DLC - News

February2013

  • News BioWare Blasts Final Mass Effect 3 DLC Details into Orbit

    The final frontier

    Believe it or not, we’re close to the one year anniversary of Mass Effect 3. It’s been a long rollercoaster ride, but all things must come to pass – and with that, BioWare has revealed the final DLC packs for the space shooter's single player and multiplayer offerings. The multiplayer DLC, named Reckoning, hits next week...

  • First Impressions Make a House a Home with Skyrim's Hearthfire DLC

    Sitting beside the furnace

    Hearthfire isn’t quite what you’d expect from a piece of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim DLC. This doesn't offer an epic journey into the heart of an unknown land – it’s about expanding your experience through lovey-dovey stuff like making you and your spouse a new residence from scratch, or adopting children. In...

  • First Impressions Exploring The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's Dragonborn DLC

    Back to the brink

    After more than a year without DLC, the PlayStation 3 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim finally gets some love from Bethesda. In this case, the latest Skyrim DLC to release on other platforms is the first on PS3 – and it’s arguably the best of the bunch. In an attempt to make up for the delay, Bethesda and Sony saw fit...

  • News God of War: Ascension Allies with the History Channel

    Thor for your money

    Just in case you needed any more convincing about the commercial clout of God of War: Ascension, Sony has announced that it is teaming up with the History channel to bring an exclusive new weapon to the ancient adventure based on the upcoming TV show, Vikings. That’s right, for the first time ever, Greek and Norse mythologies...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Starts a Revolution on 28th February

    Something about being televised

    Those of you with tickly trigger fingers will finally be able to sate your Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 cravings on 28th February, when the first-person shooter’s hotly anticipated ‘Revolution’ add-on unloads on the PlayStation Network. The content – already available on the Xbox 360 – will cost you $14.99, or...

  • News This Is What Happens When Vikings Relax

    Hairy holiday

    Vikings don’t head to the seaside and sip on piña coladas when they want to relax. Instead, they do much the same as they would on a normal day – attack each other. The twist is that they embark on this antagonistic pastime in brand new locations, such as on golf courses, cruise ships, and, er, giant chess boards. Of course,...

  • News Dead Space 3 Resource Farming Glitch Won't Be Patched

    Dry paint

    Dead Space 3 allows you to spend real money to upgrade your weapons – but you don’t necessarily need to engage in the shady practice to unlock the ultimate Plasma Cutter. An exploit discovered by the fine folks at GameFront allows you to farm as many resources as you like – and it’s unlikely to get patched, according to publisher...

  • News Aliens: Colonial Marines Goes on a Bug Hunt in March

    Squelch

    Aliens: Colonial Marines will allow you to relive your youth next month. However, this time you won’t be burning ants with a magnifying glass – you’ll be pumping giant insects full of lead. SEGA has revealed that the first of Gearbox’s imminent extraterrestrial eviscerator’s expansion packs, ‘Bug Hunt’, will deploy in March,...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Ends King Washington's Reign in April

    Maniacal monarch

    King Washington’s tyrannically reign will come to a climatic conclusion in time for summer, publisher Ubisoft has confirmed. The final episode in the tantalising trilogy of Assassin’s Creed III add-on packs will arrive on 23rd April, with the second entry launching on 19th March. As previously confirmed, the debut pack will...

  • News Dead Space 3 Awakens with Post-Release DLC

    One eye open

    Dead Space 3 has barely had time to spook the store shelves it's sitting on, but that’s not stopped publisher EA Games from announcing that there’s more content lurking on the horizon. Following on from last week’s tease, the company has confirmed that the ‘Awakened’ DLC pack will haunt the PlayStation Store next month...

  • News Konami Augmenting Metal Gear Rising with Exclusive DLC

    Virtual reality

    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance may be steering Konami’s classic stealth series in a more action oriented direction, but it refuses to overlook the mainstays from the legendary franchise. As such, the publisher has confirmed that, like its predecessors, the title will boast a slew of VR missions – and many of these will be...

  • News Zen Pinball 2 Finds the Force, Loses It Again

    Into the garbage chute

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, developer Zen Studios revealed that it was working on a new batch of Star Wars themed tables for its free PlayStation 3 and Vita application Zen Pinball 2 – but the announcement was yanked faster than the Millennium Falcon in hyperspace. Still, there’s nothing stopping us from...

  • News The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Expands from 12th February

    Fashionably late

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s long-overdue DLC will finally stumble onto the PlayStation 3 in North America this month. The first pack, Dragonborn, will arrive on 12th February, and will be followed by Hearthfire on 19th February and Dawnguard on 26th February. There’s no word on a European release just yet, but publisher...

