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Infamous: Second Son

First Light (Watch trailer)

Official Description:
Locked up in a prison for super-powered humans, Fetch is forced to relive tragedies from her past. Unravel her dark secret in Seattle while battling to escape snowy Curdun Cay and seek vengeance against those who wronged her. Launches on August 26.

Killer Instinct
Xbox One 

Microsoft's exclusive fighting game is technically all DLC. One can play the game for free with a single rotating character, buy fighters individually, or by Season Packs in which you'll get a cluster of eight characters as they launch. The game launched with six characters back in November, with two additional fighters releasing earlier this year. A retail version of season one will release September 23. Season Two will begin October 15 with two fighters, T.J. Combo and Maya, and others added each month until another eight are on the roster.

Official Descriptions:

Season One:

  • Spinal (Watch Trailer): The immortal warrior embarks on a quest to break free from his curse.
  • Fulgore (Watch Trailer): The highly anticipated cyborg knight returns to the Killer Instinct franchise to will unleash a bevy of signature moves on his enemies.

Season Two:

  • T.J. Combo (Watch Trailer): The long-awaited heavyweight champion debuts as the first character in Killer Instinct: Season Two to seek revenge against Ultratech. Coming October 15
  • Maya (More Info): Amazonian warrior (No official description available). Coming October 15

Killzone Shadow Fall

Guerrilla Games PS4 launch FPS has had a couple DLC packs this year, one for co-op and one for competitive multiplayer.

Official descriptions:

Insurgent Pack
Hit the enemy where it hurts as the Insurgent – a lone operative trained to cause maximum disruption by stealing weapons and hacking hostile combat drones. Download this multiplayer expansion pack to go into battle as this additional character class and you’ll also get an extra ability and weapon for each of the three existing character classes to combat this unpredictable new threat. As an Insurgent you’ll start each game with just a pistol and have to build up your arsenal by stealing enemy weapons and adding them to your loadout, while you hack hostile turrets and other drones to turn them against their masters.

This pack also includes:
• Elite Mode – have you got what it takes to complete the single-player campaign with only three lives and the difficulty ramped up to the max?
• Insurgent-themed Automata skin
• Spotlight Moves pack
• Voice-over pack
• Collectible hunt – a new way to play multiplayer and get rewarded, as you hunt for limited collectibles

Join forces with up to three friends and sign up for Intelligence Squad Alpha – a crack team of specialist soldiers working behind enemy lines to intercept Helghast military transmissions. Fight as one of four classes the close-quarters Assault trooper, the mid-to-long range Marksman or the support-focused Medic or Tactician roles. Pit your squad against waves of attackers led by Helghast champions from the Killzone Shadow Fall single player campaign. This co-op action features four arena maps inspired by locations from the single player campaign. 

The Last of Us

The Last of Us has all kinds of smaller DLC options, but we narrowed it down to the major multiplayer and single-player updates. Abandoned Territories released last year, while Left Behind and Reclaimed Territories came out in February and May. All three packs are included in The Last of Us Remastered, which released in July on PS4.

Official Descriptions:

Abandoned Territories Map Pack:
Weather the opposing Faction and the random, dynamic dust storm on the Suburbs map. Explore a layered map of urban overgrown with wild giraffes in the background in the Bus Depot map. A dark, eerie environment, moonlit and the perfect setting for some serious stealth, the Hometown map will keep you on your toes. Bookstore is the only multiplayer map featuring two levels atop one another adding a highly unique dose of vertical gameplay.

Reclaimed Territories Map Pack:
See how the area in Boston where Joel encountered Robert has changed into rusted-out slums in the close-quarters, perfect-for-flanking Wharf map. Also set in Boston, the Capitol map has indoor and outdoor gameplay that encourages intelligent use of flanking. Weather the dynamic snowstorm on the Coal Mine map and take advantage of spacious lines of sight and a bridge that’s perfect for snipers. The Water Tower map has two primary chokepoints and unique lighting that makes outdoor melee seem in stark contrast to the beautiful surroundings.

Left Behind:
New light is shed on Ellie’s relationship with Riley, her best friend and sometime mentor from a military boarding school they grew up in together. After disappearing for weeks, Riley returns with a surprising revelation on her whereabouts. Ellie and Riley sneak out of school for the last time, leading to a series of events that will forever change both of their lives.

