DLC - News

October2012

  • News Ubisoft Explains Assassin's Creed III's Microtransactions

    Transparency

    You’ll be able to pay to unlock new multiplayer gear in Assassin’s Creed III, publisher Ubisoft has confirmed. Eagle eyed gamers spotted the inclusion of Erudito Credits in the most recent PlayStation Store update, prompting some speculation over what the mysterious currency entailed. “The Erudito Credits are a new way of...

  • News You'll Be Able to Pay as You Play Assassin's Creed III

    Spend a penny

    Assassin’s Creed III is already shaping up to be quite the investment. In addition to the cost of the console adventure itself, there’s also the price of the title’s DLC Season Pass and handheld spin-off Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation to consider. Apparently, that’s still not enough for publisher Ubisoft. While playing the...

  • News Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit DLC Gets Nostalgic

    Welcome to the Fantasy Zone

    What’s better than a shamed dead rabbit hell-bent on revenge? A bunch of forgotten SEGA protagonists hell-bent on revenge, of course. Developer Arkedo has released a couple of new DLC packs for Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit this week, which implement a slew of classic character skins. Amongst the famous faces are...

  • News Test Your Might Against Dishonored's Dunwall City Trials

    Shadow man

    Reckon you’ve got the best of Dunwall’s royal guard? You’ll be able to put your confidence to the test this December with Dishonored’s first expansion pack, Dunwall City Trials. The add-on includes “10 Challenge Maps” that will examine your skill against waves of enemies, time-trials, and a “gravity-defying run of drop...

  • News THQ Fashions 30th October Launch for Darksiders 2 DLC

    Hellish hearth

    Death will reign once again this Hallowe’en, when THQ deploys Darksiders 2’s second big chunk of DLC. The cryptically titled Abyssal Forge will be available on PlayStation 3 from 30th October in North America. Those of you living overseas will have an extra day to prepare for the apocalyptic arrival, when the content appears on...

  • News 300's King Leonidas Charges into God of War: Ascension

    Prepare for glory

    If you pre-order the upcoming God of War: Ascension from US mega retailer GameStop, you’ll be given the unique opportunity to play as 300’s King Leonidas. The burly warrior will be selectable in multiplayer, and will come complete with iconic red cape, helmet, and armour. You’ll also get to use the character’s trademark...

  • News Sleeping Dogs' Nightmare in North Point DLC Is Coming for You

    Smiley cat

    We’re not sure whether to laugh or cry. Square Enix has released the first trailer for Sleeping Dogs’ upcoming Hallowe’en themed expansion, Nightmare in North Point – and it features a devilish feline foe named Smiley Cat. Y’see, in life Big Scar Wu was a high-rolling gangster. But when he was murdered by the Sun On Yee and fed...

  • News Aftermath Expansion Shakes Up Battlefield 3 Next Month

    Pulling the ground from beneath your feet

    Battlefield 3’s post-earthquake expansion pack Aftermath will launch on 27th November for PlayStation 3 Premium members. Vanilla players will have to wait until 11th December to get their hands-on the add-on. The anticipated DLC pack features four new maps set on the ravaged city streets of urban Tehran...

  • News Borderlands 2's Campaign of Carnage DLC Accidentally Outed

    Trophies are the trouble

    The next set of Borderlands 2 DLC has been leaked – and Trophies are the culprit yet again. Eagle-eyed players spotted the addition of a new expansion pack named ‘Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage’ added to the title's trinket roster, which corroborates rumours that first appeared earlier in the year. Torgue is, of...

  • News Upgrade Your Arsenal with Mass Effect 3's Latest DLC Pack

    Be prepared

    You’ll be able to reward Commander Shepard’s galactic antics with a new set of artillery this week. Mass Effect 3’s Groundside Weapons pack – available for $1.99 in North America – will augment humanity’s last hope with a slew of new firearms, including a Kishock Harpoon Gun and Acolyte Pistol. You’re going to need all the...

  • News Activision Equips 007 Legends with Exclusive PS3 Content

    Shaken, not stirred

    Activision’s movie mash-up 007 Legends will boast a couple of exclusive multiplayer characters on PlayStation 3, the publisher has announced. Those of you that purchase the first-person shooter on Sony’s system will be able to play as Skyfall characters Eve (played by the actress Naomie Harris in the movie) and Patrice (Ola...

  • News Nightmarish DLC Haunts Sleeping Dogs' Dreams from 30th October

    Undead nightmare

    Sleeping Dogs is set to get a rude awakening this Hallowe’en, when the game’s first story-driven DLC ‘Nightmare in Northpoint’ spooks the PlayStation Store. Similar to Red Dead Redemption’s extremely popular ‘Undead Nightmare’, the horror-themed add-on aims to “explore other aspects of Hong Kong cinema”...

