‘The Evil Within: The Assignment’ DLC Release Date + New Trailer Revealed

Kidman is back to track down Leslie in The Evil Within’s first DLC episode.

The Evil Within‘s first DLC, called The Assignment, will be launching on March 10th in the USA and March 11th in Europe, it has been revealed.

With the release date comes a brand new trailer that gives us a glimpse of what the DLC is all about. The DLC centers around Juli Kidman as she has been tasked with finding mental patient Leslie and protecting him from harm. You can check out the trailer below. 

The second and final DLC for the game, called The Consequence, will be released later in the year and will also focus on Kidman. Both episodes will cost $9.99 individually or $19.99 as part of a season pass.

Xbox Games With Gold March 2015 Leaked + Double The Games In April

Some sweet games next month, but April is the show stealer as the games on offer will be doubled.

The list of free games that are coming to Xbox Live next month as part of the Games With Gold promotion have been leaked, reportedly. The leaks was made apparent from NeoGAF from an image that was sourced from a Microsoft site called Expert Zone.

According to the image, the Xbox 360 will be getting Tomb Raider from March 1st through March 15th. Then, from March 16th to March 31st it will get BioShock Infinite.

On the Xbox One side of things, gamers will be able to download Rayman Legends for the entire month while also having a month’s extension to download last month’s featured game, #IDARB.

To make matters even better, at the bottom of the image it claims that in April gamers will be getting double of what they have usually been getting each month.

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Telltale Games Has Partnered With Lionsgate

Lionsgate and Telltale Games will be working together to not only bring Lionsgate properties to video games, but also Telltale Games to television.

Telltale Games have been on a roll for several years now with their episodic adventures that were adapted from previous IPs, and now a major move has been made as Lionsgate makes a “significant investment” in the company.

Lionsgate announced that they have partnered with Telltale Games to bring their major movies and tv shows over to the video game format. Lionsgate is known for series like The Hunger Games and Mad Men, which could both be very solid candidates for a potential video game adaptation.

Lionsgate’s Chief Executive Officer, Jon Feltheimer, will also be joining Telltale Games’ Board of Directors. Tellale Games’ CEO Kevin Bruner said the following about this new partnership:

“Lionsgate has a great track record in developing and marketing feature films as well as platform-defining premium scripted television. This partnership will accelerate Telltale’s ability to create not only original games, but episodic television series based on our game properties – an area at the cutting edge of industry growth.”

That last sentence is what really grabs my attention, as this means that some of Telltale Games’ properties will be making it to television screens at some point. It’s unknown if they would bring the likes of The Wolf Among Us to TV, but it was recently revealed that they have an original IP in the works that could definitely end up filling that bill.

Final ‘Shadow Of Mordor’ DLC Out Now, Watch The Trailer

Head into Middle-earth one last time for the final new adventure.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor‘s DLC stream comes to an end today with the release of The Bright Lord, with Warner Bros. and Monolith making the announcement while also releasing a new trailer which you can check out below. 

In The Bright Lord DLC gamers will be able to control Celebrimbor through a new story campaign consisting of 10 missions, which includes new Elite Nemesis enemies that all eventually lead to a final showdown with Sauron.

The DLC also includes a new character skin for Celebrimbor in the game’s main campaign, while also including a new challenge mode where you control Celebrimbor as you you battle waves of high-level enemies.

The Bright Lord is available right now on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This new DLC is included with the game’s $25 DLC Pass or can be purchased separately for $9.99.

Will Guitar Hero Also Be Making A Comeback This Year?

Looks like Guitar Hero Will be joining Rock Band for a big comeback this year.

Rumors have been swirling over the past several weeks on whether or not the beloved Rock Band series would be making a comeback, though now it looks like Guitar Hero may be joining it, as well.

Kotaku reports that they have been informed by close sources that Activision is working on a next-gen Guitar Hero game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game will apparently contain a more realistic visual style and approach, with an E3 reveal reported.

Of course, brand new guitar peripherals are reported as being in the works, but no word on if they will be similar to the game’s prior peripherals. As far as what Activision has to say about this, when Kotaku contacted them for clarification they received a reply that said:

“We don’t comment on rumour or speculation, but have previously said, that as one of the most beloved entertainment franchises, we would only bring Guitar Hero back if we developed the right innovations to usher the franchise into the new generation of gaming.”

So, in other words, Guitar Hero is making a comeback too. It will be interesting to see how they try to stand out against Rock Band, which was very much a franchise that sort of took over the lead as it offered everything that Guitar Hero could do and more. Maybe Guitar Hero’s new “realistic” approach will be more along the lines of Rocksmith? Who knows, but hopefully we do find out come E3.

Insomniac Games Planning Ratchet & Clank Event This Friday

By the end of the week we could potentially have our first look at the PS4’s re-imagining of the original Ratchet & Clank.

When Insomniac Games announced that they would be re-imagining the original Ratchet & Clank game for PS4 at last year’s E3, it was a move that just about everyone was excited for. However, in the time that has come and gone since that announcement there has been nothing else to report.

However, that could all change by the end of this week. I say this as Insomniac Games community lead James Stevenson posted a thread on their official forums that was intended for “LA-Based Ratchet Fans”. In the thread he inquires whether or not fans will be available on Friday, February 27th in LA around noon for some kind of event.

I seriously hope that this ends up being the case, as I’m very excited to see Ratchet & Clank back in the mix this year. A movie that supposedly ties in with the game is also coming out this year, with the movie set to launch sometime around Summer. It’s unknown if both the game and movie are planned to release around the same time, but with any kind of tie-ins that is usually the case and would make sense.

The PS+ Version Of ‘Driveclub’ May Never See The Light Of Day

A free PS+ version of Driveclub was supposed to launch right when the game came out last year, but it has now been 3 months and it is still nowhere to be seen.

Now, in an interview with GameCentral SCEE President and CEO Jim Ryan shed some light on the prospects of the PS+ version, and it ain’t looking good. Due to the game’s awful launch that was riddled with bugs, there is still no word on when or if this version will ever happen. Ryan said the following in the interview:

“GC: Can you talk precisely about what changes occurred after the Driveclub launch? Did you put new QA policies in place? Did you tell third parties to clean up their own act?

JR: We have two roles to play, right? We are a publisher of content in our own right and we are the platform holder who overlays a level of what is called format QA. Obviously the lessons that we learnt in the context of Driveclub were many and painful, and will be applied internally in the context of every first party title that we publish going forward.

PR guy: Have you played Driveclub recently?

GC: I don’t really like serious racing games, so I don’t personally have much of an opinion about the game itself.

PR guy: If you play it now it’s really living up to its expectations.

GC: I understand that you did a lot better than some in addressing the situation, but that was still three months. And… is there still going to be the free PlayStation Plus version?

JR: That’s still being looked at.

GC: You can’t guarantee that it will ever happen?

JR: I can’t say anything at this stage.”

So, if you were holding out for that PS+ version I wouldn’t get my hopes up. While the game is certainly making progress, I think the interest in the game has pretty much died off completely. It’s all well and good that they’re trying to fix it, but the fact of the matter is that it should not have been broken at launch. A video game’s launch is by far the most important time in terms of both sales and reception, and if it disappoints during that time then everyone is just going to move on.