Sub-Zero, master of the Lin Kuei, joins the Injustice 2 roster today as the first Mortal Kombat gues Sub-Zero, master of the Lin Kuei, joins the Injustice 2 roster today as the first Mortal Kombat guest character. With the Red Hood showing up last month, the only DLC character from the first “fighter pack” is Starfire. That’s called saving the best for last. Kotaku elder, lover of video games, toys, snacks and other unsavory things. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Wayforward’s half-genie hero, Shantae, is available today as a free downloadable character for Blast Wayforward’s half-genie hero, Shantae, is available today as a free downloadable character for Blaster Master Zero on the Switch, and she is a delight to play. Side-scrolling is tough with only her signature hair-whip, but her animal transformations make the top-down segments a joy. Kotaku elder, lover of video games, toys, snacks and other unsavory things. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Today, Zelda receives its first piece of downloadable content, The Master Trials. The DLC’s got some new goodies and a new mode, but one of the best additions has to be a map function called “Hero’s Path.” To access it, simple go to your map and press X. From there, you should see a mess of green lines like so: Those lines are everywhere you’ve been during your adventure through Hyrule. If you press A to make it play, it’ll show you your path from start to finish, but more importantly, it will stop and showcase every single death you’ve suffered thus far. Here’s my timeline of shame. Pay no mind to the sections where I repeatedly died in the same place: The way Link screams for every death is just *chef kiss* Advertisement If you’d like, you can even zoom in on areas to get a closer look at your path through terrain, so long as it is in the overworld: Kotaku editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo’s trek through a labyrinth. I imagine this tool will be useful for anyone hoping to discover new stuff, because Hero’s READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Yesterday, a widely shared Facebook post claimed that BioWare had canceled Mass Effect: Andromeda’s downloadable content. The good news: that Facebook post was a hoax. The bad news: they guessed correctly. Mass Effect: Andromeda will indeed not be receiving any single-player DLC, three people familiar with BioWare’s plans have told me. This will be a drastic departure for the long-running sci-fi series. All three Mass Effect games received single-player content after launch, with expansions like Mass Effect 2‘s Lair of the Shadow Broker and Mass Effect 3‘s Citadel earning praise for their stories and character development. Fans had expected a similar approach for Mass Effect: Andromeda, but mediocre reviews and animation memes have steered the series in an unfortunate new direction. In April, as we reported, BioWare scaled down its Montreal studio, whose staff had developed Mass Effect: Andromeda with help from BioWare’s other studios in Edmonton and Austin. The chilly reception to Andromeda led the company to transfer BioWare Montreal’s employees to other projects, including Star Wars Battlefront II, Anthem, and the next Dragon Age. Although a small team remains in place to work on Mass Effect: Andromeda’s multiplayer and patch support (which isn’t done yet), READ FULL STORY…
Breath of the Wild’s first big downloadable content dropped last night and it is full of cool items to find. If you’re too important and busy to hunt them down yourself, don’t worry. This guide will help you look like the best dressed adventurer in all of Hyrule. When you load up the DLC, a disembodied voice will send you on a quest towards a hidden journal with many hints that will lead you on a treasure hunt to find the gear. If that’s too much work and you want a relaxing tour of Hyrule and all the item locations, you can check out the video above. Otherwise, here’s where to find all the new loot: Korok Mask This is a bit tricky to find and I do recommend looking at our video. From the entrance to the Lost Woods, follow the torches until you reach a pair of two torches in the center. From here, turn left and walk through this grove of trees: Don’t worry about being off the beaten path here. If the fog closes in, just turn around quickly and adjust your path. Eventually, you will find a hollowed out tree READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Everybody knows a Prompto in real life, don’t they? Prompto is the guy who’s always cracking dumb jokes, who hits on everything that walks, who tries his hardest to keep everyone smiling and feeling good. He’s also the guy harboring deep-seated insecurities that sometimes manifest as visions of his childhood self. Also he might be a robot? Episode Prompto, a new chapter of downloadable content for Final Fantasy XV that came out yesterday, digs deep into everyone’s favorite blond clown. It takes place near the end of the main game, when Noctis accidentally pushes Prompto off a train, and it shows us Prompto’s side of the story. Although Episode Prompto leaves some questions unanswered (such as: “where did he get that sweet parka?”), it does elaborate a bit on Prompto’s childhood, his parental situation, and his feelings about his fellow bros. Advertisement Like Episode Gladiolus earlier this year, Episode Prompto switches up the gameplay of Final Fantasy XV and makes combat feel new. Unlike Episode Gladiolus, Episode Prompto is actually good. Instead of sluggish sword-swinging, you’ll be swapping guns and shooting enemies in third person, like a smoother version of Dirge READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
