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Weekly news roundup: Square Enix teases new games, DLC treats, and more

Gaming News

Press that pause button and stretch those fingers. It’s time to wrangle up this weeks gaming news from across the web for your reading pleasure.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided announced! Gamespot caught wind of a Square Enix Twitch stream featuring a trailer for the game on April 8. Mankind Divided will be a direct sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution and will continue to feature Adam Jensen as the main protagonist. At long last fans of the series will find out what happens after the dramatic confrontation in Human Revolution.

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Troubling news in the mobile gaming world. GamesBeat announced that DeNA, a Japanese mobile gaming company, was hit with layoffs at their Vancouver and San Francisco studios. This unfortunate turn of events came just days after the company formed a partnership with Nintendo. How this “restructuring” effects Nintendo’s mobile quest remains to be seen.

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The master of suspense is at it again. Square Enix teases a new secret project with the cryptic message you see up above, and everyone is hoping that that project is Star Ocean 5. Granted, it’s not wise to jump to conclusions, Gamesradar noted that all the evidence provided by Square Enix points to a new Star Ocean game.  The truth will be revealed on April 13. Until then, all we can do is wait.

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Heads up folks, there’s a new DLC in town and it’s more than you bargained for. Forbes reported a massive Witcher 3 DLC expansion pack that will provide gamers with 30 hours of new content. Here’s what the developers had to say.

We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back. We’ve said in the past that if we ever decide to release paid content, it will be vast in size and represent real value for the money. Both our expansions offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone games out there.

The $24.99 package includes ‘Hearts of Stone’ and ‘Blood and Wine’, which can be purchased separately for $9.99 and $19.99 respectively.

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Sharpen your spades fellow knights. Gamespot confirmed suspicions that players will be able to square off with Kratos in the PlayStation versions of Shovel Knight. The epic boss battle between everyones favorite shovel wielding knight and the God of War was teased during the PlayStation Experience back in December. Yacht Club Games isn’t just going to let you stumble into Kratos’ lair. Players will need to keep an “eye out for secrets…and possibly even double secrets” in order to take on this epic foe. Though defeating a god might be a monumental task, Yacht Club Games promises the payoff will be worth it. 

That’s it for this week! Catch ya at the next roundup!


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