January2013

  • News Killzone: Mercenary Pre-orders Unlock Blackjack's Briefcase

    Elite enhancements

    If you’re eager to earn an early advantage on the battlefield, then you might want to consider pre-ordering your copy of Killzone: Mercenary. Online retailer Amazon.com has revealed that by registering your interest in the upcoming first-person shooter, you'll unlock Blackjack’s Briefcase, which boasts some beefy bonuses...

  • News Sleeping Dogs Celebrates in Style with Year of the Snake DLC

    Slithering in soon

    Sleeping Dogs won’t be taking a nap prior to the impending Chinese New Year celebrations, because it’s got a brand new slice of post-release content in the pipeline. The festive ‘Year of the Snake’ add-on – as spotted by our partners in crime, Eurogamer.net – promises a wealth of cosmetic tweaks, many of which are...

  • News Additional Content Disturbing Dead Space 3 Soon

    Hold onto your disc

    It looks like Dead Space 3’s jump scares will not conclude once you reach the solace of the title’s credits, because developer Visceral Games is currently working on a slice of post-release content for the survival horror shooter. Steve Papoutsis, the game’s producer, revealed the news in an official EA blog post. “The...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Crowns King Washington Next Month

    Behold the Lord High Executioner

    Assassin’s Creed III’s intriguing alternate history add-on pack The Tyranny of King Washington will receive its first instalment on 19th February in North America and 20th February in Europe, publisher Ubisoft has announced. The debut episode – dubbed ‘The Infamy’ – will depict the events directly after...

  • Talking Point What's the Big Deal with Microtransactions?

    Spend a penny

    Dead Space 3 will allow you to enhance your arsenal in a more efficient manner by spending real money. As reported earlier today, if you lack the sufficient salvage for a specific upgrade, the game will direct you to the PlayStation Store where you’ll be able to purchase more for an undisclosed fee. Apparently, there will be a...

  • News DmC: Devil May Cry Grows Its Hair Back from 29th January

    Keep your wig on

    Those of you furious with Dante’s taste in fashion will be able to augment your copy of DmC: Devil May Cry with some classic threads next week. Capcom has announced that the demon slayer’s previously revealed costume pack will terrorise the PlayStation Store from 29th January in North America and 30th January in E

  • News Dead Space 3 Will Let You Buy Better Weapons with Real Money

    Nickel and dime

    No one can hear you scream in space – unless you’ve got a big enough bank balance, of course. Reporting from a recent hands-on session, Eurogamer.net has revealed that Dead Space 3 will allow you to upgrade your weapons via voluntary microtransactions. You'll be given the option to pay your way out of trouble when you don't have...

  • News No Prizes for Guessing What DmC's First Expansion Features

    In a lather

    It was inevitable, wasn’t it? Capcom has revealed DmC: Devil May Cry’s first costume pack on its Japanese website, and it includes a skin that brings back protagonist Dante’s less controversial looks. For the grand sum of ¥400, you’ll be able to reunite the potty-mouthed hero with his signature red jacket and silky silver locks...

  • News The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim DLC Travels to PS3 in February

    Sound the trumpets

    It’s been a long, laborious journey, but The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s DLC will finally arrive on PlayStation 3 in February. Bethesda confirmed the glad tidings in a PlayStation Blog post, noting that Dragonborn, Hearthfire, and Dawnguard will all launch within the window, and will be accompanied by a 50 per cent discount to...

  • News Kat and Emmett Pick a Fight with PlayStation All-Stars Next Month

    New challengers

    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’s latest combatants will enter the ring on 12th February in North America and 13th February in Europe, developer SuperBot Entertainment has announced. As previously revealed, both Kat and Emmett Graves will be available for free for a limited period of two weeks, after which th

  • News Max Payne 3 Swallows Its Final Dose of DLC Next Week

    Deathmatch made in heaven

    The final jolt of Max Payne 3 content will be injected into the North American PlayStation Network next week, publisher Rockstar Games has announced. European players will need to go cold turkey until 30th January, when the expansion is due to arrive overseas. It will set you back £7.99/$9.99, or will be free if you own...