  • News Enormous Mass Effect 3 DLC Targets PSN Next Month

    T'Soni way to go

    Mass Effect 3’s biggest expansion to date Omega will arrive on 27th November in North America, developer BioWare has announced. The $14.99 add-on will see protagonist Commander Shepard re-united with ousted Omega matriarch Aria T'loak, as the duo aim to retake the contested space station from Cerberus control. According to...

  • News Don't Worry, Resident Evil 6's On-Disc DLC Is Free

    Shut it, shrimpy

    Pop down those pitch-forks and “Capcom Sucks” protest boards – the Japanese publisher has revealed that Resident Evil 6’s recently uncovered on-disc DLC will actually be free. According to the company, the complimentary content will be unlocked in an upcoming update. There will be paid DLC for the conflicted survival horror...

  • News Borderlands 2's Captain Scarlett Content Is Real, Coming Soon

    No sign of the Mysterons

    As previously rumoured, Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Posterior will be the first downloadable expansion for Borderlands 2. Er, we meant Pirate’s Booty... Obviously. The content will release next week on the PlayStation Store and will transport plunderers to a new location labelled Oasis. According to Gearbox gaffer...

  • News Borderlands 2 DLC Explores Captain Scarlett's Booty

    What about the Mysterons?

    Borderlands 2’s first expansion pack will be entitled ‘Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty’, according to an updated Trophy list. We’re guessing that the content has absolutely nothing to do with the creepy 60’s sci-fi show, but would be absolutely delighted if it did. The expansion will add three new...

  • News Four New Playable Animals Stalk Tokyo Jungle This Week

    Killer croc

    The roster of playable pets in Tokyo Jungle is set to expand by four this week, with the release of a fresh batch of DLC. New arrivals include the Crocodile, Giraffe, Kangaroo and Panda. Sony has also promised to give away a new wardrobe of outfits, though specifics are currently unannounced. If you’re still unsure about...

  • News Borderlands 2's Mechromancer Character Class Launches Early

    Gaige your interest

    Borderlands 2’s hotly anticipated fifth character class will release in North America later today – a whole week ahead of schedule. Gearbox gaffer Randy Pitchford announced the surprise arrival on Twitter overnight, prompting an immeasurable outpouring of gratitude from fans of the game. Those of you with a Premiere Club pass...

  • News Bethesda: It's On Us to Solve Skyrim's DLC Woes

    Shouldering responsibility

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s second major expansion pack, Hearthfire, launched on PC this week – but the post-release discussion has been focused solely on the content’s absence on PlayStation 3. Bethesda admitted recently that it was struggling to get the expansion – and its predecessor, Dawnguard – to run on...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Retaliates with Massive Multiplayer Expansion

    Won't cost a penny

    Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer component will be significantly bolstered by a brand new expansion next week. The free download – launching 9th October in North America – will augment an impressive six new maps and 16 playable characters. The addition will plot the return of the Collectors from Mass Effect 2 – and a whole...

  • News King Washington Takes Centre Stage in Assassin's Creed III DLC

    Alternate history

    Like most other big budget releases, Assassin’s Creed III will boast a season pass. The $30 expansion will grant access to various multiplayer expansions, in addition to three single-player episodes named "The Tyranny of King Washington". As the title suggests, the content will depict an alternate history set after the events of...

  • News Escape Plan: Director's Cut DLC Tip-Toes onto PSN

    The great escape

    It’s impressive just how much post-release content developer Fun Bits Interactive has already produced for PlayStation Vita exclusive Escape Plan – but it’s not quite finished yet. The studio has announced a brand new expansion pack named Director’s Cut, which is set to release on the PlayStation Store this week. According...

September2012

  • News Sony Wraps Up Exclusive The Amazing Spider-Man DLC

    Tingling sensations

    We sincerely hope you didn’t purchase The Amazing Spider-Man on an alternative platform. Activision has announced that it will be bringing two brand new DLC packs to the recently released movie tie-in, and they’ll be exclusive to the PlayStation 3. The expansions – dubbed the Lizard Rampage Pack and the Oscorp Search &...

  • News Not All Borderlands 2 DLC Will Be Included with Its Season Pass

    So much more in the pipeline

    Those of you that own a copy of Borderlands 2 can currently stump up $29.99 for the title’s Season Pass. This guarantees access to all four of the first-person shooter’s expansion packs – but Gearbox gaffer Randy Pitchford has teased that there’s plenty more to come. "We will have other, non-season pass related...