The Necromancer class comes to Diablo III on June 27. The Rise of the Necromancer DLC pack will be available for $14.99 on PC and consoles. A Diablo III: Eternal Collection will also be available on Xbox One and PS4, bundling the original game and the Necro update for $39.99. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider is the next story in the Dishonored universe and it’s coming September 15. The standalone adventure (meaning you won’t need to own Dishonored 2 to play it) will see Daud, Empress Jessamine Kaldwin’s murder, and his former second in command from the first game’s The Knife of Dunwall DLC, Billie Lurk, reunited as they try to take down the Outsider. It’s priced at $30, so while Bethesda isn’t calling it DLC, it will probably be along those lines in scope. The game will take players back to Karnaca where Billie (voiced by Rosario Dawson), now sporting a badass steampunk eye implant, will trek through the city’s seedy underbelly trying to take down the “bastard responsible for all the chaos.” On its site, Bethesda says the game will feature new enemies and new ways to kill them, Advertisement Advertisement “Using all-new powers and abilities, Billie will infiltrate underground fight clubs and square off against the Sisters of the Oracular Order, the immortal Envisioned and the Outsider-obsessed Eyeless gang. She’ll also face new Clockwork Soldiers – along with other new and returning foes – READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Jazzpunk is weird and funny and absurd. An adventure game in the mold of Stanley Parable, it shoves genres, jokes, and cultural references into a blender and offers the result with a nonplussed grin. Luis Hernandez started working on Jazzpunk with Jess Brouse as part of Necrophone Games a while back, first bringing it to PC in 2014, and then to PS4 last year via Adult Swim in the form of a Director’s Cut. Now that version is also coming to Steam along with an expansion pack titled “Flavour Nexus” “We started working on Jazzpunk way back in 2007,” Hernandez said in an email. “Its crazy to think, a decade ago! Unity didn’t exist at the time, and there was barely an indie scene to speak of outside of a few titles (braid, world of goo being the two big ones).” The Director’s Cut that made an eccentric but quiet splash on PS4 last year was a way for Hernandez and Brouse to add stuff they had originally envisioned for the game but were forced to leave out of the PC release due to a tight launch schedule, including cyberpunk segments and some of the duo’s favorite READ FULL STORY…
Battlefield’s next expansion will be In the Name of the Tsar, a campaign that looks at World War I’s Eastern front through the eyes of, among others, the “Women’s Battalion of Death.” The expansion will be out this September and add six new maps, eleven new weapons, as well as new vehicles like the Ilya-Muromets Heavy Bomber. These maps include the snow covered ravines of the Kupkow Pass to the Russian countryside depicted in Galicia, with some like Albion including fights along coasts being bombarded by dreadnought fire, because dreadnoughts make everything better. Advertisement A group of grim volunteers who fought in harsh conditions with limited support from the rest of the Russian military, the DLC’s will also mark the first time the Battlefield series has made women playable. In addition to new calvary units and a game mode called Supply Drop, In the Name of the Tsar will also introduce the Brusilov Offensive as the latest Epic Operation. One of the bloodiest and most tragic parts of the war, the Brusilov Offensive was a high water mark for Russian tactics and military strategy, helping to break the advance of the READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia normally provides a solid challenge, but the latest downloadable content might make the game too easy. There’s a lot of DLC available for Fire Emblem Echoes, enough that Nintendo’s charging a very steep $44.99 for a season pass. While future content includes prologue chapters that tell the story of what happened before the game, most of the current DLC focuses on buffing your character to absurd heights. It starts relatively tame with the “Fledgling Warrior Pack,” which adds three pieces of additional content. The largest addition is the Astral Temple, a multi-room dungeon full of treasure. Dungeons are a memorable addition to the series that helps Echoes break up the action. Unfortunately, the Astral Temple underwhelms. It’s impressive visually but the main reward has limited applicability. Enemies can drop crystal shards based off Zodiac signs, and these canhelp manage character growth rates.. Shards can help make sure your tanks are tankier or your mercenaries are getting early points in their strength stats. They help during the early game but the utility falls off over time as stats begin to level out Advertisement More useful are the other two maps. Band of Bandages offers a…
Titanfall 2‘s latest piece of free DLC Monarch’s Reign releases on the 30th. It will include an all new Titan, the Monarch. It is a mid-range Titan that can upgrade itself by collecting new parts on the battlefield, hopefully combining into a massive Voltron-esque doom bot. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
The $49.99 season pass for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare gets you four map packs with four new multiplayer maps each. What it doesn’t guarantee is that these new maps will actually come up in multiplayer matches online. In my experience so far, playing a DLC map is like finding a unicorn. Advertisement You can own Infinite Warfare’s first DLC package Sabotage, released on January 31, and play for hours and hours and never see any of its maps pop up in the rotation. This is a huge shame, because this pack has some really nice multiplayer maps: Noir is a night map in a futuristic Brooklyn setting, but I’ve personally only played it once since the Sabotage DLC was added into the regular rotation. Continuum, the 2nd map pack released on April 18, can currently only be played in special playlists devoted to Continuum maps only. Put simply, if you want to play the four most recent DLC maps, you have to play a Team Deathmatch or Mixed game mode playlist that only rotates those four maps. So everyone who purchased the DLC and wants to play the Continuum maps must replay the same four maps over and over….
Starfire and two others are the first three DLC characters for Injustice 2. The exiled Tamaran princess, Sub-Zero and the Red Hood, collectively known as Fighter Pack 1, will be available some time after the game launches, free for Digital Deluxe and Ultimate edition owners. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!