include:
Fine Young Cannibals
… and more
Stay tuned to the Harmonix blog, as well as Rock Band’s Twitter and Facebook pages, for exciting DLC announcements and gameplay reveals throughout the month.
“Hold My Hand” opens the new DLC pack. This tune is great for the full band, as there is a little something for everyone. Bassists have a constantly active bassline that will be a blast to hold down. Darius Rucker, vocalist of Hootie & The Blowfish, accomplishes a fantastic vocal performance in this track with plenty of variety and vocal runs. Singers will have plenty to practice with this one!
An iconic hit from Hootie & The Blowfish, “Only Wanna Be With You”, joins the Music Library this week. Featuring an energetic beat on drums to a fun guitar solo, this track is sure to be a staple in your ‘90s setlist. The track also includes an interesting and varied bassline and catchy vocal harmony charts.
Another bass-centric tune, “Let Her Cry”, finishes up this week’s pack. Bassists will have the spotlight in this one as well, with an interesting countermelody sprinkled throughout the tune. “Let Her Cry” is an excellent tune for beginner rockers.
Bon Jovi is back with memorable guitar riffs and driving drums in “Born Again Tomorrow”. An awesome addition to any music library as Bon Jovi returns to their unique brand of Jersey-born rock ‘n’ roll. This song will be fun for players of all skill levels with challenging vocals and fret-work.