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Shadow of Mordor Gets an Update Without Any Info, Players Think It Might Be for Transferring Saves

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has received a mysterious update for consoles (v1.10) and PC, patch notes for which Monolith Productions has yet to reveal. It’s unusual to not have any official information, which has paved way for speculation about what the update does but what we do know so far is that it varies in size across platforms. Over on Reddit, users are reporting a wide range of download sizes, from 50MB to 6GB on PlayStation 4 alone. The common assumption is that the patch might have been released to allow players to transfer their save data over to the upcoming sequel, Shadow of War, when it launches this October. Back in March, GamesRadar quizzed Monolith’s Michael de Plater about allowing players to import save files but he wasn’t able to comment at the time. We’ll find out what the update does in due course and will keep our readers posted. [Source: Reddit(1)(2) via Destructoid, WB Games Community] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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UK Retail Sales Charts May 2017: Injustice on Top, Prey at No.2

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Injustice 2 Was the Best-Selling Retail Game in the UK in May

May was not a very good month for physical game sales in the UK as sales numbers were down by 28.5% with only 818,336 games sold while revenue was down by 41% with only £24 million made. The month was decent enough for Warner Bros though as the publisher’s latest title Injustice 2 was the best-selling physical game in the UK for the month. The highly anticipated fighting game sequel was released on May 11, 2017, and enjoyed decent sales throughout the month. Landing in second place for the month of May was Bethesda’s Prey while Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8: Deluxe for the Switch sat in third, which is equally impressive given that the title is only available on a single platform. Here’s the list of best-selling physical games in the UK for May: Injustice 2 Prey Mario Kart 8: Deluxe Grand Theft Auto V FIFA 17 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands Rocket League LEGO Worlds Overwatch The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Horizon: Zero Dawn Farpoint Gears of War Forza Horizon 3 LEGO City Undercover Resident Evil 7 Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Dishonored 2 Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 READ FULL…

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You Won’t Be Able to Retry Missions in Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Monolith Productions showed off quite a bit of gameplay footage of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War at E3 this past week and during their panel at YouTube’s E3 Coliseum, Creative Director Michael de Plater revealed that missions in Shadow of War cannot be replayed regardless if the player succeeds or fails in them. Speaking to Talion Voice Actor Troy Baker, de Plater said about replaying missions: We can’t. We can never replay that mission. Time is going to move forward. The world is going to evolve. The guys that are dead are going to stay dead. The world constantly moves forward and evolves. You never have to replay the same mission twice. So it looks like players are going to need to think twice about blindly jumping into missions unprepared as succeeding or failing missions will have permanent repercussions throughout the rest of the game. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is scheduled for release on October 10, 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and other platforms. [Source: Gameslice (YouTube Live at E3) via VG247] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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LEGO Worlds Classic Space DLC Announced; Switch Version Release Window Revealed

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Dying Light Getting Brand New Content; More Community Events Coming Soon

Dying Light Is Getting 10 Pieces of Free DLC Over the Next 12 Months

The writing’s on the wall… we’re continuing supporting #DyingLight with 10 free pieces of DLC over 12 months. pic.twitter.com/A93hmevbfT — Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) June 15, 2017 Developer Techland has announced that 10 pieces of free DLC are coming to Dying Light over the next 12 months. The content will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and “it won’t be long” before the first piece is released. Asked what to expect from the DLC, Techland said, “No firm details right now, but you can expect new enemies, gameplay mechanics, mysteries, and even new locations.” If you don’t own Dying Light, the PlayStation Store in North America is offering Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition for $20.99 USD to non-PlayStation Plus members and $14.99 USD to PS+ members until June 20. The Enhanced Edition includes the base game and all additional bonus content: Be the Zombie, Cuisine & Cargo, Ultimate Survivor Bundle, The Bozak Horde, and The Following. Back in 2016, Techland said there were 8.5 million Dying Light players and they won’t rush a sequel. What do you hope to see from the DLC? [Source: Dying Light (Twitter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Sub-Zero Comes to Injustice 2 in July 2017, Gameplay Trailer Pits Him Against Batman