Game Informer's Take:
"At around two and a half hours long, [Left Behind is] not an epic experience, but another window into Ellie's life. Instead of blunting the impact as I feared, Riley and Ellie's story adds resonance to the original game's ending. For The Last of Us fans, this is a ride well worth taking." – Matt Helgeson

Mario Golf: World Tour

Nintendo's portable golf game offers several new courses and characters for purchase individually or in a season pass.

Official Descriptions: (Watch Trailer)

Mushroom Pack:
Toadette takes up the clubs in the first DLC pack for the game. You'll also get two brand-new courses to play: Toad Highlands and Koopa Park. This pack will definitely grow on you.

Flower Pack:
Delicious! The Layer-Cake Desert and Sparkling Waters courses are perfect complements to each other in this pack. You'll also snag the character Nabbit.

Star Pack:
The two stellar courses in this pack will have you driving deep into Mario's Star and playing through the Rock-Candy Mines. Need even more star power? How about Rosalina as a playable character!

Mario Kart 8
Wii U

In late August, Mario Kart players received a free update including three Mercedes-Benz karts. More significant paid DLC is on the way this year and next including characters and courses from The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing.

Official Description:

Pack 1: The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: November 2014) - $7.99

  • 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

Pack 2: Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: May 2015) - $7.99

  • 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

Pack 1 + Pack 2 Bundle - $11.99

  • 6 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link, Villager, Isabelle and Dry Bowser
  • 8 Vehicles
  • 16 Courses
  • As a bonus for purchasing both packs bundled or individually, buyers receive eight new colors for Yoshi and Shy Guy. Those who advance purchase both packs can begin using the Yoshi and Shy Guy characters immediately. 

Muramasa Rebirth

This Vita port of 2009 Wii game, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, released last summer. Starting this year, the game kicked off a 4-part DLC series called Genroku Legends.

Official Descriptions:

Genroku Legends are spin-off tales from the highly acclaimed Muramasa Rebirth game that bring four new stories to the Muramasa Rebirth universe. After completing all four DLC, a special gift from Vanillaware, developers of Muramasa Rebirth, awaits players in the Genroku Legends main menu.

Fishy Tales of the Nekomata
As Okoi, you are a demon-cat with powerful claws that can rip your enemies down. If you choose, use your demon powers within to call upon a flurry of cats or even turn into a demon cat that can unleash a hurricane of destruction. Journey to reclaim the tea set and along the way seek your revenge, but beware, new bosses and enemies await, ready to tear you down.

A Cause to Daikon For
In this chapter, you'll play as the downtrodden farmer Gonbe, who has taken it upon himself to ask the powers that be to re-think the taxes that are driving his village to the brink of ruin. With the spirit of his deceased wife Otae and some of his fellow farmers by his side, Gonbe sets off to fight for nothing less than the very survival of everyone he knows and cares about. Wielding only a hoe, sickle, and a simple bamboo spear, Gonbe will do everything in his power to defeat his foes and make his voice heard.

A Spirited Seven Nights' Haunting
In this chapter, you'll play as Arashimaru, a world-weary ninja who was assigned to assassinate a high-ranking samurai and steal the sacred treasure he was guarding. During his mission, the truth of his past came out into the light, unraveling the fabric of his existence and causing him to turn against his ninja clan. While trying to take out a band of ninjas sent to kill him, Arashimaru inadvertently destroys the shrine of the water goddess Inaraki, who immediately curses him to die in seven days for his act of desecration. With the clock counting down to his inescapable death, will Arashimaru be able to find vengeance and redemption before time runs out?

Hell's Where the Heart Is
You'll play as Rajyaki, the youngest daughter of Lord Enma, the ruler of Hell, as she is ordered by her father to retrieve the treasures belonging to the Gods of Fortune that she somehow managed to scatter throughout the human world. While searching for the treasures that would allow her to return to her abyssal home, Rajyaki receives an 'honest and sincere' marriage proposal from Seikichi, a lapsed monk and self-styled ladies' man. Now tasked with keeping her newly-obtained husband from straying, in addition to her quest to track down the divine trinkets she managed to 'misplace', Rajyaki is going to have a hell of a time (literally) pulling everything together so that she can return home with her beloved hubby in tow.


Official Description: (Watch Trailer)

Whistleblower will let you play as Waylon Park, a software engineer under contract with Murkoff and the man who emailed journalists around the world - including Miles - at the beginning of Outlast. Spending a couple of weeks at Mount Massive, during which he was unable to even talk to his wife and son thanks to strict security protocols, Waylon developed a deep-seated distrust of the profit-motivated scientists and doctors leading dangerous and irresponsible experiments on their patients. Identifying with those poor souls fueled Waylon's anger, and set the stage for his unmasking of Mount Massive's rotten core. Although Whistleblower tells the story that led to Outlast, it will actually stretch past the events of the first game to show the final chapter in Mount Massive Asylum's story. 

Pinball FX2/ Zen Pinball 2
PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, 360, PC, Vita, iOS, Android 

The pinball wizards at Zen Studios keep cranking out tables like there's no tomorrow. Some form of Zen's pinball series is available on all of the platforms above, but these particular tables may or may not be on all of them.

Official Descriptions:

The Walking Dead (Watch Trailer): 
With recognizable locations from Clementine’s treehouse and Everett’s pharmacy in Macon down to the walker-infested streets of Savannah, players will find a breathtaking retelling of Season One that keeps the peril and drama of Lee and Clementine’s story intact. Coming August 26.

Guardians of the Galaxy (Watch trailer):
Guardians of the Galaxy pinball brings all five members of the galaxy’s greatest crew of warriors to the pinball universe as they combat Ronan the Accuser.

Deadpool (Watch us play): 
Featuring the supreme voice talents of the one and only Nolan North as Deadpool, this table will capture the acerbic, fourth wall-crushing attitude of the character as well as feature supporting characters from the Deadpool universe.

Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within (Hands-On Impressions): 
Tables include Han Solo, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Star Wars Pinball: Droids, and Star Wars Pinball: Masters of the Force.

Super League Football (Hands-On Impressions):
You’ll side with your favorite clubs including Arsenal, Liverpool FC, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid C.F., A.C. Milan, Juventus, and A.S. Roma as they square off to dominate league play in a new pinball experience.

PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC 

The Bank Heist was a pre-order bonus and can also be purchased if you missed out.

The Bank Heist (Watch Trailer):

Official Description:
As the Master Thief, infiltrate the City’s most secure location to retrieve the coveted Hudnall family’s necklace an item all local thieves are desperate to get their hands on. None so far have managed to snatch it…Will you be able to outsmart the Bank’s security to steal this rare artifact? 

Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark
PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC

Dark Spark was not a good game. But if you happen to like Escalation mode then this will spice things up.

Dark Spark Battle Pack

Official Description:

  • Three new Decepticons for the game’s cooperative multiplayer survival mode – Escalation: Stinger, Skywarp, and Thundercracker.
  • Two powerful new weapons to add to your arsenal in Campaign or Escalation: The space-bending distortion field of the Glass Gas Cannon, which lifts opponents helplessly into the air to be picked off one by one. The Electro Bolter, which impales enemies with the unstoppable kinetic energy of a long-range harpoon.

Xbox One, 360, PC 

Respawn offers a variety of map packs and updates to keep its unique brand of multiplayer fresh.

Official Descriptions:

Expedition (Hands-On Impressions):
In the wake of the Battle of Demeter, IMC Expeditionary Forces travel deep into Frontier space to recover from their recent defeat. On an uncharted world, the IMC begin construction of a new fleet operations base, using newly acquired water collection and filtration plants to support the new base. When drainage operations reveal ancient ruins and artifacts of an unknown origin in a nearby swamp, Spyglass activates an archaeological team to investigate the site. To maintain battle readiness at the new base, IMC Pilots use simulation pods to train for anticipated Militia raids, based on lessons learned in Angel City and IMC Airbase Sierra. 

Frontier's Edge (Watch Trailer):
In desperate need of raw materials to support Titan production at their newly established base of operations, IMC forces begin probing attacks at the edge of the Frontier, striking at smaller, lightly defended settlements. Isolated mining operations are targeted in particular for the resource rich substrate found within their dig sites. Battles at these sites spill over to the nearby port city of Export, where local Militia forces struggle to stave off the IMC. Nearly overrun, the local Militia forces fall back to the resort world of Haven and send out a distress call for help. With the First Militia Fleet still days away, the IMC forces press the attack, continuing their resurgence within the Frontier. 

IMC Rising:
Coming soon to Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, Titanfall: IMC Rising will introduce three new maps including Backwater, Zone 18, and Sandtrap.

Trials Fusion
PS4, Xbox One, 360, PC 

The base game released in April and developer RedLynx committed right out of the game to a full year of DLC in the form of six packs. The expansions will include "new tracks, new bike parts, rider gear, and new items for the track editor, and each DLC will let you enjoy a new Career Mode Event." Season pass and individual purchases are both on the table, but only pass holders will get an exclusive Crater Hazmat Suit. 

