Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Dated for Xbox One/PC, Physical Xbox One/PS4 Versions Coming

Following its release on PS4 in December, Capcom today shared new details regarding upcoming versions of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

First, the game launches for Xbox One and PC on March 7. Both of these versions will be available digitally for $25, the same price as the PS4 version.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Dated for Xbox One/PC, Physical Xbox One/PS4 Versions Coming
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On the same date, physical editions of the Xbox One and PS4 versions will be released through GameStop. These carry a price tag $5 higher–$30–and is described as “limited edition” on Capcom’s blog. It features “updated” cover art (above) and an exclusive, 10-page comic.

Marvel’s Sean Chen and Gerardo Sandoval contributed art to the comic, which “tells the story of two colliding universes featuring some of the most iconic Marvel and Capcom characters.” You can check out the comic’s cover below.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Dated for Xbox One/PC, Physical Xbox One/PS4 Versions Coming

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Injustice 2 Beta Confirmed, Registration Now Live

Update: Following a tease earlier today, an online beta test for Injustice 2 has now been confirmed. You can sign up to take part here, though there’s no indication of when it starts or how many people will be accepted. The test will be available on both PS4 and Xbox One; you’ll need to choose one of the two platforms you want to receive access on when registering.

Original Story: Ed Boon, the head of Mortal Kombat and Injustice studio NetherRealm, enjoys teasing things on Twitter. He’s done that again today, posting a message that might suggest a beta for Injustice 2 is on the way.

He tweeted the image below with the caption, “Don’t know why, but I can’t help feeling like there is something missing today….” The image shows off a series of Greek alphabet characters but leaves out “beta...

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The Division's Last Stand DLC Is Not Timed-Exclusive for Xbox One and PC

[UPDATE] The livestream is now underway!

Starting off, Ubisoft confirmed that Last Stand and the upcoming 1.6 update will not be timed-exclusives on Xbox One and PC like Underground and Survival were.

Here are some other elements of Last Stand that Ubisoft announced (we’ll continue to update as the stream goes on):

  • There will be PvP and PvE elements
  • A new Dark Zone North area is being added–this will be DZ 7, 8, and 9.

The original story is below.

Following a teaser video yesterday, Ubisoft will share a lot more details on The Division‘s final expansion, Last Stand, during a livestream event today.

As announced previously, the show kicks off at 8 AM PT / 11 AM PT / 4 PM GMT and you can watch the entire briefing through the Twitch embed above.

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Yakuza 0 Review Roundup

The long-awaited western release of Yakuza 0 is just days away, and the first reviews have begun to arrive.

Yakuza 0 is a prequel to the long-running action series, making it an ideal place for newcomers to jump in. It was originally released in Japan, where the franchise has proven more popular, way back in early 2015. Only the PS4 version is coming to the West; its PS3 version remains Japan-only, and Sega has said it doesn’t have plans for a PC version. More games are also on the way, with Yakuza 6 and a remake of the original Yakuza in development.

Yakuza 0 Review Roundup

Digital and physical copies of Yakuza 0 will be available when the game launches next week. Those who preorder the digital version also receive a static PS4 theme, while preordered and first-run copies of the physical edition come in the fo...

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You Can Now Play as Ariana Grande in a Final Fantasy Game

After confirming her involvement in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius last year, Square Enix and Gumi today announced that an Ariana Grande character is now available in the free-to-play mobile game.

The look of the character, called “Dangerous Ariana,” is inspired by the pop singer’s trademark bunny ears outfit. To get the character, you need to complete the “Dangerous Woman Tour” stage, though you can do this on easy difficulty, so it shouldn’t be a problem.

You Can Now Play as Ariana Grande in a Final Fantasy Game

There are also “various pieces of equipment” for the Ariana Grande character that you can use in battle, though these were not specified.

A Final Fantasy-inspired remix of Grande’s song “Touch It” also arrived today–listen to it below.