  • News Your Bikinis Will Be Compatible with Dead or Alive 5 Plus

    Fill your boots

    If you’ve already acquired a healthy wardrobe of skimpy Dead or Alive 5 costumes, then you may be delighted to learn that they’ll all be compatible with the fighter’s upcoming PlayStation Vita port, Dead or Alive 5 Plus. That brand new first-person mode may have a purpose after all. In addition, according to

  • News Zombies Infiltrate Nuketown in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

    They're looking for brains

    All of that radiation has clearly played havoc with the once neighbourly population of Nuketown. Activision has announced that from 17th January, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 season pass holders will be able to embark in a spot of undead shenanigans on the popular map. If you’re planning on joining the fun, we seriously...

  • News Test Drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray in Gran Turismo 5

    Free content coming tomorrow

    Gran Turismo 5 players will be amongst the first to get behind the wheel of the newly announced 2014 Corvette Stingray this week, when the vehicle is added to the simulation racer for free. Just one day after its debut at the North American International Auto Show, the luxury supercar will be added to the PlayStation...

  • News The Tide Is High in Exclusive Far Cry 3 DLC Next Week

    Is it going to be your number one?

    As promised, the PlayStation 3 exclusive ‘High Tides’ add-on for Far Cry 3 will wash up on the PlayStation Network next week. The expansion will add two new chapters to the tropical shooter, which conclude the narrative of the title’s enjoyable co-op campaign. It’s been produced by multiplayer focused...

  • News Muramasa DLC Adds Four New Character Scenarios

    Ever wanted to play as a two-tailed cat lady?

    Back in September, Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu revealed that the PlayStation Vita port of Muramasa: The Demon Blade would be receiving a brand new batch of DLC for its Japanese launch on 28th March. However, other than the content's title – 'Genroku Kaikitan' – very little was disclosed about...

  • News Bloody Palace Turns DmC a Colourful Shade of Crimson

    Sacrifices not necessary

    Capcom heard your complaints about premium DLC. The publisher has announced that the first major add-on for Ninja Theory’s controversial Devil May Cry reboot won’t cost a penny. Dubbed ‘Bloody Palace’, the expansion will boast an additional mini-game in which Dante is forced to fight his way through 100 floors of...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Adds New Maps Next Month

    Plus, fresh firepower

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s first DLC pack Revolution will target the PlayStation Network on 28th February. The add-on will include four brand new maps, a fresh zombies arena, a unique undead game mode, and an exclusive weapon. That’s quite a hefty offering compared to previous expansions. The added locations include...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Bulks Up with New Multiplayer DLC

    Working out

    If you haven’t got tired of stabbing unsuspecting players in the back yet, then you might be excited to learn about Assassin’s Creed III’s latest batch of multiplayer DLC. The content – which will be available for free to Season Pass subscribers – will reward you with three extra maps and a handful of playable characters. It...

  • News PlayStation All-Stars DLC Won't Break the Bank

    Cheap as chips

    While the first batch of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale DLC – starring Kat from Gravity Rush, Emmett Graves from Starhawk, and a WipEout themed arena – won’t cost you a penny during its first couple of weeks on sale, an eagle-eyed detective over at

December2012

  • Rumour Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Starting a Revolution Soon

    We all want to change the world

    It looks like the first expansion pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 isn’t far away. Leaked promotional materials teasing an add-on called ‘Revolution’ suggest that the content is set to arrive on the Xbox 360 on 29th January. As always, PlayStation 3 owners will be made to wait at least a month due to...

  • News Free Your Frustration with Angry Birds Trilogy DLC

    Fowl flingin'

    If the PlayStation 3 version of the Angry Birds Trilogy wasn’t already expensive enough, publisher Activision has decided to inflate the package’s price with a brand new DLC pack. Like foie gras without the animal cruelty, you’ll be able to enlarge the retail release with 130 brand new levels courtesy of the Anger Management...

  • News 2K Games Hunts Down Borderlands 2 DLC Release Date

    Cabela's quivering in his boots

    Loot lovers will get a third helping of Borderlands 2 action next month, when the recently revealed Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt expansion targets the PlayStation 3. North American players will be able to stalk the DLC from 15th January, while European gamers will have to wait an extra day. The content – which...

  • First Impressions LittleBigPlanet 2's Cross-Controller Expansion Actually Works

    Second screen

    LittleBigPlanet 2’s hotly anticipated cross-controller add-on launches later today in North America (tomorrow in Europe), and we’ve already been lucky enough to experience the content's first couple of stages. For those out of the loop, the $4.99/€4.99 expansion adds several new cross-controller levels to the PlayStation 3...

  • News Sleeping Dogs Expands with New Island DLC Next Week

    Also, who wants to play more RAGE?

