Gaming News Wrap [29 Apr 2015]

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Games

Warner Bros. has announced a Season Pass (what a surprise) and Premium Edition for Batman Arkham Knight. The Season Pass costs £32.99, while the Premium Edition, which includes the Season Pass and the main game, is priced at £87.98 for console, and £67.98 for PC.  The Season Pass will bring “regular new content for six months post-launch including new story missions, additional super-villains invading Gotham City, legendary Batmobile skins, advanced challenge maps, alternative character skins, and new drivable race tracks.” [via Press Release]

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare has a new patch which brings matchmaking improvements, removes exploits, balances weapons and more.

The first patch for Battlefield Hardline is now live for all platforms. A variety of fixes have been made, including Team Deathmatch spawn fixes, reduction to screen shake when getting shot and more.

It looks like Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition will arrive in a pizza box – in Japan at least. [More…]

Call of Duty Black Ops 3 will have dedicated servers for PC, as well as an adjustable FOV slider. [More…]

Dota 2 has received a massive new update which introduces a nod to Terry Pratchett. The full details of the patch can be found here.

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is heading to PC, however, no date has been given just yet. [More…]

Mighty No. 9 will be released in the UK (and presumably South Africa too) on 18 September for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, Mac and Linux.

Sales & Discounts

This week’s Deals with Gold have been released, as well as titles discounted for the ‘Spotlight Sale’. There’s plenty discounted, including Resident Evil Revelations 2, Madden NFL 15 and more.

On the PlayStation Network, Sony is celebrating Golden Week in Japan with a sale on Japanese-inspired games and movies. The sale runs until 4 May and includes titles such as Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, Catherine, Dark Souls, Hatsune Miku, Mega Man 9 and more.

eSports

ESL and ESEA have announced the “World’s largest Counter-Strike league” which kicks off on 4 May and features a prize pool of $1,000,000 (yes, one million dollars). For more, head here.

This past weekend saw the Gfinity Arena host two FIFA 15 tournaments which saw the two winners, Brian Savary and Spencer Ealing, walk off with $6,000 in cash. This coming weekend, the venue hosts the Gfinity StarCraft Masters with a $10,000 prize pool.

eSports has a new betting site (for countries and regions where it’s allowed) called Unikrn. For those unable to bet due to legislation, you can still view the site and do pretty much everything other than bet. [More…]

ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd has said he will retire if he is forced to cover eSports. Hopefully that’s the last time we hear that name then…

Videos

Just Cause 3 has a gameplay trailer and it features explosions. Obviously.

The Halo 5 Guardians cover art has been revealed and brings with it a number of new Spartans. [More…]

Bungie has teased the Trials of Osiris for Destiny. More will be revealed in the live stream later today – at around 8pm South African time in fact.

Cinder gets a trailer and Aria is teased in this new Killer Instinct Season 2 video.

State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition is now available and there’s (of course) a launch trailer to celebrate.

A new challenger by the name of Gigas has joined the Tekken 7 ranks. [via VG24/7]

Hatred will be released on 1 June, and as is customary with an announcement like that, there’s a new trailer.

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III (already?) will be available via Steam this May and introduces two new classes – Elementalist and Protector.

WWE 2K15 is now available for PC, so here’s a launch trailer to celebrate.

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