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Are you a C&C 3 fan? Even if you're not and you somehow ended up with a copy of the game (and enjoyed it), you might be interested to know that the latest expansion Kane's Wrath is available in Australia as of today.
With a new campaign, six sub-factions and epic units, it's about as hefty as an expansion pack can get without imploding. There's also a key for the Red Alert 3 beta if EA's retro RTS series makes happy noises play in your head.
The press release, which you'll find after the jump, also mentions that Kane's Wrath will be out for the Xbox 360 later in the year.
Xbox 360 owners won't have to wait for the upcoming Galactrix to get their Puzzle Quest fix, as D3Publisher announces Puzzle Quest 1.5, and expansion pack due out this spring for Puzzle Quest. Challenge of the Warlords. Don't like the name Puzzle Quest 1.5? Starting today at noon central, fans can head over to www.puzzle-quest.com and enter their name suggestions for a chance at leaving their mark on the franchise. The expansion features an all-new storyline involving Lord Bane's brother, Antharg, the Lord of the Plague, who is a bit pissed off that you killed his bro with glorified Bejeweled. The game takes you into the newly uncovered Southern portion of the map, and features over 25 new quests, more than 50 new spells, 40 new items, plus new monsters and bosses to take on. The expansion also features four new player classes - bard, rogue, ranger, and warlock - which should prove just as entertaining and refreshing in multiplayer as they will in single player. I suppose now I am going to have to spend hours and hours leveling up my new rogue once the pack hits, No word yet on pricing, but where my PQ addiction is concerned, money is no object.
NCsoft's free-to-play hack and slash game Dungeon Runners is getting another update, only this time it isn't a full blown "Chunk" expansion - merely a "Heave" - there's that trademark highbrow Dungeon Runners humor for you. New content includes Balzack's Barrow, which is a new dungeon for players 55 and up, an NPC snowman named Chill Bill *groan* available at level 30 that helps players fight enemies, and a visit to Townston by Shivery the Incorrigible Snowman, a victim of dungeon warming that gives players a special quest while telling them they were adopted. 51 new quests, new armor sets, new mythic items, a two-handed ranger rifle and some general interface tweaking round out the update.
Kotakuite Tim R. loves PixelJunk Monsters. He loves it so much that he emailed creator Q-Games begging for a sequel or expansion. He soon received an email back from a Q-Games employee that revealed an expansion is already in the works.
Thanks for the mail! We are really enjoying the feedback from people about Monsters, it seems to have really hit a sweet spot. There should be some news about an expansion pack over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled.
So there you have it, straight from the horse's mouth. You can expect more tower defense excitement soon. We'll let you know as soon as we hear any more details.
Remember that Xbox 360 Overlord DLC I told you about that was coming out in November? Happy November everybody! After a string of several delays the promised free split-screen multiplayer pack, the Raising Hell expansion to the single player campaign (800 points) which includes new levels for each of the game's five realms, and the Challenge Pack (400 points) with seven new multiplayer maps and Legendary difficulty mode for single player are all now available for download via Xbox Live. I was wondering why I saw two folks at GameStop picking up used copies of the game. Now I know, and knowing when your product is actually going to be available before issuing a press release is half the battle.
I posted the music video for the Simlish mix of Natasha Bedingfield's Pocketful of Sunshine a bit earlier today. Now Electronic Arts has released the full soundtrack for their upcoming FreeTime expansion pack which includes Simlish mixes recordings of Bedingfield, They Might Be Giants and Fire Flies. Hit the jump for the full press release and entire soundtrack credits.
Egosoft has quietly announced X3. Terran Conflict, a standalone expansion for its mega-confusing by extremely rewarding space trading sim X3.
The news arrived via a post on Egosoft's official forums. Here's a snippet.
X³. Terran Conflict is a brand new, stand-alone game set in the universe of X³. It is the culmination of the X trilogy, with a grand finale that takes us all the way back to Earth's own solar system. Gamers can take on the roles of different characters in the X universe, or of a Terran military pilot, and experience a multitude of stories in the largest X universe ever featured – for X³. Terran Conflict will offer more missions than any other X game before.
Meanwhile, X³. Terran Conflict will pose questions such as. How has Earth changed in all these years? And how will relations between Earth and its counterparts in the X universe develop?
Egosoft has a page up on its site for the expansion, but it's a little barren. From the sounds of things it may simply be a new campaign with a few gameplay tweaks. Though I'm hoping it's not, because I adore X3. Yes, it had a learning curve steeper than Mt. Everest, but once you mounted that summit, the view was glorious. Erectile even.
What I'd like to see? An expansion that combines all the useful mods the community has created over the years into one, beautiful, sanctioned product.
