The promised piece of DLC is coming to Star Wars Battlefront soon, free to all players. The Battle of Jakku takes place shortly after the events in Return of the Jedi, showcasing how the junkyard of fallen empire ships came to be. With this new map will be a new mode titled Turning Point. With the empire building a temporary make-shift base, the rebels must capture three strategic points before fighting for control over the final empire base. There is a time limit, but if the Rebels capturing one of the three points it will extend the time. The way this mode operates sounds a bit like Rush from the Battlefield series. No doubt though, this new 40 player mode might add a little more playability to Star Wars Battlefront.
The Games with Gold for December brings five games to Xbox Live Gold members. Xbox One players get The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing and Thief while Xbox 360 players get Castle Storm, Sacred 3, and Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising. The latter is being touted as a bonus game to celebrate the holidays. Please note that the three Xbox 360 games are also backwards compatible on the Xbox One, which means realistically you could have five new games to play in December if you happen to own Xbox One. Here is a list of the games with their scheduled dates.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing - Xbox One, December 1st through the 31st
Thief - Xbox One, December 16th through January 15th
Castle Storm - Xbox 360, December 1st through the 15th
Sacred 3 - Xbox 360, December 16th through the 31st
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising - Xbox 360, December 16th through the 31st
It seems every other day we get a teaser of what will be at the Playstation Experience. Today we got a trailer for a sequel to the indie hit, Retro City Rampage. Shakedown Hawaii takes place in the 16 bit world, taking place 30 years prior the previous game. Take a look at a short teaser to see the game in action. Of course, if you are attending the Playstation Experience, the game will be playable for the first time at the event.
Halo 5 has been out for a little while now, and if you have been investing some serious time in multiplayer, there is a good chance you have accumulated a lot of armor from REQ packs. While there have been figurines over the years of the Spartans, this new collaboration between 343 Industries and Sandboxr will allow you to decide what the Spartan figure should look like. Going over to the Halo Waypoint, you can decide which armor and color your Spartan will wear, all while selecting from three different poses for your own 3D printed Spartan. Three different size options are available to choose from, with the price starting at $29.99.
Celebrate Thanksgiving in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel with new fall-themed gear. Then take out the baddies with the Boomacorn Shotgun.
New releases for the week
Bloodborne: The Old Hunters (PS4)
Minecraft Story Mode Episode 3 - The Last Place You Look (PS4, PS3, Xbox One Xbox 360, PC, iOS, Android)
Beyond: Two Souls (PS4)
Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes (iOS, Android)
Arcade Archives Shanghai III (PS4)
Brunswick Pro Bowling (PS4)
Might and Magic Heroes Online (PC)
Space Food Truck (PC, Mac via Steam Early Access)
Bloodborne Complete Edition (PS4)
Miko Mole (PS4)
Eiyuu Senki — The World Conquest (PS3)
Teslagrad (PS4, PS3, Vita)
Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires (Vita)
RC Simulation 2.0 (PC, Mac)
KRUM - Edge of Darkness (PC)
Rainbow Six Siege Beta (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
BAD END (PC)