SteamWorld Ambassador Program Lets You Play SteamWorld Games Early

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SteamWorld Ambassador Program Lets You Play SteamWorld Games Early

Image & Form Games has just announced the SteamWorld Ambassador Program that will allow you to play upcoming SteamWorld games, including this fall’s SteamWorld Heist, early. In order to join the Ambassador Program, you need to respond to a challenge posted on Image & Form Games blog every other week.

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SteamWorld Heist is planning to release this fall with one to two platforms being made available at a time. If you are accepted into the Ambassador Program, you’ll get keys for yourself and your friends for every single platform released. You’ll also get exclusive information straight from the development team about the SteamWorld games and how their development is progressing.

EA Sports UFC Releases On Mobile Devices And Tablets

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EA Sports UFC, which launched on consoles last year, has hit mobile devices and tablets across the world today. The game allows players to choose from a roster of over 70 fighters to train to become the next champion.

EA Sports has also released a launch trailer showcasing the gameplay of EA Sports UFC on mobile devices. You can check out that video below.

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Mad Catz Co-Publishing Rock Band 4

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Mad Catz Co-Publishing Rock Band 4

Harmonix and peripheral creator Mad Catz have extended their partnership, and Mad Catz will co-publish Rock Band 4, which is out this year for the PS4 and Xbox One.

Mad Catz will take care of sales, promotion, and distribution of Rock Band 4 and its bundles. Harmonix will handle the game's content and digital sales.

The peripheral manufacturer will also create the controllers for the game.

The Insanity Continues In The Evil Within's Second DLC

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Juli Kidman's investigation continues in the second of The Evil Within's three DLC installments – The Consequence – which is out today.

This DLC takes up right where The Assignment left off (both are set during the events of The Evil Within), and explores Kidman's connection to Mobius.

The Assignment is free with the game's season pass, or $9.99 sold separately.

Activision Has No Plans To Release A Guitar Hero Game In 2016

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Activision Has No Plans To Release A Guitar Hero Game In 2016

One of the biggest complaints Guitar Hero fans had during the series' original run was that Activision and the many development studios working on the franchise were flooding the market with retail releases, running the series and its genre into the ground. During a recent meeting with Activision, I asked the publisher what it was doing to ensure the series and the genre has more viability this time around.

Tyler Michaud, senior director of product management at Activision, was candid in his answer. "It is not in our plan to put out a new disc in 2016," he tells us. "When you look at what [Guitar Hero Live's GHTV] can do, we can bring you that new content and new ways to play without having to ship you a new disc."

Guitar Hero Live's GHTV mode allows FreeStyleGames and Activision to provide players with new content by using a TV channel-like experience that is able to be continually updated. Players strum along to charts that are placed over the band's official music video for the given song.

More Details On Star Wars Battlefront In First Dev Diary

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More Details On Star Wars Battlefront In First Dev Diary

 Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement of Star Wars Battlefront, DICE has provided GameStop and other game retailers a first look at a behind-the-scenes developer diary for the game.

The video discusses the remarkable detail the developer is pursuing in creating an authentic Star Wars experience. DICE has worked closely with LucasFilm in acquiring both visual and audio assets directly from the original films. In addition, the studio has visited many of the original filming locations from the movies to recreate landscapes that match the feeling of the films. 

GameStop has the dev diary along with slots for subsequent videos on its dedicated Battlefront page. By pre-ordering through GameStop, players will gain access to the Battle of Jakku stage on December 1, which ties in to the upcoming Star Wars movie. Star Wars Battlefront is set for release on November 17 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. 

Bloodthirsty Dinosaurs Dominate New Jurassic World Trailer

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Bloodthirsty Dinosaurs Dominate New Jurassic World Trailer

The new trailer for Jurassic World released today, a film taking place 22 years after the events of the 1993 hit Jurassic Park. (Please visit the site to view this media)

This Colin Trevorrow directed film, with Steven Spielberg as executive producer, features a theme park being terrorized by dinosaurs, after a failed attempt to spice things up to bring more visitors. The movie will star actors such as Chris Pratt and Judy Greer. According to Business Insider, this new trailer had a budget of $190 million.

Jurassic World hits theaters this summer on June 12. 

New Releases This Week: April 19 Through April 25

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This week brings us a modest flow of new game content, but hiding in the mix are some promising projects. The Assassin’s Creed series is trying something new with the first in a trilogy of 2.5D games. The well-loved retro title, Shovel Knight, makes its way to Sony platforms. And both Crypt of the Necrodancer and Dungeons II have caught my eye as exciting PC adventures.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – April 21Convoy (PC) – April 21Shovel Knight (PS4, PS3, Vita) – April 21
Infinity Runner (PS4) – April 22
Crypt of the Necrodancer (PC) – April 23
Dungeons II (PC) – April 24
Omega Quintet (PS4) – April 24

Want some more info on games coming up in the coming months? We track new releases throughout the year in our regularly updated list of game releases

Halo 5 Spartan Locke Multiplayer Armor Is GameStop’s Pre-Order Bonus

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Halo 5 Spartan Locke Multiplayer Armor Is GameStop’s Pre-Order Bonus

GameStop revealed today its plans for a pre-order bonus for Halo 5: Guardians, and the news came along with an accompanying video that shows off the armor in action. The new HUNTER-class armor is a notable departure from the MJOLNIR armor of previous games, and the video goes out of its way to show off some new tricks.

By pre-ordering through GameStop, players will gain access to Locke’s HUNTER-class armor in multiplayer matches. It’s safe to assume that Locke’s new armor will already play a big part in the single-player campaign. 

The announcement comes with some additional lore detail about the HUNTER armor, including that it incorporates Watershed Division’s newly-created battle tech, and that the prototype armor is built to enhance “situational and threat awareness.”

This Destiny Gun Replica Was Made Entirely Out Of Lego

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This Destiny Gun Replica Was Made Entirely Out Of Lego

Destiny's exotic auto rifle, the Suros Regime, has been recreated entirely out of Lego by fan Nick Brick. In the photo above, Nick is holding the fan-made gun as well as a recreated Ghost, Destiny's levitating A.I. robot. This Lego-made Suros Regime comes with a removable magazine, an ammo counter that lights up, a movable trigger, and a charging handle.

In-game, the Suros Regime can be bought from Xûr for 23 strange coins (when Xur has it in stock), or obtained through strikes, chests, engrams, and crucible matches. Take a look at Nick's other fantastic work, as well as YouTuber ZaziNombie's Lego Ice Breaker