[embedded content] In the new Introducing Sub-Zero trailer, NetherRealm shows off the upcoming DLC fighter in battles against Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman. The end of the video then confirms that he’ll arrive in July 2017. “Sub-Zero is a lethal cryomancer and leader of the reformed Lin Kuei clan,” his description says. “When Sub-Zero was younger, the Lin Kuei were corrupted and destroyed from within, staining their honor.” As for the other currently announced DLC characters, Red Hood is now available in early access to Fighter Pack 1 owners (it’s $19.99 USD). Everyone else will be able to buy him separately on June 20. Judging by the release schedule so far, this means you should expect Starfire in August. If a recent leak is any indication, some of the remaining DLC fighters for Injustice 2 include Black Manta, The Atom, and Raiden. Will you be downloading and playing as Sub-Zero next month? [Source: PlayStation Store, Injustice Game (1), (2)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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E3 2017 – Blade of Galadriel Will Be Playable in Future Middle-earth: Shadow of War DLC, Runs at 30fps on Consoles

In one of the Middle-earth: Shadow of War cut-scenes Monolith Productions showed off at E3, during the PC Gaming Show, we get to meet the Elf assassin Altariel, who is also known as the Blade of Galadriel. Altariel has come to Mordor to hunt down the Nazgul and any who are corrupted by a Ring of Power, leading her to kill Talion in their first encounter. The cut-scene shows the meeting of Talion, Celebrimbor, and Altariel, after Talion awakens from being killed. Monolith Studios Creative Director Michael De Plater confirmed that the first major story DLC coming to Shadow of War will give Altariel her own fully playable campaign, incidentally called the Blade of Galadriel, although De Plater did not give any details on when the DLC would release. Additionally, during an interview with Geoff Keighley for YouTube Live at E3, De Plater also confirmed that Shadow of War will run at 30fps on all consoles, citing stability regardless of the number of elements on screen. Middle-earth: Shadow of War is scheduled for release on October 10, 2017, for the PlayStation 4 and other platforms. [Source: Twitch via VG247, Gameslice (YouTube Live at E3)] The post E3 2017 – READ…

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E3 2017 – Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gameplay Video

June 11, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning [embedded content] Monolith was at Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference, showing off more Middle-earth: Shadow of War gameplay and some of its new Nemesis System features. Shadow of War launches on October 10 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Story Trailer Released

[embedded content] It looks like Monolith isn’t letting the two-month delay on the release of Middle-earth: Shadow of War slow down the hype for the game as the trailer for its story has just been released. The story trailer features both series protagonist Talion and Celebrimbor as they wield the power of the New Ring and use it to assemble an army to fight against Sauron and his Nazgul. The trailer shows off some of the game’s characters, some of which look to be new allies, as well as some of creatures Talion will encounter and possibly subdue or defeat throughout the game. A few notable sightings in the trailer include the giant spider Shelob who seems to have also taken the form of a human woman, the infamous Balrog, and what looks like a new kind of Orc. Middle-earth: Shadow of War was originally announced for release in August 2017 but was delayed to October 10, 2017, to give the developers more time to polish the game. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Red Hood Is Coming to Injustice 2 on June 13

[embedded content] Red Hood is one of the most recognizable characters in the DC universe, or more specifically the Batman franchise, and he’s finally coming to Injustice 2 next week as part of the game’s Fighter Pack 1 DLC and ostensibly the game’s first DLC character. During NetherRealm’s recent Watchtower stream, the game’s developers revealed that Red Hood would be released on Tuesday, June 13, but only for those who purchased either the Deluxe or Ultimate Edition of Injustice 2 or those who purchased the Fighter Pack 1 DLC. The Fighter Pack 1 DLC can be purchased for $20 and will also include Starfire and Sub-Zero from Mortal Kombat. While we already know Red Hood’s release date, there’s still no announcement on when both Starfire and Sub-Zero will make their way to the game. Additionally, the Deluxe Edition of the game will also include both Starfire and Sub-Zero while the Ultimate Edition will include all nine of the currently planned DLC characters. As for those who don’t have any of the aforementioned versions of the game or the Fighter Pack, Red Hood will be available as a stand-alone purchase for everyone else around a week after his initial release, although…

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Injustice 2 Red Hood DLC Coming June 13th