Fans ready for Forza Horizon 2 will get a nice treat when they purchase the upcoming game on September 30th. Microsoft announced the Forza Horizon 2 Launch Bonus Car Pack that will be available free when the game launches. The bonus car pack will include eight cars to the 200 plus car lineup including the 2003 Ford Focus RS, and the 1997 Land Rover Defender 90. Also announced were details for the VIP membership and the Car Pass.
VIP members will receive exclusive benefits, such as the VIP Car Pack that includes five new cars, four of which are new to the Forza franchise. Rewards also include 2x Player in-game reward acceleration, access to exclusive multiplayer events, in-game gifts from the Forza community team, and special in-game recognition. The VIP Pass will cost $19.99, however current Forza Motorsport 5 VIP members can save $10 if purchasing the Forza Horizon 2 VIP Pass digitally.
The Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass will be six monthly downloads starting in October featuring five cars per month. Anyone who purchases the Car Pass will receive the 2010 Noble M600 for free. The Car Pass will run $24.99. The demo for Forza Horizon 2 is available now on Xbox One. Details on other cars included in the Launch Bonus Car Pack and VIP Car pack can be seen here.
EA announced that it would be removing the "trade offer" feature in FIFA 15's Ultimate Team Mode. While EA claims that removing this feature is to control barter deals and to make Ultimate Team mode safer, this is a rather big feature being removed. For those not familiar with the mode, players can bid on cards in an auction. The "trade offer" feature was in place for players to offer a trade of cards and/or coins instead of bidding just coins for the item up for sale. Removing this feature is more likely EA's pursuit of stopping barter deals, but may hurt players that do use the feature respectfully.
However not everything is bad news from EA. Starting today on Origin, Bejeweled 3 is available to all for free. Be sure to grab it soon, it will only be free for a limited time!
Fans of Borderlands on the PC will be pleased to hear 2K Games has released a patch that has added multiplayer back into the game(through Steamworks). Borderlands' online multiplayer was a victim of the Gamespy server shutdown earlier this year.
WWE 2K15 will be arriving later than expected to Xbox One and PS4. 2K announced the release date for the next gen versions of WWE 2K15 will arrive on November 21st, a little over three weeks from the original release date. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions however will still arrive on schedule for release on October 28th.
New games releasing today include:
- Fibbage: The Hilarious Bluffing Party Game (PS4.PS3)
- Air Conflicts: Vietnam Ultimate Edition (PS4)
- KickBeat: Special Edition (PS4)
- Anomaly 2 (PS4)
- Fairy Fencer F (PS3)
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (PS3,Xbox 360)
- KickBeat: Special Edition (WII U)
- The Waste Land (PC)
- Pong Breaker (PC)
- ArcheAge (PC)
- Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit! (3DS)
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS)
- Run Like Hell! (VITA)
- Murasaki Baby (VITA)