  • News Sleeping Dogs Awakens with Bumper DLC Schedule

    Wei more than expected

    Sleeping Dogs is already a pretty meaty game – seriously, so many pork buns – but Square Enix has pledged to expand the experience through October with a slew of new DLC. Alongside the bevy of boosts and outfits already available, the publisher has announced a new Street Racer pack, the mission-heavy SWAT Pack, and an...

  • News Three New Rides Race into Gran Turismo 5

    Hot wheels

    Don’t let anyone tell you that Gran Turismo is not the behemoth it once was. Sony’s simulation series continues to be a steady seller across the globe, with a brand new version of Gran Turismo 5 set to hit European store shelves next week. In lieu of the game’s continued popularity, developer Polyphony Digital has announced a brand...

  • News Sony Splitting Up Starhawk for PlayStation Network

    Plus more

    We felt back when we reviewed it that the tragically overlooked Starhawk would benefit from a standalone multiplayer release – and it looks like we were right on the money. Lightbox Interactive president Dylan Jobe has taken to the PlayStation Blog to announce just that, alongside two other individual versions of the innovative shooter...

  • Rumour Sorcery Studio Is Building Borderlands 2 DLC

    Wand waving

    Gearbox has some fairly aggressive DLC plans in place for Borderlands 2 – and it looks like it’s enlisting on the assistance of fellow studios to help achieve its aims. According to online super sleuth Superannuation, Sorcery developer The Workshop is working on an expansion based on Borderlands 2’s fictional Torgue weapons...

  • News Dark Souls DLC Terrorises PlayStation Network Next Month

    Be afraid

    Dark Souls’ sought after “Artorias of the Abyss” DLC pack is almost as difficult to pronounce as it inevitably will be to play. The content expansion – previously included with the PC Prepare to Die edition – will hit the PlayStation Network on 24th October in Europe. A retail re-release including the add-on will also storm store...

  • News Far Cry 3 Engages in a Little Monkey Business

    Avoid the trailer

    US mega-retailer GameStop has released an alarmingly unfunny trailer to promote its exclusive pre-order bonuses for Far Cry 3. Register your interest in the title and you’ll unlock access to four additional single-player missions and a couple of extra multiplayer taunts. We’ve embedded the full trailer below, but beware:...

  • News Borderlands 2's Golden Key Will Test Your Determination

    Itchy fingers

    As far as pre-order bonuses go, Borderlands 2’s mysterious Golden Key is absolutely genius. The super-secret unlocking device – doled out to Premiere Club members – will be capable of opening a single treasure chest in Sanctuary. That chest will house a selection of rare loot, scaled to the level of your character. And that’s...

  • News The Mechromancer Targets Borderlands 2 in October

    En-Gaige

    Borderlands 2’s downloadable Mechromancer character class will fire into the first-person shooter on 16th October, publisher 2K Games has announced. The character – officially named Gaige – will be available as a free download to anyone that pre-orders the title. Everyone else will have to pay £7.99/$9.99. Gaige’s robotic arm will...

  • News Medal of Honor: Warfighter DLC Promotes Controversial Movie

    On the hunt

    Medal of Honor: Warfighter may be struggling to secure headlines on its own terms – but its collaboration with controversial Sony Pictures flick Zero Dark Thirty was always going to be a sure fire hit. For the uninitiated, the aforementioned movie attempts to recreate the real-life search for Osama Bin Laden. In the game, it will be...

  • News Sony Working with Bethesda to Solve Skyrim DLC Woes

    No guarantees

    While Xbox 360 owners enjoy the second The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim DLC pack, developer Bethesda has yet to release the first expansion on PlayStation 3. In fact, the company has revealed that it's struggling to get the content running on Sony’s platform at all – an unsurprising admission considering the game’s troubled launch...

  • News Modern Warfare 3 Chaos Pack DLC Confirmed for 13th September

    It'll kill for some perks

    As has become normal for PS3 owners, the wait for the latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC has lasted around a month; it's almost over. It's confirmed that the third set, 'Chaos Pack', arrives on 13th September and will cost $15 or its equivalent, while Elite members will get it for free. Developer Infinity Ward...

August2012

  • News Zen Pinball 2's Plants vs. Zombies Table Rises Next Week

    Try to resist

    Zen Studios’ mysterious PopCap-themed pinball table is based on Plants vs. Zombies, the developer has finally announced. The evergreen arena – playable at PAX Prime 2012 this weekend – will focus on the same botanical battle you’ve come to love, with the added impact of giant silver balls. The table will launch alongside Zen...

  • News Bethesda Still Struggling with Dawnguard DLC on PS3

    No solution in sight

    Bethesda has warned that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s Dawnguard DLC pack may never release on PlayStation 3. The content launched on Xbox 360 earlier this year, prompting the developer to release a statement noting that it was having difficulties with the PS3. Those issues are ongoing according to the company’s community...