    If you’ve already successfully collapsed Hong Kong’s corrupt triads and exorcised the nation from the undead, then you might be excited to learn that Sleeping Dogs is travelling to a new island next week. The recently announced Zodiac Tournament pack will

  • News Sir Hammerlock Goes Hunting in New Borderlands 2 DLC

    Skag shootin'

    An errant batch of Borderlands 2 trinkets have once again outed the title’s upcoming post-release plans. Attentive users of the game’s official forums spotted the addition of a new set of Trophies following the release of a fresh patch earlier today. Like previous add-ons, there are three new emblems up for grabs in t

  • News LittleBigPlanet 2 Does Its Best Wii U Impression Next Week

    Anything you can do

    LittleBigPlanet 2 will be the first title to demonstrate the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita’s in-game connectivity next week, when the platformer is augmented with its hotly anticipated cross-controller expansion pack. The add-on will essentially mimic the gameplay ideas explored with Nintendo’s Wii U console, allowing...

  • News King Washington Sure Knows How to Smirk in Assassin's Creed III

    Evil tyrant

    Ubisoft has released a trailer for Assassin’s Creed III’s upcoming Tyranny of King Washington DLC, and it shows the aforementioned monarch looking pretty pleased with himself. We suppose you would be stoked if you got to control a whole nation and feast on apple pie every day, too. We doubt he’s going to be smirking when he gets...

  • News New Dishonored DLC Trailer Drops Some Different Beats

    Rap master

    Dishonored publisher Bethesda has clearly exhausted its reserve of creepy nursery rhymes, as it’s been forced to use a fan-made rap song for this debut Dunwall City Trials trailer. The video demonstrates the various deadly activities you can expect to occupy your time when the expansion launches next week. It’ll set you back...

  • News Need for Speed: Most Wanted Floors Ultimate Speed DLC

    Pedal to the metal

    Petrol heads will be able to accelerate their Need for Speed: Most Wanted experience later this month, when the title’s Ultimate Speed expansion pack drifts onto the PlayStation Store from 18th December. A press release from EA’s UK branch confirmed the add-on, which includes a selection of exotic new vehicles to drive and 25...

  • News Sound Shapes Drops Some Sweet New Beats This Week

    Music to your ears

    If you’ve already exhausted Sound Shapes’ existing audio toolbox, then you might be tempted by the three new sound packs drumming their way onto the PlayStation Store this week. Fresh sample sets include the Acoustics sound pack, Drum Kits sound pack, and 8-Bit sound pack. Each audio bundle will set you back $0.99, and will...

  • News Far Cry 3 Raises the Stakes with Exclusive PlayStation 3 DLC

    In too deep

    Far Cry 3’s online experience will expand next year, when the title’s High Tides DLC washes up exclusively on PlayStation 3. The co-op expansion – which is due out in January – will add two new chapters to the existing campaign: Jailbreak and Redemption. These, according to Ubisoft Massive’s Meghan Watt, highlight “the hard...

  • News PlayStation All-Stars' Latest Level Fuses Heavenly Sword with WipEout

    Asse-Kai

    It’s only been a few weeks since Seth Killian shared the very first details about PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’s DLC – but already developer SuperBot Entertainment has updated with some fresh information. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, game director

  • News The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim DLC Spreads to PS3 in Early 2013

    No, really

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s latest expansion pack Dragonborn will fly onto the PlayStation 3 in early 2013, publisher Bethesda has announced. The add-on is due out on the Xbox 360 tomorrow, but will officially spread to Sony’s system next year. It concludes almost a year of excuses from the developer, as content has frequently sk

November2012

  • News RAGE's Anger Reignites with New DLC Expansion

    You remember RAGE, right?

    We’re so used to post-release plans being perfectly calculated that the apparent addition of new RAGE DLC has left us a little confused. It’s been over a year since the first-person shooter originally launched on PlayStation 3, and it hasn’t exactly maintained much mindshare since then. As such, the addition of ten...

  • News Bethesda States That Skyrim DLC Is Still Coming to PS3

    Keep your cool

    You’d be forgiven for forgetting about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s DLC, but Bethesda promises that the content is still coming to the PlayStation 3. The publisher has spent an entire year trying to port the title’s expansion packs to Sony's system, but has so far failed to launch any post-release content for the platform...

  • News Max Payne 3 DLC Prompts Painful Memories Next Week

    Close your mind

    Max Payne 3 will have to endure Painful Memories next week, when the third-person shooter’s latest oft-delayed DLC pack targets the PlayStation Store. From 4th December, players will be able to unlock access to four new maps, including the Roscoe street subway stage from the original game. The expansion will also add the IMG 5.56...