The nether regions of Hellgate. London are expanding. Hellgate creators Flagship Studios announced yesterday that they would be adding new content to the game as of Jan. 21. The expansion is known as The Stonehenge Chronicles and will add outdoor areas to the game's rotting city locales. It contains three new sections entitled The Caste Caves, Moloch's Lair and The Wild that will enable players to earn some new items and unlock new dungeon scenarios. Also included are a PvP area, upgraded UI and the ability to pay for your subscription via PayPal and PaybyCash. More hell is good hell!
Actually, I can't begin to imagine how hard it is to balance nine different sides - seven from the original games and previous expansions, plus the Sisters of Battle and the Dark Elder that come with Soulstorm. Madness.
You can grab the 1.2GB monstrosity from Internode Games Network, among other sites.
The game proper is due out sometime in March this year.
Warhawk's game director, Dylan Jobe, has posted some more info on the game's upcoming expansion pack, Omega Dawn. Also more info on the upcoming patch, and a possible expansion after this one. On Omega Dawn, he says you'll be able to buy it in-game from the Warhawk store, which is handy. On the patch (1.2), it'll go live on December 19 at 2.00am Pacific Time (simultaneous NA/Euro release), with the game servers down for six hours (2-8) while they roll it out. And on what comes next, he promises there's "new stuff in the works for ground troops", and that it'll be free. Can't argue with free. Warhawk. Omega Dawn FAQ
NCsoft release their latest expansion for Lineage II, called Kamael. It would appear there's plenty of new stuff (including one-winged maidens in various states of skimpy dress) and the expansion is free for current subscribers. The full release is after the jump, or you can wander over to the Lineage II site to see what's new.
Warhawk's upcoming expansion pack, Operation Omega Dawn, is just about good to go, Sony announcing that it'll be available in both the North American and European PS Stores next Thursday. Which is December 20. Americans can expect to pay $US 8 for the five new maps and new vehicle (KT-424 dropship), Brits will be paying £4 and while not part of the announcement, Europeans are probably looking at around €6.
As much as I love Warhawk, I've neglected it something fierce since it came out. Mostly because I haven't had the time to sit down and play it as much as I wish I could. Well that's about to change. Game dev Dylan Jobe posted details on the new Warhawk Omega Down booster pack for the game, and I can't wait to check it out.
The official PlayStation blog features new details from Warhawk producer and brass ball gifter Dylan Jobe on the recently confirmed expansion Operation. Omega Dawn. As we've mentioned before, the Warhawk add-on will ship with one new vehicle, the the KT-424 Combat Dropship, a new battlefield, the Omega Factory, featuring 6 layouts, and a new setting. That last one would be nighttime! Spooky.
Jobe and crew have posted new pictures of the expansion and put a $US 7.99 price tag on the thing. The date is still sometime in December and the gameplay descriptions of taking down the dropship sound just nifty.
Despite the fact that everyone I've talked to who has spent any amount of time playing Xbox 360 and PC persistent-world RPG Two Worlds has utterly despised the game, the developers are still supporting it, announcing an add-on to be released in the first half of 2008. Two Worlds - The Temptation will feature new territories to explore, an enhanced combat system that includes active blocking, and an entirely new method of transportation - here's hoping for horses you actually control. The release is relatively vague, and the website they provide in it only contains three wallpapers, so for now the expansion might as well be called Two Worlds - Three Wallpapers. We'll keep you posted in case anything actually happens worth mentioning.
Wedbush Morgan analyst and all-powerful seer Michael Pachter has weighed in on the future of Guitar Hero. He and his analyst buddies are receiving messages from the ether that tell them the franchise will move over 7 million copies in 2007, dropping to 6.3 million the following year. How will Activision and Red Octane keep pace? By issuing a pair of expansion packs!
The spirit world gave no indication what those expansion may be, according to Gamespot's account, but several hints have been dropped over the past year. Rumors of an Aerosmith dominated sequel were bandied about this fall, with hints of multiple themed discs whispered long before that. While lofty plans for a half-dozen Guitar Hero collections in 2007 didn't come to fruition, those discs dedicated to Country and Metal genres may still be in the works.
The rumoured Warhawk expansion pack is rumour no more, with Sony mouthpiece ThreeSpeech confirming Operation. Omega Dawn will hit the PlayStation Network sometime this December. Doesn't sound exactly stuffed with content, maybe more along the lines of a simple add-on pack, as it features a new vehicle, the KT-424 Combat Dropship, and a new battlefield, the Omega Factory. Still, night time based battles sound very intellectually seductive. And I'm not even sure quite what that means.
More details and poor grammar choices at ThreeSpeech.