Dragon Age: Inquisition's ending is about to be built upon.
During a PAX Prime panel, IGN learned more about Trespasser, the upcoming story DLC for BioWare's epic fantasy RPG. According to what was shown, the expansion will detail the fates of the heroes two years after they managed to save the world.
More specifically, players will learn new things about the Inquisitor's mark and the Qunari will pose a threat. As an added bonus, the Eluvian mirror will once again make an appearance, and one of Dragon Age: Inquisition's characters makes a dramatic return.
ArenaNet has dropped two massive two pieces of Guild Wars 2 news – first, effective immediately, the core game is available free of charge to anyone who wants to play it, and secondly raids are set to make their debut in the MMO when its first expansion Heart of Thorns launches on October 23 of this year.
We got the chance to speak to studio president Mike O’Brien and creative director Colin Johanson about the decisions and why they were made, and the first thing both are keen to emphasise is that the decision to make the game a free download doesn’t mean the business model is shifting – there’s a clear distinction between being free-to-play, and letting your players play for free.
The Penny Arcade Expo kicks off this weekend, and IGN is partnering with YouTube to bring you live coverage of awesome, upcoming games on Sunday, August 30.
In addition to all of our usual previews, interviews, and panel coverage, you can get more IGN from PAX via our awesome live show, where we'll have developers with new demos of upcoming games -- and a few surprises for good measure. Don't forget you can hang out with IGN at PAX as well as tell @IGNAccess what to cover using the hashtag #ControlPAX on Twitter.
Warning: full episode spoilers follow.
The Season 3 premiere of Defiance made it clear that the show would be darker and more unpredictable this year, and the show has delivered on that promise over the past several months. The finale was notable for switching gears, however. Even with the town once again in dire straits, there was an undercurrent of optimism and adventure to this episode - one that helped offset the fact that the scope of the conflict was disappointingly limited.
"Upon the March We Fittest Die" delivered the culmination of the season-long Omec storyline, as the newly empowered Kindzi took her place as Allmother of her people and set about turning Defiance into one a massive buffet. Thus began a two-pronged conflict for our heroes. While Doc Yewll led Nolan, Datak and Irisa on a mission to destroy the Omec ship, Amanda and the rest were tasked with waging a ground war against these hungry invaders.
The cover for the upcoming tie-in novel to Star Wars Battlefront has been revealed. Called Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company, the novel centers on a group of soldiers fighting in the trenches during the galactic war.
"When orders come down for the Rebels to fall back in the face of superior opposition numbers and firepower, Twilight reluctantly complies. Then an unlikely ally radically changes the strategic equation—and gives the Alliance’s hardest-fighting warriors a crucial chance to turn retreat into resurgence."
The book is written by author Alexander Freed and will be released on November 3. Below is the cover image.
Today at PAX, Gearbox has revealed that you can sign up to help test Battleborn, starting now.
If you head on over to the Battleborn closed technical test website, you can sign up to participate as long as you have a Gearbox Shift account. You're not guaranteed a spot, however, as participants will be selected based on platform preference, location, availability, and other factors.
Gearbox President Randy Pitchford said those who register before October 15 will be "first in line."
Selected players will help test "various aspects of the game and online infrastructure in an ever-expanding series of closed technical tests."