Gaming News Wrap [19 Mar 2015]

Breakfast Wrap 04Another day, another Gaming News Wrap.

Games

The second DLC pack for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare – ‘Ascendance’ – will be released for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on 31 March. The DLC will feature four new multiplayer maps (Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop), a bonus weapon, a custom weapon variant and a new exo grappling ability, as well as the next chapter in the Exo Zombies Saga.

A DDoS attack disrupted the Xbox One version of Battlefield Hardline on Wednesday, but generally reports so far indicate a relatively smooth launch for the new entry into the Battlefield series. [More…]

A few players who played Battlefield Hardline via EA Access will need to replay episode one of the campaign to unlock episode two due to a “technical issue”. [More…]

A set of Mortal Kombat X images have revealed Erron Black as a playable character. The cowboy has not been officially announced but his addition would take the cast of characters to over 20.

Mortal Kombat X has fatalities, brutalities and faction kills, but Ed Boon is promising to reveal another “-ality” in a livestream planned for 3pm CST (9pm SA time if we understand all these zones correctly) today. [via Twitter]

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection has gone gold and is expected to hit the shelves for Xbox One and PS4 on 27 March.

The Lexus LF-LC GT ‘Vision Gran Turismo’ and new Alpine Vision Gran Turismo have been added to Gran Turismo 6 with update 1.17. [More…]

Survarium‘s story has no set conclusion and it will be the actions of the players (collectively) that will determine whether things end with a “happy ending” or if “everyone dies”. The story is the feature of the final developer diary which is available here.

Frontier Developments has paid tribute to Terry Pratchett (RIP) by adding a starport called Pratchett’s Disc to Elite: Dangerous. [More…]

Industry

Electronic Arts has filed a trademark for ‘Unravel‘ in Europe. Await an official announcement as to what exactly it’s all about. [via AllGamesBeta]

Square Enix has registered trademarks for ‘World of Assassination’ and ‘Puzzle Soccer’. [via AllGamesBeta]

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 upgrades will be free to anyone – even users with pirated versions of Windows. The latest OS by Microsoft will be released this summer (or winter in the southern hemisphere). [More…]

Cryptic Studios (the developer of Neverwinter, Star Trek Online) have been hit with a round of lay-offs. [More…]

Space Hulk developer, Full Control, will be closing its doors. [More…]

South Africa

The retail version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 has been delayed in South Africa and will now only be available on 27 March. [via MWEB GameZone]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

A new ‘accolades’ trailer for Homeworld: Remastered Collection.

The closed beta for StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void will begin on 31 March. Invites will be emailed to successful participants.

Carmageddon: Reincarnation is launching via Steam on 23 April.

We’re only posting Adam Sandler’s Pixels film trailer because it’s gaming related, not because we endorse it.

This however, is a lot better. The Purge based in the GTA V universe.

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