Official Descriptions:

Riders of the Rustlands (Watch Trailer)

These forgotten people live outside the elevated class region that Fusion takes place in, and lack the wealth of the inhabitants in the city area. Ignored and left to their own devices by the government, they are forced to use, build, and scavenge what they can to make a living. 

  • 10 new tracks (including six classic Trials tracks, two new supercross tracks, one skill game, and one FMX track). 
  • 18 new track challenges (including secret features, secret mini-games, and more) 
  • Five new achievements/trophies 
  • Dozens of new track editor objects including wrecked vehicles, warehouses, and much more!

Empire of the Sky

A protected and pristine utopia was built on futuristic islands floating in the sky for the rich to enjoy their leisurely lives. Are you ready to ride in a hyper-technological world? 

  • Nine new tracks including six classic Trials tracks, one supercross track, one skill game and one FMX track 
  • 18 new challenges including secret features, hidden mini-games 
  • 5 new achievements 
  • Dozens of new track editor objects including anti-gravity technology, resort homes, force fields, floating platforms, and much more!

Ultra Street Fighter IV
PS3, 360, PC

Street Fighter never truly dies. This year, Capcom released an Ultra digital upgrade for either Super Street Fighter IV or Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition in early June. In early August, players could also buy the full USF IV package at retail or digitally and gain access to over 100 bonus costumes.

Official Description:

  • New Characters: Five new characters: Poison, Hugo, Elena, Rolento, and Decapre join the fight, complete with their own unique play styles, bringing the current roster count to a massive 44 characters.
  • New Stages: Six new battle environments: Pitstop 109, Mad Gear Hideout, Cosmic Elevator, Blast Furnace, Half Pipe, and Jurassic Era Research Facility, have been added for even more visual variety.
  • Rebalanced Gameplay: Direct fan feedback was gathered on all of Super Street Fighter IV AE’s original 39 characters and core system mechanics in order to achieve the most balanced Street Fighter ever.
  • New Modes and Features: Brand new modes and features further add to the suite of gameplay options.

Game Informer's Take:
"Minimal effort has been put into making Ultra Street Fighter IV a brand new title. The handful of new characters and modes won’t entice newcomers, but considerable changes and balances have been made to the engine. It isn’t groundbreaking, but it keeps the venerable Street Fighter IV on top of the fighting game hierarchy." – Jason Oestreicher

Watch Dogs
PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC 

Ubisoft's near-future open world game offers a season pass, but the meat of the content isn't out yet. The single-player focused Bad Blood releases September 23 for season pass holders and September 30 for all other players.

Official Descriptions:

Bad Blood:(Watch Trailer)
An all new story campaign starring T-Bone, the brilliant and eccentric hacker players first met in Watch Dogs, who is now playable for the first time. The campaign explores T-Bone’s story through 10 new missions set in new locations throughout Chicago. Shortly after the events of Watch_Dogs, Raymond “T-Bone” Kenney infiltrates Blume one last time to plant a false trail in their system. Before he can disappear from the grid, he receives a panicked phone call from Tobias Frewer, a former colleague from Blume’s ctOS prototype days, who’s in desperate need of help. Putting his own escape at risk, T-Bone decides to help, but quickly realises the details of his old friend’s story aren’t adding up.

Watch Dogs Bad Blood also grants players access to “Street Sweep” contracts, a dynamic new system of side missions that offers players endless hours of challenges. All Street Sweep contracts are playable in co-op mode (friend or public sessions), a first for Watch_Dogs, allowing two players to work together to combat Chicago’s criminal groups. The popular online ‘Hacking’ and ‘Tailing’ modes as well as the ctOS Companion App are also fully playable as T-Bone in Bad Blood.

In addition, Watch Dogs Bad Blood features exclusive weapons, perks and outfits, including the remote-controlled car “Eugene,” T-Bone’s latest creation that can be upgraded with both offensive and defensive perks.

Unlock a standalone mind-bending game mode in which cyborgs invaded Chicago. Track them and take them down.

Access Granted Pack:
Extend your hacking abilities in three new missions. Unlock six additional skins and access new powerful perks to increase your control over Chicago. 

This Pack contains : 

  • The Signature Shot Pack 
  • The Cyberpunk Pack 
  • The Blume Agent Pack 
  • The Breakthrough Pack 
  • The Palace Pack 
  • The DedSec Shadow Pack 
  • The Club Justice Pack

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