  • News Borderlands 2 Season Pass Offers Four DLC Packs for $30

    Good deal

    Borderlands 2 will receive at least four DLC packs between release and next summer, publisher 2K Games has announced. Each expansion will cost you $9.99, or you’ll be able to purchase all four up front as part of the title’s season pass. That will set you back a discounted $29.99. Season pass holders will be able to download the new...

  • News DICE Issues Battlefield 3: Armored Kill DLC Release Date

    Ready for deployment

    PlayStation 3 owners will get the first opportunity to cut through Battlefield 3’s upcoming Armored Kill expansion pack. The content – which includes several new vehicles and a handful of maps – will hit the PlayStation Store on 4th September for Premium members. Vanilla players will be able to join the action on 18th...

  • News Mass Effect 3: Leviathan Trailer Takes a Dip

    Under the sea

    BioWare sure knows how to put together a good Mass Effect 3 trailer. We didn’t have a whole lot of interest in the title’s upcoming Leviathan expansion pack, until we saw this short video which shows protagonist Commander Shepard taking a trip beneath the ocean. The content’s due out on 28th August. Let us know if you're going...

  • News Ghost Recon: Future Soldier DLC Swoops PSN Next Month

    Birds of prey

    Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’s second DLC pack Raven Strike will fly onto the PlayStation Store next month, publisher Ubisoft has announced. The expansion pack will be available on 11th September in North America and 12th September in Europe. Raven Strike is pitched as "a throwback to traditional Ghost Recon gameplay”. It will...

  • News Spec Ops: The Line Refreshed with Co-Op Multiplayer Mode

    Phone a friend

    If the harsh realities of war are proving too much for you to face alone, you’ll soon be able to tackle them with a friend. Publisher 2K Games has announced that it’ll be launching a free update for Spec Ops: The Line later today, which adds a brand new two-player co-operative mode to the game. The complimentary mode will consist...

  • News Injustice: Gods Among Us Will Solve DLC Compatibility Issues

    A real Boon

    NetherRealm Studios gaffer Ed Boon has promised to solve Mortal Kombat’s frustrating compatibility issues with upcoming brawler Injustice: Gods Among Us. The company’s previous effort did a poor job of ensuring all players had the appropriate data to make the online component work, but Boon has promised that its super hero mash-up...

  • News DmC: Devil May Cry Box Art Unveiled

    Misery guts

    Get ready demon-slashing fans, Capcom has revealed DmC: Devil May Cry's official box art and Amazon pre-order bonus goodies. Senior Capcom Community Manager, Chris Antista, also hinted that an Official Capcom Store exclusive item will be announced soon. Amazon will be offering the "Bone Pack" DLC which will "transform Dante's Shotgun,...

  • News LBP Karting Will Support Sackboy's Existing Wardrobe

    Dressed to impress

    We already know that LittleBigPlanet Vita will support Sackboy’s extensive backlog of outfits and accessories – but upcoming kart racer LittleBigPlanet Karting has remained an overlooked exception. Well, until now that is. Sony has officially confirmed that the majority of LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2 costumes will be...

  • News Mass Effect 3's Leviathan Emerges on 28th August

    Reaper the rewards

    Mass Effect 3’s first proper single-player DLC will jet off on 28th August in North America, developer BioWare has announced. European players will be forced to wait until 29th August to get their hands on the content. The expansion pack promises to extend the space opera’s single-player campaign, setting protagonist Shepard...

  • News Sleeping Dogs Staying Awake for at Least Six Months

    Counting sheep

    Square Enix has announced that it won’t let Sleeping Dogs lie, confirming at least six months of post-release content for the upcoming open-world adventure. A host of downloads will be available alongside the game’s North American launch later today, including the brilliant Retro Triad Pack, which includes "a killer old school...

  • News 007 Legends Scoops Nostalgic Pre-Order Bonuses

    Live and let buy

    Activision has revealed the handful of pre-order bonuses set to accompany 007 Legends onto store shelves later this year. Register your interest in the throwback shooter at Amazon and you’ll net the Nemesis Pack, which will augment your game’s multiplayer component with playable villains Jaws and Baron Samedi. Meanwhile,...

  • News Who Fancies Some Lumines: Electronic Symphony DLC?

    Raises hand

    Q Entertainment would love to make some DLC for Vita launch title Lumines: Electronic Symphony. Sadly, it doesn’t sound like publisher Ubisoft shares its enthusiasm. As such, the studio's taken to Facebook to drum up some interest in the hypothetical expansion. "Who wants some DLC?" the company asked on its p

  • News Latest Uncharted 3 Patch Adds Tournaments and More

    Impressive stuff

    Naughty Dog’s announced a gigantic patch for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception’s multiplayer component. The update – memorably dubbed version 1.13 – includes over 137 pieces of DLC, various gameplay fixes, and a new Tournaments mode. That’s all in addition to over 50 PlayStation Network Trophies. It's set to release later...

