A lot has happened since we last checked in on Star Wars Battlefront. A new Star Wars: Rogue One-themed expansion is available now for Season Pass holders. As expected it comes packed with content from the new Star Wars film, with a new map and mode centered around climatic events from the movie. For Xbox One and PC players, the game has also been added to the EA and Origin Access subscription services. A year after its initial release. And finally, a free PlayStation VR mission has been released for owners of the game on PS4. Developed by Criterion.
Sources over at our trusty pals Eurogamer are saying that the Nintendo Switch will have the ability to play GameCube games via its Virtual Console service. Three GameCube titles are said to be prepped in time for the Switch debut -- Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion and Super Smash Bros. Melee. The later of which may have been the catalyst for the GameCube support as its still a popular esports title.
Resident Evil 7 looks to be a return to form for the series. Or at least a game that seems to be diving head first into the series' horror roots. In a string of loosely connected gameplay videos we get a good look at some of the sights and sounds of the first-person creep-fest that is Resident Evil 7. Can you imagine playing the VR version of this?
Beginning in June this year, as part of its 30th anniversary, Ubisoft has been giving away free PC games. And closing out the year, and celebration, is a copy of Assassin's Creed III. The third entry in the series that went back to the time of the American Revolution, with an impressive story that spanned many years. If you haven't had the chance to play it or want to add another game to your pile of shame, head here to nab your free copy.
With a new PC patch that aims to provide "significant performance improvements" across the board. The fifth and final episode of Telltale's foray into the world of the Dark Knight is titled 'City of Light' and will supposedly play out differently depending on the choices made in preceding episodes. Especially with the penultimate entry released a few weeks back.
Because FIFA 17 "invites users to support the English football premier league’s Rainbow Laces action, a massive campaign in support of LGBT." Which goes against the country's law against propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations from 2013. So what did EA and FIFA do exactly that could potentially cause "harm to children’s health and development"? Well, they offered players free in-game rainbow-themed jerseys or shirts or whatever they call the tops in soccer.
Hitman is getting a new, and free, mission next week called 'Holiday Hoarders'. In it players will revisit the city of Paris, but this time one filled with Christmas trees, snow, decorations and presents. And keeping with the holiday spirit, assassinate a few people. Wait a second, that doesn't sound right. Assassinate a few people with an axe whilst dressed as Santa. Better.
For just about every MMO, one of the most requested features is the ability to buy a house, decorate it, fill it up with loot, and then invite people over for a virtual party. And as of sometime in February, those that play The Elder Scrolls Online will be able to do just that. With the added bonus of filling up a kitchen with Sweet Rolls.