Dangerous Woman, which came out in May 2016, is Grande’s newest album. A tour supporting the album begi...

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EA Dates Its 2017 Pre-E3 Event, EA Play

E3 is still roughly five months away, but Electronic Arts has already revealed the date for the second year of its pre-E3 event, EA Play.

This year’s event is scheduled to take place from June 10-12, the weekend (and Monday) before E3 officially begins. It’s moving venues, as well: Whereas last year’s show took place right outside the Los Angeles Convention Center, 2017′s heads to the Hollywood Palladium. That’s about 20-30 minutes away from where E3 itself takes place.

EA Dates Its 2017 Pre-E3 Event, EA Play

EA Play will again steam live on EA’s website.

Last year’s EA Play marked a major departure for EA. The company abandoned its usual space on the E3 show floor and instead launched its own event that was open in part to the public (E3 is an industry- and media-only event)...

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Three More Games Added to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program

The Xbox One‘s backwards compatibility catalog grows again today with three more games. As announced by Major Nelson on Twitter, Xbox 360 games Midway Arcade Origins, Mutant Storm Empire, and Tekken 6 are now playable on Xbox One by way of backwards compatibility.

Three More Games Added to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program

If you already own any of these games, they should show up automatically in your Xbox One game library. If not, you can queue them up on your console or via the Xbox.com links below.

With these titles accounted for, Microsoft has now added 13 titles to the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility program so far this month.

There are more than 300 Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One via backwards compatibility. You can see a list...

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Huge Battleborn Update Out Today, Includes Performance Improvements and Tons More

A massive update for Borderlands developer Gearbox’s shooter Battleborn is coming today, adding a new character, economy changes, performance improvements, and a lot more.

The Winter update starts its rollout at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET. As outlined in a blog post, the file size is 13 GB on PlayStation 4, 18 GB on Xbox One, and 15 GB on PC, so this is a big one.

Starting with the performance enhancements, Gearbox says every map, mission, and mode for all platforms has been “touched-up to improve optimization.” On PS4 Pro, the game can run at a number of different resolution/frame rate combinations, including 1080p/30fps, 1080p/60fps, or 4K/30fps. Check out GameSpot’s roundup to see the other games with PS4 Pro updates.

On Xbox One S, players will have the option to crank the visuals up to 1080p...

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Ubisoft Exec on Nintendo Switch's Price, Launch Lineup

Two Nintendo Switch topics that have garnered some discussion include the hybrid console’s price and launch lineup, with some saying the price is too high and the launch titles too few.

Ubisoft Exec on Nintendo Switch's Price, Launch Lineup

Now, Ubisoft executive Xavier Poix has weighed in on those topics and others. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Poix first responded to the suggestion that the Switch, priced at $300, might not be appealing to anyone except core gamers.

“Today, people are spending €800 on the new iPhone,” he said. “It shows that people are eager to spend more money than previously on very high end, interesting new things that they can carry with them.”

Poix added: “I’m not saying it wouldn’t be better at a cheaper price, but I think we can count on Nintendo making sure that the software that will be linked with Sw...

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Ubisoft Buys Guitar Hero Live, DJ Hero Dev From Activision

Ubisoft has acquired FreeStyle Games, the UK studio behind Guitar Hero Live and the DJ Hero series. The studio was previously owned by Call of Duty publisher Activision.

Ubisoft Buys Guitar Hero Live, DJ Hero Dev From Activision

FreeStyle Games will henceforth be known as Ubisoft Leamington, referencing the studio’s location in Leamington Spa. As for what the studio will work on, in a news release, Ubisoft said the team will closely collaborate with Ubisoft Reflections and other Ubisoft-owned international studios “to develop AAA games.

“We’re thrilled to have their expertise within the group, and the team at Reflections are looking forward to creating great things together,” managing director Richard Blenkinsop said in a statement.

Terms of Ubisoft’s acquisition of FreeStyle Games were not disclosed.

It is not immediately clear what this news m...

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