  • News Rocksmith Drops the Bass on 14th August

    Slapping up a storm

    Budding musicians will get the opportunity to unleash their inner Les Claypool on 14th August, when Ubisoft adds bass to its PS3 training tool, Rocksmith. The $30 expansion promises to help beginner bassists to "improve their skills like 2-finger plucking, slapping, and popping with dedicated bass technique challenges, tutorial...

  • News There's Also a New Weapons Pack Firing into Mass Effect 3

    Posh pieces

    The focus may have been on Mass Effect 3’s new single-player DLC during EA’s Summer Showcase last night, but developer BioWare’s also got some fresh new weapons in the pipeline. The no-nonsense Firefight Pack will augment your intergalactic arsenal with "two powerful new weapons and five bonus weapons" for use in Shepard’s...

  • News Skyrim's Dawnguard DLC "Unsatisfactory" on PS3

    Long wait ahead

    Most developers have come to terms with the PlayStation 3’s unique architecture. Unlike at the start of the generation, it's now rare for a multiplatform title to perform significantly worse on Sony’s black box of tricks – but Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim remains a notable exception. The title launched in a...

  • News New Mass Effect 3 DLC Explores the Reapers' Origins

    Liara you excited?

    As promised, EA has revealed the first details about Mass Effect 3’s first full DLC expansion pack. Dubbed Leviathan, the single-player add-on promises to expand upon the events of the main campaign with “gripping and emotional storytelling, compelling new characters, powerful weapons and unique upgrades”. By playing the...

  • News Next Modern Warfare 3 Content Drop Scheduled

    Elite only

    We’re still struggling to wrap our collective heads around Activision’s baffling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC schedule, but at least we can confirm that the next batch of content for Elite subscribers is due out on PS3 on 16th August. The content drop includes a handful of new multiplayer goodies, including maps set on a...

July2012

  • News Escape Plan Goes Underground with New DLC Pack

    All aboard

    Escape Plan is getting a cargo-load of new content today. Developer Fun Bits Interactive has announced a new DLC pack for the macabre exclusive, which sees protagonists Lil and Laarg heading underground in search of an escape. The pack includes 21 new challenges, four fresh outfits and a handful of extra Trophies to unlock. It’ll set...

  • News Fourth Battlefield 3 DLC Pack Deals with Earthquake Aftermath

    On shaky ground

    Battlefield 3’s fourth DLC pack, Aftermath, will transport soldiers to the hazardous post-earthquake landscape of Tehran, publisher EA has announced. The add-on will feature four new maps set in the aforementioned location, alongside a bevy of new vehicles and a brand new game mode. There’ll also be a handful of new Trophies and...

  • News Quantum Conundrum Gets Double Dose of DLC

    Brain training

    Kim Swift’s excellent first-person puzzle adventure Quantum Conundrum is set to double down on DLC this summer, publisher Square Enix has announced. Both the Desmond Debacle and IKE-aramba! packs will be made available later this year for $2.99 apiece. The Desmond Debacle will arrive on Sony’s digital storefront on 14th August in...

  • News Be the Belle of Craftverse with LBP2's Disney Princesses Pack

    Prom queen

    Sackboy is back to tear your masculinity into tatters. Starting this week on the PlayStation Store you’ll be able to kit out your burlap buddy in an array of Disney princess costumes. The first pack for LittleBigPlanet 2 will include Aurora, Cinderella, Jasmine and Snow White. You’ll then be able to pick up Belle, Tiana, Rapunzel and...

  • News Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Pre-Order Bonus Goes Eighties

    You've got the touch

    Picture the scene: it’s 1986 and you’re listening to Madonna’s True Blue on a Sony Walkman. Behind your hair sprayed head is an image of Optimus Prime – the very same character you’ll be able to play as if you pre-order a copy of High Moon Studios' upcoming Transformers: Fall of Cybertron from UK retailer GAME. The...

  • News Ubisoft Is Building a New Team for Assassin's Creed DLC

    Big plans, then

    Looks like Ubisoft is not thinking small with its post-release plans for Assassin’s Creed III. A thank you message sent out to GameStop employees notes that the publisher is in the process of setting up a “complementary development” team to create DLC for the historical blockbuster. The message adds that a Season Pass service...

