Dragon's Crown Pro Officially Coming to the West

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During this year's Tokyo Game Show, Atlus announced a remastered version of their 2013 brawler, Dragon's Crown, for the Japanese market. Today, they've announced that Dragon's Crown Pro will be coming to the West as well and it should be here sometime this Spring.The announcement arrives as Sony's PlayStation Experience looms ever closer on the horizon (it starts this Saturday, December 9). Dragon's Crown Pro will come to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro with a number of visual enhancements/improvements, including the ability to display at 4k resolution assuming you have a PS4 Pro and a 4k compatible TV. There's also a newly recorded soundtrack featuring a full orchestra, and the same four player co-op options (i.e., local, online, and combo) will still be supported. Best of all, if you owned the original Dragon's Crown and sent those saves to the great PS Cloud in the sky, you can pull that save back down and use with the Pro version of the game.If you're at the PlayStation Experience event this weekend, there will be a playable demo of the title in Hall B. For everyone else, we'll just have to wait until that wonderfully nebulous time of year we all call "Spring 2018" rolls around to get our hands on it.

The Division Is Having A Free Weekend

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The Division Is Having A Free Weekend

Ubisoft's cover/loot/toboggan shooter, The Division, hasn't exactly been lighting the world on fire since its initial release in 2016.  Nevertheless, a core contingent of fans has been sticking with the game through thick and thin.  Why, you might ask, do said players seem impervious the allure of newer releases?  Well, you'll get a chance to see for yourself this weekend on PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One.Ubisoft is celebrating today's new content update by offering a free trial period for the game, which effectively runs from Thursday morning to Sunday night.  Players who participate will be able to play the base game as well as all three expansions, meaning those who bought the game at launch but never purchased DLC will also get a chance to jump back in and see what all has changed.  Should they choose to keep playing after the free weekend is over, players can pick the game up at a steep discount - 67% or 70% off, depending on what version of the game they'd like to grab.

Curse of Osiris Arrives Today for Destiny 2

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It's been an interesting past couple months for Destiny 2. Between the lack of a compelling endgame to which to return and the recent XP brouhaha, the loot shooter has gotten a little bit of a black eye. Bungie is hoping to turn things around this month with the new "Curse of Osiris" DLC that hits today (thereby adding more content), and a big update planned for next Tuesday that will address some of the game's underlying issues.If you've already picked up the DLC, either by buying it directly or via the Season Pass, then you can start pre-loading that content now. Fair warning for console users, you may need to free up some space. The DLC requires 88 Gb of space on the PlayStation 4, and 44 Gb of space on the Xbox One. That new planet and new guns need room, man!As we've previously discussed, the "Curse of Osiris" expansion includes new story missions, a new planet to explore (Mercury), new guns/armor, new Strikes, and a new six-person activity called a "Raid Lair." This lair uses the existing raid area (the Leviathan) but opens up new places to explore and new challenges. The only advantage (based on how it's been described by Bungie) that it has over the regular raid is that it will take less time to complete.

Dungeon Defenders 2 is Freeing the Power of the Ancients This December

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As if Dungeon Defenders 2 wasn’t wonderful enough in its current form, costing $0.00 and brimming with content, the developers at Trendy Entertainment have announced the first of many updates that will bring even more content to an already full game. Meaning that for the still low price of FREE you can play a full game and get your update on in a few short weeks.In an hour-long developer stream, the team over at Trendy Entertainment laid out the new content that will be arriving sometime this month. The “Power of the Ancients” update includes a new game mode (Onslaught), new ways to customise characters via Defender packs, and a new HUGE map (they emphasize the size a number of times) that can feature twice as many baddies to duke it out with and as the official dev blog says, “Much more!”. The trailer can be found below, as well as the full livestream on Trendy Entertainment's official YouTube channel, here.The trailer ends promising a December 2017 release date for the expansion. However, if you want to get your hands on the expansion early and help iron out any problems, Trendy Entertainment is accepting QA testers, which can be found by reading the development blog (in Dani Moore's section), here.

Grim Dawn Ashes of Malmouth DLC Stream Recap

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Grim Dawn Ashes of Malmouth DLC Stream Recap

We're getting ever closer to the end of the year, and as things start to wrap up, Locke, Mike, and Jason decided to delve once more into the world of Grim Dawn and check out the "Ashes of Malmouth" DLC that was released in October. Fair warning: we discuss a number of games that are not Grim Dawn or the DLC.To put this at the top of things, the DLC is very good! The two new classes (Necromancer and Inquisitor) are fun to play based on our time with it thus far, the level cap is now increased to 100, and we're all looking forward to checking out the new areas/loot (once we get that far). There is a lot of content you can get for $43 (base game + DLC) and as we do talk about (briefly) in the stream, it's a really solid action-RPG title.It's also a great game to play semi-mindlessly while chatting with your friends about other things, which we definitely do!

Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Announced; Brings New Co-Op Benefits

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Today Firaxis announced a new expansion for Civilization VI. Entitled Rise and Fall, this expansion looks jam-packed with new features, civilizations, and leaders. What has us most excited, though, is the enhanced alliance system.In Rise and Fall, alliances will offer allied players more choice as well as tangible benefits. In the expansion, players will choose whether it is a Research, Military, Economic, Cultural, or Religious alliance when an alliance is created. Each type has its own set of unique perks with these perks being powerful enough that players can only have one alliance of each type at a time; however, allied players can agree to change the type of their shared alliance after it has been made.As alliances continue over time, they'll level up to unlock even more powerful bonuses. This provides more of incentive for players to stay in an alliance and create long-term plans. Firaxis provided a detailed example of a Research Alliance: