Just Cause 3 is official—a third game in Avalanche’s open-world action/adventure series will come to PS4, Xbox One, and PC next year, Square Enix announced today.
Game Informer has the official Just Cause 3 announcement as part of their December cover story, which will go live for digital subscribers later today.
This official announcement comes in the wake of some early leaked screenshots from Just Cause 3 that hinted at a game with at least some form of micro-transactions.Game Informer reports that this third Just Cause will be a full retail game, though we don’t yet know if it will also feature any sort of micropayment system. Avalanche Studios founder and creative director Christofer Sundberg did take to twitter before the announcement to calm fears that the game would follow a free-to-play model.
With new people, comes new idea’s, and one idea that was thrown into the air was to try and get special editions of games either early or day one release, and make a video to show you the contents of what comes in them. So here it is, an unboxing of Tomb Raider’s Survival Edition by Mmartynn, Xperience Gaming’s latest member to join the team.
This is the first unboxing that both Xperience Gaming, and Mmartynn has done, so let us know what you guys think in the comments below or on our twitter feed (@xperiencegaming) and whether or not you want more of these types of videos.
Tomb Raider is to receive its first batch of DLC in the shape of a Multiplayer Map Pack.
The map pack will be an Xbox 360 Timed exclusive and will be available to download from Xbox Live on March 19 for 400 Microsoft Points.
It was announced at E3 2012 that all DLC will be timed exclusive to Xbox 360, but it is unknown how long it will be exclusive for.
Details of the map pack:
- Scavenger Caverns: An extensive subterranean network of caves used by the island’s scavengers as an underground prison
- Cliff Shantytown: This scavenger settlement was built high up on the island cliffs. Its many layers hide some of the deadliest traps on the island
- The Burning Village: A raging fire has embraced an abandoned Japanese village, the burning buildings offer multiple ways to escape or engage your enemies
A ‘mini’ version of Square Enix’s 2009 adorable cartoon fighting title will soon be available on the Xbox 360 Arcade, for Kinect users.
The spin-off game Mini Ninjas Adventures includes 21 levels of physically based challenges, as well as mini-games and boss fights as Hiro goes on a quest to save his master and colleagues from the Samurai Warlord.
Mini Ninjas Adventures will be available on Xbox Live Arcade on June 29th for a small price of 800 Microsoft Points. The Side-Kick Ltd. developed game will also be available to try out at E3 2012.
As you may have seen from our post last week every pre-order of Hitman Absolution will come with a code giving you access to the Hitman Sniper Challenge, a short 15 minute standalone game which tasks you with elimintaing you target as quickly and efficiently as possible all from a vantage point armed with only a sniper rifle. Is it good enough however to justify commiting yourself to purchasing Hitman Absolution especially when it is still several months away ? The short answer is yes but I’ll assume you want to know why.
If your familiar with the Hitman franchise then you will know that simply completing a mission is not satisfying enough and you will find yourself replaying the same mission several times looking for more creative ways to eliminate your target whilst trying to achieve that Silent Assassin rating. Eventhough this is just a small mini game rather than a demo of Absolution it still contains all the elements of a full game in the series and will have you retrying over and over again just like the full games. The game gives you several challenges to complete ranging from shooting several “collectibles” to hinting at more inconspicuous to dispatch your targets. Some challenges also task with you with taking a more gun-ho approach to scenario such as killing all 15 targets with a headshot or finishing the challenge if just over 2 minutes but of course neither of these are up to Agent 47’s high standards and will not award you with the highest ranking but will multiply your score at the end. Not only will replaying for higher scores shift ou further up the rankings on the leaderboards for those all important bragging rights but will also add to your overall score which will gradually unlock more and greater improved attachments which you are awarded with at the start of the game and will also carry over to Himan Absolution.
So with the chance to unlock items for Hitman Absolution and hours of replay value this pre-order bonus is worth every minute of your time and although it stands seperate from Hitman Absolution it could well have been taken straight from it as it looks and plays as good as any of Agent 47’s previous assignments from the series. Therefore if this is just a taster of what awaits in Abosolution then great things can be expected from the main game and will leave you in no doubt that you have made the right choice in pre-ordering.