  • News Gearbox Begins Work on Free Borderlands 2 DLC

    Bag some swag

    Borderlands 2 is content complete. The Gearbox developed first-person shooter has been sent off to certification and testing ahead of its September release date. That means, aside from various bug fixes and balance tweaks, it's ready for public consumption. But instead of sitting around twiddling its fingers, Gearbox is now switching...

  • News The Salaryman Is the Latest Wild Animal to Join Tokyo Jungle

    Slave to the wage

    The bleak, post-apocalyptic landscape of Tokyo Jungle is infested with nefarious wildlife such as hyenas, dinosaurs, and now... Salarymen. Following on from last week’s primeval Peking Man DLC, publisher Sony has announced that it will release the playable workaholic back into its natural habitat for the princely sum of ¥200...

  • News Massive Uncharted 3 Patch Arriving Mid-August

    'It’s not a unicorn, it’s Godzilla'

    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is one of PS3's must-have, gold-standard titles, but that doesn't mean that developer Naughty Dog isn't still striving to improve it and give us even more to enjoy. The studio's Eric Monacelli has posted a new blog post promising that the update will offer major improvements to...

  • News Swimwear DLC When You Pre-Order Tekken Tag Tournament 2

    Pandas in speedos

    Namco Bandai has announced that those who pre-order Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will receive the the 'Big Bikini Bundle' DLC package, which includes over 100 swimming costumes for your fighters to adorn. Series producer, Katsuhiro Harada, confirmed via his Twitter account that this will include all playable characters on the roster,...

  • News Try to Understand Call of Duty's Latest Content Drop

    Quantum conundrum

    Soon you’ll be able to earn a diploma in Call of Duty’s unnecessarily complex DLC schedule at your nearest university or college. Activision has decided that its current mesh of timed exclusivity windows and premium subscriptions is simply too complicated for the average gamer to understand. You’ll be able enrol on the course...

  • News New DLC Adds the Peking Man to Tokyo Jungle

    Er, what?

    Just when you thought Sony’s post-apocalyptic animal adventure Tokyo Jungle couldn’t possibly get any crazier, the platform holder has announced that you can now play as the Peking Man. Humanity’s oldest ancestor is available to download for just ¥200. Stump up the cash and the playable character will be added to Tokyo Jungle’s...

  • News Ghost Recon: Future Soldier DLC Brings the Chill on 17th July

    Stay frosty

    After a short delay, Ubisoft has announced that the first Ghost Recon: Future Soldier DLC will arrive on 17th July in North America. The pack – entitled Arctic Strike – will augment three new multiplayer maps, a new multiplayer mode named “Stockade”, and a whole bunch of extra weapons for your near-future needs. The pack will...

  • News Latest Mass Effect 3 DLC Takes a Tour of the Earth

    Homecoming

    You won’t need to crack open Mass Effect 3’s code in order to extract the details about its latest DLC pack, because BioWare has done all of the hard work for you. The developer has announced that a new Earth-themed multiplayer expansion will launch on 17th July in North America and 18th July in Europe. It'll boast three new m

  • News Mass Effect 3 Voice Actor Confirms Leviathan DLC

    Geth a load of that

    It turns out that the hackers who extracted hidden information about a character called Leviathan from the Extended Cut of Mass Effect 3 were right on the money. Chatting with Eurogamer.net, voice actor Anthony Skordi has confirmed that the Reaper is set to be introduced in an upcoming DLC pack. According to Skor

  • News LittleBigPlanet 2 Limbers Up for the Olympic Games

    Going for gold

    With Sackboy’s summer holiday now a distant memory, it’s time for the real work to begin. Sony has announced a brand new batch of costumes for LittleBigPlanet 2, dressing the woolly winner in a variety of Olympic outfits. Pick up the pack and you’ll be able to properly prepare the cutesy competitor for a range of events,...

  • News On-Disc Street Fighter X Tekken DLC Launches This Month

    Unlock code

    You’ll finally be able to stump up the cash for Street Fighter X Tekken’s controversial 100kb download key this month, unlocking the additional 12 characters already stored on the game’s retail disc. The DLC had originally been scheduled for release after the Vita version, but it looks like Capcom has buckled under the pressure of...

  • News Don't Worry, There Will Be More Gran Turismo 5 DLC

    Leisurely drive

    Gran Turismo 5 is easily the most frequently updated game in the industry. Despite being released way back in 2010, it remains relevant today – if not more so. But just in case you were worried that the latest batch of DLC would be the last, series honcho Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed that there’s plenty more in the pipeline...