  • News Dishonored 'Dunwall City Trials' DLC Deploys on 11th December

    Refresher course

    The monarchs of Dunwall would like to cordially invite you to the City Trials set to take place in critically acclaimed PlayStation 3 adventure Dishonored next month. From 11th December, those who cough up the $4.99/£3.99 entrance fee will be able to partake in 10 challenge maps that have been specially designed to analyse your...

  • News Kat Has Some Unique Traversal Abilities in PlayStation All-Stars

    But she's broken at the moment

    Gravity Rush’s popular heroine Kat will boast some unique traversal techniques when she’s added to the roster of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as post-release DLC. Chatting with Push Square at a recent launch event in London, former Capcom employee Seth Killian told us that the loveable protagonist will be...

  • News Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD DLC Grinds onto PSN Next Month

    Shove it

    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will receive a fresh helping of content next month, when Activision grinds out the title’s promised add-on pack on 4th December. The hotly anticipated $4.99 expansion will add three new stages to the spruced up re-release, including Airport, Los Angeles, and Canada. It will also incorporate the divisive Revert...

  • News Frobisher's Lost His Trophies and He Wants You to Find Them

    Splendid

    After months of requests on the PlayStation Blog, independent developer Honeyslug has finally announced that Trophies are being added to its mad PlayStation Vita application Frobisher Says. The trinkets will be available as part of a new patch, which is set to launch later today. If that wasn’t exciting enough, there’s also a new DLC...

  • News Turn Down Your Speakers for this Borderlands 2 DLC Trailer

    Caps lock

    We had hoped that developer Gearbox would take the opportunity to tone down Borderlands 2’s in-your-face humour with its latest DLC pack, but this brand new trailer proves that we’re bang out of luck. Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage – due out later today in North America, and tomorrow in Europe – is as irritatingly loudmouthed...

  • News Gravity Rush Costumes Sliding into LittleBigPlanet

    Dusty?

    Sony’s topsy-turvy handheld adventure Gravity Rush will soar into LittleBigPlanet this week, when a new costume pack launches for the popular first-party series. The outfits – featuring Alias, Unica, Raven, and, of course, Kat – will initially be compatible with LittleBigPlanet 2 and LittleBigPlanet Vita, but will be rolled out to Litt

  • News Gearbox Readies a Campaign of Carnage for Borderlands 2

    EXPlosive

    Pandora will grow yet again next week, when Borderlands 2’s second expansion pack Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage targets the PlayStation Store. The expansion – which was leaked courtesy of an errant set of Trophies last month – will add new environments, narrative, and, of course, loot to the addictive first-person shooter...

  • News Gravity Rush's Kat Soars into PlayStation All-Stars

    Emmett Graves, too

    If there’s one character that’s been a consistent source of conversation during the build-up to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’s release, it’s Gravity Rush’s loveable heroine Kat. Despite being rumoured on a number of occasions, the protagonist is not part of the upcoming mascot mash-up’s initial roster – but...

  • News Sleeping Dogs Spreads to a New Island with Upcoming DLC

    Mortal combat

    There’ll be plenty of opportunity to stock up on pork buns later this year, when the Zodiac Tournament pack adds new single-player content to Square Enix’s stellar open world adventure, Sleeping Dogs. The upcoming add-on will see protagonist Wei Shen invited to an exclusive fighting tournament held off the coast of Hong Kong...

  • News Devil May Cry DLC Depicts Vergil's Downfall

    Family affairs

    You’ll be able to bathe in the cockles of brotherly love early next year, when developer Ninja Theory unlocks 'Vergil’s Downfall' for its upcoming Devil May Cry reboot. The borderline incestuous add-on promises hours of new gameplay, multiple difficulty levels, and the “opportunity to play as one of the most wanted Devil May Cry...

  • News Portal 2's In Motion DLC Moves onto PS3 Next Week

    Mental muscle

    Portal 2’s hotly anticipated In Motion add-on will finally arrive in North America next week, developer Sixense Studios has announced. The $9.99 expansion will take full advantage of the PlayStation Move motion controller, and will add 20 extra test chambers to the full release. The motion controls will also be extended to the...

October2012

  • News Nightmare in North Point Haunts Sleeping Dogs' Dreams

    Trick or treat

    Ace open world adventure Sleeping Dogs is getting a Hallowe’en treat in the form of Nightmare in North Point this week. The single-player DLC adds a couple of goofy missions to the already exceptional campaign, in which protagonist Wei Shen is forced to unleash an ancient Chinese magic in order to thwart the living dead. The...

  • 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...

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