  • News Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Grinds Out $5 DLC

    Shove it

    Activision’s upcoming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will not be a complete celebration of the classic skateboarding series unless you stump up $5 for additional DLC. The publisher has revealed that around a month after release, an expansion pack will implement selected content from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3. It’s unclear what will be...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Officially Returns to Nuketown

    Not the nicest neighbourhood

    Activision has confirmed that an updated version of its popular Nuketown map will be doled out to those that pre-order the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 from participating retailers. “Nuketown was a blast to play before," explained Treyarch head Mark Lamia. “We're excited about the re-imagined Nuketown 2025 in...

June2012

  • News Ghost Recon: Future Soldier's Arctic Strike DLC Gets Cold Feet

    On the back burner

    Much like the oft-delayed tactical shooter itself, Ubisoft has pushed back Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’s first DLC pack Arctic Strike. The expansion was originally scheduled to release on 3rd July, but publisher Ubisoft cited “polish” as the reason for the setback. The pack will now deploy in late July, with an exact...

  • News Battlefield 3 Premium Exceeds 800,000 Subscriptions

    Splash damage

    More than 800,000 players signed up to Battlefield 3’s Premium subscription tier within two weeks of the package being available, EA has announced. Chatting with USA Today, EA Games chief Patrick Soderlund explained that the service had already exceeded the publisher’s expectations. “We are very pleased with the performance so...

  • News MercurySteam Rues Rushed Castlevania: Lords of Shadow DLC

    Surprise success

    If you haven’t played Castlevania: Lords of Shadow’s poorly received downloadable content, then developer MercurySteam would rather you didn’t. Chatting candidly with Gameranx, producer David Cox explained that the content was rushed after the game’s encouraging retail performance. He said: The problem was that the game's...

  • News Get a Taste for Local Justice in New Max Payne 3 DLC Trailer

    Banged up

    Local justice might sound like a delicate means of reprimanding miscreants, but it’s actually nothing of the sort. Rockstar Games has released a brand new trailer honing in on the recently announced Max Payne 3 DLC pack, and it focuses much more prominently on gun shots than stern telling offs. You’ll be able to grab the expansion...

  • Rumour Mass Effect 3 DLC Details Extracted from Extended Cut

    Between the lines

    It was only yesterday that Mass Effect 3 producer Mike Gamble teased the impending arrival of additional single-player DLC for the popular space opera. But rather than patiently wait for the developer to officially share additional information, hackers have taken it upon themselves to crack open the recently released Extended Cut...

  • News Nuketown Explodes into Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

    Explosive territory

    Chances are if you only know the name of one Call of Duty multiplayer map, it’ll be Nuketown. The popular Call of Duty: Black Ops layout has an immense following, and looks set to make a return appearance in the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. According to information obtained from a variety of retail sources, the map will...

  • News Max Payne 3 Serves Up Local Justice on 3rd July

    Behind bars

    Rockstar’s popular sequel Max Payne 3 will get its first dose of DLC on 3rd July, the company has announced. The Local Justice pack will add a host of fresh content to the multiplayer component of the third-person shooter, including three new maps and a handful of new weapons and character customisation options. In response to missing...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Producer Teases Plenty More DLC

    Play beyond

    If you felt that Mass Effect 3’s recently released Extended Cut DLC wrapped things up nicely, then you might be keen to know what’s next the for the mammoth space adventure. Thankfully, producer Mike Gamble has taken to Twitter to confirm that there’s plenty more content on the horizon. Chatting on the micro-blogging website,...

  • News Buddy Up with Spec Ops: The Line's Free Co-Op DLC

    Two's company

    2K Games is eschewing costly industry trends with the upcoming Spec Ops: The Line, announcing a free co-op update set to release in August. The download will implement objective based multiplayer scenarios into the tropical shooter that will help to expand upon some of the events from the single-player campaign. Four missions will be...

  • News Warm Up with the LittleBigPlanet 2 Summer Creator's Kit

    We're all going on a summer holiday

    While the weather is never guaranteed here in the UK, at least you can depend on the sun shining in LittleBigPlanet 2. Media Molecule has announced a brand new limited edition DLC pack designed to celebrate the summer, which features a batch of new stickers, objects, decorations and materials. The pack will cost...

  • News New DLC Races into Gran Turismo 5 This Week

    On track

    If you’re one of those people that absolutely refuses to remove Gran Turismo 5 from your PS3’s disc drive, then you might be excited to learn that the already enormous simulation racer is set to get a little bit bigger this week. Sony has announced two new DLC packs for the popular exclusive, spanning the Twin Ring Motegi Pack and Scion...

  • News Sonic the Hedgehog Leaps into Super Monkey Ball Vita

    Yeah, not bad

    SEGA has announced the first DLC pack for PlayStation Vita title Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz in Japan. The free “Sonic Pack” will reward you with a statue of the blue blur which can be incorporated into custom stages using the game’s level editor. The peculiar primate puzzler is set to release overseas later this year.

  • News Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut Concludes the Trilogy Next Week

    Deleted scenes

    Those of you offended by Mass Effect 3’s original conclusion will finally get closure next week, when the hotly anticipated Extended Cut DLC pack lands on the US PlayStation Store on 26th June. European players will have an additional week to prepare for the true ending, as the content will not arrive overseas until 4th July. The...

  • News Latest Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection Deployed on PS3

    En route

    You need a degree to understand the intricacies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s DLC schedule, but we’ll try to keep things as straightforward as possible: the shooter’s latest Content Collection is now available from the PlayStation Store. The latest deployment bundles a bevy of content, including two Face Off maps, one...

  • News Enhance Your Tokyo Jungle Experience with Animal DLC

    Cute and cuddly

    If you’re getting tired of the pre-packaged menagerie included with Sony’s quirky Tokyo Jungle, then you might be excited to learn about the title’s robust DLC plans. Starting from today in Japan, you’ll be able to add a Silky Terrier to your eclectic playable animal collection. Then, on 28th June, you’ll be able to pick up...

  • News Team Ninja Rules Out Dead or Alive 5 Character DLC

    What you see is what you get

    Team Ninja has ruled out the possibility of new characters being added to Dead or Alive 5 post-release. Studio head Yosuke Hayashi explained that he believes the practice causes issues with the game’s balance – a feature which is essential to any fighter. Chatting with VideoGamer.com, Hayashi said: Even with over...

  • News Now You Can Dress Your SoulCalibur V Characters in Bridal Outfits

    Fanfiction fodder

    SoulCalibur V has been supported by a steady stream of downloadable content since release, but this new wedding pack is the most noteworthy expansion yet. Available now from the PlayStation Store for £1.99 / $2.99, the content allows you to live out your wildest fantasies – such as walking down the aisle with Seung Mina, and...

  • News New WipEout 2048 DLC Races onto PSN This Week

    Start your engines

    As suspected, Sony has announced the first batch of DLC for Vita launch title WipEout 2048. The content – which is set to release later this week on the PlayStation Store – will include new tracks, vehicles and events based on the PlayStation 3’s WipEout HD Fury. In total, two new DLC packs will be made available. The first...

  • News Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance DLC Plans Teased

    War never changes

    Raiden might not be the only playable character in Platinum Games’ upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. In an interview with GameTrailers, producer Yuji Korekado explained that the developer is planning DLC for the slash-heavy spin-off that will “maybe let you play as a different character or experience different types of...

  • News WipEout 2048 DLC Lingers on the Horizon

    Hairpin bend

    There’s something big around the corner, according to WipEout 2048’s official Twitter account. Developer Studio Liverpool’s keeping schtum about what that new arrival might entail, but an updated trophy list for the Vita launch title suggests we might be about to get showered with DLC. The refreshed list of digital trinkets...

  • News Escape Plan's Asylum DLC Costs 25 Cents

    Seriously

    Update: The price has now been corrected to $0.25. The original story follows. When developer Fun Bits Interactive announced Escape Plan’s first full DLC pack during E3 last week, it promised the content would launch with a novelty promotional price-point. Following up on the PlayStation Blog this afternoon, the devel

  • News Marvel Pinball Avengers DLC Nudges PSN Next Week

    Saving the world one ball at a time

    The Avengers will once again assemble in digital pinball format on the PlayStation Network next week. Steel ball wizards Zen Studios has announced that the eagerly awaited Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles expansion will launch on Sony’s digital storefront on 19th June in North America. We’re guessing...

  • Rumour Mass Effect 3 DLC Takes the Fight to Earth

    Backyard battle

    It looks like BioWare has a traitor amongst its ranks. A super secretive Reddit tipster, who’s already accurately leaked every Mass Effect 3 DLC pack, has returned with another glimpse at the future. The poster has revealed that the space opera’s next expansion pack will add Earth-based levels to the divisive multiplayer...

  • News Zen Studios' First PopCap Pinball Table Launching Soon

    Plants vs. Pinball

    Hungarian developer Zen Studios may be working on a cavalcade of other properties – including the exciting looking KickBeat for Vita – but it has not forgotten about its most important title: Zen Pinball. With the sequel to the well-supported simulation on the horizon, the developer has announced that its first collaboration...

  • News New Escape Plan DLC Visits the Asylum

    Gruesome twosome

    One of the PlayStation Vita’s most enjoyable launch titles Escape Plan is set to expand a little further in the coming weeks. On the back of its most recent patch and expansion, developer Fun Bits Interactive has announced a new DLC pack named The Asylum. The premium content promises to add 18 brand new stages to the puzzler, in...

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